Friday, September 26, 2008

Connie Day: Nurse Practitioner in Afghanistan

Connie Day, Nurse Practitioner, has just returned from one of her nine month stays in Afghanistan. She tells about her experiences in the medical clinic in war torn Kabul. Connie's notes: Worked in refugee camps in Pakistan Led mobile clinic in Afghanistan during the war with the (Russian) now Soviet Union. Worked in Angola, Africa during the civil war providing health care for the displaced Returned to Afghanistan twice since 9-11 As an NP, my specialty is women's health. I last worked in a women's hospital in Kabul where I set in place a curriculum and taught Afghan midwives. Also provided a study guide to prepare midwives for their National Certification Exam administered by the Ministry of Health.
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Saturday, September 20, 2008

David Hernandez: Poet and Author

David Hernandez's poetry collections include Always Danger (Southern Illinois University Press, 2006), winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry, and A House Waiting for Music (Tupelo Press, 2003). Earlier this year, HarperCollins published his first YA novel Suckerpunch, and will follow it up next year with No More Us For You. His poems have appeared in FIELD, Ploughshares, The Missouri Review, The Kenyon Review, TriQuarterly, AGNI, and The Southern Review. His drawings have also appeared in literary magazines, including a feature in Indiana Review. David lives in Long Beach, California and is married to writer Lisa Glatt.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Robert Lee Brewer: Editor of Writer's Market

Robert Lee Brewer is the editor of Writer's Market and will be the editor of Poet's Market (beginning with the 2010 edition). He is the sole contributor to the Poetic Asides blog at, and beginning this fall will be teaching online poetry courses at Brewer's poetry has been published in several print and online journals, including MEAT, Words Dance, Otoliths, and MiPOesias (Cafe Cafe Edition). He recently married the poet formerly known as Tammy F. Trendle, has 2 sons, 1 stepson, and another boy on the way. He splits his time between Dayton, Ohio, and Atlanta, Georgia.

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Friday, September 5, 2008

Tony Barnstone: Prize Winning Poet with a Ph.D

Tony Barnstone is Associate Professor of creative writing at Whittier College. His first book of poetry, Impure, a finalist for the Walt Whitman Prize, the National Poetry Series Prize, and the White Pine Prize, appeared with the UP of Florida in June 1999. His chapbook of poems, Naked Magic, appeared in 2002 with Main Street Rag Press. Other books include Out of the Howling Storm: The New Chinese Poetry (Middletown: Wesleyan UP, 1993), Laughing Lost in the Mountains: Selected Poems of Wang Wei (Hanover: UP of New England, 1991), The Art of Writing: Teachings of Chinese Masters (Boston: Shambhala, 1996), and a number of textbooks, most recently The Literatures of Asia and The Literatures of the Middle East (Prentice Hall). His poetry, translations, essays on poetics, and fiction have appeared in dozens of American literary journals, from APR to Agni. He has won an Artists Fellowship from the California Arts Council, as well as many national poetry awards. A few of his other books are The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry (Anchor, 2003) and a number of textbooks for Prentice Hall, including The Pleasures of Poetry: An Introduction (2005), World Literature (two volumes, 2003), and Modern Poetry: An Anthology with Contexts (2004).

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