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Indira Chandrasekhar
The Shift - Issue 3

Indira Chandrasekhar, a Biophysicist, has been writing since returning to India. Her work appears in The Big Table and will appear in The Grey Sparrow Journal and in the forthcoming collection of Unisun Publications. She can be followed at Indi's Blog (http://indi-cs-blog.blogspot.com ). 

Matt Dennison
Best Prayers - Issue 3

Biography forthcoming . . .

Hugh Fox
Through the Wall - Issue 3

  Born in Chicago, 1932,polio at age 5,cured with new pre-Saulk experimental medicine,childhood immersed in opera, violin, piano, musical composition, art by his ex-violinist-turned-M.D. father, and frustrated actress mother, then 3 years of pre-med and a year of Medicine, dropped out of medical school and got a B.S. (Hum.) and M.A.(English) from Loyola U.in Chicago, first trip to Paris,London,Florence, Rome, Amsterdam, etc., then a PhD in American Literature from the U. of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign).Married Peruvian poet Lucia Ungaro de Zevallos. Prof. of American Literature, Loyola University in Los Angeles (now Loyola Marymount University) , 1958-1968,Professor in the Department of American Thought and Language, Michigan State University (1968-1999).Now retired,  Professor Emeritus . Fulbright Professor of American Studies/Literature, U. of Hermosillo, Mexico, 1961, U. Católica and Institúto Pedagógico, Caracas, 1964-1966,  U. of Florianópolis, Brazil, 1978-1980. Married Maria Bernadete Costa M.D. 1 yr. studying Lt. Am. culture at Mendoza Foundation (Caracas) with Mariano Picon-Salas. Organization of American States Grant to study Latin American Studies/Argentinian Literature, U. of Buenos Aires, 1971. John Carter Brown Library Fellowship, Brown U. , 1968 (Studies in sixteenth and seventeenth century Spanish economics and avant-garde literature). OAS grant as archaeologist, Atacama Desert, Chile, 1986.Lectures in Spain and Portugal 1975-’76. Founder and Board of Directors member of COSMEP, the International Organization of Independent Publishers, from 1968 until its death in 1996. Editor of  Ghost Dance: The International Quarterly of Experimental Poetry, 1968-1995. Latin American editor of Western World Review & North American Review,  during 60’s. Former contributing reviewer on Smith/ Pulpsmith, Choice etc. currently contributing reviewer to SPR and SMR.105 books published, the most recent Defiance (Higganum Hill Press, 2007) (poetry), Finalmente/Finally  (Solo Press, 2007) (poetry), Opening the Door to French Film (World Audience, 2007) , Rediscovering America (World Audience, 2009) (archaeology), Alex (poetry chapbook, Rubicon Press), Peace/LaPaix (Higganum Hill,2008, another poetry chapbook), The Collected Poetry (World Audience, 2008...540 pages), Icehouse & The Thirteen Keys to Talmud (Crossing Chaos Press in London, Ontario. A novella and sci fi novel, 2009), Revoir (s.stories, All Things that Matter Press, 2009).

J.A. Tyler
Landscape [n3]

J. A. Tyler is the author of the novel(la)s INCONCEIVABLE WILSON (scrambler books, 2009), SOMEONE, Somewhere (ghost road press, 2010), IN LOVE WITH A GHOST (willows wept press, 2010), & A MAN OF GLASS (fugue state press, 2011)as well as the chapbooks ZOO: THE TROPIC HOUSE (sunnyoutside, 2010) & OUR US & WE (greying ghost, 2010). His work has appeared recently with Sleepingfish, Caketrain, Hotel St. George, elimae, & Action, Yes among others. He is also founding editor of mud luscious / ml press. Visit: www.aboutjatyler.com.

Niall Boyce
Time Crunch - Issue 2

Niall Boyce lives and works in London, England. His stories are gathered at http://strange-powers.blogspot.com

Leah Ebdon
Under My Keyboard -Issue 2

Leah Ebdon was born in the South Wales valleys, Uk and has spent most of her life trying to leave.
She has just completed her Degree in Creative Writing and is quietly working on a poetry collection.
She has just started her Teacher Training in order to make some money so she can carry on quietly doing other things.
She blogs at http://swerdnic.blogspot.com/ where her animals appear to take centre stage.

Vanessa Gebbie
Selections from Ed's Wife and Other Creatures - Issue 2

Writer, Creative Writing Tutor, editor. www.vanessagebbie.com

T.R. Healy
On the March to Moscow -Issue 2

No Biography Available at this Time.

Ilan Herman
The Medic - Issue 1

Ilan is a 41 year old musical producer (www.emily-music.com) with a passion for writing good fiction. He lives in Northern Ca. 

Mathew Klickstein
Best Ain't Good Enough - Issue 1

MATHEW KLICKSTEIN received his BFA from USC's undergraduate screenwriting program, after which he co-created COLLEGETOWN USA for National Lampoon Networks. He has written for numerous regional and national publications, and is the writer of Steven Seagal's first horror film, AGAINST THE DARK. He has recently come to New York temporarily to assist a Random House author with the adapting of her latest novel to screenplay.

Nuala Ni Chonchuir
Portrait of the Artist with a Red Car - Issue 1

Nuala Ní Chonchúir lives in County Galway, Ireland. Her third short fiction collection Nude will be published by Salt in September 2009. She has poems and an essay in The Watchful Heart – A New Generation of Irish Poets, edited by Joan McBreen (Salmon, 2009). Nuala was chosen by The Irish Times as a writer to watch in 2009; she has won many short fiction prizes including the Cúirt New Writing Prize, RTÉ radio’s Francis MacManus Award, the inaugural Jonathan Swift Award and the Cecil Day Lewis Award. Nuala was recently shortlisted for the EU Prize for literature, for fiction. Her pamphlet of Portrait of the Artist with a Red Car appeared from Templar Poetry (UK) in October of 2009.

Jason Stout
No Limit Hold 'em - Issue 1

Jason Stout lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and five children.  His stories have appeared in Every Day Fiction, Pequin, Shine!, The Battered Suitcase and Flashquake and are forthcoming in Twelve Stories and A Thousand Faces.  "Larry Legend," his story about French Lick, Indiana and basketball great Larry Bird was nominated for a 2008 Pushcart Prize.