M. Alice
M. Alice live in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
Cutting: Line

Dr. Nilanshu Kumar Agarwal
Dr.Nilanshu Kumar Agarwal is senior lecturer in English at Feroze Gandhi College, Rae Bareli, (U.P.), India. His interviews with a number of contemporary literary figures, as well as his research papers, book reviews, articles and poems have appeared in publications including The Vedic Path, Quest, Pegasus, IJOWLAC, The Journal, Promise, The Raven Chronicles, Yellow Bat Review, Carved in Sand, Turning the Tide, Blue Collar Review, Bridge-in-Making, Confluence, Poetcrit, Kafla Intercontinental, Hyphen and South Asian Review. His book on Stephen Gill will be published shortly.
Probes: D.C. Chambial, Christopher Rollason and Ludmila Volná

Jon Baldwin
Jon Baldwin lives on the east coast of England with his wife and young daughter. He teaches at the London Metropolitan University and has published scholarly articles on Alain Badiou, Jean Baudrillard, Jacques Derrida, art, culture, and political economy. His poetry has been published in a number of journals such as Heron's Nest, Acorn, and Eucalypt, and he will soon take up the role of General Secretary of the British Haiku Society.
Essay: A Brief History of Sluggish Lines

Courtney Bambrick
Courtney Bambrick worked in theater as both a costumer and an administrator until enrolling in Rosemont College's MFA writing program. She is originally from the Philadelphia area, but attended Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio and lived in Galway and Waterford, Ireland. Her work has appeared in Parlor, Philadelphia Poets, Mad Poets Review, Schuylkill Valley Journal, and the University of the Arts Poetry Review.
Poetry: Under the Moon

Michael Ceraolo
Michael Ceraolo is a forty-something civil servant/poet trying to overcome a middle-class upbringing. His book, Cleveland Haiku, was published by Green Panda Press, and another, Euclid Creek: A Journey, was published by Deep Cleveland Press.
Cutting: You Don't Own Me

Earl Coleman
After a lengthy career as a publisher, he turned to writing full-time about sixteen years ago and has been widely published, with two short stories nominated for Pushcarts XXIII and XXVII and one short story nominated for the series Best American Short Stories. His first book of poetry, A Stubborn Pine in a Stiff Wind (Mellen Poetry Press) was published in 2001. A chapbook of his poetry was published under the title Earl Coleman’s Greatest Hits by Pudding House as part of their series in 2004. In April 2007, his latest work, a collaboration with his son, entitled Like Father, Like Son was published. To see more of his work visit this site.
Poetry: Sweet Dreams

Barry C. Davis

Barry Davis is a University of Pennsylvania graduate who currently lives in suburban Philadelphia with his wife and two children. He has written screenplays, novels and short stories. He has had several short stories accepted for publication in webzines and print magazines. His novel The Bottom, a gritty urban crime tale set in 1970s Philadelphia, is currently being shopped by Gary Heidt of Fine Print Literary Management.
Fiction: Big Dave

Steve De France
Steve De France has ridden rails on freight trains, worked as a laborer on pick-up gangs in Arizona, dug swimming pools in Texas, served 33 days in the Pecos city jail as a vagarant, fought bulls one early morning in Mexico, and dived for salvage off a small island on the coast of Mazatlan. He later worked his way through college, driving Yellow Cab and working as a bartender and bouncer. He received a B.A. in Theatre Arts from C.S.U.L.B. and immediately transferred to San Francisco State University. He worked for the San Francisco Shakespeare Company and the Marin Shakespeare Company, then returned to Los Angeles and finished a Master’s in English Literature. He continued his education at USC and later at Chapman University, where he received an MFA in Creative Writing. He has written and sold scripts for Hollywood & worked as a professional actor in film and television, continuing to write poetry, plays, essays and short stories. He sails a small sailboat in Long Beach, California.
Poetry: Yes I Said...

