Vol. 3  No. 2  Spring 2006


C.B. ANDERSON began writing poems in 2003, 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.

STANLEY P. ANDERSON has been writing poetry and fiction for about 35 years,
has published poetry in various literary journals, including Whole Notes, descant,
The Mid-America Poetry Review, Midwest Poetry Review, Kansas Quarterly and
Prairie Poetry, and has published flash fiction in VerbSap. He has worked as an
editor for the United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources
Conservation Service, since 1974. Stan has a Ph.D. in English from the University
of Maryland. He is married and has three sons.

JIM BARTON'S poetry has been published in many journals including Mississippi
Review, Poetry Motel, The Mid-America Poetry Review, Off the Coast and (soon)
Candelabrum Poetry Magazine. He loves the outdoors and both reading and
writing poetry.

GUY BELLERANTI writes short stories, poetry, humor, puzzles and articles. His
work has appeared in over 100 different publications for both adults and children.
His homepage on the web is: http://www.authorsden.com/guybelleranti.

BRUCE BOSTON has received the Bram Stoker Award, a Pushcart Prize, the
Asimov's Readers' Award, and the Grand Master Award of the Science Fiction
Poetry Association. He is the author of forty books and chapbooks, including the
novel Stained Glass Rain and the recent collection Shades Fantastic (Gromagon
Press, 2006). Bruce lives in Ocala, Florida, with his wife, writer-artist Marge
Simon. For more information, please visit his website: http://hometown.aol.

MILLICENT BROWER is an actress, novelist, poet and journalist. After graduating
from Rutgers University, she acted on over one thousand radio and TV shows in
New York City. She is the author of a novel, Ingenue, a book of poetry for
children, I Am Going Nowhere, and two other books. Her poetry and articles have
appeared nationwide in various magazines and newspapers. Currently, she is a
theatre critic for Town & Village, a New York City weekly. She is completing a
book of limericks for children.

A self-styled “Countryman of the Three Schools” (Confucianism, Daoism,
Buddhism), CHEN TAO (824-882) failed the Chinese imperial civil service
examination but made a name for himself through the pursuits of poetry,
alchemy and wandering.

TERESE COE'S poems, translations, and book reviews have appeared or will soon
appear in Poetry, Orbis (UK), Nimrod, First Things, The Lyric, Leviathan Quarterly
(UK), The Shakespeare Newsletter, Smartish Pace, Light, The Formalist,
Candelabrum Poetry Magazine (UK) and The Texas Review, among others, and
her first book of poems, The Everyday Uncommon, won a Word Press publication
prize and came out in February 2005. She was a finalist in the 2004 Willis
Barnstone Translation Prize, and has received two Pushcart nominations and two
grants from Giorno Poetry Systems.

A public-interest attorney who runs a foundation for environmental and social
justice, ELIZABETH J. COLEMAN has had poetry published in the Phoenicia Times,
and has read from her memoir at KGB Bar. She is the co-author of Commercial
and Consumer Warranties: Drafting, Performing and Litigating (New York:
Matthew Bender & Co., 1987). Elizabeth is also a semi-professional guitarist.

JACK CONWAY teaches at the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth and
Bristol Community College in Fall River. He is the author of My Picnic With Lolita
and Other Poems published by North Country Press in Providence, R.I. His poems
have appeared in Poetry, The Antioch Review, The Columbia Review, Yankee,
Rattle, The Potomac and The Norton Anthology of Light Verse.

FRANK DE CANIO lives in New Jersey and works in Manhattan. A psychology
major, he's written hundreds of poems, most of them sonnets, sometimes
liberally conceived. Music fuels his passion as well as, he hopes, the sonorities of
his rhymed sentences. He's been published online and in print in magazines like
Danger, Words of Wisdom, and Red Owl.

The most famous and highly regarded of Chinese poets, DU FU (712-770) was
not widely known during his own lifetime but soon after he was canonized as the
model Chinese poet. An innovative master of multiple styles and genres, Du Fu’s
technical prowess and humanitarian vision have been lauded by both traditional
and modern critics.

KEVIN IAN DUTTON was born in 1975, in Manchester, a city in the northwest of
England, where he still lives now. He started writing poetry at college, and
continued through university and afterwards until the present day, his poems
being a vast array of shot in the dark ideas on a great variety of subjects, some
personal, some political, some controversial. He describes his work as a
reflection of the life experiences gained during some very turbulent and eventful
times, both for the world and for himself.

PHILLIP A. ELLIS edits the e-journal Calenture: A Journal of Studies in
Speculative Verse. It's over at http://calenture.fcpages.com/.

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.

JAMES FEICHTHALER is a poet with a love for nature, Celtic Literature and the
Classics, and his work has recently appeared in magazines and journals such as
Romantics Quarterly and the Eclectic Muse. He also recently received honorable
mention in the "World Order of Narrative Poets Contest" for the Coleridge Award.

