*Editorial thanks to Tuscadero, Weakerthans, Silversun Pickups & Jurrasic 5 for their help in putting this issue together.
Nico Alvarado-Greenwood publishes Weather Press chapbooks.
Cynthia Arrieu-King’s poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Good Foot, Diagram, Court Green, New Orleans Review, etc. and her chapbook The Small Anything City is available from Dream Horse Press. “Je Est Un Autre” means “I is an Other” and is a line from Rimbaud.
Scott Bade’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Dirty Napkin, Eleventh Muse, Blue Earth Review, Poetry International, and New Hampshire Review. He lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan with his wife Lori and sons August and Stuart. Eclipse was inspired by the Mari Mahr photo works found in her series “A Few Days in Geneva.”
Cara Benson edits Sous Rature (www.necessetics.com/sousrature.html).Two poem books, (made) and Protean Parade,are forthcoming from BookThug and Black Radish respectively. Other work includes: “Quantum Chaos and Poems: A Manifest(o)ation” (BookThug), Belladonna Elders Series #7 with Anne Waldman and Jayne Cortez (Belladonna), “UP” (Dusie), and “Spell/ing ( ) Bound” with Kai Fierle-Hedrick and Kathrin Schaeppi (ellectrique press). Benson edited the interdisciplinary book Predictions forthcoming from Chain. She teaches poetry in a NY State Prison.
Erica Bernheim was born in New Jersey and grew up in Ohio and Italy. She holds a B.A. from Miami University, an M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and a Ph.D from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, Bridge, The Iowa Review, Boston Review, Court Green and Volt, among others. Her chapbook, Between the Room and the City is available from H_NGM_N B__KS. Erica is currently an Assistant Professor of English at Florida Southern College, where she teaches writing and contemporary literature.
Jason Bredle is the author of two books and one chapbook of poetry. A new chapbook, Class Project, is forthcoming from Publishing Genius. He lives in Chicago.
Paula Cisewski is the author of two poetry books: Upon Arrival (Black Ocean, 2006) and Ghost Fargo (selected by Franz Wright for the 2008 Nightboat Prize and forthcoming in spring 2010) and three chapbooks: Two Museums (MaCaHu Press 2009), Or Else What Asked the Flame (w/Mathias Svalina, Scantily Clad 2008), and How Birds Work (Fuori Editions, 2002). She lives in Minneapolis.
Nina Corwin is the author of Conversations With Friendly Demons and Tainted Saints. Recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize, her work appears or is forthcoming in ACM, BlazeVOX, Forklift OH, Hotel Amerika, New Ohio Review, Southern Poetry and William & Mary Reviews. Psychotherapist in daylight hours, she has twice served as guest editor for Fifth Wednesday Journal.
Jordan Davis was born in New York City, where he works and lives with his wife, Alison Stine Davis, and his son James. Recent poems are forthcoming in Cab/Net, Bird Dog, Cannibal, and Magazine Cypress.
Jessica Dessner’s work has appeared in Sal Mimeo, La Petite Zine, and The Invisible Stitch. Her chapbook, Wit’s End with Bric-a-Brac was published in 2006 by Green Zone. A retired dancer and choreographer, she completed the New School’s MFA program for poetry in 2008. She also draws:http://asthmatickitty.com/music.php?releaseID=1068.
Bill Dunlap is a visual artist, writer, and musician who is currently studying forestry. His online home is here: www.billdunlap.com
John Duvernoy was born in America in the Seventies. Unlock the Clockcase published his chapbook ‘Razor Love’ in 2006. Work can be found on-line at Octopus, horesless review, Kulture Vulture, among others.
John W. Evans’s poems appear in Boston Review, Best New Poets 2006, Northwest Review, Nimrod, Poetry East, RHINO, 5AM, and other publications. He writes a blog at http://howtolikeit.blogspot.com
John Findura was born in Paterson and still lives and teaches in Northern New Jersey. His poetry and criticism appear in journals such as Mid-American Review, Verse, Fugue, GlitterPony, Fourteen Hills, The Agriculture Reader and Rain Taxi, among others. He holds an MFA from The New School.
Richard Froude is the author of Tarnished Mirrors (Muffled Cry) and The Margaret Thatcher Trilogy (Catfish). Another chapbook is on its way from Minus House Press. Recent writing is published or forthcoming in a number of journals like Word for Word, The Diagram, No Tell Motel and Parcel. He lives in Denver.
Carmen Gimenez Smith teaches creative writing at New Mexico State University’s MFA program. Her first book, ODALISQUE IN PIECES, will be published by University of Arizona Press this fall. She is editor of PUERTO DEL SOL and publisher of Noemi Press.
Andrew Grace is currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford University. Sections of Sancta are forthcoming in LIT, Gulf Stream, Washington Square, Mid-American Review, 580 Split and Seattle Review and he has other work forthcoming in Another Chicago Magazine and TYPO. His second book Shadeland recently won the 2008 Ohio State University Press / The Journal Award for Poetry.
