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Dave Morrison

is a writer of novels, short stories, poetry, and many notes on scraps of paper, after years of playing guitar in rock & roll bars in Boston and NYC. Dave's poetry and short stories have been published in FRiGG, Thieves Jargon, Void, Rumble, Mad Hatters Review, Juked, Laura Hird, Psychopoetica, and other fine magazines, and a collection of poetry, Sweet , published in 2006. His latest book A Brand New Day will be available in September 2007.

Alice Shin

graduated from UCSB with degrees in Asian American studies and film studies. It is from film, rather than from literature, that she gets most of the structural aspects of her stories. Because of her degree in Asian American studies, she tends to discuss race, identity, and power in her work. "As of right now, my publication history is just about nonexistent, unless you count a poem that was published in my high school annual literary magazine. This will be, in fact, my very first publication."

James Meredith

is from Belfast, Northern Ireland, a winner of the Brian Moore Short Story Award.

Alan Emmins

is a freelance journalist and creative non-fiction writer who was born in England in 1974. After living in New York he relocated to Copenhagen, Denmark. Alan's articles, books and images have sold worldwide and cover a wide range of topics, from point of interest features to investigative journalism. Accompanied by his images his stories have appeared in Time Out, Stern, GQ, Playboy, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, Politiken, Berlingske Tidene and others. Alan continues to travel and write features for worldwide publication. He lives in Copenhagen with his wife and daughter.

Sharon Harriot

took journalism at university with every intention of being a journalist. She was lucky enough to walk straight into a job on a teen magazine called Sugar. After spending two years writing Real Life stories and finding a zillion different words for 'fantastic,' she side stepped into fashion PR, and began a career on the other side of the media fence. Sharon also writes short stories, and poetry, and is the Audiobook Reviews Editor for Poet's Letter Magazine. She's launched an audiobook reviews website called Audiogeist.

Chris Niesmertelny

grew up in suburban New Jersey and graduated with a degree in Radio, TV & Film from the University of Maryland. He lives in Montclair, NJ. Chris' work describes visually his impression of the world. He sees the meaning in blur, in color, in shapes and contrasts, understanding that light is ever-changing, revealing something one day, hiding it the next. In addition to the premiere cover for 34thParallel, Chris recently had gallery show of his underwater photos. More of his photography can be found online at PBase.

Patrick Cole's

fiction has appeared in High Plains Literary Review, Agni online, Nimrod International , and Turnrow, as well as other journals. His most recent piece appears on the Identity Theory website.

Rosalia Sanfilippo

publishes her short stories in a variety of magazines, and she has compiled a collection of short stories titled Cloud Shadows , 14 Provocative Tales ranging from neurosis to ecstasy.

Michael Peck

is a Philadelphia-based playwright, poet, essayist, and short story writer.

 

Elizabeth Castoria

says she is desperately trying to make the job title "freelance writer" actually mean something. Her reporting has appeared in the Newport Daily News and Newport Mercury, and the Mercury carries a weekly column of hers, Voracious Vegan. She would be quite happy to talk about food all day long.

David Miller

has published poetry in journals such as Poetica, and become a frequent contributor to western regional magazines such as Mountain Gazette , as well as a freelance journalist for The Boulder Weekly. He is also the editor of Matador.

RaChelle Hafen

was born and raised in Salt Lake City and spent many years exploring urban districts and skateboarding to the University of Utah. She's an amateur stand-up comedienne, a sketch artist, and a fan girl for anything underground. She has chosen to write as a life-long commitment, at all costs.

Jake Epstine

a native New Yorker, has lived on the West Coast for thirty years, where he works as a nurse caring for AIDS and oncology patients. He has been writing his own stand-up comedy material for over a decade, branching out to performing monologues in both San Francisco and Los Angeles. Last year, he completed a collection of short stories and is currently writing a novel based on his nursing experiences.

Judy Kaber

was born a long time ago, she says, in Brooklyn, New York, grew up in the suburbs of Long Island, dropped out of school, went to California, married, moved to Maine 35 years ago, lived in an old house, had two kids, wrote a lot, published a little, went back to college, taught school—still teaching, still writing, still living in Maine. Influences include Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, and Denise Levertov. She has been published in Maine Times, the Waldo Independent, Thieves Jargon, All Things Girl, and Showcase Journal. Other examples of her work are at Edit Red. Contact her by email at jkaber@prexar.com

Greg Gerke's

work has appeared in Pedestal Magazine, Pindeldyboz, Hobartpulp, Apt, Rive Gauche, VerbSap, and Ghoti. He has published a book of short fiction, Fiction for a Sound Bitten Age.

