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Carol Ann Anderson's stories have been published or are forthcoming in The Other Side, The Southern Indiana Review, The Licking River Review, Snake Nation Review, Jeopardy, The Nassau Review, Rio Grande Review, and Xconnect. Her essay, "In the Corner of a Million Kids, was a finalist in the Loft's Creative Non-Fiction Essay Contest in 1994 and published in Grand Central in 2002. Ms. Anderson resides in a western suburb of Minneapolis with her husband Jim. She is a native of Westbury, New York, and has degrees in English Literature from Baldwin-Wallace College and Case Western Reserve University in Ohio. She has taught writing at Ohio State University and The College of Mount St. Joseph in Ohio and worked as the Special Projects Coordinator for the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. She currently writes fiction full time.

Betsy Andrews is a poet and writer living in Brooklyn, NY. You can find her work in numerous places including Fence, Skanky Possum, Mungo vs. Ranger and anthologies including Dangerous Families and Fresh Water. She's currently working on a novel about the Seven Sutherland Sisters.

John Michael Cummings' fiction has appeared in North American Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and Kansas Quarterly Review. His essays have appeared in Palo Alto Review, Pacific Review, and ACM (Another Chicago Magazine). He is a native of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, and currently lives in New York City with his girlfriend Susan and their cat Sentry.

Ruth Daigon was founder and editor of Poets On for twenty years until it ceased publication.

Tom Devaney is the American Pragmatist. He says, "I take practical measures to do impractical things."

David Floyd earned his MFA in creative writing at the University of Alabama. His poems and essays have most recently appeared or are forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Cream City Review, New Delta Review, Puerto del Sol, and Xconnect. Currently, he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in literature and creative writing at Rutgers University in Camden, NJ, and English and writing at Community College of Philadelphia.

Kevin Frazier's short stories have appeared in Fiction, The Journal of Baltic Writers, The Dalhousie Review, Island, Event and The South Carolina Review, among other places. He has lectured at the Russian State Institute of Cinematography in Moscow and has published studies of the Russian poet Khodasevich. He currently works for a Helsinki-based film company that makes international documentaries.

Halvard Johnson is a regular contributor to CrossConnect. His most recent book (with James Cervantes) is Changing the Subject, just out from Red Hen Press (Los Angeles). Two new online chapbooks-- Rapsodie espagnole and G(e)nome are available from www.xpressed.org. A chapbook called The English Lesson will soon be out in print from Unicorn Press. Other recent online poems can be found at Newtopia Magazine, nth position, Big Bridge, and Salt River Review. He is poetry editor of the Hamilton Stone Review, and lives with his wife the fiction writer and artist Lynda Schor in New York City.

Anyssa Kim is a poet, writer, self-taught visual artist and performance artist, and classically-trained violinist. She plays regularly with the New York Repertory Orchestra and has written and performed her own monologues in theaters and performance spaces around the city. She has been featured to read short stories and poetry at universities, libraries and arts venues throughout New York and elsewhere. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in A Gathering of the Tribes magazine, Good Foot, CrossConnect, Korean Quarterly, Korean Women's Magazine, Rising (UK), Dripping (UK), and SideReality: a journal of speculative and experimental poetry (online). Ovarian Twists, New & Selected Poems ( 2003, Fly By Night Press) is her first book of poetry.

Dave Koch teaches writing at Washington University in St. Louis. He is the co-founding editor of Land-Grant College Review. His work has appeared in 6,500, Pindeldyboz, Ducky Magazine and Slate.

Jeffrey Ethan Lee won the 2002 Sow's Ear Poetry Chapbook competition for The Sylf (published 2003), published Strangers in a Homeland (chapbook with Ashland Press, 2001), and won the first Tupelo Press Prize for literary fiction in 2001. He also created identity papers, 2002, a full-length dramatic poem with music on CD, which was recorded with the support of a Special Opportunities Stipend grant from the PA Council on the Arts. He has published over 170 poems and stories in American Poetry Review, Crab Orchard Review, Crazyhorse, Crosscurrents, Green Mountain Review, Many Mountains Moving, Washington Square, Xconnect, etc. He teaches creative writing at University of Northern Colorado- visit: www.unco.edu/poetry/jeffrey.lee.

