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William Allegrezza edits the online journal Moria and hosts a blog at His chapbook lingo was published by subontic press. His e-book Temporal Nomads can be downloaded from xPress(ed).

Kathryn T. S. Bass holds a Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Denver, where she worked on the editorial staff of The Denver Quarterly and taught college-level creative writing workshops. A recipient of a 2002 Colorado Council on the Arts Fellowship in poetry, Kathryn works as a freelance copywriter, a teacher with the Lighthouse Writers Workshop, and a visiting poet to K-12 schools in the Denver Metro area. Kathryn's publication credits include The Amherst Review, The Formalist, The Pedestal Magazine, The Prose Poem, Quarter After Eight, and Red River Review.

Keith Baughman currently has work featured at Generator 12. He can be reached at

John M. Bennett has published over 200 books and chapbooks of poetry and other materials. Among the most recent are rOlling COMBers (Potes & Poets Press), Mailer Leaves Ham (Pantograph Press), Loose Watch (Invisible Press), Chac Prostibulario (with Ivan Arguelles; Pavement Saw Press), Historietas Aflabeticas (Luna Bisonte Prods), and Public Cube (Luna Bisonte Prods). He has exhibited and performed his word art worldwide. He is editor of Lost and Found Times, and Curator of the Avant Writing Collection at The Ohio State University Libraries.

Mike Chasar is completing a Ph.D. in English at the University of Iowa where he is writing about American poetry and popular culture. His reviews and essays have appeared in American Book Review, The Cresset, Dayton Daily News, Glimmer Train, Kansas City Star, Miami Herald, Rain Taxi, St. Petersburg Times, and The Writer's Chronicle.

Chad Chmielowicz works at the International Writing Program in Iowa City. He has done translations with the Polish poet Piotr Sommer. In the Spring of 2003, he won the Prairie Lights Donald Justice Poetry Prize and finished his MFA at the University of Iowa.

Clayton A. Couch lives in Columbia, SC with his wife, Lauren, and his feline familiar, Gretchen. Employed as a Library Specialist for Midlands Technical College, he is currently working towards an MLIS (Library Science) degree at the University of South Carolina. He has published poems in such places as Aught, Big Bridge, can we have our ball back?, Dark Moon Rising, Dark Planet, Dreams and Nightmares, EOTU, Get Underground, moria, muse apprentice guild, Once Upon A World, The Pedestal, Pierian Springs, Poethia, Shampoo, Say..., Speculon, Star*Line, Tin Lustre Mobile, VeRT, xStream, and Ygdrasil. He was recently interviewed at Tin Lustre Mobile, and upcoming work will appear in SpaceBreather, Unpleasant Event Schedule, VeRT, and Znine. Like every other poet on the internet, he maintains a weblog (

Mark DuCharme is author of Cosmopolitan Tremble (Pavement Saw Press, 2002). His poetry and essays are recent or forthcoming in BirdDog, Conundrum, Fulcrum, LA Review, Morkville, Muse Apprentice Guild, New Review of Literature, Poems for Peace, Pom2, VeRT, 26: A Journal of Poetry and Poetics, and 88: A Journal of Contemporary American Poetry.

Cathy Eisenhower was born in Youngstown, Ohio, and lives in Washington, DC. She's currently translating the work of Argentine poet Diana Bellessi in collaboration with her. Eisenhower's poems have been published in Denver Quarterly, Phoebe, canwehaveourballback, etc., and Phylum Press published her chapbook, Language of the Dog-heads, in 2001.

Raymond Farr lives in Ocala, FL. His work can be veiwed online at Shampoo, Can We Have Our Ball Back?, Aught, Milk, Textbase, Xstream, Poethia, Eratio, GutCult, BlazeVox2k3, and Muse Apprentice Guild.

Michael Farrell is the Australia editor of slope ( His first book ode ode was recently published by Salt Publishing and is available at It includes poems from La Petite Zine, Lit, The Literary Review, Quarterly West, Salamander, slope, Tooth, Verse, and Volt.

Thomas Fink is the author of Gossip: A Book of Poems (Marsh Hawk Press, 2001), Surprise Visit (poems, Domestic Press,1993), "A Different Sense of Power": Problems of Community in Late-Twentieth-Century U.S. Poetry (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2001), and The Poetry of David Shapiro (FDUP, 1993). His work has been published in Talisman, Verse, Jacket, American Letters & Commentary, Lit, Sidereality, La Petite Zine, Skanky Possum, Milk, Barrow Street, Phoebe, x-Stream, Aught, Contemporary Literature, American Poetry Review, American Book Review, Boston Review, Shampoo, Moria, Poethia, Rain Taxi, and numerous other e-zines and journals.

