Rane Arroyo has two new books of poetry out: The Roswell Poems (http://www.roswellpoems.com/) and Same-Sex Séances (http://www.newsinspress.com/). He lives and writes in Toledo, Ohio and is working on his memoirs. Visit his website at http://www.ranearroyo.com/. He likes bad television (embarrassing favorite TV show this season: Make Me A Supermodel) and tough poetry (rereading James Schuyler and Pablo Neruda).
Anne Baldo says, "I am a student at the University of Windsor, Ontario."
Tom Carson says, "I'm afraid my biography is quite short as I've only been writing poems for a short time. So far I've had two poems published in book collections and one on an online poetry website. That is it!"
Lisa Fay Coutley holds an MA in creative nonfiction and is currently pursuing an MFA in poetry at Northern Michigan University where she also teaches writing. Her work has appeared in nimble, Eclipse, Terminus, Tar Wolf Review, Freshwater, and others.
Jeff Crouch is a writer. Google "Jeff Crouch" to see where he's been on the internet.
Lightsey Darst says, "I live in Minneapolis, where I write dance reviews, curate mnartists.org's #What Light" poetry contest, and teach English and humanities. This year I received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Literature. Recent work is forthcoming or published in The Antioch Review, The Literary Review, Gulf Coast, and New Letters."
Taylor Graham says, "I'm a volunteer search-and-rescue dog handler in the Sierra Nevada, and also help my husband (a retired wildlife biologist) with his field projects. My poems have appeared in The Iowa Review, The New York Quarterly, Poetry International, Southern Humanities Review, and elsewhere, and I’m included in the anthology, California Poetry: From the Gold Rush to the Present (Santa Clara University, 2004). My book The Downstairs Dance Floor (Texas Review Press, 2006) was awarded the Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize. My latest is Among Neighbors (Rattlesnake Press, 2007)."
John Grey says, "My latest book is What Else Is There from Main Street Rag. I have been published recently in Agni, Worcester Review, South Carolina Review and The Journal Of The American Medical Association."
Peter Gunn says, "I am 28 years old and living in Dundas, Ontario. My work is minimal and explores graffiti tagging as a source of inspiration. My previous work includes the poetic novel Superhero Suicide."
Born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Adam Houle currently lives in Marquette, Michigan. Other poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Pebble Lake Review, Lullwater Review, Portland Review, and elsewhere. This is his first online publication.
Joseph Hutchison says, "I'm the author of 12 collections of poems, including The Rain At Midnight, Bed of Coals (winner of the 1994 Colorado Poetry Award), House of Mirrors, The Undersides of Leaves, and the 1982 Colorado Governor’s Award volume, Shadow-Light. My poems and short stories have appeared in over 100 journals and in several anthologies, most recently Blueroad and Chautauqua Literary Journal. I live with my wife Melody in the mountains southwest of Denver and make my living as a writer and an occasional teacher both face-to-face and online. If you're interested, there's a more extensive bio on my blog. (http://perpetualbird.blogspot.com/)"
Jackson Lassiter's fiction, non-fiction, and poetry has appeared in various anthologies, literary journals, and magazines. He also has a pretty decent web presence (google him!). He lives and writes in Washington, DC.
Frederick (Rick) Lord is the Assistant Dean of Liberal Arts at Southern New Hampshire University, where he also teaches English and serves as poetry editor for Amoskeag, SNHU's literary magazine. A finalist in this year's Dogwood Poetry Prize, Lord has recently had poems accepted by Blueline, Switched-on Gutenberg, kaleidowhirl, Main Channel Voices, and caesura. He and his wife Heather, a painter, live in Bow, N. H.
David B. McCoy lives and teaches in Ohio. For the last quarter century, he has run Spare Change Press which publishes Solo Flyer and a few chapbooks each year. McCoy is the author of The Geometry of Blue: Prose and Selected Poetry, The Clarity of Clouds, Voices from Behind the Mask and the Internet book, Buffalo Time.
Ryan McLellan is a poet and high school English teacher. His work has appeared in scattered print and online journals, including Centripetal, Lost Beat Poetry, The Springboard Journal, Dance to Death, The Smoking Poet, and The Crazy Child Scribbler among others. He recently joined the Manchester, NH Slam Team in competition at the NorthBEAST Regional Poetry Slam in Cambridge, MA and is also a member of Blood on the Floor, a NH poetry group.
Amanda McQuade neither confirms nor denies anything. Her work has recently appeared, or is forthcoming, in Aquapolis, Lethe, Pregnant Moon Review, and silent actor. Currently, she resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Matt.
Sally O'Quinn says, "I have been writing since the 1970's, but until recently, had not submitted anything towards publication. Since June of this year, I have had a short story and poem published at Muscadine Lines-A Southern Journal, and another short story will appear in Hazel Street's "Imagine" contest anthology. Most recently I was notified that I will be the Featured Poet in The Creative Writer Anthology from J.D. Vine Publications."
