Arsenic Lobster poetry journal Issue Twenty-nine
Summer 2012
John Calavitta
A biography for the author was not available on the publication date.

Jessi Lee Gaylord
Jessi skipped eighth grade, has a talent for interrupting, and thinks kitchen cupboards make terrific bookshelves. Her work has appeared in Another Chicago Magazine, Knee-Jerk, and other magazines.

Joseph Goosey
Joseph has just ordered a gluten-free Domino’s pizza with onions and green peppers, according to the Domino’s order tracker his order is currently in the oven. He is drinking a Garnacha into which the cork broke and fell.

Logan Hancock
Logan appreciates long walks on the beach and fellow masochists. Once, he walked forty miles in a day and is scared of bears and women. And bear women.

Cristofre Kayser
Cristofre has a PhD in philosophy, is the general manager of A Red Orchid Theatre, teaches Humanities at Tribeca Flashpoint Academy, has attempted to teach his 12 year old son and 9 year old daughter how to make fire, with disastrous results, how to knapp obsidian, again with disastrous results, and collects turn of the century lost world novels, vintage ray guns, and hominid skulls.

Valerie Loveland
Valerie splits her time between Acton, Massachusetts and Action, Massachusetts.

Jeanne Stauffer-Merle
Jeanne lives in a curious little town that not only has eyes, but ears and a mouth and really long scary fingers. She finds other frightening parts of the town everywhere, and these bits and pieces sometimes insist on becoming poems. Her work has appeared in various magazines and anthologies, of both well and ill repute, and her chapbook, Inside This Split of Wind, is forthcoming in the fall of 2012, by Plumberries Press (a house of quite sound repute).

Stepha Peters
Stepha lives in Boise, Idaho with her basset hound. She studies poetry at Boise State University.

Connie Post
Connie is the Poet Laureate Emerita of Livermore, California. She has been published in; Calyx, Kalliope, Comstock Review, Dogwood, The Aurorean, Cold Mountain Review, Main Street Rag, Karamu, Slipstream, The Toronto Quarterly, The Pedestal Magazine, and DMQ Review. She was the 2009 winner of the Caesura Poetry Award and also won the Spring 2009 Cover Prize in the Dirty Napkin. Her most recent Chapbook And When the Sun Drops was released in July 2012 from Finishing Line Press

Jane Sellman
Jane is a writer from Baltimore, Maryland, home of steamed crabs, hot dogs wrapped in bologna, strange weather, and consistently impressive homicide rates. When she is not running madly between three part-time jobs (teaching/tutoring writing), she enjoys watching soon-to-be cancelled TV shows, reading anything she can lay her hands on, and rooting for the Baltimore Orioles and the Baltimore Ravens.

Scott T. Starbuck
Scott was captain of the fishing vessel Starfisher out of Depoe Bay, Oregon, for eight years. People think he named either himself or his boat, but he did not. Sometimes life is synchronous. The universe has patterns. When he’s not fishing in the Pacific Northwest, he works as a Creative Writing Coordinator at San Diego Mesa College “Territorial Poem” is in his chapbook River Walker forthcoming from Mountains and Rivers Press in Eugene.

Laura Theobald
Laura is a recent graduate from the University of Tampa. She is the 2010 recipient of the Robertson Poetry Prize awarded by the University of Houston. She currently lives in Atlanta.

Adam Walsh
A biography for the author was not available on the publication date.

John Yohe
John is lost. But that’s a good thing, if scary. He has left Michigan, and is somewhere out west. You might be able to find out where by visiting his website: Otherwise I can’t help you. You might also try sending photos of yourself in hosiery to Good luck.

Rita Brace
Being an artist is one of the greatest privileges in life. I am a mother and grandmother so nothing compares to that experience. But painting is very fulfilling. Oil is my favorite medium. My older brother gave me an oil paint kit for Christmas when I was sixteen. I had had a lot of success with water color in school, but oil was so natural for me, doors opened in creativity and ability. I find it very helpful to continue to study going to workshops, classes and being with teachers that are different than I am as well as learning from good and great artists. This journey is wide open as long as I have my eyes and hands. I look forward to where I am going..