right hand pointing

RHP #21

 "Ill Fever"

"Those who write clearly have readers, those who write obscurely have commentators."

--Albert Camus


  Howie Good

Howie Good, a journalism professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz, is the author of three poetry chapbooks, Death of the Frog Prince (2004) and Heartland (2007), both from FootHills Publishing, and Strangers & Angels (2007) from Scintillating Publications. He was recently nominated for the second time for a Pushcart Prize. Howie is a regular contributor to RHP. The poem in this issue is taken from his upcoming Right Hand Pointing e-chapbook, Police & Questions.

  Brooklyn Copeland

Brooklyn Copeland was born in Indianapolis in 1984. She has also lived in Florida and throughout Northern Europe. Her chapbook, The Milk for Free (2008) is available electronically from Scantily Clad Press. She co-edits Taiga Press, which includes the print journal Taiga and the Tundra Chapbook Series.

  CL Bledsoe

CL Bledsoe is the author of a forthcoming collection, Anthem.  His most recent published collection is _____ (want/need). He is an editor for Ghoti Magazine.

  Cleo Fellers Kocol

Cleo Fellers Kocol recently read her poetry and presented her drama at the Steven Allen Theater in Hollywood, giving the same show in Honolulu, Roseville, and Washington, D.C. She writes a monthly column for the Sacramento Bee about poetry and poets. She has a poem in the new anthology wedding science and creativity, RIFFING ON STRiNGS, a compilation of essays, stories, drama and poetry all based on string theory. The book is now available in bookstores and at Amazon.com on the interwebs.

  Clifford Garstang

Clifford Garstang used to be an international lawyer, but now he lives and writes in the Shenanodah Valley. His work has appeared in numerous literary magazines and he blogs at http://perpetualfolly.blogspot.com.

  Danny Birchall

Danny Birchall lives in London, where he writes poetry and short fiction. His work has previously appeared in nthposition and Mechanics Institute Review.

  Corey Mesler

Corey Mesler has published in numerous journals and anthologies. His novel, Talk: A Novel in Dialogue, was released in 2002. His second novel, We Are Billion-Year-Old Carbon, came out in January 2006. He has also published numerous chapbooks and one full-length poetry collection, Some Identity Problems. He has been nominated for a Pushcart numerous times, and one of his poems was chosen for Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac. With his wife, he runs Burke’s Book Store in Memphis TN. He can be found at www.coreymesler.com.

  J. A. Tyler

Among other publications, J. A. Tyler has recent work in Pindeldyboz, Feathertale Review, Thieves Jargon, Underground Voices, & Word Riot. His debut novella is forthcoming from Ghost Road Press in 2009. He is also founding editor of the online literary review Mud Luscious. Read more at www.aboutjatyler.com.

  William Hall

William Hall thinks his short attention span might be a byproduct of excess television during youth.

  David Kowalczyk

David Kowalczyk lives and writes in Tempe, Arizona. He has taught English in South Korea and Guatemala, as well as in several colleges in the USA, including Arizona State His work has appeared in five anthologies and over fifty magazines, including Maryland Review, Bogg, St. Ann's Review, and California Quarterly. He is the former editor of Gentle Strength Quarterly.

  Jon Ballard

Jon Ballard's work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Valparaiso Poetry Review, Boxcar Poetry Review, Melee, Third Wednesday, Broadsided and many others. He is the author of two chapbooks: Lonesome (Pudding House, 2007) and Sad Town (Maverick Duck Press, 2007). A third chapbook, Trees Make You Think of Other Things, is forthcoming from Foothills Publishing in 2008. A Michigan native, he currently lives in Mexico City, Mexico.

  Adam Stoves

Adam Stoves' most recent work challenges the concept of contextualization. Relative to the way the mind categorizes and stores what a person might deem important, his work refers to subjects taken out of context, or out of "real time." These subjects are then mounted into subjective environments. While stripping these images of associations based on context, he investigates the motion, action, and physicality with which individuals involve themselves in their surroundings. The equally ambiguous drawn forms accompanying the collaged photographs are responses to the figurative posing of the individual. These marks are an intuitive response to the relationship between the figure and its new surroundings. His process of redefining the figure and its location stems from questioning how individuals distance themselves from reality. The dichotomy between being physically present while the mind is disengaged is a common and ongoing theme in his work. He creates similar conditions as individuals are removed from a definitive place, and cast into a theoretical, and often fantastical, situation.

  Doug Draime

Doug Draime has been a presence in the 'underground' and small press since the late 1960's. He was part of the notorious Los Angeles poetry scene of the latter 20th century. He has a recent e-chapbook here on RHP, Speed of Light. Also recent: Last May (Kendra Steiner Editions). Forthcoming, Dancing On The Skids from Tainted Coffee Press. His diverse range of writing, including poems, short stories, and plays continue to appear in publications world wide. He lives in Oregon where he contributes frequently to these pages.

  Heather Overby

Heather Overby is currently an MFA candidate at Washington University in St. Louis. She lives down the street in University City with her two dogs. She is co-curator of the reading series Exploding Swan and has work forthcoming from Best of Wicked Alice, 2007 and Admit 2.

  Jill Sherman

Jill Sherman is a writer, editor, and amateur time traveler. She was last known to reside in Minneapolis, Minnesota, although we can't locate her in the present.

  John Haggerty

John Haggerty is a pale and emaciated man living in California, a place that does not shower affection on the pale and emaciated. On the plus side, he has a lovely and graceful wife and a curiously non-violent dog.

 Kyle Hemmings
Kyle Hemmings recently finished his MFA degree in creative writing and loves to cook, bake, and usually burns whatever her cooks or bakes. He lives in New Jersey and listens to The Beach Boys singing of an endless summer.
    Tom Sheehan

Tom Sheehan’s Epic Cures, short stories from Press 53, won a 2006 IPPY Award. A Collection of Friends, Pocol Press, was nominated for Albrend Memoir Award. He has nine Pushcart and two Million Writer nominations, a Silver Rose Award from American Renaissance for the Twenty-first Century (ART) and the Georges Simenon Award for Excellence in Fiction. He served in 31st Infantry Regiment, Korea, 1951. He meets again soon for a lunch/gab session with pals, the ROMEOs, Retired Old Men Eating Out, 92/79/78. They’ve co-edited two books on their hometown of Saugus, MA, sold 3500 to date of 4500 printed. His pals will each have one martini, he’ll have three beers, and the waitress will shine on them.

    Thomas Edwards

Thomas Edwards is a technological artist living in Los Angeles, CA. His work seeks to explore the interface between people and electronic machines, often by encouraging true interaction between them. Edwards was formally trained as an electrical engineer, worked in the Web and Internet streaming media industries, and currently works for a major television network on advanced broadcast video technology projects. His website is http://www.t11s.com


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