Noah Eli Gordon is the author of The Frequencies (Tougher Disguises 2003), a founding editor of Baffling Combustions and publisher of the Braincase chapbook series.

W.B. Keckler's book, Sanskrit of the Body, won in the National Poetry Series 2002. (It may be ordered online through and many other online retailers.) His work has appeared in numerous magazines here and abroad. He is also a playwright.

Amy King's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Riding the Meridian, Spork Magazine, Muse Apprentice Guild, Tarpaulin Sky and Unarmed: Adventurous Poetry Journal. Her ebook, The Citizen's Dilemma, is available at Duration Press. Amy currently teaches English at Nassau Community College. Please visit her website at

Sueyeun Juliette Lee grew up in McLean, Virginia and is currently an MFA student in poetry. She's had poems appear in Shampoo, LitVert, and Can We have Our Ball Back?

Jim Leftwich co-edits xtant, and is the author of Doubt (Potes & Poets), Dirt (Luna Bisonte), Virgule (Lingua Blanca) and Staceal 1 (Avantacular). From 1994 to 2000 he published the early mail-art zine Juxta and co-edited and Juxta Electronic. An extensive selection of his work is accessible at Muse Apprentice Guild. His long work, Doubt, is available at avant-garde bookstores. He lives in Charlottesville, VA.

Anita Naegeli, a writer and artist, received her MFA in Creative Writing from The New School. She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre. She is an associate poetry editor for LIT magazine. Her work is forthcoming in Good Foot and The Styles. Anita lives and works in New York City.

Daniel Nester is the author of God Save My Queen (Soft Skull Press 2003), which is a meditation on his obsession with the rock band Queen. He is the editor of the online journal Unpleasant Event Schedule, as well as a contributing editor for Painted Bride Quarterly. His work has appeared or will appear in Open City, Nerve, Columbia Poetry Review, LIT, Crazyhorse, and others. A poem of his was selected by Yusef Komunyakaa to appear in The Best American Poetry 2003.

Stephen Oliver b. 1950. Grew in Brooklyn-west, Wellington, New Zealand. Author of twelve titles of poetry, including Night of Warehouses: Poems 1978-2000, HeadworX Publishers, 2001. One year Magazine Journalism course, Wellington Polytechnic. Radio NZ Broadcasting School. Casual Radio Actor. Lived in Paris, Vienna, London, San Francisco, Greece and Israel. Signed on with the radio ship, The Voice of Peace broadcasting in the Mediterranean out of Jaffa. Freelanced as production voice, newsreader, announcer, voice actor, journalist, copy and features writer. Poems widely represented in New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, USA, UK, South Africa, Canada, etc. New work taken for 3AM Magazine, Aught, Alba, Big Bridge, Blackmail Press, Catalyser Journal, Comet, DIAGRAM, Identity Theory, Sidereality,Snow Monkey, Failbetter, Fire Magazine, San Francisco Salvo, Kitchen Sink, Pemmican, Get Underground, Comrades, Can We Have Our Ball Back? Illuminations, PoetryNZ/26, featured Poet, Mad Blood, Millennium Papers, Milk Magazine, Omega, Orbis, The Paumanok Review, Peshekee River Poetry, Prague TV, storySouth, Stride, Tiger Magazine, Thylazine, Word For/Word, etc. Recently published, DEADLY POLLEN, a poetry chapbook, Word Riot Press, (USA), 2003, and, BALLADS, SATIRE & SALT - A Book of Diversions [with illustrations by Matt Ottley] Greywacke Press, 2003. Recently completed, a recording of poems titled: KING HIT - Selected Readings ­ written and read by Stephen Oliver to original music composed by Matt Ottley, intended for international release. Stephen is a transtasman poet and writer who lives in Sydney. See also: Stephen Oliver interview with Will Roby / Word Riot

Michael Peters' poetry, fiction, visual poetry, and theory have appeared in Spinning Jenny, Rhino, Lungfull, Word For/Word, Lost and Found Times, North of South, Sweet Portable You, World Letter, Badaboom Gramophone, Posted, Castagraf, 5'9" Assembling, Davinio Art Electronics, Generator Press, and Xtant. Visual poetic works have appeared in numerous gallery exhibits, including: The Art Academy of Cincinnati's 02txt Exhibit, the OSEAO gallery in Seattle (in conjunction with Seattle Poetry Festival 2002), the Ohio State University's "American Avant-Garde, Second Wave" Exhibit, and the Wordseen Exhibit at the Diana Lowenstein gallery in Miami, Florida. Visual works and limited edition books can be found in The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, Printed Matter in New York City, and The Ohio State University Special Collections/Avant-Garde Library.

