Writer Info Joe Ahearn

Joe Ahearn is the founding editor of Rancho Loco Press and the editor of VEER magazine (www.rancho-loco-press.com/veer). Two books of his poetry are forthcoming: Five Fictions, from Sulphur River Review Press, and The Life of St. Guthlac, from Fireweheel Editions. His criticism, translations, and poetry have appeared in a large number of periodicals, including The Quarterly, 6ix, Haight-Ashbury Literary Review, Five AM, Black Dirt, Dallas Review, Mudlark, Recursive Angel, Sulphur River Literary Review, and many others. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize six times, most recently in 1998. Ahearn's work has been collected in the limited-edition chapbook, Kyoko At Play (Harvest Publications, 1994) and in two anthologies: CrossConnect: Writers of the Information Age (CrossConnect, Inc., 1997) and Other Testaments (Incarnate Muse Publications, 1997). Ahearn lives in Dallas, where he writes poetry, essays, and books about advanced software development.

Kubilay Akman

He was born in 1975, Istanbul, Turkey. He graduated in sociology at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul. Kubilay Akman worked as editor of several Turkish art magazines like Turkiye'de Sanat (Art in Turkey), Genc Sanat (Young Art) and has written reviews on European contemporary arts. He prefers English for his poetry because he believes that English is the most proper way to communicate with people globally. Edgar Allen Poe, Charles Baudelaire and William Blake are his favorites in poetry.

William Allegrezza

Hiker, sailor, and musician--I live in Chicago. Some poets who interest me are Alcaeus, Pindar, Theognis, Bertrand de Born, Leopardi, Parra, Vallejo, Howe, Levertov, Duncan, and Bernstein. I am also interested in contemporary poetry, especially in the Language Poets. I hold a B.A. in English from the University of Dallas and a M.A. in English from LSU. I also hold a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from LSU. My poetry and translations have been published in small magazines in several countries and is also available in the e-zines Aught, A Writer's Choice, Thunder Sandwich, Alicubi Journal, The San Francisco Salvo, poethia, canwehaveourballback?, Red Coral, Milk Magazine, Word for Word, Swirl, sidereality, xStream, The Muse Apprentice Guild, getunderground.com, Drunken Boat, Blue Fifth Review, The Tin Lustre Mobile, Arbutus, Poetry Midwest , and Shampoo. My chapbook, lingo, was published by subontic press. For a review, see sidereality. My e-book Temporal Nomads can be downloaded from xPress(ed). My books The Vicious Bunny Translations and Covering Over can be purchased at LuLu.

My book Ladders in July can be purchased at BlazeVox.

Check out my web site at http://www.moriapoetry.com/allegrezzabill.html or my blog site at http://allegrezza.blogspot.com.

Aric Allen

Aric Allen is a poet raised in the suburbs of NYC and DC. He has spent the last decade floating between California, Arizona, Louisiana, and Oregon. Along the way he has used Kinko's Xerox machines to mix his typewritten text with found images. Having recently acquired a PC with a scanner and Photoshop, he has begun publishing his work on the web. Currently he is living in Boulder, Colorado where he is working the graveyard shift at an Amoco gas station. His home page is at http://members.xoom.com/unagriot.

Michael R. Allen

Michael R. Allen has edited mprsnd, an experimental journal of texts, since its start in early 2001. His ongoing web and book project Ecology of Absence (www.mprsnd.org/eoa/) explores the "biocultural geography of abandonment in St. Louis." Recent publications include Eratio, Can we have our ball back?, Synthesis/Regeneration, The Circle, and Rain Taxi.

claudia alonzo

I was born in Chicago and live there still, the city is a great inspiration for writing. i've been published in Michael Hernandez de Luna's Book Axis of Evil, the Columbia College Poetry Review, and Gallery 37 writing anthology. I am applying to the University of Iowa's Writing Workshop. I love Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, and Frank O'Hara. My goal is to teach poetry to high school kids.


mIEKAL aND is a longtime DIY cultural anarchist & the creator of 20 years worth of visual-verbal lit, audio-art, performance ritual & hypermedia for the Macintosh, distributed by Xexoxial Editions. Since 1991, he has made his home at Dreamtime Village, a hypermedia/permaculture village project, located in the driftless bioregion of southwestern Wisconsin. His hypermedia works reside at Qazingulaza, including a downloadable version of Zaum Gadget, an hypermedia arttoy created with Hypercard in 1987. He also devotes much time to creating edible wilderness indoors & out, growing such things as figs, citrus, cherries, grapes & chestnuts. 1998 marked the creation of THE DRIFTLESS GROTTO OF WEST LIMA, a permanent public grotto/park/installation which when finished will feature a bird-operated time machine in a 25 ft blue glass tower. There is a bibliography of books & tapes published as well an index of online works at the Electronic Poetry Center.

arlene ang

Arlene Ang lives in a small town outside Venice. Her poetry has been published recently in FRiGG, GH O TI, Orbis, The Pedestal, Poetry Ireland, Rattle, Smiths Knoll and Tattoo Highway. Her first full collection of poetry, "The Desecration of Doves" was published in 2005 (iUniverse, 2005). Website: http://www.leafscape.org/aang.

David Applegate

David Applegate lives amid the rubble in Brooklyn, NY. Aged 22, he is currently working toward a B.A. in creative writing at Eugene Lang College. The usual flow, punctuated by bursts of noise toward outer-limits.

Ivan Argüelles

Ivan Argüelles is the author of numerous works of poetry. He received the 1989 William Carlos Williams Award for his book LOOKING FOR MARY LOU:ILLEGAL SYNTAX. His most recent works include: MADONNA:A POEM (Runaway Spoon, 1998); CITY OF ANGELS (Potes & Poets press, 1999) and DAYA KARO! TWO SONGS (Luna Bisonte, 1999). He has also published on-line and has done collaborations with Sheila E Murphy, Peter Ganick, and John M Bennett. When not composing for the Muse, he works as a cataloger at the Library, Univ of California, Berkeley.

Louis Armand

Louis Armand is based in Prague. Collections of poetry include Strange Attractors (2003) and Malice in Underland (2003). A volume of essays on criticism and culture, entitled Solicitations, was published in 2005. Armand is the editor of Contemporary Poetics, forthcoming from Northwestern University Press.

Marcia Arrieta

Adi Assis

Born in 1967 in Tel Aviv, Israel. published poems in the Israeli periodical "helicon" , earned a BA in philosophy from Jerusalem university, currently living in NYC , working on his first book of poetry, and a computer programmer for living.

Vincent Stanley Atkins

vincent stanley atkins works at a whole foods store as a full-time cashier, wears new balance shoes, and enjoys whole soy cultured soy. he also writes words which are displayed here: http://www.webspawner.com/users/maggotry/index.html

believe what you will.

William James Austin

William James Austin lives in New York City and remains addicted to its dystopian landscape. He has published three collections of poetry: 1 UNDERWORLD 2 and 3 UNDERWORLD 4, both from S Press (now distributed by Koja Press); 5 UNDERWORLD 6 from Koja Press; plus the book length study, A DECONSTRUCTION OF T. S. ELIOT: THE FIRE AND THE ROSE published by Salzburg University Studies. His poems, essays, book reviews and letters have appeared in The Paterson Literary Review, The American Book Review, Blaze, Louisiana Literature, The New Laurel Review, Xavier Review, Koja, The Small Press Review, BluR -- the Boston Literary Review, Masthead, The World Healing Anthology, Fell Swoop, Appearances, Blackbox, Contemporary Jewish-American Dramatists and Poets (Greenwood Press), and other alleyways of saintly and ill repute. His poetry has been nominated by Richard Kostelanetz and BluR: The Boston Literary Review for the Pushcart Prize and was judged a finalist in the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award competition. Most recently he was the subject of an article (in Romanian) by the noted poet/critic/translator, Stefan Stoenescu (Cornell University/ University of Bucharest).

In his former life as a musician and songwriter he composed music and lyrics for Lou Rawls, Hammer, a rather embarrassing (to him) television sitcom, and several other rock and jazz beez and wannabeez. He currently administers Koja Press, and is an Associate Professor of English and Philosophy and the Artistic Director of the Visiting Writers Program for the State University of New York at Farmingdale.

Petra Backonja

Petra Backonja has work in Aught, Word For/Word, Generator and forthcoming in Big Bridge and Phoebe.

Anny Ballardini

Anny Ballardini's work has appeared on the following sites: texfiles, Muse Apprentice Guild, Artisanitorium, Colliquium, Poiein, Niederngasse, Poets against the War, Transference, Poetrybay, Poetix, The Drunken Boat, and more. She lives in Bozen, South Tyrol, Italy, and is the curator of the Poet's Corner.

Christopher Barnes

I studied lit & history at Newcastle College then poly but gave it up to write full time. I have been much published in British magazines but have yet to manage my first collection. I have read at Morden Tower, Newcastle, The Live Theatre, The Literary & Philosophical soc. and Waterstones bookshop.

Dancing Bear

Dancing Bear lives in the San Jose, Ca. His poems, art, interviews, reviews and photographs have been published in hundreds of journals, including New York Quarterly, Zuzu's Petals Quarterly, Slipstream, Rio Grande Review, Pearl, Poetry Motel and Nerve Cowboy. Dancing Bear is the author 3 chapbooks, his most recent being PROSPERO IN THERAPY. He is Editor-In-Chief of the on-line magazine Disquieting Muses and the 1999 winner of the Mindfire Chapbook Contest for his manuscript Blue Hand, later this year a chapbook Atlas (Red Fruit Press) will be released. Dancing Bear is the host of a weekly poetry show "Out of Our Minds" for public supported KKUP 91.5 FM in Cupertino, CA.

Tom Bell

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John Bennett

John M. Bennett has published over 200 books and chapbooks of poetry and other materials. Among the most recent are rOlling COMBers (Potes & Poets Press), MAILER LEAVES HAM (Pantograph Press), LOOSE WATCH (Invisible Press), CHAC PROSTIBULARIO (with Ivan Arguelles; Pavement Saw Press), HISTORIETAS ALFABETICAS (Luna Bisonte Prods), PUBLIC CUBE (Luna Bisonte Prods), THE PEEL (Anabasis Press), and GLUE (xPress(ed)). He has published, exhibited and performed his word art worldwide in thousands of publications and venues. He was editor and publisher of LOST AND FOUND TIMES (1975-2005), and Curator of the Avant Writing Collection at The Ohio State University Libraries. Richard Kostelanetz has called him “the seminal American poet of my generation”. His work, publications, and papers are collected in several major institutions, including Washington University (St. Louis), SUNY Buffalo, The Ohio State University, The Museum of Modern Art, and other major libraries.

Raymond L. Bianchi

Ray Bianchi is a native of suburban Chicago, the child of Italian immigrants, educated at the University of Iowa. Ray lived and worked for most of the 1990s in Bolivia and Brazil, first as a volunteer in a men's prison and later in international publishing. His work has appeared in Tin Lustre Mobile, Moria, Poesia Y Cultura, Afterwords, Red River Review, and Fiera. His book Circular Decent will appear in August 2004 from Blaze Voxx Press. He is the author of two web sites chicagopostmodernpoetry.com/ and collagepoetchicago.blogspot.com/.

John Birbeck

I was a later bloomer as a poet. My first published poem was in 1974 when I was 44 years old. When I was 47, I went abruptly into a 20-year writer's block. Then, just as abruptly as it began, the block ended, and I've again gone merrily about writing my poems.

David Bircumshaw

David Bircumshaw came howling into existence in 1955, in Warwickshire. He edits the on-line and sometimes print journal A Chide's Alphabet, has a collection Painting Without Numbers allegedly available from The Phantom Rooster Press, a slightly different version of which is also available on the web along with the poem-sequence Parousia. A further collection, 'The Animal Subsides' is forthcoming from Arrowhead Press.

