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  stacey duff teaches English at University of the Ozarks, in Arkansas. His poems have recently appeared in Impossible Object and in Web Conjunctions, and he is the editor of Spadra, a new on-line literary magazine.

dawn raffel is the author of a story collection, In the Year of Long Division, and is completing a novel, Bedtime.

kate bernheimer is the editor of Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Women Writers Explore Their Favorite Fairy Tales (Anchor Books/Doubleday). She lives in Portland, Oregon.

While publishing Portland area poets in chapbooks and an anthology, dan raphael's work has appeared in places like Caffeine Destiny, Shattered Wig, Antenym, Tight and Pacific North west Psiritual Poetry. His last book is Trees Through the Road (nine muses, Winston OR.)

matt marinovich lives in Somerville, Massachusetts. His work has appeared in The Quarterly, Mississippi Review, Quarterly West, and other magazines.

john m. bennett's most recent books include DOOR DOOR, Ex Nihilo Press; CUL LIT, Potes & Poets Press; FISH, MAN, CONTROL, ROOM, Semiquasi Press; and BLANKSMANSHIP, Luna Bisonte Prods. A major collection, MAILER LEAVES HAM, is forthcoming from Pantograph Press. He edits and publishes the avant garde journal LOST AND FOUND TIMES.

amy trussell has been widely published in journals and magazines including POETRY FLASH, THE PRAGUE REVUE, MENDOCINO COUNTRY MAGAZINE, and WOMAN OF POWER. She has also choreographed and performed her poetry with dance at many venues, including La Pena Cultural Center in Berkeley, The Palace Of The Legion Of Honor in SanFrancisco, and The Mystic Theater in Petaluma, CA.

ivan arguelles is the author of a number of poetry books, including LOOKING FOR MARY LOU:ILLEGAL SYNTAX (William Carlos Williams Award, 1989). His most recent work is MADONNA: A Poem (Runaway Spoon, 1998). LA ISLA BONITA is a companion piece to that work. Ivan is also the editor and publisher of PANTOGRAPH PRESS. He resides in Berkeley CA and is "gainfully" employed as the Classics Librarian at Univ of California Berkeley.

albert mobilio's last book of poetry is The Geographics. He writes for Harper's, the Village Voice, and Salon Magazine. Another story of his recently appeared in an anthology titled Fetish, edited by John Yau.