CONTRIBUTOR NOTES - ISSUE #40


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Daniel Bourne's books of poetry include The Household Gods and Where No One Spoke the Language. His poems have appeared in Field, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, Boulevard, Guernica, Salmagundi, Shenandoah, Prairie Schooner, Indiana Review, Plume, and others. He teaches in English and Environmental Studies at The College of Wooster in NE Ohio, where he is the editor of Artful Dodge. Since 1980 he has also lived several times in Poland, including 1985-87 on a Fulbright for the translation of younger Polish poets. This Fall he is in fact back in Poland, living in Gdansk on the Baltic Coast for more work with Polish poets on the translation of their work. (www.danielbourneblog.wordpress.com)
        Recommended poet: Robert Hass
Joan Colby has published widely in journals such as Poetry, Atlanta Review, South Dakota Review, etc. Awards include two Illinois Arts Council Literary Awards, an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Literature. She has published 16 books including Selected Poems from FutureCycle Press which received the 2013 FutureCycle Prize and Ribcage from Glass Lyre Press which has been awarded the 2015 Kithara Book Prize. Colby is also an associate editor of Good Works Review and FutureCycle Press. Visit her online at www.joancolby.com
        Recommended poet: Alan Catlin
Sandy Coomer is a poet and artist living in Brentwood, TN. Her poetry has been published in numerous journals and anthologies, and she is the author of three poetry chapbooks, including the most recent, Rivers Within Us (Unsolicited Press). A full-length collection, Available Light, will be published in 2019 by Iris Press. Sandy is the founding editor of the online poetry journal Rockvale Review, the curator of the ekphrastic poetry project 20/20 Vision, a Poetic Response to Photography, and the founder and director of Rockvale Writers' Colony, located in College Grove, TN. She is a teacher, a seeker, a dreamer, and an explorer. Her favorite word is "Believe." (www.sandycoomer.com)
        Recommended poet: Susan O'Dell Underwood
Saddiq Dzukogi is the author of Inside the Flower Room, a selection of the African Poetry Book Fund for its New Generation African Poets Chapbook series. His poems are forthcoming in Kenyon Review, DIAGRAM, Spillway, African American Review, and elsewhere. (Sadeeqd@yahoo.com)
        Recommended poets: David Ishaya Osu, Hafizah Geter
Joyce Ker is a student at Lynbrook High School in San Jose, California. She is the Prose and Poetry Editor of Vertigo, her school's literary magazine. Ker has attended the California State Summer School for the Arts and the Iowa Young Writer's Studio. Her poetry has appeared in Wu-Wei Fashion Magazine, Moledro Magazine, TAB Journal of Poetry & Poetics, Navigating the Maze, K'in Journal, and is forthcoming in the Louisville Review. Additionally, her work has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest, and the California Coastal Art and Poetry Contest. Joyce is a California Arts Scholar and recipient of the Governor's Medallion.
        Recommended poet: Ocean Vuong
Serena Lin is a junior at Moorestown Friends School. She is the co-editor in chief of Bitter Melon Magazine, an online literary magazine of art, prose, and poetry. Currently, she spends her meager free time eating bagels and walking her dog, Ruby. (www.bittermelonmag.com)
        Recommended poet: Wendy Xu
Ellen Zhang is an undergraduate student at Harvard University majoring in the life sciences. She serves as Editor-In-Chief of Harvard Prescriptions, and her poems appear in The Albion Review, Cuckoo Quarterly, The Quotable, several anthologies, and elsewhere. Ellen has received recognition from Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Presidential's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, and Michigan State University. She has also studied under Jorie Graham and Joshua Bell. (ellenzhangwriting@gmail.com)
        Recommended poet: Chen Chen




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