Issue Two: Contributors

Cheryl Chambers is a poet and fiction writer. Her work has appeared in FRiGG Magazine, The Hiss Quarterly and eclectica, among others.

Vaughan Chapman is a graduate of The Writer’s Studio at SFU and lives in Surrey BC, although her earliest years were spent close to where “Kitsilano Portraits” is situated and she often returns there. Most recently, her work appears in Poetry is Dead, Fractured West, and The Antigonish Review. She can be found online here.

Debotri Dhar is from New Delhi, India. She holds a Masters in Women’s Studies, with distinction, from the University of Oxford, and is currently an Excellence Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, Rutgers University. Debotri tries to balance the rather-serious terrain of academic feminism with lively spells of creative writing, and is a novelist and short story writer. Her stories have been published both in print and online, and have recently appeared or are forthcoming in The Copperfield Review, Asia Writes, Muse India, the anthologies Indian Voices and Mapping Me: A Landscape of Women’s Stories, and elsewhere.

William Doreski lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire. His latest collection of poetry is Waiting for the Angel (2009). He has published three critical studies, including Robert Lowell’s Shifting Colors. His fiction, 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. He won the 2010 Aesthetica Creative Works competition in poetry.

Gary Glauber is a poet, fiction writer, teacher, and music journalist. One of his works was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, another was named “A Notable Online Story” by StorySouth’s Million Writers Award panel. He took part in The Frost Place’s conference on teaching poetry. His work has appeared in 42 Opus, Hobart, Word Riot, Pindeldyboz, Smokelong Quarterly, and elsewhere. The Compass Rose is publishing one of his poems this spring.

Roger Minick was born in Ramona, Oklahoma. He grew up in the Ozarks of Arkansas before moving to Southern California. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. His photography has featured in Life magazine, and can be found in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, the National Smithsonian Institution, amongst others. He has taught photography throughout California, including the ASUC Studio at UC Berkeley, the Ansel Adams Yosemite Workshops, San Francisco State University, Sacramento State University and San Francisco City College. He presently teaches at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. In the past several years he has worked on several long term projects, including Perambulations, a study which concentrates on unique scenes and objects from American life. He has also set up his own publishing house, Perambulation Press. His website can be found here.

Debonair Oates-Primus is a Ph.D candidate at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She currently teaches composition and literature at various colleges and universities in Philadelphia. Her work is forthcoming in Verdad magazine. She is presently working on her first novel.

Morelle Smith is a writer of poetry, fiction and travel articles. She has lived and worked in the Balkans and travels as much as possible. Her most recent work includes The Ravens and the Lemon Tree (diehard) a collection of poetry,  and Time Loop, (Playback Editions) a novel partly set in 13th century Languedoc, France. Her forthcoming work includes a poetry collection, Quinta Journal (Cestrian Press) and a translation of Dora d’Istria’s Land of the Thunderbolt Mountains (I B Tauris). Her blog can be found here.

Elizabeth Swados is an award winning author and composer; she is a Tony nominated, Obie award winning theater artist, Guggenheim and Ford Foundation recipient, as well as a Pen/Faulkner citation. Her recent publications include: My Depression (Hyperion), and The Animal Rescue Store (Scholastic). Her theatrical credits span from Broadway, to off-Broadway, to around the world including Runaways, Missionaries, and Jabu. Her first book of poetry, The One and Only Human Galaxy, was released in April 2009. She can be found online here.

Peter Taylor lives in Aurora, Canada. His writing explores how history shapes our perceptions of the world. His works include Trainer, The Masons, Antietam: A Verse Play, Aphorisms and Cities Within Us (manuscript). His poems have appeared in journals in Canada, Australia, Romania, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States, and have been anthologized in The Best of Grain and We Stand on Guard. Antietam won Honorable Mention in the 2010 War Poetry Contest in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Richard Thomas was the winner of the 2009 “Enter the World of Filaria” contest at ChiZine. Some of his credits include the Shivers VI anthology with Stephen King and Peter Straub, Murky Depths, PANK, Pear Noir!, Word Riot, 3:AM Magazine and Opium. His debut novel Transubstantiate was released in July of 2010. In his spare time he writes book reviews for The Nervous Breakdown and you can find him at his Facebook Fan Page, Twitter, and his blog.

Amy Schreibman Walter was born in Florida. She now lives in London, where she has recently completed a course of study at the Faber Poetry Academy. Her poems have been published on both sides of the Atlantic. Her website can be found here.