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Alegra M. Bartzat works as facilities assistant at Athenaeum Arts and Music Library, La Jolla, California. She is one of the founders of SDSU Poets for Peace movement. She studied at University of Texas from Austin and at San Diego State University receiving a Master of Fine Arts, in creative writing. She published a first poetry book, “Yourself a City” and some of her work appeared in magazines as “Haiku with Donuts”, COPY Artists Journal, #1, Poetry Motel, Whackjob etc.

Hannah Godfrey lives in Bristol. She runs a regular storytelling gig for three years, called ‘Le Cirque des Mots’. Her aims are to provide a platform for innovation and mixed media in contemporary and traditional storytelling. In her performances she uses film, slide shows and turntablism as well as successfully collaborating with a popular local musician and a dancer respectively. For the last few months she have been writing sketches about people and places involved in various scenes in Bristol. These will be compiled into a pamphlet that will be published later this year. Her artistic work is put on the web site www.hoyden.co.uk

Amandine Meunier makes visual poetry (she graduated at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL). Her work is fed by road images and apprehends nomadism as nowadays’ modus vivendi, which challenges the ideas of home, border, identity. She had various presentations of her work, among which: Je me meurs où je m’attache, Galerie pontENplas, Gent, B, With handsandfeet, Huis Rechts Art Project Space, Amsterdam, NL, Brésil, Object for reading of Blaise Cendrars texts, travelling presentation, F, Biennale du Bijou Contemporain, Musée d’ethnographie, Nîmes, F, Kunstmarokkanen, travelling exhibition, NL, Art for sail, Work in situ, Amsterdam, NL, Long strides in tiny shoes, Huis Rechts, Amsterdam, NL, etc.

Dan Prodan writes poetry, fiction and articles on cultural issues. He has a BA in Romanian Literature and finished his MA in Comparative Literature at University “Al.I.Cuza” from Iasi city. With Artfest Cultural Association he organizes various cultural and art programs like literary readings or art exhibitions. During the last six years he won ten prizes for his poetry and published the first poetry book, “Pe scurt” (“Shortly”) was printed in 2005 by T Publishing House from Iasi. He also translates English contemporary poets' work for Romanian literary magazines.

Angie Seah lives in Singapore. She has a BA from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia and a diploma in Visual Arts (Sculpture), LaSalle College of the Arts (SIA), Singapore. Exhibitions:“for you” exhibited at Studio Miu window gallery, Tickle art – A Drawing installation “A Childish Robber”, City link Mall. “Under 1000”, group art exhibition at the Gemarimba Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, ‘MOSAIC FESTIVAL” exhibition at The Esplanade, Singapore, ART CONNEXSIONS photography exhibition at the Studio 217, “Life from Earth” (Group exhibition by Singapore ceramists at Utterly Art Gallery) etc. She is recipient of the German language scholarship by the Goethe institute for the Cultural exchange program in Berlin. Angie founded and managed an artist-run space: “nog studio”. She was nominated by the National Arts Council to represent Singapore for this ASEAN Art Camp held in Thailand. She received a Villa Streauli ‘s artist residency (3 months) in 2006, in Winterthur, Switzerland. Her work could also be admired on her web site www.angiesimplicity.com

Mia Taylor graduated Chelsea College of Art and Design Fine Art as Master of Arts. She exhibits her works and paintings with Chronic Epoch; Mother of all Parties, ‘Monkey Cloakroom’ (performance), Beaconsfield Gallery, London A Moment in Time, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, 100 Artists’, The Trade Apartment, London, Distracted, Match, London, Big Makes Me Feel Good, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London, 36 Craven Street, Former residence of Benjamin Franklin, London, East End Academy, Whitechapel Public Art Gallery, London, selectors include by Chris Offili and Niru Ratnam, Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London, selected by Graham Crowley, Private view, London Print Studio, London, curated by Paul O’Neil etc. She published in magazines as Time Out London, Art, Events, 36 Craven Street, The Guardian Weekend, AN Magazine, Reviews, East End Academy, Stephanie Delacroix, Hot Tickets (with The Evening Standard), Art, British Journal of Photography, ‘BJP News’ for Flirt Exhibition etc.

Mihai Ungureanu is currently following the second year courses of Master of Fine Arts - Sculpture at the National Academy of Arts from Bucharest after his 2005 degree of BA – Sculpture at the same university. His work has been exhibit at “Ion Irimescu” Art Galerry, Falticeni, Stone WorkShop ,Cisnadie, Romania, Atelier 35 Gallery, Bucharest, The National Academy of Arts, Graduates’ Exhibition, Artexpo Gallery, Bucharest, Caminul Artei Gallery, Bucharest, Art Galerry, “6 din 7”, Suceava, The Mogosoaia Palace Exhibition etc. Recenlty, he worked for “Sibiu – The Cultural Capital of Europe 2007” project, team work for the two sculptures/installations placed in “Piata Mica” Square. He was included in “Young Romanian Artists” 2005 catalogue.