Editor

Lara 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 chapbook Days Between Dancing was published by Poet's Corner Press in 2002.  Gularte’s 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.

Associate Editor

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.


Designer

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.

Email: lledezma@alumni.calpoly.edu

Contributors

Lola Haskins

Lola Haskins’ most recent book is Desire Lines, New and Selected Poems (BOA Editions, scheduled for June, 2004). Her other books include The 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.

Website: http://www.lolahaskins.com

 

Liz Henry

Liz Henry is a poet, translator, scholar, editor and 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. 

Email: lizzard@bookmaniac.net
Website: http://www.darkshire.org/~lizzard 

 

Angela Howe

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

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

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. 

Email: gracecav@comcast.net
Website: http://www.gracecavalieri.com

 

Jodi Zenczak

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. 

Email: kmstclaire@aol.com

 

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). 

Email: lyrafern@aol.com.

 

Janice Dabney

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 

Email: dabney@slac.stanford.edu

 

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

Website: http://geocities.com/michaeljvaughn

 

Calder Lowe

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 & Press, and 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

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

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. 

Email: elstraley@aol.com
Website: http://www.findinggod.50megs.com/

 

Patricia Wellingham-Jones 

Patricia 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 (http://quicksitebuilder.cnet.com/mywritingfriend).

Website: http://www.snowcrest.net/pamelaj/wellinghamjones/home.htm

 

Nancy Wahl

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 Fish.

 

Mary-Marcia Casoly

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

Email: casoly@pacbell.net

 

Carol Brendsel

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.

Email: lightworker@gilanet.com

 

Amy MacLennan

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 Poets (Tebot Bach), and she has work forthcoming in Red Wheelbarrow

Website: http://www.saturdaypoets.org
Email: amaclennan@earthlink.net

 

Artist

Dawn Price

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.

Website: http://home.att.net/~dawn.price3

 

 



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