Thursday, January 1, 2009

Contributors Biographies

Joyce Middlestead: she was born and raised on the Alberta prairie. She has written poetry for fun and little profit most of her life. Her poetry has appeared in Prairie Poetry, LZ Angel, Crossing Place Anthology, and elsewhere. The mother of two has worked for the Provincial Government for over 25 years and now dreams of retiring to an island off the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. She resides in Calgary, Canada. You can visit her website at:

Sundin Richards: his work has appeared in the Colorado Review, Interim, VOLT, and Western Humanities Review, where he took the 1999 Utah Writer’s Prize for poetry. He is a construction worker, living in Salt Lake City, UT and has no website.

Kuba Mokrasinski: he was born in 1980 in Lodz, Poland, and is a graduate of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (English philology). He has published short stories and poetry as well as translating extensively from English. His first book collection of poems, karate kon (karate horse), was published in 2004. He is interested in combining poetry with music in an endeavour to reach out to a wide audience - has been cooperating with a Poznanian band Snowman by means of writing lyrics for them. He has also written a script for alternative theatre and co-directed a play staged at the Malta International Theatre Festival in Poznan, Poland and is working on a first antinovel as well as his MA paper on philosophy. He lives in Poznan, Poland. He has no contact webisite.

Carmen Spitznagel: for years now, photography has been one of her primary passions. She says her greatest pleasure in life is to "behold and percieve" the world around her. The images she makes are the result of her subjective sense of reality. Her portfolios include landscapes, florals, and abstracts. She lives in Waldberg, Germany. You can visit her photography website at:

Rax: “Rax” is the pen name used by a lawyer who says she’s still the same lazy daydreamer kid she’s always been and always will be. Her hobbies are philosophy, cooking, and poetry. She lives in Makati, Phillippines and more of her work can be found at her blog:

Alex Lemon: his poetry collections include Hallelujah Blackout (forthcoming in 2008 from Milkweed Editions), Mosquito (Tin House Books 2006) and the chapbook At Last Unfolding Congo (horse less press 2007). His poems have appeared in AGNI, BOMB, Denver Quarterly, Gulf Coast, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Open City, Pleiades and elsewhere. Among his awards are a 2005 Literature Fellowship in Poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts and a 2006 Minnesota Arts Board Grant. He co-edits LUNA: A Journal of Poetry and Translation with Ray Gonzalez and is a frequent contributor to The Bloomsbury Review. He teaches creative writing at Macalester College and lives in St. Paul, MN. His website is:

Amanda Auchter: she the editor of Pebble Lake Review and the author of Light Under Skin (Finishing Line Press, 2006). She is the recipient of the 2005 Milton Kessler Memorial Poetry Prize from Harpur Palate and the 2005 James Wright Poetry Award from Mid-American Review. Her poetry appears in Born Magazine, Columbia Poetry Review, Crab Orchard Review, The North American Review, and elsewhere. She currently teaches in the Writers In The Schools Program in Houston, TX, where she lives. You can visit her blog at:

David Lloyd: he works mainly with acrylics and prefers to use a loose canvas, meaning one which is not mounted or strecthed. Before approaching a gallery work, he often warms up with quick studies. He says the warm-ups usually ends-up possessing the same spirit and energy as the more complex pieces. His work has been exhibited in galleries in Houston, New Orleans and elsewhere and has also appeared on the cover of Art-New Orleans. He lives in Houston, TX and welcomes you to visit his website at:

Morgan Lucas Schuldt: is the author of Verge (Parlor Press: Free Verse Editions, forthcoming fall, 2007) and Otherhow (Kitchen Press, forthcoming spring, 2007), a chapbook. His work has appeared most recently in Verse, LIT, Diagram, Typo and Shampoo. A graduate from the University of Arizona’s MFA program, he lives in Tucson where he edits the literary journal CUE: A Journal of Prose Poetry, and the chapbook series CUE Editions. Visit his blog at:

Ananya S. Guha: he was born and brought up in Shillong a pretty hill town in North East India popularly known as '' Scotland Of The East''. His poems have been published in journals, magazines, ezines, websites in India and several countries abroad. He is currently a Joint Director in the Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi. His hobby and, favorite past time is ' dreaming'! He also dabbles in broadcasting, which brings him great satisfaction. He says he also holds a doctoral degree on the novels of William Golding. He resides in Shillong, India. His blog is:

Closing Notes: The editor would like to thank the contributors for the use of their work. Each contributor reserves their original rights. Look for the next issue of CSR online on Feb. 1st. Copyright 2009 by Maurice Oliver. All Rights Reserved.

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