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Contributors

Jennifer Bal
is editor in chief of BAPQ. Her stories have appeared in The Istanbul Literature Review and the Redbridge Review anthology Subversions & Manouvers.

Aydin Bal
is assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He writes poetry and  is interested in identity and social justice issues.  

Jack Conway
teaches English at The University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and Bristol Community College in Fall River. He is the author of ten books including the soon-to-be-released, King of Heists published by the Globe Pequot Press and American Literacy published by William Morrow. His poems have appeared in Poetry, The Antioch Review, The Columbia Review, Rattle, The Hiram Poetry Review and in The Norton Book of Light Verse among others.

Jim Denomie
was born in Hayward, Wisconsin and currently lives in Franconia, Minnesota. Primarily a painter, he also works with ink, and oil pastel drawings and employs printmaking, photography, and found object sculpture. In 1995, Denomie earned a BFA degree from the University of Minnesota. Since then, he has shown extensively in the U.S. and Germany. His work has been placed in the permanent collections of museums as well as many other public and private collections.  In 2005, Denomie completed at least one painting every day that year. Much of the work was showcased in the exhibition “New Skins” at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in 2007. Also in that year, he was named one of City Pages’ Artists of the Year. Recently, he was awarded a Bush Artist Fellowship and an Eiteljorg Native American Fine Art Fellowship. Visit him at waboozstudio. com

James Dickson
when not writing poetry, he keeps himself busy by teaching English and Creative Writing at Madison Central High School, just outside of Jackson, MS.  Dickson will have finished his first semester in the Bennington College low-residency MFA program.  According to him, the South is a wonderful place to write—things move a touch slower there (he'll refrain from making the obvious joke about his students being slow, too) and it gives writers a chance to take note.  Publication hits include poems appearing in The Bellowing Ark, Stirrings, and English Journal, and he was awarded one of two poetry fellowships from the Mississippi Arts Commission in 2005.  Also, his wife is awesome.  

MaryAnn Franta Moenck
is a poet who lives and works just east of St Paul. She is a grandmother who hopes to strike the proper balance between belly dancing and knitting. Her poems have appeared in various journals, including Snowy Egret, Cimmaron Review, Three Candles, and The Pedestal. Her poems are forthcoming this year in Steam Ticket, Natural Bridge, and Water~Stone Review. MaryAnn's manuscript received Honorable Mention for the 2008-2009 Loft Mentor Series.

Louis J. Gallo’s
work has appeared in American Literary Review, New Orleans Review, Texas Review, Missouri Review, Glimmer Train, Amazon Shorts, storySouth, Berkeley Fiction Review, Baltimore Review, Portland Review, The Ledge, The Journal, Oregon Literary Review, Rattle, Raving Dove and many others. 

Nathan Hall
is the webmaster for BAPQ.net and is also the SEO Services manager at internet marketing and web development firm, SMSEO .  Nathan volunteers his time building and maintaining the BAPQ.net website and provides general guidance on the ongoing development of the site.  Nathan is a graduate of ASU and has been building websites and providing internet marketing services since 2001.

Zeina Hashem Beck
is a Lebanese poet. She has a BA and an MA in English literature from the American University of Beirut and has taught English courses at the Lebanese American University in Beirut and Prince Sultan University in Riyadh. She currently lives in Bahrain with her husband and daughter, and is working on publishing a poetry collection titled “Re-Membering Beirut.”

Zeynep Kılıç
is a teacher of sociology at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Her dissertation research explored issues of immigration, citizenship and cultural identity.

Kevin Roberson
is a California-based designer who creates packaging, brand identity, posters, magazines, books, advertisements and other print communications for design-conscious clients in a range of sectors. He has a degree in Art History from Occidental College in Los Angeles.

Jack Pendarvis
has written two novels and two collections of short stories. He is a columnist for both THE OXFORD AMERICAN and THE BELIEVER.

David Salner
worked at manual labor for twenty-five years, as an iron ore miner, steelworker, furnace tender, and machinist. Since then he’s authored three chapbooks and a book, John Henry’s Partner Speaks, which appeared in 2008 from WordTech.His work has appeared inmany journals such as Threepenny Review, Poetry Daily, Prairie Schooner and recent or forthcoming issues of The Iowa Review, Cutthroat, Upstreet, and Southern Humanities Review. He is currently working on a novel about the lives of hard-rock miners in the old west.

T.Schroeder
is a freelance fine art illustrator based in the Kansas City area.  With a focus on taking illustration beyond mere cartoons to adorn text he has been illustrating posters and underground books since 1993.  Schroeder has created works for like-minded creators such as: Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer, Alacartoona and Frank Beddor.  Currently working on a webcomic for the HATTER M. series and various self-indulgent art/book projects.

Rion Amilcar Scott
grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland. He has stories published or forthcoming at Unlikely 2.0, Bartleby Snopes, solnoirpublishing.com and other publications. His stories have won awards from the Pan African Literary Forum, the Indiana Review, Glimmer Train and George Mason University, where he received an MFA in fiction. He is currently working on a novel and can be reached at rion.amilcar.scott [at] gmail [dot] com. He teaches English at Bowie State University.   

Ash Sivils
Is 27 years old and living in the States. She’s an odd, dark and surreal artist who ties in concepts throughout her work.

Sharon Suzuki-Martinez
grew up in Hawaii, but moved to Tempe in 2007 from Minneapolis. She was awarded fellowships to the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies and the Kundiman Poetry Retreat. Her poetry will or has appeared in Columbia Poetry Review, Snow Monkey, Left-Facing Bird, Spooky Boyfriend, Segue and other journals. She likes squirrels and bugs and she apparently enjoys referring to herself in the third person.

Renee Targos
is a fiction writer specializing in short stories, novellas and novels in the genres of magic realism and science fiction. Working as an editor in arts publications, Targos also participates in teaching creative writing to students in low-income Phoenix neighborhoods. She has studied creative writing at Southern Illinois University, Arizona State University, and participated in several ASU community writing workshops.

Bob Tomolillo 
started his  career during the burgeoning of the print workshops in the late sixties. He worked at Impressions Workshop in Boston, R.E.Townsend Inc. and at The Printshop in Amsterdam, Netherlands . He holds a B.F.A. from Umass, Amherst, and an M.F.A. from Syracuse University. A faculty member at the F.A.W.C. in Provincetown,Mass. and  member of the Boston Printmakers since 1983 his lithographs are included in collections here and abroad. In 2008 he  exhibited his prints in 15  national and international print competitions. He has written several articles on printmaking with a feature this past year in the Print Alliance Journal "Art and Politics". A contributor to Thieves Jargon ,Literal Minded, Orange Alert ,Shine Journal ,Askew Reviews and Glossolalia journal he  was the 2009 co-winner of the first Dayton Arts Museum International Peace Prize for his digital "Think Peace"  poster design.

Fredrick Zydek
is the author of eight collections of poetry.  T’Kopechuck: the Buckley Poems is forthcoming from Winthrop Press later this year.  Formerly a professor of creative writing and theology at the University of Nebraska and later at the College of Saint Mary, he is now a gentleman farmer when he isn’t writing.  He is the editor for Lone Willow Press. His work has appeared in The Antioch Review, Cimmaron Review, The Hollins Critic, New England Review, Nimrod, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Poetry Northwest, Yankee, and others.  He is the recipient of the Hart Crane Poetry Award, the Sarah Foley O'Loughlen Literary Award and others.

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