Carla Harryman's most recent publications include the book length poem Open Box (Belladonna 2007), the novel Gardener of Stars (Atelos, 2001), Baby (Adventures in Poetry, 2005), and the special edition Tourjour l'epine est sous la rose (Ikko, 2006) translated by Martin Richet from There Never Was a Rose Without a Thorn (City Lights, 1995). Adorno's Noise, a collection of conceptual essays, is forthcoming from Essay Press. Harryman is co-editor of Lust for Life: On the Writings of Kathy Acker (Verso, 2006) and a participant in the multi-authored experiment in autobiography, The Grand Piano, a serial work that locates its project in the San Francisco Bay Area writing scene between 1975-1980. Recent performance works have emphasized polyvocal text, bilingualism, choral speaking voices, and music improvisation and have appeared in the United States, Canada, and Europe. She received a 2004 Foundation for Contemporary Art award in poetry and serves as full-time faculty in the Department of English at Wayne State University and on the MFA faculty of the Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College.


Emily Kendal Frey grew up in Seattle and lives in Portland, Oregon.  Recent work appears or is forthcoming in DIAGRAM, Sawbuck, Washington Square Review, Mudlark, Word For/ Word, Unpleasant Event Schedule, Shampoo, Alice Blue, La Petite Zine, New York Quarterly, and RealPoetik.  


Norma Cole is the author of numerous books of poetry, including Do the Monkey (Zasterle, 2006), Spinoza in Her Youth (Omnidawn, 2002), and Moira (O Books, 1995). Also an acclaimed visual artist and widely published translator of contemporary French poetry, Cole has won awards from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and The Fund for Poetry as well as a Purchase Award and a Gertrude Stein Award. She has taught at the Otis College of Art and Design and the University of San Francisco.


Ange Mlinko is the author of Matinees and Starred Wire, which won the 2004 National Poetry Series, was a finalist for the James Laughlin Award, and nominated twice for a Pushcart. She currently blogs at while raising two children in the Hudson Valley.


Ben Mirov lives in New York and attends the New School's MFA program in poetry. He spends some of his time editing at and some of his time writing about music at Other than in small chapbooks he makes in his apartment, you can see some of his poems in Shampoo and in the forthcoming issue of H_NGM_N. He would love to talk to you.


Caroline Crumpacker's poems, translations and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in the books Not For Mothers Only: An Anthology of Poems by Mothers (Fence Books, 2007); The Talisman Anthology of Contemporary Chinese Poetry (Talisman, 2007); American Poets in the 21st Century: The New Poetics (Wesleyan University Press, 2007 ); and Isn’t It Romantic?: Love Poems by Younger American Poets (Verse Press, 2004) and in magazines including Boston Review, The Brooklyn Rail, The Germ, jubilat, No, Ploughshares, and Volt. She is a founding editor of Fence Magazine and Double Change, an advisory editor to Circumference Magazine and the curator of the Bilingual Poetry Reading Series at the Bowery Poetry Café in Manhattan. She is the Director of The Millay Colony for the Arts and she lives in Upstate New York with her partner the novelist Tom O'Malley and their daughter Colette (aka Coco).


Chad Sweeney is the author of two books of poetry, An Architecture (BlazeVox, 2007) and Arranging the Blaze (Anhinga, 2008), and four chapbooks, most recently A Mirror to Shatter the Hammer (Tarpaulin Sky, 2006). His poetry appeared this year in New American Writing, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Electronic Poetry Review, 5FR, Forklift, Interim, Runes, Shampoo, Ping Pong, Bird Dog, Backward City, the Tiny, Rhino, and Verse. He holds an MFA in poetry from SFSU and (with David Holler) edits Parthenon West Review, a journal of contemporary poetry, translation and essay.


Donna Stonecipher is the author of two books of poetry, The Reservoir and Souvenir de Constantinople. Her third book, The Cosmopolitan, was selected by John Yau for the 2007 National Poetry Series, and will be published by Coffee House Press.


