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* Here's our feeling on the bios. We prefer them to be entertaining, but above all they should be useful. Hence we include email addresses and website where you can find the writers, if the writers agree to this. We don't like to list awards or graduate degrees unless they are useful for readers. (I suspect these are not useful for readers.) However, we are happy to list other places you might find these writers' work, and where they teach or work, if you want to find them and send them cash or love or creepy photos.

Michael Bazzett's work has appeared in journals such as Green Mountains Review, Weber, The MacGuffin, 32 Poems, and Free Verse. He was the winner of the 2008 Bechtel Prize from Teachers & Writers Collaborative; his work was also recently selected for inclusion in Best New Poets 2008 & nominated for Best of the Net 2009. New poems are forthcoming in The Literary Review, Rattle, The Pedestal, and Boneshaker: A Bicycling Almanac. [email]

Alisha Bruton rock climbs and steals flowers from her neighbors' yards in Portland, OR. She enjoys baklava, hates garlic, and hopes to go back to school to study prosthetics. She has poems forthcoming in the journals Open Face Sandwich, The Portland Review, and Burnside Review. [email]

Blake Butler is the author of EVER (Calamari Press) and Scorch Atlas (Featherproof Books). His other writing has appeared in The Believer, Unsaid, Fence, etc. He lives in Atlanta and edits HTMLGiant. [email] [blog]

Bethany Carlson is an MFA candidate at Indiana University. She enjoys stenciling potential tattoo designs on her wrist with a Sharpie marker. She can be found via Twitter under the pseudonym Abra Kah Dabra. [email]

Nathan Danilowicz is a postmortem flânuer--surfing the effects of horror, ennui emaciation and incarceration. He exhibits with Crisp Gallery in London. Group exhibitions include the Santa Monica Museum of Art, Cirrus Gallery, Telic Arts Exchange, Raid Projects, Eighth Veil, and 533 Gallery all in Los Angeles; Locust Projects and TwentyTwenty Projects in Miami; and the Green Gallery East in Milwaukee. He received his MFA in New Genres from UCLA in 2007, and attended the MacDowell Colony residency in 2008. He is a contributing writer for artUS, and his art has appeared in TimeOut London and Beautiful Decay. Nathan was born in Pennsylvania, he is currently based in Los Angeles. [website] [gallery]

Jared Dyer is a student in Sarasota, Fl. He seriously doubts anything might totally vanish. [email] [video]

Brian Evenson is the author of ten books of fiction, most recently the limited edition novella, Baby Leg, published by New York Tyrant Press in 2009. That same year he also published the novel Last Days (which won the American Library Association's award for Best Horror Novel of 2009) and the story collection Fugue State, both of which were on Time Out New York's top books of 2009. His novel The Open Curtain (Coffee House Press) was a finalist for an Edgar Award and an IHG Award. His work has been translated into French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Slovenian. He lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island, where he directs Brown University's Literary Arts Program.

Lucas Farrell's chapbook, The Blue-Collar Sun, is just out from Alice Blue Books. He co-edits the poetry journal Slope and lives and works on a goat farm in Vermont. [email]

Ezra Dan Feldman's work has appeared in the Harvard Review and Prick of the Spindle. He works as a cook in Ithaca, NY, and contributes to the meditative blog, Three's Prime. [email] [blog]

Arin Fisher is a closet pamphleteer and sexuality activist masquerading as a creative writing student in a conservative enclave in west Michigan.

Jim Fisher is a nursing student at CSU East Bay and longtime contributor to DIAGRAM. A companion video to "Luminescence," set to the song "Cao Dai Blowout" by The Mountain Goats, is on permanent display at YouTube. [video]

Autumn Giles is a poet from Montana. [email]

Piotr Gwiazda is the author of Gagarin Street: Poems (Washington Writers' Publishing House, 2005). He was Writer-in-Residence at the James Merrill House in Stonington, Connecticut in the fall of 2008. [email]

Brandon Kreitler is from Arizona and lives in New York, where he is a graduate student at Columbia University. Besides poetry, he has written essays and criticism for Brooklyn Rail, Village Voice, Proximity, and Signal to Noise, among others. [email] [blog]

Josh MacIvor-Andersen is a former Tennessee Tree Climbing Champion, and is currently a Gillings Fellow in creative nonfiction at UNC-Wilmington. His journalism has appeared in magazines such as Sojourners, National Geographic/Glimpse and Geez, and his first-person-pronoun nonfiction is forthcoming in Fourth Genre and Arts and Letters. [email]

Roderick McClain's art, writing, and journalism have appeared in Pank Magazine and Maximumrocknroll. He is currently working on a novel at UNC-Wilmington. His art has featured locally in shows at Parallelogram and the Soapbox. [website] [email]

Kelly Magee is the author of Body Language (University of North Texas Press, 2006). She's a Midwest-born Southerner who teaches at Western Washington University in the Pacific Northwest. She's not sure how to get home. [email]

Raquel Maldonado is originally from Brooklyn, New York but now lives in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She taught in New York City public schools for four years but now, when not writing, she plays pastry chef at a fancy restaurant. She has written for nerve.com and Left Turn magazine. [email] [blog]

Cheyenne Nimes hails from Valley Forge, PA although escaped to San Francisco for 19 years before attempting corn&cows Iowa, where she's in the nonfiction writing program. She'd like to thank SF State for starting it all. And the National Endowment for the Arts. The deep spiral down to where when she looks up, all that is is our diminishing supply of groundwater. Pls. send love letters, death threats, tax evasion notices and other hate mail or prayers for the planet to: [email] or [website]

Ricardo Pau-Llosa's sixth collection of poems is Parable Hunter (Carnegie Mellon, 2008).  Featured in the Poetry Series on the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer (PBS), his site is [here]

Colin Rafferty lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia, where he teaches nonfiction writing at the University of Mary Washington. On his six-mile run, he passes a Civil War battlefield, a road George Washington traveled, James Monroe's law office, and an ice cream parlor on the National Register of Historic Places. He thinks about history a lot. [email]

Emily Viggiano Saland is completing her MFA at George Mason University, where she is the Heritage Writing Fellow and the editor of Phoebe: A Journal of Literature and Art. [email]

Davis Schneiderman is a multimedia artist and writer whose works include the forthcoming novel Drain (Northwestern University Press 2010), the novels DIS (BlazeVox) and Abecedarium (Chiasmus); the co-edited collections Retaking the Universe: Williams S. Burroughs in the Age of Globalization (Pluto) and The Exquisite Corpse: Chance and Collaboration in Surrealism's Parlor Game (Nebraska); and the audiocollage Memorials to Future Catastrophes (Jaded Ibis). His creative work has been accepted by numerous publications including Fiction International, The Chicago Tribune, The Iowa Review, and Exquisite Corpse. He is Director of Lake Forest College Press/&NOW Books, and he directs the NEH-funded Virtual Burnham Initiative. He can be found, virtually, on his [website]. [email]

J. D. Schraffenberger is the assistant editor of the North American Review and the author of a book of poems, Saint Joe's Passion (Etruscan Press). His other work has appeared in Best Creative Nonfiction, Brevity, Mid-American Review, Notre Dame Review, Poet Lore, and elsewhere. He is an assistant professor of English at the University of Northern Iowa. [email]

Solmaz Sharif lives in Los Angeles. By the time you read this, she may be in Tehran. Or New York. She stores her emptied boxes for the next move. [email]

Morgan von Ancken is a nocturnal writer and musician who lives in New York City. [email]