Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Contributors Biographies

David Trame: his work has appeared in Web DelSol, Prairie Schooner, Rhino Poetry, and elsewhere. His short fiction has recently appeared or soon will appear in The Journal, The Newport Review, Stray Dog, and Phantasmagoria; his essays in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and his poems in Puerto del Sol, Rhino, and Pearl Magazine. He he teaches at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, works in the Arts-in-Education Program of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, leads writing workshops at Stairways Behavioral Health, Inc. He lives with his wife, the potter Katherine Knupp, and their son, Dylan, in Erie, Pennsylvania. Contact him at:

Jo Roach: she started taking poetry classes in 1994. She was a founder member of All mouth no trousers, a literary cabaret; co-organised Poetry and Jazz at the Poetry Café with Hylda Sims; and has organised Poetry Street as part of the Stoke Newington Festival for three years running. Her poems have appeared in many magazines and anthologies (including Oxford Poets, 2007, OUP and Carcanet, eds Bernard O'Donoghue and David Constantine) and her pamphlet, Dancing at the Crossroads, was published by Hearing Eye. She has lived in London, England all her life and has no current website.

Kit Kennedy: her work has appeared in Arsenic Lobster, Bayou, Bombay Gin, Clara Venus, The Comstock Review, Erosha, FriGG, The Hiss Quarterly, Mannequin Envy, Noon, Pearl, Poetry Super Highway, Right Hand Pointing, Runes, Saranac Review, Snow Monkey, Triplopia, Van Gogh’s Ear, Gay & Lesbian Review, and The Wild Goose Poetry Review. She hosts the monthly All Poets Welcome Reading Series in San Francisco where she lives. Her email is:

Sven Fennema: he is an amatuer photographer who began his hobby after doing digital artwork & webdesigns. After getting his DSLR in 2007, photography became his passion more and more. He calls himself an amatuer without expenisve equipment but with a huge creative heart. He says expensive equipment makes it easy to make a photograph but it doesn't seek out the actual picture. He likes all kinds of photography, but especailly images that depict decay or loss in architecture. Hid images try to capture the complete mood and historey of the things he photographs. The same applies to how he edits and presents his pictures. He lives in Krefeld, Germany. Find more of his work at:

Kevin Clark: he has a Ph.D. in Creative Writing and is a professor at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California where he lives. A widely published poet, he is also the author of The Mind's Eye: A Guide to Writing Poetry (Pearson 2007), a guide to contemporary poetry writing, as well as several collections of his own poetry, including In the Evening of No Warning. Find more of his poetry at his website:

Margaret Wilmot: she was born in California, and studied at the University of California in Berkeley (1961-1965). After university she made several sojourns—mostly teaching English and trying to write—in Italy, Greece, Argentina. In 2002 one of her prose took First Place in 2002 the Legend Writing Award (Hastings Writers’ Group), serving as a great source of encouragement to continue to write. Her poems have been published in magazines including Acumen, Smiths Knoll, Connections, Scintilla, and iota. For her, writing is a tool for making connections and refining perception. She has lived on the New York/New Jersey border of Sussex county since 1978. Email her at:

David Trame: he is an Italian teacher of English living in Venice. He has been writing poems exclusively in English since 1993. His work has been published in over 100 literary magazines since 1999, in the U.K, U.S. and elsewhere in publication including The Shop, International Poetry Review, Stand, Jacket Magazine, Shampoo Magazine, Sentinel Poetry, Dream Catcher, Orbis, Meridian Anthology, and Diner. Visit him:

Rene Sinkjaer: he is a self taught painter originally from Denmark. Over the last five years he has been stroke by a strong artistic desire he never knew he had. He paints using oil in a free expressive style, fueled by a spontaneous, almost automatic trance, to explore the canvas with strong vibrant colors and raw lines that suggest distorted figures and masks. He work is influenced by the Danish painter Asger Jorn, Kadinsky, Basquait, Kooning and John Olsen, jist to mention just a few. He current;y resides in New South Wales in Australia. Find more of his art at:

Caryn Lazzuri: she recieve an MFA in poetry from Emerson College in 2005 where she also worked as a poetry reader for Redivider. She currently works as a Program Assistant at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. Her work has recently been seen or is forthcoming in Lumina, 13th Moon, and Rattle. She lives in the D.C. area and has no website at the moment.
Neil Hester: he is a 20 year old who likes poetry and boxer shorts. He strongly feels that poetry “is good for your health; poems make you well, very much like prunes. Poems, however, don't have that devilish tendency to shrivel up (or down) and whatnot”. He lives in the state of Texas. Find out more about his poetry and the prunes her prefers at his blog:

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 August 1st. Copyright 2009 by Maurice Oliver. All Rights Reserved.

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