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Jeffrey M Bockman is the co-founder of Literal Latte. He has a PhD in Medical Microbiology from Berkeley as well as a Masters in creative writing from NYU. His work has been published in numerous literary magazines, and he has new work in or forthcoming from Rosebud, Gargoyle and The Connecticut Review. His stories have been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize and for Best American Fantasy.

Mary Clarke is a recent graduate of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Geoffrey Detrani is an artist and writer living in New York City.

Peter Doyle concentrates on portraiture and documentary photography, working professionally in Philadelphia. His photographs are in the Philadelphia Museum of Art in addition to corporate and private collections. Recent work can be seen on the website Inliquid.com The trip to Turkey was made possible through a City Paper photography award.

Susan Fenton came to photography 20 years ago through a background in painting. Since then she has had exhibits everywhere from Tokyo to Rome and all across America. Her work has been included in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, as well as several private collections, national and international. At present she is the Gallery Director at St. Joseph's University.

Bill Gordon's stories and essays have appeared in such outlets as The New York Times Magazine, Mississippi Review, New York Press, Christopher Street, Downtown, The James White Review, and Fourteen Hills, published by San Francisco State. In addition, his story, "Home," was included in the Men on Men 2000 collection by Dutton/Signet. He is now working on a novel set in Jersey City, where he grew up. A graduate of the Master's creative writing program at Columbia University, Bill currently lives in New York City.

Amy Holman is a poet and prose writer with work in Snitch, Literal Latte, Mystic River Review, The Cortland Review, Poet Lore, The Best American Poetry 1999, and The History of Panty Hose In America anthology. She is the Associate Editor of Get Your First Book Published, from Career Press, and directs the Literary Horizons Program at Poets & Writers.

Joan Houlihan's poetry has been published or is forthcoming in the following journals: The Gettysburg Review, Fine Madness, The Larcom Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Poetry International, The Harvard Review, and The Marlboro Review among others. She is Senior Poetry Editor for the Del Sol Review at Web Del Sol and also writes a column for this site entitled "Boston Comment" which deals with contemporary poetry issues.

Cralan Kelder is enrolled in a grad program called International Agricultural Development at UC Davis. Not because he wants to save the world, but moreso he believes that you should only follow rules about which you is curious. He is forthcoming in Sundog and Fishdrum.

Teresa Leo is a contributing editor for CrossConnect and The American Poetry Review. A poetry chapbook, Obscene Rhetoric, is forthcoming from Archangel Press (2001) and her work has recently appeared in New Orleans Review, La Petite Zine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Portable Boog Reader Philadelphia. She also received a 2001 literature fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

Anne-Marie Levine lives in New York City and is the author of Euphorbia, a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize 1995. Her poems have appeared most recently in American Letters and Commentary, Parnassus, and Tin House. She serves on the board of directors of Poets House.

Stuart Lishan is a resident of Delaware, Ohio. His poems have appeared recently in Xconnect, as well as in Barrow Street, Kenyon Review, American Literary Review, and Arts & Letters. This year (2001) an e-chapbook of some of his work, Body Tapestries, was published in Mudlark: An Electronic Journal of Poetry & Poetics, which can be accessed through Webdelsol.

Michael Lombardo recently graduated from the University of Michigan, where he won a 2000 Hopwood Award for poetry. He has current poems in The Mid-American Poetry Review, Michigan RC Review, and ReDial. He currently lives in Traverse City, Michigan.

Jeffrey Loo is a resident of Philadelphia. He has a chapbook forthcoming from Ashland Press in Spring 2001. He also has six poems and a short story forthcoming in Many Mountains Moving. He was nominated by the NYU Creative Writing Program for the Ruth Lilly Fellowship in 1999, and he completed the MFA in 2000.

Michael Magee has new poems out or forthcoming in Callaloo, New American Writing, Lungfull! and Pavement Saw; and articles on American Literature in Raritan, Review and Contemporary Literature. His first book-length collection of poems, Morning Constitutional will be published this August by Spencer Books & Handwritten Press. He edits the poetry journal Combo and lives with his wife Susanna and daughter Anabella in Rhode Island.

