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dennis barone’s The Walls of Circumstance is
from Avec Books.

linda bellamy was a writer who lived in Virginia.

b. belltower lives in New York City.

matt briggs lives near Seattle and is the author of three collections of short stories: The Remains of River Names, Misplaced Alice, and the just-released The Moss Gatherers.  A novel, Shoot the Buffalo, will be released soon by Clear Cut Press.  You can find Matt Briggs’ work online at

from humble beginnings as a stableboy, miles clark has gone on to attend four colleges, hold 16 different jobs, become the subject of judicial reprisal and eventually be prodded into a psychiatric ward. His work is forthcoming in Harpweaver, In Posse Review and Opium Magazine. He is currently living with a pair of theives outside Philadelphia.

annmarie eldon was born in Birmingham, England. She has divided homes and irony between the US and UK and travelled India, the Himalayas and Asia.  When not juggling various hormones, children and personae interiorae she cannot be found secretively blogging from a safehouse in picturesque Oxfordshire. Her work has been at Aught, Can We Have Our Ball Back, Carnelian, Caught in the Net, Conspire, Del Sol Review, Duct Tape Press, eScene, Fire, Junket, Impetus, Locust, Meeting of the Minds, Melic Review, Mipo, Muse Apprentice Guild, Niederngasse, Numbat, Ophelia's Muse, Poetry Kit, Reflections 2003, Rock Salt Plum, Snow Monkey, tin lustre mobile, Three Candles, Tryst, Wandering Dog, Writers' Hood, xStream.

jack foley's most recent books are the critical studies, O Powerful Western Star, winner of  the Artists Embassy Literary/Cultural Award 1998-2000, and Foley's Books: California Rebels, Beats, and Radicals. His poetry books, all with CDs, include Letters/Lights — Words for Adelle, Gershwin, Adrift, Exiles, and (with Ivan Argüelles) New Poetry from California: Dead / Requiem. Foley's column, "Foley's Books," appears weekly in the online magazine, The Alsop Review; his radio show, "Cover to Cover," is heard every Wednesday on Berkeley, California station, KPFA-FM. He is also the editor of The "Fallen Western Star" Wars, a compilation of responses to Dana Gioia's controversial essay, "Fallen Western Star."

nicholas alexander hayes’ work has appeared in Suspect Thoughts, Lodestar Quarterly, Iceflow, Velvet Mafia, Doorknobs and BodyPaint, Clean Sheets, and Popmatters.

andrew lundwall lives in the washington, dc area with his wife star smith... andrew's work has appeared in numerous literary journals including: shampoo, sidereality, deep cleveland, aught, ink magazine, get underground, retort, space breather, and others... lundwall is the founder and co-editor of the literary journal the Tin Lustre Mobile (  he also played a brief role as Get Underground's poetry editor, but he still can't figure out why...

dave maass is native to Phoenix, Arizona, but currently lives in Manchester, England, where he is studying documentary filmmaking at the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology.   His writing appears in Blowback,, Rated Rookie, Tucson Weekly, and the College Times.  “Whitecaps” is one of a trilogy of short-short stories on Tokyo gaijin: “All You Can Stomach” won second place in the 2004 Douglas Coupland Short-Story Competition, and “Perching” was published in Flux in September.

branda c. maholtz received her MFA from Syracuse University in 2003.  She teaches at Slippery Rock University.  While living in Pittsburgh, Branda works both as a writer and as a visual artist.

matt marinovich’s work has appeared in Open City, Mississippi Review, Salon, The Quarterly, Barcelona Review, and elsewhere.

david mclendon lives in Brooklyn, New York.

greg mulcahy’s collection, Out of Work, was published by Knopf in 1993 and his novel, Constellation, by Avisson in 1996.

jennifer pilch received an M.A. from the City University of New York  and a B.F.A from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Poems in Fence and Perihelion.

emma ramey is a graduate from the MFA program at the University of Alabama and an Assistant Poetry Editor at DIAGRAM. New Michigan Press published her chapbook A Numerical Devotional.

hugh steinberg’s poetry has appeared in Crowd, VeRT, Volt, and Spork. He received an MFA from the University of Arizona in 1993, and recently completed a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University. A recipient of an NEA creative writing fellowship in poetry, he teaches at the California College of Arts and Crafts and is an editor at Five Fingers Review. He lives in Berkeley.

terry temescu has published in FiveFingers Review, antenym, Cold Mountain Review, Kansas Quarterly, xCp, and others.

steve timm’s poems have recently been or will be in Word/For Word, American Letters & Commentary, Diagram, Bird Dog, and Moria.  He teaches English as a second language at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

mike topp’s most recent books are Happy Ending (Future Tense Books) and Where We Found You (Angry Dog Press Midget Editions).  He can be reached at

jane unrue lives in Boston and teaches at Boston College.

nico vassilakis provides text for a variety of venues. He promotes literary events in Seattle. Concrete poets welcome = here, as in = here.  His recent books are The Colander (house press), also Talk is Parting of a Problem, an ebooklet on Some of Nico's other work can be found at ubuweb and backlight gallery.  He is a member of the Subtext Collective

james wagner is the author of the false sun recordings (3rd bed, 2003).  Poems from his manuscript Trilce have appeared or will appear in Antennae, BathHouse Magazine, BlazeVOX, Bridge, Effing Magazine, gam, Parakeet, Shampoo, and Typo Magazine. The two stories published here are from a nonfiction manuscript, Work Book.

liz waldner is the author of A Point is That Which Has No Part, winner of the 1999 Iowa Poetry Prize and the 2000 Academy of American Poets Laughlin Prize. She has also published The Simulacra of Self, the 2001 Alice James Books' Beatrice Hawley prize winner; Dark Wood (The Missing Person), University of Georgia contemporary poetry series, 2002; and Etym(bi)ology, Omnidawn Publishing, 200

ian randall wilson is the managing editor of the poetry journal 88. Recent work has appeared in Aught, Forklift and Spinning Jenny. His first fiction collection, Hunger and Other Stories, was published by Hollyridge Press (


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