Notes on Contributors


Doug Arnold’s work has appeared in Pegasus, The Pedestal Magazine, Clark Street Review, Poetic Voices, The Circle Magazine (online edition) and The Pegasus Review. In May of 2004 a chapbook of his poetry, Playing in Most of the Keys, was published by Finishing Line Press. He lives in Reading, PA.

Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal’s first book of poetry, Raw Materials, was published by Pygmy Forest Press in 2004. The book contains several poems in Spanish with English translation and poems influenced by his work in the mental health field. He works as a Public Guardian for the Dept. of Mental Health in Los Angeles.

Jacqueline de Weever’s poems have appeared in Amazon Literary Review, The Brooklyn Review, Connecticut River Review, Hidden Oak, Sensations Magazine and Medicinal Purposes Literary Review, among others. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Arthur Gottlieb is an Oregon poet. His work has appeared in many small literary magazines including The Ledge, Chiron Review, The Alembic, The Pacific Review and Lullwater Review.

Carol Hamilton was Poet Laureate of Oklahoma 1995-97. She received the Oklahoma Book Award for her chapbook of poetry, Once the Dust. She has been published in dozens of magazines: Nimrod, Baltimore Review, Chiron Review, Arkansas Review, to name a few. Her awards include the 2000 David Ray Poetry Award, the 2002 Warren Keith Wright Prize and she has been nominated three times for a Puschart Prize. Her recent books include Breaking Bread, Breaking Silence (Winner of the Chiron Chapbook Award), Gold: Greatest Hits and I, People of the Llano.

Wilfrid Higgins has lived his entire life in Kingston, Ontario. His work has been published in Other Voices, Poemata, The Prairie Journal, Equilink, and Transcendent Visions.

Toshiaki Komura completed an MFA program at Cornell University in 2002. She is presently working toward a Ph.D in English Literature at the University of Michigan. Her work has appeared in Offerings, Three Cup Morning, Juicy and Poetic Hours, among others. Her awards include the Corson-Bishop Prize (2002) and the Alexander Laing Memorial Prize (1998).

Peter Layton lives in Lakewood, California.

Nicole Lynskey has written poetry for nearly 20 years. She is the founder of Loose-Leaf Poetry Series, a reading series that features both emerging and established poets in the Twin Cities area. Recently, she has published poems in the on-line journals Enfuse Magazine and The Fifth Column. She has work upcoming in SideReality and Main Street Rag.

James Maughn was born on a cold windswept island somewhere in the North Atlantic. His parents were schooled and solitary hunters, and taught him the finer points of heraldry before leaving him to fend for himself. Though a diet of fish eventually palled, he still remembers his first taste of haddock, and the chill that went throught him upon reading Elizabeth Bishop. Today he is occupied updating semaphore for the computer age. You can find more of his work anywhere fine confections are sold.

The Reverend Dr. Tom Marshall teaches English at Cabrillo College, where he is currently leading a workshop that is taking the works of Pablo Neruda as a learning model. He is a scholar of American, Latin American, French, and British Literature as well as Nature Writing.

W. Dale Nelson’s poetry has been published in general and literary magazines in Australia, Canada, England and the United States during five decades. He received a 2004 creative writing fellowship in poetry from the Wyoming Arts Council. He is a recent winner of a Plainsongs Award. Before moving to Wyoming, he spent 40 years as a reporter for the Associated Press.

John Nimmo has published poems in Rattle, Stirring, Snakeskin, Poetalk, Electric Acorn and Sidereality. In 2002, he won First Prize for Rhymed Verse in the Foster City International Writers Contest. His career is in environmental physics.

Kenneth O’Keefe is a retired teacher. He has a long list of reviews and magazines in which his work has appeared: Plainsongs, California Quarterly, Mad Poet’s Review and New Zoo Poetry Review, to name a few. His work has previously appeared in the Homestead Review.

Greg Perkins is a man who loves numbers. His is also a triathlete and avid cyclist.

Saba Syed Razvi poems have appeared in Shadows and Tahzeeb E Deccan. He recently received a Spring 2003 Fellowship from the James A. Michener Center for Writers and the Fall 2002 Adele Steiner Burleson Honorable Mention Award in Poetry. He is currently a graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin, working on an MA in Creative Writing/Poetry.

Krystal Simpson received two Golden State Awards in high school in writing excellence and received the Circo Award for the poem included in this issue. She looks like her idol, Keith Richards. At 22, she is a former model. She currently writes a column for the Peninsula Post.

River Atwood Tabor is an eight year old wizard-herpetologist-chemist-marine biologist. His heroes range from Merlin the Magician to Albert Einstein. He is father to a fat gray cat named Begonia. He believes there are many wonders beyond our philosophy.

Victor Villaseñor has spoken throughout the U.S. and Mexico. His message is: we are one race, the "human race", una familia, we are the power all over the globe, and recorded history, as we know it, separates us and causes all of our confusions. He speaks from his heart, and he reaches out to embrace everyone who sees him.

Tad Wojnicki holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy and an M.A. in Creative Writing. He is the author of a factual novel, Lie Under the Fig Trees (1996), a nonfiction book Under the Steinbeck Oak (2004), and he lives in Carmel, CA, where he leads “poetry powwows” on the beach and teaches Write Like A Lover! Workshops.