Vincent Blafard

Vincent Blafard lives in Mexico City where he currently works as a translator and freelance proofreader. His work has been published in Faucheuse, Yen Agat, and Salton Sea Review. His chapbook, "The Frond Vault," was recently published by Yen Agat Books (Bangkok, Thailand). He can be reached at: vincent_blafard@yahoo.com.

Alex Blazer

Alex E. Blazer is in the English Ph.D. program at The Ohio State University, where he teaches upper level composition courses with focuses on postmodern theory and gender identitiy. His interests include twentieth century literature and critical theory, particularly Language Poetry and Lacanian psychoanalysis, respectively.
He is currently writing Lacanian readings of Adrienne Rich and Jorie Graham.

Georgiy Bogin

Bogin Georgiy Isayevich was born Dec. 23, 1929. In 1951 graduated from the Leningrad State University. 1951 - 1954: Teacher of English and Logic, Kazakhstan, Charskaya, now the town of Charsk. 1955 - 1958: Postgraduate, the Hertzen Pedagogical Institute in Leningrad, speciality "Methods of Teaching". 1958 - 1965: Senior Teacher, the Chair of English, the State University of Bashkortostan, Ufa. 1965: maintenance of the candidate's thesis (on methods of teaching). 1965 - 1973: Kazakhstan. Kokshetau, Pedagogical Institute, the Head of the Chair of English. 1974 - : The State University of Tver, Deputy Professor (1974 - 1987), Professor (1987 - ). 1985: Maintenance of doctor's thesis (General Linguistics, Dr. of Philology). 1980 - 1996: editor of 13 collections of articles on style, understanding and reflectivity. 1997- : editor-in-chief of the international quarterly "Hermeneutics in Russia", more than 20 quires in every issue (INTERNET: http://www.tversu.ru/ Science/Hermeneutics). 1989 - 2000 - Scientific Consultant, the head of the Tverian Hermeneutic Circle: graduation of 14 Candidates of Philology, of 4 Doctors of Philology. 1990 - 2000: Organizer of 7 international Hermeneutic conferences "Understanding and Reflectivity in Communication, Culture and Education". In 1999 G.Bogin was awarded the title of the "Honored Scholar of the Russian Federation". The number of publications is(March 23,2001) 312, among them 10 books.
Address: 12/2 Proletarskaya naberezhnaya, apt 156
Tver 170000 Russia
tel. (0822) 44-06-37

Taryn Bomar

A physicist by two degrees, though I never could follow the equations enough to make it a vocation. Between watching the prairie and working off bills with technical phrases, this is my first submission and first publication.

Jennifer Bonafiglio

Jennifer Bonafiglio received her B.A. in Literature from West Virginia University. She currently works for a college textbook publisher, where she is in good company with other would-be poets, traveling minstrels and amateur comedians. She has published one poem in the e-journal Spokenwar, and hopes to submit a lot more work in the coming year.

David Braden

I live in Oakland and teach public elementary school. I've been published in various small presses and e-zines: Shampoo #8, SPIT, Green Zero, Verve, Red Dancefloor, Blood Over Oil, Protea Poetry Journal, Stone Country. I've also done sound poems in .wav format, and once worked with a multi-voice poetry group called Big Bean Burrito. Our work appeared on a cassette magazine called Eat Nobody Last. My written and audio work can be found at http://www.home.earthlink.net/~barleydog/poems.html.

John Bryan

John Bryan has been published in various journals such as Unlikely 2.0, canwehaveourballback?,SideReality, Poems Niederngasse, Mipoesias, Salt River Review, BlackMail Press, Fireweed, Verse Libre Quarterly and The Hiss Quarterly to name a few.

Janet Buck

Janet Buck teaches writing and literature at the college level. Her poetry, humor, and essays have appeared in The Pittsburgh Quarterly, The Melic Review, Sapphire Magazine, The Recursive Angel, Southern Ocean Review, Lynx: Poetry from Bath, Apples & Oranges, Oranges & Apples, The Rose & Thorn, San Francisco Salvo, Poetry Super Highway, Poetik License, Mind Fire, Astrophysicist's Tango Partner Speaks, Perihelion, Oracle, Poetry Motel, Feminista!, Calliope, The Beaded Strand, New Thought Journal, Medicinal Purposes, 2River View, Kimera, Free Cuisinart, In Motion, Athens City Times, Conspire, Idling, remark, BeeHive, Gravity, AfterNoon, A Writer's Choice, Niederngasse, Shades of December, Maelstrom, The Oracular Tree, Red Booth Review, Poetry Heaven, Tintern Abbey, Arkham, hoursbecomedays, The Artful Mind, Oatmeal & Poetry, Black Rose Blooming, Apollo Online, Masquerade, Pigs 'n Poets, Savoy, The Poet's Edge, Allegory, GreenCross, Online Writer, Poetry Cafe, Oblique, Locust Magazine, The Poetry Kit, Pyrowords, Vortex, Ceteris Paribus, The Suisun Valley Review, Illya's Honey, Fires of Autumn, Orbital Revolution, A Little Poetry, Dead Letters, King Log, Peshekee Review, The Green Tricycle, Pogonip, Chimeric, Poetry Repair Shop, 3:00 AM Magazine, Wired Art from Wired Hearts, and hundreds of print journals and e-zines world-wide. A book-length collection of Janet's poetry is forth-coming from Newton's Baby Press.

Mark Budman

I was born and raised in the former Soviet Union. My fiction and poetry have appeared in Mississippi Review, Exquisite Corpse, Web Del Sol, Recursive Angel and many other magazines. I edit Vestal Review.

Kevin J. Burg

24 or so, BS in psychology, currently living in Lancaster (PA) & working in a hospital.

John Bush

I teach literature and composition and coach debate in Georgia. I am married and have a three year old daughter, who aspires to be an accomplished painter. I enjoy the outdoors, especially fishing and can't wait to take Elizabeth, my daughter, with me on fishing trips.

Jack Cannon

My name is Jack Cannon, I've been writing for over four years, and am inlfuenced largely by the writers Dosteovsky, Kerouac and Saroyan. I tend to try and see life from a less usual perspectice, focusing, if I can, on some small detail, and seeing where that will take me, and what I can do with it.

Ric Carfagna

Ric prefers an 'alternative' mode of utterance. He is currently finishing his first two installments of a proposed multi-chapbook project: Notes On Non Existence. His previous works include: Confluential Trajectories (1999), Of Ten Years (Love Poems 1989-1999) (1999), Nitetome (2000) and Porchcat Nadir (2000). Ric lives in the rural central Massachusetts town of Petersham with his wife, the cellist, Mary Carfagna.

Christophe Casamassima

I am co-editor of AMBIT : Journal of Poetry and Poetics and founder of Furniture_press in Baltimore. I also host a monthly reading series in Baltimore at One West Cafe of the same name. My chapbook Mov/ment[s] was released last October, and my forthcoming (God knows when) book entitled psstcards is in the making. My work has or will appear in Word For/Word, Generator, Eratio, X-Pressed, and Can We Have Our Ball Back?

Üzeyir Lokman Çayci

He is a poet, a writer, a versatile artist... He was born in 1949 in Bor that is one of the beautiful cities of Turkey. He attended primary and high school there. And then he graduated as an Architect - Designer of Industry from The Fine Arts Academy of State in Istanbul. His important works are, Akþamlarýn Duraðý , Karar, he has many poetries, stories and articles as well. It was called every body attention to his fine arts drawing / painting pictures since 14 years old. His poetries were translated into French by Yakup YURT who loves art. The Reward of Eagerness was given by The Radio NPS of Holland in 1999 and The Reward of Palmares was given by The Organization of Les Amis de Thalie in France to him. He placed in a poem competition from the same Organization at the same year too. He works in The Center of Adult Education ( AFPA) at present.

Joel Chace

Joel Chace has published poetry and prose poetry in print and electronic magazines such as 6ix, Tomorrow, Lost and Found Times, Coracle, xStream, Three Candles, 2River View, Joey & the Black Boots, Recursive Angel, and Veer. He has published more than a dozen print and electronic collections, two of which have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes. He is a NEH Fellow. For the past several years, Chace has been Poetry Editor for the experimental electronic magazine 5_Trope. He is Poet in Residence at Mercersburg Academy, in south-central Pennsylvania.

Jennifer Chapis

Jennifer Chapis holds an MFA from New York University, where she is currently full-time faculty. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Barrow Street, Hayden’s Ferry Review, McSweeney’s (online), Minnesota Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Spoon River Poetry Review, and others. Her broadside was printed with The Center for Book Arts. Chapis is an Editor with Nightboat Books.

Dima Cioran

Dima Cioran [born in Sighet, Transylvania, Romania] is presently Director of Research at FCS, Foundation for Cognitive Sociology. From 1985 to 1995 he was also Visiting Professor at Northwestern University, Hebrew University and University of Edinburgh. As a social scientist, he has published extensively in his areas of interest, that include: new technologies and organizational change, urban sociology, sociology of work, sociological theory and social study of literature. As a poet he has published in various French, Italian and American JOURNALS. Cioran is currently working on a major poetry book: Necessary Lies.

Andrew D. Cliburn

After leaving New Orleans last year and moving briefly to Spain in an aborted attempt to bring poetry to the Spanish masses, Andrew settled in Seattle where he manages a seafood restaurant with a soon-to-be prominent Jewish intellectual, and a host of other likely hospitality industry types. He is currently at work on an epic poem about his paternal home in Lawrence County, Misissippi.

Annabelle Clippinger

Annabelle Clippinger has had a chapbook, Sky Frame (1999)and a book, Cloud Banner (2001) published with Potes & Poets Press. She lives in the Pittsburgh area with her husband and children. She teaches at Penn State and also coordinates art events for the University of Pittsburgh-- that is, when she is not asking herself questions about the nature of existence. . .

Clayton A. Couch

Clayton A. Couch lives in Columbia, SC with his wife, Lauren. He has recently published poems in such places as Big Bridge, can we have our ball back?, hutt, moria, muse apprentice guild, nth Position, The Pedestal, Pierian Springs, Shampoo, Say..., Tin Lustre Mobile, Unpleasant Event Schedule, VeRT, Word For/Word, xStream, and Znine. He is the creator and managing editor of sidereality (http://www.sidereality.com) and maintains a weblog called word placements (http://home.earthlink.net/~cacpublicjournal/).

Claire Cowan-Barbetti

Claire Cowan-Barbetti received her BA in English from the University of Dallas. Her interests in the field of literature include the Southern literary renaissance, studies in feminist and comparative literatures, and what is termed "magical realism;" the works of such authors as Gabiel Garcia- Marquez, Salman Rushdie, Toni Morrison, and Patrick Chamoiseau. She is currently the poetry editor for Janus Head, a journal of interdisciplinary studies in continental philosophy, phenomenological psychology, literature, and the arts.

Jeff Crouch

Jeff Crouch is an amateur artist in Grand Prairie, Texas. He plays at art as though it were a game of hide and go seek. His graphic work has appeared in The Blue Smoke Band, ardent, moria, eratio postmodern poetry, Ancient Heart Magazine, Speculative Fiction Centre, JMWW, Quill and Ink, Stirring: A Literary Collection, Spoiled Ink, Lunatic Chameleon, Triplopia, Events Quarterly, Skive Magazine, Subtle Tea, Literary Vision Magazine (LitVision), Prose Toad, Lily, Ink Pot, Generator Press, Monkey Kettle, BluePrintReview, DogEar, Expose’d, Misanthropists Anonymous, Above Ground Testing, Dicey Brown, Unpleasant Event Schedule, The Dreaming Pool, Underground Window, and zafusy with more forthcoming in Ascent Aspirations Magazine, Neon Highway, Unlikely Stories, Bending Spoons, 63 Channels, Internet Fiction, The Aurora Review, Acton, Poems Niederngasse, Mad Hatter’s Review, Cezanne’s Carrot Literary Journal, The Chrysalis, Forklift Ohio, DISPATCH Literary Review, The Lampshade, Twisted Tongue, and edifice WRECKED.

