Issue Ten: Contributors

Elvis Alves lives in New York City and teaches at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. His poetry has appeared in Huizache, Sojourners Magazine, St. Somewhere, Caribbean Writer Journal, and other journals. His recently published collection of poetry, Bitter Melon, can be found here.

Jon Barrows is a Maine native who was transplanted to Washington, D.C. in 2006. He’s actively involved in the D.C. poetry community, hosting “Small is Beautiful,” a neighborhood writing group. He has also organized events and workshops around National Poetry Writing Month with Bloombars, a community art space. His work has appeared on and in the “Poetry of Yoga” anthology.

Robert Boucheron is an architect in Charlottesville, Virginia. He writes on housing, communities, gardens, electric motorcycles, and love gone wrong. His fiction, essays and book reviews appear in Atticus Review, Blue Lake Review, Cerise Press, Construction, Cossack Review, Foliate Oak, IthacaLit, Montreal Review, Mouse Tales Press, New England Review, New Orleans Review, Niche, North Dakota Quarterly, Poydras Review, Talking Writing, 34th Parallel, Zodiac Review. His website can be found here.

Sno Flo illustrates and writes and lives in North London. She has a BA in History of Art and Archaeology, and an MA in Archaeological Illustration. She likes to produce works of creative non-fiction, using her own life as inspiration.

Pippa Anais Gaubert is a writer of literary fiction based in Berlin and originally from Austin, Texas. She is a contributor for NPR Berlin Stories and her writing has been published in several literary journals and small publications, including Another Country, Strange Fiction aus Berlin, Cactus Heart Press and Telling our Stories Press. Her obsession is the point where beauty and pain collide; recurrent themes in her work include transcendence and the fragmentation of reality.

Trina Gaynon is a graduate of the M.F.A. program in Creative Writing at University of San Francisco. Her poems have appeared in the anthologies Bombshells and Knocking at the Door, as well as numerous journals including Natural Bridge, Reed and the final issue of Runes. Her chapbook An Alphabet of Romance is available from Finishing Line Press. Forthcoming publications in anthologies include: The Lives We Seek: Contemporary Poems Inspired by the Saints, and Obsession: Sestinas for the 21st Century, and Phoenix Rising from the Ashes: Anthology of Sonnets of the Early Third Millennium.

Barbara Julian writes free-lance in Victoria, BC. Her latest book is Childhood Pastorale: Children, Nature and the Preservation of Landscape (Ninshu Press, 2010). She blogs and reviews animal and wildlife literature here.

Deborah Kelly Fourteen years after Northern New Mexico lit her dream of living in the Mountain West, Deborah moved to Colorado, arriving in Boulder during the summer of 2012.  She was born and raised in a very different region: near the University of Minnesota’s Minneapolis Campus, in a place and time of rare experiential opportunities in both the arts and political activism. There, beginning at age 13, she participated in anti-war demonstrations, and in dance programs, an immersion in creative processes that inspired her experimentation with her first love, poetry. As an adult in Chicago, Deborah raised four children and wrote for non-profit organizations. Trail running became her means to flee pavement, to explore a world of deserts, canyons, and mountains, which impressed themselves on her heart, as did the places and peoples of Mexico’s Copper Canyon. The experiences called her back to poetry.

Maureen Oliphant is a poet and writer. She is a jack of all trades having worked in Adult Education at Durham University, cooked the private dinner parties for Bishop David Jenkins at Auckland Castle and trained in remedial massage, aromatherapy and reflexology.

Rebecca Riley has an MFA in painting from Pratt Institute, and works in Brooklyn. Widely exhibited, Riley has had solo exhibitions at Brooklyn College; Cheryl McGinnis Gallery; and St Thomas Aquinas College. Riley’s work was included in Project Globe, sponsored by Travel and Leisure Magazine in 2008. She has shown at the Herter Gallery, University of Massachusetts; Jonathan Shorr Gallery; Flushing Town Hall, Smithsonian Affiliate; and the Long Beach Foundation of the Arts and Sciences.  Images of her work have been published inTrunk magazine, fall/winter 2012, Sight Mapping, Herter Gallery in 2009; Travel and Leisure magazine, 2008, and the March 2007 cover of the Journal of the Complexity Society. Her large scale three dimensional installation Randomland could be seen Fall 2012 at the Flatiron Prow Art Space, New York where it was written about in the online publicationsArtsObserver, Inspir3d, and Her work is represented in numerous collections, including Agnes Gund, New York, NY. Her website can be found here.

Jonathan Stone has a B.A. in English Literature from Portland State University. He has published poetry in several literary journals including Sanksrit and Chanterelle’s Notebook. He lives with his wife, cat, and son in Portland, Oregon.