Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Contributors Biographies

Holly Day: her work has published published in Subtletea, Poet Diveristy, Cosmik Debris Magazine, 2 River, Poor Mojo's Poetry, Ascentaspirations, Literrary Mama, and elsewhere. The freelance writer lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband and two children. Visit her at: http://hollydayonwriting.blogspot.com/

Felino Soriano: he is a philosophy student and case manager working with developmentally and physically disabled adults. He is the author of two chapbooks: Exhibits Require Understanding Open Eyes (Trainwreck Press, 2008) and Feeling Through Mirages (Shadow Archer Press, 2008), as well as an e-book Among the Interrogated (BlazeVOX [books], 2008). A chapbook is also forthcoming Abstract Appearance Reaching Toward the Absolute (Trainwreck Press, 2008). The juxtaposition of his philosophical studies with his love of classic and avant-garde jazz explains his poetic stimulation. He resides in Northern California. Visit him at: www.FelinoSoriano.com.

Doug Ramspeck: his poetry collection, Black Tupelo Country, was awarded the 2007 John Ciardi Prize for Poetry and was published in 2008 by BkMk. His poems have appeared in West Branch, Rattle, Confrontation Magazine, Verse Daily, Connecticut Review, Nimrod, Hunger Mountain,, and Hayden's Ferry. He directs the Writing Center and teaches creative writing and composition at The Ohio State University at Lima, Ohio, where he resides with his wife and daughter. Visit him at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Amsterdam-OH/Plain-Spoke/113673564159

Lester A. Garcia: he learned the basics of photography during the time of using F2's and M4's film. Later, he found out there's was more to photography than medical specimens lab slide presentations. His favorite motif is landscapses but will shot any subject as long as there is a DSLR at hand. He is a surgeon (Urologist) practicing medicine in Manila, Philippines. Visit him at: http://photo.net/photodb/user?user_id=2390337

Roddy Lumsden: he has published several collections of poetry, including his first book Yeah Yeah Yeah, his second The Book of Love (published in 2000), and his third Roddy Lumsden is Dead (in "Autumn" 2001). His new collection is Third Wish Wasted from Bloodaxe who also published his New & Selected Poems. His major anthology Identity Parade: New British and Irish Poets will appear in early 2010. He was born in St Andrews, Scotland in 1966. He now lives in north London, where he works freelance, writing, editing, teaching and reviewing as well as compiling word puzzles and quizzes for newspapers. Visit him at: http://www.ninblak.demon.co.uk/vit-p/index.htm

Michelle Beth Cronk: after taking a 10 year broke from writing she is at it once again and her poetry has recently been published in Tryst, elimae, and Loch Raven Review. She resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She has no contact site at the moment.

Simon Barraclough: his work has been published in the likes of Poetry Review, The Guardian, The Financial Times and Magma and he is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 3 and 4. He was born in Hudderfield, West Yorkshire but has lived in London for over a decade. He won the poetry section of the London Writers’ Prize in 2000 and his 2008 debut collection, Los Alamos Mon Amour (Salt) was shortlisted for Best First Collection in the Forward Prizes 2008. Visit him at: http://www.simonbarraclough.com

Cecil Herring: she has been a practicing artist for 52 years and has shown sculpture, paintings, digital art, wearable art and jewelry in galleries and museums in San Francisco, Cologne, Germany, Beijing, China, New York, Miami, Orlando, and elsewhere. Her works are collected in the USA and internationally in Norway, Spain, and Germany. Her metal sculptures are in public collections at U. of Florida Medical Library, Crealde Sculpture Garden, Winter Park. FL, St. Charles Cathedral, Orlando, FL, and elsewhere. The Miami native began art studies at 21 in Miami with Patrick DeLong. She went on to study at Pensacola Jr. College, Pensacola Art Center, Seminole S.S. where she received an AA in 1983. She continued at U. of Florida. Later she received Bachelor of Arts in Humanities, the Arts, painting, sculpture, music, theatre and creative writing at U.C.F. in 1986. She lives in Daltona, FL. Visit her website at: http://www.spacescapes.com  

David LaBounty: his poems have appeared or will soon appear in Word Riot, Unlikely 2.0, Thieves Jargon, Zygote in my Coffee, Underground Voices and others journals. He is the author of two novels, The Perfect Revolution and The Trinity. He has just finished his third novel, Affluenza, a story about vanity, debt, pornography, consumerism and pyromania told the through the financial rise and fall of an insurance company executive. He lives in a bedroom community outside Detroit, Michigan. Visit him at his blog: http://davidlabounty.blogspot.com

Donora Hillard: she is the author of Exhibition (Gold Wake Press, 2008), Romance (Maverick Duck Press, 2008), Bone Cages: A Lyric Memoir (BlazeVOX [books], 2007), and Parapherna (dancing girl press, 2006). My fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and photography have appeared in Night Train, Pebble Lake Review, Segue, and elsewhere. Her newest poetry collection is entitled Theology of The Body. She teaches writing courses at Harrisburg Area Community College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Visit her at: http://www.myspace.com/donorahillard

Closing Note: 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 Oct. 1st. Copyright 2009 by Maurice Oliver. All Rights Reserved.


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