Contributors / March 2015 (Issue 27)

Guest Editors and Contest Judge
ImageDorothy Chan was a 2014 finalist for the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Blackbird, Plume and Spillway. In 2012, The Writing Disorder nominated her poem "Ikebukuro Train Rides" for a Pushcart. Chan helped select the poetry in the March 2015 Issue of Cha. [Cha profile]

Image Born in California in 1956, David Raphael Israel was educated at a Quaker school. He's written poetry from a young age. After studying classical Chinese at UC Berkeley, he dabbled in arts journalism, focusing on music. He wrote and edited at EAR Magazine (NYC), then moved to Washington, DC. Shifting to India in 2007, he lived at Dhrupad Sansthan (a Bhopal music school). Returning to California in 2009, he serves as Communications Director for the Avatar Meher Baba Center, in Los Angeles, where he produces the "Concerts at Meherabode" series. His English ghazals have appeared in anthologies and he is currently studying sarangi. Israel helped select the prose in the March 2015 issue of Cha. [Cha profile]

ImageVinita Agrawal was one of the two judges (along with Tammy Ho Lai-Ming) of "The Other Side" Poetry Contest. Author of Words Not Spoken, Agrawal is a Mumbai based, award winning poet and writer. Her poems have appeared in Constellations, Cyclamen And Swords, The Fox Chase Review, Pea River Journal, Open Road Review, Stockholm Literary Review, Poetry Pacific, among others. She was nominated for the Best of the Net Awards 2011, awarded first prize in the Wordweavers Contest 2014, commendation prize in the All India Poetry Competition 2014 and won the 2014 Hour of Writes Contest thrice. Her poems have found a place in several international anthologies. Her current manuscript of poems has been accepted by the Finishing Line Press, Kentucky, USA and is due to be published in 2015. She has an M.A. in political science with a gold medal. Visit her website for more information. [Cha profile]

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