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Summer 2010 - Contributors

H.R. Coursen's 32nd book of poetry, 'Blues in the Night' was published by Moon Pie Press in March 2010. He was a featured poet at the Plunkett Festival at UMaine, Augusta, in April. He lives in Brunswick, Maine and teaches Aviation History at Embry Riddle and Shakespeare at Southern New Hampshire University.


David Erlewine's fiction has been published or is forthcoming in a variety of journals, including Elimae,  Hobart, In Posse Review,  Pindeldyboz, The Pedestal Magazine, Six Sentences, Smokelong Quarterly, Word Riot, and the anthology What Happened to Us These Last Couple Years?


Jack Foley is a poet and critic living in the San Francisco Bay area. His poetry books include Letters/Lights—Words for Adelle; Gershwin; Exiles; Adrift (nominated for a Bay Area Book Reviewers Award); and Greatest Hits 1974-2003. His books of criticism include the companion volumes, O Powerful Western Star (winner of the Artists Embassy Literary/Cultural Award 1998-2000) and Foley’s Books: California Rebels, Beats, and Radicals as well as The Dancer and the Dance: A Book of Distinctions. Foley’s radio show, Cover to Cover, is heard every Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. west coast time on Berkeley station KPFA and is available at the KPFA web site; his column, “Foley’s Books,” appears in the online magazine, The Alsop Review. He is well known for his poetry performances with his wife Adelle, also a poet. For more information, go to Wikipedia:


Avital Gad-Cykman writes and lives in Brazil. She also travels and publishes as much as possible. Her work has appeared in McSweeney's, Glimmer Train, Michigan Quarterly Review, Prism International and in many anthologies and collections. Her book is ready to go.


Sandra Jensen was born in South Africa, lived in the UK, Greece and Canada and is presently based in Ireland with her partner and her cat. Her work has been published in Word Riot, Sou'Wester, Chautauqua, AGNI and others. Her short story manuscript, A SORT OF WALKING MIRACLE, was short-listed for The Scott Prize (Salt Publishing). She was recently awarded a professional writer's grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to develop her novella, SERENDIP, into a novel.


Donald Kuspit - See Staff Bios


Susan Lago is an adjunct professor of English at Montclair State University.  Her fiction, essays, and book reviews have appeared in such publications as Fiction Weekly, MonkeybicylceVerbsap,  Five Star Literary Stories, The Linnet's Wing, and Word Riot.  She also has a Master of Arts degree in English from William Paterson University.


Alexis Levitin  - See Staff Bios


Ed Meek has published fiction and poetry in The North American Review, The Paris Review, The Sun, North Dakota Quarterly, Cream City Review, etc. His latest book of poems, What We Love, is available at Amazon. 


Alfred Nicol received the 2004 Richard Wilbur Award for his first book of poems, Winter Light. He edited The Powow River Anthology, published in 2006. His new book of poems, Elegy for Everyone, was chosen for the first Anita Dorn Memorial Prize and will be published in 2010.


Hollis Robbins teaches literature, poetry, aesthetics, and film at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where she is also an Associate Research Scholar with the Center for Africana Studies.  She is the editor of the forthcoming Penguin Classics edition of Frances Harper’s 1892 novel Iola Leroy.  She is co-editor with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. of The Annotated Uncle Tom’s Cabin (2006), as well as In Search of Hannah Crafts, Essays on The Bondwoman’s Narrative (2003).  She has a Ph.D in English from Princeton and is a graduate of the Writing Seminars program at Johns Hopkins.   She is at work on long project entitled Sonnets of Imprisonment


David R. Slavitt - See Staff Bios


Lewis Putnam Turco -  See Staff Bios


Carmen Váscones (b. 1958) has degrees in Psychology and Clinical Psychology. Her books include La Muerte un Ensayo de Amores (1991), Con/Fabulaciones (1992), Memorial Aun Acantilado (1994), Aguaje (1999). Her Collected Works will soon be published in Ecuador by the Casa de la Cultura.  Her poetry has been translated into Portuguese, Italian, French, Polish, German, and has appeared in magazines and anthologies in Canada, Spain, France, Argentina, and the USA. The enclosed poems are drawn from Aguaje. Other translations from that volume have been accepted for publication by Bitter Oleander.