Joanne Chin is a graduate of the creative writing MFA program at Rutgers-Newark and her work has appeared in KL Stories: Urban Odysseys, published by MPH Group Publishing, Malaysia, and in The Waiting Room Reader II, published by CavanKerry Press. Her stories have been finalists in Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers (twice) and Very Short Fiction Award.
Ruth Danon is the author of the poetry collections Limitless Tiny Boat, (new from BlazeVOX, 2015) Living with the Fireman (Ziesing Brothers, 1981), and Triangulation from a Known Point (North Star Line, 1990), and a book of literary criticism, Work in the English Novel (Croom-Helm, 1985). New work is forthcoming in NOON: The Journal of the Small Poem, Post Road, The Florida Review, and Mead. Her poetry was selected by Robert Creeley for Best American Poetry, 2002, and her poetry and prose have appeared in Versal, Mead, BOMB, the Paris Review, Fence, the Boston Review, 3rd Bed, Crayon, and many other publications in the U.S. and abroad. She is a professor of creative and expository writing in the School of Professional Studies of New York University.
Tony Paterniti is an actor, singer-songwriter and performing poet. He has appeared as the lead character in an Off-Broadway version of Phantom of the Opera, and in the New York debut of Ken Ludwig’s Shakespeare in Hollywood. He is actively involved in Song of Solomon, a through-composed musical working its way towards Broadway, and also performs with the Caribbean American Repertory Theater. In 2008, Tony published a collection of 424 ghazals entitled, 424 Ways to Find Your Lover and has a successor volume on the way. Frankly, he has many books stockpiled, as he writes way faster than he can collect his work! Tony has also featured on Poet-to-Poet cable TV series, Mike Geffner’s Inspired Word Series, and at the Queens Literary Festival held this past August. He has frequently performed his songs in the General Assembly Hall in the United Nations, where he worked for 30 years—mainly as a writer, editor, press officer and information officer. Tony leads a very synchronistic life and shares his stories freely, as well as in several unpublished books. He is also working on his “six story building”—a collection of six unique movies connected by a single underlying plot line. You can find some of his work on two Facebook pages: Tony Paterniti, Poet and Tony Paterniti, Musician. Preview samples from his book 424 Ways to Find Your Lover are available on http://www.lulu.com.
Rich Watson is entering his sixth year as creator of the film blog Wide Screen World. His short story, “Airplanes,” was published in the magazine Newtown Literary. A part-time cartoonist, his work includes the graphic novella Rat, published by Landwaster Books, and the comic strip City Mouse Goes West, published by The Short North Gazette in Columbus, Ohio, as well as a variety of self-published comics. He is a former editor for the pop culture magazine UVC, and a former columnist for the website Pop Culture Shock. http://widescreenworld.blogspot.com