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Meditations on Love

Spring 2008 :: Archived Issue

Contributors – Spring 2008

Albert, Lauren

LAUREN ALBERT was born and raised in New York. She completed her doctorate in English at CUNY Graduate School and University Center, and is currently studying for her MLIS at Pratt Institute. She writes, “I believe in constantly reinventing the world by chopping it up and tossing it like a salad.“

Cole, SuzAnne C.

SUZANNE C. COLE writes from a studio in the woods in the Texas Hill Country. She has published more than 350 poems, essays, short stories and articles in commercial and literary magazines, anthologies and newspapers. A 2006 story was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She has been both a juried and featured poet at the Houston Poetry Fest.

Corlesi, Zed

ZED CORLESI is a lifetime letter writer living in Mexico.

Goldstein, Richard Jay

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.

Greenwood, Kimble James

KIMBLE JAMES GREENWOOD has been writing personal journals for over 40 years and keeping Commonplace Books for over 30 years. He studies depth psychology, erotics and literature, and was a contributor to the anthology Darkness and Light: Private Writing as Art, edited by Olivia Dresher and Victor Muñoz. He raises his son Pan in the shadow of the Olympic mountains.

Lieff, Kerstin

KERSTIN LIEFF is a photographer and designer living in Boulder, Colorado. She is a recent graduate from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design. In the summer of 2007, she was awarded a scholarship from the University of Western Michigan to attend a memoir writer’s workshop at the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, and is currently applying to several universities in hopes of achieving an MFA in writing. She has two children and three grandchildren.

Loafman, Patrick

PATRICK LOAFMAN occasionally throws complete essays onto the floor where they shatter into glittering shards that he sweeps up and dumps back on the page, and in doing so, he imagines that this makes him an artist. He has faith that the mind of the reader contains ample glue. He lives in Port Angeles; his backyard is Canada; he plays a homemade gourd banjo and still is awed by the magic within a slinky.

Loveland, Corinne

CORINNE LOVELAND is from Brick, New Jersey but moved to California in 2005 to receive her MFA from the University of San Francisco. Her first book is a collection of essays entitled “Looking for Breath.” Currently living in the Santa Cruz, California area with her boyfriend and cats, Corinne’s passions—besides writing—include yoga, music, photography, travel, and vegetarian cooking.

McCarter, Andrew T.

ANDREW T. McCARTER lives in Monterey, California, and is an executive editor of test questions. His website can be found at

Ora and Otto

Ora and Otto miscommunicate in Seattle.

Raptosh, Diane

DIANE RAPTOSH has published two collections of poems, Just West of Now (Guernica Editions, 1992) and Labor Songs (Guernica, 1999). A collection of her prose poems, Parents from a Different Alphabet, is forthcoming from Guernica in 2008. She has published poems in such journals as Women’s Studies Quarterly, Pif Magazine, and A Journal of the Built and Natural Environments. The winner of three fellowships in creative writing through the Idaho Commission on the Arts, she teaches writing and literature at the College of Idaho. Her complete bio can be found at her website,

Reyes, Carlos V.

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.”

Shaffer, Joseph

JOSEPH SHAFFER is a retired itinerant salesman who has been writing for more than forty years. His poems have appeared in anthologies and other publications, and he has published two books of poetry: Oh Waitress…I Love You (1977) and Just Because…I Needed To (1979). He has also published a novel, The Trowbridge Women (1994). He lives in Yuma, Arizona.

Vernor, René

RENÉ VERNOR teaches sociology, and still has more questions than answers.

Waynesboro, Felicia

FELICIA WAYNESBORO has worked as a feature correspondent for the Times Leader newspaper of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and was editor and chief writer of the newsletter for New York City’s Cultural Council Foundation. She is a former instructor of Speech & Oral Interpretation of Literature at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, the nation’s oldest drama school. Her essays have appeared in various publications, and fragments from her journal were included in In Pieces: An Anthology of Fragmentary Writing. She lives with her husband in a country house on four wooded acres in Pennsylvania.

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