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miles clark currently lives in Berkeley, CA, where he volunteers for McSweeney's and Zoetrope: All-Story, and reviews books for His first novel, Jongleurs of the Desert, is forthcoming from No Record Press.

clayton a. couch lives in Columbia, SC with his wife, Lauren, and his feline familiar, Gretchen. Employed as a Library Specialist for Midlands Technical College, he is currently working towards an MLIS (Library Science) degree at the University of South Carolina. His most-recently published poems have appeared in Big Bridge, can we have our ball back?, moria, muse apprentice guild, The Pedestal, Pierian Springs, Say…, Shampoo, Tin Lustre Mobile, xStream, and Znine with upcoming work to appear in SpaceBreather, Unpleasant Event Schedule, and Word For/Word. He is also the managing editor and publisher of sidereality (, a quarterly journal of speculative and experimental poetry.

jp craig is a PhD student at the University of Iowa writing a
dissertation on the poetry of Robert Duncan, Susan Howe, and Nathaniel Mackey.

christopher eaton is an editorial assistant at Field.

anne germanacos' poetry, stories, and essays have appeared recently or are forthcoming at DMQ Review, Salamander, Black Warrior Review, Florida Review, Chattahoochee Review, The Diagram, Pindeldyboz, Santa Monica Review, Harpur Palate, Wind Magazine, Agni (online), Fiction Warehouse, and others. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. A story published in Fourteen Hills recently received the Holmes Award for emerging writers.

kate hall is a former poetry editor of Stirring: A Literary Collection; her poetry and stories have appeared in such journals as the Antioch Review, In Posse, Mudlark, Big Bridge, Disquieting Muses, Poetry Magazine, The 2River View, Perihelion, Mississippi Review, Zuzu’s Petals Quarterly, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, Rattle, and SoMa Literary Review. She was awarded the Robert Frost Poetry Prize by Kenyon College where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and went on to earn a J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

paul hardacre is the editor of the papertiger: new world poetry cdrom and the ezine hutt (  His poetry has recently appeared in meanjin, retort, vallum, drunken boat, and short fuse: the global anthology of new fusion poetry (rattapallax, ny).  his first collection of poetry, the year nothing, is forthcoming from headworx (new zealand) in june 2003.

hank lazer's most recent book of poems is Elegies & Vacations (Salt, 2004). The New Spirit is forthcoming from Singing Horse Press in 2005. With Charles Bernstein, Lazer edits the Modern and Contemporary Poetics Series for the University of Alabama Press. The poems in 5_trope are from an ongoing series of 54 word poems called Portions.

norman lock's plays have been staged internationally.His most recent play – The Contract – premiered at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Court Theatre during the spring of 2005. His radio dramas, in translation, have been broadcast by WDR and NDR, Germany. He is also the author of a film, The Body Shop, produced by The American Film Institute. His fiction appears in leading reviews in the U.S. and in Europe. A History of the Imagination: A Novel was published by Fiction Collective Two in 2004. Two other prose collections – Joseph Cornell’s Operas and Émigrés – were published by Elimae Books in 2002. Together with Grim Tales, they were published in 2005 by Triple Press as Trio. The Book of Supplemental Diagrams for Marco Knauff’s Universe was published by Ravenna Press in 2004 and The Long Rowing Unto Morning, in 2006. Land of the Snow Men appeared in the fall of 2005 from Calamari Press. The Shining Man is due from Triple Press in May 2006. Cirque du Calder, a handmade limited-edition artist’s book is offered by Rogue Literary Society. Lock received the Aga Kahn Prize for fiction, given by The Paris Review, in 1979. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Helen. They have two children.

carol novack's writings can or will be found in many publications, including The Penguin Book of Australian Women Poets, Anemone Sidecar, Big Bridge, Diagram, elimae, LIT, Milk Magazine, Muse Apprentice Guild, Opium, Pindeldyboz, Retort, Ravenna Hotel, and Word Riot.Her prose poem/fusion "Destination" was selected as a "best" of Web Del Sol fiction at Sol eScene (Series 20). Carol publishes and edits the WDS hosted multimedia journal
Mad Hatters' Review and is co-editing an anthology of innovative, "intoxicating" fiction. Her blog provides additional details. (

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steven j. stewart lives in Reno, Nevada with his wife and two children.  His poems and translations appear in numerous publications, including Crazyhorse, The Diagram, Atlanta Review, Seneca Review, Poetry Daily and Harper’s.  His book of translations of the work of Rafael Pérez Estrada, Devoured by the Moon, was recently published by Hanging Loose Press.

don swartzentruber designs carnivalesque images that manifest from interests in theology, cultural issues, and the surreal. He has taught and lectured on the arts for the past ten years. He received an M.F.A in Visual Art from Vermont College of Norwich University and exhibits nationally. The recipient of numerous grants and awards for his instruction and studio practice, he has served as Adjunct Professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and Grace College. His is also a tenured secondary visual art instructor at Warsaw Schools. He creates his enigmatic iconography in the historical Billy Sunday community of Winona Lake, where he resides with his wife and two sons.

matt vadnais is originally from Minnesota, where he worked as an actor, a security guard, and a dancing coyote. He teaches and writes on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state, where he lives with his wife, the poet Mary Ann Hudson.


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