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Michal (Mitak) Mahgerefteh is an award winning poet and artist from Israel, living in Virginia since 1986. She is author of four poetry collection and editor-in-chief of Poetica Magazine. To read sample poems, book reviews, review digital paintings and mixed-media art, visit the author's website. Michal is currently working on her 5th collection, forthcoming late 2020.
A Pushcart Prize nominee for fiction and poetry, Lois Baer Barr is a professor of Spanish at Lake Forest College. Her literary criticism and creative work appear in journals, anthologies and books here and abroad.
Rick Black is a poet and book artist who runs Turtle Light Press, a small press dedicated to poetry, handmade books and fine art prints. A Pushcart Prize nominee and former reporter for The New York Times in Israel, he has also authored Peace and War: A Collection of Haiku from Israel. He has won several international poetry awards.
Shonda Buchannan is a poet, memoirist, and fiction writer. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Hampton University teaching creative writing. Shonda is author of Who's Afraid of Black Indians?, which was nominated for the Literary of Virginia Literary Contest and the Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Awards.
Shari Cohen is a critically acclaimed author of numerous books, including children's picture books, early- and middle-grade readers, young adult self-help books, and a short story collection for adults. Shari has also coauthored two books for the Rhyme Time Doodle Series: My Bubbe's Arms and My Dog Is Jewish. In addition to writing books, Shari writes feature and lifestyle stories for magazines. Her work is featured in publications such as Family Circle, Woman's Day and Woman's World. Her story "Patches of Time," about family letters discovered from the Holocaust, was published in Na'amat, and her story "Cantor, Can You Hear Me?"
appeared in Shofar. A contributing writer for Whole Life, her article The Transformational Power of Music inspired her to begin working on a new book about how music soothes the soul and can bring us back to a place of health and harmony. Shari is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators and the American Medical Writers Association.
About the collection: "Each jacket in my front closet possesses a unique story that was conceived by me or represents a particular event or circumstance in which I was a witness or participant.
Jackets have not been drawn into my life by accident or coincidence.
There seems to be a metaphysical link that either reveals the perfect jacket at the perfect moment, or at least creates the appropriate situation for one-on-one introductions between myself and the next jacket entering my life."
I'm a lifelong student of social justice movements and community health; of creative writing and living; of practices that allow us to make enlightened decisions which take the opinions of our bodies, minds and spirits into full consideration. The wise elements I write about here are powerful and transformative practices that I've delved into and applied successfully on myself, other reflective leaders and creative thinkers, as well as in organizational settings. You can read more about these elements on this site coaching, yoga teaching and therapy, energy healing, and writing.
A native Texan, Dede attended the University of the Americas in Mexico City and graduated from Washington University in St. Louis. She also has a masters of elementary supervision from SFASU. Currently a school and synagogue librarian, she has also taught with Houston's Writers in the Schools and has continued her writing education with InPrint Houston, SCBWI, Montgomery County Literary Arts Council, and Highlights Writing Workshops.
Jane Ellen Glasser is the author of three poetry collections, "Naming the Darkness" followed by "Light Persists" winner of the Tampa Review for Poetry (2005), and "On the Corner of Yesterday" (Pudding House, 2010). Glasser served as poetry critic for The Virginian-Pilot, and poetry editor for The Ghent Quarterly and Lady Jane's
Micellany, and co-founded The New Virginia Review. Glasser is an active member of the Fort Lauderdale Writer's Group.
Ray Greenblatt has lived in New England, the West Indies, and along the Eastern Shore. He has written short stories, essays, and poetry which have been published across the U.S. in periodicals as diverse as America, English Journal, and Joseph Conrad Today. He was nominated for the Pushcart Prize and won the Anthony Byrne Prize for Poetry. He was also the editor of the magazine General Eclectic. A teacher for many years Ray Greenblatt has taught writing in the Philadelphia Writers Conference as well as spoken at the John Steinbeck Festival in Salinas, California.
Jody Helfand has an MA in English and an MFA in Creative Writing. His poems have appeared in over 50 journals, magazines, and anthologies. He is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa and has won numerous awards in poetry. His current obsessions include Acai bowls with blackberries, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, OSHO, and finishing his second collection of poems, But How Did They Live? about The Holocaust.
Non-fiction manuscript consultation for essays, articles and chapters. Developmental editing and guidance, comments written on the manuscript, half-hour telephone conversation. Developmental editing for full-length non-fiction manuscripts.
