Contributors, Issue No. 7




 Contributing Poets and  Artists, Issue No. 7



Jim Fuess works with liquid acrylic paint on canvas.  Most of his paintings are abstract, but there are recognizable forms and faces in a number of the abstract paintings.  He is striving for grace and fluidity, movement and balance.  He likes color and believes that beauty can be an artistic goal. There is whimsy, fear, energy, movement, fun and dread in his abstract paintings.  A lot of his abstract paintings are anthropomorphic. The shapes seem familiar. The faces are real. The gestures and movements are recognizable. More of his abstract paintings, both in color and black and white, may be seen at


J.R. Pearson played “Jonny B. Goode” in 1st grade with an audience of 15 people.  Once, I seen him eat a whole case of Elmer’s Glue. He was terrible at finger painting but he’s proud of these poems. Read his stuff in A Capella Zoo, Word Riot, Ghoti, Weave, Boxcar Review, & Tipton. His poetry was recently  included in the anthology Burning Gorgeous: Seven 21st Century Poets.


Pamela O’Shaughnessy is a thriller writer who lives in Santa Cruz, California (watch for Dreams of the Dead in July 2011, details at Her first book of poetry, Flying at Sea-Level, was published by Creekside Communications in 2007. She is the editor of, and a contributor to, Burning Gorgeous, an anthology of experimental poetry published by Robertson Publishing in 2010. Contact her at [email protected].


Carolyn Srygley-Moore is an award-winning graduate of the Johns Hopkins University’s Writing Seminars, a Pushcart nominee and Best of the Web nominee. Her chapbook Memory Rituals: an Army of Suns is forthcoming in February. Carolyn has been published in numerous reviews to include Antioch, Electica, and the Pennsylvania Review. She is an active participant on the AIDS awareness website Real Stories. Carolyn lives in Upstate New York with her husband and daughter.


Steve Parker was born in Liverpool in 1963 but doesn’t know any Beatles by name. He now lives in Haworth and/or Lancaster depending upon who he is. He recently trained as a maritime security operative and intends shortly to fight pirates off the coast of Somalia. He is angry with the pirates for forsaking the true way of pirate poetry and resorting to clumsy lyric weaponry. He intends to larn em. He has two young boys and hopes one day to have a billygoat.


Brendan Lyons is Irish and lives in Japan.


Christopher Crawford was born in Glasgow, Scotland. His poems, fiction, translations and essays have most recently been published or are forthcoming in RATTLE, The Cortland Review, Evergreen Review,
Agenda, Orbis, The Return of Kral Majales: Prague’s International Literary Renaissance 1990-2010 (Litteraria Pragensia, 2010), From a Terrace in Prague (Litteraria Pragensia, 2011) and Prague Poetics
(Litteraria Pragensia, 2011).


Corinne Bailey lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, two teenagers, and too many cats. Her work has been published in Contemporary American Voices, The Toronto Quarterly, Lopside Press, 48 Degrees North Sailing Magazine, Poets Against War, Poetry Super Highway and Poetry Magazine.


Iris Brossard is a poet and freelance writer living in St Cloud, MN. Her work has appeared in such publications as Antaeus, Broadway Boogie, Abraxas, The Village Voice and The Wichita Eagle, among others. She is a practicing neurologist.


Heather Brager is a mother, professional multi-tasker and life-long procrastinator. She is a lover of music, visual art and words, and is often inexplicably compelled to take a pencil in hand and arrange her perspective into poetry and drawings. Some of the results of her restlessness can be found by visiting:


Jon Pierce has most recently had poems appearing in Packingtown Review and Five Fingers Review.


William Crawford has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry. His work has appeared in several publications including Differentia Press, Sugar Mule, Counterexample Poetics, Calliope Nerve, Unlikely 2.0, Gloom Cupboard, decomP, Leaf Garden Press, Troubadour 21, Luciole Press, Danse Macabre, and Up the Staircase. Fire in the Marrow is his first major collection of poetry. William lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is an animal rights activist. William can be contacted at [email protected]


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