Kelly Desilet

lives in San Diego, California. "I am constantly at battle trying to determine whether to save the world or be a reclusive artist," she says. "I was a quiet child and have always found writing to be my most productive means of expression. I live for the days of lower gas prices when I can drive up the coast to Los Angeles where the streets are dusty and the people are real." Kelly says she works by day and writes at night under the low light of insomnia.

Stefan Schumacher

is a reporter for the Journal & Topics Newspapers in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. He is trying to find a publisher for a novel, Death By Strip Mall.

Susan Breeden's

publishing credits include: Woman's World, Playgirl, BorderSenses Literary Magazine , The Armchair Aesthete, Nerve Cowboy, Thorny Locust, and the Houston Chronicle's Texas Magazine.

Colin Dardis

lives in Belfast where he hosts a monthly poetry night in the Safehouse Gallery and is a member of the performance group The Belfast Poets. He's also the editor of Speech Therapy , a journal focusing on new poetry in Northern Ireland.

MeaLee Thomas

is making her first spoken word CD, Educational Lyrix. She is also working on her first two collections of poetry and a collection of short stories.

Michael Overa

is a writer and bartender from Seattle, and has lived in London, Dublin, and Sydney. He is the owner and operator of The Local Writer , and his work has appeared in Pindeldyboz, the Denver Syntax, and Ink Collective among others.

James Gormley's

Nothing of Value in this Car is Poem No. 2 in his unpublished poetry book, The City , which is developing into a collection of snapshots of life in New York City (NYC).

Deanna Roy

has had stories published in the Writers' League of Texas Scribe, Farfelu, and The First Line . She is a photographer and lives in Austin, Texas.

Michael Lee Johnson

lives in Chicago. He is a freelance writer and poet, heavily influenced by Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost, William Carlos Williams, Irving Layton, and Leonard Cohen. Michael Lee Johnson's 1st chapbook of poems and his first paperback of poems—The Lost American: A Tender Touch & a Shade of Blue (Chapbook); The Lost American II: From Exile to Freedom (Paperback)—are both available for purchase or download at Lulu. Contact him by email: poetryman@walla.com.

Lori Kozlowski

is an author and a journalist. Fascinated with the underground and the off-beat, she writes about subcultures, history, art, and music. She completed her M.F.A. at the University of Southern California in 2005. She has lived in several different cities: Las Vegas, London, and Seattle. She currently resides in Los Angeles. Her short story "Going to California" was published in the anthology Book By Authors by the Long Beach Public Library Foundation. Currently, Lori is working on a short story to be included in Las Vegas Noir , part of a Noir series published by Akashic Books.

Howard McKenzie-Murray

tells us that he is 1000 different characters whose seminal vesicles, whose conception, sprang from his own pen. And each character he plays is true. And each he wishes was not true. He loves one girl's pride. She has joined that seldom solemn character. He hopes everything he writes will not offend her pretty pride.

JM Pengelly

was born and raised in a London overspill, she read and read and read till she was 40, writing only a little, not feeling she had anything much to say. Now she has plenty to say, and the written word is her vehicle of expression. She's developed a fairly philosophical outlook on life; found Nature is her greatest teacher; and discovered all things in life are about perspective.

Corey Evans

formerly an internet development professional, is a graduate of the University of Calgary with a degree in English literature. He lives with his wife and two children in the French Alps, working on his first novel.

John Janda

says it's a fiction that Prophecy is a story. "It's not a story," he says. "It relates a snippet of everyday reality, yours and mine, just bundled like a story. Every word portrays what actually happened. Literary, I hope, but not a word of fiction in it." John's novel, American Spirit, was published in Sept. '06.

Fabio Sassi

photographed Country Road with a Yashica FX 3 Super 2000. A former bluesman (but he still blows his harp!) now visual artist, mail artist, rubberstamp carver and much more! He uses spray cans and xerox machines instead of brushes. He's contributes graphic artworks to Nervehouse. He lives and works in Bologna, Italy. In 2006 He joined "Terror?" an international interdisciplinary project investigating how each one of us experiences fear and how it affects our lives at Intersection for the Arts , in San Francisco, CA. And his art has been shown through Works on Paper in NYC.

