Bios M - R

David Madgalene is a writer living in Northern California    
Diana Magallon Diana Magallón is an experimental artist:    
At the age of 22 Jack Marshall is the author of the memoir From Baghdad to Brooklyn and multiple poetry collections. Marshall is the recipient several awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a PEN Center USA Award. He currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.    

Stephen-Paul Martin is a widely known writer of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction    
John Martone Recent visual work from John Martone -- commonplace book appeared at gamm and contemplative imagery from the new lascaux  is available on Scribd. His latest volume of poetry is Ksana, available from Red Moon Press.    

Goodenough Mashego is a journalist, PR practitioner and artist in Mpumalanga. His various journalistic works have been published in, among other titles, City Press, BBQ, Drum, True Love, Leadership, Kumpanni, Y, SL, Sowetan, Sunday World, and The Star. His poetry has graced anthologies and journals such as New Coin, Botsotso, Timbila, Green Dragon, Words Gone Two Soon. Mashego is also the author of two poetry collections, Journey With Me (Timbila) and Taste of My Vomit (10workers Media). He is also working on publishing a collection of indigenous poetry from Mpumalanga, Bantu Letters and a recording, The Ghetto Says. He runs an arts and culture blog at where he interrogates both the arts and socio-politics.    
Joachim Matschoss was born in Germany and now lives in Melbourne, Australia. He is a writer, a teacher and a director of theater. His several collections of poetry include Sleepgrains (2004) and The Hour of the Wolf (2007). His many plays include The Common Room (2005), The Committee (2007) and Roadwork Ahead (2008).    

Farid Matuk is the author of Is It the King? (Effing Press). New poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Barrelhouse, Typesetter, and the Boston Review. His translations of Spanish language poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in Bombay Gin and Translation Review. Matuk's essays and reviews have recently appeared in Cross Cultural Poetics, Sentence, and the Poetry Project Newsletter. He lives in Dallas with the poet Susan Briante.    

Svitlana Matviyenko is a doctoral student studying visual theory and criticism. Her research focuses on new media, experimental film, and Lacanian psychoanalysis. She earned her BA (2000) in Comparative Literature and MA (2001) in Theory of Literature from Kyiv Mohyla Academy (Kyiv, Ukraine). In 2001—2003, she worked as an editor-in-chief of Literatura Plus, a newspaper of the Ukrainian Writers Association; she was also a founder and an editor-in-chief of Komentar, a political and cultural monthly. In 2004, Svitlana came to the US as a Fulbrighter. Now she is pursuing her doctoral degree at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Svitlana is a co-founder (with Virlana Tkacz) of ‘ROUND US poetry & performance series that has been on since 2002 in Kiev and now in New York. Svitlana curates a new series of experimental performance, launched at the Ukrainian Institute of America in New York.    

Philip Metres is the author of To See the Earth (2008), Behind the Lines: War Resistance Poetry on the American Homefront since 1941 (2007), Instants (chap, 2006), Primer for Non-Native Speakers (chap, 2004), Catalogue of Comedic Novelties: Selected Poems of Lev Rubinstein (2004), and A Kindred Orphanhood: Selected Poems of Sergey Gandlevsky (2003). His poetry has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Best American Poetry and Inclined to Speak: Contemporary Arab American Poetry. He teaches literature and creative writing at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. Were it not for Ellis Island, his last name would be Abourjaili. For more information see and He can be reached at    

Roger Mitchell lives in way upstate New York. His new and selected poems are just out from Ausable Press: Lemon Peeled the Moment Before. [Photo:]    

Neo Molefe (Shameeyaa neo waMolefe) is based in Soweto, Johannesburg, and is studying towards a degree in Human and Social Science and working for the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa. Some of her literary work has been featured in Basadzi Voices published by University of Kwa-Zulu Natal Press in 2006, journals/poetry collections and e-magazines. Recently, she was a participant in the 2008 Poetry Africa International Festival held in the University of Kwa-Zulu, Durban 2008 and has read work at poetry events including March Against War in Iraq, in 2003.    

