is the founding editor of Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built &
Natural Environments. With a master's degree in urban and regional
planning, he is--logically--a Web producer in Tucson, Arizona. He
has published in Southern Humanities Review, Sou'wester, Bulletin
of Science, Technology, Society, and others, and is a recipient
of the Colorado Artist's Fellowship for Poetry. His first book of
poetry, Riverfall, will be published by Ireland's Salmon Press
in fall 2003.
is the president of the Songwriters' Guild of America and a professional
songwriter for 23 years, has written for Sony Music International,
Elektra Asylum Music, and Peer Music International. He also has been
a recording artist for Warner Brothers, MCA, and Elektra Asylum Records.
He has written hit songs performed by such recording artists as Garth
Brooks, Reba McEntire, Pam Tillis, and Alabama. He currently lives
in Nashville where he is a staff songwriter for Peer Music International.
In addition to his work as a songwriter, he has recently begun teaching
poetry workshops and was on the 2002 faculty of the Florida Suncoast
Writers' Conference. He will be teaching next year, in February, at
the Whidbey Island Writers' Conference.
born Sparkbrook, Birmingham, England, grew up in a terrace of "2 up
2 down" back-to-backs which inspired her nom de plume. In previous
incarnations, she's been psychotherapist, corporate wizardatrix, wife,
and mother. In recent years, she's divided her sense of irony between
U.K. and U.S. homes; since September 2001 juggling various children,
dogs and hormones, and settling for a picture-postcard Thames market
T. George was born in Liverpool, England, in 1948. He is now a
U.S. citizen and a 34-year resident of Baltimore, Maryland, where
he lives with his wife Donna and two cats, Mamie and Leonard, near
the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus. Chris works full-time
as a medical editor in Washington, D.C. He has been writing and publishing
poetry since he attended Loyola College, Baltimore, and studied with
Sister Maura Eichner at the College of Notre Dame, as well as with
poets Elliot Coleman and Marion Buchman. His poems have appeared in
numerous publications in the United States and Great Britain, including
Poet Lore, Bogg, Smoke, Lite, Pudding, and Maryland Poetry
Review. He is also a published historian and a lyricist for a
new musical written with French composer Erik Sitbon, "Jack--The Musical,"
about Jack the Ripper. Chris believes a poem can be written about
any subject and that the mission of poets should be to entertain,
to enlighten, and to humanize the world. He is Associate Editor at
Desert Moon Review.
never grew up. He's Peter Pan. He still remembers how happy he was
on that Island of Lost Boys. He's still a boy though he's 66 going
on 67. Of course he's a gay boy. He published a gay novel, Music
I Never Dreamed Of (Amethyst Press, 1989) which was nominated
for a Lammy as the best gay novel that year. It was also nominated
by the American Library Association/Gay & Lesbian Task Force. Gilgun
was a college teacher for 39 years because he loved it and because,
no matter how old he got, his students stayed 18, which is the age
he is in his heart. He has also published other books: Everything
That Has Been Shall Be Again: The Reincarnation Fables of John Gilgun
(Bieler Press 1981) and The Dooley Poem (Robin Price 1991).
He found a student with a talent for book design, Mike Swope, and
asked him to use those talents by producing two more of his books--From
the Inside and Your Buddy Misses You (Three Phase Press,
1991 and 1995). Palmer Hall of Pecan Grove Press in San Antonio is
about to publish Gilgun's sixth book, In the Zone: The Moby Dick
Poems of John Gilgun. Between books, Gilgun publishes in magazines,
hundreds of them. He's also all over the Web. He lives in Saint Joseph,
Missouri but that doesn't bother him anymore. He's just so happy,
you wouldn't believe it. Trust me. I know. I'm him.
is 22 and lives in South London. She can be contacted at email@example.com
is a Pushcart Prize nominee and author of two collections of poetry,
Brie Fly and Anything Can Happen. She is an editor of
the recently published anthology of Maine poems, A Sense of Place.
Nancy's work has appeared in dozens of publications in the US and
UK including Southern Humanities Review, Atlanta Review, St. Anthony
Messenger, Poetry International, The Oxford Review, Spoon River Review,
Cafe Review and the GSU Review. Nancy has worked as an
attorney advocate for abused children and as a teacher for developmentally
disabled and head-injured teens.
is a native of West Chester, Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of St.
Joseph College in Emmitsburg, Maryland; The Johns Hopkins University,
and Washington Theological Union. She teaches Freshman Seminar and
works in Campus Ministry at Mount Saint Mary's College, Emmitsburg.
Her book of poetry, At the Year's Elbow, was published by Mellen
Poetry Press, Lewiston NY, in 2000.
spent this summer enjoying a new granddaughter; a newer grandson she
has yet to see also arrived a few weeks ago. She also spent a lot
of time sifting through her past, gathering documentation and trying
to figure out what jobs she held when, as she prepares to retire from
teaching. She remembers the various thresholds--first job, first child,
first trials of single parenthood, the Ah-Ha! freedom of the empty
nest--and looks forward to retirement as the next very welcome change.
She hopes to be able to concentrate on writing and plans to travel.
She will step out of the schoolhouse door with great satisfaction,
leaving years of lesson plans and piles of used red pens behind her.
She finds with astonishment she has shared her love of literature
with somewhere in the range of 3,000 high school and/or college kids.
She does the math and wonders what all that means. She has greatly
enjoyed helping with this issue of Melic. The inbox spam was
an education in itself: she had no idea so many sex toys existed,
or that penile insecurity was so widespread! It is always a privilege
to read poetry submissions. The very active community of writers is
encouraging and heart-warming.
is a writer and a student pilot. In the past, she's been a magician's
assistant, a baker, an "extra" in a few movies, and a soldier. She
enjoys making lists on sticky notes when she isn't writing poems.
