debut poetry collection, Christening the Dancer, was released
by Uccelli Press in March 2003. He has published poetry and fiction
in various magazines and journals, including 2River View, Samsara
Quarterly, Poetrybay, Three Candles, Sometimes City, and The
Drunken Boat. He was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He
has traveled extensively as a performing musician, both with a band
and as a solo act. A new recording will be released in 2004. He is also
an artist, working primarily with acrylics on canvas. Further information
is available on his website: www.johnamen.com. Amen founded and continues
to edit the online literary bimonthly, The
Pedestal Magazine. He has lived in New Orleans and New York,
and currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina.
lives in Venice, Italy as a freelance translator and web designer. She
also edits the Italian Niederngasse.
Her poetry has recently appeared in Peshekee River Poetry, Tryst,
Tattoo Highway, The Adirondack Review, Cordite and Scrivener's
Manja M. Argue
was born in Tulsa Oklahoma in 1937. She moved to California in 1954
where she married and raised two daughters. She retired in 1992 from
her position as a Computer Systems Manager at Pacific Bell. In 2000
she graduated from Humboldt State University in California with an interdisciplinary
degree in Critical Thinking, Ethics and Communication. In 2002 she moved
to San Miguel de Allende in Mexico where she is studying Spanish and
writing both poetry and short stories. Her email address is email@example.com.
Julianna Baggott is the author of three novels, Girl Talk,
The Miss America Family and The Madam (all with Simon and
Schuster), as well as a book of poems, This Country of Mothers
(Southern Illinois University Press). Her work has appeared in dozens
of publications including, Poetry, Best American Poetry 2000, Triquarterly,
and read on NPR's Talk of the Nation.
Claire Bateman is the author of four booksThe Bicycle
Slow Race (Wesleyan), Friction (Eighth Mountain), At the
Funeral of the Ether (Ninety-Six Press), and Clumsy (New
Issues). She teaches at the Fine Arts Center, an arts high school in
Greenville, South Carolina.
Stephen Blair completed majors in journalism, creative writing
and philosophy at the University of Kansas. He wrote creative nonfiction
for 10 years as a reporter for U.S. newspapers, including The Emporia
Gazette and its quarterly, La Voz Latina. In 1999, he adapted
The Odyssey of Homer for stage and directed a performance in
Argentina with 150 children speaking ESL. He now teaches literature
and theatre to ESL students at Universidad Nacional de Villa María,
Provincia de Córdoba, Argentina. He has published in literary reviews,
including the on-line journal Diagram, and has just completed
is a retired financial manager whose avocation is writing poetry. His
work has appeared in several zines and a few paper mags in the USA and
other countries. He edits the poetry pages of www.writershood.com,
a zine and reviews for Sol, a poetry service site. He wonders
if he is an editor with a poet rattling around inside or a poet with
an editor trying to get out. He has taught, moderated, judged and otherwise
likely screwed up his brother and sister poets.
Robert Bohm was born in Queens, NY. He is a poet.
Tim Bradford's poetry has appeared in Blackwater Review, Depths
of a Greyhound Terminal, convolvulus and Flint Hills Review,
and is forthcoming in Terminus and Runes. He is studying
for a Ph.D. in English/Creative Writing at Oklahoma State University,
where he is also working as the Associate Editor of Cimarron Review.
Many of the leaps in "Edition" were products of his errant typing skills
on an old manual typewriter, thus "happy accidents."
Buckley's most recent books are Star Apocrypha, Northwestern
University Press 2001, and (with Alexander Long) A Condition of the
Spirit: The Life and Work of Larry Levis, Eastern Washington University
Press, Spring 2004. He teaches in the Creative Writing Department at
the University of California Riverside.
Paula Cisewski’s chapbook, How Birds Work, was published
in 2002 by Fuori Editions. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming
in Conduit, Fuori, Swerve, Spout, puppyflowers.com, Spinning Jenny,
and SHADE. She is currently a student in the MFA program at Vermont
Jim Daniels' most recent books include Show and Tell: New
and Selected Poems, University of Wisconsin Press, and Detroit
Tales, Michigan State University Press, both published in 2003.
Taylor Graham is a volunteer search-and-rescue dog handler in
the Sierra Nevada and also helps her husband, a retired wildlife biologist,
with his field projects. My poems have appeared in The Iowa Review,
The New York Quarterly, Poetry International, West Branch and elsewhere.
My latest collections are Lies of the Visible (Snark Publishing,
2003) and Harmonics (Poet's Corner Press, 2003).
Austin Hummell's first book, The Fugitive Kind, was published
by the University of Georgia Press. He teaches at Northern Michigan
University and is poetry editor of Passages North.
Like the narrator
of her story, Sarah K. Inman still doesn't know much about automobiles
and their many parts. A graduate of New York University and Colby College,
she lives in New Orleans where she teaches English at Delgado Community
College, writes, and performs still trapeze. Sarah is the fiction editor
of the forthcoming Rive Gauche, a literary magazine. Her fiction
has appeared in Cups, The Washington Square Review, Ellipsis, The
Rogue, and Fell Swoop. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
James Lineberger is a professional playwright and screenwriter.
His rock opera, The Survival of Saint Joan has seen productions
on broadway and at a number of regional theatres. Lineberger's screen
adaptation of the Devery Freeman novel Father Sky was released
by Twentieth Century Fox as Taps. His poetry has been published
in Prairie Schooner, Exquisite Corpse, Hayden's Ferry Review, New
York Quarterly, Verse, Hanging Loose, and many online zines.
