Charles Albano teaches as an adjunct professor of management at Fairleigh Dickinson University and also provides management training for industry and government. He has been writing poetry for five years, but has only recently begun submitting them for publication. Some of his poems have been published in The Central California Poetry Review, Planet Magazine, The Poetic Express,and Creative Studios.Over thirty of his "leadership awareness poems" can be found at

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Kate Bergen lives in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, where she's a junior in high school. She hopes to attend the State University of New York at Albany and later the Naropa Academy.

Pat Boran is presently living in Dublin, Ireland, where he's the city's Writer-in-Residence. In addition to a collection of stories and three non-fiction books, he's published four collections of poems, the most recent being The Shape of Water(1996).

C. E. Chaffin lives in a high rise on the Pacific with his wife and three daughters. His first book of poems, Elementary,was recently published by Mellen Poetry Press.

Michael Hoerman is editor of The Portable Plateau: Journal of the Ozark Writer. His own writing has been published by The Heartlands Today, Prison Life, Illya's Honey, The California Quarterly,and the Northwest Arkansas Times.

nobody knows billy little, they say he lives in Nowhere, B.C., he could be writing poems in your name next week. Combat Plagiarism is a project he's currently working on wherein he writes the best poem he could possibly write that day and signs your name or Gerry Gilbert's name (he certainly deserves a page at the EPC), or Pierre Joris or Lily Brik or Duncan McNaughton or David McFadden.

Peter Munro is a fisheries scientist who works in Seattle as well as the Gulf Of Alaska and the Bering Sea. He has had poems published here and there.

Rochelle Randel makes her living as marketing assistant for a computer security company. This past year she has had poetry in Snakeskin, Gravity,and Sauce Box.

David M. Somerfleck attributes his status as a staggeringly-humble icon for the new millenium to the almost mystical meddlings of his grandfather. He also believes what Checkov says about reading: anything you read should strike your cranium with all the subtlety of a lightning bolt. His work has appeared in Lies Magazine, The Dominion Review, Visions, A Thousand Words, and Artisan Magazine.

Marc Swan is a rehabilitation counselor on Cape Cod. His poems have been published in print and electronic magazines, including Rattle, Sanskrit, Free Cuisenart, Gallery Zandstraat, Chiron Review, Slant,and Zero City.

The 2River View, 2_3 (Spring 1998)