Roger Desy

Teaching literature and creative writing, he turned to technical writing/editing. For the last few years he's been doing what he should be doing for better or worse. Clarity and accessibility essential — poetry makes its mark through restraint and indirection. The best poems are waiting to be written. A few of his poems have been accepted by Blue Unicorn, Mid-American Review, The New Renaissance, Poet Lore, and The Spoon River Poetry Review. His work "plays with the paradigm." Early mornings he feeds birds, then writes.
Poetry: Helen and Pollux, Oct. 25

Rada Djurica
Radmila Djurica is a Serbian freelance journalist who has done correspondence work for the Tiker Press Agency and has had articles published in British Sunday and daily newspapers, including the Scottish newspaper, Sunday Post; in Woman Abroad magazine; and at She has served as assistant editor, reading manuscripts for the Reading Writers Service; has published articles with the SCN Television Network in California; is a freelance columnist for the British monthly magazine Code Uncut; and wrote about Serbia's International Bitef Festival of contemporary theatre for Zowie Wowie Magazine, an American e-zine.
Bomb Harvest, EKV: As It Once Was, Love and Other Crimes, I Know, Snow, Behind the Glass, Buick Riviera
Essays: Zagreb Film Festival 2008, 14th Sarajevo Film Festival
Probes: Mike Leigh, Charlie Kaufman, Sharon Maguire and Andy Peterson

William Doreski
William Doreski teaches at Keene State College in New Hampshire. His most recent collection of poetry is Another Ice Age (2007). He has published three critical studies, including Robert Lowell’s Shifting Colors. His essays, poetry, and reviews have appeared in many journals, including Massachusetts Review, Notre Dame Review, The Alembic, New England Quarterly, Harvard Review, Modern Philology, Antioch Review, and Natural Bridge.
Chatiment de l'orgueil

Sue Ellis
Sue Ellis is a retired postmaster, sock knitter, soapmaker and gardener. She has been previously published in Flash Me Magazine, Dead Mule, and Pen Pricks and is a member of The Internet Writers Workshop. She and her husband live in Spokane, Washington.
Cutting: Traveling Back

Noah Erkes
Noah Erkes is a senior at Vassar College, where he studies mathematics, as well as economics and computer science. His photography, which he began as a young teen, provides him a relaxing, artistic outlet that complements his scientific studies. He currently works with a Cannon Digital Rebel and standard, zoom, and macro lenses. He recently launched an updated version of his personal photography web site, Noah Erkes Photo World. From there, one can access his page, from which one can purchase his photography. Noah plans to continue with his photography well into the future, no matter where his life takes him.
Photographs: Alice, Reflection

Barry G. Gale
Barry G. Gale presently serves as professorial lecturer in internatioinal science and technology cooperation at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. Born in Chicago, he received a Bachelor's degree from Northwestern University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in the History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Chicago. To date he has published some twenty poems and five short stories worldwide. He has also published numerous articles and book reviews in the science area, including a book on Charles Darwin which appeared in both the United States (University of New Mexico Press) and Great Britain (Harvester Press). He is presently working on an historical novel about Sigmund Freud and the discovery of the meaning of dreams. While a student at the University of Chicago, he studied the history of psychoanalysis under Dr. Bruno Bettelheim, who was trained as a psychoanalyst in Vienna. Barry presently resides in Arlington, Virginia, with his wife and two children. His daughter recently graduated from college, and his son will be a junior in high school this fall.
Humor: One Mukluk

William Gladstone

William Gladstone tried to get his wife to write his bio, because he couldn't think of anything clever or interesting to say about himself. Sadly, neither could she. However, he does live in the Middle Tennessee area, where he anticipates the birth of his first child, a son named Fox, and is working on his first honest-to-goodness full-length novel.
Fiction: The Pencil Borrowers

Suzanne Richardson Harvey
A member of the Academy of American Poets, Suzanne Richardson Harvey lectured for almost two decades at Stanford University before retiring. And before moving to Northern California, she taught at Tufts University, where she earned her doctorate in Elizabethan poetry, specifically that of Edmund Spenser. Her poetry first appeared in The Christian Science Monitor and then in Wild Violet (USA), Ascent Aspirations Magazine (Canada), nthposition (UK), and SpeedPoets (Australia), among other venues.
Poetry: The Mother-in-Law's Lament

Farha Hasan

Farha Hasan holds a BBA from York University's Schulich School of Business and an MISt from the University of Toronto. Farha is currently a business librarian living and working in Boston. She has come back to writing fiction after a brief stint in advertising, where she was involved in copywriting, casting and strategic planning. Her short stories have been published in various ezines and small circulation presses such as Samizdada, Down in the Dirt and Toasted Cheese.
Fiction: He Always Ate Alone
Humor: Full Arms and Underarms

