Keith Kumasen Abbott teaches writing and art at Naropa University. Publications include the novels Gush, Rhino Ritz and Mordecai of Monterey; the short story collections, Harum Scarum, The First Thing Coming, and The French Girl. He wrote a memoir of Richard Brautigan, Downstream from Trout Fishing in America (Capra, 1989) and contributed to Richard Brautigan: Essays on the Writing and Life. (McFarland & Co, 2006) for which he chaired a symposium and contributed an essay. His story "Spanish Castle" was optioned by Ziji Productions, and he co-wrote the screenplay; recently his novel Racer has been shortlisted for the Berlinale Film Conference 2007. His latest poetry book was Next Door to Samsara (Fell Swoop, 2005) and his poems appeared in the recent anthologies Saints of Hysteria (Soft Skull, 2006) and Rimbaud Après Rimbaud (Except Collection Textual, 2004). His art/calligraphy appear in Shambhala Sun and Buddhadharma magazines and in group and/or solo shows in San Francisco, Denver, Boulder, Shanghai and San Antonio. Ellipsis # 8 magazine recently featured his art and published an interview with editor H. Perry Horton about working as an artist and writer.
mIEKAL aND: Hidden deep inside the pages of any of my books are unlimited references to the very first thoughts I may have had as a child, the spaces, the hesitations, the mis-pronounced words. I've been writing around & away from those thoughts ever since consciousness first shook me. It's all there inside SAMSARA CONGERIES a life's long poem, soon to be issued under one cover, 30 years of reinventing the hyper-writer of the bloodbath typewriter. Look elsewhere for traces of achievement: mIEKAL aND Author Page at EPC
Rodney Artiles (b. 1975) began exploring his artistic talents at an early age. After seeing an exhibit of Francis Bacon when he was 12 he decided to pursue being an artist as a lifelong endeavor. He attended California College of Arts and Crafts (CCA) and received his BFA in painting in 1997. He then was invited to study two years in the Netherlands acquiring his MFA in painting from Academie Minerva/Frank Mohr Institute in Groningen. He has exhibited in both the Bay Area and in Europe.

He currently lives in Oakland, CA where he is represented by Joyce Gordon Gallery.

Geer Austin's fiction and poetry has appeared in Colere, Dicey Brown, Parting Gifts, Potomac Review, Sea Change and others. He lives in northern Manhattan.
Glenn Bach's current project is Atlas Peripatetic, a long sequence inspired by the sounds of his morning walk. Excerpts have appeared in such journals as The Argotist Online, Dusie, Indefinite Space, jubilat, and mprsnd. Bach is also active as a sound artist and curator.
John Beer's poems and essays have appeared in periodicals including Barrow Street, Chicago Review, Chicago Tribune, Colorado Review, Crowd, Denver Quarterly, Milk, Mipoesias, Verse, and Xantippe. He is a Ph.D. candidate in philosophy and social thought at the University of Chicago.
John M. Bennett has published over 250 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), Glue (xPress(ed)), Lap Gun Cut (with F. A. Nettelbeck; Luna Bisonte Prods), Instruction Book (Luna Bisonte Prods), la M al (Blue Lion Books), Cantar del Huff (Luna Bisonte Prods), and Sound Dirt (with Jim Leftwich; Luna Bisonte Prods). 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 is 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.
Bill Berkson has worked as a poet, critic, teacher, editor and publisher, and curator for over half a century. His recent books include Gloria (with etchings by Alex Katz), Our Friends Will Pass Among You Silently (new poems 2001-2006); The Sweet Singer of Modernism & Other Art Writings; and Sudden Address: Selected Lectures 1981-2006. He lives in New York and San Francisco and has taught at the San Francisco Art Institute since 1984. He is a corresponding editor for Art in America and was Distinguished Paul Mellon Lecturer for 2006 at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
Eve West Bessier is a author of poetry, fiction and non-fiction. She was born in the Netherlands and has lived in Davis, California for the past two decades. She currently works as a Certified Life Coach and Vocal Coach, and teaches writing workshops and residencies. She worked for The University of California, Davis for eighteen years in educational research, program development and evaluation. She holds a Master of Education from UC Davis and has done graduate course work in English and creative writing at California State University, Sacramento. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Creative Writing from San Francisco State University.

She is a performing jazz vocalist, a visual artist and a promoter of community arts programs. She has received several literary awards including The Kathryn Hohlwein (2000), First Place for Poetry in The California Focus on Writers Contest (2000), and Second Place in the Sacramento News & Review's Short Story Contest (2001). Her poetry was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2003.. She has two chapbooks, Roots Music and Splash published by dPress, Sebastopol, 2002 and 2003.

Sara Birl's most recent chapbooks include Letters to the Silence and The Book of Loss. Currently, she enjoys teaching and studying poetry at Temple University. Her previous work has appeared in MiPOesias, American Tanka, dANDelion, The Hamilton Stone Review, The Bathyspheric Review, red lights and Gertrude.
Charles Borkhuis is the author of Afterimage, Savoir-fear, Proximity (Stolen Arrows), and Alpha Ruins, which was selected by Fanny Howe as a finalist for the William Carlos Williams 2001 Book Award. His stage plays and radio plays have been produced widely and he is the recipient of a Dramalogue Award. He recently sold his screenplay "Irreparably Damage" to be made into a feature-length film in Vienna in 2007. For the last 15 years, he has curated poetry readings for the Segue Foundation, most recently at Bowery Poetry Club in Manhattan.
John Bradley is the author of Terrestrial Music, Curbstone, and War on Words, BlazeVOX. He is the editor of Atomic Ghost: Poets Respond to the Nuclear Age, Coffee House Press, and Learning to Glow: A Nuclear Reader, Univ. of Arizona. He teaches at Northern Illinois University.
Allen Bramhall: one book published (Simple Theory, Potes & Poets Press), another due this year (Days Poem, Meritage Press). throws right, bats right, lives in Massachusetts.
Bob BrueckL: 57 years old, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, interested in mysticism, the 4th dimension of stillness, silence, the experience of timelessness; degrees from the Univ. of Pittsburgh and Johns Hopkins University, studying under John Ashbery, among others.

Conscientious Objector during the Vietnam War. Did most of my time in a prison camp called Allenwood with a bunch of Jehovah's Witnesses, a 2-star General, Carmine DeSapio--the ex-head of Tammany Hall, LBJ's sidekick, Bobby Baker, and a host of other interesting misfits. I rejected a Presidential Pardon from Gerald Ford.

I am bi-polar II, obsessive-compulsive, a lust-addict and food addict, and would have been dead or homeless years ago without the help of an angel whose name is HERTA; she possesses the body of a woman from Vienna, Austria, and is the HEART of the EARTH.

I have been published in Monks Pond (edited by Thomas Merton, 1968) in an issue that included Jack Kerouac and Louis Zukofsky while they were both still alive, Partisan Review, and more recently in Lost & Found Times, BlazeVox2, Wryting, Muse Apprentice Guild, xSTREAM, Idiolect, Van, and VeRT #9.

Two of my favorite writers are Gertrude Stein and John M. Bennett.

