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Jeannine Hall Gailey: Gailey is a Seattle-area writer whose first book of poetry, Becoming the Villainess, was published by Steel Toe Books. Poems from the book have appeared on NPR's The Writer's Almanac and Verse Daily. Her work has appeared in journals like The Iowa Review, The Columbia Poetry Review, and The Evansville Review. Her chapbook, Female Comic Book Superheroes, is available from Pudding House Press and from Gailey’s web site: Winter 2007

Tova Gardner: Gardner has twice received Artist Grants from the Vermont Studio Center. Her poems have been published in Dislocate Literary Journal, California Quarterly, New Vilna Review, Poetica Magazine, Global Tapestry, Obsessed With Pipework, and SNReview. She is the poetry editor of The Arava Review as well as Binge Magazine. Fall 2010, I

Patricia Gomes: Author of the chapbook, Stroking Castro’s Beard, Gomes was named the First Place Winner in iVillage’s Annual Poetry Slam in 2002 and 2003. She was awarded second Place in 2004. Included in numerous poetry anthologies, her recent works appear in Literary Potpourri, Shadow Keep Magazine, Dark Krypt, Poetry Super Highway, and Unlikely Stories. Creator of the Octologue, an eight-line, syllabic form of poetry, Gomes is the Editor-in-Chief of Adagio Verse Quarterly and an interviewer for Lily — An Online Literary Review. A member of the Massachusetts State Poetry Society, her new chapbook, Simple Truths and Coughing Things, co-authored with Michael Ladanyi, was published by Little Poem Press in March 2005. Summer 2005, I / Winter 2006

Rodney Gomez: Gomez studied philosophy at Yale, Arizona State, and Rice. He currently works as a public transit manager in Brownsville, Texas. His poems are forthcoming in Flint Hills Review, Epicenter, The Marlboro Review, KNOCK, Red Rock Review, and other journals. Spring Supplement 2006

Howie Good: Good, a journalism professor at the State University of New York, is the author of nine poetry chapbooks, most recently Visiting the Dead (2009) from Flutter Press. Winter 2010, II

Daphne Gottlieb: San Francisco-based poet Daphne Gottlieb stitches together the ivory tower and the gutter just using her tongue. She is the editor of Homewrecker: Stories of Illicit Love (Soft Skull Press, 2005), and the author of three books of poetry: Final Girl (2003), Why Things Burn (2001) and Pelt (1999). She was the winner of the 2003 Audre Lorde Award for Poetry and a 2001 Firecracker Alternative Book Award. She is the poetry editor for Other magazine and Lodestar Quarterly and her work frequently appears in journals and anthologies. You can find her online at Winter 2002, Featured / Blue Fifth Reader

Phyllis Jean Green: Green's poetry has appeared in 100+ publications, including The Pedestal Review, The Moonwort Review, Sulphur River Literary Review, Floating Holiday, Seeker, Three Candles, L’Intrigue, and Sensations. Her award-winning poems have been performed in 22 states. She is the author of a biography, Associate Editor of L’Intrigue and has served as editor and introducer of Peter Tomassi's Mixing Cement. She invites you to visit her educational website, Created Equal ( ). Winter 2002, IV

April Greene: Greene is a student and waitress in Boston, Massachusetts. Her writing has appeared in The Boston Phoenix, InSite Magazine, and Gangsters in Concrete. She thanks Nutbar for making acorns fly. Winter 2001, IV

Paula Grenside: Grenside lives and works in Italy, close to Venice. Her works in English have appeared in American and British reviews such as Literary Salt, Apparent Depth, Vestal Review, Avatar Review, IPress, Bonfire, Iguanaland, Samsara, Maelstrom, on Wings of Inspirations, Free Lunch, Atomic Petals, and Taint . Her two chapbooks, Scratches On The Windowpane, and Skin Leaves were released in Summer 2001, by Echo Park Books. Winter 2003, Featured / Winter 2004, Featured / Summer 2005, V / Winter 2006, Cover / Fall 2006, I / Summer 2007, Contents

John Grey: Grey’s latest book is What Else Is There from Main Street Rag. His work has appeared in Agni, Worcester Review, South Carolina Review, and The Journal Of The American Medical Association. Summer 2007, I / Winter 2008, II / Winter 2008, IV

Claudia Grinnell: Born and raised in Germany, Grinnell now makes her home in Louisiana where she teaches English at The University of Louisiana at Monroe. She spends her time reading, writing, and complaining about her dissertation. Her work has appeared in various journals such as Hayden's Ferry Review, New Orleans Review, Recursive Angel, and Exquisite Corpse. Grinnell is the author of Conditions Horizontal (Missing Consonant Press, 2001). Winter 2002, IV / Summer 2002, II / Winter 2003, Featured

Julia Elizabeth Guez: After five years of service with Teach For America, Julia Guez is now living in New York, pursuing a Masters in Fine Arts at Columbia University and working part-time at The Academy of American Poets. New verse is soon to appear in Anamesa, Court Green and Washington Square. Fall 2010, I

Ira Joel Haber: Haber was born and lives in Brooklyn New York. He is a sculptor, painter, book dealer and teacher. His work has been seen in numerous group shows both in USA and Europe and he has had 9 one man shows including several retrospectives of his sculpture. His work is in the collections of The Whitney Museum Of American Art, New York University, The Guggenheim Museum, The Hirshhorn Museum & The Albright-Knox Art Gallery. His paintings, drawings and collages have been published in many online and print magazines including Rock Heals, Otoliths, Triplopia, Thieves Jargon, Opium, and the DMQ Review. Over the years he has received three National Endowments For The Arts Fellowship, two Pollock-Krasner grants and most recently in 2004 received The Adolph Gottlieb Foundation grant. Currently he teaches art at the United Federation of Teachers Retiree Program in Brooklyn. Fall 2009, Cover, Contents

