Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Contributors Biographies

Sandy Longhorn

Bio: she is the author of Blood Almanac (Anhinga Press, 2006), which won the 2005 Anhinga Prize for Poetry. New poems have appeared recently or are forthcoming in The American Poetry Journal, Copper Nickel, diode, Juked, and elsewhere. She has also received an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Arkansas Arts Council. Her blog, Myself the only Kangaroo among the Beauty, can be found at: http://sandylonghor.blogspot.com

Jericho Brown

Bio: he worked as the speechwriter for the Mayor of New Orleans before receiving his Ph.D. in creative writing and literature from the University of Houston. He also holds an MFA from the University of New Orleans and a BA from Dillard University. The recipient of the Whiting Writers Award, the Bunting Fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University, and two travel fellowships to the Krakow Poetry Seminar in Poland, he teaches creative writing as an Assistant Professor of English at the University of San Diego. His poems have appeared in The Iowa Review, jubilat, New England Review, Oxford American, and elsewhere. His first book, Please (New Issue, 2008), won the 2009 American Book Award. He lives in San Diego. Visit him at: www.jerichobrown.com

Adrian C. Lewis

Bio: he has been a professor in the Minnesota State University system since 1999. He has written ten books of poems and two works of fiction: Wild Indians & Other Creatures, short stories, and Skins, a novel. Skins was produced as a feature film with a theatrical release in 2002. His 2006 collection of poems, Logorrhea (Northwestern University Press), was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Visit him at: http://www.adrian-c-louis.com/logorrhea.php

Isa Leshko

Bio: she received her BA from Haverford College , where she studied psychology with an emphasis on neurobiology and cognitive science. In the 1990s she worked for dot.com startups as a project manager and software engineer before she discovered her passion for photography. Her work has been exhibited at the Soho Photo Gallery, NY, NY; the Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA; the Photographic Resource Center in Boston, MA; and the Silvermine Guild Arts Center in New Canaan, CT. Her work can be viewed and purchased through the John Cleary Gallery in Houston, TX and through the Boston Drawing Project. In October 2009, she moved to Houston, TX where she lives her life partner, Matt, and their three cats , Niccolo, Katarina, and Alfred. Find more photography at: www.isaleshko.com

Jill Jones

Bio: her work has been widely published in most of the leading literary periodicals in Australia as well as in a number of print and online magazines in New Zealand, Canada, the USA, Britain, the Czech Republic, France and India. Her work has appeared in a number of recent anthologies, including The Best Australian Poems 2009, Ed Robert Adamson, Black Inc, 2009. She was a guest poet at the Micro Festival Poetry in Prague and Brno in 2009 and reads at poetry festivals in Adelaide, Australia where she lives. Visit her at: http://www.jilljones.com.au/

Daniel Lin

Bio: he has had hi work published in Verse, Indiana Review, Good Foot, Thin Air, & Washington Square, as well as letterpress broadsides with Opal Press & the Center for Book Arts. He was a New York Times fellow in NYU's graduate writing program & a Tennessee Williams Scholar at Sewanne Writers' Conference. He lives in NYC. You can see and hear him read his poetry at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=89z6qprYGKE

Laynie Browne

Bio: her fifth collection of poetry, Mermaid's Purse( from Spuytenduyvil Books, 2005). Other recent chapbooks include The Desires of Letters (gong editions, 2005), Webs of Agriope (Phylum Press 2005). She is former co-curator of The Subtext Reading Series in Seattle, and The Ear Inn in NYC. She has taught poetry in the schools as a visiting artist in New York City, and Seattle, and has taught creative writing at University of Washington, Bothell and at Mills College. She currently lives in Oakland, California and has no website currently.

Robin Mitchell

Bio: he paints until strokes of angles and shadows create a visually appealing canvas. An amateur, he now numbers all the paintings to keep track of them. He has set a challenge for himself to complete a painting each day and post it on his blog with the intention of tracking his progress. He lives in Oakville, Ontario, Canada and you can see more of his work at his blog: http://robinjmitchell.blogspot.com

Samuel Amadon

Bio: his work has appeared in Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Modern Review, and VOLT, American Letters & Commentary, APR, Black Warrior Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Unpleasant Event Schedule and Verse . He is the author of Like a Sea from University of Iowa Press. He lives in Houston. Visit him at: http://morescotch.blogspot.com

Jake Hajer

Bio: his poetry has been published in, Rogue Scholars, Zeitscrift, Nefarious Ballerina, Psychopoetica, Frigg Magazine, Farmhouse Magazine, and Pocket Change. Originally from Texas, he graduated from the University of Chicago and now resides in San Francisco. He has no website currently.

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

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