Kobus Moolman teaches creative writing at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban. He has published three collections of poetry: Time like Stone (which received the Ingrid Jonker prize for 2001), Feet of the Sky, and Separating the Seas. His play, Full Circle, won the 2004 PANSA award, and was published by Dye Hard Press last year. He has also published a collection of radio plays, Blind Voices (Botsotso Publishers).    

Stephen Moran was born in Dublin in 1954. He has published one short story collection, The London Silence (Pretend Genius Press, 2004) and a small number of stories in other books and magazines. Stephen contributes to several blogs and has been known to try his hand at poetry. He lives in London. (    

Jason Morris' poems have appeared in Forklift, Ohio; Mirage #4 Period(ical); Salt Hill; TRY!, and elsewhere. He's currently reading Utopia by Bernadette Mayer, Collected Philip Whalen, Chelsea Girls by Eileen Myles and Action Kylie by Kevin Killian. He lives in San Francisco where he edits Big Bell and tends bar to pay the bills.    

Robin Morris, when not trolling the internet, seeking disciples of language, writes from her home in poet-haunted Amherst, Massachusetts. She teaches online and in person at various institutions of higher learning, including Bay Path College in Longmeadow. Her poetry has appeared in Terrain, Lilith, and an assortment of other literary journals.    

Aryanil Mukherjee is a poet, translator and editor writing in Bengali and English. He has authored four books of poetry, a book of hybrid essays, and his latest is a set of trans-created poems titled, late night correspondence (Cinnamom Teal Press, 2008). Individual poems have appeared in numerous journals including Znine, Rain Taxi, Jacket Magazine, also forthcoming in Open Spaces and Drunken Boat. Aryanil was awarded the Kabita Pakkhik Samman (Poetry Fortnightly Honor) for 2007. He edits KAURAB, the celebrated Bengali literary magazine, in print since 1970, and works as an engineering mathematician in Cincinnati.    

Sabine Lenore Müller is lecturer and doctoral candidate at the University of Leipzig. She was born and raised in East Germany where she came to love the English Language and its poetry as medium and place through which one meditates on the friction of ideologies and histories.    

In a former life, Rich Murphy's latest publications are forthcoming from Ahadada Press and Codhill Press. Individual poems and essays have appeared in Poetry, Fulcrum, Grand Street, New Letters, Negative Capability and Rolling Stone, to name a few. He is a graduate of Boston University, and currently teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University.    

Sheila E. Murphy’s most recent published books include Parsings (Arrum Press, Finland, 2008), Permutoria (collaborative visio-textual work in collaboration with K.S. Ernst (Luna Bisonte Prods, 2008) , and Collected Chapbooks (Blue Lion Books, 2008). Her home is in Phoenix, Arizona.    

Felicia Murray, born and raised in New York City, was educated at The Brearley School (New York), Westover School (Connecticut) and Franklin College in Lugano, Switzerland. She later studied photography with Tony Mendoza at the International Center of Photography in New York. Her work has been exhibited worldwide and is included in numerous collections, including the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and the Musée Carnavalet (Paris). She has spent a lifetime discerning the magic of light in her photographs of people, animals and nature. Her travels around the world have afforded her a rich portfolio of images (see She is the proud mistress of Sakya (17 year old Tibetan Spaniel) and Luna and Vajra (8 year old Rag Dolls).

Art critic Tom Breidenbach has commented: In Felicia Murray’s photographs the sacred is encountered in a nighttime cityscape, in the gestures and expressions of people and animals, as well as in holy places and ceremonies. Dualities like light and darkness, the hallowed and the mundane, time and eternity, combine in her art as they do in life, charged with the aura of primal mystery, where we sense the hush of the divine.


