VOLUME 3 NUMBER 1 JUNE 2004
McGourlay: "My pen name is Alan Barrie and I have
been writing poetry since 2003. Previously published The Pond
(Peace and Tranquillity) in New Pegasus by Cyberwit 2004.
Located in Lanarkshire Scotland, I have worked in Social Work
for 17years. Poetry is a means to express myself creatively
and is on a par with meditation for its regenerative and
Alex Shapiro grew up outside of Boston, Massachusetts.
His fiction, poetry, non-fiction and articles have appeared in
Identity Theory, Prose Toad, The Boston Phoenix, Stuff
Magazine, The Boston Globe Wedding Supplement, Pastry Art
& Design, and other publications. He is currently a
Fiction Fellow at the University of Montana, Missoula, and a
contributing editor for Cutbank Literary Magazine.
Allen Itz from Texas, USA: "I'm 60 years old. I'm
6 feet tall and I weigh 270 pounds. I used to be taller,
thinner and younger but was transformed along the way by life
and an excessive love of pecan pie. I published a couple of
poems in the late 60's-early 70's, then quit writing (except
for business writing) for nearly 30 years, as career and
family took up most of my time and creative energies. I began
writing again when I retired a couple of years ago. Since then
my poems have been published in a number of on-line literary
journals, including The Muse Apprentice, Alchemy, The
ShallowEnd, AvantGarde Times, The Poet's Canvas, Dynamic
Patterns, Neiderngasse, Eclectica, The Melic Review, The Green
Tricycle, Nectarzine, Experimentia, Planet Magazine, The
Horsethief's Review, Maelstrom, Tryst, Beatnik and
Angie Hulme lives in Lancashire, England. On her
website you can find a poetry anthology - 'Honest Secrets',
two books, 'Disbelief' and 'Virtually Real', a spoken word EP
'Whims of Humanity' and the forthcoming spoken word poetry cd
'Black or White or Pink or Gray'. When not busy writing and
generally wasting time, she hangs out at www.join-me.co.uk
with the rest of the Joinees. Visit her website at
Barbara F. Lefcowitz from MD, USA has published eight
books of poetry as well as individual poems, stories, and
essays in over 500 journals; won literary fellowships and
prizes from the National Endowment for the Arts and the
Rockefeller Foundation, among many others.
Barbara Smilgin: Poet from Szczecin, Poland.
Bill Sherman from NJ, USA is Ph.D. in English &
American literature. He has taught at the University of Hull
and The University College of Wales. He is the author of
Tahitian Journals: In Search Of Taata Mata, published in
London by Hearing Eye Press and Editor of Branch Redd Review.
Eric Mottram says, "A certain wry self-knowledge surfaces
in William Sherman's letters, and its humour and obsession
articulates his writing."
Caleb Adrian Coleman is attending the University of
North Texas in Denton, majoring in Film.
Calista M. Sullivan: "I was born in RI, but grew
up in CT and lived there for the majority of my life thus far.
Currently I am attending college in Los Angeles, CA to get a
Bachelors degree in Game Software Design. When am I finished
with college (with a masters degree,) I plan to return to CT
and frequent many coffee shops."
Capt. Ed Davidson: Science degree with Graduate studies
in psychology and philosophy, Asian specialty; then survived
more than 200 combat missions as a Navy "Top Gun"
fighter pilot; dedicated rest of life to public service as
citizen environmental activist and political reformer on state
and regional basis; part time charter boat Capt. in Florida
Chantel McGleno writing seriously for the past 7 years
has been published a numerous amount of times.
Charles Ray: "I have been writing poems since I
was 17. I served 20 years in the U.S. Army, and joined the
U.S. diplomatic service in 1982. I have served in Germany,
China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, Sierra Leone, and
Panama, and am currently U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia."
Charlotte Cooper is from London, UK. Her novel 'Cherry'
was seized by Canada Customs for obscenity. She is a freelance
journalist, zine monkey, corporate wage slave, all-round gal,
and the boss of
Chris Thomas was born in Kalamazoo MI in 1977. ".
Growing bored with factory work and small town life I decided
to join the worlds finest navy and enlisted in the USN in
1997. I was diagnosed with severe asthma and in 2002 I was
found unfit for continued active duty and was honorably
discharged from service with full benefits. My father, Maxey,
still lives in Austin. My mother passed away in 2000. My
girlfriend, Denise, and I are expecting our first child
together this September 20th. We are going to have a daughter
and I am very excited."
Cristina Galeata & Trevor Landers are from
Wellington, New Zealand.
Dale Morgan is from NY, USA.
