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Nin Andrews is the author of several books of poetry, including Why They Grow Wings (Silverfish Press), The Book of Orgasms and Other Tales (Bloodaxe Books), and Any Kind of Excuse from Kent State University. She is also the editor of a book of translations of Henri Michaux: Someone Wants to Steal My Name from Cleveland State University Press. Her book, Sleeping with Houdini, is forthcoming from Tupelo Press.

R. S. Armstrong is a writer and artist currently living in Los Angeles, to the wild surprise of everyone she has known in all the other places she's lived. [email]

Robin Behn's most recent book is Horizon Note, winner of the Brittingham Prize from The University of Wisconsin Press. She teaches at the University of Alabama.

F. J. Bergmann is mostly from Wisconsin, and primarily a failed visual artist who worked with horses in a former life. She is to blame for, a local poetry website, as well as her own site. Her work has appeared in Margie, North American Review, Wind, words & images, Blue Fifth Review, Tattoo Highway, Rosebud, Southern Poetry Review, as well as (under the pseudonym Easter Cathay). She received the Rinehart National Poetry Award and the Pauline Ellis Prose Poem Prize. Her chapbook Sauce Robert was a co-winner in the Pavement Saw competition. Her hairstyle is deceptive. One of her pseudopodia can reach all the way from the bedroom to the refrigerator. Her favorite authors all write science fiction.

Jason Bredle is the 2004 NMP/DIAGRAM Chapbook Contest winner. His poems have appeared in Salt Hill, Indiana Review, and Green Mountains Review, among others, and he contributes regularly to the music magazine Resonance. He lives in Chicago. [website]

Gary Joseph Cohen is a poet and integrative-media artist from New York City. His poems have appeared in Cutbank, Spinning Jenny, Heliotrope, Blueline, The Berkshire Review, The Antietam Review, and other places. He served as The Badlands National Park Writer-in-Residence in the Spring of 2003, and in April 2004 was featured on South Dakota Public Radio. Cohen works as Program Assistant at The National Yiddish Book Center in Massachusetts, and teaches integrative arts in NYC and MA. [email] [website]

Viv Corringham is based in London and has performed internationally since the early 1980s, recording eleven CDs. She works with improvisation, listening, Mediterranean music, and soundscapes. Her solo projects have been broadcast on radio-BBC Radio 3's Mixing It, Radio 4's Woman's Hour, London Resonance fm, and TV-Channel 4's Richard and Judy Show.

Spencer Dew's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Cautionary Tale, Pindeldyboz, Word Riot, and Sexy Stranger. He lives in Chicago, where he studies midrashic conceptions of language, textuality, and self. He is at work on a novel. [email]

Diane Furtney's poems have appeared in Stand (England), The Chicago Review, The Kenyon Review, The Iowa Review, three issues of Critical Quarterly (England), the Bellingham Review, and two dozen other venues. She has authored two competition-winning chapbooks (Destination Rooms and It Was a Game) and two comic mystery novels (Murder at the MLA and Murder in the New Age, under the pseudonym D.J.H. Jones). Her translations (French, Japanese) are in recent issues of Rhino, International Poetry Review, and The Cream City Review (2001 translation prize), with others in press at The Marlboro Review. Currently she works in the plant biology department at The Ohio State University.

Dan Gutstein currently lives in Tucson, Ariz., where he advises and teaches. Poems, prose poems, and fictions have appeared in more than two dozen journals, anthologies, and commuter buses, and his manuscripts, six-time finalists for first book awards, Blood Coal and Honey and Fractals, are in need of publishers. He has received awards/fellowships from Bread Loaf, University of Michigan, Maryland State Arts Council, Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Md., and others. [email]

Austin Hummell's books are The Fugitive Kind, published by the University of Georgia Press, and Poppy, winner of the 2003 Del Sol Press Poetry Prize. He teaches at Northern Michigan University and is poetry editor of Passages North.

