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Peter Neil Carroll

Poet
Belmont, CA

Peter Neil Carroll has published three volumes of poetry and many books of history, memoir, and non-fiction. His most recent book is Fracking Dakota: Poems for a Wounded Land (Turning Point Press, 2015). An earlier collection is A Child Turns Back to Wave: Poetry of Lost Places (Hollywood, CA: The Poetry Press, 2012) which won the Prize Americana from the Institute for the Study of American Popular Culture. http://www.americanpopularculture.com/home.htm Charlotte Muse writes: “Peter Neil Carroll, poet and historian, has gone to see America for himself. He has traveled through desolate, mysterious western places full of the spirit of vanished peoples, and gone watching, remembering, and imagining...to bring us back the gift of these poems…. These are the lively poems, though love and sorrow are never far from the surface, as in the unforgettable last lines from “The Mountain Top”: http://hiraethpress.com/WrittenRiverWinter2011.pdf An earlier volume is Riverborne: A Mississippi Requiem (Higganum Hill, CT: Higganum Hill Books, 2008). These poems describe a latter-day Huck and Jim journey down the great river. http://www.amazon.com/Riverborne-Mississippi-Peter-Neil-Carroll/dp/0977655695 Among recently published poems on line: “Appalachia” http://willowglenpoetry.posterous.com/archive/11/2012 “Restless Spring” http://www.sandhillreview.org/2012/SHR2012CarrollRestlessSpring.htm “Epitaph” & “Solstice”: http://www.earthspeakmagazine.com/peterneilcarroll10.htm Peter reads frequently in the San Francisco area and has spoken on the theme of poetry and place at Oberlin College and other poetry venues. His non-fiction books include Keeping Time: Memory Nostalgia & the Art of History (Georgia)http://www.ugapress.org/index.php/books/keeping_time The Odyssey of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade: Americans in the Spanish Civil War (Stanford)http://www.sup.org/book.cgi?id=2509 and It Seemed Like Nothing Happened: America in the 1970s (Rutgers) http://rutgerspress.rutgers.edu/acatalog/__It_Seemed_Like_Nothing_Happened_1520.html He lives with the writer-photographer Jeannette Ferrary.

Jeffrey Paul Chan

Fiction Writer
San Francisco, CA

Kosrof Chantikian

Poet
Larkspur, CA

Kosrof Chantikian is the author of two books of poems: Prophecies & Transformations, and Imaginations & Self–Discoveries, and editor of Octavio Paz: Homage to the Poet, and The Other Shore: 100 Poems by Rafael Alberti. His poems have appeared in Grey Sparrow Journal, Snow Jewel, Verse Wisconsin, Amerus, Ginosko, Green House, and other journals. He was editor of KOSMOS: A Journal of Poetry, and general editor of the KOSMOS Modern Poets in Translation Series. His essay on Octavio Paz entitled "The Poetry and Thought of Octavio Paz: An Introduction” appeared in Octavio Paz: Homage to the Poet (KOSMOS Books), and was reprinted in Octavio Paz edited by Harold Bloom (Chelsea House). He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, and the San Francisco Foundation, and was poet-in-residence at the San Francisco Public Library. Published Work Online – Hyperlinks Poems https://greysparrowpress.sharepoint.com/Pages/2016FallChantikian.aspx http://greysparrowpress.sharepoint.com/Pages/Winter2011PoetryChantikian.aspx http://www.versewisconsin.org/backprint/vw105Mar2011.pdf http://versewisconsin.org/Issue105/audio105/oldManintheRhodesCafe.mp3 (Voice) http://armenian-poetry.blogspot.com/2009/08/kosrof-chantikian-on-death.html http://armenian-poetry.blogspot.com/search/label/Kosrof Chantikian http://www.levelerpoetry.com/love-song-for-the-woman-with-beautiful-hands/ Essay "The Poetry and Thought of Octavio Paz: An Introduction" in Octavio Paz: Homage to the Poet (KOSMOS Books) Reprinted in Octavio Paz edited by Harold Bloom (Chelsea House): http://www.scribd.com/doc/169381614/Harold-Bloom-Editor-Octavio-Paz-Modern-Critical-Views-2002 Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/Kosrof-Chantikian/e/B001KCNOQO Interview with Kosrof Chantikian by Neshama Franklin & Reading on 17 June 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqzzVu6LBME

Claudia Chapline

Poet
Stinson Beach, CA

Grace Chappell

Poet
San Francisco, CA

Grace Chappell's work has been published in the Sunday S F Chronicle, the Richmond ReView, the Anderson Valley Advertiser, Short Fiction by Women, and online at Your Daily Poem, at Every Day Poets, and at Haiku Journal, and various others. She also writes the classical music program notes for the San Francisco City Chorus. She lives in San Francisco, California.

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