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2010: The Broadsider, Volume 2, Series 1-17.

About the Poets

Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

Series 1. “There Are Mornings When I Want”

Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer lives in Placerville, Colorado. She is a poet, musician and author of several books including Holding Three Things At Once, Turkey Buzzard Press (2008) and Insatiable, Sisu Press (2004). www.wordwoman.com

Suzanne Frost

Series 2. “Pound in a Cage”

Suzanne Frost lives in Santa Barbara, California. She has published three chapbooks, including Monument to Broken Stones, Taos Writing Services (1998). She is the editor/publisher of Sage Trail Poetry Magazine. www.sagetrail.org

William Taylor Jr.

Series 3. “Some of Us”

William Taylor Jr. lives in San Francisco, California. He is the author of Words for Songs Never Written: New and Collected Poems, Centennial Press (2007) and his most recent book The Hunger Season, Sunnyoutside (2009). www.sunnyoutside.com

Pat Schneider

Series 4. “Sound of the Night Train”

Pat Schneider lives in Amherst, Massachusetts. She is a poet, playwright and librettist and has published nine books, including Writing Alone and with Others, Oxford University Press (2003) and Another River: New and Selected Poems, Amherst Writers and Artists Press (2005). www.patschneider.com

Art Beck

Series 5. “Cottage”

Art Beck lives in San Francisco, California. He is a poet and translator and the author of Enlightenment: Notes for a Scurrilous Life – the Rediscovered Poems of Giacomo Casanova, Red Hill Press (1977). His most recent book of poetry is Summer With All Its Clothes On, Gravida (2005). http://www.pw.org/content/art_beck_1

Marie Harris

Series 6. “Interstate”

Marie Harris lives in Barrington, New Hampshire. She is the author of four books of poetry, including Interstate, Slow Loris Press (1975), Raw Honey, Alice James Books (1975), and Weasel in the Turkey Pen, Hanging Loose Press (1992). www.marieharris.com

Ted Kooser

Series 7. “Hard Frost Warnings”

Ted Kooser lives in Garland, Nebraska. His recent books of poetry include, Delights and Shadows, Copper Canyon Press (2004), Flying at Night: Poems 1965-1985 University of Pittsburgh Press (2005), and Valentines, University of Nebraska Press (2008). He is a former U.S. poet laureate. http://www.americanlifeinpoetry.org/

Peg Quinn

Series 8. “When Girls Go Fishing”

Peg Quinn lives in Santa Barbara, California. She is a poet, painter and muralist. Her poetry books include a rectangular garden (2008) and poetic license (2009), a graphic poem. Both are published by peggysiouxpress. http://sbmurals.com/home.html

Billy Collins

Series 9. “Memento Mori”

Billy Collins lives in Florida. His books of poetry include The Art of Drowning, University of Pittsburgh Press (1995), Taking Off Emily Dickinson’s Clothes, Picador USA (2000), and Ballistics, Random House (2008). He is a former U.S. poet laureate. http://www.billy-collins.com/

Debbie Yee

Series 10. “Clean-Up”

Debbie Yee lives in San Francisco, California. Her poems have appeared in a number of publications and online zines, including 32 poems, Back Room Live, Fence, Barn Owl Review, Shampoo, Ocho, and in Best American Poetry 2009, Scribners (2009).


David Highsmith

Series 11. “some points for further study”

David Highsmith lives in San Francisco, California. His books include Poison in the System, Fragments from Bernard, The Chatterley Stanzas, and Catalina Island. His most recent book of poems is Your Wilderness and Mine, BlazeVox Books (2007). http://www.booksandbookshelves.com/

Robert Peake

Series 12 “Recipe for the Broken”

Robert Peake lives in Ojai, California. His poems have appeared in numerous publications and online zines, including Poetry Bay, North American Review, Rattle, and The Ojai Bubble. A collection of his poems is forthcoming in the Lost Horse Press New Poets Series, Vol V (2011) www.robertpeake.com

Sara Larsen

Series 13. “Everything’s Included”

Sarah Larsen lives in Berkeley, California. Her poetry chapbooks include to paradise a dashboard, autonomous earth press and 23 Chromosomes for David Wojnarowitz, earthworm press & projects. She co-edits (with David Brazil) TRY magazine. http://sara-larsen.blogspot.com/

Tom Stolmar

Series 14. “Spit or Swallow”

Tom Stolmar lives in San Francisco, California. He’s a performance poet and a former backflip champion. His work has appeared in Prosodia, Little City Review, and The New Hungarian Times. His novel in progress is The Paper Jaguar. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQR3Oo9POhI

Diane di Prima

Series 15. “April Fool Birthday Poem for Grandpa”

Diane di Prima lives in San Francisco, California. She is a poet, writer, teacher and author of over 40 books, including This Kind of Bird Flies Backward, Totem Press (1958), Memoirs of a Beatnik, Olympia Press (1969) Freddie Poems, Eidolon Editions (1974), Pieces of a Song: Selected Poems, City Lights Books (1990), and Recollections of My Life as a Woman: The New York Years, Viking (2001) http://dianediprima.com/

Nancy Gross

Series 16. “My Red Lipstick”

Nancy Gross lives in Ojai, California. She is a poet, writer and editor. Her work has appeared in Big Plastic Box, The Ojai Valley News, Little City Magazine, The Whole Person and The Ventura County Star. She is the editor/publisher of The Ojai Bubble. http://theojaibubblemagazine.wordpress.com/

Shelley Gault

Series 17. “Flood”

Shelley Gault lives in Santa Barbara, California. She is a poet, writer and photographer. Her work has appeared in a number of publications over the years, including The Santa Barbara Independent, Little City Review and Future Primitive. www.spiritrock.org

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