Gularte is a graduate student in the M.F.A. creative writing
program at San Jose State University, where she is poetry and art editor
for Reed Magazine. Her poetry has appeared in such journals
as the Santa Clara Review, the Montserrat Review, and the Haight
Ashbury Literary Journal. Her
Between Dancing was
Poet's Corner Press in 2002.
poems have been translated into Portuguese by the University of the Acores
and will soon be featured in the literary supplement SAAL-Suplemento
Acoriano de Artes e Letras, da revista Saber/Acores.
Elaine Bartlett was the recent recipient of the Yemassee prize in fiction. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in
So to Speak, Blithe House Quarterly, Fourteen Hills, and Big Muddy: A Journal of the Mississippi River
Valley, and her work is forthcoming in the Antietam Review, Calyx and
Gertrude. She is currently working on a novel.
Luis Ledezma is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where he earned a B.S. in
electrical engineering. He is currently the webmaster of Convergence, and the town of Tuxca (www.tuxca.com). Ledezma resides in San Jose.
Lola Haskins’ most recent book is Desire Lines, New
Selected Poems (BOA Editions, scheduled for June, 2004). Her other books include
Rim Benders, Extranjera, Hunger, and Forty-Four
Ambitions for the Piano. Haskins' poetry has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The Christian
Science Monitor, The London Review of Books, Georgia Review, Southern
Review, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. She lives in the country
outside Gainesville, Florida.
Liz Henry is a poet, translator, scholar,
publisher in Redwood City, California. Current projects include an online database of annotations for the feminist experimental novel
Les Guerilleres, a study of poetry that switches languages in mid-poem, and translating a poem cycle by Zulema Moret from Spanish to English. She
is also editing a book of essays on narrative theory and role-playing games.
Angela Howe is a Bay Area poet and teacher. She has been published in
The Comstock Review and has work forthcoming in African
Voices. She has read as part of the Marin Poetry Center's Summer Traveling Show and has also been featured at Waverly Writers in Palo Alto. She recently received a first place award in the 2004 Ina Coolbrith Circle poetry contest. Angela is a member of the Saturday Poets
(www.saturdaypoets.org), a small group of writers who host a monthly reading series in Burlingame.
David Cummings’ work has appeared in Bellowing Ark, Poetry Flash and
The Sand Hill Review. He has studied at the Squaw Valley Community of Writers Poetry Workshop, the Napa Valley College Writers Conference, Recursos in Santa Fe and the New York State Summer Writers Institute. Cummings lives and works in Sunnyvale.
Grace Cavalieri is the author of 14 books and chapbooks of poetry, most recently
Cuffed Frays (Argonne House Press.) She has had 18 plays produced on American stages, plus last year’s presentation
Quilting the Sun at the Smithsonian. Her 20th play, Jennie and the JuJu
Man, will premiere in New York City June 5, 2004 on a bill with new one-act plays. She produces and hosts
The Poet and the Poem, now in its 27th year on-air, presently recorded at the Library of Congress for distribution via NPR satellite.
She is active in poetry publishing and her press, The Bunny and The Crocodile Press, has been producing books since 1979; she is a contributing editor to
WordWrights and book review editor for the on-line literary magazine
The Montserrat Review. Among other honors she’s won the Allen Ginsberg Award for poetry, the Pen Fiction award for
the short story, and the CPB Silver Medal for broadcasting.
Jodi Zenczak is a New Yorker living in Santa Cruz for the last seven
years. She is an emerging poet and a graduate student of San Jose State University's Master of Social Work program. "Lemons and Billy" is her
very first poem.
Kat St. Claire
Kat St. Claire lives and writes in downtown Menlo Park, California. Her poetry has appeared in
The Montserrat Review, Fresh Hot Bread, The Sand Hill Review, the Oregonian and in the
book Phonics Through Poetry. Her fiction has been published in CICADA
Magazine. St. Claire’s poetry won first place in the Gateways 2000 Writers Contest and an award from the Soul-Making Literary Awards. She won first place fiction awards from Willamette Writers' 1995 Kay Snow Awards and the Foster City International Writing Competition in 2000, and
an honorable mention from
the Writer's Digest 2001 Writer's Competition.
Sarah J. Diehl
Sarah J. Diehl is a website
coordinator and publications adviser on the Monterey Peninsula. Her poems have recently been published in
Quarry West, Red Wheelbarrow, Dancing on the Brink of the World: Selected Poems of Point Lobos, The Monterey Bay Poetry
Anthology, and The Peralta Press. She is the co-author of Nuclear Weapons and Nonproliferation (ABC-CLIO, 2002).