Ric Carfagna is the author of 14 collections of poetry, most recently Null Set and Esse (Book I)l published by X-pressed. His poetry has evolved from the early experimental radicalities of his first two books, Confluential Trajectories and Porchcat Nadir, to the unsettling existential mosaics of his current collections, including his ongoing multi-book project Notes On NonExistence. Ric has been the Poetry Review Editor for the E-Journal, Poetic Inhalation and is currently a contributing poet to the E-Journal New Mystics. His poems have been published widely in America as well as in Europe and Scandinavia.
James Cervantes's poems have appeared recently in The Laurel Review, The Boston Review, and North American Review, and online at Poetry Now, Terrain, Perehelion, Sugar Mule and other electronic magazines. His latest book, Temporary Meaning, was published in March, 2006, by Hamilton Stone Editions and was nominated for an L.A. Times Book Award.
David-Baptiste Chirot: born Lafayette, Indiana, grew up in Vermont, lived in Gottingen, Germany, Arles & Paris, France, Wroclaw, Poland, Hastveda, Sweden, Boston and Milwaukee.
Since 1997 essays, poetry, visual poetry, sound poems, event scores and book reviews in 70+ journals in 8 countries, including some in translation (Spanish and Portuguese)
Print Books: Anarkeyology (Runaway Spoon) Zero Poem (Traverse) Tearerism (singlepress/Kiro) Reverberations (8PagePress) Found RuBBeings (Xerolage 32, Xexoxial Editions)
Print Book Anthologies: Loose Watch (Invisible Books, London) Word, Score, Utterance, Choreography (Writers Forum, London) Oranges Hung (Milwaukee)
several complete visual poetry books included in print journals
Have participated in over 300 exhibitions and calls of Visual Poetry and Mail Art in over 40 countries, assistant to Clemente Padin for Mail Art Hit Parade, Havana Biennial, 2000, Cuba
Curator of Ongoing Visual Poetry/Mail Art Exhibition Call "For Lebanon, For Palestine Human Rights-Peace-Liberty" at blogspot of works by myself and others
Peter Ciccariello is an interdisciplinary artist, poet, and photographer, whose images that are a synthesis of language and visual imagery. His current interests are in experimenting with the fusion of text and images in 3-D computer graphics environments, and exploring the possibilities of poetry as landscape. Recent work has appeared both in print & online in, amongst other places, Adirondack Review, dbqp: visualizing poetics, Oregon Literary Review, The Long Island Quarterly, MOCA The Museum of Computer Art, Unlikely Stories, Otoliths, Starfish, and Word For/ Word – A journal of new writing. His book Imaginal Landscapes, was published by Xexoxial Editions. Links to his current online work can be found at
Jan Clausen has new poems out or forthcoming in Coconut, Gargoyle, Heliotrope, and Nightsun. From a Glass House, her first poetry collection since 1983, will be published by Ikon Books early in 2007. Recent issues of Tarpaulin Sky and Lodestar Quarterly include excerpts from her new novel, The Company of Cannibals, which is in search of a publisher. You can check out her literary blog and archived work at
Joe Clifford is currently a second-year student in the M.F.A. program at Florida International University. His work has appeared (or is forthcoming) in the Connecticut Review; Traveling: An Anthology of Award-Winning Poetry; Helix; 3AM; Dos Passos Review; Bathhouse; and Bryant Literary Review. He was the 2004 recipient of the Connecticut Review's Leslie Leeds Poetry Prize, as well as that year's representative on the Connecticut Poetry Circuit. He presently serves as fiction editor of Gulf Stream magazine.
Todd Colby and Elizabeth Zechel have collaborated on many projects together, including marriage.
Ira Cohen is a poet and multimedia artist. He appears on-line at places like East Village Poetry, Jacket, milk, and Akashic Project-- Celestial Grafitti. He can be studied extensively at his Big Bridge tribute page.

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steven dalachinsky born in brooklyn after the last big war has survived many little wars. his work appears regularly in journals on and off line. his most recent books include trial and error in paris (loudmouth collective press), in glorious black and white ( ugly duckling press), race poems w/ nathaniel farrell (collages only) (ugly duckling press) and the soon to be released trust fund babies ( pitchfork press) and poems for laureamont ( furniture press). his is included the much praised anthology The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry as well as in beat indeed and others. his cds include incomplete directions, i thought it was the end of the world and pray for me.
     he is, he hopes, steven dalachinsky and no one else.
Catherine Daly's poem, "Home/Front," is included in Chanteuse / Cantatrice, her newest book (factoryschool, Heretical Texts Series 3, 2007). She is also author of Paper Craft (Moria, 2006), To Delite and Instruct (blue lion, 2006), Locket (Tupelo, 2005), and DaDaDa (Salt, 2003).
Nancy Victoria Davis is a painter, illustrator, book designer, installation artist and co-founder of Big Bridge Press. Born in New York and raised in Ada, Alabama, she took the big bridge to California in 1975, and since then has surrounded herself with art and nature. In addition to operating a tropical plant nursery, she has been inspired by poetry and illustrated the works of Jim Harrison, Allen Ginsberg, Philip Whalen, Michael McClure, Andrei Codrescu, and Joanne Kyger. She has been awarded The Rounce and Coffin Award for her design and illustration of "What The Fish Saw", and her broadside "Elegy For The Dusky Seaside Sparrow" was chosen "Best Broadside of The Year" selection by Fine Print Magazine. Her work has been exhibited at The New York Public Library, The San Francisco Public Library, and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery. Her illustrations have appeared in Exquisite Corpse, Nerve Bundle Review, Mike & Dale's Younger Poets and Cafe Review.

Adam DeGraff's name is both literal and figurative. Literally he was born Adam DeGraff. Figuratively he became, in his own mind, the first man... Adam, De... of the, pen... Graff. So it is he gives you both his nom de plume and his name in one. Adam resides in an underground art scene in Arvada Colorado called the d note. the dnote is currently showing work by the great Ivan Suvanjieff. Ivan's paintings were/are owned by Anselm Hollo, Ed Dorn and Charles Bukowski. check out to see.

Adam's been published in a few mags like Log and Old Gold, and most recently, Ephemera. The chapbooks include Hawaii Poems, All This Will Become Dust In Just 3 Minutes, Uncle, Men Who Found Out,, and No Man's Sleep.

Adam, thanks to Anselm Berrigan, was recently honored to perform with many great and heroic anti-heroic poets at a poetry marathon on New Year's Day 2007 at St. Mark's Poetry Project.


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Richard Denner, a Vajrayana Buddhist monk and jack of all trades, lives with his elderly mother near Sebastopol, California. He is the impresario of dPress chapbooks, and his Collected Poems:1961-2000 has been published by Comrades Press. You are invited to visit his website:
After graduating from U.W. Madison, Debra DeSalvo earned a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, which she put to good use by moving to the East Village and joining a punk band.

Debra played guitar in False Prophets for two albums. The addition of Allen Ginsberg's accompanist Steven Taylor on guitar introduced Debra to Allen, Harry Smith, Tuli Kupferberg, Abbie Hoffman and other poets and activists. After False Prophets disbanded, Debra moved to Hoboken and played guitar for rap-rockers Plastique, Karyn Kuhl and Flesh Test (with Psychic TV violinist Emilio China). She continued to support herself as a freelance writer between tours. She contributed to Guitar, Guitar School and Guitar World and wrote a column about her experiences as a female rock guitarist for JamTV.

Today with Dan Grennes on bass and drummer John Hummel, Debra leads a rock power trio. Their new EP is Hoboken Demo.

Debra spent the last two years researching and writing The Language of the Blues: From Alcorub to Zuzu, which was published by Billboard Books in 2006 and includes a foreword by Dr. John.

