Lily's Contributors for July
Bret Addison
Bret Addison was born in October of 1955 in Rushville, Indiana. He has two children and is a veteran of the U.S. Navy. After the Navy, Bret lived in Washington State and went to college. He has resided in Washington, Montana, Arizona, Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisiana, Venezuela, and Canada working as an electrical engineer. After becoming disabled, six years ago, Bret moved to New Orleans, LA. Due to the disability, he was forced to ride out Katrina. Bret has published at various on-line poetry magazines and been featured in the InterBoard Poetry Competition (IBPC).

Ace Boggess
Ace Boggess of Huntington, WV, is author of Displaced Hours, a novel ( and a collection of poems, The Beautiful Girl Whose Wish Was Not Fulfilled (; and editor of the anthology Wild Sweet Notes II: More Great Poetry from West Virginia.  His writing has appeared in Harvard Review, Notre Dame Review, Atlanta Review, Florida Review, South Carolina Review and many similar journals in print and online.

Elizabeth Bruno
Elizabeth Bruno writes: “I recently received my BA in English with a writing minor. I am living and working in Wisconsin and spend most of my spare time reading and writing. Currently, I am working on a series of short stories.”

Fred Bubbers
Fred Bubbers’ short stories and essays have been published by Seeker Magazine, The Angler, Word Riot, The Square Table and the Oregon Literary Review.  Mr. Bubbers holds a BA in English from The State University of New York at Albany and currently lives in Columbia, Maryland.

Jill Burhans
Jill Burhans writes: "I call myself a middle-aged repressed artist who uses for my paintbrush, a Canon G-5. Currently live in Huntsville, Alabama with three dogs, one daughter and a husband.  More images can be seen at"

Anndra Dubhacan
Anndra Dubhacan writes: "I took up photography in February 2005 essentially to get me out of the house more. People and what they do remain the largest part of my interest - I've never been so fascinated with all we become. It's probably fair to say that I am obsessed with the subject now - an obsession I am happy to have. You can find more of my work here"

Margarita Engle
Margarita Engle is a botanist and the Cuban-American author of several books about the island, most recently The Poet Slave of Cuba, a Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano (Henry Holt & Co., 2006).  Short works appear in a wide variety of journals, including Atlanta Review, California Quarterly, Caribbean Writer, Hawai'i Pacific Review, Nimrod, and Poetry Salzburg.  Awards include a Cintas Fellowship, a San Diego Book Award, and a 2005 Willow Review Poetry Award.  Margarita lives in central California, where she enjoys hiking and helping her husband with his volunteer work for a wilderness search-and-rescue dog training program.

Richard Fein
Richard has been published in many web and print journals.  He has two personal web sites of which he has posted his poetry and photography.  They are for poems and for photos.

Michaela A. Gabriel
Michaela A. Gabriel (b. 1971) lives in Vienna, Austria, where she assists adults in acquiring computer and English skills, and gets together with the muse as often as possible. She has been published in English, German, Italian, and Polish, both online and in print. Her first chapbook, apples for adam, was published by FootHills Publishing in January 2005. When she is not writing, she is reading, listening to music, watching movies, blogging, communicating with friends, playing tennis or travelling – frequently several of these at the same time.  
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Ed Higgins
My poems and short fiction have appeared in Duck & Herring Co.’s Pocket Field Guide, Monkeybicycle and Bellowing Ark, as well as the online journals Lily, Cross Connect, VLQ, and Red River Review, among others. I live on a small farm in Yamhill, Oregon with a menagerie of animals including an emu named To & Fro. I teach writing and literature at George Fox University, south of Portland, OR.

Robert Lietz
Robert Lietz writes: “I am a professor of English and Creative Writing (fiction and poetry)  at Ohio Northern University, with nearly 500 of my poems appearing in more than one hundred journals in the U.S. and Canada, including Agni Review, Carolina Quarterly, Epoch, The Georgia Review, The Missouri Review, The Northern American Review, The Ontario Review, Poetry, and Shenandoah.  Seven collections of poems have been published, including Running in Place (L’Epervier Press), At Park and East Division ( L’Epervier Press), The Lindbergh Half-century (L’Epervier Press), The Inheritance (Sandhills Press), and Storm Service (Basfal Books).  Basfal also published After Business in the West: New and Selected Poems.”

