Cathy Callis is an award-winning pianist, teacher, coach and consultant. She serves on the music faculty of Queens College and Hofstra University, and is an independent piano teacher on Long Island. A grand prize winner of the International Recording Competition sponsored by the American College of Musicians for a performance of George Crumb’s Makrokosmos, Volume I, Dr. Callis is an adjudicator for the National Guild of Piano Teachers, an artist for the Ohio Arts Council’s Arts in Education, and a recipient of a Performer’s Certificate and Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the Eastman School of Music. A performance at Steinway Hall, New York City, was highly acclaimed for both her musical performance and for her commentary on the traditional listening experience and musical perception. The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle wrote “Cathy Callis turns technique into musical gold.”
|Richard Bronson is on the faculty of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care & Bioethics at Stony Brook. He serves on the Boards of the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association and the Long Island Poetry Collective. Bronson has won the 2003 poetry prize of the American College of Physicians and the 2005 prize of the Institute for Medicine in Contemporary Society. His poems have appeared in The Lancet, JAMA, Canadian Medical Association Journal, and the Annals of Internal Medicine
|Sandy McIntosh is the publisher of Marsh Hawk Press. His newest poetry collection is Ernesta, In the Style of the Flamenco. He is also the author of 237 More Reasons to Have Sex (with Denise Duhamel), and Forty-Nine Guaranteed Ways To Escape Death. His poetry and essays have been published in The New York Times, Newsday, The Nation, The Wall Street Journal, and American Book Review. His original poetry in a film script won the Silver Medal in the Film Festival of the Americas. He was for a decade Managing Editor of Confrontation magazine.
|String Poet Founder and Editor Annabelle Moseley is an award-winning poet and author. She became the first Writer in Residence of the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association from 2009-2010. She has published five chapbooks of poetry, a young adult fiction novel, and a children’s book of hero fables. Her first full-length poetry manuscript, titled The Clock of the Long Now : Time Travel in Verse, has been selected for publication in early 2012 by WordTech Communications, under the David Robert Books imprint.
|Pramila Venkateswaran is the author of Thirtha (Yuganta Press, 2002), Behind Dark Waters (Plain View Press, 2008), and Draw Me Inmost (Stockport Flats, 2009). An award-winning poet, she has performed her poems internationally, most recently in the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. Her essays and reviews have appeared in Women’s Studies Quarterly, Journal of Postcolonial Writing, and Socialism and Democracy. She is an Associate Professor of English at Nassau Community College. She plays the violin and sings Indian classical music.