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.
Elaine Bartlett was the recent recipient of the Yemassee prize in fiction. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in publications such as
So to Speak, Blithe House Quarterly, Fourteen Hills, and Big Muddy: A Journal of the Mississippi River
Valley. Stories are forthcoming in Calyx and The Antietam
Review. She works as a journalist in San Jose, Calif.
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.
Sarah Busse is a poet and teacher who lives in San Mateo with her husband and 2 year old son. Her poems have been published in various journals and magazines, including the on-line journals The DMQ Review and Perihelion, and the print journal Four Corners. She graduated from Bennington College with
an MFA in Writing and Literature in June 2003. Her poetry manuscript, Gauguin's
Mandolin, is currently making the rounds.
Robyn Art was born in Boston. Her work has appeared or will appear in The
Hat, Slope, Conduit, Rhino, The New Delta
Review, The Cream City Review and others. She's also the author of the chapbook
Degrees of Being There (Boneworld Press 2003). She's received grants from The Academy of American Poets and The Vermont Studio Center as well as two Pushcart nominations and 2003
finalist honors. Currently she lives in Brooklyn.
For four and a half years, Consuelo Marshall served as director of development for Arts Council Silicon Valley, one of the largest nonprofit arts councils in California. She is a board member of the California Assembly of Local Arts Agencies (CALAA) and president of the Santa Barbara/Ventura Mills College Alumnae Branch.
For a brief time in fall 1997, she was enrolled in the creative writing program at Fresno State University. In 2000 she attended the Napa Valley Writer's Conference, where she studied with David St. John. In 2003 her poem
"The Wages of Love" received honorable mention at the Southern California Writer's Conference.
Marshall lives in Ventura with her husband Jack and four companion animals. She writes arts articles for Lifescapes Magazine, is working on a non-fiction manuscript and in her spare time, writes poetry.
Jennifer Swanton Brown
Jennifer Swanton Brown published her first poem in the Palo Alto Times when she was in the fifth grade.
Brown has degrees in linguistics and nursing and has worked as an RN, a consultant, technical writer, and poet/teacher with California Poets in the Schools. She has been a member of the Waverley Writers group in Palo Alto since 1986, and of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers since 1989. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Tundra, Disquieting Muses, The Sand Hill Review and other local journals. She is a two-time recipient of a Fine Arts Commission grant from the
city of Cupertino, where she lives with her husband and two children.
Kathie Isaac-Luke's poetry has appeared in The Cafe Review, Connecticut Review, Downtown Magazine, The Montserrat Review, Muse Apprentice Guild, Poetrymagazine.com, The Sarasota Review of Poetry and is forthcoming in the
anthology The Breath of Parted Lips: Voices from Frost Place. She lives in San Jose and for the past four years has edited caesura, the journal of Poetry Center San Jose.
Gilbert Marosi - Artist Statement
Gilbert Marosi, a native of Paris, France, has lived in Washington, New Jersey, Michigan, Venezuela and France, and has been a resident of California since 1962. A former engineer, he focuses on exploring surrealist imagery on canvas and paper. His work can be viewed at the Intrinsic Gallery in Mountain View, the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto, and his home gallery in the hills of Los Altos.