Bio: her Another Woman Who Looks Like Me was published by Black Sparrow in 2006 and selected for the 2007 Paterson Award for Literary Excellence. Also out in 2006 was The Licorice Daughter: My Year with Ruffian from Texas Review Press. Other books include Before It's Light (Black Sparrow, 2000), Cold Comfort (Black Sparrow, 1997), In Mirrors (Presa Press), Upstate: An Unfinished Story (Foot Hills) and The Daughter I Don't Have (Plan B Press). Her poems have appeared in most literary and poetry magazines and she is the subject of a film, Lyn Lifshin: Not Made of Glass, from Women Make Movies. She currently divides her time between a home in Niskayuna, NY and a residence in Virginia. Visit her website at: http://www.lynlifshin.com/.
Bio: he was born in Los Angeles where he was a child prodigy in art and poetry and earned international acclaim when, at the age of nine, he produced his first sculpture that would be used as the poster for the National Institute of Costa Rica. He moved to New York City where he recieved recognition and praise for his bold Pop Art. His “Absolut Jenson” painting was featured in Art News, Art in America and in international magazines. He has sold several works at Christie’s New York. He was befriended by, and painted portraits for, the late Malcolm Forbes. His poems have appeared in Lucid Rhythyms, Poetic Desperation, Bread & Circuses zine, and others forthcoming. He now writes mainstream/contemporary novels and poetry in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he resides. Visit him at: http://www.ivanjensonartist.com/
Bio: he writes poetry, short fiction and essays. His work has appeared in both print and online at The Houston Literary Review, Oak Bend Review, Taj Mahal Review, Yellow Medicine Review, WestWard Quarterly, River Poets Journal, The Storyteller, Long Story Short, Cantaraville, Fear and Trembling, Bewildering stories, Calliope, Calliope Nerve, Indite Circle, and elsewhere. He is a salaried professional and is currently based in Mumbai, India. Find more of his work at his blog: http://ashutosh-ghildiyal.blogspot.com/
Bianca van der Werf
Bio: she was born in Den Haag, The Netherlands where she studied Architectural Design at the Royal Academy of Arts. She discovered photography as a hobby in 2005 and sicne then has devoted much of her time to it. Before that time drawing and painting were forms of her artistic expression and even now she uses elements of these art forms in her photographic experiences, in a way that is niether slick or polished. she also uses specific elements which contisutes her signature style. She likes to point out her art's intentional "rawness", scarred and sometimes even demaged look, meant to harbor unmistakeable beauty. Her work has appeared in magazines and as book covers. She still resides in Den Haag and can be visited at: http://www.biancavanderwerf.com/
Sergio A. Ortiz
Bio: he has a B.A. in English literature from Inter-American University, and a M.A. in philosophy from World University. His poems have been published, or are forthcoming in: The Acento Review, Poesia, The Driftwood Review, Words-Myth, The Taj Mahal Review, and other journals and anthologies. His chapbook, At the Tail End of Dusk (2009), was published by Flutter Press. He lives in Chicago where he grew up. Visit his blog at: http://saore.blogspot.com/
Bio: her work has been widely published in Australian and overseas anthologies, journals, newspapers, and anthologies, including Poetry Australia, Verandah, Sidewalk, LiNQ, Mattoid, Divan, Poetrix and Best Australian Poems 2005. Her collections include Under the One Granite Roof- poems for Walt Whitman (Pardalote Press, 2004) and the chapbooks Singing in the Grain (Walleah Press, 2001) My Mother Has Become (Picaro Press, 2003) and Dr. Says (Picaro Press, 2006). She is the co-editor of 'Interior Despots: Running the Border', an anthology of well-know women writers, and has participated in a variety of writing projects around Hobart, Tasmania, where she lives. She has no website.
Bio: her work has appeared in Jacket Magazine, Stylus Poetry, Sherasman, and elsewhere. She won the 2004 Idiom 23 Bauhinia Poetry Prize and the 2006 Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize. Her debut collection was Parts of Speech (published by University of Queensland Press). She was awarded a Churchill Fellowship for travel to the USA and UK in 2008. The poet/visual artist lives in Australia. Visit her at: http://www.light-trap.net/angelagardner/poems.html
Bio: she was born into an artistic family in Los Angeles and received her artistic training at Chouinard, Cal Arts and Rutgers University. In 1971 she moved to New York, where she painted and was active as a performer in experimental theater and film. Among her other influences are science and contemporary trends and the combination of logical understanding and the emotional response that is represented by these interests are very much at the center of her work. In 2006 she took part in a grpup show at the Center for the Arts and in 2007 she had a solo exhibition at The Phatory, LLC, NYC. Over the past decade she has also oversaw the implementing and managing of public art programs and major commissions, including successful major commissions for artists’ Larry Bell and Cork Marcheschi, Hong Kong , 2004. She lives in Los Angeles. Find more of her work at: http://www.camillefeinberg.com/
Bio: his poems have appeared in Practice, Balze Vox, Parcel, Alice Blue Review, Right Hand Pointing, Pequin, DC Poetry, E-ratio, Foam:e, Segue, Plum Ruby Review, Third Factory, Mannequinenvy, and elsewhere. He has also published 80 Beetles (Otoliths, 2008) and Body Language (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2008). He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. He currently has no website.
Bio: his work has appeared in Underground Voices, Thunder Sandwich, Dublin Quarterly, Bonfire, Gator Springs, Heat City Review, Snow Monkey, Southern Hum, Southern Gothic, and elsewhere. He has has three books of poetry published. Main Street Rag published his first full-length poetry collection titled Empty Frames in 2006. The blues musician/writer lives in South Carolina. Visit him: http://www.mainstreetrag.com/DB_Cox.html
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 April 1st. Copyright 2010 by Maurice Oliver. All Rights Reserved.
Visit my eclectic blog: http://www.lipterrain.blogspot.com/
my poetry blog: http://www.chantinghead.blogspot.com/