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Charles Byrne is a philosopher, poet, and photographer, who recently transplanted to San Francisco from Illinois.
Fred Chandler is the author of two chapbooks, A Flying Frog and X Factor. He is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities grant, a fellow of the American Film Institute, a member of the Writers Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Fred’s poems have appeared in The Pink Chameleon, Splizz, Northern Stars, Black Lantern, KCET, Danse Macabre, and The Storyteller, among other publications. His website can be viewed at www.fredchandler.com.
Virginie Colline is a French translator living in Paris. Her poems have appeared in The Scrambler, The Electronic Monsoon Magazine, Notes from the Gean, Prune Juice, Frostwriting, Spinozablue, Prick of the Spindle, The Orris and StepAway Magazine, among others.
Robert Klein Englerlives in Des Plaines, Illinois and sometimes New Orleans. Many of Robert’s poems, stories, paintings and photographs are set in the Crescent City. His long poem, The Accomplishment of Metaphor and the Necessity of Suffering, set partially in New Orleans, is published by Headwaters Press, Medusa, New York, 2004. He has received an Illinois Arts Council award for his “Three Poems for Kabbalah.” If you google his name, then you may find his work on the Internet. Link with him at Facebook.com to see examples of his recent paintings and photographs. Some of his books are available at Lulu.com. Visit him on the web at RobertKleinEngler.com. Mr. Engler is represented by OnView Gallery, 139 N. Northwest Hgy, Park Ridge, IL, 224.585.0503.
Lee Giesecke lives in northern Virginia. He has published approximately 80 poems, 140 haiku, and 1 short story. He tends to go for a mildly ironic tone, but there are occasional hints of humor and sentiment—and sometimes even philosophy.
M.J.Iuppa lives on a small farm near the shores of Lake Ontario. Her most recent poems have appeared in Poetry East, The Chariton Review, Tar River Poetry, Blueline, The Prose Poem Project, and The Centrifugal Eye, among others. Recent chapbook is As the Crows Flies (Foothills Publishing, 2008) and second full length collection, Within Reach, (Cherry Grove Collections, 2010); Forthcoming prose chapbook Between Worlds (Foothills Publishing, October 2012) She is Writer-in-Residence and Director of the Visual and Performing Arts Minor program at St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY.
Stuart Kurtz is a non-fiction published free-lance writer whose work appears in 18 languages. His poetry and short drama are now starting to appear. He was the only American to cover Toronto’s Scotiabank Nuit blanche in 2009. His teleplay, “The Waltons of Walmart,” is available for purchase. His blog is www.stuartkurtz.blogspot.com and he can be hired at email@example.com
Jessica Latham’s poems have been featured in the 2012 Yuki Teikei Haiku Anthology and the Willow Glen Poetry Project. She has self-published a collection of poetry, Shadows, and forthcoming Conversations with my Brother. She dabbles in creative writing with a women’s writing group in Palo Alto, California. She is also working on the translation of a Spanish author’s collection of poetry from a small Northern town in Spain. Jessica spends her energy writing a blog, Rowdy Prisoners about daring to live with passion. To read her interviews about other rowdy prisoners, please visit rowdyprisoners.com.
Matt Lynn is writer and a wanderer; however he is new to the publishing world. He has been traveling since he could walk and has currently landed in Bolivia, South America, which he has called home for the past seven years. He is inspired daily by the beauty, color and pulsing life of the Andes and the Bolivian people.
Mark J. Mitchell studied writing at UC Santa Cruz under Raymond Carver, George Hitchcock and Barbara Hull. His work has appeared in various periodicals over the last thirty five years, as well as the anthologies Good Poems, American Places,Hunger Enough, and Line Drives. His chapbook, Three Visitors will be published by Negative Capability Press later this year and his novels, The Magic War and Knight Prisoner will be published in the coming months. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, the documentarian and filmmaker Joan Juster. Currently he’s seeking gainful employment since poets are born and not paid.
Amy Nawrocki teaches English and Creative Writing at the University of Bridgeport. She is the author of three chapbooks published by Finishing Line Press, most recently, Lune de Miel. Her prose works include two books coauthored with her husband Eric D. Lehman: A History of Connecticut Wine and A History of Connecticut Food. She lives in Hamden, CT.
Timothy Nelson is a writer, editor, teacher, poet, and professional writing coach. His specialties are editing and writing for education and business, cultural analysis, screenwriting, and developing engaging courses for college students. He has also worked as a content editor, assistant editor, and writer for several publications and a literary press. Tim earned a master’s degree in professional writing and a bachelor’s degree in communication. For the past two summers, he won grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities to study Landmarks of American History, including the Transcendentalist thinkers (Fuller, Emerson, Thoreau, the Alcotts, etc.) and the legacy of Black Mountain College.His experience includes seven years in film and advertising, eight years in sales and marketing, and ten years in education. He currently teaches freshman-year composition and writing courses at Stevenson University and Towson University.
Tony Paese is an undergraduate English major at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. His work has previously appeared in the campus humanities journal Illuminations. When not writing his silly little poems, he can be found on the disc golf course or perhaps (feeling swanky) an actual golf course.
Joanna C. Valente was born in Manhattan, New York. She attends Sarah Lawrence College as a MFA candidate in poetry writing. In 2011, Joanna was the recipient of the Friends of Humanities/American Society of Poet’s Prize. She is also the founder and editor of the magazine, Yes, Poetry. Joanna is a graduate of SUNY Purchase College, where she received a BA in creative writing and a BA in literature. Her work has appeared in La Fovea, The Medulla Review, The Houston Literary Review, Owen Wister Review, Tipton Poetry Journal, Uphook Press, among others. In her spare time, she is a mermaid. More can be found at her website: http://joannavalente.com
Stephanie Valente lives in New York. One day, she would like to be a silent film star. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from dotdotdash, Nano Fiction, LIES/ISLE, and Uphook Press. She can be found at: http://kitschy.tumblr.com