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Carl Annarummo
Carl 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

Julian Bernick
Julian lives and works in Minneapolis, MN, and has published previously in L'Ouverture, 100 Words, Word Outta Buffalo and Poetry Motel.

Marqus Bobesich
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
E. C. DePrang is a writer living in Austin. No genre is safe.

John Grey
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.

Richard Kostelanetz
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

Nathan Leslie
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 Lowery
Joanne Lowery’s 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 McCullough
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
COREY MESLER is the owner of Burke’s Book Store, in Memphis, Tennessee, one of the country’s 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 Year’s 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 Chloe’s dad and Cheryl’s husband.

Rich Murphy
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.

Greg Norton
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

Miriam Sagan

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
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, and

Kirby Wright
Kirby Wright 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.


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