We'd like to thank everyone for contributing to this issue. We look
forward to working with all of you in the future again soon. Be sure to
submit your work for the next issue, too! See Journal Guidelines for details.
If you wish to contact Heather, send email here to Kotapress
and we'll forward it to her asap.
Tom has an MA in Mythological Studies from Pacifica Graduate Institute.
He is currently a PhD candidate at Pacifica in the same curriculum. His
poetry has appeared in a number of anthologies in the Seattle area, mostly
recently in Water Colors. His first chapbook of poems, Complexions, was
published by Kota Press in 2000. Tom is also an essayist and his most
recent work appeared in The New Times. He is a proud father of two children
and lives in the Seattle area. If you wish to contact Tom, send email
here to Kotapress and we'll forward
it to him asap.
He has been singer, composer, and song writer since Hector was a pup.
You can often find him in various Seattle venues performing his music
live with his poet wife.
He also enjoys his day job of creating web sites. If you like what you
see here, then you like his work. He and his wife started KotaPress
in memory of their son Dakota. firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebecca Hersh is 15 years old and attends school at Eastern Christian
School. She lives in Ringwood, New Jersey with her mother and stepfather.
Rebecca has been published only one other time in a teen literary magazine,
as she is oviously a new writer. Rebecca has taken a Creative Writing
though her school and been though numerous workshops. If you'd like to
contact Rebecca, please send us email at email@example.com
and we'll get you message right to her.
Trevor Hewett is an Englishman who lives and writes in his native Cornwall.
Published widely in the UK and internationally, he has a short collection
work - 'The Patchwork Woman' - available from Mockfrog Design Press,
Friend to turtles, Speaker of the word "NO!", Tamer of ludicrous thoughts,
Mother of a dead child, Goddess of Hawksville, Huntress available for
Catwomyn's productions at a moment's notice, and Taker of absolutely no
Ms. Lappen's poems have been published in International Poetry Review,
Blueline, Touched by Adoption: Stories, Letters and Poems, (Green River
Press, 1999), Ruah: A Journal of Spiritual Poetry, HEArt Quarterly, ForPoetry.com,
Kudzu: A Digital Quarterly (www.etext.org/Zines/Kudzu), Switched-on Gutenberg
(http://faculty.washington.edu/jnh/), New Works Review (www.new-works.org),
Out of Line, Earth Beneath Sky Beyond (Outrider Press, 2000), Major Signs,
Poetry & Story magazine (www.poetrystory.com) and she was recently a reader
at the Phoenix series in New York. She won honorable mention 2000 New
Millennium Writing competition, and has acceptances from The Sow's Ear
Poetry Review, Poetry Motel and Neovictorian Cochlea. Ms. Lappen was a
staff journalist for 25 years for such publications as The New Haven Register,
Forbes, Working Woman, Corporate Finance and Institutional Investor. She
currently writes for a major money management firm.
Her website is at: http://hometown.aol.com/alyssaalappen/myhomepage/index.html
and she can be reached by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Carrington MacDuffie is a singer, composer, and multimedia performer whose
poetry has appeared in literary journals across the country, including
Amicus Journal, The Crab Creek Review, 4th Street and many others. She
performed extensively at a range of venues in New York, L.A. and the
Northwest, incorporating music, spoken word, painting and visual projection
into her various acts. She holds a B.A in English from Boston University,
and recently received the O'Mara Prize for Literary Creativity. She makes
her living as a voiceover actress, specializing in reading books on tape.
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A native of England, Lesley has spent the last 21 years in Washington
State, mostly on an island north west of Seattle. She has now developed
webbed feet and a passion for the Internet and ferry boat schedules. Lesley
has been writing poetry since she was 8 years old -- when she realized
that it was safer than writing a journal because nobody could figure out
the meanings. To make up for this childish behavior, as an adult she has
tried vociferously to make poems easier to understand. As a volunteer,
Lesley takes poetry into the schools and performs "Poetry off the
page". Most recently, she organizes poetry 'slams' in the area where
participants are given three words and twenty-five minutes to write a
poem, at which time they get up and perform it in front of three local
judges. Lesley credits these bi-monthly slams with keeping her mental
juices flowing. If you wish to contact Lesley, send email here to Kotapress
and we'll forward it to her asap.
She sprouted up in the suburbs of New York City and got the-hell downtown
as soon as possible. During her time in New York, she took up black &
white photography, and gleefully burned negatives during her 8 years there.
City burn-out brought her to the Pacific Northwest to be soothed by plantlife,
mountains, and mild weather. Here, creativity bloomed again in the form
of musical studies, jazz singing, piano & flute. Baking and gardening
became passions. A recent trip to Kenya produced images, sounds, and stories
which will be featured in her upcoming website. Comments, questions, requests
for prints, mailing list membership to:
Richard Messer grew up in Glenwood Springs, a small town in the Colorado
Rockies and earned his Ph. D. at the University of Denver. He has pursued
post-graduate work in Analytical Psychology at the C. G. Jung Institute
Zurich. A poet, fiction writer, and potter he has made his living by
teaching at various colleges. His poetry and fiction have appeared in
Nation, Psychological Perspectives, The Sun, The Black Warrior Review
many other magazines. His book of prose and poetry, Murder in the Family,
published by Bottom Dog Press, was awarded the 1996 Nancy Dasher award
the College English Association of Ohio.
If you'd like to contact Richard, please send a note to email@example.com
and we'll pass your message on right away.
Kimberly was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 1992 at the young
age of 26. Cancer was a wake-up call for her and resulted in a complete
life transformation. In her pursuit of healing, she found her creative
spirit and has since been exploring her feelings through the mediums of
poetry, collage, drawing, painting, and writing. In 1999, she married
her soul mate and is now living her dreams.
He's a 95% self-taught photographer, 12 years after receiving a 35mm camera
for high school graduation. "I've primarily used photography as just another
element in other artworks (illustrations, sculptures, graphics, fanzines)
but, in recent years, I've been treating it as itself by studying the
finer points of the image and experimenting with infrared and recording
films. My current, never ending, photo study is collapsing, and consequently
disappearing, homestead and farm buildings." He makes his base on the
south shores of Bainbridge Island, Washington from where he creates, hikes,
cycles, snowboards, travels, and searches out great music.
40-something, yet eternally young. Wife, mother of two sons, Logan, 11,
and Travis, 8. Born in Michigan, live in rural Alabama--can you say "culture
shock"? Have been a librarian, hotel sales rep, newspaper reporter,
advertising sales person. Currently working in a coffee shop and dreaming
of owning my own where all the cool artist types and social outcasts can
hang out. If you'd like to contact Terri, please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org
and we'll pass your message on right away.