Ernest Williamson III: is a 31 year old polymath who has published poetry and visual art in over 120 online and print journals within a time span of 8 years. His poem "The Jazz of Old Wine" has been nominated for a Best of the Net award by the editors of "Thick with Conviction". He holds the B.A. and the M.A. in English/Creative Writing/Literature from the University of Memphis. Ernest is now listed in the prestigious Directory of American Poets and Fiction Writers. Professor Williamson is also a private tutor, a Ph.D. Candidate at Seton Hall University. He lives in South Orange, NJ. Visit his website. www.eyeoftheart.com/ErnestWilliamsonIII
Jenny Allan: is a graduate of the University of Brighton, England. Her poetry has appeared in Sidebrow, Otoliths 3 and Intercapillary Space. She lives in West Sussex, UK and expresses her angle of movement from “a to a” in a blog she maintains at http://intermittent-voices.blogspot.com
Tammy Ho: she obtained her B.A. from the Department of English and Department of Chinese, University of Hong Kong in 2002. She is the co-founder and co-editor of Cha: An Asian Literary Journal and co-editor of two other literary journals and has written academic publications. She was a teacher of English Language, World History and Social Studies for one year. Her poetry has appeared in numerous literary journals including Mascara, Arabesques Review and Spoken War. Tammy is interested in Victorian studies, especially Charles Dickens, literary linguistics, poetry, and the contemporary novels. Visit her website at: http://www.sighming.com
Jose Paulo Andrade: he lives in Porto, Portugal. He is a medical doctor and university professor that uses photography to express the beauty present in small details. He has particular interest in the use of color and shape to obtain images that may surprise the viewer. He captures his images and then sorts them out to finally place them in over a dozen unique motifs. Find more images at his website: www.pbase.com/jandrade
Harry K. Stammer: his poetry has been published in Sidereality, Dream Virus, Znine, BlazeVox, Moria, Poetic Inhalation, and xPress (ed). He has also collaborated with Karri Kokko in a book titled beeasily published by xPress (ed). The poet lives under several swaying palms in Los Angeles, CA. You can visit his blogsite and find out more about his books and e-books at http://www.harrykstammer.blogspot.com
Lisa Stewart: she is the editor of Decanto poetry magazine and has produced a series of poetry by children books that include her own illustrations. She has written over 6 collections of poetry including ‘For All Eternity’, ‘Another Sentiment’ and ‘The Last Lament’, and is currently working on a new collection ‘A Different Song’ due later this year. Her poetry has been included in many magazines and anthologies, and she recently won 3rd place in the ‘Rubies In The Darkness’ poetry competition. She lives in West Sussex, with her musician partner (David). Visit the couple’s website at http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/masquepublishing
Kianseng Ng: he is a physician, and elder in the Presbyterian church. His writings (poems, inspirational pieces, short stories, medical articles)have appeared in 44 different journals published in Malaysia, Singapore, India, Australia, New Zealand, USA. A prize winner in many different poetry competitions, including the prestigious 1995 New Straits Times-Shell poetry competition. Many of his inspirational poems have been translated into Mandarin. Author of 3 books of poetry, "White Magic","Postcards from Kluang" & "Familiar Strange Country". Presently working on his 4th book of poetry tentatively entitled "A Different Kind of Magic". He lives in Hong Kong, China. Read more of his poetry at http://alwaysmorebeyond.blogspot.com
Therese Kenyon: she holds a Master of Fine Arts Visual Art University of NSW and is currently Director of Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Sydney . She works on paper and canvas as well as digital imaging. Her work can be found in collections including the National Gallery of Australia, state and regional galleries and private collections within Australia and has appeared in both solo and group exhibitions. She lives in Kings Cross, Sydney and works in her studio at the Ultimo Project in Addison Rd Centre Marrickville, Sydney where she lives. Visit her fasinating art website at http://firstname.lastname@example.org/theresekenyon.index.htm
James Owens: has had two collections of his poetry published in 2007: An Hour is the Doorway, from Black Lawrence Press, and Frost Lights a Thin Flame, from Mayapple Press. His poems have appeared in numerous publication and are upcoming in Tipton Poetry Journal, The Cresset, and Boxcar Poetry Review. He maintains a blog at http://klagewelt.blogspot.com
Arioborzine Farin: she was born in Iran to an Iranian father and a Dutch mother and spent her childhood in the Netherlands and the UK and now works as an English teacher for adults and translator in Germany since 2000. She writes poetry as a means of discipline and as a way to communicate with others. She calls her poetry blog more of a “workshop” than a display window. She currently lives in Leipzig. Read more of her poetry at her attractive blog, Scribblings And Sketches at: http://scribblingsandsketches.wordpress.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 Aug. 1st.
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