Susan Lewis has completed a novel, Amateur Pursuits, a novella, Natural Selection, a story collection, The Promise or Rescue, and two collections of poetry, Street of Feeling and Strobe. She is the featured poet of a forthcoming issue of Sulphur River Review. Her work has been published or forthcoming in The Sycamore Review, Fuque, Global City Review among others.

Lynette Mager received her BFA from the University of the Arts in 1991. A background in Art Therapy is a heavy influence on her imagery. She currently lives and works in Philadelphia.

Chris Martin is the author of Vermontana, a volume of Noel Black's Angry Dog Midget Editions. A book of love poems, This Is Going To Be a Long Courtship, co-authored by Caroline Miller, is forthcoming from singlepress in Milwaukee. His work can also be found in Swerve, Fuori, Accurate Key, Lungfull!, Magazine Cypress, and Forklift, Ohio. He lives in Brooklyn with his sister, a playwright. They enjoy corn, found furniture, and Doughnuts Luncheonette.

Katy Jean May creates a variety of images through oil painting and collage, often showing figurative representations of emotional states. She received a BFA in Illustration from the University of the Arts and has shown in galleries in Eastern PA.

Cathy McArthur writes poetry and children's fiction. Her poetry has recently appeared in Shampoo. She currently attends the Masters in Poetry Program at The City College of New York and works as a program assistant for the Readings on the Bowery series, sponsored by Four Way Books.

Ron Padgett is the author of You Never Know (Coffeehouse Press, 2002), Poems I Guess I Wrote (2001), New & Selected Poems (1995), The Big Something (1990), Triangles in the Afternoon (1979), Great Balls of Fire (1969), and other collections. He has also published a volume of selected prose entitled Blood Work (1993), and translations of Blaise Cendrars' Complete Poems (1992), Pierre Cabanne's Dialogues with Marcel Duchamp (1971), and Guillaume Apollinaire's The Poet Assassinated (1968), among others. For his translations Padgett has received grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and Columbia University's Translation Center. He was the editor-in-chief of World Poets, a three-volume reference book (Charles Scribner's Sons, 2000). For twenty years Padgett was the publications director of Teachers & Writers Collaborative. He lives in New York City.

Robin Reinach is a native New Yorker with an MFA from Columbia. She practiced as a psychotherapist in the private sector until the birth of her daughter. She has published articles relating to her work as a therapist in T'ai Chi Magazine, AHP Perspective, Qi Magazine and Blac*Tress among others.

Abraham Smith is a native of Ladysmith, WI. His poems have most recently appeared or are forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Fence, Greensboro Review, New Orleans Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, and Xconnect. He will be graduating with an MFA in creative writing from the University of Alabama, where he was a 2003 Teaching-Writing Fellow, this May.

Sparrow is studying Hebrew with his daughter Sylvia. They live (with Violet Snow) in Phoenicia, NY, within the Catskill Park. See Soft Skull Press for Sparrow's books.

Jon Thompson is an Associate Professor of English at North Carolina State University, where he edits Free Verse: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry & Poetics.

Kristen Tracy's poems have appeared in Threepenny Review, North American Review, Poetry Northwest, Pequod, Quarterly West, Northwest Review and elsewhere. She co-edited A Chorus for Peace: A Global Anthology of Poetry by Women. (University of Iowa Press, 2002) She is a doctoral candidate at Western Michigan University where she teaches creative writing and children's literature.

G. C. Waldrep's first book of poems, Goldbeater's Skin, won the 2003 Colorado Prize and will appear in December from CLP/University of Colorado Press. His poems have appeared in Poetry, Gettysburg Review, Seneca Review, Conduit, Black Warrior Review and other journals. He lives in North Carolina.


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