MARK FRANCIS publishes translations of classical Chinese verse as well as
original poems in university publications and the small press. He holds a Ph.D. in
Chinese from Stanford University, and has taught Chinese language and literary
culture in the U.S. and abroad for the last 12 years.

During the height of the great Tang dynasty GAO SHI (702-765) served in many
civil and military posts, including some at the northern frontier, adopting “gloomy
and stalwart” tones for his historical and heroic verse.

C.A. GARDNER writes, "I grew up beside Keuka Lake in upstate New York, but
my family has since gathered in coastal Virginia. We're very close, and we're
making an effort to stay together. With master's degrees in English and library
science, I've been the editor at a private maritime museum and currently serve
as cataloger at a public library. In my spare time, I'm an avid black-and-white
photographer." Her stories and poems have been published in venues such as
The Doom of Camelot, Hadrosaur Tales, The Leading Edge, Mythic Delirium and
Talebones. In 2004, she attended the Clarion West Writers Workshop and she's
now a member of the Science Fiction Poetry Association.

JOHN HAYES is a sculptor and actor. He is currently exhibiting sculpture at
Washington Square in Washington D.C., and Columbia Art Center in Maryland. In
April he performed as an academic on THE WIRE. Dead Blue Eyes, Penny
Dreadful, Flesh and Blood, Bare Bone, Blood Lust, Baltimore Review and others
have published his bloody work.

While a student at the University of Arizona, STEFFEN HORSTMANN was recipient
of the Brooklyn Poetry Circle's National Student Award. He has been writing
essays and book reviews for the new Canadian journal Contemporary Ghazals.
His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Baltimore Review, Blue Unicorn,
Meridian, Oyez Review, Pebble Lake Review and Texas Poetry Journal.

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 is hawking a longer book manuscript by the same
name.) He has recent or forthcoming work in Bellowing Ark, Blue Unicorn, Littoral
and Raintown Review.

PETE LEE'S former occupations include army sergeant/counterintelligence agent,
federal intelligence operations specialist, private investigator, newspaper
reporter, and social worker. His poetry has appeared in hundreds of literary
journals, including California Quarterly, English Journal, Hawaii Review, and
Modern Haiku.

OKE MBACHU is a poet and student, residing in Chicago, IL, where he is studying
for master’s degrees in English and Psychology, and writing poems. In print and
online, his poems have been published, or are forthcoming, in DMQ Review,
Caveat Lector, Red River Review, Mastodon Dentist, Barbaric Yawp, Virginia
Adversaria and others. This is his first book review.

M.L. MCCARTHY is a formalist poet who was born in Liverpool. He comes from an
Irish immigrant family. He read Latin at Liverpool, lived by doing various manual
jobs for about ten years, and then became a back-room journalist. He is the
editor of Candelabrum (f. 1970), Britain's longest established formalist fringe
poetry magazine. His interests include English, French, Latin and German
literature, theatre, cinema, classical music, fell-walking and animals' rights.

MICHAEL O'HOLLERN lives in California and only began writing poetry very
recently (he is in his early thirties). His poetry has appeared in Illogical Muse and

THOMAS ORSZÁG-LAND is a poet and foreign correspondent. His rhyming poetry
has been published by The New York Times and The Formalist in New York and
his book reviews by The Times Literary Supplement and Poetry Review in London.

MARK RHOADS is a professor of music at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota.
He is a hymnwriter and is interested in early American hymnody. His Anthology
of the American Hymn-Tune Repertory: The Colonial Era to the Civil War and
several of his hymns can be seen at http://www.bethel.edu/~rhomar. Mark and
his wife live in Lino Lakes, Minnesota.

GERALD SO is a freelance writer from New York. His latest work appears in
Apogee Magazine, Lunatic Chameleon and Defenestration. Visit his blog at http:

LEE SLONIMSKY'S poems are recent or forthcoming in Blue Unicorn, The
Classical Outlook, Green Hills Literary Lantern, The Hurricane Review, Iambs &
Trochees, River Oak Review and Sulphur River Literary Review. He 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.

F.J. SMOAK is a mother of three and a member of the South Carolina Writers’
Workshop. Besides writing rhymed verse on a wide range of subjects, her
interests include yoga, fitness and nutrition.

DAMIEN STEDNITZ is a 29 year-old Los Angeles poet originally from Nebraska.
His work has been featured in the Wesleyan University literary journal Flintlock,
the e-zine Poetry Superhighway and the San Gabriel Valley Quarterly. He
recently published his first chapbook On the Rise, I Guess and has been
shamelessly plugging it at open and featured poetry readings throughout the
greater Los Angeles area. Send him a line at drstednitz@hotmail.com, he loves

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.

LUDWIG UHLAND (1787-1862) is the great nineteenth-century German poet.

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.

WANG CHANGLING (?-756) was a premier court poet in his day, appreciated for
his accomplished presentation in many genres.

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