Allison Healy
I was raised in the northwoods of Minnesota where I developed a deep association to the natural world. She left high school two years early and received an associate degree in liberal arts at the age of eighteen, spending some time in Scotland before receiving her diploma. She studied at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design, where she focused on illustration and graphic arts. During her undergraduate career she studied illustration intensively at the University of Brighton, on the south coast of England. Upon completion of her bachelor of fine arts degree, she began the preparations to move to Boston, where shd would again be faced with new and exciting challenges.
Artwork: Screen Full, Self, Time

Benjamin Heins
Benjamin Heins is an avid reader and writer of poetry, mentored by the late Dr. Len Roberts. His work has appeared in several publications over the past two years, including Lehigh Valley Literary Review, Black Book Press, and Write On!! Poetry Magazette. In December, he will graduate from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in professional writing and a minor in English literature. He then plans on finding a fun job with good wages and starting an excellent life in the "real world." In the meantime, however, he is spending his summer as a lifeguard and office assistant, with ample time reserved for family, friends, and his writing group, The Winged Poets.
Poetry: Where Len Lies

Melissa Hoffman
Melissa Hoffman has had a varied career in television and design. She wrote and performed her one-woman show, The Bossy Girl Monologues, for Lincoln Center's American Living Room series in the summer of 2000. She has written several film and TV scripts, none of them produced. She is self publishing her short story collection, Finger in the Dike.
Fiction: Jesus, Mary and Josephina

Kathryn Jacobs
Kathryn Jacobs is a poet from Harvard teaching at Texas A&M–Commerce. In a little over a year, she has had over 60 poems accepted at various journals; her book of poetry is forthcoming at Finishing Line Press. Her journal publications include Barefoot Muse, New Formalist, Measure, Washington Literary Review, Acumen (UK), Pulse, Slant, Candelabrum (UK), DeCanto, Quantum Leap (UK), Mezzo Cammin, Deronda Review, The Same, Contemporary Rhyme, Ship of Fools, Eclectic Muse, Mobius, Chimaera, Trellis, Lucid Rhythms, Poetry Midwest, Blue Unicorn, Wild Goose Poetry Review, 14 by 14, and Wordgathering.
Humor: Ranting

Leland Jamieson
Leland Jamieson lives and writes in East Hampton, Connecticut. Recent and forthcoming work appears in numerous magazines. His first book of poems, 21st Century Bread, can be previewed and is available at — along with “Poem for the Week” and “Hear the Poet Read” features, book reviews, and readers’ and editors’ comments.
Poetry: Her Muscatel — And Bread

John Joyce
John Joyce was born at Hampton Court in England. He held school records for running the mile. He was educated in London and Salford, Lancashire, where he gained an honors degree in electrical engineering. Subsequent studies have been at Dalhousie University, University of British Columbia and Capilano College. John Joyce started writing philosophy at school and has been extensively published. Moniques's Interview was his first short play and Going Standby is his latest. He departed England for Montreal to go around the world, living at different times in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and Dartmouth. He resides in self-imposed exile in Vancouver, Canada. Altus Arts promotes his works worldwide.
Essay: Are There Any Modern Classical Composers?

Russell H. Krauss
Russell H. Krauss was born and raised in New Jersey and graduated from Cornell University with a degree in mathematics. He served as an actuary for a national life insurance company — the last thirteen years as senior vice president and chief actuary — and then established his own software and actuarial consulting practice. He is now retired and lives in Nampa, Idaho, with a second home in the mountain resort town of McCall, Idaho. He keeps busy writing software, fiction, and commentary.
Fiction: Halloween House

Lyn Lifshin

Lyn Lifshin has published more than 120 books of poetry, won awards for her non-fiction and edited four anthologies of women's writing including. Her poems have appeared in most literary and poetry magazines, and she is the subject of an award-winning documentary film, Lyn Lifshin: Not Made of Glass, available from Women Make Movies. Forthcoming books include Barbaro: Beyond Brokenness, from Texas Review Press, Persephone from Red Hen, Mad Girl and Tsunami. New World Press will publish Desire and All the Poets (Mostly) Who Have Touched Me, Living and Dead. All True, Especially the Lies. For more information, visit her Web site.
Poetry: The Ice Maiden's 214th S.O.S., Somewhere, The

R.S. Lindsay

R.S. Lindsay is a freelance writer living in Renton, Washington. Since moving to the Seattle area in 1997, he has worked as a technical and marketing writer for Microsoft, Boeing, and other companies. He has published numerous articles in national trade magazines, and is the co-author of the book Is Self-Employment For You? with Seattle businessman and radio talk show host, Paul E. Casey. On weekends, he enjoys playing jai alai and vandalizing espresso bars.
Humor: The Scent of Passionate Indigestion
Review: Pigskin Parade

