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Tom Christopher is a renegade molecular biologist currently hiding out from his scientific self in Greensboro, North Carolina. His poetry has appeared in The Iowa Review, MAGAZiNO, as well as other publications.

David Colón is completing a thesis at Stanford University on the transformation of the visual ideal in avant-garde poetry. His poems have appeared in anthologies such as Theatre of the Mind, In Other Words, and The Peace to Come, journals including Score, Latino Stuff Review, and The Stanford Black Arts Quarterly, and the Canadian zines Van and mo' gumbo. His chapbook of visual poems, Forever, has been frequenting soupkitchens from Florida to Idaho in search of a home. He enjoys barbecuing, reading Confucius, and pacing in front of his computer. [email]

Other poems by Mark DeCarteret can be found at 42opus, can we have our ball back?, Mudlark (poster), Red River Review, and Shampoo. [email]

Angela Jane Fountas lives, writes, and teaches in Seattle. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Alabama in 2001. Since then, she has finished her thesis-turned-novella and is working on its companion. [email]

Richard Fox lives and works in Chicago. He is Poet Laureate of the Chicago artists' collective, Lucky Pierre. His poems appear in TriQuarterly, Borderlands, Folio, Spinning Jenny, Rhino, and other journals. He received fellowships for poetry from the City of Chicago and the Illinois Arts Council. He holds a BFA in Photography from Tyler School of Art.

Arielle Greenberg's first collection, Given (Verse Press), was published in 2002. Her chapbook, Fa(r)ther Down: Songs from the Allergy Trials, was published in 2003 by New Michigan Press. She teaches in the poetry program at Columbia College in Chicago, where she lives with her husband, Rob Morris.

Melanie Jordan is a native of Cookeville, TN, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Houston where she teaches. She received her MFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. [email]

Jake Kennedy's prose-works, poems, and visuals have appeared in a number of literary journals in both the United States and Canada. He has some new pieces forthcoming in Chain and Hunger Magazine.

Valerie Lawson is the co-host of the Boston Poetry Slam. Her poems and/or photography have been published in Aeolus, BigCityLit, and other literary journals and anthologies, as well as online zines and websites (mothwing.com, bostonpoet.com, getunderground.com, DIAGRAM...). 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.

Peter Markus is the author of a previous book, Good, Brother, as well as the chapbook The Moon Is A Lighthouse, published in 2003 by New Michigan Press. Other fictions from this Markus man have appeared in Black Warrior Review, Massachusetts Review, Northwest Review, Quarterly West, Third Coast, 3rd Bed, Post Road, Seattle Review, and New Orleans Review, as well as online at taint, failbetter, 5_Trope, and The American Journal of Print.

Tim Morris is currently on tour with his band, Ultra Dolphins. Have a look [here]. He has never been published anywhere before. Mostly swimming in lakes and eating pizza are Tim's favorite things to hobby.

Simone Muench is an associate editor for Another Chicago Magazine. Her chapbook, Notebook. Knife. Mentholatum., was published by New Michigan Press in 2003. Her book, The Air Lost in Breathing, received the 1999 Marianne Moore Prize for Poetry and was published by Helicon Nine Editions in 2000.

Kristy Odelius is a poet living in crisp/y Chicago, IL. She teaches at the University of Illinois (Chicago), where she is finishing up a Ph.D. in the Program for Writers. She also co-edits Near South, a journal of experimental writing. Her work has appeared in ForeWord magazine, Another Chicago Magazine, and sidereality. My poems can be found currently on SpiralBridge.org, and will soon appear in Words on Walls. [email]

Stephen Oliver is the author of eleven titles of poetry, including Night of Warehouses: Poems 1978-2000 (HeadworX Publishers, 2001). His poems have been widely represented in New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, USA, UK, South Africa, Canada, and elsewhere. He recently published a poetry chapbook, DEADLY POLLEN, (Word Riot Press, USA, 2003). A CD of poems, KING HIT - Selected Readings, written and read by Stephen Oliver to original music composed by Matt Ottley, is forthcoming. He is a transtasman poet and writer who lives in Sydney. [website]

Marc Pietrzykowski lives in Atlanta with his wife, a dog, and an unfixed number of cats. He has had poems and essays recently in Nerve Cowboy, Good Foot, The Antioch Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Contemporary Poetry Review, Rain Taxi, and elsewhere. [email]

Marcus Slease is originally from Portadown, N. Ireland. He has been a poetry editor for both Bellingham Review and The Greensboro Review. New poetry is forthcoming in Hayden's Ferry Review and Can We Have Our Ball Back? He received an MFA from UNC Greensboro where he is currently a lecturer.

Bruce Smith was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is theauthor of four books of poems, The Common Wages, Silver and Information (National Poetry Series Selection), Mercy Seat, and most recently, The Other Lover (University of Chicago) which was a finalist for the National Book Award and a nominee for the Pulitzer Prize. He teaches in the graduate writing program at Syracuse University.

Steven J. Stewart's poems and translations appear in numerous publications, including Seneca Review, Crazyhorse, Atlanta Review, jubilat, Hotel Amerika, Hanging Loose, Xconnect, Apalachee Review, Runes Review, and Poetry Daily. His book of translations of Spanish poet Rafael Pérez Estrada is forthcoming from Hanging Loose Press in 2003.