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#14 "Shudder"

"If you bring that sentence in for a fitting,
I can have it shortened by Wednesday."

--Hawkeye, M*A*S*H ("The Gun")


 Anna Bellamy Lucas

Anna Bellamy Lucas has appeared previously on Right Hand Pointing.  She belongs to the Green River Writers group based in Louisville, KY and the Kentucky State Poetry Society.  This is her third appearance with us.  She has recent work in The Heartland Review. She deserves a medal for putting up with a major episode of confusion by the editor.

  Colin James

Colin James has had poems published recently in The Hazmat Review, The American Drivel Review, and 88. He has worked in Energy Conservation for over twenty years. He is a great admirer of the Scottish landscape artist, John Mackenzie and encourages art lovers to check out John's work on the Internet

Doug Draime

Doug Draime began publishing in the underground and small press in the late 1960's, while living in Los Angeles. Most recent book in print is Unoccupied Zone (Pitchfork Press, 2004). An online chap, Spleen was published in 2005 by Poetic Inhalation. And forthcoming from Scintillating Publications, Spiders And Madmen. His poems, short stories, and plays have appeared in hundreds of magazines, underground newspapers, and online journals worldwide. Doug is a regular contributor here.

Erin Tarica

Erin Tarica is a writer, collage artist, teacher and doula. Erin has a double masters in Social Work and Jewish Communal Service and has extensive experience in helping people become more aware of meaning in their lives. Living her dream life in San Francisco, she currently writes and teaches workshops throughout the Bay Area.

Howie Good

Howie Good, a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz, is the author of the poetry chapbook, Death of the Frog Prince (FootHills Publishing, 2004). His poems have appeared in numerous journals and e-zines, including 2River View, Stirring, Lily, Plum Ruby Review, Wilmington Blues, The Rose & Thorn, and Prairie Poetry, the latter drawing on his North Dakota background.  Howard's a regular here. There's no denying it.  We've been able to publish Howard's work previously.

J.D. Smith

J. D. Smith's second book, Settling for Beauty, was published in 2005, and his work has appeared online in Hiss Quarterly, Innisfree Poetry and Terrain. He was recently awarded a Fellowship in Poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Kristine Ong Muslim

Kristine Ong Muslim has more than three hundred stories and poems published and forthcoming in mostly genre magazines and anthologies in the USA, UK, Canada, and Australia. Her poems have been published or will appear in Adbusters, Bleeding Quill, Dicey Brown, Eleventh Transmission, GUD Magazine, Her Circle Ezine, Megaera, The Pedestal Magazine, The Scruffy Dog Review, Skyline E-Magazine, T-Zero, and elsewhere.

Lalo Fox

Lalo Fox, once the poetry editor of Ink Pot, is now one of three Janitors on Duty at The Hiss Quarterly, and is among the pseudonymous gang at TQR (Total Quality Reading).  He has very few publishing credits; instead, he stays busy giving them to others.

Margot Miller

Margot Miller has studied a lot (M.A. in Counseling, M.A. and Ph.D in French literature). She has also gardened a lot, at great expense in fact, renovated and decorated at even greater expense, launched two children successfully—worth every penny, taught French and Psychology—rewarding each in its own way, written and published—academic and creative work—the latter is the most fun. Miller divides her time between the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay and the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia . Her creative work (fiction, non-fiction, poetry) has appeared in or is currently featured/forthcoming in ChickFlicks Ezine, Write Side Up, A Long Story Short, Subtle Tea, LitDispatch, Moonlit Thoughts (dogma publications, UK - print), Static Movement, and BluePrint Journal­. She is a submissions editor at www.staticmovementonline.com.

Mark Cunningham

Mark Cunningham received an MFA from the University of Virginia, and still lives in the Charlottesville area.  Poems have appeared in a number of magazines, including Paragraph, BathHouse and previously on Right Hand Pointing.  A selection of poems on parts of the body is on the Mudlark website.  His e-chapbook, Second Story, appears elsewhere on Right Hand Pointing.

Francis Masat

After 36 years as a Professor in the Midwest and Northeast, Francis Masat lives in tropical Key West with his wife Carol and their cats.  His work appears in over 60 literary publications worldwide, including A Little Poetry, flashquake, Gin Bender Rev., Loch Raven Rev., Nisqually Delta Rev., Pedestal, Pegasus, Perigee, Presence, Stylus Poetry J., and The Blue House.

Patrick Revere

Patrick Revere is a print news journalist in West Michigan and the unpublished author of an untold number of poems, several short stories and a novel.

Pete Lee

Pete Lee's former occupations include army sergeant / counterintelligence agent, federal intelligence operations specialist, private investigator, newspaper reporter, and social worker. His poetry has been widely published, both in print and on-line.

 Rohith Sundararaman

Rohith Sundararaman lives in Bombay, India. His work has appeared in eclectica, elimae, edifice wrecked, GUD and elsewhere. He is 22 years old and is studying to enter the corporate world. 

