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Ruth Daigon
She was born in Canada of immigrant parents. She spent most of her life in the extreme climates of Winnipeg, Toronto, New York and Connecticut. She was a professional singer for many years, first in Canada, then in New York as a Columbia Recording Artist, a guest artist on CBS's Camera Three, a soloist with the New York Pro Musica, and in concert and recital appearances. In the late seventies, she made the transition from concert soprano to full time poet, editor, performance artist. She began the publication Poets On: a theme-oriented poetry journal, and was its editor for its twenty year life. She has frequently appeared in Internet  publications, hard copy magazines and anthologies. Her book  Between One Future And The Next, Papier- Mache Press, was published in 1995. Her new hard copy collection of poems .The Moon Inside. (Gravity/Newton's Baby Press) is scheduled to appear on December 1st, 1999. Orders accepted at www.newtonsbaby.com/mooninside.html.

Charles Adés Fishman
He served as director of the SUNY Farmingdale Visiting Writers Program for 18 years and was the originator of the Paumanok Poetry Award. His books include Mortal Companions (1977), The Firewalkers (1996), Blood to Remember: American Poets on the Holocaust (1991), and The Death Mazurka (Texas Tech, 1989), which was listed by Choice as one of the outstanding books of the year. Fishman currently serves as poetry editor for Gaia (www.whistle.org) and Cistercian Studies Quarterly, and he is a poetry consultant for the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. His many awards include a New York State Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (1995), the Ann Stanford Poetry Prize of the Southern California Anthology (1996), and the Eve of St. Agnes Award from Negative Capability (1999).  (fishman@SNYFARVA.CC.FARMINGDALE.EDU)

Dr. Michael Fuhrman
He is a chiropractor who has recently discovered his bent for writing poetry.  Through the course of his life, he has been a chemist and a mountain climber, a healer and a poet.  He enjoys independent films and anything having to do with Nepal.  You can find out more about his work at www.energyclinic.com.

Carol Jo Horn
She is a Pacific NW poet and editor who enjoys her bunnies and her garden very much. She and her husband love to travel. On their most recent trip, they had a chance to paint in Paris-- now that's poetry!

Jo Jo Jensen
She is a novice at writing poetry and loves every second of it. Jo Jo is a non-fiction writer and screenwriter trying to find a home for her non-fiction works. Jo Jo is also an actor specializing in voice over. (jojo@energyclinic.com)

Kara L.C. Jones
She lives in Seattle where she and her husband perform their music and poetry as Night & Lady Hawk. Her poems have been published in journals such as American Tanka, PoetsWest, and Pandora.s Hope Project; anthologies such as Start With Leaves, Old Growth, and Dreamscape; and online at New Works Review, Gaia, and A Father.s Grief.   Her book, Che-wa, was published by CJ Ink in January 1999.  She and her husband have recently started KotaPress in memory of their son and have released several titles through this press.  (ladyh@kotapress.com)

NightHawk Jones
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. (hawk@kotapress.com)

Claudia Mauro
She is, among other things, a first generation New York Italian Amazon leather Buddhist butch in recovery. She holds Federal Aviation Administration commercial pilot certificate number 131407693, and certainly knows how to stall, and how to recover. Her goal is to embody the sacred, the profane and the moment they ride in on.

Claudia has been employed as an Alaskan bush pilot, merchant mariner, street junkie, fisheries science technician, hypnotist and computer programmer.

Her first collection of poems, Stealing Fire, was nominated for the 1997 Lambda Book Award. Her second book, Reading the River, was released in October 1998 and has also been nominated for the Lambda Book Award. She was awarded a Hedgebook fellowship in 1997. She is the founder and managing editor of Whiteaker Press.

She currently writes and teaches in Seattle, Washington and occasionally moonlights as a pilot in Southeast and Western Alaska.

Susan Mello
"I have been taking pictures for quite some time, but I really got passionate about it 8 years ago. I especially enjoy capturing people's natural relaxed selves in black & white portraiture, and capturing nature in all it's glorious displays." (spmello@hotmail.com)

Joan O'Reilly
She has been writing poetry since her children were small.  She has also put a lot of creative energy into her sewing as she was often making clothes for herself and her six children.  She now enjoys sewing for her grandchildren as Halloween and other occasions require.  When it comes to poetry, she writes what she feels and can be inspired by anything from a piece of music to a piece of jewelry.

Marjorie Power
She has approximately two hundred and fifty poems published in magazines and journals such as The Atlanta Review, Mississippi Mud, The Seattle Review, The Spoon River Poetry Review, Puerto Del Sol, Southern Poetry Review, Blue Unicorn, and more poems are forthcoming in Sing Heavenly Muse! and Poet Lore.  Her books include Cave Poems from Lone Willow Press (1998), Tishku, After She Created Men from Lone Willow Press (1996), and Living With It from Wampeter Press (1983).  She lives with her husband in Olympia, Washington.

Seana Sperling
She is the Seattle dwelling, love child of Alfred E. Newman and Ladybird Johnson. She is and has been an ESL Instructor, Peace Corps Volunteer, Writing Major, butcher, baker, and film freak.

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