Oct/Nov 2007

Tom Dooley co-founded Eclectica in 1996 and serves as its Managing Editor. In the 12 years between earning a BA in English literature from the University of Chicago and a MPA in municipal management from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, he taught middle and high school English in Alaska, Arizona, and Wisconsin, amassing fond memories, dubious experiences, and debt. Two careers post-teaching later, he now creates spreadsheets and PowerPoint slides for the man by day, edits Eclectica by night, and feels very grateful for the blessings he has received—chief among them being married to the sweetest gal and the best poet he knows. He and said gal reside in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with enough rescued lapdogs to field a diminutive Iditarod racing team and the empty-nest echoes of two amazing Haitian-American children who have flown the coop.

Paul Sampson is Eclectica's Nonfiction and Miscellany Editor and has been a regular contributor to the Salon. A professional writer and editor for many years, he worked until recently for a mammoth corporation. He has since been downsized, although he remains the same height and weight as formerly. Some of his essays and poems have been published in Image, The Alsop Review, The 2River View, Illya's Honey, The Sulphur River Literary Review, the British publication World Wide Writers II, and the anthology Best Texas Writing (Rancho Loco Press). He lives on the outskirts of a small town east of Dallas, Texas.

Colleen Mondor is Eclectica's Review Editor. She also reviews for Bookslut, the Voices of NOLA, and Booklist. Short story excerpts from her novel on Alaskan aviation have recently appeared in failbetter and Storyglossia. She maintains a daily blog on all things literary (and sometimes not) at her site, Chasingray.com.

Elizabeth P. Glixman is Eclectica's Interview Editor. Her fiction and poetry have appeared online and in print in Wicked Alice, In Posse Review, 3 A.M. Magazine, Tough Times Companion, a publication of The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Her Circle Ezine, Frigg, and Velvet Avalanche, an anthology of erotic poetry. Besides Eclectica, her author interviews, articles, book reviews, and creative non-fiction pieces have appeared in The Pedestal Magazine, Whole Life Times, Spirit of Change, Hadassah Magazine, and the anthologies Chocolate for A Woman's Soul II and Cup of Comfort For Women. She is the author of three poetry chapbooks: A White Girl Lynching (Pudding House Publications, 2008), Cowboy Writes a Letter & Other Love Poems (Pudding House Publications, 2010), and The Wonder of It All (Alternating Current, 2012). Elizabeth's story, "Mother's Bony Behind," was chosen one of the notable online stories of 2006 by the Million Writers Award. Elizabeth is an animal lover, and she has a blog devoted to shelter animals, especially those at kill shelters.

Jennifer Finstrom has been the Poetry Editor of Eclectica since the fall issue of 2005. This is her final issue in that capacity. A former Spotlight Author, she teaches in the First-Year Writing Program, tutors in writing, and facilitates writing groups at DePaul University. Recent publications include Autumn Sky Poetry Daily, Escape Into Life, Gingerbread House Literary Magazine, and NEAT. For Silver Birch Press, she has work appearing in The Great Gatsby Anthology, the Alice in Wonderland Anthology, and in Ides: A Collection of Poetry Chapbooks.

Pamela Mackey is Eclectica's Copy Editor. She teaches English at a community college in central New York. Earlier in her career, she wrote feature stories for newspapers, including The New York Times. Even earlier, she was a researcher and editor in the magazine industry, holding staff positions at LOOK and Saturday Review magazines. She writes poetry and is the mother of a gifted young novelist.

Sam Adams is a former newspaper reporter and editor and the author of Precious Blood from Pinnacle Books. He lives in Kentucky.

Arlene Ang lives in Spinea, Italy. She is the author of The Desecration of Doves (iUniverse, 2005). This is her thirteenth appearance in Eclectica. She has also recently appeared in Caffeine Destiny, GH O TI, Staple Magazine, and Zygote In My Coffee. She received the 2006 Frogmore Poetry Prize and serves as a poetry editor for The Pedestal Magazine and Press 1.

Lygia Ballantyne was born in Brazil and now lives in Northern Virginia with her husband of thirty-six years and their little dog, a bichon frisé named Daisy. Before settling on a second life writing, she had a long career overseas selecting and buying books for American academic libraries and for the Library of Congress. She is now happy to travel mostly in her imagination. A new event in her life is her grandson, Daniel, who figures in this issue's piece in uterus and nameless.