Dana M. Jerman is currently teaching physical science
and astronomy in S. California. This Pennsylvania native has
grown up in the small towns surrounding Pittsburgh and has
sought in her writing to preserve the perspective of the
working class. This world is full of the tiny events and small
emotions of everyday that transform themselves into graduated
moments and on to tales of uncomplacent glory.
Daniel Gallik has had poetry and short stories
published by Hawaii Review, A.I.M.(America's Intercultural
Magazine), PARABOLA, NIMROD, LIMESTONE (University of
Kentucky), THE HIRAM POETRY REVIEW, AURA (University of
Alabama), and WHISKEY ISLAND (Cleveland State University).
Currently, Daniel's agent is working on selling his three
Danielle Nicole Ginther was born in Houston, Texas on
March 13th 1990. "When I was 3, my mother and father had
a divorce. Since my mother couldn't take care of me along with
her other children, she gave me to my grandparents, and her
other kids to their fathers."
David Arthur Callaway: "Born in 1974, in Hobart
Tasmania, I was raised in the semi-rural setting of Ulverstone,
before attending The University of Tasmania from 1993-1996. It
was here that I developed my interest in writing poetry, and
have steadily increased my collection to over 500 works."
Dawn Thompson from ON, Canada; honours sociology
graduate who dabbles in poetry composition, music and visual
Deborah P Kolodji is a divorced mother of three who
uses her career in information technology to fund her poetry
obsessions and pay for her children's college tuition. She is
a member of the Haiku Society of America, the Southern
California Haiku Study Group, the Science Fiction Poetry
Association, and the California State Poetry Society. She is
the editor and co-founder of Amaze: The Cinquain Journal (www.amaze-cinquain.com),
a webzine and print journal devoted to the cinquain poetry
form. Her work has appeared in Modern Haiku, Bottle Rockets,
Wilmington Blues, Eclectica, St. Anthony Messenger Magazine,
Twilight Times, and many other places.
Denise Cassino is a baby-boomer from suburban Chicago.
After earning a B.A. in English at Northern Illinois
University, she landed upright in Denver, Colorado. Always a
lover of the written word, she has dabbled in writing for
years but more recently has written seriously and has now had
work published in such ezines as AboutTeens, Tapestry,
Hackwriters, Ten Thousand Monkeys, Apollo's Lyre and in print
publications - Reminisce EXTRA, Garden and Hearth, Cottage
Magazine, National Association of Women Writers, Passion, an
anthology, and Taj Mahal Review, an anthology. Her dream is to
become a successful published novelist. Denise loves to
travel, has back-packed through Europe, visited Mexico, Canada
and the Caribbean along with 40 of the United States. Happily
married after 26 years, Denise practices commercial real
estate and resides in the mountains west of Denver. For more
of Denise's writing, see her website: (www.denisecassino.com)
Del Senkbeil, a retired secretary with 500 poems
copyrighted on different websites, lives in Sheboygan,
Wisconsin, a city of approximately 50,000 located on the
shores of beautiful Lake Michigan. "I have been
expressing my thoughts and feelings in poetry since I was in
grade school. I also collect coins and vintage sheet music.
For over three years now writing poetry for poetry sites on
the internet has been my pride and joy."
Drew McNaughton, a Vermont native, received his
Bachelor of Arts in English - Creative Writing from the
University of Montana in 2001, and his Masters of Fine Arts in
Fiction Writing from the same university in 2003. He has
taught creative writing and composition courses at the
University of Montana and worked as a trip leader at the
university's Outdoor Program for four years.
Eleanor Levine from NY, USA has been published in
Happy, Penumbra, Onion River Review, Downtown Poets, Kumquat
Merringue, The California Quarterly, Denver Quarterly, Facets,
Fiction and Milk Magazine.
Elizabeth Waugh: "Both Los Angeles and my hometown
of Chicago are displayed throughout most of my photography.
The majority of my photography and writing can be found on my
Ellaraine Lockie from CA, USA is a well-published and
awarded poet; appeared in journals, anthologies, magazines and
broadsides. She has received seven nominations for Pushcart
Prizes. Her first published collection, Midlife Muse, won
Poetry Forum's chapbook contest in 2000, and recent chapbooks
are Crossing the Center Line, Sweet Annie Press and Coloring
Outside the Lines, The Plowman Press (Canada). She
also writes nonfiction books, magazine articles and columns,
and children's stories.
Dr. Emelise Aleandri: Actress and singer, Emelise
Aleandri has performed in film, theatre and television
productions, including Spike Lee's films Crooklyn and Summer
of Sam, Italian Funerals and Other Festive Occasions at the
Walnut Street Theatre and the teleplay, Of Penguins and
Peacocks as Eleonora Duse. She is Artistic Director of Frizzi
& Lazzi the Olde Time Italian-American Music & Theatre
Eric J. Iannelli is a freelance writer living in
Eric Tessier writes both in French and English; a
published author in France, Belgium and the USA; editor of the
French literary magazine La Nef des Fou; writes in 2 reviews
as a regular contributor: Place Au(x) Sens (France) and
Skyline Literary Magazine (USA).
