The Maynard
October 2013

Author Biographies

Jenni B. Baker

Jenni B. Baker is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Found Poetry Review. Her own poetry (found and not) has been published in multiple literary journals and anthologies, including InDigest Magazine, qarrtsiluni, Solo Novo, BluePrintReview, Referential Magazine, Crate, RiverLit and TINGE Magazine. For more information, visit

Jen Currin

Jen Currin has published three collections of poetry: The Sleep of Four Cities; Hagiography; and most recently, The Inquisition Yours (2010), which was a finalist for four awards and won the 2011 Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry. She lives in Vancouver, and teaches writing at Vancouver Community College, Kwantlen University, and for The Writer's Studio at Simon Fraser University.

William Doreski

William Doreski's work has appeared in various online and print journals and in several collections, most recently City of Palms (AA Press, 2012).

C.S. Fuqua

C.S. Fuqua's published books include Alabama Musicians: Musical Heritage from the Heart of Dixie, Big Daddy's Gadgets (novel), If I Were... (poems for children), Trust Walk (short-story collection), The Swing: Poems of Fatherhood, Divorced Dads, and Notes to My Becca, among others. His work has appeared in publications such as Main Street Rag, Dark Regions, Iodine, Christian Science Monitor, Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, Cemetery Dance, Bogg, Year's Best Horror Stories XIX, XX and XXI, Amelia, Slipstream, The Old Farmer's Almanac, The Writer,, and Honolulu Magazine.

Colin James

Colin James has a chapbook of poems out from Atlantean Publishing. He lives in Massachusetts.

Craig Kurtz

Craig Kurtz is an autistic 54-year old living at Twin Oaks Intentional Community where he writes poetry while simultaneously handcrafting hammocks. Recent work appears in Bad Robot, The Bitchin' Kitsch, Hyperlexia Journal, Inclement, Otoliths, Out of Our, Penny Ante Feud, Randomly Accessed Poetics, Red Fez, Samzidat Literary Journal and others.

Ellen MacDonald-Kramer

Ellen MacDonald-Kramer is a young Canadian writer currently residing in London, UK. Her articles have appeared in the online publications La Folia and Music & Vision, and she has published short fiction and poetry in the online journal FringeLit. She has a completed novel manuscript in circulation.

Karen Neuberg

Karen Neuberg's poems have appeared in numerous journals including Barrow Street, DIAGRAM, Forge, and Pirene's Fountain. Her chapbook, Detailed Still, was published by Poets Wear Prada. She's a five-time Pushcart nominee, holds an MFA from the New School and is associate editor of First Literary Review-East.

Laura Ritland

Laura Ritland is an emerging poet, recently graduated from the University of British Columbia with a B.A. in Creative Writing and English Literature. She is currently completing an M.A. in English in the Field of Creative Writing at the University of Toronto.

Sarah Roebuck

Sarah Roebuck is a teacher based in Toronto. She earned an M.A. In Religious Studies at the University of Windsor in Ontario, where she worked for The Lance newspaper and CJAM 99.1 FM. Her poetry has appeared in Generation Magazine, Antigonish Review, Dalhousie Review and Other Voices. She has had articles in Today's Parent magazine and her book reviews have appeared in McGill University's ARC journal. She lives in Toronto with her son, Theodore.

Rena Rossner

Rena Rossner is a graduate of the Writing Seminars program at The Johns Hopkins University, Trinity College Dublin and McGill University. She works as a Foreign Rights and Literary Agent at The Deborah Harris Agency in Jerusalem, Israel. Her poetry and short fiction has been published or is forthcoming from The Dr. T.J. Eckleburg Review, Poetica Magazine, MiPoesias, Ascent Aspirations, The 22 Magazine, Fade Poetry Journal, Exterminating Angel Press, Full of Crow and The Prague Revue, among others. Her cookbook 'Eating the Bible' is forthcoming from Skyhorse Publishing. Her first novel is out on submission.

Russel Swensen

Russel Swensen earned his MFA in fiction from the California Institute of the Arts and his doctorate in poetry from the University of Houston. His fiction and poetry have appeared in Black Clock, Quarterly West, Pank, Third Coast, The Destroyer, and elsewhere. His poetry chapbook, Santa Ana, was the winner of the Spring 2011 Black River Chapbook Contest.

Russell Thornton

Russell Thornton's latest book, Birds, Metals, Stones & Rain (Harbour Publishing, 2013) has been nominated for the Governor General's Award for Poetry. He lives in North Vancouver.

Colleen Webber

Colleen Webber is an emerging poet who studied English at SFU. Her influences include e e cummings, Kate Greenstreet, and Tim Bowling. When not reading or writing poetry, Colleen makes mixed media artwork and wanders through the city.