Thomas Devaney's collection A Series of Small Boxes is forthcoming from Fish Drum Press. In March 2007 he will conduct a performance "No Silence Here, Enjoy the Silence" in the Locally Localized Gravity exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia). He is a Penn Senior Writing Fellow in the English Department at the University of Pennsylvania.
Ray DiPalma is the author of more than 40 collections of poetry and graphic works. Among his books are The Jukebox of Memnon, Raik, Numbers and Tempers, Provocations, Motion of the Cypher, Letters, and Caper. Various of his writings have been translated into French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, German, and Chinese. He lives in New York City and teaches literature and writing at the School of Visual Arts.
Way More West, Selected Poems of Edward Dorn, edited by Michael Rothenberg with an Introduction by Dale Smith. Paperback 352 pages. Penguin (Non-Classics). ISBN-10: 0143038699. ISBN-13: 978-0143038696

An essential anthology of an innovative American poet
Edward Dorn was not only one of America's finest poets but a rare critical intelligence and commentator. He was a student of Charles Olson, who helped him to see the American West as a site for his quest for self-knowledge; at the core of his work is a deep sense of place and the people who occupy it, underpinned by a wry ironic dissent. It was Dorn's comic-epic masterpiece, Gunslinger, which began appearing in 1968 and had already become an underground classic by the time it was published in its entirety in 1974, that established his reputation in the wider world. This new volume brings together poems from Dorn's entire career, including previously uncollected work.

Marcella Durand is the author of The Anatomy of Oil (Belladonna Books). "Traffic & Weather" was written during a six-month residency at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in 2006.
Chris Edgar is the author of the collection At Port Royal (Adventures in Poetry, 2003). Formerly Publications Director at Teachers & Writers Collaborative in New York, he is now an editor at the United Nations Office at Geneva. Winner of the Boston Review Poetry Prize in 2000, his work will appear in the forthcoming bilingual anthology of American poets, Schwerkraft, to be published by the Austrian publisher Jung und Jung this spring.
Kane X. Faucher is a doctoral student at the Centre for the Study of Theory & Criticism. His work has appeared in both academic and literary journals. His fourth book, Tales Pinned on a Complete Ass: Travels to Romania, London and even Detroit, will appear this January with Convergence Press. He would rather not live where he is right now.
Edward Field's most recent book is a memoir, The Man Who Would Marry Susan Sontag, and Other Intimate Literary Portraits of the Bohemian Era. A book of his poems, old and new, is forthcoming from U. of Pittsburgh Press. He lives in New York City with his partner Neil Derrick.
Adam Fieled is a poet, musician, and critic who lives in Philadelphia. He has released four albums, including two spoken word collections, "Raw Rainy Fog" (Radio Eris Records, 2002), and "Virtual Pinball/Madame Psychosis" (WSG Productions, 2006). He has work in Jacket, Rain Taxi, Blazevox, Mipoesias, Eratio, Dusie, Cake Train, Cordite, Nth Position, MTD, and hutt, and edits the blog-journals PFS Post and Stoning the Devil. He is currently a Ph.D candidate and University Fellow at Temple University.
Skip Fox has written two books (At That by Ahadada and What Of by Potes & Poets) and four chapbooks of poetry. He has worked in the woods planting and cutting trees, ketchup factories, warehouses, auto assembly plants, shake and shingle mills, and mental hospitals. He now teaches at The University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette.