Felix Fojas is a member of PEN International and the
Philippine Literary Arts Council. Holds a BA degree in English
& Comparative Literature and an MA degree in Linguistics
& Literature. Recipient of a creative writing fellowship
from Cambridge University in England. Works published in
Evergreen Review and many other international literary
journals. Awards include Poet Laureate, 2002 Verses Magazine
Laureates Competition, Sterling Heights, Michigan and
Honorable Mention, 2001 Anthology Magazine Poetry Contest,
George Held is a poet and writer living in New York.
Gene X Davis: Born and raised in Eastern Virginia;
worked in Radio since the 70s in Virginia, North Carolina and
Geert Verbeke is from Flanders, Belgium. Born
31-05-1948 Haiku poet & jazz photographer. Visit at
Gloria B. Pimentel is a retired beauty consultant. She
lives in Southern California and is presently studying
Nutrition, Iridology and Herbology. She loves to write and her
poems and short stories have been published in two anthologies
and several e-zines and literary journals in the web.
Gregory S Martin: Born in upper mid west of USA in the
mid 1950s; second oldest of 7 children. "Started writing
poems when I was 12 years old. Then did not write anything for
almost 40 years. One day I was watching some birds and began
to write again I forgot how much I enjoyed it."
Handley Peter is from England.
D. Harlan Wilson has published over 100 stories in
magazines and anthologies throughout the world. He is the
author of The Kafka Effekt, Irrealities, 4 Ellipses and
Stranger on the Loose. Currently he lives in Michigan, where
he teaches creative writing at Michigan State University. For
more information on Wilson and his writing, refer to his
official website at www.dharlanwilson.com.
Dr. Hyacinth Cynthia Wyatt was born in Trinidad. She
went to Paris at the age of ten where she studied and obtained
her B.A and M.Phil. at the university of the Sorbonne. She
worked as an English Teacher in a Grammar School for ten years
in Paris. She also taught French in U.K. for two years. In
Spain, she taught at the School of Language at the University
of Barcelona and is currently teaching at the University
Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona where she completed her PhD. on
R. K. Narayan. Her thesis calls attention to the importance of
the mythological heritage in Narayan's fiction and examines
systematically all Narayan's novels grouped according to the
four stages of the life of a Brahmin. Its publication, by the
University Press of Rovira i Virgili is forthcoming. She has
written several articles on R.K. Narayan and other Post
Colonial authors. She has edited a book, The Vitality of West
Indian Literature. Her second book on Myths and Symbols in R.K.
Narayan's Novels is forthcoming.
I.E. Hogg from Co Durham, UK, 69 yrs old and divorced
retired social worker; three children and three grandchildren.
"I have been writing for most of my life but only
seriously since my retirement. My main interests are reading
and writing poetry. I paint and draw. I also have a deep
interest in re incarnation mysticism and comparative religion,
I am voluntary bereavement counselor."
Jeremy Biles lives in Chicago, where he writes as
variously as possible. His work has appeared in such places as
LVNG, Lamination Colony, the Journal of Religion, and in
exhibition catalogues for the Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago,
where he also curated the "Zounds" exhibition.
Jerry Bradley is Dean of Graduate Studies and Associate
Vice President for Research at Lamar University. "I have
authored four books including The Movement: British Poets of
the 1950s (criticism) and Simple Versions of Disaster
(poetry), which was commended by the Dictionary of Literary
Biography. A member of the Texas Institute of Letters, I was
chosen as the 2000 Scholar-Teacher of the Year by the Texas
College English Association. My poetry has appeared in many
literary magazines including New England Review, American
Literary Review, Modern Poetry Studies, Poetry Magazine, and
Southern Humanities Review. I am also poetry editor of Concho
River Review and past-president of the Texas Association of
Creative Writing Teachers and the Southwest/Texas Popular
Jerry Craven is author of 20 published books including
a novel, Snake Mountain, and a book of creative
nonfiction, Tickling Catfish. Among his publications are
over two dozen short stories in literary magazines and anthologies.
He has taught for five universities in three countries. Currently
he is professor of English at West Texas A&M University,
the editor of the WTAMU Series of the Texas A&M
University Press, and editor-in-chief of a literary
magazine, Amarillo Bay (on the web at www.amarillobay.org).