Janet Kenning teaches at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs and writes technical manuals. Her work has appeared in Runes, Ploughshares, The Laurel Review, Fine Madness, Calyx, and others. Her manuscript is a finalist for the National Poetry Series. She lives with her husband Aaron Anstett, and their many great children. [email]

Sharon Kraus's books are Generation (Alice James Books, 1997) and Strange Land (University Press of Florida, 2002); Strange Land was the finalist for the 2003 William Carlos Williams award (Poetry Society of America), and an earlier version was a finalist in the National Poetry Series, 2000. Individual poems are forthcoming or have appeared in Denver Quarterly, La Petite Zine, Slope, Barrow Street, Georgia Review, TriQuarterly, Agni, the anthology Poetry After 9-11 (Melville House Books), and elsewhere. A group of new poems was a finalist in the 2002 Center for Book Arts Chapbook Competition.

Lisa Lee is curatorial assistant of the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University. [email]

Matthew Lippman lives in Brooklyn and teaches high school English on Long Island. [email]

Juliet Patterson lives in Minneapolis. Her work has appeared in Verse, ache, Conduit, Poetry Miscellany, and other publications. She received a 2004 fellowship with the Institute for Community and Cultural Development through Intermedia Arts and a 2003 Arts Fellowship from the Minnesota State Arts Board. She teaches poetry and creative writing through The Loft, Minneapolis Public Libraries, the Perpich Center for Arts Education and Hamline University. She has also worked with children as a volunteer educator with the Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights and with the United Cambodian Association of Minnesota youth programs.

Marjorie Power has published three poetry chapbooks, two from Lone Willow Press and one from Pudding House, plus a full length collection from Wampeter Press. Many of her poems also appear in journals and anthologies: The Atlanta Review, Poet Lore, The Practice of Peace, The Random House Treasury of Light Verse, and others. She and her husband are preparing to move to the central Oregon coast.

John Schertzer has taught at The New School and was an editor of LIT. His poetry and criticism has appeared in American Letters & Commentary, The Cortland Review, La Petite Zine, Shampoo Poetry, Pavement Saw, 6,500, and Frightful Stages: From the Primitive to the Therapeutic (Howarth Press, 2001).

Eric Schwerer's first book of poetry, Went, is looking for a publisher. He lives in the PA mountains and eats mustard and beet greens.

Alan Semerdjian is a writer/teacher/musician/artist who has been recognized for his work. Some of what he’s done can be found at his [website]. His writing has been published in numerous print and online journals including Chain, Lyric Review, Ararat, Rattapallax / Fusebox, Traverse, DIAGRAM, canwehaveourballback, and several others. He performs and composes regularly in a myriad of musical outfits in and around New York City. Alan is currently finding a home for his first book of poetry Geography of Evidence and teaches English at Herricks High School in New Hyde Park, NY.

Marcus Slease is a native of Portadown, N. Ireland. Some recent poems can be found in Typo Magazine, DIAGRAM, Conduit, Octopus, and Columbia Poetry Review. Check out [his blog].

Molly Tenenbaum lives south of the tilting viaduct in Seattle, and is the author of By a Thread (Van West & Company, 2000), as well as the chapbooks Blue Willow (Floating Bridge Press, 1998) and Story (Cash Machine, 2004). Her solo cd of old-time banjo is Instead of a Pony (Cat Hair Music, 2002), and she plays with the old-time string band The Queen City Bulldogs, whose favorite anagram names are Yodeling Quest Club and Obliquely Decent Thugs. She can also be found at the White Center Farmer's Market, frailing for vegetables with The Rat City Flyers. She teaches music in the living room and English and Creative Writing at North Seattle Community College. Her chapbook, Old Voile, was just published by New Michigan Press.

Jen Tynes is currently earning an MFA in poetry at Brown University. Her poems have appeared here and there. She takes exceptional interest in other people's passions. [email] [website]

Aaron Welborn is the editor of Black Warrior Review. His most recent publications have all appeared in glossy, large-type historical magazines for older people. Topics covered recently include the life of Edgar Cayce, America's most famous psychic, and the rise, fall, and rebirth of drive-in movie theaters across the state of Alabama—a subject on which the last word has certainly not been written. [email]

Susan Settlemyre Williams is a retired real estate attorney. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Shenandoah, Barrow Street, The Cream City Review, DIAGRAM, Calyx, and Aethlon, among other journals. She is associate literary editor of the online journal Blackbird, which has featured her author interviews and book reviews. [email]