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Loch Raven Review                   Fall 2005 Issue Contributor Notes

   

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Arlene Ang lives in Venice, Italy where she edits the Italian edition of Niederngasse (www.niederngasse.com). Her poetry has recently been published in The Pedestal, Stride, Envoi, The Hiss Quarterly, Avatar Review, Tattoo Highway, and Ghoti Magazine. Three of Ang's poems have been nominated for the 2006 Pushcart Prize anthology.
Website: blueline.goobertree.com/aang. Email: aumelesi@goobertree.com

Aurora Antonovic, Ontario, Canada, is a visual artist and writer. Her work has recently appeared over one thousand times in publications in nine countries and five continents, in both print and on-line, and in many anthologies. Some of these publications include Simply Haiku, tiny words, Full Moon, Poetic Voices, Adagio Verse Quarterly, The Makata, and Blind Man’s Rainbow. Email: aurora_antonovic@yahoo.com

Carole Barley (Vienna), of Hull, East Yorkshire, England, is published in Suero, Revista Cultural de Fuerteventura, Stirring Literary Collection, Skyline Magazine, Clean Sheets, Rain Dog, amongst others. Winner of the Platignum Prize two years running, Vienna is a self employed artist and is encouraged in her writings by Wild Poetry Forum.
Email: Barcarola@alisios.karoo.co.uk

Deborah Beachboard started writing poetry in 1991. She subsequently took a short story writing course from Long Ridge Writing Group, but her focus has remained poetry. Beachboard has had many poems published in small press journals, and more recently, online. First published in The Christian Way, her credits include Modern Haiku, Tintern Abbey, Poetic Page, Sijo West, Amaze: The Cinquain Journal, Short Stuff, and Raven Electrick. Beachboard is a member of United Amateur Press Association and is active in Phoenix APA, WAPA. Beachboard is also a member of the Science Fiction Poetry Association. She, her husband, James, and four foster sons make their home in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Email: beachboard@localaccess.com

Jim Benz, proud father of one, lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with his wife and three cats. Currently a house writer at Haggard and Halloo, his work has also appeared online at A Common Sense and in print at Unarmed. Having just recently taken up his pen, after long neglect, Benz is utterly enthralled by the world of poetry, in all its forms.
Email: jnobenz@prodigy.net

Gary Blankenship, of Washington State, is a sometime poet; editor, and publisher of www.mindfirerenew.com. Look for his Wang Wei volume from Lulu in 2005.
Email: garydawg@msn.com

Emily Brink lives in Dublin, California in the San Francisco Bay area. She has a B.A in literature from U.C. Santa Cruz and is currently working as a freelance writer, mainly a poet. Brink has been published in Simply Haiku, Presence, Megaera, and other publications. Email: trufflefairy@yahoo.com

E.V. Brooks lives in the South of England and has been writing for 18 years. Her work is influenced by nature, by spirituality and most of all, by people. Brooks’ work has been published twice in two UK national anthologies by United Press and once by Dogma, as well as work published in the Wild Poetry Forum Anthology - Poets Gone Wild.
Email: amelia808@hotmail.com

Jeffrey Calhoun is a biology major at the University of Dayton, Ohio. He has been an avid reader of literature for most of his life. Calhoun is intrigued with the ability of well-crafted poetry to evoke emotion and provoke thinking. He has been published in orpHeus, University of Dayton’s biannual literary magazine and has two pieces in Down in the Dirt.
Email: calhoujd@notes.udayton.edu

Janet Lynn Davis lives in Houston, Texas, where she used to write and edit for a living. She has since taken up poetry composition. Her work has appeared most recently in or is forthcoming in Haiku Harvest, Simply Haiku, Ribbons, Pebble Lake Review, Penwomanship, Ash Canyon Review, and elsewhere. Email: jtdavis@earthlink.net

Jim Doss is the associate editor of Loch Raven Review. He was born and raised in Lynchburg, Virginia, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Doss has lived most of his life in the mid-Atlantic region with the exception of several years in Arizona. His work has appeared in Poetry East, Virginia Literary Review, Poems Niedergasse, and other publications. A 1981 graduate of the University of Virginia, Doss earns his living as a software engineer, and lives with his wife and three children in Maryland. See his bookstore at Lulu.com.Email: associateeditor@lochravenreview.com

Michael L. Evans has been publishing his poems since 1997. They have appeared in Frogpond, Modern Haiku, Heron’s Nest, RAW NerVZ, Simply Haiku, Sakura, Hermitage, paper wasp, Red Moon Anthology, Lynx, Amaze, red lights, Ribbons, Haiku Harvest, May Dazed, Moonset, and others. Email: trailermike@wavecable.com

