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Ira Joel Haber was born and lives in Brooklyn New York. He is a sculptor, painter, book dealer, photographer and teacher. His work has been seen in numerous group shows both in USA and Europe and he has had 9 one man shows including several retrospectives of his sculpture. His work is in the collections of The Whitney Museum Of American Art, New York University, The Guggenheim Museum, The Hirshhorn Museum & The Albright-Knox Art Gallery. His paintings, drawings and collages have been published in many on line and print magazines. Over the years he has received three National Endowments For The Arts Fellowship, two Pollock-Krasner grants. In 2004 he received The Adolph Gottlieb Foundation grant and in 2010 he received a grant from Artists' Fellowship Inc. Currently he teaches art at the United Federation of Teachers Retiree Program in Brooklyn. http://s110.photobucket.com/albums/n94/irajoel/artwork/Photographs/ http://s110.photobucket.com/albums/n94/irajoel/artwork/ http://s110.photobucket.com/albums/n94/irajoel/artwork/collages/

Amy Watkins lives in Orlando, Florida, with her husband and daughter and a big,shaggy dog. She co-edits and hosts the podcast poetry magazine at RedLionSq.com. You can read more of her poems and essays in: Barely South Review (http://barelysouthreview.digitalodu.com/all-issues/september-2011/), Offbeat Mama (http://offbeatmama.com/2011/05/atheist-talking-about-jesus-with-kids), Bigger Than They Appear: An Anthology of Very Short Poems (http://www.accents-publishing.com/biggerthantheyappear.html).

Valentina Cano is a student of classical singing who spends whatever free time she has either writing or reading. She also takes care of a veritable army of pets, including her six, very spoiled, snakes. She lives in Miami, Florida. You can find her here: http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com

Larry O. Dean was born and raised in Flint, Michigan. His numerous chapbooks include I Am Spam (2004), a series of poems “inspired� by junk email, abbrev (2011), and About the Author( 2011). A full-length collection, Brief Nudity is forthcoming in 2013. He is also an acclaimed songwriter whose most recent CD release is Fun with a Purpose (2009) with The Injured Parties. http://larryodean.com/ http://larryodean.blogspot.com/

Aditya Shankar writes in English and Malayalam, and has published in Message in a bottle, Aireings, Hudson View, Snakeskin, The Legendary, Literary Bohemian, Meadowland Review, CHEST, Earthborne, Muse India, Asiawrites, Terracotta Typewriter among others. His fiction has been published in The Other Herald and The Caledonia Review. His First Book 'After Seeing', a series of poems based on cinema was published in 2006. His short films have participated at International Film Festivals. Currently, he lives and works in Bangalore.

Spudgun #1  

Magazine of poetry and art

Spudgun #1  

Magazine of poetry and art