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Scott Edward Anderson received the 1997 Nebraska Review Award and won the 1998 Larry Aldrich Emerging Poets Competition, chosen by Thomas Lux. He has been a semi-finalist for the "Discovery"/The Nation award three times in the past four years. He also serves as an Associate Poetry Editor with the Painted Bride Quarterly.

Kelly Bancroft coordinates an arts partnership between a local university and two inner-city schools. She has won an Ohio Arts council Individual Artists Award and a Ragdale Fellowship. Her poetry and fiction has appeared in West Branch, Mudfish, Icon, Literal Latte, and others.

Anselm Berrigan is the author of Integrity & Dramatic Life (Edge, 1999). A second book of poems is due in 2001, also from Edge. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. Recent work has appeared in The World, Boston Book Review, and Prosodia.

Melanie Bogue has poems currently in or forthcoming in Denver Quarterly, Fence, Passages North, Pleiades, PifMagazine, and Another Chicago Magazine.

Roger Bonner is a Swiss poet and writer living in Basel.

Janet Buck has two poems nominated for this years Pushcart Prize in Poetry. Her poetry, poetics, and fiction have appeared in hundreds of magazines worldwide. She is one of ten U.S. poets to be featured at the "One Heart, One World" Exhibit at the United Nations Exhibit Hall in New York City in April, 2000.

Jose Chaves currently lives in Bogota Columbia where he is working on translations for an anthology of Latin-American poetry. His own work has recently appeared in Highbeams, The Alsop Review, Jeopardy, helicoptero, and Timberline. When not in Columbia he lives in Portland, Oregon, where he teaches Spanish and Creative Writing.

Lisa Chi Chen is a public interest media consultant who lives and works in San Francisco.

Nathalie Chicha was born in Los Angeles, and currently resides in Providence, RI. Her recent studies include French philosophy and film, and at present she is exploring hypertext fiction. This is her first publication.

Brendan Connell lives in New York and California where he translates texts from the Tibetan and Sanskrit. He has just finished his first novel, as well as a collection of short stories. His translations have been published in Literature of Asia, Africa and Latin America (Prentice Hall 1999). He has both fiction and poetry forthcoming, or already published, in a number of literary journals and zines, including RE:AL, The Journal of Liberal Arts, Tabu, Devil Blossoms, Poetic Voices, Frisson and Lethologica.

Colette DeDonato received an MFA in Poetry from SFSU in 1995. She currently lives in NYC where is putting together a book-length collection of her poems, Excerpts from the Present Moment.

Gregory Djanikian directs the undergraduate creative writing program at the University of Pennsylvania. His fourth book of poems Years Later was published in 2000 by Carnegie Mellon Press.

David Floyd is originally from Philadelphia and a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. He is currently a student in the M.F.A. program at the University of Alabama. His poetry has appeared in Paragraph, Quarter After Eight, and Helitrope.

Jeffrey Gianelli is a twenty-three year old student at San Francisco State University. His work has appeared in Voice and other magazines. He is currently at work on his first novel.

Matt Hart is from near Manchester, England. He's a PhD student at Penn and is currently writing a disseration on modernism and synthetic vernacular poetry. Poems forthcoming in PhillyTalks Newsletter, Kenning and Lipstick 11. Shout out to the Whampstead Massive.

Mytili Jagannathan lives, works and plays in Philadelphia. She has new poems in Combo, Interlope, Salt, and Xcp: Cross-Cultural Poetics. She recently co-edited a forum on gender and critical style for How2 (# 4), an e-journal of feminist poetics.

Robert Kendall is the author of the book A Wandering City (winner of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center Prize) and a book-length work of hypertext poetry published by Eastgate Systems. His poetry has appeared in a wide variety of print and web magazines-- including Iowa Review, Cortland Review, Contact II, Indiana Review, River Styx, and New York Quarterly-- as well as in several anthologies. He is the recipient of a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship, a New Forms Regional Grant, and other awards. He teaches creative writing for the New School University and runs the literary Web site Word Circuits.

Brian Kreydatus says, "any image I make through painting, printmaking, or drawing must have a feel for the skin's meaty physically, it's vulnerability, its poignantly beautiful imperfections and the inherent emotional confrontation that occurs when we are presented with these basic truths of the human condition." He teaches printmaking and drawing at the University of Pennsylvania and the Washington Studio School.

Sharon Krinsky's poetry appears in various journals, including the Brooklyn Review, Paragraph, Renegade, Beet, and Poetry New York. Her work has also been published in Best American Poetry 1992, twenty stories by eighteen authors, and the chapbook The Ruddy Duck. She lives in New York City where she is an editor and librarian.

Dorianne Laux is the author of three collections of poetry from BOA Editions: Awake (1990), What We Carry (1994), and Music in the Morning (Spring 2000). She is also co-author, with Kim Addonizio, of The Poet's Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry (Norton), and is Associate Professor and Director of the University of Oregon's Program in Creative Writing. She also judged this year's AWP Poetry competition for a first book of poems.

