William C. Burns is a nationally published author of poetry, engineering texts and science fiction short stories. He is an artist as well. Many of his murals and sculptures are on permanent display at various colleges as well as numerous, privately held works. He teaches electrical engineering courses at Greenville Technical College and the University of South Carolina.

Robert Klein Engler lives in Chicago. His poems and stories appear in Borderlands, Evergreen Chronicles, Hyphen, Christopher Street, The James Wright Review, American Letters and Commentary, Literal Latte, and many other magazines and journals. He has two books of poetry, Shoreline and Stations of the Heart, published by Alphabeta Press. Other works are published on disk by Spectrum Press. In 1989 he was the recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Literary Award for his poem, "Flower Festival at Genzano," which appeared in Whetstone.

Anna Evans, In the course of twenty-eight years, has been a linguist from the North of England, a Chemical Engineer from London, a Marketing Manager for a major multinational, a wife, a divorcee, unemployed in Bristol, a painter and decorator, a Studio Manager for a Design Agency and a wife again. She has, however, always been a writer.

Daisy Fried's poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Painted Bride Quarterly, Phoebe and Seven Arts. She is a staff writer for City Paper, in Philadelphia.

Jim Gourley lives with his wife, daughter, several sheep, a pair of goats and a small dog on a few acres in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.

Martin Gustillo lives and paints in Philadelphia.

Patrick Hernan is a former editor at Edgell Communications, the former Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Pubs. He writes full time from his home in Oil City, Pa. His short story, "The Kenmore Conspiracy," appeared in the July 1996 issue of Marbles, and his work appears regularly in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and other newspapers and magazines.

William B. Hunt was born in Elmhurst, Illionois, in 1946. His grandfather was involved in the Mount Rushmore Project in the 1930's, a legacy that has been important to his writing. Bill graduated from Macalester College in English Literature and wrote poetry on a fellowship at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 1972-3. He is currently a staff member at an elementary school in Longmont, Colorado. A large collection of his hundred-word prose poems, called The Presentations, is on the internet.

Harold Jaffe has had 8 books of fiction published including Eros Anti-Eros (City Lights), Madonna and Other Spectacles (PA/FSG), Dos Indios (Thunder's Mouth Press), and Straight Razor (Black Ice Books). Two interveiws with him will be appearing next year, one in Larry McCaffery's volume on "innovative" writers (University of Pennsylvania Press), and the other in New Novel Review. Recent publications include Pushcart Prize Stories, Nobodaddies, Central Park, Black Warrior Review, Disturbed Guillotine, and City Lights Review among others. He teaches at San Diego State University where he is the editor of Fiction International.

Maggie Jaffe's publications include How The West Was One, Continuous Performance, and 1492: What Is It Like To Be Discovered?, a collaboration with the artist Deborah Small. Maggie is art editor of Fiction International.

Therese Leigh, poet, fiction writer, and artist, is completing work on her bachelor of arts degree in history, with minors in classical studies, anthropology, and liberal arts, and a bachelor of fine arts degree in art with a painting emphasis, to graduate this June from Utah State University.

Jenniffer Lesh lives in Bakersfield, California. Her poems have appeared in Agnieszka's Dowry, Calliope, and So it Goes...

Gabrielle Mahler went to film school at Bard College in New York State, and currently works for NFL Films. She enjoys traveling, this work is from the Sinai Dessert in Egypt of a Bedouin Family.

Scott Moran is working on his MFA in Creative Writing at Goddard College in Vermont.

Peter Munro has had poems published in The Beloit Poetry Journal, Ontario Review, The Seattle Review, Four Quarters, The Duckabush Journal, Chrysanthemum, The Southern Poetry Review, and the Santa Barbara Review. More poems are forthcoming in The Southern Poetry Review, The Santa Barbara Review, and Chelsea.

Bao Ninh was born in 1952 in Hanoi. His first novel, The Sorrow Of War, has been translated into English and many other languages. During the Vietnam War, he served in North Vietnam's Glorious 27th Youth Brigade. Of the 500 soldiers who went south, only ten survived. His works have been published in Granta and in the American anthology The Other Side Of Heaven: Post-War Fiction By Vietnamese & American Writers and the French anthology Terres des Ephemeres.

Huston Ripley lives and works in Philadelphia.

Dennis Saleh is the author of five poetry collections including First Z Poems (Bieler), 100 Chameleons (New Rivers). This Is Not Surrealism won the first chapbook competition from Willamette River Books and was published in 1993. His work has appeared in a wide variety of magazines, and collections, including Poetry, Paris Review, TriQuarterly, Iowa Review and What Will Siffice (Gibbs Smith) and Men Of Our Time (University of Georgia) and recent/forthcoming issues of The Quarterly, Art/Life and Hanging Loose among others.

Mere Smith is a regular contributor to CrossConnect, her first chapbook Naked In My Mirror was published by A Small Garlic Press, she currently resides in Providence, Rhode Island, where she is majoring in theatre at Brown University.

David Hunter Sutherland is the editor for the internet publication Recursive Angel.