Contributors: Volume 3
The editors of and/or would like to acknowledge the contributions of the following writers and artists without whose efforts the third volume of and/or could never have come into being:
Joel Allegretti is the author of four poetry collections. His second, Father Silicon, was selected by The Kansas City Star as one of 100 Noteworthy Books of 2006. His work has appeared in many national journals. He is a member of the Academy of American Poets and ASCAP.
Jacob T. Andrews is a recent graduate of Roanoke College in Salem, VA. He recieved his BA in English and a concentration in Creative Writing. He is pursuing work in politics and communication.
Aaron Anstett's books are Sustenance, No Accident, and Each Place the Body's. More recently his work appears in Fence, KNOCK, Rabbit Catastrophe Review, andUpstairs at Duroc, among others. He lives in Colorado with his wife, Lesley, and children.
Matthew Antonio attends Colorado State University's MFA program in Fiction, operates www.littlemachines.net, is the Associate Fiction Editor for em: A Review of Text and Image, and just finished his first novel.
Jenni B. Baker is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Found Poetry Review (http://www.foundpoetryreview.com). Her work has appeared in more than a dozen publications including qarrtsiluni, In Digest Magazine, Solo Novo, The Newport Review and BluePrintReview. She is currently working on a found poetry collection titled Fest derived from David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest. For more details, visit http://www.jennibbaker.com.
Christopher Barnes' first collection LOVEBITES is published by Chanticleer. Each year he reads at Poetry Scotland's Callander Poetry Weekend. He has also written art criticism for Peel and Combustus magazines.
Eleanor Leonne Bennett is an internationally award winning photographer and artist who has won first places with National Geographic, The World Photography Organisation, Nature’s Best Photography, Papworth Trust, Mencap, The Woodland trust and Postal Heritage. Her photography has been published in the Telegraph, The Guardian, BBC News Website and on the cover of books and magazines in the United states and Canada. Her art is globally exhibited, having shown work in London, Paris, Indonesia, Los Angeles, Florida, Washington, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Canada, Spain, Germany, Japan, Australia, and The Environmental Photographer of the year Exhibition (2011) amongst many other locations.
Scott Bentley is the editor and publisher of Letterbox magazine and the author of two chapbooks: EDGE (Birdcage Chapbooks, 1987) and Out of Hand (Parenthesis Writing Series, 1989) and two full-length books: Ground Air (O Books, 1994) and The Occasional Tables (sub press, 2000) and the ebook for children, Our Imaginary Friends (Cariuna, 2011). He has co-translated the work of Brazilian writer Regis Bonvicino and others. Some of his translations appear in New American Writing and The Pip Anthology of World Poetry of the 20th Century (vol. 3)—Nothing the Sun Could Not Explain: 20 Contemporary Brazilian Poets (Green Integer, 2003). Work has appeared in 580 Split, Bird Dog, Chain, Cor, Dusie, E.ratio, Fact-Simile, Lyric&, Mirage #4/Period(ical), Otoliths, The Poker, Psychic Meatloaf, The Raddle Moon, Rampike, The Styles, Syllogism, Tinfish, Vanitas and elsewhere. He lives with his family in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he teaches writing at California State University East Bay.
Mike Berger is an established poet with numerous publications including five poetry chapbooks.
Michael Berton has published poems in numerous journals and magazines including P.Q. Leer Blinking Cursor, Literary Mary, Gertrude, Hinchas de Poesia, Snow Monkey, Fault Lines Poetry, REM Magazine among others. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
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.
Andrew Brenza’s poems poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from GlitterPony, Sawbuck, The Scrambler, Jellyfish, Shampoo, and Yes, Poetry, among a few other places. He currently lives, works, and writes in the Philadelphia area with his wife and young son.
Joey Cannizzaro is a writer, performer, and 'pataphysicist. You should google him and guess which ones are him (hint: not a middle-aged attendee of family reunions or the guitarist from The Vistas).
Valentina Cano is a student of classical singing who spends whatever free time she has either writing or reading. She also takes care of a veritable army of pets, including her six, very spoiled, snakes. You can find her here: http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com.