Lily Brown holds an MFA from Saint Mary's College. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Octopus, Fence, Typo, Cannibal, and Tarpaulin Sky. Her chapbook, The Renaissance Sheet, was recently published by Octopus Books.


Andrea Rexilius is currently working towards her PhD in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Denver. Her poetry and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Bird Dog, Cab/Net, How2, Listenlight, LVNG, Minor American, P–Queue, and Volt, among others. She is the editor of the online journal PARCEL.


Srikanth Reddy's first collection of poetry is Facts for Visitors.  His work has appeared in various journals, including APR, The Canary, Fence, Grand Street, and jubilat.  He is currently an assistant professor of English at the University of Chicago.


Erica Anzalone holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop.  She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Drake University, where she teaches literature and creative writing.  Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Denver Quarterly, Pleiades, Cream City Review, and elsewhere.


Ann Stephenson’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Combo, Forklift, MIRAGE#4/PERIOD(ical), Saint Elizabeth Street, Sal Mimeo, Shampoo, Shifter, and TYPO. In 2006 she published her chapbook, Wirework (Tent Editions). She recently completed her MFA at Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College and relocated from New York City to her hometown of Atlanta, Georgia.


Carley Moore's poetry has been published in Fence, La Petite Zine, and Painted Bride Quarterly, and is forthcoming in LIT. She teaches writing and cultural studies in the General Studies Program at New York University and is working on her first collection of poetry tentatively titled My Friends and Enemies.


Daniel Nester is the author of God Save My Queen and God Save My Queen II (Soft Skull Press 2003, 2004), and The History of My World Tonight (BlazeVox 2006). His writing has appeared The Best Creative Nonfiction (Norton 2007), Third Rail: The Poetry of Rock and Roll (MTV Books, 2007), The Best American Poetry 2003, Open City, among other places. He writes articles and reviews for Poets & Writers, Time Out New York,, and Bookslut. He edits the online journal Unpleasant Event Schedule.  Find him at


Paula Cisewski is the author of Upon Arrival (Black Ocean, 2006) and the chapbook How Birds Work (Fuori Editions, 2002). Her poems have most recently appeared in Handsome, Swink, Pilot, Konundrum Engine Literary Review, and Blackbird. She lives in Minneapolis where she teaches writing and humanities classes and hosts the Imaginary Press Reading Series.


Paul Siegell's work has emerged in 5AM, horse less review, SAWBUCK, Shampoo, and OTOLITHS, among others. His manuscripts, jambandbootleg and Poemergency Room, are currently calling out, "Whooo's got my publisher?" while strolling a concert parking lot with pointer fingers in the air. And somewhere in all this, Jambands-dot-com named Paul's ReVeLeR @ eYeLeVeL June Fan Site of the Month.


Kristy Bowen lives in Chicago, where she edits the online lit zine wicked alice and runs dancing girl press, dedicated to publishing chapbooks by women authors. She is the author of the fever almanac (Ghost Road Press, 2006) and the recent chapbook feign (New Michigan Press, 2007), as well as at the hotel andromeda, a collaborative text/image project (w/ Lauren Levato) inspired by the work of Joseph Cornell. Her poems have appeared recently in Cranky, Backwards City Review, DIAGRAM, Caffeine Destiny, and The Tiny. Her second full-length collection, in the bird museum, is forthcoming from Dusie Press in December. She recently completed her MFA in Poetry at Columbia College.


Ben Doller was formerly Ben Doyle. He lives in San Diego, CA, with his wife, whose name has also changed. Changed, utterly. His first book was Radio, Radio, and he has a few more coming under the new name.


Dorine Preston is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of Georgia. Her poems and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in publications such as Puerto del Sol, Verse, Isotope, Ninth Letter, and Court Green.


Morgan Lucas Schuldt is the author of Verge (Parlor Press: Free Verse Editions, forthcoming fall, 2007) and Otherhow (Kitchen Press 2007), a chapbook.  He lives in Tucson where he edits the literary journal CUE.


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