Vol. 4  No. 2  Spring 2007


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.

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.

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.

PATRICK BIRDENER has been writing poetry for about four years, and his work
has appeared in eXpressions Journal. He is currently a student at MATC.

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 has a new novel out, The Guardener's Tale (2007), available
from Sam's Dot Publishing. Bruce lives in Ocala, Florida, with his wife, writer-
artist Marge Simon. For more information, please visit his website: http:

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.

MICHAEL R. BURCH is the editor of The HyperTexts, on-line at www.
thehypertexts.com, where he has published the work of three Pulitzer Prize
nominees and recent winners of the T.S. Eliot, Richard Wilbur and Howard
Nemerov awards. He has three Pushcart nominations, and his poetry has been
translated into Farsi (Iranian) and Gjuha Shqipe (Albanian) by Farideh
Hassanzadeh Mostafavi, Dr. Mahnaz Badihian, Rahel Yahia and Majlinda Bashllari.
His work has appeared in literary journals and sundry publications which include
Light Quarterly, The Lyric, Poet Lore, The Chariton Review, Piedmont Literary
Review, The New Formalist, Writer’s Digest–The Year’s Best Writing, The
Neovictorian/Cochlea, Mandrake Poetry Review, The Best of the Eclectic Muse
1989-2003 and Iambs & Trochees.

BRYCE CHRISTENSEN, who teaches writing and literature at Southern Utah
University, received his Ph.D. in English literature from Marquette University.
Author of Utopia Against the Family (Ignatius) and Divided We Fall (Transaction),
Dr. Christensen has published poetry in The Formalist, Christianity and
Literature, Modern Age and other journals and has had poetry anthologized in
Sonnets: 150 Contemporary Sonnets (University of Evansville Press, 2005) and
The Conservative Poets: A Contemporary Anthology (University of Evansville
Press, 2006). He was a finalist for the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award in 2000.
His novel Winning is forthcoming in June from Whiskey Creek Press.

Possessing a Bachelor’s in History from Fordham University, NY, a Master’s in
Education from CCNY, a Master’s in English/Creative Writing from Queens
College, NY and the experience of an adulthood coming to terms with a neuro-
muscular disease, JOHN THOMAS CLARK'S poems have been/will be published in
The Recorder–Journal of the American-Irish Society by Derek Mahon and again
by Eamonn Grennan, Mediphors, Celtic Fringe, Exit 13, The Innisfree Poetry
Journal and Lachryma: Modern Songs Of Lament. His other writing
accomplishments include Othering–an unpublished manuscript of 150 sonnets
which addresses the journey of a person who others, who becomes “an other” as
he faces a burgeoning bodily breakdown because of a physical disability; The Joy
of Lex–an unpublished light-heated, upbeat romp of sixty-seven sonnets and a
crown which tells the story of life with his black lab Lex, the best service dog in
the world as it takes the reader through their training, their graduation, their
home life and life in the outside world; and The Captivity of St. Patrick–a 700
page novel which provides a window on fifth-century Ireland.

Born where vampires are rumored to exist, COMATETA (Co-ma-tea-tah) 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, mostly. Her recent fiction has
appeared in the Twisted Cat Tales anthology. She invites you to visit her online
at www.geocities.com/black_ink_tales.

ELIZABETH J. COLEMAN'S poetry has been accepted for publication in The Lyric.
Her poems have also been published in The Phoenicia Times and Newstar
Philippines. She is the co-author of Commercial and Consumer Warranties:
Drafting, Performing and Litigating (New York: Matthew Bender & Co., 1987). A
public interest attorney with over thirty years’ experience in litigation and legal
management, Elizabeth is the founder and president of Professional Stress
Management Solutions, Ltd., and president of the Beatrice R. and Joseph A.
Coleman Foundation for environmental and social justice.

K.R. COPELAND is not a lumberjack, trapeze artist, dairy farmer, bricklayer's
assistant, cigar maker or waste paper packer. She is a poet, and also the Art
Director of the online political lit-zine Unlikely 2.0. She has one chapbook,
Anatomically Correct, available through Dancing Girl Press.

FRANK DE CANIO has been published in more than 30 magazines (and/or e-
zines); Danger, Pleiades, Red Owl, Nuthouse, Love's Chance, Words of Wisdom,
Rook publishing; with Hazmat, Medicinal Purposes, Blue Unicorn and Ship of Fools
pending. He is on the web at POETZ and Thick with Conviction.

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. Kevin's poetry collection Darkness and
Light is available from lulu.com.

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.

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.

PENELOPE GALLOGLY, from St. Louis, MO, has been plying the craft of poetry for
several years now with a decided fondness for rhyme and meter. So far, a few of
her works can be found online at poetryrenewal.com under the pen name, Pen

PHILIP HIGSON lectured in history at Chester (England) for almost twenty years,
his speciality being the Renaissance. He has published eight collections of original
poetry, including his prize-winning Sonnets to My Goddess in this Life and the
Next, as well as books of verse translations from Baudelaire, Rollinat and
D'Annunzio, and he was a contributor to the anthologies Making Love: The
Picador Book of Erotic Verse, The Red Candle Treasury, and The Chester Poets
Anthologies. Poems by him have appeared in magazines, including A Bard Hair
Day, Critical Quarterly, Candelabrum Poetry Magazine, The Eclectic Muse,
Lexikon, Mandrake Poetry Review, Metverse Muse, Poet Tree and Rubies In The
Darkness. He was leader and anthologist of The Chester Poets group for twenty
years. He is a member of the Rollinat Society, and since 1992 he has been
President of the Baudelaire Society. He is engaged at present on a prose work,
the history of a family of Lancashire Dissenters, which is a more accessible
version of his doctoral thesis.

