is an Australian writer and artist in her
early twenties who has been writing poetry, fiction and non-fiction for
almost two decades. Her favourite authors include J.R.R Tolkien, Neil
Gaiman, and Robert Jordan, as well as the poetry of e.e. cummings and Sylvia
Plath. A lot of her poetry is about everyday things, which she regards
with an underlying fascination for their common beauty. The simple things
are often the most interesting to write about.
Rachel is a digital artist and web designer.
Rachel's work first
appeared in a regional anthology of emerging poets. She has been a
featured poet in the previous iteration of Passage through August.
began writing poetry in the fall of 1999
and has been published (or has poems pending publication) in such print and
e-zime publications as Limestone Circle, Blackmail Press, Verse Libre,
Niederngasse, The Dakota House, Muses Kiss, Peshekee River Poets, Verse
Libre, Short Stuff, MiPo Weekly and Digital, Lotus Blooms, The Dead Mule,
Women of the Web Anthology, Best of MiPo Anthology and the yearly International
War Vets Poetry Anthology. She has placed first or second in several
regional and intra-board poetry competitions. Previously a Clinical
Psychologist and sailor/traveler, illness has forced her to temporarily park
her vagabond shoes. She makes her home in the greater West Palm Beach,
Florida , USA.
Visit Pris at her website
1982, Alexandra is still a young poet. Being of Dutch origin, English is her
second language, but it’s hardly a barrier anymore. Her obsession for the
written word started when she was aged 5 and began to read. Sometimes she
wrote poems for her family and friends, but her personal poems only started
to come in 1996, when she'd just turned 14. She won a poetry contest once
and since then, she’s had the strange notion that she actually writes
poetry worth reading. Having had several workshops and being stimulated by
poets such as W.M. Stoneking and Christina Conrad, she’s finally finding
her own voice - in which she’s always growing.
publications include being featured at Kookamonga
Square, in the June 2001 issue of literary e-zine Gangway,
in WORDSPACE and at Blackmail
Press. Forthcoming: some poetry in part
IV of the "In Our Own Words" anthology series and in the
November 2002 issue of Blackmail Press.
Renee Carter Hall
Renee Carter Hall's poetry and fiction have
appeared in numerous print
and online publications, and her poetry has been nominated for a
Pushcart Prize. She has also served as editor of the poetry journal Limestone
Circle, which ceased publication in 2002 after four successful years.
She lives in northern Virginia with her husband and welcomes correspondence
at renjef @ earthlink.net.
was born in the
Philippines, the daughter of a beauty queen and a golf
addict. Flung to the remotest corners of the Midwest, she currently lives in
Akron, Ohio where she works as a judicial clerk. Though her
cynicism has flourished with each daily contact with her friends in orange
jumpsuits and chrome manacles, she nurtures the hope that someday the whole
experience will become excellent fodder for a profitable screenplay. She is also
Editor's note: Rachel's
work has appeared in the literary publication Montage, as
well as in spoken-word performances in Syracuse, NY, where she was a
lives in Long Beach, CA which he considers
to be the best place on earth. Maybe it's the music, the people and
the seagulls. Maybe it's because they let him get away with loitering in neighborhood coffee shops hoping to incite poetry readings
and getting free lattes.
Jon's work has
appeared in numerous print and online publications, some of them quite
reputable. His work was nominated for a 2008 Pushcart Prize.
to Jon (he can't read)
Jon's on-line chapbook site
was born and raised in Missouri and moved to Los Angeles, CA to
attend UCLA, where she intended to major in English. However, the
English department at that particular institution was geared toward the
pedantic and not the creative. She fled in frustration to the Motion
Picture / Television division of the Theater Arts Dept. and thrived.
Linda is married to a French physicist, and they have a son and a daughter.
Linda's poetry has been published by L.A.C.C. Press and
Limestone Circle, as well as on-line through Poetry Superhighway.
UCLA's Department of English has included her poetry in classroom
instructional material. Her writing success also brought her a lyrics
contract with Beechwood Music, a Capitol Records subsidiary.
was born and raised in Wichita,
Kansas. She has moved around a little, from Seattle, Washington to Canada,
to California and then back to Seattle. Anne began to write seriously in
early 2002. Her work has been published both nationally and internationally.
Anne has a degree in Law and Justice from Central Washington University and
works as a legal assistant. In her spare time she draws a little, writes
poetry, a little haiku and has attempted a short story or two. She looks
forward to spending more time with the pen as life allows.
Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Heather Long
was raised and educated in Hamilton, Ontario, and is presently living in
Studio City, CA. Following twenty years as a political speech
writer for Calgary City Council, and with the help of what she considers
guiding hands, she has rekindled a desire to write poetry, and to share it
It is her belief that
the healing power of poetry will spread commensurate with the effort
individual poets make to share their words, and she is also keenly aware
that the responsibility lies with her to create a life that will help make
such a vision possible.
Editor's note: Heather has
been Featured Poet at just about every L.A. and Orange County, CA venue in
the last few years,
most recently at The Comedy Store in L.A. She has also read in Austin, Seattle, and Denver.
She was awarded first prize
for two successive years in
the Shadyvale Press International Poetry Contest (1999 and 2000), and third prize in the Christina Sergeyevna Anthology
Awards at the Austin International Poetry Festival (2001).
Heather's work appears in numerous anthologies, including six selections in
Poetry the Write Way, and one in di-verse-city 2000 out of the
Austin, TX. Her own chapbook, Befriending the Hydra, was
published in 2000.
Her on-line publishing credits include Creekwalker, Mentress
Moon and Stirring. She was named Poet of the Month by Poetry Down
Visit Heather Long at her