* 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.

Forrest Aguirre is a recipient of the World Fantasy Award for editing the Leviathan 3 anthology. His fiction has appeared in 3rd Bed, Exquisite Corpse, Notre Dame Review, Prague Literary Review, and The Journal of Experimental Fiction, among others. He has just finished his first novel, Swans Over the Moon. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin, the center of the intelligent world. [email]

Gunnar Benediktsson'swork has appeared in Grain, The Fiddlehead, and The Antigonish Review, along with numerous other print and online venues. He is currently the managing editor of 5_trope, and lives in Coralville, Iowa.

Kristy Bowen is the author of three chapbooks, The Archaeologist's Daughter, Bloody Mary, and belladonna. Her work has appeared in a number of online and print journals, including Big Bridge, Diagram, Slipstream, and Another Chicago Magazine. In 2004, she was selected as first place winner in the Poetry Center of Chicago's Annual Juried Reading. She lives in Chicago, where she edits the online zine, wicked alice, and runs dancing girl press, devoted to publishing chapbooks by women poets.

Marion Brown writes stories and poems and volunteers caring for a historic fern garden near her home in suburban New York, where she lives with her husband. She studied English literature at Mount Holyoke and Columbia. After reorienting at the Stern School of NYU, she worked in marketing on Wall Street, at Kidder Peabody and a company she founded.

Michael Brooks Cryer teaches at Arizona State University and Mesa Community College and writes music reviews for Phoenix New Times and Get Out Magazine.

Kirk Davis is from central Florida. He currently serves as the Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin. [email]

Angie DeCola is a pastry chef in Durham, North Carolina. Her poems have appeared recently in The Iowa Review and Crazyhorse, and new work is forthcoming in storySouth. She lives in Greensboro with her husband and their little black dog. [email]

Matt Dube dreamed of being a scientist, but now teaches writing in a lab at Grand Valley State University.

Alice George lives in Evanston, Illinois, where she co-edits RHINO magazine. She also teaches poetry to kids as artist-in-residence in area schools. Recent and forthcoming publications include work in Sentence, Mangrove, Faultline, and Bellingham Review. Alice was awarded an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship for Poetry in 2005. [email]

Jeff Gibbs was born in Florida and has lived in Asia for several years. He has recently moved to Boston where he experienced capital W Winter for the first time, and seasons in general. This piece came out of his first trip to Ipswich Bay in the middle of February, when the ocean itself was freezing. The structure is supposed to mimic a fugue, with elements repeating themselves in different permutations, and also the cyclical nature of the seasons, which, despite being cyclical, always seem to roll toward an end with things being lost forever along the way. [email]

Andrew C. Gottlieb's poetry and short fiction have appeared or are forthcoming in many journals including the American Literary Review, Beloit Fiction Journal, Briar Cliff Review, Clackamas Literary Review, and The Long Story. His second chapbook of poems, Halflives, will soon be published by New Michigan Press. [email]

Erin Lambert lives in New York City. [email]

Gareth Lee teaches creative writing, literature, and the cinema at a high school in suburbia. His work has appeared most recently in Columbia, Green Mountains Review, GutCult (forthcoming), and ZYZZYVA. [email]

Erin Malone's poems most recently appear or are forthcoming in West Branch, New Orleans Review, LitRag, Pontoon: An Anthology of Washington State Poets, and FIELD. She lives in Seattle and is the associate poetry editor of Cranky Literary Journal. DIAGRAM is her first online publication.

Currently, Farah Marklevits is finishing her MFA degree at Syracuse University. She lives and writes in Cortland, NY, once the home of Chester Wickwire, inventor of wire screen. [email]

Poet and translator Camille Martin is the author of five short collections: Fabled Hue (Poetic Inhalation, 2005), Sesame Kiosk (Potes & Poets Press, (2001), Rogue Embryo (Lavender Ink, 1999), Magnus Loop (Chax Press, 1999), and Plastic Heaven (Fell Swoop, 1996). Her poems have been published in numerous print and online journals and several anthologies. She currently teaches writing and literature at Loyola University in New Orleans. [email]

Clay Matthews has work published recently or forthcoming in Good Foot, Poet Lore, Diner, Gulf Stream, Spork, storySouth, and elsewhere. His chapbook, Muffler, is forthcoming from H_NGM_N B__KS in the fall of 2005. Currently, he serves as associate editor for the Cimarron Review while pursuing a Ph.D. at Oklahoma State. [email]

Repeat DIAGRAM contributor Philip Metres' poems and translations have appeared in numerous journals and in Best American Poetry (2002). His books include Primer for Non-Native Speakers (2004), A Kindred Orphanhood: Selected Poems of Sergey Gandlevsky (2003), and Catalogue of Comedic Novelties: Selected Poems of Lev Rubinstein (2004). He is an assistant professor of English at John Carroll University, living in Cleveland, Ohio; check out [this site] for more information. [email]

Originally from western Pennsylvania, Keith Montesano currently lives in Richmond, Virginia, where he is a graduate student at Virginia Commonwealth University. This is his first publication." [email]

Benjamin Vogt is a Ph.D. candidate in both poetry and creative nonfiction at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He placed second for the Academy of American Poets Award and was nominated in nonfiction for the AWP Intro Journals Project. His award-winning chapbook Indelible Marks is available from Pudding House.

Braden Welborn is either in or en route to St. Louis where she has an official academic engagement of great prestige.

Christopher Wells has been published in DIAGRAM, Shampoo, and other online journals. Presently he is seeking a publisher for his novel.

Terry Wright's most recent poetry publications include Visions International and Into the Teeth of the Wind. She hates whimsical bios, so she avoids writing them altogether.