Cher'ley Grogg

is a wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoys fine art, writing, and photography.

John Wayne McClung, Jr

is an innovator. Whether photographing scenic byways or teaching Algebra, John enjoys creating new perspectives. John co-authored Get a Grip on the Reins of Life and is currently writing his next book as well as developing games, books, and a children's television program to teach math.

34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 01 GOOD GIRLS ALICE SHIN ONE MORE THING STEFAN SCHUMACHER FAILING SYLVIE SUSAN BREEDEN INVISIBLE ROSALIA SANFILIPPO MARTIN AND ANDREA, WHY DO YOU 
ALWAYS LOOK IN THE MIRROR? DAVID MILLER GREAT-GREAT-GREAT PATRICK COLE THE NUVARING DEANNA ROY PROPHECY JOHN JANDA LONELY BICEPS JAKE EPSTINE BACKWARDS IS MEMORY MICHAEL OVERA COMMITMENT ELIZABETH CASTORIA IRAQ, YES IRAQ GREG GERKE ECLIPSE RACHELLE HAFEN TO A PAINTER MICHAEL PECK MY LOVE DAVE MORRISON NOTHING OF VALUE IN THIS CAR JAMES GORMLEY KNOCKING ON JAMES MEREDITH SECOND THOUGHTS KELLY DESILET PLAY... PAUSE... REWIND MEALEE THOMAS FORGET THE SMOKE COLIN DARDIS ONE BLOCK OFF THE STRIP LORI KOZLOWSKI REHEARSING IN THE DARK JUDY KABER SLEEPY TRANSIENCE COREY EVANS WHAT WE’VE CREATED HERE HOWARD MCKENZIE-MURRAY BURDENS CHER’LEY GROGG REFLECTIONS JM PENGELLY LOST SPOUSE MICHAEL LEE JOHNSON MAN & TROLLEY ALAN EMMINS THE EMOTION OF LIGHT CHRIS NIESMERTELNY AFTER THE MUSIC DAVE MORRISON CHOICE AND CIRCUMSTANCE SUSAN BREEDEN WRITING FOR KICKS ROSALIA SANFILIPPO MEETING PLACE DAVID MILLER MAN & GOLF BUGGY ALAN EMMINS MURDEROUS GIG DEANNA ROY READ RAGE SHARON HARRIOTT UNDERWATER CHRIS NIESMERTELNY MORNING FOG JOHN WAYNE MCCLUNG, JR COUNTRY ROAD NEAR BOLOGNA FABIO SASSI AUSTIN, TEXAS DEANNA ROY
It is not only form or style that makes me write, but the discovery process of the inner self.
JOANNA JEANINE SCHMIDT 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 44
My mother and I have this special connection.
MARI CASEY 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 43
I tried to fix my head, hang out with people, stop writing for a bit.
POLINA SIMAKOVA AKA AGRIPPINA DOMANSKI 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 42
I am a writer because writing keeps me sane.
NATASHA NOAH 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 41
I write to stay alive, to feel human.
MILENA PETROVIC 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 40
As is frequently the case, I began this story with a vague concept: in this case a story about sex.
LIZ FYNE 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 39
Thoughts of gender, identity, and expectations. And Adrienne Rich poetry.
REBECCA DIMYAN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 38
The poems are about the competition, jealousy, frustration, friendship, loss, and joy that all bands experience.
JOE DE PATTA 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 37
When it all falls away we find ourselves still alive, and so we continue.
JOSHUA DULL 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 35
I’m an artist because it allows me to be free.
SHANNON MARIE KELLY 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 27
Words are the only tools that I even remotely know how to use.
MOURA MCGOVERN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 25
Most of my poetry deals with gang violence and the impact it has on someone's life.
KANISHKA LAMPKIN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 14
I write because I’m good at it. Sure, I dress up good too.
ETKIN CAMOGLU 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 30
I want to discover, to explore what I don’t know yet.
TANIA VERHELST 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 32
When music beat me up and threw me out of the car I began to write.
DAVE MORRISON 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 01
I like a poem that blows itself wide open at the end.
SUSAN WHITMORE 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 31
 THE 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE BY MARTIN CHIPPERFIELD 34THPARALLEL@GMAIL.COM