book, OLGA, was published by WordTech in 2005. Currently, he is completing a story collection entitled The
Ed Davis, author of Designated Driver, has previously published his fiction in the Evansville Review, The
Vincent Brothers Review, Mudrock, and Wind, among others. Disc-Us Books published his first novel I Was
So Much Older Then in 2001, and Plain View Press released The Measure of Everything in December of
Christopher Dungey, author of A Couple of Runs, has published his work in Zone 3, Asphodel,
Pinyon, Timber Creek Review and is forthcoming in Rockhurst Review.
Wayne Forte, whose work accompanies The Guitar, uses anatomical distortion, shifting perspectives, and,
cubist and exaggerated view points to draw out powerful expression from the compressed space in which his
figures repose. His use of reflective metallics and pearlescents give a kinetic dimension to the paintings.
Although he initiates the creation of a painting, says Mr. Forte, "soon the work takes on its own momentum and
starts to feed its energy and ideas back to me. The painting guides me. This is what sustains me as an artist,
this is what keeps me going, this is my reward. Mr. Forte's stunning work can be found at www.wayneforte.com
Mike Foss, who has generously contributed many of his paintings to our fall issue, is an abstract
expressionist painter, designer and chef. Since 1995, Mike has shown his works in galleries, restaurants and
Suicide" in 2000. In that same year, he showed his work at the 35th Anniversary of the Beverly Hills "Affair in
Poet and Frequent Contributor Paul Hostovsky, author of Painless Poem, has new poems
appearing or forthcoming in Spoon River Poetry Review, Poet Lore, Four Corners, Rock & Sling, White Pelican
Review, Ha!, Poetica, Maggid, and online at RogueScholars, Switched-on Gutenberg, NewVerseNews, Perigee, ,
FRiGG and others. He works as a sign language interpreter at the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf, in
Stephanie Johnson. author of In the End, the Beginning, lives in Madison, Wisconsin. She holds a
B.A. in English from Middlebury College in Vermont and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Emerson College in
Boston. Her work has appeared and is forthcoming in The Rambler, where she is a regular non-fiction
P. Kobylarz, author of Me and Her and My Machine has recent work in Connecticut Review, Scrivener
(Montréal), Pleiades, Colorado Review, New American Writing, Prairie Schooner, The Iowa Review and has
appeared in Best American Poetry 1997.
at Miami University in Ohio. He is a recipient of the Cincinnati Post-Corbett Foundation Award for Literature and
a semi finalist for the Emily Dickinson Society Award. His poems have appeared in numerous literary journals in
the United States and internationally in Japan, Canada, Australia, Finland, and England.
Carol Manley, author of Everything's Gonna Be Alright, has an M.A. in English. She recently received
an Illinois Arts Council Artist Fellowship and is presently guest editor of the People's Poetry column in the Illinois
Michael Milliken, author of Amaranta of the Sky, is a graduate of Yale University and is currently working
on his M.F.A in Fiction Writing at the University of New Hampshire. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in
Beginnings, Better Fiction, Cellar Door, and the anthologies 50 States, Riptide and Visiting Hours.
Bob Mustin, author of Grace, has been a North Carolina Writers Network writer-in-residence at Peace
College under Doris Betts' guiding hand. In the early '90s, he edited the a small literary journal, The Rural
Cooweescoowee, Under The Sun, and at thesquaretable.com. Another fiction piece is forthcoming in
Reflections Literary Journal. His novel, A Reason to Tremble, was published in 1997. Bob also keeps a blog
-- Read and Write - A Blog About Books and Writing.
Jane Olmsted, author of Lost River, teaches at Western Kentucky University. She is co-editor of the
Kentucky Feminist Writers Series. Their latest volume, I to I:Life Writing by Kentucky Feminists was published
in November, 2004. Ms. Olmsted's writing has appeared in Poetry Northwest, Nimrod, Kalliope, Beloit Fiction
Journal, The Louisville Review, Slow Trains, and A Kentucky Christmas. Her short fiction has been nominated
for the Pushcart Prize.
Artist Irene Sheri whose work accompanies Paul Hostovsky's Painless Poem, was born in the city of
Belgorod-Dnestrovsky, Ukraine in 1968. Her diverse heritage makes her one of the brightest examples of a
new breed of inter-cultural artists emerging from, “Europe without borders”. Irene's mother is Bulgarian and
her father French. After several years of artistic training, Irene graduated valedictorian from the prestigious
Saint Petersburg Academy of Art. This renowned school, founded in the eighteenth century, has influenced
many masters such as K. Brioullov, A. Ivanov, I. Repine, V. Sourikov, I. Levitan, V. Serov, and I. Vroubel are
ambassadors of Russia’s art worldwide. Irene's talent and style were recognized in 2001 when she was
awarded Russia’s highest artistic honor, the “State Award for Outstanding Achievement in Art”, naming her as
the “Best and Brightest” young artist in Russia. Irene's work can be seen at www.collectorseditions.com
fall 2006 r.kv.r.y quarterly literary journal