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Loch Raven Review             Winter 2005 Issue Contributor Notes


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Geoffrey R. Andrews, born in Liverpool, lives on the south coast of England close to the Royal Navy port of Portsmouth, Hampshire. He is a manager with a firm located in the Southampton area.

Gary Blankenship, is a retired manager who dabbles in poetry and publishing. He is CEO of Santiam Publishing and publishes the online journals, MindFire Renewed and FireWeed, both at www.mindfirerenew.com. Gary has been published on the web and in a variety of paper publications. Email: garydawg@msn.com

Emily Brink lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, and has a B.A in Literature from U.C Santa Cruz. She has been published in Simply Haiku, Word Riot, and Megaera.  Email: trufflefairy@yahoo.com

Graham Burchell was born in 1950 in Canterbury, England. In 1976 he graduated from the University of Sussex and embarked on a teaching career that would take him to various places around the world including Zambia, Saudi Arabia, Tenerife, Mexico, France and Chile. His first children’s fantasy novel ‘Wumpleberries and Gronglenuts’ was published in 2003, and the sequel, ‘The Ice Spells of Krollinad’ was published in 2005. He is the winner of the 2005 Chapter One Promotions Open Poetry Competition and the runner up in the 2005 ‘Into Africa’ International Poetry Competition judged by Roger McGough. He was also given an 'honorable mention' in the Momaya Press Short Story Competition. His poetry has appeared or is due to appear in a number of both print and online literary magazines. He now writes full-time, edits the online poetry journal ‘Words-Myth’ and lives in Houston, Texas.  Email: authorburch@yahoo.com

Jeffrey Calhoun is a Biology major at The University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. He has been an avid reader of literature for the vast majority of his life. He is intrigued with the ability of well-crafted poetry to evoke emotion and provoke thinking. He has been published in or will have pieces forthcoming from: orpHeus, Poems Niederngasse, decomP, Snow Monkey, Tilt, The Centrifugal Eye, and the Loch Raven Review. Email: we.were.meant.to.live@gmail.com

Jim Doss, co-editor of Loch Raven Review, was born and raised in Lynchburg, Virginia, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. His work has appeared in Poetry East, Virginia Literary Review, Poems Niedergasse, and other publications. He earns his living as a software engineer, and lives with his wife and three children in Maryland. See his bookstore at Lulu.com.Email: editor@lochravenreview.com

Michaela A. Gabriel (*1971) lives in Vienna, Austria, where she assists adults in acquiring computer and English skills, and gets together with the muse as often as possible. She has been published in English, German, Italian, and Polish, both online and in print. Her first chapbook, "apples for adam", was published by FootHills Publishing earlier this year. When she is not writing, she is reading, listening to music, watching movies, communicating with friends, playing tennis or travelling – frequently several of these at the same time.   Website: http://members.chello.at/michaela.a.gabriel.  Email: michaela.gabriel@chello.at

Christopher T. George, co-editor of Loch Raven Review, was born in Liverpool, England in 1948, and has lived in the Baltimore, Maryland, area since 1968. He and his wife Donna live near the Johns Hopkins University campus.  Besides being a poet and nonfiction writer with works published on both sides of the Atlantic, Chris is editor of Desert Moon Review http://www.desertmoonreview.com.  He is a published historian and a recognized authority on the War of 1812 and Jack the Ripper.  Chris’s book, The Scots in Maryland and a History of the St. Andrew’s Society of Baltimore, 1806–2006, will be published by the St. Andrew’s Society in 2006.  Email: chrisdonna@comcast.net

Essem Hamel was released from Cincinnati OH and presently divides his time on the eastern seaboard.  Email: essemhamel@netzero.net

Thomas Jardine lives in Texas now but is from Baltimore, Maryland. He spent a number of years in his youth exploring the Loch Raven Reservoir. The other part of his life was spent in Fells Point, the historic waterfront community downtown, before it was a historical site, back in the old bohemian days. He now lives in the Hill Country of Texas with his wife and child. In his spare time, he paints. You may learn more about him at www.thomasjardine.com.  Email: tomjardine@wwdb.org

Bruce Jewett has been published in Poetry Depth Quarterly, Tiger's Eye, Centrifugal Eye, Poetalk and a few others. Home page is http://www.brucejewett.com.  Email: bruce.jewett@gmail.com

Lois Jones has had recent works published by The California Quarterly (Spring 2005), the Tanka Society of America, It Was Apparent to the Orphans (Foothill Publications) and Prairie Poetry.  A collection of her poems was presented in Spring 2005, at the Art Institute of Chicago, in collaboration with Deborah Levasseur Lottman for her graduate thesis.  As Regional Poet, Lois read at the 2005 Ojai Poetry Festival.  She is also a moderator at Wild Poetry Forum--a perfect home for both beginning and advanced poets.  Email: poetronics@hotmail.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.

