CHRISTINA-MARIE UMSCHEID (Christina-Marie), born 1946 in Weiden, Germany was raised in Saint Louis, Missouri and has lived in Petoskey, Michigan since 1976. She has dealt with cancer three times and disabilities associated with treatment, such as visual and physical impairment. Publishings include such magazines as; CHICAGO REVIEW, HIRAM POETRY REVIEW, CALIBAN, ODYSSEY, THE POETRY REVIEW, NEGATIVE CAPABILITY, THE OLD RED KIMONO, GREAT LAKES REVIEW, HURON REVIEW, THE MAC GUFFIN, SOU'WESTER, GREAT MIDWESTERN QUARTERLY and MOONSHADE (e-zine and paper). Her debut on the Internet e-zine, WORLD POETRY, was December 1996. Since then she has poems published by such e-zines as BLUE PENNY QUARTERLY, SWITCHED-ON GUTENBERG, COMRADES, POETRY TONIGHT, BLACK SWAN REVIEW, VALPARAISO POETRY REVIEW, FRICTION MAGAZINE, GINO'S GHAZAL PAGE, and RECURSIVE ANGEL In 1999 she was published in the anthologies, VOICES OF MICHIGAN and AT THE EDGE OF MIRROR LAKE, RECURSIVE ANGEL, LIGHTENING BELL, and CONCRETE WOLF.. Her book "From the Belly of Jonah's Whale" has been published by Xlibris.