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Toni Partington is a poet, editor, and life/career coach. Her poetry has appeared in the NW Women’s Journal, Selected Poems of the River Poets’ Society, The Cascade Journal, VoiceCatcher (editions 3 & 4), outwardlink.net, and is a regular contributor to Sage Cohen’s Writing the Life Poetic E-Zine (http://www.writingthelifepoetic.typepad.com/). She is the author of a poetry chapbook, Jesus Is A Gas (2009). Her latest book of poetry, WIND WING (Moot Point Press, 2010) is now available. She also serves as an Associate Editor for VoiceCatcher, an annual Pacific Northwest anthology of women writers.
As a life/career coach, Toni loves to work with writers and artists interested in exploring ways to integrate lifestyle and work. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from Chapman University, an MA in Humanities with a major focus in Literature and Literary Editing from the California State University, Dominguez Hills, and post-graduate work at the University of Oregon to become certified as a Global Career Development Facilitator. Before embarking on other adventures, Toni spent over ten years teaching and advising women in transition returning to college. Toni began writing at age ten and has integrated writing into many facets of her life. She believes it is never too late to begin something you’ve dreamed of doing.
Christopher Luna is a poet, visual artist, and performer with an MFA in Writing and Poetics from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. Luna edits a monthly email newsletter featuring poetry events in Portland, Vancouver and the Pacific Northwest (http://christopherluna-poetry.blogspot.com/), and is a regular contributor to Sage Cohen’s Writing the Life Poetic E-Zine (http://writingthelifepoetic.typepad.com/). He is a respected creative-writing teacher, mentor, and the host of a successful open mic poetry reading established in 2004.
Luna frequently collaborates with musicians and has been a featured reader at bookstores, nightclubs, libraries, and coffee shops across the nation. His poetry has appeared in publications including Soundings Review, Chiron Review, Full of Crow, The Long Islander, Made Up Movement, Cadillac Cicatrix, The Lion Speaks: An Anthology for Hurricane Katrina, eye-rhyme, Gare du Nord, Exquisite Corpse, Many Mountains Moving, the @tached document, and Big Scream. His chapbooks include tributes and ruminations (Dristil Press, 2000), On the Beam (with David Madgalene, 2005), Sketches for a Paranoid Picture Book on Memory (King of Mice Press, 2005), and GHOST TOWN, USA (This is Not an Albatross, 2008). “More than we can bear,” an epic investigative poem about the aftermath of September 11, was anthologized both online (For Immediate Release) and in print (On the Way After 9/11, 2002 and Candles in the Dark, Flames for the Future, 2003, both edited by David James Randolph for New Way Media). Luna is the author of Literal Motion (Bootstrap Press, 2001), a book that features three interviews with the filmmaker Stan Brakhage.