Switched-on Gutenberg Issue 20
About the Photographers

Lori Becherer is an artist, photographer, poet and member of the Heartland Women’s Writers Guild. She has received numerous awards for her poetry and photography. Much of her work is inspired by nature’s beauty and fury. Her poetry and essays have been published in Cantos, Penumbra, lipstik, Sugar Mule and Switched-on Gutenberg.

Fern G.Z. Carr is a member of the League of Canadian Poets who composes and translates poetry in five languages. A 2013 Pushcart Prize nominee, she has been published extensively from Finland to the Seychelles and had her work recognized by the Parliamentary Poet Laureate. One of her poems is currently on its way to Mars on NASA’S Maven spacecraft. www.ferngzcarr.com.

Vanessa Garcia is a writer and visual artist working in various mediums. www.vanessagarcia.org

Ira Joel Haber is a sculptor, painter, book dealer, photographer and teacher. His work is in the collections of The Whitney Museum Of American Art, New York University, The Guggenheim Museum, The Hirshhorn Museum & The Albright-Knox Art Gallery. He currently teaches art to retired public school teachers at The United Federation of Teachers program in Brooklyn.

A.J. Huffman has published seven solo chapbooks and one joint chapbook through various small presses. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee, and the winner of the 2012 Promise of Light Haiku Contest. Her poetry, fiction, and haiku have appeared in hundreds of national and international journals. She is also the founding editor of Kind of a Hurricane Press.

Michael Lee Johnson lived ten years in Canada during the Vietnam era. Today he is a poet, freelance writer, photographer, and small business owner in Itasca, Illinois. Michael has been published in more than 750 small press magazines in 26 countries, edits seven poetry sites, and has over 69 poetry videos on YouTube. His website

Sarah Lamm writes: “I am a single mother supporting my beautiful daughter who is at the most adorable age. I have always had a passion for writing and my little girl always enjoys hearing me read my poems to her.“

Barbara La Morticellawatches the clouds from a cabin in the hills outside Portland. She’s a long-time poetry radio host. Her second collection of poems, Rain on Waterless Mountain, was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award.

Geoffrey Landis is a scientist and a writer. His science fiction works have won the Hugo and Nebula awards, and have been published in over 15 languages. As a scientist, among other things, he works on atmospheric science on the planet Mars as part of the Mars Exploration Rovers mission.

Diane Lefer’s most recent book is the novel, The Fiery Alphabet, a Small Press Pick for 2013. Her poems have appeared in Bacopa, Paper Crow, Postcard Press, and The Associative Press, while online magazines Numero Cinq, Hollywood Progressive, LA Progressive, and several print publications have used her photographs.

Ellaraine Lockie is a widely published and awarded poet, nonfiction book author and essayist. Recent honors include the 2013 Women’s National Book Association’s Poetry Prize, the San Gabriel Poetry Festival Chapbook Contest Prize for Red for the Funeral and The Aurorean's 2012 Chapbook Spring Pick for Wild as in Familiar. Her tenth chapbook, Coffee House Confessions, was released in 2013 from Silver Birch Press.

When not being a creatively-frustrated Secretary employed by a very nice University in NY, Stephen Mead is a published artist, writer, maker of short collage-films and poetry/music mp3s. Much can be learned of his multi-media work by placing his name in any search engine. His latest Amazon release is entitled "Our Spirit Life”", a poetry/art meditation on family heritage, love and the evanescence of time.

Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz is a fiction writer and photographer. Her work has appeared in various online and print journals. She blogs (infrequently) about the creative life at wwwonewriter.blogspot.com

Kelly Nelson is the author of the chapbook Rivers I Don’t Live By, winner of the 2013 Concrete Wolf Chapbook Award. She also has poetry forthcoming in Watershed Review, I-70 Review, Another Chicago Magazine and NonBinary Review. She volunteers as a gallery docent, lives without a car (in Phoenix!) and teaches at Arizona State University.

Barbra Nightingale has had eight books of poetry published and over 200 poems published in national journals and anthologies. She is a Senior English professor at Broward College, Ft. Lauderdale.

Loretta Oleck is a psychotherapist, writer, and photographer with poetry published in Feminist Studies, Cultural Weekly, Word Riot, High Coupe, and numerous other places. Persephone Dreaming of Cherries is her first chapbook published by A Hurricane Press. Her photography is forthcoming is on the cover of Cactus Heart, and is forthcoming in Picayune Magazine.

Roger Pfingston has poems in recent issues of DMQ Review and Rhino. A poem recently published in Poetry East will be featured in Ted Kooser’s weekly column, “American Life in Poetry”, in December of this year. His photographs have appeared in various issues of The Sun over the past ten years.

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Carolyn Ziel has studied with Jack Grapes, Richard Jones, Ellen Bass, Dorianne Laux, and Joseph Millar. Her work is published in Diverse Voices Quarterly, Crate Literary Journal and Cultural Weekly. Her first collection of poetry, as simple as that is now available. Visit her at www.carolynziel.com