volume seven | number one | spring 2006



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Adam Berlin
Linda Benninghoff
Carolyn Blount Brodersen
Janet Buck
Taylor Collier
Jenny Yang Cropp
Jenn Habel
Collette Lawlor

Adam Berlin has published two novels, Belmondo Style (St. Martinís Press, 2004, winner of The Publishing Triangleís 2005 Ferro-Grumley award for best novel) and Headlock (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2000), as well as numerous stories and poems. He is an assistant professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.

Linda Benninghoff has published poetry in over 45 magazines. She recently translated The Seafarer from Anglo-Saxon; the translation appears at http://www.electrato.com under Dialogue of Nations through Translation. She has published two collections of poetry, Departures and The Street Where I was a Child. She holds a MA in English with an emphasis on Creative Writing from SUNY at Stony Brook.

Carolyn Blount Brodersen grew up in the small town of Asheville, North Carolina, has lived for five years in Japan, and now makes her home in Ventura, California. She is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in area newspapers. She regularly publishes book reviews, has written numerous articles on writing for fellow writers, and has contributed more than a few food event and restaurant reviews, as well as being a published poet. Ms. Brodersen has had many incarnations in her job history. Among her titles have been: bassoonist, sax player, jazz and blues singer, graphic designer, science journal editor, technical writer, narrator, homeless shelter manager, teacher, artist, and art model.

Janet Buck is a seven-time Pushcart Nominee. Her poetry has recently appeared in 2River View, Poetry Magazine.com, Offcourse, Octavo, The Pedestal Magazine, Southern Ocean Review, Facets Magazine, and hundreds of journals worldwide. Janet's second print collection of poetry, Tickets to a Closing Play, was the winner of the 2002 Gival Press Poetry Award and her third collection, Beckoned By The Reckoning, was released by PoetWorks Press in the spring of 2004.

Taylor Collier is currently a senior at Texas Tech University studying creative writing and history. Taylor's work has appeared in Big Tex[t] and The Circle.

Jenny Yang Cropp studied creative writing at Cameron University and University of Oklahoma, receiving her B.A. in English in 2005. She is currently pursuing her M.F.A. in creative writing at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Jenn Habel's poetry has appeared in publications such as The Believer, Gulf Coast, Southern Poetry Review, and Puerto del Sol.

Collette Lawlor lives in Silverdale, England, where she is a mother and part-time college lecturer in biology. Her poems have appeared in Mslexia, Electric Acorn, Aesthetica, Never Bury Poetry magazines and competition anthologies including writers inc. (2005) and London Art (2004) Competitions.

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