Vernon Frazer's poetry and fiction have appeared in Café Review, First Intensity, Jack Magazine, Lost and Found Times, Massacre, Moria, Shampoo, Sidereality and many other literary magazines. He has written six books of poetry. He introduced his longpoem, IMPROVISATIONS (I-XXIV), at The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church in Manhattan. Frazer has produced five recordings of poetry with free jazz accompaniment and appeared on several recordings with the late jazz saxophonist Thomas Chapin, including their duo release, Song of Baobab. Frazer’s collection of short fiction, finished as a finalist in the 1996 Black Ice/FC2 Fiction Contest. His most recent novel is Relic’s Reunions. He recently finished editing an anthology of Post-Beat poetry for publication in the People’s Republic of China. His newest books are Avenue Noir and IMPROVISATIONS
Ben Gellman is a poet, artist and student who is fifteen years old. He currently resides in southeast Detroit.
Anne Germanacos' poetry, stories, and essays have appeared recently or are forthcoming in Quarterly West, Fourteen Hills, Blackbird, Salamander, Black Warrior Review, Diagram, Harpur Palate, and others. She lives in San Francisco and on Crete.
Alan Gilbert is the author of Another Future: Poetry and Art in a Postmodern Twilight (Wesleyan University Press, 2006). His writings on poetry, art, culture, and politics have appeared in a variety of publications, including Artforum, The Believer, the Village Voice, and online at Jacket. His poems have appeared in The Baffler, the Brooklyn Rail, the Chicago Review, and online at the Poetry Project website. He lives in New York City.
Arpine Konyalian Grenier is a graduate of the American University of Beirut and the MFA Program at Bard College, New York. Her work has appeared in Columbia Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, Fence, Sulfur and HOW2. She lives in Tucson, AZ.
Bob Grumman currently works as a substitute teacher at Charlotte High School in Punta Gorda, Florida. Began composing visual poetry around 1965, and made his first mathematical poem sometime in the early 1970's. (Marginal) participant in international mail art since 1985. Represented in a number of museums and archives devoted to concrete and visual poetry. He also writes solitextual (or solely textually) poems, even some that are metrical and rhyme. Reference books concerned with him and his visual poetry include Volume 25 of the Contemporary Authors Autobiographical Essays series (Gale research, Detroit: 1996) and A Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes (Schirmer Books, New York: 2000). Has recently (late in 2001) become more concerned with exhibiting his works as a visual artist than publishing them as a poet.
Wil Hallgren was born in Niskayuna, N.Y., raised in the Town of Ballston, and currently lives in Brooklyn. He was a founding editor of The National Poetry Magazine of the Lower East Side, and has published his work in Brooklyn Review, Downtown Brooklyn, The Rockhurst Review,, BigCity, and many other venues. He has three chapbooks in print, Heroache , The Panther, and Bumbling King George's Bedtime Book (volume one). A sample of his work can be seen on his website:
Lee Harris lives in Seattle, Washington, where he teaches Tibetan. His book, Celestial Cattlecall: Cowboy Yogi Poems, was published by dPress in 2000.
Hassen lives & writes in the Philadelphia area. Chapbooks include Salem from Belladonna, Crabapples with the PhillySound from Furniture Press, Sky Journal: from Land, and Sky Journal: from Sea. Links to online work, audio & pdfs are at
Michael Heller is a poet, essayist and critic. His collection of essays, Uncertain Poetries was published in 2005. His most recent book of poems is Exigent Futures: New and Selected Poems (Salt, 2003). Just published is Earth and Cave (Dos Madres Press, 2007), a memoir.
John Herndon teaches writing and literature at Austin Community College. This reminiscence was adapted from the fourth chapter of Death Makes Me Hungry, a memoir in manuscript.
Tom Hibbard has had recent poems appearing online in Cricket (vol. 1, issue 2), Eratio (issue 7) and Otoliths (issues 2 and 3); these poems are from a multi-media piece titled Iraqi Ice Tea and a 2006 chapbook titled Ghotki Crater. Several recent reviews have also appeared, in Moria (vo. 9, issue 1) on David Meltzer and in Jacket (issue 30) on Mark Wallace and on the ejournal Big Bridge. Hibbard's chapbook Nonexistent appeared in 2004. Other works mostly poetry and reviews are easy to locate in many places online.
Crag Hill edited Score, one of the premier visual poetry magazines in the United States, and Spore, a magazine of mixed poetries, for nearly twenty-five years. Recent poems of his have appeared in Aught, Generator, Eratio, Shampoo, and Sleeping Fish.
Jen Hofer's translation of Laura Solórzano's lobo de labio and her anti-war-manifesto poem one will both be published in the near future (by Action Books and Palm Press respectively), as will The Route, an epistolary and poetic collaboration with Patrick Durgin (from Atelos). She is a member of the Little Fakers collective which creates and produces a serial episodic drama populated entirely by hand-made marionettes inhabiting lost, abandoned and ghost spaces in Los Angeles (, and she is happily a founding member of the City of Angels Ladies' Bicycle Association, also known as The Whirly Girls.
Janis Butler Holm lives in Athens, Ohio, where she has served as Associate Editor for Wide Angle, the film journal. Her essays, poems, and stories have appeared in small-press, national, and international magazines.
David Howard is founding editor of the literary journal Takahe, has been a winner and subsequently a judge of the New Zealand Poetry Society's annual competition, and has work featured in Best New Zealand Poems 2002 and 2004. His long poem There You Go was set by the Czech composer Marta Jirackova. The Word Went Round, David's fifth book, was published by Otago University Press in July 2006. Auckland University maintains a web resource on his work:
Stefan Hyner, native of the Rhine River Valley, studied Chinese at the University in Heidelberg, Germany, then spent the 80's wandering thru Asia & the Americas. In 1991 he moved to Rohrhof, a little hamlet on the banks of the Rhine, where he plants melons outside the green gate. Has translated many Chinese & US-American poets into German, among them Ed Dorn's By the Sound.
Poetry collections by Kent Johnson are soon appearing in Chile, Peru, the UK, and Bosnia. His I Once Met, a book of poetic memories, is forthcoming this year from Origin/Longhouse. A translation (with Forrest Gander) of Jaime Saenz's The Night, is just published from Princeton.
Jane Joritz-Nakagawa's poems have appeared recently in journals such as How2, One Less, Moria and Tinfish. Originally from Chicago, she lives / works in central Japan. Her poetry book Skin Museum was published in 2006 by Avant Books, Tokyo. Email is welcome at
Michaela Kahn is learning to sort millet from dust. Once she found a garnet, in with the grain and pebbles. Once she met a coyote. Once an owl chased her through an oak-grove. Work has appeared in: Santa Fe Poetry Broadside, Red Rock Review, Puerto del Sol, Lilliput Review, and Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet.
Ian Keenan writes poetry and prose and makes films. He lives in South Jersey.
Amy King is the author of the poetry collection, Antidotes for an Alibi (Blazevox Books 2005), and the chapbook, The People Instruments (Pavement Saw Press Chapbook Award 2002). She teaches Creative Writing and English at Nassau Community College and is the managing editor for the literary arts journal, MiPOesias. Her second full-length collection, I'm the Man Who Loves You, is forthcoming in 2007. Please visit for more.
Ish Klein is self-taught film and puppet maker who also writes poems. She is an alumna of Columbia University and the Iowa Writer's Workshop for Poetry. Most recently her poems have been published in Canary, The Hat and Spork magazines.
Sybil Kollar's work has been published in numerous literary magazines and anthologies including The American Voice, Chelsea, Columbia, The Literary Review, Other Voices, and Rattapallax. Her poems have been appeared in anthologies including A Formal Feeling Comes: Poems in Form by Contemporary Women, Story Line Press and Party Train: American Prose Poems, New Rivers Press. She has received a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and has written the texts for a song-cycle for mezzo-soprano and flute composed by Donna Kelly Eastman that was recorded in the Society of Composers, Inc. CD Series. She won the University of Wisconsin’s first Chris O'Malley Fiction Award and, in New York City, won the CCS Fiction Prize. She has had writing residencies in Germany and Scotland, and a collection of her verse, Water Speaking to Stone, was published by Pivot Press in 2004.
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, The HarperCollins Reader’s Encyclopedia of American Literature,, and the Encyclopedia Britannica, among other distinguished directories. Otherwise, he survives in New York, where he was born, unemployed and thus overworked.
Kim Lambright is currently working on a collection of short stories and a collection of poems. She earned her MFA from Eastern Washington University and in addition to serving as poetry editor of Willow Springs and an editorial intern at the Eastern Washington University Press, she was recently awarded a residency to the MacDowell Colony. She lives in Portland, OR.
Christopher Levenson writes and teaches in Toronto.
Johnny Little is working on his first book, Fatherly Advice for Broken Children. He is currently convalescing in Big Spring, Texas.

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Amy Evans McClure is a visual artist living in Oakland, California, working in a wide variety of mediums. Check out her Curriculum Vitae.
At the age of 22 Michael McClure gave his first poetry reading at the legendary Six Gallery event in San Francisco, where Allen Ginsberg first read Howl.

"The role model for Jim Morrison," as the Los Angeles Times characterized Michael McClure, has found sources in music from Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis to the composer Terry Riley with whom his poetry readings frequently share a bill.

He has received numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Felowship, an Obie Award for Best Play, an NEA grant, the Alfred Jarry Award, and a Rockefeller grant for playwriting. McClure has written twenty plays and musicals which are performed in the U.S. and abroad. His play The Beard provoked numerous censorship battles, in Los Angeles, the cast was arrested after each performance for fourteen nights in a row. Later The Beard received two Obies in N.Y.C. and was warmly embraced in both London and Paris. The play has played a role in U.S. censorship and free speech battles since 1966 when it won the first lawsuit that tried to ban its performance.

His fourteen books of poetry include Jaguar Skies, Dark Brown, Huge Dreams, Rebel Lions, Rain Mirror and Plum Stones. He has published eight books of plays and four collections of essays, including essays on Bob Dylan and on environmental issues. His novels are The Mad Cub and The Adept.

McClure's songs include "Mercedes Benz," popularized by Janis Joplin and new songs which are being performed by The Twenty-first Century Doors.

McClure lives in the San Francisco Bay Area hills with his wife the sculptor Amy Evans McClure.

Caitlin Grace McDonnell splits her time between upstate New York and Brooklyn and teaches writing and literature at SUNY New Paltz. She has received fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center, Yaddo, Blue Mountain Center and The New York Times Foundation. Her poems have appeared in numerous online and text journals and a chapbook of her poems was published by belladonna books in 2004.
Judith Malina & Hanon Reznikov/Founded in 1947 by Julian Beck and Judith Malina, The Living Theatre has staged more than 80 productions performed in eight languages in 25 countries on four continents. During the 1950's in New York, The Living Theatre pioneered the unconventional staging of poetic drama—the plays of American writers like Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, Paul Goodman, Kenneth Rexroth and John Ashbery, as well as European writers rarely produced in America, including Cocteau, Lorca, Brecht and Pirandello. Best remembered among these productions, which marked the start of the Off-Broadway movement, were Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights, Many Loves, The Connection, and The Brig. Now with Judith Malina and poet, playwright, and actor Hanon Reznikov directing, The Living Theatre is back in New York to continued acclaim. For more information visit

Judith Malina is currently finishing a new book on her studies with her mentor, Director Edwin Piscator.

In a former life, Mary Jo Malo worked as a sales, marketing, and advertising coordinator for a manufacturer of large electrical power apparatus. In 1993 she was disabled in an auto accident in the Rocky Mts. of Colorado. Never fully recovered and forced into early retirement, she’s had abundant time to pursue the poetries and philosophies of cosmology and evolution. She would prefer to read than write, and you are most likely to see her name when she has found a way to combine the two activities. She is host and moderator of the 'new and improved' Company of Poets , a poetics mailing list/discussion group, a staff reviewer for Unlikely 2.0, and a regular contributor to Galatea Resurrects.
Charlotte Mandel's recent books of poetry include Sight Lines (Midmarch Arts Press) and two poem-novellas of feminist biblical revision--The Life of Mary, and The Marriages of Jacob. As an independent scholar, she has published a series of articles on the role of cinema in the life and work of poet H. D. She teaches poetry writing at Barnard College Center for Research on Women.

