Bio Notes: The Salt River Review, No.8, Spring/Summer 2000

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Jonathan Alexander's most recent creative work is appearing (or will soon be appearing in) Blithe House Quarterly, Chiron Review,HEArt Quarterly, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and other Web and print publications. In his spare time, Jonathan teaches English at the University of Cincinnati.

Ana Doina was born in Romania when the country was under communist regime. After she graduated with an MA in Philosophy and History from the University of Bucharest but, due to increasing political pressures and social restrictions she had to leave Romania in 1983, seek political asylum and immigrate to United States. Recently her poems have been published, or are forthcoming in Timber Creek Review, Icarus, SnowApple, and the anthologies Clockpunchers: Poetry of America's Workplace, and American Diaspora: Poetry of Exile.

Meta Marie Griffin is a graduate student at Converse College, where she is a peer consultant in the Writing Center. her work has appeared in regional and national publications and she recently won the Mike Snow Poetry Award from the SC Writers Workshop.

Linda Sue Grimes lives in Spring Hill, Tennessee. She is the Kids' Books Guide for About.com. She has published poems in a number of print lit mags such as ELF,The Berkeley Poetry Review, RATTLE, and ONTHEBUS, as well as online zines such as Salt River Review, Free Zone, Moonshade, and Fairfield Review.

David Hopes is professor of Literature and Humanities at the University of North Carolina, Asheville, directer of Black Swan Theater and Urthona Gallery. He brought out two books last year, A Childhood in the Milky Way from the University of Akron Press, and A Sense of the Morning from Milkweed Editions.

Marcia L. Hurlow's
poems have appeared in Poetry, Poetry Northwest, Malahat Review, Zone3, Sycamore Review and Chicago Review, among others. She teaches at Asbury College, and received the 1999 poetry fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council.

Robert Lietz is a professor of English and Creative Writing at Ohio Northern University and has had poems appear in journals such as Agni Review, Carolina Quarterly, Epoch, The Georgia Review and The Missouri Review, as well as online at 2River, Eclectica, Terrain and other electronic journals. He has also published seven books of poetry, the latest being Business in the West: New and Selected Poems (Basfal Books).

Carole Rosenthal's fiction has appeared in many literary reviews, mainstream magazines, and books. These include Transatlantic Review, Confrontation, Cream City Review, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Mother Jones, MS., Powers of Desire, Love Stories for New Women, and others. Her fiction has also been adapted for television, radio, screen, and translated into other languages; most recently a work was adapted for Italy's RAI networks.

Paul J. Sampson has been a journalist and a technical writer for many years, and has also published poems and essays in print and on-line magazines. Some of his work can be found online in Eclectica Magazine, for which he writes a regular column; The Alsop Review; and 2River View.

Lynda Schor has published two books of short fiction: Appetites and True Love & Real Romance. She has had stories and articles in Playboy, Mademoiselle, Redbook, GQ, The Village Voice, and many others. She has won a Baltimore CityArts Grant and a Maryland State Council of the Arts grant in fiction. She lives in New York City, and teaches at the New School University. Her favorite topics are the things no one wants to think about. Lynda will be The Salt River Review's Fiction Editor beginning with the next issue.

Gail Siegel is a public interest and fiction writer living outside of Chicago. Sparta to Elroy is her second novel. The first, The Pie State, is hunting a publisher.

J. Kevin Wolfe writes: "I always had that problem of looking out the window. I was kicked out of Algebra II in the10th grade for it. A few decades later, my cube has a view of a pine that gets irritated at the lightest of breezes. There are passionate sunsets in the winter. And a constant flux of cars overtop of 90% of the asphalt in the valley. They pay me to look out this window now. Never underestimate how far your weaknesses will take you. Sometimes I look out other windows. I call that poetry."

Comments to the editor: James Cervantes