Matt Hart’s second book, YOU ARE MIST, is forthcoming from MOOR Books. He lives in Cincinnati where he edits Forklift Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, cooking & Light Industrial Safety.
Steve Healey is author of Earthling. His second book of poems is forthcoming from Coffee House Press in 2010. New and forthcoming poems can be found in Boston Review, Forklift Ohio, and Jubilat.
Christopher Higgs is author of the chapbook Colorless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously (Publishing Genius Press, 2009). He curates the online arts journal Bright Stupid Confetti.
A D Jameson is a writer, video artist, and performer. “Shaggy Creatures” is from his prose collection “Amazing Adult Fantasy,” forthcoming in 2010 from Mutable Sound. His fiction has appeared in The Denver Quarterly, Fiction International, elimae, alice blue review, and various other journals. Adam is currently working on his second novel.
Michael Jauchen teaches at Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire. Some of his work has appeared in DIAGRAM, Santa Monica Review, Knock, and Sentence.
Paul Jenkins grew up in Iowa and now lives in western Massachusetts, where he currently teaches poetry writing at Hampshire College and tries to convince his students that they need, not just finesse, but subject matter. His three books of poems are Forget the Sky (L’Epervier), Radio Tooth, and Six Small Fires (both from Four Way Books). He has also published a social/economic history of Greenfield, Massachusetts. For twenty-six years he served as poetry editor of the Massachusetts Review. Individual poems of his have appeared in Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Gettysburg Review, The New Yorker, Paris Review, Agni, and numerous other places, including a handful of anthologies. A new manuscript of poems is about to begin hunting for a publisher.
Aaron Kiely’s book of poetry, The Best of My Love, was published by Ugly Duckling Presse.
Amy King is the author ofI’m the Man Who Loves YouandAntidotes for an Alibi, both from Blazevox Books,The People Instruments(Pavement Saw Press),Kiss Me With the Mouth of Your Country(Dusie Press), and forthcoming,Slaves to Do These ThingsandI Want to Make You Safe. Amy edits theBuffalo Poetics List, moderates theWomen’s Poetry Listserv(WOMPO) and theGoodreads Poetry! Group, and teaches English and Creative Writing atSUNY Nassau Community College. For information on the reading series Amy co-curates, visitThe Stain of Poetry: A Reading Seriesblog for more.
Becca Klaver is a founding editor of Switchback Books, a PhD candidate in Literatures in English at Rutgers University, and the author of the chapbook Inside a Red Corvette: A 90s Mix Tape (greying ghost press, 2009). Her first full-length collection, Los Angeles Liminal, is forthcoming from Kore Press.
Eric Kocher will be attending the MFA program at the University of Houston in the fall. His work has appeared in Pebble Lake Review and McSweeney’s, as well as a poem forthcoming in Rattle. He currently lives on Long Island where he works in a bookstore and brews his own beer.
Ben Kopel was born and raised in Baton Rouge and holds degrees from Louisiana State University and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His poems have recently appeared in Forklift: Ohio, Makeout Creek, The Agriculture Reader, and are forthcoming in Sixth Finch. He is currently continuing his studies at UMASS Amherst and will be making his onscreen debut this Fall, sitting on top of a washing machine, in the notnostrums* movie “If You Think Of It.”
Gregory Lawless is a graduate of the University of Chicago’s Masters of Humanities program and the Iowa Writer’s Workshop. His poems have appeared in Contrary, nth position, La Petite Zine, Stride, and Sundress’s “Best of the Net 2007.” He teaches English at Suffolk University in Boston and lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Lauren Levin is from New Orleans and lives in Oakland. Her poems can be found in Coconut, GutCult, MiPOesias, Mirage #4/Period(ical), Shampoo, the tiny, Try, Typo and Word For/Word. A chapbook, In
Fortune, written with Jared Stanley and Catherine Theis, appeared in Dusie. A new chapbook is forthcoming from Boxwood Editions. She edits the magazine Mrs. Maybe with Jared and Catherine Meng.
B.J. Love is an ex-Iowan living in Chicago. He enjoys reading bus schedules and chasing fire engines. His work can also be seen/heard in DIAGRAM, lament, The Daily Palette & over the telephone, if he is particularly excited about it. He drives a ’99 Pontiac Grand Prix with expired tags just for the thrill of it. He also got a Master’s Degree in English for exactly the same reason.
Tony Mancus lives in Sunnyside, NY. He works a lot but enjoys not working. His life is full of paper. His poems have appeared or will appear in places like Cue, 42opus, The Cream City Review, Memorious and elsewhere.
Chris Martin is the author of American Music and The Small Dance. He is only the lead singer of Coldplay if that will encourage you to create a fanzine about his books. He is the editor of Puppy Flowers and lives in the servant’s quarters of a Brooklyn brownstone.
