Arsenic Lobster poetry journal
Issue Eight
Summer 2005
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Robert Arthur Reeves
A part-time professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of New Mexico, Robert has been writing poetry since 1965. The poem, The Foothills, was included in an e-chapbook on the online poetry site Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry.

Edward Layer
Ed Layer has been painting word pictures ( poems ) longer than he cares to remember. He has an MA in English from N.I.U - another event he does not remember as his best friend at the time was a bottle of vodka. He is a professional job hopper - multi-skilled mind you - who believes that poets should be given a stipend just for having the strength to run amok in the subconcious. He is a founder and leader of The Arlington Poetry Project, a loose knit organization of poets that has been performing under the motto "sharing the human experience through poetry" at varous venues in the Chicagoland area for the last ten years. He has published a chapbook ...With One Eye Open and a perfect bound imperfect collection of poems entitled Whirlpool Glances.

Daniel Gallik
Tall Daniel Gallik who used to be called Swivelhips at Kenmore High School in Akron, Ohio has had poetry and short stories published by various media. (Check him out on any search engine.) Daniel's agent in the last few months has sold the writer's first novel, A Story Of Dumb Fate. Check Publish-America in October. will be putting out his Linn Poems in the months ahead. Email him at if you want to share some words with him about his poem. Or tell him you want to see his hips.

Joseph Kerschbaum
Joseph Kerschbaum is a spoken word artist based in Bloomington, IN. He has published two books of poetry and one spoken word CD. His next book, Dead Stars Have No Graves, will be published by Pathwise Press in Spring, 2006.
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Jennifer Russell
Jennifer Russell has been writing stories and poems since childhood. She stopped writing in her late teens and started again about five years ago. She has had some interesting jobs: pizza delivery driver, selling headstones, and dancing in a topless bar. The topless bar paid the best but was the most stressful. She enjoys bodybuilding and volunteer work at a nursing home where she reads poetry to the residents. A few places her work has appeared--MiPo, The Melic Review, three candles, Main Street Rag.

Sari Krosinsky
Sari Krosinsky is a graduate student in creative writing at the University of New Mexico. She's a New York-born nomad settled in Albuquerque.

Sally Allen McNall
Sally was born a long time ago. She is a Westerner, despite having lived a total of twenty-three years in the Midwest without going crazy (see poem). She has never had any ties to any MFA program anywhere, though she likes some people who have. She teaches a peculiar class called Make Believe to freshman university students, and is auditioning as Aunt Vi (remember the old harpy?) in Suddenly Last Summer next month because she has never done Tennessee Williams. Her publishing credits include Prairie Schooner, Midwest Quarterly, The MacGuffin, The Crab Creek Review, The Chariton Review, Nimrod, Out of Line, and Poetry East. Her chapbook, How to Behave at the Zoo and Other Lessons, was one of the three winners of the 1997 State Street Press competition. Her first book manuscript, Rescue, won the Backwaters Press Prize, and was published in March, 2000. A new book, working title Truth Serum, is in progress. Of course it is about lies.

Mary Miller
Mary has had poems published in Look-Look magazine and The Sucarnochee Review. She is in graduate school pursuing a Masters of Teaching and recently received a license to teach secondary school English. She is currently at work on a novel and a poetry manuscript. She also writes the occasional short story. She lives in Meridian, Mississippi.

John Camacho
John Camacho is a poet and a musician in the band MONGO. He is a graduate of Florida International University's MFS program. His poetry has appeared in Soundings East, Square Lake and Tributaries, and is forthcoming in Gulfstream and Fire (U.K.).

Maureen Alsop
Maureen Alsop's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in various publications including Words and Images, Salzburg Review, Visions International, Poetry Motel, Taproot, Zillah, Paterson Literary Review (honorable mention Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award), among other publications. She recently completed a PhD in psychology and is currently enrolled in Vermont College’s MFA in writing program. She coordinates a Palm Springs Poetry Workshop series featuring various visiting poets as a resource to increase dialog regarding poetic craft within the local community.

Keith Morrison
A distinguished artist, art educator, curator, art critic, and administrator, Keith Morrison is dean of the College of Creative Arts at San Francisco State University. Born in Jamaica, Morrison studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he received both a BFA (1963), and an MFA (1965).

Morrison has exhibited his paintings and prints across the US and abroad, and was selected to represent Jamaica at the 2001 Venice Biennale. His works are included in numerous private and public collections, including those of the Cincinatti Art Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago; the Pennsylvania Academy; the Corcoran Gallery of Art; the National Museum of American Art; the Museum of Modern Art, Monterrey, Mexico; the World Bank; the William and Camille Cosby Collection; the Washington Post; the Burrell Advertising Collection; and the Jamaica Institute of Art.
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