Christopher T. George was born in Liverpool, England in 1948 and now lives in Baltimore, Maryland, near Johns Hopkins University, with his wife Donna and two cats. George’s poetry has been published on both sides of the Atlantic. He is the Editor of Desert Moon Review www.desertmoonreview.com and an editor at Writer’s Block Poetry Workshop www.the-writers-block.net/forum/index.php. Email: chrisdonna@comcast.net

Dane Hebert, Reno, Nevada. Last name pronounced “a bear.” A humorist by nature and Cajun by the grace of his parents. Hebert’s poetry and writings have appeared in Hudson View/Skyline, Poems Niederngasse, Spinning’s Magazine, and Mipoesias, among others. He is the erotica moderator at www.wildpoetryforum.com and his personal web page can be viewed at www.geocities.com/Paris/Bistro/8094/ Email: djhebert@charter.net

Bernard Henrie is a California based foreign exchange currency trader with a poetry obsession; he won the January 2005 Interboard Poetry Competition (IBPC) and his recent credits include: MindFire Renew, Zafusy, Desert Moon Review, Word Riot, and Tertulia. Four of Henrie's poems were anthologized in Poets Gone Wild, the Wild Poetry Anthology. His first book of poetry, Letters From the Java Sea, was published June, 2005.
Email: Henrie9999@aol.com

J.D. Heskin resides in northern Minnesota. His work can be found in such diverse places as Asahi Haikuist Network, Mainichi Daily News, Famous Reporter, Paper Wasp, Simply Haiku, Southern Ocean Review, Snakeskin, Megaera, Poetry Magazine, sidereality, Prairie Poetry, Circle Magazine, and American Outback Journal.
Email: BlueForks@aol.com

Deborah P. Kolodji lives in Temple City, California. She is the editor of Amaze: The Cinquain Journal and the Moderator of the CinquainPoets e-mail list. She is a member of the Haiku Society of America, the Science Fiction Poetry Association, and the California State Poetry Society and her work has appeared in Modern Haiku, Frogpond, Eclectica, Gin Bender Poetry Review, Strange Horizons, Scifaikuest, and many other places.
Email: dkolodji@aol.com

Toni J. Layton currently lives in Dallas, Texas with her furry, four-legged best friend, Sasha. Layton has a deep love of words and takes sheer joy in playing with them, stringing them together any way she can, and in exploring any form of poetry that she stumbles across. She hopes that you hear more out of her in the future.
Email: tonilayton1113@yahoo.com

Charles Levenstein, Boston, Massachusetts, is a contributing editor of Niederngasse Poetry, a Zurich-based ezine. His collection of poems, LOST BAGGAGE, was published in 2001 by Loom Press, Lowell, Massachusetts. Levenstein’s work was recently featured in THE HISS QUARTERLY and he has had poems published in many ezines.
Email: chuck_lev@comcast.net

Sandford (Sandy) Lyne is a poet and educator who has taught poetry writing to over 50,000 young people and several thousand teachers nationwide. His second collection of poems by young poets came out in 2004 from Simon & Schuster, entitled Soft Hay Will Catch You. His own poems have appeared in numerous journals, including The American Poetry Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Poetry East, Ploughshares, and Louisiana Literature, and in two chapbook collections. Email: slyne@bellsouth.net

Allen McGill, originally from NYC, lives, writes, acts and directs theatre in Jalisco, Mexico. His published fiction, non-fiction, poetry, plays, photos, etc., have won awards and appeared in: NY Times, The Writer, Newsday, Literary Potpourri, Poetry Midwest, QLRS, Herons Nest, Frogpond, Modern Haiku, World Haiku Review, and many others. He is a former member of PEN. He was an invited guest at the First World Poetry Festival in Taiwan 2005, haibun editor for Simply Haiku, and two of his plays have been professionally produced in Sacramento and Los Angeles.
Website:
tinyurl.com/m7il Email: aljons@mexico-wireless.com

Scott Metz lives in Japan where he teaches English to children in the public school system of a rural community. His haiku and senryu have been published in Frogpond, Modern Haiku, Acorn, Presence (UK), paper wasp (AUS), Simply Haiku, bottle rockets, Roadrunner, The Heron’s Nest and moonset. He has haiku forthcoming in FP, MH, Snapshots (UK), Acorn, bottle rockets, Tundra, NOON, Mayfly, Roadrunner, Hummingbird, White Lotus, TH’sN & Kokako (NZ). This fall, Metz will have his first tiny collection of haiku published, the youngest ones, by Tribe Press in editor Vincent Tripi’s Pinch Book Series. Metz is a proud member of The Skipping Stones haiku group (members.cox.net/jhaison/SkippingStones/Cover.htm)
Email: ztemttocs@gmail.com

