lives a wife-less, child-less life in Boston with his cat. His poems
have been published in Venture and also on the web site canwehaveourballback.com.
Julian lives and works in Minneapolis, MN, and has published previously
in L'Ouverture, 100 Words, Word Outta Buffalo
and Poetry Motel.
Marqus P. Bobesich received his BFA from York University majoring in
visual arts and creative writing. His poems have appeared in Poetry
Canada, Lichen, Curbside Review, McGill Street
Magazine, and as lyrics for Toronto pop band PoorMarqus. He has
received writing awards from McLaughlin Fellows, Vandoo Newsmagazine,
and Books In Canada. He now works in Toronto as an actor, musician,
and stand-up comedian.
E. C. DePrang is a writer living in Austin. No genre is safe.
John Grey's work has appeared recently in South Carolina Review,
Bellevue Literary Review and Lullwater Review and
is upcoming in Confrontation and Pennsylvania English.
Individual entries on RICHARD KOSTELANETZ appear in Contemporary
Poets, Contemporary Novelists, Postmodern Fiction,
Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, A Reader's
Guide to Twentieth-Century Writers, the Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia
of Literature, Webster's Dictionary of American Authors,
The HarperCollins Reader's Encyclopedia of American Literature,
and the Encyclopedia Britannica, among other distinguished
directories. Living in New York, where he was born, he still needs $1.50
(US) to take a subway. More of his work may be found at www.richardkostelanetz.com
Aside from being nominated for the 2002 Pushcart Prize, Nathan Leslie's
fiction and poetry has appeared in over seventy publications including
Amherst Review, Wascana Review, Red River Review,
X-Connect, Fiction International, Adirondack Review,
The Crab Creek Review, Fodderwing, The Sulphur
River Literary Review, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and
Daybreak. He completed his MFA at the University of Maryland
two years ago, where he won the 2000 Katherine Anne Porter Fiction Prize.
Leslie currently teaches writing and literature at Northern Virginia
Community College. His first collection of short fiction, Rants
and Raves, will appear in January.
Joanne Lowerys poems have appeared in many literary magazines,
including Spoon River Poetry Review, Laurel Review,
Birmingham Poetry Review, New Delta Review, and River
Styx. Her most recent collection is Leper Woman and Other Poems
from March Street Press. She lives in Michigan.
Laura holds an MFA in writing from Goddard College and teaches at Brookdale
Community College in NJ where she is also the Chair of the Visiting
Writers and Lecturer Series. She is a recipient of a 94/95 New Jersey
State Arts Council Fellowship in prose and has published poetry and
prose in small publications such as The Lucid Stone, Poetry
Motel, Stockpot, Coastal Forest Review,
Beachcomber, The Witness and RadioVoid, and numerous
op-ed and feature articles in newspapers such as The NJ Star Ledger
and The Press of Atlantic City.
COREY MESLER is the owner of Burkes Book Store, in Memphis, Tennessee,
one of the countrys oldest (1875) and best independent bookstores.
He has published poetry and fiction in numerous journals including
Pindeldyboz, Orchid, Black Dirt, Thema,
Mars Hill Review, Poet Lore and others. He is
also a book reviewer for The Memphis Commercial Appeal.
A short story of his has been chosen for the 2002 edition of New
Stories from the South: The Years Best, edited by Shannon
Ravenel, published by Algonquin Books. His first novel, Talk:
A Novel in Dialogue appeared in 2002.. He is now at work on
a collection of linked stories, built from poorly remembered history
and bent mythology. Most importantly, he is Toby and Chloes dad
and Cheryls husband.
Rich Murphy's poems have appeared in such journals as Rolling Stone,
Poetry Magazine, Grand Street, New Letters,
Confrontation Magazine, Negative Capability, Slant
Journal, Seattle Review, International Poetry Review,
Montserrat Review, Connecticut Poetry Review, Icarus,
Natural Bridge, Alligator Juniper, New Delta Review,
and Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review.
Gregory Norton's short story publication credits include: The
Princeton Arts Review, The Rockford Review, George
and Mertie's Place, Nebo, The Missing Spoke Press
Anthology, Struggle, The Oyez Review, Writer's
Corner, Short Story Bimonthly, Slugfest, America
Laid Off; Literature of a Downsized Nation (anthology), Mobius,
and a Dallas literary magazine, Jack the Daw. Additional credits
include poetry in The Chicago Seed and non-fiction in Sunrise,
a former Midwestern monthly. Reviews of his novel, There Ain't No
Justice, Just Us, (ISBN 0-7388-0004) have been encouraging. "Luke
and Laura" is part of a larger collection of short stories on which
he is currently working entitled, The Infinity of Days in the Psychotic
Atomik Empire. More of his work may be found at www.gregoryalannorton.com.
Miriam Sagan's recent books of poetry include ARCHEOLOGY OF DEASIRE
(Red Hen) and THE WIDOW'S COAT (Ahsahta.) She lives in Santa
Fe, New Mexico.
Rachelle Street studied photography and theatre at Illinois Wesleyan
University and fine art photography at the Glasgow School of Art in
Scotland. Her work has been published in Signifyin Harlem and
City Writers and she was a member of the 2002 Bar 13/Union
Square National Slam Poetry Team. She currently works as a teaching
artist for Community Word Project. Her poetry and artwork can be viewed
at poetcd.com, citywriters.com
is a past recipient of the Anne Fields Poetry Prize, the Academy of
American Poets Award, the Browning Society Award for Dramatic Monologue,
and an Arts Council Silicon Valley Fellowhip in Poetry. He was nominated
for the 2002 Pushcart Prize.