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Alexander Adams is an artist and art critic, who was born in London and studied art at Goldsmith's College, London. After living in Britain and Barcelona, he moved to Berlin in 2007. He was artist-in-residence at the Albers Foundation, Connecticut in 2011. Bottle of Smoke Press published his first books of poems.
Ulvis Alberts is a writer and photographer born in Riga, Latvia in 1942. He graduated from the University of Washington in Radio-TV Communications. In the late 1960s, he published his first photo essays in Seattle newspapers. His latest release is Poker Face 2, published in 2006. This is a limited edition of signed and numbered copies of 2,000. It covers the "World Series of Poker". It can be seen and purchased from www.pokerface2.com.
Gary Aposhian (1962-2007) was a friend, a poet, and the publisher behind 12 Gauge Press and Freethought Publications. He passed away in 2007 at the age of 45.
Ronald Baatz was born in New Jersey, 1947. He currently lives in Upstate New York. The first book he read in childhood that influenced him was Tom Sawyer. His latest book is On The Back Porch published by Concrete Meat Press.
Geoffrey M. Barber had a poem appear in Bottle of Smoke Press' Six Pack #4 in September 2004. He is the author of Bleeding: New Poems.
David Barker was born in Chicago and grew up in California. He fell in with a group of poets, who wrote and lived under the influence of Charles Bukowski, while attending CSUBLB from 1966 to 1973. David received a M.A. Degree in English, then moved to Oregon with his wife. He has written steadily since high school, and has had hundreds of poems and stories published via the small press. His chapbook Faded Bungalows (1981) won The Wormwood Review Award for the "most overlooked book of worth for a calendar year."
justin.barrett lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with his wife and dog. He works as a chemist, but considers himself primarily a poet (though some editors might disagree). He has been writing for over 12 years and publishing in the small press and online for over 10. He was also nominated for the Pushcart Prize for his first chapbook, i was a third grade genius... He was the editor of the poetry webzine remark. He started Hemispherical Press in mid-2003.
Richard Brautigan (1935-1984) was the author of many novels, stories and poems.
Charles Bukowski (1920-1994) was a legendary Los Angeles poet. He passed away in 1994.
Harry Calhoun's articles, literary essays, book reviews and poems have been published in magazines including Writer's Digest and The National Enquirer. Recently, his online chapbook Dogwalking Poems and his trade paperback, I knew Bukowski like you knew a rare leaf, were published. The latter is now available from Trace Publications and on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other online booksellers. He has had recent publications in Chiron Review, Still Crazy, SNReview, Orange Room Review, Bird's Eye review, Abbey, Monongahela Review and many others. Recently, he was one of 12 poets invited to LiteraryMary's anthology, Outstanding Men of the Small Press
Alan Catlin is from Schenectady, New York. He has been publishing in small press and university magazines since the early 1970s. He recently retired from his profession as a barman after spending 25 years in Albany's legendary Washington Tavern. He has won numerous awards and contests and has been nominated 16 times for Puschcart Prize.
Neeli Cherkovski is a longtime contributor to the West Coast literary scene. Emerging from the Los Angeles underground of the Sixties, Cherkovski, now in mid-career, has surfaced as an applauded poet, critic and literary biographer. He has written nine books of poetry, including Elegy for Bob Kaufman, and Animal; two acclaimed biographies, Bukowski: A Life and Ferlinghetti: A Biography; his book, Whitman's Wild Children (a collection of critical memoirs), has become an underground classic. In the late 1960s Cherkovski co-edited the poetry anthology Laugh Literary and Man the Humping Guns with Charles Bukowski.
Dave Church (1947-2008) Lived in Providence, Rhode Island where he drove a cab. He has published eight chapbooks of poetry. He passed away on Thanksgiving Day, 2008.
Gato Clemente (1962-2007) was a pen name for Gary Aposhian.
Leonard Cohen was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1934. He is a poet, singer and songwriter of wide international fame. I printed his first broadside, You Do Not Have to Love Me for Sore Dove Press in 2008. It was limited to an edition of 100 regular copies and only 26 copies signed by Mr. Cohen.