Anthony McCann is the author of Moongarden (Wave Books, 2006) and Father of Noise (Fence Books, 2003). He is also one of the authors, along with Joshua Beckman and Matthew Rohrer, of Gentle Reader!, a collection of erasures of the English Romantics. He lives in Los Angeles.
Richard Meier is the author of Terrain Vague and Shelley Gave Jane a Guitar. He lives in Chicago and is writer-in-residence at Carthage College.
Pete Miller lives in Seattle with his wife and daughter. His poems have recently appeared in Superstition Review and BlazeVox, and are forthcoming in Strange New Egg and Radiant Turnstile.
JoAnna Novak is from the suburbs of Chicago. Her work has recently appeared in Quick Fiction, DIAGRAM, Critiphoria, and Pindeldyboz.
Alexis Orgera lives in a beach shack in southern California. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Bat City Review, DIAGRAM, Forklift, Ohio, Green Mountains Review, Gulf Coast, In Posse Review, jubilat, The Rialto, and others. She likes to walk her old dog.
Nikki Painter is an artist who can help us find an explosion of rainbows in a geometric hell, who knows the romance of lakes & trees can still be found in a world overrun by strip malls & pavement.
Christopher Rizzo is a writer and publisher who lives in Albany, New York. Over the years, his work has appeared in Art New England, The Cultural Society, Cannibal, Dusie, Effing Magazine, Process, and Spell among many other publications, both in print and online. He is the author of a number of poetry collections, most recently Supposed to Sound (Ungovernable Press, 2008) and Playing the Amplitudes (BlazeVox Books, 2008). In 2009, Greying Ghost Press rereleased his short sequence Naturalistless. Forthcoming is a new Boat Train chapbook, Tmēsis / In Other Words Continuing. He is the founder and editor of Anchorite Press and currently a University at Albany doctoral candidate in English.
Broc Rossell is a poet from California, born in Los Angeles and living in San Francisco. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brandon Shimoda was born in Yellow Picnic, USA. Julia Cohen was born. They have collab-poems coming out in the Raleigh Quarterly and Cannibal, amongst others.
Rachel M. Simon’s chapbook, Marginal Road was published in 2009 by Hollyridge Press. Her first book of poems, Theory of Orange, won the Transcontinental Prize from Pavement Saw Press. She teaches gender studies, film and writing at SUNY Purchase College, Sarah Lawrence College and the Marymount Manhattan College program at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. She lives in Yonkers, NY.
Jeff Simpson is a student at Oklahoma State University, where he is pursuing an MFA in poetry and works as an editorial assistant for the Cimarron Review. In 2008, he was selected as a finalist for the Pablo Neruda Prize in Poetry. His poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Lumina, Copper Nickel, Main Street Rag, Gulf Stream, and Nimrod.
Mathias Svalina is a co-editor of Octopus Magazine & Books. He is the author of numerous chapbooks & collaboratively written chapbooks. His first book, Destruction Myth, is forthcoming from the CSU Poetry
Chad Sweeney co-edits Parthenon West Review with David Holler. He is the author of An Architecture (BlazeVox, 2007) and Arranging the Blaze (Anhinga, 2009), as well as the chapbook A Mirror to Shatter the Hammer (Tarpaulin Sky, 2006). Recent work appeared in Colorado Review, New American Writing, Denver Qtly, Coconut, Forklift, Verse, Interim, Electronic Poetry Review, Crazyhorse, the Tiny, and Barrow Street. He is poet-in-residence at the San Francisco School of the Arts.
Robert Whiteside was born in Buffalo, NY, the rust belt capital of America, & just returned from a short jaunt living in Rhode Island, & is glad to be back to that desolate ill-mentioned catastrophe.
Joseph P. Wood is the author two chapbooks, In What I Have Done & Failed to Do (Elixir) and Travel Writing (Scantily Clad Press). His first full book of poems I & We (CustomWords) is forthcoming in Fall 2010. New poems can be found in BOMB, Poetry London, New Delta Review, Passages North, Drunken Boat, Typo, among other. He serves as editor for Slash Pine Press and Slash Pine Poetry Festival. Find out more at www.slashpinepress.blogspot.com .
John Dermot Woods draws comics and writes stories in Brooklyn, NY. He is the author of the image-text novel The Complete Collection of people, places & things (BlazeVOX Books) and the forthcoming comic chapbook The Remains (Doublecross Press). He organizes the online reading series Apostrophe Cast (www.apostrophecast.com), edits the arts quarterly Action,Yes (www.actionyes.org)and is a professor of English at Nassau Community College in Garden City, NY. More information about his work is available at www.johndermotwoods.com.
Jon Woodward’s second book of poems, Rain, was published by Wave Books in 2006. He currently lives in Boston and works at the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology. More info and poems is/are at jonwoodward.net.