Daniel Barbiero lives and works in the Washington DC area. His work has appeared in Tamafhyr Mountain Irregular, Turbula, Ekphrasis, Listening to Water: The Susquehanna Watershed Anthology, Words-Myth, Ygdrasil, Lines & Stars, and elsewhere. He is also active on the local improvised music scene as a double bassist.

Kimberly L. Becker appeared recently in Apple Valley Review, Autumn Sky Poetry, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Moondance, Thanal Online, and Triplopia, and is forthcoming in Letters to the World, an anthology of contemporary women's poetry (Red Hen Press). Her poems inspired a professionally choreographed dance (TCDE) and her fiction earned a state fellowship (NJ). A Southerner of European and Cherokee descent, Kim lives in the D.C. area. She says, "The draft for 'The girl on the train' was scribbled on the train while seated across from the girl of the title. I lost her once we got to the station. As a recovering short fiction writer, I always wonder what happens next in the narrative, but I tried to capture that brief span of time and possibility."

Rumjhum Biswas has appeared in Etchings (Australia), The Little Magazine (India), Eclectica, Nth Position, The King's English, Halfway down the Stairs, Arabesques Review, Crannog, Clockwise Cat, Chanterelle's Notebook, Lily Literary Review, The Paumanok Review, Poems Niederngasse, Unlikely Stories, Cerebration, Amarillo Bay, Gowanus, Loch Raven Review, and Southern Ocean Review. Her poem "Cleavage" was in the longlist of the Bridport Poetry Competition 2006. Three of her poems have been published by Unisun Publishers in their 2007 anthology The Silken Web. Her short story for The Verb Magazine's "Looking at You Contest" won an honourable mention and an excerpt will be posted in the October 2007 issue of The Verb. More of her work is forthcoming in Nth Position, Bare Root Review, and Everyday Fiction. At present, this erstwhile copywriter lives and writes in Chennai. Regarding "Keeper of Cats," she says, "This particular piece carries with it a mere whiff of the partition of Bengal in 1947, when India became free from British rule. The resultant uprooting of millions of people, death, and violence has never received the kind of attention that the western part, viz. Punjab and Pakisthan, have received. The pain, loss, and anger is under no circumstances any less. Bengalis in India and Bangladesh have never healed from the partition. The protagonist, Binapani Das, is not just another victim of partition, she is also a lonely Christian spinster who is eking out a decent living as matron (a position that is nothing more than an elevated maidservant) in a college hostel. I met many characters like her during my student days. So much like her, that you could say she is almost a stereotype, right down to her name. India is a cruel society when it comes to widows and spinsters (women unchaperoned by men, therefore vulnerable) below a certain income group—this is the other theme touched upon, very very slightly in my story."

Bob Bradshaw is a programmer living in Redwood City, CA. He is a big fan of the Rolling Stones. Recent work of his can be found at Tattoo Highway, Apple Valley Review, Blue Fifth Review, Slow Trains, Boston Literary Magazine, and Mannequin Envy.

Dolores D'Annolfo lives, works, and reads in Central Massachusetts.

Barbara De Franceschi is an Australian poet who lives in Broken Hill, a small mining town in outback New South Wales. When not writing poetry or committed to family and business, Barbara involves herself in community work. She was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2002 for her achievements in the area of multiculturalism. Her poetry has appeared in various literary journals Australia-wide and online in the USA and Switzerland. Barbara is an adventuress writer who is continuously trying to find new ways and forms to present her work; she has experimented with sound and musical composition to enhance her recitals, with stimulating results. Her first collection, Lavender Blood, was published in 2004, and the manuscript for a second collection is well under way. Barbara is a member of the performance group "The Silver Tongued Ferals" and performs at caravan parks, arts festivals, etc., and has read her poetry live to air on ABC Radio on a number of occasions.

Fernando Morro Emerson lives in New York City and claims to be "no voice of anyone's generation." He has been writing for eight years—short stories, novellas, and an almost completed novel—but this is the first piece he has submitted for publication.

Lyn Fox is a travel and spirituality writer living in the Canadian wilderness. The phrase "philosophical adventure" describes both his writing and his life as an avid world-trekker with a master's degree in philosophy and spirituality.

Michaela A. Gabriel 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, most recently in Bent Pin Quarterly, Juked, and Redactions. Her first chapbook, apples for adam, is available from FootHills Publishing, and her collection the secret meanings of greek letters will be published by Dancing Girl Press in October 2007. When she is not writing, she is reading, listening to music, watching movies, blogging, communicating with friends, taking photos or travelling—usually several of these at the same time.

