love and power issue no. 8
KatherineAbbott | evolution
Kate Abbott will finish her MFA in fiction at UNH in May 2007. She is revising her first novel. She has published fiction and poetry in Berkshire journals, a poem in the Fall '06 Comstock Review, and creative nonfiction in qarrtsiluni. A poem and an essay will also appear in an upcoming anthology, The Farmer's Daughter. Before she came to New Hampshire, she spent four years as a reporter and then Associate Editor of the Berkshire Advocate, an independent weekly paper. Away from her desk, she plays recorder with a contradance fiddle jam, weeds tomatoes, and watches her cat climb trees.
Alice Andrews | red love; a theory of fitness
psychology with an evolutionary lens at the State University of New York at New Paltz, where she is helping to implement an Evolutionary Studies program modeled on David Sloan Wilson's EvoS program at SUNY Binghamton . She is an editor and writer (books and magazines), and was the associate editor of Chronogram from 2000-2002.She is also the author of Trine Erotic , a novel that's been used in various college courses nationwide because of its loration of evolutionary psychology. Alice is currently working on a book (based on her essay with the same title, published at Metanexus) called An Evolutionary Mind (to be published as part of Imprint Academic's series: "Societas: Essays in Political and Cultural Criticism"), and plans to begin writing another novel soon. exp
Julie Evanoff received her MFA from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. While at Rutgers her drawing, painting and printmaking converged into hand drawn animation projects. Her non-linear psychological narratives confront personal and social paradox. She is currently making prints and paintings inspired by her animations, moving in a less representational direction.
Julie taught drawing and contemporary art seminar while a graduate student, and went on to teach a class on identity and multi-culturalism at Rutgers University in the fall of 2005. She is currently on an 8 week Dodge award residency at the Women's Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY, and will be on a Dodge award at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT for 4 weeks during March. Visit her web site at redcurves.com.
Amy Gilliland | romancing the science (why we love review)Amy L. Gilliland, M.S., CD (DONA) is a PhD candidate in Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has attended women and families in childbirth as a doula for almost twenty years and has been a doula trainer for almost ten years. On the part-time faculty of Madison Area Technical College, she primarily teaches human sexuality courses. She is completing her AASECT certification. One of her (currently) unpublished projects is on women's subjective experiences of female ejaculation.
Jalina Mhyana | undreaming
Jalina Mhyana, a two-time Pushcart nominee, placed third in Pudding House Collection’s 2007 Chapbook Contest judged by Jennifer Bosveld and placed third in Perigee’s 2004 Poetry Contest judged by Judy Jordan. Mhyana’s first chapbook Spikeseed was published by Bad Moon Books in 2004, and her second chapbook The Wishing Bones will be published by Pudding House Collections in 2007. Mhyana has been a Featured Poet in From East to West: Bicoastal Verse and was recently Poet of the Week on Poetry Super Highway. She has published interviews with poets Li-Young Lee, Denise Duhamel, Kim Addonizio, Laurie Kuntz, and others. Her poetry has appeared in Room of Ones Own, InkPot, Half Drunk Muse, Slipstream, Margin, and many others. Jalina has been an expatriate for almost a decade, spending six years in a rural fishing village in northern Japan. Mhyana currently lives in Germany, where she works as a massage therapist. She is an MFA candidate in the creative writing program at Bennington College.
Stephen Mounkhall | his lifelong study of women
Stephen Mounkhall teaches English at Scarsdale High School in Westchester County, New York. He has been published in the following journals: American Letters and Commentary, Columbia Poetry Review, First Intensity, Mudfish, Murmur, No Roses Review, and Whatever. Online, his work has appeared in alyric mailer. For several years, he was co-curator of Dactyl's poetry reading series. In 2000, Editions Donc Alors put out his chapbook In The World's Way.
Julienne Mullette | dr. bush's fail-proof infidelity elixir (intimacy after infidelity review)
Julienne Mullette is an Australian who has lived in the United States for many years, as well as in other countries. She was educated in Scarsdale, New York and La Chatelainie in Switzerland. In addition, she received her B.A. in Philosophy from Western College, and did graduate studies at Harvard University in Psychology and Philosophy, at Miami University in Religion, and at the Instituto do Filosofia in Brazil in Philosophy. She was the founding president of ISAR ( the International Society for Astrological Research), whose founding occasioned the only mention of astrology in The Times of London. Julienne's work has been written about in The New York Times and other newspapers, magazines, and books. Julienne's radio and television programme, "You and the Cosmos," has aired weekly on National Public Radio affiliates and other radio and television stations over the past decades, and she has guested on other programmes in Canada, Australia, and the United States. Julienne was also the founding editor of KOSMOS, the in-house publication of ISAR, and The Journal of Astrological Studies. She is the author of The Moon, The Unconscious World, and of many articles published in such publications as "Considerations"; "The Mountain Astrologer"; and many others worldwide.