Crystal Curry

Crystal Curry is 27 years old and lives in Seattle, WA. She is an aspiring chef and is raising her eight-month-old son. Curry has B.A.s in journalism and political science from Illinois State University. Her work has also appeared at can we have our ball back?.

Garin Cycholl

Garin Cycholl teaches writing and literature at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he is also one of the editors for Near South. His work has appeared in LVNG, moria, New Orleans Review, -VeRT, Blue Sky Review, Sidereality, and Skanky Possum.

Ron Czerwien

Ron Czerwien is the owner of Avol's, a used and out-of-print book store in Madison, Wisconsin. His poems have appeared in Moria, nthposition, Right Hand Pointing, and Shampoo.

steve dalachinsky

steve dalachinsky bad with bios is and has always been experiment(ing) born sometime after the last big war has survived lots of little wars brooklyn native surealism's nice so is abstract expressionism cubism & a few other isms improvisation works when it works spontaneous field writing to transform rather than describe extensively published on & offline just google him when you have the time latest chapbooks include online: arrivin in the okidoke (xstream/xpressed), & hard copy in glorious black & white (ugly duckling press), lautreamont's lament (furniture press).

Catherine Daly

Catherine Daly lives in Los Angeles. Her first book, Locket, will be published by Tupelo Press in 2003. She is currently working on a book length collection of review-essays about contemporary women's poetry written in English.

Ruth Danon

Jorge Lucio de Campos

Jorge Lucio de Campos was born in Rio de Janeiro on 15th September 1958. He graduated in Philosophy (1981) from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) where he also took a (1982-1996) Mastery (Aesthetics) in Philosophy, the Doctorate and a Post-Doctorate (History of the Systems of Thought) in Communication and Culture. He is a Adjunct Professor of Theory of Communication and Culture at Escola Superior de Desenho Industrial (ESDI) of the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). As an essayist, he published the entries related to brazilian art of the portuguese edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Art of Ian Chilvers, Harold Osborne and Dennis Farr (Martins Fontes, São Paulo, 1996) and the books Do simbólico ao virtual: A representação do espaço em Panofsky e Francastel (Perspectiva/EdUERJ, São Paulo, 1990) and A vertigem da maneira: Pintura e vanguarda nos anos 80 (Diadorim/EdUERJ, Rio de Janeiro, 1994) – reissued as A vertigem da maneira: Pintura e pós-vanguarda na década de 80 (Revan/FAPERJ, Rio de Janeiro, 2002). As a poet, he published the books Arcangelo (EdUERJ, Rio de Janeiro, 1991), Speculum (EdUERJ, 1993), Belveder (Diadorim/UNESA, 1994), A dor da linguagem (Sette Letras, Rio de Janeiro, 1996), À maneira negra (Sette Letras, 1997) and has, still unpublished, Lição de alvura, Ausência de lis, Abraçar ordenhar aleitar, Devoração, Palimpsestos and Prática do azul. His poems, essays and interviews circulate in various printed and virtual magazines and sites such as: Poièsis (UFF), Concinnitas, Arcos (ESDI/UERJ), Poesia Sempre (Fundação Biblioteca Nacional), Cacto, Et Cetera, Agulha, Jornal de Poesia, A Garganta da Serpente, Blocos on Line, Balacobaco, Caox, Verbo21, Tanto, Helicóptero (United States), Storm Magazine (Portugal), Arena y Cal (Spain), Sincronia (México), Espéculo (Spain), El Artefacto Literario (Sweden), Encontro de Escritas (Portugal), La-lectura.com (Argentina), sèrieAlfa (Spain), Los Amigos de lo Ajeno (Costa Rica and Argentina), Proyecto Arjé (Uruguay), La Casa de Asterión (Colombia), El Fantasma de la Glorieta (Spain), Revista Virtual de Cultura Iberoamerica (United States), and México Volitivo (Mexico). For years, he colaborated as an articulist in many brazilian newspapers, such as O Globo (Prosa & Verso), Jornal do Brasil (Idéias/Livros), and Folha de São Paulo (Mais!). He participated, recently, of the anthology (organized by brazilian poets Claudio Daniel and Frederico Barbosa) Na virada do século: Poesia de invenção no Brasil (Landy, São Paulo, 2002).

Martha L. Deed

Martha L. Deed's recent poetry publications include: Artvoice (featured poet, December 24, 2003), Shampoo16, Stirring, Milk Magazine, Mega-Zine Sudeen, Beehive (forthcoming in a collaborative piece), Museum of the Essential and Beyond, Margaret's Garden, and elsewhere. She won First Prize in The 2004 Ice Boom Poetry Contest sponsored by Just Buffalo Literary Center and the Ice Boom Festival.

Richard Denner

Richard Denner was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area He received a B.A. at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. He has six grandchildren. His poetry has been published in magazines and anthologies. His first collection was Breastbeaters in 1960, published by Berkeley Pamphlets. His last collection, Another Artaud has just been released by D Press. He stays at

Marcie DePilsen

Marcie DePilsen works for a large techinical company in Southern Italy, but she grew up in Florida. She's been writing poetry since she was 13.

John Mercuri Dooly

John Mercuri Dooley's work has appeared or will soon appear in word for / word, Mprsnd, BlazeVOX, Shampoo, untitled: a magazine of prose poetry, Spectaculum and elsewhere. He co-curates Demolicious, a monthly poetry/multimedia series in Cambridge, Mass., that features poets whose work could be categorized as experimental, such as Jackson Mac Low, Anne Tardos, Joan Retallack and Jena Osman. If you would like to be added to the Demolicious email list, write John at mercuridooley@yahoo.com.

Martin F. Downs

Martin F. Downs lives in Brooklyn, New York (with his fiancée, two screeching parrots, and a tortoise), having recently moved from Chicago, where he worked as a private investigator, after obtaining a BA in English at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He now works with StickyData, a web design firm in Manhattan. Martin is also owner of Alicubi Publications, which published his book, The Silver Trumpet (an illustrated fairy tale), in March of this year. He also edits Alicubi Journal

Irene Duyen

Irene Duyen is a novelist/writer living on a small inheritance and tomato soup in the Greenlake district of Seattle. She co-habitates with a budgerigar named "Fred." She gardens and makes wine in her spare time.

Amit Dwibedy

Moved to the US from india the day i turned 18, and living here in iowa city and working as a waiter and reading john cage currently and yes, writing as and when nature demands.

Bernie Earley

Bernie Earley, Cortland, NY , teaches writing in the English Department at SUNY Cortland. He published Biker Poems in 1986. sometimes-y-press, Ithaca NY, will publish twenty poems in 2002.

Mike Eastbrook

You’re not going to believe this but, I’m in my mid-fifties and just got my first tattoo! My beautiful daughter Robin, who has a tattoo of a shiny blue dolphin (on her upper thigh) encouraged me, “Come-on Dad you have to do it!” So now there are two romantic red roses (drawn by my wife) nestled in a bed of green leaves perched on my left shoulder. My other beautiful daughter, Laura, is simply relieved I didn’t get a Mike-Loves-Patti tattoo. (Patti is too.)

christopher eaton

Christopher Eaton received his B.A. in Creative Writing at Oberlin College and is matriculating to the University of Buffalo's program in Poetics in the fall of 2005. Occaisionally he sends out a samizdat or two in the form of blown out orthographic symbols.

kari edwards

kari edwards is author of Iduna, O Books (fall, 2003), a day in the life of p. , subpress collective (2002), and a diary of lies - Belladonna #27 by Belladonna Books (2002). hir writing can be found in; Aufgabe, Bombay Gin, Belight Fiction, In Posse, Mirage/Period(ical), Van Gogh’s Ear, PuppyFlower, Vert, 88: A Journal of Contemporary American Poetry, Narrativity, Shampoo, xStream, Big Bridge, Nerve Lantern, Magazine Cypress, AUGHT, Word/For Word, Atomicpetals, FIR at potz.com, Bathhouse, muse-apprentice-guild, Pindeldyboz, BlazeVox 2k3, 5 Trope, and Panic, Bird Dog Magizine, RealPoetik, Chimera Review, and Raised in a Barn.

AnnMarie Eldon

AnnMarie Eldon, an identical twin, evolved from cryptophasic origins in once densely industrialised Birmingham, England. Since September 2001, juggling various personae interiorae, US/UK homes and children, she survives relative domestic deprivation and hormones within the mediocrity of a picturesque Oxfordshire market town from where she achieves successful adult differentiation and maintains spiritual equanimity. http://www.annmarieeldon.blogspot.com

eric elshtain

Eric Elshtain is curently a Ph.D. candidate in the University of Chicago's Committee on the History of Culture. His poetry and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in GutCult, Near South, Ploughshares, Bathhouse, 1913: A Journal of Forms, the Denver Quarterly, Salt Hill, Skanky Possum, Notre Dame Review, New American Writing, McSweeney's, Interim and other journals. A chapbook, The Cheaper the Crook, the Gaudier the Patter, was recently published by Transparent Tiger Press in Chicago. He is also the poetry editor for the Chicago Review and editor of Beard of Bees Press.

Carrie Etter

Originally from Normal, Illinois, Carrie Etter spent her twenties in southern California and now lives in London. She completed her MFA at the University of California, Irvine, in 1997 and for the same university is now working on her dissertation in Victorian literature. In 1998 Potes & Poets published her chapbook, Subterfuge for the Unrequitable. Since then her poems have appeared in print in Alaska Quarterly Review, Meridian, Salamander, Seneca Review, Shearsman (UK), Thumbscrew (UK), and numerous other journals, while online her work has appeared in The Alterran Poetry Assemblage, Can We Have Our Ball Back?, The East Village, La Petite Zine, non, and Slope.

Nava Fader

My work has been in Kiosk, Situation, Nedge, Explosive Magazine, and most recently Basinski and a new Brookly zine, Insurance. I have a broadside from Buffalo Vortex, a pamphlet from xtant books, and can also be seen at www.trifectapress.com, in one of the "Three Poems" books series.

William Fairbrother

Born La Jolla, CA April 10, 1956, 10:10pm. Winner of Bravura Award for poetry, four plays produced, six collections of poetry and four novels published. Lives in Denmark with his wife, the Danish sculptor Bernice Tilly Fairbrother, and their two children. Poems, stories and plays appearing in or soon appearing in Exquisite Corpse, King Log, Globus (the magazine of the Danish Language Center), Ixion, Webringzine, MindMined, The Rose & Thorn, The International Writer's Salon, Ygdrasil, Liquid Pony Ink, The Melic Review, Alicubi and The Poet's Cut.

Raymond Farr

Raymond Farr lives in Ocala, FL. His work has appeared on line at Aught, Can We Have Our Ball Back?, MILK, Poethia, M.A.G., Textbase, Shampoo, Word/forWord, XStream, Eratio, BlazeVox2k3, and at GutCult.

George J. Farrah

George J. Farrah received an MFA in poetry from Bard College, NY. His work has appeared in The Washington Review, Open 24 Hrs., Ribot, BUGHOUSE, Fourteen Hills, Disturbed Guillotine, Tight, Aileron, Fish Drum, The Columbia Poetry Review, Caldron And Net an electronic journal, and CROWD magazine.

Michael Farrell

Michael Farrell is the Australia editor of slope. His first book ode ode is forthcoming from Salt in 2003. He lives in Melbourne.

