Notes on Contributors

Rebecca Brown—Ms. Brown is a Ph.D. student in Creative Writing at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. Her work has previously been published in Confrontation, American Literary Review, and 88: A Journal of Contemporary American Poetry. In the past, she has received an honorable mention from the Academy of American Poets.

Richard Alan Bunch—Mr. Bunch has been published in journals including Sulfur River Literary Review, Hawai’i Review, and Poetry New Zealand.

Lucas Carpenter—Mr. Carpenter is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Humanities at Oxford College, Emory University. He is the author of a book of poetry called A Year for the Spider, 1973.

Sandra M. Castillo—Mrs. Castillo is a Professor at Miami Dade College. Her publishing credits include The Florida Review, The Texas Review, and The Belleview Literary Review.

Allan Douglas Coleman—Mr. Coleman is a prolific, award-winning, internationally published creative writer, essayist, photography and media critic, and lecturer. He has written many books, including spine, Like Father Like Son, and critically-acclaimed The Digital Evolution. Awards Mr. Coleman has received include a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the Ansel & Virginia Adams Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at the Center for Creative Photography. He is also the founder and director of the Photography Criticism CyberArchive (, the most extensive database on the Web of writing about photography.

Julianna Maria Conti—A 5th grade student at Coeur d’Alene Elementary School and is 10 years old.

Richard Dinges, Jr.—Mr. Dinges has an M.A. in literary studies from the University of Iowa. He has been previously published in Flint Hills Review, Pennsylvania English, and Talking River.

Krikor Nazar Der Hohannesian—Mr. Der Hohannesian has been writing poetry for some 35 years but only submitting his work for publication for about four years. His efforts have paid off by his publication in numerous literary journals, including The Evansville Review, The South Carolina Review, Freefall, and Permafrost.

Sharon Doyle—After raising 5 children and teaching literature at two colleges, Ms. Doye has resumed writing. Her work has appeared in over 100 journals and 3 anthologies, including Mona Poetica, You are Here: New York City Streets in Poetry, and The Cancer Poetry Anthology.

James H. Duncan—A graduate of Southern Vermont College, Mr. Duncan’s works have been published in Reed Magazine, The Aurorean, and Ward 6 Review. His work can be seen online at

Rod Farmer—Mr. Farmer has had over 800 poems published in over 150 journals, including Ellipsis, Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, and Main Street Rag. Mr. Farmer has received three Fullbright-Hays Fellowships to study in India, Israel, and Pakistan, respectively.

Kathleen Flowers—Ms. Flowers is an educator who is passionate about bilingual education. She has lived in Santa Cruz for more than 20 years. Her poems have been published in The Porter Gulch Review and other local periodicals. She was the co-recipient of Cabrillo College's Mary Lonnberg Smith Award for Poetry in 2003.

Michael Frey—Dr. Frey is a practicing physician and an associate professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University in New York City. He grew up on Long Island and graduated from Brandeis University. His recent writing credits include poetry and short stories in Blotter, Samsara, and WestWard Quarterly.

Ed Galing—Mr. Galing served in both the U.S. Army and Navy during World War II. Now 89 years old, he has written 70 chapbooks; been published in such magazines as Rattle, Poesy, and 5 A.M.; been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize; and been listed in the International Who’s Who Among Poets. Besides serving as the Poet of Hatboro, Pennsylvania—a post to which he was elected at age 79—Mr. Galing is a professional harmonica player.

Karl Garson—Mr. Garson is the author of two books of poetry, Thoughts in Available Light, a chapbook, and Driving Away from East and West. His poetry has been published in Apalachee Review, Blue Unicorn, and Cimarron Review, among others. He divides his time between his farms in Crawford County, Wisconsin, and Lexington, Kentucky.

Jason Gordon—Mr. Gordon’s work has appeared in Bathtub Gin, Blackwidow’s Web of Poetry, and California Quarterly. He and his wife live in Baltimore, where he is a special education teacher.

Arthur Gottlieb—is an Oregonian poet whose work has appeared in many small literary magazines, including The Ledge, Chiron Review, and The Alembic.

