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Summer 2007 [Issue No. 12]




Randall Brown teaches writing at Saint Joseph's University. He is a Pushcart nominee and holds an MFA in Fiction Writing from Vermont College and a B.A. from Tufts University. His stories, poems, and essays have been published widely, with recent work appearing or forthcoming in Hunger Mountain, Connecticut Review, The Saint Ann's Review, Dalhousie Review, Clackamas Literary Review, Vestal Review, Cairn, and others. He’s recently finished a collection of (very) short fiction, Mad To Live. He can be reached at randallbrown1@verizon.net.


J. C. Frampton published his first short story at age 16 in a West Coast veterans magazine and then went into a lengthy career in newspaper journalism and marketing communications in Southern California, following graduation from U.S.C. and a stint in the U.S. Navy. Some of his verse, fiction and comic pieces have appeared in Spork, Pindeldyboz, Monkeybicycle, Eclectica and the Eclectica Favorite Stories Anthology, The Paumanok Review, Thieves Jargon, Slow Trains, Dead Mule and the late lamented Pig Iron Malt, Sweet Fancy Moses, Aileron, Deeply Shallow, Comrades, White Shoe Irregular and Sidewalk’s End.  Stories are upcoming in Ghoti and All Hallows. He has recently finished a satirical novel set in an ethically challenged global megacorporation. He can be reached at frampton@san.rr.com.


Zoe Landale has published five books with a sixth, poetry, forthcoming from Wolsak & Wynn. Her poetry and prose have been published, and appeared in upward of three dozen anthologies in Canada and the US. She teaches writing at Kwantlen University College in British Columbia. Recently she has had poetry published in Grain, Konundrum Literary Engine and The Saranac Review. In 2003, her poetry won first place in the national CBC Literary Awards. She can be reached here.


Leif Nikunen writes about the prairie from his home state of South Dakota. He admires writers such as Olafur Johann Sigurdsson, Martin A. Hansen, and Gyula Krudy. He can be reached here.




Lisa Sandlin's work has been awarded a Pushcart Prize, NEA and Paisano Fellowships, and story-of-the-year awards from Southwest Review, Shenandoah, and Crazyhorse. Her three story collections are The Famous Thing About Death, Message to the Nurse of Dreams, and In the River Province. She teaches at Wayne State College in Nebraska and returns to New Mexico in the summers. She can be reached here


Kati Stevens is working assiduously on her first novel, tentatively titled Nightwolves. In the process she has learned much about llamas, morels, and is sad to say that bits of chocolate have interred themselves in her keyboard. She recently won an NPR contest in which she had to pretend to be an Oscar nominee giving an acceptance speech. "Palms" is the first poem she has published in quite a number of years, so if you'd like to see more of her writing, you can either check it out here, or start up a petition and send it to your local Congressperson demanding that he or she make it punishable by law for literary journals to reject Kati's writing. Either way. You can reach her here. 


Nisha Susan is a 27-year-old writer who currently lives in New Delhi. She was part of her parents' luggage to Africa and the Middle East but has spent most of her life in the happy babel of Bangalore. Deluded by a brochure, she spent two years trying to study journalism. She has worked in non-profits turning out alternately bald and sentimental prose. She has also worked for some educational institutions in a spirit of grinning mutual tolerance. She has also moonlighted as a teacher of English to Thai and Indian teenagers.


Her poetry has been published in the Journal of the Poetry Society of India. Her fiction is beginning to see the light of day. In 2006 she won a national contest for young writers organised by Toto Funds the Arts, a small but fierce arts foundation. She is a still-sceptical blogger. Her interests include contemporary poetry, comic fiction and the order of some things.




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