As an assistant to the composer Petr Kotik (SEM Ensemble) in New York City from 1992 to 1999, Peters was introduced to the polyartist Richard Kostelanetz. Collaborating with Kostelanetz, Peters designed two books of visual poetry and contributed several entries to his Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes. In June of 2001, Peters attended what would become an important three-week residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA) in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, which was convened under Kostelanetz, wherein he was introduced to John M. Bennett, Scott Helmes, and Kathy Ernst. In mid-September 2001 at Wolverhampton University (UK), Peters presented a paper at the No Future Conference, titled: "Absence and Psychogeography in the Dawn of the Trickster." And in July 2002, as a participant in the Avant-Garde Symposium that was held at The Ohio State University's Special Collections/Avant-Garde, Peters presented a conceptual treatise: "Wholesale Form; an Attack on the Corporate Form with Text and Sound."

Also a musician, most notably in Poem Rocket, Peters has released recordings on numerous independent labels, most recently, Atavistic--the experimental, Chicago-based avant-jazz & rock label. He is also a member of the Be Blank Consort-with a CD available through Luna Bisonte Prods. Peters is still working on a large poem with uninflected chapters as well as completing new material for another Poem Rocket release in addition to conducting preliminary research for a biography on the French architect Fleury Colon. Among other projects, Peters is serving as contributing editor for the next issue of Xtant.

Steven J. Stewart lives in Reno, NV with his wife and two children. His poems and translations appear in numerous publications, including Crazyhorse, Atlanta Review, jubilat, Hotel Amerika, Seneca Review, Hanging Loose, Xconnect, Apalachee Review, Runes Review, and Poetry Daily. His book of translations of Spanish poet Rafael Pérez Estrada is forthcoming from Hanging Loose Press in 2003. He is currently finishing book-length manuscripts of translations of the work of Spanish poets Carlos Edmundo de Ory and Angel Crespo.

Marc Snyder is a professional artist living in Connecticut. He has a Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking from Indiana University and a Bachelors degree in studio art from the University of Virginia.

A chapbook of his literary-themed linocuts, Portraits: Linocuts by Marc Snyder, was published by Bottle of Smoke Press in Fall 2003.

His artwork has been reproduced in several publications, including: linocut to be reproduced on cover of Critical Matrix, Princeton University, Spring 2004; original artwork to be featured in Bottle of Smoke Press Bottle #2, 2004; linocut reproduced on cover of the poetry journal Free Lunch, Winter 2003; original artwork created for Bottle of Smoke Press Bottle #1, 2003; artist's book included in X-Ray Magazine #9, 2003; linocut portrait of John Guare reproduced on cover of Arts & Letters Journal of Contemporary Culture, Spring 2003; portfolio of artwork produced specifically for ArtBureau 2, 2002, including an original artist's book produced for the lettered editions; three etchings reproduced in the Flannery O'Connor Bulletin, 1998.

His original prints are in numerous public collections, including: Archives and Special Collections, JD Williams Library, University of Mississippi; The Amity Art Foundation; Elon College, NC; the University of Georgia; The Carroll Reece Museum, TN; Eastern Tennessee State University; the University of Wisconsin-Parkside; the Poetry/Rare Books Collection at SUNY Buffalo; the Southern Graphics Council; "Stiftung Hans Arp Und Sophie Tauber-Arp e.V.," Germany.

Nico Vassilakis lives in Seattle. The predictable rhythm of the seasons' march forward. Some of his visual/concrete poetry can be seen on the web. He runs Sub Rosa Press and co-curates SubText, a reading series. The shrubs are conspiring and formulating an attack strategy. Quixote wrangles.

James Wagner teaches poetry online through Syracuse University, and has been the editor of Salt Hill. His work has been published in The American Poetry Review, Denver Quarterly, 5_Trope, McSweeney's, and elsewhere. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize the past three years, and is currently working on his second book.

Derek White's work has appeared or is forthcoming in the likes of Elimae, Aught, DIAGRAM, Sendecki, perspektive, Café Irreal and Snow Monkey. His chapbook of visual poems, Mining in the Black Hills, is available from Calamari Press. He currently works as a producer/writer for Napster in NYC.


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