Kane X. Faucher

Kane X. Faucher is a doctoral student at the Centre for the Study of Theory & Criticism at the University of Ontario. He has published in both literary and academic contexts, most notably in Exquisite Corpse, Janus Head, Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, Hackwriters, Retort Magazine, Azimute, and Variaciones Borges: Journal of Semiotics, Philosophy and Literature. He has two novels to his credit: Urdoxa (2004) and Codex Obscura (2005). He lives in Ottawa and London.

Thomas Fink

A Professor of English at the City University of New York-LaGuardia, I am the author of Gossip: A Book of Poems (Marsh Hawk Press, forthcoming, 2001), and Surprise Visit (poems, Domestic Press,1993), as well as "A Different Sense of Power": Problems of Community in Late-Twentieth-Century U.S. Poetry (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2001) and The Poetry of David Shapiro (FDUP, 1993), My work has been published in Poetry New York, Aught, Shampoo (forthcoming), American Poetry Review, American Book Review, Boston Review(forthcoming), Dirigible, Phoebe, Sycamore Review, The Americas Review, Talisman, Verse, American Letters & Commentary, Boston Book Review, Confrontation, Lit (forthcoming), Contemporary Literature, Minnesota Review, Rain Taxi, Skanky Possum, and numerous other journals.

Jennifer Firestone

Jennifer Firestone teaches at Hunter College and Eugene Lang College at the New School University. She´s received three grant-supported writing residencies at the Ragdale Foundation, Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts and the Vermont Studio Center. Snapshot, an excerpt from her manuscript Holiday was published as a chapbook by Sona Books in June 2004. Her poems are published in LUNGFULL! Review, Yefief, Diner, Karamu, Sugar Mule, Feminist Studies, Sidereality, Interim, Tin Lustre Mobile, Poetry Salzburg Review, Phoebe, BlazeVox, and others.

Melissa Fondakowski

Melissa is a 26-year old San Francisco transplant trying to roost in a Mission nest. She enjoys watching other people shop and living paycheck to paycheck. And oh yeah, she got her MFA from Mills college and another part of this poem can be seen at the e-zine AUGHT. She loves referring to herself in third person and would love to hear from you.

Dennis Formento

Skip Fox

He has worked in the woods as well as shake-and-shinkle mills (WA), warehouses (San Fran), ketchup/catfood/automotive factories and mental hospitals (OH), and at the University of Louisiana Lafayette, north of wich he currently resides in the country, in a log cabin, etc.

Vernon Frazer

Vernon Frazer's poetry and fiction have appeared in Big Bridge, First Intensity, Jack Magazine, Lost and Found Times, Massacre, Moria, Potepoetzine, Shampoo, Sidereality, Xstream and many other literary magazines. He has written six books of poetry. He introduced the first section of his critically-acclaimed longpoem IMPROVISATIONS at The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church in Manhattan in 2001. He recently finished editing an anthology of Post-Beat poetry for publication in the People's Republic of China. IMPROVISATIONS (XXV-L) and Commercial Fiction, Frazer's new novel, were published in Fall of 2002.

andrew french

andrew french
born 8-12-60

Tracey Gagné

Tracey Gagné has been living in Atlanta, GA for the past three years after several spent living and traveling abroad. She's been a member of the Atlanta Poets Group for the past two years and has been published in a previous issue of Moria, Journal of Artists' Book, and Score.

Peter Ganick

'er (between words) will be published by anabasis/xtantbooks in early Spring. Peter Ganick lives in West Hartford CT with his wife, Carol, and two dogs.

Van G. Garrett

Van G. Garrett was awarded a 2004 and a 2002 Callaloo Creative Writing Fellowship for poetry and the Danny Lee Lawrence prize for poetry in 1999. His poems have appeared in The Pittsburgh Quarterly, ChickenBones, Rolling Out, Life Imitating Art, Swirl, Drumvoices Review, Curbside Review, Shanks' Mare, Urban Beat, E! Scene, and elsewhere.

Geoffrey Gatza

Tim Gaze

Tim Gaze lives in Adelaide, Australia. He is an experimental writer, exploring what it is to be a writer, what is writing, and what is language. His work has been published in the Paroxysm anthology (Paroxysm Press, Adelaide), ToenDra (Amsterdam, Netherlands) in Dutch translation, Juxta (Charlottesville, Va) and the Lost & Found Times (Columbus, Oh), among others. In May 1999, he formed a spoken word performance group, Kaptain Quack, which is currently gigging in Adelaide.

Noah Eli Gordon

Noah Eli Gordon is the author of The Frequencies (Tougher Disguises 2003), a founding editor of Baffling Combustions and publisher of the Braincase chapbook series.

Lea Graham

Lea Graham was born in Memphis, Tennessee and grew up in Northwest Arkansas. She has lived in Missouri, New Jersey, Chicago, the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica. Her work has been published in the Notre Dame Review, the Worcester Review, Near South, Mudlark and through Kalamalka Press in British Columbia. Her recent chapbook, Calendar Girls, came out through above/ground Press in Ottawa; and her interview with the Chicago poet, Michael Anania, was published this spring through the Pittsburgh journal, Paper Street. She will be profiled on Chicago Postmodern Poetry next month. She received a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Illinois-Chicago and currently teaches Creative Writing, Literature and Travel Writing at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Michelle Greenblatt

Michelle Greenblatt is a student at Florida Atlantic University and is the new co-poetry editor of AND PER SE AND, formerly known as "mprsnd". Her first book brain:storm, went to press this January. It can be purchased by contacting michelle at michelle.greenblatt@gmail.com

John Grenier

Bertha Greschak

I live in New York City.

Andy Gricevich

Andy Gricevich is a poet, actor, director and musician living in Madison, Wisconsin. He recently ended his seven-year exile in San Diego, where he studied philosophy and poetry and performed contemporary chamber music and theater. As one half of the cabaret/satire duo The Prince Myshkins, he has traveled the country singing wordy, funny, irate songs at large protests and in classrooms, coffeehouses, living rooms and sheds. In 1998 he co-founded The Nonsense Company, an ensemble dedicated to the performance of new experimental and political works in music, theater, poetry and fields in between.

Piotr Gwiazda

Piotr Gwiazda's poems and reviews recently appeared in Rattle, Rain Taxi Review of Books, Oxford Magazine, Washington Square, and are forthcoming in Connecticut Review. He teaches contemporary American and British poetry at New York University.

Taylor Hagood

Taylor Hagood, of Ripley, Mississippi, has had poetry published in several journals, including Alembic, Anthology, Appalachian Heritage, L'Intrigue, Lonzie's Fried Chicken, Muse of Fire, and Poetalk.

Steve Halle

Steve Halle is a poet, teacher and football coach from Palatine, Illinois who recently received his MFA in Poetry from New England College. Steve runs a personal blog bearing his name, which contains ramblings devoted to poetics and the arts, and he edits a blog-journal called Seven Corners (www.sevencornerspoetry.blogspot.com), which is a space for Chicago (and a liberal vicinity) poets to publish "innovative" work and criticism.

Paul Hardacre

Paul Hardacre is the managing editor of papertiger media , Australia's first specialist publisher of poetry on CDROM. His first collection of poetry, The Year Nothing, will be published by HeadworX (New Zealand - headworx.eyesis.co.nz) in late 2002.

Jeff Harrison

Randolph Healy

My father was a writer too
working right on the edge
maintaining an amorous correspondence
with a large number of different women simultaneously
until           having repeatedly placed one person's letter
in another person's envelope he shorted the entire network
down to one final pen-friend in Scotland.
Leaving nothing to chance,
he got on the boat and asked her to marry him.
"I suppose so", she replied,
and they did, he returning to Ireland,       she remaining.
My sister was born, then I, but, expecting for the third time,
they decided that this was something
they should get together on and moved to Dublin.

He wrote ballads too,
one in the person of a mother grieving for her son
cut short by means of capital punishment          the refrain being
_They hung my Willy on a tree._

I aspire
to leave as worthy a legacy
to my children.

Tom Hibbard

poetry, translations and reviews of tom hibbard can be read at many sites online; a review of edward weston's photography is at the current issue of big bridge and of august highland's webworks at sidereality.

Mary Hickman

Mary Hickman was born in Idaho, grew up in China and Taiwan, and now lives in Iowa City, Iowa.

August Highland

august highland is the originator of hyper-literary fiction and is the founder of the simulated literary movement the worldwide literati mobilization network - all 60 members of the wlmn are august highland's multiple personas - collectively the members of the wlmn have produced over 50,000 volumes of hyper-literary fiction ranging in length from 175 pages to over 1,000 pages

the projects by the worldwide literati mobilization network can be found at:


Crag Hill

Jnana Hodson

Jnana reports there are more squirrels than girls in his small-city neighborhood -- and there are a lot of girls, including his two.
His prose has recently appeared online in Blaze, 42opus, Hobart, Jack Magazine, and 3 a.m. as well as poetry in Get Underground, Minima, Pedestal, Pig Iron Malt, Poetry Midwest, Thunder Sandwich, Tryst, and xStream.

Noah Hoffenberg

Noah lives and writes in Vermont. He has poems forthcoming in The Minnesota Review and Shampoo Magazine, and others. Noah is the editor of CRUX, poetry from which has been included in the Best American Poetry 2002. Submit to CRUX at hoff1013@sover.net.

Scott Holstad

He has authored 8 poetry books. His last one, Places (Sterling House P, 1995), was nominated for the 1996 Pulitzer. His work has appeared in hundreds of magazines in 26 countries and 5 languages, including journals, such as The Minnesota Review, Hawaii Review, Wisconsin Review, Chiron Review, Long Shot, Exquisite Corpse, Textual Studies in Canada, Pacific Review, Poetry Ireland Review, Arkansas Review, and Southern Review. He has 4 more books coming out this year.

Nicole Hubbard

Nicole Hubbard lives and writes in Louisville KY. She has been a Hatha Yoga teacher for five years. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Exquisite Corpse, Joey and the Black Boots, and Shampoo.

Coral Hull

Coral Hull was born in Paddington, New South Wales, Australia in 1965. She is also the Editor of Thylazine; an electronic journal of contemporary Australian art and literature on landscape and animals. She completed a Doctor of Creative Arts Degree at the University of Wollongong in 1998. Her work has been published extensively in literary magazines in the U.S.A., Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. Her published books are; In The Dog Box Of Summer in Hot Collation, Penguin Books Australia, 1995, William's Mongrels in The Wild Life, Penguin Books Australia, 1996, Broken Land, Five Islands Press, 1997 and How Do Detectives Make Love?, Penguin Books Australia, 1998. Her forthcoming collections are Zoo (with John Kinsella) to be published with Paperbark/Craftsmanhouse in 2000 and Bestiary to be published with Salt Publishing in 2000.

Carrie Hunter

Carrie Hunter is currently working on an MFA in Poetics at New College of California after escaping a grueling technical writing job in Houston where she purportedly wrote oil rig procedures. She currently lives in San Francisco with her collie, Ginger.

David Huntsperger

David Huntsperger is currently a Ph.D. student and an English instructor at the University of Washington in Seattle. Starting this summer, he will be working as the assistant editor of the journal Modern Language Quarterly. He work has appeared in Spillway, Chase Park, and other poetry publications.

D.J. Huppatz

D.J. Huppatz is a writer who lives in Melbourne, Australia. Writing includes articles and reviews on contemporary art, catalogue essays, book reviews, poetry and fiction. Co-editor, Textbase publications, www.textbase.net. More online work at Aught(http://people2.clarityconnect.com/webpages6/ronhenry/aught6.htm) and Thylazine (http://www.thylazine.org).

Steve Iglesias

Steven Iglesias, whose parents hail from Chile, was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. He recently graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an MFA in Writing. His poetry has appeared in the online literary journals Moria and Sidereality. These poems are new and making their first appearance in publication. Along with writing poetry, Steven also plays tennis and translates world poetry into English. He is currently translating Paul Celan's final three books of poetry and hopes to publish these in the next year or so.

