Helen W. Mallon

Helen W. Mallon comes from a Philadelphia Quaker family. Consequently she loves all shades of brown and gray and odd cadences of language—(“Does thee want tea?”) She has a degree in Fine Arts from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, where she studied poetry with Henry Braun and Toby Olson.

She was a winner in the ‘Significant Other’ competition for emerging women poets, culminating in a reading/performance for the Living Word Series at the Painted Bride Arts Center in Philadelphia in March 2002. The 2nd Anniversary Issue of HiNgE Online, Philadelphia’s online arts journal, made her the featured poet. Two poems were chosen by judge JC Todd for Perkins Center for the Arts’ New York City tribute in fall 2003.
Her chapbook, Bone China, was recently published by Finishing Line Press. She has had poems in The David Jones Journal in England, A New Song, and Sensations Magazine. She has upcoming poems in The Mad Poets Review, One Trick Pony, and poetry and an essay in The Drexel Online Journal.

Lynn Levin

Lynn Levin is the author of one collection of poems, A Few Questions About Paradise (Loonfeather Press, 2000), and The Forest, a chapbook of translations of poems by the contemporary Albanian poet, Besnik Mustafaj (Poetry Miscellany Chapbooks, 2001). Bucks County Poet Laureate for 1999, Lynn Levin has received three Pushcart Nominations. She is a four-time prize winner in The Mad Poets Competitions and in 2002 was chosen by Cornelius Eady to receive the Robert Fraser Poetry Award. She has been a three-time finalist for the Akron Poetry Prize and a semifinalist for the Brittingham /Pollak Poetry Prizes and the Cleveland State University Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared in The North American Review, The Nebraska Review, Poetry Miscellany, Poetry New York, Hanging Loose, One Trick Pony, and other places. She is adjunct assistant professor of English at Drexel University.