Michele Battiste recently traded in west coast waves for Kansas prairie, where she studies, teaches and misses the ocean. Her work appears here and there, and more specifically in issue 2.3 of DIAGRAM. Currently, she's trying to hustle a travel grant to Hungary to work on a collection of poems set in Budapest.

John Ellison Davies lives in Sydney, Australia, where his writing has appeared in a variety of newspapers and magazines including Southerly. In December 2001, via his website, he proclaimed himself Poet Laureate of the Internet. Nobody noticed. He served his term with quiet dignity and resigned in December the following year.

Andrew C. Gottlieb currently lives and writes in Seattle and was writer-in-residence at Isle Royale National Park on Lake Superior this past summer. His poetry, fiction, and interviews have appeared or are forthcoming in many journals including American Literary Review, Crab Creek Review, Poets & Writers, Provincetown Arts, and Seattle Review. [email]

Paul Guest's first collection of poems, The Resurrection of the Body and the Ruin of the World, won the 2002 New Issues Poetry Prize. His poems appear in Crazyhorse, Prairie Schooner, The Iowa Review, Verse, Lyric, and elsewhere. He also co-edits Mot Juste, a new poetry journal. This is his second appearance in DIAGRAM.

Roger W. Hecht lives in the hills south of Ithaca, NY, and teaches writing at Ithaca College. He has a chapbook, Lunch at the Table of Opposites (Red Dancefloor Press) and an anthology
of literary writings about the Erie Canal, The Erie Canal Reader (Syracuse University Press). His prose poems have appeared in Bakunin, Denver Quarterly, and Columbia Poetry Review.

Brandi Homan is fascinated with, and repulsed by, truck-stop gift shops. She has been published in Inner Weather, The Lyric, Yemassee, CutBank, and as part of a chapbook, Marble Bag. She earned her MA in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Terence Huber writes and teaches in Shiki, Japan. He received his MA from the University of Denver, and an Academy of American Poets prize there. Recent poems can be found in JACKET (19), Verse, and Good Foot. [email]

Jonathan Kessler works as a professor and social worker in Manhattan. His work has been published in 5_Trope and Delve magazine. He is not married (yet), but is a certified minister, in case anyone wants to hire him to preside over a humorous, anti-establishment wedding ceremony. He is currently working on a new collection of incriminating stories about his more interesting alter ego.

Sharon Kraus's books are Generation (Alice James Books, 1997) and Strange Land (University Press of Florida, 2002); Strange Land was the finalist for the 2003 William Carlos Williams award (Poetry Society of America), and an earlier version was a finalist in the National Poetry Series, 2000. Individual poems are forthcoming or have appeared in Slope, Rhino, Barrow Street, Quarterly West, Georgia Review, TriQuarterly, Agni, the anthology Poetry After 9-11 (Melville House Books), and elsewhere. A group of new poems was a finalist in the 2002 Center for Book Arts Chapbook Competition.

Duane Locke lives in Tampa and has published a lot of poems. [email]

Gordon Moyer is a painter, poet, essayist, and historian of science living in Tucson, Arizona. He has published poetry in Blue Unicorn, The Baltimore Review, Potomac Review, Babel, Xanadu, and many other literary journals. Some of Moyer's scientific and mathematical articles have appeared in Sky and Telescope, Scientific American, and Quantum. Currently, Moyer is teaching himself tensor analysis and composing a book of aphorisms. [email]

Mark Neely has published poems in Third Coast, New Orleans Review, Atlanta Review, Cortland Review, and elsewhere. He teaches at Ball State University.

Ken Sleight graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2000. [email]

Chuck Stebelton lives in Chicago and publishes Vena Cava audio editions. His work has recently appeared in Near South and Pom2, as well as online at No Slander, canwehaveourballback, and Shampoo.

Jane Unrue's chapbook, The House, was published in 2000 by Burning Deck Press. Her new book is called Dear Mr. Erker. She lives in Boston and teaches at Boston College.

G. C. Waldrep's work has appeared recently in Slope, Gettysburg Review, American Letters & Commentary, Seneca Review, Black Warrior Review, and other journals. His book, Goldbeater's Skin, won the 2003 Colorado Prize for Poetry and will be released in December. He lives partly in North Carolina and is a repeat visitor to DIAGRAM.

Scott Zieher was born and raised in Waukesha, Wisconsin (1965) and received his MFA in poetry from Columbia University (1996). He lives and works in New York City as Director & Co-owner of ZieherSmith Inc., a contemporary art gallery in Chelsea (2003). Find his other online work in the Emergency Almanac, Slurry Magazine, Eleven Bulls, Flaneur, and in issue 3.1 of DIAGRAM.