Geoffrey H. Goodwin has appeared in Rabid Transit, Surgery of Modern Warfare, textbooks, radio news broadcasts, Bookslut, The Mumpsimus and his story "Stoddy Awchaw" is in Gavin J. Grant and Kelly Link's anthology, The Best of Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet. He has an MFA from Naropa University and a BA in Lit Theory from Syracuse University. He works in a large bookstore.

Olga Grun has published more than 200 articles in Belarussian and German presses. Her poetry and short fiction have appeared in a number of American magazines, including Eclectica, New Works Review, Tryst, Poetic Voices, Beginnings, Mind Fire, and others.

William Reese Hamilton lives in Choroní, a fishing village on the coast of Venezuela, butted up against a mountainous cloud forest, in a region that produces the finest cacao in the world. His stories have appeared in The Paris Review, The North American Review, Puerto del Sol, Night Train Magazine, Eclectica Magazine, In Posse Review, Steel City Review, Taj Mahal Review, Ink Pot/Lit Pot, Smokelong Quarterly, and elsewhere. He has found his paradise and is studying it, warts and all.

Stephen Healey is director of the World Religions Program at the University of Bridgeport, a position he assumed in 1998 after completing the Ph.D. at Boston College. In 2005 he was named Distinguished Teacher of the Year. He has published non-fiction articles on topics such as human rights, conversion, religion and conflict, and religion and economy. "Children as Numerous as Stars in the Sky" is part of a collection of stories entitled The Religious Adventures of Reverend Jeremiah Posh that Healey is writing about individuals who find Something Big—whatever that is—in the damnedest place: their own lives. Other stories in this sequence previously have appeared in Eclectica (v9n3) and The Culture Star Reader. Healey also is writing a non-fiction book entitled Religion and Conflict Analysis. He says, "Some readers may find shocking the combination of religion, sexuality, and vulgarity in the Posh stories. I don't intend to give offense, but I risk it because I find separating the fleshly details of life from spirituality not only offensive but blasphemous. Posh's all-too-human brokenness is also fully human, fully divine, or both—depending on the heresy of which you wish to find me guilty."

Paul Hostovsky has appeared widely online and in print. He has been featured on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and The Writer's Almanac. He works in Boston as a sign language interpreter.

Thomas J. Hubschman is a regular contributor to Eclectica's Salon, the author of the novel Billy Boy (Savvy Press), and the publisher of Gowanus, an ezine for authors in and from the so-called Third World. He is also editor of The Best of Gowanus: New Writing from Africa, Asia and the Caribbean (Gowanus Books). His short stories, articles and reviews have appeared in The Blue Moon Review, Morpo Review, New York Press, on the BBC World Service and in numerous other print and online publications.

Niranjana Iyer is a writer from Ottawa, Canada, whose work has appeared in The Missouri Review, The Smithsonian Magazine, and SmokeLong Quarterly, amongst other venues. Her blog is called "Brown Paper" (see link).

Cicily Janus is a writer, nurse, wife, and mother living in Colorado Springs. Her fiction, non-fiction, columns, and book reviews have appeared or are scheduled to appear in Aesthestica, Del Sol Review, Writers Post Journal, Outside Writers, and Venus Envy Magazine for Women. She is an associate editor for Bust Down the Door and Eat All the Chickens: Literary Journal of the Absurd and Surreal. You can read more about her and the writing life on her semi-weekly blog.

Les Kay earned an MFA from the University of Miami, where he was a James Michener fellow and managing editor of Mangrove. His poetry has appeared in Tar River Poetry, Stirring, juked, Word Riot, TPQ, and Pearl, and is forthcoming in Eclipse. He is the founding editor of Ward 6 Review, an online journal.

Ellen Kombiyil is originally from Syracuse, New York, but now lives in India with her husband and two children. Her poetry has recently appeared in Sojourn, 2river, and The Hiss Quarterly. Honors include placing second and third in the IBPC competition for April and July 2007, respectively.

Dorothee Lang edits the BluePrintReview, an experimental online journal, and is the author of Masala Moments, a travel novel about India. She lives in the South of Germany, takes regular trips through the real as well as the virtual world, and collects moments in oil on copper. She also engages in time travelling through a collaborate project she initiated, an utopic novel written by seven writers from five continents.