Comments written on manuscript, letter with critique and direction for moving forward, one-hour telephone conversation.
Dr. Kozusko earned a Ph. D. in Applied Mathematics from Old Dominion University. He is retired from the United States Navy having completed twenty-one years of service as a nuclear engineer and submarine officer. He teaches a variety of courses in the mathematics department. He does research in area of mathematical modeling and has published papers in modeling tumor growth and chemotherapy, and human metabolic adaption to diet induced weight loss. He is a poet, an artist and a long distance runner.
About the book: "Some of these poems touch on experiences that many of us have never known, remembrances of one of the darkest times of human history and those who were lost in the Holocaust and the damage wrought on those who survived. Other poems bring to us the immigrant experience, the wonders and woes of a new land and learning its ways. I smiled as the poet described her love of vocal music, from rock to Schubert to Gershwin, and how her own singing voice doesn't measure up to the words and music, to her dismay. And I wept as she laments her lost love and their happy life together. These poems do what good poetry should do, allows us to experience emotions that the poet experienced first hand."
Kathryn Lane began writing fiction in 2009 after leaving an international finance position with Johnson & Johnson. Her short stories have been published in Swirl and The Texas A&M Border Fiction Anthology. In 2011, Kathryn began
experimenting with poetry. She has performed poetry in both English and Spanish. Her poems have appeared in Homeless Diamonds, a London-based poetry journal, Primitive Archer, Swirl and The Poetry at Round Top Anthology. The Friendswood Public Library featured her Rothko poems when they showcased the Rothko Chapel and the art of Mark Rothko. Kathryn served as editor for an anthology of poems, Spirit Rocks, and was also a contributing poet. A native Spanish speaker, she writes and performs poetry in both English and Spanish. Kathryn is a board member of the Montgomery Literary Arts Council.
Michael Levin has long juggled writing with professional and family demands. His journalism has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Harvard Magazine, Pennsylvania Gazette and other periodicals. His critical articles have appeared in (e.g.) Studies in English Literature and Renascence. His poetry has appeared in (e.g.) Wisconsin Review, Poet Lore, Midstream, Poetica, Martha's Vineyard Writing, Adirondack Review and The Federal Poet. He received two American Independent Writers juried awards for best published poem, and was a 2013 winner in the Writer's Digest Annual Poetry Awards.
Sharon Lask Munson is the author of the chapbook, Stillness Settles Down the Lane (Uttered Chaos Press, 2010) and a full-length book of poems, That Certain Blue (Blue Light Press, 2011). She lives and writes in Eugene, Oregon.
Daniel Pravda teaches creative writing and composition at Norfolk State University. He plays guitar and sings in a band, The Dunes, and recently hosted a poetry slam for the National Association of African-American Honors Programs Conference.
Mordecai Rosenfeld, a graduate of Brown and Yale Law School, is an essayist and the author of The Lament of the Single Practitioner and A Backhanded View of the Law Irreverent Essays on Justice. He is a member of PEN and he lives with his wife in Greenwich Village, New York.
Alan Toltzis is an award-winning writer and the author of The Last Commandment and 49 Aspects of Human Emotion. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications including, Hummingbird, Right Hand Pointing, IthacaLit, r.k.v.r.y. Quarterly, and North of Oxford. He serves as a Contributing Editor to As It Ought to Be.
third generation Texas Jew, by day Debra L. Winegarten pays the rent by working for the Department of Astronomy at The University of Texas in Austin. By night, she writes. Her next books are biographies of Texas women for middle-school readers. *Award-winning book
Margot Webb, born in Halle, Germany had eight years of a carefree childhood, before everything changed with the coming of the Third Reich. She experienced Krystallnacht, saw her Grandfather and Uncle arrested in the middle of the night, watched as they packed a suitcase for Buchenwald's concentration camp, was told she could no longer attend school, because she is a Jew. Margot underwent surgery without anesthetic performed by a Nazi doctor. The heavy undercurrents of her poetry stem from the fact her grandparents gave their permission to leave Germany for California, to her, as well as to her parents. However, amidst all this is a bubble of life, which brought great happiness. The birth of her sons, the adoption of her daughter, many years teaching young people, working with integration in the Los Angeles school system. All this helped toward full life.
Margot lives in Valencia, California, is now 87 years old, but continues to write, to lecture, to attend concerts and practice Judaism.
Webb is currently writing a book about life in India sixty years ago.