Vol. 2  No. 3  Summer 2005


C.B. ANDERSON began writing poems less than two years ago, at age 54. His
work has appeared in The Lyric, Iambs & Trochees, Sahara, The Chaffin Journal,
Romantics Quarterly and other journals. For twenty years he has been the
gardener for the PBS television series, The Victory Garden.

PETER AUSTIN lives in Toronto, with his wife, 3 daughters and too many pets,
where he teaches English at Seneca College. In his spare time, he writes poetry
and plays.

JIM BARTON writes from rural south Arkansas, where he lives with his wife and
three of their seven children. He has work published or accepted at
MississippiReview.com, Poetry Motel, Louisiana Literature, Snowy Egret, and

GUY BELLERANTI creates fiction, poetry and puzzles from the hell heat of
southern Arizona. His work has appeared in many publications, including The
Eternal Night, Futures Mysterious Anthology, The Saturday Evening Post and
Dana Literary Society and Capper’s. His homepage on the web is: http://www.

BRUCE BOSTON'S writing has received a record seven Rhysling Awards, a record
five Asimov's Readers' Choice Awards, the Bram Stoker Award, a Pushcart Prize,
and the Grand Master Award of the Science Fiction Poetry Association. He is the
author of forty books and chapbooks, most recently the humorous collection
Etiquette with Your Robot Wife (Talisman, 2005). His collection Flashing the Dark:
Forty Short Fictions is forthcoming from Sam's Dot Publishing. He lives in Ocala,
Florida (City of Trees) with his wife, writer-artist Marge Simon. For more
information, please visit his website http://hometown.aol.com/bruboston.

Born where vampires are rumored to exist, C.M. CLIFTON lives among the
bayous where mosquitoes can be saddled, and Spanish moss droops from oak
trees. From the cypress swamps of Louisiana, she enjoys reading and writing
speculative and crime fiction. Some of her latest stories appear in The Best of
AstoundingTales.Com, Vol. 1 and at AlienSkin Magazine. She invites you to visit
her online at http://www.geocities.com/black_ink_tales.

LEE EVANS was born in 1950 in Annapolis, Maryland, and has resided in that
state all his life. He has been married for twenty one years, and is employed at
the Maryland State Archives. Besides the writing of poetry, his interests include
the American Transcendentalists, the English Romantics, philosophy and Eastern
Religion. He has had poems published in Romantics Quarterly, Blind Man's
Rainbow, Lucid Moon and on the Poetseers and Ellopos web sites. The Maryland
State Archives has published several of his poems in its monthly newsletter, The
Archivist's Bulldog.

MICHAEL FANTINA has had dozens of poems published over the past two
decades both here in the US and in the UK. His verse has appeared in The Lyric,
Candelabrum, Romantics Quarterly, The Book of Eibon and many others.

JOHN HAYES is a playwright and actor. He is currently directing in a hectic one-
act play festival. John appeared on Homicide as a scurvy looking corpse. Dead
Blue Eyes, Penny Dreadful, Flesh and Blood, BareBone, Blood Lust, Baltimore
Review and others have published his bloody work.

LAURA HEIDY is a former medic from Indiana currently residing in Alexandria,
Virginia with fellow poet, Dan Halberstein. She's had poetry previously published
in Contemporary Rhyme (Winter, 2005) [that's us!] as well as in The Hypertexts,
Folly, Susquehenna Quarterly, Pebble Lake Review, The Confused Muse, The
Barefoot Muse and several other Internet publications.

SAMANTHA HENDERSON lives in Southern California. Her poetry has been
published in Weird Tales, Abyss and Apex, Lone Star Stories, Lost in the Dark,
and The Harrow.

ALLEN LEE IRELAND'S poetry has appeared in The Lyric and Candelabrum and
will appear in upcoming issues of The Neovictorian/Cochlea and MOBIUS. He
received a Master of Education in English from the University of North Carolina at

LELAND JAMIESON (East Hampton, CT) has gathered a number of his published
formal poems under the title Needles in a Pinewood at www.geocities.
com/lelandjamieson. He has recent or forthcoming work in Bellowing Ark, Blue
Unicorn, Neovictorian /Cochlea and Raintown Review.

KENDALL MESSNER is a stand-up comedian living in Redmond, Oregon. He was a
dual English/Theater Major while attending the University of Oregon and has been
writing poetry for his entire life. He toured the United States as a full-time stand-
up comic for five years before physically settling down. Mentally he still travels
extensively. He is married and has a wonderful family of (not a typo) six. He can
be found online at http://flowetryinmotion.blogspot.com/.

In a lifelong love affair with peace and obscurity, RICHARD MOORE has published
a novel, a book of essays, translations of plays by Plautus and Euripides, and ten
books of poetry, the first of which scared him to death by being nominated for a
Pulitzer Prize. His web site, www.moorepoetry.com, has fresh goodies every
Thursday. Richard has a new poetry book out, Sailing To Oblivion, published by
Light Quarterly. Checks (drawn on a U.S. bank) should be made out to Light
Quarterly, P.O. Box 7500, Chicago, IL 60680 ($12.95 Post Paid), and the book is
also available by charge (toll-free, VISA/MC, 1-800-285-4448).

JOHN NIMMO'S poetry has appeared in Rattle, Stirring, Snakeskin, Half-Drunk
Muse, Convergence and other publications. His sonnet "Paris Notre Dame" won
First Prize for Rhymed Verse in the Foster City International Writers Contest
(Contemporary Rhyme is pleased to be the first to publish it). He has an active
career as an environmental physicist, and lives with his wife Elsa in Mountain
View, California. See his poetry website at http://www.rubydoor.org/jnpoet/index.

GEORGE NORMAN is a fifth grade teacher living in the state of Massachusetts. He
has had poems published in the magazines Ibbetson St. Press, Hidden Oak, Red
Owl Magazine, Pine Island Journal of New England Poetry, The Aurorean and
most recently, Lynx Eye.

LEE SLONIMSKY'S poems have been published recently in The Classical Outlook,
Connecticut River Review, Green Hills Literary Lantern, Home Planet News,
Iambs & Trochees and The Lyric. His first collection, Talk Between Leaf and Skin,
was published in 2002 by SRLR PRESS of Austin, Texas. His second book, Money
and Light, is forthcoming from SRLR Press in November. Lee is the manager of a
hedge fund, Ocean Partners LP, and also teaches poetry writing at The Writer's
Voice of the West Side Y in Manhattan.

GERALD SO holds a Master's in Creative Writing from Queens College/CUNY. His
poetry has appeared or will appear in Long Island Quarterly, Lynx Eye, Nerve
Cowboy, Brevities, the Lunatic Chameleon web site and Liquid Ohio. Visit his
weblog at http://geraldso.blogspot.com/.

FRANCINE L. TREVENS has been writing—and selling—poetry for over 50 years.
Most recently her poems have appeared in Futures, Bibliophilos, Dovetail,
Sensations and online at Dana Literary. She is a native New Yorker who suffered
transplantation to “Messy Choose-its” in her childhood and didn't blossom again
until her return to New York. Having developed an appreciation of history, she
can now call her adoptive state Massachusetts, and even like parts of it. But her
nature, temperament and interests are as much a part of NYC as the throb of its
subways. After years as a theatre critic, director, publicist and playwright, she
has “retired” to write poems and stories.

WILLIAM WALDEN worked in the editorial department of The New Yorker for
many years, and left it to free-lance. He has lived all his life in New York City,
except for a 2 1/2-year stint in the Army and a 7-year residence on Long Island,
from both of which he has fully recovered.

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