Scott Malby lives and writes from Coos Bay, Oregon.

David Massengill edits consent forms people must read and sign before they enter biomedical research studies. To prevent himself from developing the health conditions that trigger these studies, he also writes fiction as often as possible. A former Spotlight Author, his short stories have appeared in various literary journals, including The Raven Chronicles, 3 A.M. Magazine, StringTown, Parva Sed Apta, and Rivet Magazine.

Nathan McClain has served on the editorial staff for three candles journal. A Pushcart Prize nominee, his poetry has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Barn Owl Review, Sojourn, Poet Lore, Redactions, The Eleventh Muse, Pebble Lake Review, and elsewhere. He lives and works in Southern California.

Lorri McDole lives in a suburb of Seattle with her husband and two children. She has worked as a technical and marketing writer for various Northwest companies, but far prefers writing essays, which have recently appeared in 400 Words, A Cup of Comfort for Writers, and Brain, Child. She was a finalist in the Bellingham Review's 2007 Annie Dillard Creative Nonfiction Contest and has work forthcoming in Epiphany and The Rambler. She enjoys pushing the limits and poking holes in things, but the reports that she uses a pitchfork are greatly exaggerated.

Andie Miller is a writer who lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including Motionsickness, Gobshite Quarterly, and River Teeth. She is the winner of the 2006 Mondi Shanduka Newspaper Award for Creative Journalism.

Corey Mitchell is a nonpracticing lawyer and computer geek as well as an author. A Texas native, he has written five true-crime books. His latest, Strangler, was released September 4.

Gary Moshimer lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, two sons, and four cats, in a house not quite big enough for all of them. He works in a hospital as a respiratory therapist, has no actual babies in jars, and has a strong aversion to stewed tomatoes. He has one long night of fever dreams to thank for the production of "Babies." His other work can be seen at TQR, Antithesis Common, Dark Energy Speculative Fiction, Green Silk Journal, The Flash-Flood, and upcoming in Bewildering Stories.

Barbara Newton-Holmes is a freelance writer and information designer based in San Diego. She is also a graduate of the San Diego Culinary Institute and is writing her first cookbook.

Tolu Ogunlesi was born in 1982. He is the author of a collection of poetry, Listen to the Geckos Singing From a Balcony (Bewrite Books, UK, 2004). As well as being a member of the editorial board of the news magazine Global African Perspective, he writes regularly for Farafina and MADE magazines, and his fiction and poetry have appeared in Wasafiri, The Obituary Tango (Caine Prize Anthology 2006), Sable, Stanford Black Quarterly, Orbis, and Eclectica, and are forthcoming in Poesia, Conceit Magazine, and Absynthe Muse Review. In 2007 he won a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg poetry prize. He lives in Lagos, Nigeria, where he does the 8-5 rounds as a management consultant. The first draft of "Between Sagamu and Samarkand's Tree" (Snapshots from a Nigerian Funeral) was written sometime in early 2004, and had the title "The Cycle of Beginnings and Ends" from then till just before it was submitted to Eclectica in August 2007. In between, it underwent a series of minor and major surgeries.

John Palcewski has enjoyed an eclectic career as a publishing house copywriter, wire service photojournalist, magazine editor, music/drama critic, literary novelist, and fine arts photographer. His work appears in the literary and academic press as well as in a substantial number of online publications. He lives in a vineyard’s villa near the village of Forio on Ischia, a volcanic island in the bay of Naples, in southern Italy. A former Spotlight Author, this is John's fifth appearance in Eclectica.

Anne Leigh Parrish is a native of upstate New York who has called Seattle, Washington, home for twenty-five years. Her short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in The Virginia Quarterly Review, New Century Voices, Clackamas Literary Review (winning the Willamette Award in Fiction), Carve Magazine, Fiction Warehouse, Volumes I and II of Edit Red Book's yearly print anthology of short fiction, River Walk Journal, Amarillo Bay, Lunch Hour Stories, and elsewhere. She was named a Finalist in So To Speak's 2007 Fiction Contest, both the 2006 and 2005 Arts & Letters Prize, Meridian's 2004 Editors' Prize, and Painted Bride Quarterly's 2003 Fiction Contest. About her story, "Loss of Balance," she says, "Forgiveness, reconciliation, and acceptance take years to learn, and are possible only with an open heart." She teaches creative writing at the Richard Hugo House, Seattle's center for literary arts, and is the author of a collection of stories called When Every Part of You Breaks, which is currently seeking a publisher.

