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  • Fredrick Zydek

    Poem in Volume 1
    “The Furniture at Grandma’s” — Page 133

    Poet’s Note in Volume 1
    Fredrick Zydek has authored five collections of poetry. T’Kopechuck: The Buckley Poems is forthcoming from Winthrop Press. Formerly a professor at the University of Nebraska and later at the College of Saint Mary, he is now a gentleman farmer. Most recently he accepted the post as editor for Lone Willow Press. He lives in Omaha, Nebraska.

    Acknowledgments, Permission and Copyright in Volume 1
    Fredrick Zydek: “The Furniture at Grandma’s” by Fredrick Zydek is printed herein by permission of Fredrick Zydek. Copyright © by Fredrick Zydek.

    Yvonne Zipter

    Poems in Volume 1
    “Pink” — Page 131
    “The Woman with Acrophobia Holds Forth” — Page 132

    Poet’s Note in Volume 1
    Yvonne Zipter is the author of Ransacking the Closet, Diamonds Are a Dyke’s Best Friend, the syndicated Inside Out, and The Patience of Metal (poetry). A finalist for the May Swenson Poetry Award, semifinalist for the Pablo Neruda Poetry Award, and recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Literary Award, she recently won first place for flash fiction in Literary Potpourri. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.

    Acknowledgments, Permission and Copyright in Volume 1
    Yvonne Zipter: “Pink” and “The Woman with Acrophobia Holds Forth” by Yvonne Zipter are printed herein by permission of Yvonne Zipter. Copyright © by Yvonne Zipter.

    Larry Ziman

    Poem in Volume 1
    “Sci-Fi Flick” — Page 130

    Poet’s Note in Volume 1
    Larry Ziman says, “Poets are unruly slaves in revolt. While the world sleeps, poets’ h(art)s are undermining and overthrowing their own m(eye)nds.” He lives in West Hollywood, California.

    Acknowledgments, Permission and Copyright in Volume 1
    Larry Ziman: “Sci-Fi Flick” by Larry Ziman appeared in Context South, Vol. 4, No. 1, 1994, and also in onTarget, issue 10/11, and is reprinted herein by permission of Larry Ziman. Copyright © by Larry Ziman.

    Elizabeth Zelvin

    Poems in Volume 1
    “Cousin Lisl” — Page 128
    “The Death of Margaret Fuller” — Page 129

    Poet’s Note in Volume 1
    Elizabeth Zelvin is a New York City psychotherapist with two poetry books, I Am the Daughter and Gifts and Secrets: Poems of the Therapeutic Relationship (New Rivers). She sees clients online at www.LZcybershrink.com. She has a mystery novel, Death Will Get You Sober, with an agent and a sequel in progress.

    Acknowledgments, Permission and Copyright in Volume 1
    Elizabeth Zelvin: “Cousin Lisl” and “The Death of Margaret Fuller” by Elizabeth Zelvin are printed herein by permission of Elizabeth Zelvin. Copyright © by Elizabeth Zelvin.

    Natalia Zaretsky

    Poem in Volume 1
    “Into the Artist’s Winter World” — Page 127

    Poet’s Note in Volume 1
    Natalia Zaretsky has lived two rich lives – the first in Russia, the second in the United States. She was born in Moscow, graduated from the university, and taught physics in college in Moscow. In the middle of her life she emigrated to the United States and worked as a computer programmer. Now she is retired and enjoys writing poetry. She humbly refers to herself as a poet and says, “A poem is airborne and I happen to be there. I combine in my poetry the wisdom of my age, my experience of two worlds, and my connection with Judaism and Israel.” Her poems have been published by Iliad Press, Unmade Magazine, Sunflower Petals (twice), Sensation Magazine, Poetry, The Louisville Review, and many others. Her book of poetry, Autumn Solstice, was published in 2003 by Windsong Publishing Division, RBC Publishing Co., Inc. in Elk Grove, California. Her new book of poetry, Memories Below the Bridge, will be published by the end of 2004. You can reach her at www.inessazaretsky.com/natalia. She lives in Wharton, New Jersey. ‘Levitan’ in her poem, “Into the Artist’s Winter World,” is Isaac Levitan – the famous Russian artist at the beginning of the 20th century.

