Contributors to DIAGRAM 2:5


John Bradley is the author of Add Musk Here, a collection of parables (Pavement Saw Press, 2002).

C Nolan DeWeese was first published in DIAGRAM 1.4. He plays music for The Lost Circus Band and founded The Disco Brakers, innovators in the field of Disco Unorthodox Metal BreakBeats (DUMBB). He enjoys making up acronyms to make himself feel clever and exclusive, as well as pretending to study cartography and the intricities of the rural experience in the small hamlet of Port Townsend, Washington. Some other places where he's been: shampoo poetry, can we have our ball back?, Oberlin Ohio, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Slow Trains, the Adirondack Review, philly, Poor Mojo's Almanac(k). He is 23 years old.

Brendan Egan lives in Quaker Hill, Connecticut. He is currently attending New York University, studying in the Dramatic Writing program.

Kevin Fanning moved to Illinois after becoming fed up with Boston. He likes kittens, cross-stitching, and writing at

Lara Glenum is currently writing a ghost biography of the Iron Goddess of Mercy and working on a series of poems based on old alchemy charts.

Paul Hamill has published recently in the The Southern Review, The Seneca Review, and the online Cortland Review. His book, The Year of Blue Snow (Mellen), came out in 2001. He is the chief grants officer at Ithaca College, in upstate New York.

Valerie Lawson is the co-host of the Boston Poetry Slam and coordinator of the Reach Out And Read literacy program at the Children & Youth Program at Brockton Hospital. Her work has been published in Aeolus, BigCityLit, and other literary journals as well as online zines and websites. Lawson is a participant in Optimal Avenues' mixed media cultural exchange between Massachusetts and Ireland, celebrating the U.N.’s International Decade for the Culture of Peace. Artwork and poems are currently with the Culture of Peace Exhibit touring New England.

Robert Hill Long was raised on the coast of North Carolina. For the past
decade he has lived and taught in Oregon. His poems and short prose have
appeared in Best American Poetry, Hudson Review, Manoa, Poetry, The Prose
Poem, Web del Sol, Zyzzyva, and other journals across America. He has
received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the North
Carolina Arts Council, and the Oregon Arts Commission. His books include
The Power to Die, The Work of the Bow, and The Effigies.

In April 2003 Thomas Mansell will be receiving an M.A. in Creative Writing from Eastern Michigan University. He's interested in audio experimentation and is the managing editor of BathHouse, EMU's new online journal of the literary arts.

Caroline Wilkinson lives in upstate New York. Her work has appeared in Square Lake (reprinted online at and She also has received a grant from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund.