POETRY by ROBIN CHAPMAN
PHOTOS by URSKA CHARNEY
WHAT IS NATURAL IN PHTOGRAPHY
is editor in chief of BAPQ. Her stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Cooweescoowee, The Istanbul Literature Review, and the Redbridge Review anthology Subversions & Manouvers.
is assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He writes poetry and is interested in identity and social justice issues.
Adele Steiner Brown
poet, writer, and teacher, received her MFA from the University of Maryland. She teaches for Montgomery College, The Writer’s Center, the Maryland Arts Council, and she hosts the Café Muse Poetry Series. Her poetry has been published in The Maryland Poetry Review, Gargoyle, So To Speak, Smartish Pace; a chapbook, Refracted Love; two books, Freshwater Pearls and The Moon Lighting; and a book on writing workshops, Look Ma, “Hands” on Poetry.
is author of six books of poetry, most recently Abundance, winner of the Cider Press Review Editors' Book Award. The Eelgrass Meadow is forthcoming from Tebot Bach. Her poems have appeared recently in Prairie Schooner, Calyx, Qarrtsiluni, and Journal of Humanistic Mathematics. She is recipient of the 2010 Helen Howe Poetry Prize from Appalachia.
is a Slovene photographer and graphic designer. Urška's photographs have been published internationally, including recent publications in the magazines B.Inspired (Sweden), The Yale Bulletin (USA), Wine Enthusiast (USA), and Museums & Heritage (UK). Urška is also a translator of poetry and prose from Slovene into English. Upcoming publications include her translation of Luka Novak's novel The Golden Shower and the collected poetry of Vlado Kreslin, both of which will be published by Guernica Editions in 2012. Individual poems in translation are published in Erbacce (UK), Modern Poetry in Translation (UK), Confrontation (USA), and Blood & Honey (Bosnia). She lives in Italy, where she has also developed an interest in Byzantine style icon painting. You can visit her website at ursamajorstudio.com.
holds an MFA in Writing from The California Institute of The Arts. Her work has been featured in Sidebrow, decomP, Shrapnel and Out of Nothing. She lives in Los Angeles.
second full-length collection of poetry, Camera Stellata, is forthcoming from CW Books. Her first full-length collection, The Body's Response to Famine, won the Pavement Saw Press Transcontinental Poetry Prize. She has also published six chapbooks: Antiviolet ( Pudding House Press), Pyromythology (Finishing Line Press), Twilight Dogs (Pudding House Press), Incubus/Succubus (West Town Press), Dissolve (Sarasota Poetry Theatre Press), and Swingset Enthralled (Talent House Press). Her work has appeared in such publications as Quarterly West, Indiana Review, Colorado Review, and Prairie Schooner. She has received grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the McKnight Foundation. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Elixir Press.
is a writer, photographer and video producer in Syracuse, New York. He is the author of Outskirts of Intimacy, a poetry chapbook published by Flutter Press.
was born and raised in rural Wisconsin with a great appreciation for the intimacy of the woods, and the wonder that lies in a wide horizon. She is the mother of two incredible daughters and one amazing son. She now resides in the city of Madison and writes…and writes.
was born in deep East Texas. He has worked as a freelance journalist for many years and used to be a regional correspondent for The Japan Times as well as for various other now defunct magazines. As far as the U.S. market, he has published in 34th Parallel, North Atlantic Review, Marco Polo Quarterly, and a few others. He currently teaches conversational English in Prague.
British born and Fine Art trained, Paul Jackson has been a professional paper artist, designer and paper engineer since 1982. He divides his time between the creative exposition of traditional folding and cutting techniques in the context of a Fine Art practice and the free application of these techniques in design and design education.
Among other activities, he has taught the techniques of folding in more than 50 Universities and Schools of Design, been a consultant for several multi-nationals, including Nike and Siemens, written 30 books about paper, undertaken many media commissions and exhibited his folded paper sculptures worldwide.
In 2001 he married and relocated to Israel, from where he continues his international work.
