Henrry Lezama was born in Yaguaraparo, Venezuela. He taught EFL at the Universidad De Oriente in Cumaná, Venezuela. Mr. Lezama received an MA in American Literature from Ohio University, and is currently a Doctoral student in the English Studies program at Illinois State University. He has been translating articles, poems, and short stories by Latin American authors. Some of these appeared in Mandorla 7 (2004), Mipoesia.com 19.3 (2005) and The New Review of Literature 2.2 (2005).
Faten Morris Guirguis did both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in English and Comparative Literature at the American University in Cairo. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. program in Comparative Studies, at Florida Atlantic University. She started her professional career in the business world.
She worked for an airline company for six years and did a lot of traveling to Europe, North America and Asia. She, then, moved to Kuwait with her husband and worked for the South Korean Embassy as a political and economic analyst. Three years later, she moved to Dubai where she worked for Standard Chartered Bank on a project investigating fraud. In 1996, she eventually moved to academia and worked for the Center for American Education. She taught writing courses and literature.
Owen Elmore is interested in the ways writers serve as societal pilot fish, clinging close enough to clean the body of culture of its outmoded paradigms while managing to remain marginal enough to the sonar of conscious social perception and convention to succeed in their work. Elmore is Assistant Professor of English at the Alexandria campus of Louisiana State University. He served for two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Lesotho, southern Africa.
Dean Serravalle has published stories in numerous literary journals
including Zygote, The Del Sol Review, The Canadian Ethnic Studies Journal, Versal, In Posse Review, Urban Graffiti and Lichen Literary Arts Preview. Most recently, one of his short stories was nominated for the prestigious Journey Prize in Canada.