Melanie Graham teaches writing at the University of South Florida, where she remains obsessed with violence and the connection between violation and expression. Her poems have appeared in various journals, including Lullwater Review and Now and Then Magazine.

Jonathan Greenhause—Mr. Greenhause’s poetry has recently appeared or is forthcoming in numerous publications throughout the country and abroad, including The Bitter Oleander, Chronogram, and The GW Review. Although Mr. Greenhause travels widely as a Spanish interpreter and translator, he says, “[M]y true love lies in the intricate architecture of poetry, with its capacity for epiphany and its concomitant potential for extraordinary failure.” He adds, “I gladly partake in the pain and ecstasy of straddling that dizzying territory between the two.”

John Grey—Mr. Grey’s latest book is What Else is There. He has been published recently in Agni, Pear, and Hubbub.

Dawnell Harrison—Mr. Harrison has been published in such journals as Fox Cry, MA!, and Arnazella. He possesses a degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington and admires Jim Daniels, Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Robert Pinsky, and Gary Soto, among others.

Alysha S. Hazzard—Ms. Hazzard is a native of Northern California. She wrote her first poem at age seven and has been going strong ever since. She is married and lives with her husband, Grant, in the College Greens neighborhood of Sacramento, California.

Aaron W. Hillman—Mr. Hillman was born and raised in the Midwest and earned a Ph.D. from UC Santa Barbara. He has been published in Advocate, Anthology, and The Aurorean, and is the author of several volumes of poetry and prose, including the verse collection I Was Born, See . . . . He resides with Rosemary in Fresno, California and enjoys two scrub jays named Jock and Jill. Dr. Hillman describes his work as having progressed “from rhymed and metered verse to musing narratives.”

Margaret J. Hoehn—Her poetry has appeared in Bellingham Review, Margie, Nimrod, and North American Review. She is also the author of four chapbooks and a book called The Trajectory of Sunflowers. Besides being a finalist in the Central Coast Writers Contest, she has received awards from the Baltimore Review, Georgetown Review, Juniper Creek publishing, and Saturday Writers.

Maria Rachel Hooley—Mrs. Hooley has been published in the magazines Green Hills, Literary Lantern, and Westview, among others.

iANThe—Taught high school English in Uganda as a Peace Corps volunteer and has worked for 30 years as a play therapist for special needs children. Previously, she has been published in The Writer, Blue Collar & Wisconsin Reviews, and The Alembic.
Hugh Jones—Mr. Jones is a graduate of Indiana University with a degree in music. His poetry has been published in several journals. He lives in southern Indiana.

Allison Joseph—Allison Joseph lives, writes, and teaches in Carbondale, Illinois, where she is on the faculty of Southern Illinois University. Her latest books of poems are Imitation of Life and Worldly Pleasures.

Mary R. Kingsolving—Ms. Kingsolving was born in New York City. She has a Ph.D. in mathematics from Syracuse University and has taught math for many years. Her poems have appeared in The Mid-America Poetry Review, The Chaffin Journal, and Wavelength, among others.

Sophia Launbredt—-A 3rd grade student at Coeur d’Alene Elementary School and is 8 years old.

Laura LeHew—Ms. LeHew’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous journals and anthologies, including Alehouse Press, Burning Bush, Ellipsis, Heart’s Desire, Pank, Pemmican Press, Perigee, PMS, and Tiger’s Eye. She received her MFA in writing from the California College of The Arts.

William Kelley Lynn—Mr. Lynn has a B.A. in English from Lewis & Clark College and has done graduate work at Portland State University. His poem “In the Dark with Others” was a finalist for The Journal/Ohio State Poetry Book Award.