Liz Hall-Downs: The poetry, stories and essays of Liz Hall-Downs, an Australian writer, have recently appeared in Coppertales, small packages, Journal of Australian Studies, Alternative Australia: celebrating cultural diversity (Enabler, UK), Another kind of space: creating eco-dwellings and environments (Enabler, 2002), and Subversions: generations of contemporary poetry (papertigermedia 2001), as well as in the online journals DIVAN, mangrove, Thylazine and The Drunken Boat. In 2000 the poetry collection Girl With Green Hair (Papyrus Publishing) and the historical/environmental poetry CD Blackfellas Whitefellas Wetlands appeared. She has a BA in Professional Writing from Deakin University, and an MA (Creative Writing) from the University of Queensland. She lives in subtropical south-east Queensland, and works variously as an editor, freelance writer and reviewer, community artist and workshop leader. Hall-Downs has worked with various poetry and music groups, including “Ozpoets” (USA tour 1994), “Stand-Up Poets” (1992-4), and “The Word Warriors” (1990-1). In recent years her performance work has largely been in collaboration with partner Kim in the music/poetry duo, “Fit of Passion”. In 2001 she won the University of Queensland's A.E.E. Pearse Prize for an English Postgraduate Essay, and was awarded a writers' fellowship at Booranga Writers' Centre to work on her current poetry collection, the “illness narrative” My Arthritic Heart. Other works in progress include a realist novel, The Death of Jimi Hendrix, and a series of essays on performance poetry and the Australian Literary scene. She is a Contributing Editor of The Drunken Boat. Visit her website ( ). Winter 2003, Featured / Blue Fifth Reader

Meg Hamill: Hamill received her MFA from Mills College. Currently, she leads educational canoe trips in the tidal sloughs around the San Francisco Bay. She writes and lives in Oakland, California. Her first book, Death Notices, is forthcoming from Factory School Press. Winter 2006

Christine Hamm: Hamm is working towards her PhD in English Literature at Drew University with a full scholarship. Her poetry has been published in many journals, including The Adirondack Review, Pebble Lake Review, Lodestar Quarterly, Poetry Midwest, MiPOesias, Rattle, Snow Monkey and Exquisite Corpse. She has been nominated for Pushcart Prize. Her work has been anthologized in Homewrecker: An Adultery Reader and The Murdering of Our Years: Artists and Activists on Making Ends Meet, both by Soft Skull Press. Her full-length book of poems, The Transparent Dinner, is due out from Mayapple Press in Fall 2006. Hamm is on the editorial board of several literary journals, including Vernacular. She teaches English at Rutgers University and poetry writing at Women's Studio Center in Queens, NY. Her chapbook, The Animal Husband, is available at For more about her, go to Fall 2006, III / Winter 2007

Nathalie Handal: Nathalie Handal is a poet, playwright and writer who has lived in Europe, the United States, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Middle East. She has directed and is the author of numerous plays; and of Traveling Rooms (Poetry CD), The NeverField (poetry book), and The Lives of Rain, shortlisted for The Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize/The Pitt Poetry Series. She is the editor of The Poetry of Arab Women: A Contemporary Anthology, an Academy of American Poets bestseller and winner of the Pen Oakland/Josephine Miles award. Handal is Poetry Books Review Editor for Sable (UK) and Associate Artist and Development Executive for the production company, The Kazbah Project. She teaches at Columbia University. Winter 2003, Featured / Blue Fifth Reader

Jan Oskar Hansen: Jan Oskar Hansen is a Norwegian poet, who lives in Portugal. His latest collection of poems is called Letters from Portugal. He has also published worldwide. Summer 2007, I

Galit Hasan-Rokem: Hasan-Rokem was born in Finland, and has lived in Israel since 1957. Her third book of poetry, Tsippori: Forty-Minus-One Byzantine Haiku from the Galilee and a Poem, (Am Oved: 2002) is translated here in its entirety from the Hebrew. Hasan-Rokem is professor of Jewish and comparative folklore, and the head of Jewish Studies at Hebrew University; she is the author and editor of numerous scholarly works. Web of Life: Folklore and Midrash in Rabbinic Literature was published by Stanford in 2000. Tales of the Neighborhood: Jewish Narrative Dialogues in Late Antiquity is forthcoming from the University of California Press, Berkeley (2003), and, in Israel, Winter Formulas, a selection of poems by Tomas Tranströemer translated into Hebrew from the Swedish, will be published by Keshev. Winter 2003, Featured

Cindy Haynes: Haynes, who has studied creative writing at Arizona State University, is published in Urban Spaghetti, Northern Flight, and other literary arts journals. She is a poet, editor, and mental health counselor. Summer 2002, I

Karen Head: Head is the author of Sassing (WordTech Press, forthcoming 2009), My Paris Year (All Nations Press, forthcoming September 2008) and Shadow Boxes (All Nations Press, 2003). Her poetry appears, or is forthcoming, in a number of national and international journals and anthologies, including The Women’s Review of Books, Prairie Schooner, War, Literature & the Arts, New Millennium, and The Southern Humanities Review, and has been invited to present her work in the U.S. and Europe. Fall 2008, I / Broadside #16, F09

Jo Hemmant: Hemmant is an ex-journalist and editor who lives outside London, England. She is relatively new to poetry but has had several poems published in both Qarrtsiluni and Canopic Jar, and has poems upcoming in Equinox, Blossombones and the British magazine Decanto. Jo is also an editor of Ouroboros Review, a new poetry and art journal. Spring 2009

Barbara Hendryson: Hendryson has had 100+ poems published in both print and online magazines, including Alaska Quarterly Review, Bellingham Review, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Calyx, Kalliope, Southern Poetry Review, Wisconsin Review, and others. Her work has been included in numerous anthologies. Her recent chapbook, LUMINOSITY, is from Finishing Line Press, 2004. Awards and grants include: first prize in the national American PEN Women's poetry competition, 2004; first prize in the Gloucester N.J. Poetry Center national poetry competition, and numerous other awards. She has received three Individual Artist Grants from the Peninsula Community Foundation. Winter 2006 / Winter 2008, IV