Jim Casy is the poetic nom de plume for Mark Kempf, who lives in Ontario, Canada where he resists the urge to write about wet snow, biting insects and big neighbours. Mark is married, an astounding 32 years, as well as two grown sons and an insatiable wilderness canoe hobby. The poet writes in a wide range of styles, from Haiku to Angry Streaming - many poems reflecting societal concerns but often with the individual’s voice in the forefront. He has been published around a bit; a few dozen poems in a handful of good presses, as he continues ceaselessly panting (like a cartoonish starved mutt) in pursuit of the art-form’s nobler expressions. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
Eric L. Cummings. Born-and-raised in “West by God Virginia”(US) hailing also from Philadelphia (US) and Prague (CZ) his poems are often influenced by his ever changing geographic footing and lofty nostalgia. Aside from actively participating in poetry readings on both sides of the Atlantic his work has appeared in Watchword, New Calligraphy, Black Words on White Paper, Grasp, nether others.
Armel Dagorn was born in 1985 in France, and has been living in Cork, Ireland for the past few years. He reads and writes in his adopted language, English, whenever he gets a chance. His stories appear or are forthcoming in magazines such as Southword, trnsfr and The Molotov Cocktail. He just opened a little place at http://armeldagorn.wordpress.com.
Raymond Farr (author): Ecstatic/.of facts (Otoliths 2011), There Is Something Missing in the Whole Transaction between Us (Blue & Yellow Dog Press 2011), Writing What For? across the Mourning Sky (Argotist Ebooks 2012); editor: Blue & Yellow Dog (http://blueyellowdog.weebly.com) & http://mjonesrview.blogspot.com.
André Fromont (andrefromont/fernandomort), picture maker, 63 years old, living in Belgium. Full autodidact. Polaroid sx70 lover in the eighties. Postcards maker. Short films maker. Some exhibitions in Belgium, France and Italy. Member of the artist collective Brussels is Underground. His works can be seen on Flickr and Vimeo.
Vernon Frazer's most recent books of poetry are Unsettled Music and T(exto)-V(isual) Poetry. Enigmatic Ink has published Frazer’s new novel, Field Reporting. Frazer’s web site is http://www.vernonfrazer.net. Bellicose Warbling, the blog that updates his web page, can be read at http://bellicosewarbling.blogspot.com. His work may also be viewed art Scribd.com and on YouTube. Frazer is married.
John Greiner’s short stories and poetry have appeared in numerous magazines. His short story collections include Shooting Side Glances (ISMs Press, Manchester, UK) and Relics From a Hell’s Kitchen Pawn Shop (Ronin Press, London, UK).
Susan Grothouse is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Writing from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Miss Grothouse gained notoriety when she became the Musical Chair Champion of St. Thomas More Hall and she remains undefeated. She hails from Warsaw, Indiana, the orthopedic capital of the world, and has worked in the orthopedic industry sporadically for a while. She enjoys translating popular songs into Spanish and reading other people's mail. Miss Grothouse has been published in the Curbside Quotidian, Short Story America and Clutching at Straws.
Kyle Hemmings is the author of several chapbooks: Avenue C (Scars Publications), Cat People (Scars Publications), The Lives of Rock Stars (TenPagePress), and Tokyo Girls in Science Fiction (NAP). He lives and works in New Jersey.
Peycho Kanev is the Editor in Chief of Kanev Books. His poems have appeared in more than 500 literary magazines, such as: Poetry Quarterly, The Monongahela Review, Steam Ticket, Midwest Literary Review, Third Wednesday, The Cleveland Review, Loch Raven Review, In Posse Review, The Penwood Review, Mascara Literary Review and many others. He is nominated for the Pushcart Award and lives in Chicago. In 2009 his short story collection Walking Through Walls and in April 2010 his poetry collection American Notebooks both were published in Bulgaria. His poetry collection Bone Silence was released in September 2010 by Desperanto, NY. A new collection of his poetry, titled Requiem for One Night, will be published by Desperanto in 2012.
