Monday, October 1, 2007

Contributors Biographies

Cath Vidler: is editor of Snorkel, an online literary magazine specializing in creative writing by Australians and New Zealanders. Her poetry has appeared in Sport, Trout, Tinfish, Alba, Otoliths, Cordite Poetry Review, and elsewhere. In 2001 she was a member of the editorial collective for the inaugural issue of Turbine. She lives in Sydney, Australia. Her website is:

Patrick Carrington: is the poetry editor at Mannequin Envy. His manuscript Thirst (Codhill, 2007) won Codhill Press' 2006 Poetry Chapbook Award. He has work forthcoming in print at The Connecticut Review, The New York Quarterly, The Potomac Review, The Evansville Review and other journals, and online at Poetry Southeast, Painted Bridge Quarterly, and elsewhere. His first poetry collection Rise, Fall and Acceptance (MSR Publishing, 2006) is available at Main St. Rag online. He lives in Wildwood Crest, NJ. Contact him at his email address:

Madalina Iordache-Levay: was born in Romania in 1982. she grew up paiting and drawing, and then set aside her images for words when she went to university to study journalism. It was journalism though that led her to discover photography and digital art. Her work has been described as having the appearance of Tarot cards. Everything she learned has been self-taught. She's currently a free-lance photographer based in Hollywood, FL. See more of her amazing images at:

Andrew Kaye: is a mish-mash of storyteller, poet, and cartoonist who resides in opulent Box Manor in Northern Virginia where he often dreams of the sea. When not consumed with his own scribblings he edits the literary humor magazine Defenstration. The once Pirate King of some repute, has once again started recruiting a new crew, which will begin pillaging several fanciful ports after hurricane season. If interested, contact him at:

Marcia Arrieta: eidts and publishes Indefinite Space. Her poetry has appeared in Eratio, Aught, Argotistonline, Zafusy, Blueprint Review, Poetry Salzburg Review, Osiris, and elsewhere. Her chapbook, Experimental, was published by Potes & Poets (CT). Her recent poetry/collage has appeared in Homenaje Al Quijote. She lives in Pasedena, CA, surrounded by oaks and a garden on the edge of a canyon with mountains and open sky as a backdrop. She is a high scholl teacher and lives with her three sons. Her website can be found at: www.marciaarrieta.htm

Roland John: is a poet, publisher, editor, translator and critic. After traveling widely in Europe and the Middle East he returned to the UK, where he founded the Hippopotamus Press. he is the author of A Beginner's Guide To The Cantos of Ezra Pound; his latest collection is A Lament For England (Bluechrome, 2005). The London-born poet moved to Somerset in 1989 where he lives close to the Mendip Hills. Contact him at his email address:

Ernie Gerzabek: was born in Budapest, Hungary, surviving the 2nd World War and the subsequent communist Stalinist regime. shortly after the brutal Soviet crackdown in 1956, he and his family escaped to Austria, spending nearly tow years in refugee camps. They ended up in Australia, where he studied to be an architect. Art began as a hobby and continued to devolop in retirement. His inspiration comes from the unspoiled countryside, wilderness areas, wetlands, deserts and seashores and is often patterned after Aboriginal folk art. He lives in Belrose, Australia. His website is:

Kelly White: has been a pediatrician in inner-city Philadelphia since 1980. Since 1999 her work has been published in numerous journals including Exquisite Corpse, Nimrod, Poet's Lore, Rattle, and The Journal of the American Medical Association. Her most recent chapbook, Rule Of Thumb, recieved the Cynic Prize from Cynic Press. Her most recent poetry collection is Living In The Heart (Word Press). She has recieved nine Pushcart Prize nominations, five in 2006. Her poetry has been featured on NPR's The Writer's Almanac (Jan. 5, 2007). Her website is:

Jennifer Van Buren: has a background in education and science but has always had a passion for writing. Her poetry has appeared online and in print finding homes at Poetry Motel, Free Verse, Ken*again, Niedergasse, Clean Sheets, and elsewhere. Her poetry and photography has been featured in From East To West, Artistry of Life and Admit 2. She is web editor/publisher of Mannequin Envy, a web-based journal, and just released the first print anthology purchased through She lives with her two children in Baltimore, MD. Visit her at:

Lynn Strongin: was born in New York City in 1939 and was raised in around New York. She lived in California during the politically active Sixties and worked, in Berkeley, for Denise Levertov. She moved to Albuquerque, NM in the Seventies where she taught. Her poetry collections include The Dwarf Cycle (Thorp Springs Press), Toccata of the Disturbed Child (Fallen Angel Press), A Hacksaw Brightness (Ironwood Press) and Countrywoman/Surgeon (L' Epervier Press), all published in the Seventies, and Bones and Kim a Novella (Spinster's Ink Press, 1980). She currently resides in British Columbia, Canada. She website 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 Nov. 1st. Copyright 2007 by Maurice Oliver. All Rights Reserved.

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