Dianna Henning: Henning has published in Swink Magazine, The Seattle Review, Asheville Poetry Review,California Quarterly, South Dakota Review, The Red Rock Review, Crazyhorse, The Mid-America Poetry Review, and 88, A Journal Of Contemporary American Poetry. Henning and her husband Kam are owners of Thompson Peak Retreat, a reasonably priced cabin for writers to work in solitude. She has new work forthcoming in Hawai'i Pacific Review The Iowa Source, and Manzanita: Poetry and Prose of the Mother Lode. The Tenderness House was published by Poet's Corner Press, 2004. Summer 2005, II / Fall 2006, IV / Winter 2008, III

Errol Hess: Hess, founding editor and now managing editor of Sow's Ear Poetry Review, writes that he is “retired and living on a thirty six acre tract, full of beavers, foxes, raccoons, mink, muskrat, turtles, sweet gum and oak. He’s building an addition to his house and dreams of building a small writer’s retreat in the woods behind his house.” Broadside #6, Sp07 (Audio)

Maggie Hess: Raised in a barn on the Tennessee/Virginia state line, Hess lives in the Appalachian rain-forest. She works at The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center, sits on meditation rock, and cries the mountains are ruined for coal. Her publications include “Persimmons” in Alehouse Journal, “Peace in Role Play,” which received the Leidig Poetry Award, and “Mountaintop Removal” in Friends Journal. Fall 2009, III

Jason Hibbitts: A native of Southwest Virginia, Jason Hibbitts served an enlistment in the United States Air Force before enrolling in Emory & Henry College’s Creative writing program where he also studies photography. He has also published poems in Bluestone Review and Blue Collar Review. The photographs reproduced here were taken on the Appalachian Trail. Spring Supplement 2008

Cheryl Hicks: A graduate of the University of Texas at Tyler, Hicks lives in Athens, Texas, a smallish town in the eastern portion of the state, where she works daily on the three Ps of poetry, painting, and photography. “I have discovered a pleasant, synergistic quality connecting these pursuits. I have also noticed that I tend to concentrate on one creative impulse at a time. While most of my attention has been going in the direction of the visual arts recently, I still try to write every day,” she writes. Hicks, who also teaches at the high school level, shares these creative interests with her students. Summer 2001, IV

Ed Higgins: Higgins writes, “My poems and short fiction have appeared in Duck & Herring Co.’s Pocket Field Guide, Monkeybicycle, Pindeldyboz, and Bellowing Ark, as well as the online journals Lily, Cross Connect, Word Riot, The Centrifugal Eye, and Red River Review, among others. I live on a small farm in Yamhill, OR with a menagerie of animals including a rescued potbelly pig named Odious, and I teach writing and literature at George Fox University, south of Portland.” Winter 2007

Mary Hillier: Hillier is a Louisiana native and 1989 visual arts graduate of McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. She also studied at USL in Lafayette, Louisiana, where she currently lives. Visit her website at Fall 2010, II

Rebecca Hinton: Hinton, a Religious Studies major at Northern Arizona University, has been published in NAU’s student journal, mountain peaks. Her other interests include black and white photography and painting. Summer 2003, I

Matthew Hittinger: Hittinger lives and works in New York City and is the author of the chapbooks Pear Slip, winner of the 2006 Spire Press Chapbook Award, Narcissus Resists (GOSS183/MiPOesias, 2009), and Platos de Sal (Seven Kitchens Press, 2009). Winter 2010, Feature

Tammy Ho Lai-ming: Ho is a Hong Kong-born writer. She is a co-founder and co-editor of Cha: An Asian Literary Journal [], the first and currently the only Hong Kong online literary journal. Ho frequently writes with poet Reid Mitchell. More at Fall 2008, III

Jnana Hodson: Hodson writes, “Contrary to a common presumption, Jnana’s not a woman. The name’s Sanskrit, where Rama, Krishna, Shiva, Arjuna, and Ganesha are also all males. He’s had the handle for more than three decades now”. His work has appeared in Comrades, Hobart, Jack, Third Muse, and Tryst. He now lives in New Hampshire. Summer 2004, III

Steffen Horstmann: While a student at the University of Arizona, Horstmann was recipient of the Brooklyn Poetry Circle’s National Student Award. He has been writing essays and book reviews for various online and print journals. His poems have recently appeared in Baltimore Review, Common Ground Review, Freshwater, Oyez Review, Pebble Lake Review, Texas Poetry Journal, and Tiferet. Winter 2008, II

Paul Hostovsky: Hostovsky’s poems appear widely online and in print. He has been featured on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, The Writer's Almanac, Best of the Net, has won a Pushcart Prize, the Muriel Craft Baily Award from the Comstock Review, and chapbook contests from Grayson Books, Riverstone Press, and The Frank Cat Press. His first full-length collection, Bending The Notes, is available from Main Street Rag. Visit his website: Fall 2009, I / blue collection 1, Spring 2010

Vicki Hudspith: Hudspith is the author of White and Nervous and Limousine Dreams. She is President of the Board of Directors of The Poetry Project in New York City. Her work has appeared in, Poetry After 9/11: An Anthology of New York Poets, published by Melville House Publishing and Crown Publishers anthology, Out Of This World, edited by Anne Waldman, with foreword by Allen Ginsberg, as well as numerous small press magazines and webzines. She has been a judge for both, Youth Speaks teen slams and Russell Simmon's Speak UP! teen slam auditions for HBO. She has written criticism for, Exquisite Corpse, Cover and The Poetry Project Newsletter. Her recently released spoken word cd, Urban Voodoo is available from Small Press Distribution and features percussionist Daniel Freedman. The poems in this issue are from a new manuscript called, The Complete Book Of Grammar. She lives in New York City. Summer 2001, IV / Supplement 2002, III / Summer 2002, I / Winter 2003, Featured / Summer 2003, I / Spring Supplement 2004, Featured / Blue Fifth Reader / Winter 2006 (Audio) / Broadside #3, S06 (Audio) / Fall 2006, II