David Pearce | all we need is love?
David Pearce is a British philosopher who promotesthe use of biotechnology to abolish suffering. Pearce's views are most prominently presented in The Hedonistic Imperative, a manifesto in which he outlines how technologies such as genetic engineering, nanotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and neurosurgery could potentially eliminate all forms of unpleasant experience. Pearce was co-founder (with Nick Bostrom) of the World Transhumanist Association, as well as co-founder and honorary president of the Abolitionist Society. He is currently the director of BLTC Research.
Robert Perchan | the poet, the rapist, and the cops
Robert Perchan was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and grew up there. Educated after a fashion at Duke and Ohio Universities, he taught for the U.S. Navy’s Program for Afloat College Education (PACE) on ships deployed in Rota, Spain, the Mediterranean Sea and the Western Pacific Ocean before moving, in his words, “onward and awkward.” His poems, stories and essays have appeared in scores of literary journals in the USA and abroad and a number of them have been included in anthologies published by Dell, Black Sparrow, City Lights and Global City Press. In 1991 Watermark Press (Wichita) brought out his prose poem novella Perchan’s Chorea: Eros and Exile, which was translated into French and published by Quidam Editeur (Meudon) in 2002. His poetry collection Fluid in Darkness, Frozen in Light won the 1999 Pearl Poetry Prize and was published in book form in 2000. Most recently his poetry chapbooks Mythic Instinct Afternoon and Overdressed to Kill won the 2005 Poetry West Chapbook Prize (Poetry West, Colorado Springs) and the 2005 Weldon Kees Award (Backwaters Press, Omaha) respectively. He currently resides in Pusan, South Korea. Bob's poem "Late Blooming" appeared in Entelechy's issue 6; and he won first prize in the Entelechy Biofiction Contest with his story "The Neoplastic Surgeon," which appeared in issue 7.
Joseph Shohan | some of the various alices
Joseph Shohan is an artist who lives and works in New York City.
Michelle Scalise Sugiyama |the nature of literature (madame bovary's ovaries review)
Michelle Scalise Sugiyama received her PhD from UC Santa Barbara, where she combined literary study with training at the Center for Evolutionary Psychology. Her work examines narrative as behavior; she is particularly interested in why and when humans began telling and listening to stories. To this end, her work examines the oral traditions of small-scale societies against the exigencies of hunter-gatherer life. She has published numerous articles on the origin, function, and design of narrative, in both literary (e.g., Philosophy and Literature, Interdisciplinary Literary Studies, Mosaic) and social science (Human Nature, Evolution and Human Behavior) journals. Currently affiliated with the Institute for Cognitive and Decision Sciences and the English Department at the University of Oregon, Eugene, she teaches classes on the prehistory of narrative and art behavior.
Gary Wilson & Marnia Robinson | love and fear
Gary Wilson and Marnia Robinson are a husband/wife team living in southern Oregon; Marnia does the writing, and Gary supplies most of the science information.
Marnia (with degrees from Brown and Yale) is a former corporate lawyer who left her career to investigate how ancient sacred-sex prescriptions can heal the widespread disharmony in intimate relationships. Her book Peace Between the Sheets has been translated into numerous languages and is widely read. Her last conventional job took her to Europe as "Director of Legal Services—Europe" for Campbell Soup Company. Since 1990 she has been unearthing clues about healing the alienation between male and female. To see her in action, visit this Videos page.
Gary Wilson is a human sciences instructor who found himself delving into the physiology of sex, mating, and recovery after healing from a long-term addiction and chronic depression using the practice described on this web site. Gary attended nursing school before becoming a licensed massage therapist. He teaches anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, pathology, and advanced bodywork modalities (sports massage and neuromuscular therapy) at several massage schools in California and Oregon. His vocation is neuroscience, and he spends many hours scanning the Web and integrating the latest discoveries. Gary and Marnia write and publish articles, and produce a free monthly newsletter called "Reuniting."
They have given presentations in Australia, Canada and the States on the unwelcome effects of evolutionary biology on intimate relationships and the striking parallels between recent neurochemical discoveries and traditional sacred sex prescriptions to such diverse groups as The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (sexual addiction for professional counselors), Ashland's Metaphysical Library (lecture series), and the New Culture Institute (radical honesty and sexual freedom). Authors of various print magazine articles, they have also appeared on radio programs, including the "JoAnne Good" show on the London BBC, and aired videos on their material on RVTV in Ashland, OR.
tim horvath | poetry editor
in-progress, currently entitled Goodbye in Many Languages, involves conservatory musicians, goth kids, chemists, potters, alienated actors, and rhesus monkeys. His stories have been published or are forthcoming in pacificREVIEW, Seventh Quark, The Journal of Caribbean Literatures, Cranky, and The Abiko Annual. He can be found at www.timhorvath.com.
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