Seth Abramson is a 22 year-old first-year student at Harvard Law a minor in sociology. While attending Dartmouth, he was named a Rufus Choate Scholar and received citations for his Shakespearean analyses. Seth has been published or will soon be published in ten electronic poetry journals.
Karen Adkins writes articles for Illinois Times, Illinois Magazine and Illinois Issues. This is her first fiction publication.
Jeffrey Alfier has previously been published by the e-zines Sauce*Box, Poetfest, Evolution's Voyage, Poetic Express, Pyrowords and Nieve Roja Review.
Carmen Butcher studied at the University of Georgia, University College London as a Fulbright scholar, and Heidelberg University. She has been published in Gravity, among other publications. She has a two year old daughter.
William K. Carlson has published articles and short stories in a wide variety of publications. He has also written two Science Fiction novels published by Doubleday.
Victor Hernandez Cruz was born in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico and moved to New York City with his family at the age of five. In 1966, while living on Manhattan's Lower East Side, his first book of poetry, Papo Got His Gun was published. Cruz moved to California's Bay Area in 1968 and a year later, his second collection Snaps was published by Random House, giving him national exposure. In 1971 Cruz visited his home island of Puerto Rico and in reconnecting with this aspect of his identity, wrote the book By Lingual Wholes, a poetic study of bi-lingualism; eighteen years later, he returned to Puerto Rico to live. In 1991, his book Red Beans was published and was the recipient of the Winner of the Publishers Weekly "Ten Best Books of the Year" Award. A recipient of an NEA and a Latin American Guggenheim Fellowship, Victor Hernandez Cruz has published essays, articles, short stories and is currently completing a novel. Panaramas, his book of poems, essays and stories, was recently published by Coffee House in 1997.
Christopher Davis is an associate professor of creative writing at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. His first book, The Tyrant of the Past and the Slave of the Future, won the 1988 AWP award. His second book, The Patriot, was published last spring by the University of Georgia Press. He is spending the summer at the MacDowell colony.
Lenny DellaRocca has had work appear in Seattle Review, Poet Lore, Nimrod, Wisconsin Review, Negative Capability, Maryland Poetry Review, and Chiron Review among others.
Cralan Deutsch recently returned from several years in Lesotho, as a volunteer in the Peace Corps. He has recently had pieces accepted by The Horsethief's Journal/ Green Tricycle and Still Magazine (UK) for publication.
Ray DiPalma is the author of more than thirty collections of poetry and visual work. His recent books include The Jukebox of Memnon (Potes & Poets, 1988), Provocations (Potes & Poets, 1994), and Motion of the Cypher (Roof Press, 1995). His work has been praised by such notable poets as Jackson MacLow and Robert Creeley.
Ronald Donn is from Corpus Christi, Texas, and works as an instructor at Louisiana Technical University (Ruston, LA). He has a master's in English Liberal Arts from Northeast Louisiana University (Monroe LA), where he did some editing for the school's literary mag. His publications include Spillway, Athena Incognito, Jones Ave (Canada). He lives in Monroe, LA.
Saku Gunasegaram does breast cancer research at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, using molecular genetic epidemiologic techniques.
Timothy Hodor's poetry has been published in over 200 journals nationally and internationally. His poetry was recently nominated for a Pushcart prize.
Halvard Johnson has had recent poetry and fiction in in Puerto del Sol, Wisconsin Review, Mudfish, The $ (Baltimore), Maryland Poetry Review, City Paper (Baltimore), St. Andrews Reviews, Stream, Synaesthetic, Blue Penny Quarterly, RealPoetik, CrossConnect, Gargoyle, Poetry New York, Confrontation, Florida Review, Salt River Review, Crania, and Literature, and the Arts.
Ann Lederer has had poems published over the last several years in journals such as Potato Eyes, Wind, Comstock Review, and Wayne Review. She works as a hospice nurse in Kentucky.
Ben Lerner is a student at Brown University, where he is studying with Michael Harper and C.D. Wright. His poems have appeared most recently in the Beloit Poetry Journal and the Tampa Review. He is the editor of Ore, a journal of creative letters.
Tristin Lowe received a fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center, been the recipient of a Pew Fellowship in sculpture, and recently completed an Artist-in-Residence at the Fabric Workshop, where his work will be exhibited July-Oct '99. He has had shows at the Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia), Philadelphia Museum of Fine Art, University of California (San Diego), and New Langston Arts (San Francisco) among others.
Michael Magee is a contributing editor for CrossConnect and founding editor of COMBO. He is finishing his dissertation "Emancipating Pragmatism: Emerson, Jazz and Experimental Writing," at Penn, and has new poems out or due to appear in Cafe Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Ixnay, The East Village Poetry Web and 6ix.
Joshua McKinney is an associate professor of English at Valdosta State University. He has work published in Denver Quarterly, Volt, No Roses Review, Salt Hill, Faultlines, and Pleiades, among others. He has work forthcoming in Lingo, First Intensity, Interim, Third Coast, and elsewhere. His chapbook Permutations of the Gallery won the 1996 Pavement Saw Chapbook Contest.
Daniel Meltz resides in New York City. His work has been published in American Poetry Review, Mudfish, and other journals.
Ben Miller has published his poetry and fiction across the country in journals such as Fence, New Digressions, The MacGuffin, California Quarterly, Parting Gifts, Washington Square, and The Montserrat Review. He has been awarded a short story prize by American Short Fiction, the Italo Calvino prize from Writing on the Edge, and a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing fellowship. This June a selection of his short prose pieces will be performed cabaret-style at The Medicine Show theater in New York City.
Noah Nussbaum lives in Redondo Beach, where he's a partner in a small consulting firm. One of his poems has appeared in Hingestone, a publication of the University of Missouri.
Ronald Palmer is an assistant professor of English at Framingham State College. His poetry has appeared in Poetry East, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Evergreen Chronicles, and Cream City Review. New work will appear in the e-journal Zuzu's Petals (issue 18), New York Quarterly and the journal of critical theory, Parallax (University of Leeds / England) in the Fall of 1999.
Krista Woodlief is a graduate of the University of Memphis with a Bachelor of the Arts in Creative Writing. She is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Journalism at the University of Memphis.
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