Contributors (Volume 2)
Peggy Aylsworth has published in Beloit Poetry Journal, Ars Interpres, Rattle, and numerous other journals throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Jim Bainbridg ’s poems and short stories have appeared in Berkeley Fiction Review, LIT, Poetry East, Red Cedar Review, South Carolina Review, and other journals. His first novel, Human Sister, was published in 2010. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School.
George Boyce is a retired chemist living in the United Kingdom. He has been an amateur photographer from boyhood and, since the advent of the digital camera -- and his discovery of Photoshop, he has developed a keen interest in all aspects of digital image manipulation. More of his images can be seen at http://www.flickr.com/photos/geebee2007/.
Iain Britton’s poetry has been published New Zealand and overseas in many magazines on and off line/soft and hard back – see website below. Oystercatcher Press (UK) published my 3rd poetry collection in 2009. Kilmog Press (NZ) has just published his latest collection:
http://kilmogpress.blogspot.com/2010/12/iain-britton-punctured-experimental.html. His website is www.iainbritton.co.nz.
Craig Taylor-Broad lives in Cornwall, UK and is inspired by Jeffrey Mcdaniel, W. H. Auden, U. A. Fanthorpe, and Charles Bukowski, amongst others.
Rebecca L. Brown is a British writer. She specialises in horror, SF, humour, surreal and experimental fiction, although her writing often wanders off into other genres and gets horribly lost. For updates and examples of Rebecca’s work, visit her Twitter page @rlbrownwriter or her blog Bewildering Circumstances (http://bewilderingcircumstances.blogspot.com/ )
Rocco Capamezzohas recently abandoned the decadent environment of Altoona, P.A. for the sublime squalor of West Pittsfield, where he is working to develop an anarchist artist’s collective in an abandoned cellophane factory by the old garbage dump (stop by for a visit some time!). His work cannot be found on the web or in galleries, nor is it for sale at any price.
Christophe Casamassima is the co-director of Poetry in the Community. His books include Ore, The Proteus, and Joys: A Catalogue of Disappointments (known as the Proteus Cycle), along with Three Suite, Untitled, and the free-for-all book, July 8, 1977.
William Cordeirohas worked previously as a NYC Teaching Fellow, a staff writer at the theater magazine offoffonline, and an assistant editor of Epoch. He has an MFA in poetry from Cornell, where he is currently a Ph.D. candidate studying 18th century British literature. He is also the co-founder of Brooklyn Playwrights Collective and has had several plays produced in regional and off-off-Broadway venues, including a libretto performed at the Johnson Museum of Art. For the past two years, he has been the Artist-in-Residence at Risley Residential College. His poems have been published in journals such as Brooklyn Review, lafovea, Baltimore Review, Dirt, L.E.S. Review, and Paradigm, and are forthcoming in Sentence, Barely South Review, and Word for/Word. In addition, two of his poetry reviews have recently appeared in Jacket.
Arkava Das lives in an old house in Kolkata, India. Some of his recent work has appeared in BlazeVOX, 2kX, Blackbox, Manifold, &c. He has a blog up and running at www.asmotheringrock.blogspot.com.
Joanne L. Detore is an Associate Professor of Humanities and Communication at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL. Her creative essays and poetry have appeared in The Apple Valley Review, Review Americana, The Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering, Italian-Americana: Cultural and Historical Review, VIA: Voices in Italian Americana, Slow Trains Literary Journal, The Philosophical Mother Magazine, Revista de Arte, Ciencia e Communicacao, and in the anthology, Sweet Lemons: Writing with a Sicilian Accent, among others.
Jason DeYoung is from Sugar Tit, South Carolina.
Daniel Dissinger is a first year doctoral student at St. John’s University in New York and an Adjunct Lecturer at SUNY College at Old Westbury, where he teaches Literature, Creative Writing, and First-Year Composition. A graduate of the Jack Keoruac School of Disembodied Poetics’ MFA program, Daniel Dissinger is also the editor of an online writing/audio/visual art journal called In Stereo Press (www.instereopress.com). His work has been published in Monkey Puzzle Magazine, WHHRDS, Fact-Simile Editions, 580 Split (online), and the inaugural issue of Trunk of Delirium.