Nihal Parthasarathi lives in North Branford, Connecticut and is currently a student at New York University. Parthasarathi has recently begun seeking publication; poems have appeared in two online journals, Baby Clam Press and Chantarelle's Notebook.
Email: reclix@gmail.com

Kathy Paupore lives in Upper Michigan with her family. Her poetry has been published in several ezines including Sol Magazine, Amaze Cinquain Journal, Fireweed, and Writer’s Block. She has won an IBPC Honorable Mention. Paupore’s poetry has been anthologized in Poets Gone Wild (Wild Poetry Press, 2005). Email: kathypaup37@hotmail.com

Kala Ramesh, Pune, State of Maharashtra, India, is a performing vocalist in Indian classical music, having given concerts in major cities in India. She has published articles on Indian music and Indian thought to her credit. She has taught creative art for children and taken workshops in schools for the NIE programme of The Times of India – a national newspaper. Music brought Mrs. Ramesh to haiku, tanka, senryu and haibun. Her work has appeared, or will shortly be coming out, in Bottle Rockets, Simply Haiku, Frogpond, Ribbons, LYNX, Mainichi – daily news and Tinywords. Email: nonesuch@vsnl.net

Don Schaeffer was born in the Bronx, New York in 1940. He holds a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from City University of New York (1975). He established Enthalpy Press and has published five chapbooks including Time Meat and The Word Cow and the Pig O’ Love. [ISBN series: 0-9687017] Schaeffer’s recent poetry has been published in The Writers Publishing, Burning Effigy Press, Understanding Magazine, Melange, Tryst, Quills, and others. Email: dsschaeffer@shaw.ca

Werner Schmitt was born in Pirmasens in southwest Germany and grew up in a little village near the French border. He began to write poems and prose at the age of 15. In 1984, Schmitt began his study of German and philosophy at the University of Trier, from which he graduated with a Master of Arts degree, highlighted by a dissertation on the ambiguity in the work of the Austrian poet, Georg Trakl. In 1994, Schmitt published Der Denkgänger, a book of narratives and short prose. He works predominately with free verse, haiku, stories, and essays which have been published in many anthologies, magazines, newspapers, and read on the radio. Schmitt has performed readings of his work throughout Germany. He maintains the web site www.literaturnische.de which contains the most complete Trakl-Homepage worldwide in both German and English.

Adelaide B. Shaw lives in Scarsdale, New York. Shaw has been writing haiku and related Japanese poetry for several years and has been published in numerous journals. Her short stories have appeared in several small literary journals. Email: AdelaideBShaw@cs.com

Brian Strand, Aylesbury, Bucks, England, is a committed Christian, and writes poetry and articles which are featured in many small press magazines and has also edited two booklets, Shorthand of the Heart, on poetic form, and Flowers of Life, a selection of the cinquains by William Soutar. Strand’s poems in this issue, On a Clear Night and Lazing in a Deckchair, he labels “doublets” to distinguish them from epigrams. He writes, “This doublet form was created by Adelaide Crapsey and may be described as an English language form of haiku to complement her American cinquain, which is the English form of tanka.”
Email: bgstrand@hotmail.com

M. Franklyn Teaford, or Mark Teaford, is an anatomy professor at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He’s published many scientific articles and reviews, and he’s edited a couple of books, but he has just begun writing poetry - with something recently accepted for publication in Modern Haiku. Teaford finds the reading and writing of haiku, senryu, and tanka to be incredibly therapeutic. Email: mteaford@jhmi.edu

Cornelius Vanvig is a long-time resident of the southwest. When he isn’t lounging by the pool contemplating the finer points of the universe with a good stogie, he is irritating people with his poems, stories, reviews, and bad behavior. Email: corneliusvanvig@yahoo.com

Peter Waring, Larne, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland, born in Belfast and educated Q.U.B., worked as an art teacher and nurseryman before he retired. Two small pamphlets of Waring’s poems were published by Lapwing Publications, Belfast: A Signed Copy (1994), and Alfabet (2005). Waring’s work has been accepted for Crannog, The sHop, and Black Mountain Review magazines. Email: parkhouseplants@aol.com




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