Jeffrey Loo has a chapbook forthcoming from Ashland Press (Ashland, Ohio, 2001) and recently published in Barrow Street, Green Mountains Review, Many Mountains Moving, Crab Orchard Review, rampike, Southern Poetry Review and others. His work is also featured on a mural in Chinatown, thanks to the Mural Arts Program of Philadelphia, and his ms., identity papers has been a semi-finalist or a finalist at Copper Canyon, New Issues, etc. He won the tenth annual City Paper writing award for poetry. He chairs the Board of the Asian Arts Initiative of Philadelphia and teaches Creative Writing at Community College of Philadelphia.

Andy Morgan lives in New Hampshire. He served as editorial assistant for Verse, and his poems have appeared in Slope.

Elaine Margolin is a New York City based freelance writer of essays, book reviews, and short stories. She is also a frequent contributor to Book Magazine - The Magazine of the Reading Life. Her recent work has appeared in several publications including Inside Magazine, American Book Review, Chattahoochee Review, Calyx, A Journal of Art & Literature by Women, Jewish Currents, and Writer to Writer.

Todd Marrone grew up in Yardley, Pennsylvania. He graduated with a degree in Art Education from Kutztown University and teaches middle school art at Lower Merion in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.

Frank Matagrano's most recent work has appaered in Melic Review and Stirring: A Literary Journal. Pudding House Publishing, a small press in Ohio, will be publishing a chapbook of his poems entitled "Moving Platform" in late 2000. Currently, he resides in New York.

Robert Miltner is an Assistant Professor of English at Kent State University where he teaches creative writing, American Literature, and composition. His poems have most recently been published in Barrow Street, key satch(el), Prose Poem: An International Journal, and The New York Quarterly. He is also the author of three poetry chapbooks: On the Off-Ramp (Implosion Press), The Seamless Serial Hour (Pudding House), and Against the Simple (Kent State University Press) which won the Wick Chapbook Award.

Alice Oh's most recent exhibition was in October at the Nexus Foundation in Philadelphia.

Ronald Palmer: born: Connecticut: 1966. Received graduate degrees: NYU (M.A.): SUNY Binghamton (Ph.D.). Currently a writer-in-residence: Theory Department: Jan van Eyck Academy: Maastricht (Netherlands). Most Recent poems: COMBO #6. Forthcoming work: Many Mountains Moving.

Ethan Paquin's poems and reviews are forthcoming in The Boston Review, Quarterly West, Stand, LIT, Verse and Meanjin, among other journals. He edits Slope and teaches in the writing program at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Peter Rock is the author of novels This Is the Place (Anchor, 1997) and Carnival Wolves (Anchor, 1998). He received a BA in English from Yale University and has held a two-year Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University. He has taught fiction at Stanford and Yale, and currently teaches at the University of Pennsylvania. His freelance writing has appeared in Philadelphia Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and elsewhere. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Ella Vining, who is a medical student at Penn.

Michael Rothenberg lives in Pacifica, CA. He is a poet, songwriter and publisher of Big Bridge Press and Big Bridge, a webzine of poetry and everything else, and co-editor of JACK Magazine. His poems have appeared in Exquisite Corpse, Jacket, Zyzzyva, Sycamore Review, Cortland Review and many other publications. Most recently he is editor of Overtime, Selected Poems by Philip Whalen (Penguin Putnam, Inc.). He has published several books of poems including Nightmare of the Violins, What the Fish Saw and Favorite Songs. He is also the author of the novel Punk Rockwell (Tropical Press). His book of poems The Paris Journals will be available this coming Fall from Fish Drum, Inc.

Derek D. White is a technical writer by trade, who has also completed two novels and two screenplays. He has had short stories published in the Portsmouth Portfolio, The Climbing Art, Jaunt, Nubrite Solutions, and Wings.

Mark Wisniewski's novel, Confessions of a Polish Used Car Salesman, reviewed favorably by the Los Angeles Times and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, is in its second printing, and he recently won a Pushcart Prize. Short stories of his are published/forthcoming in magazines such as The Gettysburg Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Fiction International, The Yale Review, American Short Fiction, Paris Transcontinental, Sequoia: Stanford University's Literary Magazine, River Styx, and Fiction. His collection of short stories, All Weekend With the Lights On (Leaping Dog Press, 2001), is due out in January.

Scott Wolven currently holds a fellowship in creative writing at Columbia University, where he has studied under the novelist Raymond Kennedy. In 1999, Wolven was awarded the J.R. Humphreys Fellowship in Creative Writing from Columbia. His fiction has appeared in Permafrost and Emerging Voices Online and is forthcoming in Mississippi Review, HandHeldCrime, and Plots With Guns. Very special thanks to Professor Alan Ziegler and Leslie Woodard, Associate Director.

Becky Young began her artistic career in 1962 creating photographs of the body by observing Woman as Object and Woman as Subject. From 1980 - 1987 she continued the series with Woman in Relationship and Woman in the Natural World. With the death of her twin sister in 1988 she began working in multimedia. These images are excerpts from a series of twelve "Illuminations" made at the time of her death.

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