Jill Stegman

Jill Stegman

Jill Stegman lives on the central coast of California, where she teaches at an alternative high school. Her work has most recently appeared, or is forthcoming, in such journals as Isotope, RE:AL, North Atlantic Review, Literary Mama, Wheelhouse Magazine, and South Dakota Review.

Douglas A Holiday

Douglas A Holiday

Douglas A Holiday, born in New York City, raised in foster care, and stricken with Guillain Barré Syndrome(or Ascending Paralysis) at the age of ten, the author attended Bernard M.Baruch College and The State University of New York at Albany, receiving both a Bachelor and a Master of Arts degree from Albany University. He is the recipient of an achievement award from Baruch College and The Spellman Award from Albany University. He has published in various publications, among them The Amherst Society and A & U Magazine. He has four chap books of poetry, Notes to Porshé, Tales From This Black Heart, a collaborative work, The Voices in My Head (with fifteen area poets), and I Use To Fall Down. He has published essays on ERIC,the research database. He has read on radio, for Crystal Brown's "Reading for the Blind" program, has been on radio for Kym Fleming's RPI program, and has done a television appearance for Public Television. He is the author of Letters to Osama: Old and New Musings on Foreign and Domestic Terrorism…and Other Matters and I Use To Fall Down: 50 + 25 + 25 Selected Poems. He is currently working on a memoir, In The Care of Strangers: The Autobiography of a Foster Child.

Diane Payne

Diane Payne

Diane lives in the Deep South with her teenaged daughter, Ania, and several dogs and cats. She teaches creative writing at Univeristy of Arkansas-Monticello, and is also the author of the young adult novel A New Kind of Music and her memoir Burning Tulips.

More info can be found at: https://home.earthlink.net/~dianepayne/

Jane Joritz-Nakagawa

Jane Joritz-Nakagawa

Originally from the U.S.A., Jane Joritz-Nakagawa now lives and works as an associate professor at a national school of education in central Japan, where she teaches courses in gender, American poetry, educational psychology, multiculturalism and English. Her poems have been in dozens of literary journals including New American Writing, ACM, 580 Split, Tinfish and others. Her first poetry book, "Skin Museum" was published by Avant Books (Tokyo) in 2006. Her 2nd poetry book "Aquiline" is due out in autumn 2007. "non-identical" is based on Wilfried Dickhoff's interpretation of artwork by Japanese female painter/sculptor Leiko Ikemura (see "Leiko Ikemura" published by Kerber Verlag). Email is welcome at .

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