Notes on Contributors



William J. Astore currently teaches history at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport.  He served in the U.S. Air Force for twenty years, retiring as a lieutenant colonel.  During this time, he taught for six years at the USAF Academy and served for three years as the Associate Provost/Dean of Students at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA.  His D.Phil. is in Modern History from the University of Oxford.  He writes regularly for, History News Network, and Nieman Watchdog and is the author (or co-author) of three books. His contribution to this issue first appeared in TomDispatch. He welcomes reader comments at

Jennifer  Campbell is an English professor at Erie Community College in Buffalo, NY, and a co-editor of the feminist literary collective, Earth's Daughters. Her poems have recently appeared in Slant, Slipstream, Rockhurst Review, Ceasura, Heartlodge, Nerve Cowboy, Letterhead, Not Just Air, and Seven Circle Press; and more are forthcoming in Eclipse and Louisiana Literature.

Susana H. Case has recent work in many journals, including:  Cider Press Review, Coe Review, Diner, Eclipse, Gulf Stream Magazine, Hawai’i Pacific Review, Karamu and Potomac Review.  She is the author of The Scottish Café (Slapering Hol Press, 2002), Hiking The Desert In High Heels (RightHandPointing, 2005), and Anthropologist In Ohio (Main Street Rag Publishing Company, 2005).

Andrés Castro, "Every October since 1996 I have included `The Peace Sculpture Wore' in a reading somewhere in NYC; I treasure my copy of The Iron Moonhunter, a children's book about a dragon-shaped ghost train and the spirits of Chinese railway workers in Sierra Nevada during the 1800's, that Kathleen Chang wrote and illustrated in 1977-- it is now in the public domain." 

Nancy Dafoe is a poet, a novelist, and an English teacher at East Syracuse Minoa Central High School. She is a resident of Little, New York and is married to Daniel Dafoe. They have three grown children. She has had several poems and fiction work published; two poems will appear in the fall publications of Ampersand Review and Blood and Thunder: Musing on the Art of Medicine.

Dan Drossman,
NYC studio based artist , is interested in the creation and development of experiences. He produces works of art that suggest feeling and emotion, but leaves much open to the viewer. Drossman’s paintings reveal themselves over time, giving birth to new meanings and interpretations with each viewing. The contributed cover image for this issue is of his large canvas
painting "Rupture"

Michael S.  Glaser is professor of English, Emeritus at St. Mary’s College of Maryland where he served for 38 years.   A recipient of the Dodge Endowed Award for Excellence in Teaching and widely sought as a speaker and workshop leader, he was Poet Laureate of Maryland from 2004 to 2009. Michael’s Disrupting Consensus, was selected by the prolific American poet and translator, Jack Hirschman, as the winner of the most recent Teacher’s Voice chapbook contest. His contributions to this issue of TTV are from this wonderful little book.

Ruth Hoberman teaches English at Eastern Illinois University.  Her scholarly research focuses on twentieth-century British literature, but she also writes poems, one of which appeared last year in The Spoon River Poetry Review.  An encounter in her freshman writing class inspired “In my dream last night, I was blind.”

Robert Jensen is a professor in the School of Journalism of the University of Texas at Austin. His latest book is All My Bones Shake: Seeking a Progressive Path to the Prophetic Voice (Soft Skull Press, 2009). He also is the author of Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity (South End Press, 2007); The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege (City Lights, 2005); Citizens of the Empire: The Struggle to Claim Our Humanity (City Lights, 2004); and Writing Dissent: Taking Radical Ideas from the Margins to the Mainstream (Peter Lang, 2002). His contribution to this issue was first p  Jensen can be reached at and his articles can be found online at

Bobbi Dykema Katsanis is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Hawk Prairie Anthology (2009) and The Magdalene’s Notebook (2006), both from Finishing Line Press. Her publication credits include Kalliope, Ruah, and The Litchfield Review. She is completing her doctorate at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, and lives in Seattle.

Paul Many’s poems and stories have appeared in such publications as Oracle, Kaleidoscope and Nebo. He teaches at the University of Toledo.

Mary Beth O'Connor is a poet and prose writer who teaches at Ithaca College. In addition to having won  The Teacher's Voice chapbook competition in 2006 for Smackdown!, her work has appeared in various literary journals. Check the current issue of Prick of the Spindle for her short play “Harmony Falls.”

Jared Pearce teaches writing and literature at William Penn University, and has most recently published poems in Permafrost, Dos Passos Review, The Louisana Review, and Creosote. "This morning he returned to his office, and a small, wood-block puzzle that he keeps unsolved on his desk was, in fact, solved.  Though there are not many clues, he's on the case!  When not solving mysteries, he writes poems about mysteries."

Susanna Rich is an Emmy nominated poet; author of Television Daddy, The Drive Home, and The Flexible Writer; and a Fulbright Fellow in Creative Writing. Susanna tours one-woman audience-interactive poetry experiences. She is Professor of English and Distinguished Teacher at Kean University in New Jersey. Visit

Suzanne Roberts’ books include Shameless (Cherry Grove, 2007), Nothing to You (Pecan Grove Press, 2008), and Plotting Temporality (forthcoming from Red Hen Press). She was recently named “The Next Great Travel Writer” by National Geographic’s Traveler magazine. She currently teaches English at Lake Tahoe Community College in California. Night Class first appeared in Sierra Nevada Review.  For more information, please visit her website at

G. Tod Slone states he "has been unemployed for the past two years and probably at this point is unemployable, considering his openness.  Doctorate from a French university and about 15 years full-time college teaching experience in France and the USA.  Founding editor of The American Dissident, a 501 c3 nonprofit journal of literature, democracy, and dissidence, publishing regularly since 1998 (see and"

Susan C. Waters has an advanced degree from the writing program at George Mason University.  Currently, she is professor of English at New Mexico Junior College. She teaches composition and literature survey courses, specializing in world literature.  Her publishing credits are extensive, and she was nominated for the Push Cart prize in poetry two years ago.