Contributors – Fall 2010
SCOTT ALLEN lives in Los Angeles, California.
JUDITH AZRAEL has taught writing workshops for many years, and her poetry, fiction, and lyrical essays have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. She is the author of four books of poetry, and her prose collection, Wherever I Wander, was published by Impassio Press in 2004. She lives on an island in Puget Sound, and travels to Greece whenever she can.
STEPHEN WALLACE COLTIN was born in 1978 and is an aphorist living just north of Boston. Meditating freely on themes including pride, truth, understanding, and determinism, his words are intended to be taken less (or more) than literally; hence the title of his ongoing work, “Grains of Salt.” He considers Jesus, Seneca, La Rochefoucauld, and Nietzsche among his primary literary and philosophical influences.
TARA DEAL is a writer and editor in New York City. Her poetry and other writings have appeared in magazines such as failbetter, Flyway, nthposition, and The Literary Bohemian. She is the author of the poetry chapbook Wander Luster (Finishing Line Press) and of a novella, Palms Are Not Trees After All, which won the 2007 Clay Reynolds Novella Prize from Texas Review Press. Forthcoming work includes a story in Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer (Norton). Find her online at www.taradeal.com.
GUY GAUTHIER was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His plays have been performed in New York, Canada and overseas, and his poetry has appeared in U.S., Canadian and European publications. His published books include a poetry chapbook, North of the Temperate Zone, and two books of journal writing: Water & Earth: A Journal (Impassio Press) and Journal 5.1 (Les Editions du Blé). He has lived in New York since 1969, and has kept a journal since 1971.
JAMES GEARY (www.jamesgeary.com) is the author of The New York Times bestseller The World in a Phrase: A Brief History of the Aphorism and Geary’s Guide to the World’s Great Aphorists. His next book—I Is an Other: The Secret Life of Metaphor and How It Shapes the Way We See the World—will be released in February 2011.
RICHARD JAY GOLDSTEIN has been writing fiction and non-fiction for over a dozen years. His stories, essays, and poems have been published in 30-some literary and fantasy/sci-fi presses and he has received two Pushcart nominations. He and his wife—percussionist Polly Tapia Ferber—live in the mountains east of Santa Fe, New Mexico. They have two grown sons and two grand-daughters.
DAVID JORDAN is a former newspaperman and college teacher turned poet/fictionwriter. His poems and stories have appeared in more than a hundred literary publications, including Thema, The Chaffin Journal, moonShine Review, Red Wheelbarrow, Rattle, Comstock Review, Nimrod, Mannequin Envy, and Pearl. He lives in Bend, Oregon.
RICHARD KRAUSE was born in New York City. Two of his stories appeared in The Alembic and J Journal this past spring, and Hotel Amerika will publish some of his epigrams in the fall. His story collection, Studies in Insignificance, was published by Livingston Press in 2003. He lives in Kentucky, where he teaches at Somerset Community College.
DANIEL LAWLESS teaches writing, film, and humanities at St. Petersburg College in Florida. He has published in The Louisville Review, Iron City Review, White Mule, Les Cahiers du Lez, Poems Niederngasse, SNL Review, Ampersand, and The Adirondack Review.
DAVID MASSENGILL lives in Seattle. His short stories and flash fiction have appeared in StringTown, The Raven Chronicles, 3 A.M. Magazine, Eclectica Magazine, Parva Sed Apta, Tonopah Review, Boston Literary Magazine, and Swell, among other literary magazines. His Web site is davidmassengillfiction.com.
NOTES FROM A ROOM lives in the UK and writes at www.notesfromaroom.com.
SCOTT F. PARKER’s writing has appeared in Philosophy Now, Epiphany, The Ink-Filled Page, Oregon Humanities, and WritersDojo, among other places. He is a frequent contributor to Rain Taxi Review of Books, and his book with Mike Austin, Coffee: Grounds for Debate, is forthcoming from Wiley-Blackwell’s Philosophy for Everyone series.
GEORGES PERROS (1923-1978) first became known because of his autobiographical poems, collected in Poèmes bleus (Blue Poems, 1962) and Une vie ordinaire (An Ordinary Life, 1967). His three-volume notebook, Papiers collés (Paper Collage, 1960, 1973, 1978), is still available in a Gallimard paperback edition. John Taylor, the translator of Perros’ aphorisms from Papiers collés III, is the author of Into the Heart of European Poetry and the two-volume Paths to Contemporary French Literature—all three books brought out by Transaction Publishers. Five books of his stories and poems have been published, including The Apocalypse Tapestries (Xenos). He has just been awarded a NEA translation grant for his versions of Perros. He has also translated work by Philippe Jaccottet, Pierre-Albert Jourdan, and Laurence Werner David.
CARLOS V. REYES writes, “Trans-migrating. Manila, L.A., Berkeley, Dallas, Berkeley, Minneapolis, Vancouver, Manila, Vancouver,…? On the way to. 1970, 1985, 1987, 1993, 1995, 2005, 2007, 2008. Passing throughly. This one is called Carlos Reyes. Who? Writing is not living except when it is. Online fragments: mazemapping and alifeinhabits.”
MARTY RUBIN considers himself “a writer of aphorisms for aphorisms’ sake.” He currently lives in central New York. Visit his blog at wwwaphorismscom.blogspot.com.
SPURIOUS’ weblog can be found at spurious.typepad.com.
LIAM WILKINSON is the editor of Prune Juice: Journal of Senryu & Kyoka and of 3LIGHTS: Journal of Micropoetry. He lives in North Yorkshire, England. His blog can be found at liamwilkinson.blogspot.com.
THERESA WILLIAMS has published a novel, The Secret of Hurricanes (MacAdam/Cage, 2002), and her fiction and poetry have appeared in a number of journals, including The Sun, Hunger Mountain, Chattahoochie Review, and Segue. She teaches literature and creative writing at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.