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Contributors

Jennifer Bal
is editor in chief of BAPQ. Her stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Cooweescoowee, The Istanbul Literature Review, and the Redbridge Review anthology Subversions & Manouvers.

Aydin Bal
is assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He writes poetry and  is interested in identity and social justice issues.

Former Regional Director of the Poetry Society of America, Elena Karina Byrne is an editor, Poetry Consultant / Moderator for The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Literary Programs Director for The Ruskin Art Club and new Executive Director of AVK Arts. Publications include: 2009 Pushcart Prize XXXIII, Best American Poetry 2005, Yale Review, Paris Review, APR, TriQuarterly, Denver Quarterly, The Kenyon Review, Drunken Boat, and Volt. Books include: The Flammable Bird, (Zoo Press /Tupelo Press 2002), MASQUE (Tupelo Press, 2008), the forthcoming Burnt Violin (Tupelo Press, 2012), Voyeur Hour (poetry/art chapbook), and Beautiful Insignificance (essays).

Lauren Coulson
currently lives in Memphis, TN and received a BFA in the spring of 2009 from the University of Memphis. Her father received a MFA in Drawing and Painting from the University of Georgia and her mother received a BFA from the University of Memphis. Lauren has exhibited her artwork in many Galleries and Museums throughout the United States, including the Limner Gallery in NY, Museum of Neon Art: Art Walk in Los Angeles, CA, Harrington Brown Gallery, Jack Robinson Gallery of Photography and the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Coulson was awarded an inclusion of her artwork in Direct Art Magazine Vol. 17 on the inner back cover and her Polaroid work will be published in the Mail Art Project: Polaroid Photography Book in early 2011. Lauren Coulson is also a member of the Society for Photographic Education (SPE).

Jim Fuess 
works with liquid acrylic paint on canvas.  Most of his paintings are abstract, but there are recognizable forms and faces in a number of the abstract paintings.  He is striving for grace and fluidity, movement and balance.  He likes color and believes that beauty can be an artistic goal. There is whimsy, fear, energy, movement, fun and dread in his abstract paintings.  A lot of his abstract paintings are anthropomorphic. The shapes seem familiar. The faces are real. The gestures and movements are recognizable. More of his abstract paintings, both in color and black and white, may be seen at www.jimfuessart.com.

MaryAnn Franta Moenck
is a poet who lives and works just east of St Paul. She is a grandmother who hopes to strike the proper balance between belly dancing and knitting. Her poems have appeared in various journals, including Snowy Egret, Cimmaron Review, Three Candles, and The Pedestal. Her poems are forthcoming this year in Steam Ticket, Natural Bridge, and Water~Stone Review. MaryAnn's manuscript received Honorable Mention for the 2008-2009 Loft Mentor Series.

Mark Goad
is a poet currently living in Connecticut.  With a background in literature, German language, theology and philosophy, he has worked as an academic, fiction writer and clergyman. His poems reflect a love of serious thought, sound, silence, laughter, surprise (that is, he, at the very least, is surprised by his poems and delights when others are surprised, too). What can be expressed in a hundred words he’d like to say in ten. Blake, Dickinson, Rilke, Milosz and Oliver are among his favored poets. 

Ira Joel Haber
was born and lives in Brooklyn New York. He is a sculptor, painter, book dealer and teacher. His work has been seen in numerous group shows  both in USA and Europe and he has had 9 one man shows including several retrospectives of his sculpture. His work  is in the collections of The Whitney Museum Of American Art,  New York University, The Guggenheim Museum, The Hirshhorn Museum & The Albright-Knox Art Gallery. His paintings,  drawings and collages have been published in many on line and print magazines including Rock Heals, Otoliths, Winamop, Melancholia's Tremulous Dreadlocks, Barfing Frog, The Raving Dove, DeComp, Foliate Oak, Siren, Prose Toad, Triplopia, Thieves Jargon, Opium, Dirt, The Centrifugal Eye, The DMQ Review,  Broadsided, Hotmetalpress, Double Dare Press, Events Quarterly, Unlikely Stories, Coupremine, Cerebration,Chick, Flicks, Softblow,  Eclectica Magazine, Backwards City  Review, Right Hand Pointing, Ascent Aspirations Magazine,  Brew City  Magazine, Fiction Attic, Mastodon Dentist,  Blue Print Review, Ellipsis,The Indelible Kitchen, Crickret,  Entelechy, So To Speak, Taj Mahal Review, The Fifteen Project, The Externalist, Why Vandalism, Mungbeing Magazine, Lamination Colony, Paradigm, Lily, Literary Fever, Glassfire Magaine,The Houston Literary Review, Lilies and Cannonballs, Wheelhouse Magazine, Terra Incognita, Qarrtsiluni, The Tusculum Review, Multidementional, 34th Parallel, Wood Coin, Sacramento Poetry, Art & Music, Anti-Poetry, Divine Dirt Quarterly, The Mom Egg, Disenthralled, Etcetera,Sea Stories , Bicycle Review, Down In The Dirt, Psychic Meatloaf, Diverse Voices, Blue Lotus, Forge & The Front Porch Review.   Over the years he has received  three National Endowments For The Arts Fellowship, two Pollock-Krasner grants. In 2004 he received  The Adolph Gottlieb  Foundation grant and in 2010 he received a grant from Artists' Fellowship Inc.  Currently he teaches  art at the United Federation of Teachers Retiree Program in  Brooklyn.

