Contributors - Issue 112 (2007)
P.B. Adams is a writer who escaped the Deep South, was educated in the frozen but lovely Berkshires of New England, did adequate penance there, and was granted a mostly warm comfy spot in California. A Fish coexisting in uneasy peace with a Bear
Terry Richard Bazes
Terry Richard Bazes is the author of two novels, Goldsmith’s Return, published by White Pine Press, and the recently completed Lizard World. His essays have appeared in a number of publications, including The Washington Post Book World, Newsday, Columbia Magazine, Hadassah Magazine and Travelers’ Tales: Spain. He has a Ph.D. in English literature. He and his wife have two grown sons and live with their cat and parrot in an old farmhouse in Pleasantville, New York.
John Bennett’s new novel Tire Grabbers is being compared by reviewers with the works of such diverse writers as Philip K. Dick, Kurt Vonnegut, J.R.R. Tolkein, James Joyce and George Orwell. An epic novel, available from Hcolom Press.
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. She is the granddaughter of Alfred Jarry and Antonin Artaud, bastard child of Beckett and Joyce, half-sister to Heiner Müller, kissing cousin of Tadeus Kantor, and lover of Witkiewicz.
Donald Breckenridge is the author of over a dozen plays as well as the novella Rockaway Wherein (Red Dust) and the novel 6/2/95 (Spuyten Duyvil). His novel Arabesques for Sauquoit is currently making the rounds and he is working on his third novel In Many Parts. In addition he is the Fiction Editor of The Brooklyn Rail and the editor of The Brooklyn Rail Fiction Anthology that was just published by Hanging Loose Press.
Christen Clifford is a writer and performer. Her work has been published on Nerve.com, Salon.com, Identity Theory and in The New York Press, Black and White Magazine, Bambini and Blue. She is a completing an MFA in Creative Nonfiction at The New School where her essay BabyLove was the winner of the writing program's 2006 nonfiction competition. Her solo performance of BabyLove had its world premier at the Mesto Zensk festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia and was sold out and won Best of Fringe at the San Francisco Fringe Festival and will be seen in New York at The Kraine Theatre in March 2007 and in Victoria, B.C. in May 2007. She has been a Mainstage Storyteller at the Moth, and done readings at Galapagos, Coliseum Books and Happy Ending. As an actor, she has performed at the Public Theater, Classic Stage Company, HERE, and The Culture Project, etc. as well as in film and television.
Vincent Katz is a poet, critic, and editor. His most recent book of poems, Rapid Departures, a collaboration with artist Mario Cafiero, was published in Brazil in a bi-lingual edition. Katz lives in New York City with his wife and two sons, where he publishes Vanitas magazine and Libellum books.
Tsaurah Litzky is a writer of erotica, poetry and plays. Her erotic novella, The Motion Of The Ocean, was published by Simon & Schuster as part of Three The Hard Way, a series of erotic novellas edited by Susie Bright. Tsaurah teaches an ongoing course, Silk Sheets: Writing Erotica, at the New School in Manhattan.
Clif Mason lives with his wife, a painter and jewelry maker, in Omaha, Nebraska. He is Professor of English and English Department Chair at Bellevue University, a private school near Omaha. He was a Fulbright Fellow to Rwanda, Africa, before the civil war and genocide. His poetry has appeared in many American and English magazines and in From the Dead Before, by Lone Willow Press. He has been fortunate to win several prizes and awards—from the Academy of American Poets and from Writers’ Journal, SPSM&H, Plainsongs, and the Midwest Writers’ Conference. He has recently completed a magical realist novel and a collection of poems.
Richard Milazzo’s latest books are Saint Clair Cemin: Sculptor from Cruz Alta (New York, 2005), Jonathan Lasker: Expressions Become Things (New York, 2006), and Along the Hudson (Tokyo, 2006).
Valery Oisteanu, born in Russia (1943), and educated in Romania and France, is a writer and an artist with an international flavor. He is the author of ten books of poetry, a book of short-fiction, a book of essays and for the past eleven years has been a columnist for New York Arts magazine and an art critic for Brooklyn Rail and www.artnet.com. He is also a contributing writer for various French, Spanish, Canadian and Romanian art and literary magazines. As a performer, Valery Oisteanu is well known to the downtown NYC audiences, performing original Zen Dada multi-media shows in his unmistakable style of “Jazzoetry”.
Nicholas Roehl lives in Los Angeles with his wife. He started writing poetry seriously while attending New York University. His chapbook, Your Brain Contains Speakers/A Microphone is as Your Heart, is unpublished, if you are interested.