Glenn W. Cooper's poems have been widely published in the small press and beyond. His latest books include Outrun Your Fate from Lummox Press, and Planet Ali from Blind Dog Press and distributed at www.kaminipress.com . He works as an inventory manager in an independent bookstore.
Christopher Cunningham is a strange freak, improvising upon an old IBM typewriter. Cunningham prefers leathery Bordeaux wines, mid-sixties Miles Davis and sleeping past noon whenever possible. He has published seven books of poetry, including Thru the Heart of This Animal Life, A Measure of Impossible Humor (Liquid Paper Press; 2005), And Still The Night Left To Go: Poems & Letters (Bottle of Smoke Press; 2006) and Flowers In The Shadow Of The Storm (Sunnyoutside, 2007). Cunningham lives with his girlfriend of sixteen years and his dog of one year in a dusty suburban compound outside of Atlanta, Ga. He can be reached through savageheavens.blogspot.com.
Soheyl Dahi is an Iranian-born artist and writer. Soheyl Dahi, has lived in San Francisco since the late seventies. He is the author of three books of poems and a book interviewing Lawence Ferlinghetti. His paintings have been shown in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. His last book of poems, Stories from a Room, was published by Bottle of Smoke Press in 2006.
David Mark Dannov's paintings and clay sculptures have been exhibited at the Long Beach World Trade Center, The LB Public Library, The Landmark Building, Myth Magic and Macabre, and at The Long Beach Public Arts. He has been published by Chiron Review, Pearl, Black Spring Press, Black Cross Magazine, HayWire Press and several other magazines.
Evan Dashevsky is a freelance writer in Brooklyn, NY. He has had two off-Broadway plays produced in very small venues that a stretch of the imagination could call theaters. He has been published all over the web and in print.
Holly Day lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband and two children. Over the past 23 years, her poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have appeared in over 3,000 print and online publications internationally, including Guitar One, Poetry International, Literary Mama, and The Long Islander. Her most recent nonfiction books are Music Theory for Dummies, Music Composition for Dummies, and Walking Twin Cities.
Eric Dejaeger (1958-20**) writes in French and sometimes translates his stuff in English. Since 2000, he's been running the small mag Microbe in which he regularly publishes translations from Anglo-Saxon poets.
Henry Denander works as a business manager for Swedish artists and composers. He has poems, drawings and illustrations appearing or forthcoming in Chiron Review, Nerve Cowboy, ZZZ Zyne, The Hold, Remark, Pearl and Bukowski Review. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden.
John Dorsey's work has recently appeared in Mystery Island Magazine, fearless, Poesy, Spent Meat, Open Wide, Mouseion, Liquid Ohio, Underground Voices, Dublin Quarterly, and in Little Boy Beat: Selected Poems published by Paladin M&E, Inc. He is also the co-author of The Price of Sunshine with Iris Berry, forthcoming from Feel Free Press.
Greg Dulli is a singer and songwriter for Afghan Whigs and Twilight Singers. Two amazing bands. Bottle of Smoke Press published his first poetry piece in Bottle No.3.
Carol Es was born on July 20, 1968 in Los Angeles, California. She worked as a pattern cutter in the apparel industry while establishing herself as a musician, artist and writer, distributing her own chapbooks and hand-made zines, touring in bands performing and recording rock, punk, hip hop and R&B. After more than 20 years as a drummer, she set aside playing professionally to concentrate more privately on her art and writing. She has since become a prolific and dedicated visual artist. Carol’s art is featured in numerous private and public collections, including the Getty Museum, Brooklyn Museum, UCLA Special Collections, and Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. She resides in Los Angeles with her strange boyfriend and 2 dogs.
