About the Contributors

Jason Badgley was born in Berkeley where he now resides again after a five or six year hiatus in the Santa Cruz mountains.  He writes poetry, does collage, and teaches English 1A (among other things.)  He is currently enrolled as an M.A. student in British Literature at San Jose State University.

Jane Blue writes, " I was born and raised in Berkeley, and instead of being one of the thousands who poured in from elsewhere, I left. I’ve lived all over Northern California with a stint in Maryland, and three months with the poet Ruth Stone in Vermont. I have held too many jobs to count or even remember, although teaching an eight week course in the California Arts and Corrections program at California State Prison, Sacramento (New Folsom) was memorable. (Doesn’t that sound like a University?)"

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.  Previous work of his can be found at  Eclectica, Halfway Down the Stairs, Mississippi Review and Loch Raven Review among other publications.

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.

Jessie Carty's writing has appeared in publications such as, MARGIE, decomP and Connotation Press. She is the author of four poetry collections which include Fat Girl (Sibling Rivalry, 2011) as well as the award winning full length poetry collection, Paper House (Folded Word 2010). Jessie teaches at RCCC in Concord, NC. She is also the editor for Referential Magazine.  She can be found around the web, especially at http://jessiecarty.com.

Sharon Coleman
's poetry has appeared in Caesura, Criminal Class Review, Sparkle Blink, Blink Ink, Out of Our, Try!, The Walrus, Syllogism, Berkeley Poetry Review, Ghost Town/Pacific Review, North Coast Literary Review, Penumbra, Folio, and online at Full of Crow and Dark Sky Magazine.  She's a contributing editor at Poetry Flash. She teaches poetry writing at Berkeley City College and is a co-curator of the reading series Lyrics & Dirges in Berkeley. She was recently nominated for a Pushcart for blink fiction published in Blink Ink.

Many influences impact Chris Crittenden’s daily passon for writing, some of which are: a Ph.D. in philosophy which grounds his ecofeminist ethos; a life spent almost equally on the east and west coasts (he now resides in a tiny fishing village without traffic lights); an anguished shamanic spirituality; a powerful awe and love for the miracle of life; and most importantly, his marriage to a beautiful, artistic, supportive woman whose sculptures, paintings, and tapestries surround and amaze him.

Jeanette Geraci was born and raised on Long Island. She is currently in her first year of Sarah Lawrence College's Poetry MFA Program, and works as a yoga instructor. 

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.

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 formerEclectic 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.

Prairie L. Markussen lives and writes in Chicago, and is currently trying to get her teaching career off the ground. She has been published in various literary journals, including Lily, The Fiddlehead, Louisiana Literature, Epicenter, and Rattle.

Joe Sass is a visual artist and photographer living in Chicago, IL with his wife.

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

Sharon Venezio
has a background in both psychology and poetry.  She received an MA in creative writing from San Francisco State University where she won the Mark Linenthal Award for Poetry for her poem “Meanwhile.”  She is currently completing a manuscript titled The Silence of Doorways.  Some of her work can be found in Reed, Transfer, Parthenon West Review, Midway Journal, Iris, Wicked Alice, Stirring, as well as other online and print journals.  She can be found at sharonvenezio.com

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