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    Natalia Zaretsky: “Into the Artist’s Winter World” by Natalia Zaretsky is printed herein by permission of Natalia Zaretsky. Copyright © by Natalia Zaretsky.

    Lauren Young

    Poem in Volume 1
    “Los Angeles” — Page 126

    Poet’s Note in Volume 1
    Lauren Young is a sophomore at Stanford University where she plans to major in Public Policy. She has been writing poetry for over half her life and hopes to keep writing wherever she ends up. She dedicates “Los Angeles” to her Grandma Dawn who has inspired her to write.

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    Lauren Young: “Los Angeles” by Lauren Young is printed herein by permission of Lauren Young. Copyright © by Lauren Young.

    Elizabeth Wylder

    Poems in Volume 1
    “American Menthol” — Page 124
    “The Lone Ranger Dines Again” — Page 125

    Poet’s Note in Volume 1
    Elizabeth Wylder received a B.A. in Rhetoric from the University of Illinois. She is currently pursuing an M.A. in Creative Writing at Florida State University. When she is not writing, she divides her time between fiercely combatting the Florida humidity and teaching freshmen composition students the difference between there, their and they’re.

    Acknowledgments, Permission and Copyright in Volume 1
    Elizabeth Wylder: “American Menthol” by Elizabeth Wylder is printed herein by permission of Elizabeth Wylder. “The Lone Ranger Dines Again” by Elizabeth Wylder originally appeared in Spire, Vol. 1, No. 5, 2004, and is reprinted herein by permission of Elizabeth Wylder. Copyright © by Elizabeth Wylder.

    Nellie Wong

    Poem in Volume 1
    “Sailing with Memories of Li Hong” — Pages 122-123

    Poet’s Note in Volume 1
    Nellie Wong is the first U.S. born daughter of Chinese immigrant parents and was raised in Oakland, California. She is the author of three collections of poetry. Two of her poems are enshrined in public sites in San Francisco where she lives and works. Her awards include The women’s Foundation of San Francisco “Women of Words” Award, the University of California Santa Barbara’s Asian Pacific American Faculty and Staff Association Award for her contribution to the Asian American community, and the Kearney Street Workshop Award for her long-term work as a poet and community activist. Her work has been published in Chinese, Spanish, French and Italian. She has contributed her poems and essays to over 200 publications. A delegate to the San Francisco Labor Council for her union, University Professional and Technical Employees/CWA 9119, she is active in Bay Area United Against War (BAUAW), Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party. She is retired as a Senior Affirmative Action Analyst from the University of California, San Francisco. She is co-featured in the film, Mitsuye & Nellie, Asian American Poets, by Allie Light and Irving Saraf. Her recent poems have appeared in Meridians, Comet, and Stereoptican. Her poem, “Praise Song for a Dead Girl,” was chosen by San Francisco Poet Laureate, devorah major, as part of the project, “City Reflections: War and Peace on Our Streets.”

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    Nellie Wong: “Sailing with Memories of Li Hong” by Nellie Wong is printed herein by permission of Nellie Wong. Copyright © by Nellie Wong.

    Christopher St. John

    Poem in Volume 1
    “The Valley Winds” — Page 110

    Poet’s Note in Volume 1
    Christopher St. John lives in Reading, Pennsylvania. He says, “Assimilation is our evolution; and so movement causes personal flux. It did with me.” He has had poems published in Curbside Review and Poetry Motel.

    Acknowledgments, Permission and Copyright in Volume 1
    Christopher St. John: “The Valley Winds” by Christopher St. John is printed herein by permission of Christopher St. John. Copyright © by Christopher St. John.

    Mary L. Westcott

    Poem in Volume 1
    “Regale Us” — Page 121

    Poet’s Note in Volume 1
    Mary L. Westcott has had two books of poetry, Brain Custody and Fishing for Light, published by Argonne Hot. Her poems have appeared in more than 30 magazines. She has a doctorate in social psychology and works at the National Institutes of Health. She has been writing poetry for 10 years and lives in suburban Maryland outside Washington, D.C..

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    Mary L. Westcott: “Regale Us” by Mary L. Westcott is printed herein by permission of Mary L. Westcott. Copyright © by Mary L. Westcott.