Arsenic Lobster poetry journal
Issue Thirteen
Spring 2007
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Brandi Homan
Brandi thinks you can never have enough black T-shirts. She is editor-in-chief of Switchback Books, which publishes poetry by women, and the author of a chapbook Two Kinds of Arson. “Tephra” is one of her favorite words.

Shabnam Nadiya
A biography for the author was not available on the publication date.

Jess Wigent
Jess is a graduate student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and co-founder of the Chicago writing group Loulipo. She understandably finds Harry Mathews dreamy.

George Kalamaras
George is a Professor of English at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, where he has taught since 1990, primarily creative writing. He is the author of six books of poetry, the most recent being Gold Carp Jack Fruit Mirrors, Even the Java Sparrows Call Your Hair, Borders My Bent Toward, and The Theory and Function of Mangoes, which won the Four Way Books Intro Series. His poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies including Best American Poetry 1997, Hambone, New American Writing, New Letters, Sulfur, TriQuarterly, and others.

Jason Kahler
Jason works and lives in Michigan with his high school sweetheart and four-year-old triplets. He pays the bills by working at a teacher's resource company, and teaches at three different schools.

Andy Trebing
Andy lives and works in Chicago but still speaks Tennessee. He lives with a lady, a cat and a dog called Chickenwing.

Elizabeth Crouse
Elizabeth received her B.A. from The College Formerly Known as Randolph-Macon Woman's College. She abandoned the east coast in favor of the Arizona desert in August of 2005, and currently has no plans to return. As a recovering liberal arts major, she specializes in the preparation and consumption of martinis.

Gary Charles Wilkens
Gary teaches composition at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. His poems have appeared in The Texas Review, The Cortland Review, The Adirondack Review, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, and Pemmican. His first collection, The Red Light was My Mind, is forthcoming from the Texas Review Press.

David Thornbrugh
David currently writes from South Korea, where he teaches English in a National University. He writes to push back the darkness a little bit at a time, in the same flighty manner as lightning bugs. He has been published in numerous small press journals, and once wrote the questions for a geography textbook. He prefers multiple choice questions to True/False.

Nathaniel S. Rounds
A Canadian/American photographer and father of two, Nathaniel has been previously published in Scrivener, The Pottersfield Portfolio, and blueSHIFT. A piece from a long poem is slated for publication in Language and Culture in '07.

Renee Miller
Renee M.M. is a pagan mystic/trekkie/poet/cat-lady/private tutor/superhero who is addicted to Coke Zeros, Myspace, Flickr and the History Channel. Renee is currently completing her M.F.A. degree in Poetry at Antioch University. When she graduates, she plans to teach high school English, publish several highly-acclaimed books of poetry, marry Wentworth Miller, learn to play the piano, and have beautiful twin girls named Scarlett and Estella. Her work has appeared in the Red Booth Review, Carnelian and Halfdrunkmuse.

Liz Gallagher
Liz is an English language Teacher in the Foreign Language Department of Las Palmas University (Spain). She has had work published or forthcoming in Mannequin Envy, The Pedestal Magazine, Centrifugal Eye, Wicked Alice, Lily, FRIGG, Mad Hatter’s Review, Word Riot, The Hiss Quarterly and Noö.

Janet Parkinson
Janet Parkinson lives in Rhode Island with her husband and two cats and works in the Internet ether. In her free time, she takes long walks and massages strangers' hands. Her work has appeared in the Sow's Ear Poetry Review and Balancing the Tides.

George Crosby
The artist George Lee Crosby was born in New York City, April 6th, 1949. He studied art at the University of Michigan and the Cooper Union in New York City. After Cooper he studied privately with Henry Hensche, and the noted muralist Edward Laning.

A highly skilled realist with a modern sensibility, Crosby's influence stems from his extensive knowledge of art history. His work draws from the vast reservoir of collective experience, employing elements of impressionism, as well as classical realism.

Crosby has traveled extensively in his search for subject matter. His painting excursions have taken him around the globe. Based in New York City, he divides his time between Key West in the winter and New England in the summer.
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