Coral Hull: Born in Sydney, Australia in 1965, Hull is the author of 25 books, including poetry, prose fiction, and digital photography. Her work has been published in literary magazines in the USA, Canada, Australia, and the UK. She has lectured and read poetry at various venues, festivals, and conferences both in Australia and internationally. Coral is the Editor of Thylazine, an electronic literary journal featuring articles, interviews, photographs, and the recent work of Australian writers and artists working in the areas of landscape and animals. She holds advanced degrees from the University of Wollongong and Deakin University. Hull enjoys spending time in remote locations in Australia, where she is involved in written and photographic documentation of various outback tracks and tropical landscapes. She is presently based in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. Winter 2003, Featured

Linda Hutchison: Born in Montreal, Canada, Hutchison moved to Los Angeles, California as a teenager. She attended UC Berkeley and San Diego State University. With a degree in Journalism, she has worked as an advertising copywriter, a newspaper editor and reporter, and for the last fifteen years as a technical writer in the hi-tech world. Her poems have appeared in Sheila-Na-Gig, Limestone Circle, Medicinal Purposes, Ship of Fools, and Urban Spaghetti. Currently she lives near the ocean in San Diego, where in addition to writing poems, she is also learning to play the piano. Summer 2001, I

Annette Marie Hyder: Hyder makes her home in Youbetchaitscoldhere, Minnesota. Being from Florida originally, she will never accept that Minnesota winters are not cruel and unusual. She is of French and Irish descent and she thinks that it shows. Her day job occupies her with print magazine work: conceptualizing and editing as well as writing. In addition to magazine articles, she writes interviews and reviews, essays (for viewpoint columns), short stories, flash fiction and, of course, poetry. A contributing editor for Poems Niederngasse, Hyder’s pithy and engrossing poetry/chapbook reviews can be read there. More of her work can be read on-line in Conspire, Samsara Quarterly, Thunder Sandwich, Eclectica, Mentress Moon, and Clean Sheets, to name a few. Hyder writes that she “sees life as a poem that is constantly altering its form to accommodate one's world view/experiences: sometimes a sonnet, sometimes haiku, sometimes graffiti on a wall. I believe that in love you should not say it with flowers, you should say it with words. Diamonds, however, are always acceptable.” Summer 2001, III / Summer 2002, IV / Summer 2003, I / Winter 2006

Donald Illich: Illich has published poetry in The Iowa Review, Fourteen Hills, Roanoke Review, and New Zoo Poetry Review. His work will be included in future issues of Passages North, Nimrod, LIT, and The Sulphur River Literary Review. He received a Prairie Schooner scholarship to the 2006 Nebraska Summer Writer’s Conference. Fall 2006, IV

Rich Ives: Ives has received grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Artist Trust, Seattle Arts Commission and the Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines for his work in poetry, fiction, editing, publishing, translation and photography. His writing has appeared in Verse, North American Review, Massachusetts Review, Northwest Review, Quarterly West, Iowa Review, Poetry Northwest, Virginia Quarterly Review and many more. He published a three-volume series of the best of Northwest writing as well as an anthology of contemporary German poetry titled Evidence of Fire. He has published a limited edition collection of his own poetry and translated Yesterday I Was Leaving by Johannes Bobrowski. He is the 2009 winner of the Francis Locke Memorial Poetry Award from Bitter Oleander. His story collection, The Balloon Containing the Water Containing the Narrative Begins Leaking, was one of five finalists for the 2009 Starcherone Innovative Fiction Prize. blue collection 1, Spring 2010 / Fall 2010, III

Larry Jaffe: The author writes that he “was born on a mountaintop in the South Bronx (despite statements to the contrary and that there are no mountains in the Bronx), in the shadow of Yankee stadium.” He is the product of his own dreams born and bred from Eastern European stock of Russia and Romania. Jaffe has decided that he no longer believes in biographies and proposes the following: “If you want to know who I am, read my poetry”. He has been featured in poetry venues and festivals throughout the U.S. and abroad, and is very active in his local poetry community, hosting the very hot, ultra chic weekly PoeticLicense series at Zen Restaurant in Silverlake, California ( Jaffe is also a featured poet for Daimler/Chrysler’s Spirit in the Words poetry program. His web sites have won numerous awards ( and feels one of his best creations is the Poets4Peace site ( Each month Jaffe writes a poetry column for as the social poetspondent for their Museletter. He is the International Readings Coordinator for the United Nations Dialog Amongst Civilizations through Poetry project ( He has spearheaded organizing poetry hosts around the world. He was recently named Poet in Residence at the Autry Museum of Western Heritage. Summer 2001, III

Edison Jennings: Jennings, a recent Tennessee Williams Scholar at Sewanee, serves on the faculty of Virginia Intermont College. He has most recently been published in The Kenyon Review, Poetry Daily, and Southern Cultures. Summer 2001, I / Spring Supplement 2006

Michael Lee Johnson:Johnson lives in Chicago, Illinois, after spending ten years in Edmonton, Alberta Canada during the Viet Nam era. A freelance writer and poet, he is heavy influenced by Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost, William Carlos Williams, Irving Layton, and Leonard Cohen. Johnson is a member of Poets & Writers, Inc; Directory of American Poets & Fictions Writers: . His recent publications include The Orange Room Review, Bolts of Silk, Chantarelle's Notebook, The Centrifugal Eye, and Adagio Verse Quarterly. Mr. Johnson has a book pending publication with iUniverse Publishers. Summer 2007, I

