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

Summer/Autumn 2005

Alison Daniel

Alison Daniel lives in Tasmania, Australia. She is looking forward to spending time with Larry. (They get to listen to a symphony and indulge their senses.) Larry already knows her work can be found in many fine literary journals including Double Dare Press, The Adirondack Review, Snow Monkey, Can I Have My Ball Back?, and way back, in the Spring 2001 ALR.

Vanessa Gebbie

Vanessa Gebbie is a journalist living and working in Sussex, UK. Her short fiction has been published in print in the US, the UK and on the Net, and she has had some success in writing competitions. She teaches Creative Writing at a rehabilitation center for substance abusers, and she is also facilitating “Writing from the Homeless” for a forthcoming exhibition in her home city, Brighton. The person who has had the greatest influence on her writing is author Alex Keegan.

Beth Hahn

Beth Hahn studied writing at Sarah Lawrence College. She recently finished her first novel, The Lives of Animals. Her stories have been published in The Emrys Journal, The South Carolina Review, The Hawaii Review, and Really Small Talk

L.A. Mistral

L.A. Mistral writes poetry, fiction and essays on sexual spirituality and has published in such venues as Clean Sheets, Dom’s View, Desdmona, Shadow Sacrament, and on the website for the Erotic Readers and Writers Association.

John Olson

John Olson is the author of four collections of prose poetry, including Oxbow Kazoo, Free Stream Velocity, Logo Lagoon, and Eggs & Mirrors. His essays, poetry, short stories and literary criticism have appeared in numerous journals, including Rain Taxi, the American Book Review, Sulfur, 5 Trope, Bewildering Stories, First Intensity, and New American Writing. In 2004, he was the recipient of The Stranger's 2nd Annual Genius Award.

E.S. Putnam

E.S. Putnam lives in North Carolina with her family, which includes five cats. She is currently at work on her first novel, and can be reached via (through forwarded email) should you feel inclined to contact her.

Renata Treitel

Renata Treitel is a teacher, poet, and translator. Educated in Italy, Argentina, and the United States, she taught Spanish and Italian at the University of Tulsa and Tulsa Community College.

Diane Tucker

Diane Tucker lives in Burnaby, BC, with her husband and two children. Nightwood Editions published her first book of poems, God on His Haunches, in 1996. Since then she’s completed two more poetry manuscripts and a novel. Her poems appear regularly in journals in Canada and the United States.

Leslie Whatley

Leslie Whatley teaches at The Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, where he is pursuing a Ph.D. and is an assistant editor for The Southeast Review. His poetry was chosen by Campbell McGrath for an Academy of American Poets Award and has been published in Hotel Amerika, The Atlanta Review, SLANT, and elsewhere.

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