Donna M. Marbach—A second-generation native of California, Ms. Marbach attended Monterey High School and was named Junior Poet Laureate by the Monterey Peninsula Herald. She has published non-fiction, fiction, and poetry in a variety of anthologies and periodicals, including The MacGuffin, Hazmat Review, The Dire Elegies, and A Woman’s Voice. She is the poetry editor of Byline, a writers’ magazine. In addition, Ms. Marbach is the co-founder of Just Poets, Inc., a Rochester, New York-based, non-profit organization that celebrates poetry and poets (

Mordecai Marcus—Mr. Marcus has been published in Restorations, Pursuing the Lost, and Gathering Treasure. He retired from the English Department at the University of Nebraska in 1997.

Herbert Woodward Martin—-Previously published in The Beloit Poetry Journal, The Massachusetts Review, and The Newport Review, Mr. Martin has been practicing the craft of poetry for three decades.

Janet McCann—Ms. McCann has taught at Texas A&M University since 1969. She won a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1989. Additionally, she has won chapbook contests sponsored by Pudding Publications, Chimera Connections, and Franciscan University Press. Her work has been published in Kansas Quarterly, Parnassus, and Nimrod. Ms. McCann has co-edited the poetry anthologies Odd Angles of Heaven and Place of Passage. Her most recent collection of poems is Emily’s Dress.

J.P. Moore—Mr. Moore is the founder and senior editor of the e-zine Demonminds.

Scott Mulrane—Mr. Mulrane has been published in journals including Esquire and The Iowa Review.

Eric Obame—Mr. Obame has been published in journals including Slow Trains Literary Journal, Dana Literary society, and PKA’s Advocate.

Kenneth O’Keefe—Previously published in The Homestead Review, California Quarterly, and New Zoo Poetry Review, Mr. O’Keefe’s writing has been published in more than sixty journals and magazines. He is retired from teaching public school.

Karen R. Porter—Ms Porter has appeared in The Dos Passos Review, Prism Quarterly, and Barbaric Yawp. She lives in the Pinelands of south Jersey where she conducts field work and “tends to a bunch of critters.”

James Proffitt—Mr. Proffitt is a thirty-nine-year old freelance journalist from Ohio. Among other occupations, he has been a truck driver, jail guard, police officer, and retail store owner. His work has appeared in Rattle, Rattapallax, and Notre Dame Review. He is currently working on his first novel, And the Mayflies Come.

Doug Ramspeck—Mr. Ramspeck teaches creative writing and composition at Ohio State University at Lima. More than 200 of his poems have been published in journals, including Connecticut Review, Rosebud, and Seneca Review.

Melissa Reeser—Ms. Reeser is a freelance writer and Santa Cruz native who resides and teaches high school English in St. Malo, France.

Bill Roberts—Mr. Roberts is a retired nuclear weapons expert who “dreams of the day all WMD are negotiated into oblivion.” In the past twelve years, his poems have appeared in many small press journals, including Bellowing Ark, Clark Street Review, and Long Story Short. He lives in Broomfield, Colorado with “one super-energized wife and two totally spoiled dogs.”

Patricia O. Simmons—Ms. Simmons graduated from the University of Michigan. She also studied with W.D. Snodgrass at Wayne University and with Tom Sanders at the University of South Florida. She has been published in new renaissance, Plains Poetry Journal, and The Lyric.

River Tabor—River is 11 years old and loves owls, even before they became trendy. He lives with his parents and his dog Xochi and cat Begonia. He wants to become an ornithologist when he gets older, but this is subject to change.

Michael Thomas—Mr. Thomas is a freelance editor living in Monterey, California. His work has appeared in The Homestead Review, Porter Gulch Review, Kentucky Poetry Review, and Wind.

Rachel Wang—A 5th grade student at Coeur d’Alene Elementary School and is 10 years old.

J.T. Whitehead—Seventy of Mr. Whitehead’s poems have now been published or accepted by more than 35 publications, including HazMat Review, Poetry Motel, and Nerve Cowboy. He has worked for more than four years as a labor lawyer. He has a Master of Arts in Philosophy and a content life with his wife and son.

Gerald Zipper—Mr. Zipper is a poet, playwright, and theatre producer in New York. Besides being published in numerous literary journals and his deep involvement in the arts, this veteran of the Korean War is also active in social and political causes.