Aron has been
a freelance writer and reporter for the last 15 years. Her work has appeared
in over 25 publications, from The New York Times to the Ladies' Home
Journal. Her poetry has appeared and/or is forthcoming in Red River Review,
Poetry Motel, Sea Change, Jews., Apples & Oranges and Wicked
Alice. She has fiction in or forthcoming from Moondance and Jews. One
story she wrote made the Top 25 of Glimmer Train's last summer's fiction
Janet Buck is a six-time Pushcart Nominee. Her poetry has recently
appeared in PoetryBay, CrossConnect, Poetry Magazine.com, Offcourse,
MiPo, Stirring, Runes, Scrivener's Pen, Niederngasse, Kimera, Megeara,
Southern Ocean Review, Ariga, Facets Magazine, Three Candles, The Montserrat
Review, and hundreds of journals worldwide. In 1999, Newton's Baby Press
published her first print collection entitled Calamity's Quilt. Buck's
work is forth-coming in Recursive Angel, Red River Review, The Pedestal
Magazine, and Zuzu's Petals Quarterly. Janet's second print collection,
Tickets to a Closing Play, was the winner of the 2002 Gival Press Poetry
Award; the book is scheduled for release in October of 2003.
William Doreski's work
has appeared in various print and web magazines, including
Atlanta Review, Adirondack Review, Salmagundi, Yale Review,
etc. He is currently teaching at Kene State College (New Hampshire).
Epstein enjoys toasted sandwhiches and electric blankets, among
Lisa Flowers is a freelance proofreader residing in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Rich Furman, PhD, is an assistant professor
in the School of Social Work at Colorado State University, his poetry
or is soon to be published in Hawai’i Review, The Journal,
The Evergreen Review, Black Bear Review, Red Rock Review, Sierra
Nevada Review, Penn Review, Free Lunch, Colere, Pearl, The Journal
of Poetry Therapy, Impetus, Poetry Motel and many others. He has
preformed throughout the United States, as well as in Nicaragua,
Mexico, and Guatemala. His work has been described as “neither
street nor beat nor meat nor academic, but an emotionally evocative
mix of styles that can be brutally imagistic or powerfully terse.” His
scholarly writing is concerned with social work ethics, international
social work, friendship, social work theory, social work practice
and the uses of poetry in social work and research. He teaches group
and practice courses in the BSW and MSW programs. Mostly, he just
likes to live as fully as possibly and mess with the poem. He welcomes
feedback, comments and dialogue about his work. Snorting Dog Press
published two of his chapbooks, of only average intent, 2002 and
Gleaming and Faded, 2003. He also has an e-book on the Internet Poet’s
Cooperative website. He is currently seeking a publisher for three
full length manuscripts. As of July 2003, he will be moving to Omaha
to teach at the school of social work at University of Nebraska-Omaha,
and can be contacted at Richpoet@aol.com until he gets his new e-mail
Elizabeth Galaida writes from her home in Union Bridge, MD while commuting to
The NEA Foundation in Washington, DC. She earned her BA in French and Spanish
from Wake Forest University in June 1993 and her MFA in Creative Writing from
Antioch University of Los Angeles in June 2002. She won First Place for Humorous
Short Fiction in the Random House Adult Writing Contest in November 2002. She
is also a pianist, vocalist and songwriter. She is currently working on a collection
of short stories and a novella.
Hayes is the author of Echoes from the Sarcophagus (3300 Press, 1997)
and St. Paul Hotel (Ex Nihilo Press, 2000). Recently published by Sidereality,
Some Words and Tin Lustre Mobile; he edits the literary / art magazine
Over the Transom.
have appeared in Animus, Southern Humanities Review, Pedestal,
Poetrybay, Poetry International, The Hollins Critic, Spoon River
Poetry Review, and over 200 other publications in the US, UK
and AU. She is an Associate Editor of The Café Review,
and teaches English composition and literature at Southern Maine
College. She was a co-editor of the Maine poetry anthology A
Sense of Place. Her chapbooks "Anything
Can Happen" and "Hard" were published by MuscleHead
Press. She has received a Pushcart Prize nomination and an Atlanta
Review International Merit Award.
earning a Master of Arts in English from Virginia Tech and spending
a few years writing arts and entertainment stories for the Daily
News-Record in Harrisonburg, Va., Jenn Ruleman Holl now resides in
Brooklyn, N.Y. She continues to write poems for family members,
but no longer
Her poem, "27," was recently selected for publication in
the Summer 2003 edition of Beginnings Magazine.
