Bill Mohr's poems, prose poems, and creative prose have appeared in over forty magazines, including ZYZZYVA, Wormwood Review, Sonora Review, Blue Mesa Review, ONTHEBUS, Antioch Review, Pemmican, Beyond Baroque Magazine, Invisible City, Blue Collar Review and Santa Monica Review.
His criticism and reviews have appeared in many magazines, including The Chicago Review, New Review of Literature, William Carlos Williams Review, Media/Culture, Poetry Flash, Cercles, and Hungry Mind Review.
His writing has also appeared in many anthologies, including all three editions of Charles H. Webb's Stand Up Poetry as well as Suzanne Lummis's Grand Passion, and AutoBioDiversity, edited by Howard Junker. Mohr's first full-length collection, Hidden Proofs, was published in 1982. A compact disc, Vehemence, was released by New Alliance Records in 1993, and his work as a spoken word artist was often featured on Liza Richardson's Man in the Moon radio show on KCRW. His account of Beyond Baroque's development as the major West Coast literary arts center appeared in David James's The Sons and Daughters of Los: Culture and Community in L.A. (Temple University Press, 2003).
He has a Ph.D. in Literature from the University of California, San Diego, and is currently an assistant professor of English at California State University, Long Beach. His most recent collection of poems is Bittersweet Kaleidoscope (If Publications, 2006). He is working on a new manuscript, Each Hunger, Each Hireling.
Martina Reisz Newberry's most recent book is AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE: POEMS 1996-2006 (publication date 2/15/07). She is also the author of THE BANYAN AND THE ALDER, NOT UNTRUE & NOT UNKIND and RUNNING LIKE A WOMAN WITH HER HAIR ON FIRE: Collected Poems.
She has written four novels and several books of poetry, has been included in Ascent Aspirations first Anthology and has been widely published in literary magazines such as: 5 AM, Amelia, Ascent Aspirations, Atom Mind, Bellingham Review, Black Buzzard Review, Cape Rock, Caprice, Catalyst, Connecticut Poetry Review, Context South, Current Accounts, Descant, Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, Hob Nob, i.e., Innisfree, International Poetry Review, Iota, Iowa Woman, The Ledge, My Legacy, New Laurel Review, Passages North, Pedestal Magazine, Piedmont Literary Review, Snake Nation Review, Sonoma Mandala, Sonora Review, Rectangle, Southern Review of Poetry, Touchstone, Visions International, Willow Review ,Women's Work, Yet Another Small Magazine, and many, many others.
Martina lives in Hollywood, California with her
husband Brian and their benevolent dictator and cat, Gato.
alice jones has been a puppeteer/clown in los angeles area delighting children for the past 25 years. she also is a dynamic substitute teacher in the los angeles unified school district sharing her magic and puppets with her students. born in 1957 in wilmington, delaware she lived through the turbulent 1960's with a socialist father who was a quaker and so she participated in the anti-vietnam war rallies and candlelight vigils. in the 1970's she became a member of the hare krishna movement and studied with them for four years until she fell in love with a musician who later became a scientologist.
she then spent a summer in cusco, peru studying puppetry and even performed in orphanages where she helped make puppets for very financially poor children who didn't even have shoes.next she studied at the university of delaware where she won second prize in a poetry competition. love then took her to breckenridge, colorado where her new york boyfriend/artist was living for the summer, but he had fallen in love with a woman who lived in a teepee, and then alice fell in love with his brother and moved to palm desert where she attended college of the desert. that didn't work out, so she moved to new york city where she studied experimental theatre at new york university and at that time was combining poetry and puppetry as an art form.
in 1981 she then moved to los angeles and was interviewed on romper room regarding her peruvian puppetry experience, and so many people called her to perform, that she began her puppetry career. she then studied at los angeles city college, and california state university los angeles where she received her b.a. in theatre arts, and she also completed her masters coursework in theatre arts at the same university.
clowning was a natural evolution, and alice was privileged to teach
anne archer how to be a clown for a robert altman film called shortcuts.
studied poetry with eve brandstein, founder of poetry in motion, and was happy to be a featured poet for some of eve's readings as well as doug
reed's and susie rodgers' poetry readings in los angeles.
alice is about to turn 50 in july, and is married to a wonderful musician/composer/music
editor, lee scott, and they both live in an enchanted house of nine colors
in chevy chase canyon.
Evy (spiritluvchild) has been writing as far back as she can remember with well over 3,000 pieces. She recently is a regular poet on the spoken word scene in Los Angeles . She has been featured at several local venues, including: The famous 5th Street Dicks Coffeehouse in Leimert Park , California , Spoken Funk at Miyagiâ's, Coffee on Sixth as well as many others in and around Southern California and Nevada .
She has loved writing all her life, and recently
published her first book entitled Passages (soon to be released
on Amazon.com).Her writer name, spiritluvchild
came to her a few years back through her transitioning stage. She
belongs to several online poetry boards world wide and was voted New
Horizon's Poet of the Month
in July 2006. She has won numerous awards for her work and been honored
as an outstanding poet on several boards in the online poetry community.
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Lars Nordstrom and Erland recently translated Harry Martinson's VIEWS FROM A TUFT OF GRASS (Green Integer Press, 2005).
Brandon Cesmat is the author of Driven into the Shade (Poetic Matrix Press). Cesmat began his writing career as journalist and won several San Diego Press Club awards. After earning his MFA from San Diego State University, he switched to creative writing and won San Diego Book Awards in both poetry and fiction while also working as an educator for California Poets in the Schools (CPITS) and Cal State University San Marcos. He is also the poet-vocalist in the performance ensemble Drought Buoy.
As a member of CPITS, Cesmat edited Classrooms of Poets, an anthology on the efficacy of bringing living writers into K-12 classrooms. He also designed CPITS state-wide program Laureates in Training (CPITS-LIT), which recognizes student-poets who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to the poetry-writing process and poetry in the community. In November of 2003, he was elected president of CPITS, the largest artist residency program in the United States. He taught the Family Writing Workshop for EvenStart at the San Pasqual Indian Reservation.
Red River Review nominated Cesmat’s poem “New Light” for the
Brandon Cesmat works for Cal State University San Marcos (CSUSM), Palomar College and California-Poets-in-the-Schools (CPITS).
"Loading the Dishwasher" published in Hiss Quarterly vol. 4.1 . Words on Walls republishes story "When Pigs Fall in Love,"
Driven into the Shade wins San Diego Book Award.
Michelle Angelini is a Southern California poet who earned her
BA from California State University, Northridge in 2004. She began writing
poetry some 20 years ago for emotional release. Michelle's themes and inspiration
are taken from the world around her and her love of music, animals, nature
and issues. She tutors English for students in grades K-12, volunteers
at a local humane society and small theatre, and attends poetry readings
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