Tess. Lotta is finishing her MA in English at California State University,
Dominguez Hills while writing poetry and journalism. She serves as
Poetry Editor for www.poeticdiversity.org, teaches creative writing at
a Los Angeles high school, and works as a writing tutor at her
Bleeding Magdeline is from LA but doesn't live there. Currently, she
enjoys observing narcissists and egomaniacs in their natural habitat
and baiting the emotionally underdeveloped with inappropriate physical
boundaries. She is an artist and activist and likes red
Giuliana Maresca is a Los
Angeles based photographer and designer. Dividing her formative
years between Bogota Colombia; Queens NYC, and assorted suburban locals,
her diverse experiences with art, culture, and family has allowed
her to develop a unique insight to the creative pursuits. Giuliana's
photographic work conveys a fantasy-like vision, capturing the essence
of a spontaneous moment or gesture. Her efforts in fashion include
a series of artisan hand bags sold through independent boutiques.
Additional efforts have included experiments in music, painting, and
hand crafted wrestling masks. She creates and markets art under
the name Tripetta Cartel. An avid cyclist and advocate of public transportation,
Giuliana has worked and/or volunteered in theatre, mental health,
and art gallery settings. She earned a degree in English and
studied photography at Baruch College in NYC and has augmented her
studies with courses at Pasadena City College and Cal State Los Angeles.
Mandy Kronbeck is a student at California State University,
Dominguez Hills and is finishing her Masters Degree in Literature
this spring semester. She has presented papers at conferences
such as Significations at Cal State L.A. and Student Research
Day at CSUDH. Her interests lie mostly in Victorian literature,
but she is nursing an interest in 18th century and Medieval British
literature. Ms. Kronbeck aspires to teach at the community college
level and is interested in pursuing a Ph.D. She is currently
student teaching a composition class at El Camino College. She
lives in West L.A. with her fiancé.
Anthony Liccione has been writing poetry for
14 years, allowing his thoughts to go where imagination leads.
His book Please Pass Me, the Blood & Butter is scheduled to be
released late 2006.
Riley Lotta is a writer of poetry. Currently,
she is a freshman at a California High School. Her interest
in drama led her to pursue stage production for her High School's
drama department. She also has an interest in dance and currently
takes classes at her school; she plans to try out for the dance ensemble
for her High School’s spring performance. In her spare time, she loves
to write poetry and short stories. She lives with her parents
and her dog Rocket.
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narrative and visual brain