Zenobia Rose Love
Zenobia Rose Love is a dedicated fiction writer and avid reader. She started writing at age ten, and fourteen years later she has not stopped. She attended Sarah Lawrence College and spent her four years there learning and growing as a writer. She currently resides in Harlem, New York City, and writes for The Coil Review. She can be reached via e-mail. This is her first published story.
Fiction: Jack's New Apartment

Sean MacKendrick
Sean MacKendrick lives in Colorado under the care of two cats. He’s currently in the business of software programming and financial consultation, although it’s not clear how that happened, exactly. As he splits his working time between Denver and Dallas these days, he’s grown even fonder of the short story form, ideal for short plane trips or bus rides. His work has recently appeared in online publications, with his first foray into print due out in 2009.
Fiction: Biography of an Immortal

Arlene Mandell
Arlene L. Mandell, a retired English professor from New Jersey, has been published in 14 anthologies and more than 400 literary magazines. She recently won the AAUW/CARE "Education is Powerful" national short story contest.
Fiction: Hair Like Brown Silk

Chris Martinez

Chris Martinez went to Penn State and George Washington Law, and now lives in Arlington, Virginia. His writings here are not to be confused with the kind he does for the federal borg, in Kafkaesque boxes within boxes in downtown D.C.
Review: Kanye West

Louis McKee
Louis McKee has poems forthcoming in American Poetry Review, 5 A.M., Chiron Review, Ninth Letter, and Poet Lore, among others. River Architecture, a selected poems, was published in 1999, and a collection of his newer work, Near Occasions of Sin, appeared in 2006. Adastra Press has published Marginalia, a volume of his translations from Old Irish of monastic poems, in 2008, and Still Life, a chapbook of new poems, is just been issued from FootHills.
Poetry: Warming Cold Hands

Rick McQuiston
Rick McQuiston manages a condo project and shopping center by day and churns out horror tales by (mid)night. He's had close to 150 publications so far and is currently finishing his third anthology book, Beneath the Moonlight, which along with his other books, will be available on Lulu and Amazon. He's also editor of a horror fiction ezine, Many Midnights, and a guest author each year at Memphis Junior High School. When he's not writing or spending time with his wife and two children (aspiring authors, as well) he enjoys playing drums and guitar, painting and watching horror movies.
Fiction: Nightmare

Michael McWey
Michael McWey’s fiction and humor have appeared in Redbook, Seventeen, Frigg, INdy Men's Magazine, Rosebud, Ducts, and many other publications. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has twice been nominated for the National Magazine Award.
Humor: My Kid, The Sponge

Michael Morell

Michael Morell lives and writes among the rolling green hills of Chester County, Pennsylvania. He lives with his 11-year-old greyhound, Kayla, and is an animal rights activist involved in rescuing ex-racing greyhounds for adoption. The recipient of a 3rd place finish in the Allen Ginsberg poetry awards, his poems have appeared in Comstock Review, Paterson Literary Review, Poetry Motel and Slipstream. Work is forthcoming in Philadelphia Poets, Rattle and Chiron Review. When not writing poems, essays or book reviews, Michael enjoys teaching meditation/stress reduction classes and bird watching. He currently hosts a poetry reading series at Philadelphia Meditation Center.
Poetry: This I Call My Heart

Kathryn Nevin

Kathryn Nevin became an American citizen at age 12 and has been writing poetry since she was young. Upon completing a year in Indiana University's Ph.D. program with the intention of becoming an English professor, she chose social work as a profession and received her master's in social work from Widener University. A great deal of her fuel for poetry comes from her varied experience as a social worker. She currently practices in forensic social work. Earlier publications include the Drexel Online Journal, Ometeca Journal, and the Susquehanna Review, as well as poems published in Capital Consequences, a book by ACLU attorney Rachel King in which families of death row inmates tell their stories.
Poetry: On Parole

Erin O'Riordan
Erin O'Riordan's love stories are not always bittersweet, and not always inspired by a flip through In Style. They've appeared online in webzines including Clean Sheets, Oysters & Chocolate, and Ravenous Romance, and in print in magazines including Playgirl. Her first novel, Beltane, is available from Eternal Press. She enjoys meeting readers on Facebook. She doesn't actually know how to play chess, though, so don't ask.
Fiction: I Did Not Break Up Claire and Jeremy

