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Issue 5, April 2010

 

the storyscapists (contributors):


Elana Bell is the recipient of a 2008-2009 Jerome Foundation grant in poetry, an arts fellowship from the Drisha Institute, and was selected as the winner of the 2004 Stephen Dunn Poetry Award. Her poems have appeared, or are forthcoming, in Words and Images Magazine, Parse, Clamor, Mima'amakim and Poetz.com. Elana serves as the writer-in-residence for the Bronx Academy of Letters and sings with the a cappella trio Saheli.

Ginny Buccelli is a writer and teacher living in Northern California with a dog or two, some cats, a great husband and incredible kids. She spent too many years feeling obscure and untalented until she returned to college hoping for a degree in something. The end result was three degrees including an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University. Her other work can be found in Vintage Voice: A Toast to Life, zaum 8, local parenting publications, Facebook and a couple of blogs. She teaches composition at Contra Costa and Santa Rosa Junior Colleges and often resides online at www.ginnybuccelli.com.

After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design, Stephanie Chambers moved to Brooklyn where she currently lives and works. She divides her time between painting and giving her very small dog Itty-Bitty lots of attention. He's a Pomeranian.

Ken Cormier is a teacher, performance poet, independent radio producer, and musician. He lives with his wife and son in Connecticut. His third CD, Nowhere Is Nowhere, was released in 2009, and his second book of poems and stories, The Tragedy in My Neighborhood, will be published in April 2010 by Dead Academics Press. More info at www.kencormier.com.

Suzanne Heyd is the author of the chapbooks Fascicles (Finishing Line, 2009) and Crawl Space (Phylum, 2007). Recent poetry appears in Ploughshares, AGNI, jubliat, Gulf Stream, Washington Square, Interim, and other journals. She is also makes art and other things with her hands and is studying butoh. She has been awarded an Artists Fellowship from the State of Connecticut, and residencies at Djerassi, The Land/an art site, and Vermont Studio Center. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Robert Isenberg is a freelance writer, playwright and stage performer. He is the first-ever Margaret L. Whitford Fellow at Chatham University. His book, The Iron Mountain, was released last year. The author of 14 produced plays, he teaches dramatic writing at Duquesne University.

Kate Johnson is the author of three collections of poetry, the most recent of which, Wind Somewhere, and Shade, received a Gradiva Award. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College where she also directs the Graduate Program in Poetry. Johnson lives in Somers, NY and has a practice in psychoanalysis in Bedford Hills, NY.

Melanie Roeder lives and works in Chicago. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She spends her days writing about cats and sometimes wonders what that may imply about her.

Roger Sedarat is the author of Dear Regime: Letters to the Islamic Republic (Ohio UP). He teaches poetry and translation in the MFA program at Queens College, City University of New York.

Tereza Swanda is Czech, American, an artist, a teacher, a mother, a listener, a speaker and an unknown. She practices creativity through painting, drawing, polishing the floors, collecting dust, examining color shifts, writing, mothering and listening.

Currently in the final semester of her MFA in Visual Arts program at Vermont College of Fine Arts, she holds two BFA’s; one in Painting, the other in Sculpture. More importantly, residing in Jesenik, Czech Republic, Boston, New York City, Florence, Italy, Cape Town, and currently Redmond, Washington confirms her core belief that we need each other- to learn, grow and survive. Born of another culture, she engages constructively with the so called 'other'.


Nick Thran is a Canadian citizen currently living in Brooklyn, NY. His first collection of poetry, Every Inadequate Name, appeared in 2006 with Insomniac Press. His second collection, Earworm, will appear in 2011 with Nightwood Editions.

Jaime Warburton is assistant professor of writing at Ithaca College, where she talks a lot about food. Her scholarly writing will next appear in the book Girl Wide Web 2.0 (Peter Lang Publishing) and her poetry in The Broome Review. Jaime is the author of the poetry collection Note That They Cannot Live Happily (Split Oak Press) and sometimes tells lies; she likes to think you don't mind.

Pam Zhang is a Beijing-born, Kentucky-and-California-raised student majoring in English (with a creative focus) at Brown University in RI. She loves creative nonfiction for those same definition-defying, boundary-blurring, line-crossing qualities she admires in people. Pam currently hails from a study abroad program in Cambridge, UK, where despite learning about centuries-old literature, she struggles to write outside the traditional "mould."

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