His writing has won 25 awards in national and regional
John Bryan is an Australian poet. His work has been
published in various journals worldwide
Dr. John Cuetara's stories have appeared in the
following US literary reviews: Neologisms in Massachusetts,
Pleiades in Missouri and Wilmington Blues in North Carolina.
John attended Bennington College in Vermont where he studied
with novelists Bernard Malamud and John Gardner. After
Bennington, he attended graduate school in psychology at
Boston University. John currently works as a psychologist and
lives with his wife and son near the Mystic Lakes in Medford,
Jon Boilard was born and raised in New England and has
been living and writing in San Francisco since 1986. His
fiction has appeared in literary magazines in the U.S., Canada
and Europe. One of his stories was recently nominated for a
Pushcart Prize and several others have won individual small
Joseph Sica is a storyteller and motivational speaker,
(Father) Joe Sica is
a priest from Wilkes-Barre, PA. His most recent book,
10 Ways to Grow Spiritually and Emotionally, is available at
and bookstores everywhere.
Julie Failla Earhart: Internationally published,
award-winning fiction and nonfiction author Julie Failla
Earhart has a bachelor's degree in journalistic and creative
writing and a master of fine arts degree from the University
of Missouri-St. Louis. Julie has had the most success in her
writing career with feature articles. She has written for
Frontier Airlines, AAA Midwest Traveler, AAA Southern Traveler
(in publication), Missouri Life magazine (in publication),
Show-Me Missouri Magazine, Sauce Magazine (of which she is the
"Chef Talk" columnist),Saint Louis Events Magazine
(of which she is the former editor-in-chief), Cahners Business
Information, St. Louis Public Library, The Tunica Times, The
1904 World's Fair Society Bulletin, Spirit Seeker, Oakland
House, St. Louis Writers Guild, Saturday Writers, the MFA
Program at UM-St. Louis, and The Historic Daniel Boone Home
and Boonesfield Village. She has been a reviewer of fiction
for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Charlotte Austin Review,
Booksights (in the UK), Amazing Authors Showcase, and Word
Museum as well as written a plethora of newsletters and
brochures. In 2000, she was a runner-up in Book magazine's
"Don Quixote Essay Contest." She has published a
short story that was included in Milliken Publishing Company's
CD-ROM Knowledge Works. She is a making a name for herself in
India, where three of her stories have been published in the
Taj Mahal Review; Fantasies...An Anthology of the World's
Great Short Stories; Passion...An Anthology of the World's
Great Short Stories and The Color Gallery. Her work has been
also been published in Stirrings: A Literary Collection;
Palimpsest; Gigantic; Watermark; Words and Dreams, Part XII;
An Archer's Dream; and Steps Astray. She recently put together
a collection of short stories, Home Sweet Home & Other
Dangerous Places, which is collecting dust in her studio. In
addition to her writing career, Julie has taught feature
writing at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, composition
classes at St. Charles Community College, and composition and
literature at St. Louis Community College-Meramec. Currently,
she is a freelance writer, teacher, speaker, and editor
working in the St. Louis area where she lives with her husband
and four-year-old guinea pig, Stinky.
lives in the United States in the state of sunny Florida.
"I have three grown children and three adorable
grandchildren. My writing varies in style and content but is
written mostly from personal emotions and experiences. Writing
has been my passion for as long as I can remember. It is a
gift that I will treasure always. My only hope is that as time
passes I can develop my techniques in this forever learning
Sutten is from Texas, USA.
Kirby Wright was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii.
He is a graduate of Punahou School in Honolulu and the
University of California at San Diego. He received his MFA in
Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, where he
studied under the tutelage of Frances Mayes(UNDER THE TUSCAN
SUN). Kirby has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes and is
a past recipient of the Ann Fields Poetry Prize, the Academy
of American Poets Award, the Browning Society Award for
Dramatic Monologue, and Arts Council Silicon Valley
Fellowships in Poetry and The Novel. BEFORE THE CITY, Kirby's
first book of poetry, has just been published by Lemon Shark
Kelley White says, "I was born and raised in New
Hampshire, have degrees from Dartmouth College and Harvard
Medical School, and have been a pediatrician in inner-city
Philadelphia for the past twenty years.. more than 750 poems
accepted or published by about one hundred and seventy-five
journals.. A book of my "medical" poems, The Patient
Presents, was published this spring by The People's Press in
Baltimore and a chapbook of very different material, "I
am going to walk toward the sanctuary, " was published
this fall Nepenthe Books/Via Dolorosa Press. I received a
Pushcart nomination for an experimental piece (from Gravity
Presses) in 2000.."