Susan H. Maurer's By the Blue Light of the Morning Glory was published by Linear Arts. She has been in a number of publications such as American Voice, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Orbis, as well several anthologies, such as The Unbearable's Self Help and Downtown Poets. In 1998, Maurer was nominated for a Pushcart by "Mind the Cap."

John McCalla is a freelance writer who lives and works in Philadelphia. His work has been published in many sources, including the New York Times and the Philadelphia City Paper. He authors a weekly column in the Philadelphia Daily News.

Ben Miller's stories, essays and poems have appeared in many publications and new work can be found in recent or upcoming issues of The North American Review, Western Humanities Review, Insurance, Arts & Letters, Meridian, Mid-American Review, Barrow Street, Facture, Rosebud, Paragraph, Rhino, Speak, Chicago Review, VOLT, Spinning Jenny and American Letters & Commentary. His work has also appeared recently in Xconnect. Awards include a creative writing fellowship from the NEA and a purple carnation placed in the water glass next to his day job computer terminal by an individual who thus far has preferred to remain anonymous.

Jason Nelson's work have or will appear in Verse, Washington Review, Big Allis, Kenning, Cross Cultural Poetics, Phoebe, among others. His odd hypermedia can be seen and heard at www.heliozoa.com.

Daniel Nester is editor in chief of La Petite Zine and contributing editor of Painted Bride Quarterly. His poetry has appeared in Cream City Review, Minnesota Review, Mudfish, Slope, and Fine Madness. He is a recent fellow of the Virginia Center of the Creative Arts, a member of the Writers Room in New York City, and has taught writing at Hofstra, Mercy College, and CUNY. He is working on a pillow book memoir on his obsession of the rock band Queen.

Billy X O'Brien, born June 19, 1973 in Cambridge, MA., has a degree in nutrition and now works at the Boston Living Center. Other poems are published in Combo 6, Slope 9, & Shampoo 5 & 6.

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). Forthcoming work: COMBO (10) and Lit (6) Most recent work: Issues In Contemporary Culture and Aesthetics (12).

Bob Perelman has published over 15 volumes of poetry, most recently The Future of Memory (Roof Books) and Ten to One: Selected Poems (Wesleyan University Press).

Chris Pusateri's recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in American Letters and Commentary, Denver Quarterly, Bombay Gin, and Kenning; his most recent chapbook is "Magnetic North" (Saki Press, 2000). He lives and is nominally employed in Boulder, Colorado.

Anthony Robinson lives and works in Eugene, Oregon, where he is an associate poetry editor for the Northwest Review. He has poems appearing or forthcoming in Salt River Review, Chase Park, Able Muse, EM Literary, SLIDE, and Pif. He is currently recovering from an MFA program that shall remain nameless.

Sean Singer earned his MFA at Washington University in St. Louis in 1999. He won the Hart Crane Scholarship to the Catskills Poetry Workshop, and he was a waiter at Bread Loaf in 1999. He also won an Academy of American Poets Prize in 1999. He has been published in Pleiades, Callaloo, La Petite Zine, Indiana Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, and Slope.

Judith Harold-Steinhauser is interested in the rich and complex human territory which comes alive for her in front of the lens. Her work is represented in many collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Canada, and the Smithsonian Institute, and she has been the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts. Recent publications which include her work are Black and White Photography: A Manifest Vision, Exploring Color Photography, and A History of Women Photographers.

Steven J. Stewart lives in Tallahessee, Florida with his wife, Erin. He is pursuing a Ph.D. from Florida State University. He considers himself a student of 20th Century avant-garde writing, and has studied and written papers on the work of Frank O'Hara, Michael Palmer, and Ted Berrigan (among others). He currently has work forthcoming in Quarter After Eight: A Journal of Prose and Commentary.

Katherine Taylor lives in New York and Los Angeles.

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