Andre Marsden is a poetry and fiction writer currently living in Belmopan, Belize. You can find more of his work at http://eulogyforajournal.blogspot.com/
Andy Jameson has worked a variety of jobs including: bookstore clerk, construction worker, FedEx driver, mover, and the person who rolls up rugs in a rug factory. He currently lives in bucolic Greenwood, South Carolina with his wife Misty and teaches writing at Lander University.
Brklyn Vigor has honed her skills for years through song lyrics, spoken word and through her blog. She strives to introduce heartfelt poetry with intense imagery for her audience, using words to create a visual portrait.
Carlyon Blackman is a born/bred Bajan native of Barbados who is defining/refining her voice through poetry. Previous publications include The Caribbean Writer. Carlyon can be reached at email@example.com
Carol Mitchell is a native of St. Kitts and Nevis, best known for her innovative children's books, the Caribbean Adventure Series. www.caribbeanadventureseries.com
Changming Yuan authored several books before emigrating from China. He currently teaches writing in Vancouver. Yuan's poetry appears in Barrow Street, Best Canadian Poetry, London Magazine, Southern Ocean Review and over 200 other literary publications. His debut collection "Chansons of a Chinaman" and monograph "Politics and Poetics" both released recently. Yuan has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Charlotte Hamrick lives and writes in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Danielle Boodoo- Fortuné
Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné lives in Sangre Grande, Trinidad. She is an English teacher, and has been drawing and writing for as long as she can remember. Previous publications include Bim: Arts for the 21st Century, The Caribbean Writer, and tongues of the ocean.
David Murphy has an MA in English from Kansas State University where he was the fiction editor and, later, editor in chief of their literary journal, Touchstone. David is now working abroad, in northern Afghanistan, as consultant and Administrative Director of an educational development project funded by The World Bank.
Elvis Alves was born in Guyana and raised in Brooklyn, NY, where he currently lives and works. He has a Bachelor of Arts, with a major in religion, from Colgate University. He also holds a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary.
Oritsegbemi Emmanuel Jakpa was born in Warri, Nigeria, and currently lives in Ireland. His poetry has been published widely, including The Diagram, Echoing Years, Barnwood and Edison Literary Review. He has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes three times and he received the 2008 Yeat's Pierce Loughran Award.
Ernest Williamson III
Ernest Williamson III has published poetry and visual art in over 240 online and print journals. He is a professor at Essex County College and a PhD candidate at Seton Hall University. You may visit his gallery at http://www.yessy.com/budicegenius/
Fitzroy Cole migrated from Jamaica in 2007 and now lives in Miami, Florida. He has published an anthology "ForTheSakeOfMagic...PoetryIsLife" under the pseudonym Fitzroy "Jagga/Viva!" Cole. It was published through XLIBRIS and is available online from Barnes and Noble, Borders and Amazon.com. In 2005, he published a double/reversed anthology in Jamaica, which is available at bazba.com. It is titled "Lyrical Sonnets from the Heart/Sojourner".
Gale Acuff's poetry has been published in Ascent, Ohio Journal, Florida Review, Poem, Maryland Poetry Review, Adirondack Review, Danse Macabre, Worcester Review, South Dakota Review, Santa Barbara Review, and many other journals. She has authored three books of poetry: "Buffalo Nickel" (BrickHouse, 2004), "The Weight of the World" (BrickHouse, 2006), and "The Story of My Lives" (BrickHouse, 2008). Gale has taught university English in the US, China, and the Palestinian West Bank.
Geoffrey Philp, author of "Who’s Your Daddy? And Other Stories", maintains a blog at geoffreyphilp.blogspot.com. His next collection of poems, "Dub Wise", will be published by Peepal Tree Press in September 2010.
A self-confessed "dabbler", Hadlee Sobers lives and daredreams in Barbados.
Holly Day is a journalism instructor living in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband and two children. Her most recent nonfiction books are Music Theory for Dummies, Music Composition for Dummies and Guitar All-in-One for Dummies. Her poetry and fiction has most recently appeared in Willow Review, The Blotter and Pinyon.
