Arlene Ang: was awarded The Frogmore Poetry Prize for 2006. Three of her poems were nominated for the 2006 Puchcart Prize anthology. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Forklift Ohio, 42opus, Liminal Pleasures, Nthposition, Painted Bridge Quarterly and Unpleasant Event Schedule. Her first collection of poetry, The Desecration Of Doves, is available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. She lives in Spinea, Italy. Her blogsite is: www.arleneang.blogspot.com.
Tim Brenan: is a poet and playwright. His short plays have been produced in seven states, most recently at the Actor’s Chapel off-Broadway in NYC. His poetry has appeared in The Elegant Thorn Review, The Rose and the Thorn Northogrpahy, and Green Blade. He is a husband and father who likes a cold Leinenkugel beer when BBQing. He lives in southeastern Minnesota. His email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Birdie Jaworski: writes a human interest column for the Las Vegas Times. Her writings and poetry have appeared in many online and print journals, including The San Diego Reader, Adoption Today, Ocho, Mipesias, and the American Press Institute’s Media Center blog. She lives in Las Vegas, New Mexico among ranchers and cowboys. Her poetry blog is: http://birdpoems.blogspot.com
Orvar Porgeirsson: who only became interested in photography as a way of documenting his mountain adventures has become fascinated with this art form. He finds photography to be a good counter-balance to the dry and systematic world of engineering, which was his university major. He is from Iceland and currently works as a software engineer in Odense, Denmark. His photo site is: www.pbase.com/orvaratli/winter
Leah Browning: is the author of two nonfiction books for children. Her poetry and prose have appeared or are forthcoming in The Saint Ann’s Review, Literary Mama, Blood Orange Review, Autumn Sky Poetry, and four anthologies. In addition to writing, she edits the Apple Valley Review. She was born in New Mexico then lived in Minnesota before moving to Canada in June 2006. Her website is: http://www.leahbrowning.net/
Geoffrey Philp: is the author of the novel, Benjamin, My Son, a book of short stories, Uncle Obadiah And The Alien, and five poetry collections including twelve poems and a story for Christmas. His poems and short stories have appeared in Small Axe, The Oxford Book Of Caribbean Short Stories, and The Oxford Book Of Caribbean Verse. He lives in Miami, Florida. His blog site is: http://geoffreyphilp.blogspot.com/
Peter Gric: credits Salvador Dali, Max Ernst, and Samuel Bak among his artist influences. Originally born in the former Czechoslovakia in 1968, his parents emigrated to Austria in 1980. He studied under Professor Arik Brauer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna where he received his Masters Degree in Fine Arts in 1993. He has had numerous exhibitions including the Spiegelsprung exhibition at the Academy of Arts in Vienna, the Australian and Global Link exhibition in Ipswich, Australia, and a project called Rieter Meets Art which took place in Switzerland and Italy. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Vienna, Austria. He website is: http://www.gric.at/
Olutayo Osunsan: is Nigerian by nationality. He is the author of two collections of poems, Strange Beauty (2004) and The Poet In May (2006). His poems have appeared in several anthologies, magazines and websites including Niederngasse, The Beat, and elsewhere and on four continents and has been translated into a number of languages including Chinese and German. While he works on ideas for novels he conducts lectures in business and management at Kampala International University in Uganda where in and his wife live. Visit him: www.art-arena.com/okosunsan.htm
Vance Gilbert: who is a 15-year veteran of the folk circuit is amused that “it’s like I didn’t exist until yesterday.” For eight albums, Gilbert has been part of an evolution, building on his background as a jazz singer to explore his own unique synthesis of folk, jazz, gospel, and soul. His latest CD, "Angels, Castles, Covers,” pays tribute to those roots with his version of 11 songs that inspired him. His website is: http://www.vancegilbert.com/
M. Frost: her poetry has appeared in numerous journals, including Rose & Thorn, Pemmican, Mannequin Envy, Facets, Philadelphia Stories and the Potomac Review. Last year, finishing Line Press published her first chapbook, Cow Poetry and Other Notes From The Field. Her fiction has appeared in HLLQ. Her fantasy shorts have been published on Quantum Muse. When she is not writing she works as a veterinarian in Pennsylvania. Her website is: http://www.mfrostwords.com/.
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 May 1st.
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