Contributors - Issue 120 (2009)
Stan Adler has had fiction, poetry, and columns published in numerous publications, both slick and lit. Three chapters from his novel Words for Some Lost Reason, a work in progress, were previously published in Issue No. 116 of Evergreen Review. He is currently working with artist Brad Brown on an extensive drawing&narrative collaboration. Earlier in his career, he worked at American Zoetrope with Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, and other filmmakers.
Ed Baker is an artist and poet who resides in Takoma Park, Md. He is 68. Some of his books published since 1998 are: Neighbor; Goodnight; Stone Girl; Wild Orchid (with Fay Chin); full moon; Things Just Come Through; and Restoration Poems. Between 1970 and 1978 he published: Song of chin; Points/Counterpoints; Okeanos Rhoos; The City; Re:circulation; andHexapoems 1-3.
Graham Cotten is finishing a collection of short stories for his thesis work at Ole Miss. He was runner-up in this year’s Playboy College Fiction Contest.
Christopher Crawford was born in Glasgow in 1974. He studied Mechanical and Offshore Engineering, and has worked on various oil rigs and seismic vessels in the Gulf of Mexico. His poems, translations, fiction, essays and reviews have recently been published, or are forthcoming, in Blatt, The Prague Revue, Grasp, The Clare Market Review and Gently Read Literature. He has lived in the Czech Republic since 2002.
Bonny Finberg’s chapbook of short stories, How the Discovery of Sugar Produced the Romantic Era, was published by Sisyphus Press and featured on the DVD 5 Guys Read Finberg. Her work appears in Evergreen Review, four Unbearables Anthologies, Lost and Found: New York Stories from Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood and Best American Erotica. In Paris she has contributed to Le Purple Journal, Van Gogh’s Ear, and Upstairs At Duroc. She has been translated into French, Hungarian and Japanese. She recently finished her first novel, Kali’s Day.
Christine Granados' first book, Brides and Sinners in El Chuco, was a finalist in the short story category for the Foreward Magazine Book of the Year. Her work has been excerpted in Texas Literature: A Case Study; Literary El Paso; Hecho en Tejas: An Anthology of Texas Mexican Literature; and other books, magazines and journals. She is working on a novel set along the Texas Mexico border.
Andrei Guruianu is a Romanian-born writer living in Vestal, New York. He is the author of three previous collections of poetry: And Nothing Was Sacred Anymore (March Street Press, 2009), Front Porch World View (Main Street Rag, 2009), Days When I Saw the Horizon Bleed (FootHills Publishing, 2006); also author of the chapbooks Anamnesis (Finishing Line Press, forthcoming 2010) and It Was Like That Once (Pudding House, 2008). He teaches at Ithaca College and Binghamton University where he is also pursuing a Ph.D. in English with a focus in creative writing. In 2009 he worked as guest editor of Yellow Medicine Review and edited the anthology “Twenty Years After the Fall: The Fall of the Iron Curtain—A Perspective in Poetry and Prose” (Wising Up Press, 2009). Guruianu is also the founder and executive editor of the literary journalThe Broome Review and currently serves as the Broome County, NY Poet Laureate 2009-2010.
Jason Hardung's work has been published widely through the American underground. His work has appeared in The New York Quarterly, Zygote In My Coffee, Underground Voices, decomP, Thrasher, Lummox Journal, Heroin Love Songs, Polarity, Up The Staircase, and St. Vitus Press, to name a few. He has a chapbook, Breaking The Hearts Of Robots, out on Covert Press, and a full length book, The Broken and the Damned, on Epic Rites Press. He is co-editor of the Front Range Review and Matter Journal.
Alan Kaufman's books iuclude Jew Boy, Matches, The Outlaw Bible of American Poettry and The Outlaw Bible of American Literature (co-edited with Barney Rosset).
Valery Oisteanu is a writer and an artist with an international flavor. Born in Russia (1943) and educated in Romania and France, he has adopted Dada and Surrealism as a philosophy of art and life. He is the author of 10 books of poetry, a book of short fiction and a book of essays: The Avant-Gods. For the past 11 years he has been a columnist for NY Arts Magazine, and an art critic for Brooklyn Rail and Artnet. He is also a contributing writer for French, Spanish, Canadian & Romanian art and literary magazines: La Page Blanche, Dart International, Art, Viata Romaneasca, Romania Literara, Altitudini, et al. As a performer Valery Oisteanu is well known to downtown NYC audiences, performing original Zen Dada multi-media shows in his unmistakable style of "Jazzoetry."
Matt Pattee has been published in places such as Poesy magazine, Shoots and Vines and The Chiron Review.
Willie Smith is a frequent contributor to Exquisite Corpse, and taught fiction writing once for a week at Naropa Institute.His novel OEDIPUS CADET is available from Black Heron Press.
Abbot Street lives in New York and Los Angeles.
Doug Thiele divides his creative life between music and writing; he is the recipient of many awards in both fields. His poetry and short stories have been published in a variety of venues, and his latest chapbook, Like Chinese Milk, was published by a small press in Chicago. His lyrics have been recorded and performed by such disparate artists as The Westminster Boys Choir and Dolly Parton. He teaches composition in Hampton Roads, Virginia where he lives with his wife and two grandsons.
Kathleen Wright holds a Masters Degree In Music/Piano Pedagogy from the University of Minnesota. Ms. Wright has taught piano for over twenty years, but her passion has moved to the literary keyboard. She has published poetry, and is now enjoying the craft and pursuit of memoirs and graphic novellas.