Rhonda Bartle / Lost Light
Feature! Essay on South Island Literature in NZ in the 1970's - reprinted from JAAM, NZ.
Feature! A Caveman Speaks - Tony Beyer.
Feature! Review of "The Last Conspiracy" Allen Gray.
Feature! Reviews of "Jaam, Glottis and Spin"
About the Authors
ALEX KEEGAN is the pseudonym of Ron Jones, born Newport, Gwent 1947. Alex writes mystery thrillers but his real love literate fiction. Many stories published and a number of prizes. Edited editions of E-Scene and World Wide Writers.
DENNIS MUST: is editor and co-founder of Flying Horse, and alternative literary journal. His plays have been performed off Broadway and has work pending in Red Hen Press' Fiction 2000, Writers' Forum and many other literary journals and anthologies. Was awarded First Place in the Alsop Review's 1999, Taproot Literary Journal's 1998 and The Oval's 1996 fiction contests. Lives in Massachusetts, USA.
ALAN PAPPRILL was raised in Wanganui, the city that provides the setting for the story, "Kidneys" (sor #13). Formed the Wanganui City Poets' group. Taught English in secondary schools in NZ. While overseas, taught in schools in South London and Wales.
BERNARD GADD: has been a prolific contributor to New Zealand literature in a number of forms over the years. Educationalist, poet, fiction writer, essayist, reviewer, political commentator (he is co-editor of a political ezine, INCITE - www.freespeech.org/incite ) and editor. He has published several books of poetry, verse and other writing.
MORAG McDOWELL is a prolific and well known writer living on planet earth.
RICHARD REEVE lives in Norfolk, England and has been writing since before 1960, when his first novel, Junk Jungle, was published by Michael Joseph, London. Has had work published in many journals and magazines all over the world since then. He is a former lecturer at the University of London and has lived and tutored abroad for many years. Has had fiction broadcast on BBC radio. Won first place in the British Diversity Awards 1997 Short Story Competition.
FRANCINE JUHASZ: was originally from Ohio, USA, with a teaching degree in English and creating courses to her credit. Later received a Ph.D in psychology from Case Western Reserve University. She is in the process of revising her first novel, Fate's Broken Axle.
DAVID EGGLETON: is a poet, writer and arts and literary critic living in Dunedin, New Zealand. Winner of "Reviewer of the Year" award, 1997. He has had poems and stories published widely in NZ and overseas.
DAVID PRITCHARD: lives and writes in New Zealand, his work has appeared in the NZ ezine, Trout.
JUNICE DIREEN: is a New Zealander living on the coast south of Adelaide, Australia. She is addicted to velvet, champagne and saxophone players. From monsoons, to midwives, tequila to tangos, bazookas to bonking, no subject is safe from her pen.
ADRIAN MANNING: Lives and writes in Norfolk, UK. Has had poetry published in a number of magazines, in print and on-line.
JOSELYN MORTON: lives in Auckland. Writes poetry to keep a grasp on reality. Wrote and mounted Meatworks with a greart NZ cast. Check out the website: www.meatworks.com
CATHERINE MAIR and PATRICIA PRIME: are poets living in Auckland, and are well known collaborators in many forms of poetry - their work appearing in individual collections and anthologies.
JOHN ALLISON: The featured poet in Poetry NZ #14. A collection of recent poems, Both Roads Taken recently published. John is a teacher in Lyttleton, NZ. His poems have appeared in NZ, Australia, the UK and USA.
MARY CRESSWELL is a retired science editor and technical editor and proofreader. From California, now lives in Wellington New Zealand. Began writing stories in 1997.
JESSICA LEE: is a New Zealander presently living in the UK. This is her first published work.
ROB ALLAN: Rob lives and writes in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, New Zealand. Poetry is his art, writing about the 'here and now'. Published widely.
TONY BEYER: Teaches at Auckland Grammar, Auckland New Zealand. His poetry has appeared in many journals and anthologies since 1971. Has also published a number of collections. Earlier, Jesus Hobo and The Meat, then Dancing Bear, The Singing Ground and Brute Music. and lately, The Century, and The Male Voice. A short on line and print collection of his work, Weatherboard, is due soon to appear on Southern Ocean Review, and in print.
JILL CHAN: was born in Manila, Phillipines in 1973. Has a BSc in chemistry. Migrated to New Zealand five years ago. Poems have appeared in Poetry NZ, Spin and Micropress.
NANCY FLYNN GROTH: lives in New York, USA. She began writing poems in 1993 and her first book is due later this year.
ROBERT JAMES BERRY: A Londoner living is Penang Island, in West Malaysia where he lectures in English, Literature and Language at the University of Science there. Has had poems published in England, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Malaysia, Sweden, Trinidad
TREVOR REEVES: Editor and Publisher of Southern Ocean Review and poet - writer of short stories that have appeared in print and electronic magazines widely.
JANET BUCK teaches writing and literature at college level in the USA. Her homepage has received over 30 awards. Her poems have been published widely, and has been afeatured poet for magazines such as Seeker Magazine, Vortex, Conspire and others. her first collection, Calamity's Quilt is due shortly.
JUDITH WOLFE lives in Dunedin, New Zealand. She is an artist, designer and sculptor. She has exhibited widely throughout New Zealand and some of her works have been in travelling exhibitions overseas. Recent exhibitions at the Empire Cinema, guest artist at the Wanaka Art Group Exhibition, August 1997 and exhibited in the Warbirds Over Wanaka air show exhibition, Easter, 1998, and the Cleveland Art Awards, Dunedin, October 1998, and the Colunma College exhibition 1999. A major retrospective exhibition is planned for August 2000 in Dunedin.