Jack Martin is 30 years of age, and majoring in American Studies
- Literature at the University of Kent, UK, although currently he’s
studying abroad at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He’s also
been published at various places in the English small press and on the
internet, at Poetry Monthly, First Time, Eratica, Breakfast All Day,
Quantum Leap, and the webzines Sentinel Poetry and www.wandering
Since her first highly-acclaimed poetry collection, The Great Frog
Race, was published in 1997, Kristine O'Connell George
has earned honors and praise for each of her seven books including the
Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, IRA Promising Poet Award, CLCSC Myra
Cohn Livingston Award, Claudia Lewis Poetry Award, and the SCBWI Golden
Kite Award. George has five new titles under contract including Hummingbird
Nest: A Journal of Poems (Harcourt; 2004) which tells the story
of the Anna’s hummingbird who built a nest and raised a family on George’s
back patio. George visits schools, speaks at national conferences, and
has taught children’s poetry for the UCLA Writer’s Program. When she
isn’t writing, traveling, or watching hummingbirds, Kristine enjoys
hiking, gardening, digital photography, collage and painting. You can
learn more by visiting her award-winning website: www.kristinegeorge.com.
Eric Pankey is the author of six collections of poems, the most
recent of which is Oracle Figures (Ausable Press, 2003). He teaches
in the Master of Fine Arts Program at George Mason University.
Katherine Riegel's work has appeared in numerous publications,
including the Gettysburg Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, and,
most recently, Crazyhorse. She currently teaches at SUNY Oswego.
Dana Roeser's first book, Beautiful Motion, is seeking
a publisher. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Iowa
Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, The Massachusetts Review, Indiana
Review, The Laurel Review, The Literary Review, Pool, Shade, descant,
teaches English at the State University of New York at Delhi. His short
stories have appeared in West Branch, Northeast Magazine and
The Ledge. email@example.com
writing has appeared in Cargoes, Hanging Loose, Rhode Island Monthly,
and Shooting the Rat. Her plays, Hold the Floor and
The Immaculate Basketball Game have been performed in Germany,
Rhode Island, and New York City. Julia is proud to teach writing to
children through NY Writers Coalition. By day, she supervises afterschool
programs for the New York City Parks Department. Julia_Schaffer@yahoo.com
Elizabeth Skurnik’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Shade,
The Ledge, Artword Quarterly, and The New Delta Review. She
is the recipient of an AWP Prague Poetry Fellowship, a Tennessee Williams
Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and residencies from
the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Yaddo. She has taught
in the undergraduate Writing Seminars of The Johns Hopkins University,
and currently works as a freelance writer in Baltimore.
Thane Smith earns a living working as a chauffeur. Previously, he
worked as a union laborer, a warehouse stock-boy, a beer store stock-boy,
a bartender, busboy, dishwasher, dock supervisor, carpenter's helper,
forklift driver, dirty magazine stacker, parachute packer (only rigged
one total malfunction), mason-tender, house painter, lawn mower, dog
bather, luggage salesman, paper carrier, the guy who straightens labels
on wine bottles after the machine pastes them on crooked, the guy who
stands by the turn of a rolling assembly line and keeps parts from getting
stuck on the metal guard there, a US army paratrooper, and a telemarketer.
Jake Vagus grew up in a town of 1800 in Eastern Iowa and graduated
from Northwestern University in 1998. During that time he spent a year
in Europe from 1996-1997 at the University of Sussex in Brighton, England
where he edited the study abroad guide for North American students and
traveled extensively throughout Western Europe and Morocco. In the summer
of 1997, he wrote a weekly editorial and articles about the history
of baseball and football in Dubuque County, Iowa for a local Iowan newspaper.
After graduation he moved to Colorado to work as a correspondent in
corporate America. Dissatisfied with his job, in the summer of 2000
he moved to Barcelona, Spain where he earned the Cambridge CELTA degree
for teaching English as a foreign language. With that degree (after
a brief stint on a hog farm back in Iowa) he left for South America
and stayed for a year, traveling and making ends meet as an English
teacher at various institutes including La Universidad de Católica in
Santiago de Chile. He is currently seeking representation for a novel
he wrote based on the experience. Since the fall of 2001 he has been
working towards a PhD in neuroscience at Purdue University. This has
been his first attempt at publication of his fiction or poetry.
Ivan Waters was born in the north of England, where he still
lives. After studying English, he took up social work. For the past
8 years he has worked in the Child Protection field. As a student he
had 'one or two' poems published in small British magazines. He has
an strong interest in visual arts too, particularly in work which combines
language and images.
Born and raised in Seattle, Teresa White now lives in eastern
Washington with her husband and cats. She divides her time between writing
and watercolor painting. During the past three years, she has had over
200 poems published online and in print including: The Best of Melic
anthology, Rattle, Snow Monkey, Blue Moon Review, Poet’s Canvas,
Thunder Sandwich, In Posse Review, The Rose and Thorn, Eye Dialect,
Stirring, Tryst and Wicked Alice. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jim Willis has an M.A. from Tulane in English and 2 years toward
a Ph.D. at The University of North Carolina but has worked for the past
15 years as the director of a chemical dependency treatment center in
a hospital in Tacoma, WA. Willis spent his childhood in Shreveport,
LA. When his father asked him what he wanted to be, he said, "a writer,"
and his father said, "what else?" From his father’s tone, he was glad
that he had not told him he secretly wanted to be a poet.
Man with Headwound; Francis Bacon, 1955.