Morgan Lafay lives near Richmond, Virginia, and has been writing for personal enjoyment for a number of years. Her writing is influenced by family, friends, spontaneous instances, past memories, and people in general. She has no published works at this point, but has a number of posts in Wild Poetry Forum, including "Poem of the Week, October 31, 2005".  Email: FaerieFaith@aol.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

Rickey McGhee lives in New Orleans, LA and is sixteen years old. This is his first publication in poetry, besides his selection in the The Teacher's Selection: Anthology of Fifth Grade Poetry in 1999. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Rickey has temporarily relocated to Carson, California where he resides with family and continues to write. Email: mcgheemcghee@gmail.com

Craig Murray's work has been published in numerous online and print journals over the years.  Last year he was nominated for a pushcart for his prose ‘My Ane Country’.  Two of his novels, ‘The Banshee’ and ‘The Forgotten Man’ are scheduled for publication later this year.  Email: Cmurray@CMurray.com

Sabyasachi Nag, born in Calcutta, lives the many shades of migrancy near the Credit river in Mississauga Ontario, with his wife and son. Some of his previous works have appeared in Perihelion, Saucy Vox and the Desert Moon Review. He works in human resources for a living.  Email: sachinag@rogers.com

Nessa O’Mahony was born in Dublin. Her poetry has appeared in a number of Irish, UK, and North American periodicals, has been translated into several European languages, and has been broadcast by RTÉ radio. She won the National Women’s Poetry Competition in 1997 and was shortlisted for the Patrick Kavanagh Prize and Hennessy Literature Awards. Her first poetry collection, “Bar Talk”, was published by iTaLiCs Press in 1999. Her second, “Trapping a Ghost”, was published by bluechrome publishing in Spring 2005. She was awarded an Irish Arts Council literature bursary in 2004, and an Arts Council travel award and a residency at the Djerassi Resident Artists’ Program, Woodside, California, in 2005. She is Assistant Editor of UK literary journal Orbis, she edits the online literary journal, Electric Acorn and teaches creative writing at the University of Wales, Bangor.  Email: nessa@omahony7465.freeserve.co.uk

Max Prum was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and now lives in Ireland where he is in the third year of an undergraduate degree in Film Studies and English Literature at Trinity College Dublin. His poetry has been published in 'Icarus' a print magazine published by the Dublin University Publications Society.  Email: Prumd@tcd.ie

Lori Romero is a published poet and fiction writer, and served as Artistic Director of Friends & Artists Theatre Ensemble in Los Angeles.  She currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Ms. Romero’s first chapbook, Wall to Wall, was recently published by Finishing Line Press.  Her short story, Strange Saints, was a semifinalist in the Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award and her short screenplay is a finalist in the Manhattan Short Film Festival.  Her poetry and fiction have been published in journals and anthologies which include Copper Nickel, flashquake, Citizen 32, Quercus Review, Plum Biscuit, Mystic River Review, Edgar Literary Magazine, Poetry Motel, Mobius, Pebble Lake Review, and Branches.

Wendy Saw received a highly commended award in the annual Mandurah Scribblers' Writing Competition for one of her poems, and was subsequently published in that anthology. She's also been published in the TOE Tree Journal, and has poems forthcoming from Bloodfetish. Email: ms.wendz@gmail.com

Don Schaeffer was born in the Bronx, N.Y. in 1940. He holds a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from City University of New York (1975). He established Enthalpy Press and has published 5 chap books including "Time Meat" and "The Word Cow and the Pig O' Love." ISBN series: 0-9687017 Recent poetry has been published in The Writers Publishing, Burning Effigy Press, "Understanding Magazine," "Melange," "Tryst," "Quills," and others.  Email: dsschaeffer@shaw.ca

Adelaide B. 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

S. Thomas Summers is  an English teacher at Wayne Hills High School in Wayne, NJ.  His work has appeared in MiPo, The Pedestal Magazine, 2River View, and Verse Libre
Quarterly among other print and electronic journals. Email: scottsummers1@hotmail.com

John Sweet has been writing and publishing for 20 years, recent work has appeared in Underground Voices, Tilt, The Flatlands, Rhino, SaucyVox, High Horse, 13th Warrior Review, Alba, Anthills, etc etc. a full length collection, HUMAN CATHEDRALS, is available from www.ravennapress.com, and recent collections include the chapbook FAMINE (www.leafpress.ca) and the e-chaps EMPIRES, FALLING (www.tmpoetry.com) and IN THE KNOWN WORLD (www.slowtrains.com).  Email: bleedinghorse99@aol.com

Jennifer VanBuren has degrees and a former career in science, education and instructional technology.  She now does volunteer work while raising my two children. She also works many hours writing and studying poetry, manipulating digital photography, and building her online journal, Mannequin Envy. As a worship associate at a liberal church, she often prepares and delivers Sunday services. Recently, she led their first poetry service, which was a big success.

Joyce Wakefield's poetry has been published by the Individual Artists of Oklahoma, ZuZu's Petals, Moondance.org, and several other poetry journals and e-zines. She has published two chapbooks in the mid 1990's and has been active in poetry reading groups for more than ten years. Email: j53wakefield@hotmail.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

Teresa White was born and raised in Seattle, Teresa now lives in eastern Washington with her husband. During the past five years, she has had over 300 poems published online and in print including: The Best of Melic anthology, Grasslimb, Rattle, Snow Monkey, Blue Moon Review, Poet's Canvas, Octavo, Eclectica, In Posse Review, Eye Dialect, Stirring and Artemis. She was nominated for a Pushcart in 1999 by the Melic Review.  Email: whiteheart_1998@yahoo.com

Alan Wickes was born and raised in rural Northumberland, then studied History of Art and English at Manchester and The Open University.  He contributes regularly to Sonnet Central, an on line poetry workshop dedicated the development of the Sonnet form. He has had work accepted by Znine, a literary magazine run by the the English Department of the University of Texas at Arlington.  Recently his work has appeared in Aesthetica, a York based Arts magazine.  His sonnet, Barcelona, won best sonnet in Ware Poets national
competition in 2004.  Email: pete@pturpie.wanadoo.co.uk

Wiltshire (Lana Wiltshire Campbell) is a lawyer, a teacher and a writer with a theater and film background. She's currently working on two poetry chapbooks and a children's picture book based on one of her poems. Email: lanawc@earthlink.net


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