Ivan Jenson has enjoyed success publishing his poetry in the US and the UK and he has received recognition for his bold Pop Art. His "Absolut Jenson" painting was featured in Art News, Art in America, and he has sold several works at Christie's, New York. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Word Riot, Zygote in my Coffee, Camroc Press Review, Word Catalyst Magazine, Poetry Super Highway, Alternative Reel Poets Corner, Underground Voices Magazine, Blazevox, and many others. He now writes novels and poetry in Grand Rapids, Michigan. http://www.ivanjensonartist.com/
Jenille Prince lives in Ottawa, Canada where she works as an accountant. Her parents are of Trinidadian descent and she lived in Trinidad for a few years during her childhood. In her stories, Jenille likes to focus on the mix of Caribbean and Canadian cultures and outlooks, and how they can co-exist in a single person. Her fiction has previously appeared in Poui.
Jill Okpalugo-Nwajiaku has been published in Snap online literary journal, Identity Theory, All Things Girls, Glint and Poetry & Writing.
Jim Carson is an Architect living in Atlanta with his wife, daughter and Snickers the wonder dog. His work has been published in numerous journals and includes poems published at The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Southern Fried Weirdness, Dew on the Kudzu, Clapboard House and Pocket Change (of which he has received little for his work). He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joanne C. Hillhouse
Joanne C. Hillhouse, an Antiguan, is the author of The Boy from Willow Bend and Dancing Nude in the Moonlight. A former Broadleaf fellow and one time participant in the Caribbean Fiction Writers Summer Institute, she has also published in several Caribbean and international journals; inlcluding The Caribbean Writer, Ma Comere, tongues of the ocean, Women Writers, Sea Breeze, Calabash, the CLR James Journal and Mythium. Joanne freelances as a writer and editor and also conducts writing classes. For more info visit: http://www.jhohadli.com
Australian born poet, John Grey, has been a US resident since the late seventies. He works as a financial systems analyst. His work has most recently been published in Slant, Briar Cliff Review and Albatross with work upcoming in Poetry East, Cape Rock and REAL.
Kane X. Faucher
Kane X. Faucher is an assistant professor at the University of Western Ontario. He is the author of 10 books and has placed over 1100 poems, articles, short fiction, and reviews internationally. He currently lives and works in London, Canada. He is a recent recipient of the &Now Award for Best Innovative Writing, and has recently released a collaborative poetry post-code experiment entitled [+!] with Matina Stamatakis and John Moore Williams. His next novel, "The Vicious Circulation of Dr Catastrope", is coming out in 2010 with Crossing Chaos Enigmatic Ink. He is also a co-editor of the academic journal Autopsia, and associate editor of the journals The Poster and the Semiotic Review of Books.
Kathya Julissa Castaneda
Kathya Julissa Castaneda grew up in and now resides in Belmopan, the capital city of Belize, where she is a high school teacher and mother.
Kenneth P. Gurney
Kenneth P. Gurney lives in Albuquerque, NM, USA. His poetry appears mostly on the web as he prefers to spend SASE and reading fee monies on flowers for his lover. To learn more about Kenneth, visit http://www.kpgurney.me/Poet/Welcome.html
L. Ward Abel
Poet, composer of music, lawyer, aspiring teacher and spoken-word performer, L. Ward Abel lives in rural Georgia, and has been published at The Reader, The Yale Anglers’ Journal, Versal, The Pedestal, Pale House, Kritya, Ditch, Open Wide, Moloch, and hundreds of others. Abel has recently been nominated for “Best of the Web” by Dead Mule and The Northville Review. He is the author of "Peach Box" and "Verge" (Little Poem Press, 2003), "Jonesing For Byzantium" (UK Authors Press, 2006) and the recently released "The Heat of Blooming" (Pudding House Press, 2008).
Lee Stern has published over 120 poems. Many on the internet. He lives in Los Angeles
where he continues to age as gracefully as the circumstances allow.
M. V. Montgomery
M.V. Montgomery is a professor in the Atlanta area. He is the author of two recent collections of poetry, "Strange Conveyances" (Plain View Press) and "Joshu Holds a Press Conference" (Conversation Paperpress). His fiction will appear soon in Cafe Irreal, Weirdyear, and Two-Bit Magazine.
