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The Spring 2006 Authors

Michelle Brooks* is a teacher of creative writing at a community college in Detroit and resides in St. Clair Shores, MI. Ms. Brooks has been writing since the age of 19. She has published work in the Alaska Quarterly Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Orchid, Madison Review, Blue Mesa Review, Phoebe, Other Voices, Natural Bridge, Gargoyle, Nerve Cowboy, Long Shot, Rainbow Curve, Chaffin Review, and Eclipse. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and won the Ledge contest for her chapbook No Half-Measures Here.

Elwin Cotman* is a school teacher from Brookeville, MD. Mr. Cotman has been writing for 15 years. He has published work in The Front Weekly. He won the Java Sonata Poetry Competition and AHANA Journalism Program Top Writing Award (nonfiction). He writes "I have had two loves in my life: writing and professional wrestling."

Bonnie Enes is a poet and artist from South Windsor, CT. Ms. Enes has been writing since the 70's. She has published work in The Fairfield Review, Yankee Magazine, Artist, The Scope, Chronogram, Country and Abroad, Namatse, Hartford Woman, Puddingstones, Nude Beach, Pegasus, Walking Along a Country Road, Boothbay Register, The Trumpeter, The Hartford Courant, and Mohegan Island Poetry Cove. Ms. Enes won the Maine Fellowship Poetry Award. She is a member of Faxon Poets in West Hartford, CT.

Zdravka Evtimova* is a literary translator (English into Bulgarian) from Pernik, Bulgaria. Mr. Evtimova has been writing for 20 years. He has published work in Massachusetts Review, Antioch Review, Night Train Review, Adirondack Review, and Carve Magazine. His short story Vassil was one of the 15 winning stories in a recent competition of Radio BBC Worldwide, UK. Mr. Evtimova is a member of Union of the Bulgarian Writers.

Lynda M. Forman* is a freelance writer and editor from Santa Rosa, CA. Ms. Forman has been writing for the last 16 years. She has published work in Stepping Stones Magazine. She won First Place in formal poetry from Sylvania Southview Literary Magazine in 1996. She quotes Camus, "In the midst of winter I suddenly discovered that there was in me an invincible summer."

Dan Gerber* is a poet, novelist, and journalist from Santa Ynez, CA. Mr. Gerber has been writing for over 50 years, since the age of 12. He has published work in Poetry, The New Yorker, The Nation, Georgia Review, and Partisan Review. He has written six books of poems, three novels, a collection of nonfiction, and a book of short stories. He won the Foreword Magazine Poetry Book of the Year Award 1999, The Mark Twain Award, The Michigan Author Award, and Best American Poetry 1999.

John Jeffrey is a software analyst from Waterbury, CT. Mr. Jeffrey has been writing since adolescence and he's "been fighting it now for over 30 years." He has published work in The Fairfield Review, Writer's Journal, Conatus (a college journal), Byline, and Stolen Snapshots. He won various wins, places, and shows in contests by magazines such as Writer's Digest, Byline, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, and the Conatus Award for Fiction. Mr. Jeffrey is a member of The Academy of American Poets. He writes "The best teachers are the masters. Read the Canon!"

Margaret Karmazin is a free lance writer and artist from Susquehanna, PA. Ms. Karmazin has been writing for 25 years. She has published work in over 70 magazines, including North Atlantic Review, Mobius, Weber Studies, Virginia Adversaria, West Wind Review, Chiron Review, Cosmic Women, Still Going Strong and Aim Magazine. She has been nominated three times for the Pushcart Prize. Her novel Bones is available on Amazon and other on-line book sellers. Ms. Karmazin is a member of The Montrose Writer's Group.

Susan Landon* is a humanitarian, arts and environmental advocate from W. Somerville, MA. Ms. Landon has been writing seriously for the past 25 years. She has published work in numerous literary magazines, anthologies and on-line periodicals, including The Aurorean, Cellar Roots, Quercus Review, Sahara and She won the Spare Change News Poetry Prize in 2001, the Cambridge Poetry Award -- Best Modern Poem in 2003, and the Cambridge Poetry Award -- Best Traditional Poem in 2004.

Lyn Lifshin is a poet, editor and performer from Vienna, VA. Ms. Lifshin has published work in over 120 books and chapbooks, most recently in The Licorice Daughter: My Year with Ruffian, from Texas Review Press and in Another Woman Who Looks Like Me, from Black Sparrow. She won a NY Fellowship, Yaddo Grant, MacDowell Grant, Millay, Kerouac Award, Hart Crane Award, New York Quarterly Award, Harcourt Brace Award, Boulder Writer's Conference Award, Bread Loaf Fellow, and Best Political Poem Award. Ms. Lifshin's web site is She writes "In the Eskimo language the word "to write poems" is the same as "to breathe."

Ellaraine Lockie* is a writer from Sunnyvale, CA. Ms. Lockie has been writing poetry for seven years. She has published work in journals, magazines, anthologies, broadsheets, on the radio and in community projects in the U. S. and several other countries. She won over 200 awards, including the Kay Snow Award from the Willamette Writers in Oregon.. Ms. Lockie also teaches a poetry/writers' workshop on the creative process for schools, libraries and writing groups

Ian Strever* is a High School English Teacher from Waterbury, CT. Mr. Strever has been writing since the age of 15. He has published work in Connecticut Review, English Journal, and Cimarron Review. He won the Leslie Leeds Poetry Prize.

Fraser Sutherland* is a poet, editor, and lexicographer from Toronto, ON. Mr. Sutherland has been writing for 36 years. He published seven poetry collections. The Matushka Case: Selected Poems 1970-2005 will be published this fall by TSAR Publications in Toronto. Mr. Sutherland is a member of PEN Canada.

Sibyl Taylor* is an IT Analyst from Monterey, CA. Ms. Taylor has been writing since the age of 15. This is her debut publication.

Emily Vizzo* is a history teacher from San Diego, CA. Ms. Vizzo has been writing for ten years. This is her debut publication.

Mistryel Walker* is a "musician, itinerant music instructor, underemployed lout, former reporter, English tutor, dog walker, desk jockey, etc." from Danbury, CT. Ms. Walker has been writing since she was a child. She has published work in Poeticus, The Common Ground Review, In Our Own Words (online) The Underwood Review & We Shijin Book I. She has a chapbook of poems, Inverse Origami, and a website: The Metaphoratorium ( She won third prize in the 2004 Sprint poetry contest of the Common Ground Review, and third place NEPA Award for a social issues feature in 1996. Ms. Walker is a member of Shijin Poetry Performance Troupe & Marathon, a poetry critique group.

Kelley Jean White is a pediatrician from Philadelphia, PA. Ms. White has been writing for ten years. She has published work in The Cafe Review, American Writing, Rattle, Nimrod, the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and elsewhere. She was nominated three times for Pushcart prizes, won the Cynic Chapbook award, and the Mad Poets' Society Contest in 2000. Ms. White is a member of Mad Poets' Society (PA), and the Poetry Society of NH.

*Author is appearing for the first time in The Fairfield Review.

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