Lodestar Quarterly

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Don Adams
Poetry: The Rain it Raineth Every Day, Nights in Paradise
Don Adams teaches creative writing and modern literature at Florida Atlantic University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is currently in the middle of a two-year Fulbright grant to Vietnam, where he is reading American literature with college lecturers in Ho Chi Minh City, who are teaching him a great deal.

Jeffery Beam
Featured Poetry: Flowering Apricot, Entomology, Pastoral
Jeffery Beam is the author of ten works of poetry including The Fountain, Visions of Dame Kind, the IPPY Ten Best Books and AIGA Fifty Best Books award-winning, An Elizabethan Bestiary: Retold, and the Audio Publishers Association Audie Award in Poetry finalist CD collection, What We Have Lost: New & Selected Poems 1977-2001. Beam's work has appeared in numerous magazines and he has been a frequent reviewer for Lambda Book Report and other literary reviews. Recipient of a Mary Duke Biddle Foundation grant, Beam also performed his work at Carnegie Hall in 2002. He is a botanical librarian at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and poetry editor of the print and online literary journal Oyster Boy Review. The Beautiful Tendons: Uncollected Queer Poems will appear next year from Off the Cuff Books. He is currently working on a commissioned opera libretto based on the Demeter/Persephone myth.

C. Bard Cole
Featured Fiction: Sadomasochism, My Own Child
C. Bard Cole is the author of Briefly Told Lives, a collection of short stories. His current projects include a bimonthly column appearing in The Readerville Journal, his weekly web diary, Alabama is the New Soho on www.cbardcole.com, and, in collaboration with Ned Schenck, a short film about candy bar hustlers tentatively titled Edward Slingblade.

Alicia A. Curtis
Fiction: All Things Must Fall
Alicia A. Curtis currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Professionally, she teaches reading seminars to students of all ages through a Berkeley-based institute. Outside of this work, she is deeply involved with the local arts scene. She participates in political and environmental activism, and she has recently taken part in Poets Against the War and read work as part of an Emory University conference entitled Re-membering Self. Her fiction has appeared in Blithe House Quarterly. Her poetry has appeared in Agniezska's Dowry, Issue 10, an anthology of A Small Garlic Press, and an anthology for LadyFest South 2002.

Lou Dellaguzzo
Fiction: Secret Shoppers
Lou Dellaguzzo is a freelance copywriter. Another of his stories, "Close Quarters," will appear in a future issue of Harrington Gay Men's Fiction Quarterly. Currently, he lives in Washington, D.C., where he is working on a collection of short stories.

Trebor Healey
Poetry: Milarepa
Trebor Healey is the author of the 2004 Ferro-Grumley and Violet Quill award-winning novel Through It Came Bright Colors. His poetry collection Sweet Son of Pan is due out from Suspect Thoughts Press in June 2006, and a short story collection, A Perfect Scar and Other Stories, is will be released by Harrington Park Press in 2007. Trebor lives in Los Angeles where he is at work on his second novel. www.treborhealey.com.

Troy Hill
Featured Drama: Home Again
Troy Ernest Hill (misterhill@nyc.rr.com) is a playwright and actor in New York City, originally from Atlanta, Georgia. In the eighth grade he won the "Most Outstanding Student Award," and in the eleventh grade the Creative Writing Award. Since that time, it's been more or less a downward spiral. He is currently in the Off-Broadway smash Birdy's Bachelorette Party, and he is a white belt in karate.

Ali Lemer
Poetry: Everything A Nice Girl Needs To Know About The Big Secret
Ali Lemer is a native New Yorker whose non-fiction writing has appeared in publications as oddly diverse as Fangoria, Cybersurfer, Publishers Weekly, LGNY, Women's Hockey, and Black Entertainment. Her poetry has previously been published in the literary journals Aubade and Surgam. With degrees from Columbia University and the University of Chicago, she is officially the most overeducated and underpaid member of her family.

Chip Livingston
Poetry: Praisin' Jesus
Chip Livingston's poetry and fiction have appeared recently or are forthcoming in Ploughshares; Cimarron Review; Rosebud; Blithe House Quarterly; In the Family; Gents, Bad Boys, and Barbarians: This New Breed; and other journals and anthologies. He lives in New York City and will begin the MFA program in poetry at Brooklyn College in fall 2003.

Sean Meriwether
Fiction: The Things I Can't Tell My Father
Sean Meriwether's fiction has been defined as dark realism. His work has been or is expected to be published in Best Gay Love Stories 2006, Skin & Ink, and the second installment of Best of Best Gay Erotica. In addition to writing, he has the pleasure of editing two online magazines, Outsider Ink and Velvet Mafia: Dangerous Queer Fiction. Sean lives in New York with his partner, photographer Jack Slomovits, and their two dogs. If you are interested in reading more of his work, stalk him online @ penboy7.com.

Alan Pedder
Poetry: Adamant
Alan Pedder is a PhD student in Statistical Genetics and Bioinformatics at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom. This is the first time his poetry has been formally published, but a feature on gay poets is scheduled to appear in reFRESH magazine and a paper on haplotype reconstruction in the scientific journal, Genetic Epidemiology. He has recently completed work on his first collection of poems, A Swan Dive With No Safety Net, and is looking to get them published in the next year or so.

sara seinberg
Poetry: a wet shell back, the emerald city
sara seinberg is a writer and visual artist who lives in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. Her work can be found in a gang of anthologies: Sex and Single Girls, Will Work for Peace: New Political Poems, Thrills Chills Pills and Heartbreak, and Lowdown Highway, and her photographs appear in galleries and magazines including Ms., TimeOut New York, and The Stranger. She has a nice Taurus dog named Gus.

Randy Turoff
Fiction: Blanche
Randy Turoff teaches Writing at the University of San Francisco. She is the author of the novel Lust Never Sleeps, and the editor of the anthology Lesbian Words: State of the Art. As a journalist and critic, her many articles and reviews have appeared in a variety of magazines, newspapers, and journals. "Blanche" is an excerpt from one of her works in progress. She can be reached at randyturoff@earthlink.net.

Patricia Nell Warren
Featured Lodestar Writer: Poetry: Introduction, Untitled Poem, Case History, Anti-Season, Excerpt from "Some Kind Of Kasida", The Matador's Prayer, Excerpts from "Minimal Poems", Memoirs
Patricia Nell Warren has 40 years' experience in publishing. Starting in 1959 at The Reader's Digest, she rose to book editor, working with a number of prominent authors, till 1980. Her own author career started in 1971, with a first novel from Dial Press. She published bestsellers The Front Runner, Harlan's Race, and Billy's Boy. Today she is co-owner and co-founder, with author/publicist Tyler St. Mark, of Wildcat Press, an independent author imprint. She belongs to The Authors Guild, is active in the ad-hoc group working to launch a gay publishing association, and serves as consultant for a growing number of self-publishing authors.

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