Marc Carver was born near the Thames barrier in London. He has been writing poetry for about two years. He has been a featured international artist in America and has had close to or over one hundred poems published and four collections of poetry published. He is now happy with his poetry, it is his life's work and he is more than satisfied with the end results. His books are all available on Amazon.
Nancy Anne Miller
Nancy Anne Miller was born in Bermuda and has a MLitt in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow. Her poems have previously featured in St. Somewhere and have appeared in Edinburgh Review, Stand, Haiku Quarterly, The Caribbean Writer, Journal of Caribbean Literatures, The Dalhousie Review, The Fiddlehead, Via, Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review and The Cordite Poetry Review among others. She was a MacDowell Colony Fellow in 2008 and organized and read in Ber-Mused the Bermuda Festival Poetry Event for Bermuda's 400th Anniversary.
Nathan Schaffner lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Patty Somlo lives in Portland, Oregon. Her short story, "Bird Women" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and she was a finalist in the Tom Howard Short Story Contest. Her work has been published in The Santa Clara Review, The Sand Hill Review, Under the Sun, Fringe Magazine, Switchback, and in the anthologies, Voices from the Couch, VoiceCatcher and Bombshells: War Stories and Poetry by Women on the Homefront. She also has work forthcoming in three anthologies: Rainmakers' Prayers, Solace in So Many Words and Common Boundary.
Randy Baker is the editor of St. Somewhere Journal. He is author of the collection "Beyond the Horizon: Journeys in Poetry and Prose". His work has appeared in such publications as The Juke Jar, The Copperfield Review, The Caribbean Writer, First Reads and tongues of the ocean.
Raud Kennedy is a dog trainer in Portland, Oregon. More of his work can be found at http://www.raudkennedy.com/
Sandra Sealy is an award-winning Barbadian writer of poetry, non-fiction (articles), fiction and drama with work published in the region and beyond. Her poem “Beauty Of The Bald Head” (1998), moved from page to stage in 2005, as a critically acclaimed CD spoken-word jazz single, to a music video premiering at the African & Caribbean Film Festival (Pelican Films). In addition, this former Cultural Officer, Literary Arts, is a storyteller and creative writing tutor to several children who have won many NIFCA awards under her tutelage. Her blog Seawoman’s Caribbean Writing Opps, which enjoys a good Google ranking, reaches several international writers.
Sergio Ortiz lives in San Juan, Puerto Rico and is a retired educator, a poet, and photographer. He has a B.A. in English literature, and a M.A. in philosophy. Flutter Press released his debut chapbook, "At the Tail End of Dusk", in October of 2009. Ronin Press released his second chapbook, "topography of a desire", in May of 2010. Avantacular Press released his first photographic chapbook, "The Sugarcane Harvest", May 2010. He was recently published, or is forthcoming in: YB: A Journal of New Poetry, The Shine Journal, WTF PWM, The 13th Warrior Review, Deuce Coupe, and Heavy Bear.
Shakirah Bourne is a talented young Barbadian writer and founder of the freelance writing and editing company, getWrite!. Her stories have won various awards and have been published in various newspapers and websites such as Barbados Today and Writers Weekly. She was a participant in the 2010 Cropper Foundation Caribbean Writers Workshop.
Shayla Hawkins has been published in, among other journals, Calabash, The Caribbean Writer, Tongues of the Ocean, TORCH: Poetry, Prose, and Short Stories by African American Women, and Vwa: Poems for Haiti. She lives in Detroit, Michigan.
Born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, Summer Edward currently lives in Philadelphia. She is a Masters student in the Reading, Writing, Literacy program at the University of Pennsylvania. She blogs at http://www.well-lovedtales.blogspot.com/. Her poetry and art has appeared or is forthcoming in Philadelphia Stories and tongues of the ocean.
Vashti Bowlah is a writer from Trinidad and Tobago, and a participant of The Cropper Foundation/UWI Creative Writers' Residential Workshop. Her short stories, articles and poems have appeared in newspapers, journals and anthologies, and she continues to pursue her passion for writing, with special focus on the short story. She has won prizes and awards for her writing, including The David Hough Literary Prize awarded by The Caribbean Writer. She also freelances as an editor/proofreader. She can be reached at email@example.com