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14 by 14 staff and friends       

Thanks to the Issue 7 selection panel, a group of six poets (several of them also editors) who are seasoned readers and writers of sonnets.

And thanks once again to Patricia Wallace Jones for creating most of the issue art in short order and doing her usual great 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) lives and writes in Derry, New Hampshire. He is the author of the poetry collection, Too Much Explanation Can Ruin A Man and the forthcoming East Wind, Rain. His poems have appeared in numerous publications including Measure, The Formalist, First Things, The Dark Horse, Light and, of all things, Forbes. 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. Her ten published collections include, most recently, a bilingual volume of essays and poems titled Agua de dos rios (Water from Two Rivers) in 2006, and a collection of short stories, El olor de la memoria/The Scent of Memory, published in the Dominican Republic in 2007. Her most recent poetry books in English alone are The Shadow I Dress In (2004) and Playing at Stillness (2005). She has won a number of poetry awards, including the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award (twice).

Anna Evans (who has left the panel after taking part in selection for this issue) 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 Harvard Review, Atlanta Review, 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 (her sonnet shortlisted in the 2007 contest appears in this issue). She gained her MFA from Bennington College and is the new editor of the formal poetry print journal The Raintown Review and the long-time editor of the e-zine The Barefoot Muse. Her chapbooks Swimming and Selected Sonnets are available from Maverick Duck Press.

Julie Kane is an associate professor of English at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana, USA. Her most recent poetry collection, Rhythm & Booze, was Maxine Kumin’s selection for the National Poetry Series and a finalist for the 2005 Poets’ Prize. Her forthcoming collection, Jazz Funeral, is David Mason’s selection for the 2009 Donald Justice Poetry Prize. She was also the winner of the first Open Poetry Ltd International Sonnet Competition. Individual poems have appeared in such journals as The Antioch Review, The Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, Feminist Studies, and London Magazine, as well as in anthologies such as Poetry: A Pocket Edition and The Book of Irish American Poetry from the Eighteenth Century to the Present. She has been a George Bennett Fellow in Writing at Phillips Exeter Academy, a New Orleans Writer in Residence at Tulane University, and a Fulbright Scholar in Creative Writing at Vilnius Pedagogical University.

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: