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New Books from Hamilton Stone Editions!
The Cisco Kid in the Bronx by Miguel A. Ortiz; Fiction and the Facts of Life by Edith Konecky;
Inheritance by Jane Lazarre;
and Re-Visions by Meredith Sue Willis
On Movement and Stationary Ideas
Dreaming Them Back
My Brother’s Angiogram
Mistake at the Dry Cleaner’s
Meditation #14 Beyond the Dead
KJ Hannah Greenberg
When Impossible to Select Among Rivers
Mark J. Mitchell
The Gift of Tongues
“As if they once had teeth, your hands”
Walking the Salt Marsh
Ellen Alexander Conley
O. P. Climber
Paint it Pink
The five poems included in this issue of Hamilton Stone Review will be included in an
emerging book manuscript that will be John Allman’s ninth book of poems, The Blue Gazebo. His first book, Walking Four Ways in the Wind (1979), appeared in the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets. His latest full-length collections are Loew's Triboro (2004) and Lowcountry (2007), both published by New Directions, which has published six of his books, including the short fiction collection, Descending Fire & Other Stories (1994). His forthcoming book of prose poems, Algorithms, will be brought out by Quale Press in summer 2012. Poems have recently appeared in Blackbird, Kenyon Review Online (KRO), Massachusetts Review, OnEarth, Futurecycle, Hotel Amerika and others. Allman has received two creative writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Pushcart Prize in Poetry, and the Helen Bullis Award from the original Poetry Northwest. Retired from teaching, he lives in Katonah, NY, and winters on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
Gerard Beirne is an Irish writer now living in Canada where he teaches at the University of New Brunswick and is a Fiction Editor with The Fiddlehead, Canada's oldest literary magazine. His most recent collection of poetry Games of Chance: A Gambler’s Manual was published by Oberon Press, Fall 2011. He has published two novels. His short story "Sightings of Bono" was adapted into a short film featuring Bono (U2).
Ellen Alexander Conley is the author of three critically praised novels, including Soho Madonna, Soon to Be Immortal, and Bread and Stones. She is also the author of the nonfiction work, The Chosen Shore: Stories of Immigrants.
Jack Dowling is an artist as well as a writer. His visual work has been shown in many shows and he is the director of the Westbeth Gallery. His writing has appeared on-line and print, and he was a finalist in the Glimmertrain Fiction Competition.
Joachim Frank, a German-born scientist and writer, has published several short stories and prose poems in periodicals including, Lost and Found Times, The Agent, Inkblot, Heidelberg Review, Groundswell, Peer Glass, and Open Mic, all print. He wrote three novels, still unpublished. His fiction and poetry have also been published online.
Ruth Gooley, a native of Venice, California, published her dissertation, The Image of the Kiss in French Renaissance Poetry, and has published poems in Pure Francis, Poecology, The Red Poppy Review, vox poetica, nibble, Common Sense 2, The Corner Club Press, Apollo's Lyre, Ibbetson Street Press, and Hobble Creek Review. She has forthcoming poems in Snowy Egret, Literary Fever, and Up the Staircase, among others.
Nicholas Grider is an artist and writer currently living in Milwaukee. He has work recently published in or forthcoming from Conjunctions, Drunken Boat, and other publications.
KJ Hannah Greenberg has been twice nominated for The Pushcart Prize. Her newest, full-length, print poetry collection, A Bank Robber's Bad Luck with His Ex-Girlfriend, was released, by Unbound CONTENT, in Dec., and her next electronic chapbook, Supernal Factors, will be broadcast by The Camel Saloon's Books on Blog, on August 2012. In addition, an assemblage of Hannah's short fictions, Don't Pet the Sweaty Things, will be published by Bards & Sages Publishing, during March 2012, and a collection of her essays, Oblivious to the Obvious: Wishfully Mindful Parenting, was distributed by French Creek Press, in 2010.
Sarah Marshall writes: My poetry has appeared most recently in alice blue, The Roanoke Review, and Haggard and Halloo, and I was recently named as first runner-up for the Reece Award. I'm currently a student in the MFA program and the MA English program at Portland State University, where I also serve as an undergraduate English instructor and as Editor-in-Chief of the Portland Review.