Susan Palmer

Susan Palmer lives in Colorado, inspired by strong mountains and etheric skies. As a child, moving every three years, she gathered a wealth of experiences in various cultures to enrich her writings. Susan has been writing poetry and fiction for over thirty years, and presently is working to complete a second novel. Her stories and poetry have been published in several magazines, including Rambler, Hawaii Pacific Review, and Muse & Stone. She has led and participated in writer’s groups for over seven years and done some editing work. Susan loves to meet a writing challenge, whether themed or stylistic.
Cutting: Beast

Tanya Pilumeli
Tanya Pilumeli was born in 1973. Her novel, The DragonFly Keeper, which came out in April, 2008, was just announced as a finalist for the 2008 Best Book Awards in the children’s fiction category. She holds an M.A. in English from John Carroll University and has taught at six different colleges and universities. Currently, she and her husband, Alessandro, run an Italian restaurant and live in Geneva with their three small children, Giuseppe, Violetta and Dionisio. You can read more about her at her site.
Poetry: What You Perceive is Red

Mary Ann Reilly
Mary Ann Reilly, a fine arts photographer born in Dublin, Ireland and raised in New Jersey. Her work, characterized as surreal and imagistic, has been exhibited at national and international juried shows, awarded honors, and shown in several galleries. Additionally, her photographs have been published in F-Stop Magazine, Dark Sky Magazine, Honey Land Review and Life Images. Mary Ann is an associate professor in the Literacy, Language and Culture Department at Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York.
Photograph: And We Danced

Lindsey Gail Ronfeldt
Growing up in the grand and oft-forgotten state of Iowa, Lindsey Gail Ronfeldt found she was a lousy pianist and not fond of detassling corn, so she turned her attention to poetry instead and received her MFA at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Currently working as a retail manager, in her off time, Lindsey enjoys a good beer, swimming in the Atlantic, and wearing a great pair of high heels.
Poetry: The Shop Girl's Affair

John D. Robinson

John D. Robinson was born in 1963 in the United Kingdom. He is married with one teenage daughter & four cats. A poet and a short-story writer, he has been published in over 170 small press magazines, newspapers, journals, and educational textbooks (alongside Bukowski) and online publications. He had three books of poetry to date: Time Signatures (1991, Envoi Poets), Sky-Fall Blossom (2006 Holy & Intoxicated Publications), and Glass orchards & the serene smiles of a wine drunk budhha high on a quiet breath of colour (2008, Holy & Intoxicated Publications). The Turbulent Gospels (stories & poems) is due to appear in 2009.
Poetry: Routine

Wayne Scheer
Wayne Scheer retired from college teaching to follow his own advice and write. He's been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Best of the Net. His work has appeared in a variety of print and Internet publications, such as The Christian Science Monitor, Notre Dame Magazine, The Pedestal, flashquake, Flash Me Magazine, The Internet Review of Books, Eclectica, and River Walk Journal. Wayne lives in Atlanta with his wife and can be contacted via e-mail.
Fiction: Girls' Night Out

Joan Schonbeck

Joan Schonbeck is a registered nurse and writer who has written for American Journal of Nursing, Community Advocate, Hearing Health, Catholic Digest, Cobblestones Children's Magazines and multiple newspapers, as well as various health encyclopedia articles for the Thomson Gale Group, many of them available online. Her nursing focus is psychiatry, but her experience also includes herbology yoga, and healing. She works part-time in Utilization Management and Quality Assurance at a local hospital and writes online CEU courses for nurses ( . She's almost finished writing an historical novel about New England and King Philip's War called First Encounter, a runner-up for a Massachusetts Artists Foundation Award. In addition, one of her short stories was published by Scribner's in the collection Having Been There.
Essay: Dutch Courage: A History of Booze in America

Sara Siegel
"Young" is Sara Siegel's first published work. In addition to "Young," she has written several other short stories, ten of which comprise her compilation On Love, dealing with love in its various forms. Sara is in the process of editing her first novella, and she has written several full-length and short screenplays, two of which she has produced. Her short "Morning" was recently screened at the cell theatre company in New York City. Unless it's seafood or salad, she'll probably eat your leftovers.
Fiction: Young

