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allison carter's work has been featured in 3rd Bed and The Big Ugly Review, and is forthcoming in the Horse Less Review. She currently lives in LA, and is an MFA candidate at the California Institute of the Arts.

danielle dutton's "The Portrait of a Lady" is part of a collection forthcoming from Tarpualin Sky Press in the Spring of 2007. Her novel, S P R A W L, will be published by Clear Cut Press. She lives in Denver with her husband.

nicholas alexander hayes holds an MFA in Writing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His writing has appeared in Suspect Thoughts, Velvet Mafia, Lodestar Quarterly, 5_Trope and Eleven Eleven.

a book of ruth lepson's poems & photos &  Rusty Crump's photos, Morphology, is  out at as an ebook & a POD book. In 2004 U of Illinois published Poetry from Sojourner: A Feminist Anthology, which Ms. Lepson edited. Her other book of poetry is Dreaming in Color, Alice James Books. Her poems have been in shampoo, carve, agni, & many other mags. Lately she has collaborated w/ jazz musicians from New England Conservatory of Music, where she is poet-in-residence. You can go to to to see an online book she & James Carson wrote that poet Cheryl Clarke turned into book art.

book 1 of christian peet's trans-genre project, The Nines (Palm Press, 2006), is available from Small Press Distribution; excerpts appear in Fence, SleepingFish, and Drunken Boat. Selections from Book 2 of The Nines appear in Fascicle. Other work, including postcards from Big American Trip and excerpts from The Vessels, may be found in Octopus Magazine, Practice: New Writing + Art, Pom2, Bird Dog, Cranky, Spinning Jenny, Word For/Word, Unpleasant Event Schedule, and other independent journals in print and online. Peet lives and teaches in Vermont, where he runs Tarpaulin Sky Press.

ben stein is from Buffalo, NY and will soon finish work on his MFA thesis at West Virginia University.

robert lietz is a professor of English and Creative Writing (fiction and poetry) at Ohio Northern University, with nearly 500 of his poems appearing in more than one hundred journals in the U.S. and Canada, including Agni Review, Carolina Quarterly, Epoch, The Georgia Review, The Missouri Review, The Northern American Review, The Ontario Review, Poetry, and Shenandoah. Seven collections of poems have been published, including Running in Place (L’Epervier Press), At Park and East Division ( L’Epervier Press), The Lindbergh Half-century (L’Epervier Press), The Inheritance (Sandhills Press), and Storm Service (Basfal Books). Basfal also published After Business in the West: New and Selected Poems.  Several of his poems can be found at the following websites:

  • Terrain (
  • The Alsop Review (
  • 2River:
  • Terrain:
  • Pif:
  • Istanbul Literature Review:
  • The Pittsburgh Quarterly Online:
  • Interpoetry:
  • lily:
  • blue fifth:
  • Seque: 

edward mcwhinney lives in Cork, Southern Ireland. He's had stories published in Cyphers and Open Wide and online at Contrary Magazine, In Posse Review, Zygotinmycoffee, Juked and The Indite Circle among others. Mid-Life Crisis is part of a series of stories called Barcelona Landscapes.

jane joritz nakagawaNakagawa’s poetry book, Skin Museum, was published in 2006 by Avant Books (Tokyo).  Her second poetry book will be out in fall, 2007.  Email is welcome at

ryan ridge is an English instructor and MFA student at the University of California, Irvine.

forrest roth curates the COMMUNIQUE reading series for the Just Buffalo Literary Center of Buffalo, New York. His work has appeared in NOON, Quick Fiction, Sleepingfish, Alice Blue Review, Elimae, Double Room, and other publications. His debut novella is Line and Pause (BlazeVox, 2007).

davis schniederman is a multimedia artist and author of the novels Multifesto: A Henri d’Mescan Reader (Spuyten Duyvil) and DIS (BlazeVox), as well as co-author of the novel Abecedarium (Chiasmus Press), all forthcoming. He is co-editor of the collections Retaking the Universe: William S. Burroughs in the Age of Globalization (Pluto 2004) and The Exquisite Corpse: Creativity, Collaboration, and the World’s Most Popular Parlor Game (University of Nebraska, forthcoming). His creative work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and accepted by numerous publications including Fiction International, The Chicago Tribune, The Iowa Review, Exquisite Corpse, Other Voices, The Little Magazine, and Gargoyle. Dr. Schneiderman is Chair of American Studies and an Associate Professor of English at Lake Forest College, a board member for &NOW: A Festival of Innovative Writing and Art, and a contributor to NOW WHAT: a collective blog of alternative prose writers and publishers. He can be found, virtually, at

susan m. schultz is author, most recently, of And Then Something Happened(Salt) and A Poetics of Impasse in Modern and Contemporary American Poetry (Alabama).  She edits Tinfish Press, which specializes in experimental poetry from the Pacific, out of her home in Kane`ohe, Hawai`i (  Dementia Blog is read backwards (like any blog) into memory and forgetting. 

peter schwartz is the editor of 'eye' and associate art editor of Mad Hatters' Review.  He has hundreds of publications to his credit.  He has appeared in Porcupine, Color Wheel, Remark, and Asheville Poetry Review to name a few journals.  He is currently working on paintings to be exhibited at the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery.

matthew simmons lives in Seattle with his cat, Emmett. He is The Reader
of Absurdist Books

mark spitzer ex. Asst. Ed. of Exquisite Corpse, currently a punk prof. of creative writing at some university somewhere in the Midwest, is a novelist/polemicist/poet/literary translator with 8 books out and a penchant for murdering big ugly fish. See his website at if ye dare.

joseph starr has an MA in fiction/literary studies from the University of Denver, and his work has appeared in The Literary Review, 3rd. Bed, Sentence, and Marginalia, and is forthcoming in Phoebe.

rob walsh's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Columbia, Fugue, The Mississippi Review, NOON, Redivider, and Sleepingfish. More Butcher stories can be read online at elimae.



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