Justin Edwards is a writer and teacher. To talk about writing, juggling, building small tents out of flatware, speaking to children like adults, crime dramas, or jokes about people who deserve better, contact him at email@example.com.
Joseph Farley edited Axe Factory for 24 years. His books include Suckers, For The Birds, and Longing for the Mother Tongue.
Dion Farquhar is a poet and fiction writer with recent poems in Dark Sky Review, moria, The Dirty Napkin, of(f) course, BlazeVOX, Shifter, etc. Her chapbook, Cleaving, won first prize at Poets Corner Press in 2007, and her first poetry book, Feet First, is just out with Evening Street Press.
Raymond Farrlives in Ocala, FL. His work appears in Otoliths, Cricket On Line Review BlazeVox2kX, Counterexample Poetics, Letterbox, Ditch, The Argotist On Line, Cannot Exist, EOAGH, Moria, Out of Nothing, Clutching at Straws, Kill Author, Text Base, Xstream, Liebamour, Indefinite Space, Raft, & Apocryphal Text. He had several poems included in the first Sidebrow Anthology and guest edited issue 6 of Pinstripe Fedora. His chap book, Two Hats Appear When Applauded, is available free at www.dusie.org. He is editor of Blue & Yellow Dog (http://blueyellowdog.weebly.com).
Stephanie Gray is a NYC-based filmmaker and poet. Her first book, Heart Stoner Bingo, was published by Straw Gate Books in 2007. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Aufgabe, Sentence, The Brooklyn Rail, EOAGH, 2ndAvenuePoetry, Boog City Reader, and The Recluse. She has read her work at the Projections, Segue, Zinc, Frequency, and Poetry Project Friday series. Her short experimental super 8 films, "often city-symphonies," have screened internationally, including at the Ann Arbor, Oberhausen, Chicago Underground, and Viennale fests.
Ben Green was born in a ghost town and dances his way from drink to drink. On his days off from this exhibition, he collapses into himself, coughing the cold war blues. These are legitimate odes to his times and allies.
Jeff Harrison has publications from Writers Forum, MAG Press, Persistencia Press, and Furniture Press. He has e-books from Blazevox, Argotist Ebooks, and Chalk Editions. His poetry has appeared in An Introduction to the Prose Poem (Firewheel Editions), The Hay(na)ku Anthology Vol. II (Meritage Press), The Chained Hay(na)ku Project (MeritagePress), Sentence: a Journal of Prose Poetics, Otoliths, Xerography, Moria, NOON: journal of the short poem, Dusie, MiPOesias, Big Bridge, and elsewhere.
Don Hazlitt’s work has been exhibited in the United States, France, England, Switzerland, Germany, and Spain. It is included in such prestigious collections as the Saatchi Collection, the Musée de Toulon, the Butler Art Institute, the Herbert and Dorothy Vogel Collection, 50 Artists for 50 States, and the Yale University Art Gallery.
D. Seth Horton is editor of the recently published anthology entitled, New Stories from the Southwest. He is also co-editor, with James Thomas, of the Best of the West: New Stories from the Wide Side of the Missouri, an annual anthology series published by the University of Texas Press. He has an MFA in fiction from the University of Arizona, where he served as fiction editor for the Sonora Review, and is currently a doctoral candidate in literature at the University of Maryland writing a dissertation on modernism and the American Southwest. His work has appeared in various journals.
Kelley Irmen is finishing up her MFA in Poetry at Colorado State University. She doesn’t have a sweet auntie in Akron. In fact, none of her aunts are sweet and 40% of her uncles embarrass themselves at family functions.
Mark William Jackson is a Sydney based artist whose work has appeared in various journals including Popshot, Miscellaneous Voices, Blue Crow, The Diamond & the Thief, and Going Down Swinging. For more information, visit http://markwmjackson.com.
Jared Joseph writes and lives in Spain. He thanks you for reading his work. More can be found in elimae, trnsfr, and ABJECTIVE, among some others. Also, his website, www.starsounds.tumblr.com.
