Saturday, May 1, 2010

Contributors Biographies

Maureen Thorson

Bio: she is the author of two chapbooks, Novelty Act (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2004), and Mayport, winner of the Poetry Society of America's National Chapbook Fellowship for 2006. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in LIT, The Hat, and Typo. She currently lives in Washington, DC, where she works as an off and on lawyer and runs Big Game Books, the tiniest press in the world, and writes poems about film noir, mysterious islands, and robots. Visit her at:

Tyler Carter

Bio: he is a recipient of an MFA in Literary Arts from Brown University. His publications include poems in Horse Less Review as well as a chap book Egg Breakfast ( from Horse Less Press, 2005) and The Revisionist, as part of H_NGM_N's Combatives series. He lives in San Francisco. Visit her blog at:

Sara Ahmad

Bio: she likes to call herself a struggling poet and artist in a world where life is so fragile and getting someone to acknowledge your art is a real struggle. She hopes to do some good in her lifetime, but doesn't know what yet. She despises her typical 9 to 5 job. It gives her migraines. Her work has appeared in All Things Girl, Clutching At Straws and elsewhere on the web. She lives in the country of Pakistan. Visit her Facebook at:

Fernand Hick

Bio: he is a retired 65 year-old photographer whose motifs include landscapes where he searches for the magic of fleeting light. His other themes include carnivals, cities, and cemeteries, where he is lured in by the poetry and serenity of the tombstones. Images with bursts of color and light hold his attention as well. The pictures he creates run the gammit from soft focus to hard-edge color. In night shots he often adds flashbulbs or long shutter speeds to get the results he desires. The French-speaking father of three children lives in Vise, Belgium. Visit him at:

Patrick Donnelly

Bio: he has taught writing at Smith College, the New School University, Clark University, and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. He was Thornton writer-in-residence at Lynchburg College for Spring, 2006. His poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Yale Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, The Massachusetts Review, Ploughshares, The Marlboro Review, and have been anthologized in the Four Way Reader #2, The Book of Irish American Poetry from the 18th Century to the Present, and elsewhere. He lives in Brooklyn, NY. Visit his Facebook:

DeLana Dameron

Bio: she holds a B.A. in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has a strong interest in the intersections of history and literature. Her poetry has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South, PMS: PoemMemoirStory, 42opus, storySouth, Pembroke Magazine, and Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review. She has received fellowships from the Cave Canem Foundation and Soul Mountain and is a member of the Carolina African American Writers Collective. Dameron, a native of Columbia, South Carolina, currently resides in New York City. Visit her at:

Frank Giampietro

Bio: his first book of poems Begin Anywhere was published by Alice James Books in 2008. He is the editor and designer of the online poetry journal, La Fovea, and Poems by Heart. His poetry, flash fiction, nonfiction, and book reviews have appeared in journals including 32 Poems, American Book Review, Barrow Street, Black Warrior Review, Cimarron Review, CutBank, FENCE, Hayden's Ferry, Poetry Daily, Poetry International, Subtropics, and Rain Taxi. Awards for his poetry include a Florida Book Award, an Academy of American Poets Prize and a fellowship from the Sewanee Writers' Conference. He lives with his family in Tallahassee, Florida. Visit him at:

Philip Taylor

Bio: he says that his work is intended to express "action". He uses form and color as his tools to attack the canvas. Titles are picked to give the work attitude. Mid Century Modern haunts his soul and his work. Raw power drives his painting style and life, offering no apologies for painting non objective abstract work. His work appeared in solo exhibitions in 2006 and 2007. He lives in Rochester, MN. Find more of his work at:

Timothy Liu

Bio: he has published poems in numerous journals and is the author of five previous collections of poetry. Of Thee I Sing was selected as a 2004 Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly and a co-winner of the Georgia Contemporary Poetry Series Competition. He is also the editor of Word of Mouth: An Anthology of Gay American Poetry. He is works currently as an Associate Professor at William Paterson University and on the Core Faculty at Bennington College’s Writing Seminars; he lives in NYC. See more of his work at:

Marie Viljoen

Bio: she is a South African-born garden designer and writer. She lives now in Brooklyn with her husband, her camera and her black cat. She currently has no website.

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

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