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Right Hand Pointing #23:   
"Doubtful Forms"


"All of us learn to write in the second grade. Most of us move on to greater things."

--Bobby Knight

Jim Benz lives in Minneapolis with his wife, two cats and a dog. He had work in Issue 22.

CL Bledsoe has recent work in Barrow Street, Arkansas Review, Story South, Hamilton Stone Review, and Thieves Jargon. He is the author of the poetry collections Anthem and ______(want/need) and an editor for Ghoti Magazine http://www.ghotimag.com. He is a regular contributor to Right Hand Pointing.

Eric Burke works as an IT manager in Columbus, Ohio. More of his work can be found in elimae, Right Hand Pointing, Alba, Spillway Review, JMWW, Tipton Poetry Journal, Roadrunner, Otoliths, nibble and Haibun Today. Work is forthcoming in miller's pond.

Mark Cunningham has poems in recent or forthcoming issues of E-ratio, Dusie, Otoliths, and Parcel.  Tarpaulin Sky Press will be bringing out a book tentatively titled Body Language, “which will be a sort of diptych containing two collections, one titled Body (on parts of the body) and one titled Primer (on numbers and letters).”  He has contributed to many issues of Right Hand Pointing and has one electronic chapbook with us and, as they say, one on the way.  He also has 77 Leaves, a free e-book at BlazeVox, just out. 

Robert Demaree is the author of three collections of poems, including Fathers and Teachers, published April 2007 by Beech River Books. The winner of the 2007 Conway, N.H., Library Poetry Award, he is a retired school administrator with ties to North Carolina, Louisiana, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire, where he lives five months of the year. He has had over 300 poems published or accepted by 80 periodicals.

Jeff Dutko lives and works in West Hartford, CT where he teaches special needs children and lives with his wife and son.  The crazy dog is temporarily living with the grandparents until they can sell their house.  Some of his recent work has been published in Right Hand Pointing, Rattlesnake Review, Slow Trains and Haggard and Halloo.

Michael Estabrook says "Over the years I have published 15 chapbooks and appeared in some terrific poetry magazines, but you are only as good as your next poem and like a surfer searching for that perfect wave, I am a poet prowling for that perfect poem. Right now I am looking for that perfect poem in my wife, who just happens to be the most beautiful woman (and person) I have ever known. If I find it anywhere I’ll find it in her." Michael had work in Issue 22 of Right Hand Pointing.

Dion Farquhar was born in 1947 and lives in Santa Cruz with the love of her life and their two teenage sons. Formed by the Sixties and repudiating nothing, she still misses New York, her old friends, and off-off Broadway theatre. Her poetry has recently appeared in Opium, City Works, Ikon, Fifteen Project, Second Hy(na)ku Anthology, Rogue Scholars, SLAB, Ep;phany, Otoliths, AUGHT, Poems Niederngasse, etc. Her chapbook, Cleaving, won first prize at Poets Corner Press in 2007.

Jeff Fleming is the editor of nibble, a poetry magazine that is printed on actual paper. He lives on a hill in the fog with his wife and two young boys. Fleming writes poetry when no one is looking.

Howie Good, a journalism professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz, is the author of five poetry chapbooks, including the e-book Police and Questions (Right Hand Pointing, 2008).  Howie's a regular herein.

Tai Dong Huai was born in Taizhou, China, in the year of the tiger. Fiction has appeared, or will, in Smokelong Quarterly, Hobart, 55 Words, Thieves Jargon, elimae, Underground Voices, rumble, Wigleag, Word Riot, and other great places.

Cleo Fellers Kocol writes: "Writing is a joy, whether it is fiction, non-fiction, or poetry, which in my opinion is one half fiction, one half fact.  An extraordinary joy is when I do a poetry reading and can use my voice as only an ex-actor can.  It was fun finding the 'found' poem and again taking part in this great on-line poetry journal."   Her work has popped up here and there on this website. 

Helen Losse's poetry has appeared frequently in Right Hand Pointing. She is he poetry editor at the Dead Mule School of Southern Literature.

Ravi Mangla lives in Fairport, NY. His short fiction has recently appeared in Dogzplot, elimae, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and the Boston Literary Magazine.

Mary Lynn Reed lives and writes in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C.  Her short fiction has appeared in The MacGuffin, Karamu, Happy, Smokelong Quarterly, The Summerset Review, among other places.

Peter Schwartz has dedicated his life to perfecting the art of digital painting.  His work's been published in numerous print and online journals including: Existere, Failbetter, Hobart, International Poetry Review, Red Wheelbarrow, Reed, and Willard & Maple.  We've featured his work in Issues 13, and 18. He's the art editor for Dogzplot.  Doing interviews, collaborating with other artists, and pushing the borders of what can be done digitally, his mission is to broaden the ways the world sees digital art.  Visit his online gallery at: www.sitrahahra.com.

Joshua Seigler took the photographs for the "Contacts" piece in this issue.  He lives in Virginia.  

Carolyn Stoloff  has had six full-length collections and three chapbooks published.

Lynn Strongin is a prolific American poet whose many contributions to Right Hand include a chapbook. More on Lynn here.

Larry D. Thomas is the 2008 Texas Poet Laureate.  He retired in 1998 from a thirty-one year career in social service and adult criminal justice, and has since that time published nine collections of poems.  His most recent book, New and Selected Poems, was issued by TCU Press in March 2008 as the fourth volume of the TCU Press Texas Poets Laureate Series.  Larry's electronic chapbook, The Circus, is just out on Right Hand Pointing.  Larry’s Web site address is www.larrydthomas.com.

Michael Webster (cover photograph) is a photographer living in Brooklyn. His website is www.mwebphoto.com .

Dale Wisely recently got a refill on his Lipitor.




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