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Editorial Staff for Issue 2

Gina Barnard’s poems and essays have been published in Columbia Poetry Review, VERSE online, Laurel Review, New Madrid, Web del Sol Review of Books, Kartika Review, Asia Literary Review, Poetry International, in Japanese translation in Poemaholic Café (Tsukuba, Japan), and elsewhere. Born in Fussa, Tokyo, she spent her early years between Japan and the Sacramento Valley, California. She holds an MFA in Poetry from San Diego State University, a BA in English: Creative Writing from UC Davis and teaches composition and creative writing in San Diego, California.

photo-e1468836400760Lisa Grove’s poetry, translations, and reviews have appeared in Poetry, Beloit Poetry Journal, A cappella Zoo, The Puritan, The Baltimore Review, and elsewhere. Formerly a contributing editor for Poetry International, she co-founded the Poetry Translation Reading Series in San Diego. She currently lives in Los Angeles where she hosts the web series A Poem By for Poetry.LA.



Carrie Moniz is a poet and artist from the San Francisco Bay area. Her work has appeared in Ploughshares, Superstition Review, Yellow Medicine Review, Suisun Valley Review, Third Wednesday, Corium Magazine, An Island of Egrets Haiku Anthology, Web del Sol Review of Books, and elsewhere. She worked as an assistant editor for Poetry International and is a co-founding member of the Poetry Translation Reading Series in San Diego, California where she spends much of her time.

980992_10151710454851428_1292328037_oMonika Zobel’s poems and translations have appeared in The Cincinnati Review, Redivider, DIAGRAM, Beloit Poetry JournalMid-American Review, Guernica Magazine, West Branch, Best New Poets 2010, and elsewhere. Her book of poems, An Instrument for Leaving, was selected by Dorothea Lasky for the 2013 Slope Editions Book Prize. A Fulbright alumna, Zobel currently lives in Bremen, Germany.


Technical Advisor for Issue 2

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Associate Staff

LussierBrandon Lussier’s poems and translations have been published in Harvard Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, North American Review, and elsewhere. He is a former Fulbright Scholar and NEA fellow for literary translation. A founding editor of CJP, he was unable to lend his talents to the magazine for Issue 2. He plans to return to CJP and dedicate his editorial prowess to future issues.