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Michael Aanji Crowley
is a photographer living in Iowa. He takes pictures of everything, but explores two themes more avidly than others; close up abstractions of leaves and flowers, and the decay of mankind’s creations – he haunts the alleys in older communities.
For him taking pictures is a form of meditation, an enforced act of being present. To see the beauty, you must be there, you cannot be thinking of other times or places- you will miss the only life you have, going on around you. And beauty is everywhere . . . sometimes in the big picture (and most folks catch those moments,) but more often it’s in the fine details that are too easily missed if you are not living in that moment.

Andrew Abbott 
might live at his uncle’s house in Oakland. He is probably somewhere else by now though.  Maybe Nova Scotia....he was born there and wants to live there someday.  He is undoubtedly painting lots of pictures wherever he is though, and juggling.

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.  

Dick Bentley's 
books, Post-Freudian Dreaming and A General Theory of Desire, are available on amazon or at He has published fiction, poetry and memoir in over 170 publications and enjoys hearing from readers at 413-256-0240 or Before teaching creative writing at the University of Massachusetts he served as Chief Planner for the Mayor's Office of Housing in Boston.

The Reverend Doctor David Breeden
has an MFA from The Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa and a Ph.D. from the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi. His poetry, essays, and short fiction have appeared in such journals as Mississippi Review, Nebo, Poet Lore, Mid-American Review, North Atlantic Review, Boston Literary Review, Turnstile, Nidus, and Paragraph.  His long poem, “This Is Just to Say,” was recently nominated for the William Carlos Williams Prize.He has published four novels and nine books of poetry. More information at  Breeden is a parish minister living in Minnesota.

Tray Drumhann's
work explores the dimensions and depth of human nature. His goal is to communicate the personal and cultural dynamics that condition how we view ourselves and others as well as how our individual experiences condition such perception. Notable publications featuring Drumhann's work include: The Pinch Journal, Tiferet & Adagio Quarterly.

Mike Finley
is a Pushcart awardee who writes for a living in St. Paul. His most recent project is ZOMBIE GIRL, a graphic novel, the proceeds of which go to anti-suicide work in the Twin Cities. More info and samples are at

Trinie Dalton
is the author of the story collection Wide Eyed, an installment in Dennis Cooper’s 'Little House on the Bowery' series for Akashic Books, and of the novella A Unicorn is Born. She is also the co-editor of Dear New Girl or Whatever Your Name Is, an art book of confiscated notes from high school students, and the editor of MYTHTYM, a collection of essays, artwork, and miscellany on a variety of mythological and horror-related subjects. Sweet Tomb is her new novella.

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.

Jamie Iredell
is the author of Prose. Poems. a Novel. His writing has also appeared in The Literary Review, Copper Nickel, and Weber: The Contemporary West, among many other literary magazines. He blogs at

Nathan Hall
is the webmaster for and is also the owner of OnTarget, a Tucson online marketing company.  Nathan volunteers his time building and maintaining the website and provides general guidance on the ongoing development of the site.  Nathan has been building websites and providing internet marketing services since 2001.

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

Kirsten Ogden
grew up in Honolulu and San Francisco. Her prose and poetry has been published in Phoebe, Fringe, Slipstream, Teaching Tolerance, Radical Teacher, and is forthcoming in a Chicken Soup for the Soul anthology in March. An occasional blogger for The Kenyon Review and a poet laureate of Gambier, Ohio, Kirsten spends the academic year in Los Angeles where she teaches writing. You can find her on the web at, and the adventures of cartoon-Kirsten can be found at

Stephen Mead
is a published artist, writer, and maker of short collage-films who lives in northeastern NY.  Please feel free to put his name in any search engine for links to his works.

George Moore’s
poetry has appeared in The Atlantic, Poetry, North American Review, Colorado Review, Orion, Queen's Quarterly, Antigonish Review, Dublin Quarterly, and Blast.  In 2009, he was nominated for two Pushcart Prizes and two “Best of the Web” awards, and this year for the Rhysling Poetry Award.  His recent collections include Headhunting (Mellen, 2002) and the e-Book, All Night Card Game in the Back Room of Time (, 2007).  He has held recent artist residencies in Spain, Portugal, Iceland, Canada, with another in Greece this spring.  He teaches writing and literature with the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Alexander J. Motyl
(b. 1953) is a painter, writer, and professor. He studied painting with Leon Goldin at Columbia University. Motyl's art is represented by The Tori Collection. His novels include The Jew Who Was Ukrainian, Flippancy, Who Killed Andrei Warhol, and Whiskey Priest. He teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York City.

Craig Santos Perez
is a native Chamoru from the Pacific Island of Guahan (Guam), is the co founder of Achiote Press and author of the poetry book, from unincorporated territory [hacha] (Tinfish Press, 2008). His poetry, essays, reviews, and translations have appeared in The Colorado Review, New American Writing, Pleiades, The Denver Quarterly, and ZYZZYVA, among others.

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.

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.

Patty Somlo
was nominated for the Pushcart Prize and was a finalist in the Tom Howard Short Story Contest.  Her stories have appeared in numerous journals including, The Santa Clara Review, The Sand Hill Review, Under the Sun, Switchback, Fringe Magazine and Danse Macabre, and in the anthologies, Voices From the Couch, Bombshells:  War Stories and Poetry by Women on the Homefront, and VoiceCatcher.  She has work forthcoming in The Sand Hill Review, St. Somewhere Journal and r.kv.r.y quarterly literary journal, and in the anthologies, Rainmakers’ Prayers, Solace in So Many Words and Common Boundary.

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.

Aniruddhan Vasudevan
lives in Chennai, India. He is a performer, activist, and writer, and is the director of The Shakti Resource Center where he is involved in creating a resource space for work around gender and sexuality issues. 

Robert Wexelblatt
is professor of humanities at Boston University’s College of General Studies.  He has published essays, stories, and poems in a wide variety of journals, two story collections, Life in the Temperate Zone and The Decline of Our Neighborhood, a book of essays, Professors at Play, and the novel Zublinka Among Women, winner of the First Prize for Fiction, Indie Book Awards, 2008. 

Daniel Wolff
was born in Northbrook, Illinois, and is currently studying Creative Writing at the Univeristy of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He writes music in his free time, and will be finishing his first album this summer. He also greatly enjoys acting, painting, and traveling.

Chong Ho (Alex) Yu
has two Ph.D. degrees in Measurement, Statistics, and Methodological Studies and Philosophy (Arizona State University, AZ). He also has a B.A. in Visual art (Bemidji State University, MN) and a diploma in Professional Photography (New York Institute of Photography). Currently he is the Director of the “Testing, Evaluation, Assessment and Research” (TEAR) Group at Arizona State University’s Applied Learning Technologies Institute.

Credits: Design by Kevin Roberson.

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