Richard Freed works in Iowa State University’s program in Rhetoric and Professional Communication. Since 2001 he’s been writing poetry now and then and has published in The Adirondack Review, The Melic Review, Octavo, Blood Lotus, and here in 2RV.

Libby R. Friedberg (1920-2006) grew up in the Bronx and, in 1940, graduated from Hunter College (CUNY) with a BA in English Literature. She later attended a one-week writer's workshop at William Paterson College, where John Ciardi was one of her workshop teacher-mentors. In her mid-life and later years, Friedberg fully discovered and finally "allowed" her poetic voice, but never published beyond her Bergen County Ethical Culture Society newsletter. These poems in 2RV represent her first exposure to a wider audience.

Jeff Friedman is a contributing editor to Natural Bridge and a core faculty member in the MFA program in Poetry Writing at New England College. His fourth collection of poetry, Black Threads, was published by Carnegie Mellon University Press in 2007. His poems and translations have appeared in journals such as Agni Online, American Poetry Review, Cortland Review, 5 AM, Margie, The New Republic, North American Review, and Poetry, as well as here in 2RV.

Peter Joseph Gloviczki lives in Minnesota. His poems appear in The Christian Science Monitor, Margie, Modern Haiku, New Orleans Review, 32 Poems, and elsewhere. His chapbook, Drinking River Water (Poetry Midwest 2008), was selected as recommended reading by Caketrain.

Stephanie Lynn Keil lives in Summerville, South Carolina.

Richard Krawiec has published two novels, a story collection, four plays, and the chapbook Breakdown. His poetry appears in Blue Moon Review, many mountains moving, Shenandoah, sou'wester, Witness, and elsewhere.  Krawiec has received fellowships from the NEA, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the North Carolina Arts Council.

Blake Lynch holds a degree in Dramatic Writing and English Literature from New York University. His poems have been published in journals such as Chelsea, The Fairfield Review, King Log, and The Oak Bend Review. His plays have been performed at The Institute of Contemporary Arts in London and at Tisch School of the Arts in New York City.

John McKernan is a retired Comma Rancher. He lives in West Virginia where he edits ABZ Press. His most recent book is Resurrection of the Dust.

Paul Piatkowski lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He has had poetry published in U.S. 1 Worksheets. He currently teaches high school English in the town of Welcome.

Rob Talbert is a former corrections officer. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Ninth Letter, the Portland Review, Southern Poetry Review, and others. He currently lives in Virginia.

Brian Trimboli is taking his MFA at New York University. He is a past fellow at the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets and recepient of the George R. Dunham Poetry Prize. He has poems published and forthcoming in
Natural Bridge, Puerto del Sol, RATTLE, and The Pebble Lake Review.

Florencia Varela is completing her MFA in creative writing at Columbia University. Her work has previously appeared, or is forthcoming, in journals such as Boxcar Poetry Review, Drunken Boat, and Paterson Literary Review; as well as in the Stranger at Home: American Poetry with an Accent (Numina Press 2008).

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Astral Timepiece

Astral Timepiece

Personal World

Personal World

Return to the Distants

Return to the Distants

Mitko Zhelezarov is a 1988 graduate of Colleges Pedagogic of Fine Art, Bulgaria. He lives and works in Plovdiv. website


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