Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Contributors Biographies

Christopher Citro: his poetry has appeared in The Cortland Review, Harpur Palate, The Cincinnati Review, Poet Lore, Permafrost, Faultline, Arsenic Lobster, and Inch Magazine. His chapbooks include Orbiting The Sundress: Prospero’s Pocket Poets (2004 by Unholy Day Press). He says he started writing poetry to impress a girlfriend at 15. He has a BA in Philosophy from Ohio University. Born and raised in Chagrin Falls, Ohio he is a candidate in the MFA and English MA programs at Indiana University. He began co-hosting The Poets Weave on NPR (station WFIU) in the spring of 2009. He also is Associate Editor of Lyric Poetry Review and Associate Poetry Editor for Indiana Review and lives in Indiana. Find out more at: http://wfiu.org/about/people/

Jeffrey Side: he studied English at Liverpool University and at Leeds University. His poems have appeared in magazines and websites including Nthposition, Big Bridge, Textimagepoem, Apochryphaltext, Jacket and Poetry Salzburg Review. He has reviewed poetry for magazines and websites including New Hope International, Stride, Acumen and Shearsman. And has written articles on poetry for magazines and websites such as Shadowtrain, Isis and Postgraduate English. He edit’s The Argotist Online website. His poem Carrier of the Seed is available as a free ebook from Blazevox Books. He lives in northern England and can be visited at his blog: http://jeffrey-side.blogspot.com/

Rosemarie Crisafi: her poetry has been published most recently in Perigee, BlazeVO 2k8, Flutter Poetry Journal, Snow Monkey#18, Ghoti, The Potomac, Red River Review, Unlikely Stories, Eclectica Magazine, and The Adroitly Placed Word. Her chapbooks inclue Days of Reckoning (Lily Literary Review). She lives in Fishkill, New York, where she works for a non-for-profit agency that serves individuals with disabilities. She currently has no contact information.

Maria-Mihaela Sarbu: she was born some decades ago on a stormy day in May. Her photography often resembles paintings and uses themes that range from abstract to landscapes. She is a copywriter by profession, a photographer by passion, and a writer by default. She is married and a native of Romania. Visit her at: http://photonet/photodb/user?user_id=3162537

Kate Lilley: she was born in Perth, Australia. After undergraduate studies at the University of Sydney she completed her doctorate on Masculine Elegy at the University of London and went on to postdoctoral research at St Hilda's College Oxford as the Julia Mann Junior Research Fellow. Her first collection of poetry, Versary (Salt Publishing), was published this year. She teaches Literary History and Critical Theory at the University of Sydney. You can contact her at: kate.lilley@english.usyd.edu.au

Olivia Macassey: she was the featured poet in Poetry New Zealand issue 29 (Auckland & Palm Springs: Brick Row, 2004). Her work has appeared in magazines including Landfall, PNZ, Brief/ ABDOTW, Magazine, Tongue in Your Ear; in compilations NZ Gothic (OUP, 2006), Towards The ImpossibleItalic (2005) and Aural Ink [CD] (Passionate Tongues, 2002); and student publications Debate (1999); Platform (2001); Craccum (1996). She has read in venues ranging from pubs and cafes, schools, shops, and galleries, to invited performances at the Aotea Centre, the Auckland Town Hall, and Te Papa. She still performs occasionally at local venues in Auckland, New Zealand, where she lives. Visit her at: http://www.macassey.com/poems/index.htm

Victoria Chang: her second collection, Salvinia Molesta, was published in 2008 (University of Georgia Press) as part of the VQR Poetry Series. Her first collection, Circle (Southern Illinois University Press, 2005),won the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition Award and the Association of Asian American Studies Book Award. Her work has been anthologized in The Best American Poetry 2005 (Scribner), and has been published at The Paris Review, Poetry, The Washington Post, and New England Review. She has also edited an anthology, Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation (The University of Illinois Press, 2004). She lives in Irvine, California, where she works as a business researcher and writer. Visit her at her website: http://www.victoriamchang.com/
Alexander Soknt: he is an artist who combines the field of abstract symbolism with his interest in human personality, especially that of the of child that lives in each of us . Soft irony, delicate psychologies, wonderful soft color, and an accurate stylization makes his work have an intimate quality. In 2009 his work has appeared/is appearing in the "Glasgow Art Fair'09", Glasgow, UK and a one-man show at "b-Art Galerie", in Geneve, Switzerland. He resides in Moscow, Russia. Find out more about him at: http://www.alexandersokht.com/

George Wallace: he is the author of eighteen chapbooks of poetry, and has served as editor of Poetrybay, an online poetry magazine archived and distributed worldwide by Stanford University through its LOCKSS program. An award winning poet and journalist from New York, you can visit his poetry magazine at: http://www.poetrybay.com/

Gordon Moyer: he is a painter, poet, essayist, and historian of science. living in Tucson, Arizona. He has published poetry in Blue Unicorn, The Baltimore Review, Potomac Review, Babel, Xanadu, and many other literary journals. Some of Moyer's scientific and mathematical articles have appeared in Sky and Telescope, Scientific American, and Quantum. Currently, he lives in Tucson, Arizona where teaches himself tensor analysis and the process of composing a book of aphorisms. Contact him at didusineptus@aol.com.

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

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