Kelli Allen is an award-winning poet and scholar. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Puerto del Sol,The Blue Sofa Review, WomenArts Quarterly, The Caper Review, It Has Come to This: Poets of the Great Mother Conference, Foliate Oak, Lugh Review, Gargoyle, The Chaffy Review, Euphony and elsewhere. She is the author of two chapbooks (Applied Cryptography; Picturing What Breaks) and has served as the Managing Editor of Natural Bridge. Allen serves as Director of Development for The Missouri Warrior Writers Project. She is also the founder and director of the Graduate Writers Reading Series for the University of Missouri St. Louis. Allen gives readings and teaches workshops throughout the US.
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.
Annie Bien’s first writing commission was from the Soho Theatre Company, London. Poetry publications include: Feeding the Cat—Cinnamon Press 2011, The Visitors Anthology-Cinnamon Press 2010, Quattrocento, Centrifugal Eye, Kaleidowhirl, Mimesis, Horizon Review. Fiction: Six Little Things, The Wonderful World of Worders. Shortlists: 2007 Strokestown Poetry Competition, Keats-Shelley Prize 2007, Templar Poetry Anthology, 2008, nominated Best of the Net 2009. She is an editor for the Columbia University Center for Buddhist Studies/American Institute of Buddhist Studies and Tibet House Publications in New York City.
J. P. Dancing Bear is the author of nine collections of poetry, most recently, Inner Cities of Gulls (2010, Salmon Poetry). His next book, Family of Marsupial Centaurs, will be released by Iris Press. His poems have been published in Mississippi Review, Third Coast, DIAGRAM, Verse Daily and many other publications. He is editor for the American Poetry Journal and Dream Horse Press. Bear also hosts the weekly hour-long poetry show, Out of Our Minds, on public station, KKUP and available as podcasts.
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.
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, Sein und Werden, This, Chimaera, and Escape into Life. Visit her blog at: https://risadenaday.wordpress.com/
Michaela A. Gabriel lives in Vienna, Austria, where she works as an English teacher for adults and a translator. She has been published in English, German, Italian, and Polish, both online and in print, and is the author of two and a half chapbooks: apples for adam, the secret meanings of greek letters, small confessions and pebbles of regrets (with Alex Stolis). Although afflicted by writer's block for much of the past three years, she has not entirely given up hope that she will one day finish her full length manuscript, elemental.
Jude Goodwin is an internet poet whose poems can also be read in print journals including Cider Press Review, Burnside Review, Comstock Review, and CV2. Her poems have repeatedly won and placed well in the IBPC: New Poetry Voices competition, were twice shortlisted in the CBC Radio Literary Awards, and can be found online in journals such as Eclectica and the Pedestal. Jude lives in Squamish BC, Canada where she runs a small plublishing and design shop. Her website is http://www.judegoodwin.com
Ira Joel Haber was born and lives in Brooklyn New York. He is a sculptor, painter, book dealer, photographer and teacher. His work has been seen in numerous group shows both in USA and Europe and he has had 9 one man shows including several retrospectives of his sculpture. His work is in the collections of The Whitney Museum Of American Art, New York University, The Guggenheim Museum, The Hirshhorn Museum & The Albright-Knox Art Gallery. His paintings, drawings and collages have been published in many on line and print magazines. Over the years he has received three National Endowments For The Arts Fellowship, two Pollock-Krasner grants. In 2004 he received The Adolph Gottlieb Foundation grant and in 2010 he received a grant from Artists' Fellowship Inc. Currently he teaches art at the United Federation of Teachers Retiree Program in Brooklyn.
Elisa Karbin writes: "My poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Miranda Literary Magazine, Barnwood Press and The Furnace Review. I live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where I am a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee studying creative writing."
Mark Prudowsky is an electrical contractor living in Western North Carolina.
Cindy Rinne is from the Midwest, but currently lives, creates art and writes in San Bernardino, CA. She was the Featured Poet for The Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga. Cindy has given readings and has hosted poetry events combining art, music and poetry in southern California. She teaches Visual Poetry Workshops. As a guest lecturer, Cindy has presented Assembled Stories-Collaboration for the CSUSB MFA Program. Recent works appear in The Sand Canyon Review, Inlandia, A Literary Journal and Phantom Seed. She is a published member of Poets on Site based in Pasadena. Her poem for the Pacific Asia Museum Poetry Tour is included in the Poets on Site MUSE Award in Media and Technology.More about Cindy can be found at her website www.fiberverse.com
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
Constance M. Tuckeris a Philadelphia native. She has been a designer, editor, writer, and photographer for over 20 years. She loves to cook, paints, and constantly tries to live down her checkered past as a waitress, lab technician, marketing consultant, print shop proprietor, hospice volunteer manager, blood bank technician, school bus driver, and aspiring author. She has three grown children, six grandchildren, and lives with the love of her life (and three spoiled cats) on a lake in the extreme boonies of northern Maine. She dreams of retiring to South Florida some day. Her photographic emphasis is on black & white infrared images and landscape.
Justin Vicari is the author of The Professional Weepers (Pavement Saw Press, 2011), which won the Transcontinental Award for a first book of poems. His poems have recently appeared in such journals as Hotel Amerika, The Offending Adam, and Oranges & Sardines. He is also the author of a work of film theory, Male Bisexuality in Current Cinema: Images of Growth, Rebellion and Survival (McFarland, 2011), as well as a forthcoming book, Mad Muses and the Early Surrealists. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.