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SPOTLIGHT: Fly Me to the Moon — A Conversation with Mathematician and Artist, Ed Belbruno

COLUMN: Storiedmusic by DJ T’challah

AIRMAIL: Bodhi Blues — A Year in India by Jessica Falcone

NOVEL EXCERPT: Blood Grip — Chapter 2

REVIEW: Gulliver as Slave Trader — Racism Reviled by Jonathan Swift


The Wild River Review is the creation of a team of professional writers and artists who form the eclectic coterie known as the Wild River Gang. We are skilled editors in all genres: short and long fiction, poetry, nonfiction, feature writing, and graphic stories.

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Joy E. Stocke

Joy E. Stocke

Joy E. Stocke, WRR Executive Editor & Co-Founder

Joy E. Stocke is the author of a novel, Ugly Cookies (Pella Publishing, 2000) and a volume of bilingual (English/Greek) narrative poems, The Cave of the Bear (Pella Publishing, 1999) based on her travels in Crete.

She has published poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, and has written about and lectured widely on her travels in Turkey and Greece, as well as religion, ancient and modern. She appeared on the syndicated NPR radio program A Chef’s Table in May 2004 to talk about Turkish Cuisine.

In addition to a literary travel memoir, Anatolian Days and Nights, she is working on her second book of poems set in Greece, and a novel set in the U.S., Germany, and Crete for which she was awarded a fellowship at the Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, IL.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics/Journalism, she participated in the Lindisfarne Symposium on The Evolution of Consciousness with William Irwin Thompson at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City. Currently she is completing a three-year program in Tantric Studies at the Saraswati River Yoga School in New Hope, PA.

EMAIL: jstocke@wildriverreview.com

SPOTLIGHT: Fly Me to the Moon — A Conversation with Mathematician and Artist, Ed Belbruno
SPOTLIGHT: Rumi and Coke — An Excerpt from Anatolian Days and Nights: A Love Affair with Turkey
SPOTLIGHT: Poetry, Science, and the Big Bang — John Timpane Goes to Cambridge
QUARK PARK: Of Algorithms, Google & Snow Globes — An Interview with Computer Scientist David Dobkin, Dean of Faculty at Princeton University
QUARK PARK: The Scientist as Rebel — Freeman Dyson Talks About Nuclear Weapons, Space Travel, and the Future
QUARK PARK: The Solace of Vacant Spaces — Interview with Peter Soderman
QUARK PARK: Music in Stone — Sculptor Jonathan Shor
SPOTLIGHT: For Armenians, Scars of Genocide Remain Visible
EDITOR’S NOTES: Up the Creek

BOOK: The Cave of the Bear

Jonathan Maberry

Jonathan Maberry, WRR Co-Founder

Jonathan Maberry has been a professional writer for thirty years and has sold over a dozen nonfiction books, three novels (including Ghost Road Blues, June 2006, Pinnacle), and over 900 articles, as well as short stories, poetry, plays, video scripts, song lyrics, and more. He is a book doctor and writing teacher, and is a frequent lecturer at writers’ conferences.

WEBSITE: www.JonathanMaberry.com
EMAIL: jmaberry@wildriverreview.com

SPOTLIGHT: Thrill-Ride — The Dark World of Mysteries & Thrillers
SPOTLIGHT: Thrill-Ride — An Interview with Barry Eisler
NOVEL EXCERPT: Tales From the Fire Zone

Tim E. Ogline

Tim E. Ogline

Tim E. Ogline, WRR Art Director & Comics Editor

Tim E. Ogline is a Greater Philadelphia based illustrator and graphic designer. Ogline’s illustrations have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Utne Reader, Outdoor Life and Philadelphia Style among others.

Ogline, an alumnus of and former instructor at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, is the principal of Ogline Design. Ogline Design has proudly served a clientele including Florida Tourism, the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Governor Ed Rendell, The White House, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern Pennsylvania, Damon’s Grill, NAPA, SmithKline Beecham and many more in its eight year history.

WEBSITE: www.TimOgline.com (illustration)
WEBSITE: www.OglineDesign.com (graphic design)
EMAIL: togline@wildriverreview.com
TEL: 215.431.3086

ART: The Art of Tim E. Ogline
COMICS: Panel Discussions — Cartoon Violence
COMICS: Electrical Activity of the Heart — The Vision Thing
COMICS: Electrical Activity of the Heart — New Year’s Resolution
Cover Illustration
Website Design and HTML/PHP Programming

Kim Nagy

Kim Nagy

Kim Nagy, WRR Public Relations Director

Kim Nagy is a freelance writer and consultant with extensive experience in marketing/public relations for publishers, corporations, state agencies, and nonprofits. She received her M.A. from the Department of History at the University of Connecticut. Kim’s experience includes work with major publishers, such as Princeton University Press, W.W. Norton, and Routledge UK. She has also written articles on subjects ranging from biotechnology and higher education to yoga, poetry, and parenting.

