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jason grunebaum's work has appeared or is forthcoming in One Story, Texas Review, Southwest Review, Third Coast, and WebConjunctions. Salman Rushdie picked his Maria Ximenes da Costa de Carvalho Perreira as a Distinguished Short Story of 2007. His translation from Hindi of Uday Prakash’s The Girl with The Golden Parasol won a 2005 PEN Translation Fund Award, and he has received residencies from Blue Mountain Center and Djerassi Resident Artists Program. He has worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Kashmir, Kosovo, and East Timor, and currently teaches Hindi at the University of Chicago.

travis godsoe is a native of Bangor, Maine. An MFA graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, he is developing an adventure novel, Barnacle. His work history includes counting salmon, animating car crashes, and flooding dams. He once moved the federal property line for a national park in North Carolina while sitting in a cubicle in Boston. He lives in Manhattan with his wife.

michael loughrey 's fiction has appeared in 5_Trope, 3 a.m., Word Riot, Hobart, Underground Voices, Cherry Bleeds,
Serendipity, Laura Hird's Showcase, Sein und Werden,
Dogmatika, Aesthetica, The Future Fire, Aphelion, Byzarium,
The Raging Face, Half-Cut Publications
and Zygote In My Coffee. One of his short stories was voted as one of the most notable short stories of 2008 (Story South).

caren beilin's fiction has or will appear in LIT Magazine, The Lifted Brow, McSweeney's, Quarterly West, Zembla Magazine, and other places. She lives in Philadelphia (and also, Montana).

In the mid 1980s jamba dunn stopped jelling his mohawk long enough to found the infamous punk fanzines "Wig Out" and "Vomit". Since then he has authored the books American Dust (/ubu), Fossil 23 (Black Lodge Press), and The Bologna Generation, an unpublished nonfiction novel. He is a recipient of the Jack Kerouac Award in writing from Naropa University and a PhD candidate in Media and Communications Theory at European Graduate School. Jamba lives with his wife in Colorado where he teaches literary theory and curates the in.ti.mate lecture series.

chaz reetz-laiolo's work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Harvard Review, Raritan, Quarterly West, Folio and Fourteen Hills.

jac jemc sells books in Chicago. Her work has recently appeared in Bearcreekfeed, Bird Dog, Caketrain, and Wigleaf, to name a few. Her rejections are on display at

trevor houser is a retired gas truck driver and ex-private investigator who has published stories in The Columbia Review, Pindeldyboyz, and Zyzzyva among others. He was born somewhere in Oregon, but currently lives with his wife in New York City where he's finishing a novel.

joshua a ware lives in Lincoln, NE where he teaches writing & is pursuing his PhD at the University of Nebraska. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Alice Blue Review, diode, Cimarron Review, Harpur Palate, horseless review, Mobius, past simple, Sawbuck, Sonora Review, & Word For/Word.

francis raven is a graduate student in philosophy at Temple University. His books include 5-Haifun: Of Being Divisible (Blue Lion Books, 2008), Shifting the Question More Complicated (Otoliths, 2007), Taste: Gastronomic Poems (Blazevox 2005) and the novel, Inverted Curvatures (Spuyten Duyvil, 2005). Francis lives in Washington DC; you can check out more of his work at his website:

jeff crouch is an internet artist in Grand Prairie, Texas. Google him.

diana magallon is an experimental artist:

corey zeller has recently been published or accepted in The Literary Review, The Kenyon Review Online, Poetry East, Double Room, Drunken Boat, elimae, Gargoyle Magazine, Lake Effect, 5_Trope, 3 AM, Word Riot, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, No Colony, Pank, Snow*Vigate, and Online Writing: The Best of the First Ten Years. He lives with his girlfriend and their son Malcolm.

nico vassilakis works in both textual and visual poetry. He is a curator for the Subtext Reading Series in Seattle. His vispo videos have been shown in exhibits and festivals of innovative language arts. Nico's recently published TEXT LOSES TIME is available from ManyPenny Press.

norman ball is a British-born, American-raised poet, writer, musician and videographer whose work had appeared in Prairie Home Companion, Rattle, Main Street Rag, Identity Theory, The Houston Literary Review, Liberty among numerous others. An award-winning ASCAP singer-songwriter and Pushcart Prize nominee, more of his video work and music can be seen at

r. sima harris is an M.F.A. in Writing student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

A Pushcart Prize nominee and winner of the 2007 Harriette Arnow Award for short fiction damian dressick's stories have appeared or are slated to appear in more than twenty-five literary journals, including, New Delta Review, Gargoyle, Alimentum, McSweeney's (online), Caketrain and Vestal Review. He teaches creative writing at Pennsylvania State University (New Kensington) and is the founding curator of Pittsburgh’s UPWords Reading Series.

