Gael Bage came late to poetry after a career as a
manager in the health service and rearing three children. She won honorable
mention in her first ever entry to a competition the Mainichi haiku contest,
and has had several poems published in Amaze and other magazines, including
one editor who saw my poems on Sam Hamil's Poets Against the War site and
asked to use them in a Spanish magazine.
Jim Bennett lives near Liverpool
in the UK and is the managing editor of
www.poetrykit.org. His most recent
publication is a poetry collection called "The Man Who Tried To Hug Clouds"
Bluechrome Publishing 2004 (2nd edition 2005). Jim teaches Creative
Writing at the University of Liverpool and tours throughout the year giving
reading and performances of his work.
Sandi Blakemore-Baig has been published online and in print. Her work
can be found in, Plum Ruby Review, Poems Niederngasse, Amaze: The Cinquain
Journal, Scorched Earth, Spirits, Lactuca, The AU Review, and many other
literary magazines and journals. She has studied creative writing at the
University of Evansville and other universities, and she received a
full-tuition talent scholarship based on a portfolio of poetry and
publication credits from Governors State University in 1986.
Gary Blankenship, is a retired manager who dabbles in
poetry and publishing. He is CEO of Santiam Publishing and publishes the
online journals, MindFire Renewed and FireWeed, both at
www.mindfirerenew.com. Gary has
been published on the web and in a variety of paper publications.
Jeffrey Calhoun is a Biology major at the
University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. He is intrigued with the ability of
well-crafted poetry to evoke emotion and provoke thinking as well as questions
of human health and is striving to become a research biologist working for a
cure of Alzheimer's disease. He has been published, or has pieces forthcoming
from: orpHeus, Snow Monkey, Tilt, MAG: Muse Apprentice Guild, The Centrifugal
Eye, decomP, Poems Niederngasse, and the Loch Raven Review.
R.D. McManes is the author of seven books of poetry. Mr. McManes
poems published in Saucyvox, Literary Expresso, Prairie Poetry, Write On,
Scrivener’s Pen, Mipo Magazine, Swooping Hawk Quarterly, Poems
Niederngasse, Taj Mahal Review, SP Quill Quarterly Magazine, and Baroque
Review. Mr. McManes has conducted poetry workshops and related writing
presentations for the Kansas Author’s Club and resides near Scranton Kansas.
His author website is
Corey Mesler is the owner of Burke’s Book Store, in Memphis,
Tennessee, one of the country’s oldest (1875) and best independent bookstores.
He has published poetry and fiction in numerous journals including Rattle,
Pindeldyboz, Quick Fiction, Cranky, Thema, Mars Hill Review, Poet Lore and
others. He has also been a book reviewer for The Memphis Commercial Appeal.
A short story of his was chosen for the 2002 edition of New Stories
from the South: The Year’s Best, published by Algonquin Books. Talk,
his first novel, appeared in 2002. Nice blurbs from Lee Smith, John Grisham,
Robert Olen Butler, Frederick Barthelme, and others. He has a new novel, We
Are Billion-Year-Old Carbon, just out from Livingston. He has 5
chapbooks due out in 2006. He also claims to have written, “Ride, Captain,
Ride.” Most importantly, he is Toby and Chloe’s dad and Cheryl’s husband.
Jayar Moten resides in Kansas City Missouri, and is English (creative writing)
major at Missouri Western State University in Saint Joseph, Missouri.
Though this is officially his first time being published, Jayar has won
various awards for his SLAM poetry performance throughout the mid-west
region. The versatility in his material can be attributed to his spiritual
mentor’s and fellow poets Amiri Baraka, Alice Walker, Saul Williams and
Sekou the Misfit. Moten believes that the sources for most of his
inspiration come from things he believes are more divine than him.
lives with his wife in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He has had many stories
published or broadcast on radio, and two plays on RTE Radio. His work has
appeared in The Kilkenny Magazine, Other Poetry, Anon, Candelabrum, The
Shop, First Things, The Lyric, Iambs and Trochees, Salt, Dublin Opinion,
is a professor of English at the University of Bridgeport in CT. She received
her M.F.A. from the University of Arkansas. Her poems have been published in The
Midday Moon, The Lucid Stone, Ribbons, and
G. M. Palmer
is the editor of Strong Verse, a poetry magazine found at
family has lived in Florida since before it was a state, and he continues this
tradition by residing in Jacksonville. Apart from writing and editing poetry,
Michael teaches, tutors, sings, cooks, and plays the blues. Michael and his wife
Heather live in an old, wood-frame house with their daughter Cordelia, a
homeless Hope, their mothers, and their three dogs: Vonnegut, Frost, and Eliot
(T. S., not George).
Kala Ramesh is a Haiku
poet and also an exponent of Indian Classical Music. A keen follower
of Pandit Kumar Gandharva’s style, she has been giving successful concerts in
India. She has several articles published on Indian Music and Indian Thought to
her credit. Her work consisting of Haiku, Tanka, Haibun, Zips, Cinqku and
Cinquains has been published in reputed journals and e-magazines like the Bottle
Rockets – Simply Haiku – Frogpond – Heron's Nest - Ribbons – Lynx – World Haiku
Review – The Loch Raven Review – Haiku Harvest - Contemporary Haibun Online –
Tinywords – WHC India Saijiki - Triptych Haiku - Amaze – Roadrunner - Japanese
daily news-papers – Mainichi, Asahi Shambun and Go-Shichi-Go of The Daily
Yomiuri. She lives with her husband in Pune, India.
was born in the Bronx, N.Y. in 1940. He holds a Ph.D. in Social Psychology
from City University of New York (1975). He established Enthalpy Press and
has published 5 chap books including "Time Meat" and "The Word Cow and the
Pig O' Love." ISBN series: 0-9687017 Recent poetry has been published in The
Writers Publishing, Burning Effigy Press, "Understanding Magazine," "Melange,"
"Tryst," "Quills," and others.
Marie Gail Stratford is a
freelance writer, archivist and dance instructor from Kansas City, Missouri. She
holds a bachelor's degree in English and Psychology from Olivet Nazarene
University and pursues her love affair with creative communication as often as
possible in venues as diverse as Kansas City's historic theaters and
kindergarten classrooms. She is a regular contributor to the bi-monthly Ezine
Blue House and serves as a moderator for the online poetry board Desert Moon
Review and Blueline Poetry Forum.
is a teacher and poet, wife and mother enjoying the good moments.
Her work has been published
online in T-Zero: the Writer's E-zine, Crescent Moon Journal, and Poems
Niederngasse. She is grateful to her wonderful online friends in forums and
classes for encouragement and love! They rock!
is a writer, a
lawyer and a teacher living in California. She enjoys studying and writing
all types of poetry: free verse, sonnets, pantoums, minimals, prose poems,
Japanese forms. Her poetry has appeared in various publications, including
Crescent Moon Journal, T-Zero:The Writer’s Ezine, Poems Niederngasse, Loch
Raven Review and the London Red Cross Insomnia Project.