Fred Johnston: Johnston was born Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1951, and has published eight collections of poems, two novels and a collection of stories. Some of this work can be seen on the websites of Barnes & Nobel or Amazon. In the U.S., his work has appeared in The Sewanee Review, Atlanta Review, New Letters, The Literary Review (NY), Southern Review and Southern Humanities Review. Johnston writes, “I visit France frequently: Paris Songs is a result of these trips.” He founded the Galway annual literature festival CUIRT in 1986. Summer 2002, IV / Winter 2003, Featured / Summer 2003, I, II, III / Blue Fifth Reader

Libby Falk Jones: Jones, professor of English at Berea College, teaches courses in creative, academic, and professional writing. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Low Explosions: Writings on the Body, New Growth: Recent Kentucky Writings, Connecticut Review, 13th Moon: A Feminist Literary Journal, and the Alhambra Poetry Calendar 2008, among others. She is currently working on two collections of poems and a memoir on growing up in south Louisiana. Spring Supplement 2008

Jenny Jozwiak: An award-winning culture photographer, Jozwiak’s work in photojournalism, travel and spontaneous portraiture has received wide acclaim. Ms. Jozwiak's passion has taken her around the world, where she has shown a unique gift for tenderly and beautifully capturing the intimate lives of people. She is the recipient of numerous awards. Her work has been featured in numerous journals such as American Photo Magazine, Foto Magazine, and The American Museum of Natural History's Travel magazine. She was selected as a winner in the prestigious M.I.L.K. competition, which was on exhibit in Grand Central Station in 2001. Her website is Winter 2004, Featured

Sheema Kalbasi: An important and honest voice from the Middle East, Sheema Kalbasi is a human right activist, an award winning poet, and literary translator. She is the director of Dialogue of Nations through Poetry in Translation, director of Poetry of Iranian Women Project, the poetry editor of Muse Apprentice Guild and the co-director of the Other Voices International project. She has authored two collections of poems, Echoes in Exile in English, and Sangsar (stoning) in Persian. Kalbasi's work has appeared in numerous magazines, literary reviews, anthologies, and has been translated into several languages. She is one of the few literary figures to promote poets of Iranian heritage as well as international poets into an English speaking audience. Furthermore, she has created the horizontal and vertical, a new style in poetry. A frequent and outspoken person, Kalbasi's work is distinguished by her passionate defense of the ethnic and religious minorities' rights. She has worked for the United Nations and the Center for non Afghan Refugees in Pakistan, and in Denmark. Today she lives with her husband and daughter in the United States. Fall 2006, IV

Marilyn Kallet: Kallet is the author of 14 books, including Packing Light: New and Selected Poems, Black Widow Press, 2009. She has translated Paul Eluard's Last Love Poems, and is currently working on The Big Game, by Surrealist poet Benjamin Péret. In 2000, she was named Outstanding Woman in the Arts by the Knoxville YWCA, and in 2005, she was inducted into the East Tennessee Literary Hall of Fame in poetry. Kallet is Lindsay Young Professor of English at the University of Tennessee, where she also directs the creative writing program. In the summer, she teaches poetry workshops for the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Auvillar, France. Winter 2010, III / Broadside #18, Sp10 / blue collection 1, Spring 2010

Lisa Katz: Katz was born in New York and studied at the University of Michigan and the City College of New York, receiving a PhD (on the poetry of Sylvia Plath) from the English Department of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where she has lived since 1983. Co-editor of the Israeli pages of the Rotterdam-based Poetry International Web (, she teaches literary translation at both Hebrew and Ben Gurion universities, and a poetry workshop at Tel Aviv University. Reconstruction, a volume of her poetry in English accompanied by Hebrew translations, will appear in Israel in 2005. Her translations of Israeli literature have appeared in World Literature Today, Tikkun, the American Poetry Review, The New Yorker, Prairie Schooner, Fiction, Runes, Jubilat, Lyric, Leviathan Quarterly (England) and other magazines; Look There: The Selected Poems of Agi Mishol in Katz’s translation from the Hebrew will be published in the US by Graywolf Press in 2006. Winter 2003, Featured / Blue Fifth Reader

Collin Kelley: Collin Kelley is the author of the poetry collection Better To Travel, a spoken word album, HalfLife Crisis, and the chapbook. Slow To Burn (2006, MetroMania Press). Kelley, a Georgia Author of the Year Award-winner and Pushcart Prize nominee, is also co-editor of the Java Monkey Speaks Poetry Anthology series from Poetry Atlanta Press. A chapbook of new work, After the Poison, was published in 2008 by Finishing Line Press. For more information, visit Winter 2007 / Broadside #10, Sp08 / Winter 2008, II

Ward Kelley: Kelley, with more than 1200 of his poems appearing in journals world wide, is a Pushcart Prize nominee. His publication credits include such journals Another Chicago Magazine, Rattle, Zuzu's Petals, Ginger Hill, Sunstone, Spillway, Pif, Whetstone, 2River View, Melic Review, and Potpourri. He was the recipient of the Nassau Review Poetry Award for 2001. Kelley is the author of two paperbacks: histories of souls, a poetry collection, and Divine Murder, a novel; he also has an epic poem, comedy incarnate on CD and CD ROM. Summer 2002, III / Summer 2003, I

Peter Kenneally: Kenneally was born in England in 1957, and has lived in Melbourne since 1985. He has only been back once. He has had work published in various entities including The Australian, Island, Ambit, Southerly, Siglo, Tinfish, Southern Review, Antithesis, Redoubt, Scarp, Salt, Going Down Swinging and the Newcastle poetry prize anthology 2005. He was commended in the New Media Section of the Newcastle Poetry prize in 2007. Kenneally can be found at Fall 2009, I

