This issue of Squaw Valley Review continues the Squaw Valley Community of Writers Poetry Program tradition of publishing a collection of poems begun during the poets’ week together in July. Poets submitted three poems–whether completely revised or exactly the same as the day the poem was first imagined–and three volunteer editors (participants of the Poetry Program) selected which poems to include in the Review. Proceeds benefit the Scholarship Fund.
Lauren K. Alleyne • Heather Altfeld • Joe Atkins • Joan Baranow • Judy Bebelaar • Laura June Bernstein • Judy Brackett • Beverley Bie Brahic • Richard Brown • Deborah Buchanan • Ashley Butler • Alex Chambers • Ewa Chrusciel • Scott Conley • Deborah Dallinger • Joshua Davis • Whitney DeVos • Suzanne Edison • Gina Forberg • Catherine Freeling • Richard Gabriel • Leah Naomi Green • Jim Gunshinan • Rebecca Guyon • Ken Haas • Marguerite L. Harrold • Liberty Heise • George Higgins • James Houlihan • Nicelle C. Hughes • Lisa Anne Jones • Lawrence Kaplun • Andrew Kaufman • Ann Keniston • Devi Sen Laskar • Laurie Lessen-Reiche • Jennifer Liou • Kim Lohse • Matt Mauch • Theresa McCourt • Nancy Mohr • Laura Wine Paster • Charlotte Pence • Michelle Raust • Claudia M. Reder • Justin Rigamonti • Deborah Dashow Ruth • Larry Ruth • David Scronce • Lauren Shapiro • Richard Sims • Patrick Smith • Wendy Trevino • Zach Vesper • Jonathan Watson • Dean Young
Liberty Heise has a BS in Mathematics from The Evergreen State College and an MA in English/Creative Writing from Temple University. She was raised where the Walla Walla Sweet Onion is the state vegetable. She lives in Austin where she teaches at the Girls School. Her latest work is forthcoming in Fourth River.
Lisa Anne Jones earned a doctorate in Sociology, taught for awhile at UC Davis, then chucked it all for poetry. She’s since become an active member in the Sacramento Poetry scene and is the Interview Editor for Sacramento’s Poetry Now (see sacramentopoetrycenter.org). Her poetry has garnered an honorable mention (Poetry Now), a first prize award (Berkeley Poets Contest) and has appeared in Tea Party and the anthology, Journaling the Appocalypse. Find her work on-line at: qarrtsiluni.com, Poetry Now, and at her website alchemyofbirds.blogspot.com. She writes, sculpts and enjoys her family in Stockton, CA.
Lawrence Kaplun was raised in Los Angeles and currently lives in San Francisco, where he works for the California Academy of Sciences. His poems have appeared online in Limp Wrist Magazine.
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