Hal Bohner
  Janet Buck holds a Ph.D. in English from Oklahoma State University and teaches writing and literature at the college level. Her poetry and poetics have appeared in The Melic Review, The Pittsburg Quarterly, 2River View, The Rose & Thorn, Pyrowords, Disquieting Muses, Perihelion, Southern Ocean Review, Savoy, The Horsethief's Journal, The Suisin Valley Review, In Motion, The Recursive Angel, and hundreds of journals worldwide. In 1998 and 1999, she has been a featured poet of Seeker Magazine, Poetry Today Online, Vortex, Conspire, Poetry Cafe, Dead Letters, the storyteller, Athens City Times, Poetik License, 3:00 AM ezine, and Carved in Sand. Her poetry has received awards from Orpheus Press, Kimera, Poetry Heaven, Gravity, Voyager Publishing, Poetry SuperHighway, and Black Butterfly Press. Funky Dog Publishing recently released her first online chapbook entitled Strawberry Nipples, and she was a juried poet for the 1999 Houston Poetry Fest in October. Buck is one of ten poets from around the globe to be featured at the "One Heart, One World" exhibit at the United Nations Exhibit Hall in New York City in April of 2000. Her poem "Acrylic Thighs" will be translated into five languages and paired with original artwork. The tour will travel to France, Australia, Vitenam and Japan and will be an integral part of the Paralympics next year. Janet's first print collection of poetry, Calamity's Quilt, was just released by Newton's Baby Press.
  Jennifer Calkins is presently completing a doctorate in evolutionary biology at UC Irvine after receiving an MFA in Poetry from Antioch University in Los Angeles, California, in December 1999. She lives in Ithaca, NY.
  Tom Carey was born in Santa Monica, CA, the scion of two generations of cowboy actors. He studied acting with Jack Garfein and Stella Adler, appearing in such films as Plaza Suite and The Day of the Locust. He moved to New York in 1977, where he sang, acted, wrote, and finally, in 1988, became a Franciscan brother in the Society of St. Francis, a religious order in the Episcopal Church. He was the director of the Bushwick Play Project, a theater program for kids in Brooklyn, and is the author of one play and numerous songs and poems. His collection, Desire, was published by Painted Leaf Press in 1997. He currently lives in San Francisco.
  Andrei Codrescu has published poetry, memoirs, fiction, and essays. He is a regular commentator on National Public Radio, and has written and starred in the Peabody award-winning movie Road Scholar. Andrei is a professor of English at LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and edits Exquisite Corpse: a Journal of Letters & Life.
Jack Collom teaches ecology-poetics and oversees Project Outreach at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics where he has been resident faculty for over a decade. A prolific writer, he has been published in over a hundred magazines and anthologies in the United States and abroad. His books include Arguing With Something Plato Said, The Task, and Entering the City. He has worked extensively with the Teachers and Writers Collaborative in New York City and published his ars poetica on teaching poetry, Moving Windows, under their aegis. He has twice been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Tuumba Press will be publishing a major collection of his selected poems in 1992.
  Nancy Victoria Davis
  Albert Flynn DeSilver received a BFA from the University of Colorado and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. He is the author of six collections of poetry and runs The Owl Press which has recently published Edmund Berrigan's Disarming Matter and The Address Book by Brendan Lorber. He currently teaches with California Poets in the Schools, at The College of Marin, and at senior centers throughout Marin County. His poems have or are due to appear in New American Writing, VOLT, Rhizome, LUNGFULL!, Gare du Nord (Paris), Fourteen Hills (SFSU Review), Tinfish, Blue Book, Lyric&, Explosive Magazine, LOG, and others. He lives in Forest Knolls, California.
  Gloria Frym is the author of two collections of short stories, Distance No Object (City Lights Books) and How I Learned (Coffee House Books), as well as several volumes of poetry. Creative Arts Book Company will bring out a new book of her poems, Homeless at Home, in 2000. Since 1987, she has been a member of the core faculty of the Poetics Program at New College of California in San Francisco.
  Gwynne Garfinkle is a poet, essayist, fiction writer, and rock critic. Her work has appeared in such publications as The American Voice, Bridges, Fish Drum, (Sic) Vice & Verse, Loca, Fruitbasket Upset, Damaged Goods, Caffeine, and BAM. She is currently completing a book of short prose. She can be contacted at gwynnega@aol.com.
  DF Lewis received the British Fantasy Society Karl Edward Wagner Award in 1998. He was born in 1948 in Walton-on-Naze, Essex. From 1966-69 he studied at Lancaster University where he formed the Zeroist Group. Loves listening to 20th century "classical" music and walking along Clacton seafront. He is married with two grown children. His work was published for five consecutive years in Year's Best Horror Stories, and he has had stories published in many prestigious literary journals such as Stand, Orbis, Iron, Panurge, and London Magazine. His work also appears in The Best New Horror, Vols. One, Two & Eight, and has received several "honourable mentions" in Year's Best Fantasy & Horror. Many of his stories appear in professional book anthologies. Lewis is also author of the acclaimed novella Agra Aska. He can be contacted at: dflewis48@hotmail.com, http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/6859/lewis.htm, and http://dflewis.cjb.net/.