Jane Joritz-Nakagawa

Jane Joritz-Nakagawa has published her poetry in numerous print magazines and e-zines. Originally from the Midwestern U.S., she now resides in Japan.

Mark Kanak

Mark Kanak is a German-English translator/author splitting time between Berlin and Chicago. His work can be found (or is upcoming in) nth position, traverse, POM, Generator, poeticinhalation (e-book), the Ugly Tree, Lyrikwelt, among others.

Christine Kanownik

Christine Neacole Kanownik lives and studies in Chicago's North Side. She has a charming website at www.royalastronomy.com.

Mary Kasimor

Mary Kasimor has been writing poetry for many years. Her style has changed throughout the years. She explores language and visual meaning. She has most recently been published in Prosodia, Nedge, Artword Quarterly, CrossCultural Poetics, and Columbia Poetry Review.

Bess Kemp

I am a part-time poet and full-time mom living in the Napa Valley Ca. My poetry appears in print and on-line in such as Cerberus, Papyrus, Mind Fire Poetry Journal, Pink Cadillac, Lucid Moon, Red Crow Review, Medicinal Purposes and Disquieting Muses. I am the editor of the electronic poetry magazine ~Some Words: A Place for Poetry~.

Jukka-Pekka Kervinen

JUKKA-PEKKA KERVINEN lives and writes in Espoo, Finland. He is mainly interested in computer processing and manipulation of text and language. He has been published in Poethia, Moria, SHAMPOO, Aught, Swirl, Word/For Word, sidereality, can we have our ball back, 5_Trope, Generator, m.a.g, and BathHouse Magazine. He is also editor of xStream (http://xstream.xpressed.org) and xPress(ed) (http://www.xpressed.org). Works as a composer, music performed in Finland and U.S.

Burt Kimmelman

Burt Kimmelman has published four collections of poetry -- Musaics (1992), First Life (2000), The Pond at Cape May Point (2002), a collaboration with the painter Fred Caruso, and Somehow (2005); his chapbook, There Are Words, is forthcoming. For over a decade, he was Senior Editor of Poetry New York: A Journal of Poetry and Translation. He is a professor of English at New Jersey Institute of Technology and the author of two book-length literary studies: The "Winter Mind": William Bronk and American Letters (1998); and, The Poetics of Authorship in the Later Middle Ages: The Emergence of the Modern Literary Persona (1996, paperback 1999). He also edited The Facts on File Companion to 20th-Century American Poetry (2005).

Stephen Kirbach

Stephen Kirbach manipulates only the unreal and has no desire to seek an MFA. It's no wonder that he remains unemployed. Some of his poems might be found at the Exquisite Corpse or Shampoo, as well as at Sidereality, Word for/Word, or Muse Apprentice Guild, with some forthcoming at Get Underground. Feel free to visit his blog, Hatstuck, at http://hatstuck.blogspot.com

Crystal Koch

Crystal Koch is recently received her master's degree in literature and environment from the University of Nevada, Reno. Her research interests include ecopoetics, the rhetoric of science and environmental conflicts, popular science writing, and environmental education. She spends the majority of her time hiking in the Sierras with her husband and their dog.

Rodney Koeneke

Rodney Koeneke likes words that wiggle on the edge of sense. His first chapbook, J. Edgar Hoover Hears the Blues (1998), is a stunning Mahlerian pleasure cruise through crystal architectures of neo-formalist paranoia, while Introducing . . . Doctor Marvelous! (2001) catches the author in flagrante delicto with his inner superhero. His current series, Rouge State, is about gender and Arabs, the erotic and the exotic and the letters in-between. He lives and writes as best he can in San Francisco.

Richard Kostelanetz

Richard Kostelanetz has published many books of poetry and poetry criticism.

Individual entries on Richard Kostelanetz appear in Contemporary Poets, Contemporary Novelists, Postmodern Fiction, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, A Reader's Guide to Twentieth-Century Writers, the Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature, Webster's Dictionary of American Authors, and Britannica.com, among other selective directories.

Ela Kotkowska

Ela Kotkowska is a five-feet-three-long Pole transplanted to the U.S. at the age of 17. Schooled at Kent State, she now inhabits Chicago, works on her dissertation at Northwestern University, translates compulsively, writes at night

Donna Kuhn

Donna Kuhn is the author of several poetry books and chapbooks, some of which include her own illustrations. Her poetry and visual art have been widely published in hundreds of print and online magazines and anthologies. She has worked as an adult education teacher, editor, poetry festival organizer and journalist and has trained with Poets in the Schools and with various creative arts therapy organizations. As an exhibiting visual artist, her visual poetry and poetry/dance videos have been seen online, at film and video festivals, cable access tv and in print publications. She lives in Northern California with her husband and daughter.

Helen Lambert

Trevor Landers

Trevor Landers is the Managing Editor of The Zealot Press and his poetry had been published by a number of international journals. By day, he works for the Tertiary Education Commission in New Plymouth. In December 2003, he published a volume of poetry with Romanian translation in association with Cristina Galeata and has two volumes of poetry ready for publication by May 2004. At present he is reading the harrowing biography of Lena Constante as she recounts her twelve years of incarceration at the hand of the Securitate in Ceausescu's Romania. This poem, "A bricoleur's guide to human relations" was written in Timisoara during a stint as a visitor lecturer at the Universitatea de Vest, Timisoara, and narrowly missed selection into the recent volume, To Romania with Love published in 2003. Trevor hopes to return to Romania later in the year to continue his fascination with Ceausescu's legacy. "The history of megalomania and despotism teaches us so much about human relations, it is just a shame we have to get to the point of inhumanity and degradation to even begin learning those lessons," he says.

Laura Larsen

Pretending to be an advertising copywriter all day, I slide into my poems only after nightfall. Therefore they are dark -- or at least they seem so to me. My words have won awards for years, and are currently included in a traveling exhibition of award-winning Scholastic writings, including early works by such greats as Truman Capote and Andy Warhol.

My formative years included communes and Christian tent revivals, a boarding school suspension and an MBA. Life has been an adventure beyond the boundaries of a brief bio.

Dorothea Lasky

Dorothea Lasky is originally from St. Louis and now lives in Boston. Her poems have appeared in Lungfull!, Can We Have Our Ball Back?, Castagraf, Phoebe, Blue Mesa Review, and others. She recently graduated from the MFA program at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She is starting a literary journal called American Weddings with the poet Michael Carr. She has an obsessive love of carbohydrates and other beautiful things.

Bill Lavender

Bill Lavender's most recent books of poetry include While Sleeping (Chax Press 2004), look the universe is dreaming (Potes and Poets 2002), and Guest Chain (Lavender Ink 1999). He is the editor of Another South: Experimental Writing in the South, an anthology from University of Alabama Press (2003). His poetry and essays have appeared in numerous print magazines including New Orleans Review, Gulf Coast Review, Skanky Possum, and Fell Swoop, and web publications including Exquisite Corpse, Muse Apprentice Guild, CanWeHaveOurBallBack, Baddog, and Poets Against the War. He has published scholarship in Poetics Today and Contemporary Literature.

Hank Lazer

Hank Lazer's most recent book of poems is Days (Lavender Ink, 2002). For more information about Days, go to www.lavenderink.org. With Charles Bernstein, Lazer edits the Modern and Contemporary Poetics Series for the University of Alabama Press. Lazer lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Ann Neuser Lederer

Ann Neuser Lederer's poems have been published in XConnect, can we have our ball back?, Wind, 2 River View, m.a.g., and others. Two chapbooks, Approaching Freeze, (Foothills) and The Undifferentiated, (Pudding House) were released in 2003. Selected works can be viewed at www.geocities.com/annlederer She is employed as a hospice visiting nurse in Kentucky.

Jen Lee

J. C. Lee is a graduate of the State University of New York at New Paltz where she is now an adjunct instructor. Her poetry has been featured in numerous independent publications, and she has presented papers for various organizations throughout New York state.

Sueyeun Juliette Lee

Sueyeun Juliette Lee grew up in Northern Virginia and currently lives in Western Massachusetts. She currently teaches a class for college students on Asian-American women poets and regularly works with elementary school students as part of the Writers in the Schools initiative. She is fiercely proud of being Korean-American, and her work has appeared in Can We Have Our Ball Back?, Word for/ Word, Shampoo, and is forthcoming in Phoebe and 580 Split.

Jim Leftwich

Eric Lehman

Eric Lehman is a professor of English at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. He has published travel stories, poetry, and fiction at various places, including Nature's Wisdom, Both Sides Now, Mastodon Dentist, Niederngasse, Simply Haiku, Bootsnall, and Hackwriters: The International Writer's Magazine.

Tomer Lichtash

Tomer Lichtash is the founding editor of Anonymous Fish? (www.anonymous-fish.com), an online Hebrew poetry periodical. Born 1978, in Israel. Lives in Tel Aviv, where he works and writes. Studies Literature & Philosophy in Tel Aviv University.

Chad Lietz

Chad Lietz recently completed his MFA Poetry studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In addition to publishing in numerous journals, he currently serves as co-editor for Cricket Online Review (www.cricketonlinereview.com).

Michael Lohr

Michael Lohr is a professional writer and freelance journalist who has published in Rolling Stone, The Economist, The New York Review, Men’s Journal, and Outside Magazine, as well as every music magazine in Great Britain. He is currently Senior-Editor-At-Large and a member of the Board of Directors of Beyond Borders Press based in Reykjavík, Iceland and Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Find more information at http://www.internet.is/music/writer/michael_lohr.htm.

Dana Teen Lomax

Dana Teen Lomax has worked as a poet and educator for over a decade. Her chapbook, Room, was published by a+bend in San Francisco and her manuscript of the same title won the San Francisco Foundation’s 1998 Joseph Henry Jackson Award. Poems in this series were awarded Academy of American Poets and Ann Fields Poetry Prizes. A Peninsula Community Foundation and Zellerbach Family Fund Grant Recipient, she produced the experimental collaborative performance project, LINK, which was lauded on CBS’s Evening Magazine and elsewhere. Her work has appeared in Fourteen Hills, Transfer 76, Inscape, Tripwire, yefief, Outlet, the Small Press Traffic Newsletter, and the S.F. Bay Guardian among other publications. Ms. Lomax has taught poetry and creative writing at San Francisco State University, Sacramento State University, Sierra College and in a number of Elementary and High Schools throughout California. She currently holds a California Arts Council Grant and lives with her partner and 2 year old daughter in San Quentin, California.

Andrew Lundwall

andrew lundwall's work has appeared in (or is forthcoming with) numerous literary journals, including: aught, sidereality, retort, big bridge, spacebreather, muse apprentice guild, shampoo, lost & found times, over the transom, 88, deep cleveland, shoestring, 5_trope, eratio, etc. . . . along with star jewel smith he is the co-editor and co-founder of poetic inhalation.

andrew lundwall and jeannie smith

andrew lundwall and jeannie smith live together in the washington, dc metropolitan area. they are co-founders and managing editors of the electronic arts and literary journal poetic inhalation (www.poeticinhalation.com)

Gary Lundy

Gary Lundy is a prof of english at the u of montana-western. it’s a small university in a small town. lovely surroundings, rocky mountains on all four sides. two of his poems were just published in red owl 21; one in iodine poetry journal; and one in edgz. he has poems forthcoming in pudding magazine, snow monkey, plain brown wrapper, pacific coast journal, and karamu.

Sally Ann McIntyre

Scott MacLeod

Writer and artist Scott MacLeod has been presenting live, time-based, media, conceptual and/or static work in the Bay Area and internationally since 1979. His writings have been widely published in the USA and, in translation, in Russia, Yugoslavia and the Czech Republic. His novel Anne Frank In Jersusalem was published by Ex Nihilo Press, San Francisco in 1999. A text-image compilation The Trouble I Had was published in January 2004 by anabasis/xtant books.

