Keith Ratzlaff's books of poetry are Dubious Angels: Poems after Paul Klee; Man Under A Pear Tree; and Across The Known World. His awards include the 1996 Anhinga Prize for Poetry, the Theodore Roethke Award, and a Pushcart Prize. He is Professor of English at Central College in Pella, Iowa, where he teaches writing and literature.
His most recent book published by Anhinga Press was Then, a Thousand Crows (2009).
Ari Berman is a contributing writer for The Nation magazine and an Investigative Journalism Fellow at The Nation Institute. He has written extensively about American politics, foreign policy and the intersection of money and politics.
His stories have also appeared in the New York Times, Editor & Publisher and The Guardian, and he is a frequent guest and political commentator on MSNBC, C-Span and NPR. Ari was a cohost at KRUU for a year and a half during the presidential primaries of 2007-08.
Even at the sideshow they're just trying to sell a lie
Look, you won't believe what you see
But I know the truth buried way deep down inside
The freaks are the same as you and me
~ Wonder Wheel, Lisa Brigantino
Spend a few minutes perusing Lisa Brigantino's website and links and you'll start to wonder if there is anything this talented musician can't do! It starts to make sense when you realize she has been steeped in music making since the age of 5, when she started piano lessons. Now able to play at least 14 instruments, Lisa has garnered a variety of songwriting and performing awards, has toured the world with an all women Led Zeppelin tribute band, shares a musical comedy act with her sister in New York, and still found time to write, record and produce her two solo albums, the newest one to be released June 7th.