Jenni Fagan is a Scottish poet and novelist. Her debut poetry collection Urchin Belle, sold out in the UK. The hardback is available on Kilmog Press, NZ. The Dead Queen of Bohemia won 3AM Poetry Book of the Year and is available through Blackheath Books. Jenni has won several arts awards, worked as a writer in residence, and recently had two nominations for the Pushcart Prize. Her debut novel The Panopticon is being published by Heinemann, Random House. It has been picked as one of the best debut novels of 2012 by Waterstones Books, and Cult Books.
Dan Fante was born and raised in Los Angeles. At twenty, he quit school and hit the road, eventually ending up as a New York City resident for twelve years. Fante has worked at dozens of crummy jobs including: door to door salesman, taxi driver, window washer, telemarketer, private investigator, night hotel manager, chauffeur, mailroom clerk, deck hand, dishwasher, carnival barker, envelope stuffer, dating service counselor, furniture salesman, and parking attendant. Fante is married and has a two year old son named Michaelangelo Giovanni Fante. He hopes eventually to learn to play the harmonica. His website is www.danfante.net.
Lawrence Ferlinghetti was born in Yonkers, New York, in 1919. In 1953, Ferlinghetti opened the City Lights Books Shop in San Francisco. In 1955, they launched City Light Publishing, a book-publishing venture. He is the author of more than thirty books of poetry, including Americus, Book I (New Directions, 2004), San Francisco Poems (2002), How to Paint Sunlight (2001), A Far Rockaway of the Heart (1997), These Are My Rivers: New & Selected Poems, 1955-1993 (1993), Over All the Obscene Boundaries: European Poems & Transitions (1984), Who Are We Now? (1976), The Secret Meaning of Things (1969), and A Coney Island of the Mind (1958). He was named the first Poet Laureate of San Francisco in 1998. In 2000, he received the lifetime achievement award from the National Book Critics Circle. Currently, Ferlinghetti writes a weekly column for the San Francisco Chronicle. He also continues to operate the City Lights bookstore, and he travels frequently to participate in literary conferences and poetry readings.
Amanda Fleming lives in Kenilworth, NJ where she recently graduated from High School. She is the youngest poet to be published by Bottle of Smoke Press.
Al Fogel is the author of Charles Bukowski: A Comprehensive Price Guide & Checklist.
Hugh Fox (1932-2011) was a poet, scholar, teacher and archaeologist who, since 1968, was a teacher at Michigan State University. He had over 66 books to his credit, and was a pivotal and enduring presence in the small press market.
Clint Frakes was selected as one of the 50 Best New Poets of 2008. Also in 2008 he received the Josephine Darner Distinguished Poet award and the Pudding House Chapbook Prize. He is a graduate of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics and the Northern Arizona University writing program, and received his Ph.D. with emphasis in creative writing from the University of Hawaii in 2006. He has appeared in over 100 journals in North America, England, Australia and Argentina since 1987. He is the former chief editor of Hawaii Review and Big Rain, and currently working as a freelance writer/editor and wilderness guide in northern Arizona.
Ed Galing is 90 years old. He is the poet laureate of Hatsboro, PA.
John Goode lives and writes from Chicago, Illinois.
Nathan Graziano lives in Manchester, New Hampshire with his wife and children. His most recent book titled Teaching Metaphors (Sunnyoutside Press, 2007) is a full-length collection of poetry that chronicles his experiences as a high school English teacher. For more information, visit: www.nathangraziano.com or
S.A. Griffin is a crash vampire living in El Lay. He is a father, husband, Vietnam era vet and human being. He has been lucky enough to make his living as an actor and poet for 28 years. Even luckier that he is married to a librarian. Co-editor of The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. Harvey Keitel, Harvey Keitel, Harvey Keitel with John Dorsey & Scott Wannberg in April of '05.
Bradley Mason Hamlin was born in Los Angeles and raised on both the east and west sides of the territory. He served in the United States Navy from 1981 to 1984. He now writes poems, short stories, and novels and works for Mystery Island Publications. His hobbies include watching cartoons and listening to the blues.
Christopher Harter is a librarian and poet, as well as the founder of Pathwise Press and the editor of the literary magazine, Bathtub Gin.
