BIOGRAPHIES

Susan Culver-Graybeal is a news reporter from Colorado. She is also the founder and editor of Lily: A Monthly Online Literary Review.

Lily was born in 2003 from Susan's desire to share the beauty of poetry, fiction and photography in a free and easily accessible way. Thanks in large part to a dedicated editorial staff and the literary and photographic contributions, from many talented individuals through the years, the journal was published monthly until October, 2007.

After a three and a half year hiatus, and with the input and encouragement of Indigo Moor, Susan began publishing Lily again in May, 2011. She had never stopped missing the love and work that went into the journal. She continues to be amazed by the beauty of the words and images that the contributors bring to it every month.

Liz Minette resides in Esko, Minnesota, near Duluth and Lake Superior and finds life is interesting in Northern Minnesota. She has been writing for a while and has received some publication credits in publications such as, Fade Poetry Journal, Abbey, Tattoo Highway & Nerve Cowboy.

 
Jan Marquart is the author of nine books and two booklets. Her poems have been published in Everywritersresource.com and The International Library of Poetry. Her essay Old Friends will be published in Ladyinkmagazine.com December 2011. She is a psychotherapist and gives workshops on mental health and writing. She can be reached at:

www.JanMarquart.com

 
Marge Piercy is the author of now 18 collections of poetry. Knopf which brought out Marge Piercy’s 18th poetry book THE HUNGER MOON: New & selected poems 1980-2010 last spring, scheduled for paperback this spring. Knopf has THE CROOKED INHERITANCE, THE MOON IS ALWAYS FEMALE, WHAT ARE BIG GIRLS MADE OF and several others in paperback as well. Piercy has published 17 novels, recently SEX WARS; 2 early novels; DANCE THE EAGLE TO SLEEP and VIDA have just been republished with new introductions by PM Press. Her memoir is SLEEPING WITH CATS, Harper Perennial. Her work has been translated into 19 languages

Howie Good is a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz. He is the author of the 2011 poetry collection, Dreaming in Red, from Right Hand Pointing. All proceeds from the sale of the book go to a charity, which you can read about here:

https://sites.google.com/site/rhplanding/howie-good-dreaming-in-red

Dr. Ernest Williamson III has published poetry and visual art in over 350 national and international online and print journals. His poetry has been nominated three times for the Best of the Net Anthology (http://www.sundresspublications.com/).

View more of his work here: www.yessy.com/budicegenius

Stephen Caratzas is the author of It Will Be A Train (2004), The Incredulity Tour (2005), and Past Present Suture (2011). His poetry has been featured in Terra Incognita, the tiny, Maintenant 5, and numerous other journals. When not writing he plays guitar in the lo-fi experimental band Gert Fröbe.

Denise Summers is a wandering soul aged 23 years, originating from the cornfields of northwest Ohio. She has been writing with a passion for poetry for as long as she can remember. An Ohio Wesleyan University drop out, Denise has since traveled the east coast, briefly residing in New York City, and most recently Chicago. Here she works her day job as a pizza wench, continues to seek out interesting people, explores the hidden treasures of the city, contemplates existence and writes about it all. Denise also explores other art forms, such as photography, collage and modeling.This is her first published work.

http://nisimatissi.tumblr.com/

Brian Stark The poetry of Brian Stark is the same as the life of Brian Stark. Born in philadelphia, he loves to cook--travel--music. He writes Poetry because every Time has their poets, as each Time has its villains....this is my time to right away....until all free....so do you see now what I mean by my life is the same as my writings? Without my pen and pad...(while there is pain and abuse in this world) then I am lost.

Jaguar Duffy has been writing and performing poetry and music since the mid-seventies. In recent years he has been best known as an improvisational poet. Jag has also conducted workshops for libraries, schools and writers' conferences. He is currently working on a book of poetry and developing a form of vocal composition which he calls L.A.V.A (Layered Anomalous Voice Art).

Kit Muldoon has no book, no video, no product- she is a modern bard, Kit's goal is to share unique experiences- hers and yours. Vagabond traveler, she makes people her place, delighting when a member of the audience becomes a new star in her landscape. For her, this game we play is all about connections-with the audience, with other poets, with the world at large- one at a time, in the moment, very much in person. Enjoy this rare opportunity to see her in print, she only contributes to publications once or twice a year, and only to respected friends. Currently making a home in Denver, she co-hosts the Friday night open mic at the Mercury Cafe, and facilitates a monthly gathering called "Syncrodestiny" described as "part reading, part social gathering, part support group". She frequently works with Art from Ashes, a nonprofit that uses poetry therapy to empower at risk youths. She has performed at the Talking Gourds Festival, the Sparrows Poetry Festival and the Festival of Imagination in Colorado, as well as the Austin International Poetry Festival in Texas, and open mics wherever she finds one.

Amy Kohut is a hard working artist, and lazy poet! Influenced visually by indigenous arts from all around the world, intent on celebrating the divinity with in nature, love, and sexuality. Moved in contrast to shine light into a world dimmed by the follies of politics, the global environmental crisis, and the persistence of inequities between the genders world wide. At the head of a family of three with a father and son both with disabilities, art is a medium of resistance to madness and despair, as well she just plain loves to draw.

http://visualflave.blogspot.com/ 

Kyle Sutherland is a young poet, emcee, student, activist, cosmic citizen and community organizer/ leader. He is currently studying Philosophy at Metro State University of Denver where he is president of the Denver chapter of the Hip Hop Congress. He appeared on HBO’s Brave New Voices in 2010 and has performed at various schools and universities around the country.

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