Mark L.O. Kempf lives in Ontario, Canada where he resists the urge to write only about snow, biting insects and big neighbours. Married for nearly thirty years (to a woman still too good-looking for him), with two near-grown boys and an insatiable wilderness canoe hobby. He has been published around a bit, his poems have adorned a few art gallery walls, but he is still panting in pursuit of the art-form’s nobler expressions.
Donna Kuhn is a multi-media artist working in visual and video art, dance, poetry, and sound. She has published over 400 poems and is author of nine books and chapbooks of poetry. Her blog can be viewed at http://digitalaardvarks.blogspot.com, and her visual art can be seen here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/donnakuhnart.
Tamara J. Madison is a writer, poet, and performer currently living and working in New Jersey, and New York. Her creative and critical works have been published in numerous anthologies, journals, and magazines. She has also recorded in solo and collaborative projects. Tamara J. Madison plans to return to the studio in 2011 and has recently completed a full-length poetry manuscript in search of a publisher. For more information, check out:
www.tamarajmadison.ws and www.cdbaby.com/tms. Other excerpts of "Kentucky Curdled" were initially published in the February 28th Premier/Winter 2011 issue of aaduna, an online publication (www.aaduna.org).
Camille Martin is the author of Sonnets (Shearsman Books), Codes of Public Sleep (BookThug), and Sesame Kiosk (Potes & Poets). Recent poetry prejects: "Looms," a collection of layered narratives, and "The Evangeline Papers," a poetic sequence based on her Acadian/Cajun heritage and her participation in archaeological digs at an eighteenth-century village in Nova Scotia (finds: ancestral pipes and wine bottles). Her website: www.camillemartin.ca and and her blog: www.rogueembryo.wordpress.com.
Bunny Mazhari graduated with a fines art degree, then got her Masters from The Royal College Of art from London and then followed that with another degree in fine Art Printmaking at Brighton University, England. Her father is from Baghdad, Iraq, where she lived the first 17 years of her life, and her mother is English. Her work doesn’t overtly reflect her mixed background, but the cultural heritage seeps through now and again. She has had a couple of sell-out shows recently, but her heart is in her mountain of sketchbooks, examples of which can be found on Artbreak.com or on her Facebook page.
Stephen Mead is a published artist, writer, and maker of short collage films. He lives in NYC. His latest Amazon release, "Our Book of Common Faith," a poetry/art hybrid, explores world cultures/religions in hopes of finding what might bond humanity instead of destroy it.
Philip Meersman writes in NL, EN, FR, DE, ES & multilingual forms. Creates impro, sound & poetry installations & performances using current affairs, socio-political & environmental issues in BE, NL, FR, IT, AT, BG, MK, RO, IL, AR, EE…Translated in AR, BG, EE, EN, ES, FR, HU, IT, IW, JP, MK, RO & RU. Published internationally in magazines, (festival) anthologies, & on the www. Co-founder of DAstrugistenDA, artiestencollectief JA!, BruSlam & TnXR-productions. Teaching poetry & performance + consultant & scout for poetry programming. Words are weapons & images of a(n un) certain meaning. More? Ctrl+F the www "spooninmybrain."
Dawn Pendergast lives in Houston, Texas. She’s written two micro-chapbooks: Off Flaw (Dusie Collective) and Mexico City (Macaw Macaw Press). More of her writing can be found on her website http://whatbirdsgiveup.com.
Jamie Popowich lives in Metraville. His first book of investigations into the habitats, beliefs, perverse desires, and procedures of the city of Metraville will be published by Insomniac Press in the Fall of 2011, and is simply titled Metraville. He is also the co-creator of the documentary, RUN RUN IT’S HIM that screened in early 2011 at the CineKink Film Festival.
zeno ragman is a Manhattan street poet and peformance artist.
Jeffrey Alan Russell lives near the Smoky Mountains with his wife, Jen, and dog, Layla, and works as an adjunct writing instructor at Pellissippi State Community College. His work has also been seen in The Murfreesboro Pulse, Middle Tennessee State University’s Collage: Journal of Creative Expression, and Toasted Cheese.
