Friday, January 1, 2010

Contributors Biographies

Christine Klocek-Lim

Bio: she received the 2009 Ellen La Forge Memorial Prize in poetry and was a finalist in Nimrod’s 2006 Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry. She has two chapbooks: How To Photograph The Heart (The Lives You Touch Publications) and The Book of Small Treasures (Seven Kitchens Press). Her poems have appeared in Nimrod, Poets and Artists (O&S), Riffing on Strings: Creative Writing Inspired by String Theory and elsewhere. She edits Autumn Sky Poetry. Visit the website at:

Ken Gurney

Bio: he is the founding editor of the internet poetry site Origami Condom which he started in 2007. His work has appeared in numerous literary journals and magazines including Ascent Aspirations, The Blue House Poetry Ezine, The Centrefugal Eye, The Cliffs Soundings, Fickle Muse, Free Verse, Pearl, Word Riot, Wicked Alice, and elsewhere. He lives in Albuquerque, NM where he participates in local poetry slams. Visit him at:

Nabina Das

Bio: her short story “Tara Goes Home” was selected to appear in a winning collection of fiction by writers from India as well as around the world (Mirage Books). Her poetry has appeared in the “urban” poems anthology SHEHER (Frog Books), in Kritya poetry journal, Lit Up Magazine, The Toronto Quarterly and Muse India. She was one of the winners of the 2008 Book Pitch Contest at Kala Ghoda Literary Festival in Bombay. She is also a 2007 Joan Jakobson Fiction Scholar from Wesleyan Writers’ Conference, Wesleyan University, CT., and a 2007 Julio Lobo Fiction Scholar from Lesley Writers’ Conference, Lesley College, Cambridge, Mass. She lives two lives, shuttling between Ithaca, NY, where she worked as Assistant Metro Editor with The Ithaca Journal, and Delhi, India. Visit her blog at:

Stefan Nielsen

Bio: he was born 1958 was has been a dedicated amateur photographer for the past 30 years. In summer 2005 he switched to digital and loves it (though he says he misses the old darkroom now and then). He tries to keep his phtography simple. His images lack hidden messages and complex interpretations - what you see is what you get. Some people might call his pictures "eyepleasers" - which he considers a compliment. He uses square formats and would likely use a Hasselblad if someone else could carry it around for him. Until he finds a volunteer, he plans to stick to his trustworthy Canon. He is Dane and lives in Lyngby, Denmark. More at:

Richard Wink

Bio: he says his favorite poets is Anne Sexton and his favorite artist is Salvador Dali. The poet-journalist-freelance writer currently edit’s the enigmatic litzine Gloom Cupboard. His sixth poetry collection has been recently published this year by Shadow Archer Press. He resides in Norwich, England. Find out more about him:

Nydia Bonetti

Bio: she is civil engineer and poet. Her work has appeared in Revista Zunai, Overmundo, Portal Litterario and other cultural sites and literary communities like Outsider Writers. She has two books of poetry in the process of being published. In one of them, she intends to congregate the series Poems of the Blue Notebook (Poemas do Caderno Azul), from her first phase and in the other, though still without definitive heading title, a collection of unknown poems from her current phase. She lives in São Paulo, Brazil. Visit her blog:

Jill Williams

Bio: she was the first woman to write book, music and lyrics for a Broadway musical (Rainbow Jones, 1974) and has also written songs, interviewed celebrities and even captured a yawning lion on film! She has been a creative writing teacher (Vancouver Community College, 1990-94), a CBC radio commentator (‘Leisure Trends’, 1996-98), a recording artist (Jill Williams, RCA Victor, 1971), the first female General Professional Manager for Beechwood-Capitol Music (1971-73), and recently the creator of a poetry-reading series called Poets Night Out in Sedona, Arizona. The author of four nonfiction books, she has been published in numerous journals including Light Quarterly, Edge City Review, The Lyric, and The Comstock Review, and poetry collections including The Nature Sonnets (Gival Press, 2001) and A Weakness For Men (Woodley & Watts, 2003). Originally from Hartford, Connecticut, she divides her time between Vancouver, British Columbia and Sedona, Arizona. Visit her at:

C.L. Watson

Bio: she was born in Cleveland ,Ohio but moved to Miami Florida at a young age. Both her parents were artists. She was always involved in art and studied many forms including ceramics, scupture , batik, painting and drawing. After college she worked as an interior designer in California and Florida, continuing to paint while raising two children. A few years again she was able to return to painting full time, dividing her time between her studio in Central Oregon and her studio in South Florida. Her work has been included in the prestigious Hortt exhibit two years in a row and is currently being exhibited in galleries in the west and in Miami Florida. She lives in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Find out more at:

Luca Penne

Bio: he holds an MFA from Southwestern Missouri State U, where he won the Emerson-Tate Award. His work has appeared in various journals, including 2River, Heroin Love Songs, Inertia Magazine, The Furnace Review, Alien Sloth Sex, Word Catalyst Magazine, and others. He lives in Norwich, Vermont, and works sometimes as a carpenter and other times he operates a ski lift. He currently has no website.

Maurice Oliver

Bio: he worked as a freelance photographer in Europe for nearly a decade before returning to America in 1990. He says his greatest accomplishment is his eight month trip around the world in 1995. His poetry has appeared in numerous national and international publications/websites including Potomac Journal, Pebble Lake Review, Frigg Magazine, Dandelion Magazine (Canada), Stride Magazine (UK), Cha Asian Literary Journal (Hong Kong), Kritya (India), Blueprint Review (Germany) and Arabesques Review (Algeria). His forth chapbook was One Remedy Is Travel (Origami Condom, 2007). He edits the literary ezine Concelebratory Shoehorn Review and lives in Portland, OR, where he works as a private tutor. Visit his all-previously-published daily poetry blog:

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

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