Volume III, Issue II
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Contributors & Artists

Giovani Casadei was born in Rome, Italy, where he studied at the Scuola Libera del Nudo and the Academy of Fine Arts. He later moved to Philadelphia, where he studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

Andrew Chandler's poems have been published in Volt, Aerial, Icon, Caveat Lector, Lingo and Flux.

Alan Davies most recent books are Name (This Press) and Signage (Roof Books).

Linh Dinh is the editor and co-translator of Night Again: Contemporary Fiction From Vietnam (Seven Stories Press 1996). He has published poems, short stories and translations in Sulfur, American Poetry Review, Threepenny Review, Denver Quarterly, Manoa and New Observations, among other journals.

Sharon Dolin's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Iowa Review, Cimarron Review, The Amicus Journal, Salamander, Salonika, The Yalobusha Review and Boulevard. Her collection of poems, Heart Work appeared in 1995 from Sheep Meadow Press and her letterpress chapbook, Climbing Mount Sinai appeared in 1996 from Dim Gray Bar Press.

H.E. Francis divides his time between Huntsville, Alabama and Madrid, Spain. A founding editor of Poem, his short stories and translations have been widely published in the United States, Spain and Argentina. His stories have been anthologized in the O. Henry Awards, Pushcart Prizes, Best American Short Stories, and other volumes. The Sudden Trees, his latest collection, is scheduled for publication this year by Frederic C. Beil, Publisher.

Saku Gunasegaram does breast cancer research at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Patrick Hernan was an editor-in-chief at Edgell Communications Inc., the former Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Publications. He now writes full time from his home in Oil City, Pa. His fiction has appeared in The Richmond Review in London, Marbles entertainment magazine and CrossConnect Volume 2. His nonfiction appears regularly in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and other newspapers and magazines.

J. Ferron Hiatt lives and works in West Philadelphia. His newest comedy, Atlanta Burns, opens this fall.

Khe Iem was born in 1946 in Nam Dinh. He escaped Vietnam by boat in 1988, spending a year in a refugee camp in Malaysia before coming to the United States in 1989. He is the editor of the influential journal Tho [Poetry], based in California, and author of the play "Hot Huyet" ["Blood Seed"], the poetry collections Dau Que [Home Mark] and Thanh Xuan [Clean Spring], and the story collection Loi Cua Qua Khu [Voice of the Past]. The selection printed here represents his first appearance in English.

William Lantry teaches at Slippery Rock University. As a co-advisor to the University's literary magazine, Ginger Hill, Lantry was instrumental in the debut of its online version this spring. Nominated for the Pushcart Prize, his poetry has appeared in Green World, Makar, The Poetry Garden Project, Gulf Coast, Tennessee Quarterly, The Paris/Atlantic and The Charlotte Poetry Review, among other journals.

Julia Lehman is a photographer for City Paper in Philadelphia.

Robert Leitz is a Professor of English and Creative Writing at Ohio Northern University. The latest of his seven collections of poems is After Business in the West: New and Selected Poems (Basfal Books 1996).

Marek Lugowski is a contributing editor for CrossConnect. He is the editor of A Small Garlic Press and Agnieszka's Dowry.

Peter Munro's poems have been 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, with more forthcoming in The Southern Poetry Review, The Santa Barbara Review, and Chelsea

Lisa Norris is a writing instructor and University Writing Program consultant at Virginia Tech. Her stories, poems and essays have been published in Blue Moon Review, Southern Poetry Review, Kansas Quarterly/Arkansas Review, Poet Lore, and others.

Ben Passikoff is a retired industrial engineer. His poems have appeared in Quarterly Review of Literature, Santa Barbara Review, Cafe Solo, Aileron, Skylark, International Poetry Review and Painted Bride Quarterly, among other journals.

Diane Payne won both the 1990 and 1991 Southwest Writers' Award for nonfiction. Her work has appeared in Palo Alto Review, Potomac Review, Stet Magazine, Pine Creek Review, Sojourners, 256 Shades of Grey, and The Walden Review among others.

Evelyn Sharenov's stories and poetry have appeared in Talus and Scree, Glimmer Train, Story Q., NYQ, Wigwam, Rain Ciry Review and Pulpsmith among others. She has been awarded an Oregon Institute of Literary Arts grant in fiction. Her first collection of short fiction will be published in 1998 by Alms House Press.

Leah Sheppard just graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a BA in Comparative Literature. She is an editor of CrossConnect and a network specialist for the University of Pennsylvania.

Bruce Taylor is a Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. He is the author of four chapbooks of poetry, most recently This Day (Juniper Press 1993), and the editor of six anthologies.

CK Tower 27, is Poetry Editor for Recursive Angel and Editor for Conspire Poetry Journal. She resides in Lansing Michigan, where she raises Rottweilers and attends Michigan State University, pursuing a degree for Veterinarian Technician and another in Literature. CK has seen wide publication of her work in print and electronic journals, including: "Poetry In Motion," "15 Credibility Street," "Artisan," "Ceteris Paribus," and "Zuzu's Petals."

Shawn Lynn Walker has received a Thouron Award for study in the UK, where she is attending the University of the East Anglia. Her poems have appeared in Fish Stories, Antietem Review and Amherst Review among others.

William Van Wert teaches film and creative writing at Temple. He is the author of the essay collection Memory Links (University of Georgia Press), which won the AWP Creative Nonfiction Award; the novels Stool Wives (Plover Press), What's It All About? (Simon & Schuster), Don Quickshot (Livingston University Press); the poetry collections The Invention of Ice Skating (Avisson Press), Proper Myth (Orchises Press) and Vital Signs (Urthona Press), which won the William Blake Poetry Prize.

Suki Wessling now makes California her home, after attending Stanford University. Her work has been published under the name Susana Shaio.

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