Rebecca Lu Kiernan: Kiernan is the editor of the print journal, Gecko (contact address: Her fiction has appeared in MS. Magazine, Southern Ocean Review, Naked Poetry, Exquisite Corpse, and most recently in Asimov’s Science Fiction and North American Review. Her collection of poetry, Sex With Trees And Other Things Equally Responsive was released from 2River Press and can be viewed at Winter 2002, III / Summer 2002, IV / Summer 2007, IV / Winter 2010, II

Joan Payne Kincaid: Kincaid’s work has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes. Her books include Understanding the Water (Kings Estate Press, 1997), Skinny Dipping (Bogg Press 1999), and Talk Show (Pudding House Publications, 2001). She has three Cds: Skinny Dip Tango, She May One Day Winnebago, and Y2K-os with music and accompaniment by Dick Metcalf. She may be contacted at Winter 2004, Featured / Summer 2004, IV / Summer 2005, III / Fall 2009, III

Kathleen Kirk: Kirk works in a vintage bookshop and writes poetry. Her work appears in various print and online magazines, including After Hours, Apparatus, Fifth Wednesday, Poems & Plays, and The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review. She has three poetry chapbooks: Selected Roles (Moon Journal Press, 2006), Broken Sonnets (Finishing Line Press), and Living on the Earth (Finishing Line Press, New Women’s Voices Series #74). Broadside #20, F10

Lynne Knight: Knight’s first collection, Dissolving Borders, won a Quarterly Review of Literature prize in 1996 and was published as part of its Contemporary Poets Series. A cycle of poems on Impressionist winter paintings, Snow Effects, appeared from Small Poetry Press as part of its Select Poets Series (2000). Her second full-length collection, The Book of Common Betrayals, won the Dorothy Brunsman Award from Bear Star Press in 2002. Her work has appeared in a number of journals, including Beloit Poetry Journal, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Ontario Review, Poetry, Poetry Northwest, Southern Review, and The Best American Poetry 2000 (Rita Dove, editor). A cycle of poems, Deer in Berkeley, won the 2003 Sow’s Ear Chapbook Contest. Night in the Shape of a Mirror, a collection of poems on her mother’s dementia, is forthcoming from David Robert Books. She lives in Berkeley and teaches writing part-time at two Bay Area community colleges. Summer 2005, Featured / Winter 2006 (Audio)

David Koehn: Koehn’s poetry has been published, or is forthcoming in, a wide range of journals including Artful Dodge, Painted Bride, The Pittsburgh Quarterly, Poems and Plays, Permafrost, Birmingham Poetry Review, Wisconsin Review, Southern Indiana Review, Oxford Magazine, Apalachee Quarterly, New Millennium Writings, and Alaska Quarterly. Online his work appears at Three Candles, Maverick, Poetry Midwest, and Diagram. Koehn also won the Midnight Sun Chapbook Contest held by Permafrost of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. His longer manuscript, now retired, was a finalist in both The Bluestem Award and the National Poetry Series competitions. Summer 2005, IV

GopiKrishnan Kottoor: Kottoor, the author of numerous works of poetry, fiction, and drama including Nirvana, A Bridge Over Karma, Fire in the Soul, The Mask of Death, Rev. Father Benedict Goes to Heaven and Other Poems, also edits Poetry Chain. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Bhartai Poetry Prize in 1994 for Fire in the Soul, and the All India Special Poetry Prize of the British Council in India and the Poetry Society in 1997. In 2000 he was awarded the McCormick Scholarship for Poetry by Southwest Texas State University. Recently, his poem sequence “Father: Wake Us In Passing” was translated into German by the poet Wolfgang Heyder. Winter 2003, Featured

Peter Krok: Krok is Humanities Director of the Manayunk Art Center where he has been coordinating a poetry and humanities series since 1990. His work has appeared in the Yearbook of American Poetry, Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania (Penn State University Press, 2005), Midwest Quarterly, Poet Lore, Connecticut Review, Negative Capability, Mid-America Poetry Review, Blue Unicorn, New Zoo Review, Poem, River Sedge, FULCLRUM, Poems Niederngasse, Potomac Review, and numerous journals. He is the editor of Schuylkill Valley Journal, and his e-mail address is Broadside #2, Sp06 (Audio) / Spring Supplement 2006 / Fall 2006, III

David Krump: Krump graduated in 2004, with a BS in English Writing, from Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin, a small city on the Mississippi. He served as this year's assistant literary editor for Touchstone Magazine, the University’s journal. His work has recently been published in Rio: a Journal of the Arts, Red River Review, Chiron Review, Steam Ticket, L'Intrigue, and elsewhere. Summer 2004, I

Bruce Lader: Bruce Lader is the author of four poetry collections, most recently, Embrace (Big Table Publishing, 2010) and Landscapes of Longing (Main Street Rag Publishing, 2009). His forthcoming books are Voyage of the Virtual Citizen (Lummox Press) and Fugitive Hope (Červená Barva Press). His poems have appeared in Poetry, New York Quarterly, Margie, Harpur Palate, Poet Lore, and other journals. Winner of the 2010 Left Coast Eisteddfod Poetry Competition, he has received a writer-in-residence fellowship from The Wurlitzer Foundation and an honorarium from the College of Creative Studies at UC-Santa Barbara.Visit his website: Fall 2010, II

Rubén Lamagni: Lamagni, born in 1969 in San Nicolas, Argentina, studied fine arts from 1985 to 1988. From 1992-1996 he lived in Buenos Aires, studying art and working at various jobs. Since 1997, he has lived in Santa Fe, Argentina, working at El Litoral, a newspaper, as a digital photo retoucher and illustrator. Some of his work can be found at the following website: ( ). Winter 2003, Featured / Blue Fifth Reader

