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Esther's The Homeless One: A Poem in Many Voices, a chap-book length
conversation about homelessness and schizophrenia, was published by KotaPress
in Jan 2000. Other appearances include The American Psychoanalyst, Baltimore
Jewish Times, Chrysanthemum, The Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Review,
SheSpeaks and Switched-on-Gutenberg. She teaches in Seattle, Washington.
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). His new collection of poems, Country of Memory, will be
published by Rattapallax Press in Spring 2001.
She has been writing poetry for about 20 years. Her poems come from a
lot of different aspects in life including: survival, dreams, knowledge.
Her objective is to capture the audiences senses with her poetic talents.
To instill hope, empathy, and confidence into her admirers. To let them
know that even though life is hard, it is not impossible, and while there
is evil in this world, there is also goodness.
To email Janet, send your note to firstname.lastname@example.org
and we'll forward the message on to her.
The author is a twenty-four year old PhD student in Industrial/Organizational
Psychology in the United States. He considers himself a good writer, but
a bad poet.
I grew up on a farm in eastern Ohio. I learned at an early age about life,
and death. And the joy and sorrow they may bring. At the age of 34, I've
come to appreciate all that life has shown me and I take great pride in
being able to show the world life, as I see it, through the poems that
I am taking up BS Medical Technology at the Far Eastern University-Dr.
Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation in the Philippines. I plan to become
a surgeon and a lawyer. I was features and literary editor first, and
then later became associate editor of The Advocate; the official campus
press of FEU. My poems have been in the following: An Maogmang Lugar,
Transition, Pilosopong Tasyo, Philippine Star, The Researcher, Philippines
Free Press, Cader Poetry Anthology, Sparrowgrass Poetry Anthology: Treasured
Poems of America, Pen Pusher's Poetry Anthology: Echoes of the Century,
Esoreric.Com, JMW Publishing Poetry Anthology: Seasons of Change, Poetry
Web Ring, Nuvein Magazine, and Kota Press Poetry Journal. Prizes: - First
Prize, Transition Literary Contest in English (One-Act Play). - Gold Medal,
Samahang Kayumangi (Camaraderie of the Brown) Poetry Contest. - Silver
Medal, Fr.. O Brian Essay Writing Contest in English.
Winner of the Ann Stanford Poetry Award, in 1997 also the "The Eve of
St. Agnes Poetry Award in 1994 and runner up in 1995 Prior to her career
in poetry she was a professional singer: a Columbia Recording Artist,
a guest artist on CBS's Camera Three, a soloist with the New York Pro
Musica. In the late seventies, she made the transition to full time poet,
editor, performance artist. She was founder/editor of the poetry publication
Poets On: for the 20 years of its lifetime. Daigon is a regular on the
Internet with 3 chapbooks on Web Del Sol, Pares Cum Paribus (Chile) and
The Alsop Review plus numerous publications in hard copy magazines and
anthologies. Her most recent book Between One Future And The Next, Papier-
Mache Press, was published in 1995. Her latest book "The Moon Inside"
has just been published Gravity/Newton's Baby. A selection of her poems
entitled "Ruth Daigon's Greatest Hits" is forthcoming from Pudding House
publications as part of their Gold chapbook series web page:
A resident of Seattle and midwest native, is finishing her Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology
at the University of Illinois. Prior to giving birth to her daughter Devon,
Diane lived a year in Santiago, Chile, meeting and interviewing women
musicians. Diane is also a classical musician, performing recently as
a singer with the choir, The Esoterics. Her current job is as Development
Assistant for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. email@example.com
She has always been a writer, but when her father died in 1993, she turned
to poetry to discover how "death gives life its clarities" (H. McHugh).
She enjoys playing with the mystery of edges, borders, fences, grief,
and all the colors loss comes in. Her collection titled Missing Women
1969-1993 was published by C. J. Ink in 1998. She is a media producer,
public school advocate, and soccer mom, and resides in The Center of the
Universe (the Fremont neighborhood) in Seattle, Washington.
A professional writer, mom, and poet who lives in Bellevue, Washington.
A former journalist, freelance business writer, and editor, her work has
been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists, the International
Association of Business Communicators, the Washington Press Association,
and the National Federation of Press Women. In 1994, her nonfiction novel
The Zero-Sum Game won first place in the Pacific Northwest Writers Conference
Literary Competition. She has ghostwritten books for managers on organizational
change and energizing human beings in the workplace for one of the nation's
most prominent business consulting firms. She is currently exploring and
writing poetry and working on a book about spirituality and gifts discernment
for the Catherine of Siena Institute.
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
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and we'll forward your message to her.
