Laurie Joan Aron's work has appeared in numerous publications
including Red River Review, Snakeskin, Eleven Bulls and Poems Niederngasse.
Before becoming a poet, she was long a freelance business reporter and
feature writer. Now, in addition to writing poetry, she runs a small
online book selling business. Ms. Aron lives with her husband and three
children in New York City.
Cliff Dweller's poems are composed of actual headlines
that he cuts from various newspapers. Four collections of his headline
poems have been published, including The Persistence of Desire (Chiron
Review Press, 1991), Mapping the Asphalt Meadows (Slipstream Publications,
1991), This Candescent World (Runaway Spoon Press, 1993), and New World
Songbook (Found Street Press, 1994).
Andrew Grossman of Williamsburg, Virginia, began the
poetry database at www.poeticcopy.com
to realize his goal of using poetry to communicate understanding, peace
and caring among people of different religious, cultural and lifestyle
beliefs. The unity between humanity and nature is for him the template
for creating unity among all humanity. His publications include: Altadena
Review, Ariel, Connecticut River Review, Ball State University Forum,
Monocacy Valley Review, Soundings East, Visions, and Whetstone. Anthologies
include: Annual Survey of American Poetry, Young American Poets, New
Poets, and Light Year. Awards:
Poetry Society of America (Honorable Mention), Pushcart Prize Nomination
for 'The Efficient Nurses of Florida'. Mr. Grossman is also the founder
of the web cartoon database www.cartoonresource.com.
Amorak Huey is a newspaper copy editor living in Grand
Rapids, Michigan, and is studying in the M.F.A. program at Western Michigan
University. His poetry has appeared recently or is forthcoming in the
journals White Pelican Review, The Driftwood Review, Steam Ticket, Poetry
Motel and Spitball, as well as the anthologies What's Become of Eden:
Poems of Family at Century's End and In Praise of Pedagogy, and the
textbook Thirteen Ways of Looking for a Poem.
Ryan Masters is the 2002/2004 Whitney Latham Lechich
poet-in-residence. His poetry has been published in a wide range of
literary journals including The Iowa Review, The Pedestal Magazine,
California Quarterly, The Absinthe Literary Review, and Poetry Motel.
His work has been included in So Luminous the Wildflowers: An Anthology
of California Poetry (Tebot Bach, 2003) and a chapbook, below the low-water
mark, is available from Pudding House Publications (2003). He is the
editor of The Bathyspheric Review, the founder and coordinator of The
Monterey Bay Poetry Festival, and a regular contributor to The Monterey
County Herald and The Coast Weekly.
Sun Yung Shin's poetry, prose, and reviews have appeared
in journals such as Controlled Burn, Sonora Review, Water~Stone, Rain
Taxi, Xcp cross cultural poetics, and the anthology Echoes Upon Echoes:
New Korean American Writing. She has received two grants from the Jerome
Foundation for poetry and has been awarded two fellowships from the
Loft Literary Center also for poetry. Her illustrated children' s book,
Cooper and Mr. Lee, will be released by Children's Book Press in March
of 2004. She has lived in South Korea, Chicago, Boston, and Minneapolis.
Jason Visconti has been writing poetry
since he was 15, and recently attended a Poetry Workshop with Denver
Butson in New York City.
Donna Karen Weaver is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at
Greensburg. She received a BA in English writing, and was accepted to
the Catskills Writing Workshop at Hartwick College, in Oneota, New York
with a scholarship in 2002. She was awarded the 2003 Scott Turow Prize
for fiction through The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, was
awarded Honorable Mention for her poem Freckles, and publication through
The Crucible at The University of Northern Colorado. Ms. Weaver was
published through Kota Press in July's 2003 Poetry Journal, Pendulum,
and has publications forthcoming in Loop Journal. She
is Editor-in-chief of Cake
Train, an independent journal
online at www.caketrain.org.
Jim Whelden is retired from NYC Dept Finance
as computer programmer/documentation writer. He has written poetry since
high school.. He is a graduate Dartmouth College B.A., Boston University
M.A. in Creative Writing. He has published three poetry chap books and
is a Featured Reader in the South Jersey area. His poems have been printed
in the following magazines & ezines, and others, or accepted for publication:
The Byron Reece Award, 1st Prize, Georgia Poetry Society 1999 Whiskey
Island Award, 3rd Prize, Cleveland State University 1999. The Denny
Poems, (Honorable Mention, The Denny Prize, 1998). U.S. Worksheets,
1998 Poetry Motel 2001 Earth Beneath, Sky Beyond, Tall Grass Writers
Guild. March 2000 New Millennium Writing Special Edition Y2K Spring,
2000 Zuzu's Petals Quarterly Online #19, Spring, 2001 Sows Ear, printed
Summer 2001. Exit 13, Spring 2002. . Sensations Magazine, Summer 2002
the new renaissance, 2003.