Campo Campagne Afterlife Phobia
Losing Robert Dana
The Foreigner Attempts to Master Nonfiction Narrative
Robinson Goes Around Again
It Was Snowing, and Going to Snow
Daughter in the Sky
The Horse I Rode in On
Philip Byron Oakes
"While the sun spreading out"
Robert James Russell
Wet Seed Wild
Children in Pink and Blue
My German, A Journal
To the Bakery
The Age of Enlightenment
Sex, Lies and Technology
Laura Carter lives in Atlanta, GA. Recent work is forthcoming in Hambone and TYPO. She co-curates the series Sun & Moon Presents.
Ken Champion, internationally published poet and writer, has two poetry pamphlets, African Time and Cameo Poly and a collection, But Black & White Is Better (2008) all published by Tall Lighthouse. His fiction has been published in both the U.S. and U.K. and he hosts More Poetry at The Coffee Shop London EC2. He lectures in sociology and philosophy and lives in London.
Jacqueline Doyle's creative nonfiction and flash fiction/nonfiction have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Pear Noir!, Blood Orange Review, LITnIMAGE, 5_trope and numerous other literary journals. She teaches at California State University, East Bay.
Pamela Floyd, a professor of English at SUNY Rockland Community College, teaches composition and Irish literature. Her particular interest is in representations of disability in literature, especially in the life and works of James Joyce.
William Ford writes that he has published two books of poems, most recently Past Present Imperfect (Turning Point, 2006) and two chapbooks, "Allen & Ellen" and "Descending with Miles," both with Pudding House. During the last year he has appeared in The Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, Southern Humanities Review, Valparaiso Review, and elsewhere.
Originally from Chicago, Hugh Fox taught American Literature and writing all his life. Now 79, he has 129 books published, the latest the novels DEPTHS AND DEMONS (Skylark Press in England), REUNION (Luminis Press), THE LORD SAID UNTO SATAN (Post Mortem Press), a poetry book APPROACHING/ACERCANDO (Grey Sparrow Press) the e-book novel IN THE BEGINNING (Muse It Up Press in Canada), two volumes of short stories, CAMEL LION (Gypsy Shadow Press) and THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY (Sunbury Press).
Jeff Gundy's fifth book of poems, Spoken among the Trees (Akron, 2007), won the Society of Midland Authors Poetry Award. Recent work is in North American Review, Cincinnati Review, Georgia Review, and Image, where he was a recent Artist of the Month. He teaches at Bluffton University in Ohio and is part of the Bluffton Sesquicentennial String Band.
Kyle Hemmings is the author of three chapbooks of poems: Avenue C (Scars Publications), Fuzzy Logic (Punkin Press), and Amsterdam & Other Broken Love Songs (Flutter Press). He lives and writes in New Jersey.
Michael Hettich's most recent book of poetry, LIKE HAPPINESS, was published in October 2010 by Anhinga Press. A new book, THE ANIMALS BEYOND US, is forthcoming from New Rivers Press in October, 2011. The poems included here are from a manuscript-in-progress entitled SYSTEMS OF VANISHING. His work has appeared in such journals as ORION, WITNESS, TRI QUARTERLY, PRAIRIE SCHOONER and THE LITERARY REVIEW. He lives with his family in Miami and teaches at Miami Dade College.
Don Iannucci currently works at Rockland Community College teaching Figure Drawing, 2 Dimensional Design and Printmaking. In 1974 he attended Parson’s School of Design majoring in Fine Arts. While at Parsons he started writing a journal as part of a Painting class assignment. The journal focuses on personal dramas and opportunities to observe and notate life as a whole. In “Sweaty Girls”, he writes about several women exercising at the YMCA in Nyack, NY.
Rich Ives has received grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Artist Trust, Seattle Arts Commission and the Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines for his work in poetry, fiction, editing, publishing, translation and photography. His writing has appeared in Verse, North American Review, Massachusetts Review, Northwest Review, Quarterly West, Iowa Review, Poetry Northwest, Virginia Quarterly Review, Fiction Daily and many more. He is the 2009 winner of the Francis Locke Memorial Poetry Award from Bitter Oleander. His story collection, The Balloon Containing the Water Containing the Narrative Begins Leaking, was one of five finalists for the 2009 Starcherone Innovative Fiction Prize. In 2010 he has been a finalist in fiction at Black Warrior Review and Mississippi Review and in poetry at Cloudbank and Mississippi Review. The Mississippi Review finalist works appear in the Spring, 2010 issue of that magazine and the Cloudbank finalist appears in the Spring, 2010 issue of that magazine as well.
