Thursday, March 1, 2007

Contributors Biographies

Peter Ciccariello: is a visual artist and poet. His images are created using his own digital photography and traditional artwork processed in Adobe Photoshop 7.0 and 3D Modeling and rendering software. He studied art and design at Pratt Institute, at the Rhode Island School of Design, and at Parson School of Design. He was the winner of the Corel Manipulated Photography Competition, July 2006. His poetry has appeared in Snapshots and elsewhere. His art has been featured in several magazines. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island and East Hampton, New York. His website, Invisible Notes is at:

Rae Pater: has been writing for about three years now. Her pems here appeared in five anthologies and online at Blackmail Press, MiPo, Ella, The Green Tricycle, Mind Caviar, Tryst, and elsewhere. She is currently studying for a degree in English Literature at Canterbury University. She is the mother of three children and lives with them along with a cat name Gus in Christchurch, New Zealand. Her website is:

Paula Grenside: writes in both Italian and English. Her work has appeared in American and British reviews, including Trace, Atomic Petal, Samsara and Blue Fifth Review. Her photography has appeared in print at Maelstrom, Free Lunch, Gator Spring Gazette and elsewhere. She has had two chapbooks that were released in Summer 2001: Scratches On The Windowpane, and Skin Leaves. She is one of the editors for Avatar Review. She lives and works in Venice, Italy. Her website is:

Aaron Anstett: his collection Sustenance was the finalist for the 1998 Colorado Book Award in Poetry. His second collection, No Accident, was selected by Philip Levine for the 2004 Backwaters Press Prize and is now available. His poems have appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Black Warrior Review, Indiana Review, The Ohio Review, and elsewhere and has been featured on Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac. He has run an open-mic and organized readings. He has taught Creative Writing at the University of Colorado-Pueblo where he lives. Find out more about his work at:

Tammy Trendle: her poetry has appeared in Thieves Jargon, Denver Syntax, Meat and in Spittoon Chapbooks #1 and #2 and elsewhere. Her first chapbook, Interchangable Goddesses, with poet Pris Campbell, is now available from Rose of Sharon/3 Virgins Press. She enjoys running, yoga, and Romero zombie films. She works as a litigation paralegal and resides in Atlanta, GA. Her blog is:

Markus Slease: is a native of Ireland. His poetry has appeared in numerous journals including Talisman, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Conduit and Fascile. He is currently working on the poetry manuscript Godzennie, which is a play on the Polish godzina which means “hour”. Some of the poems are titled according to the time when composition began. He lives in Zory, Poland where he teaches ESL (English As A Second Language). His poetry blog is:

Jo Janoski: resides in Pittsburgh, PA, with her husband, Ron, and their pet smooth fox terrier, Peepers. They are a photographic team specializing in Pittsburgh cityscapes. She has also exhibited her line of nature photos along with Pittsburgh photos for over 20 years at the Three Rivers Arts Festival in Pittsburgh, PA in both the Juried Exhibition and Artists Market. She has recently developed an interest in the written word, after having been a secretary and later a photographer. She has won several online contests and has been published on various sites. Visit her website at:

Lanny Quarles: is sometimes known as Dr. Xylene Tektor. His heroes growing up were Rimbaud, Jarry and Pecos Bill. He runs the blog Phaneronomikon. In the 80’s and early nineties he published a zine called The Toenail Gazook. His digital collages have appeared in Word/For Word, Shampoo, Milkmag, Spidertangle and elsewhere. He lives in the Texas panhandle. His collages can be viewed at:

Timothy Yu: won the Vincent Chin Memorial Chapbook Prize for his collection Journey To The West, which was published in Barrow Street. The poems showcased here were written as part of a collaboration with Del Ray Cross. His poetry has appeared in Shampoo, 2nd Ave. Poetry, and elsewhere. He lives in Chicago and Toronto, Canada where he works as an English professor. His blog is:

Florencia Varela: was born in Buenos Aires in 1986. Her poetry has appeared in diverse literary journals including Paterson Literary Review, Allegheny Review, Boxcar Poetry Review, and North Central Review. She currently resides in upstate New York where she studies Creative Writing at Binghamton University. Her email is:

Closing Notes: The editor would like to thank the contributors for the use of their work. Each contributor reserves their original rights. Look for the next issue of CSR online on April 1st.
Copyright 2007 by Maurice Oliver. All Rights Reserved.

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