Since the early 1990s, Susan Smith Nash has balanced her writing with development and administration of online courses and programs. She has made it a point to share her experience as well as her research through her websites, weblogs and podcasts.  Her background is interdisciplinary, with a Ph.D. in English, M.A. in English, post-graduate courses in economics and instructional design, B.S. in Geology. In addition to developing and teaching courses in writing, leadership, and literature, she has developed content for writing courses for web-based and mobile delivery.  The writing courses and content span multiple learning styles, levels, and rhetorical situations, ranging from technical writing, first-year composition, advanced composition, graduate research and writing, professional writing, as well as memoirs and autobiography, and materials for English language learners. Over the last 15 years, Nash has developed instructional content for textbooks, audio books (educational mp3 downloads), simulations and serious games, video (downloadable educational video clips). Content includes Spanish and English language materials. Her edublog, e-Learning Queen ( has been nominated for several awards.  Her most recent book, Good Deeds Society (2008), was translated into Slovenian (Klub Dobrih Dejanj) and received recognition in Ljubljana and in schools in Slovenia. Her favorite personal web site remains, Readers of Big Bridge might find her Light and Dust survey more oriented toward her poetry and fiction, as well as a good point of sccess to other web projects.    

by Joan Treat
Paul Nelson, co-founder of the Northwest Spokenword LAB, Founder of Global Voices Radio. Author: Organic Poetry (Oct. ‘08, VDM Verlag, Germany.) Poems/Essays in: Golden Handcuffs Review, Jacket Magazine, Fulcrum, OlsonNow Blog, The Argotist, Raven Chronicles, elsewhere. During 26 years in radio, interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Anne Waldman, Robin Blaser, Sam Hamill, Wanda Coleman, Eileen Myles, Jerome Rothenberg, George Bowering and others. A Time Before Slaughter (Apprentice House, Summer ’09) is his first book of poetry and he writes one American Sentence every day.    
Rodney Nelson began publishing poems in mainstream print journals in 1970 but switched to fiction and did not touch a poem for over two decades, making a restart in ezines during the present decade. He has worked as a book and copy editor and lived in the Southwest and the Dakotas. An entry in the Poets & Writers directory gives “the skinny” on his publishing histor    

Hoa Nguyen
by Benjamin Arseguel
Hoa Nguyen lives in Austin TX with the poet Dale Smith and their two sons. Together they edit the book imprint Skanky Possum and curate a reading series. Recent books by Hoa include "Kiss A Bomb Tattoo" (effing) and "Hecate Lochia" (Hot Whiskey). She is an Aquarius and a Fire Horse.    

Peter Nicholls is Professor of English and American Literature at the University of Sussex. His publications include Ezra Pound: Politics, Economics and Writing, Modernisms: A Literary Guide, George Oppen and the Fate of Modernism, and many articles and essays on literature and theory. He recently co-edited with Laura Marcus The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century English Literature and is editor of the journal Textual Practice.    
Seinhart Nickel was born in northern Germany in 1974, grew up in the Netherlands, and is now a winemaker in France.    

Carol Novack writes to discover what it is that she knows and enjoys horsing around bareback with language. She belongs to no school, though she has a couple of comatose higher degrees and reveres Samuel Beckett. Many of Carol's writings reflect her preoccupation with hideous events in the present passing history of the Age of Dementia and her overriding belief in metaphor as "realism." A former criminal defense and constitutional attorney, she publishes the "edgy and enlightened" multimedia e-journal Mad Hatters' Review, has completed several collaborative projects, including a whatnot with Sheila E. Murphy and two videos/films with visual artists. A collection of her short writings ("inventions") is slated to be published in 2009. Works may or will be found in more than 75 journals, including Action, Yes, American Letters & Commentary, Diagram, Exquisite Corpse, Fiction International, First Intensity, Gargoyle, Journal of Experimental Fiction, Knock, La Petite Zine, Lettre Internationale, LIT, MILK, Notre Dame Review, Otoliths, Salt Flats Annual, Salt River Review, Sein und Werden, and Tears in the Fence, and in several anthologies, including "Online Writings: The Best of the First Ten Years," a DVD anthology, two Italian collections, and "The Penguin Book of Australian Women Poets." Writings have been translated into French, Italian, Romanian, and Spanish. Her CD Inventions II, with outrageously fine, custom-made music, is available for sale at f3 CDBaby. For more too much information, see Carol's blogspot    

Khulile Nxumalo was born in Diepkloof, Soweto, in 1971. His lives in Johannesburg with his partner and two children, and pays the rent by working in television as a writer, researcher and director. His poems have been published in South Africa, Canada, the UK and US. His first collection, Ten flapping elbows, mama, was published by Deep South in 2004. He is working on two manuscripts of poetry.    