Dorothee Lang: Lang writes, “Dorothee Lang works as an undercover agent for overdue intermediate transmissions, is a Capricorn but loves cats, has web dreams on a weekly basis and believes in noncoincidence and cotangents.” Her work has appeared in The Blue Moon Review, Artzar, Eyeshot, Word Riot, Locus Novus, and Cafe Irreal, among others. She edits the travel magazine subside.zine, lives in Germany, and for some yet undiscovered reasons only gets published abroad. Most of her work can be reached through her homepage ( ). Summer 2004, I

Dorianne Laux: Laux has worked as a sanatorium cook, a gas station manager, a maid, and a donut holer before receiving a B.A. in English from Mills College in 1988. Laux is the author of three collections of poetry, published by BOA Editions: Smoke (2000), What We Carry (1994), and Awake (1990). With Kim Addonizio, she is the co-author of The Poet's Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry (W. W. Norton & Company, 1997). Among her awards are a Pushcart Prize, an Editor's Choice III Award, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Supplement 2002, Introduction / Winter 2005, Introduction / Winter 2006

Ann Lederer: Lederer's poems have been published or are forthcoming in journals such as Wind, Cross Connect, National Forum, Moria, Literary Mama, 2RiverView, Pudding, Drunken Boat, Comstock Review, Adirondack Review, Miller's Pond, Kalliope, and others. Two chapbooks, Approaching Freeze (Foothills) and The Undifferentiated (Pudding House) were released in 2003. Creative nonfiction appears in Brevity, Geriatric Nursing, and elsewhere. She has been employed as a hospice visiting nurse in Lexington, Kentucky, for many years. Samples of her published writing and links may be viewed on her web site She may be contacted at Spring Supplement 2004, Featured / Winter 2005, Featured

Rachel Lehrman: Lehrman is a poet and artist living in London. Her work has appeared in The Drunken Boat (2007) and Shearsman Magazine (2007), and was recently accepted for publication in an anthology of Avant-Garde Women Poets. In 2004, a recording of her work accompanied an installation in the basement of the Hayward Gallery in London. She also exhibited her work in broadside format at the Camden People’s Theatre (2004) for the opening night of Temenos, an installation by arist Emily Orley. Currently in the final stages of her PhD in collaborative art, Lehrman has worked on a number of installations and performances including Nomadics (2005), Bonkersfest (2006 & 2007) and Understorey (2007). She came to London in 2002 after finishing her MFA in creative writing at the University of Arizona where she received the UA Foundation Award for her poetry, and the Graduate and Professional Award for her community and volunteer work. Other awards include the Dorothy Blumenfield Memorial Prize (2000) and the Knights of Pythias Award (1996). Fall 2008, II / Spring 2009

Amy Lemmon: Lemmon is the author of two poetry collections: Fine Motor (Sow's Ear Poetry Review Press, 2008) and Saint Nobody (Red Hen Press, forthcoming 2009). Her poems and essays have appeared in Rolling Stone, New Letters, Prairie Schooner, Verse, Court Green, Marginalia, and many other magazines and anthologies. She is Associate Professor of English at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology and lives in Astoria, New York. Fall 2008, II / Broadside #13, Sp09

Josef Lesser: After retiring from full-time employment managing disability services, Lesser began writing poetry. His poems have been published in journals and anthologies including Best Australian Poems 2006 and dance the guns to silence. He won the 2007 Tenterfield brush with verse poetry prize and has poems due for publication in anthologies on the life of Che Guevara and Australian Experiences across Cultures. He lives with his wife on the mid-north coast of New South Wales, Australia. Winter 2008, III

Oswald LeWinter: LeWinter writes, “I am a 72 year old American poet living in Lisbon. I have published very little since 1965. In 63 I published a book, Shakespeare in Europe (World/Meridian; 1970 Penguin, UK). I was teaching at Columbia University. I have also taught at the Univ, of Essen and at Wuerzburg, Chulalongkorn U. in Thailand, Jagiellonska Univ. of Cracow, Carabobo U. in Venezuela.” His poems have been widely published in publications such as Shenandoah, Sewanee, Contact, the noble savage, Epoch, The Adelphi, Argonaut, Hudson Review, Paris Review, The Literary Review, Prairie Schooner, Beloit Poetry Journal, Avvenimenti (Rome), Kuerbiskern (Germany), Chelsea, Mississippi Review and many more. LeWinter’s work has been translated into French, Spanish, Italian, and Swedish. He has received a number of prestigious prizes, including the International Rilke Prize (for poems in German and English) and the Asher Poetry Prize (selected by William Carlos Williams). His poetry has been praised by Robert Lowell, John Berryman, and Patrick Kavanagh, among others. Saul Bellow has called me an “American Rimbaud” in a letter. William Carlos Williams has discussed some of my poems in a letter (cf. "Selected Letters"). LeWinter, the author of numerous books, most recently published Ages of Chaos and Fury: Selected Poems 1949-2005 (Ravenna Press, 2005). At present he is cooperating on the screenplay that is turning his novel After the First Death into a feature film. Spring Supplement 2004, Featured / Summer 2004, III / Summer 2005, V / Spring Supplement 2006 / Fall 2006, I / Summer 2007, II

Lenny Lianne: Lianne’s poems have appeared in The Briadkill Review, The Innisfree Poetry Journal, Mudlark, Rattle, Tidepools, and Poet Lore, as well as anthologies Driftwood Highway, Magee Park Poets 2006, and Cabin Fever: Poets at Joaquin Miller’s Cabin, 1984 – 2001. She has received several prizes in the Poetry Society of Virginia 2006 and 2007 Adult Contest and Honorable Mention in the 2003 Wergle Flomp Poetry Contest, Meritorious Mention in the San Diego Writers’ Cooperative 4th Annual Writing Contest and was an award winner in Tidepools (2003 and 2005). She holds a B.A. in History and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from George Mason University. Lianne has completed a poetry manuscript entitled Brides For The Colony, a chapbook manuscript, The Gospel According to the Seven Dwarfs and is working on another chapbook, The Little Mermaid in Arkansas. She lives in Ramona, California, with her husband. Summer 2007, II

