Contributors:

Günther Bedson is half English, half German. He grew up in England and moved to West Berlin in 1984. Günther’s great passions are classical music and reading poetry. He started writing in September 2009.

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 at http://pbase.com/jillburhans.

Curtis Cronn's photos have appeared in Pacific Yachting, University Week, Big Lucks Literary Journal and numerous websites. His poetry has appeared in Nerve Cowboy, the Tipton Poetry Review, Flutter and Falling Star Magazine. Curtis works for the University of Washington Libraries and lives in Seattle with his wife and their two crafty cats.

Howie Good, a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz, is the author of the full-length poetry collections Lovesick (Press Americana, 2009), Heart With a Dirty Windshield (BeWrite Books, 2010), and Everything Reminds Me of Me (Desperanto, 2011), as well as 31 print and digital poetry chapbooks, including most recently Inspired Remnants from Red Ceilings Press and The Penalty for Trying from Ten Pages Press.

Lois P. Jones’s poetry and photographs have been published in American Poetry Journal, Raven Chronicles, Qarrtsiluni, Rose & Thorn, Tiferet, and other print and on-line journals in the U.S. and abroad.  Since 2008 she has hosted KPFK’s long-running radio series in Los Angeles, Poet’s Cafe (90.7 FM Pacifica Radio), produced by Marlena Bond which airs the 2nd, 4th and 5th Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m.  Lois co-produces Moonday in the Village and is a co-host of Moonday’s east side poetry reading at Flintridge Books.  She is the Poetry Editor of Kyoto Journal and a 2009/2010 Pushcart Nominee as well as a 2010/2011 nominee for Best New Poets.  She is a frequent and grateful participant in the yearly San Miguel Poetry Week, co-founded by Jennifer Clement and Barbara Sibley.  In 2010 her poem “Ouija” was selected as Poem of the Year by judge Dana Goodyear.  She is co-founder of Word Walker Press.

George Lober is a former winner of both the Spectrum Poetry Prize and the Ruth Cable Memorial Prize for Poetry. His poems have appeared in a variety of e-zines and journals, including Lily, Mi Poesias, the former Eclectic Literary Forum, Quarry West, The Sandhill Review and most recently the Red Wheelbarrow. He is the author of two books of poetry: Shift of Light (Hummingbird Press, Santa Cruz, CA, 2002) and A Bridge to There (Hummingbird Press, 2009). He lives in Carmel, CA.

Born in Ottawa, Canada’s glorious capital city, rob mclennan currently lives in Ottawa. The author of more than twenty trade books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, his most recent titles are the poetry collections A (short) history of l. (BuschekBooks, 2011), grief notes: (BlazeVOX [books], 2011), Glengarry (Talonbooks, 2011), kate street (Moira, 2011) and 52 flowers (or, a perth edge) (Obvious Epiphanies, 2010), and a second novel, missing persons (2009). An editor and publisher, he runs above/ground press, Chaudiere Books (with Jennifer Mulligan), The Garneau Review (ottawater.com/garneaureview), seventeen seconds: a journal of poetry and poetics (ottawater.com/seventeenseconds) and the Ottawa poetry pdf annual ottawater (ottawater.com). He spent the 2007-8 academic year in Edmonton as writer-in-residence at the University of Alberta, and regularly posts reviews, essays, interviews and other notices at robmclennan.blogspot.com

James Owens lives in New Carlisle, Ind. Two books of his poems have been published: An Hour is the Doorway (Black Lawrence Press) and Frost Lights a Thin Flame (Mayapple Press). His poems, reviews, translations, and photographs have appeared widely in literary journals, including recent or upcoming publications in The Cortland Review, The Cresset, and The Chaffey Review. He walks in the dunes along the southern shore of Lake Michigan and watches the waves and the gulls.

Carolyn Srygley-Moore
is an award-winning graduate of the Johns Hopkins University's Writing Seminars, a Pushcart nominee, and a Best of the Web nominee. She has been published in numorous reviews to include Antioch, Pennsylvania, Eclectica, Lit Up Magazine, and the anti-war anthology Cost of Freedom. Her book Memory Rituals: an Army of Suns was released in February by Tjgrszmk Press.
Carolyn is a participant in the active web site Real Stories Gallery, an AIDS awareness platform. She lives and writes in Upstate New York, with her husband and daughter.

Kees Terberg is a professional photographer based in Les Lèves et Thoumeyragues (between Bergerac and Libourne, France). Unconventional and award winning photography, specializing in weddings, portraiture, property and artistic photography. More of his photos can be seen here: http://www.wix.com/terberg/art and here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kees-Terberg-PHOTOGRAPHY/108331741714

Rina Terry is a second-career United Methodist minister who works and writes in Cape May, NJ. She spent the bulk of her clergy career as a Prison Chaplain working with adult male offenders.  She has a passion for  jazz and for revealing the gross injustices of the prison industrial complex.

John Vick is primarily a poet. He has a love of photography stemming from his experiences in the dark room in the 1980s. He has the habit of buying everything related to photography in the Mac App Store. He lives in Minneapolis.

Mark Wisniewski writes: "Recent news includes poems accepted by Gargoyle and Prairie Schooner and kind blurbs in from Jonathan Lethem, Kelly Cherry, T.R. Hummer and others re my second novel, Show Up, Look Good, which is due out from Gival in October."


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