Contributor Notes for Issue #8
Nin Andrews is the author of several books including The Book of Orgasms, Why They Grow Wings, Any Kind of Excuse, MidlifeCrisis with Dick and Jane, Dear Professor, Do You Live in a Vacuum?, Sleeping with Houdini, and Southern Comfort. She has edited a book of translations of the fabulous Belgian poet, Henri Michaux, called Someone Wants to Steal My Name. She also loves to draw comics, which she posts on her blog: http://ninandrewswriter.blogspot.com/
Eric Ashford is sixty-two and has written poetry daily for the last twenty years. He has been published in various poetry magazines and E-zines, though he does not himself submit his poetry. He the author of a spy thriller soon to come to print. He lives now in Ohio, having immigrated from his native England.
Greg Grummer lives and works in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, manufacturing and marketing kits used to make handmade paper. He has been published in numerous periodicals including APR, Hunger, Ploughshares, Indiana Review and Rhino.
Mark Jarman’s latest collection of poetry is Bone Fires: New and Selected Poems (Sarabande Books, 2011). He is Centennial Professor of English at Vanderbilt University.
David Carmack Lewis:
Originally from Virginia, David Carmack Lewis moved to Portland, Oregon in 2000. Since then the mood and atmosphere of the Pacific Northwest has had a tremendous impact on his work.
Vi Khi Nao: Vi Khi Nao lives in Providence, RI. Fugue State Press recently releases her novella, The Vanishing Point of Desire. She appears in the 2011 edition of NOON.
Steve Parker is from Liverpool and currently resides in Haworth, West Yorkshire. He published a chapbook, Dispatches to a Lost Future Self, in an anthology with six other friends and edited by Pamela O’Shaughnessy: Burning Gorgeous: Seven 21 st Century Poets. You can read more of his work at his blog: http://brickstackblockstack.blogspot.com/
Ed Pavlic’s most recent books are But Here Are Small Clear Refractions (2009), prose and photos set in a secret theater of the “war on terror” amid islands off the coast of Kenya and Somalia, and Winners Have Yet to be Announced: A Song for Donny Hathaway (2008), an epic poem set in the life of the late soul singer. He is Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Georgia in Athens.
Justin Robinson is currently attending California State University Channel Islands as an English major. He recently won the Emmons Poetry Prize.
Dixie Salazar has published three books of poetry: HOTEL FRESNO, REINCARNATION OF THE COMMONPLACE, BLOOD MYSTERIES and forthcoming from University of Arizona Press in 2009, FLAMENCO HIPS AND RED MUD FEET. She has a novel, LIMBO from White Pine Press and is also a visual artist, working primarily in oils. Her art studio, Silva Salazar Studio is located at 654 Van ness. She has taught extensively in the prisons and currently is involved with a project for creating low cost housing for the homeless in Fresno.