Diana Manister is a member of the American Branch of the International Critics Association (AICA). A former editor of Women Artists News and Artview Magazine, her poetry reviews appear regularly in The Modern Review and at various sites online. She moderates the Poetry & Criticism forum for the American Academy of Poets. Her poems have been published in reviews and journals and anthologized in Distance From the Tree and The Company We Keep.
Joseph Massey is the author of Minima St. (Range, 2003), Eureka Slough (Effing Press, 2004), Bramble (Hot Whiskey, 2005), and Property Line (2006). He lives in Arcata, California.
Bernadette Mayer was born in 1945 in Brooklyn. She is the author of numerous volumes of both poetry and prose, the most recent of which are Scarlet Tanager and the re-issue of her "epic of daily life," Midwinter Day. Other key works by Mayer include Studying Hunger, The Golden Book of Words, and The Desires of Mothers to Please Others in Letters. From 1967-69, with Vito Acconci, she edited the journal 0 to 9, and subsequently, with Lewis Warsh, she was the editor of United Artists. Throughout the 1980's, she was the Director of the Poetry Project in New York City and she has taught there and at the New School. She currently lives in upstate New York.
Mark Mazer says, "A Boston native, I have degrees from Harvard University and Simmons College, and a certificate in creative writing from the University of Kent at Canterbury. I’ve worked in the mental health field for about twenty-five years, and started writing fiction in 1998 while living in England. My short stories have been published by Parchment Magazine (York University, Toronto, Canada), and by the following internet magazines: Cenotaph, Cyber-Oasis, Circle Magazine, Wild Child, Mocha Memoirs, Summerset Review, Aliengrove, and Fiction Funhouse."

Sharon Mesmer's forthcoming poetry collections are Annoying Diabetic Bitch (Combo Books, 2007) and The Virgin Formica (Hanging Loose, 2008). Recent work appears in New American Writing, The Brooklyn Rail Fiction Anthology and traffic. She is a member of flarf collective. Her blog is
Philip Metres is a poet and a translator whose work has appeared in numerous journals and in Best American Poetry (2002). His books include Instants, (chap, 2006), Primer for Non-Native Speakers (chap, 2004), Catalogue of Comedic Novelties: Selected Poems of Lev Rubinstein (2004), and A Kindred Orphanhood: Selected Poems of Sergey Gandlevsky (2003). Forthcoming is Behind the Lines: War Resistance Poetry on the American Homefront since 1941 (University of Iowa Press, 2007). He teaches literature and creative writing at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. If it weren’t for Ellis Island, his name would be Abourjaili. Check out for more information.
Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore's first book of poems, Dawn Visions, was published by City Lights Books, in 1964, and the second in 1972, Burnt Heart/Ode to the War Dead. He created and directed The Floating Lotus Magic Opera Company in Berkeley, California in the late 60s, and presented two major productions, The Walls Are Running Blood, and Bliss Apocalypse. He became a Sufi Muslim in 1970, performed the Hajj in 1972, and lived and traveled throughout Morocco, Spain, Algeria and Nigeria, landing in California and publishing The Desert is the Only Way Out, and Chronicles of Akhira in the early 80s (Zilzal Press). Residing in Philadelphia since 1990, in 1996 he published The Ramadan Sonnets (Jusoor/City Lights), and in 2002, The Blind Beekeeper (Jusoor/Syracuse University Press). He has been the major editor for a number of works, including The Burdah of Shaykh Busiri, translated by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, and the poetry of Palestinian poet, Mahmoud Darwish, translated by Munir Akash. He is also widely published on the web: The American Muslim, DeenPort, and his own website, among others. The Ecstatic Exchange Series is bringing out the extensive body of his works of poetry.
Eileen Myles's new book of poems, Sorry, Tree will be out from Wave Books in April 2007.
Rodney Nelson's work had its print debut in 1970 (Georgia Review, Nimrod), and there were a few novels (Villy Sadness) and chapbooks of poetry (Thor's Home); then came a twenty-plus-year period in which he wrote no poetry at all. In the midnineties he had a style adjustment and began turning out narratives that were not quite prose (Threnody). These would find a seemingly natural home on line during the Butch administration (Word Riot, Unlikely Stories), as would in time his new poems (Hamilton Stone Review). Nelson spent many of his years living and trekking in northern California and Arizona and now has withdrawn to his native Dakotas—not to die but to write and trek some more. He is a lifelong nonacademic. Anyone wanting to be on his mailing list should write to
Murat Nemet-Nejat's recent work includes: selections from Seyhan Erozçelik's Rosestrikes, including an introduction (Bombay Gin, 2006); translations (, 2005); "Eleven Septembers Later: Benjamin Hollander's Vigilance" {The New Review (fall, 2005); "Turkey's Mysterious Motions and Turkish Poetry" Translation Review (University of Dallas, 2005); Eda: An Anthology of Contemporary Turkish Poetry (Talisman House, 2004); The Peripheral Space of Photography (Green Integer, 2003); "Steps" (Mirage, 2003); Diaspora: Homelands In Exile — Voices (HarperCollins, 2003)"; "A Thirteenth Century Dream," (, 2003).

He is presently working on completing the translation of Seyhan Erozçelik's Rosestrikes and Coffee Grinds. He is also in the middle of his poem, The Structure of Escape.

