Some notes on some Contributors
L. Ward Abel a life long poet, composer of music and spoken-word performer. He has written and recorded music for Abel & Rawls (now Abel, Rawls & Hayes), as Max Abel (his former alter-ego) and with spoken-word pioneers Scapeweavel. His poems have been published widely in the U.S. and Europe, in print and on-line, including White Pelican Review, VLQ, erbacce (UK), Versal Two (Netherlands), Ink Pot, Texas Poetry Journal, Poems Niederngasse (Switzerland), Dead Drunk Dublin (Ireland), Poetry Super Highway, The Pedestal, Perigee, many others. His chapbook, Peach Box and Verge, has just been published by Little Poem Press. He now lives in rural Georgia, USA, cultivating his latifundia, and working on his next book of poems entitled Lungscommon.

Tracy Adams is an American ex-pat residing in the UK... but she actually lives with her head in the clouds... so she doesn't really care where she's at. Photography and digital art are her passion, but her biggest passion is dreaming. She went to the university of Akron in Ohio and studied everything from art to psychology, criminal justice, education and computer programming. She loves photographing the gritty urban landscape although she is prone to photograph just about anything that she sees. Her digital art is often surreal and dreamy.

John Brewer is a 39 year old photographer living in Bristol UK. He is particularly interested in early photographic processes, Dada and Surrealism. John can be contacted at

Michelle Cherrix - You can read more of Michelle's work at and

Scott DeKatch studied at Bowling Green (OH) creative writing program in the early '90's. Singer/guitarist in many a short-lived rock band from '93 - '01. Slaved as a political organizer for a few years. Resigned from that in '03 to pursue more artistic pipe dreams. Frequent performer on Chicago's spoken word 'scene' and also has forthcoming publications in 'Creative Soup Zine (Warminster PA, USA)' and 'Monday Night (SF Bay Area, CA USA)'. Author of 2 chapbooks, 'Oceans and Landmass' and 'talking around reason'. Finished first novel 'Windy City Skint'.

Kevin Doran is a writer born in London who spent his childhood in Australia, and currently resides in the South of Ireland. He is published in Zafusy. His haphazard blog can unfortunately be found here:

Jennifer Hill-Kaucher - Jennifer's second book of poetry, 'Book of Days', was published by Foothills Press in 2005. Her poetry has appeared in Lilies and Cannonballs Review, Curious Rooms and Agnieszka's Dowry. A Pennysylvania Council on the Arts rostered poet, Jennifer conducts poetry residencies throughout the state and recently in Ireland.

Rob Hoffman is a 27 year old disabled veteran who finds solace in writing. He is a published Author and Poet debuting with "Shards of Reflection - A Solitary Declaration" ISBN 1-4120-4778-1 which is available in most major online bookstores. His hobbies consist of, but are not limited to hiking, swimming, writing, painting and philanthropy. He is currently working on several writing projects including a second poetry book and a documentary on North Africa.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, JANE is now a Chicago based spoken word poet whose work has been critically acclaimed by listeners and readers as "provocative", "altering", "intense" and "sexy".  She has graced the microphones of such famous venues as The Green Mill (Chicago) and Nuyorican Poet's Cafe (New York) and will be featured this year at the Estrojam Festival in Chicago.  She is proud to have shared her ideas with both the underground artist community as well as the above ground mainstream punks.  She maintains a repertoire of material that covers all aspects of life as influenced by her own diverse personal experience. Her goal is to force the reader/listener to critically evaluate rituals and habits, to examine life from more than one angle and to challenge current themes.

JANE is currently appearing monthly at Trace (Chicago) with the Polyrhythmics group and is also hosting her own open mic at LEILA JANE's.  To learn where and when JANE will be performing next and to stay abreast of upcoming projects, please visit her website at

Born in Cape Town,
Alan David Pritchard studied English at Rhodes University and went on to teach at primary and secondary schools in both South Africa and the UK. He is presently Head of Product Development for a leading accelerated learning company, producing books, courses and resources. His plays have been published by New Theatre Publications and his poetry has appeared in The Persistent Mirage Poetry Magazine, Adagio Verse Quarterly, Coffee House Poetry Magazine and Decanto Poetry Journal. He now lives on the Isle of Wight.

Peter Schwartz holds his B.A. in Literature and Creative Writing. He's lived and traveled through Israel, Egypt and Holland. He plays classical piano by ear. He is the editor of 'eye' which can be seen at He has appeared in such journals as: Anthology, Barbaric Yawp, Curbside Review, Freefall, Poetalk, Porcupine, The Silt Reader, Writers' Journal and Zillah.

Nicole Votta has proudly been doing stuff for over twenty years.

Rebecca Williams is a perpetual learner, teacher and observer. She is 31 years old, the mother of three and lives in rural Virginia. A sometimes reluctant writer of poetry and fiction, she tends to work in the darkest place of all -- human psychology.