JEFF HOLT has previously published poetry in William Baer’s Sonnets: 150
Contemporary Sonnets, Measure, The Evansville Review, Rattapallax and Iambs
& Trochees, The Formalist, The Texas Review, Pivot, Cumberland Poetry Review,
Sparrow, and other journals.

NIGEL HOLT is a teacher who lives and works in the UAE. He has been published
in a number of venues, the most recent of which are: Snakeskin, Contemporary
Sonnet, and Umbrella, and has work forthcoming in The Barefoot Muse. He is
also co-editor of the shit creek review with Australian poet, Paul Stevens.

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.

BRYON D. HOWELL is a poet currently residing in New Haven, Connecticut. He
has been writing poetry for a great number of years. Recently, work of his has
appeared in poeticdiversity, Red River Review and The Quirk.

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.

STEPHANIE L. KEMP is a 32 year old poet originally from Seattle, Washington.
Currently she lives in Aurora, Colorado where she works for city government. In
her spare time she is working on her first book of poetry. She has been
published in Black Diaspora Magazine, Poetry Motel, The Armchair Aesthete,
Foliate Oak, Flutter, Struggle, Remark and other publications. She has been
writing poetry for about 10 years.

LONG-SKIRTS writes, "I am the mother of 10 children…6 boys, no lamps (the
boys break them all) and 4 girls. My husband and I are known to be certified
insane. We know this to be a fact as he is a Clinical Psychologist. He has a Ph.D.,
or 'sheep-skin'; I have a Br.A., or 'sheep-dog'; it rounds them up and gathers
them in. As Hilary McRee Flanery, I write short stories and books to bare my soul
because after 10 kids, God KNOWS I can’t bare my body. My nom de plume,
Long-Skirts, I use to sign my poetry. Why? Because I love 'being a girl' and after
10 kids it’s a great way to hide one’s multitude of sins…varicose veins."

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.

KURT METZLER is a no good son of an undertaker who teaches in Toronto. Before
becoming a teacher he was a Potato Pancake. Writing credits include Spider,
Ladybug, Cappers, Sing Out, Smile and Time for Rhyme. He placed first in the
2003 Writing for Children Competition on the same day that his car caught on fire.

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). Another new
volume, Buttoned Into History, is available from Pivot Press.

JACK PEACHUM—an actor & playwright also—is an elliptical poet—lyrical, not
fashionable, poison to editors everywhere. He has published poems in Lucidity
Magazine, Clark Street Review, NeoVictorian Cochlea, & has work soon to appear
in Off-the-Coast & The Powhatan Review.

REBECCA R. PIERCE was born in Oakland, California in 1974 but moved to
Georgia in 1989. She's been writing poetry since the age of seven, and it has
been her addiction ever since. Author of Waves from My Oddest Sea (published
in 2004), she is currently working on an epic poem based on the Greek myth of
Cupid and Psyche, the third in her epic poetry series. Lastly, she just started an
online poetry workshop, (Turn of Verse) where poets can come together to
discuss famous works (as well as not-so-famous ones) and write a poem utilizing
the themes and styles of that particular discussion.

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. Lee's new book of poetry is Pythagoras in
Love (Orchises Press, 2007), and copies are available through Amazon.

GERALD SO's recent poems appear in The Orange Room Review, Asinine Poetry
Journal and Get Underground.

CARRIEANN THUNELL edits the Nisqually Delta Review. She has been published in
over 75 journals, including Bellowing Ark, Raintown Review, Centrifugal Eye, The
Aurorean, Penwood Review, etc. Her work has been published in 7 countries. She
has been a guest editor of the Santa Fe Broadsides. She will be judging the long
poetry division of the 2007 Frontiers in Writing contest.

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. Francine's recent poetry collection A
Patio of Poems for Grown-ups is available from TnTClassicBooks.com.

ROBERT VILLANUEVA is an award-winning Kentucky author and former award-
winning journalist. His poems, short stories, essays and articles have been
featured in several print and online publications including The Summerset
Review, The Square Table, C/Oasis, AbsoluteWrite.com, The Heartland Review,
The Louisville Eccentric Observer, Snitch and the disaster-relief anthology Stories
of Strength, among other places. Additionally, Villanueva's story "A Scent Like
Daphne," which originally appeared in the online publication The Summerset
Review, was included in that publication's recently-released first-ever print issue
and has been nominated for the Million Writers Award.

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.

SIOVAHN AMANDA WALKER is a British writer and historian who lives in New York
City. She specializes in writing historical fiction that is infused with modern
themes. Specifically, she composes lesbian and women's literature in increasingly
neglected genres, such as the Italian sonnet or Arthurian verse epic, and is
currently completing her Ph.D. in medieval history from Stanford University.

GAIL WHITE has been active in the Formalist Poetry movement from its early
days. She appeared in 2006 in the anthologies Writing Metrical Poetry, Hurricane
Blues, and Chance of a Ghost, and an essay on her work appeared at www.
mezzocammin.com. She lives in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, and can be reached at

KC WILDER'S writings have been published in many literary journals and
magazines worldwide, including recently, The Seattle Review, Poetry New
Zealand, Lichen (Canada), The Pacific Review, and over the years, several
hundred others.

JEFFREY WOODWARD resides in Detroit. His poems and articles appear widely in
periodicals in the USA, UK, Canada and Australia including, most recently,
Acumen (England), Blue Unicorn, International Poetry Review, Poem, Re: Arts &
Letters, The Christian Century, Galley Sail Review, The Hypertexts, Lines Review
(Scotland), The Lyric, Envoi (Wales), Plains Poetry Journal, Raintown Review,
South Coast Poetry Journal, Studio (Australia), Haiku Scotland, New Hope
International (England) and many others.

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