Contributors to DIAGRAM 2:6


Carrie Olivia Adams is a student in the low-residency MFA Program at Vermont College. Though this is her first poem to ever find its way to publication, her criticism has appeared in such journals as The Georgia Review and Quarterly West. From nowhere, she currently calls Chicago home.

Stephen Blair won some minor journalism awards while working 10 years as a reporter for newspapers including The Emporia Gazette. In early 1999, he moved to Argentina where he adapted Homer's Odyssey for stage and directed a performance with a cast of 150 grade-school students speaking English as a Second Language. Since 2000, he has taught literature, aesthetic theory, composition and creative writing to ESL students at the Universidad Nacional de Villa María, Provincia de Córdoba, Argentina.

Geneva Chao edits the online magazine rife and has appeared in aught, boxkite, and 5_trope. She spends a lot of time partially submerged in the Pacific Ocean.

Alexandra Chasin teaches U.S. culture and literature at the University of Geneva.

Jim Fisher is a manager of information technology at His poems have appeared in Snowy Egret, Icarus, Processed World, The Peralta Press, and online at and

Melissa Frederick is working toward a PhD in literature at Temple University. She is a native of State College, PA. Her poetry and short fiction have appeared in Niederngasse, the Black Water Review, Nostalgia, Bathtub Gin, and the Timber Creek Review. This year, Melissa was named co-winner of the Academy of American Poets Albert J. Caplan Prize. She currently lives in Philadelphia.

Ariana-Sophia Kartsonis' work has appeared or is forthcoming in: Absinthe Literary Review, Another Chicago Magazine, Bellingham Review, Denver Quarterly, Mississippi Review, Optic, and Quarterly West. Like Noon, she too, reads DIAGRAM every chance she gets.

Christine Boyka Kluge's first book, Teaching Bones to Fly, will be published by Bitter Oleander Press in 2003. In 1999, she was given the Frances Locke Memorial Poetry Award by The Bitter Oleander, where she was featured and interviewed in the Fall 2001 issue. Her writing will be included in two anthologies: No Boundaries, Prose Poems by 24 American Poets (Tupelo Press, 2003, edited by Ray Gonzalez) and Sudden Stories: A Mammoth Anthology of Miniscule Fiction (Mammoth Books, 2003, edited by Dinty W. Moore.)

Roderick Maclean is currently living in Istanbul, far from the Tropic/of/Cubicle. He still dreams about that place, though: the wash of monitor noise, the tickle of keyboards, the spicy aroma of freshly vacuumed carpet. He plans to retire there someday, when all of the Johnny-come-latelies have cleared out, and the area reverts to exactly how his grandparents described it. Finally, he'll be able to work in peace.

Paul McCormick was educated at Cornell and works as a full-time freelance writer for Harcourt Brace, The Princeton Review, and ETS. He was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize for 2002 as well as selected as a finalist for the 2002 Francis Locke Memorial Poetry Award. His recent work appears or is forthcoming in The Bitter Oleander, Can We Have Our Ball Back?, Poetry Motel, White Heron, and The Long Islander. He lives in Huntington Station, NY.

Rita Moe received her MFA from Hamline University in 2002. Her non-fiction has appeared in The Writer, Minnesota Women's Press, and other publications; her poetry has appeared in Water~Stone, Poet Lore, and other literary journals. She works full-time for an investment firm and lives with her husband in Roseville, MN.

Drew Perry lives with his Jehovah's Witness-chasing dog in Greensboro, North Carolina. They left tracts and promised not to sue. He teaches writing and literature at Elon University near Burlington, NC, and is schitzophrenically at work on a novel, a collection of short fiction, and a collection of poems. He has published recently in Black Warrior Review, New Orleans Review, Nebraska Review, River City, and several other journals, and has an essay forthcoming in Orion Magazine. He's pleased to be a serial DIAGRAM offender.

Kathryn Rantala is a PNW native but not a Scandinavian; it all comes down to that.

matt robinson is a Residence Don at UNB. His first collection of poetry, A Ruckus of Awkward Stacking (Insomniac, 2000), was short-listed for two Canadian national book awards in 2001. His second, how we play at it: a list, was released by ECW Press in Fall 2002. His poetry has been featured on radio and television, in anthologies, as well as in numerous Canadian, American, British, and Australian journals. robinson is on the editorial boards of both The Fiddlehead and Kaleidoscope Journal, as well as serving as the NB/PEI Rep. for The League of Canadian Poets.

Davis Schneiderman is Chair of the American Studies Program and an Assistant Professor of English at Lake Forest College. Recent creative work has appeared in The Iowa Review Web, Exquisite Corpse, and 3AM Magazine. He is co-founder and editor of the media and cultural studies journal to the QUICK, and is currently editing the forthcoming collection, Millions of People Reading the Same Words: William S. Burroughs and the Global Order (Pluto Press 2004).

J Wagner teaches poetry online through Syracuse University. His first book, the false sun recordings, will appear this year from 3rd bed.

Daneen Wardrop's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in such magazines as Seneca Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, TriQuarterly, Notre Dame Review, and Epoch. Her work includes two books, Emily Dickinson's Gothic and Word, Birth, and Culture, as well as numerous essays in such journals as Texas Studies in Literature and Language, Emerson Society Quarterly, and African American Review.