Monday, February 1, 2010

Contributors Biographies

Dawn DiBartolo

Bio: her poetry has been published in online venues including Rattlesnake Review, Song of the San Joaquin, Green Silk Journal, Poetry Now, Poet's Ink Press, and elsewhere. Her poetry collections include Love and Other Eternities (Publish America, 2005) and Blush (Rattlesnake Press, 2007). She writes because otherwise the words would ooze from her pores, and people will stare. A single mom of three, she works as an analyst for the State of California and lives in Sacramento. She currently has no website.

John Davis Jr.

Bio: he is a veteran journalist, poet, and educator whose experience includes the publication of his own book: "Growing Moon, Growing Soil." 10 years in journalism, five in education. His work has been published in literary magazines and ezines internationally. His self-published poetry collection, Growing Moon, Growing Soil, is a portrays the true Florida: its people, its places, and its heritage. He teaches English for the State of Florida School system and lives in Winter Haven and has no current website.

Tasha Klein

Bio: her poems have appeared in numerous literary publications online including Tryst3, Gumball Poetry, Triplopia, Unlikely Stories, Snakeskin Poetry, Webzine, Stirring, Locust, and elsewhere. She lives in Dekalb, IL where she puts her creative energies and old-fashion TLC into at least three poetry blogs and her fat cat, Baby. Visit one of them at:

Francois Bogaerts

Bio: she began photography as a hobby when she was 17 on a compact camera. After a few years of saving money she purchased her first reflex camera (Praktica). She says the next step natually was to progress to the digital world with a Canon EOS 500N and a Kodak DC20. That was around 1997. She presently uses a Canon DSLR. She works as a technician with the european company Centerparcs and is active in photoclubs like ArteLoo and ISO400. She lives in Lommel. Belgium. Visit her at:

A.D. Winans

Bio: he is a poet, writer, and photographer, whose work has appeared internationally, and has been translated into eight languages. He is the author of over 45 chapbooks and books of poetry and prose, including The Holy Grail: Charles Bukowski and the Second Coming Revolution (Dustbooks). A collection of Selected Poems has been published by Presa Press. He is a graduate of San Francisco State University and a member of PEN. He edited and published Second Coming for seventeen years, where he met and became close friends with the late Bob Kaufman, Jack Micheline, and Charles Bukowski. He lives in San Francisco and can be contacted at:

Lisa Ortiz

Bio: Lisa Ortiz is a seventh generation Californian and a fourth generation California artist. With so many people looking over her shoulder, she struggles to make poems that put on a good show. She earned her B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Colorado, and her poems have appeared in Princeton Arts Review, Wolf Head Quarterly, the anthology Split Verse: Poems to Heal Your Heart and forthcoming in the online magazine Tryst3. She lives in La Honda with her husband, two daughters and a big red house. Visit her at:

Anthony Lawrence

Bio: he was born in 1957 and left school at 16, working first as a jackeroo and then traveling for several years before returning to New South Wales to become a teacher and writer. It was while working as a fisherman in Western Australia that he secured a literary fellowship which enabled him to devote time to writing poetry. He has published 12 books and his poems have appeared in numerous Australian and international literary magazines, including Meanjin, Overland, Poetry Australia, LiNQ, Salt and Antipodes (USA) and he is the recipient of a Senior Fellowship from the Australia Council -- one of the most prestigious funding awards a writer can be accorded in that nation. He presently resides in Hobart, Tasmania. Find out more at:

Mucheline Hadjis

Bio: she says that painting for her is a passion, and has been for many years. Her speciality is "exotic things" like orchids, tropical flowers and tropical fish. She paints on a fabric canvas using liquid acrylic, watercolors and sometimes ink for the backgrounds producing vibrant colors with stunning contrasts. Her work has been reviewed in several art publications including MagazinArt and has appeared in numerous exhibitions including most recently, the Expo-Art in Beaconfield, Quebec, Canada in Nov. 2008. She lives in Montreal. You can visit her at:

Stefi Weisburd

Bio: she is the author of two poetry collections, The Wind-Up Gods, which won the St. Lawrence Book Award and Barefoot: Poems for Naked Feet (for children). Her poems have appeared in numerous literary publications including APR, Poetry, The Paris Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review and other journals and anthologies. She received the “Discovery”/The Nation prize in 2002 and has been a scholar at Bread Loaf and the Post-Graduate Writers’ Conference. Her collection for children, Barefoot: Poems for Naked Feet, was published by Wordsong in 2008. She has worked as a policy analyst for Congress, an editor at Science News magazine and a science journalist. She lives with her family in Albuquerque where she works as an outreach coordinator for science programs at the University of New Mexico. Contact her at:

Christopher Cheney

Bio: he is the managing editor of Slope Editions. His poems have appeared or will appear in Subtropics, Forklift Ohio, Konundrum Engine Literary Review, Shampoo, and other places. His e-book They Kissed Their Homes(Blue Hour Press). It is a poetry album of everyday landscapes with a foreground of disquiet. Like warm Polaroids, the poems develop clause by clause; their subjects—the mundane, extraordinary, savage—colorize and sharpen; a nameless, faceless population pulls into focus. Together with the work of photographer Estelle Srivijittakar, his declarative snapshots gain collaborative energy, grow even more lucid. The result is a glossy catalogue of the countless small oddities of our American quotidian. Take a look at the e-book:

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 Mar. 1st. Copyright 2010 by Maurice Oliver. All Rights Reserved.

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