Page 105

CHRISTIAN SIMPSON, a life-long musician with bands including Glueleg and Saga, is a passionate artist in many media. Most recently this has manifested in his collection "Icons", which marries his love of music with the visual.#These intricate acrylic and MDF compositions shine a spotlight on 20th century musical greats. PETE MICHAEL SMITH lives and writes in the Midwest, which is a surprise to just about everybody. His poetry and fiction have appeared online and in print in a variety of journals. More of his work and contact information can be found through his irregularly updated blog, honeyedmagic.com. JOHN STOCKS is a widely published and anthologised writer from the UK. Recent credits include an appearance in ‘Soul Feathers’ a poetry anthology, alongside Maya Angelou, the English poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, Bob Dylan , Len Cohen, Rimbaud and Verlaine. This anthology was the second best selling poetry anthology in the UK in January, is raising money for cancer care, and can be ordered online from Waterstones UK. Jon lived in Manchester when it was the creative and inspirational hub of the UK music scene, spawning ‘Joy Division’ and the ‘Smiths’, returning to Sheffield to witness the rise of ‘Pulp’ and the ‘Arctic Monkeys’. DANE SWAN was born and raised in Bermuda to a Bermudian father and Jamaican mother, visiting family involved trips to small villages in Jamaica like Yallas and Land’s End, or to New York communities like Crown Heights in Brooklyn. The great story-tellers he heard in these communities were his only literary professors. At 17, Dane moved to Canada with his brother to further their education. Dane’s poetry can be found on CD, 12”Vinyl, MP3, in anthologies and in poetry reviews. #His first full-length collection of poetry in print, "Bending the Continuum" is slated for a May 2011 launch with Guernica Editions.

CURTIS VANDONKELAAR lives in Michigan with one wife, two hermit crabs, and three cats. Before fiction, he played the violin and worked in libraries and pizza joints. He now works studiously upon two collections and two novels, one or more of which might someday be finished. Until then, see curtisvandonkelaar.com ALEXIS WHITE received her BA in English from Carleton College, and is currently enrolled in the MFA program in Creative Writing at Oregon State University. Previous publications include The Atlanta Review, The Melancholy Dane, Wordletting, and Dilate. Alexis is currently working on a book-length collection of poetry. MARTIN WILLITTS JR’s recent poems appeared in Naugatuck River Review, MiPOesias, Flutter, Atticusbooks.net, and Caper Journal. He was recently nominated for two Best of The Net awards and his 5th Pushcart award. He has 11 poetry chapbooks and 2 full length poetry books including “The Girl Who Sang Forth Horses” (Pudding House Publications, 2010), “Van Gogh’s Sunflowers for Cezanne” (Finishing Line Press, 2010), “True Simplicity” (Poets Wear Prada Press, 2011), and "My Heart Is Seven Wild Swans Lifting" (Slow Trains, 2011). JOE ZUCCHIATTI lives in Whitehorse and is by a large margin the oldest person at the local skateboard park and the youngest person in his Tai Chi class. He has no idea what other people his age do with their time. JF is an artist/dj/producer and 1/2 of TheFranDiscos. He learned how to draw from watching cartoons and is addicted to black crack (vinyl records). His likes are tattoos,#high-tops, bong hoots#& steaks medium rare, and dislikes fake djs,#bad sound systems, shady promoters & yappy dogs #

!"#$ %&'()*!+(,-%+&.$ /001# next up....

JUNE 2011

Profile for Burner Magazine

Burner Magazine: The MUSIC Issue  

On March 1, 2011, Burner Magazine is excited to unveil Burner 03: The Music Issue, with editorials and features of Yoko Ono, Saul Williams,...

Burner Magazine: The MUSIC Issue  

On March 1, 2011, Burner Magazine is excited to unveil Burner 03: The Music Issue, with editorials and features of Yoko Ono, Saul Williams,...

Advertisement