Rethabile Masilo: was born in Lesotho. He is the co-editor of Canopic Jar. His poetry has appeared in several issues of the magazine. He divides his time between writing poetry and about African social and political issues, playing soccer, and spreading quality time with his two children. His and his family reside in France. His poetry blog is: http://poefrika.blogspot.com
Lynn Strongin: was born in New York City in 1939. In 1971, she moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to start her Doctorial stuides at the University of New Mexico. During that same year, she received a National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) Creative Writing grant; her first book, The Dwarf Cycle, was published the next year. From 1971 to 1979, she lived, studied, and taught in Albuquerque, during which time her other six books of poetry were published. Her latest collection is called Girl With Cooper Colored Hair is due to be released soon. She moved to Canada in 1979 for what was intended to be a short stay. She remains in her adapted land still, living in British Columbia. Her email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zachary Chartkoff: is the son of two California archaeologists. He grew-up in East Lansing, Michigan near the Michigan State University campus. He is a dedicated poet but to support himself has worked as an auto-parts delivery boy, a nurse’s aide, a light house tour guide and a Peace Corps Volunteer (Armenia, 1995-97). He is currently working on a new translation of Federico Garcia Lorca’s “Gypsy Ballads”. he lives in Lansing, Michigan. His website is: www.zacharychartkoff.com.
Aleah Sato: is the author of the recently released book Badlands and the forthcoming Stillborn Wilderness (Poka Press 2007). Her work has appeared in Nthpostion, Adirondack Review, Wicked Alice, Blue Fifth Review and Eclectica. She is a marketing manager and co-owner of RickSticks Inc. in Toronto, Canada where she resides. Her website is: www.aleahsato.com.
Lawrence Ripsher: is a photographer who shoots a diverse range of subjects including portraiture, ballet, pets and his greatest passion - contemporary photography. His work is well-known in online communities, particularly for the way his images story-telling ability and for their “experimental” quality. He plans to exhibit his collections in both Singapore and abroad this year and regularly conducts one to one workshops. He resides in Singapore but is originally from the UK. His online gallery is: www.pbase.com/scared_of_the_dark.
Michael McCulley: who resides in Montesano, Washington, has spent 25 years in computer education and support. He has created an e-book “Word Anger” which is available on his blog of the same name. Retired, he has rewired his energies and uses them in pastimes such as birding and writing poetry. He shares poems on other poetry websites, including his own at: www.wordanger.blogspot.com.
Robert Chrysler: enjoys challenging capitalist property relations, trying to figure out what the post-structuralists are going on about, and dreams of someday living in a tree. At present, he is an inspired subway-ranter from Toronto, Canada. His email is: email@example.com
Roy Blumenthal: has been a South African radio personality for almost a decade. The writer/director/producer, artist and musician is also a stand-up poet/poetry slammer and voice-over expert. In 2005 he directed six of the thirteen episodes of a show called Go-Open for SABC-2, a magazine series dedicated to the “open source” movement. His voice-over talents are represented by Shane at X-Factor. He says his life motto is: “I live my art in prosperity and abundance”. He resides in Johannesburg, South Africa. His website is: www.royblumenthal.com.
Nate Pritts: is the eidtor of the H_NGM_N , an online journal of poetry and politics. His poetry has appeared in The Southern Review, POOL, and Forklift and online at TYPO, Softblow, Story South, Diagram and elsewhere. He has published three chapbooks, The Happy Seasons, Winter Constellations, and Big Crisis. He is the author of Sensational Spectacular (Blaze Vox) and lives in Natchitoches, LA where he is an Aissistant Professor at Northwestern State University. He can be found online at: http://www.h-ngm-n.com/nate-pritts
Neil Aitken: is the founding editor of Boxcar Poetry Review. An award-winning poet, his work has appeared or is forthcoming in Crab Orchard Review, Portland Review, Poetry Souteast, The Druken Boat, and Washington Square. His poem “Adrift” won the 2004 Prairie Poetry Friends’ Award. He recently completed an MFA in Creative Writing at UC Riverside and now lives and works in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada. Visit his literary review at: www.boxcarpoetry.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 June 1st.
Copyright 2007 by Maurice Oliver. All Rights Reserved.
Also visit the editor’s personal blog at: www.copyat5.blogspot.com
And my music blog at: www.medleymakersant.blogspot.com