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Laurie Joan Aron
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
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
Andrew Grossman of Williamsburg, Virginia, began the poetry database at 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

Amorak Huey
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
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
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.

John Sweet

Jason Visconti

Jason Visconti has been writing poetry since he was 15, and recently attended a Poetry Workshop with Denver Butson in New York City.

Donna Weaver
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

Jim Whelden
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.


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