Happy World Poetry Day to Rani, Ann, Tara & Susan

Rani Drew is a poet and fiction-writer. She has published poetry and short stories in North American, Australian, UK and Indian magazines. Some short stories have been published in translation, in French, Romanian and Hungarian journals. In 2005, Skrev Press, UK published Around the World in Twelve Stories, a collection of short stories. In 2010, Whyte Tracks published her first novel, The Dog’s Tale, set in Hungary. She is also a playwright and has written many stage and radio plays which she has produced in the U.K, China, Hungary, Romania, Macedonia, Spain and India.

Ann Cefola is the author of the poetry chapbooks St. Agnes, Pink-Slipped (Kattywompus Press, 2011) and Sugaring (Dancing Girl Press, 2007), and translator of Hélène Sanguinetti’s Hence this cradle (Seismicity Editions, 2007). She received a Witter Bynner Poetry Translation Residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute and the Robert Penn Warren Award judged by John Ashbery. Her work has appeared in journals such as Feminist Studies and Natural Bridge, as well as anthologies such as the Not a Muse (Haven Books, 2010) and the Alhambra Poetry Calendar. Her translations have been published in journals such as Absinthe, ActionYes, and Rhino. Ann holds an MFA in Poetry Writing from Sarah Lawrence College.

Tara C Rogers is twenty three and lives in Grand Island, NY, right by the American side of Niagara Falls. She received her Creative Writing degree from Ithaca College in the spring of 2011. She writes mostly poetry but also loves to delve into experimental work with prose poetic micro-fiction. This is her first publication.

Susan Adams, Ph.D, is an Australian poet published in nine countries. She was awarded ‘Commended’ in the 2012 O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition (Ire) and ‘Highly Commended’ in the Val Vallis Award 2012. She has been read several times on ABC Radio National. Recent publications include Quadrant, Westerly, Southerly, Eureka Street, Hecate, Social Alternatives, Cordite, Visible Ink, and FourW. Susan lives on Dangar Island in the Hawkesbury River. Her first book BesideRivers (Island Press) is for release early 2013.