Tiel Aisha Ansari is a Sufi, martial artist, and data analyst living in the Pacific Northwest. Her work has appeared in Islamica, The Lyric and VoiceCatcher, and has been featured on KBOO, Prairie Home Companion and MiPoRadio. Tiel Aisha Ansari has also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her collection is Knocking from Inside.
George Bishop was raised on the Jersey Shore and attended Rutgers University before moving to Central Florida in 1985 where he now lives and writes. His work has been featured in such periodicals as White Pelican Review, Off The Coast and Grasslimb Journal. Finishing Line Press published his chapbook Love Scenes in November 2009.
Karen Braucher is the author of two full-length collections, Aqua Curves and Sending Messages Over Inconceivable Distances, as well as two chapbooks, Heaven’s Net and Mermaid Café. Her poems have appeared in many journals and won regional and national prizes.
Don Colburn is a writer in Portland. His poetry chapbook Because You Might Not Remember is due out in November from Finishing Line Press. A longtime newspaper reporter and Pulitzer Prize finalist, he took a recent buyout from The Oregonian. His poem "Coach" won this year's Duckabush Prize for Poetry.
S.P. Flannery was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and now resides in Madison. His poetry has appeared in Poetry Salzburg Review, Random Acts of Writing, The Alembic, Monkey's Fist, and Bolts of Silk.
Lucia Galloway is author of Venus and Other Losses (Plain View Press, 2010) and Playing Outside (Finishing Line, 2005). Recent work appears or is pending in The Lyric, Poemeleon, Her Mark 2009, Redheaded Stepchild, The Foundling Review, and Tilt-a-Whirl. Galloway co-hosts a poetry reading series in Claremont, California.
Howie Good, a journalism professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz, is the author of 18 print and digital poetry chapbooks. He has been nominated multiple times for a Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net anthology. His first full-length book of poetry, Lovesick, was released in 2009 by Press Americana. He is co-editor of the online literary journal Left Hand Waving.
Maxima Kahn leads workshops on writing and the creative process. Her poetry has appeared in Eclipse, Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, Hardpan, Poem, Borderlands, Left Curve, Eureka Literary Magazine and elsewhere. She is also a musician and a dancer.
Catherine Kasper directs the Creative Writing Program at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her work has received an AWP Intro award, a PEN Texas award, the Mid-America Review Fineline award, and an Academy of American Poets’ Prize. She is the author of field stones (Winner of the 2004 Winnow Press First Book Award in Poetry) and NOTES from the Committee (Noemi Press, 2009).
Barbara LaMorticella has lived in the woods outside of Portland since 1968. She is a long time host of KBOO radio’s Talking earth. Her second collection of poems, Rain on Waterless Mountain, was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. She’s twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, was a Poetry in Motion poet, and won a Bumbershoot Big Book Award. She was awarded the first Oregon Literary Fellowship for Women Writers, and a Stewart Holbrook Award for outstanding service to Oregon literary arts. She organizes and hosts many poetry events. Her newest collection is “The Great Dance, Poems 1969-2009.”
Chase McCartney is 18 years old. He lives in Beaverton, Oregon. “Down In My Heart” is his first poetry publication.
Paulann Petersen’s poetry books are The Wild Awake, Blood-Silk , A Bride of Narrow Escape, and Kindle. A fifth, The Voluptuary is forthcoming from Lost Horse Press. A former Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, she was recently appointed Oregon Poet Laureate. She serves on the board of Friends of William Stafford, organizing the annual January Stafford Birthday Events.
Work by mixed blood Yankee Patricia Smith Ranzoni, who writes from one of the subsistence farms of her youth in Maine, has been published across the country and abroad and in five collections drawn from by UME depts. of English and history, most recently: Greatest Hits (Pudding House invitational GOLD series).
Scot Siegel edits Untitled Country Review. The photographs in Issue 1 (Wrangell, Alaska) are his.
Judith Terzi lives in Pasadena, California, where she taught high school French for over twenty years. Her poetry has been widely published, and a chapbook, "The Road to Oxnard," will appear from Pudding House Publications this year. Poems are forthcoming in Poemeleon, Qarrtsiluni, Red Rock Review, and Umbrella.
Pam Uschuk’s five books of poems include CRAZY LOVE (2009, Wings Press). Translated into ten languages, Uschuk’s received prizes from the National League of American PEN Women and Amnesty International. Pam edits CUTTHROAT, A JOURNAL OF THE ARTS, teaches at Fort Lewis College, and lives with poet William Pitt Root, in Colorado.
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