Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Contributors Biographies

Lisa Zaran: is the author of five collections of poetry including The Sometimes Girl and The Blondes Lay Content. Her work is currently being translated into German and forthcoming poems will be translated into Bangla, a language of Bangladesh. Her poetry has appeared in A Little Poetry, The Beat, Orthogonal Review, 3rd Muse Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. She lives in Arizona. Her website is:

Rhonda Laurel: who works in the mortgage industry has been writing for several years. She made her writing debut with the short story, Playing For Keeps which appeared in A Place To Enter in 1995. Since then, much of her creative writing has been dedicated to novels or short stories. Only recently has she branched out into poetry. Her poems have appeared in The Writer's Post Journal and Da poetry Room. She lives in Irvington, NJ. Her email address is:

Roger Humes: is a poet/computer graphic artist/musician. His recently published collection of poetry, There Sings No Bird is available in hardcover at Lulu online. His poetry has appeared in Literati Magazine, Poetry Diversity, A Little Poetry, and elsewhere. He is the Director of The Other Voices International Project (a cyber-anthology of world poetry) and the International Poetry Editor for Harvest International. He lives in Claremont, CA. His website can be found at:

Ananya Guha: completed his graduate degree in English Literature at North Eastern hill University. He has had four collections of poetry published and has appeared in numerous magazines, journals, and anthologies in India and aboard. He has also done some translations from modern Bengali poetry into English. He currently lives in New Delhi, India, where he works as a Joint Director in the Indian Gandhi National Open University. His website is:

Vincent Teuilere: has a PhD in mathematics and considers himself an “amateur” photographer. The subjects that he shoots varies from industrial to natural landscapes to intimate portraits. His images are strongly influenced by impressionism and surrealism, aided by colors juxapostion in an attempt to create a feeling of altered reality. He lives and works in Toulouse, France. More of his photos can be found at:

Kimberly L. Becker: who has a heritage which includes Cherokee, is a native Southerner. She attended UNC-Chapel Hill and says she her heart is still in the mountains of North Carolina, where she returns as often as possible. Her relationship and memories of this land are woven into her work. Her poems have appeared in 2River, Borderlands, Georgetown Review, Ghoti Magazine, ken*again, and elsewhere. Her short fiction has appeared in Parting Gifts. She resides in the Washington D.C. area. Her email address is:

Jonathan Penton: is Editor-in-Chief of UnlikelyStories. He says he travels throughout North America with nothing but two suitcases, a laptop, and a massive army of feral cats. Many towns have looked upon his approach with something bordering vague curiosity while others have given him a hefty cleaning bill when he leaves. He has published three chapbooks, Last Chap (Vergin Press, 2004), Blood and Salsa (self-published, 2006) and Painting Rust (self-published, 2006). He finds both traveling and writing equally rewarding. You can find him at:

Kate Greenstreet: is the author of Case Sensitive (Ahsahta Press, 2006) and Learning The Language (Etherdome Press, 2005). She received a fellowship from the NJ Council on the Arts in 2003. Her poems have appeared in Octopus Magazine, Konundrum Engine Literary Review, Repopo, Free Verse, Typo, Word For/Word, Gut Cult, Conduit, Barrow Street, and elsewhere. Born in Chicago, she currently lives in New Jersey. She welcomes online visits at:

Andrew Hem: is a recent graduate of Art Center College of Design. He began painting graffiti at the age of 12 but did not paint on canvas until he was 22. He paints stylized characters that are both whimsical and depressed. He says that his work is influenced by graffiti art and traditional old masters, and is intended to tell stories of life. His work has appeared in Thinkspace, Arena 1, Suenka Mobler, Black Maria, and elsewhere. Born in Cambodia, his parents fled to America when he was still young. He lives in Culver City, CA. His website is:

Kenneth Gurney: poetry has appeared in literary sites like Ficklemuses, Wordriot, Poetic Diversity, MannequinEnvy, Blue House, and eslewhere. He has degrees in art and computer science. He says at his age, approaching 50, being retired is another word for unemployed. He is the editor of the poetry webiste Origami Condom. He likes his low stress life, especially when a pretty girl takes up a conversation or scrabble game with him at some lazy cafe. He currently resides in New Mexico. Take a look at his poetry website at:

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 Sept. 1st. Copyright 2007 by Maurice Oliver. All Rights Reserved.

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