Nathan Hall
is the webmaster for BAPQ.net and is also the owner of OnTarget, a Tucson online marketing company.  Nathan volunteers his time building and maintaining the BAPQ.net website and provides general guidance on the ongoing development of the site.  Nathan has been building websites and providing internet marketing services since 2001.

John David Harding
writes and lives in Baton Rouge, where he is an MFA candidate at LSU. He is the assistant nonfiction editor for New Delta Review. He blogs at johndavidharding.blogspot.com.

Joseph Heathcott
is a writer, curator, photographer, and educator based in New York.  He teaches at The New School where he offers courses in urbanism, critical theory, and the uses of archives.  During 2010-2011 he is the U.S. Fulbright Distinguished Chair at the University of the Arts in London and a Senior Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics. He is a compulsive peripatetic, habitual sun-angle checker, amateur archivist, idiot cartographer, noise maker, and collector of records, post cards, old radios, books, and found objects.  His work has appeared in a wide range of formats, including exhibits, magazines, academic publications, radio broadcast, and journals of opinion.

David Hendy
was born in Oxford, England in 1978. He holds a BA Hons in
Creative Writing and History and an MA in Creative and Critical
Writing. His poetry has appeared widely in e-zines, anthologies and
literary journals. He is also a founding partner of The Writing Desk,
an organisation providing online writer development programs. He lives
in Cheltenham. England and is currently working on his first poetry
collection. 

Hall Jameson
is a fine art photographer and writer.  Her formal study of art began at The Maine College of Art in 1994, where she explored the modern and traditional processes of fine art, majoring in photography.  She completed her B.F.A at the Metropolitan State College of Denver in 1999.  She now lives in Helena, Montana.  When she's not taking photographs, Hall enjoys hiking, playing the piano, and cat wrangling.

Peycho Kanev
has been writing poetry for the past 10 years. His poems have appeared in more than 400 literary magazines. He is nominated for the Pushcart Award and lives in Chicago . His collaborative collection “r”, containing poetry by him and Felino Soriano, as well as photography from Duane Locke and Edward Wells II was published in the spring of 2009 by Please Press. Also in 2009 his short story collection “Walking Through Walls” (Ciela), and in April 2010 his poetry collection “American Notebooks” (Ciela) both were published in Bulgaria. His new poetry collection “Bone Silence” was released in September 2010 by Desperanto , NY.

Zeynep Kılıç
is assistant professor at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Her dissertation research explored issues of immigration, citizenship and cultural identity.

Mary Kovaleski Byrnes
teaches first-year writing at Emerson College, where she received her MFA in poetry. Mary's poetry and travel writing have appeared in the Minnetonka Review, the Squaw Valley Review, Boston Globe's Passport, and other publications. She is currently spending the semester in Sevilla, Spain with her husband, Corey, and can be found at http://www.marykovaleskibyrnes.com/.

Jo Neace Krause
is considered a significant folk artist. The painting Nude With Hat is in the permanent collection at Kentucky Folk Art Center in Morehead, Kentucky. Her paintings may be seen on ASKART, and in the permanent collection at the Kentucky Folk Art Center.  A collection of her stories was published by Black Lawrence Press, under the title “The Last Game We Played.” Her writing has been featured or is forthcoming in Exquisite Corpse, In Posse, Witness Magazine, South Carolina Review, The Potomac Review, Massachusetts Review, SWINK, Pennsylvania Review, Richmond Review, Adirondack Review, MacGoffin Review , The Star Ledger, the Yale Review, Rue Belle, Elimae, Dought, Muscadine Lines, and ARCH.

c m mclamb
is a performing and literary artist residing in NYC.  He received his Bachelor of the Arts degree from Susquehanna University, which is where he began his formal artistic and literary training.  Mr. McLamb recently had one poem published in the August 2010 issue of A&U Magazine.  Upon distribution, the editor of Real Stories Gallery read this poem and obtained the rights to publish it in their October 2010 issue.  Other recent publications for Mr. McLamb include three poems in the October 2010 issue of Pyrta and another three poems in the December 2010 issue of The Fine Line.

