Authors AQ7 Summer 2013
Susan Carey is originally from Herefordshire and currently lives in Amsterdam where she teaches business English for a living. She writes short stories, flash fiction, poetry and the occasional novel. Some of her short stories and poems have been published online and in print. You can find links to her writing and blog posts about life in Amsterdam here, http://amsterdamoriole.wordpress.com. Susan likes ‘poffertjes,’ and cycling along flat roads but misses fish & chips and hills.
Claudia Gary writes, edits, and composes (tonally) near Washington, D.C. Her first, full-length poetry collection, Humor Me, was published in 2006 by David Robert Books; a second is in progress. Her 2013 chapbook is Bikini Buyer’s Remorse. Claudia’s poems have recently been in First Things, American Arts Quarterly, Mezzo Cammin, Trinacria, Light Magazine, Poet Lore, and elsewhere; her articles on health appear in The VVA Veteran and other magazines. See www.claudiagary.com.
Rob Jacques was raised in northern New England and served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Era. He’s a retired technical writer and has taught English at the college level. He currently resides on a rural island in Washington State’s Puget Sound, and his poetry has appeared in various literary journals, including Atlanta Review, Ars Medica, Borderlands, Passager, Prairie Schooner, and Assaracus.
Siham Karami lives with her family in Northwest Florida, USA, where she co-owns a technology recycling company. Her poetry have been published in Mezzo Cammin, The Raintown Review, Angle Poetry, The Lavender Review, String Poet, Tilt-a-Whirl, Shot Glass Journal, Snakeskin, 14 by 14, The Road Not Taken, Sisters Magazine, and New Verse News, among other venues. Her work will also be included in an upcoming anthology, Irresistible Sonnets.
Ronald Linder was a poet and writer who lived in San Francisco for 35 years. His poetry collections include Animals on the Roof (1992) and Dancer Stay Out (1995). His poetry has appeared in The Journal of the American Medical Association, Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, Poetry Flash, and Stars and Stripes. (Photo by Bryan Monte)
Bryan Monte is the publisher and editor of Amsterdam Quarterly. He has worked as a reporter, college lecturer, ESL tutor, and creative writing instructor. His articles, essays, reviews and memoirs have appeared in the Maui News, Poetry Flash, the San Francisco Sentinel, the John Whitmer Historical Association Journal, the anthology, Gay Life, and on KPFA-FM. His poetry has appeared in Bay Windows, Friends Journal, Irreantum, the James White Review, and Sunstone and recently in the anthology, Gathered: Contemporary Quaker Poetry.
Edward Mycue lives in San Francisco. He studied at North Texas State College and Boston University (Lowell Fellow), and worked in Ghana in the Peace Corps in 1961. He has also been a MacDowell Colony Fellow and a US Department of Health, Education and Welfare employee. In 2011, his papers were acquired by the Yale Beinecke Library. His books include: Damage Within the Community (1973), Chronicle (1974), Root Route & Range: The Song Returns (1979) The Singing Man My Father Gave Me (1980), Edward (1985), It’s A Grate Country (1986),Torn Star (1987), Pink Garden Brown Trees (1990), Because We Speak The Same Language (1995), Nightboat (2000), Mindwalking, New and Selected Poems 1937-2007 (2008), Song of San Francisco (2012), and online I Am A Fact Not A Fiction (2009) at www.echapbook.com/poems/mycue/index.html. (Photo by Marty Harper)