Moshe Benarroch was born in 1959 in
Tetuan/Morocco, between Tangier and
Gibraltar. He grew up in a mixture of
cultures and languages, Spanish being
his mother tongue, attending a French
school, hearing the Arabic of the streets
and praying in Hebrew. In 1972 he
emigrated to Israel, and lives since then
Robert James Berry
Robert is a Londoner, currently living
and working on Penang Island, in West
Malaysia. He lectures in English Language
& Literature at the University of Science
in Penang, and has had a number of poems
published in the States, England, Malaysia
and New Zealand.
Janet I. Buck
Janet Buck teaches composition
and literature in Southern Oregon.
Much of her poetry revolves around issues
related to her disability and the convoluted
threads of self-image. Writing, for her,
is a "tuba in a long parade that chases pain
and sorrow to its dissolution."
Carrie lives in Baltimore with her husband, poet/musician Jack Marion,
their two children and fourteen pets. Since she started writing last
year, she rarely sees them.
A teacher who is close to early retirement,
Richard hopes he will have more time to write
when he does. He has tried both formal and
free verse poetry, but prefers free verse.
"There is too much sacrifice of content when
I try the various poetic schemes. They appear
arbitrary and are very restrictive."
Steve Harris is a paralegal who lives
in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife Sondra,
and their boys, Zach and Luke. He writes often
on the tensions, and paradoxes, that exist
between Faith and History.
Co-founder of A Small Garlic Press
and the poetry magazine Agnieszka's Dowry,
Kim is an active participant in various
online poetry groups, including rec.arts.poems.
When she can get her head above the flood
of email, she can be found at poetry events
in the Portland, OR area, and is a regular
at readings at Cafe Lena.
James Brian Livingstone
James is a medical doctor, a black belt in karate,
and a tournament chess player who writes poetry
"for the joy and personal development that's offered
by a love for this demanding craft."
Born in Richmond VA in 1958, Anne
is the oldest daughter of a Navy fighter
pilot and an Irish nurse. She works
part time as a technical writer for a
medical glove manufacturer in southern
New Hampshire, grows cold-hardy and
old-garden roses, tries to keep her kids'
schedules straight, and keeps up a
voluminous email correspondence with
two sisters. Her brother has yet to go online...
Doug Tanoury grew up in Detroit and
still lives in the area with his wife and
three children. He works as a consultant
for a Chicago based company. Doug's favorite
summer pastime is to nap in his backyard
hammock. His summer projects not yet
begun are: learning to play piano and
James Madison Walker
Conceived in Kentucky 1976, raised
in central Mississippi, James was educated
at "excrutiating pain to fourth through
twelfth grade instructors." He graduates
in December with a degree in 'English'
from the University of Southern Mississippi
and intends to teach English as a foreign
language in the Peace Corps sometime in 1999.
Shari Diane Willadson
Shari Diane Willadson lives in the
Pacific Northwest with her husband
and her seventeen-year-old daughter.
She writes as a profession and spends
her spare time training bonsai, gardening,
and recently, raising an abandoned baby
grey squirrel. She frequently embarrasses
her husband by wearing leopard print hats
and feather boas in public and believes
that poetry "should give the reader a
vivid look through the eyes of the poet,
leaving behind a thoughtful aftertaste."
Francine Witte lives in New York City. She is a creative writing teacher who has been writing poetry for about 13 years. She also writes plays and short fiction. She spends most of her free time frequenting readings on the New York City poetry scene.