Her work has appeared in Poems Niederngasse, Free Zone Quarterly,
The White Shoe Irregular, Friction Magazine, 2River View (writing
as Christine Lennon), Kota Press, Absinthe, Stirring (writing
as Kit Sullivan), Clean Sheets, Erosha, Beauty for Ashes, and
Pierian Springs, among many others. Her first book of poetry
is called Allegory (ISBN: 0-595-22462-8) and will be available
at http://celaine.com. Her second
book, The Weight of Dust, will be published later this year.
I was born in Pittsburgh, PA, and have lived in Seattle over twenty
years. I've been publishing poetry for thirty years in journals such
as Switched-on Gutenberg, Poetry, Rhino, Fine Madness and
Seattle Review. I've also published a few short stories as well
as poems and stories for children. I'm Director of Media & Public
Relations at Bastyr University - the nation's leading institution
in the natural health sciences. Mercwrites@aol.com
Currently, the Japanese Ministry of Education employs me. I work in
a small village named Asahi Mura where I am the only English teacher
for six elementary schools and one junior high school. My short stories
and poetry have been published in the States and in Argentina in such
magazines as the Portland Review, Sierra Nevada Review, Coe Review,
Owen Webster Review, The Pedestal Magazine, Collectedstories.com,
the Amethyst Review, Onionhead, Another Sun, Celtic Review, George's
Nexus and others. My articles on Japan and Japanese culture can
be found at Big Diakon, Freezerbox, Heights, and Feminina.
I have translated Argentine poets, such as Fernando Olszanski, into
English. I co-authored an English-Italian grammar book called Verbi
Inglesi. In 1997, I was invited to attend the Southern Women's
Writer conference and spent a month at Bennington College's writer's
workshop. I have a M.Ed. in Curriculum in Development for Secondary
and Upper Elementary Schools and am pursuing an MFA in Non-Fiction
from the University of New Orleans' low residency program. Before
I relocated to Japan, I was a multicultural writer and editor for
Chicago Public Schools (K-12). I worked on a publication series called
Arab Heritage Resource Guide for Teachers and Students (K-12).
When dining out,
Mitchell Metz tends to order seafood. He can bench press twice
his weight and recite the capitals of every nation on the planet.
Often he is tired, especially after a large meal. His son, according
to sibling reports, currently sits naked in the wading pool drinking
from a sandbox bucket, so he has to go. Mitchell's work appears or
is pending in about sixty publications, including The William and
Mary Review, Southern Poetry Review, and the e-zines Eye Dialect
Born and still living in Paris, France, 45 years old, mother of three.
French is my mother tongue and English a passion. I am presently working
as editorial assistant for a bilingual medical journal. I have been
published in numerous e-zines and print issues which include Words
on a Wire, GLria Mundi Press, Pedestal Magazine, The Red Lamp, Write
On!, ESC Magazine, and Reflections. I also write children's
I live in the heart of the city of Denver, and earn my living designing
and programming computers for a manufacturer of greenhouse controls.
A long time ago, I studied creative writing at the University of Colorado
with Peter Michaelson, Bill Matthews, Dick Hugo, and Alan Dugan. It
took years to realize how lucky I was. I've been fortunate to find
publication on and off the net, but no venue has been more generous
than Melic. I take the view that while it is Very Hard Work
to actually write a poem, if I sit still, sometimes one will draw
near and allow itself to be written down.
enjoys living and writing in Colorado. Her background is in Secondary
English Education, academic research, and editing. When she's not
out hiking with her family, she volunteers in the public school system
and also works on native landscaping efforts at approximately 7,500
ft. high--the deer, grasshoppers, and porcupines are winning. Publications
include Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Colorado Springs Independent,
The Best of Terrain, Conspire, The Best of Melic, and Poetrynow.
work has appeared or will be forthcoming in 3rd Bed, The Absinthe
Literary Review, The Adirondack Review, Cutbank, McSweeney's, and
The Paumanok Review. He contributes frequently to the writing
site 0(zero)format.com, and co-edits Whalelane, an online journal
of writing and the arts. Mr. Seamon lives in Albany, NY, and can be
contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
who was born in Southern California and educated at UC, Berkeley,
lived and began her poetry career in New York City from 1960-1973.
She has earned her living as a book store clerk, a junior high school
teacher in Manhattan, a library story-teller, a Visiting Writer and,
for ten years on-the-road, by giving poetry readings on college campuses.
Since 1975, she has been Poet In Residence at Michigan State University,
where she continues to teach as a University Distinguished Professor.
Her work has been published in more than 20 collections and many slim
volumes of poetry since her first book, Coins & Coffins, was
published by Hawk's Well Press in 1962. Her selected poems, Emerald
Ice, won the William Carlos Williams prize for the Poetry Society
of America in 1989. In recent years, she has been working on an epic
poem of The West using the Medea myth and simple allusions to the
ideas posed by quantum theory, called The Archaeology of Movies
and Books, of which four volumes have now been completed.
A Seattle native now living in eastern Washington, Teresa has been
writing poetry since her early teens. During the past three years
she's had over 160 poems published in 50 online and print journals
including Artemis Journal, Rattle, Snow Monkey, Grasslimb, Adirondack
Review, Blue Moon Review, Conspire, Rose & Thorn, Small Spiral Notebook,
Stirring, and In Posse Review. She is the author of one
book of poems, In What Furnace, available through Amazon.com.
Creation of the Birds; Remedios Varo, 1958.