Jef Safi? A pseudonym. Why would there be somebody rather than nobody? Only because you are asking the question. Who is he? He is, causa sui, nothing. So how can he do anything? To persevere in his nothingness he indulges in all shared arts. That is to say softwaring, cooking, picturing, musicing, poetrying, philosophizing, . . but, more often, . . ‘pictosophizing. Hmm ! . why that apostrophe before . . pictozoo-thing? This is the mark of ‘pataphysics: the science of imaginary solutions, which symbolically attributes to lineaments, the properties of objects described by their virtuality. ArgH ! . . Absurd!? Extravagant and/or stupid?! Not sure, maybe it is a mask to play quietly far away from academic doxa. What is that . . ‘pictosophy ? Something in-between picturing in the intelligible (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jef_safi/ ), and philosophizing in the sensitive (http://jef-safi.net/spip/ ). In the "In-between median void breath" Whe(re)n
James Sanders is a member of the Atlanta Poets Group (www.atlantapoetsgroup.com). The series "Contemporary Epiphytes," from which two pieces in this issue appear, formed part of an APG performance titled "’You end up by giving enough of anything to anyone’ (Jackson MacLow)" at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (http://www.burnaway.org/2010/07/anya-liftig-and-atlanta-poets-experiments-in-emptiness/ ). In that performance, he used a cell phone and a conference call number so that the audience could listen to the other performers with the option to hear the epiphytes, as well. The pieces are designed so that the performer listens for a word in the shaded "cloud" to be said and then reads aloud starting anywhere in the piece for any length of time, exiting the lattice where a line leads outward. The performer then goes to the next piece in the series and does the same thing.
David-Glen Smith. Forthcoming in 2011, a poem will appear in the premiere issue of Saltwater Quarterly and likewise in ffrrfr. In 2010, David-Glen Smith’s work appeared in various magazines including: Houston Literary Review, Lady Jane Miscellany, Slant, and The Write Room. In addition, a recent print anthology titled Ganymede - Unfinished accepted two of his poems. Currently residing in Cypress, Texas with his partner of ten years, he teaches English Literature at both Wharton County Junior College and Lone Star College - CyFair. He received his MFA at Vermont College, and his MA at the University of MO at St. Louis.
Ognjen Smiljanic is from Croatia and has no aunt in Akron. He does, however, have aunts in Leicester, UK and Zadar, Croatia, and as far as he knows they (still) fuck and speak and laugh and hurt. They are stuff of poetry and disdain. At parties they expect him to introduce them to everybody; they assume the role of mother, but hornier. They are godesses and the reason why he writes alone.
SOLARIXX. Her works can be found at: www.flickr.com/photos/solarixx/ and http://www.wix.com/solarixx/works ...and she always says: I am not a photographer; I’m just playing with images.
Drew Tatt is a British artist, but he likes to think of himself as a craftsman and painter. He works hard to create what he hopes is good art, and all he asks for his efforts is a fair price. He uses a wide range of different mediums in his work, from the more traditional Oil, and Acrylic Paints, right through the spectrum to New and Mixed Media, Photograph, and Digital Art.
Wvilson Wallace invites people to share his Digital Artwork which is in several different styles, including Surreal, Abstract, Science Fiction, and 3d...As inspirations, he lists: Primacy in GOD ... symbols, ‘70s rock, science fiction movies, storms, mountains, and music...The Scarecrow image was inspired by a dream he had .... Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joshua Ware lives in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he is pursuing his Ph.D. in poetry and poetics. He is the co-author the chapbook of I,NE: Iterations of the Junco (Small Fires Press), as well as the author of the chapbooks A Series of Ad Hoc Permutations, or Ruby Love Songs (Scantily Clad Press) and the forthcoming Excavations (Further Adventures Press). His work has appeared or will appear in over sixty national journals and magazines, such as 580 Split, American Letters & Commentary, Colorado Review, EOAGH, New American Writing, and Western Humanities
Brandon Weavil is the senior prose editor of The University of North Carolina at Wilmington’s The Talon Magazine (http://www.thetalonmagazine.com/) and a senior in the creative writing B.F.A. program.
André M. Zucker was born in the Bronx. His works have been published on Blaze Vox, Danse Macabre, South Jersey Underground, and Tributaries. His first novel, Generation, is seeking publication. Andre now lives in Antwerp, Belgium. www.facebook.com/andre.zucker.