McMurrer: I was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, and graduated from
class of 2000 at Warren Central High School. I have been
a certified nursing assistant, a video store clerk, an usher at a
movie theater, a theme park ride operator and warehouse worker. In
2003, I found myself homeless in Los Angeles. That was
when I started working as a background actor. I have appeared
on such shows as: Joan of Arcadia, 7th Heaven, Sky High, Coach Carter,
Iron Man, and many, many others. And, oh yeah, I started writing poetry.
Derek McCrea is a US Army Infantry Combat Soldier with
two tours in Iraq with the 3rd Infantry Division, and this is his
stress relief. He presently resides with his wife, Sheila, of 20 years
and his two sons. In 1986 he won 1st place in the Georgia Arts Exhibition.
Derek joined the United States Army in 1987 and continued self study
and painting on landscape subjects in France, Holland, Germany, Italy andHungary, painting in the plein air style. He has completed over 20
commissions in the past year. His works were most recently placed
in the Shoppes on Madison in historic Douglas GA, and at Artsy's on
the River Street in historic Savannah Georgia. Derek has donated several
artworks to non-profit and charitable organizations in the past.
narrative and visual brain
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Joan McNerney’s poetry has been included in numerous magazines, journals
and anthologies in the United States. Four of her books have been
published by fine literary presses. She has performed at many distinguished
venues in New York City, Boston, San Antonio, Houston and the Hudson
River Region. Several radio stations and cable television programs
have recorded her work. Her latest title is Having Lunch With the
Sky, A.P.D., Albany, New York.
My name is Rob Plath and
I am a 38 year old poet from New York. I have 5 chapbooks of poetry
out. The latest is Tapping Ashes In The Dark (Lummox Press 2008).
I have published a lot of poems in the small presses. In the mid 90's
I was a student of Allen Ginsberg. I am currently a contributing editor
at d/e/a/d/b/e/a/t press and poetry editor at Whirligig magazine
#5: fall 2008/winter 2009
Dan Krejci says
“a lot of people don't realize what's really going on. They view life
as a bunch of unconnected incidents and things. They don't realize
that there's this, like, lattice of coincidence that lies on top of
everything. Give you an example, show you what I mean. Suppose
you're thinking about a plate of shrimp. Suddenly somebody will
say, like, "plate" or "shrimp" or "plate of shrimp" out of the blue,
no explanation. No point in looking for one either...it's all
part of the cosmic unconsciousness.” Dan spent seven years as the
bassist for c/z recording artists, dirt fishermen, who toured extensively
nationally, regionally, and locally in the Northwest. Currently, he
runs with many other overeducated and underappreciated bleeding heart
liberals who work as bartenders.
Douglas Richardson's first book, Sugar Fish, was published
by Sacred Beverage Press in 2007. A second poetry
book, Poems for Loners, and a novel are in the works.
Oritsegbemi Emmanuel Jakpa was born in Warri, Nigeria,
studied at the University of Iowa, and is currently living inIreland. His poetry has been published in a number of online and print
journals and an Irish-Canadian anthology. He is a Yeats Pierce Loughran