Marise Morse
is originally from Connecticut.  She has lived in Greece, California and Washington D.C. This past year she has been in Scotland at Aberdeen University where she completed her MLitt degree in Creative Writing.  While at Aberdeen she had the opportunity to read from her work at the Word Festival 2010.  Currently, she stays in Glasgow, reading for an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow.

Andrei Ostashov
was born in 1970 in Lida (Belarus). He is a professional sculptor working with stone and bronze. He also deals with drawings (lithography) and graphic works.  He is an author of numerous art posters and booklets. Since 1995 he has participated in more than 60 solo shows, group exhibitions, plain airs and auctions. http://www.ostashov.com/

Ivana Plucinski
is a Slovakia-born poet currently residing in Heidelberg, Germany. She studied German, Slavic and English philology and psychology at the University of Heidelberg. She enjoys the artistic and academic environment of her city. The cultural and historical attractions in this area of Germany provide inspiration and solitude within which one can breathe and grow. Currently she is working on three volumes of her poetry: Metaphysical, Romantic, and Erotic. 

Francis Raven’s
books include Provisions (Interbirth, 2009), 5-Haifun: Of Being Divisible (Blue Lion Books, 2008), Shifting the Question More Complicated (Otoliths, 2007), Taste: Gastronomic Poems (Blazevox 2005) and the novel, Inverted Curvatures (Spuyten Duyvil, 2005).  Francis lives in Washington DC; you can check out more of his work at his website: http://www.ravensaesthetica.com/.

Kevin Roberson
is a California-based designer who creates packaging, brand identity, posters, magazines, books, advertisements and other print communications for design-conscious clients in a range of sectors. He has a degree in Art History from Occidental College in Los Angeles.

David Salner
worked for twenty-five years as an iron ore miner, steelworker, machinist, and general laborer. His writing is greatly influenced by the people he knew on these jobs. His second book, Working Here, was awarded first prize in the first annual poetry competition by Minnesota State University’s Rooster Hill Press and was published in September 2010.His poetry has appeared in recent issues of BAPQ (laughter issue), The Iowa Review, Poetry Northwest, and Upstreet.  To read more by him, visit www.davidsalner.blogspot.com

Sharon Suzuki-Martinez
grew up in Hawaii, but moved to Tempe in 2007 from Minneapolis. She was awarded fellowships to the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies and the Kundiman Poetry Retreat. Her poetry will or has appeared in Columbia Poetry Review, Snow Monkey, Left-Facing Bird, Spooky Boyfriend, Segue and other journals. She likes squirrels and bugs and she apparently enjoys referring to herself in the third person.

Renee Targos
is a fiction writer specializing in short stories, novellas and novels in the genres of magic realism and science fiction. Working as an editor in arts publications, Targos also participates in teaching creative writing to students in low-income Phoenix neighborhoods. She has studied creative writing at Southern Illinois University, Arizona State University, and participated in several ASU community writing workshops.

Becky Tuch
has degrees in Art History and Studio Art from Oberlin College. Her fiction has received awards from the Somerville Arts Council,  Briar Cliff Review, Byline Magazine, and The Tennessee Writers Alliance, as well as Honorable Mentions from the Pushcart Prize Anthology and Writers’ Journal. Other stories, poetry and reviews have appeared in Folio, Eclipse, Blueline, The Outsider Writers’ Collective, Artsmedia, The Women’s Review of Books, and elsewhere. She blogs about writing and literature for the on-line journal Xenith, and is one of the founding members of the literary blog Beyond the Margins. She is also the Founding Editor of The Review Review, a website that reviews literary magazines. “The Most Important Thing” is an excerpt from her novel-in-progress.

Vuong Quoc Vu:
I was born in Saigon, Vietnam. I grew up in San Jose, CA. I studied creative writing at San Jose State and Fresno State universities.

Dr. Ernest Williamson III
has published poetry and visual art in over 300 national and international online and print journals. He is a Christian,a self-taught pianist, singer, and painter. His poetry has been nominated three times for the Best of the Net Anthology. The poems which were nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology are as follows: "The Jazz of Old Wine", "The Symbol of Abiotic Needs", & "The Misfortune of Shallow Sight". He holds the B.A. and the M.A. in English/Creative Writing/Literature from the University of Memphis and the PhD in Higher Education Leadership from Seton Hall University. Visit his website: www.yessy.com/budicegenius

Daniel Wolff
was born in Northbrook, Illinois. He is currently a junior studying Creative Writing at the University of Illinois in Urbana- Champaign. His writing has been published in Montage Literary Arts Journal. He likes to compose music in his free time in addition to traveling, and acting.

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