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A Kentucky native, Craig Beaven's interviews and book reviews appear regularly in Blackbird: an on-line journal of literature and the arts, and his poems have appeared in Limestone. He lives in Richmond, Virginia. [email]

Brea Burton is originally from Edmonton, AB, CAN, where she completed a B.A. in Comparative Literature at the University of Alberta. She then moved to Calgary, AB, CAN, to seek her fortune and in the process is completing a critical M.A. in English Literature at the University of Calgary. Her portion of the Threesome performance is Pirate Love, a serial prose poem that ambushes piracy and demands a sensual enjoyment of the body with impunity. Published in several local literary magazines and self-published by one trick pony press, she's thinking about taking to the high seas any day now, cutlass in one hand, poetry in the other.

N. M. Courtright, an Ohio native, currently toils in San Marcos, Texas. In the coming months his work will be seen in The Pebble Rock Review, Scrivener's Pen, Dirt, and Caketrain. His cat, Story, is a Taurus. [email]

Chad Davidson is the author of Consolation Miracle (Southern Illinois UP, 2003), winner of the Crab Orchard Prize in poetry. He has work recently appearing or forthcoming in Agni, Doubletake, Hotel Amerika, Virginia Quarterly Review, and The Writer's Chronicle. He teaches at the University of West Georgia.

DJ Dolack is the founder of Eye For An Iris Press, and an original member of Boston's Guerilla Poets. You can [email] him for more info on his up-coming chapbook by Eye For An Iris, and look out for more of his work forthcoming from Forklift, Ohio, and Salt Hill. Also, check out www.eyeforaniris.com, and www.blackocean.org. DJ lives in Brooklyn, NY. He thanks you.

Matt Dube graduated from the University of Lousiana at Lafayette and elsewhere. He dreamed of being a scientist, but now teaches writing in a lab at Grand Valley State University.

Ryan Flaherty currently lives in western Massachusetts. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in journals such as Gulf Coast, Gettysburg Review, Denver Quarterly, LIT, TYPO, and Salt Hill. [email]

Miriam Greenberg grew up in rural Texas before moving north for college, then across the world to teach English in small-town Japan. She's eaten marmot with old Chinese guys on a train traveling through Mongolia; hitchhiked to the northernmost city in the world and back; flown kites in Tiananmen Square; and scored 102 points for a single Scrabble word. Her preoccupations involve starting (not finishing) art projects, and giggling at the funny faces of Kim Jong Il. She's involved in a perpetual love-affair with landscape. [email]

Kelle Groom's poetry collections are Underwater City (University Press of Florida, 2004) and Luckily (Anhinga Press, 2006). Her poems have appeared in AGNI, Crab Orchard Review, The Florida Review, The New Yorker, Witness, and elsewhere. She works as the grants director for the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida. [email]

Jill Hartman lives and works in Calgary, AB, CAN, as a poet, editor, small press publisher (semi-precious press) and graduate student pursuing an M.A. in English Literature with a creative thesis. Her first book of poetry is the award-nominated A Painted Elephant (Coach House Books 2003). Her most recently completed manuscript, Another Word for Pirate Treasure, or, The Booty (published in part as a chapbook by housepress and forthcoming in part for an anthology) is under development as a collaborative manuscript with the members of the Threesome.

Cara Hedley hails from Winnipeg, MB, CAN, a land of snow and ice, where she skated through her Undergraduate English degree at the University of Manitoba, pen in one hand, hockey stick in the other. She currently lives in Calgary, where she is completing her M.A. thesis, a novel exploring women's hockey in Canada. Her piece of the Threesome performance explores gendered assumptions encoded in hockey, culture, and hockey culture.

Janis Butler Holm teaches at Ohio University, where she has served as Associate Editor for Wide Angle, the film journal.

Elizabeth Kerlikowske's first collection of children's story, Before the Rain, has been released from March Street Press. She is president of Friends of Poetry, an organization in Kalamazoo, Michigan, dedicated to the enjoyment of the reading and writing of poetry.

