Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Contributors Biographies

Michael Estabrook: is communication's manager of a tiny division of a gigantic billions-of-dollars company in an office of stuffy air and florescent lights. Retirement (10-15 years away) and poetry are his concilation prizes. His poetry has appeared in Poetic Diversity, Laura Hird, Mannequin Envy, Strange Road, Heat City Review, Oyster Boy Review, and elsewhere. His poetic inspiration comes from such places as his family, work, nature and life buzzing like a bee in a bottle. He resides in New England. His email address is mestabrook@comcast.net

Justin Lowe: was born in Sydney's Waverly Hospital to hard times or maternal indifference and as a consequence was eventually adopted by the loves of his life and whisked away to spend a large slice of his life on the Spanish island of Minorca. After recieving his BA in Bathhurst he moved to England and settled in Newton for the duration of the 90's. He has published two collections of poetry, and has edited three issues of seminal Homebrew Magazine and penned lyrics for diverse musical groups. His recent works include The Great Big Show. He lives in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney and can be contacted at his blog: www.bluepepper.blogspot.com

Laurence W. Thomas: is the editor of Third Wednesday, a literary arts review. He has written ten books of poetry, fiction, humor, and creative nonfiction. He and his friend, the artist Judith Jacobs joined creative forces to produce The Face In The Mirror, a collection of poems with accompanying black and white collages. He lectures annually at the Lucidity Poet's Retreat in Eureka Springs, AR, and conducts a poetry critiquing symposium at Borders Books in Ann Arbor, MI where he lives. Visit his literary site at www.thirdwednesday.org

Yuliya Shevchenko: was born in Russia in 1977 and moved to the USA in 2005. She says her two passions in life are traveling with her husband and photography. When she gets behind the lense of a camera her creative process constantly evolves. Her main interest though are wedding photography, digital art, and glamour, using her own unique approach to illustrate every image. She uses a professional digital Canon 5D and a medium format Mamiaya 645 AFD (6x4.5) film camera. She resides in Buffalo, NY. Take a look at more images at http://yukaphotoart.com

Andrew Shields: completed his Ph. D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Pennsylvania and in addition to his language-teaching activities, he is a translator, as well as a songwriter and guitarist. His poetry has appeared in Cortland Review, Hobble Creek Review, Poetry Magazine, and elsewhere. His translations have appeared in journals and books on both sides of the Atlantic. He has worked as one of the English Seminar's Lektoren since 1995 in Basel, Switzerland where he lives. Visit his blog at http://andrewshields.blogspot.com

David Michael Wolach: is 29 years old and orginally from Detroit. He is a professor of writing and philosophy at The Evergreen State College. He has worked as a union organizer in New York City for 6 years. Author of three chapbooks and a machine-made novel, We Are Richard Pryor, he also serves as the managing editor of Wheelhouse Magazine. His work has appeared in Ditch, Night Train, The Duplications, Thieves Jargon, and elsewhere. His essays, Acts of Art/Works of Violence, on artistic and political dissents is forthcoming from the University of Sydney. He calls Olympia, WA home. Visit his literary website at www.wheelhousemagazine.com

Rod Stewart: his interest in photography began while working in a career as a marine biologist during the 80's, and evolved into a serious personal artistic pursuit after college. Recently, his vocation has changed from one in medical research to a clerk at Dalhousie University, but his passion for photography has been steadfast. He has combined his images with his own poetry, which has appeared in various international magazines including 34th Parallel. His debut collection is titled Between Us. He lives in Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada. Visit his photo website at www.pbase.com/east_star/collection

Dave Behrens: what started out as a hobby back in 2002, to fill empty spaces on his walls at home, has now become a passion to bring vibrant color and a fresh look at an art form very much like the native people of the land where he was born. He says he tries to interpret various paintings within a painting to make conclusions and to show some kind of relevance to each piece of the work using extensive details. He style is chancing on. In 2007 he won 1st prize at the Maryborough Heritage Art Festival (Abstract) and 3rd place at the Utopia Art Competition (Abstract) and his work is beginning to find its way into private collections. The 41 year-old lives and paints in Brisbane, Australia. Visit his wesite at: http://db3.com.au

David Morgan: teaches 11-19 year olds, is an arts worker and literature officer, organizer of book festivals and writer-in-residence for education authorities, a prison and a psychiatric hospital. His books for children include Blooming Cats which won the Acorn Award and was recently animated for BBC2's Words and Pictures Plus. His poetry collections include The Broken Picture Book, The Windmill and the Grains (Hawthorn Prize) and Buzz Off. His adult poetry book is entitled Ticket For The Peep Show (Art'icle). He lives with his wife and two children in Bedfordshire in the UK. Visit his website at: www.articlemagazinebedford.org.uk

Alicia Hoffman: has a MA in Creative Writing/Poetry from the State University of New York at Brookport ans says that teaching English is her noble career. Her poems have appeared in Redactions: Poetry and Politics, Red Wheelbarrow, Poetry Midwest, Octaves Magazine, The Centrifugal Eye, and Poets Against the War. She has recently been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She resides in Rochester, NY. Contact her at: newyorkcatcher@gmail.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. Copyright 2008 by Maurice Oliver. All Rights Reserved.

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