Lady Camelot:. Keeping in tune with her poetic nature,
Lady Camelot hopes that future patrons and immigrants of Ellis
Island can and will only appreciate the value of being an
American citizen. Through freedom, liberty and peaceful
resolve, the Statue of Liberty still stands for a Nation
undivided with hopes of a brighter tomorrow. Tears of Liberty
has recently been inducted into the Ellis Island collection of
commemorative poetry in honor of the Statue of Liberty in New
York City, NY
Lauren Nikki Warford is from TX, USA.
Levi Baldwin is from Amsterdam, Holland.
Dr. Linda L. Bielowski from Illinois, US is a practicing
psychotherapist, board certified pastoral counselor, and
university English instructor, who refocused on her writing
after facilitating a spirituality group and participating in a
poetry exhibit at the prestigious University of Chicago
Hospitals. Her work has appeared in numerous journals,
magazines, and anthologies including the following: Poetry
Magazine, Ariga, Wilmington Blues, Muse Apprentice Guild,
Enfuse, Eintouist, Poetism, Poetic Hours, Verses,
SpaceBreather, SubtleTea, Unarmed, Pure Christians, A flippant
Way, Listening to the Birth of Crystals, Promise, Subjective
Substance, Conspire; Interface; Tribal Soul Kitchen; Poesia;
among others. Dr. Bielowski has published a first collection
of poetry in a chapbook Spirit Echoes and has received a
contract from PublishAmerica for her second anthology
Contemplative Persona, scheduled for release in 2004. She was
recently named "New Talent" by Little Treasures/Soul
Comfort and as a finalist in the FirstWriter poetry
competition. In her leisure time, the author chases three
feline muses: Sedgwick. Joshua, and Sara.
Linda Marie Gonzales is from CA, USA. "One of my
goals is to be a well known poet."
Mandy Rae Merico is from WV, USA. "I have been
writing my entire life. It is truly a gift."
Margaret C. Rigsby lives in northeastern Alabama where
she studied at Calhoun Community College and the University of
Alabama at Huntsville. Margaret has become an internationally
published poet though she never set out to be as she uses her
written word against the stigma of mental illness (brain
disorders). She invites you to visit her poetry pages at URL:
Maria Cristina Azcona from Buenos Aires Argentina
is a well known bilingual poetess and novelist, psychologist
and editor, who lives in Argentina. her work can be read in
many important journals, magazines, anthologies and literary
journals around India, UK, USA, Argentina, Spain, Jordan,
Siria, Arabia and many other countries.
Maria Dahvana Headley's stage plays have been developed
at venues including Robert Redford's Sundance Playwright's Lab
and The Kennedy Center in Washington DC. She's currently thigh
deep in a screenplay, a novel, and a short story collection.
Her first piece of erotica, BRONTITIS was published at
Cleansheets.com and will appear in Susie Bright's Best
American Erotica in 2005. She lives in Seattle.
Maurice Oliver: After almost a decade of working as a
freelance photographer in Europe, Maurice Oliver returned to
America in 1990 to work for the Los Angeles Times. Then, in
1995, he made a lifelong dream reality by traveling around the
world for eight months. But instead of taking pictures, he
used the same acute creative energy to record the experience
in a journal, which eventually became dozens of poems. And so
began his ambition to be a poet. His poetry has appeared in
several publications. He presently resides in Portland,
Oregon, where he works as a tutor.
Meegan Foley's work has been published in Identity
Theory, Be Real, All Things Girl and Anthology Magazine. She
is a world-class napper and a cat lady in denial. In her spare
time she maintains a personal website called "Not So
Dr. Michael R. Collings has taught literature and
poetry at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California for 25
years; published several volumes of poetry as well as books on
Stephen King, Orson Scott Card, and other contemporary
Michael Estabrook is from MA, USA. "I'm a
Marketing Communications Manager for a tiny division of a
gigantic billions-of-dollars company, and man, going into an
office every day can be excruciating. The stuffy air, the
florescent lights are killing me. Thankfully I can retire in
10 or 15 years. But I still think that somehow I've got to get
myself on some boat collecting phytoplankton, or into the rich
brown hills of Montana searching for TRex bones. Then again
maybe I simply should've stayed on Northfield Avenue where I
belong and learned to fix cars like my Daddy did."