Paul Silverman
Paul Silverman has worked as a newspaper reporter, sandwich man, olive packer and advertising creative director. One of his commercials won a Silver Lion at Cannes. His stories have appeared in Tampa Review, The South Dakota Review, The North Atlantic Review, Word Riot, In Posse Review, The Pedestal Magazine, The Timber Creek Review, The Front Range Review, The Jabberwock Review, Jewish Currents, The Coe Review, Amarillo Bay, The Adirondack Review, The Paumanok Review, Smokelong Quarterly, Subterranean Quarterly, Thieves Jargon, The Summerset Review, and others. His piece, “Getaway,” published by Verbsap, is on the Million Writers Award list of Notable Online Stories of 2005.  Byline Magazine and The Worcester Review have nominated his stories to the Pushcart Committee. New work was recently accepted by Oyster Boy Review, Alimentum and Cricket Online Review.

J.R. Solonche
J.R. Solonche writes: “I am co-author (with my wife, Joan Siegel) of Peach Girl: Poems for a Chinese Daughter (Grayson Books, 2002). My work has appeared recently or is forthcoming in Rattle, Lilies & Cannonballs, Poetry East, The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review and on-line in Pemmican, Poets Against War, Apostrophe and Red River Review. I teach at SUNY-Orange in Middletown, NY.”

Kees Terberg
Kees Terberg writes: "I am Dutch by origin but live in Jersey, Channel Islands. I am in my thirties and am employed in the finance sector. Photography is a passion that I pursue with the sole purpose of pleasing myself. If I can achieve that but also manage to please others with my snapshots, I have succeeded in my goal.  I see myself as a general happy snapper. I love photographing people but my landscapes are the images that tend to sell. My ambitions and work has on occasions been used by local jewellers and shops but I am not a professional photographer. When I am not in the mood for taking pictures, I can just leave my equipment at home and wait for better days. I am registered with which is a Jersey-based picture agency which specializes in landscapes."

Ann Tinkham
Ann is a writer/instructional designer based in Boulder, Colorado in the U.S. She has written over 30 online courses in subjects ranging from emergency preparedness to energetic healing. Ann is working on a nonfiction book, Lessons from Bad Girls, and a novel, Analyzing Abbey. Her fiction has appeared in Wild Violet, Thirst for Fire, MotherVerse, Syntax, and Toasted Cheese. Ann's email is:

Davide Trame
Davide Trame writes: “I am an Italian teacher of English, born and living in Venice-Italy, writing poems exclusively in English since 1993, they have been published in around two hundred literary magazines since 1999, in U.K, U.S. and elsewhere. Recently in Poetry New Zealand and New Contrast (South Africa), Nimrod (U.S.).

Joel Van Noord
Mr. Van Noord lives in Salt Lake City where he works as a geophysicist and runs a school of alternative indoctrination.

Clifford K. Watkins, Jr.
Clifford K. Watkins, Jr., is a writer/poet/lyricist/rapper originally from High Point, North Carolina. Some of his publishing credits include: Underground Window, Endzville, Infinite Glass, Prism Quarterly, Cynic Magazine, Seeker Magazine, Oracular Tree, Poetic Voices, Ygdrasil, Poetry Stop, Zygote In My Coffee, Wildchild Publishing, Forever Underground Magazine, Muscadine Lines, Poet's Haven, Lit Vision, Interpoetry, Canopic Jar, Winamop, Long Story Short, TM Poetry, The Toe Tree Journal, The Persistent Mirage, A Darker Vision, Emptiness Spills, Red Fez, Words Words Words, Vain Glory, The Voyager, Tears For Eternity, Green Brier Review, True Poet Magazine, The Taj Mahal Review, From A Common Spring: Volume II., and decomP.

Sunny Williams
Sunny writes: "I love photography and creating digital art. I have a Fujifilm S5000 that I take pictures with almost daily and then incorporate them into digital art. I am also a member of a website where I can obtain pictures which I can incorporate into a designated photo or photo design. I live happily with my husband and small dog." More of Sunny's photos can be seen at

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