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jj blckstein is a poet & the editor/publisher of Hunger Magazine. He lives in Upstate New York. A chapbook, Visions of Salt & Water was published by Bagatela Press (Juarez, Mexico/El Paso, TX, 2003). A book, Barefoot on a drawing of the Sun, is forthcoming from Fish Drum Press in 2005. He has appeared most recently in Van Gogh’s Ear (France), House Organ, Arson, Fire (UK), Skanky Possum, Milk, 5_Trope & Rattle.

stacey duff lives in China and teaches at Beijing Foreign Studies University. New poems appear or are forthcoming in Skanky Possum, Milk, and Octopus

vernon frazer has written eight books of poetry and three books of fiction. His work has appeared in Big Bridge, First Intensity, Jack Magazine, Lost and Found Times, Moria, Miami SunPost, Muse Apprentice Guild, Sidereality, Xstream and many other literary magazines. He is married and lives most of the year in South Florida.

craig freeman lives in Panama City, FL, working as a landscaper.

august highland, born in 1957, is a 2004 Pushcart Prize Nominee (88: Journal of Contemporary American Poetry). His text and visual work has appeared in numerous print and online journals. In 2004, his visual and text work will be published in "Exquisite Corpse", "xul : mobil-home : manglar", "Nerve Lantern", "Riven" and other publications, will be presented at academic conferences and will be exhibited in several countries. He makes his home in San Diego California with his wife and daughter. Highland has originated several new literary forms: Hyper-Literary Fiction, Next-Gen Nanopoetics, Mediated Narrative Repatterning, Linguistics Engineering, Microlinear Storytelling, Visual Information Processing, Formal Spam, V-I-R-U-S Poetry, Genre-Splicing and Metapoetics Theatre. Visit Culture Animal at for more information on Highland's projects.

pete leed is a graduate of Tufts and Columbia. He is currently working on a collection of neuro
poetry and prose. He was the former editor of Anachronisms II, a poetry journal.

andrew mossin’s poetry and criticism have appeared in numerous journals, including Contemporary Literature, Callaloo, Talisman, Facture, Hambone and River City.  His book-length poem, The Epochal Body, will be published by Singing Horse Press .  He is currently at work on a book-length prose memoir, The Book of Reflected Acts, and an article on contemporary photography, "Angel Noir: Self-Portraiture in the Work of Robert Frank and Diane Arbus."

bruna mori teaches writing at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, and is presently co-editing a DVD arts journal with video artist Joseph Santarromana and a mobile literary publication to be disseminated via cell phones with media theorist Benjamin Bratton in conjunction with UCLA. Her book of cityscape poems, with sumi-ink paintings by Matthew Kinney, is forthcoming from Meritage Press; recent work may be found in ZYZZYVA, Fence, and Trepan (CalArts), and online, at Shampoo, Moria, and disinformation. Her MFA was completed at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College.

cole swensen's 9th book of poems, Goest, was published by Alice James Books in 2004. Another, The Book of a Hundred Hands, will be coming out from the University of Iowa Press in 2005.

hugh tribbey is an assistant professor of English at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, where he teaches literature and creative writing. His poetry has appeared in ixnay , Flint Hills Review and the anthology The Best of the Dream People Poets, as well as the e-zines poethia, Muse Apprentice Guild, Xstream, and Sidereality. His chapbook Juvjula Detours is available on-line through xPress(ed). He holds a Ph.D. in English from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.


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