Robert Head was born Jan 7, 1942 in Memphis Tennessee. His plays Sancticity and Kill Viet Cong were published in the Tulane Drama Review. From 1968 to 1974 he co-edited NOLA Express with Darlene Fife. Since 1978 he has owned and operated the Bookstore in Lewisburg, WV. A lifelong poet, he has been widely published in the small press and self-publishes chapbooks of his poetry.
Jack Hirschman has been a political activist and an advocate for the homeless for most of his adult life. He has written many books and is also a translator of the kind of poetry that would otherwise remain unseen and unheard in the U.S. Sore Dove Press is proud to have published four books of poems and several broadsides by Jack Hirschman. In 2002, City Lights published his selected poems, Front Lines. He was the fourth Poet Laureate of San Francisco.
Jeffrey Scott Holland creates his art in the wilderness of Kentucky, where he has lived most of his life. Though he spent a number of years traveling as a wandering hobo, and has lived in New Orleans, Atlanta, Peoria and other cities, the magnetic pull of his home ground is too strong not to be continually lured back.
Nick Hornby is the author of 11 books, including High Fidelity and About a Boy. His latest novel is Juliet, Naked. Bottle of Smoke Press, along with our friends at Lead Graffiti, letterpress printed the cover and bound 200 paper copies and 26 hardcover copies of the book Thunder Road, which contained an essay by Nick Hornby and lyric by Bruce Springsteen. All copies were signed by Nick Hornby and the hardcover copies were signed by Nick Hornby & Bruce Springsteen.
Jordan Hurder lives in Oakland, CA. He is the co-publisher (along with his wife Justine) of Chance Press, as well as a fairly non-prolific writer. He has been published in various magazines and anthologies, and his essays about books and book collecting appear on his blog, at chancepress.wordpress.com.
John Kay lives and works in Heidelberg, Germany as an education counselor. He has an MFA from the University of Arizona, taught writing for the University of Maryland in its European Division for many years, and worked as a mental health therapist at Providence Medical Center in Portland, Oregon. His poems have appeared in many magazines, including Kayak, New York Quarterly, Wormwood Review, Clackamas Literary Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Texas Poetry Review, Chiron Review, Pearl, Jewish Currents and many others. He has three chapbooks, the most recent, Further Evidence of Someone, from Eyelite Press.
Arthur Winfield Knight (1937-2012) had more than 3,000 poems, short stories and film reviews published in magazines and anthologies. He has written six novels, an imaginary autobiography, a real autobiography, and co-edited several anthologies (with Kit Knight). Poems and stories have been translated into Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish and Turkish. He has taught in several universities, including University of San Francisco, and was a columnist for Senior Spectrum in Sacramento.
Karl Koweski lives in Northern Alabama.
Richard Krech was born in 1946. In 1966 he started a poetry magazine, Avalanche, and sponsored open poetry readings at a bookstore on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley, California for several years. His first chapbook was published by D. A. Levy in Cleveland. Krech had several other small books of poetry published, as well as work published in numerous poetry magazines. In 1976, Krech started law school and has practiced criminal defense in Oakland, California from 1980 until the present. He now has a primarily appellate practice. In 2001, after a 25+ year line break, he began writing poetry again and has had several chapbooks published and more poems appear in several magazines. An extensive bibliography compiled by Jason Davis can be found at Verdant Press.
tom kryss lives among the forested hills and small farms of northeast Ohio with his wife in a trailer which resembles a houseboat in spirit and depth. Clear views of the stars obtain, and eagles are regularly sighted riding the thermals in the near distance.
Hilary (Krzywkowski) Flexer was born on the east side of Cleveland Ohio, and lived there for 18 years before moving with her parents to Ravenna. She attended the Columbus College of Art and Design, and Kent State University where she studied Fine Art and English (she published poetry and art under her own press, Grey Sparrow; and, decided to drop out of college). She declared Israeli citizenship under right of return and now resides with her husband, David in the Gush Etzion. From there she plans to continue her artistic pursuits while living on a religious Moshav in the Golan with her husband as a bee keeper and tree farmer. She no longer considers herself a solo writer or artist, but rather, sees her artistic endeavors as a joint effort with her husband; in which the two of them have come to incorporate their spirituality with their craft.
