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Kendall A. Bell is a native of Bergen County, NJ who transplanted to Burlington County in early 2001. His poetry deals with the frustration of everyday life, teetering dangerously on sanity's edge and the hope of better days. His work has appeared in numerous print and online journals, most recently Decompression and Drown In My Own Fears. He was nominated for Sundress Publications' Best of the Net collection in 2007, 2009 and 2011. His current chapbook, his eleventh, is called "The Forgotten". His newest manuscript is "Paper cuts and iodine", which is looking for a place to land while he continues work on the next one. He is president and a co-founding member of the Quick And Dirty Poets, founder and co-editor of the online journal Chantarelle's Notebook and the publisher/editor of Maverick Duck Press. His website is www.kendallabell.com and his chapbooks are available through www.maverickduckpress.com.
Langhorne Manor, PA
Chris Bursk, recipient of NEA, Guggenheim, and Pew Fellowships, is the author of nine books including his most recent, The First Inhabitants of Arcadia from the University of Arkansas Press, 2006. In addition to having worked as a volunteer for three decades in the corrections system, with those on probation and parole, he is currently a professor of language and literature at Bucks County Community College. His work has appeared in magazines such as Paris Review, American Poetry Review, Poetry, Manhattan Review, and The Sun. His poem, “Ovid at Fifteen,” won the Another Chicago Magazine Award, judged by Robert Dana. Chris has won numerous awards for his humanitarian and literary efforts including Bucks County Citizen of the Year and Poet Laureate of Bucks County. His The Infatuations and Infidelities of Pronouns won the Bright Hill Chapbook competition and is scheduled for publication in the Spring, 2011. He is most importantly the grandfather of six.