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JAMES BEACH's bio is on the [contributors] page.
MUTAHIRA MOQUEET "I was born in June 1991 in Karachi, where I have lived practically my entire life. In the beginning I aspired to be a medieval historian (and dabble into philosophy along the way) but in 2009 I opted to study medicine instead. Somewhere along this journey I discovered play writing as I bored and disenchanted with the medical studies. I think I truly discovered my preferred style and genre in 2009 when I wrote 'The Sculptor on King's Street' and entered it for the annual drama fest at the University and I won the Best Script award. It immediately had a cult following. The next year I wrote my second play: 'Paradiso Problematique,' a highly surrealist piece. Which had a cult following, again, but didn't win any awards. I haven't put up any plays since because after that the rigors of the clinical years and night shifts and medical exams made that impossible. But I write. Continously."
DEE SUNSHINE once created a stunning collage that Smokebox Commentary editors paired with a heady essay from the editor here... When contacted re submitting here, he replied with a slew of collages. His bio is available online elsewhere.
DIRK VAN NOUHUYS's bio is on the [contributors] page.
JERRY VILHOTTI has had two collections of works accepted by a publisher: "Gods Depicting Pastime" which has the Greek gods discovering a game once played by people - who plastered their bodies with empire blue to be one with the sky and tried to figure out what the tic infested thing was about - and the second collection called "Specs in the Eyes of Seeing" that follows a little boy's journey from childhood to manhood.
CHANGMING YUAN is a 9-time Pushcart nominee and author of 7 chapbooks; he also published monographs on translation before moving out of China. With a PhD in English, Yuan currently edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Yuan in Vancouver, and has poetry appearing in Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline, Threepenny Review and 1189 others across 38 countries. [poetrypacific.blogspot.ca, poetrypacificpress.blogspot.ca, facebook.com/poetry.pacific]
*Cover artist GENE TANTA: Romanian-born, painter and poet based in central Illinois. [genetanta.com]