Richard Paul Skinner
Richard Paul Skinner lives in Bath, England, where he has been writing full-time for eighteen years. He has published a novel, The Bathonians, available from, and over twenty short stories and articles in print literary magazines. He has also written a dozen screenplays, three radio plays and co-written a sitcom pilot.
Fiction: Fidelity

Anna Sykora
Anna Sykora graduated first in her class from Vassar, earned law degrees from Harvard and NYU, and practiced tax law at major firms in New York City before moving to Germany with her husband, a pediatric oncologist. In Hanover, she has taught English and published almost ninety poems and stories, and completed three novels (motto: "Better a life than a living"). Her most recent work will be found in the Iconoclast, the Barbaric Yawp, Ancient Paths, Star Line, Tales from the Talisman and Talebones, as well as in the anthologies Tales from the Clinic and Warrior Wisewoman.
Fiction: How to Find Love in the Newspaper

Phil Volk
Phil's work is an exploration of his passion for creating new imagery and his interest in the study of aesthetics. He continues to develop his philosophy, titled Dual Existence Creationism for which he started writing in 1997. He incorporates contemporary topics and the nonsensical into works that explore the mundane and the serious.Phil has also worked diligently to promote art in healing, specifically with returning war veterans. He studied art throughout his school years, which included both academic and private lessons. Upon graduation from high school, he joined the army as a counterintelligence agent, served for eight years, and is a veteran of the first Gulf War. He studied art history and philosophy at Chaminade University while stationed in Hawaii. He continues to show in galleries and other venues throughout the United States.
Artwork: Socialite

Janet Amalia Weinberg
Janet Amalia Weinberg used to live in a secluded mountain home and would wonder if she’d be strong enough to face potentially violent intruders with compassion. She never found out, but her story, “The Kind Of Women People Are Afraid Of,” grew out of that concern. She has been a psychologist, a founding member of one of the first feminist therapy collectives, a short story writer (published in Potato Eyes, Reader’s Break, West Wind Review, Potpourri, Thresholds Quarterly, Z, Grand Times, etc.), as well as the editor of an anthology designed to offer positive, empowering views of later life (Still Going Strong: Memoirs, Stories, and Poems About Great Older Women, Routledge, 2006).
Fiction: The Kind of Women People Are Afraid Of

Marilyn Whitehorse
Although born in a small town in eastern Washington state, Marilyn Whitehorse has lived all over the U.S. She taught at the University of Hawaii for nine years and is currently teaching at both Santa Barbara City College and Ventura Community College in California. She has most recently been published in The MacGuffin. She is editing her second novel and working on a book of short stories in which "Maria" is included. She attended Photography Center Northwest in Seattle, Washington and has been making collages since 1986. Further musings, photographs and collages may be viewed on her blog:
Fiction: Maria
Artwork: Time

Daniel Wilcox
Daniel Wilcox earned his degree in creative writing from Cal State University, Long Beach. A former activist, teacher, and wanderer — from Montana to the Middle East — he casts lines out upon the world's turbulent waters and wide shores in The Writer's Eye, Scruffy Dog Review, Mad Swirl, Oak Bend Review, Word Catalyst Magazine, and more. Poems will soon be published in Frame Lines, The Centrifugal Eye, and Word Riot. A short story, "The Faces of Stone," based on his time in the Middle East, was published in The Danforth Review and Danse Macabre. Recently, Daniel completed a novel of speculative fiction and a poetry collection. He lives on the central coast of California with his mysterious wife and youngest son. More can be found on his Web site.
Poetry: The Cup

T. Richard Williams
T. Richard Williams is the pen name for Bill Thierfelder, professor of English literature at Dowling College, Long Island, New York. His recent work includes two volumes of poetry: How the Dinosaurs Devoured the Humans and The Letter S; and a collection of short fiction called Ten. He is also a professional artist whose work is exhibited in New York and may be seen at He has been involved in various social causes for many years, including volunteer and activist work for the Momentum AIDS Project (New York City), GMHC, LIAAC, and LIGALY. He is a regular contributor to Outlook Long Island Magazine.
Fiction: Rick's Flight

Alyce Wilson
Alyce Wilson is Wild Violet editor and in her copious spare time writes humor and poetry, keeps an online journal, Musings, and is researching a book on creative wedding planning, My Wedding, My Way: Real Women, Real Weddings, Real Budgets. She has self-published a book of poems, Picturebook of the Martyrs, and an e-book, Stay Out of the Bin! An Editor's Tips on Getting Published in Lit Mags, both of which can be ordered from her web site.