He has an MA in Fine Art from the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London (1981).
is the webmaster for BAPQ.net and is also the owner of OnTarget, a Tucson online marketing company. Nathan volunteers his time building and maintaining the BAPQ.net website and provides general guidance on the ongoing development of the site. Nathan has been building websites and providing internet marketing services since 2001.
is a writer, curator, photographer, and educator based in New York. He teaches at The New School where he offers courses in urbanism, critical theory, and the uses of archives. During 2010-2011 he is the U.S. Fulbright Distinguished Chair at the University of the Arts in London and a Senior Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics. He is a compulsive peripatetic, habitual sun-angle checker, amateur archivist, idiot cartographer, noise maker, and collector of records, post cards, old radios, books, and found objects. His work has appeared in a wide range of formats, including exhibits, magazines, academic publications, radio broadcast, and journals of opinion.
is assistant professor at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Her dissertation research explored issues of immigration, citizenship and cultural identity
latest book is the recently released Vanishing Horizon (Anhinga, 2011); he is the author of seven other books of poems, prose poems and short fiction. He directs the Frostburg Center for Creative Writing at Frostburg State University where he also teaches. He divides his time between Maryland and New York City.
found his way from factory machines and construction work to the university, where he teaches creative writing and literature at Arkansas State University. His poems have appeared widely in magazines, including The Kenyon Review, Poetry, The Southern Review, and North American Review. His poetry chapbook The Patience of Horses was recently published by The Ledge Press.
an Alabama native, is a former teacher and journalist with a BA in journalism and Spanish from the University of Alabama. She currently resides in New Orleans, where she is an MFA candidate at the University of New Orleans.
work appears in Boulevard, Gettysburg Review, Harvard Review Online, Hollins Critic, River Styx, Salmagundi, and Southern Poetry Review. His chapbook, “Back of the Envelope,” appeared from Copperdome Press in 2009. His awards include the 2008 Boulevard Emerging Poet prize and a grant award in poetry from the Maryland State Arts Council. A Vietnam veteran and retired lawyer, he edits The Innisfree Poetry Journal.
lives in Huntington, West Virginia. Her poems and essays appear regularly in Appalachian journals, such as Appalachian Heritage, Appalachian Journal, and Journal of Appalachian Studies, and occasionally in other periodicals, including Café Review and Indiana Review. Her most recent poetry collection, Like the Mountains of China, was published by Blair Mountain Press. Her most recent publication is a dual-language edition of a young adults biography of Jean-Paul Sartre, Unlikely Hero, published by Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press
lives in Washington D.C. He is the author of a chapbook, Zoned Industrial, which won the Medicinal Purposes Chapbook Prize, and a full length collection, Temporary Apprehensions, which won the Washington Writers’ Publishing House Poetry Prize. His work has most recently appeared in, or is forthcoming from, Ekphrasis, Poems Against War, The Innisfree Poetry Journal, and Confrontation Magazine. He is co-editor and publisher with his wife Mary Ann Larkin of Pond Road Press, which in 2006 published Tough Heaven: Poems of Pittsburgh, by Jack Gilbert. Since 2007 he has served as president and managing editor of Washington Writers’ Publishing House (www.washingtonwriters.org), a regional nonprofit writers’ cooperative publishing poetry and fiction collections in the Washington and Baltimore area since 1975, having published over 80 books to date.
is the author of three books of poems, most recently Animal Magnetism, winner of the Pearl Poetry Prize (Pearl Editions, 2011). She is editor of the online journal Beltway Poetry Quarterly, and the print anthology Full Moon on K Street: Poems About Washington, DC (Plan B Press, 2010). Her website: http://www.kimroberts.org.
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.
worked for twenty-five years as an iron ore miner, steelworker, machinist, and general laborer. His writing is greatly influenced by the people he knew on these jobs. His second book, Working Here, was awarded first prize in the first annual poetry competition by Minnesota State University’s Rooster Hill Press and was published in September 2010.His poetry has appeared in recent issues of BAPQ (laughter issue), The Iowa Review, Poetry Northwest, and Upstreet. To read more by him, visit www.davidsalner.blogspot.com
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.
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.
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