Christine Boyka Kluge is author of Teaching Bones to Fly (Bitter Oleander Press) and Domestic Weather, which won the 2003 Uccelli Press Chapbook Contest. Her writing is anthologized in No Boundaries: Prose Poems by 24 American Poets, (Some from) Diagram, and Sudden Stories, and appears in Hotel Amerika, Luna, and Sentence. She is also a visual artist.

Lisa Lee is curatorial assistant of the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University. This is her second ekphrastic contribution to DIAGRAM. [email]

Currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University, Shara
's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in journals including Third
Coast, Blackbird, Hayden's Ferry Review, Gulf Coast, Meridian,
and Pleiades,
among others. Her work was recently nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
Shara's review of The Clerk's Tale by Spencer Reece is forthcoming in the
spring issue of Borderlands: Texas Poetry.

Adelheid Mers is a visual artist living in Chicago. She was born in Düsseldorf, Germany, where she graduated from the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. She moved to Chicago in 1988 with a stipend from the German Academic Exchange Service to attended the University of Chicago. She has exhibited and lectured widely, curated and co-organized exhibitions, and received grants from the DAAD, the British Council, the NEA , the SAIC and the City of Chicago. She has been teaching at various colleges and universities, among others as a Visiting Lecturer at Northwestern University and at the University of Chicago, and currently is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at School of the Art Institute, Chicago, where she teaches in the Art History and Criticism, Visual and Critical Studies, Exhibition Studies, and Sculpture Programs. She serves on the editorial/curatorial boards of WhiteWalls and of Gallery 312. [email]

Peter Mishler was born in New Jersey in 1980 and is an MFA Candidate at Syracuse University. [email]

As an artist and designer Rick Mullarky has worked for Adobe, Microsoft, and numerous web companies. His interactive work has appeared online in Born Magazine, Shift, The Remedi Project, and Rhizome.org. Recently his work was shown at USC's AIM V festival of time based media. Currently he is working on large scale computer controlled public art installations, the first of which will open in April of 2005.

Caryl Pagel lives in Chicago. She is currently pursuing an MFA degree at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and working for the Illinois Arts Council. [email]

Marc Pietrzykowski lives in Atlanta with his wife, a dog, and an unfixed number of cats. He has poems and essays recently in Pleiades, Nerve Cowboy, GoodFoot, Alaska Quarterly Review, Contemporary Poetry Review, Exquisite Corpse, Figdust, and a few others.

John Poch is the author of Poems (Orchises Press 2004). He is the editor of 32 Poems Magazine, and he teaches at Texas Tech University.

Derek Pollard is currently an English, Drama, and Latin instructor at Lakewood Prep School in Howell, NJ. His poems and reviews have appeared in numerous journals in the United States and United Kingdom.

Alexander Rose is a writer and filmmaker living in New York. His stories and essays have appeared The North American Review, the Forward, and the Providence Journal, while his award-winning short films have played on HBO, Showtime, and in festivals worldwide. He is currently shooting his first feature film, Call it Fiction, starring Ron Silver.

Peter Jay Shippy is the author of Thieves' Latin (University of Iowa Press).  His new work will appear in American Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, and Verse, among others. You can also find poems online at: 42opus, Eratio, Exquisite Corpse, and Word For / Word. He teaches at Emerson College in Boston.

Eric Torgersen teaches at Central Michigan University. Published his first poem in 1964. [email]

Gautam Verma lives and works (teaching English) in Piacenza where he moved a couple years back with cat and books and nary a word of Italian to settle with my wife in her home town. He has poems out or forthcoming from Big Bridge, 26, Blaze Vox, Drunken Boat, DIAGRAM, Slant Review, Segue, Folio, and Free-Verse among others, and a chapbook, Soundings, forthcoming from BlazeVox ebooks. [email]

Scott Withiam's poems are recently out in Ascent, Diner, The Florida Review, Margie, Pleiades, Sentences, and Willow Springs, and are forthcoming in Ploughshares, Fine Madness, and Drunken Boat. He is the recipient of last year's Ploughshares Cohen Award and this year’s winner of the Two Rivers Review Chapbook Contest. His first book, Arson & Prophets, came out with Ashland Poetry Press last fall. Desperate Acts and Deliveries, the winning chapbook, came out this fall. [email]