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Ralph Adamo is the author of five published and several not-yet published books of poems. He edited New Orleans Review from 1993 to 1999. His long poem, The Bicameralization, and a selected volume, New Orleans Elegies: Poems 1969-1996, are both seeking publishers. His essay on the late poet Frank Stanford is in the current issue of The Ashville Review. He lives in New Orleans.

Barton Allen teaches in Tennessee.

Josef Aukee is a San Francisco based writer.  His work has appeared in Ink, Antonym, Goblin, and other journals.  He is also known for live readings and performances at The Attic, Hotel Rex, and other venues in the San Francisco Bay area.

A H Bramhall is a cyber theorist and poet.

Allison Cobb is from Los Alamos, New Mexico, and currently lives in Arlington, Virginia.  She is co-curator of the DC Poetry website and the In Your Ear reading series in Washington, DC.  She has an MFA from George Mason University.  Her work has appeared in Situation, Ixnay, Phoebe, So To Speak, Cream City Review, Rain City Review, Permafrost, and other magazines.

Cooper Esteban's poems have appeared in 'the quarterly', 'chelsea', and other print sources, as well as in 'elimae', '5_trope,' and 'the east village poetry web' on the web.  'jove protected by geese,' a limited edition poetry collection, is available from elimae books, and his chapbook 'discipline' is posted at 'web del sol'.

Ilya Kaminsky has won the National Shepardi Poetry Contest and has served as a Judge for the National Russian Essay Contest. Current works appear in Tikkun and The Literary Review.

Norman Lock has published fiction in American and International journals including Archipelago, The Cream City Review, Dirigible, First Intensity, The Iowa Review, The Literary Review, The Paris Review, which awarded him the Aga Kahn Prize in 1979, Ambit (UK), The Barcelona Review (Spain), and Jejune (CzechRepublic).  His poetry has appeared in Big Moon, California Quarterly,  Confrontation, Kayak, and The Painted Bride Quarterly.  His stage plays have been produced in New York, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Heidelberg, Hamburg, and, in 1996, at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival.  House of Correction was voted one of the year's best  plays by the LA Times in 1988 (for its Los Angeles Theater Center production) and 1994 (for its Theatre 40 revival). Lock is also works produced by WDR, Germany's largest radio station, and a short film, The Body Shop, produced by the American Film Institute.  His concrete poetry was exhibited by the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art and published in its Journal.

Gil Ott is the Editor of Singing Horse Press, in Philadelphia.  He has published widely and for many years.

Simon Perchik, born in Paterson, New Jersey, is an attorney.  Pavement Saw Press has just released a major gathering of his work, entitled Hands Collected:  The Books of Simon Perchik.

Victoria Redel lives in New York and has published an award-winning book of poetry, "Already the World," and also a book of short stories, "Where the Road Bottoms Out". Her new novel, "Loverboy," forthcoming from Graywolf Press in May 2001, won the St. Mariella Gable Award.

M Sarki is from Anchorage, Kentucky.  A student of Gordon Lish since 1995, he has enjoyed print in the New Orleans Review, Borderlands, A Texas Review of Poetry, Archipelago, and other literary publications.  He has just published ZIMBLE ZAMBLE ZUMBLE, a limited edition poetry collection, from Elimae Books, Dallas, Texas. Gordon Lish, in the Foreword, writes, "I read, when I am reading poetry, Stevens and Sarki, and understand neither one more than the other, nor either hardly at all."