Alice Notley latest books are Grave of Light, Selected Poems 1970-2005 and Alma, or The Dead Women. In the Pines is forthcoming from Penguin in 2007. With her two sons, Anselm Berrigan and Edmund Berrigan, Notley recently edited The Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan. She continues to live and write in Paris, France.
Richard Owens currently works, lives and studies in Buffalo, NY. His writing has appeared in Jacket, Rain Taxi, Cipher Journal, Skanky Possum, O Poss, Maximum Rock-n-Roll and elsewhere. He also edits Damn the Caesars, an annual journal committed to supporting the language arts on a shoestring budget.
A native New Yorker, James Penha teaches at the Jakarta International School in Indonesia. Among the most recent of his many published works are an article in English Journal; fiction at East of the Web and The Hiss Quarterly; and poems in Heliotrope, at and in Only the Sea Keeps: Poetry of the Tsunami (Bayeux Press). No Bones to Carry, a volume of Penha’s poetry, is forthcoming from New Sins Press. Penha edits a website for current-events poetry at
Claudia Pisano is a writer, student, teacher and radical of all sorts. She is currently in the beginning phases of putting together a book of Ed Dorn-LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka correspondence. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Wanda Phipps is a writer/performer born in Washington, DC, now living in Brooklyn, NY. She received her B.A. in Theater from Barnard College of Columbia University, studied poetry with Bernadette Mayer, Allen Ginsberg and others at the Naropa Institute. Wanda also studied theater and acting at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and coordinated several Reading and Performance Series at the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church in NYC. She is the author of the full-length poetry collection Wake-Up Calls: 66 Morning Poems (Soft Skull Press), the CD-rom Zither Mood (Faux Press), the chapbooks Rose Window or Prosettes, (Dusie), Lunch Poems (Boog Literature), Your Last Illusion or Break-Up Sonnets (Situations Press), and the electronic chapbook After the Mishap (Faux Press) as well as the co-author of Shanar: The Dedication of a Buryat Shaman in Siberia (Parabola). Her poems have been published over 100 times in publications such as:, Agni, Exquisite Corpse, How2, The World and anthologies such as Verses That Hurt: Pleasure and Pain from the Poemfone Poets (St. Martin's Press). She's a recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Poetry Fellowship, a Meet the Composer/International Creative Collaborations Program Grant, an Agni Journal Poetry Translation Award, a National Theater Translation Fund Grant, and several New York State Council on the Arts Translation Grants. For more info. and more of her writing check out her website:
David Plumb was born in Troy, New York and raised in Western Massachusetts. A former cab driver, paramedic and cook, he is an Adjunct Professor in Florida. Will Rogers said, "Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip." Plumb says, "It depends on the parrot."
Frederick Pollack was born in Chicago and, in 1967, graduated from Yale. He is an adjunct professor of creative writing at George Washington University inWashington, D.C., and the author of The Adventure (1986) and Happiness (1998), both published by Story Line Press.
J F Quackenbush is a poet, art critic, struggling novelist, and professional quality assurance consultant who lives in Seattle, Washington. His poetry and prose have appeared in the journals blazeVOX, Rattle, Stirring, Arcturus, Crossing Rivers Into Twilight & Urban Pollution and are forthcoming in Jacket and the poetry anthology Outside Voices. He cofounded the infamous web-zine and proto-blog in the late nineties. He is the reigning and undefeated Iron Poet Lyricist on Iron Poet, the internet based poetry parody of the popular Japanese television export Iron Chef. His first book of poetry, Household Activities: 100 Poems, is soon to be published by Wet Asphalt Press. He has several college degrees, none of them in Creative Writing.
Lanny Quarles writes: Looking out my window at the only volcano inside the city limits of a standard township? O who knows about these things? I write from my library in SE Portland, Oregon, and I don't even have to do the dishes! Am I 38? Or maybe billions, trillions of years old? How old is the water inside us?
Jim Rader says: "I grew up in Bridgeport, CT and Fairlawn, NJ in the 1950s-60s. Attended small art school in Bridgeport briefly. Moved to NYC in 1973; attended Bernadette Mayer's workshop at St. Mark's Church for two years; gave poetry readings at the church and also did music gigs, one solo acoustic, one with first band the Reasons (late '70s). Met Maggie Dubris, Jim Brodey, many other interesting writers. Had two bands, Motion Pictures and Blue Palms, that played gigs in NYC and Boston (1980s). Moved to Boston in '86. Published rock reviews/ features in "Boston Rock," "Cover (NYC)" and "Trouser Press." Wrote first novel 1973 about first romance during my first year in NYC. Radically rewritten as Lascivious, A Romance during last two years. Also played solo acoustic (1990s), mostly in Boston and NYC."
Jessy Randall's poems are forthcoming in Sentence and Georgetown Review. Her first full-length poetry collection, A Day in Boyland, is due from Ghost Road Press in spring of 2007. Visit for more information.
Rochelle Ratner's books include two novels: Bobby's Girl (Coffee House Press, 1986) and The Lion's Share (Coffee House Press, 1991)and sixteen poetry books, most recently Balancing Acts (Marsh Hawk Press, 2006) and Beggars at the Wall (Ikon, 2006). An anthology she edited, Bearing Life: Women's Writings on Childlessness, was published in January 2000 by The Feminist Press. She’s also recently begun a Backwards Bush Blog ( "because counting backwards makes the time pass quicker." More information and links to her writing on the Internet can be found on her homepage:
Doug Rice is currently working on a lyrical and theoretical memoir called Thunder Comes from this My House and is completing a novella exploring the lives of Alice Liddell and Charles Dodgson. He is the author of Skin Prayer, Blood of Mugwump, and A Good Cuntboy Is Hard to Find. He is the executive director of Nobodaddies Press. He teaches creative writing and literary theory at Sacramento State University.
Harry Ross studied voice and composition at Trinity College of Music London, where he graduated receiving the Silver Medal for Voice. After further studies at the University of London he decided to concentrate on writing, directing and education. As a director he has specialised in contemporary music theatre and site-specific work; highlights being an extemporisation on Ginsberg's Howl at the Barbican Centre, the British première of Vision of Lear by Toshio Hosokawa at Covent Garden and conducting an in-situ reading of Shelly's Beatrice Cenci at Palazzo Cenci in Rome. As a writer on music his poetry and articles have been published and performed internationally. He has delivered education projects for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, The Hackney Empire Theatre, and Trinity College of Music, and lectured on music and art at the Japanese Embassy in London. He moved to Italy in 2003 where he spent two seasons working with the Artistic Director of the Spoleto Festival, widening the programme to include a concert series focussing on contemporary music. He is currently Professor of Voice and Performance at the Link Academy of the University of Malta in Rome. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2006.
Lou Rowan began writing in the heyday of experimentation associated with St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery in New York City.
During the 70's, Lou taught in the City; in l980 he entered the business-world, becoming an executive with two global institutional-investment firms.
In his satirical novel, My Last Days, a well-known superhero takes on the corruptions of many current public figures in politics, business, and the arts. Toby Olson calls My Last Days, "a wonder." It is forthcoming from Chiasmus Press.
A selection of his stories will be published next spring by Ahadada Books. Rochelle Owens calls these experimental stories a combination of Rabelais, Voltaire, and Mickey Spillane.
Lou has published poetry, and a range of critical essays, most recently in The English Studies Forum and The Review of Contemporary Fiction.
He is currently working at a long novel on the "losing of the West."
He lives in Seattle, where he edits Golden Handcuffs Review, a journal of contemporary writing in all genres.
Raphael Rubinstein is the author of a collection of poems, The Basement of the Cafe Rilke (1997), a book of autobiographical prose, Postcards from Alphaville (2000) and Polychrome Profusion: Selected Art Criticism 1990-2002 (2003), all published by Hard Press Editions. A new collection of poems, The Afterglow of Minor Pop Masterpieces, is forthcoming from Make Now Press. His poetry has appeared in many publications, including Grand Street, American Poetry Review, and The Brooklyn Rail and Oulipo Compendium. He has been writing about contemporary art since 1986, mostly for Art in America, where he is a Senior Editor. He is also on the faculty of the Art Criticism and Writing MFA Program at the School for Visual Arts.

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Tom Savage has written thousands of poems from which eight books have been published. He currently teaches a workshop at The Poetry Project in New York City and publishes in many online venues including Wryting-L and Black Box, among others.
Larry Sawyer sells unreal estate on the Internet. His poetry and critical reviews have appeared in Van Gogh's Ear (France), Jacket (Australia), The Prague Literary Review, Unpleasant Event Schedule, Outlaw (UK), Mad Love, Skid Row Penthouse, Paper Tiger (Australia), Tabacaria (Portugal), Hunger, Skanky Possum, Exquisite Corpse, NY Arts Magazine, RANGE, can we have our ball back?, Shampoo, WORD/ for Word, Versal (Holland), The Tiny, Coconut, 88, Court Green, The East Village, and elsewhere. His chapbooks include Poems for Peace (anthology, Structum Press); A Chaise Lounge in Hell (aboveground press, Ontario, Canada); and Tyrannosaurus Ant (mother's milk press). Sawyer edits with Lina ramona Vitkauskas and curates the Myopic Books Poetry Reading Series at Myopic Books in Wicker Park, Chicago. His blog is Forthcoming work will appear in The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Century (Cracked Slab).

