David Trinidad's most recent book of poetry, The Late Show, was published in 2007 by Turtle Point Press. His anthology Saints of Hysteria: A Half-Century of Collaborative American Poetry (co-edited with Denise Duhamel and Maureen Seaton) was also published in 2007 by Soft Skull Press. His other books include Plasticville and Phoebe 2002: An Essay in Verse. Trinidad teaches poetry at Columbia College Chicago, where he co-edits the journal Court Green.

Jeffery Conway's most recent collection of poems is The Album That Changed My Life (Cold Calm Press, 2006), which was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. His other books include Blood Poisoning (Cold Calm Press, 1995); Plush (Coach House Press, 1995); and two collaborations with Lynn Crosbie and David Trinidad, Chain Chain Chain (Ignition Press, 2000) and Phoebe 2002: An Essay in Verse (Turtle Point Press, 2003). Recent work appears in Softblow, Electronic Poetry Review, Columbia Poetry Review, as well as in the anthology Saints of Hysteria: A Half-Century of Collaborative American Poetry. He lives in New York City.

Gillian McCain is the author of two books of poetry: Tilt (Hard Press, 1996) and Religion (The Figures, 1999). She is the co-author, with Legs McNeil, of Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk (Grove Press, 1996). She lives in New York City.


Reb Livingston is the author of Your Ten Favorite Words (Coconut Books) and co-editor of The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel - Second Floor (No Tell Books). She lives in Reston, VA, with her husband and son where she edits No Tell Motel and publishes No Tell Books. About the poems, she writes: "I used to think these poems were about other people. Now I know better."


Chelsey Minnis lives in Boulder, Colorado. She attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and the Iowa Writer's Workshop. Her first two books, Zirconia and Bad Bad, were published by Fence Books. Her third book, to be published by Wave Books, is titled Poemland.


Elizabeth Treadwell's seven books include Birds & Fancies (Shearsman, 2007) and Wardolly (Chax, 2008). She recently organized a forum on gender & poetry at Delirious Hem. More info:


Christopher Salerno's first book of poetry is Whirligig, published by Spuyten Duyvil Publishing House, NY, NY. Other poems can be found or are forthcoming in: Verse, The Colorado Review, Jubilat, The Laurel Review, Jacket, The Tiny, The New Hampshire Review, and in the anthologies The Bedside Guide To No Tell Motel, Second Floor (2007) and the forthcoming Outside Voices (2008). Currently, he teaches in the English Department at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC.


Lauren Spohrer lives in Brooklyn. She's on the editorial staff of NOON. You can find her at


Terita Heath-Wlaz currently lives and works in San Diego with two cats, one boyfriend, and sixty-three plants.  Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Court Green, Cream City Review, Juked, Sonora Review, and others.


Tyler Carter lives in San Francisco. A chapbook, The Revisionist, is forthcoming as part of H_NGM_N's Combatives series. His blog can be found at


Elisa Gabbert is an editor of Absent. Her recent poems have appeared or will appear in Colorado Review, Diagram, Eleven Eleven, Meridian, Pleiades, Washington Square, and other journals. A chapbook, Thanks for Sending the Engine, is available from Kitchen Press. She is also the author, with Kathleen Rooney, of Something Really Wonderful (dancing girl press, 2007), and That Tiny Insane Voluptuousness (Otoliths Books, 2008).


Michael Ball curates & hosts the i.e. reading series in Baltimore, MD.


Brenda Iijima is the author of Animate, Inanimate Aims (Litmus Press) and Around Sea (O Books). She runs Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs ( Her current work involves the myriad understandings of the concept revolution.


Sam Truitt is the author of the forthcoming titles Vertical Elegies: Three Works (UDP, spring 2008) and Street Mete: A Work in Vertical Elegies (Palm, fall 2008) and the previously published Vertical Elegies 5: The Section (Georgia, 2003) and Anamorphosis Eisenhower (Lost Roads, 1998), among other books and works. He lives with his family along the Hudson in the Warehouse District of Albany.


Jessica Piazza's poems have recently appeared in Agni, The Indiana Review, Ocho, No Tell Motel, and Pebble Lake Review. She is Founding Editor of Bat City Review and Co-Founder of the Speakeasy Poetry Series in New York City. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, she now lives in LA while pursuing a PhD in English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Southern California.


Claire Hero's poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in A Public Space, Cab/Net, Parcel, Foursquare, and elsewhere.  She has two chapbooks forthcoming: Cabinet (dancing girl press 2008) and afterpastures, winner of the 2007 Caketrain chapbook competition. Her first full-length manuscript, Sing, Mongrel, will be out from Noemi Press early in 2009.


Matthew Zapruder is the author of two collections of poetry: American Linden (Tupelo Press, 2002) and The Pajamaist (Copper Canyon, 2006), selected by Tony Hoagland as the winner of the William Carlos Williams Award. He is also the co-translator of Secret Weapon, the final collection by the late Romanian poet Eugen Jebeleanu (Coffee House Press, 2008). Currently he teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the New School and works as an Editor for Wave Books.


James Sanders is a member of the Atlanta Poets Group. His shirt size is 16 1/2 x 36-37. The APG blog is located at The group also runs a Web-based sound poetry magazine at


Linnea Ogden is an MFA candidate at Brown University. Her work has appeared in Conduit, Gulf Coast, Pleiades, and The Boston Review.


Emily Kendal Frey lives in Portland, Oregon.  Recent work is forthcoming from Word For/ Word, Spinning Jenny, and Knock.  Collaborative work with Sarah Bartlett will appear in Portland Review, Bat City Review, and horse less press.  Poems from Something Should Happen at Night Outside, a collaboration with Zachary Schomburg, will appear in Pilot and Diode.


KC Trommer's poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from AGNI, The Antioch Review, Octopus, MARGIE, and the crime poetry collection The Lineup. A 2007 graduate of the MFA program at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, KC has been the recipient of an Academy of American Poets prize, as well as fellowships from the Maine Summer Arts Program, the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Prague Summer Program. She lives in New York with the novelist Justin Courter.


Gina Myers lives in Saginaw, MI, where she makes books for Lame House Press. A new chapbook, Behind the R, will be available late 2008 from ypolita press.


Seth Landman lives in Western Massachusetts and edits a poetry journal, Invisible Ear. Some of his poems have appeared in GlitterPony, Skein, Model Homes, and Parthenon West. He also writes about fantasy basketball on the internet, if you’re into that sort of thing.


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