Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Contributors Biographies

Corey Mesler

Bio: he has published in numerous journals and anthologies. He has published four novels, Talk: A Novel in Dialogue (2002), We Are Billion-Year-Old Carbon (2006), The Ballad of the Two Tom Mores (2010) and Following Richard Brautigan (2010), a full length poetry collection, Some Identity Problems (2008), and a book of short stories, Listen: 29 Short Conversations (2009). He has also published a dozen chapbooks and been nominated for the Pushcart Prize numerous times. Two of his poems have been chosen for Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac. He also claims to have written, “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves.” With his wife, he runs Burke’s Book Store, one of the country’s oldest (1875) and best independent bookstores. He lives in Memphis, Tennessee. Find him at

Glenna Luschei

Bio: she is a poet, editor, and translator who studied at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and earned her MA in English at the University of Nebraska and her MA in Spanish at the University of California in Santa Barbara. She has worked as the editor-publisher of Solo Press since 1967. Over 20 collections of her work has been published and she has received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in literature. She teaches poetry workshops throughout California has been named Poet Laureate for the San Luis Obispo Poetry Festival in San Luis Obispo where she lives. Find out more about her books at:

Ian C. Smith

Bio: Bio: his work has appeared in Best Australian Poetry, Descant, Heat, Magma, The Malahat Review, & Meanjin. His latest book is Memory Like Hunger (Ginninderra). He lives with his wife and their four sons in Victoria, Australia. Contact him at:

Jean-Christope Sartois

Bio: he decided to seriously develope his long-time interest in photography in 2005 and took classes. His images are the mostly saturated colors, and altered black and white shots intended to be temperamental and charismatic, using both digital and silver finishing techniques. The 25 year old lives in France. You can visit him at:

Jeff Crouch

Bio: he is both a visual artist and a poet. His graphic work has appeared in various e-zines. His poetry has appeared at Carrot Literary Journal, The Centrifugal Eye, Mad Hatter's Review, Niederngasse, Prose Toad, Red Fez, SCIFAIKUEST, Spoiled Ink, Stirring: A Literary Collection, Thieves Jargon, Triplopia, Twisted Tongue, Underground Window, Unlikely Stories, Unpleasant Event Schedule, Venereal Kittens, Ward 6 Review, and elsewhere. He lives in Grand Prairie, Texas. Contact him at:

Carl Leggo

Bio: he is a poet and professor at the University of British Columbia. His books include: Come-By-Chance; Lifewriting as Literary Metissage and an Ethos for Our Times (co-authored with Erika Hasebe-Ludt and Cynthia Chambers); Being with A/r/tography (co-edited with Stephanie Springgay, Rita L. Irwin, and Peter Gouzouasis); Creative Expression, Creative Education (co-edited with Robert Kelly); and Poetic Inquiry: Vibrant Voices in the Social Sciences (co-edited with Monica Prendergast and Pauline Sameshima). He lives in Vancouver, Canada. Find out more at:

Roland John

Bio: after traveling in Europe and the Middle East he returned to the UK where he founded the Hippopotamus Press and edited Outposts Poetry Quarterly for several years. His poetry, criticism and translation has appeared in a wide range of journals in the UK and the USA. He has published four full collections, the latest being A Lament for England (bluechrome). His prose books include his analysis of Pound's The Cantos, A Beginner's Guide to The Cantos of Ezra Pound (University of Salzburg). He left London in 1989 and now lives in rural Somerset in the UK. Contact him at:

Sundra Duran

Bio: she works in the collage media and has recently published a book with fellow artist Darlene Olivia McElroy called The Image Transfer Workshop where they demonstrate 35 transfer techniques and trouble shoot what may go wrong and how to fix it. She uses gold leaf, gel, plastic heat, water slide decal, gampi tissue, crackle paste, paint and gum arabic transfers and often even lots of glazing to achieve the effect desired. She also recently pruchased an etching press to use in her studio and is having so much fun it should be illegal. She lives in Santa Fe, NM. Visit her at:

Ed Makowski

Bio: is a poet and artist living in Milwaukee, WI. While working as Eddie Kilowatt he released Manifest Density (2006) and Carrying a Knife in to the Gunfight (2007). Ed also makes broadside prints using a combination of typewriters, letterpress, and screen printing. The guy likes to ride motorcycles and go backpacking. More of his work can be found at

Helen Peterson

Bio: she is the managing editor of Chopper Poetry Journal out of New London, Ct, and has previously published in Xelas, Identity Theory, lit chaos, Concelebratory Shoehorn Review, Wilderness House Literary Review, Ken*Again, Juked, Fell Swoop, diddledog, Hiss Quarterly, Right Hand Pointing, Elimae, Haruah, Zygote in My Coffee, Pedestal Magazine (book review), Literary Fever, Debris Magazine, Images Inscript, and Poetrybay. Her work was also featured in an anthology put out by Poet Plant Press last Fall. She says she may be loosing her job soon and has already began to accept dollar donations. For more information about Chopper or to contribute, visit the Myspace page:

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

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