Mila Strictzer is from NV, USA. "I live and write
in Las Vegas. I just finished my latest book. When I make it
big, you'll likely still find me at the strip clubs...however,
I am still grinding my axe on the stone with such intensity
when I fall asleep, my forehead gets cut on the limestone
Monica Ellen Smith is a Featured Poet at Kookamonga
Square, http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Tower/9556. She resides
in West Liberty, Ohio and her work is regularly published in
print/online magazines ("Voices"; "Skyline
Publications"; "Poetry Life and Times";
"Steel Point Quarterly", etc.). She also has had her
photography published online at "Cream, the Creative
"Voices" (www.1writersway.org/); "The
Circle"(www.circlemagazine.com/), et al. In 2003 her work
appeared in the "Dream Whispers" anthology from
Scroll Publications. A letter to her (deceased) father was
purchased for a collection entitled" CeLebrations- Notes
to My Father"- released May 2003-- an event of The
Dawkins Project (http://www.thedawkinsproject.com ), created
to help children. The book can be purchase through the Dawkins
website. Monica has one book of poetry to her credit at this
point, "Days of Fine Gray Ash", a collection of
poetry regarding the many nuances of love. The book has been
endorsed by Poet Nikki Giovanni, and can be purchased by
contacting Monica at email@example.com .
Nicole Fronek : "As for my formal education, I
have earned my degree in Fine Arts, which enables me to have
the ability to compose on a wide variety of topics that relate
to this area. Because of my passion for globe trotting, I have
experienced many adventures and have had the opportunity to
view some of the world's most magnificent landscapes. I
currently live in the southern Bavarian region of Germany in
the city of Munich, which offers a multitude of cultural city
events and exhibitions. Also this host city to the
world-renowned Oktoberfest acts as a main artery to and from
numerous neighboring countries, allowing access to countless
locations and limitless experiences. Prior to my relocation
aboard, I was a full time California resident. Now with two
very different lifestyles and cultures encompassing me through
out the year, I consider myself very fortunate to be able to
commute between two of the top and "in demand"
regions of the world to call home."
Nid Collins is from Belgrave, Leicester, England. 37
years old, he started writing poetry at the age of 10. Between
1990 and the present, he has written 6 books of poetry which
mostly cover a complex take on romance. Often dark, always
truthful and only occasionally bright, his poetry is not for
Nyal Thomas: is from OR, USA.
Pamela Z. Daum is a writer and photographer from Ohio,
USA. Her work has appeared in Ascent Magazine, Satire
Magazine, and BMW Roundel.
Patricia Smith Ranzoni writes from a subsistence farm
in outback Maine. Her work has appeared in folk and literary
journals and anthologies across the U.S. and abroad,
collected, so far, by Puckerbrush Press in _Claiming_ (1995)
and _Settling_ (2000). _Wellhouse Not Far Enough_ is
forthcoming. She believes in poetry as an essential aspect of
cross-cultural listening and valuing.
Peter Ebsworth lives in Norfolk, England with his wife
Julie, son Tom and daughter Becky. He is a member of British
Mensa's creative writers group and has had stories published
in the USA as well as an anthology of his short stories
published by Searle Publishing under the title Dark Whispers.
Philip Carmen: "I live in south England and am
married with 2 daughters. I have been writing poetry since I
was twenty. Until 11 years ago I had a career in horticulture,
but I was disabled and spent long periods of time in hospital.
Over the years have had poems published in newspapers and
magazines and I have my own website for poetry and a group on
the internet. You could say poetry is my passion."
R. Paul Craig: "I teach Philosophy at San Jacinto
College, near Houston. published in Poet Lore, Peloris, Snow
Monkey, 2River View, Poetic Diversity and Red River Journal,
among others. I have also published a book of poetry, The
Higher Criticism (Adams Press, 1979) and a chapbook, Every
Once in a While (Scars Press, 2003)."
Regina Derieva (1949) from Marsta, Sweden has published
twenty books of poetry, essays, and prose. Her most recent
book is a collection of prose entitled The World is Full of
Fools (Moscow, "Text". 2003). Her books have been
translated into English, Swedish, French, and Italian. Her
work has appeared in the Modern Poetry in Translation, Poetry
East, Cross Currents, Ars-Interpres, Salt, as well as in many
Richard W. Fox: "I am an African American who is
part Irish and part Cherokee. Living Chicago all of my life,
I've worked at a variety of mostly low-paying jobs while doing
a great deal of writing, none of it for publication till
recently. Stories and articles of mine have appeared in Aim
Quarterly and Mercury (a publication of the Astronomical
Socierty of the Pacific) and online.
Holding a Masters in physics, I currently teach astronomy and
physical science at various Chicago-area colleges and
universities. I also serve as an unpaid guest observer at
Yerkes Observatory in Wisconsin and am co-author of published
research papers in astronomy."
Richard Joseph, 65 years old, is from IL, USA; has
written poetry on and off forty years; has painted, sculpted.
"Poetry is not my only 'talent'."
