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MARK JACKLEY is the author of four chapbooks, most recently Lank, Beak & Bumpy (Iota Press) and a full-length collection, There Will Be Silence While You Wait (Plain View Press). He lives in Sterling, VA.

MATT HANNON’s work has been described as "voyeuristic (in the best possible way)" and "capturing moments on film that people take for granted". He is constantly looking for details that others have looked over. He remembers things for other people with his photographs. Never leaving the house without at least one camera (film, preferably) Hannon pushes himself to portray the realities of the local arts and music scene in the post-industrial landscape of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pennsylvania metropolitan area. His work is currently on display at the Crimson Lion Hookah Lounge, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

MEREDITH HOLBROOK is a photographer from Toronto who uses the professional name Merry Somers. She is a new member of the Vancouver music and nightlife scene who has most recently photographed the group LMFAO and Djs: Dirty South, John Digweed, Pendulum, Avicii, Klaas, Congorock and Diplo. Merry works with artists to capture their creativity, artistic style, and unique personality on and off the set. She also is a progressing press photographer based in Israel during summers.

ROBERT SPIEGEL is a freelance writer in New Mexico who lives at the foot of some very rough and rocky mountains. He has had articles, poems or short stories in such diverse publications as Rolling Stone, Automation World and True Confessions. He has a very friendly border collie who spends the day watching him write.

SARAH MINIACI is a 20-something writer based in Toronto, ON, where she dropped out of university to live in the heart of the nightclub district and play tambourine into the wee hours. She has a tendency to think too much about everything. Her poetry has appeared in various publications throughout North America, and she has recently completed writing her first novel, “Nightgowns & Cigarettes”.

WALTER BECK is from Avon, IN and is currently a graduate student at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN pursuing a Master's Degree in Poetry. His works have appeared in the ISU Tonic, subTerrenean, Vincennes University Tecumseh Review, Paradigm and most recently, Camp Chase Gazette. In addition to poetry, he has recently finished his first creative non-fiction book, The Smell of Fear and Doughnuts.

WILLIAM DORESKI lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire. His latest collection of poetry is Waiting for the Angel (2009). He has published three critical studies, including Robert Lowell's Shifting Colors. His fiction, essays, poetry, and reviews have appeared in many journals, including Massachusetts Review, Notre Dame Review, The Alembic, New England Quarterly, Harvard Review, Modern Philology, Antioch Review, Natural Bridge.

Profile for Burner Magazine

Burner Magazine, issue 01 (September 2010)  

The inaugural issue of Burner Magazine, which aims to take the boring out of the literary and arts scenes.

Burner Magazine, issue 01 (September 2010)  

The inaugural issue of Burner Magazine, which aims to take the boring out of the literary and arts scenes.