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Michael Scharf is the author of Telemachiad, Vérité, and For Kid Rock/Total Freedom.
Hugh Seidman was born in Brooklyn, NY. His poetry has won several awards including, most recently, the 2004 Green Rose Prize from New Issues Press (Western Michigan University) for his sixth poetry collection Somebody Stand Up and Sing (New Issues, MI, spring 2005).

His first book Collecting Evidence (Yale University Press) won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize (1970); his fourth book People Live, They Have Lives (Miami University Press, Oxford, OH) was judged the winner of the Camden Poetry Award (Walt Whitman Center for the Arts) [1990].

Seidman's Selected Poems: 1965-1995 received a 1995 Critics' Choice "Best Books" citation and was chosen as one of the "25 Favorite Books of 1995" by The Village Voice. His other books are: Throne/Falcon/Eye (Random House) [1982] and Blood Lord (Doubleday) [1974]. A chapbook, 12 Views of Freetown, 1 View of Bumbuna (Half Moon Bay Press), was published in 2003.

Seidman has taught writing at the University of Wisconsin, Yale University, Columbia University, the College of William and Mary, the New School University, and several other institutions.

Chris Sharp is currently the News Editor at Flash Art and lives in Milan, Italy. His work has appeared in Lungfull! The Ephemera and Upstairs at Duroc. Other art writing has also appeared in Frieze,, Flash Art, Piktogram, Bing, as well as other Paris-based publications. This is a recent picture of him riding somebody else's skateboard in Paris.
Larissa Shmailo has been published in Newsweek, Rattapallax, Lungfull!, American Translator's Slavfile, CLWN WR,, and many other publications. She translated the Russian transrational opera Victory over the Sun by A. Kruchenych performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival and internationally. She is curator of the reading series Sliding Scale Poetry. Her new poetry CD, The No-Net World, has garnered excellent reviews and can be heard at
Jeffrey Side has had poetry published in various magazines such as Poetry Salzburg Review, and on poetry web sites such as Underground Window, A Little Poetry, Poethia, nthposition, eratio, Ancient Heart, Blazevox, TEXTIMAGEPOEM, APOCRYPHALTEXT, 9th St. Laboratories, P.F.S. Post, Great Works, hutt, ken*again, and CybpherAnthology. He has reviewed poetry for New Hope International, Stride, Acumen, and Shearsman. From 1996 to 2000 he was the assistant editor of The Argotist magazine. He now runs The Argotist Online poetry web site.
Sandra Simonds is a PhD student in Creative Writing at Florida State University. Recently, she has had poems published in Volt, the Canary, the Seneca Review, the New Orleans Review and others. She lives with the poet Craig Freeman, and their dog Milton.
Ron Singer (b.1941) has previously published fiction in Ellipsis, Puckerbrush Review, Sage of Consciousness, SNR (Starry Night Review), and Willow Review; and poetry in Borderlands: The Texas Poetry Review, elimae, Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, Puckerbrush Review, Waterways: Poetry in the Mainstream, and Windsor Review. He has written librettos for two (performed) operas, and the Introduction to Vanity Fair (Bantam Books). His satire has appeared in newspapers and in Diagram (also in their 2006 print anthology), elimae, and Oregon Literary Review. He has written essays and reviews about African subjects for various publications, including Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Poets & Writers (online), and The Wall Street Journal. His chapbook, A Voice for my Grandmother, was published by Ten Penny Players/Bard Press.

Singer grew up and lives in New York City. He studied English at Union College (B.A.) and the University of Chicago (M.A., Ph.D.) His first teaching job was in Nigeria (Peace Corps,1964-67). For the last thirty years, Singer has taught at Friends Seminary, a K-12 Quaker independent school. Elizabeth Yamin, his wife, is a teacher and visual artist, and their daughter, Zoe, is a food writer.

Hal Sirowitz lives in Brooklyn, NY, and was once Poet Laureate of Queens.
Dale Smith edits Skanky Possum books with Hoa Nguyen. His poems, essays, and reviews appear in First Intensity, The Poker, Chicago Review, Bookforum, and other small journals. American Rambler (2000) and The Flood & The Garden (2002) are available through SPD Books in Berkeley. He is working on a PhD in rhetoric at the University of Texas. Notes No Answer (Habenicht Press) was published last year and Black Stone (Effing) will be available in Fall 2006. He lives in Austin with Keaton, Waylon, and Hoa.
Leverett T. Smith, Jr. is emeritus Professor of English and Curator of the Black Mountain College Collection at North Carolina Wesleyan College. He is the author of Eroticizing the Nation: Michael Rumaker’s Fiction (Asheville, NC: Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center, 1999).
Joseph Somoza, who lives in Las Cruces, New Mexico, was born in Asturias, Spain, and grew up in New Jersey and Chicago. Formerly an English professor at New Mexico State University, he has published eight books and chapbooks of poetry, the most recent chapbook (on-line) being Clear Winter Days, with paintings by wife, Jill Somoza (Santa Fe Poetry Broadside #38, 2004.) A chapbook, Back Talk is coming out in 2007 from Coyote Books.
Barry Spacks earns his keep as a persistently visiting professor at UC Santa Barbara after many years of teaching at M.I.T. He's published poems widely in journals paper and pixel, plus stories, two novels, and nine poetry collections (most extensive is Spacks Street: New and Selected Poems from Johns Hopkins).

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Sparrow has been listening to "I Want to Be Happy" by the Chico Hamilton Quintet, in his garage in Phoenicia, New York. Sparrow's most recent book is America: A Prophecy -- the Sparrow Reader (Soft Skull).
James Spitzer is an artist living and working in Northern California.
Jordan Stempleman is the author of Their Fields (Moria e-books, 2005) and What's the Matter (Otoliths Press, 2007). He currently lives in Iowa City with his wife and daughter where he attends the Writers' Workshop.
David Stone is a poet and director of The Blackbird Institute in Baltimore. Born in Chicago, Illinois, studied philosophy at the University of Illinois and DePaul University, specializing in phenomenology. David's new collection, The Bridge Poems and the 9th issue of the Blackbird Anthology are pending publication with 6 Gallery Press for 2007.
Erik Sweet has co-edited Tool a Magazine since 1998, when it started as a staple-bound magazine. It has been alive on the web for the past five years at His poems have been published in No Tell Motel, Jacket, and The Hat. He lives in Albany, New York and currently co-organizes a reading series called Behind the Egg.

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Will Swofford is a specialist in tantric media and currently the Director of Akashic Affairs under "Iradada" Cohen the shapeshifter. Founder of Saturnalia, a profit-for-not dedicated to preserving the terma and terra for the benefit of all sentient beings. Collaborative projects include The Ira Cohen Akashic DVD series, Phantomly Oracula: The MacLise Clan Anthology, Celestial Graffiti, Mahasiddhi, Deep Listening and other fables soon to be annouced. He has studied music improvisation with internationally recoginized composers such as Anthony Braxton, La Monte Young, Pauline Oliveros, Alvin Lucier and Ron Kuivila, and is an avid student of South Indian Music under reknowned vocal guru B. Balasubrahmaniyan.

He is currently a resident artist in Deep Listening Convergence, a network of artists utilizing networks as remote performance interfaces linking remote improvisers in interdependent performances and is well know as the curator of Saturnalia Jubilee art/music festivals featuring all-day events of poetry, free jazz, funk, found sound, and ceremonial drones. In 2004, Will received a three-year Deep Listening Retreat certificate and is an active teacher of Deep Listening practice developed by composer Pauline Oliveros.

