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A psychic, writer, and spiritual counselor with his practice based in
Seattle, WA. Sessions available upon request.
He was born in Redhill, Surrey in the UK in 1960, and was educated in
England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. He lectures English Literature
in the Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication at Universiti Putra
Malaysia (UPM). He has been writing poetry for over twenty years and has
had work published in the United States, New Zealand, Australia, Canada,
Sweden, Germany and Britain. He is married to Ahila and lives in Bangi,
Selangor. Smoke, his first volume of poems, was published in March 2000
by UPM Press.
She has been writing poetry for over 20 years. She is no exception from
the perception that poets write about troubled times in their lives, having
suffered from depression, chronic tiredness, and losing jobs. But all
in all, the best way to describe her passion for poetry is hearing later
on how a poem has inspired someone. Through her poetry, Janet likes to
draw people out of their ordinary, hum drum box.
Miriam lives in a horrible neighborhood in Maryland where love is expensive
and life is cheap. She stays alive by writing poetry to release her sorrow
and writing music to stay in touch with joy.
Susan grew up in the land of 10,000 lakes and is impressed daily with
living on the edge of the sea in the looming presence of active volcanoes.
Her work has appeared in Bellowing Ark, Switched-on Gutenberg, The Raven
Chronicles, various anthologies and is forthcoming in The Lyric. She is
working on a chapbook about The City of Subdued Excitement, Bellingham,
Washington, where she lives. You can contact her at:
If you wish to contact Aaron, you can email us here at KotaPress, and
we'll forward your message on to him.
Annie Finch's books of poetry include Eve (Story Line, 1997) and
the forthcoming epic poem Marie Moving. Eve is currently
a finalist for the National Poetry Series. Her book on poetics, The
Ghost of Meter, has just been reissued in paperback, and her anthology
A Formal Feeling Comes: Poems in Form by Contemporary Women is
in its fifth printing. She is coeditor of the forthcoming An Exaltation
of Forms: Contemporary Poets Celebrate the Diversity of Their Art,
and her poems have been published in The Kenyon Review, Agni Review, The
Southwest Review, Field, The Paris Review, Thirteenth Moon, Partisan Review,
and elsewhere. She is currently an Associate Professor at Miami University.
Her website is at: www.muohio.edu/~finchar
I was born in DC but raised in Atlanta, GA. I am an Accountant in the
US Federal Government. I am also a Poet. I have a BBA in Finance. My first
love is poetry. My favorite food is soul food and caribbean food. My favorite
music is reggae, soca, and calypso. My favorite color is red. I am a virgo.
I am 31 years old (8/26/69). I am single with no kids. firstname.lastname@example.org
A journalist, Lauri McGill Galentine is the political and court reporter
for the Record-Argus, in Greenville, PA. She has poetry published in Anthologies
released by Quill Books and the National Library of Poetry, and currently
has some work published on the Internet at www.poetry.com.
She is the mother of four grown boys and lives in Stoneboro, PA.
Janna is a doula by profession, but considers motherhood the most fulfilling
part of her life. She is the mother of six children: two daughters ages
4 & 2 that she holds in her arms at every opportunity, three miscarried
"angels" that she will forever hold in her heart, and one precious babe
now held in her womb. Her poem "The Miscarriage" is dedicated to mothers
everywhere who have experienced the often invisible agony and emptiness
of miscarriage, and to her own miscarried "angels"... she will love always.
Send questions or comments to email@example.com
and we'll forward your message to her.
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
She is a writer living in bliss with Murray.
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
Lives in Cornwall, U.K. Writes as trancedly as possible, with practical
help from various carbon compounds. Novel, Divers, now available from
electronpress.com. Other fiction at Unlikely Stories, Gravity, In Posse
Review, Rose & Thorn. Many little poems at ariga.com. Other zines (poetry)
include Disquieting Muses, Swansong, Perimeter, Shadyvale, Big Bridge.
Early experimental fictions published by John Calder and in anthologies
and magazines; winner of a few piffling awards. Most recent paper publication
In Many Ways Frogs, a joint poetic volume (with P. N. Newman, published
by Abraxas). Ongoing project, an unusual synthesis of music and poetry:
first recording, Bark of a Stray Dog, now out (music and voices by Lamb,
words by Newman). Sculptor by trade. Send questions or comments to email@example.com
and we'll forward your message to A. R..
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
From 1986-1996, Joseph Lisowski was Professor of English at the University
of the Virgin Islands. He is currently teaching at Mercyhurst College
North East, along the shores of Lake Erie. Recent work can be seen in
The Cortland Review, Poems Niederngasse, Stirring, Words on a Wire, Serpentine,
Poet's Canvas, A Writer's Choice, Born Magazine, The Isle Review, Poetry
Repair Shop, Thunder Sandwich, and 2River View. He is currently poetry
editor for New Works Review:
billy little is the baka roshi of the Forbidden Plateau Fallen Body Dojo.
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:
Joan is Korean/Caucasian American high school Social Studies teacher in
Windsor, CT and makes her home in Easthampton, MA. She grew up in both
West Bloomfield, MI and Seoul, Korea. Her work has been published in
BayReview.com, FZQpoetry.com, and Neverlandpoetry.com.
I am Head Librarian and Assistant Professor of Library Services at Suffolk
County Community College in Selden, NY. Prior to receiving that appointment,
I was Managing Librarian at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH. In
that position I created and administered a cultural series for students,
faculty, staff, and the local community that provided an opportunity for
artists to share their creative work. Poets, novelists, short story writers,
and musicians participated. I have a M.S. in Library Science from Long
Island University and a B.A. In art history from Barnard College. email@example.com
I was born in Seymour, Indiana a small farming community I'm married,and
have four children. I have written poetry since I was young. I love to
read,and write poetry. When I lost my third child I began to write more.
I now have 20 other poems that are still being worked on. Send questions
or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
and we'll forward your message to Kimberly.
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.
Steve and I have three grounded angels, Raven, Lakota and Veronica-Eve.
Tears In Heaven Memorial Bus was started after we lost our son Nicomah
to undetected Pyloric Syndrome. A place where families can carry on the
memorie of thier angels. Our only requirement to place an Angel's name
is your love for them. Just send thier name and memorial dates to us at
We'll be honored to place it.
Kevin studied music and writing at Vanderbilt University, Mills College
and Middle Tennessee State University. His writings have appeared or are
forthcoming in Black Bear Review, Haight-Ashbury Literary Journal, Folio:
A Literary Journal, and the anthology Beyond the Frontier, among others.
He teaches music and writes in Murfreesboro, TN. Send questions or comments
to email@example.com and we'll
forward your message to Kevin.
Though I am many, I'll be contented to spotlight only my quadruplicate-self
which, like a nested Matryoshka doll, consists of me and the-family-within:
RLS (I'm shy, so until we're more intimate the initials will do), Ania
(the devoted wife), Katia (starts kindergarten in September), and Nadja
(quite the fledgling at 1.5 yrs). I read heavily. Imbibe moderately. Work
when I have to (teacher). Am hounded by all nine muses at once.
Doug lives in the Detroit area with his wife and children. He has been
published widely in both print journals and at literary web sites across
the Internet. Several of his electronic chapbooks can be found at Funky
Dog Publishhing www.funkydogpublishing.com
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INKY BLUE, CHANCE, WEST WIND REVIEW, VILLAGE IDIOT, WRITERS' FORUM, etc.
If you wish to contact Frances, you can email us here at KotaPress, and
we'll forward your message on to her.