Edward M. Belfar: Leaving the Chesapeake
Edward M. Belfar's works have appeared or are forthcoming in The Awakenings Review, The Baltimore Review, Dodobobo, Pennsylvania English, Potpourri, Soundings, Steam Ticket, and The Story Exchange. He lives in Maryland, where he works as an editor and teaches at Prince George's Community College.
Dana Berry: Proper Etiquette; The Smell of Cut Grass
Dana Berry splits his time between San Francisco and Sacramento, California. He is currently attempting to broaden the scope of the word "aspiring" to include hints of humility, desperation, and slothfulness.
Marion de Booy Wentzien: Loops
Marion de Booy Wentzien's short stories have won the P.E.N. Syndicated Fiction Award in both 1986 and 1987, and the New Letters Literary Award in 1991. Her fiction has appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle and Seventeen, among others. She lives in Saratoga, California.
Vera Djordjevich: Surviving the High-Speed Road to Happiness
Vera Djordjevich is the senior editor of On the Page.
Zoë Francesca: Society's Failure: A Conversation with Barbara Ehrenreich
Zoë Francesca is the poetry editor of On the Page.
I. Halpern: Seder in Prison
I. Halpern lives and writes in Central Islip, New York, where he records books for the New York Braille Institute World Library for the Blind and Seeing-Impaired. He presents his own poetry and conducts workshops for Poetry in the Schools and National P.E.N. Writers in Prison. His poems have appeared in the Long Island Quarterly, the California Poetry Quarterly, and Beyond Lament, a publication of Northwestern University Press. Mr. Halpern's poem "Quid Pro Quo" appeared in the Encounters issue of On the Page.
Kake Huck: A Failure of Intelligence
Kake Huck holds a PhD from the University of Utah and is currently taking part in the MFA Creative Writing Consortium, organized through the California State University, Chico. She has published in Weber Studies, Pearl, Spindrift, and Harpur Palate. She lives in Oregon.
Nina Jordan: Searching for the Redemptive Moment
Nina Jordan is a writer and teacher currently replenishing her music collection.
Scott McKee: Eating His Lunch
Scott McKee is a portfolio manager for an affiliate of a major U.S. financial institution. He has worked on Wall Street in a variety of roles for almost 20 years. A Midwesterner by birth, Scott was educated on both coasts, and has called New York home since the early 1980s.
Blair Oliver: Point B
Blair Oliver teaches literature and creative writing at Front Range Community College in Ft. Collins, Colorado, where he also serves as editor of the Front Range Review. His stories have appeared in CutBank, Talking River Review, and The Dickinson Review.
Stephanie Pearson: Dreaming of Disaster
Stephanie Pearson is a senior editor at Outside magazine.
Kathee Rebernak: Perfection
Kathee Rebernak grew up in Missouri and has been living in New York City since 1995. She is a writer, a corporate communications consultant, a recovering attorney, and, as of January 2001, a mother. She has published short fiction, poetry, and academic work and is currently working on a novel. Her vignette "Malibu" appeared in the Cars issue of On the Page.
Sue Repko: Little League
Sue Repko's fiction has appeared in The Kelsey Review and New Millennium Writings. She recently completed a novel, Tilting at Cadillacs, about a nanny who works for a dysfunctional family in New Jersey.
Chris Sproul: Disaster in Our Dream
Chris Sproul has been with the Environmental Protection Agency since 1987. He is a Staff Attorney in Region 9 in San Francisco.
Chris Togneri: Don't Throw It in the Danube
Chris Togneri was born and raised in Oakland, California, went to college in Nebraska, and from there made his way to Bratislava, Slovakia, to coach baseball. A switch to journalism led him to The Slovak Spectator, an English-language weekly, where he has served as staff writer, news and culture editor, and travel editor. He currently files reports for the Spectator as the Eastern Slovakia correspondent.
Leo Vanderpot: Paul Caponigro
Leo Vanderpot lives in Gallatin, New York, where he writes poetry, fiction and non-fiction. His work has appeared in the Palo Alto Review, Lynx Eye, The American Gardener, Berkshires Week, and Snowbound. Mr. Vanderpot attended high school with Paul Caponigro, whose photographs have been published in Aperture and exhibited at George Eastman House, the Siembab Gallery, the Andrew Smith Gallery, and at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Mr. Caponigro did not show up at the Revere (Massachusetts) High School class of 1950 reunion.
Elaine Verdill: Corona
Elaine Verdill lives in Colorado where she works at JILA, an interdisciplinary institute for research and graduate education in the physical sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her own photos are on exhibit there. She has published poetry in Poetry Nottingham, Voices International, and Illuminations.
Sarah Brown Weitzman: Whiskey
Sarah Brown Weitzman was a two-time finalist in the Academy of American Poets' Walt Whitman Award contest and received an NEA Fellowship in 1984. Her poems have appeared in Abraxas, The Madison Review, Mid-American Review, Poet & Critic, High Rock Review, The Croton Review, and Kansas Quarterly. Ms. Weitzman currently lives in Delray Beach, Florida.