Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Contributors Biographies

Russell Endo

Bio: he has published poetry previously in The American Poetry Review, The Antioch Review, Full Circle Journal, Hawa’ii Pacific Review, New Letters, Ploughshares, Poetry, and in other journals. I worked for many years as a lawyer for the City of Philadelphia Solicitor’s Office in Health and Human Services, receiving a Liberty Bell for my services. I reside in Smyrna, Delaware. Contact him at:

Kelly White

Bio: she earned degrees from Dartmouth College and Harvard Medical School and has been a pediatrician in inner city Philadelphia for twenty years. She has had more than two hundred poems accepted for publication since October 1999, including a book, The Patient Presents (People's Press) and a chapbook, "I am going to walk toward the sanctuary," (Via Dolorosa Press/Nepenthe Books). She is the recipient of a 2008 Penn. Council on the Arts grant in poetry. Two Birds In Flame, poems related to the Shaker Community in Canterbury, NH, was published in 2010 by Beech River Books. She has recently returned to her small New Hampshire village and begun work at a rural health center. Contact her at:

L. Ward Abel

Bio: he is a poet, composer of music, lawyer, aspiring teacher and spoken-word performer who has been published at The Reader, The Yale Anglers’ Journal, Versal, The Pedestal, Pale House, Kritya, Ditch, Open Wide, Moloch, Legal Studies Forum, and hundreds of others. Abel has recently been nominated for “Best of the Web” by Dead Mule and The Northville Review (2009). He is the author of Peach Box and Verge (Little Poem Press, 2003), Jonesing For Byzantium (UK Authors Press, 2006), The Heat of Blooming (Pudding House Press, 2008), and the forthcoming American Bruise (Parallel Press). He lives in rural Georgia and can be contacted at:

Ursula Abresch

Bio: she has been interested in photography since very early in life. As a little girl, she would walk around with her father's brownie camera "pretending" she was making pictures. She found my first camera in a box of discarded items. With money made from odd jobs, she traded the brownie in for her first SLR, a Russian made camera that she used for several years. Her next camera was a Pentax K1000 which she used to record family events and her children growing up. She still has the camera today, but when digital photography came along, she was able to start experimenting. Now I shoot RAW on a Nikon and process the images on a Mac using PSCS4. Her style can loosely be classified as photo-impressionism. I print, mat, and frame my own images. She lives in British Vancouver, Canada. Visit her website at:

Arlene Ang

Bio: she is the author of four poetry collections. Her collaborative fiction with Valerie Fox has been published in Admit 2, Defenestration, and qaartsiluni, and they are the authors of a poetry collection, Bundles of Letters Including A, V and Epsilon (Texture Press, 2008). For the last few years she has been staff editor for The Pedestal Magazine and the literary journal Press 1. She currently lives in Spinea, Italy. Visit her at:

Forrest Hamer

Bio: he is a poet, psychologist, candidate psychoanalyst, and a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley. He was educated at Yale and Berkeley. He is the author of Call & Response (Alice James, 1995), winner of the Beatrice Hawley Award, and Middle Ear (The Roundhouse Press, 2000), a finalist for the Bay Area Book Reviewers Association Award. His work has appeared in Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, ZYZZYVA, Berkeley Poetry Review, Cream City Review, Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. His work has been anthologized in 3 editions of Best American Poetry, Poet's Choice: Poems for Everyday Life, The Geography of Home: California's Poetry of Place, and Word of Mouth: An Anthology of Gay American Poetry. Find out more at:

Lee Upton

Bio: she is the author of eleven books, a published writer of fiction as well as poetry, and the writer-in-residence at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. Undid in the Land of Undone is her fifth book of poetry. She is a recipient of the National Poetry Series Award, the Pushcart Prize, and the Georgia Contemporary Poetry Series Award. She is a professor of English and the writer-in-residence at Lafayette College in Eston, PA. Contact her at:

Marilyn M. King

Bio: she worked as an illustrator for 25 years before retiring, then took a brief hiatus from art while she worked in her family business. But she found she couldn't stay away long and in October of 2007 she returned to her artistic roots to pursue a new career in fine art. The journey now finds her painting in oils on various surfaces and in small formats, in an effort to capture the beauty in everyday life everywhere she looks. Her goal is to make her work visual poetry as defined by Webster: showing the "lyrical quality or structural perfection of an object, act, or experience". Visit her blog and find more of her work at:

Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal

Bio: he was born in Mexico. He works in the mental health field in Los Angeles, CA. Kendra Steiner Editions will publish his latest chapbook, Digging A Grave, in 2010. New Polish Beat published his chapbook, The Book of Absurd Dreams. His poems have appeared in The American Dissident, The Blue Collar Review, and Camel Saloon. He lives in West Covina, CA. Visi him at:

Christine Hamm

Bio: she is a PhD candidate in English Literature at Drew University. She won the MiPoesias First Annual Chapbook Competition with her manuscript, Children Having Trouble with Meat. Her poetry has been published in The Adirondack Review, Pebble Lake Review, Lodestar Quarterly, Poetry Midwest, Rattle, and many others. She has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize, and she teaches English and poetry writing at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. Visit her at her blog:

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

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