  Amy Evans McClure
  Caitlin Mitchell-Dayton was born in Seattle, Washington in 1956. She received a B.A. in 1979 and an MFA in 1983 from the University of California at Berkeley. She has exhibited in the Bay Area at Center for the Arts, Victoria Room, and SF MOMA, and is represented by the John Berggruen Gallery. Her work can be seen in "Museum Pieces," currently on display at the M.H. de Young Museum in San Francisco.
  Janet Joritz-Nakagawa has published poetry in a number of American small press magazines. Originally from the Midwest, she has lived in Japan since 1989. She can be reached at: vf2j-nkgw@asahi-net.or.jp.
  Jim Nisbet has published six novels. Four of them -- The Gourmet (aka The Damned Don't Die), Lethal Injection, Death Puppet, and Prelude to a Scream -- have been published in American English and French, various of which have appeared in German and Italian. Two of them, Ulysses' Dog and You Stiffed Me!, have been published in French only, by Editions Payot et Rivages (Paris) as, respectively, Le Chien d'Ulysse and Sous le signe du rasoir. Prelude to a Scream will soon appear in Japanese. He has also published five volumes of poetry: Poems for a Lady, Morpho (with Alastair Johnson) Gnachos for Bishop Berkeley, Small Apt (with photos by Shelly Vogel), and Across the Tasma Sea. Two "audio narratives" have been recorded under the title The Visitor. And innumerable individual poems, essays, stories and excerpts have appeared in newspapers, anthologies and magazines as diverse as The Bolinas Hearsay News, City Lights Journal, and Vogue Hommes. Nisbet also owns and operates his own business, Electronic Furniture, which endeavor engendered the 1991 publication of his sole work of nonfiction to date, Laminating the Conic Frustum. A sequel, Laminating the Right-angled Conic Frustum, is in the works.
  Eugene Ostashevsky lives in San Francisco, where he co-founded 9x9 Industries and is currently organizing large poetry parties with Vainglorious. His work may also be found on http://www.paraffin.org/nine/, http://www.temporalimage.com/beehive/ (vol. 2, issue 3), and http://www.vainglorious.com/. His email is ostashev@earthlink.net. The title "Song of the Western Slavs" comes from Pushkin's adaptations of MŽrimŽe's fake Serbian folk songs. The piece was composed in the spring of 1999.
  Michael Rothenberg
  Wanda Phipps
  Larry Sawyer's work has appeared in Nexus, Cokefish, Tabacaria (Portugal), Skylark, Snakeskin, FZQ and Exquisite Corpse, with work forthcoming in Mesechabe. In his spare time he edits milk magazine. Volume One features work by Bill Berkson, Cid Corman, Wanda Coleman, Frank Lima and Denis Gallagher, among others. Visit milk's new web site via astral projection at www.milkmag.org.
Red Slider lives in Northern California. Recent work in print include ghazals (Lynx , vol I4, nos. 1& 2; Jane Reichold, ed.); a lyric narrative, "The Man Who Did Nothing" (Anthropology and Humanism, vol. 25, no. 1); haiku (Still Poetry, UK) and others. Online presentation venues include Recursive Angel, Taverner's Koans, Zuzu's Petals, Snakeskin, Brownflower, La Petite Zine... His tribute to the poet Ryuichi Tamura, "Cranes over the Lake" (Riding the Meridian, Jennifer Ley, ed.) has been nominated (along with hundreds of other poet's worthy entries) for this year's Pushcart Prize competition.
  Roger Snell is a poet and novice letterpress printer, and is co-editor of Mungo vs. Ranger, a biannual journal of poetry and prose. He lives and works in San Francisco.
  Jayne Lyn Stahl has been published in several major anthologies and little magazines, including Exquisite Corpse, City Lights Review: 2, The New York Quarterly, Stiffest of The Corpse, The Jacaranda Review, Sic: Vice & Verse, Beatitude: 33, amd others. She currently lives in Los Angeles.
  Laurie Stone is the author of the novel Starting with Serge, the memoir Close to the Bone, and Laughing in the Dark, a collection of her writing on comic performance. A longtime writer for the Village Voice and The Nation, she has been critic-at-large on National Public Radio's "Fresh Air," has received grants from The New York Foundation for the Arts and MacDowell Colony, and won the 1996 Nona Balakian prize in excellence in criticism from the National Book Critics Circle. She is currently writing a second novel, Apart from Sex, and her current fiction can be seen on Nerve.com. She can be contacted for readings, lectures and interviews at LStonehere@aol.com.
  Mike Topp is an aristocratic rebel whose high-spirited life has captured the imagination of Europe. He attended Harrow and Cambridge, where he was a good student and a great athlete. A deformed foot has only increased his determination to excel.