Contributors - Issue 115 (2008)


John Bennett

John Bennett writes, “Like any number of writers, I think I've broken new ground with my most recent writing. Except in my case it might be true. Check Tire Grabbers, my most recent novel, at Hcolom Press

Giannina Braschi

Cutting-edge Puerto Rican born writer and performer Giannina Braschi is best known for the bilingual novel Yo-Yo Boing! and the postmodern poetry trilogy Empire of Dreams (Yale University Press). Vanguard to the bone, she is more French than Beckett, Picasso, and Gertrude Stein, granddaughter of Alfred Jarry and Antonin Artaud. She walks and spends more than she sleeps and earns.

Regina Derieva

Regina Derieva is a Russian poet who lives in Sweden (after many years in Palestine). She writes in Russian. English translations of her work have appeared in Poetry, Quadrant, Modern Poetry in Translation, Salt, Cross Currents, Poetry East and St. Petersburg Review, among other places.

Robert M. Detman

Robert M. Detman's fiction has been published in numerous magazines, including Santa Monica Review, elimae, Word Riot, The King's English. In addition, his fiction has been recognized for various awards, including the 2007 Abroad Writers' Conference, and as a finalist in the 2007 New Letters Literary Awards. He lives in San Francisco.

John Hardoby

John Hardoby is a student at the State University of New York at Oswego and is currently applying to MFA programs. Born and raised in snowy Syracuse, John is a huge Syracuse University sports fan. This is his first publication.

Lee R. Haven

Lee R. Haven has published essays, columns, poems, and excerpts from his novel, Walter Bernard's Great Balancing Act. He was born in New York, grew up in Savannah, and now lives in metro Atlanta, where he works as a teacher and freelance writer.

Charles Lowe

Charles Lowe is living in Shanghai, China, with his wife and daughter and is on leave from SUNY at Alfred. His work has appeared in Hanging Loose, The Pacific Review, and Tertulia, and is forthcoming in Fiction International.

Andrew McCarron

Andrew McCarron teaches religious studies at Trinity School and is a member of the Faculty of Language and Thinking at Bard College. His poetry has appeared in Colorado Review, Hudson, Review, Octopus Magazine, Hanging Loose, The Painted Bride Quarterly and the Southwest Review.

Lee Ann Sontheimer

Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy is a full-time writer. Her fiction has recently appeared in Coyote Wild, The Chick Lit Review, and Echoes of the Ozarks II, a fiction anthology. She is a member of both Missouri Writers Guild and the Ozark Writers League. She lives in a small Missouri town with her husband and three children.

Dennis Nurske

Poet laureate of Brooklyn, Dennis Nurske has published two books, Burnt Island and The Fall (Knopf). He has won a Whiting Writers’ Award as well as two National Endowment of the Arts fellowships, a New York Foundation for the Arts grant and other awards.

O.P. Sharma

O.P. Sharma is a retired lecturer in English from Government Post-Graduate College, Ajmer, Rajasthan (India). He has published a number of articles in Indian, British and American journals.

Judson Simmons

Judson Simmons writes, “Raised in Texas, I received my MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and my BA in English/Writing from the University of Houston. I currently reside in Pearland, Texas, and work at the University of Houston as a Program Coordinator for the Scholars’ Community. My work has appeared/forthcoming in Hawaii Review, Folio, Pebble Lake Review, Homestead Review—plus other journals.