Contributors – two
Ken Arnold is a former book publisher who now devotes full time to writing in Portland, Oregon. An award-winning playwright and poet, he has published poems over the years in The American Poetry Review, Poetry Northwest, The Southern Poetry Review, and other little magazines. In addition to poems, he is currently working on a sequence of five plays in the style of Japanese Noh, using western myth. He is delighted to be among other extraordinary things in A Baker’s Dozen.
Ricky Garni is the author of The Eternal Journals of Crispy Flotilla, My Favorite Fifteen Presidents, and Butterscotch Zero, which will be released this fall. He works in Carrboro, North Carolina as a graphic designer for a wine company.
Susan Gibb, recently recipient of the 8th Glass Woman Prize, two Pushcart nominations and on the storySouth Million Writers Award long list of notable short stories 2010, writes one blog on literature analysis and another on hypermedia writing and reading. She is listed in the Electronic Literature Directory and her hypertext has been included in college syllabi and translated into other languages. Her fiction, poetry, and digital art have been published in many fine publications. She wrote 100 hypertext stories in Summer, 2009, 100 flash fictions in Summer, 2010 and in 2011 she wrote one flash piece each day.
Adrienne Gilde’s work has appeared in the Madison Review, Mudfish, Global City Review, and others. She was the first-prize winner in the first competition held by the Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, and most recently was the first-prize winner in the chapbook contest sponsored by the Poets of the Palm Beaches. Her work has been read on WBAI-fm radio in New York City. Her manuscript Change Your Name, Poetry was a finalist for the Philip Levine Prize for Poetry.
Robin Grotke is an artist and photographer living on the southern coast of North Carolina. Her inspiration is drawn from nature, people and cultures, emotions and humor, new life and decay, present moments and distant memories. Grotke’s work focuses on the sensation of “being there,” taking the viewer to the location of the photograph so that he/she feels as she did when the image was taken.
Esther Harding is a freelance artist studying at Cambridge University who specialises in book covers and illustration. See www.estherkeziaharding.com.
M.J. Iuppa lives on a small farm near the shores of Lake Ontario. Her most recent chapbook is As the Crows Flies (Foothills Publishing, 2008) and second full length collection, Within Reach, (Cherry Grove Collections, 2010). She is Writer-in-Residence and Director of the Visual and Performing Arts Minor program at St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY.
MaryAnne Kolton’s fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous literary publications including the Lost Children Charity Anthology, The Toucan Magazine, Lost In Thought Literary Magazine, Anatomy, Her Circle, and Connotation Press among others. Author Interviews with Charles Baxter, Alice Hoffman, Leah Hager Cohen and Siobhan Fallon have appeared most recently in THIS Magazine, Her Circle and the Literarian. MaryAnne’s public email is firstname.lastname@example.org She can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.
Bobbi Lurie is the author of three poetry collections: Grief Suite, The Book I Never Read, and Letter from the Lawn. Her work has appeared in numerous print and on-line journals, including Gulf Coast, New American Writing, e-ratio, Otoliths and The American Poetry Review. Dancing Girl Press will be publishing her chapbook, “to be let in the back porch,” in 2012. Her fiction can be found in Noir, Dogzplot, Pure Slush, Wilderness House Literary Review, Melusine, and others.
Dennis Mahagin is a poet from eastern Washington state. His writing appears in Exquisite Corpse, 3 A.M., 42opus, Stirring, Absinthe Literary Review, Prime Number, Juked, Smokelong Quarterly, Night Train, Pank, Storyglossia, and The Nervous Breakdown, among other publications. A print collection of his poems, Grand Mal, is forthcoming from Rebel Satori Press.
Canadian Bruce McRae has had almost 600 publications in the past 12 years. Originally from Niagara Falls, he has moved extensively, living in London for 18 years and currently residing on Salt Spring Island, BC. As a musician who has recorded and toured, many of Bruce’s poems have been set to music receiving airplay in the U.K., U.S., Canada and Australia. His first collection, The So-Called Sonnets, published by Silenced Press of Ohio, is available now. See www.bpmcrae.com
Marc Nash is a writer of difficult fiction, looking for ways to represent non-linear narratives involving typography and design. He currently has three books available on kindle here, and two others with designers in collaborations.
Susan Tepper is the author of four published books. Her current title “From the Umberplatzen” is a quirky love story set in Germany and told in linked-flash-fiction. Additionally, Tepper is series editor of the MONDAY CHAT at Fictionaut, writes an advice column “Madame Tishka on Love & Other Storms” at Thunderclap! and hosts FIZZ, a reading series at KGB Bar in NYC. See www.susantepper.com.
Nathaniel Tower writes fiction, teaches English, and manages the online lit magazine Bartleby Snopes. His short fiction has appeared in over 100 online and print magazines and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His story “The Oaten Hands” was named one of 190 notable stories by storySouth’s Million Writers Award in 2009. His first novel, A Reason To Kill, was released in July 2011 through MuseItUp Publishing. Visit him at www.bartlebysnopes.com/ntower.htm.