Amber Nelson: grew-up in small town Washington. Even though she is now a city girl, she retains a childhood fondness for roller coasters and cows. She is the poetry editor of Alice Blue. Her work can be found online at Dusie and in print at Slightly West. She lives in Seattle, WA. Visit her online at: www.alicbluereview.org
Richard Fein: was a finalist in the 2004 Center for Book Arts Chapbook Competition and has been published in numerous web and print journals including Touchstone, Windsor Review, Exquisite Corpse, and Paranassus Literary Review. He also has an interest in digital photography. Samples of his photography can be found at: www.pbase.com/bardofbyte.com. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Christine Klocek-Lim: was born in the coal-mining region of northeastern Pennsylvania. She received a BA in Professional writing form Carneige Mellon and has worked as a technical writer in Manhattan. Her poetry has appeared in Nimrod, Lily, Simply Haiku, and elsewhere. In 2006, her poetry was selected as a finalist for Nimrod’s Pablo Neruda Prize For Poetry. Her website is: www.novembersky.com.
Ian C. Smith: uses the pen-name of S.M. Chianti. His poetry has appeared in many journals including Best Australian Poetry, Descant, Magma, The Malahat Review, and Meanjin & Westerly. His latest book is Memory Like Hunger (Ginninderra Press). He has a wife and four sons and lives in southeastern Australia, Reach him at: bridge email@example.com.
Sean Kilpatrick: is a two-time Pushcart Prize Nominee. His poetry and short stories have or will soon appear in over seventy magazines and anthologies including Exquisite Corpse, Snow Monkey, Elimae, 3AM Magazine, andwere, and Unlikely Stories. His first book is forthcoming from Six Gallery press. He lives in Detroit where he is a photography major leaning towards forensics work. His blog features interviews with poets and can be found at: www.anorexicchlorinesextoymuseum.blogspot.com
Wes Magyar: finds inspiration for his paintings from a combination of both personal experience and observations of our culture. His paintings are meant to tell us something. They are meant to be rich with meaning and alluring to the eye. He was the first Denver-based painter to be hosted by Syntax- a denver review. Both his father and brother are painters as well. He received a BA of Fine Arts from the University of Colorado in 1998. He lives in Denver, CO. His website is: www.wesmagyar.com.
Kostas Hrisos: is the founder and editor of Interpoetry online, which began when it took over the very successful Greek and International Poetry website with over 1000 visitors a year. He writes in Greek and English. A collection of his work, In Other Words (2000) received excellent reviews. He is currently finishing the translation of Basil Bunting’s Briggflats. A native of Greece, he has lived in Newcastle, England, since 1975. His literary website is: http://www.interpoetry.com/.
Mette Marckmann: was born in 1967 and grew-up in Sonderborg, Denmark. She studied acting at the National Danish Theatre School from 1988-1992. She made her acting debut at Riddersalem in 1992 and has appeared both on stage and in TV commercials since then but is mainly connected with the theatre. She has also worked with such film directors as Lars Von Trier and Thomas Vintenberg (director of the film Festen/The Party). She has been a member of the board of Danish Actors Association since 2004. She is a wife and mother of two and lives in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her website is: www.mettemarckmann.dk.
Halvard Johnson: is the editor of Hamilton Stone Review. He admits he has a taxman who doesn’t snicker when he identifies himself as a writer/teacher, even though the amount of money he’s made from writing is roughly equivalent to the amount of money he’s found on sidewalks and in parking lots. He’s used some of it to finance extensive trips to Europe and Asia. He shares an apartment in New York City with his wife Schor, along with all his childhood allergies. They share a website at: www.earthlink.net/~halvard.
Closing Notes: The editor would like to thank the contributors for the use of their work. Each contributor reserves all original rights. The next issue goes online on March 1st. Copyright 2007 by Maurice Oliver. All Rights Reserved.
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