Arsenic Lobster poetry journal
Issue Twenty-seven
Winter 2011
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2011 Pushcart Nominees
From Arsenic Lobster Poetry Journal, Issue Twenty-three Summer 2010
Kim Noriega
Kim grew up in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, but in her late 20’s–with her five-year-old (beautiful!) daughter in tow–bought a brand new Camaro, and drove “as far south and west” as possible without leaving the country– to San Diego to be exact–where they danced together on the beach singing Pretenders’ songs and made angels of sand instead of snow. Now that her daughter is grown, Kim spends her time (when not writing) putting her books in order according to the Dewey Decimal Number Classification System (mostly 800s) and thinking of crafts to make for her day job with her family literacy kids using yogurt containers and the cute little glass bottles her cat’s favorite organic half and half comes in. Her favorite flower is the lilac (closely followed by wild violets and black tulips) and her favorite color is red -- which is why she wore a red lace wedding gown (the second time around) when she married her beloved, Ernie. Kim’s poem Heaven, 1963 was featured by former U.S. Poet Laureate, Ted Kooser, in his nationally syndicated column, American Life in Poetry. The title poem of her first book, Name Me, recently published by Fortunate Daughter Press, was a finalist for the 2009 Joy Harjo prize.

Juliet Cook
Juliet is a poetry writer, poetry reader, and poetry editor. She adores interesting and darky delicious words. She recently suffered from a stroke and still has aphasia, which makes it more difficult for her to think of, speak, and write lots of both little and big words. However, she hopes her recovery will continue to improve by concentrating hard on both therapy and poetics. Find out more about Juliet’s unique poetry chapbooks, her full-length book, her Blood Pudding Press, and much more at

Emilie Lindemann
Emilie, a self-described vintage clothing junkie, holds a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her poems have appeared in Verse Wisconsin , Columbia Poetry Review, Wicked Alice, PANK, and Sugar House Review. Her chapbook, Dear Minimum Wage Employee, was recently released from Dancing Girl Press. She is an assistant professor of English at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family in Manitowoc, WI.

From Arsenic Lobster Poetry Journal, Issue Twenty-four Winter 2010
Alexandra van de Kamp
Alexandra lives in Port Jefferson, NY in a flat-roofed, slightly drafty apartment building near the water. She lives with her husband, the writer William Glenn, and several hardy plants. Her first full-length collection, The Park of Upside Down Chairs was published in 2010 by WordTech Press and a new chapbook of poems, Dear Jean Seberg, won the 2010 Burnside Review Chapbook Contest and was out in 2011. You may read more of her poetry and prose on her web site:

Annie Christain
Annie drove through a ghost cow on the highway once. Her published works make references to the ghost cow that prophesied against the over proliferation of quirky and lively bios.

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