Meet Our Poets ~ Profiles Z
Jeffrey Zable is a teacher and conga drummer who plays Afro-Cuban folkloric music for dance classes and Rumbas around the San Francisco Bay Area. He's published poetry, fiction, and non-fiction in hundreds of literary magazines and anthologies. His more recent writings appear in Serving House Journal, Dead King, DogPlotz, Ink In Thirds, The Drunken Llama, Kairos, and Third Wednesday, among others. Read.
Marya Zilberberg is yet another doctor who writes. She used to take care of patients in the Intensive Care Unit. Now she studies how to improve healthcare delivery to the critically ill and others in our hospitals, and teaches graduate students in Public Health how to evaluate research. She is well published in scientific journals, and has written a book on evidence evaluation. But what gives her one of her greatest thrills is reading and writing poetry. Her poetry has been published and/or accepted for publication at Vox Poetica and The Blue Hour magazine. She writes her blog "Arkadia," from the foothills of the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. Read.
Ali Znaidi lives in Redeyef, Tunisia, where he teaches English. His work has appeared in various magazines and journals worldwide. He authored four poetry chapbooks including Experimental Ruminations (Fowlpox Press, 2012); Moon’s Cloth Embroidered with Poems (Origami Poems Project, 2012); Bye, Donna Summer! (Fowlpox Press, 2014); and Taste of the Edge (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2014). He also authored a book of fiction entitled Green Cemetery (Moment Publications, 2014) which is in fact the first Tunisian flash fiction collection originally written and published in the English language. Some of his poems have been translated into German, Greek, Turkish and Italian. You can see more of his work on his blog at aliznaidi.blogspot.com and he tweets @AliZnaidi, and invites you to follow him there. Read.
Rivka Zorea was born in California, but has lived the last thirty years in Anchorage, Alaska, where she and her husband raised six children. During her years in Alaska, she has written enough to fill some 7 books of poetry. Her publishing, however, has been limited to newspapers, but she is now expending her horizons and VerseWrights is her first foray into online publishing. She has a BA degree from the University of Puget Sound in history and has studied political science. The last few years, however, she has worked as an artist and photographer in Anchorage. Read.
Milenko Županović was born in 1978 in Kotor (Montenegro). By profession he is a graduate marine engineer, but in his free time, he writes poetry and short stories. His stories and poems have been published by many magazines, blogs and websites, mostly in the U.S. and in Latin America, including MOBIUS (US), Vox Poetica (US), Ascent Aspirations Magazine (Canada), The South Townsville Micro Poetry Journal (Australia) The Balkan Literary Herald, Rio Negro Magazine (Chile), and Axxon Magazine (Argentina) In 2010 he wrote and published his first book, a collection of stories, and he also written and published two collections of poems (ebooks). Milenko is an ethnic Croat and lives in the town of Kotor (Montenegro) with his wife and two children. Read.