Diana Magallon

Diana Magallon's poetry has appeared in MAG, Shampoo, Tse-tsh, Te_a_tro. Some more is forthcoming from Eratio, Word for Word, and Tin Lustre Mobile.

Jill Magi

Jill is the author of Threads, a hybrid work of text and image, forthcoming in 2006 from Futurepoem Books, and the chapbook Cadastral Map, published by Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs. Her work has also appeared in The New Review of Literature, Aufgabe, Chain, Boog City, Pierogi Press, The Brooklyn Rail, Global City Review, and murmur and is forthcoming in Freehand. Her visual work has been exhibited at The City College/City University of New York gallery, the 7th International Meeting of Visual Poetry, and the Brooklyn Working Artists Coalition group show. Jill edits Sona Books, a community-based chapbook press with a corresponding web-zine at www.sonaweb.net. She teaches at The City College/CUNY Center for Worker Education, an interdisciplinary liberal arts degree program for working adults.

Bob Marcacci

A San Francisco State University graduate and native Californian presently living and writing in Beijing, China. His poems have appeared in many print and electronic publications around the world. Recent work has appeared or will be appearing in Dirt, Dusie, H_NGM_N, Issues, Sidebrow and Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry. He has published four e-books and one chapbook, and also hosts the International Literary Open Mic every Wednesday evening at The Bookworm in Beijing.

Camille Martin

Camille Martin, a Toronto poet and collage artist, is the author of Codes of Public Sleep (BookThug, 2007) in addition to several earlier chapbooks. Recent work is published or forthcoming in The Literary Review of Canada, PRECIPICe, The Walrus, West Coast Line, Chicago Review, This, Rampike, American Letters & Commentary, experiment-o, Stride, unarmed, Tammy, White Wall Review, and Misunderstandings. She has received grants from the Ontario Arts Council to complete a book of sonnets and to continue a work in progress based on her Acadian/Cajun heritage. Currently she teaches writing and literature at Ryerson University. Her website is http://www.camillemartin.ca

James Maughn

James Maughn lives in Santa Cruz, CA, where he teaches at Cabrillo College. Work has appeared in can we have our ball back?

Karyna McGlynn

KARYNA McGLYNN's poetry has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Hotel Amerika, Typo, Verse, La Petite Zine, Rosebud, Cimarron Review, and the Pedestal Magazine. A three-time Pushcart nominee, Karyna is the recipient of the Cornwell Fellowship in Poetry and the Michael R. Gutterman Prize at the University of Michigan where she is currently pursuing her MFA. She is a co-editor for the webzine Stirring: a Literary Collection. For more information, visit http://www.karynamcglynn.com.

rob mclennan

rob mclennan lives in Ottawa, even though he was born there. The author of ten trade collections of poetry, he is editor/publisher of the online critical journal Poetics.ca & the poetry annual, Ottawater (www.ottawater.com/). He often says things on his clever blog -- www.robmclennan.blogspot.com

Deborah Meadows

Deborah Meadows' works of poetry include Representing Absence (Green Integer Press, 2004), Itinerant Men (Krupskaya Press, 2004) and The 60's and 70's: from "The Theory of Subjectivity in Moby-Dick" (Tinfish Press, 2003). Her essays are online at Jacket and How2.

A. di Michele

i've moved from Mississippi to Philadelphia PA area / still working on long poem sequence, UNGULATIONS with Amy Trussell / currently teaching at the Edison Charter School in Wilmington DE / also beginning collaborative work with film director, Susan Aronovitz / and lastly, aside from working on new long work (electrons of MU) am showing a series of paintings at Fondren Trader Gallery in Jackson MS in September 2004 / i love the subs and chesapeake crabs but i miss the poboys and gulf shrimp

*editor: REDSHIFT BROADSIDES (semiquasi press)

*latest book: KLEREN SWIG (Dahomey-Yoruba supra-syncretic interface with galactic/spiritus oracle, compressed into a limited edition chapbook, May 2004; made especially for the Atlanta Poetry Group's AN OTHERED SOUTH Symposium)

*current statement: "...have yet to sip the molotov-kongo paket; as an american "citizen" (by birth, not choice), i stand firm against george w. bush and his imperial-petroleum inbred doublespeak : o rain of djinn, sweet shadow allies! hail the charge and countersurge of sss-simbi. vote core and current! oxum-y-cobre, hail"

Taylor Mignon

Taylor Mignon is a member of Japan's most aesthetically progressive poetry groups: Sei-en (Blue flame) and gui. His translations of poems by Torii Shozo can be found online at sendecki.com, generator press, milk magazine and assemblylanguage.com. Papyrus-based publications containing Torii translations are Poetry Kanto and Faces in the Crowds: A Tokyo International Anthology, (ed. Hillel Wright, Printed Matter Press, 2002). He is advising for a special section on Japanese poetry in an upcoming issue of the Canadian journal Vallum.

Jonathan Minton

Jonathan Minton is from North Carolina, and he is living currently in Buffalo, where he is a doctoral candidate in the Poetics Program at UB. He is a recent participant in UB's E-Poetry 2001, the world's first international digital poetry festival, in which he presented a C++ procedure for composing poetry. He has recently published poems in Seems, White Pelican, and The New Review. He also kayaks in the Adirondack Mountains.

Abhijit Mitra

I am an Indian. Currently, I am pursuing my Ph.D. degree in the Electronics Enginerring department of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Apart from my research and professional life, my time, space and quantum is poetry. I'm engaged with several little magazines for almost one decade and I've also two poetry books written in Bengali language.

Jonathan Monroe

Jonathan Monroe's poems have appeared recently and are forthcoming in Aught, Combo, Barcelona Review, Epoch, Harvard Review, Nine to Zero, Verse, and Xcp: Cross-Cultural Poetics. Author of A Poverty of Objects: The Prose Poem and The Politics of Genre, he has guest edited a double issue of Diacritics (fall-winter 1996) and a special section of Poetics Today on new avant-garde poetries (forthcoming summer 2000), and is currently completing Poetry Among the Discourses: On Contemporary Poetry and Cultural Criticism. The poems here included are from Demosthenes' Dictionary. He teaches at Cornell University.

Melanie Moroz

I'm a student in the MFA program at West Virginia University and am working on my poetry thesis.

Veronica Montes

Christopher Mulrooney

b. 1956 Athens, Georgia. poetry, fiction & translations in ACM, Frank, Nimrod etc. frequent contributor to Small Press/Small Magazine Review, h2so4, Katnip Reviews etc.

Sheila Murphy

Sheila E. Murphy’s LETTERS TO UNFINISHED J. will appear within the year from Green Integer Press. GREEN TEA WITH GINGER is due to be published by Potes & Poets Press. Her most recent books are THE STUTTERING OF WINGS (Stride, 2002) and HERESIARCH (Anabasis/Xtant, 2002). Murphy lives in Phoenix.

chris murray

Chris Murray teaches literature, rhetoric, and creative writing at the University of Texas at Arlington, where she is also director of the Writing Center, as well as an editorial committee member for the online journal, Znine (http://www.uta.edu/english/znine). She is the organizer and producer of the UTA poetry reading series, Poetry_Heat. Chris grew up in Rochester NY, and lived several years in nothern Arizona, including Grand Canyon and the Navajo Reservation. She has published work in Znine, eclectica, Yale Angler's Journal, can we have our ball back?, Shampoo Poetry, xStream, Sidereality, Black Spring Online, The Poet's Corner, and forthcoming in Score, Sentence, Poetic Inhalation/Tin Lustre Mobile, and Black Spring. She will read at the Carrboro, NC Poetry Festival in June this year. Chris also hosts the poetry weblog, chris murray's texfiles, an active site that emphasizes experimentalist and inclusive poetics, in addition to the weekly featuring of work from a notable contemporary poet. Chris Murray's Texfiles can be found at http://texfiles.blogspot.com. To email Chris: cmurray at uta dot edu

costas nakassis

b. 1979 DC. Currently in Philadelphia, PA at UPENN, anthropology Ph.D. program. For more information on non-academic projects: www.sas.upenn.edu/~cnakassi/

Marci Nelligan

Marci Nelligan has an MFA from Mills College and has published in Chain, syllogism, Free Lunch, and the Walrus, with a review of Jennifer Moxley’s Often Capital forthcoming in Verse Magazine. She is also the recipient of a “Writers on Site” grant from Poets & Writers Inc. in 1999. She is hiding out in Michigan for a year, but she is really from Troy, New York.

Andrew Nightingale

Andrew Nightingale is 33 and lives in the south west of Cornwall in the UK. You can find a list of some of his work that has appeared on the web here[www.hermegasmica.org.uk/list.htm]. He is currently working on a poem produced on till receipts.

Kristy Odelius

Kristy Odelius is finishing up the PhD in poetry at UIC; she has been teaching a combo of composition, literature and poetry workshops there for the past four years. She is a co-editor of Near South, a small print journal of experimental writing.

She has also worked in non-profit publishing--and still does some freelance copywriting. Several years ago she wrote a feature profile of Third World Press, which was published in ForeWord magazine (an indy trade journal.)

She has poems forthcoming in Sidereality, Poethia, ACM (Another Chicao Magazine) and Blue Sky Review.

Courtney Ogden

Courtney Ogden is 21 years old, and she lives in Minneapolis, MN. She writes poetry and compose electronic music.

Neil Oney

Neil Oney graduated from Florida State University, and now lives in Brooklyn, NY, where he is working on his first book. Slowly. He has been published in The Kudzu Review from Florida State University, and hopes to be published elsewhere soon.

Radames Ortiz

Radames Ortiz is the author of a chapbook of poems, Between Angels & Monsters. Founding editor of Coyote Magazine: Bringing Literature and Art Across Borders and former editor of the Bayou Review, the literary journal for the University of Houston Downtown. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including Exquisite Corpse, Pacific Review, Gulf Coast, The Amherst Review, and The Rockhurst Review. Winner of the 2000 Fabian Worsham award for Poetry and fellowships from the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets at Bucknell University and Voices Writing Workshop at the University of San Francisco. He is also a recipient of a 2002 Individual Artist Grant from the Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County. He currently resides in Houston, TX where he is Marketing Associate for Arte Publico Press.

Jennifer Renee-Cleaver Page

Jennifer is a recent graduate of creative writing at San Francisco State University. She is also an alumna of the (in)famous Wikswo Home School For Educational Freedom. Her other most recent work can be found at Truckasaurus.org and forthcoming The Dead Mule.

Stephen Paling

Stephen Paling lives in Syracuse, NY, where he is finishing his Ph.D. in Information Transfer. His fiction and poetry have appeared in a number of magazines, including Plains Poetry Journal, Piedmont Literary Review, and Ibn Qirtaiba.

Cheryl Pallant

Cheryl Pallant is a writer and dancer living in Richmond, Virginia. She is Writing Fellows Coordinator at the University of Richmond and teaches in the Dance & Choreography Department of Virginia Commonwealth University. Her books include Uncommon Grammar Cloth (Station Hill Press, 2001), a chapbook, Spontaneities (Belladonna Books, 2001), and the forthcoming Into Stillness (Station Hill Press, 2003). Fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous online and print journals in the U.S., England, Australia, and the Czech Republic.

Erminia Passannanti

Erminia Passannanti's Macchina (collected poems) was published last year by Manni Editore, Lecce, after winning first prize in the 1995 Italian National Poetry Competition at the University of Siena. In March she organized the highly successful Oxford poetry readings which were part of the UN-sponsored Dialogue among Civilizations through Poetry.

