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ivan arguelles' most recent book is the two-volume poem Madonna Septet (Potes&Poets, 2000). Forthcoming from the same press is his book Triloka. His poem about the 9-11 tragedy, "Three for WTC," was published as a special issue of A.Bacus (Nov. 2001). A recently retired classics librarian, he resides in Berkeley, CA, with a wife and a cat named Isabel.

alicia askenase is a founding co-editor of the literary journal 6ix, whose work has appeared in several journals, including The World, Chain, The Journal of Modern Literature, Feminist Studies, Rooms, Poppycock, and 100 Days, and is forthcoming in the online journal POeP. Her chapbook, The Luxury of Pathos, a "very subversive and honest deconstruction of love," was recently reprinted. She directs the literary programs at the Walt Whitman Arts Center in Camden, New Jersey.

michael basinski is the Associate Curator of the Poetry/Rare Books Collection, SUNY at Buffalo. His most recent books include Heka (Factory School, San Diego) and Strange Things Happen When a Meteor Crashes in the Arizona Desert (Burning Press, Cleveland). He performs regularly with his ensemble: The BuffFluxus Project.

Poems in catherine daly's "Morpheus" series have been published online at theeastvillage and in JACKET. A book of her poems, Locket, will be published in 2003 by Tupelo Press.

jukka-pekka kervinen lives and writes in Espoo, Finland. He is interested mainly in computer processing and the manipulation of text and language. He has been published in Poethia, Moria, SHAMPOO, Aught, and Swirl. He works also as a composer. His music has been performed in Finland and the United States.

jonathan kessler holds an MFA in Fiction from Sarah Lawrence College. Selections from his collection, Husbands Anonymous, have been read at the KGB Bar and Cornelia Street Cafe fiction series. He lives in Manhattan and is currently working as a foster-care caseworker. He is frequently asked by clients why he does not yet have children.

tanja sofia krupa resides in Amherst, Massachusetts. She teaches writing at the University of Massachusetts, where she is pursuing an MFA. Her poems have appeared in The Ampersand, Conspire, Maverick Magazine, Arbutus, Beatnik, and other journals.

norman lock has published fiction in leading journals in the U.S. and Europe. He was awarded the Aga Kahn Prize in 1979, given by The Paris Review. His stage plays have been performed internationally. Published by Broadway Play Publishing Company, The House of Correction was voted one of the 10 Best Plays by the Los Angeles Times in 1988 and (for its revival) in 1994. It was also called “the best new play of the [1996 Edinburgh Theatre] Festival.” His radio dramas are broadcast by WDR, Germany. He is the author of a script produced by The American Film Institute and collaborated on the feature-film adaptation of The House of Correction. A History of the Imagination, a collection of linked fictions, will be published in March 2004 by Fiction Collective Two. Two short-prose collections—Emigres and Joseph Cornell’s Operas—are available in one volume from Elimae Books. An interview with Lock is posted at Elimae.

david mclendon is a Fellow of the Edward F. Albee Foundation. His work has appeared at Taint and is forthcoming at Del Sol Review. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. [email]

mark o'neil lives in Saratoga Springs, NY. His work has appeared in The Cortland Review, 3rd bed, Reinventing the, and previously in 5_Trope, and is forthcoming in Eyeshot.

magdalen powers currently lives (on the East Side) and works (in a hospital) in Manhattan. She has a chapbook, Hand Over Fist (So New Media), and a website, Fool's Paradise. Other work can be found in Words! Words! Words!, Paragraph, Whalelane, and elsewhere.

chris pusateri’s poems and reviews have recently appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Denver Quarterly, VOLT, and EPR. He lives and is nominally employed in Boulder, Colorado.

kathryn rantala has work currently at failbetter, Notre Dame Review, Crowd, The Adirondack Review, and Pig Iron Malt; upcoming at The Iowa Review, Drunken Boat,, and others. Her book, Missing Pieces, is available through the publisher, Ocean View Press, or via her website.

kevin sampsell is the publisher of Future Tense Books, a micro-press in Portland, Oregon. His work has appeared in several newspapers, magazines, and websites around the country. His newest book, a short memoir, is entitled A Common Pornography. [email]

susan m. schultz is in London for the autumn of 2002. She usually lives in Kaneohe, Hawaii. Her most recent book is Memory Cards & Adoption Papers (Potes & Poets, 2002); before that, she wrote Aleatory Allegories (Salt, 2000). She edits Tinfish.

mike topp was born in Washington, D.C. He is currently living in New York City unless he has died or moved. You can order his book I Used to Be Ashamed of My Striped Face from Elimae. He has a book coming out later this year from Future Tense Books. [email]


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