Mxolisi Nyezwa was born in 1967 in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth, where he still lives. He is the founding editor of the cultural journal Kotaz. He is the author of song trials (Gecko, 2000) and New Country (University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2008)    
  Satoko Ogawa was born in Tokyo in 1969. Wrote Master’s thesis on Diane’s works. Studied one year at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute (Now Naropa University) in Boulder, Colorado. Currently lives in Tokyo and working on Japanese translation of Diane's works. Mother of two boys.    

Sharon Olinka’s poetry has appeared in Nimrod, Barrow Street, Confrontation, Poetry East, and many other journals over the years. She is the author of The Good City (Marsh Hawk Press, 2006) and has won a Barbara Deming Memorial Award. Her first book of poems A Face Not My Own was published by West End Press. She is also a literary critic, and has reviewed books for American Book Review and Rain Taxi.    

Tom Orange
Tom Orange has taught literature and writing at Vanderbilt, Georgetown and The George Washington Universities and now lives in Northeast Ohio, where he is active in the arts scene and local food movement. Slack Buddha published his chapbook of conceptual prose, American Dialectics, in 2008, and he is currently revising a book-length manuscript on the early poetry of Clark Coolidge. His recent and forthcoming work can be found in Aquaduck, Boog City, English Studies in Canada, The I.E. Reader, Typo, Wheelhouse, and 1913: A Journal of Forms.    
Yuko Otomo Yuko Otomo is of Japanese origin. A bilingual (Japanese and English) poet and a visual artist (in pursuit of Pure Abstraction). She also writes haiku, art criticism and essays. She has read in St. Mark's Poetry Project, Tribes, Bowery Poetry Club, ABC No Rio, La Mama, NY Public Library, Knitting Factory, the Living Theatre, etc and in Japan, France and Germany. Her publication includes "Small Poems", "The Hand of The Poet" (both from Ugly Duckling Presse) and "A Sunday Afternoon on the Isle of Museum" (Propaganda Press) and "Fragile" (Sisyphus Press). She exhibited her art work at Court House Gallery @ Anthology Film Archives and Vision Festival, etc.    

Richard Owens edits Punch Press and Damn the Caesars, a journal of contemporary poetry and poetics. His poetry, essays, and reviews have appeared in Shearsman, Aufgabe, O Poss, Hassle, Kadar Koli, and elsewhere. Delaware Memoranda, his book-length poem, was published through BlazeVOX. Embankments is forthcoming from Interbirth Books.    

One time 82nd Airborne Paratrooper, Gary Parrish (B 1977) received his BA from Naropa (06) and MFA from Long Island University (09) where he won the school's Ester Hynaman Award for Poetics. He is a cofounder of Farfalla Press located in flux between Boulder/Brooklyn. His poetry and reviews can be found in Puppy Flowers, Bombay Gin, ADR, Ludwig, Downtown Brooklyn and Big Bridge. A chapbook, Cartoon Logic is forthcoming from Erudite Fangs.    
Seth Phelps Seth Phelps fights the good fight.    

