Rob Baum completed her post-doctorate in gender, gesture and ritual in the Middle East, and has since then taught in Israel, New Zealand and Australia. Her phenomenological research includes the book Female Absence: Women, Theatre and Other Metaphors (Peter Lang, 2003), and articles on Palestinian ritual, race/gender issues, Holocaust trauma and identity politics. A Senior Lecturer at Monash University, Rob trains disabled artists, and performs in movement improvisation, theatre and circus. Her plays emphasise strong, desirable roles for women.
        Recommended poet: Martin Harrison

Jared Carter has published four collections of poetry, the most recent being Cross this Bridge at a Walk, from Wind Publications in Kentucky. His work has appeared in the Georgia, Iowa, Kenyon, and Mid-American Reviews, and in Poetry and Witness. A sampling of his poems and stories may be found on his web site www.jaredcarter.com
        Recommended poets: Roland John, Leo Yankevich, and Ton van t’Hof.

Iris Jamahl Dunkle received her M.F.A. from New York University. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Case Western Reserve University. Her work has appeared in Cleveland in Prose and Poetry, Fence, Squaw Valley Review, and Washington Square. She's been teaching creative writing in both university and community environments for the past eight years. (ijd3@case.edu)
        Recommended poet: Brenda Hillman

Joseph A. Farina practices Law in his hometown of Sarnia, Ontario. His poetry has appeared in the Alberta Poetry Yearbook,(1969) and in the newsletter of the Association of Italian Canadian Writers. He won second prize in the Sarnia Observer "My Hometown" contest for his essay "My New Home Town." Several of his poems have been published in Green’s Magazine, Quills Canadian Poetry Magazine, Ascent, and in The Tower Poetry Magazine. and appear in the recently published anthology Witness from Serengeti Press and in the anthology Sweet Lemons Writings with a Sicilian Accent. His work in progress The Cancer Chronicles has been published by Serengeti Press this past April. (farinlaw@xcelco.on.ca)
        Recommended poet: Salvatore Ala

Larry Fontenot has had poetry published in Arrowsmith, Chachalaca Poetry Review, Curbside Review, i.e. magazine, Maverick Press, Melic Review, Pebble Lake Review, Red River Review, RiverSedge, Snow Monkey and Sulphur River Literary Review. Larry was a Juried Poet at the 2005 Houston Poetry Fest and a Featured Poet at the 2000 Fest. A chapbook, Choices & Consequences, was the winner of the Maverick Press 1996 Southwest Poets’ Series Chapbook competition. Larry also won the 2000 Alsop Review Poetry Competition, an Honorable Mention in Sol Magazine’s Poet Laureate 2002 Competition, and was a finalist in the 2005 Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize. (poboy@hotmail.com)
        Recommended poet: Lawrence Raab

Giles Goodland lives in London, he thinks he has a book forthcoming from Salt Editions, his last book was A Spy in the House of Years, Please contact him if you wish to purchase any of his books (all of his publishers so far have gone bust) (gilesgoodland@aol.com)
        Recommended poets: John Ash and Maggie O'Sullivan.

Anne Haines' poems have recently appeared in a number of literary journals (both in print and online), including Calyx, Cortland Review, Rattle, and Poetry Midwest, as well as in anthologies including Poetry from Sojourner: A Feminist Anthology, (University of Illinois Press, 2004). Her poem "O" was named as one of three Honorable Mention awards in the Thomas Merton Foundation's 2006 "Poetry of the Sacred" contest. She lives in Bloomington, Indiana, where she is currently a staff member in the Indiana University Libraries. (ahaines@gmail.com)
        Recommended poets: D.A. Powell, Carol Guess, Susan B.A. Somers-Willett.

Lindsay Penelope Illich is a Texas poet working on her PhD in Rhetoric and Poetics at Texas A&M University. Her work has appeared in Gulf Coast, The Dos Passos Review, Cranky, and Brazos Gumbo. She has also served as an editorial assistant for Callaloo and BigTex[t]. She lives in Dallas, TX. (lindsay_illich@hotmail.com)
        Recommended poet: Simone Muench

Mary Chi-Whi Kim currently teaches at Savannah College of Art and Design. She has published in various literary journals including Many Mountains Moving, Puerto Del Sol, Kalliope, and Literary Mama, and has won two poem commissions from The Ohio State University’s Multicultural Center. She is also the author of a poetry chapbook Silken Purse (Pudding House Press, 2005) and a multi-genre, self-help book, Karma Suture (Amazon.com, 2006). Recently she co-organized the first community-based Asian American and among the first GBLT literary events in Savannah, Georgia. (hannaverse@yahoo.com)
        Recommended poet: Yusef Komunyakaa

Zoë Landale lives in Richmond, BC with a large dog and a husband. Her only daughter is old enough to have left home and has vowed never to be a writer. The poems littering her new place give some question to this. Landale had a MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. She teaches creative writing at Kwantlen University College. She has five books out, with a sixth, Once a Murderer, forthcoming from Wolsak & Wynn Press. (Zoe.Landale@kwantlen.ca)
        Recommended poet: Elizabeth Chapman

Alexander Long was born and raised in Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania. He’s worked as a musician, fry cook, and obituary writer. His first two books—Vigil (poems, New Issues Press) and Noise (memoir/prose poems)—will be published in 2006. With Christopher Buckley, he is co-editor of A Condition of the Spirit: the Life & Work of Larry Levis (Eastern Washington University Press, 2004). His poems, essays, and book reviews have appeared in American Writers (Charles Scribner’s Sons), Blackbird, The Cream City Review, 5 AM, Pleiades, Poetry International, The Prose Poem: An International Journal, Quarter After Eight, Quarterly West, Rivendell, Solo, Third Coast, and elsewhere. He is a member of the writing faculty at West Chester University and writes, plays, and tours with the band Redhead Betty Takeout. (alexanderlong@comcast.net)
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Harold Lorin has published numerous books and articles in computer science and technology where he has made his primary career. His stories and poetry appear in numerous ezines and are included in published anthologies. Favorite color is green. Favorite writers(currently) are Conrad, Coetze, and Kundera. Favorite painters are Matisse, Mark Roth, and Memling. He thinks the obelisk in Central Park is the known center of the universe and New York City is the Holy Jerusalem of Revelations. He is married to the Woman of All Time.(hal.lorin@gmail.com)
        Recommended poets: Billy Collins, W.S. Merwin, Mark Strand

Benjamin Morris is a native of Mississippi but currently lives in Cambridge, England, where he is a graduate student in archaeology.
        Recommended poets: Norman MacCaig and Jacob Polley

Patrick Rosal is the author of two books of poetry, Uprock Headspin Scramble and Dive (Persea Books), which won the Asian-American Writers Workshop Members Choice award, and My American Kundiman, which will be published in Fall 2006. His work has appeared in North American Review, The Literary Review, Brevity, and The Beacon Best 2001. He is currently Assistant Professor of English at Bloomfield College. (prosal@gomarky.com)
        Recommended poet: Aracelis Girmay

Arthur Westover is a physician in Dallas, Texas. More of his work can be found on his photoblog at www.taopa.com.
        Recommended poet: Charles Bukowski

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