Saturday, December 1, 2007

Contributors Biographies

Barry Ballard: his poetry has appeared in Able Muse, New Millennium Writings, Rosebud, The Florida Review, Prairie Schooner, The Connecticut Review, Margie, Puerto del Sol, and elsewhere. His first collection, Green Tombs To Jupiter, won the Snail's Pace Press Poetry Prize. His most recent collection is A Body Speaks Through Fence Lines (Pudding House, 2006). He lives and writes in Burleson, TX. His email address is

Glenna Luschei: she has published the poetry magazine Cafe Solo, Solo and Solo Cafe for forty years. she was named Poet Laureate of San Luis Obispo City and County for the year 2000. She is the author of several chapbooks. Her latest poetry collection is Libido Dreams (Artamo Press, 2007). She published an artist book, Enigmas, of her translation of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz in 2006. She has taught for many years and completed her PhD studies in Hispanic Languages and Literatures at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2005. She divides her time between an avocado ranch in Carpinteria, CA and North Carolina. Her website is

C L Bledsoe: he was raised on a catfish farm in eastern Arkansas. He co-founded a punk band called Shizknit, and worked as a DJ in student radio while working on his Bachelor's from the Unveristy of Arkansas. He then studied playwriting before transferring to Hollins University for his M.F.A. He is an editor of Ghoti Mag. His poetry and short stories have appeared in Southern Hum, Natural Bridge, Diner, The King's English, Hobart Pulp and elsewhere. He has a forthcoming debut poetry collection, Anthem (Cervena Barva Press) later this year. He lives in Baltimore, MD with his wife. His website is

John Tranter: he is an Australian poet, publisher and editor. His achievements include publishing more than a dozen books of poetry; devising, with Jan Garrett, the long running ABC radio program Books and Writing; and founding the internet quarterly literary magazine Jacket, which he publishes and edits, in 1997. His significance to Australian poetry has been recognized by the Australia Council, which awarded him a Creative Arts Fellowship in 1990. He is married, with two adult children and lives in Sydney. He is in the final year of his doctoral program at the University of Wollongong. He website is

Maxim Popykin: is a web programmer for a cellular company. He hobbies include water sports, snowboarding, listening to techno music and traveling, especially to Italy and Greece. he dream is to travel to Norway, Venezuela, Canada and India but would never think of leaving home without a camera. He feels photography is an esential part of any trip. He current camera of choice is the Canon 300D. He was born and still lives in Moscow, Russia. See more of his stunning photographs at

Ashok Niyogi: is an economics graduate from Presidency College, Calcutta. He has worked as an international trader and as a result, has lived and worked in the former Soviet Union, Europe, and South East Asia in the 80's and 90's. At 52, he is retired and divides his time between a cashew farm in India and Fremont, CA, where his daughter lives. He has a collection, Tentatively, which has been published in print and chapbook form in the USA, UK, Australia and Canada. He can be reached at

Michelle Brooks: has a doctorate in creative writing from the University of North Texas. She writes both fiction and poetry and is an accomplished photographer as well. Her writing has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Baltimore Review, Blue Mesa Review, Cold Mountain Review, Natural Bridge, Slipstream, and elsewhere. Her first chapbook, No Half-Measures Here, won the Ledge Press Award in 2004. She currently lives in Detroit, MI where she teaches creative writing. Her blog can be found at

Peter Ciccariello: is an interdisciplinary artist, poet, and photographer, whose current interests are in experimenting with the fusion of text and images in 3-D computer graphics environments, and exploring the possiblities of poetry as landscapes. He studied at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI, and Parsons School of Design in New York City, NY. He was part of the Visual POetry Exhibition at Harvard University in 2005. He was the winner of the Corel Manipated Photography Competition of 2006. His collection of award-winning digital art has been complied in the book, Uncommon Vision. He lives in Providence , RI. Find out more about his work and his book at

Mike Young: he is a co-editor of NOO Journal, a free West Coast print and online magazine of fiction, poetry and politics. His fiction and poetry has appeared in a smattering of journals and magazines, including Pindeldyboz, Juked, Cutbank, Mi POesias, Realpoetik, Opium Magazine, Elimae, and elsewhere. One of his stories, "Ten Gallon Bucket Of Fries", won a 2005 Story South Notable Story award. He lives in Amherst, MA. Visit his blog at

Sean Lause: his work has appeared in Tertulia Magazine, Miller's Pond, The Mid-American Review, The Minnesota Review, Poetry International, among others. His fiction has been published in Liquid Ohio and elsewhere. He teaches courses in Shakespeare, Literature and the Holocaust, The Short Story and Compostion at Rhodes State College in Lima, Ohio where he lives. His email address 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 Jan. 1st. Copyright 2007 by Maurice Oliver. All Rights Reserved.

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