Marie Lascu lives in Michigan. She used to have a website at www.marieclacsu.com, but now it is gone.
d.a. levy was born in 1942. He lived his life in Cleveland, Ohio and was well known as a poet and publisher. He was harassed by the police and jailed twice for saying things that needed to be said at a time when they needed to be said. He died in 1968 at the age of 26.
Gerald Locklin has taught English since 1965 at California State University, Long Beach and is the author of over 125 books and chapbooks or poetry, fiction, and criticism, with over 3000 poems, stories, articles, reviews, and interviews published in periodicals. His writings are archived and indexed by the Special Collections of the CSULB library.
Father Luke was made in Santa Cruz, November 7th, 1959 at six forty five in the evening. He still does best at night, and still lives in Santa Cruz, California. He writes fiction and poems. His website is FatherLuke.com.
Michael Madsen is an actor and lives in California. He has five books of poetry published.
Gerard Malanga, poet, photographer and filmmaker, worked closely with Andy Warhol duing the artist's most creative period in the mid-Sixties. His several books of poetry, ranging from chic death (1971) to Mythologies of the Heart (1996), have earned him worldwide recognition. Bottle of Smoke Press published his photograph of Charles Plymell as an artistamp.
Marvin Malone (1930-1996)was a poet, artist and publisher of The Wormwood Review for over 30 years. He passed away in 1997. Bottle of Smoke Press is bringing out a portfolio of some selected woodcuts printed from the original woodcuts.
Adrian Manning was born in England in 1967. His poems have been published in a number of magazine in print and on-line. His first chapbook Wretched Songs for Out of Tune Musicians has recently been published by Bottle of Smoke Press in the USA.
E. William Martin is the author of Judas Tree (WCP) available at amazon.com and the upcoming Paper Spirits (WCP). He has his degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and has been published most recently in the Red River Review, Millennium, Richmond Poets Against the War, Dead Mule, Gin Bender Poetry Review, and the Whispers Anthology.
Jake Marx is a poet living in Cleveland, Ohio.
Hosho McCreesh is a poet and the author of Marching Unabashed Into The Weeping, Searing Sun… from Bottle of Smoke.
Ann Menebroker was born in Washington, DC and has lived most of her life in California. She has some 24 chapbooks of poetry to her name, including broadsides, some from Bottle of Smoke Press, and has appeared in many anthologies including The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. Her last book, Tiny Teeth, the Wormwood Review Poems, was published by R.L. Crow Press 2004. In the fall of 2007, another chapbook, The Lie of Bright Possibilities, will be available from Bogg Press. She is working on another collection due out in spring of 2008 from Rattlesnake Press. She rents the bottom half of an 1896 Victorian house in downtown Sacramento. The house has a long history, but then, so does Ann.
Damian Michaels is an amazing artist who lives in Australia. We published a book of his artwork, Echoes from the Tortured Calm and an art print of his titled The Bishop.
Briana Miller was born October 31, 1980. She is a comic book writer, illustrator and fine artist. Briana received her BFA in Studio Art from Scripps College. She currently lives in Oakland, CA. Briana enjoys orange soda.
Robert Miltner is Assistant Professor of English at Kent State University Stark Campus where he teaches creative writing, composition, contemporary American literature, and Irish literature. He is the author of three poetry chapbooks: On the Off-Ramp, The Seamless Serial Hour, and Against the Simple, as well as an artists' book, Ghost of a Chance.
Thurston Moore is a founding member of the New York City group Sonic Youth. He is also a poet and publisher of the magazine Arthur
R. Randolph Nesbitt had a poem appear in Bottle of Smoke Press' Six Pack #3 in July 2004.
Charles Nevsimal lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and runs Centennial Press (www.centennialpress.com).
