Ram (niklal) Mehta, born in Dwarka, had been a professor and Head, Department of English, N.A.Arts College, V.Vidyanagar, Gujarat India. After his retirement in 1994, his time splits between India and North America.
Sankar Roy, originally from India, is an engineer, MBA, poet, translator, essayist and multimedia artist living near Pittsburgh, PA. He is a winner of PEN USA Emerging Voices, author of two chapbooks of poetry from Pudding House– Moon Country (2006) and The House My Father Could Not Build (forthcoming, 2007).
Charles Freeland teaches at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. Recent work appears in Jubilat, Cream City Review, The Hollins Critic, and on-line at The PedestalMagazine.com. A chapbook, Where We Saw Them Last, is forthcoming from Lily Press.
Born 1981 in Hamburg, Germany to parents from the Zamalek and Maadi areas of Cairo, Egypt, Dina El Dessouky immigrated to the U.S. at age three. Though her family moved to Northern California when she was eight, Dina is local to no particular landmass.