Tim Mayo’s poems and reviews have appeared in Atlanta Review, Avatar Review, 5 AM, Poetry International, Poet Lore, River Styx, Web Del Sol Review of Books, Verse Daily, Verse Wisconsin and The Writer’s Almanac among many other places. His first full length collection The Kingdom of Possibilities was published by Mayapple Press in 2009. He has been twice nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology, and three times for a Pushcart Prize. In 2009 he was also chosen as a top finalist for the Paumanok Award. He is on the author selection committee of the Brattleboro Literary Festival.
Suzanne McConnell teaches at Hunter College and is Fiction Editor of the Bellevue Literary Review. "O.P.Climber," first published as the Second Prize winner of So to Speak's fiction contest, 2008, is excerpted from her recently completed novel, Fence of Earth. See her website at www.suzannemcconnell.com .
Sue Mellins is a native New Yorker. Her fiction has appeared in Confrontation, Hamilton Stone Review, Huffington Post, and National Geographic Traveler.
Mark J. Mitchell studied writing at UC Santa Cruz under Raymond Carver, George Hitchcock and Barbara Hull. His work has appeared in various periodicals over the last thirty five years, as well as the anthologies Good Poems, American Places,Hunger Enough, and Line Drives. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, the film maker Joan Juster. Currently he's seeking gainful employment since poets are born and not paid.
Simon Perchik is an attoney whose poems have appeared in the Partisan Review, The New Yorker, and elsewhere. For more information, including his essay “Magic, Illusion and Other Realities” and a complete bibliography, please visit his website at www.simonperchik.com.
Richard Peabody is a French toast addict and Native Washingtonian who edits Gargoyle Magazine and has published a novella, two books of short stories, six books of poems, plus an e-book, and edited (or co-edited) nineteen anthologies. He teaches fiction writing for the Johns Hopkins Advanced Studies Program.
Frederick Pollack is the author of two book-length narrative poems, The Adventure and Happiness, both published by Story Line Press. Other of his poems and essays have appeared in Hudson Review, Southern Review, Fulcrum, Salmagundi, Poetry Salzburg Review, Die Gazette (Munich), Representations and elsewhere. Poems have most recently appeared in
the print journals Magma (UK), The Hat, Bateau, and Chiron Review. Online, poems have
appeared in Big Bridge, Snorkel, Hamilton Stone Review, Diagram, BlazeVox, The New
Hampshire Review, Denver Syntax, Barnwood, elimae, Wheelhouse, Mudlark, Shadow Train
and elsewhere. Pollack is an adjunct professor of creative writing at George Washington
University, Washington, DC.
Aaron Poller currently works as an advanced practice nurse-psychotherapist in Winston-Salem and teaches Mental Health Nursing at Winston-Salem State University. He has been writing since the 1960's when he studied poetry with Jean Garrigue and Daniel Hoffman while a student at the University of Pennsylvania. His poems have appeared recently in Barnwood Poetry Magazine, Eunoia Review, Muddy River Poetry Review, The Writing Disorder, Cherry Blossom Review, Wild Goose Poetry Review, Poetry Quarterly, Poetic Medicine, The Yale Journal of Humanities in Medicine and Palimpsest. He lives in a small house with his wife, four rescued dogs and three rescued cats.
Susan Robbins has published fiction in, among others, Parabola and Confrontation, as well as Other Voices 24 and 33 and The Hamilton Stone Review. She lives in New York and is working on a group of connected stories along with a book for children.
Judith Skillman has authored twelve collections of poetry, including The Never (Dream Horse Press, 2010) and The White Cypress (Cervéna Barva Press, 2011). Her poetry and translations have appeared in Poetry, FIELD, The Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, The Midwest Quarterly, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. A former editor of Fine Madness, Skillman has taught at City University and Richard Hugo House. Her web page is at www.judithskillman.com .
Jane Zingale is an artist, writer, yoga instructor and water therapist. She studied performance with Scott Kelman, taught performance techniques at the Dutch Institute of Art in Amsterdam, NL 2010 and the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-arts Lyon, FR/2011, and recently directed the recreation of Cointet's Five Sisters at festivals and museums in Amsterdam, Belgium and Spain.