Bojan Pavlovic is a Canadian author with roots in Bosnia-Hercegovina. He was born in Sarajevo, former Yugoslavia, in 1979, and immigrated to Canada in 1992, where he now lives and works in Toronto. He has written a number of short story collections and poetry compilations. Most of his works deal with themes of history and historicity, the role of myth in national consciousness, topics of nationalism, of war, and of identity. His first novel, Newcomers, Temporaries, was published in 2006. He has won a number of literary awards, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2004 and 2005 for his short-story work. This is his fourth appearance in Eclectica.

Jayne Pupek is a novelist and poet from Richmond, Virginia. Her novel Tomato Girl is forthcoming from Algonquin Books (2008). Also forthcoming in 2008 from Mayapple Press, is her first book of poems, Forms of Intercession. Primitive, a chapbook, is available through Pudding House Press.

Gilbert Wesley Purdy has published poetry, prose and translation in many journals, paper and electronic, including: Jacket Magazine, Poetry International (San Diego State University), The Georgia Review (University of Georgia), Grand Street, SLANT (University of Central Arkansas), Consciousness Literature and the Arts (University of Wales, Aberystwyth), Orbis (UK), Eclectica, and Valparaiso Poetry Review. Links to his work online and to a selected bibliography of his work in paper venues appear at his Hyperlinked Online Bibliography.

Oliver Rice has received the Theodore Roethke Prize and was twice featured on Poetry Daily. His poems appear in three recent anthologies: Ohio Review's New and Selected, Bedford/St. Martin's Introduction to Literature, and Random House/Billy Collins' 180 More, also available on a Library of Congress Web site.

Jason Kelly Richards was born in Kentucky in a classic year for Chevrolets, raised in North Carolina during the best decade of music, and is currently planning his escape from the Sunshine State. His work has appeared in Chiron Review and Pearl, plus online at PoetsCanvas, Red Booth Review, Underground Voices, and many others.

Suzanne Rindell originally hails from Northern California, but is currently working toward her Ph.D. in English literature at Rice University. Recent and forthcoming fiction and poetry publications include Crab Orchard Review, Nimrod, and The Texas Review. You can also find her work online at Convergence, storySouth, and The Boxcar Poetry Review.

Ann Skealives in Australia. She is the author of Ted Hughes: The Poetic Quest (UNE Press, Australia).

Steven Schutzman is a playwright and fiction writer, the author of seven published books and of numerous stories and plays published or forthcoming in literary journals, including The Pushcart Prize, TriQuarterly, Alaska Quarterly Review, Post Road, Cafe Irreal, Painted Bride Quarterly, Third Coast, and the new anthology, The Art of the One-Act. He has written many plays that have been produced at various theatres around the country. "Five More Minutes" premiered at the 11th Annual New York City Fifteen Minute Play Festival in 2005. Actors, producers,agents and others interested in finding out how to obtain copies and rights to his dramatic work are invited to contact him.

Paul Silverman has worked as a newspaper reporter, sandwich man, olive packer, and advertising creative director. One of his commercials won a Silver Lion at Cannes. His stories have appeared in The South Dakota Review, Tampa Review, Minnetonka Review, The North Atlantic Review, Word Riot, Stickman Review, In Posse Review, The Pedestal Magazine, The Timber Creek Review, Alimentum, The Front Range Review, The Jabberwock Review, Jewish Currents, The Coe Review, Hobart Online, Amarillo Bay, The Adirondack Review, The Paumanok Review, Smokelong Quarterly, Subterranean Quarterly, Thieves Jargon, Tryst, The Summerset Review, and others. His piece, "Getaway," published by Verbsap, is on the 2006 Million Writers Award shortlist of Notable Online Stories. He's been a Spotlight Author in Eclectica, which nominated his story "The Home Front" for Best of the Net, 2007. He has three Pushcart nominations for stories in Byline, Lily, and The Worcester Review.

Maryanne Snell spends most of her time taking care of her beautiful new baby daughter. In the rare times when said daughter is sleeping, Maryanne attempts to cram in all the reading, writing, and reviewing to which she previously had hours to devote. During that limited time, she is working on a mystery novel set in the 1920s.