Jared O. Hughes
O. Hughes was born in the year of our Lord 1983 in the most haunted
city in the US.- Savannah Ga. He lives at home with a dog and a computer.
native of the Allentown, Pennsylvania area, Kerry Jones attended Mansfield
University and Temple University, and received her MFA in creative writing
Wichita State University, where she now teaches. Her fiction has appeared or
is forthcoming in The GSU Review (fiction contest finalist, 2002), Yalobusha
Review, Orchid: A Literary Review, and Night Train, where she won the
2002 Richard Yates Short Story Award.
Kristopher was born in Charleston, SC, in 1976; reared
in Mississippi. His prose, plays, and poetry are steeped with
his personal struggle between sexuality and spirituality.
Critics have described his diction,
in no short terms, as challenging to comprehend, and, at times, difficult
and frustrating. He feels that it's perfectly representative
actual frustration in discerning good vs. evil where God is concerned.
In his eyes, there should be no apology for truth.
Mondry is a fourth-year English student at Southern Illinois
University at Carbondale in Illinois. She is debating the M.F.A..
She is a mother and avid reader of
much fiction published before 1950. She enjoys outside, night,
sweatshirts and music. Amy's poetry tends to attempt to reconcile
14 years of Catholicism with 8 years of non-practice. She writes
about relationships between herself and the world, art, etc..
She mentions Moses, she doesn't sell him. She makes up her own
words where she sees fit. The narrative connection is consistently
missing. In her work, 'you' may not be you. Amy maintains that
she is not an artist.
Octavia was born in 1975 in Madrid Spain. He currently works
at the local library in Austin Texas.
happily lives in Chicago, and is disturbed by the statistic that, in
America, there are more plastic flamingos than real ones.
Cheryl Snell’s work has appeared
in many journals, including Antietam Review, Petroglyph, Comstock
Review, Washington Review and River Oak Review. Her
Arms won an honorable mention from the Dana Literary Awards
and was a finalist for the Omaha Prize. Her chapbook of poetry,
Flower Half Blown, published in 2002 by Finishing Line Press, was
nominated for the Ohioana Book Award in Poetry.
Robing Tettenhorst is a poet from
the Columbus, Ohio area. Her poetry has recently appeared in Mocha Memoirs
and will appear in 2003 in "Erased, Sigh, Sigh," "Dream
Fantasy International," and "Kaleidoscope
No Return Address: A Memoir of Displacement (Columbia University
Press, 2000), for which she was awarded the YMCA Writer’s
Voice Grant for Creative Non-Fiction in 2001, the Wayne State
University Board of Governors Award and the Arts Achievement
Award in 2002; she was published in Peninsula: Essays and Memoirs
by Michigan Writers (Michigan State University Press, 2000);
has a poetry collection entitled Through the Straits, at
a chapbook of poetry entitled The Evidence of Spring; and a detective
novel entitled Missing Members; as well as short stories and
over two hundred poems in literary magazines such as Porcupine,
Poetry International, Barrow Street, The Larcom Review, Short
Story, Natural Bridge, Center, Evansville Review, Santa Barbara
Review, Cumberland Poetry Review, River Styx, Spoon River Poetry
Quarterly, Weber Review, Lynx Eye, etc., and in The Christian
was born and raised in New Hampshire, has degrees from Dartmouth
College and Harvard Medical School, and has been a pediatrician
in inner-city Philadelphia for the past twenty years working
with families challenged by poverty, substance abuse, and domestic
violence. She writes to survive. She started sending work out
three years ago with very modest goals, but has had
somewhat surprising success, with 1200 poems accepted or published
by 250 journals including American Writing, The Café Review,
Chiron Review, Feminist Studies, Journal of the American Medical
Association, Journal of Medical Humanities, The Larcom Review,
Minnesota Review, Nimrod, Poet Lore, Rattle, and Whiskey Island
Magazine. A book of her “medical” poems, The
Patient Presents, was published by The People’s Press
in Baltimore and a chapbook of very different material, “I
am going to walk toward the sanctuary,” was published by
Nepenthe Books/Via Dolorosa Press. She received a Pushcart nomination
an experimental piece (from Gravity Presses) in 2000, and again
in 2002. This spring she received a contract to publish a second
chapbook, “Blues: Songs
for Desdemona,” with Via Dolorosa Press and to publish
At the Monkey-Feast Table with ZeBook Company, a new online poetry
publisher. The People’s Press has recently accepted another
manuscript, tentatively entitled “Late” for publication
in January 2004.