Robert C. Carucci: "My poetry has been featured in
titles such as: Theater of the mind, Beyond the Garden Gate,
Best Poets 2003, The brief Chroniclers of our Time, Sounds of
poetry CD series 2003, Sounds of poetry CD series 2004, as
well as Internet publication, I also write articles and a
review section in Martial Arts Insider Magazine, I have also
recently completed a children's book entitled "The
Robert D. Rice is a New Jersey born freelance writer
who has had literary works published in five countries world
wide. He is single with no children.
Robert Lanzone has been an Information Technology
Professional in the Financial Services Industry on Wall Street
for over thirteen years. That's what pays the bills, however,
writing is his true passion. He is a board member of the Long
Island Writers' Guild (www.liwritersguild.org) and a sampling
of his writing can be found at his web site (www.ControlGrid.net).
Robert Levin from New York, USA is a former contributor
to The Village Voice and Rolling Stone, Robert Levin's fiction
and essays have appeared in numerous print and on-line
publications. He is also the coauthor and coeditor,
respectively, of two collections of essays about jazz and rock
in the '60s: "Music & Politics" and "Giants
of Black Music."
Robin M. Buehler, a 33 year-old Journalist in southern
New Jersey, is an aspiring writer and poet, with already five
poems published in anthologies and four others on the website
www.fictionauts.com. "I've also had several photos
included in exhibits, one of which has earned an honorable
mention. Professionally, I've earned a third place and an
honorable mention for an article and a photograph I took
respectively from the New Jersey Press Association."
Ronald Oliver is from CA, USA; visit at
Rose Marie Streeter: "Many things inspire me to
write. Life, Death. Loved ones, Illness and Disease, Patriotic
and a little of This and That. Family and friends are very
important to me and people with Dementia/Alzheimer's disease
have a very special spot close to my heart. Some of my
writings are uplifting while others are quite sad. My intent
is to reach viewers on different levels..."
Rupert da Costa e Silva is a Melbourne writer who
writes much to do with the erotic, from plays to films, to
poetry, and short stories.
Rustin Larson is from IA, USA.
Sal Amico M. Buttaci is the former editor of New Worlds
Unlimited and of Poetidings, the newsletter of the New Jersey
Poetry Society, Inc. His poems, stories, letters, and articles
have appeared in The New York Times, The Record, The New York
News, The Writer, Cats Magazine, Christian Science Monitor and
many other publications here and abroad. He is a long-standing
member of the New Jersey Poetry Society, Inc. Buttaci is the
author of seven books, including Promising the Moon, A Family
of Sicilians: Stories and Poems, and Greatest Hits: 1970 to
2000 (Pudding House Press). As co-founder of "The
Saturday Afternoon Poets," along with Paul Juszcyk, he
has done hundreds of poetry readings and workshops, most of
them in New Jersey libraries, schools, coffeehouses, and on
local cable TV. Sal Amico M. Buttaci is an English instructor
at a local middle school and at a nearby community college. He
lives in Lodi, NJ, with Sharon, his wife and soul mate.
Samantha Louise McDermott is from Idaho, USA.
Dr. Santosh Kumar (b. 1946) is a poet, short-story
writer and an editor from UP India; Head of the English
Department in A.D. College, Allahabad; DPhil in English;
several awards; poems published in many anthologies; awarded
for writing an epic The Fire and The Garden: An Exploration of
Beauty in three volumes; Chief Editor of an international
literary journal Taj Mahal Review. He has also edited eleven
World Poetry Anthologies, and three books of World's Great
Short Stories. With 39 years experience in teaching English
Literature at the university-level, he is able to carefully
compile the poems and short stories, which have been written
by international authors. His wife and he married for nearly
35 years have two sons and one three-year old adorable grand
Sarkis Nercessian is from NC, USA.
Shanu Goyal is from UP, India. "I'm a post
graduate in Business Administration. Self employed. Poetry is
like an inner music in me which flows freely, effortlessly. My
poems have been selected in various international
Shawn P. Madison lives in a new house in Suffolk,
Virginia. He has published more than sixty short stories in
thirty different magazines and anthologies, both electronic
and print. His first novel, GUARDER LORE, was released by
NovelBooks, Inc. ( www.novelbooksinc.com ) in March of 2002
and his collection of short Horror Fiction, THE ROAD TO
DARKNESS, was released by Double Dragon Publishing (
www.double-dragon-ebooks.com ) in April of 2003. Shawn and his
wife share their house with two old friends: a much larger
than normal cat and a dog who thinks he's human. Visit his
website at: http://legendarts.com/shawn/
Stephen McMullin is a journalist from Belfast currently
living in Galway. He has been half-heartedly pursuing a career
with the media and is now trying his hand at fiction because
it's more fun.
