Vol 5 No 2 SPRING/SUMMER 2012
Daniel Casey earned his MFA from the University of Notre Dame in 2003. Casey is the founder/editor of Gently Read Literature, an Internet magazine devoted to criticism of contemporary poetry and literary fiction. In 2008, Gold Wake Press published his first electronic poetry chapbook, Well Enough.
An original drawing by Rob Chester graces the homepage for this issue of Lines + Stars. Rob is a painter and graphic designer living in Washington, DC. You can see more of his work at www.robchester.com.
Mark DeCarteret teaches at a small art college in Manchester, New Hampshire. His work has appeared in AGNI, the Boston Review, the Chicago Review, Conduit, and Third Coast.
Shauna Hargrove is a photographer who takes portraits of unwilling participants and a poet who writes about strangers she meets in her dreams. Her work has been published by Cirque Journal, Amethyst Arsenic, and the Matter Press blog. She is inspired by dogs, Antarctica, twin sisters, Pantone 18-1655, abandoned shopping malls, and Sublime cover bands. She lives in Seattle.
Dustin Junkert started writing in order to impress girls. Most girls aren't all that impressed by writing, he has found. But here's hoping. Dustin lives in Portland, Oregon. He recently had an essay published in the New York Times, and poems in The Journal, South Carolina Review, the Minnesota Review, Weber, the Georgetown Review, the GW Review and the New Delta Review.
Lara Payne lives in Maryland. She teaches poetry in the D.C. public schools and at the college level. She has been a resident of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and a semi-finalist for the Nation/Discovery Award.
Justin Runge is a writer and designer currently living in Lawrence, Kansas, where he edits Blue Hour Press. Poems of his can be found in DIAGRAM, Linebreak, Harpur Palate, and elsewhere. He can be found at www.justinrunge.me.
David Russomano graduated in 2006 with a BA in creative writing from Messiah College. His poetry has been featured in Write from Wrong, This Great Society, Red Booth Review, Phantom Kangaroo, REDzine, Thoughtsmith, and Pure Francis. It is also scheduled to appear in forthcoming issues of The Writing Disorder, Poetry For The Masses, Moon Shot Magazine, and Lowestoft Chronicle. You can find him in www.pw.org's database of poets. He currently teaches English in Turkey.
Emma Sovich edits Black Warrior Review and is an MFA candidate at the University of Alabama but hails from Baltimore, Maryland. Her work can be found in [PANK] and Broadsided and others, and she blogs at graveyardhouse.come.
Teresa Tulipano was born in San Francisco, CA, grew up in England and the Republic of Panama, and she now lives with her dear husband in Brooklyn, New York. She used to cover the San Francisco Bay Area's night beat for the Contra Costa Times and wrote the nightlife section of Time Out's guidebook to San Francisco. She published a chapbook, The Whetting Stone, and considers herself extremely lucky to have studied poetry with Lucille Clifton, Robert Hass, Marie Howe, Gallway Kinnell and Sharon Olds at the Squaw Valley Community of Writers.
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