M. L. Liebler: Written in Rain: New and Selected Poems, 1985-2000, published by Tebot Bach, is Liebler’s most recent collection. He is the Arts & Humanities Director and The Writer’s Voice Director for the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit and the YMCA Arts & Humanities Field Coordinator for Mid-America. Liebler tours nationally with The Magic Poetry Band, and in 1997 School Kids’ Records released their first CD, The Gift Outright. According the Detroit Metro Times, Liebler and the Magic Poetry Band is “a hip combination of James Brown meets Bob Marley meets MC5 meets the Mighty, Mighty Bosstones, with Robert Frost on the side.” Visit his web site: Winter 2001, III / Summer 2001, II

Robert Lietz: Lietz is a professor of English and Creative Writing (fiction and poetry) at Ohio Northern University, with nearly 500 of his poems appearing in more than one hundred journals in the U.S. and Canada, including Agni Review, Carolina Quarterly, Epoch, The Georgia Review, The Missouri Review, The Northern American Review, The Ontario Review, Poetry, and Shenandoah. Seven collections of poems have been published, including Running in Place (L’Epervier Press), At Park and East Division ( L’Epervier Press), The Lindbergh Half-century (L’Epervier Press), The Inheritance (Sandhills Press), and Storm Service (Basfal Books). Basfal also published After Business in the West: New and Selected Poems. Fall 2006, Featured / Summer 2007, III

Lyn Lifshin: Lifshin’s most recent book, Before It’s Light, won the Patterson Poetry Prize and was published in 2000 by Black Sparrow Press. She has published numerous books of poetry, including Marilyn Monroe and Blue Tattoo. She has won awards for her non-fiction and has edited four anthologies of women’s writing, including Tangled Vines and Ariadne’s Thread. Her poems have appeared in most literary and poetry journals, and she is the subject of the documentary film Lyn Lifshin: Not Made of Glass. For interviews, reviews, and samples of her writing, visit her web site at Winter 2001, II / Summer 2001, II

Richard Lighthouse: Lighthouse is a contemporary writer and poet whose work has been published in numerous journals and magazines worldwide. He holds an M.S. from Stanford University. Fall 2008, IV

James Lineberger: Lineberger is a retired screenwriter, sometime playwright, and full-time poet. Fall 2006, III

Joseph Lisowski: From 1986 to 1996, Joseph Lisowski was Professor of English at the University of the Virgin Islands. St. Thomas serves as the setting for Looking for Lisa, his recently published novel available from Fiction Works ( Dr. Lisowski is now teaching at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina. Recent chapbooks include Letters to Wang Wei, along with two essays, (Words on a Wire); After Death’s Silence (2River View); and Grief Work (Kota Press), JB, a dialogue in poem form between John the Baptist and King Herod (PoetryRepairShop), Stashu Kapinski Strikes Out (Rank Stranger Press), Fatherhood at Fifty (Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry), and Sketches of an Island Life (dpi press). Summer 2005, V

Duane Locke: Doctor of Philosophy in English Renaissance literature, Professor Emeritus of the Humanities, Poet in Residence at the University of Tampa for over 20 years, Duane Locke has had over 2,000 of his poems published in over 500 print magazines such as American Poetry Review, Nation, and Bitter Oleander. As a cyber poet, he is adding to that number by his extensive presence on web. Locke is the author of 14 print books of poems, and the latest is Watching Wisteria by Vida Publishing. He is also a painter, and has had exhibitions of his work at Thomas Center Galleries of Gainesville, Florida, and, most recently, presented a one-man show at Pyramid Galleries of Tampa, Florida. Contact Locke at Winter 2001, II / Winter 2002, IV / Summer 2003, I

Paul Lomax: Lomax, native of Washington, DC, is a Clinical database analyst and a technical specialist in Clinical Electroneurodiagnostic Research. He is currently working on my second full-length collection of poems. Summer 2002, I

Helen Losse: Losse is a poet, free lance writer, and Poetry Co-Editor of The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature. Her recent poetry publications include Mastodon Dentist, Southern Hum, Adagio Verse Quarterly, The Centrifugal Eye, JMWW, The Wild Goose Poetry Review, ForPoetry, and Flutter. She has two chapbooks, Gathering the Broken Pieces, available from FootHills Publishing, and Paper Snowflakes, available from Southern Hum Press. Summer 2005, I / Fall 2006, III / Winter 2008, II / Spring Supplement 2008 / Fall 2009, III

Rebecca Loudon: Living and writing in Seattle, Loudon’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Crab Orchard Review, Portland Review, Pacific Review, Seattle Review and Fine Madness. Her full length book of poetry, Tarantella, was published by Ravenna Press in late summer, 2004. Summer 2004, Featured / Blue Fifth Reader

Terry Lowenstein: Lowenstein's poetry has appeared in or is forthcoming in various e-zines such as The Appalachian Review, The Friendly Spirit, Niederngasse, and Fantasy Folklore and Fairy Tales. Summer 2001, I

Joanne Lowery: Lowery’s poems have appeared in many literary magazines, including Birmingham Poetry Review, Eclipse, Smartish Pace, Cimarron Review, roger, Atlanta Review, and Poetry East. Her most recollection is Jack: A Beanstalk Life from Snark Publishing. She lives in Michigan. Fall 2009, I

Bobbi Lurie: Bobbi Lurie is the author of three poetry collections: Grief Suite, Letter from the Lawn and The Book I Never Read. Her work has appeared in numerous print and on-line journals including APR, New American Writing, Gulf Coast, Otoliths, diode and Born. She is currently working on a collection of short stories and trying to find a home for her manuscript, “the morphine poems.” Fall 2010, II

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