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Fumiko Amano was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1968. Her atmospheric paintings, created as visualizations of sound/dream/organic forms, have been exhibited in San Francisco, New York, L.A., Berlin, London, Spain, and Korea. Her recent works were exhibited at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, Lawrence Asher Gallery, LACMA Rental and Sales Gallery, Another Year in LA, Salon Oblique, and Claremont Museum of Art.

Claire Becker lives in Oakland and teaches at the California School for the Blind. Her poems are forthcoming in H_NGM_N and Tarpaulin Sky. She holds an MFA from Saint Mary’s College and is the author of the chapbook Untoward from Lame House Press.

Daniel Becker practices general medicine in central Virginia. He has a chapbook, Chance, courtesy of H_NGM_N.

Gabrielle Bell writes and draws a bi-annual comic series called Lucky. Her work can also be found in various anthologies such as Mome, The Drawn&Quarterly Showcase, Kramers Ergot and Stuck in the Middle.

Zackary Sholem Berger is a poet, blogger, and journalist in Yiddish and English (http://zackarysholemberger.blogspot.com ). His publishing company Yiddish House ( http://www.yiddishcat.com ) publishes Yiddish translations of English children’s classics, including The Cat in the Hat and Curious George. Look for One Fish Two Fish, coming this fall.

Joseph Bienvenu lives in New Orleans, Louisiana where he teaches English and Latin at a local high school. He is the creator and editor of the online literary magazine Mustachioed. His poetry has appeared in many online and print publications, including Cranky, the Tiny, Gutcult, The Hat, and Can We Have Our Ball Back. He is currently working on a translation of Catullus’s poems, some of which have appeared in a recent issue of Fascicle. Joseph attended the University of Loyola, Chicago and received a B.A. in Classics; he earned his M.F.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Timothy Bradford’s poetry has recently appeared in CrossConnect, Runes, and Softblow. He received the Koret Foundation’s Young Writer on Jewish Themes Award in 2005 for his novel-in-progress, based on the history of the Vélodrome d’Hiver. He is currently living in Paris, and his novel is still in progress.

Julia Cohen’s chapbook, Who Could Forget the Sensational First Evening of the Night, is out now from H_NGM_N B_ _KS. Other chapbooks, When We Broke the Microscope (collaboratively written with Mathias Svalina, Small Fires Press), and The History of a Lake Never Drowns (Dancing Girl Press), are forthcoming. You can find more links to her poems on her blog www.onthemessiersideofneat.blogspot.com. She lives in Brooklyn.

Simon DeDeo is an scientist and poet. He lives in Chicago, where he edits rhubarb is susan and co-edits absent magazine.

Sean Thomas Dougherty

Darrin Doyle’s fiction appears this year in Night Train, Puerto del Sol, and Cottonwood, and has previously appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Antietam Review, Harpur Palate, Laurel Review, and other journals. He lives in Louisville, KY with his wife and their two trained monkeys.

Matt Dube teaches writing at William Woods University. He is the fiction editor at H_NGM_N.

Eric Elliott was born in Chelmsford, England in 1980. In 2003, he graduated from the University of Toledo with a B.A. in English/Creative Writing. In 2005, he began graduate studies at Louisiana State University where he is currently in his third and final year as an MFA candidate in Poetry. In 2000, he was awarded Honorable Mention in the AWP Intro Contest, and in 2006 he won the William Jay Smith Poetry Prize at LSU. His poems have appeared in Whirligig, The Susquehanna Review, Albatross, and H_NGM_N.

Dobby Gibson ’s first book, Polar, won the 2004 Beatrice Hawley Award and was published by Alice James Books. His second book, Skirmish, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in early 2009. He lives in Minneapolis.

Noah Eli Gordon is the author of six collections of poetry. His most recent books are Novel Pictorial Noise, which was selected by John Ashbery for the National Poetry Series, and Figures for a Darkroom Voice, a collaboration with Joshua Marie Wilkinson. His work in this issue is a dub version of material from his book The Area of Sound Called the Subtone.

Eryn Green is a graduate student in the creative writing program at the University of Utah, where he also serves as an editorial assistant for Quarterly West. He was a nominee for the 2007 Ruth Lilly Fellowship, awarded by the Poetry Foundation. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Eclipse, the tiny, Bat City Review, H_NGM_N, Word for/ Word, Rhino and Denver Quarterly.

Timothy Green lives in Los Angeles, where he works as Editor of the poetry journal RATTLE (www.rattle.com). His first book-length collection, AMERICAN FRACTAL, is forthcoming from Red Hen Press in 2008.

Jessica Hagy is a freelance copywriter. She has won a Silver Clio, Creative Best Award from the Columbus Society for Communication Arts, and more than a dozen ADDY awards for her writing. Her blog, Indexed, was named a 2007 Webby Awards Honoree and was a recent addition to the BBC Magazine online.

Matt Hart is the editor of Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking, & Light Industrial Safety, and the author of Who’s Who Vivid and three chapbooks: Revelated, Sonnet, and Simply Rocket. He lives in Cincinnati.

John Hyland is a graduate of the University of Maine (Orono) and currently serves as a lecturer in the English Department at Assumption College while working towards a graduate degree in Cultural Production at Brandeis University. Recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Modern Review, horse less review, Dusie, Puppy Flowers, and Tarpaulin Sky.

MC Hyland lives in Tuscaloosa, AL. Recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Colorado Review, LIT, and elsewhere.

