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Lytton Bell

Lytton Bell has published four books, most recently Body Image. She has won five poetry contests, performed at many venues, and is member of Poetica Erotica. Her work has appeared in over two dozen publications and several anthologies. Bell earned a poetry scholarship to the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts in 1988 and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bryn Mawr College in 1993. She is a civil servant by day.

Josh Fernandez

Josh Fernandez is a freelance writer for Spin.com, Boulder Weekly, San Antonio Current and the Sacramento News and Review. His poetry is widely published, and he continues to be a sought after reader and speaker – often asked to talk about ethnic diversity, abuse and addiction. Fernandez was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize for his poem "The Last Thing He Said." His first full-length collection of poems, Spare Parts and Dismemberment, was published by R.L. Crow in May 2011.

Cynthia Linville (Managing Editor/Designer)

Cynthia Linville's work has appeared in many publications and several anthologies. Her two poetry collections, The Lost Thing and Out of Reach, are available from Cold River Press. Her poem "I am Fortune's Ungraceful Daughter" was nominated for a Pushcart in 2012. Linville has taught in the English Department at California State University, Sacramento since 2000. A music aficionado with a theater background, she is often out and about supporting the arts in the San Francisco Bay Area and in her hometown of Sacramento where she is very active in the poetry scene.


Myles Boisen

Myles Boisen is a recording engineer, album producer, professional musician, teacher and writer who lives in Oakland, California. His photography has appeared in print publications and on fashion and music websites. He regularly shows his work in Bay Area galleries. View more of his photos at www.flickr.com/photos/21341545@N00/ and find out more about his work at www.MylesBoisen.com.

Jess Charest

Jess Charest was born and raised in the Catskill Mountains of Upstate New York. She received her MFA from Chatham University in Pittsburgh. Her poems and stories have appeared in Curbside Splendor, Midwestern Gothic and the anthology Flash Fiction Funny, among others. She currently lives in Chicago and spends her days hanging out with teenagers with autism.

Dušan Čolović

Dušan Čolović has published 17 books of poetry. His poems have been published in more than 100 journals, poetry collections, and anthologies and translated into many languages, such as English, Greek, German, Swedish, Russian, Byelorussian, Spanish, Romanian and Italian. He has won several national awards. Čolović is also known for his six anthologies of Serbian patriotic poetry. He is actively involved in the literary scene of Serbia.

Jon Morgan Davies

Jon Morgan Davies is a native of California currently residing in Georgia. His work has appeared in such publications as JMWW, Other Voices International Anthology, and Pedestal Magazine. Read more at no1bag.angelfire.com.

Holly Day

Holly Day was born in Hereford, Texas, “The Town Without a Toothache.” She and her family currently live in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she teaches writing classes at the Loft Literary Center. Her poetry collections are Late-Night Reading for Hardworking Construction Men and The Smell of Snow. Ms. Day's book publications include Music Composition for Dummies, Guitar-All-in-One for Dummies, and Music Theory for Dummies, which was recently translated into French, Dutch, Spanish, Russian, and Portuguese.

Darren C. Demaree

Darren C. Demaree lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children. He is the author of As We Refer to Our Bodies, Temporary Champions, and Not For Art Nor Prayer. He is the recipient of three Pushcart Prize nominations and a Best of the Net nomination.

George Gott

George Gott is a retired teacher of the University of Wisconsin-Superior. More than 800 of his poems have been published in numerous magazines in the United States and many other countries. Gott has recently had two books of poetry published, The Willow Tree and Other Inclinations and The SycamoreTree.

Robert Lee Haycock

Robert Lee Haycock grew up in California's Santa Clara Valley, "The Valley of Heart's Delight," and now resides in Antioch, California, "The Gateway to the Delta." Robert has been an art handler at the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum and the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco since 1988.

Baxter Jackson

Baxter Jackson is an English Teacher at the Nizwa College of Applied Sciences in Oman. When he’s not teaching, he enjoys exploring his surroundings, traveling in the Middle East and freelance writing. His work has appeared in Lonely Planet and Matador Travel.

Erren Geraud Kelly

Erren Geraud Kelly has been writing for 25 years and has over 100 pieces in publications such as Hiram Poetry Review, Mudfish, Poetry Magazine(online), Ceremony, Cactus Heart, Similar Peaks, Gloom Cupboard, and Poetry Salzburg. His work has appeared in several anthologies, including In Our Own Words: Generation X, Fertile Ground, and Beyond The Frontier. His chapbook, Disturbing The Peace is available from Night Ballet Press. Mr. Kelly recieved his B.A. degree in English-Creative Writing from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and currently lives in Burlington, Vermont.

