was born in New York, to a mother and father who immigrated from
India. Now employed in the field of international media, Sunder
is based in Hong Kong, where he works long hours, stays physically
fit, and continues to be an aspiring novelist. "My Father's
Madness" is his first publication.
I'm a Londoner by birth, currently living and working on Penang
Island, in West Malaysia. I lecture in English at the University
of Science here. I've had poems published in the States, England
and New Zealand.
is an actor, playwright, author of fiction, and utter nutcase,
living in the Hollywood Hills of Southern California. Although
he is likely best known for his starring roles in the Ski
School films, Dean has also appeared in numerous television
roles, with parts in E.R., Family of Five, Mad
About You, among many others. He is perhaps most proud of
his work in the independent film Sleep With Me.
in photography, music, radio, and television, in the Denver Metro
areas of Colorado.
CLARISE is a young
spirit in an old body, who has begun writing and painting in
an effort to bridge the gap.
is an international performance sensation, who travels extensively,
bringing good will and excellent fashion tips to all men.
is an artist, computer analyst, educational administrator, and
political activist in Colorado. A member of the Editorial Board
of STANDARDS since its founding, JDR continues to produce the
majority of the inspired graphics on our pages. Questions/comments
about his work on this journal may be sent to Jim
I was widowed in September '97 when my crazy, brilliant, drunken
magician lover died from smoke inhalation. Most of my work since
then has dealt with some tangent of grief, or of my relationship
with him. You can find out more about me and my interests (including
gender transgression, airships, and magick) on my website,
including a link to my memorial site for Patrick King. Feel free
to write me directly from this link.
combines her passions for painting, dancing, modeling, and networking
by staying on top of things as they happen in the San Francisco
Bay Area. By day, she is a therapist focusing on sexuality. Emmanuela
is pleased and proud to be a new staff member of STANDARDS.
is a poet, essayist, humorist and librarian. His work has appeared
in VENUS Magazine, the newsletters DANGEROUS DICK and nocturnal
emissions and STANDARDS. Steven also edits three columns at Nubian
Webspot "BrotherWrite," "Conversations with Steven,"
and "Dr. Dick, Advice Giver." Email Steven directly
via this link.
lives in Los Angeles, California, where he works in the entertainment
industry as a theatrical/model photographer and television computer
is one of the United State's most prominent and prolific authors.
She has published more than 20 books of poetry and fiction, including
Saving History, Famous Questions, and The Quietist.
She is a professor of Writing and American Literatures at the
University of California at San Diego (UCSD), in La Jolla.
founded STANDARDS while developing multicultural literature and
writing curricula at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Print
versions of the journal remained available while Canéla
studied at Stanford University. After graduating her first students
from the private high school she founded and directed in Boulder,
Dr. Jaramillo is taking a well-earned hiatus from teaching, and
has begun a private therapy practice, focusing on trauma recovery.
She lives with her son, Josh, and her two daughters, Paloma and
SIERRA CALIPO JARAMILLO
began horseback riding in earnest last year, on her 10th birthday,
and throughout the months has been working at local stables in
exchange for leasing her own horse. Having determined that she
will one day be Rodeo Queen, Paloma is keen on both Western and
English riding styles, and has recently found her first spirit
live, struggle, work, love and create in the United States.
is a native of Michigan, now happily relocated in Colorado. An
avid photographer, cartographer, and physiologist, Jim fills
his days with mindless work and his nights with wild passion,
while waiting for that moment when his true goals will be realized.
is 19 and, in the last year, has learned much from the experience
of falling hard and rising again.
is a transnational writer and filmmaker whose works include short
and medium length films and videos: Black Skin; White Masks
(1973-79), Dictators (1982), Resisting The Pharaohs
(1984; on the Montréal arms-export industry), and Red
Star over the Western Press: Archive; Algeria, 1954-62 (1987);
poetry Lone Ranger in Pakistan, (1986), The Raft of
the Medusa (with Joceylne Doray); and a novel, Passage
to Lahore, which weaves together autobiographical reflections
on Britain, Lahore, Karachi and French Canada exploring cultural
politics, racism, sexual politics, etc., (Mercury Press, 1995).
He lives and works in Montreal, Canada.
is one of the editors of Epicenter, a literary periodical.
Her work has appeared in many journals, including Midstream,
Bridges, Writer's Digest, Ariga and The
San Fernando Journal.