Reamy Jansen's most recent publication is his memoir, Available Light, Recollections and Reflections of a Son (Hamilton Stone Editions). He has been published in Fugue, Oasis, Alimentum, The Literature of Food, Gargoyle, The Evansville Review, The Innisfree Poetry Review and Salt River Review among others. The two selections here are part of a larger book project about his stay in Germany as a Visiting Writer: Kezboard: German Days. This is his third year as nonfiction editor of Hamilton Stone Review.
Marc Kaminsky, poet, essayist, and psychotherapist in private practice in Brooklyn, is the author of seven books of poems, including The Road from Hiroshima (S & S), Daily Bread (Univ. of Illinois), and Shadow Traffic (Red Hen Press). He has written and edited a number of standard works in gerontology.
Liya Li is Professor of English. She teaches English Composition, World Literature, and Mandarin Chinese courses at SUNY Rockland Community College. She won the State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2003. She has also been awarded fellowships at the Expanding East Asian Studies Program at Columbia University and the Asian Studies Development Program of the East-West Center and the University of Hawaii. Liya Li grew up during the havoc of the Cultural Revolution. At a young age, she witnessed the cruel political persecutions to which her parents were subjected. She greatly appreciates the opportunities she has been given in the United States and makes it her commitment in giving back to the community. "Paper Money" is part of an on-going memoir project.
George Lies is known locally as a writer-editor who has supported West Virginia writers through the Morgantown Writers Group, founded in 1994, and the Golden Rod Writers Conference, 1983-2001. His prize-winning story,” Trailer Dogs Barking,” was published by novelist Meredith Sue Willis in The Hamilton Stone Review for a WV Anthology (2008). His award-winning story, "Keys to Heaven," set in Monongalia County, was translated for publication in Romania and Brazil (2009) after appearing in the local anthology, Mist on the Mon. Over many years he has served as editorial director with local writers wishing to publish.
Anthony Nannetti is an English teacher with the School District of Philadelphia. He lives in the Bella Vista section of the city with his wife and two daughters. His poetry has appeared in several print and online publications including Guardian Unlimited, Mas Tequila Review, The New Writer, PhiladelphiaStories, Zone Magazine, Forge Journal, Exercise Bowler, and Bijou Poetry Review.
Oden Oak’s one year of military service (1969-1970) was spent in Vietnam. Four months into the tour, the school where he taught was bombed by the Viet Cong. This essay is part of that series.
Philip Byron Oakes is a poet living in Austin, Texas (USA). His work has appeared in numerous journals, including Cricket Online Review, Otoliths, Moria, E ratio, Blue & Yellow Dog and Hamilton Stone Review (Issues 12 and 17). He is the author of two volumes of poetry, Cactus Land (77 Rogue Letters) 2009 and Sard (Otoliths) 2010. His website is http://philipbyronoakes.blogspot.com/
Simon Perchik is an attorney whose poems have appeared in Partisan Review, The New Yorker and elsewhere. For more information, including his essay "Magic, Illusion and Other Realities" and a complete bibliography, please visit his website at www.simonperchik.com.
Robert James Russell is the co-founder of the literary journal Midwestern Gothic. His work appears or is forthcoming in LITSNACK, Joyland, Thunderclap!, Red River Review, Greatest Lakes Review, Eighty Percent Magazine, Down in the Dirt, and The Legendary, among others. In September 2010 he edited the anthology Sex Scene: An Anthology. Robert lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Find out more about him at www.robertjamesrussell.com.
Hannah Schor-Engel is a full-time college student at the Community College of Allegheny County where she is currently studying Business and plans to add Magazine Journalism as a double major. She hopes to transfer to Temple University next spring, and can hardly wait to get out of Pittsburgh and experience university life—she has heard it's great fun! Hannah is also a part-time belly dancer and in her spare time enjoys reading, writing, long-distance running, and shimmying to Turkish pop music in her pajamas.
Patty Somlo has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her debut collection, From Here to There and Other Stories, was published by Paraguas Books in November 2010. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Review, the Santa Clara Review, Fringe Magazine, Guernica, Slow Trains, The Sand Hill Review, and several anthologies.
James Valvis lives in Issaquah, Washington. Publishing for over two decades, his work has recently appeared in Hamilton Stone Review, Arts & Letters, River Styx, Los Angeles Review, Crab Creek Review, New York Quarterly, South Carolina Review, Atlanta Review, Hanging Loose, Nimrod, Pank, Rattle, Southern Indiana Review, and is forthcoming in others. A book-length collection of his poems, How to Say Goodbye, is due out soon from Aortic Books.
Randi Ward (www.randiward.com) is a writer, photographer, and translator born in West Virginia in 1982. She earned her MA in Cultural Studies from the University of the Faroe Islands, and her debut photo-poetry collection, meditations on salt, was released in 2007. She currently lives in Reykjavik, Iceland.