Clyde Kessler

Clyde Kessler lives in Radford, Virginia and is a founding member of Blue Ridge Discovery Center, a regional environmental education organization in southwestern Virginia and western North Carolina. To find out more about BRDC, visit blueridgediscoverycenter.org.

Jacqueline Lindberg

Jacqueline Lindberg, retired from her day job, is an amatuer photographer who lives in Clearwater, Florida.

Keith Moul

Keith Moul's poems have been widely published for more than 40 years. His chapbook The Grammar of Mind is available from Blue & Yellow Dog Press. Moul's photographs began appearing last year, with about 75 accepted or published so far.

Frank Praeger

Frank Praeger is a retired research biologist who lives in Houghton, Michigan. His work has appeared in many journals in the UK, USA, Canada, and Australia. Places and Occasions is his book of poetry.

Ruben Briseno Reveles

Ruben's life as a photographer began when he visited Mexico in search of his roots. He wanted to capture the experience so he could share it with family members who were unable to accompany him on his journey. And he fell in love with the lens and all that it reveals. View more of his work here and here.

Wendy Lian Rivara

Wendy Rivara's artwork ranges from dark and murky to soft and vibrant. Her goal is to create whimsical atmospheres with a pinch of mystery leaving room for the viewers' imagination. Rooted in the Sacramento music scene, Wendy has shown her work at True Love Coffeehouse, Luna's Cafe, Java Lounge, SaraJane & Co, and Body Tribe, including group shows with Kepi Ghoulie and Kevin Seconds. She has also worked closely with poets, especially Frank Andrick, frequently contributing art to his quarterly journal WTF?!? and to his poetry collection.

Brian Rogers

Brian Rogers writes and teaches in Claremont, California. He has been the George Bennett Fellow (Writer-in-Residence) at Phillips Exeter Academy, received the Gold Medal prize for Best Novel-in-Progress from the Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society, and was a finalist for the Best Teleplay prize at the Austin Film Festival. He grew up in the Central Valley of California and attended the graduate writing program at San Francisco State University. His work has appeared in a number of journals and magazines.

Fabio Sassi

Fabio Sassi started making visual artwork after varied experiences in music and writing. He creates acrylics with the stencil technique on board, canvas, or other media. He uses logos, tiny objects, and whatever is considered to have no worth by the mainstream. He stilll prefers to shoot with an analog camera. Fabio lives and works in Bologna, Italy. His work can be viewed at www.fabiosassi.foliohd.com.

Roger G. Singer

Roger G. Singer has had over 700 poems published on the internet, magazines and in books. Some of the magazines that have accepted his poems for publication are Westward Quarterly, SP Quill, Avocet, Underground Voices, Outlaw Poetry, Literary Fever, Language & Culture, The Stray Branch, Tipton Poetry Journal, Indigo Rising, and Jerry Jazz. Dr. Singer has been in private practice for 37 years, serving on multiple committees for the American Chiropractic Association and lecturing at colleges in the United States, Canada and Australia. He has authored over fifty articles for his profession and served as a medical technician during the Vietnam era.

Jeanine Stevens

Cherry Grove published Jeanine's collection, Sailing on Milkweed, and Finishing Line Press released her sixth chapbook, Women in Cafes. She has received awards from the Mendocino Coast Writer's Workshop, Stockton Arts Commission, Bay Area Poet's Coalition, and the Ekphrasis Prize. Her work has appeared or will appear in Poet Lore, South Dakota Review, Edge, Tule Review, Sierra Nevada Review, PMS poem-memoir-story, Alehouse, and Quercus Review, among others. Her essays and photos have appeared in other publications. Besides poetry, Jeanine enjoys Balkan folk dancing, Tai Chi, and collage.

David Thornbrugh

David Thornbrugh is a West Coast poet residing in Seattle, Washington, where he frequently reads at open mics. His most recent publications include Clark Street Review, Artistic Muse, and Blue Collar Review.

Brenda Yamen

Brenda Yamen is a Health Scientist and amateur photographer currently residing in Washington DC. She has loved photography since the age of 15 and goes nowhere without her trusty camera. Brenda's interest in photography occasionally crosses paths with her love of great music; her photos have been used by some of her favorite musicians. In addition to concert photography, Brenda enjoys landscape and nature photography, and travels extensively searching for her next photo op. Her collection can be seen at www.flickr.com/photos/bjy/.

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