amy king is the author of I’m the Man Who Loves You and Antidotes for an Alibi, both from Blazevox Books, The People Instruments (Pavement Saw Press), and most recently, Kiss Me With the Mouth of Your Country (Dusie Press). She moderates the Poetics List and the Women’s Poetry Listserv (WOMPO).  She also teaches English and Creative Writing at SUNY Nassau Community College and is currently editing an anthology, The Urban Poetic, forthcoming from Factory School.  Please visit for more.

tree riesener has published poetry and short fiction in the United States and abroad, in such magazines as The Evergreen Review,  Identity Theory, Pindeldyboz, Loch Raven Review, The Belletrist Review, NEBO, The Source, Hinge, Schuylkill Valley Review, Diner, Lynx, The Ghazal Page, Fine Print, Muse Apprentice Guild, Just Good Company and E-Verse Radio. A winner in the Authors in the Park Short Story Competition, she also won a double first for the Short-Short Story and the Literary Short Story at the Philadelphia Writers Conference. Her achievements include the Semi-Finals of the Pablo Neruda Poetry Competition, three short stories staged in the Writing Aloud Productions of InterAct Theatre, Philadelphia, a Hawthornden International Writing Fellowship at Hawthornden Castle, Scotland, a Pushcart nomination, and the William Van Wert Fiction Award. She is Managing Editor of the Schuylkill Valley Journal. The author of Liminalog, a chapbook of ghazals and sijo, she is active in Philadelphia area spoken word activities.  Her website is and she blogs at

kristine snodgrass' poetry has most recently appeared in Shampoo and Coconut.  Her collaborative triads with Maureen Seaton and Neil de la Flor are out in a chapbook, Facial Geometry (NeO Pepper Press).  Kristine has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has been published in journals and anthologies including The Tusculum Review, Big Bridge, Mangrove and Tigertail, A South Florida Annual

robert gibbons has published 3 full-length books of prose poems, reviews of which have appeared in the Evergreen Review & Cercles from France   A fourth, Beyond Time: New & Selected Work, 1977-2007, is forthcoming from Trivium Publications  in September. Last year he read his work on Bastille Day at the Poetry & Politics Conference at the University of Stirling, Scotland.  A chapbook version of Beyond Time was published online out of Dublin. Ben Bollig posted his take on the chapbook from London in No Ripcord.  Prose poems are currently in Istanbul Literature Review, Jacket, Shadowtrain, & Wheelhouse, & forthcoming in Ars Interpres (Sweden), Deep South (New Zealand), Evergreen Review, & Tattoo Highway.  He is Poetry & Fiction Editor of Janus Head

diane wald's last book, The Yellow Hotel, was published by Verse Press.  Her latest chapbook, faustinetta, gegenshchein, trapunto, from Cervena Barva Press, will be out in early 2008.  She works for animal welfare at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

dan featherston's books include The Clock Maker's Memoir (Cuneiform Press, 2007), United States (Factory School Press, 2005), and Into the Earth (Quarry Press, 2005). Featherston's scholarly writing appears in a number of publications, including Modernism/modernity, Response: A Contemporary Jewish Review, Charles Olson: A Poet's Prose, The World in Time & Space: Towards a History of  Innovative Poetry in Our Time, and Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Twentieth Century. He also served as Assistant Editor (2003–2004) of the Arizona Quarterly and Editor (2001–2003) of A.BACUS, a journal of experimental poetry and translation. Featherston has taught courses in literature, creative writing, and composition at several universities. He has also guest lectured and
given talks and readings throughout the United States.  Featherston is currently a visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Kutztown University. He lives in Philadelphia with Rachel McCrystal and their dog Fredo.

neeli cherkovsky is completing a new collection of poems (RL Crow, 2008) and a memoir, AMONG OTHERS: A {POT'S LIFE.  He is a recipient of the PEN Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature.

john olson is the author of four collections of prose poetry, including The Night I Dropped Shakespeare On The Cat, Oxbow Kazoo, Free Stream Velocity, and Eggs & Mirrors. In 2004 he was the recipient of The Stranger's annual Genius Award for Literature

bill berkson is a poet and critic who now lives in San Francisco and New York. His latest books are Our Friends Will Pass Among You Silently, Goods and Services, and Sudden Address: Selected Lectures 1981-2006. His Portrait and Dream: New & Selected Poems has just appeared from Coffee House Press.



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