Jill Burhans writes, "Photography has
opened my eyes to the simplest beauty..the light and texture of a maple
leaf, the glint in the eyes of an old woman..a child's joy during play."
Jill's photos have appeared in the following places: Photo Of The Day
- Smithsonian Magazine September 27, 2010; Official
Photographer - Arts On The Square; Featured Art Photographer - Huntsville
Art Blog 2010; Lily Monthly Online Literary Review-2004-2006;
Apogee Photo Magazine - First Runner Up-2005; Package
Design CD cover Musician Terril Jordon; Featured Photographer - Press 1; Featured Photographer -
The Rambler Magazine Nov/Dec 2008 edition; Digital
Photo UK featurning "Birch Bark" October 2005. More of Jill's work
can be seen here.
CL Bledsoe is the author of the young adult novel,
Sunlight, two poetry collections, _____(Want/Need), and Anthem,
and a short story collection called Naming the Animals. A poetry chapbook,
to Noise, is available online. A minichap, Texas, was published
by Mud Luscious Press. His story, "Leaving the Garden," was selected as a
Notable Story of 2008 for Story South's Million Writer's Award. He’s been
nominated for the Pushcart Prize 3 times. He blogs at Murder Your Darlings. Bledsoe
has written reviews for The Hollins Critic, The Arkansas Review, American
Book Review, The Pedestal Magazine, and elsewhere.
Lia Brooks, twice nominated for a pushcart prize, has
had work published in the U.K. and the U.S. Some of these include; Poetry
London, Shadow Train, American Poetry Journal, Magma Poetry newsletters, Penumbra,
Autumn Sky Poetry. Her poetry was shortlisted for the New Leaf Short
Poetry Prize and has been part of two ekphrastic events in collaboration with
painters in Indiana and California. She resides in Southampton, UK, with
her partner and two sons.
Risa Denenberg is an aging hippy currently living in
Tacoma, WA. She earns her keep as a nurse practitioner and has worked in
end-of-life care for many years. Recent poems have appeared online at Soundzine,
Umbrella, Sein und Werden, This, and Escape into Life.
Patricia Gomes is loath to write her bio. We’ll say
simply: She writes, she’s writing, she continues to write; she’s interesting,
she’s interested, and continues to be of some marginal interest. Google her
if you have the even the slightest sense of the absurd.
John Grey is an Australian born poet, US resident since
the late seventies. He works as a financial systems analyst. He has recently
published in Xavier Review, White Wall Review and Writer’s Bloc
with work upcoming in Poem, Prism International and the Cider Press
Heather Lazarus lives in Spain and shares her love
of English through poetry and directing California Language School. Her latest
work will published by Bellowing Ark Press and at Breadcrumbscabs.
Cynthia Ruth Lewis lives in Sacramento, Calif. Her
work has appeared in The Griffin, Canopic Jar, Chantarelle's Notebook,
Poet's Review, and others.
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.
Sherry O’Keefe, a descendent of Montana pioneers and
graduate of MSU-B, is the author of Making Good Use of August (Finishing
Line Press). Her most current work has appeared or is forthcoming in Camas,
Switched-on Gutenberg, THEMA, Terrain. Org., PANK, Avatar Review, Fifth Wednesday
Journal, Prick of the Spindle, Inkwell, Pirene’s Fountain, Tygerburnin, The
High Desert Journal and Main Street Rag. Currently working
on a full collection, Cracking Geodes Open, she is the poetry editor
for Soundzine. Come talk with her: http://www.toomuchaugust.wordpress.com.
Jendi Reiter's first book, A Talent for Sadness,
was published in 2003 by Turning Point Books. Her poetry chapbook Swallow
won the 2008 Flip Kelly Poetry Prize and was published in 2009 by Amsterdam
Press. Her poetry chapbook Barbie at 50 won the 2010 Cervena Barva
Poetry Chapbook Prize and was published that year by Cervena Barva Press.
In 2010 she received a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artists' Grant for
Poetry. Awards include the 2011 OSA Enizagam Award for Fiction, first prize
in the 2010 Anderbo Poetry Prize, and second prize in the 2010 Iowa Review
Awards for Fiction. Visit her blog at www.jendireiter.com.
Nic Sebastian hails from Arlington, Virginia and travels
widely. Her first collection, Forever Will
End On Thursday was published by Lordly Dish Nanopress - a poetry
press with a twist. Her work has appeared in Valparaiso Poetry Review,
Anti-, MiPOesias, Salt River Review, Mannequin Envy, Avatar Review and
elsewhere. Nic blogs at Very
Like A Whale and is also the founder-editor of the audio poetry journal
She loves poetry because if she stops reading or writing it she begins asking
herself and others irritating questions about the meaning of life.
Virginia Smith writes: "I'm an art teacher from Woodstock,
IL, and just completed my MFA in Creative Writing from Northwestern University;
four of my poems appear in the current issue of moria."
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."
Lisa Zaran was born in 1969 in Los Angeles, California.
She is an American poet, essayist and the author of six collections including
The Blondes Lay Content and the sometimes girl,
the latter of which was the focus of a year long translation course in Germany.
Subsequently published to German in 2006 under the title: das manchmal
mädchen. Selections from her other books have been translated to
Bangla, Hindi, Arabic, Chinese, German, Dutch, Persian and Serbian.
Her poems have appeared in hundreds of literary journals, magazines, broadsides,
anthologies and e-zines including: Juked, Ramshackle Review, Apparatus
Magazine, Hudson Review, Black Dirt, Other Voices, Kritya, The Dande Review,
Soul to Soul, Nomad's Choir Poetry Journal, Not a Muse Anthology, Best of
the Web 2010, Literature: an intro to Reading and Writing by Pearson
as well as being performed in Glasgow's Radio Theater Group and displayed
in SONS, a museum in Kruishoutem, Belgium. Lisa is founder and editor
of Contemporary American Voices, an online collection of poetry by
American poets. She is also the author of Dear Bob Dylan, a
collection of letters to her muse. Her seventh collection, If It
We (Lummox Press) is projected for an early 2012 release. She lives
and writes in Arizona.
Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé has edited more than ten books and
co-produced three audio books. These span the genres of ethnography, journalism,
poetry, and creative nonfiction, several edited pro bono for non-profit organizations.
A former journalist, Desmond has traveled to Australia, France, Hong Kong
and Spain for his stories, and authored the limited edition Top Ten TCS Stars
for Caldecott Publishing. Trained in publishing at Stanford University, with
a theology masters (world religions) from Harvard University and fine arts
masters (creative writing) from the University of Notre Dame, he is the recipient
of the Hiew Siew Nam Academic Award, and Singapore Internationale Grant.
An interdisciplinary artist, he also works in clay. His commemorative pieces
are housed in museums and private collections in India, the Netherlands, the
UK and the US.