Jeffrey Alfier is a two-time Pushcart prize
nominee, and a nominee for the UK’s Forward Prize for Poetry. His poems
have appeared recently in Vallum (Canada) and Post Road, with
work forthcoming in New York Quarterly. His latest chapbook is Before
the Troubadour Exits (2011). His first full-length book of poems, The
Wolf Yearling, will be published in 2012, by Pecan Grove Press. He serves
as co-editor of San Pedro River Review.
Bob Bradshaw lives in a state that is drifting slowly towards Asia.
Bob is inching towards retirement. It is unclear who will reach their
destination first. Recent work of his can be found at Cha: An Asian
Literary Journal and Eclectica.
Born in 1981, Australian Sam Byfield has been published in most
leading journals at home; internationally including in The National Poetry
review, Cream City Review, The Asia Literary Review, and The Warwick
Review; and extensively online. His first chapbook, From the Middle
Kingdom, was published in 2007 by Pudding House Press, and his first
full length collection is currently under consideration. He has been a
Pushcart nominee and a Best of the Net finalist.
Gary F. Clark is a retired Professor of Art from
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania where he taught studio arts since 1972.
He holds a B.F.A. degree in Graphic Design from Maryland Institute College
of Art, as well as an M.A, in Sculpture from West Virginia University. Professor
Clark is an award-winning artist who has exhibited his work in numerous ehxhibitions
in the United States, Canada and Europe. His work was also showcased in a
solo exhibition at the United States Senate, Russell Rotunda, in Washington,
D.C. He has given presentations related to the Global Awareness Society in
Seoul, Korea, and the Democracy Project National Conference in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania. His "Essential Humanity" project, including portraits and stories
of the homeless in New York City and North Eastern Pennsylvania has been featured
on "All Things Considered," on National Public Radio and a feature Television
Story produced by TV Globo, an international network based in Brazil. His
work has appeared in numerous publications including a chapter devoted to
his homelessness photos in the "fotolog.book" published by Thames and Hudson
in London, England.
Matt Hohner, a Baltimore native, holds an M.F.A.
in Writing and Poetics from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, where
he won the 1996 Ted Berrigan Scholarship and the 1996-97 Honors Scholarship.
His work has appeared in numerous publications, including American Tanka,
Articulate, The Baltimore Review, Dancing Shadow Review, Maryland Poetry
Review, Pasta Poetics, The Pearl, WordWrights!, September Eleven: Maryland
Voices, Poets Against the War (online), and most recently, The Potomac (online).
His voice can be heard on two spoken word CDs: Word Up Baltimore! and The
Road Less Taken: The Saint Valentine Sunday Poetry Marathon 2001. Hohner
also has appeared on "Poetry Jam," a Baltimore-area cable TV program.
His chapbook States was published by Third Ear Books. Today Hohner teaches
high school English and enjoys hiking, mountain biking, gardening and landscaping,
and sea kayaking in the Chesapeake Bay.
Ariel Magidson is a recent graduate from Lake
Forest College and is native to Detroit. She spent four years ripping her
mind open while studying philosophy. In her spare time she observes and examines
the world, searching for moments. Everything everywhere is filled with these
moments, and they are both beautiful and sad. She is open to both. Every
single time she touches her camera she learns something. Ariel uses nikon.
Dion OReilly writes predominantly about Santa Cruz,
California where she has spent most of her life. Her writing and/or artwork
have been published previously in Lily Literary Review, as well as
in the Cerise Press, Porter Gulch Review, Antithesis Common, Dark Sky
Magazine, The Psychology Quarterly, The Lifeline, Writing Raw, Existere Journal,
The Doula, The Istanbul Review, and the upcoming issue of the Redwood
Coast Review. Her essay about the death of Michael Jackson was anthologized
in the text, Goodbye Billie Jean. Currently she teaches English,
Spanish, and ESL at a local high school.
Jessy Randall's collection of poems A Day in Boyland
(Ghost Road Press, 2007) was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. She
has a collection of collaborative poems with Daniel M. Shapiro, Interruptions,
forthcoming from Pecan Grove Press in 2011, and a solo collection, Injecting
Dreams into Cows, forthcoming from Red Hen Press in 2012. Her website
Cheryl Snell's books include two novels, Rescuing
Ranu and Shiva's Arms, and poetry. Visit her blog at http://shivasarms.blogspot.com
for the big picture.
John Sweet, b. 1968, lives 10 minutes north of the
state line, in between the hills and the river. A believer in writing
as catharsis, opposed to a great many things, indifferent to others.
Recent collections include IN THE PALACE OF DYING LIGHT (Ten Pages Press)
and CONTINUUM (Kendra Steiner Editions). Most of the major details
of his life appear in his writing, usually as heavily disguised as possible.
Elvira Vila writes, "Although my academic training
is very different from photography, I have a degree in law and I work in
INECO, a Spanish public company of engineering projects, I am a photographer.
I started taking photos in particular when traveling. Now I can not hang
the camera and it is always with me. I studied photography at the School
Ultravioleta in Madrid, Spain and also with some Spanish photographers such
as Rafael Roa, Jorge Ontalba, Carlos Alvarez. I am member of the Royal Spanish
Photography Society and I published in some magazines such as itransporte.es.
I am delighted that Lily has been fixed in my work and it is a pleasure
for me to collaborate with the magazine"
Marysia Wojtaszek writes, ''I'm new to photography
but already would feel bereft without my 'third eye' - hoping to show the
extraordinary that exists in the ordinary. I have previously been featured
in Turntable and Blue Light and now am happily here in Lily. I feel honoured
to be a part of both. My work can currently be seen on saatchionlinegallery
and facebook and I am hoping to have my own website soon."