Norman J. Olson is a poet and artist living in Minnesota. His website is www.normanjolson.com.
Robert L. Penick is crazy. He took a road trip last summer to the upper peninsula of Michigan so he could hang out with fellow contributor Mark Senkus. He also edits Chance Magazine, and recently published an excellent collection, Fuck Death.
Charles Plymell was born in Finney County, Kansas in 1935. He is the author of 10 books and currently lives in Cherry Valley, NY.
Charles Potts was the driving force underneath The Temple Bookstore, The Temple magazine, and The Temple School of Poetry. He founded Litmus Inc. in Seattle and Berkeley which published 18 first editions including Charles Bukowski's Poems Written Before Jumping Out of an 8-Story Window in 1968. Potts is frequently on TV and radio nationwide. Recent Charles Potts books include a reprint of Little Lord Shiva: The Berkeley Poems, 1968, from Glass Eye Books; Lost River Mountain from Blue Begonia Press; Fascist Haikus from Acid Press; Angio Gram from D Press; Nature Lovers from Pleasure Boat Studio; Slash and Burn with Robert McNealy from Blue Begonia Press; and Across the North Pacific from Slough Press in College Station, Texas.
Lee Ranaldo is a composer, visual artist, writer, and founding member of the New York City group Sonic Youth, who continue to record new music and tour the world on a regular basis. Their most recent record, The Eternal, was released in June 2009 on Matador Records. His visual+sound works have been shown at galleries and museums around the world. His most recent solo recording is Maelstrom from Drift [2008, Three-Lobed]. BoSP printed and bound his latest hardback book, Against Refusing, an an edition of 150 copies for Water Row Press.
C. Allen Rearick was born in 1978 in Cleveland, Ohio where he still lives. He is the co-author of From Cali to Cleve; as well as 2 (both from Green Panda Press.) His work has been published in such online and print magazines as: Zygote in my coffee, Dogmatika, Identity Theory, Opium, Remark, Mad Hatters' Review, My favorite bullet, Open Wide Magazine, Half druk muse and many more. Visit him online at: www.callenrearick.blogspot.com.
Joseph Ridgwell was raised in the East End of London and left school with no formal qualifications. Despite this he read his way through every classic book, underground writer, poet or philosopher he could get his hands on. This, of course, as could be expected, sent him insane and he was sectioned indefinitely in 1999. From this place of refuge Ridgwell invented Cosmic Realism and began to construct an entirely fictitious account of his life. . .
Edward J. Rielly is Professor of English at Saint Joseph's College of Maine.
Bill R. Roberts runs Bottle of Smoke Press.
Owen Roberts lives in Toronto, Canada with his three children. CANADA'S FINEST POET was published by Bottle of Smoke Press in late 2010.
Ross Runfola is a Woodrow Wilson fellow, Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude graduate of the University of Buffalo,where he also earned his J.D. and PhD degrees. He has done post doctoral work at Stanford University and, in 2006, finished a residency at Oxford University. Runfola is an award winning attorney, professor and journalist, with a New York Times article selected unanimously by the nation's sports editors as the best sports feature in any newspaper or magazine. He has written hundreds of articles, film scripts and two books: Runfola co-edited with Donald Sabo, Jock: Sports and Male Identity, and in 2006, co-authored the textbook Understanding Sociology. What gives him the most pleasure, however, is writing poetry.
Rebecca Schumejda is the author of Falling Forward (sunnyoutside, 2009); The Map of Our Garden (verve bath, 2009); Dream Big Work Harder (sunnyoutside 2006); The Tear Duct of the Storm (Green Bean Press, 2001). She lives in New York's Hudson Valley with her husband and daughter. Her website is www.rebeccaschumejda.com
John Oliver Simon wrote his first poem at the age of 14 under a full moon and has dedicated himself to poetry - writing, then teaching and finally translating it for over fifty years. He has had over 700 poems and translations published from 1965-2007 in journals in the United States and abroad.
