Bio Notes
Johannes Beilharz, born 1956, writes in German and English, paints and translates. His most recent books are Fallschirme, Geliebter (poems by Barbara Guest in his German translation) and Best of Meme, a collection of poetry and short fiction, both published in 2008. He lives in Stuttgart, Germany.

A management consultant by profession, Avik's work has taken him to continental Europe, the US and the UK. He moonlights as a painter, journalist and poet, writing in English and Bengali. His poetry has appeared in a number of international journals and anthologies, including Borderlines, Orbis, Pebble Lake Review, Envoi, The Allotment, Stride Magazine, Other Poetry and the Queen’s Quarterly. Last year, his first collection in English, Footnotes, was published by Shearsman Books. 

Wendy Taylor Carlisle lives on the edge of Texas with her husband, David, and the dog, Marcel Proust. Find out about her at

Rochelle Cashdan, who lived in Oregon for thirty years, now lives and writes in Guanajuato, Mexico. She has published fiction and poetry in both the U.S. and Mexico, as well as editing Indians of the Northwest, a history in the words of tribal members. You can read other short fiction by Rochelle at , and in an earlier issue of Salt River Review.

Larry Goodell, born in Roswell, NM, and living in Placitas since 1964, where I met and hung out as much as I could with Robert and the then Bobbie Creeley. I'm busy with the duende poetry series of reading performances here in Placitas now and archiving my disgustingly large body of unpublished work. I'm enjoying Facebook and trying to figure out this internet publication world.

Marja Hagborg is a Finnish-Swedish-American writer/artist/cartoonist living in Chicago with a Viking husband and twin cats. She received a MFA from University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and she also studied creative writing at Northwestern University in Chicago. Her flash fiction has appeared in Mad Hatters' Review, Hackwriters, Anemone Sidecar, Street Cake, Snow Monkey,and Wheelhouse Magazine among other publications.

Catherine Hammond’s translations are forthcoming in a chapbook from Mid-American Review called House Surrounded by Scaffold. Individual poems will also appear this spring in Field, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and online in Her MFA is from Arizona State University. Her BA in Spanish is from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

James A. Hawley adds: Lump, an art gallery in Raleigh, North Carolina , specializing in conceptual art, mounted a show in November, 2008 by Jason de Haan, a multidisciplinary artist living & working in Calgary, entitled “Life After Doomsday.” De Haan had written a program parsing all possible anagrams in the phrase, “overcoming problems.” The exhibit consisted of a computer print-out stacked on a chair with the anagrams arrayed across the page in a kind of unending, recursive time-line of the various iterations of those anagrams. Last we heard, the program was still running.

J.Kaval writes both in English and in mother-tongue Malayalam short stories and novels. He is author of several novels. He edits and publishes Katha Kshetre, an international literary quarterly dedicated to short fiction. He can be reached at . Visit:

Terence Kuch is a consultant, avid hiker, and world traveler. His publications and acceptances include Clockwise Cat, Colored Chalk, Foliate Oak, Marginalia, North American Review, Northwest Review, Slow Trains, Thema, Timber Creek Review, etc. He has studied at the Writers Center, Bethesda, Maryland, and participated in the Mid-American Review Summer Fiction Workshop. 

Corey Mesler has published in numerous journals and anthologies. He has published two novels, Talk: A Novel in Dialogue (2002) and We Are Billion-Year-Old Carbon (2006). He has also published numerous chapbooks and one full-length poetry collection, Some Identity Problems. His book of short stories, Listen, came out in March, 2009. He has two more novels due out in 2010. He has been nominated for a Pushcart numerous times, and two of his poems have been chosen for Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac. With his wife, he runs Burke’s Book Store in Memphis TN. He can be found at

Cassandra Passarelli lives in a rainforest village in Guatemala where she runs a children's library ( Born in London, she left home at 16 to run a bakery for ten years, managed a charity for three, sub-edited and wrote theater reviews. She won the jam session at the Traverse Theatre’s Debut Authors Competition and has been published by Cinnamon, Earlyworks,, Slinkink, Writer's Forum and Text's Bones. Her novella, "Greybill," is published by Skrev.

Jill Stegman lives on the Central Coast of California, where she teaches at an alternative high school. She has published short stories, poetry and reviews in such places as "South Dakota Review," "Isotope," "Storyglossia," "Rain Taxi," "Del Sol Review," and "RE:AL." This summer she begins an MFA in fiction at Pacific University.

Pamela (Jody) Stewart lives on a farm in Hawley, MA. She has a chapbook The Ghost Farm and other poems due out shortly from Pleasure Boat Studio.

Olvido García Valdés won Spain’s Premio Nacional in 2007 with her poetry book titled Y todos estábamos vivos/ And We Were All Alive. She lives in the city of Toledo in Spain with her husband, also a poet, Miguel Casado.

Changming Yuan authored several books before emigrating from China and currently teaches writing in Vancouver. Yuan's poetry appears in Barrow Street, Best Canadian Poetry, Exquisite Corpse, London Magazine and over 200 other literary publications worldwide. His collection (Chansons of a Chinaman) and monograph (Politics and Poetics) both released recently, Yuan has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.