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mtc cronin has had seven books and two booklets of poetry published, the most recent being My Lover’s Back ~ 79 Love Poems (UQP, 2002) and beautiful, unfinished ~ PARABLE / SONG / CANTO / POEM (Salt Publishing, Cambridge, UK, 2003). Her 2001 book, Talking to Neruda’s Questions, is being translated into Spanish by the poet, Juan Garrido. She is currently working on her doctorate, The Law of Love Letters ~ Prose, Poems, Law & Desire, at the University of Technology, Sydney.

john denton is a freshman at Harvard. One article of his has appeared in the Harvard Science Review, and another is forthcoming.

lorraine graham edits Anomaly, a magazine of innovative poetry and poetics with an emphasis on writers in greater Washington, DC. Her poetry and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in The Review of Contemporary Fiction, So to Speak: a Feminist Journal of Langage and Art, The Tangent,, and HOW2. A mini-chapbook is forthcoming from Phylum press.

jeff johnson is a writer at Jane magazine. He contributes to The Minus Times, McSweeney's, and now 5_Trope.

stephen graham jones has one novel out, The Fast Red Road: A Plainsong (FC2, 2000), and two more on the way: All the Beautiful Sinners (Rugged Land, April 2003) and The Bird is Gone (FC2, Fall 2003). Stories all around too: Alaska Quarterly Review, Literal Latte, Quarterly West, Black Warrior Review, Phoebe, American Literary Review, Gulf Coast, Open City, Crossconnect, Taint, more. He's a 2002 NEA fellow and a 2002 TWL (Texas Writers League) fellow.

peter markus had a sequence of fourteen stories in issue 10 of 5_trope, and two of those stories were also selected for the Best of 5_trope issue. His work appears frequently at Taint magazine and is archived there, as well as at Pindeldyboz, failbetter, and The American Journal of Print. Work is forthcoming at Drunken Boat, and he also has published his work in such print journals as Black Warrior Review, Massachusetts Review, Northwest Review, New Orleans Review, Quarterly West, 3rd bed, and Post Road, among others.

camille martin is a poet and translator who lives in New Orleans. Her collections of poetry include sesame kiosk (Potes & Poets, 2001), rogue embryo (Lavender Ink, 1999), magnus loop (Chax Press, 1999), and Plastic Heaven (Fell Swoop, 1996). She recently completed a new collection, codes of public sleep. Her work is included in the anthology Another South: Experimental Writing in the South (University of Alabama Press, 2002). Martin founded and co-curates the Lit City Poetry Reading Series in New Orleans. She recently completed a Ph.D. in English Literature at Louisiana State University.

sheila murphy's LETTERS TO UNFINISHED J. will appear within the year from Green Integer Press. Her most recently published books are The Stuttering of Wings (Stride, 2002) and Heresiarch (Xtant/Anabasis, 2002). She lives in Phoenix, where she creates digital art and writing, as well as runs an organizational consulting firm.

simon perchik is an attorney whose poems have appeared in the New Yorker, Partisan Review, and elsewhere. Recently, Simon's fourteen-year-old grandson Casey created a Web site for Simon, as a birthday present. The site can be found at Simon is very proud of Casey.

gregory vincent st. thomasino is a poet and theorist living in New York City, where he edits the online journal eratio. His e-book, Go, was recently published by xPress(ed).

chris sawyer lives in New York City. His recent texts have appeared online at Poethia, Moria, Can we have our ball back?, sidereality, and xStream. A chapbook, Mesmeranda (Potes & Poets, 2000), is available from Small Press Distribution.

kate schapira lives, writes, and teaches in the Hudson Valley. Her work has appeared in a variety of paper and e-publications. She recently received an AAUW grant to teach U.S. Women's History in a women's correctional facility and finished the first draft of a novel, Proving a Negative.

alison stine's poems have appeared in Paris Review, Kenyon Review, Mid-American Review, and Beloit Poetry Journal's "Poets Under 25" issue. This is her first published story.

jane unrue's book, The House, was published in 2000 by Burning Deck Press. She lives in Boston and teaches at Boston College.

james wagner's book of poetry, the false sun recordings, will appear in August from 3rd bed. Recent work has appeared in Aught, Castagraf, Denver Quarterly, McSweeney's, and elsewhere. He lives in Syracuse, NY, and teaches an online poetry workshop for Syracuse University. [email]

mandee wright's fiction has appeared in 3rd bed. [email]


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