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Middle-aged, restless, inchoate poet, Terry Boykie, possesses more than 20 years of experience in fundraising, primarily on behalf of scientific, environmental, and educational institutions. He began writing verse(?) when he turned 50 as a way to assuage the chronic pain of sensory neuropathy and the realization that he would never win a batting title. His semi-autobiographical doggerel has been chronicled in Deep Cleveland, MAG, Subjective Substance, Seeker Magazine, and The Rogue Scholars Collective.
Amari Hamadene has been published in several magazines and anthologies in France, in Belgium, Switzerland and USA, including PHREATIQUE, LE JARDIN D'ESSAI, PARAGES, HAUTEURS, ESTUAIRES, ARCHIPEL, LE FRAM, BLEU D'ENCRE, LIAISON.
Works of Katherine Holmes have appeared in Wordwrights Magazine, Porcupine, The South Dakota Review, Minnesota Poetry Calendar, Talking River Review, River Images, The Wolf Head Quarterly, Skyways and Icehouses
(a Walker Art Center exhibition catalogue), Loonfeather,
and others. In the last year, she was published in the internet journals
Full Circle, Gin Bender, and Front Street Review. In 1993, Katherine received an honorable mention in
Minnesota Monthly Magazine’s Tamarack Awards. More recently, she was a 2003-04 recipient of an Arrowhead Regional Emerging Artist’s grant. She also works with used and rare books.
Dorothee Lang works as an undercover agent for overdue intermediate transmissions, has web dreams on a weekly basis and believes in noncoincidence and cotangents. Her work has appeared in Pindeldyboz, Drunken Boat, The Mississippi Review, Getundergound, Eyeshot, Word Riot 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.
Allison Heim holds a B.A. in English from the University of California, Irvine, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona. A former poetry editor for Sonora Review, her work has appeared in various publications, including
Sacramento News and Review, Quarterly West, Spillway, Poetry Motel, and
Faultline. She lives in Sacramento, California.
Brittney Schoonebeek is currently teaching English in Nagasaki, Japan through the auspices of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. Her poetry has been published in
Phoebe: Journal of Feminist Scholarship Theory and Aesthetics; Lily; New York City Big City Lit; and in the Bright Hill Press anthologies. Out of the Catskills and Just Beyond (1997) and The Second Word Thursdays Anthology (1999).
The work of Elizabeth Switaj has appeared in The Iconoclast, spooncore, and Lucid Moon. It is also slated for future appearance in Indefinite Space, HazMat Review, and tin lustre mobile. She completed my BA in 1999 at The Evergreen State College and her MFA at New College of California in 2003. Currently, I reside in Anjo City in Japan's Aichi Prefecture.
Lisa Zaran lives in Arizona with her husband and two children. Some places where her work has been featured or accepted include: Lily, The Rose & Thorn, Tryst, Other Voices International Project, among others. She has authored two collections, the sometimes girl, InnerCircle Publishing, and a chapbook, You Have A Lovely Heart, Little Poem Press.