WEBSITE: www.KimNagy.com
EMAIL: knagy@wildriverreview.com

QUARK PARK: An Interview with Rush Holt
QUARK PARK: Labor of Love — An Interview with Kevin Wilkes
QUARK PARK: Journey into the Male & Female Brain — An Interview with Tracey Shors
SPOTLIGHT: Boundless Theater — An Interview with McCarter Theatre’s Emily Mann
SPOTLIGHT: Keeping Time — An Interview with Historian James McPherson
COLUMN: The Triple Goddess Trials

Wendy Steginsky

Wendy Steginsky

Wendy Fulton Steginsky, WRR Managing Editor

Wendy Fulton Steginsky was born and raised in Bermuda. She found her way to the U.S. via Europe in the late seventies. She was a special education teacher for many years and worked most recently as program director at the Writers Room of Bucks County. She is currently Managing Editor of the Wild River Review. Poetry is her passion and she writes the column, “Fire and Blood of Poetry”. In September 2006 two of her poems appeared in Bermuda’s First Anthology of Poetry.

EMAIL: wsteginsky@wildriverreview.com

COLUMN: Fire and Blood of Poetry

John Moskowitz

John Moskowitz

John Moskowitz, WRR Contributing Editor

John Moskowitz oversees the Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror content of the publication as well as directs WRR special projects.

John is a professional business consultant that has performed project management, coaching/training and process improvement for clients in the pharmaceutical, credit card and construction materials industries among others.

He has been responsible for the design of PowerPoint presentations for executive management, training materials focused on financial analysis, project management and process improvement and flow mapping, step-by-step instructions for software self-help menus and templates for teaching six sigma statistical control concepts. He has also authored numerous corporate internal change management communications to reinforce company-wide policy.

EMAIL: jmoskowitz@wildriverreview.com

ART: The Art of Jonathan Cox

Jill Sherer

Jill Sherer

Jill Sherer, WRR Contributing Editor

Jill Sherer Murray is an award-winning journalist, whose work has appeared in a variety of business- and health-related media. In addition to writing feature articles, scripts, books and other marketing, corporate and creative communications for more than 18 years, she designs and facilitates corporate communication workshops and seminars for clients like Gatorade, PepsiCo, Tellerx, and Quaker Oats (to name a few). A former “Weight Loss Diary” columnist for Shape Magazine, she took six million readers (who now know how much she weighs) on her journey to get fit each month through a series of personal essays and live chats. Currently, Jill is working on her second novel and rewriting her first—again—so she can get it to her agent before he dies or retires. You can read about her writing and other pursuits (i.e., dating and marriage) in her blog “Diary of a Writer in Mid-Life Crisis,” which is featured on the Wild River Review. She lives in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, with her husband Dan, her rescue dog Winnie, too many houseguests, and a lot of chocolate and over-the-counter pain medication.

EMAIL: jsherer@wildriverreview.com

BLOG: Diary of a Writer in Midlife Crisis

Brian O'Connell

Brian O’Connell

Brian O’Connell, WRR Contributing Editor

Brian O’Connell is a Bucks County, PA based freelance writer. A former Wall Street bond trader, O’Connell is the author of 15 books, including two bestsellers. His work has also appeared in publications like The Wall Street Journal, Men’s Health, USA Today, Cigar Magazine, CBS News Marketwatch, Newsweek, and many others.

EMAIL: boconnell@wildriverreview.com

Eric Steginsky

Eric Steginsky

Eric Steginsky, WRR Staff Photographer

Eric Steginsky graduated from George School in 2005. He incorporates his hunger and passion for photography into his daily life. He takes great joy in traveling and loves literature. Eric plans to graduate from Guilford College in 2009 with a degree in Fine Arts.

EMAIL: esteginsky@wildriverreview.com

FIRST BYLINES: Design (photo)
COLUMN: Fire and Blood of Poetry (photo)
FIRST BYLINES: First Communion (photo)
POETRY: Ice Ages (photo)
PROFILE: Thinking with Muscle and Tongue — Donald Hall (photo)
COLUMN: The Triple Goddess Trials (photo)
FIRST BYLINES: When Jilted Alice Spoke (photo)