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 a local reading series. Her poetry has recently appeared in the Sacramento News and Review, the Sacramento Bee, Brevities, the Cosumnes River Journal, the Rattlesnake Review, Song of the San Joaquin and WTF. She is Poetry Editor for the Sacramento Poetry Centerís publication Poetry Now.
Jordan Reynolds is a graduate student in Creative Writing at University Las Vegas Nevada. His 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.†
Janet Shell Anderson
Janet Shell Anderson is an attorney whose creative work has been published in or is forthcoming in Vestal Review, Pindeldyboz, The Scruffy Dog Review, LITSNACK, Gemini and Grey Sparrow.
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 http://www.flickr.com/photos/21341545@N00/ and find out more about his work at www.MylesBoisen.com.
Marlene Burns, a double degreed professional artist for over 40 years, is an Abstract Expressionist. Her art has been featured from coast to coast, most notably in Santa Fe. Her signature is bold color in combination with edgy design. Marlene's newest series of expressions of Hebrew prayers are also available as fine art cards, reproductions and giclees. You can see more of her work at www.art-marleneburns.com and www.kavanahpress.com.
Josh Chesney is a musician, painter, and photographer who lives in Sacramento.
Tim Keane's poetry collection, Alphabets of Elsewhere, was published by Cinnamon Press in 2007, and his poems and translations (from the French) have appeared in Modern Painters, Cerise Press, Denver Quarterly, Mudlark, Poetry New Zealand and other print and online magazines. Originally from The Bronx, New York, he currently lives in the East Village neighborhood in New York City. Find out more about his work at www.timkeane.com.
Claudia Lamar lives in Oakland, California. She is the founding editor of www.phantomkangaroo.com and associate poetry editor of www.redfez.net.
Sophia Pandeya was born in Karachi, Pakistan, and migrated to the US in 1988. Her work appears in the Adirondack Review, Full Of Crow, and Monsoon Magazine. You can see more of her work at http://rootsandwings.tumblr.com/.
Peycho Kanevís work has been published in Welter, Poetry Quarterly, The Catalonian Review, The Arava Review, The Mayo Review, Chiron Review, Tonopah Review, Mad Swirl, In Posse Review, Southern Ocean Review, The Houston Literary Review and many others. He is nominated for Pushcart Award and lives in Chicago. His collaborative collection "r," containing poetry by him and Felino Soriano, as well as photography from Duane Locke and Edward Wells II, is available at Amazon.com. His new poetry collection Bone Silence has been published by Desperanto, New York.
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 for his poetry collection. You can see more of Rivara's work at nocturnalminds.etsy.com and can contact her at Nocturnalminds87@hotmail.com.
Allyson Seconds is a singer, musician and physical culturist with an artist's mind. She discovered photography studying sculpture at UC Davis and has since shot for several publications, bands, record labels, and gallery shows. She likes messing with the precision of digital photography, tousling its perfect hair-do. You can contact her at email@example.com.
Jasmine Dreame Wagner
Jasmine Dreame Wagner's work previously appeared in American Letters and Commentary, Verse, Blackbird, Colorado Review, Indiana Review, Seattle Review, North American Review, 32 Poems and is forthcoming in Aufgabe. She is a graduate of Columbia University and was a writer-in-residence at The Hall Farm Center for Arts & Education in Townshend, Vermont.