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Contributors' Notes

Teresa Palomo Acosta

Teresa Palomo Acosta is the author of the poetry collections Passing Time, Nile & Other Poems, and In the Season of Change,

and coauthor with the late Ruthe Winegarten of the ground breaking general survey of Mexican-origin women, Las Tejanas: 300

Years of History. Las Tejanas was awarded the T.R. Fehrenbach Award of the Texas Historical Commission and the Texas

Reference Source Award from the Reference Round Table of the Texas Library Association..

Gene Berson

Gene Berson lives in San Francisco, California. He has been a featured poet in Abalone Moon, and has published in numerous

small press publications, including The American Poetry Review and Bastard Angel, edited by poet Harold Norse. He has won

several awards, among them second prize in the yearly Jack London Contest for his poem Sphinx Moth. He was the Director for

the Western States of The Poetry in the Schools Program. He received his Masters in Creative Writing from San Francisco State

University.He is currently working as a display installer for Local 510, which has many writers in its ranks.

Velene Campbell

Velene Campbell is the editor of Abalone Moon. She has published both in print and online, organized the first multi-cultural

reading series in Los Angeles, and was a member of Mother Art, a group of five women artists who, thanks to a grant from the

California Arts Council, hung up their artwork and poetry in events in laundromats around the Los Angeles area. Her personal

website is at geocities.com/thesegrowingvines/

Barbara Crooker

Barbara Crooker has been widely published, and has received a number of awards for her work, including the 2004 WB Yeats

Society of NY Award, the 2003 Thomas Merton Poetry of the Sacred Award, 2003; Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship

in Literature, 1985, 1989, 1993. Her most recent book is Radiance (Word Press), 2005. Barbara was a featured poet in Abalone

Moon's issue The Sacred in the Quotidian, and more of her work appears in the issue The Transitory.Light and Shadow.

Robert Dana

Robert Dana's most recent books are The Morning Of The Red Admirals (Anhinga Press, 2004), Summer (Anhinga Press, 2000)

and A Community of Writers: Paul Engle And The Iowa Writers' Workshop (University of Iowa Press, 1999). His new book of poems,

The Other, will be published by Anhinga next year. He is currently Poet Laureate of Iowa.

Carol V. Davis

Carol spent the 1996-97 academic year as a senior Fulbright scholar in St. Petersburg, Russia, teaching at Petersburg Jewish University.

Awards include The Reuben Rose Award (Jerusalem) and 2nd prize in the Strokestown International Poetry Award (2000). Her collections

are Letters from Prague (1991) and It's Time to Talk About..., (1997), published in Russia in a bilingual edition. Carol has been widely

published, and most recently won the 2007 T.S. Eliot Prize. Her new book,Into the Arms of Pushkin: Poems of St. Petersburg, was

published in September, 2007 by Truman State University Press.

Pat Hanahoe-Dosch

Pat Hanahoe-Dosch's poems have appeared in various literary magazines, such as The Paterson Literary Review,

Switched-on Gutenberg, and Without Halos. She has an MFA in creative writing from the University of Arizona and currently

teaches writing and literature for the Lancaster campus of the Harrisburg Area Community College in Lancaster, PA.

Steve Goldman

Goldman began organizing poetry readings in Venice, CA., in the late 1970's, and has been active in the Los Angeles

poetry community for over thirty years. He is host of the Venice Library Reading Series in Venice, California. An Associate Editor

of Abalone Moon, Steve has published both online and in print, and is finishing up several manuscripts for publication. His book

Canon of the Lone Ranger is available from Sybaritic Press. His poetry is in the winter issue, as well as in The Transitory: Light

and Shadow issues of Abalone Moon. .

Rafael Jesus Gonzalez

Bilingual poet in Spanish and English, Professor Emeritus of Creative Writing and Literature, Rafael Jesus Gonzalez is widely

published. His work has appeared in the U.S., Mexico, and abroad.He lives in Berkeley, California, and has thrice been

nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Victor Raphael

Victor Raphael is a multimedia artist who was born in Los Angeles, CA.. His work, exhibited widely, has been at, among others,

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Sapphoro, Japan, The Skirball Cultural Center and Museum, Los Angeles, Armand Hammer

Museum of Art, Los Angeles, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Frederick R. Weisman

Museum of Art, the U.S. Embassy, Dakar, Senegal, Brandeis-Bardin Institute, and the California Museum of Science and Industry.

G. David Schwartz

G. David Schwartz is the former president of Seedhouse, the online interfaith committee. Schwartz is the author of A Jewish Appraisal

of Dialogue. Currently a volunteer at Drake Hospital in Cincinnati, Schwartz continues to write. His new book, Midrash and Working

Out Of The Book, now in bookstores, can also be ordered online..

Jessica Schiffman

Jessica Schiffman is represented by the Jake Dent Gallery in Palm Springs, California. As a children's illustrator, Jessica is currently

working on her fifteenth book, written by Devorah Leah Rosenfeld, and based on a medieval Jewish parable, for Hachai Publishing.

Her previous book, Much, Much Better, written by Chaim Kasophsky and based on a Jewish folktale from Bhagdad, also for Hachai,

received an Eric Hoffer Book Award. Jessica studied painting at the San Francisco Art Institute and continued her education at UCLA

and the Art Academy of Los Angeles.

Elizabeth Scism

Elizabeth Scism lives in Collierville, Tennessee, where she teaches Creative Writing and American Literature at the local high school.

Her poems have appeared in several journals including Southern Humanities Review, Lullwater Review, Potomac Review, and Women's

Studies Quarterly. She is currently busy drawing various faces of the Civil Rights Movement for a future art exhibit.

Ioanna Warwick

Ioanna Warwick's poems have appeared in Poetry, Best American Poetry 1992, Ploughshares, The Iowa Review, Nimrod, New Letters

(1989 New Letters Poetry Award), Madison Review (Felix Pollak Poetry Prize, 1994), and others. Her translations of Polish poetry have

appeared in many places, including APR, kayak, and Seneca Review. Recently her book manuscript was a finalist in the Walter

McDonald Competition.