Glass: A Journal of Poetry Volume One Issue Two
Contributors Kathleen Boyle Todd Heldt
Ryan A. Bunch is a writer from the hill-less, soot-covered expanse of land in the northwest corner of Ohio known as Toledo. He is currently the Arts & Entertainment Editor at Toledo's finest and only alt-weekly newspaper, Toledo City Paper. He enjoys tennis, but isn't very good and never plays.
Susan Deer Cloud is Métis Mohawk/Seneca/Blackfoot who has been published in numerous journals & anthologies (Sister Nations: an Anthology of Native Women Writers on Community, Unsettling America, Mid-American Review, Ms. Magazine, Sojourner, North Dakota Quarterly, Quarterly West, Stone Canoe, etc). Her most recent book is The Last Ceremony (Foothills Press) and she has edited two anthologies (the recent one a Native anthology) plus the 2008 Spring Issue of Yellow Medicine Review. She has received various awards and fellowships, including First Prize in Allen Ginsberg Poetry Competition, Prairie Schooner's Readers Choice Award, a New York State Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, a Chenango County Council for the Arts Literature Grant and 2007 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship. She has taught Creative Writing at Binghamton University in between singing for pennies from Heaven.
Naomi A. Glassman writes from New Jersey.
Katie Hartsock says, "I grew up just south of Youngstown, OH, earned a BA in English from University of Cincinnati and recently an MFA (poetry) from the University of Michigan. I'm the recipient of the Helen Zell Post-MFA Fellowship and the 2007 Hopwood Graduate Poetry award, and have been published in Hanging Loose, MQR, and the Yalobusha Review. I currently divide my time between Ann Arbor and Chicago, where I work part-time for the Poetry Foundation."
Saeed Jones is an undergraduate student at Western Kentucky University. He will be joining the MFA program at Rutgers-Newark in the Fall. His work has also appeared in StorySouth and Barnwood. He swears by virtue of bell hooks, spinach chicken enchiladas, and nam-myoho-renge-kyo. He loves letters and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kyi May Kaung is a Burma-born literary activist with a doctorate in Political Economy from the University of Pennsylvania. She has worked in international radio, broadcasting to Burma, and with the Burmese democratic government in exile. Her poetry collections are Pelted with Petals: The Burmese Poems, and Tibetan Tanka. Her poetry has been included in the Norton Anthology of S.E. Asian Poetry. She has just returned from exhibiting her art in Ubud, Bali and in Chiangmai, Thailand.
Michael Keshigian is the author of five poetry chapbooks, including Warm Summer Memories, recently published by Maverick Duck Press. His poetry has appeared in numerous national and international journals as well as many online publications, including ByLine Magazine, Oyez Review, The Sierra Nevada College Review, Bellowing Ark, and Ibbetson Street Press. He has been the feature poet in The Aurorean, Pegasus Review, Chantarelle's Notebook and Reader's Choice in the Fairfield Review. He is a multiple Pushcart Prize and Best Of The Net nominee.
Steve Klepetar teaches literature and writing at Saint Cloud State University in Minnesota. His work has appeared in journals such as Snakeskin, GHOTI, New Works Review, The Externalist, and others. Over the past three years his work has received three Pushcart Prize and a Best of the Web nomination.
David W. Landrum says, "I teach Literature at Creative Writing at a small university in Michigan. My poetry has appeared in many jorunals and magazines, including Loch Raven Review, Raintown Review, Small Brushes, riverrun, and many others."
Richard Lighthouse is a contemporary writer and poet. He holds an M.S. from Stanford University. His work has been published in: The Penwood Review, West Hills Review, Mudfish, and many others worldwide.
Patrick Loafman has published poems in over eighteen journals (including Adirondack Review, Open Spaces and Bellowing Ark), has published two chapbooks of poetry and is currently trying to get his first novel published. "The Idiot's Guide to the Blue Cat" is from his Blue Cat manuscript, which was a finalist in 2006 Floating Bridge Chapbook competition. He lives in Port Angeles; his backyard is Canada; he plays a homemade gourd banjo and talks too much to his blue cat.
Dan Nowak is pursuing his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and received his MFA from Spalding University. His first book, Recycle Suburbia, won the Quercus Review Poetry Series Award and is forthcoming in August. His work can be found in journals such as The Cream City Review, Blue Collar Review, and FRiGG Magazine. Dan is also an editor for New Sins Press and co-founder and co-editor of Imaginary Friend Press.
Patty Paine says, "I am the author of Elegy & Collapse (Finishing Line Press, 2005). My poems have appeared, or are forthcoming in The Atlanta Review, The Journal, The Southern Poetry Review, The Ledge, Iodine, and other journals. I am also editor of diode (http://www.diodepoetry.com/) an online poetry journal. I am currently an assistant professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Doha, Qatar."
Allan Peterson is the author of two books, All the Lavish in Common (2005 Juniper Prize) and Anonymous Or (Defined Providence Press Prize ) and four chapbooks. Recent print and online appearances include Perihelion, Press 1, Bat City, Marlboro Review, Boston Review, Northwest Review, Notre Dame Review, and Seattle Review. Work is forthcoming in Gettysburg Review, Gulf Coast, Swink, and Runes.
Caitlin Ramsey is currently finishing her graduate studies at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. While academic writing takes up the bulk of her time, she enjoys poetry in all of its manifestations. Writing it provides creative challenge, regeneration and an opportunity for growth.
