Spring 2009

ELAINE BENTLEY BAUGHN masquerades as a mild-mannered professional in Norwich, Connecticut.  Her real identity only comes out at night and in front of a microphone.  Her poetry has been published in Ballard Street Poetry Journal, Through Spider's Eyes, Chopper 3 poetry journal, Moon Journal, Gone, and Coal: a poetry anthology.  There have long been rumors of a chapbook, but it's probably a lie.

SYLVIA MERRILL BEAUPRÉ is a New Hampshire native who enjoys writing poetry, fiction and nonfiction. Her publishing experience includes Yankee Magazine, American University Journal of Gender and the Law, The Granite Review, Northern New England Review, South Boston Literary Gazette, PandoraEntelechy InternationalColor Wheel, Earth’s Daughters, and others. Her work has been chosen as a finalist by White Coffee Store Press, HungerMountain, and the Boston Fiction Festival.

ELIZABETH BRADFIELD is the author of Interpretive Work (Arktoi Books/Red Hen Press, 2008). She holds an MFA from the University of Alaska Anchorage, and has received fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference and the Vermont Studio Center. Her poetry has been published in such journals as The Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Field, The Believer and Orion. She has completed a second book of poems about Arctic and Antarctic exploration, titled Approaching Ice, that will be published in late 2009.

JOHN BURROUGHS, aka Jesus Crisis, is a poet, pacifist, playwright, composer, and seeker in Elyria, Ohio. His work has appeared in dozens of print and online publications since 1983, and his first chapbook, Bloggerel, was self-published in 2008. His second, Identity Crises (with Doug Manson and Bree), was published by Green Panda Press in February 2009. Founder of the Crisis Chronicles Press and Online Library, John co-hosts Cleveland's Lix and Kix poetry series and is currently writing a book about his 11 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Find him at www.crisischronicles.com.

JANE CASSADY has featured at such venues as Louder Arts in NYC, Valley Contemporary Poets in Los Angeles, Poet's Asylum in Worcester, MA, and GotPoetry Live in Providence, RI. Her latest chapbook (Turtle Ink Press) is called A Light Wallflower Panic. She recently collaborated on a CD with indie-pop musician Gregg Yeti under the band name The Suddenly Nervous. She has appeared in The November 3rd Club, The Comstock Review, Valley of the Contemporary Poets, and others. She is The Poetry Lady at Emlen Elementary Afterschool Program in Northwest Philadelphia, spending lots of time with craft supplies and optimistic little faces.

HOLLY DAY lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her two children, husband, and cat. Her newest nonfiction books are Music Theory for Dummies, Music Composition for Dummies and Walking Twin Cities. Her poetry and fiction have most recently appeared in Penny Blood Review, Pearl and Tar Wolf Review.

EDUARDO DEL VALLE was born in Havana and raised there and in New Jersey, where he now lives.

JOE DEREPENTIGNY is a writer living in Atlanta.

STEPHANIE EDWARDS is a senior at Albion College, pursuing a double major in English with a Creative Writing Emphasis and Economics. She is president of Albion’s chapter of English honorary Sigma Tau Delta, and works as a poetry & fiction Editor on the Albion Review.

SARA EGNER is an artist living in Chicago, Illinois.

ADAM ENGEL is a Contributing Editor for Cyrano's Journal. Adam has published poetry, fiction, articles, and reviews in several Web sites and magazines such as CounterPunch, Dissident Voice, Online Journal, Hudson Review, Accent, The Concord Journal, Beacon, Art World, Ward6 Review, CounterCurrents, LewRockwell.com, Strike-The-Root, Literal Latte, Lummux, POESY, Chronogram, Cerebral Catalyst, Mud Luscious, Press Action, and many others.

MICHAEL FISHER lives in Worcester, MA.  He holds a MFA in Poetry from New England College. His manuscript The Wolf Spider received an honorable mention in a Coatlism Press poetry book contest, and will be published by Plan B Press in 2009.

ERIKA JAHNEKE is a fiction writer & blogger living in Arizona.

MICHAEL LAUCHLAN’S most recent chapbook is Sudden Parade, from Riverside Press, and he has had poems in New England Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, North American Review, etc, with work forthcoming in Marlboro Review, Ninth Letter, Natural Bridge, and Third Wednesday. His poems have been included in Abandon Automobile, from Wayne State University Press and in A Mind Apart, from Oxford University Press.

THOMAS LEE is an attorney and freelance writer who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.  His short stories have been published in numerous literary journals, including AIM Magazine, American Literary Review, Asian Pacific American Journal, Brink Lit, Kartika Review, Lullwater Review, and Short Fiction World.  

DENNIS MAHAGIN'S poems have twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and appear in publications such as Exquisite Corpse, 3 A.M., 42opus, Absinthe Literary Review, Frigg Magazine, and Underground Voices. He lives and works in the state of Washington.

ANGELA CONSOLO MANKIEWICZ has four chapbooks out, the most recent being An Eye, published by Pecan Grove Press (2006) and As If, just released from  Little Red Books-Lummox.  She’s also been published in Istanbul Literary Review, PRESA, Montserrat, Re)Verb ,Sketchbook, Seldom Nocturne, Arsenic Lobster, Temple/Tsunami, Butcher Block, Slipstream, Chiron Review, Hawaii Review, Cerberus, Karamu, Lynx Eye, Pemmican, Blind Man's Rainbow and ArtWord.

