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Chris Bachelder
Is the author of BEAR v. SHARK and U.S.!  His recently
completed novel is called ABBOTT'S DAYS.  He teaches at the University of
Massachusetts in Amherst.

Aydin Bal
Is currently working on his doctorate degree and teaching at Arizona State University. He writes theatre plays, poetry and short stories.

Ayla Bal
Is a graduate student at Cukurova University in Turkey. She writes short stories and poetry.

Jennifer Bal
Is an anthropologist and writer of prose and poetry.

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.

Laury A. Egan
Is a poet whose poems have appeared in The Atlanta Review, The Emily Dickinson Awards Anthology, The Ledge Magazine, Sea Stories, Icarus International, The Centrifugal Eye, Willows Wept Review, and Main Channel Voices. A full-length poetry collection, Snow, Shadows, a Stranger, is forthcoming from FootHills Publishing in February 2009. Last year, a long poem, “The Sea,” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her website:

Victoria Elizabeth
Is a cancer survivor who has survived three bouts with cancer and began writing poetry.  She earned a MFA in creative writing from San Diego State University.  Her poetry has been published in various journal and anthologies, including Troubadour: Best of Rhyme, Main Channel Voices,  Illness & Grace, Terror & Transformation, and Standing on the Ceiling.  She is also published online at the Externalist and Origami Condom.

Howie Good
Is a journalism professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz, is the author of seven poetry chapbooks, Death of the Frog Prince (2004), Heartland (2007), and Apocalypse Mambo (forthcoming) from FootHills Publishing; Strangers & Angels (2007) from Scintillating Publications; Tomorrowland (forthcoming) from Achilles Chapbooks; the e-book, Police and Questions (2008), from Right Hand Pointing; and the e-book, Last Words (2008), from Gold Wake Press. He has been nominated three times for a Pushcart Prize and twice for the Best of the Net anthology.

Nathan Hall
Is the webmaster for and is also a senior partner at the internet marketing and web development firm, Datasilk Corporation.  Nathan volunteers his time building and maintaining the 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.

T.R. Healy
Was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, and his stories have appeared in such publications as Apt, The Boston Literary Review, Lily, and The Square Table.

Paul Hostovsky
Is a poet whose poems have been featured on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and The Writer's Almanac. He has won a Pushcart Prize, the Muriel Craft Bailey Award from the Comstock Review, and chapbook contests from Grayson Books, Riverstone Press, and the Frank Cat Press. His first full-length collection, Bending the Notes, is available from Main Street Rag.
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Donald Illich
Has published work in LIT, Passages North, Nimrod, and several other publications.  He recently won honorable mention in the Washington Prize book contest.  He lives and works in Rockville, Maryland. 

Mary Klein
Is a Minnesota artist who works in oils to create still life paintings of gravity.

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

Joy Ladin
Is David and Ruth Gottesman Professor of English at Stern College of Yeshiva University.  Her first two books of poetry, Alternatives to History and The Book of Anna, were published by Sheep Meadow Press, and Sheep Meadow is bringing out her third, Transmigration, in 2009.

William C. Patterson
Lives in Atchison, KS with his wife, Erin, and their two young sons, Liam and Finnan. He has a B.A. in English from Benedictine College and an M.A. in Literature from the University of Kansas. He teaches language arts at Lawrence High School in Lawrence, KS and composition and literature as an adjunct lecturer at Benedictine College in Atchison, KS. The fifty-two mile commute from Atchison to Lawrence often finds its way into his daily writings. 

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.

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.

Luisa Villani
Is the recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship in poetry.Her work has appeared in The New England Review, The Literary Review, Prairie Schooner, Hayden’s Ferry Review  and other literary journals.  She currently teaches at the University of Southern California.

Buff Whitman-Bradley
Is the author of two books of poems, b. eagle, poet; and The Honey Philosophies,  and his work has appeared in a number of literary journals.  He is also a producer of documentary videos and audios, including (with his wife Cynthia) the prize-winning video Outside In, about people who visit prisoners on California's death row.  He and his wife have been visiting a death-row prisoner for more than eight years.  They live in Marin County, California.

Christopher Woods
Has published a prose collection, UNDER A RIVERBED SKY, and a collection of stage monologues for actors, HEART SPEAK. His photographs can be seen in the online gallery, MOONBIRD HILL ARTS - www.moonbirdhillart,
which he shares with his wife, Linda. He lives in Houston and in Chappell Hill, Texas.

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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