Anne Tardos wrote five books of poetry and the multimedia performance work and radio play Among Men. She is the editor of Thing of Beauty: New and Selected Works, by Jackson Mac Low, forthcoming from the University of California Press in the fall of 2007. Her new CD can be listened into here: and her web site is
Hanna Thomassen finds inspiration as a poet and creative non-fiction writer in the Pacific Northwest landscape, where she lives a good life in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains with a husband, two sheep, three donkeys, a dozen chickens and a dog. She has worked as an educator, a nurse and an administrator. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Verseweavers, The Fishtrap Anthology, and Presence.
Mike Topp was born in Washington, D.C., and currently lives in New York City unless he has died or moved. His book Shorts Are Wrong is forthcoming from Unbearable Books. His earlier musings, found in Happy Ending, are available from Future Tense Books.
Tony Trigilio is the author of the collection of poems, The Lama’s English Lessons (Three Candles Press), and forthcoming book of criticism, Allen Ginsberg's Buddhist Poetics (Southern Illinois UP, 2007). Recent poems are published in Bombay Gin, Denver Quarterly, La Petite Zine, The Laurel Review, and New Orleans Review. He co-edits the poetry magazine Court Green and teaches at Columbia College Chicago.
Mike Tuggle was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and grew up all over Texas. He's lived in northern California since 1961. B.A. in Art, M.A. in Creative writing from San Francisco State University. He taught in the California Poets in the Schools program from 1975 to 2003 and has published poetry and prose in many magazines and read widely in the Bay Area. In 1978 and again in 1984 he was awarded The Boswell Award from Texas Christian University and in 1993 he won a Sonoma Community Foundation grant in poetry. His short story, Fourth of July at Drake's Beach won The Dickens award in fiction. In April, 2006 his poem Photograph of An American Officer in Iraq was awarded the Oberon Poetry Prize. His first full collection, Absolute Elsewhere was published by Philos Press in 2004. Cazadero Poems, a chapbook with the poet Susan Kennedy, was published in 1994 by Floating Island Press. He has published reviews of poetry and prose in Poetry Flash, The Hungry Mind Review and Manoa.
Gabriela Anaya Valdepeña is a poet, dancer, and artist, born in Mexico City, and now living in San Diego, California. Her recent poetry collection, Welcome, Eavesdropper (Darkness Visible Books/Dpress, 2005), won the 2006 San Diego Book Award. Her poetry, her photography, and the marriage of word and image, can be seen at her website:

Gabriela spends most of her time implanting microchips into the genes of a cockroach. She believes that one day the world will be judged by what she has written, and she will remain misunderstood.

Kevin Varrone currently lives in Philadelphia. His first full length collection of poems, id est (g-point Almanac, 9.22-12.20) is due out this Spring from Instance Press.
Dan Waber is a visual poet, concrete poet, sound poet, performance poet, publisher, editor, playwright and multimedia artist whose work has appeared in all sorts of delicious places, from digital to print, from stage to classroom, from mailboxes to puppet theaters. He is currently working on “and everywhere in between”. He makes his online home at
George Wallace is author of fourteen chapbooks and 2 CDs of poetry, published in the US, UK and Italy, including the award-winning "Burn My Heart In Wet Sand." Editor of Poetrybay, Polarity and other literary publications, he regularly performs his poetry in the New York area as well as nationally at Woodstock's Colony Cafe, Fort Lauderdale's Center for the Book, San Francisco's Beat Museum and Ventura's Sea Breeze; and tours Europe frequently, performing from London, Liverpool and Belfast to Rome, Athens and Paris. He has conducted poetry workshops worldwide at many universities and writers' retreats; and has made festival appearances at Lowell Celebrates Kerouac, Insomniacathon/Louisville, The Dylan Thomas Centre/Swansea, Howlfest and the Woody Guthrie Festival in Okemah, OK.
Since his graduation from Boston University's School of the Arts where he received his BFA in Acting, Allan Wasserman has been seen on stage in various productions including The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel, Talley’s Folly, Terra Nova, The Cherry Orchard, Diminished Capacity, Isn't It Romantic, Streamers, and in Thorn and Bloom by Michael Patrick King. His recent television guest appearances include Sopranos, Notes from the Underbelly, Las Vegas, Boston Legal, Lyons Den, Sex and the City, The West Wing, The Practice, Without A Trace, JAG, Happy Family, The Gilmore Girls, Dragnet, Watching Ellie, and the recurring role of "HBO president Allan Wasserman" on Curb Your Enthusiasm. Allan has appeared in such films as Big, Little Big League, Cocktail, Ford Fairlane and Safe. His recent writings include the Moondance Columbine Award-winning “The Toughest Cat in the Bronx,” and the Glimmer Train Award-winning short story, “Finkelstein the Bear.” Allan has worked as an acting coach in Los Angeles preparing actors for auditions and has led seminars explaining investing for his fellow SAG members. Allan is also a leading figure in Supporting Your Habit, a workshop to assist actors seeking employment outside of acting.
Ken Wolman started writing poetry in the 8th grade in 1957 but didn't begin to take it seriously until he was 46 years old. A mind is a terrible thing to waste. Since then he has appeared in (excluding many others) The Paterson Literary Review, The New York Quarterly, Defined Providence, Journal of New Jersey Poets, The Asheville Poetry Review, Conspire, Parting Gifts, Salonika, The Lowell Review, The Cathartic, Carnelian, The Drunken Boat, Famous Reporter (Tasmania), Poetic Reflections of Monmouth County, Fulcrum, and the Hamilton Stone Review. He tries to make his living as a technical writer: it ain't easy. In 1995, he was awarded a Fellowship in Poetry by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts but that didn't get him a Briggs-Copeland lectureship at Harvard. Oh well.
In 2006, Bill Wunder's manuscript Pointing At The Moon was chosen as a finalist in The T.S. Eliot Prize, The Autumn House Press Poetry Prize, and The May Swenson Poetry Award. Bill's poems have twice been nominated for The Pushcart Prize, and he was named Poet Laureate of Bucks County, Pennsylvania in 2004. He has participated in readings sponsored by the U.S. National Park Service, The James A. Michener Museum, Bucks County Community College, bookstores, libraries, and local schools. Bill's poems have been named a finalist in The Robert Fraser Competition, The Mad Poet's Society Competition two times, and The Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards three consecutive years.

His work has appeared in The Manhattan Review, The Paterson Literary Review, Lips, The Mad Poet's Review, The Drexel University On-Line Journal, and many others.

Karl Young's personal home page can be found by clicking here.

And his Light and Dust Web anthology can be found by clicking here.

For the beginning of a retrospective of his literary activities, published in Big Bridge, click here.

Mark Young has been publishing poetry for nearly fifty years. He is the author of a number of books, the most recent of which are a collection of poetry, episodes, & a speculative novella, the allegrezza ficcione. He edits Otoliths, an on-line journal
Todd Colby and Elizabeth Zechel have collaborated on many projects together, including marriage.
Harriet Zinnes's many books include Whither Nonstopping (poems), Drawing on the Wall (poems), My, Haven't the Flowers Been? (poems), Entropisms (prose poems), Lover (short stories), The Radiant Absurdity of Desire (short stories), Ezra Pound and the Visual Arts (criticism), An Eye for an I (poems), and Blood and Feathers (translations of the French poetry of Jacques Prevert. She is a contributing editor of The Hollins Critic and as art critic a contributing writer of New York Arts Magazine. She is Professor Emerita of English of Queens College of the City University of New York.