Volume II, Issue III
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Contributors & Artists

Joe Ahearn is co-editor of Rancho Loco Press, which will release Best Texas Writing, Volume 1 in the spring of 1997. His criticism and poetry have appeared in a large number of periodicals, including The Quarterly, Five AM, Dallas Review, Sulphur River Literary Review, and others.

David Alexander's work has appeared variously on the Web, most recently in Mississippi Review.

Linh Dinh is the editor and co-translator of Night Again: Contemporary Fiction From Vietnam. He has published poems, short stories and translations in many journals, including Sulfur, The American Poetry Review, Denver Quarterly, New Observations, The Threepenny Review and Vietnam Forum. The Ca Dao poems published here are from an anthology Dinh is compiling, The Cat Sits On A Palm Tree.

Gregory Djanikian has published three collections of poems, The Man in the Middle, Falling Deeply into America, and About Distance, all from Carnegie-Mellon. He directs the creative writing program at University of Pennsylvania.

Mitch Epstein's photographs are in numerous major collections throughout the world, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum in New York, and the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris. He has had nine solo exhibitions in New York City, and has worked as a cinematographer and production designer for several films, among them Salaam Bombay! and Mississippi Masala. His books include In Pursuit of India (Aperture, 1987), and Fire, Water, Wind (Doyusha, 1995). The selection presented here is from his new book Vietnam: A Book of Changes (Doubletake/Norton, 1996).

Richard Garni has published poetry and prose in the following publications: No Exit,Tight, Poetry Motel, The Quarterly, Makar, Pif, Peking Duck, Fine Madness, and others

Michael Hyde received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently studying in the M.F.A. program at Columbia. His stories have been published in The Ontario Review.

Halvard Johnson is the author of 5 volumes of Poetry. 4 were published by New Rivers Press and the fifth, Americans Playing Slow-pitch Softball at an Airbase near Kunsan, South Korea is currently seeking a publisher. Eclipse is archived on-line at CAPA. Poems have appeared on-line in Deep Breath and RealPoetik and fiction in Blue Penny Quarterly.

Len Kruger, a graduate of the University of Maryland creative writing program, and two-time winner of the Katherine Anne Porter prize for fiction for best short fiction. He has published short stories in a number of literary journals, including The Maryland Review, Ruby, and Ethos, among others.

Kevin Keck's poems are forthcoming in New York Quarterly, Atom Mind, and Rag Mag, and have appeared in the New Press Literary Quarterly and Curmudgeon.

Andrew Lam, an associate editor at Pacific News Service, has won a Thomas Moore Storke International Award for his journalism. He is currently working on a collection of short stories. His fictions have been published in Manoa, Amerasia Journal; the anthologies: The Other Side of Heaven, Vietnam, A Traveler's Literary Companion, Once Upon a Dream: The Vietnamese American Experience and Sudden Fiction.

Ayli Lapkoff lives in Nepean, Canada. Her poetry has appeared in Atmospherics, Box77, Fiction Online, GrafftiFish, Gravity, inter/face, as well as in the chapbook anthology Generation NeXt.

Steve Lord studied at the California Institute of the Arts and the Otis Parsons Institute in Los Angeles. He spent a year working with illustrator and sculptor Dennis Anderson in Missouri, later working as a freelance sculptor for films and as an illustrator for CDI Interactive in Los Angeles. He spent two summers working with Martine Vaugel in France, and has taken first place awards at the Reading Scenic River Days Art Festival and in the Johnson Foundation National Sculpture Competition. Featured in private collections around the country, Steve Lords has worked as a sculptor in Philadelphia since 1993.

Jeffrey Loo is currently a visiting assistant professor at Franklin and Marshall; also a tenure-track assistant prof at Camden County College. Works are forthcoming from Confrontation, The Abiko Quarterly, Dis-Orient, The Palanquin Pamplet Series, Excursus & Oxford Magazine etc. Other recent publications include Reed Magazine, The Slate, American Poetry Review, Negative Capability, Cape Rock,and Hayden's Ferry Review among others.

Michael Magee is a third year doctoral student in English at the University of Pennsylvania where he is beginning a dissertation on Emerson and American experimental writing. His poetry has appeared or is due out in The Florida Review, America, Spoon River Poetry Review, Amelia, Crazy Quilt Quarterly and elsewhere.

Ben Miller is a 1988 graduate of the NYU writing workshop and has worked a variety of jobs, including that of Macy's Santa, while continuing to pursue a writing career. His stories have appeared in a number of publications, including Alembic, Century, Quarter After Eight, and Pudding Magazine. His honors include a Literal Latte travel writing prize, a Rosebud Contemporary Writing Award, and a 1996 National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship. Miller lives in New York City.

Errol Miller lives in West Monroe, Louisiana. His most recent book is Downtown Diner(Gods Bar Unplugged Press). He has two books forthcoming: Forever Beyond Us and Downward Glide from Suphur River Review Press and Pannus Index Press respectively. Recent poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Midwest Quarterly, Four Quarters, Centennial Review and Maryland Review.

Bob Perelman is the author of nine books of poetry, including Virtual Reality, and two critical books, The Trouble with Genius (California) and The Marginalization of Poetry (Princeton). He is the Chair of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Brian Robertson makes a living as a blues musician and a writer. His newest book, Little Blues Book was recently published by Algonquin with illustrations by R. Crumb.

Robert Smalls is a 41 year old Philadelphia native. His work has been exhibited at Nexus, High Wire, The Painted Bride, and in galleries at both Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania.

Juliana Spahr is an editor of Chain literary magazine and an editor of A Poetics of Criticism (Leave Books, 1994). Her book Response was the winner of the National Poetry Series for 1996, and has just been published by Sun & Moon Press. She lives in Albany, New York.

Robert Sward, who currently teaches at the University of California Extension in Santa Cruz, is the winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is the author of 14 books, including Four Incarnations, New & Selected Poems (1991), published by Coffee House Press and his most recent work, A Much-Married Man (Ekstasis Editions). He is a regular contributor to CrossConnect.

Rosmarie Waldrop is a celebrated poet, author of ten books, including A Form of Taking It All, Key Into the Language of America, and The Book of Resemblances. She is the founder and co-editor of Burning Deck Press, one of the key small press publishers of experimental writing for the last few decades, and is one of the leading translators of French and German prose and poetry into English.

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