Sunday, August 1, 2010

Contributors Biographies

Elisha Porat

Bio: he has published 21 volumes of fiction and poetry, in Hebrew, since 1973, including his latest, My Reprive Is Still Valid (Hakibbutz Hameuchad Pub., 2005). His works have appeared in translation in Israel , the United States , Canada and England. His poetry has been published in Porcupine, Midstream, Tikkun, Ariel, Rattle, Oyster Boy Review, Deep South, Boston Review, and elsewhere. The English translation of his second stories collection, Payback (Wind River Press) was published in 2002. His book Episode, a biographical novel ("Y&H" Publishers, Israel) was released in 2006. Born in Kibbutz Ein Hahoresh in 1938 he still lives in Israel. Visit him at:

Tammy Ho Lai-Ming

Bio: she is co-editor of Love & Lust, Co-author of 'Their Voices, Varied and Many', aka Sighming, is a Hong Kong-born and -based writer. She is the editor of HKU Writing: An Anthology (March, 2006), a co-editor of Word Salad Poetry Magazine and a co-founder of Cha: An Asian Literary Journal. She frequently writes with Reid Mitchell. She is a Hong-Kong-born and based writer. Visit her at:

Rodney Koeneke

Bio: he is author of the poetry collections Musee Mechanique (BlazeVOX, 2006) and Rouge State (Pavement Saw, 2003). Rules For Drinking Forties, a chapbook, appeared from Cy Press in 2009; another, Names of the Hits (of Diane Warren), is due from OMG Press in 2010. He lives in Portland, OR where he helps curate the Tangent Reading Series and blogs regularly about poetry at Modern Americans:

Nicolas Genette

Bio: he was born in 1976 and grew up between the beaches of the island of Houat and the countryside of the Auvergne province in France. He sailed mainly dinghies competitively for 15 years. Perhaps it was his passion for quantum physics and his attraction to the universe in all its forms that led him to a career in computer-generated images and animations. But a real passion for the world and the nature of things less technical and more naturally intuitive led him to art photography, which allows him to express a purer, more traditional approach to understanding the meaning of life, centered on observation and composition. He still resides in France. Visit him at:

Les Wicks

Bio: he has been a figure of substance in the Australian literary community for 35 years, a guest at most of the nation’s literary festivals, and been published in well over 200 newspapers, anthologies and magazines across 12 countries in 7 languages. A publisher and editor he conducts one of the best-known poetry workshop templates in the country. From Hobart to Byron Bay to Perth, he has for years been enthusing and challenging developing writers in his Plan to Be Published program. He lives in South Wales, Australia. Visit him at:

Ken Gurney

Bio: he edits Adobe Walls an anthology of NM poetry. His poetry has appears mostly on the web and sometimes in print due to his habit of spending SASE and reading fee monies on Ginger Spice cookies for his Dianne. His latest book is An Accident Practiced. He resides in Albuquerque, NM. For a publication record of Gurney's poems visit his website at

Lisa Zaran

Bio: she is the author of six collections including The Blondes Lay Content and The Sometimes Girl. Founder and editor of Contemporay American Voices, most current homes for her work include SONS, a museum in Kruishoutem, Belgium, Literature- an Introduction to Reading and Writing published by Pearson, Duece Coupe, Nomad's Choir Poetry Journal, The 6S Love Book, Gloom Cupboard, Best of the Web Anthology and Not a Muse Anthology. Three of her poems have been recently performed by Radio Theatre Group in Glasgow, Scotland. She lives and writes in Arizona. Visit her at:

Linda Rennie

Bio: she was born in Glasgow Scotland, and grew up surrounded by natural beauty. With my first camera, from my Grandfather, she escaped into the world of photography. When she moved to Texas in 1982, she continued to enjoy photography and surrounded herself with art and music. Years later, she put brush to canvas and found a new passion, recently discovering the art of reverse painting on acrylic. This process has allowed her to create interesting dimensional art work, as she experiments in attaching the floating paintings to frames of wood and acrylic. She lives in Dallas. Visit her at:

Michael Estabrook

Bio: he is a baby boomer who began getting his poetry published in the late 1980s. Over the years he has published 15 poetry chapbooks, his most recent entitled “They Didn’t Leave Notes.” Other interests include art, music, theatre, opera, and his wife who just happens to be the most beautiful woman he has ever known. They live in Acton, Massachusetts. Email him at:

Earl J. Wilcox

Bio: he began writing poetry at age 71, a few years ago. In his previous incarnation he founded The Robert Frost Review, published several academic essays and books, and was a university teacher in the USA, Greece, and England. He held Fulbright grants to teaching in Greece and Thailand. His poetry has appeared in more than two dozen journals in print and online. He writes about baseball, aging, Southern culture, birding, gardening, literary figures, and poets. He lives in Rock Hill, South Carolina, about which he frequently also writes poetry. You can visit him 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 Sept. 1st. Copyright 2010 by Maurice Oliver. All Rights Reserved.

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