Joe Atkins is a graduate student at University of California at Davis. He has published in Calaveras Station, Poetry Now, the Sacramento News & Review, & Rattlesnake Review. He lives in Sacramento with his wife Nicole.
Rain Ananael is a conservation biologist whose fieldwork has primarily focused on botany, herpetology, chiropterology, ichthyology, and watershed-level preservation initiatives. She has an MA in English. Her writing passions include folklore, ecology, new myth and memory: specifically the role emotion, experience and knowledge (ontology and epistemology) play in structuring myth and memory.
Cynthia Linville (Managing Editor/Designer)
Cynthia Linville teaches writing at California State University at Sacramento and hosts the local Poetry at the Vox reading series. Her poetry has recently appeared in the Sacramento News and Review, the Sacramento Bee, Medusa’s Kitchen, the Rattlesnake Review, Song of the San Joaquin and WTF. She is Poetry Editor for the Sacramento Poetry Center’s publication Poetry Now.
Jordan Reynolds' work has appeared in Louis Liard Magazine, the Suisun Valley Review, Poetry Now, Poetry Midwest, hardpan, the Tule Review, the League of Laboring Poets, Prairie Margins, the Sacramento News & Review, and Chronogram. In addition, his criticism can be found on The Great American Pinup and in the Connecticut River Review. Jordan is the author of Wind Physics, a broadside from Rattlesnake Press.
Scott Weiss earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from California State University at Sacramento. He works as a technical writer and writes poetry and fiction in his spare time. His work has appeared in Poetalk and the Electronic Poetry Review.
James Benton lives in Sacramento with his wife of 32 years. He received his BA from Eastern Oregon University and is presently pursuing his MA in creative writing at Cal State Sacramento. Previous work has appeared in or is forthcoming in Oregon East, Calaveras Station, and New York Quarterly.
Amy Bernays is a painter and writer living and working in Los Angeles, California. Amy graduated with a BA(hons) in Fine Art from Central St. Martins, London in 2001. Shortlisted for the Mercury prize in 2006, her work can be seen in galleries in Los Angeles, London and Edinburgh as well as online at www.bernays.net, www.newbloodart.com, www.londonart.co.uk, and www.artamatoria.co.uk . You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Jane Blue was born and raised in Berkeley, California. Her poems have been published in many national and international magazines. Her most recent books are Turf Daisies and Dandelions (Rattlesnake Press) and The Persistence of Vision (Poet’s Corner Press). She may be reached at email@example.com .
Martha Clarkson manages corporate workplace design in Seattle. Her poetry and fiction can be found in Crab Creek Review, Clackamas Literary Review, Seattle Review, pindledyboz, Portland Review, elimae, monkeybicycle, and Nimrod. Recipient of the Washington State Poets William Stafford prize 2005, a Pushcart Nomination, and listed under Notable Stories, 2006, Best American Non-Required Reading for 2007, she receives mail in Kirkland, Washington.
Francis DiClemente is a writer, photographer and video producer in Syracuse, New York. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. To see more of his photos, go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/francisdiclemente.
Lexie Findarle is a photographer who has loved sharing captured moments with the world since the age of 6 when she was given her first pink camera. She hopes that through photography she can inspire others to embark on their own adventures in the beautiful world that surrounds her. Check out her website at: naissance.tv/portfolio_photography.html.
Anne Glista was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan and currently lives and works in Ann Arbor. You can view more of her photography on her website www.anneglista.com. Contact Anne at email@example.com.
Born in New York City, Patricia Hickerson danced in Warner Bros. movies, graduated from Barnard College with further degrees from San Francisco State and USC, and has worked as a teacher, copy editor and free lance fiction writer. Her poems have been published in numerous literary journals. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lisa Anne Jones
Lisa Anne Jones is a member of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers and co-editor of The Squaw Valley Review 2008. Her poetry and interviews have been published in Poetry Now and in Qarrtsiluni's print anthology, Journaling the Apocalypse. Her work can be found at http://alchemyofbirds.blogspot.com/. E-mail her at email@example.com.
Steve Mereu is a teacher and photographer, born in Italy, now residing in Los Angeles. He continually strives to disentangle his visual awareness, taking a cue from Andre Breton, who remarked that "the eye exists in its savage state." Steve's current portfolio of photos, taken during a recent eight month stay in Nepal, can be seen at www.mereu.com. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A former U.S. Army interrogator, Martin Ott currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children and still finds himself asking a lot of questions. He has published stories in over a dozen magazines, has optioned three screenplays, and has published poetry in more than 50 magazines, including two poems for which he received Pushcart nominations. For more of Martin's work, go to www.martinott.org.
Danyce Thole is a 21 year old senior at Cal State Sacramento where she is majoring in photography and is captain of the Women's Rowing team. She loves taking portraits and is currently interning for a wedding photographer. Danyce was born in the San Francisco Bay area and has lived there most of her life.
Chris Turnbull lives in Kemptville, Ontario. Her poetry has recently been published in Ottawater, ::stonestone::, How2, and in Companions and Horizons: An Anthology of Simon Fraser University Poetry. Her two poems in this issue are selections from a book length series. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Ocean Vuong is an undergraduate English Major at Brooklyn College in NYC where he edits and writes for the Vietnam Literature Project at www.vietnamlit.org and is working with Yusef Komunyakaa’s NYU MFA students on a post-war Vietnamese poetry anthology. Vuong's poems have appeared in various journals including WordRiot, The Connecticut River Review, Barnwood Press Review, Ganymede, and GHOTI among others. Visit his blog at www.oceanvuong.blogspot.com.