Winter, 2005

Contributors' Notes

Velene Campbell

Velene Campbell is currently working on a non-fiction book with journalist Edmond Ortiz, and is the editor of Abalone Moon. She has published both in print and online, organized one of 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 the California Arts Council, hung up artwork, along with their laundry, in laundromats around the Los Angeles area.

Brendan Constantine
Brendan Constantine is a poet living and teaching in Los Angeles. His poetry has appeared in numerous journals and he has read his work to audiences throughout the U.S.and Europe. His latest collection of poems, entitled Hyenas 57, was a finalist for the National Poetry Series. 

Richard Denner
Richard Denner graduated from U.of A. in Fairbanks. In a wilderness cabin began printing chapbooks on a handpress with worn fonts of type. Thirty years later, over one hundred titles are in his backlists. His website is Cowpoke, treeplanter on the slopes of Mt. St. Helens after the blast, longtime proprietor of Fourwinds Bookstore and Cafe in Ellensburg, Washingtion, he has published both in print and on the web.    

Jennifer Frykman 
Jennifer Frykman lives in Los Angeles, California. She received her BA in art, and her Masters in Educational Psychology from California State University, Northridge. She currently works in a variety of experimental media, including layered paper, wood, plastic, and glass. Her influences include Mexican and Indian folk arts, and the work of Richard Pousette-Dart. Her work can be found in several private collections.  

Phyllis Holliday
Phyllis Holliday studied with William Stafford at Lewis and Clark College, and has published in numerous small press literary magazines, including Sheaf, edited by David Hoag, Spit in the Ocean, edited by Ken Kesey, Tree, edited by David Meltzer, Poets West, edited by Lawrence Spingarn, Peace and Pieces, and Mythic Circle. She is presently working on a novel called The Photo Mythographer's Tale.

Erika Horn
Erika Horn lives in San Francisco, California, and has been published in a number of small press publications, among them Bastard Angel, Acoustics, Back Roads, and Panjandrum V, an anthology. She's given many readings, has been a featured poet on KPFK on the Carlos Hagen Show. She is a Supervisor in a Day Treatment Center where she also facilitates weekly poetry groups with the clients at the center. 

Louise Nayer
Louise Nayer was born in N.Y.C., where she studied with Robert Creeley and Johnathon Logan at SUNY at Buffalo. She moved to SF where she received six California Arts Council grants, and worked with seniors. Now a full-time English Instructor at City College of San Francisco, she teaches both creative writing and composition. Her most recent book is about everyday rituals. 

Fiona Sampson
Fiona Sampson's most recent book is: A Fine Line: New Poetry From East and Central Europe (ed. with Jean Boase-Beier & Alexandra Buchler, Arc, April 2004). Forthcoming is Creative Writing and the Writer (with Celia Hunt, Palgrave-Macmillan 2005). Awards include the 2003 Zlaten Prsten for international writing; a Hawthornden Fellowship, and the Newdigate Prize. She is editor of "Orient Express", and, in the U.S., of "Context". 

J.A. Spahr-Summers
Jeffrey Spahr-Summers started writing 30 years ago while living in South Africa. His poetry has appeared in Hammers, Strong Coffee, the San Fernando Poetry Journal, Newsletter Inago, and The Dallas Review, and online at the Poetry Super Highway, among others. A workshop junkie, Jeff is the Publisher/Editor of the popular The Poetry Victims - Poem of the Day. Contact him about his book Fear of Heights (1984).

Ioanna (Ivy) 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.