Wanda Phipps is a writer/performer born in Washington, DC, now living in Brooklyn, NY. She received her B.A. in Theater from Barnard College of Columbia University, studied poetry with Bernadette Mayer, Allen Ginsberg and others at the Naropa Institute. Wanda also studied theater and acting at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and coordinated several Reading and Performance Series at the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church in NYC. She is the author of the full-length poetry collection Wake-Up Calls: 66 Morning Poems (Soft Skull Press), the CD-rom Zither Mood (Faux Press), the chapbooks Rose Window or Prosettes, (Dusie), Lunch Poems (Boog Literature), Your Last Illusion or Break-Up Sonnets (Situations Press), and the electronic chapbook After the Mishap (Faux Press) as well as the co-author of Shanar: The Dedication of a Buryat Shaman in Siberia (Parabola). Her poems have been published over 100 times in publications such as:, Agni, Exquisite Corpse, How2, The World and anthologies such as Verses That Hurt: Pleasure and Pain from the Poemfone Poets (St. Martin's Press). She's a recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Poetry Fellowship, a Meet the Composer/International Creative Collaborations Program Grant, an Agni Journal Poetry Translation Award, a National Theater Translation Fund Grant, and several New York State Council on the Arts Translation Grants. For more info. and more of her writing check out her website:    
Pravasan Pillay is a Durban-based writer and poet. His debut poetry chapbook Glumlazi is forthcoming.    

bart plantenga is also the author of Wiggling Wishbone and Spermatagonia: The Isle of Man. His book YODEL-AY-EE-OOOO: The Secret History of Yodeling Around the World received worldwide attention. He is working on a new novel, Paris Sex Tete and a new book on yodeling Yodel in HiFi. His radio show Wreck This Mess has been on the air on WFMU [NY], Radio Libertaire [Paris], Radio 100 and currently Radio Patapoe [Amsterdam] since 1986. He lives in Amsterdam.    
Hans Plomp Hans Plomp was born in Amsterdam in 1944.  After his studies he became a teacher, but he gave up regular jobs for good when his first novel De Ondertrouw (The Banns Are Up) was successful.  He took an active part in the playful Dutch Provo Revolution of the Sixties, which made Amsterdam one of the hippest places on the planet.  After Provo, he helped found Culturele Vrijhaven Ruigoord, the Amsterdam Balloon Company, and the Fiery Tongues Poetry Festival, and he traveled extensively, especially in India, where he spent some five years.  In 1982, he toured with U.S. with a group of prominent Dutch poets, performing with Ann Waldman, Diane di Prima, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Amiri Baraka, Ira Cohen and many other kindred spirits.  He has published novels, short stories, poetry, and essays that have been translated into many languages, including Danish, English, French, German, Polish, and Spanish.  Last year, Ekstasis Editions, in Victoria, British Columbia, published Tantric Picnic: Tales of India, the first English-language collection of his India stories.  A few of the poems that appear in this edition of Big Bridge were first published in City Lights Pocket Poets Series #42: Nine Dutch Poets.    
Robert Priest

Robert Priest, is the author of fifteen books of poetry, 3 plays, 2 novels, lots of  musical CDS, one hit song and many columns for Now Magazine . His words have been debated in the legislature, posted in the Transit system, quoted in the Farmer's Almanac, and sung on Sesame street. In recent years his stint as Dr. Poetry on the CBC and his poetry videos on youtube and myspace have helped him find a whole new audience. His most recent book is: Reading the Bible Backwards (ECW).

Reading the Bible Backwards can be securely purchased online here:

The poems Wording and Marching Song are from a group of poems commissioned by Poetry Gabriola for performance in a Canada Speaks section of the Gabriola Poetry Festival in November 2010.

The Ali poem is selected from a yet-to-be published book of verses for children entitled Rosa Rose.

Websites of interest: (wherein the author appears naked with horses),, a site where the author’s avatar can be prompted to speak aphorisms the author’s official website.

Robert Priest also tweets as Doctor Poetry at


Kristin Prevallet is a poet and performer, educator and essayist. Her most recent experiment with slow poetry is to find alternative non-material venues for the reception of her new manuscript, Dark Thinking Through Daylight. A section of the project called "Because Love/War is a Force" was recorded in collaboration with the composer Esfand Pourmand and will be available July 1 on Bowery Poetry Club Records, Sampler #3.    

Patrick Pritchett is the author of several books of poems, including Burn — Doxology for Joan of Arc, Antiphonal, and Salt, My Love. Scholarly essays have recently appeared in Radical Vernacular: Lorine Niedecker and the Politics of Place and Ronald Johnson: Life and Works. Letters to Poets: Conversations about Poetics, Politics, and Community features a dialogue with Kathleen Fraser on the poetics of form. He is currently a Lecturer in the History and Literature Program at Harvard University.    