Ray Templeton is a former Spotlight Author. A Scottish writer and musician living in St. Albans, England, his poetry, short fiction, writings on music, etc., have appeared in a wide range of both print and online journals, including Magma, Iota, Eclectica, Poems Niederngasse, Thieves Jargon, The New Verse News, The Argotist, Musical Traditions, and Antithesis Common. He is a member of the editorial board of Blues & Rhythm Magazine.

Chika Unigwe is a former Spotlight Author. She has been shortlisted for the Caine Prize (2004), the Million Writers Award (2005), and the Equiano Prize (2006), and she has won the BBC Short Story Competition (2004) and a Commonwealth Short Story award. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Wasafiri, Drum Voices Revue, Voices, Moving Worlds, and Per Contra. Her new novel, the research of which "Ány Old Antwerp Night" is based upon, will be published in Dutch by Meulenhoff/Manteau at the end of 2007 and in English by Jonathan Cape at the beginning of 2009. Another novel, De Feniks (2005, Meulenhoff/Manteau), will be published in Nigeria as The Phoenix by Kachifo (December 2007).

Scott Urban haunts North Carolina's appropriately-named Cape Fear Coast. His fiction and poetry have been published in print magazines, anthologies, and online e-zines, and his dark verse has been collected as Night's Voice and Skull-Job. With Martin Greenberg, he co-edited the DAW anthology The Conspiracy Files. In the late 90's he edited the poetry zine Frisson. He welcomes any comments, questions, and hail-well-met salutations.

Alana Noel Voth is a single mom who lives in Oregon with her ten-year-old son, one dog, two cats, and several freshwater fish. Her fiction has appeared in Best Gay Erotica 2007 and 2004, Best American Erotica 2005, Best Women's Erotica 2004, and online at Cleansheets, The Big Stupid Review, and Literary Mama. Visit her blog!

Lafayette Wattles has been a teacher, a factory worker, a banker, and a jeweler; he's sold women's shoes and has been a production assistant on a film crew. He now has a sweet job working in a golf course pro shop. He has five college degrees, most of which have proven useless, although he's hoping his most recent, an MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University, will change that once and for all. Lafayette is working on two young adult novels (the second, a novel-in-verse), has won a few regional poetry contests, and has had his work published in several journals, most recently or forthcoming in Blood Lotus, Prick of the Spindle, Shit Creek Review, Runes, and The Louisville Review.

Teresa White has been writing and painting since her early teens and has had hundreds of poems published online and in print. This year she released her second collection of poems, Gardenias for a Beast, endorsed favorably by Billy Collins as "requiring our attention." Teresa has recently learned that this book will be nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 2008. It is available online through Elliott Bay Books. Her title poem, "Gardenias for a Beast," was first published in Eclectica.

Mary E. Whitsell was born and raised in California, but has spent over half of her life in other places. Her work has appeared in Eclectica, Mother Verse Magazine, and Flashquake. Mary lived and worked in Japan as a teacher, rewriter and translator for seventeen years. She is writing a novel about expatriates in Japan.

Kajsa Wiberg is a freelance writer, translator, and horse trainer. Her stories have appeared in The River Walk Journal, Long Story Short, Prose Toad, Chick Lit Review, Flash Shot, and Insolent Rudder. She is a script reader for Blue Cat Screenplay. She lives in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California, where she's at work on her second novel.

Grzegorz Wróblewski was born in 1962 in Gdansk, Poland, and grew up in Warsaw. Since 1985 he has lived in Copenhagen. He has published seven volumes of poetry and a collection of short prose pieces in Poland; three books of poetry, a book of poetic prose and an experimental novel (translations) in Denmark; and selected poems in Bosnia-Herzegovina (Mostar 2002). He has also published a selection of plays. His work has been translated into five languages. English translations of his poems have appeared in London Magazine, Poetry London, Magma Poetry, Parameter Magazine, Poetry Wales, The Delinquent, Chicago Review, 3rd bed, Eclectica, Mississippi Review, Absinthe, Common Knowl edge, Practice: New Writing + Art, Jacket Magazine, and in the anthologies Altered State: The New Polish Poetry (Arc Publications, Todmorden, UK 2003), Carnivorous Boy Carnivorous Bird (Zephyr Press, Brookline, USA 2004), A Generation Defining Itself—In Our Own Words (MW Enterprises, USA 2007). His latest volume of poetry, Selected poems: Our Flying Objects, was published by Equipage Press in 2007.