Stephen E. Shepherd from Iowa, USA received his BA
English and MA English from Northern Michigan University, and
his MFA creative writing-fiction from Vermont College. He has
published a short story collection, The Distance to Venus, and
a novella, The Last chord Concert. He has taught creative
writing at The University of Dubuque and writing at The
University of Wisconsin, Rock County. Currently, he is
teaching writing at The University of Wisconsin, Platteville.
Stephen is also a singer/songwriter, and his music is
currently receiving airplay in thirteen countries.
Stephen Michael McGowan was born in the city of Hull on
the east coast of England, but now resides in York (an ancient
city with much heritage and England's second most favoured
city to be visited). A hungry reader from an early age and
loving all genres he became an avid bookworm, adoring both
factual and fictional works, although poetry, early sci-fi and
horror piqued his imagination more than anything else. He's
been an author of poetry since early adulthood, but has
recently turned his hand to short fiction. Most of what he
wrote in his youth, both poetry and stories were for the
enjoyment of friends and family. At the moment Stephen is in
full time employ and so poetry is at this point in his life is
still his love and not his career, although he is now
considering an anthology of his own published pieces. He lives
with his fiancée, an Indian-born literary critic, in York.
Steve Sharpe is a graduate of the University of Miami's
School of Journalism. He currently works as a technical writer
for an aerospace manufacturer by day, and a poet, prose, and
travellog freelancer by night. His avid travels only add fuel
to the flames. He currently resides in Washington with his
Sully Moreno from Panama started writing poetry
Susan Scott has been writing since she figured out
which end of the crayon was up. She's the humorous editor of
the e-zine "Long Story Short" and its newsletter, as
well as a hyperactive member of two writing groups. Her cranky
cats are her muses, since the ingrates refuse to do housework.
Most recently Sue has had work published in Ten Thousand
Monkeys, About Teens, Long Story Short, Flashquake (the
Vanitha Sankaran's Editor's Pick-summer 2003 issue), Peeks
& Valleys, Romantic Tales and
Suzanne Nielsen teaches writing at Metropolitan State
University and The Loft Literary Center. Most recently her
work has appeared in The Comstock Review, Mid-America Poetry
Review, The Minetta Review, Mediphors, Moondance, Asphodel,
Xaxx Quarterly and 580 Split. She was awarded the 2003 DeAnn
Lubell Professional Writer's award for her essay: Bruce
Chatwin, He's a Real Nomad Man." She writes a monthly
column, "Cool Dead People," for
www.doubledarepress.com. "Cool Dead People" also
appears in print quarterly through Whistling Shade Literary
Thomas Lisenbee has recently retired from a forty-two
year career as a symphonic musician in New York City to devote
himself to his other great passion, writing. His fiction has
appeared at Wilmington Blues webzine, and his poetry has
appeared in the Literary Gazette of the River Reporter,
Connections, and the chapbook of the Upper Delaware Writers
Collective of which he is a member.
Timothy M Leonard: Vietnam veteran, University of
Oregon graduate. Nomadic writing/photography journeys include
Kuwait, Tibet, China, Bali, Ireland. Children's book author
and published on various sites.
Tony Donovan is a lecturer at King Fahd University of
Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia where he
teaches in the university English writing program. He has
academic degrees from Madison and Berkeley and his language
writings have appeared in such journals as Language Magazine,
The Christian Science Monitor and The Vocabula Review.
Travis Black has written one unpublished novel and over
a half dozen published short stories, one of which appeared in
the June 2003 issue of the Taj Mahal Review. His short story
'Trick or Treat' was nominated as one of the best of the
Web'99, and his 'Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty' won a first place
in a short story contest in '00. A former
engineer, Mr. Black lives in Missouri, U.S.A.
W. S. Mayo is from MD, USA.
Wallace Kyle Woodard, 20 years old male, lives in
Spokane Washington USA. "I am blind due to the cancer
which I have spent most of my life battling I use poetry as a
means of self -expression a connection to the outside world I
like to think of each poem I write as a gift wrapped package
and inside that package is a window into my soul."
William Robbins from CA, USA; several poems published
in previous issues of Taj Mahal Review. Visit at http://www.angelfire.com/wi/senstruc
William Silva Haack is from Parana, Brazil; published a
short tale only in Brazil.
Yorgos Dalman (1973) publishes short stories in small
press and professional magazines in The Netherlands, Belgium
and, in his own translations, in America. He also translated
some short stories by the American absurdist D. Harlan Wilson
for the Dutch magazine market. His script for the dramatic
movie Natalja, about a young mentally instable couple trying
to get by, his being filmed in July 2004. Probably in the fall
of 2004 Dalman's first book, a collection of film-noirish
short stories, will hit the Dutch market. Title of the book:
De vrouw in de kamer (The woman in the room).