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 my 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.

Peter Austin lives with his wife and three daughters in Toronto, where he teaches English at Seneca College. Over ninety of his poems have been published, in the USA, Canada, the UK and several other countries. As well as poetry, he writes plays, and his musical adaptation of The Wind in the Willows has enjoyed four productions, the most recent in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Born in 1981, Sam Byfield has released one chapbook and his first full length collection Borderlands is forthcoming through Puncher and Wattmann. Recent publications include Heat, LiNQ, Famous Reporter and Poetry Without Borders (Australia), The National Poetry Review, The Cream City Review and Meridian (USA), The Warwick Review and Mimesis (UK), The Asia Literary Review (Hong Kong) and many ezines including The Shit Creek Review.

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, Chimaera, SCR, The Comstock Review, Measure, and many other print journals, anthologies and ezines.

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, will be published in early 2009 by Steele Roberts Publishers (Wellington, NZ). She is co-author of the collection Millionaire's Shortbread, published by the University of Otago in 2003.

Jan Iwaszkiewicz is presently short of words.

Kathryn Jacobs a professor at Texas A & M –C with a doctorate from Harvard University and a volume of poetry called Advice Column from Finishing Line Press (November 08). She has had over seventy poems published in the last two years at various journals, among them: New Formalist, Measure, Mezzo Cammin, Deronda Review, The Same, Contemporary Rhyme, Ship of Fools, Eclectic Muse, Barefoot Muse, Poetry Midwest, Mobius, The Chimaera, Toasted Cheese, 14 by 14, Wordgathering, Main Channel, The Chaffin, and The Interpreter’s House. Poetry Midwest invited her to submit an e-chapbook for their new collection, so The Boy Who Loved Pigeons should be on line in due course. She has also written a scholarly book (Marriage Contracts from Chaucer to the Renaissance Stage), and sixteen articles. Finally, she has just finished co-writing a book with Dr. Susan Stewart called Underworld: the Other Side of Here.

Dennis Loney’s work has appeared in 32 Poems and the Sewanee Theological Review. His manuscript, Casualties of Conveyance, was a finalist in the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize competition. Dennis received a BA from Creighton University and an MA in Writing from The Johns Hopkins University, and in 2006 he was awarded a DC Arts and Humanities Fellowship.

Donal Mahoney has worked as an editor for The Chicago Sun-Times, Loyola University Press, McDonnell Douglas Corporation (now Boeing), and Washington University in St. Louis. He has had poems published in or accepted by The Wisconsin Review, Revival (Ireland), The Kansas Quarterly, The South Carolina Review, Commonweal, The Beloit Poetry Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, The Davidson Miscellany, The Goddard Journal, The Pembroke Magazine, The Chicago Sunday Tribune Magazine and other publications.

Matt Merritt is a poet and journalist from Leicester, UK. His debut collection, Troy Town, was published in March 2008 by Arrowhead Press, and a chapbook, Making The Most Of The Light, by HappenStance Press in 2005. He blogs at

Alistair Noon is a translocal late neo-Objectivist and member of the English-speaking minority in central Brandenburg, Germany. His e-chapbook Across the Water won the Mimesis Digital Chapbook Initiative 2008. Links to his poems, reviews, essays and translations from German, Russian and Chinese can be found at

Christine Potter actually lives on a creek. Not THAT one, though. Her first book of poetry, Zero Degrees At First Light, was published in 2006 by David Robert Books. She's been published in small magazines like Tipton, Stirring, The Pedestal, and Mimesis. And she's been head moderator at The Gazebo for longer than she'll admit.

Janice D. Soderling is a past contributor to The Shit Creek Review. Her work appears regularly in online and print journals. Recent and forthcoming work at Centrifugal Eye, Prick of the Spindle, The Chimaera, Blue Unicorn, Anon, Orbis, Stirring, Mannequin Envy, NewVerseNews, Hobble Creek Review, Literary Bohemian, and Lucid Rhythms.

Peter Swanson lives in Somerville, Massachusetts. He has recently published poetry in The Interpreter’s House, The Lyric, Measure, Rattapallax, Unsplendid, and The Vocabula Review.

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


Donald Zirilli  will make web pages for food.

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.

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

C. Albert  As a collagist, I seek healing by gathering fragments, symbols, torn culture, and piecing them together in unexpected ways. My works are exhibited in Seattle, where I live, and nationally. They have been included in a number of literary journals including Mannequin Envy, Soundzine and qarrtsiluni.

Ed Clarke  takes pictures.

R. K. Sohm  was last seen exiting a dining establishment with sugar in his pockets.