* We believe in the serial comma.

* We prefer to avoid dishing about our contributors' undoubtedly impressive degrees, as we just don't care that much.

Nick Admussen is a native St. Louisan and the current third-year poetry fellow at Washington University. His work has recently appeared in the Seneca Review and the Western Humanities Review, and is forthcoming in Boston Review. [email]

Stephanie Brooks is a Chicago-based artist who teaches sculpture at The School
of the Art Institute. Additional work can be seen at Rhona Hoffman Gallery,
Chicago, Peter Blum Gallery, New York, Rocket Gallery, London and at her [website].

Tim Earley's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Chicago Review, Words on Walls, Conduit, La Petite Zine, Forklift, Ohio, and Hotel Amerika. A chapbook, The Spooking of Mavens, will be available from Rank Stranger Press later this year. He is currently dating Paris Hilton.

The person responsible for the final degredation of the term "extreme", Chris James is an artist who lives and works in Los Angeles.

Cynthia Arrieu-King is an echocardiographer and a doctoral student in poetry
at the University of Cincinnati. She likes to watch fields of cows go by
when she's on the highway. Her work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, Good
and Diner. [email]

David Koehn's work has appeared (or will appear) in a many print journals including: The Bitter Oleander, Chain, Diner, Painted Bride Quarterly, Southern Indiana Review, Confluence, and Alaska Quarterly Review, and online journals including: McSweeney's, Three Candles, The Pittsburgh Quarterly, Maverick, Poetry Midwest, and DIAGRAM. He won the Midnight Sun Chapbook Contest, held by Permafrost of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. [email]

Paul McCormick's recent work appears or is forthcoming in The Iowa Review, Conjunctions, Verse, Fence, Conduit, Barrow Street, Tarpaulin Sky, Word for/Word, and other journals. He lives in Huntington Station, NY.

John J. Mundt is a poet and writer living in New York City.  Published work has appeared in The New York Quarterly, The Pittsburgh Quarterly, Euphony, Ink, The Portable Muse, Change, Art & Understanding, and Christopher Street. [email]

Anne Pepper is currently a reference librarian in Topeka, KS. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals in the United States, including 3rd bed, 5_Trope, and In Posse Review. She adores dark coffee, red socks, cigarettes, and the pause ... before a sneeze. [email]

Simon Perchik is an attorney whose poems have appeared in Partisan Review, The New Yorker, DIAGRAM, and elsewhere. Readers interested in learning more are invited to read Magic, Illusion and Other Realities at his [website] which lists a complete bibliography.

Keith Pille used to spend hours playing strategy games like Civilization. He has recently decided that electronic simulations of warfare are too cold and impersonal, and has switched to Grand Theft Auto for a more intimate style of fake violence. He also edits American Nerd.

Matt Roberson's first novel, 1998.6, was published by FC2, in 2002. [email]

Leigh Stein is a coat check girl when it's cold and an acting teacher when it's not. Her work has appeared, or will appear, in 2River View, Small Spiral Notebook, Yankee Pot Roast, and Gangway. She lives in Brooklyn and misses Lake Michigan. [email]

Jay Surdukowski is a second year law student at the University of Michigan where he is the Managing Editor of the Michigan Journal of International Law. His poems have appeared in Poet Lore, The Iconoclast, Bogg, Frogpond, and the New Yinzer, and are forthcoming in FRiGG. He is from New Hampshire and loves reading the witty contributor's notes of others, as he lacks such talent himself. [email]

Allison Titus has poems forthcoming in Barrow Street, Salt Hill, and Quarterly West. [email]

Matt Vadnais was born in Minnesota and educated in North Dakota, Iowa, and Idaho. He has worked professionally as an actor, security guard, radio personality, and dancing coyote. He currently teaches and writes in Port Angeles, Washington, where he lives with his wife, the poet Mary Ann Hudson. All I Can Truly Deliver, a fiction collection, was published by Del Sol Press in February 2005.

Scott Zieher was born in Waukesha, Wisconsin. He lives and works in New York City where he is co-owner of ZieherSmith, an art gallery dedicated to the work of emerging artists in all media. He was the 2004 winner of the Emergency Press book contest for his book-length poem, Virga, published in March, 2005. His poem "The Gods That Sleep in Museums" will be published in Tin House in the fall. ZieherSmith is also the home of monthly readings with Fence magazine. Other poems can be found archived at elevenbulls.com, flaneur.org, and Knock magazine.