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), 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 Ruah: A Journal of Spiritual Poetry in Berkeley, Calif. She won honorable
mention 2000 New Millennium Writing competition, has acceptances from
HEArt Quarterly and Poetry Motel and in July will be a featured reader
at the Phoenix series in New York.
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
He is a writer and artist. He is owner and principal designer at Galapagos
Design Group, a digital design and type foundry in Massachusetts. Michael
is a published author, having written "Web Designer's Guide to Typography",
a primer for graphic artists and webmasters, in the proper use of typography
for successful web site composition.
Michael has written poetry and prose most of his life.
He has published numerous short stories, articles, and poems. In 1979
he was the recipient of the Mary Reid McBeth Memorial Award for Fiction.
He currently works as a freelance writer in Cincinnati,Ohio.
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.
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He was raised on the edge of the Arizona desert. The childhood magic of
the desert lives on through the Coyote Bill stories. Russ Mead practices
employment and business law on a boat dock in Seattle. Other Coyote Bill
Stories are available at www.fatbrain.com
He 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 in Zurich. A
poet, fiction writer, and literary critic, he has made his living by teaching
at various colleges. Presently, he is Professor Emeritus in the Creative
Writing Program at Bowling Green State University. His poetry and fiction
have appeared in The Nation, Psychlogical Perspectives, The Sun, The Black
Warrior Review and many other magazines. In 1995 his book of prose and
poetry, Murder in the Family, was published by Bottom Dog Press. His works
can also be found online at both:
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:
I was raised in North Carolina but have been a Northwest "native" for
thirty-five years. I've recently retired from my job as manager of a medical
clinic and am enjoying freedom of body and spirit. My husband and I have
spent much of the past year traveling to out of the way places in our
small camper - hiking, skiing, listening and learning. My poems have been
published in a number of journals throughout the country, including Seattle
Review, Tar River Poetry, Connecticut River Review, and Snowy Egret to
name a few of my favorites. This is my first on line publication.
She is a poet and fiction writer for real and a secondary school English
teacher for awhile. She has published in print as well as in online journals.
Presently working on a Ph.D. in African-American literature, she and her
partner and daughter live in New Zealand.
She was born in 1981, and resides in Sydney Australia. She is currently
studying Information Technology, and pursuing a career in Web Design,
while writing poetry on the side. Poetry however is her number one passion,
and she has been writing for as long as she can remember. The poetry she
writes reflects the beauty she sees in life, and her spiral in and out
Has been a professional student of animal behavior and bird song, and
had previously worked in public health, surgical nursing, teaching, and
consulting. For the past 14 years and he has been an Associate Broker
with Windermere Real Estate in Seattle. More poems at:
I was born in upstate New York, but moved to Florida as a child. I went
to Catholic school there and have recovered! (I think, ///*-*\\\) I met
and married my former husband, had a family, divorced, and traveled the
world (and I think other women should, too!). I have lived in Costa Rica,
Jamaica, W.I. (Peace Corps) and visited Europe, Asia, Canada and more.
Settling near my son in Seattle, I enjoy teaching, and writing about my
relationships and travels. Published in "Small Women Who Think Big", C.J.
Ink, Seattle, Washington.
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.
Crone, Grandmother, poet and crabby old woman. Her new collection titled
The Crone's Notebook: The Second Edition was released by KotaPress in
April 2000. Send questions or comments to email@example.com
and we'll forward your message to her.
He is an associate professor in the Department of Communication at Auburn
University. His life partner is Charlotte Decker Sutton, an associate
professor in the College of Business at Auburn University. The Suttons
have two children (Scott and Alison), one dog (Sandy), and two cats (Princess
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I was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Dec 27, 1944. I graduated from
St. Clair High School in 1962. I obtained an EMT license from East Central
College in Union, MO. I worked for Wal-Mart for 8 1/2 years. Since retiring
from Wal-Mart, I have been doing crafts, painting, and reading a lot until
last year. Last year, I got my computer and got into genealogy which takes
a major part of my spare time now. You can contact Anne by sending e-mail
to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and
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She has a B.A. in English Literature from Wheaton College (Norton), and
has done extensive graduate work in English and American literature at
Harvard University. Her poetry and prose have been published in numerous
journals including Oyster Boy Review, Turnstile, The 2River View, The
Kota Press Journal, The Montserrat Review, Brevity, 3rd Bed, Thunder Sandwich,
and (Harvard) Scriptorium. She is the creative writing moderator at SayStuff.com
and teaches courses in autobiography, the literature of mourning, and
erotica at Writers On The Net (http://www.writers.com).
She has one son.