 Paul Sohar

Paul Sohar got to expand his literary activities when he went on disability from a job with a drug firm. The results have slowly crept into Chelsea, Chiron, Grain, Hunger, Kenyon Review, Partisan Review, Rattle, Seneca Review,  etc, and seven books of translations from the Hungarian. And now a volume of his own poetry, Homing Poems, is available from Iniquity press.

Kat Lemmons

Kat Lemmons has contributed both visual art and poetry to Right Hand Pointing and she made the cover for our next issue. So, we're all about Kat Lemmons up in here.  Here work is on the web here.

Kirsten Anderson
Kirsten Anderson lives in Los Angeles. Her short stories and poems have appeared in Defenestration, Illya's Honey, Apollo's Lyre, and The Smoking Poet.
Timothy Gager 

Timothy Gager is the author of Short Street and Twenty-Six Pack, both collections of short fiction and the e-book, The Damned Middle. His first book of poetry, The same corner of the Bar, is available through Ibbetson Street Press and his most recent, We Needed A Night Out, was released in 2006. His short stories appeared in Word Riot, Midnight Mind Magazine, Scene Boston, Theive's Jargon, The Insights Anthology, VerbSap, Swankwriting (83 Words), Story Garden and Write This Magazine. Timothy's poetry has been published in The Ibbetson Street Journal, Poems for All, Erato, Poetry Life and Times, Spare Change, The Somerville News, Generation X National Journal,High Horse, Third Lung Review, 63 Channels and Poesy XXIV. His poetry has been nominated for two Cambridge Poetry Awards.  Timothy lives in Dedham, Massachusetts and is employed as a social worker.

Chris Major

Chris Major lives in Staffs, England. His poetry has appeared in a number of print UK magazines and on line recently at Zygote, Snakeskin, High Horse, Poetry Kit, Lily, Stirring, Can We Have Our Ball Back?, Out of Order, Spent Meat, and others.  He's been published here before and we're glad to have him back.

Brian Beatty

Brian Beatty's jokes, poems and stories have appeared in numerous print and online publications, including Conduit, elimae, Exquisite Corpse, Gulf Coast, Juked, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Milk, Monkeybicycle, Opium, The Quarterly, The Rake and Yankee Pot Roast.

Ira Joel Haber

Ira Joel Haber was born and lives in Brooklyn New York. He is a sculptor, painter, book dealer and teacher who sometimes writes poetry and movie reviews. 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 New York University, The Guggenheim Museum, The Hirshhorn Museum & The Albright-Knox Art Gallery. His paintings, drawings & collages have been published in many on line magazines including Rock Heals, Otoliths, Winamop, Melancholia's Tremulous Dreadlocks, Barfing Frog, The Raving Dove, Foliate Oak, Siren, Prose Toad, Triplopia,Thieves Jargon, Opium, Dirt,The Centrifugal Eye & the DMQ Review.  Over the years he has received three National Endowments For The Arts Fellowship, two Pollock-Krasner grants and most recently in 2004 received The Adolph Gottlieb Foundation grant. Currently he teaches art at the United Federation of Teachers Retiree Program in Brooklyn

  Josh Maday

Josh Maday lives, works and dies in Saginaw, Michigan. His work has been published in Thieves Jargon, Opium Magazine, Outsider Ink, and The Binnacle. And he fully intends to read all those books on his shelves.

  Brianne Killoran

Since obtaining her BFA in Creative Writing from Roger Williams University, Brianne Killoran has been employed in various library settings.  Among many programming responsibilities, she teaches young writers groups and poetry workshops.  Her poetry has appeared, or is forthcoming, in such publications as SunShine Press's Tree Magic, Green Silk Journal, and Ocean Magazine.

Claudia Ryan
Claudia Ryan is a graduate of the MFA program in drawing and painting at the University of South Florida in Tampa.  She is now teaching art in middle school where the kids chew pencils like crazy. She forgets what no.2 pencils taste like but a friend just reminded me of their irresistable, pungent, chemical taste.
Stella Brice

Stella Brice received her degree in English Lit. from Rice University; & has worked, variously, as housecleaner, tarot reader & performance artist.  Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Frank, Total Abandon, Fine Madness, Southern Poetry Review, the anthology of border poetry Tierra Cruzada/Crossed Land & many others.  She is a winner of the John Z. Bennet Prize & is co-editor of the literary journal Art Club.  Her first collection of poems Green Lion was released in the spring of 2005.

  Carolyn Adams

Carolyn Adams is a regular contributor to Right Hand Pointing and it turns out we are planning to present her art e-chapbook in a month or two.  She is a writer, artist, and editor.

Eric Burke

Eric Burke lives and works as a computer programmer in Columbus, Ohio.  He has recently had poems in elimae, Poems Niederngasse Online, Spillway Review, and Alba, and visual art on Right Hand Pointing.  I think it was Issue 11.

  Darrell B. Grayson 

Darrell B. Grayson resides on Death Row at Holman Correctional in Atmore, Alabama.  His poems have appeared previously on RHP and elsewhere. He has published three chapbooks, the most recent of which,  Holman's House, appears on the Dead Mule School of Southern Literature website. Darrell is Chairman of Project Hope to Abolish the Death Penalty.

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