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14 by 14 workers and friends 

The Editor gratefully acknowledges the work of the selection panel for Issue 2, a group of six poets (several of them also editors) who are abundantly experienced in both reading and writing sonnets. The same panel will read for Issue 3.

I also want to thank Patricia Wallace Jones for creating most of the art in this issue. She has done a superb job.

Brief biographical notes for the 14 by 14 team appear below.

Peter Bloxsom is an Australian freelance writer and web developer. His articles, fiction, reviews, essays, humour, poems and other writings have appeared in print and online over a period of thirty years or so. As well as editing and publishing 14 by 14, he co-edits (with Paul Stevens) an ezine of assorted poetry and prose, The Chimaera.

David Anthony is a British businessman and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. His second poetry collection, Talking to Lord Newborough, was published in the United States by Alsop Review Press in 2004. He is an administrator at Sonnet Central (see left column for link) and his own website is at .

Robert W. Crawford (the New England poet, not the Scottish one) has worked in National Security Policy Studies and in and around the Pentagon. He now lives with his family in Chester, New Hampshire, where he teaches poetry at Chester College. He is the author of a poetry collection, Too Much Explanation Can Ruin A Man. His sonnet “The Empty Chair” won the prestigious Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award in 2006. His personal website is at

Rhina P. Espaillat was born in the Dominican Republic and writes in English and in her native Spanish. She also translates, most notably the work of St. John of the Cross into English, and Robert Frost into Spanish. She lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts with her sculptor husband, Alfred Moskowitz, and is active with several literary organizations in the area, including the Powow River Poets. Her ten published collections — seven books and three chapbooks — include, most recently, a bilingual volume of essays and poems titled Agua de dos rios (Water from Two Rivers) and a collection of short stories, El olor de la memoria/The Scent of Memory, published in the D. R. in 2006 and 2007, respectively. Her most recent poetry books published in the U. S. in English alone are The Shadow I Dress In (2004) and Playing at Stillness (2005). Her awards include the T. S. Eliot Prize in Poetry, the Wilbur Award, the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award (twice), three of the yearly prizes given by the Poetry Society of America, several from the New England Poetry Club, the Robert Frost Foundation’s “Tree at My Window” Award, and several national awards from the Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Culture, among others.

Anna Evans is a British citizen but permanent resident of NJ, where she is raising two daughters. She has had over 100 poems published in journals including The Formalist, The Evansville Review, Measure and e-zines such as Verse Libre Quarterly. She has been nominated three times for a Pushcart Prize and was a finalist in the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award for 2005 and again for 2007. She is editor of the formal poetry e-zine The Barefoot Muse and is currently enrolled in the Bennington College MFA Program. Her first chapbook Swimming was published in March 2006 by Maverick Duck Press.

Rose Kelleher lives in Maryland and likes her bio notes short. Since she’s not writing this one herself, I can add that she has written many good poems, including sonnets, and her work has been published widely. The poetry section of her website is here: .

Paul Stevens was born in Yorkshire, but lives in Australia. He teaches Literature and Historiography. His recent poetry is in The Barefoot Muse, Worm, Lily, The Argotist, The New Formalist, The Centrifugal Eye, Shattercolors, Contemporary Sonnet, Sliptongue and Poemeleon. He edits The Shit Creek Review and (with Peter Bloxsom) The Chimaera Literary Miscellany.

Patricia Wallace Jones is an artist, poet, and retired disability advocate. More of her artwork can be seen at: