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Christopher Barnes won a Northern Arts writers award in 1998. In July 2000 he read at Waterstones bookshop to promote the anthology Titles Are Bitches. Christmas 2001 he debuted at Newcastle's famous Morden Tower doing a reading of his poems. Each year he reads for Proudwords lesbian and gay writing festival and partakes in workshops. 2005 saw the publication of his collection LOVEBITES published by Chanticleer Press, 6/1 Jamaica Mews, Edinburgh.
Jak Cardini currently resides in a suburb of Houston, Texas. He has read all over Texas, and, while living in Austin, he regularly performed on the slam circuit, though considering himself more of a "page poet". He works as a moderator of a poetry message board hosted by the online e-zine Spoiled Ink ( www.spoiledink.com ) and was awarded their August "Poet's Choice Award". He is self-publishing his first book of poetry at www.lulu.com/gcpapermill
Eric Hoffman's work has appeared in many journals, including Blue Unicorn , Voices International , Hurakan , Sunstone and Xanadu. For several years he wrote the monthly column "Examinations" for the journal Mental Contagion.
Nasrullah Khan, from Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan, says of himself, "I try to write heartfelt stories based on bitter realities. I belong to a country where people are afraid of life. Their sleep has lost dreams. I want to reawake their oppressed dreams; I want to share their woes; I want to share the suffering of their shrieking souls. Humanity is dying and I am trying to put a few drops of water on its dry tongue so that it should face death bravely. My writing is the echo of their flagging hopes and raging desires."
With work previously published in whimperbang, Laura McCullough's first collection of poetry, The Dancing Bear, is out this November, and her second manuscript, What Men Want, is being shopped around to publishers. Her recent poems have appeared in Boulevard, Gulf Coast, and Hotel Amerika.
Thomas Reynolds currently teaches at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas, and has published poems in various print and online journals, including New Delta Review, Alabama Literary Review, Aethlon-The Journal of Sport Literature, The MacGuffin, The Cape Rock, Flint Hills Review, Potpourri, The Pedestal Magazine, Big Toe Review, American Western Magazine, Combat, Strange Horizons, and Prairie Poetry.
Robert Schönberg is reclusive living near Rhododendron, Oregon. Previously published poetry in Subtletea.
Gary Sloboda lives and works in San Francisco and has published a handful of poems in small magazines in journals, most recently in Rattle. Currently he is trying to put togther a progressive rock band and continues to write as much poetry as possible.
Philip Terry is currently Director of Creative Writing at the University of Essex. His most recent book is Ovid Metamorphosed (Vintage, 2001). He is currently working on his first collection of poetry.
Ernest Williamson III
Ernest Williamson III has published poetry and visual art in over forty online and print journals. He holds the B.A. and the M.A. in English from the University of Memphis. Currently, Ernest is a doctoral student at Seton Hall University.