Charles A. Perrone

Charles A. Perrone was born in New York, raised in California, last studied in Texas, and now at the semi-centurion stage still works in Florida. Different forms of his verse and related creative work (visual, musical) have appeared in each of those states, as well as in Mexico and Brazil. home.att.net/~charlesaperrone

Dana Lisa Petersen

Dana Lisa Petersen lives in Decatur, GA, and has lived in the Atlanta area for over 8 years. What's left out tells the whole story completely: she was once known as Dana Lisa Lustig, is part of the Atlanta Poets Group (APG) and her work has been published in: Mirage 4 Period(ical), Ixnay, Gestalten (http://www.brokenboulder.com/cg4.htm), 108, Score, Facture (http://www.webdelsol.com/Facture/issues.htm), HOW2's special section entitled‚“Southern Perils,” (http://www.departments.bucknell.edu/stadler_center/how2/current/southern/index.shtm), and Another South: Experimental Writing in the South, published by the University of Alabama Press. Along with the APG, Dana Lisa participates in a bi-monthly series called Language Harm at Eyedrum, (http://www.eyedrum.org) a non-profit in Atlanta that develops an interdisciplinary approach to the arts by incorporating a wide range of contemporary art, music and new media in its gallery space

walt phillips

walt phillips has been publishing poems and line drawings throughout the small press world since '59. a massachusetts native and retired journalist, amusement park roustabout and detective, he has several times been termed "a legend" in litmag circles. he currently has work online at gravity, afternoon, zero city, duct tape and many others. paper places which have him slated include cerberus, lost & found times, hellp, ugly duckling, etcetera, caffeine destiny and tight. he has published "quite a bunch" of experimental works over the decades, in such as hugh fox's ghost dance.

Shane Plante

Shane Plante was born.

Mark Prejsnar

Have lived in many parts of the U.S. and Brazil. In Atlanta, Georgia for the last 8 years.

I have published one chapbook (a long poem), entitled Burning Flags (Atlanta : 3rdness, 1999). My work has appeared recently in New Orleans Review, mirage periodical #4, gestalten, Kenning, lower limit speech, Situation, Itsynccast, and a number of other print magazines. A substantial number of my poems will be published soon in An Other South, an anthology edited by Bill Lavender and published by University of Alabama Press. Founding member of the Atlanta Poets Group, the main forum for innovative poetry in northern Georgia over the last 4 years.

pr primeau

PR Primeau is the manager-in-chief of PERSISTENCIA*PRESS (http://persistenciapress.tripod.com) and the editor of Dirt (http://dirt-zine.tripod.com), a print 'zine of minimalist poetry and poetics. He has written two collections of poetry: Lara (w/ Jesse Crockett, differentia books, 2005) and Immaculate War (PERSISTENCIA, 2005).

Randy Prunty

you are what you eat. paying jobs i've had:

lawn care - sawmill worker (mulch bagger, board stacker, forklift driver) - tree cutter - carpenter's helper - HVAC grunt - automatic transmission work (service writer, general flunky, personnel director, quality control supervisor, general manager) - chaplain - furniture delivery - youth minister - Boy's Club athletic director - cross-country and track coach - marriage and family therapist - social worker - retail shoe sales - library assistant (3 different schools) - grocery bag boy and shelf stocker - janitor (three times) - newspaper delivery - copy machine operator - truck driver for RC Cola - straw boss for demolition crew - elder care - dishwasher - radio and switchboard operator - receptionist.

currently: high school librarian.

i'm part of the atlanta poets group.

Stephen Ratcliffe

Francis Raven

I am a student at Evergreen State College studying the philosophy of language and science. Presently I am working for The Missouri Charter Schools Information Center and trying to learn about education.

Marthe Reed

Marthe Reed's poetry has recently appeared in Exquisite Corpse, Sugar Mule, New Orleans Review, and Golden Handcuffs Review.

Michael Riley

Michael Riley is an Australian poet. His poetry has recently appeared in The M.A.G, Aught, ERWA, Clean Sheets, Tryst, Niederngasse, Poetic Inhalation, Plum Ruby Review and many other fine publications.

Rodney Robinson

Will Roby

Will Roby is a poet and student living in Texas. He is the poetry editor at WordRiot magazine (wordriot.org), and his poems have appeared in Alligator Juniper, Opium Magazine, Melic Review, Stirring, GW Review, and others. He likes cranberry juice.

Damian Rollison

Damian Rollison was born and raised in California, graduated from U.C. Berkeley, and is now writing a Ph.D. dissertation on new media poetry at the University of Virginia. He has poems forthcoming in Word/For Word.

Steve Romanko

Steve Romanko was born in Taylor, PA. A small town of 4800. His dad was a Postal Carrier his mom stayed at home. He has been writing poetry for 17 years and has been published in a few non profit journals. Currently he pays bills as a sound recordist for Skywalker Sound in Marin County, CA. He lives in San Francisco with his wife of 3 years and two cats Sophie and Alex. In the works is a book of poetry, a spoken word album, and a film. How he'll pay for all of this he can't tell you right now.

Michael Rothenberg

Michael Rothenberg lives in Pacifica, CA. He is a poet, songwriter and publisher of Big Bridge Press and Big Bridge, a webzine of poetry and everything else, www.bigbridge.org. His poems have been published in Exquisite Corpse, Lungfull!, Jacket, Mungo vs Ranger and many other publications. He is most recently he is editor of Overtime, Selected Poems by Philip Whalen(Penguin Putnam, Inc.). His novel Punk Rockwell is available in May this year from Tropical Press. His book of poems The Paris Journals (Fish Drum Inc) will be available Fall 2000.

Ken Rumble

Lately, Ken Rumble has been listening to Jurassic 5 and Reindeer Section albums. One of his recent projects has been directing the Desert City Poetry Series in Winston-Salem, NC. His poems and reviews have appeared in 5AM, Rain Taxi, Small Press Review, Word For Word, Gumball Poetry, VeRT, and Pennsylvania English.

David Rushmer

David Rushmer lives and works in Cambridge, U.K. Edited pen:umbra magazine (1989-1991). His works have appeared in a number of small press magazines including Angel Exhaust, Great Works website, Intimacy, Oasis, and 10th Muse. His most recent published pamphlet is 'The Family of Ghosts' (Arehouse, Cambridge, 2005)

Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino

Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino's poetry has most recently appeared in Washington Review and jubilat and online at In Posse Review and can we have our ball back? He can be reached at StThomasino@nyc.rr.com.

Philip Santo

Philip Santo's main interests are critical theory and the avant-garde. He is trying to find a publisher for a debut novel (a chapter is posted at the Black Ice website--www.altx.com). He works in the NYC cultural industry and live in New Jersey.

Kathleen Savino

Kathleen Savino is stuck in the heart of suburban New Jersey where she attends Montclair State University, hoping that she can someday escape to grad school in NYC. She makes the best of it by writing reviews for the student paper's art section, mostly on avant-garde poetry or music. She has been published in The Columbia Poetry Review, Four Walls, Stirring: A literary Collection and done editorial work for Poetry New York. Currently, she is assisting John High in editing his selected poems in exchange for credits, and a free copies of his books. She also has a manuscript entitled, written in her vowels, which she hopes to publish in the near future.

Chris Sawyer

Chris Sawyer lives in New York City. His chapbook, Mesmeranda (Potes & Poets, 2000) is available from Small Press Distribution.

Larry Sawyer

Larry Sawyer has been published in Nexus, Cokefish, Tabacaria, FZQ, Snakeskin, Skylark, Big Bridge, Exquisite Corpse, Ygdrasil, Elution, and ReadMe. He has work forthcoming in Cosmic Serpent, Mesechabe, Aught, Jack and The East Village. In his spare time he edits milk magazine located at http://milkmag.org/index.htm.

Cheryl Schoonmaker

I am a Ph.D student in English at SUNY Albany. I mainly write creative nonfiction but also dabble in fiction and poetry and have been trying my hand at prose poetry and other mixed genres. I have been published in Poetry Motel, Proteus, and Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry, among other journals. I recently submitted an essay to an anthology being put out by Stanford University on women's experiences in education.

Torii Shozo

Torii Shozo (1932-1994) was a member of the influential avant-garde journal group VOU (pronounced "Vow"), edited by his esteemed mentor, Kitasono Katue. Torii's first book, published at the age of 22, was A Bibliophile's Notebook, a book of essays on the books he loved. 8 volumes of his poetry, mostly in limited editions of between 125-300 copies, were published between 1955 and 1994. The poems here were published from his fifth volume, Alphabet Trap (1984). He was a private publisher of fine, rare poetry books specially bound and printed on washi paper, in addition to the journal he edited, Trap. His book collection of Japanese and Western Modernism and Surrealism is one of the most formidable in Japan.

Sandra Simonds

Sandra Simonds earned her MFA in poetry from the University of Montana in 2003. Her poems have appeared in the Colorado Review, Barrow Street, and Phoebe. Her poems are forthcoming in the Seneca Review and BigBridge. She lives and works in Oakland, CA.

Elias Siqueiros

I was born in El Paso Tx. I dropped out of high-school at age 16 and then moved to Huntington Beach Ca. where I loafed on the beach a lot. From there I went to Austin Tx. where I decided to become a poet after reading Breton's Manifestos of Surrealism. I enrolled and dropped out of school a period of five times, discovered Kerouac, travelled Mexico twice. During this time I put out a book, Sap of the Moon-Planet, in 1996. I settled in Brooklyn NY, where I am now. I put out a chapbook this year simply titled 23. I currently have poems up on Upland Trout, a site devoted to Surrealism. Also a poem and a review of my chapbook on The Dream People, a site devoted to experimental writing.

John Snodgrass

Jay Snodgrass is the author of Monster Zero (Elixir 2002) and The Underflower (Wordtech 2008). His poems have appeared online at blazevox, McSweeney's internet tendancy, Stirring, and Ducky as well as in Ploughshares and the Iowa Review. He lives in Tallahassee FL with his wife and daughter.

Kerri Sonneberg

Kerri Sonnenberg is author of The Mudra (Litmus, 2004) and the chapbook Practical Art Criticism (Bronze Skull, 2004). She lives in Chicago where she edits the journal Conundrum and co-directs the Discrete Reading Series.

harry k stammer

harry k stammer lives and works in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. harry is currently writing poetry about downtown Los Angeles and areas adjacent in preparation for an ebook to be out sometime in the Fall of 2004. He has had poems published in sidereality, Lil's Zine, dreamvirus, xStreme, and is a regular contributor to as/is.

Chuck Stebelton

Chuck Stebelton is the author of Circulation Flowers (Tougher Disguises, 2005), and Precious, an Answer Tag chapbook. He organizes the Myopic Poetry Series, a weekly series of readings and occasional poets' talks at Myopic Books in Chicago.

Ben Steiner

Ben Steiner is a sociologist, freelance writer, and poet living in Boston, Massachusetts. Earlier poems appear in various underground pamphlets and mags. When not finishing a phd in sociology, he works on an ongoing (perhaps interminable) manuscript of untitled "pieces" of a serial poem entitled "The Day."

Jordan Stempleman

Jordan Stempleman currently lives with his wife and daughter in Tucson, where he teaches history and economics at Amphitheatre High School. His work has recently appeared in Word for/Word, Bridge Magazine, and the Columbia Poetry Review.

Paul Stephens

Paul Stephens is a doctoral candidate in English at Columbia University. He is currently at work on a book of poems, a screenplay, a treatise on avant-garde anti-aesthetic claims, and a brief history of the "New Age" movement in American culture.

Curtis Stephenson

Steven J. Stewart

Steven J. Stewart currently lives in Tallahassee, Florida with his wife and daughter. He has published poetry in Quarter After Eight, Apalachee Quarterly, JACK, and other journals.

Carole Stone

Carole Stone, Professor of English at Montclair State University, has received three Fellowships from The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Fellowship from Hawthornden Writers Retreat and Rothermere American Institute, Oxford University, England. She has published five chapbooks of poetry and her poems appear in numerous journals such as The Beloit Poetry Journal, Chelsea, Nimrod, Orbis (UK), Smiths Knoll (UK).

