Elizabeth Barbato has recently published her work in places like The Apple Valley Review, Word For/Word, Flashquake, and The Chimaera. A high-school English teacher, she lives in the wilds of New Jersey with two cats, Ananda and Emma, and a dog named Maggie.

Bob Bradshaw is a programmer living in Redwood City, CA. He is a big fan of both the Rolling Stones and winning lottery tickets. Recent and forthcoming work of his can be found at Eclectica, Slow Trains, Orange Room Review and Loch Raven Review. When Bob isn't napping he can be reached at

Sally Clark has had poems placed in several competition anthologies including the Bridport 2005, the Templar Anthology 2007 'Solitaire' and the forthcoming Templar Anthology 'Buzz' 2008. Her poetry has been published in Shit Creek Review, Snakeskin and The Ugly Tree. She also enjoys attempting to bring her poetry to life at readings, slams, in fact anywhere she spots a microphone. She is currently studying for an MA in Creative and Critical Writing at Gloucestershire University.

Sally Cook was featured poet in the fall issue of The Raintown Review, and was nominated by that publication for a 2007 Pushcart Prize. Other journals in which Cook’s essays and poetry have appeared include The Barefoot Muse, Bumbershoot, The Chimera, Chronicles, Contemporary Sonnet, First Things, Iambs & Trochees, Lucid Rhythms, The New Formalist, Pivot, The Shit Creek Review, The University Bookman, The Hypertexts and others. Her work will shortly appear in Pool.

K.R. Copeland is a hopelessly romantic sociopath who openly admits to being a poet, but only in the privacy of her fully-padded living quarters. She's been published a bunch, has a chapbook available through Dancing Girl Press, and acts as the Art Director at Unlikely 2.0.

Brent Fisk Brent Fisk is a writer from Bowling Green, Kentucky who has work in recent issues of Prairie Schooner, Rattle, Southern Poetry Review and Riverwind. He is a four-time Pushcart nominee and loves the work of CD Wright and Charles Simic.

Andrew Frisardi is from Boston but has been living in Orvieto, Italy, since 1999. He edits freelance for various U.S. presses and teaches a course on Dante to American students at Gordon College in Orvieto. His book of poetry translations, Giuseppe Ungaretti: Selected Poems, was published by FSG; and more recently his book of translations from Franco Loi, Air and Memory, was published by Counterpath Press. His poems, articles, reviews, and translations have appeared in numerous journals.

When Robin Helweg-Larsen, wife and kids moved to the USA in ’91, they planned five years; now 17 have gone, and plans for moving on have hit the skids.

Sonia Hendy-Isaac loves shoes, wine and poetry ???? not necessarily in that order. Her debut collection Flesh is due for publication by Bluechrome in 2009. She is also an editor at iota and starts her PhD in Creative and Critical Writing later this year.

Tammy Ho Lai-ming, aka Sighming, is a Hong Kong-born and -based writer. She edited Hong Kong U Writing: An Anthology (2006) and co-edited Love & Lust (2008). She also co-founds and co-edits Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, the first and currently the only Hong Kong online literary quarterly journal dedicated to publishing quality literature from and about Asia. Ho has creative works forthcoming in MiPoseias, Prick of the Spindle and 34th Parallel. More at

Christine Klocek-Lim’s poems have recently appeared in Nimrod, The Pedestal Magazine, Philadelphia Poets, and the anthology Riffing on Strings: Creative Writing Inspired by String Theory. In 2006, her work was selected as a finalist for Nimrod’s Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry. She is editor of the online journal, Autumn Sky Poetry, and her website is

Geoff McLain writes poems and lifts weights; neither activity will cure his mortality, but he likes to think they will. He and time regard each other with mutual contempt. He lives in northern British Columbia. He has published poems before, ever so slightly.

Henry Quince lives in Australia. He’s been published here and there. He means to add some newer poems soon to his website, which is at

E. Shaun Russell is a Canadian-born formalist poet who also happens to have New Zealand citizenship (the poor sod). He could prattle off his various publication credits (like Contemporary Sonnet, Lucid Rhythms, The PEN, Jerry Jazz Musician, Inverted-A Horn etc.), but figures that it would be irrelevant and ever-so-slightly pretentious to do so.

Janice D. Soderling has published fiction, poems and translations in online and print journals.

John Whitworth is oldish, fattish, baldish. His tenth book of poems Being the Bad Guy was published by the great and good Harry Chambers of Peterloo Poets in Cornwall. Les Murray likes it and so should you.

Amanda Yskamp has published work in such magazines as Threepenny Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Georgia Review, caketrain, and Redivider. She lives with poet Douglas Larsen and their two children on the 10-year flood plain of the Russian River, where she teaches correspondence courses and writes for the local free paper.


Sherryl Johnston  provided our "cover art." She tells us, "I am retired, and my number one passion in life is photography, that is after my family and friends. My inspiration for photography comes from nature, as I love the plants, flowers, the ocean, the beach, and wildlife."

Donald Zirilli  can see music. Rock and Roll is puce.

R. K. Sohm  was last seen following the money.

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

Robert Cook  is a photographer. If you don't believe me, look at his website:

Karen Oldfield  keeps cats and occasionally photographs things (and cats) where she lives in Northern Virginia. She has always been of the opinion that dark chocolate is superior to milk chocolate, and will brook no argument about it.

Judi Liosatos  is an award winning photographer based in outback Australia. Her photographic ability shows clearly her wide versatility in the craft. Her work is used extensively in many areas of media, corporate and personal, but always manages to show the hidden emotions of her subjects.

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 His 'Steelhead and Sun frolic in River' adorns the front page of SCR, and many other creekish spots as well.

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