MATTHEW MARS is a singer, writer and artist living in the greater Los Angeles area.

MARC OLMSTED has appeared in City Lights Journal, New Directions In Prose & Poetry, Outlaw Bible Of American Poetry, Signs Of Life (a Manic D Press anthology), Processed World, Flesh Eater Chris D's Bongo Chalice, Blue Satellite and a variety of small presses. His work includes two books, Milky Desire (Subterranean Press, 1991) and Résumé (Inevitable Press, 1998).

PAUL LOBO PORTUGÉS was reared in Merkel, West Texas, until saved by UCLA, the American Film Institute, and UC Berkeley.  He lives in Santa Barbara, teaches screenwriting and creative writing at UCSB.  He has taught creative writing at UC Berkeley, USC, and the University of Provence.  His books include The Visionary Poetics of Allen Ginsberg, Saving Grace, Hands Across the Earth, The Flower Vendor, Paper Song, Aztec Birth, The Body Electric Journal, The Silent Spring of Rachel Carson, and the forthcoming Mao (forthcoming).

ELIZABETH ROSS is a columnist for The November 3rd Club.

STEVE SMITHis a projects boy from Akron, Ohio, with family roots in Appalachia.  First-generation college-educated, he shunned his first career of carrying a badge and gun in South Carolina and California only to return to the trucking companies and rubber factories of Akron.  He finished graduate work in literature before beginning his tenure in 1994 as a high school English teacher.  His writing defends the poor, glorifies the broken, and justifies an occasional fistfight.  His published works range from short stories and poems to a book on lyricism as the new poetry, Lyricist Review.  He posts a daily poem on www.akronwriter.blogspot.com.

PATTY SOMLO’S writing has appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines and literary journals, including The San Francisco Chronicle, The Baltimore Sun, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Santa Clara Review, The Sand Hill Review, Under the Sun, Fringe Magazine, Tertulia Magazine, Babel Fruit and Her Circle Ezine, and in the anthologies Voices from the Couch, VoiceCatcher and Bombshells:  War Stories and Poetry by Women on the Homefront.  Her short story, Bird Women, was nominated for the Pushcart Prize.  She was a finalist in the 2004 Tom Howard Short Story Contest.  She has work forthcoming in the journals Lady Jane Miscellany, Sangam, and Imitation Fruit, and in the anthologies Rainmakers' Prayers and Solace in So Many Words.   

JADE SYLVAN is a graduate of Indiana University, and can most easily be found at www.jadesylvan.com.  She lives in Boston, Massachusetts, where she is active in the local literary scene as a fiction writer and poet.   Her first full-length collection of poetry, The Spark Singer, will be out later this year published by Spuyten Duyvil Press, and her first novel is currently represented.  Her work has been published numerous literary journals, including Word Riot, DecomP Magazine, and The Pedestal.  She has had thirteen different jobs in the past three years, including Tarot Card Reader, Market Researcher, Bouncer, Nude Model, English Tutor, Copy Editor, and Domestic Violence Advocate.  She has also traveled through every region of the continental U.S. and seven countries in Europe. 

DARREN TAFFINDER is a visionary writer. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.

G. MURRAY THOMAS’ poetry has been widely published, including in Chiron Review, Pearl, Spillway, Caffeine and Askew. Cows on the Freeway, a full length collection of his poetry, was published in 1999. Between 1994 and 1998, he edited and published Next… Magazine, a newsmagazine covering SoCal poetry. He has performed his poetry throughout SoCal and beyond.

LENORE WEISS is the fiction editor for The November 3rd Club.

HILLARY WENTWORTH studied creative writing at the University of New Hampshire, the Salt Institute, and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where she received her MFA.  Her prose has most recently appeared in Black Warrior Review and is forthcoming in The Fourth River.

JOHN SIBLEY WILLIAMS has an MA in writing, and has recently returned to the Boston area, where he frequently performs his poetry.  He is presently compiling manuscripts composed from the last two years of traveling and living abroad.  Some of his over thirty previous or upcoming publications include: The Evansville Review, Flint Hills Review, Cadillac Cicatrix, Juked, The Journal, Barnwood International Poetry, Phantasmagoria, The Alembic, Clapboard House, Southern Ocean Review, Miranda, Language and Culture, Raving Dove, Ghoti, and Red Hawk Review.

TONY WILLIAMS is the author of Structures of Desire: British Cinema, 1939-1955, The Cinema of George A. Romero and Body and Soul: The Cinematic Vision of Robert Aldrich, among other books. He has also written on contemporary Asian cinema, the Viet Nam War in film and literature, the fiction of Jack London and James Jones, and topics in classical Hollywood cinema.

TONY ZURLO'S first publication, about the settlement of Sierra Leone by slaves who escaped during the American Revolution, appeared in The Crisis in 1979. Since then he has published poetry, short fiction, essays, and reviews in over one hundred journals, magazines, anthologies, and newspapers, including the The November Third Club, Houston Chronicle, and Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Besides creative work, he has published books on Japan, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Japanese Americans, Syria, Algeria, and the U.S. Congress.