Raymond Keen’s first volume of poetry, Love Poems for Cannibals, will be published in 2012. His drama, The Private and Public Life of King Able, will also be published in 2012. Five of his poems appeared in the July/August 2005 Issue of The American Poetry Review. Since 2010, Raymond’s poems have been accepted for publication by 23 literary journals. Raymond spent three years as a Navy Clinical Psychologist with a year in Vietnam (July 1967 – July 1968). Since that time he has worked as a School Psychologist in the USA and overseas, until his retirement in 2006. Raymond lives with his wife Kemme in Sahuarita, AZ. They have two grown children.
Corey Kimmel was born in New Jersey. Corey Kimmel's poetry has been published in elimae and indefinite space. Corey Kimmel is currently awake, listening to the sound of static.
Daniel King is an Australian writer, now focused on poetry. Poetry of his has been published in and accepted by various magazines around the world, such as Poetry Salzburg Review, The London Magazine, PN Review, and Agenda.
klipschutz is the pen name of Kurt Lipschutz of San Francisco, whose full-length collections include Twilight of the Male Ego and The Erection of Scaffolding for the Re-Painting of Heaven by the Lowest Bidder (o.p.). He has appeared in periodicals, including Poetry (of Chicago), The Shop (Ireland), Ambit (U.K.), and The Red Wheelbarrow(Scotland), as well as zines (notably Lee Thorn’s FUCK!) and international anthologies, including The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. He is the editor/publisher of Luddite Kingdom Press, which issued the limited edition collectible All Roads...But This One, which can be found at www.all-roads.us.
Ginny Komenda is writer, musician, and an instructor of English at Orange Coast College. Her writing has been showcased in various venues, including Inch magazine and the Pop Culture Association conference.
J.D. Mitchell-Lumsden co-edits Erg’s chapbook series (www.ergarts.com) and Cricket Online Review (www.cricketonlinereview.com). He lives in Iowa City.
Wayne Mason is a writer from central Florida.
Ricky Massengale lives with his wife and son in Russellville, AR. His work has appeared in Nebo, RE:AL, Everyday Poets, EarthSpeak, Full Armor, Pond Ripples Magazine, And/Or, and the anthologies Daily Flash: 365 Days of Flash Fiction and Isolation. In 2006, a small press published Goodbye, a chapbook of his experimental poetry. He looks for beauty in broken things.
Jesse S. Mitchell is the author of several works of fiction, including the novellas Mythic Creatures and The Autobiography of September Marx, as well as the forthcoming book of poetry, These Little Episodes, out in late-2012 from Chromatopia, LLC. He also blogs at Modern Rage (modern-rage.com) and La Societe de Liberation (lasocietedeliberation.com), and he spends his free time raising five very excitable children with his wife in rural Southern Illinois. His blog is located at http://modern-rage.com.
Sonnet Mondal is the author of six books of poetry including a poetry bestseller from Sparrow Publications. At present he is the managing editor of the Enchanting Verses Literary Review, Editor of Best Poems Encyclopedia, Editor of Sonnets in the New Millennium (Diamond Point Press) and the Sub Secretary Geneal of Asia Unit of Poetas Del Mundo.
Ivan de Monbrison was born in Paris in 1969 from a French Protestant father and an Egyptian Muslim mother, both mixed with Jewish origins. His interest in art can be linked to a very liberal artistic education, where African and Oceanic arts were in the center of his interests. This left him with a desire to pursue the question of what art meant in the old days, and how can this be dealt with in our modern and absurd world of thriving technology.Is art religious? His work can be found at http://artmajeur.com/blackowl.
Cassandra Moss read English with Film at King's College, London. After graduating, she worked in the film industry as a script reader. Currently an English Language teacher in London, she has been published in Succour Magazine, 3am Magazine, and Cricket Online Review.
Sean Neville. Writer, filmmaker (http://www.youtube.com/user/seanRyanclips). Born in London, moved to Chicago, age 10. Now in San Diego. Publications in Blaze-Vox, Folly, White Whale Review, Streetcake (UK). Upcoming work in Spork, Swink, and Kill Author). Currently affiliated with the University of California, San Diego.
Jane Ormerod is the author of Welcome to the Museum of Cattle (Three Rooms Press, 2012), Recreational Vehicles on Fire (Three Rooms Press, 2009), the chapbook 11 Films (Modern Metrics/EXOT Books, 2008), and the spoken word CD Nashville Invades Manhattan. Born on the south coast of England, Jane now lives in New York City and performs extensively across the United States and beyond. She is a founding editor at great weather for MEDIA, a new small press specializing in innovative and fearless poetry and prose. Her website is located at www.janeormerod.com.
