The Absinthe Literary Review
C O N T R I B U T O R S ’   N O T E S

Summer  2002

Karen Ashburner

Karen Ashburner lives in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and is the General Editor of Dicey Brown, an online literary magazine. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Black Warrior Review, The New Delta Review, and The Tower.

Candi Chu

Candi Chu is a pianist/composer/writer who lives in New York and loves jazz and golf. She has worked as musical director in off-Broadway productions and is currently writing a novel.

Richard Fein

Richard Fein has been published in numerous print and web journals. He has three personal web sites on which he publishes his poetry and photography. They are:  POEMSPhoto Album,  and Poems

Graeme Bes-Green

Graeme Bes-Green lives in Greenwich, London. He writes and performs most of his poetry as part of a local writers group.  He has had a number of pieces published in various internet ezines, including Snakeskin and Small Spiral Notebook, in addition to a number of small journals in the UK.

Ariana-Sophia M. Kartsonis

Ariana-Sophia M. Kartsonis’ work has appeared or is forthcoming in Bellingham Review, Denver Quarterly, Literary Salt, Optic, New Orleans Review, Third Coast and Quarterly West. Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, Ms. Kartsonis currently lives and writes in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. "Vanishing Armenia" originally appeared in Another Chicago Magazine.

Robert Levin

Robert Levin lives in New York City and used to write about jazz for The Village Voice and Rolling Stone. He has published fiction and essays in Sweet Fancy Moses and Cosmoetica and is the co-author and co-editor, respectively, of two collections of essays about rock and avant-garde jazz in the ‘60s: Music & Politics and Giants of Black Music.

Bruce Holland Rogers

Bruce Holland Rogers lives in Eugene, Oregon. His stories have appeared in The North American Review, Quarterly West, and the Flash Fiction anthology. He is the author of Word Work: Surviving and Thriving as a Writer, and his newest short-short stories are available by email subscription at He is a recent (2000) winner of a Pushcart Prize.

Gary Sloan

Gary Sloan retired in 1999 from Louisiana Tech University, where he was George Anding Professor of English and a frequent contributor to scholarly journals.  Since retiring, he has written articles on literature, science, and religion for such “popular” publications as Skeptic, Free Inquiry, The Freethinker (London), Freethought Today, American Atheist, American Rationalist, Impact, and Exquisite Corpse. His wife, LaRue, is the Shakespeare specialist at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.        

James R. Whitley

James R. Whitley has had his work nominated for a Pushcart Prize and published in several journals including Poetry Midwest, The Paumanok Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and Xavier Review.  His first book Immersion (Lotus Press, 2002) was selected by Lucille Clifton as the winner of the 2001 Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award. Currently, he lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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