Adam Penna says, "My work has appeared in many magazines and journals, including Abbey, Bellowing Ark, Cimarron Review and Verse Daily. I teach at Suffolk County Community College on Long Island, and live in East Moriches, NY with my wife."
Kenneth Pobo's book of poems, Glass Garden, will appear from WordTech Press in July 2008. He loves old glass, music from the late sixties, and gardening. He teaches English and Creative Writing at Widener University in Pennsylvania. Catch his radio show, "Obscure Oldies," on Saturdays from 6-8pm EST at WDNR.com.
Joseph Reich is a social worker who works out in the state of Massachusetts; a displaced New Yorker, who sincerely does miss diss-place, most of all the Smoothies on Houston Street, the Thai food, and bagels and bialys from The Lower East Side; when we all get a little older, he hopes to bring wife and child to play in the playgrounds of New York. He has had works which have appeared in such literary journals as Poesy, Dispatch, Falling Star, Color Wheel, Bareback, And Then, Graffiti Rag, Main Street Rag, Bouillabaisse, Decanto, Rogue's Scholar, Poetry Motel, The Beat, The Potomac Poetry Super Highway, Panic Brixton Poetry, Istanbul Literature Review, Stirring, Scrivener Creative Review, CC & D, Down In The Dirt and Ascent Aspirations.
Celeste Snowber, Ph.D. is a dancer, educator, and writer who is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. She has focused her work in the area of embodiment, spirituality and arts-based inquiry. She has written numerous essays and poetry in a variety of journals and chapters in books in the areas of the arts, holistic education and curriculum studies as well as is author of Embodied Prayer. Her most recent work has been exploring a poetics of embodiment through her essays, performance and poetry. Celeste lives outside Vancouver raising three lively teenage sons.
Ray Succre currently lives on the southern Oregon coast with his wife and baby son. He has been published in Aesthetica, Small Spiral Notebook, and Coconut, as well as in numerous others across as many countries. He tries hard. You may visit him online at http://raysuccre.blogspot.com/.
Daria Tavana, 19, is a freshman playwriting major at Fordham University in New York City. Her productions include Writer's Block Party, Mister Miasma, and Bedspread. Daria was recently awarded the Garden State Press Association Award for journalism and the Walt Whitman Association Award for her poem "Baseball Boy’s Ode (in secret code)." She has had many poems published in The Schuylkill Valley Journal of the Arts and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Daria Tavana is also proud to have attended New Jersey Governor's School of the Arts for Creative Writing in 2006.
Allison Tobey says, "I was born and raised in Cleveland, OH, amidst the city's sulfurous fumes. Hitting my twenties I took off for cleaner air in the cornfields of Iowa. I recently moved to Portland, Oregon where I am pursuing my MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University. When I am not working on my writing, I pay the bills by giving children the evil eye. I have work forthcoming in The Concho River Review."
Carine Topal says, "I am a transplanted New Yorker, teaching and writing poetry in the Los Angeles area. My work has appeared in The Best of the Prose Poem, Caliban, Pacific Review, Water-Stone, and many other journals. I'm the recipient of many poetry awards, most recently, the Robert G. Cohen Prose Poetry Award. My chapbook, Bed of Want, is forthcoming from Pessoa Books. My first poetry collection, God As Thief, was published in 1994 by The Amagansett Press."
Davide Trame says, "I am an Italian teacher of English. My poetry collection Re-emerging is published as an email book by http://www.gattopublishing.com/. I have been writing exclusively in English since 1993."
JR Walsh was born in Syracuse, New York. He lives in Boise, ID and is an MFA candidate at Boise State University. He is also on the editorial board of Ahsahta Press and graphically designs the literary journal Cold-Drill.
Lenore Weiss is a writer from the Bay Area. This year Pudding House Publication released her latest chapbook, Sh'ma Yis'rael. She has been published extensively both online and off in Paterson Review, Exquisite Corpse and in Bridges Journal from Indiana University Press. Lenore also serves as the fiction editor of The November 3rd Club.
Martin Willitts Jr graduated from Syracuse University and he is a Senior Librarian in New York. Recent publications include Pebble Lake Review, Hurricane Blues (anthology), Hotmetalpress.net, Haigaonline, Bent Pin, 5th Gear, Slow Trains, and others. He has a fifth chapbook Falling In and Out of Love (Pudding House Publications, 2005), an online chapbook Farewell--the journey now begins (http://www.languageandculture.net/ in 2006, in archives), a full length book of poems with his art The Secret Language of the Universe (March Street Press, 2006), and he has another chapbook Lowering Nets of Light (Pudding House Publications 2007). He has edited a poetry anthology about cancer, Alternatives to Surrender with funds from a 2007 Individual Artist grant.