Tad Richards' recent publications have included Ars Poetica, Home Planet News, Cortland Review, Munyori Poetry Journal, Salt River Review, Big Bridge, and Valparaiso Review. A chapbook, Take Five: Poems in 5/4 Time, has just been published by Ye Olde Font Shoppe Press, in Connecticut. He is president and artistic director of Opus 40 in Saugerties, NY (http://www.opus40.org/).
Kim Roberts says, "I am the author of two books of poetry, The Kimnama (Vrzhu Press, 2007), and The Wishbone Galaxy (WWPH, 1994). Individual poems of mine have been published in such journals as Southwest Review, Ohio Review, Malahat Review, No Tell Motel, and New Letters, and I have received writers’ residency grants from eleven artist colonies. I edit the online journal, Beltway Poetry Quarterly (http://www.beltwaypoetry.com/), and co-edit the Delaware Poetry Review (http://www.depoetry.com/). My website: http://www.kimroberts.org/."
Janice D. Rubin says, "I received my B. A. in English Literature and my M.S. in Community Service and Public Affairs at the University of Oregon. My poems have appeared in Poet, an International Monthly and International Poetry, an International Quarterly, Herstory, New Beginnings, Digging and HIMS Poetry Anthologies by elizapress, Tiger's Eye Poetry Journal and Arabesques Journal of Poetry and Literature. I work as a vocational & career counselor during the day."
Benjamin Russell is a graduate of the MFA Program at New England College in New Hampshire. His poetry has appeared most recently in Mid-American Review, RE:AL, and Blood Orange Review. Poems are also forthcoming in 5 AM, The Alembic, and Cadence of Hooves: A Celebration of Horses. He was also co-director of the award-winning Mad Poets’ Cafe program at the Warwick Museum of Art before its closure. Currently he is a high school English teacher in Providence, Rhode Island.
Mel Sarnese has been published in Canadian literary journals and anthologies. She has broadcast her poetry on CBC and TVO. She is the editor of the Canadian Federation of Poets' anthology Poetry of Relationships.
Michael Spring lives and works in London where he helps to run a small corporate design agency. He has been writing fiction and poetry for the last few years inspired by some people he used to know 'who could write like angels'. He has had work published in the US, Canada and the UK.
Katerina Stoykova-Klemer was born and raised in Bulgaria. She immigrated to the United States in 1995, and since then has worked as a software engineer in high-tech companies. Presently she is an MFA student at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky. Her poems and stories have appeared in various magazines in Bulgaria and the USA.
Andrew Terhune writes, "I am originally from Memphis, Tennessee. I currently live in Chicago with my wife and daughters, where I am an MFA candidate in the Poetry Program at Columbia College Chicago. I have a poem published in the upcoming issue of Columbia Poetry Review."
Steve Trebellas says, "I've been recently published in Temenos, Salt River, Hiss Quarterly, Dance to Death, and others. 'Trebellas' is from my Mother's side. They've encouraged me. I've studied with a variety of teachers, including Alan Ginsberg, and Rodney Jones."
Jean Tupper says, "My work has been published or will appear in Bayou, Carquinez Review, Confluence, The Larcom Review, The Madison Review, The MacGuffin, The Nebraska Review, New Delta Review, Oregon East, The Paterson Literary Review, RE:AL, Rio Grande Review, Thema, Blue Unicorn, The Distillery, Eclipse, Eureka Literary Magazine, Inkwell, Slipstream, Snake Nation Review, Solo, Southern Humanities Review, Southern Poetry Review, Westview, West Wind Review, Wisconsin Review, Worcester Review, Piedmont Literary Review, Plainsongs, et al."
Sam Vargo writes poetry, fiction and nonfiction for literary magazines, lit zines and academic quarterlies. It's a passion with a purpose, he says. He's worked as a short order cook, a newspaper reporter and editor, a ironworker in a foundry, was a laborer in a clay refractory, as well as a college and university English Comp instructor and a groundskeeper for a golf course. He's worn other hats, too. It just proves though Vargo isn't the most reliable or loyal of workers, he knows enough about working to write working class literature, one of his personal faves. Vargo makes his home these days in sunny north Florida, home of a few other alligators he's fond of...
Maw Shein Win is the author of two chapbooks, Tales of a Lonely Meat Eater and The Farm Without Name. Her poetry and prose has appeared widely in such journals as Watchword, Instant City, Hyphen, and Unpleasant Event Schedule and has recent work in the AAWAA anthology Cheers to Muses, No Tell Motel, and Big Bridge. She was an Artist In Residence at Headlands Center for the Arts. A recipient of the Creativity Workshops 2007 Women Writers Fellowship in Italy, she also has a residency at Can Serrat International Art Center in Spain for 2008. She lives in Berkeley, California.
Kathleen Boylesays, "I live in San Francisco, and have published in several print and online journals including Calyx, The Porter Gulch Review, and Conte. I am a M.A. student in Poetry at San Francisco State."
Todd Heldtis a librarian in Chicago at Harold Washington College. His poetry and prose have appeared in dozens of venues, including Laurel Review, Sycamore Review, Hiss Quarterly, and 4AM Review. In 2005 his “Saying Grace Among the Rocks” placed 2nd in the Poetry Super Highway poetry contest, and in 2004 he was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He lives with his wife Kelly and their greyhound/dog-child Jupiter. He is looking for publishers for his 2nd novel, Jukebox Loser, and his first full-length collection of poetry, Card Tricks for the Starving.