Gregory A. Weber
Gregory graduated from Temple University in the spring of 2011. Currently dividing his time between Philadelphia and West Chester, Pa, he is the copy editor of the A&E website Philly Broadcaster in addition to being a member of the PPC. Gregory was most recently published in the Spring Edition of Poetry Quarterly magazine.
J. Robert Barbeau
James Robert Barbeau studied English and Political Science at Temple University. Currently he lives in the Francisville section of North Philadelphia. James has been published in Temple University's literary magazine Hyphen as well as their multilingual literary magazine, In Other Words.
Jennifer Markert is a senior at Temple University and also an English Major. Masterfully balancing work, school and artistic endeavors, Jen's free time is precious, and she certainly does not have spare time to fritter away on such things as web page biographies. Originally from Upper Darby, Jen is now reppin' South Philadelphia and making money where she can in the restaurant biz, because we can't all write poetry for a living, can we? Among other poetic endeavors, workshops and literature classes, Jen is currently working on a memoir-based project entitled Interviews with Inanimate Objects.
Maryan is a senior English major at Temple University. Not satisfied to be surrounded by books only at school and in her free time, Maryan also works at a bookstore. In the past she's been published by Hyphen, Temple's student literary magazine and Any Other Word, a Penn State literary magazine. She's organized and read at several readings before joining the PPC. In 2007, "Pluto is a Planet, I Swear It" a Two-Act Play, "The Clarity Revival" a One-Act, The One-Act "Sierra Leone" written by Maryan was performed at Penn State York. Maryan also wrote the poem "Ardenter" which inspired the short experimental film by Nikolas Diener and John Note. In 2008, Maryan and Nikolas Diener wrote, produced, and directed a short film titled "Cabbage." Maryan currently calls North Philly home, though she was born in Cairo, Egypt, and raised in York.
Geoffrey Waterman was raised in Alaska, but not by bears. He then went to college and studied music composition under the amazing Greg Youtz. After spending years in China and South Korea and soaking in life out of school, he went back and is currently attending Temple University for a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, for poetry.
Brittanie Sterner is a 2010 graduate of Emerson College in Boston, where she earned a BFA in writing and publishing, with a minor in post-colonial and global studies. Her self-designed chapbook, We Were Calling You All Night From the Roof, can be bought for cheap onlulu.com. Her arts and culture reviews on the weird and wonderful have been published in Boston's Weekly Dig, and she currently writes heady articles on the Introduction of Sugar Gliders Into the Home, and How to Rid the Elderly of Belly Fat, for sites like ehow.com, aka Demand Media Studios. Just back from a fair trade stint in India, she finds her new Philly residence to be novel, true gritty, and just fine indeed. She plans to write a poem-vella based entirely on sound and memory, and get a job in one o'them fancy publishing houses for, you know, the health benefits.