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The Houston Literary Review January 2007 Poetry Contributors
The Houston Literary Review is especially proud to publish in the January 2007 issue the works so freely submitted over the past couple of months. The Review continues to grow thanks to the attention garnered from search engines and the generous word-of-mouth efforts of past contributors. In this issue, you will find myriad voices, but valid are they. We hope you enjoy the works of our poets as much as we have publishing their artistic efforts.


We are happy to bring the latest work of the well-respected poet, essayist, and novelist Corey Mesler to our readers. Corey has published five chapbooks in 2006.




His poem, “Sweet Annie Divine,” was selected for Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac. Corey was nominated for the Pushcart in poetry.




Corey has published prose and/or poetry in Turnrow, Adirondack Review, American Poetry Journal,  Paumanok Review, Yankee Pot Roast, Monday Night, Elimae, H_NGM_N, The American Drivel Review, Poet Lore, Forklift OH, Euphony, Rattle, Dicey Brown, Cordite, Cellar Door, others.


Corey’s novel-in-dialogue, Talk, was published by Livingston Press in 2002. Raves from Lee Smith, Robert Olen Butler, Steve Stern, Debra Spark, Suzanne Kingsbury, Frederick Barthelme and John Grisham.




His latest novel, We are Billion-Year-Old Carbon, is also from Livingston Press. Kind words this time from George Singleton, Marshall Chapman, and Marshall Boswell to name a few.




I've been a book reviewer, fiction editor, university press sales rep, grant committee judge, father and son. With my wife I own Burke’s Book Store, one of the country’s oldest (1875) and best independent bookstores. He is listed at www.coreymesler.com.




Kristine Ong Muslim, 26, lives in the Philippines. A recluse and a book enthusiast,


she has sold more than three-hundred fifty stories and poems for mainstream, and literary publications in Australia, Austria, Canada, UK, and USA.




She co-authored an illustrated chapbook collection of genre poems for children, Oddities (Sam's Dot Publishing, 2006).




She dropped a Comparative Literature course as a freshman and graduated with a Chemical Engineering degree from The University of the Philippines in Diliman.


Kristine's work has appeared or forthcoming in:



Adbusters, Amarillo Bay, Antithesis Common, Birmingham Words,


Bleeding Quill, Color Wheel, Cordite Poetry Review, Dicey Brown Magazine, GlitterPony Magazine, Her Circle,




LauraHird.com, Loch Raven Review, Megaera, The Hiss Quarterly, The Journal, The Pedestal Magazine, Pemmican, The Potomac, The Shore Magazine, T-Zero, The Sidewalk's End, Tipton Poetry Journal, WORDs DANCE, and Turnrow.






J.R. Salling is an antiquarian bookseller specializing in the history of science and medicine, a fact sometimes reflected in his written work, more often not.




His writings have appeared in print and on-line publications including Flashquake, elimae, Eyeshot, Mad Hatters' Review, Pindeldyboz, Rose & Thorn, T-Zero, Thieves Jargon, and Word Riot.




J.R.has lived in Columbus, OH for the past five years, but lived in Tennessee and Georgia most of his life.




Christopher Mulrooney hails from Los Angeles, California.


He offers our readers a glimpse of


minds racing amid nonsensical perceptions that surely persist in our post-modern lives.








Richard Fein lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.