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March 2008 Poetry Issue
THLR staff are happy to present the poetry of established and new writers in this issue.
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 Gary Beck's poetry has appeared in dozens of literary magazines. His recent fiction has been published in numerous literary magazines.

His chapbook 'The Conquest of Somalia' will be published by Cervena Barva Press. His plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes, and Sophocles have been produced Off-Broadway.

 Mary's poetry is published in The Saint Ann's Review; her fiction is published in The Pedestal Magazine and Ballyhoo Stories.

She teaches English at Emory University and Georgia Perimeter College, and work as a freelance writer. 

Michael Lee Johnson is a poet, and freelance writer. He is self-employed in advertising, and selling custom promotional products. He is the author of The Lost American: From Exile to Freedom,
 Johnson was also nominated for the James B. Baker Award in poetry, Sam's Dot Publishing. He is a contributor in the Silver Boomers poetry anthology about aging baby boomers, by Silver Boomer Books. Michael Lee Johnson presently resides in Itasca, Illinois, United States. 
 He lived in Canada during the Vietnam era and will be published as a contributor poet in the anthology Crossing Lines: Poets Who Came to Canada in the Vietnam War Era publication scheduled for early 2008.

He is published in USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Scotland, Turkey, Fuji, Nigeria, Algeria, Africa, India, United Kingdom, Republic of Sierra Leone, Thailand, Kuala Lumpur, and Malaysia.
  Ken Jones is a published poet with more than 20 years in academic and underground journals, magazines, anthologies, websites and other forums.
Jones earned an M.A. in English/Creative Writing from the University of Texas at Austin and is a full-time faculty member at the Art Institute of Houston. He has also given readings of his original work since college at innumerable bookstores, bars, conferences, coffeehouses, and other venues.
His collection of previously published poems Unutterable Blunders and Palace Disasters was released in 2006 by PlainView Press. 
 Robert Tiffin is a twenty four year-old filmmaker and writer currently living in Atlanta, Georgia. His first feature length film, Downtime, was recently released on DVD after two long years in production.
Robert tries to fill his life with writing anything and everything, but some days finds himself delivering shirts and duffel bags to businesses around Atlanta for a promotional products company. This is his first poetry effort.

Poetry of Robert Tiffin

Gary W. Coburn is a geologist in Houston. He is a native of South Carolina though he has lived in Scotland, Cuba and Peru.


Poetry of Gary Coburn


 He received a BS in Geology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and holds a Professional Geologist license in both North Carolina and Texas.


He has published numerous geologic papers in the AAPG Bulletin, World Oil, the Oil & Gas Journal, American Oil & Gas Reporter and the GCAGS Transactions to name a few.


He also writes short stories and poetry. He has written a series of children’s stories which he is currently trying to get illustrated and published.


Joseph Goosey writes poetry. Reccent work can or will be seen in Why Vandalism, Haggard and Halloo, Neon, Remaark, ESC!, Round Table Review, Right Hand Pointing, Denver Syntax and a few others.

He lives in Jacksonville, Florida with two cats and loves a red head.


Poetry of Joseph Goosey


 Australian born poet, playwright, musician, John Grey has written since childhood.
He was first published in the mid-eighties and works as a financial systems analyst.
Latest book is What Else Is There from Main Street Rag. Recently in The English Journal, The Pedestal, Pearl and the Journal Of The American Medical Association.

David McLean has about 400 poems in or accepted by 174 publications in print or online since December 2006. Details are in my blog at
 I have a chapbook "a hunger for mourning" published by Erbacce press, on sale at Lulu @, an electronic chapbook forthcoming with Why vandalism?, and a forthcoming full length book with Whistling Shade Press in 2008, "Cadaver's dance."

Pat Tyrer teaches English/Writing at West Texas A&M University. She writes poetry, essays, and short fiction.
She has recently completed her first novel, Maddie’s Crowd, with co-writer Pat Nickell.
Her work has appeared in Quiet Mountain: New Feminist Essays, Reader’s Digest, Journal of the College Conference of Teachers of English, and The Southern Literary Journal. 

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