Thursday, April 1, 2010

Contributors Biographies

David Lunde

Bio: he is an internationally published poet, translator, and fiction writer whose widely varied work includes mainstream poetry, science fiction & fantasy poetry, poetry translations (French, Spanish, Italian, Proven├žal, Chinese), articles and reviews, and light verse. His work has appeared in more than 230 journals and 40-odd anthologies and he is the author of eight books of poetry and, with Professor Mary M.Y. Fung, co-translator of The Carving of Insects, the collected poems of Bian Zhilin. He lives in Bend, Oregon. Visit his website at:

Mary Louise Mazzocco

Bio: her poetry has appeared in Ohio Writer, Potpourri Magazine, Sandcutters,Central California Poetry Journal, The Hyper Texts, The Ghazal Page and Poetic Diversity. A poem titled "So Bold Among the White Lilies" won first place for poetry in the Skyline Writers, (Ohio) literary contest in August, 2000. She is a member of the Arizona State Poetry Society and the National League of American Pen Women. A former Ohio resident, she is a freelance writer and poet who lives in Goodyear, Arizona. Email her at:

Kenneth Pobo

Bio: his work appears in Colorado Review, Nimrod, Mudfish, Orbis, Grain, Indiana Review, The Cider Press Review, and elsewhere. His chapbook Cicadas in the Apple Tree was published by Palanquin Press . Mostly what gets him writing is weird obscure records from the 1960s; weird obscure pathways into love; gardens; and the exceedingly weird and obscure events of this culture. He teaches English at Widener University in Chester, PA. Find more at:

Dragan Jovancevic

Bio: he do not pick up a camera until 2005, when he took a look through his fathers old SLR. He says it was love at first sight and the ticket to a never ending discovery.Since then, he has taken hundreds of photographs, most of which are color, often using interesting angles with diagonal cameras. He also uses the work of other hobby photographers to inspire him to try new approaches in his own work and in the editing of it. He lives in Granz, Austria. You can view more of his images at:

Kelley Jean White

Bio: she is the mother of three, a Quaker, an inner city pediatrician, collector of stray animals and seeker after Buddha and nature. She has published two full-length poetry collections, The Patient Presents and Late (The People's Press). She also has two chapbooks: I am going to walk toward the sanctuary (Via Dolorosa Press) and Against Medical Advice (Pudding House). Born and raised in New Hampshire, she has degrees from Dartmouth College and Harvard Medical School, and has lived in Philadelphia for the past twenty years. Find more of her work at:

Gail D. Kelley

Bio: he is a doctor in Los Angeles balancing words and bones and brushes. His poetry has been published online most recently at Covert Poetics, Gloom Cupboard, and Kill Poet. You can find him in print in the inaugural issue of Agua available from Scintillating Publications. More of his work can be found at:

Simon West

Bio: his first collection of poetry, First Names, was published with Puncher and Wattmann in Sydney in 2006. It was short-listed for the NSW Premier’s Prize in 2007 and won the William Baylebridge Memorial Prize. He is also a translator of poetry, in the process of finishing The Selected Poetry of Guido Cavalcanti: A Critical Edition in English to be published in 2009. He lives in Melbourne, Australia, where he lectures in Italian studies at Monash University. Visit his website:

Yuri Elvin

Bio: he is the son of artist Steve Elvin. He began drawing at an early age until the age of 22 and then quit for 15 years. When he did go back to art he chose to do work in black ink drawings of skulls and other "evil things" in the style of El Greco. He credits art, meeting a girl and going back to school as major events that changed his life. All of the work shown in this presentation has been painted since 2007, when he began to paint again. He says he has not stopped since. The California native still lives on the West Coast. Find out more at:

Geoff Stevens

Bio: he has born in 1942 in the industrial midlands of England, and has been editor of Purple Patch poetry magazine for over 30 years. His own poetry has been published widely, and his work includes the poetry collection The Phrenology of Anaglypta. He also has a performance CD called "Live In The Studio". He is the recipient of the 2009 Ted Slade Award and for over 25 years he has been one of Britain's most published poets. The Guardian Newspaper once called him " A National Treasure". He still lives in the "Black Country" of the UK. Visit him at:

Kayla Kane

Bio: she is both an artist and poet who especially likes to read her work before open mic ventures in the San Diego area where she lives. See her visual artistic work at:

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

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