Michael J. Pagan. Born and raised in Miami, FL, Michael J Pagan is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University's Creative Writing M.F.A. program. His work poetry, fiction, and non-fiction have appeared in Bridle Path Press, Screw Iowa, The Rumpus, The Northville Review, DIAGRAM, Eunoia Review, Squawk Back, and is forthcoming in The Prompt Literary Magazine, and Spork Press. He currently resides in Deerfield Beach, FL with his wife and daughter where he continues work on two poetry manuscripts, as well as his first novel.
Leigh Phillips teaches with the City University of New York at Hostos. Her poetry, fiction, and memoir has or will appear in journals such as So To Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language and Art, Rhino, Shampoo, Fringe, and Mad Hatters' Review , among others. She is currently writing an experimental novel in verse.
Trevor Quandt. Life has given me much opportunity to explore nature at its finest. I love adventure, and meeting new faces; my goal is to relax, and not allow the material life to carry me further from my sense of truth. Writing to me is a mode of adventure and reading other poets' works is a mode of meeting new people/confronting new ideas to embrace as my own.
Mark Rechax is a graphic designer/Illustrator based in Buenos Aires Argentina. He studied in UBA university. He specialises in Illustration. His work can be seen on t-shirts, shoes, and intervention ads among other places. Follow him on facebook- Chax-Mark Rechax Art or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Francis Raven’s books include Provisions (Interbirth, 2009), 5-Haifun: Of Being Divisible (Blue Lion Books, 2008), Shifting the Question More Complicated (Otoliths, 2007), Taste: Gastronomic Poems (Blazevox 2005) and the novel, Inverted Curvatures (Spuyten Duyvil, 2005). Francis lives in Washington DC; you can check out more of his work at his website: http://www.ravensaesthetica.com/.
Michael Rerick is the author of In Ways Impossible to Fold (Marsh Hawk Press) and X-Ray (Flying Guillotine Press). Poems appear or are forthcoming in Coconut, The Destroyer, Event,Greatcoat, Octopus Magazine, and Spring Gun. He teaches and lives in Tucson, AZ.
Joanna Robinson, a musician, seeks sound as well as meaning from text. Her lyric essays and lyrically written traditional creative nonfiction have appeared in Acorn, Voices in Italian Americana, River Teeth, The Southern Review, and Tampa Review. When not cavorting in Italy, she teaches analytical writing at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas.
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 else ?
Fabio Sassi lives and works in Bologna, Italy. He makes acrylics with the stencil technique on board, canvas, old vinyl records or other media. His brushes are spray cans. Sometimes he browses his stencil patterns trying to match them to create an unusual or surreal composition. He is also inspired by the news and by the human condition and its shades. Check him out at www.fabiosassi.foliohd.com.
Stephen Smitherman is a Florida native with a degree in Wildlife Ecology and a fractured resume including computer programming and teaching mathematics. He and his wife live in Gainesville with their daughter and two granddaughters, Haley and Emily.
Daniel Southard was born in Colorado in 1970 and currently resides in northern California. He has been photographing and printing for over 25 years, through adolescence, fatherhood, and into the present day. His passion is nature and the human emotional landscape, discovering and interpreting our place within them. His website: www.drsfoto.com.
Andrew Stys has been dabbling with art for more than 30 years now: collage, digital montage, photography, drawing and video. About six years ago, he created an art person called dou_ble_you, or UU as his friends have it. He describes himself as a 6 years old artist and says that, if you like kids, you will probably like his art too.
Michael Tugendhat has a memoir due out from Turquoise Morning Press in 2012. His work has appeared in elimae; Yes, Poetry; Dear Sir; and other magazines. He hopes to be taking up an MFA in 2012.
Abigail Uselding is a poet born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. Several of her poems have previously appeared in journals including Psychic Meatloaf and Maverick Magazine. She has also given readings of her work at The Marshall Festival held annually at Southwest Minnesota State University.