Charles Israel, Jr. teaches creative writing at Queens University of Charlotte. Previously, he worked as an indexer at National Geographic Magazine, a small-town newspaper reporter, tennis coach, business proposal writer, and president of a dot.com. His most recent work was published in Field, JAMA (Journal of American Medicine), South Carolina Review, Slipstream, South Dakota Review, North Carolina Literary Review, 2006; Nimrod, and Crazyhorse.

Becca Klaver was born in Milwaukee, WI, and graduated from the University of Southern California and Columbia College Chicago, where she’s currently Assistant Programs Director of Literature and Poetry. A founding editor of the feminist poetry press Switchback Books, Becca is currently editing, with Arielle Greenberg, an anthology of poems for teenage girls. Recent work has appeared in Coconut, Avatar Review, and MiPOesias.

Robert Krut is the author of the chapbook Theory of the Walking Big Bang (H_NGM_N B_ _KS, 2007). His work has appeared in journals like Barrow Street, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and The Mid-American Review. Recent poems are also available online through Blackbird , poemeleon , and 42 Opus .

Brad Liening ’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Mustachioed, The Sonora Review, Rock Heals, Forklift, and elsewhere. His chapbook Ker-Thunk is available from H_NGM_N’s FLIP/CHAP series.

Chris Martin ’s first book, American Music, will be published this November by Copper Canyon Press. He lives in Brooklyn and uses videos about prehistoric mammals to teach learning disabled children experimental playwriting.

Clay Matthews has recent work in H_NGM_N, The Laurel Review, LIT, Court Green, Forklift, Ohio, and elsewhere. He has two chapbooks: Muffler (H_NGM_N B_ _KS) and Western Reruns (End & Shelf Books), which is available for free online. His first book, Superfecta, is forthcoming from Ghost Road Press in 2008.

Lauren McCollum has published poems in Poetry, New Millennium Writings, Willard & Maple, and other publications. She lives in New York City.

Monica McFawn is a writer living in Michigan. Her poetry and fiction have appeared or are forthcoming in Exquisite Corpse, Conduit, Conjunctions, and Poetry Salzburg Review, among others. She moderates Litandart.com , a forum dedicated to tracking the state of both visual art and literature. She also trains dressage horses and teaches humanities.

Ben Mirov is 26 years old. He used to live in San Francisco, but now he lives in Manhattan and attends the New School’s MFA program in poetry. You can see some of his poems at (http://shampoopoetry.com/). Some more of his poems are forthcoming from (http://www.coconutpoetry.org/). His email address is benmirov@hotmail.com. He would like to talk to you.

Gina Myers is the author of the chapbooks Fear of the Knee Bending Backwards (H_NGM_N B_ _KS 2006) and Stanzas in Imitations (New School University 2007). She lives in Brooklyn where she makes books for Lame House Press and co-edits the tiny with Gabriella Torres.

Amber Nelson has recently moved to Boise, Idaho where she rides a 1978 metallic blue Schwinn bicycle. She is the poetry editor of alice blue and has work in or forthcoming at Dusie, Juked, Past Simple, Word for Word, and Cab/Net.

Michael Piafsky is currently an Assistant Professor at Spring Hill College. He received his PhD from The University of Missouri- Columbia and his Master’s degree from The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University. Michael also worked in advertising and served as an editor on The Missouri Review. He currently lives in Mobile, AL with his wife and two children. He has stories forthcoming in Meridian and Bar Stories. This is his first online publication.

David Sewell has poems in jubilat, Poetry East, La Petite Zine, Mustachioed, Good Foot, and elsewhere. He lives in Brooklyn.

Lori Shine ’s chapbook Coming Down in White was recently published by Pilot Books. Her poems have appeared (or shortly will appear) in 6x6, APR, Boston Review, Conduit, New American Writing, and other places, and in the anthology Isn’t It Romantic: 100 Love Poems by Younger American Poets. Her MFA is from UMass Amherst. She is Managing Editor of Wave Books and lives in Easthampton, Massachusetts.

Peter Jay Shippy ’s verse novel, How to Build the Ghost in Your Attic will be published by Rose Metal Press in November. New poems appeared in The American Poetry Review, Harvard Review, and Shenandoah, among others.

Brenda Sieczkowski ’s work has previously appeared or is forthcoming in Subtropics, The Florida Review, Poetry Daily, Gulf Coast, The New England Review, and Poet Lore among others. She currently co-edits Quarterly West.

Leigh Stein ’s work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Diagram, Ocho, No Tell Motel, MiPOesias, and Barrow Street, among others. Her manuscript, How to Mend a Broken Heart with Vengeance was a finalist in the 2007 NMP chapbook contest. She lives in Albuquerque.

Craig Morgan Teicher ’s first book of poems BRENDA IS IN THE ROOM AND OTHER POEMS was selected by Paul Hoover for the 2007 Colorado Prize for Poetry and will be published this November. Other new work is appearing in NEW ENGLAND REVIEW, A PUBLIC SPACE, JUBILAT and TYPO.

Chris Tonelli lives in Cambridge, MA where he runs The So and So Series . He has work forthcoming in Cannibal, Good Foot, and Drunken Boat, and poems of his will be included in the anthologies The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel – Second Floor and Outside Voices’ 2008 Anthology of Younger Poets. His chapbook, WIDE TREE: Short Poems , is available from Kitchen Press .

Jen Tynes lives in Denver, Colorado and edits horse less press. She is the author of The End Of Rude Handles (Red Morning Press 2006), See Also Electric Light (Dancing Girl Press 2007), and, with Erika Howsare, The Ohio System (Octopus Books 2007).

Nate would like to thank The Editors, Sonic Youth & The Thrills for their help editing this issue.

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