Janice Dabney is a native Californian who lives in Mountain View in the home where she grew up. She is the poetry editor of
Sand Hill Review and has had her work published in numerous journals, including
Poetry Northwest, Santa Clara Review, and Hayden's Ferry
Review. She works as a safety officer at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
(SLAC) in Menlo Park, California
Michael J. Vaughn
Michael J. Vaughn is the author of
Painting Tacoma, a novel from Dead End
Street, LLC. His poetry and short stories have appeared in more than forty literary journals, including
Many Mountains Moving,
Zuzu's Petals and Terrain.org. He lives in San Jose, California, where he works as an arts journalist for various magazines, and as fiction editor for
The Montserrat Review.
Calder Lowe works for an educational consulting firm and is the editor of
The Montserrat Review. Her writing has appeared in numerous small press publications. Most recently, her poetry
has been featured in The Dickens, Sho, Caesura, St. Paul Arts &
Reed Magazine. She has taught in colleges, universities, and community outreach programs and is currently involved in a Christian healing
ministry. An empty nester, Calder lives in Mountain View, California with her husband
Al and their three cats.
David Humphreys is founder of Poet's Corner, a poetry reading series and audio/text website located at www.poetscornerpress.com. He publishes chapbooks and books of poetry with the Poet's Corner
Press and has had two of his own books published. The Poet's Corner is part of the Marian Jacobs Literary Forum of the Stockton Arts Commission.
The following journals and papers have published his work: Seeds, Acorn,
Zambomba, Poetry Now, Tule Review,
Perihelion: Web Del Sol, The Montserrat Review, Cæsura, Poetry Depth Quarterly, Rattlesnake Review,
The Stockton Record and Connections.
Ellison Straley is retired and lives in Olympia, Washington. He has two daughters, six grandchildren and two great-granddaughters. He has written two books,
Climbing Jacob’s Ladder and Letters to Friends and Seekers, and is currently working on a book of poetry.
Wellingham-Jones had poetry published recently in San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, Möbius, Liberty Hill Poetry Review, The Green Tricycle, Rattlesnake Review,
Niederngasse, All Things Girl and Brevities. She has several books published and was featured in an online interview and poetry in
Long Story Short, March 2004
Nancy Wahl has received numerous awards for her
writing, including the 1999 Bazzanella Literary Award for Fiction,
first place in the Bazzanella Literary Awards for Poetry and first
place for poetry in Literature Alive. She has also received honorable
mentions from New Millennium
Writings and Glimmer Train,
and her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her work has
appeared in The Suisun Valley Review, The Tule Review, Poetry Now, Healing Voices, The Christian Science Monitor, The Poet’s Corner, and the Sacramento
Anthology: One Hundred Poems. Several of her poems also appear in
the Poet’s Corner Press’s Best Poetry 2000-2004, and she has a new chapbook, titled Pony
Mary-Marcia Casoly graduated from San Francisco State University. A
member of the Waverley Writers group in Palo Alto since 1990, she also belongs to the Bay Area Sea
Kayakers, otherwise known as BASK. She does
volunteer work at her local library. A few places her poetry have appeared are
Chrysanthemum, The Montserrat Review, Muse Apprentice
Guild, and So Luminous the Wildflowers, An Anthology of California
Poetry. Her book, Run to Tenderness, published by Pantograph
Press/Goldfish Press, is available at Small Press Distribution: http://www.spdbooks.org
Carol Brendsel recently moved to the upper Mimbres River
Valley, a short way from the Continental Divide in southwestern New Mexico, but a long way from Santa Cruz, California, where she lived thirty-three years. She is a mother, a nurse, a midwife, and
a poet at work on her first collection.
Amy MacLennan, a Belmont resident, has been published in
Cimmaron Review, Folio, Reed Magazine, SF Station Literary Arts, Rattle, South Dakota Review, Wisconsin Review, SLANT and
Confluence. One of her poems was included in So Luminous the
Wildflowers: An Anthology of California
(Tebot Bach), and she has work forthcoming in Red Wheelbarrow.
Dawn Price is a Texas artist who says she finds inspiration for her
paintings in everything from dream images to a fragment of a song to
shadows on a wall. Her work has been displayed at numerous galleries,
art fairs, and businesses, as well as online.