Arsenic Lobster poetry journal
Issue Nine
Winter 2005
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2005 Pushcart Nominees
From Arsenic Lobster Poetry Journal, Issue Seven Summer 2005
Kirk M. Wright
Kirk M. Wright is a school administrator, husband, and father of 2 young boys in Georgia. His poetry appears/is forthcoming in Pegasus, 360 Degrees, Plainsongs, Cactus Alley, & Zillah, among many others.

Rob Cook
A penniless monk in the Church of the Tarantula, Rob Cook hopes to see at least 1 of his 4 poetry collections in print before winding up under a bridge. Meantime, he has work in Blue Mesa Rev, New Orleans Rev, Harvard Rev, 3rd Coast, LIT, Asheville Poetry Rev, etc.

Ted Lardner
Ted Lardner teaches writing in OH. His work has appeared in 5AM, Luna, Clackamas Literary Review, & others.

From Arsenic Lobster Poetry Journal, Issue Eight Summer 2005
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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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.

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.

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