Brian Strang

Brian Strang lives in San Francisco and teaches English composition at San Francisco State University. He is the author of movement of avenues in rows, an a+bend press chapbook, and A Draft of L Cavatinas (Letters to Ez), from Potes and Poets. normal school: hommage à Beckett is forthcoming from Lyric& Press. Some of his recent writing has appeared in Narrativity, Arc and Scout.

Barbara Stringano

Lynn Strongin

Born and raised in New York City, I have lived in Canada for the past twenty-five years. I have seven published books, work in thirty or so anthologies, and fifty jorunals. Recent on-line work has appeared (or will appear soon) in New Works Review (featured poet, winter 2005), Story South (poetry & fiction), Avatar Review, Tryst, C ' Oasis, Chiaroscuro, Terrain, River Walk Journal.

My anthology The Sorrow Psalms:A Book of Twentieth Century Elegy will be pulished by the university of Iowa Press in spring, 2006.

Two PEN grants. One NEA creative writing grant. Worked for Denise Levertov in the Sixties.

Heidi Sulzdorf

Heidi Sulzdorf is a poet who lives in the great and eccentric state of Montana (known for such great things as: the first female representative to Congress, the Unabomber, copper mining, and the Freemen). She enjoys reading classical novels or just good books, reading and critiquing poetry, painting, drawing, listening to music of all types including jazz, classical, soft and contemporary alternative rock (go figure), and athletics. At the moment she's working on getting a reputation for something, in what and whether good or bad is yet to be decided. Previous publications include the e-zines: "Thoughtmonkeys", "The Gray Matter Tapestry", "Signpost Free E-Zine"; and 2 upcoming publications in the hard-copy journals of The Violet Isis and Maelstrom.

David Sutherland

Recent pieces of David Sutherland have appeared in The Hollins Critic, The Northern Michigan Journal, The American Literary Review and The Reader (Oxford University). He serves as lead editor for a publication called Recursive Angel and has a recent collection entitled "Between Absolutes" available by illiterati of Alexandria, VA.

John Sweet

john sweet lives in a drafty, crumbling house
in rural upstate new york with his wife and son.
he has been writing for 20 years and has had work
appearing in the small press for the past 14. he
remains largely unknown and generally pissed off,
and dislikes all poetic schools of thought with a passion.

Eileen Tabios

EN TABIOS's recent books include Reproductions of the Empty Flagpole (Marsh Hawk Press, 2002) and Menage A Trois With The 21st Century (xPressed, 2004). She is the founder of Meritage Press (www.MeritagePress.com), a multidisciplinary literary and arts press based in St. Helena, CA and author of the infamous Chatelaine Poetics blog (http://chatelaine-poet.blogspot.com). In 2005, she released a multi-genre collection, I TAKE THEE, ENGLISH, FOR MY BELOVED (Marsh Hawk Press).

Keeanga Taylor

Keeanga Taylor is from Dallas, Texas and Buffalo, New York. I currently live in Chicago, Il. I did two years of school at SUNY Buffalo and two more at the City College of New York and neglected to get a degree from either. I am a full time activist and socialist and write poems to fill in the gaps. My favorites--Wieners, Berrigan, Maher, Moore, Williams etc... I have recently gotten a fancy for Lisa Jarnot.

Thomas Lowe Taylor

Joseph Thomas

Joseph Thomas is in the English Ph.D. program at Illinois State University where he studies and teaches children's literature. His poems have appeared in the Piedmont Literary Review, River King Poetry Supplement, and various smaller magazines.

Aidan Thompson

Aidan Thompson graduated from Mills College in December, 2000 with an MFA in creative writing. She has a forthcoming book of prose poems coming out from Potes and Poets Press in the fall of 2001.

Suzane Thurman

Suzanne R. Thurman is a writer and history professor. Her nonfiction book, O Sisters Ain't You Happy?: Gender, Family, and Community Among the Harvard and Shirley Shakers, 1781-1918 will be published by Syracuse University Press in the fall of 2001. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in numerous publications. She shares a house in Alabama with her husband and Chester, the smartest Springer Spaniel in the western hemisphere.

Steve Timm

Steve Timm teaches English as a second language at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's recent;y had poems in Salt Hill and Aught and ones forthcoming in American Letters & Commentary and Swirl.

David Tolkacz

David Tolkacz was born in Buffalo, NY in the blind white winter of 1978. He currently holds a BA in Classics & is working toward a BA in English with special emphasis on crafting a system of rhetorical tactics supple enough to adapt themselves to any system of reasoning with the ultimate goal of watching such systems self-consume. His inspirations are the Ouroborous, the American dollar, & Kuru. He is a disciple of William Blake.

Nicole Tomlinson

Nicole Tomlinson lives in Melbourne (Australia) and is joint editor of Textbase a collaborative journal of experimental, method/process/theme based writing. Poems have been published in Meanjin and Aught, her chapbook Familiar City was published in March and is currently being scored by composer Tim O'Dwyer for performance.

Elizabeth Treadwell

Elizabeth Treadwell lives, teaches, and edits Double Lucy Books & Outlet magazine (http://users.lanminds.com/dblelucy) in Berkeley, California, where she grew up; she's also the director of Small Press Traffic in San Francisco (http://www.sptraffic.org). Her books include Populace (Avec, 1999), Eve Doe: Prior to Landscape (a+bend, 1999), The Erratix & Other Stories (Texture, 1998), and a novel, Eleanor Ramsey: the Queen of Cups (SFSU, 1997). Her ms Acts was a finalist in the 2000 National Poetry Series. The poems here are from a new ms, Gardenia, other parts of which will appear in LUNGFULL!, ixnay, and Salt Hill.

Hugh Tribbey

Hugh Tribbey is an assistant professor of English at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, where he teaches literature and creative writing. His poetry has most recently appeared or is forthcoming in 5-Trope, Aught, Muse Apprentice Guild, xStream, Lost and Found Times, and Eratio. His book, Finish Your Sentence (available through Lulu.com) and his chapbook Juvjula Detours have both been published by xPress(ed), and his work also shows up in the The Best of Dream People Poets and the 2005 Di-Verse-City Anthology. He holds a Ph.D. in English from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.

Amy Trussell

Amy Trussell's poetry has been published extensively in journals including The New Orleans Review, Poetry Flash, The Prague Revue, ReVision, Oshun Afrikan Quarterly, Paper Tiger, Mesechabe, and Poetry Salzburg.
Online her work can be seen at Muse Apprentice, Big Bridge, Literary Salt, Adagio, Three Candles, and many others. Performance venues for her dance and poetry have included Loyola Univeristy, San Francisco State University, Zeitgeist Theater and The Spiritual Voodoo Temple in New Orleans.
Her first book was a collaboration with Donna Kuhn, CLOTH OF UNEXPLAINED DANCE. Forthcoming in 2005 are two collaborations with A. di Michele, DEVIL LEE BATWING GRAVY (Semiquasi Press, Broomall, PA) and UNGULATIONS (Surregional Press, New Orleans)

Lawrence Upton

Lawrence Upton poet / visual & sound artist

Latest publications Auditory Experiments and initial dance both from housepress, Canada + Meadows (2nd ed) from Writers Forum, UK

Forthcoming Wire Sculptures (Reality Street Editions, UK)

Chairs Sub Voicive Poetry (readings, colloquia, publications)

Nico Vassilakis

Currently living in Seattle, Nico Vassilakis juggles both concrete poetry and the poetics of interruption. He is co-founder of the Subtext Reading Series and editor of clear cut: An Anthology of Seattle Writers . In 2002 he curated the Northwest Concrete/Visual Poetry Exhibition. His work is in a variety of magazines both on & off line. The most recent chapbook, The Colander, is out from housepress.

Jean Vengua

Jean Vengua's work has been published (under the name, Jean Gier), in Proliferation (ed. Mary Burger et al), Sidereality (ed. Clayton Couch), Interlope (ed. Eileen Tabios), and a few other magazines.

Gautam Verma

I live and work in Piacenza where I moved a couple years back with cat and books and nary a word of Italian to settle with my wife in her home town. I have poems out or forthcoming from Big Bridge, 26, Blaze Vox, Drunken Boat, Diagram, Slant Review and Segue among others, and a chapbook "Soundings" forthcoming from BlazeVox ebooks.

Scott Villarosa

Poetry has been my favourite pastime for the majority of my life. Writing poetry to me means being able to express my thoughts, feelings, sensations and life experiences into words. It is a journal of my life, a never ending observation. Though unintentional, I do this in an almost cryptic format.

Dana Ward

Dana Ward is a poet living and working in Cincinnati. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in -Vert, canwehaveourballback,Shampoo, Dad & as an Oasia broadside.

James Wagner

James Wagner's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The American Poetry Review, Denver Quarterly, 5_Trope, Grand Street, McSweeneys, and elsewhere. A founding editor of 3rd bed, he teaches an online poetry workshop through Syracuse University.

Eddie Watkins

Presently living in Philadelphia, PA where I very strategically scrape by. I'm both frugal and baroque. My beloved tools of the trade are a 1930's Smith & Corona for poetry, and exacto blades and scissors for collage.

Derek White

Sometimes Derek White doesn't know whether to fret or covet our dependency on solar oscillations. It all depends. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Elimae, Aught, DIAGRAM, Sendecki, perspektive, Café Irreal, and Snow Monkey. His chapbook of visual poems, "Mining in the Black Hills", is forthcoming from Sleeping Fish. He is a producer for Napster in NYC.

Brian Whitener

Brian Whitener

Les Wicks

LES WICKS has had four books out - The Vanguard Sleeps In, Cannibals, Tickle, & the latest Nitty Gritty (Five Islands)      "varied, nimble, humane & well timed" - Jennifer Maiden.

In addition he has publicly performed widely in venues ranging from festivals to prison to Parliament House. He edits Artransit (bus poetry) programme in Sydney & Newcastle.

J. Marie Wilkinson

J. Marie Wilkinson was born and raised in Seattle, holds an MFA from the University of Arizona and is the current Poetry Editor of Sonora Review.

Ian Randall Wilson

Ian Randall Wilson is the managing editor of the poetry journal 88. Recent work has appeared in The Alaska Quarterly Review, Spinning Jenny and Spork. His first fiction collection, Hunger and Other Stories, was published by Hollyridge Press.

R. Richard Wojewodzki

Baltimore Boh punk rock college drop out Shelly Blake Kill the Draft Horses acoustic guitar crying O Bella Roma Italy Amatrice thunderclouds 30 thousand miles high traveling faster than it takes for the soul to leave the body traveling road open MJ the sky parts recent California Arizona sleeping followed by ghosts of cats Gila Bend Fort Stockton Texas stolen VW Atom Bomb NM the moon pictures b/w photographs of the ocean New Hampshire Homer Aeschylus current New England Harvard the bus is late. Dankbarkeit Abe and Ro.

J. Kevin Wolfe

We're pushing 6 billion poets on this planet. I am just one that stops enacting the poems of life long enough to take notes.

John R. Woznicki

John R. Woznicki is a perpetual student of language and an assistant professor of English at Fairmont State College (WV), where he teaches, among other things, language poetry. He has published an article on Wallace Stevens and is a contributor to Greenwood Press's forthcoming Robert Frost Encyclopedia. He is also an associate editor of Kestrel: A Journal of Literature and Art. John is currently working on getting his manuscript, Poetics, Politics, and Totalitarianism, published.

Mark Young

Mark Young is a New Zealander now living in Rockhampton, Australia. Recent work has appeared in BlazeVOX, Tin Lustre Mobile & Word for /Word. He has a blog, pelican dreaming, & an author's page at the New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre. A collaborative e-chapbook with Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, The Oracular Sonnets, has just been published by Meritage Press. )

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