 Randy Prus
Randy Prus has three chapbooks of poetry: Songs of the South and Slightly West, A New Time in a Very Old World, and ICE. He is a professor of English and Humanities at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.    

AE Reiff is on loan to the lay office of Agronomy of Casa Grande. He has published various newsletters and journals in exospheric radiation.    

Tasha Robbins is a painter who has lived and worked in New York, Provincetown, Boston, Boulder, Santa Fe, San Francisco and New Orleans. Her Portrait of George Scrivani with a Photo of Vali Myers & Gregory Corso by Ira Cohen (2001) appeared in the exhibition "Poetry and its Arts" in San Francisco in 2005. Portions of An Angel Alphabet (1988-98) have been shown at Berkeley's Judah Magnes Museum ("Personal Landscapes/Universal Visions", 1990) and in Philadelphia at the Borowsky Gallery @ the Gerhman Y/University of the Arts ("The Hidden Garden: Three Artists Explore Kabbalah", 2005). From the Aspect of Mercy (2000-03), a triptych regarding the Quan Yin, has hung in the Florence Biennale (2003), the Aurora Gallery in the artist's native Worcester, MA ("Psyche", 2004), and at the Goldmine Saloon, home of New Orleans' 17 Poets! and Festivals for the Imagination (2004). Her work has been reproduced in small press magazines and books, including tripwire, Aaron Shurin's Codex, YAWP, FRAMMIS, MAGCITY, and Bombay Gin.    

John Roche is an associate professor of English at Rochester Institute of Technology, where he advises the literary magazine,Signatures and teaches a variety of classes, including Walt Whitman and Creative Writing. He has a PhD from SUNY Buffalo, where he studied with Robert Creeley and John C. Clarke. His full-length poetry collections, Topicalities (2008) and On Conesus (2005) are available from Foothills Publishing ( His poems can also be found online in Big Bridge 11 and at Jack Magazine (, Others have appeared in magazines like House Organ, intent, Interim (forthcoming) The Woodstock Journal, The Burning World, and in several anthologies.    

Linda Rogers is known as a "loose cannon," "shit disturber," "passionate advocate" or "pain in the ass," depending on your perspective. As a poet, novelist, journalist, and songwriter she has a not so hidden agenda and that is to agitate for a better world.The Poet Laureate of Victoria and former President of the BC Federation of Writers and League of Canadian Poets is the grandmother of four and the wife of awesome mandolin player Rick van Krugel. She has jumped off Baba Daji, the highest mountain in western Turkey (with a handsome Turkish man), eaten a scorpion, danced with the stars, and told off some frightening politicians. Her latest books are Muscle Memory, poems, and The Empress Letters, fiction. This fall, The Third Day Book, second in the Empress trilogy, will be released.    

