Elaine Bartlett was the recipient of a scholarship to the Squaw Valley Community of Writers Poetry Workshop in July 2002. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in various literary journals and magazines, including So to Speak, The Mid-South Review and Blithe House Quarterly, and she has won the 2003 Yemassee prize in fiction. Bartlett lives and works in San Jose.
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 the San Jose Art League (www.sjal.org) and the town of Tuxca (www.tuxca.com). Ledezma resides in San Jose.
Poetry Editorial Board
Bea Garaidh is a poet and visual artist whose
ceramic sculpture, plaques and drawings have been shown up and down the West
Coast. She has also hosted poetry readings in the San Jose area for about
seven years and has helped create and edit various publications throughout
her artistic and poetic career. Garaidh has been president of the San Jose
Art League (SJAL) since April of 2001.
is a graduate student in the M.F.A. creative writing program at San Jose
State University and a contributing writer for Downtown Magazine in
San Jose. Her poetry has been published by The Santa Clara Review, The
Montserrat Review, Writing for Our Lives, The Sandhill Review and
others. Her chapbook, Days Between Dancing, was published by
Poet’s Corner Press of Stockton. One of her poems was nominated for a
Pushcart Prize in 2002.
Art Editorial Board
Patrice Grant-Mitchell is an artist, a
consultant and vice president of the San Jose Art League.
Sarah Busse recently received her MFA from Bennington College. She has work forthcoming in the on-line journal Perihelion and the print journal Four Corners. She lives with her husband and son in San Mateo.
Manli Chao resides in Cupertino and has a studio in the Alameda Artworks in San Jose. She is a graduate of the Academy of Art College in San Francisco.
Rafael Jesús González of Berkeley was born in the El Paso/Juárez area and attended the University of Texas at El Paso, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and the University of Oregon. As a professor of creative writing and literature, he has taught at the University of Oregon, Western State University of Colorado, Central Washington State University, the University of Texas at El Paso, and Laney College, Oakland. He founded the Mexican and Latin American Studies Department at Laney College.
González's poetry and scholarly articles have appeared in reviews and anthologies in the United States, Mexico and abroad. He is the author of a collection of verse called
El Hacedor De Juegos/The Maker of Games, and he has been nominated three times for a Pushcart Prize. He is contributing editor to
The Montserrat Review. Also a visual artist, his work has been exhibited at the Oakland Museum of California; the Mexican Museum of San Francisco; the Charles Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee; and others in the United States, Mexico and abroad. He has been the poet in residence at the Oakland Museum of California and the Oakland Public Library and received the 2002 annual Dragonfly Press Award for Literary Achievement.
He is on the board of directors for the University of Creation Spirituality University, on the Latino Advisory Committee of the Oakland Museum of California, and on the Alameda County Office of Education Arts Advisory Board and Peace Education Network.
Oakland resident Daniel Y. Harris holds a M.Div. from the University of Chicago and is a poet, visual artist and essayist who is a member of the faculty of Lehrhaus Judaica and teaches courses in Kabbalah and the literature of Jewish mysticism throughout the Bay Area. He is director of communications for the online art-hosting company, MesArt.com, www.mesart.com. His publication credits include In Posse Review, Poetry Magazine.com, The Denver Quarterly, Panoply, Shampoo and Deviant Lit. Work is forthcoming in The Muse Apprentice Guild. His art has been exhibited at Market Street Gallery, The Euphrat Museum, The Center for Visual Arts and Dolly Fiterman Fine Arts.
Michael J. Vaughn is the author of four novels, the most recent of which is
The Legendary Barons. His poems have appeared in more than 40 journals, including
Many Mountains Moving and The Mystic River Review. Vaughn lives in San Jose, where he works as an opera and theater critic, and as fiction editor of
The Montserrat Review.
Self-taught artist and poet Marco ten Vaanholt was born in Vlissingen, The Netherlands and lived in Amsterdam, Prague, Paris and Barcelona before moving to the United States. He currently lives in San Mateo, and his art has been exhibited throughout the Bay Area.