Larry Smith is a native of the Industrial Ohio Valley who now lives along the Great Lake Erie. His poetry, fiction, and literary biographies of Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Kenneth Patchen are supported by his editing work at Bottom Dog Press. A born outsider working to get the word out... that's what he'd like to be known as.
Matt Smith is a belly dancing musician and verbal improvisor living in North Carolina. His written works have appeared in fine literary journals throughout the world. In 2006, Smith went on sabbatical to learn to play the accordion nude while under the influence of peyote.
Marc Snyder is a professional artist living in Connecticut. He has a Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking from Indiana University and a Bachelors degree in studio art from the University of Virginia.
Bruce Springsteen is a legendary singer/songwriter from New Jersey. Bottle of Smoke Press, along with our friends at Lead Graffiti, letterpress printed the cover and bound 200 paper copies and 26 hard cover copies of the book Thunder Road, which contained an essay by Nick Hornby and lyric by Bruce Springsteen. All copies were signed by Nick Hornby and the hardcover copies were signed by Nick Hornby and Bruce Springsteen.
Kent Taylor was an integral part of the Cleveland mimeo scene of the 1960's. He now lives in San Francisco, CA. He has had many books of poetry published. His online bibliography can be found at http://www.verdantpress.com/taylor.html.
Mark Terrill was born in Berkeley, California, shipped out of San Francisco as a merchant seaman to the Far East and beyond, studied and spent time with Paul Bowles in Tangier, Morocco, and has lived in Germany since 1984. The author of a dozen books and chapbooks, with other writings and translations appearing in more than 250 magazines, journals and anthologies worldwide, he's received three Pushcart Prize nominations and was included in the anthology Ends & Beginnings (City Lights Review #6), edited by Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
Anjani Thomas is an American singer-songwriter and pianist, best known for her work with Leonard Cohen. We designed and letterpress printed her first poem broadside, Holy Ground for Sore Dove Press.
Scott Wannberg (1958-2011) was the author of numerous poetry collections, including Juice! The Musical, The Electric Yes Indeed, Mr. Mumps, Amnesia Motel, Equal Opportunity Sledgehammer, and Nomads of Oblivion. He passed away in August 2011.
Kelley Jean White was born and raised in New Hampshire, has degrees from Dartmouth College and Harvard Medical School, and has been a pediatrician in inner-city Philadelphia for the past twenty-five years working with families challenged by poverty, substance abuse, and domestic violence. "I write to survive."
Harry R. Wilkins was born in 1945 in the French/American garrison town of Kaiserslautern (in the former French Occupation Zone of Germany.) He was always hanging around with American and especially French soldiers. Wrote newspaper articles and poetry in German and French and published from 1977 to 1981 in Bavaria the anarchist quarterly Conflict. Background journalist in Athens from 1984 to 1987. Harry has been living since 1991 in Geneva and continues to write his poetry directly into his familiar "GI-English" for many zines all over the world and several chapbooks, like The Hit Man (also in Arabic), Terre Promise, Zombies (bilingual), Pig's Hell, Un autre monde, Abyss (English/Greek) and the first three versions of Piss Talks (one of them in English/Korean). In 1997, along with others, he founded the Docker Movement for free, non-adademic poetry accessible to everybody and was the editor of the Dockernet newsletter.
A.D. Winans is a native San Francisco poet, writer and publisher. He is the author of 45 books and chapbooks of poetry and prose and his work has appeared in well over a thousand literary magazines and web sites. A poem of his was set to music and performed at Tully Hally, NYC. In 2006 he was awarded a PEN Josephine Miles Literary Award for his book This Land Is Not My Land, published by Presa Press, who also published a book of his Selected Poems in 2007.
F.N. Wright (1940-2012) was born in Illinois but lived in California. He was a Vietnam veteran and had three novels published; one of which was translated and published in Germany. He also had two poetry chapbooks published that contain his artwork. His poetry and short stories have been published both online and in numerous anthologies. Bottle of Smoke published his last book in late 2011. He passed away in March 2012.