Dr. Martin Jack Rosenblum is a lecturer in Music History and Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Music Department, Peck School of the Arts, and a recording artist on Rounder Records and an artist endorsee for Gibson Guitars. Rosenblum is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets award for Home (1970), one of the numerous books of stark and evocative poetry he has written since the sixties. His autobiography was published in The Contemporary American Authors Series. He is Historian Emeritus for the Harley-Davidson Motor Company, and on the Executive Board of Directors for the Les Paul Museum. His doctoral dissertation on the Objectivist Poets was the first, extensive scholastic investigation of this movement that is essential to a complete understanding of contemporary American poetry and still stands as a seminal, critical text. As a poet, Martin Jack is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Werewolf Sequence (1974), that Allen Ginsberg proclaimed as being “mystical and practical.” As a singer/songwriter he is particularly known for the cult album, Down On The Spirit Farm (re-mastered in a 12th Anniversary Edition in 2006), that Little Steven of Bruce Springsteen’s E-Street band called “Art Rock if there ever was any.” Dr. Rosenblum’s recent book, a significant history of American Vernacular Music and its aesthetic, is entitled Searching For Rock And Roll (2007). His latest album of original Rock songs with complex narrative lyrics is entitled Ice Thorn: Singles Collection (2007). To bikers, his book, The Holy Ranger: Harley-Davidson Poems (1989), and the associated album, recorded with members of the Violent Femmes, The Holy Ranger’s Free Hand (1990), stand for all that is Americana on a motorcycle or, rather, the modern cowboy’s beloved horse as these works so depict the rider’s outsider milieu. With the Holy Ranger project there was a new, alternative Americana movement defined through literature and music that pertained exclusively to biker poets and troubadours. In 2008, Archer Books is publishing an anthology of poems based on Rosenblum’s literary influence through poem and song entitled Rubber Side Down. Dr. Martin Jack Rosenblum’s original poetry and Rock and Roll from this era, deeply rooted in American Free Verse and Folk/Blues idioms, received international critical acclaim — as does his recent work that continues to create visionary literary and musical idioms.    
John Rosenthal John Rosenthal’s photographs have been exhibited throughout the North and Southeast. His one-person shows include exhibits at The National Humanities Center, New Orleans African-American Museum, Boston’s Panopticon Gallery, The National Academy of Sciences in Washington D.C., The Asheville Museum of Art, the Tyndall Gallery, Through This Lens Gallery, the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland, the School of Design at North Carolina State University, and The Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art. His work, including essays and photography, has appeared in various journals and periodicals including ARTVU, Five Points, The Carolina Quarterly, The Sun Magazine, Key West Review, Kenyon Review, NCArts, The New York Magazine, The Arts Journal and In Brief, Short Takes On The Personal. In 1998 a collection of Mr. Rosenthal’s photographs, Regarding Manhattan was published by Safe Harbor Books. Mr. Rosenthal was awarded a North Carolina Visual Art Fellowship in 2008 for his photographs of New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward.    

Jerome Rothenberg is an internationally known poet, polemicist, translator and anthologist with over eighty books of poetry and ten assemblages of traditional and contemporary poetry such as Technicians of the Sacred and Poems for the Millennium. Poetics & Polemics [essays] 1985-2005 appeared late last year, and a nineteenth-century prequel to Poems for the Millennium, co-edited with Jeffrey Robinson, was published in January 2009. Triptych, his thirteenth book of poems from New Directions, appeared in 2007, and the poems from "A Book of Concealments" will be published next year in Concealments & Caprichos from Black Widow Press.    

Lou Rowan began writing in the heyday of experimentation associated with St. Marks Church in the Bowery in New York City.
During the 70's, Lou taught in the City; in l980 he entered the business-world, becoming an executive with two global institutional-investment firms.
In his satirical novel, My Last Days, a well-known superhero takes on the corruptions of many current public figures in politics, business, and the arts. Toby Olson calls My Last Days, "a wonder." It is forthcoming from Chiasmus Press.
A selection of his stories will be published next spring by Ahadada Books. Rochelle Owens calls these experimental stories a combination of Rabelais, Voltaire, and Mickey Spillane.
Lou has published poetry, and a range of critical essays, most recently in The English Studies Forum and The Review of Contemporary Fiction.
He is currently working at a long novel on the "losing of the West."
He lives in Seattle, where he edits Golden Handcuffs Review, a journal of contemporary writing in all genres.

Anthony Rudolf
Anthony Rudolf is an autobiographer, poet, literary critic, editor and translator. Recently he completed a volume of short stories and is now working on a new memoir. A new collection of prose/verse sequences, Zigzag, is forthcoming from Northern House/Carcanet. His many books and pamphlets include The Arithmetic of Memory (autobiography, 1999), Wine from Two Glasses (Adam Lecture, King's College, London) and At an Uncertain Hour: Primo Levi's War against Oblivion (literary criticism, 1990 and 1991). He has translated fiction, drama and, in particular, Yves Bonnefoy's poetry (most recently Yesterday's Wilderness Kingdom, 2001). He has written an introduction to R.B.Kitaj (National Gallery, London 2001). He is the founder of Menard Press.    


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