Born and raised in rural New Zealand, he trained as a teacher and spent rather too many years at the chalkface in New Zealand, Singapore and Australia. Recently he came full circle, returning to an idyllic small lifestyle block in NZ’s north. He came to poetry rather late in life and is previously unpublished.
Born and raised in New York City, Margaret Fieland has lived in the Boston area since 1978. In spite of earning her living as a computer software engineer, she turned to one of her sons to put up the first version of her website, a clear indication of the computer generation gap. Thanks to her father's relentless hounding, she can still recite the rules for pronoun agreement in both English and French. She can also write backwards and wiggle her ears. Her poems have appeared in journals such as Melusine, Front Range Review, and All Rights Reserved. She is the author of Relocated, Geek Games, Broken Bonds, and Rob's Rebellion published by MuseItUp Publishing, and of Sand in the Desert, a collection of science fiction persona poems. A book for children is due out later this year.