Arlene Ang is the author of four poetry collections, the most recent being a collaborative work with Valerie Fox, Bundles of Letters Including A, V and Epsilon (Texture Press, 2008). She lives in Spinea, Italy where she serves as staff editor for The Pedestal Magazine and Press 1. More of her work may be viewed at www.leafscape.org.
David Gwilym Anthony was born in Ffestiniog, North Wales, and soon afterwards his family moved to Yorkshire. He was educated at Hull Grammar School and St Catherine's College, Oxford, where he studied modern history. His life has been spent in the near aura of famous poets: Dafydd ap Gwilym, greatest of the Welsh bards; Philip Larkin, one-time librarian of Hull University; Andrew Marvell, a fellow-alumnus of Hull Grammar School, though not his contemporary. He lives now with his family in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, a stone's throw from the churchyard where Thomas Gray is buried; still hoping that one day something of these poets will rub off on him. His second poetry collection, Talking to Lord Newborough, was published by the Alsop Review Press in 2004. He works in London, in financial services. http://www.davidgwilymanthony.co.uk/index.html.
Greg Billingham is a recent graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a bachelor's degree in English literature. He is currently living, working, and writing in New Hampshire. Previous or forthcoming publishing credits include Aegis, Tonopah Review, Emprise Review, and Flutter Poetry Journal.
Michael Cantor, a resident of Plum Island, north of Boston on the Massachusetts coast, is frequently a semi-finalist. His work has appeared in The Dark Horse, The Atlanta Review, The Chimaera, SCR, The Comstock Review, Measure, and many other print journals, anthologies and ezines.
Enriqueta Carrington’s poetry in Spanish and English has appeared most recently in Contemporary Sonnet, Umbrella Journal, and US1 Worksheets; it has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and has received the Atlanta Journal’s International Merit Award. She is the translator of several volumes of poetry, including Treasury of Mexican Love Poems. She teaches Mathematics at Rutgers University.
Antonia Clark works for a medical software company in Burlington, Vermont. A former creative writing instructor, she’s currently co-administrator of an online poetry forum, The Waters. She has published poetry and short fiction in The 2River View, The Chimaera, The Innisfree Poetry Journal, The Missouri Review, The Loch Raven Review, MiPOesias, Rattle, Stirring, and elsewhere. She loves French travel, food, and wine, and plays French café music on a sparkly purple accordion.
Mary Cresswell is a science editor from Los Angeles and has lived in New Zealand for many years. She has published poems in leading print and online journals in NZ (including Landfall, Turbine), the US (including Blackbird, Umbrella, Light Quarterly), Australia, Canada and the UK. Her full-length book of satiric verse, Nearest and Dearest, was published in 2009 by Steele Roberts Publishers (Wellington, NZ). She is co-author of the collection Millionare’s Shortbread, published by the University of Otago in 2003.
Ann Drysdale was born near Manchester, raised in London, and married in Birmingham. She ran a smallholding and brought up three children on the North York Moors, and now lives in South Wales. She was a journalist for many years, writing, among other things, the longest-running by-line column in the Yorkshire Evening Post. She has won a few prizes and published several books, including two memoirs, Three-three, two-two, five six, and Discussing Wittgenstein. Of her four volumes of poetry from Peterloo, the most recent, Between Dryden and Duffy, appeared in 2005. A fifth collection, Quaintness and Other Offences, is scheduled for 2009.
Bill Greenwell was born in 1952, and writes poetry and parody in equal measure. He was New Statesman's weekly poet from 1994-2002. His collection Impossible Objects was shortlisted for a Forward Prize (best first collection) in 2007.
John Milbury-Steen's poems have appeared in The Beloit Poetry Journal, Hellas, Blue Unicorn, Kayak, The Listening Eye, The Neovictorian/Cochlea, The Piedmont Literary Review, Scholia Satyrica and Shenandoah. He served in the Peace Corps in Liberia, West Africa; did a Master's in Creative Writing with Ruth Stone at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana; worked as an artificial intelligence programmer in Computer Based Education. He currently teaches English as a Second Language at Temple University, Philadelphia.
Frank Osen lives in Pasadena, CA and his work has appeared in various publications. He won the 2008 Best American Poetry series poem award and was a finalist for the 2008 Morton Marr competition and the 2006 Howard Nemerov sonnet competition.
Rob Plath is a 39 year old poet from NY. He has 7 books of poetry out, including his latest—a 302-page collection A Bellyful of Anarchy (Epic Rites Press, 2009). He currently lives alone with his two cats. He tries his best to stay out of trouble, but it seems to find him a lot lately.
C.P.Stewart lives with his family in North Yorkshire. Formerly singer/songwriter with the cult band Laughing Gravy, his work has been widely published in England, Canada and the United States. He is currently the poetry for Sotto Voce arts and literary magazine. For further information visit: www.cpstewart-poet.co.uk.
Peter Wyton regards poetry as an itch he has been scratching periodically since his first verses appeared in the magazine of Friends School, Lisburn. In the early 1990s he discovered the world of Small Poetry Presses, began to submit work to them, to enter written competitions and take part in performance poetry Slams. Since then he has published seven 'slim volumes', appeared in several anthologies and performed at Festivals, Arts Centres and on Radio 4. Visit Peter Wyton on MySpace at www.myspace.com/peterwytonpoet.
Patricia Wallace Jones is a retired disability advocate with an art degree who knows what it's like to be up Shit Creek. She loves having the time now (not to mention a paddle) to be what she wanted to be when she grew up. More of her work can be seen at http://imagineii.typepad.com/imagineii/
Mark Bulwinkle artist, B. 1946 Boston Mass., lives in Oakland, Ca. Former student of Robert J. Clawson, Weston, Mass. Google Mark Bulwinkle, artist, or see www.markbulwinkle.com. His 'Steelhead and Sun frolic in River' adorns the front page of SCR, and many other creekish spots as well.
Tanzy Keiko Mai provided the artwork for our editorial pages. Born in ‘76, she is a mostly female self- taught confounded thing residing in Texas. She has five fabulous siblings whom she adores. Her relationship with art is like that of two or more scorned passive aggressive co-dependent lovers. One of which may or may not be deceased. Her relationship with poetry however is happy and constant, parallel to, but unlike mathematics. In the company of her artwork there is no distinction between multiple realities with this quasi-cartoon, light-hearted, moderately disturbed, partially dark humored approach to the undercurrents of a not so charmed life in a world that is peculiarly delightful, but dreadfully wicked. She hopes that the viewer of her art is able to see a silver lining despite circumstance and more importantly, that one’s imagination is sparked. Cheers to La-Di-Daism and thank you kindly for your interest.