David Alexander
David Alexander's short fiction has appeared variously in Web and print publications. He has lately also been reading his stories at venues in New York City, where he lives, works and rides the subway. Among his recent projects is Death and Venice, an anthology of fiction and poetry that he edited as a special issue of the journal, The Literary Review.

Amanda Auchter
Amanda Auchter currently works as the editor of Pebble Lake Review. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Anthology, Antietam Review, Blue Unicorn, The Chaffin Journal, The Homestead Review, Mad Poets Review, Pennsylvania English, Red Booth Review, Writer's Digest Year's Best Writing 2003, and others. She is the author of Burning Sins to Ashes and recently won third prize in the 72nd Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition for memoir/personal essay.

Biswajit Banerji
Biswajit Banerji is a thirty-six year old guy from India. He has a degree in mechanical engineering and works in a steel plant for a living. Biswajit also holds a diploma in creative writing. Poetry reading and writing is a passion for him and he hopes to continue his tryst with words more intensely in the years to come. He has been previously published in the Journal of Indian writing in English and poesis—both publications from India.

Theresa Boyar
Theresa Boyar's poems, essays, and short fiction have appeared in The Florida Review, Rattle, The Adirondack Review, Stirring, Small Spiral Notebook, Eclectica, and Pierian Springs.  She is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee and is currently at work on a collection of short stories.  Theresa lives with her husband and two sons in Helena, Montana.

Jared Carter
Jared Carter's poems have appeared in Poetry, The New Yorker, The Nation, The Iowa Review, The Kenyon Review, and other magazines. The recipient of several awards and fellowships, he has published three books of poetry with the Cleveland State University Poetry Center. Please visit his web site at www.jaredcarter.com. Additional poems may be found at http://poetry.poetryx.com/poets/7/.

Regina Coeli deWinter

Regina Coeli deWinter is a published poet and photographer living and working in a small Connecticut River Valley town. Her work has appeared in print in The American Muse, Niederngasse, The Gall and in The Uno Poetry Anthology. Online credits include The 2River View, Disquieting Muses, Wired Hearts, Aileron, AustinDaze, Comrades and many other venues.

Mark Cunningham
Mark Cunningham
received an MFA from the University of Virginia, and stills live in the Charlottesville area, an easy day-trip to the museums in Washington, DC.  Mark's poems have appeared in The Prose Poem: An International Journal and the Bellevue Review; a larger selection of poems, on parts of the body, appears on the Mudlark website.

Max Dinkman

Max Dinkman
is a writer from Davenport, IA. His work has been published in With the Three-Legged Cat (1 and 2) and Again! With the Three-Legged Cat.  He can be reached at aarbear99@hotmail.com.

S.P. Flannery
S.P. Flannery was born in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, and now resides in Madison. Flannery writes poetry and maintains a website about primates called The Primata. Flannery's poetry has appeared in Mobius: The Poetry Journal and is forthcoming in Lunatic Chameleon.

Ona Gritz
Ona Gritz is the author of two children's books, Starfish Summer (HarperCollins, 1998) and Tangerines and Tea (Harry N. Abrams, forthcoming 2004). Her poetry has appeared in Ekphrasis, Moment, The American Voice, Poetry East, Home Planet News, Heresies, the anthology, Which Lilith?, LiteraryMama.com and is forthcoming in Poetica. She lives in Hoboken, New Jersey. 

Jeanette Harris
Originally from New England, Jeanette Harris resides in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. She created A Country Rag, an online publication that explores Appalachian culture through diverse poetry, short stories, graphics, regional cuisine and articles.

Nancy A. Henry
Nancy Henry's poems have appeared in Three Candles, Tryst, Carnelian, SiderealitySouthern Humanities Review, Pedestal, Poetrybay, Poetry International, The Hollins Critic, The Café Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Oxford Poetry, 5 AM,  and many other publications in the US, UK and AU. She teaches English composition and literature at Southern Maine Community College. Nancy was a co-editor of the Maine poetry anthology A Sense of Place. Her  chapbooks "Anything
Can Happen
" and "Hard" were published by MuscleHead Press. She's received four Pushcart Prize nominations and an Atlanta Review International Merit Award. Prior to teaching English, she was an attorney in the field of child protection.

Roy Johnson
Born in Cleveland and raised in Austin, Roy Johnson now lives on the Texas coast. He studied English at The University of Texas/Austin and his stories have appeared in Linnaean Street, Opium Magazine and Poor Mojo's Almanac.

Tasha Klein
Tasha Klein
is a receptionist at a retirement facility in the Chicago area. She lives with a fat cat named, Esquire and a fish named, HookedOnGrass III. Some of her publications include: 3rd Muse Poetry Journal, 2River View, The Adirondack Review, Eclectica Magazine, The Green Tricycle, Gumball Poetry, Locust Magazine, the muse apprentice guild, Poetry Super Highway, The Rose & Thorn, Pig Iron Malt, Shampoo, Southern Ocean Review, Steel Point Quarterly and Stirring, among many others.

Stephen Mead
Stephen Mead is a freelance writer/artist residing in Albany, NY.  In addition to his writing being
published in such magazines as Commonweal and The Evergreen Chronicles, his artwork has been exhibited both throughout New York state and in Provincetown, Mass.  Currently www.scars.tv has several of his web books online at cc & d magazine. These works incorporate both image and text.  Other online sources for his art are: www.123soho.com/members/stephen_mead, http://www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/s/stephenmead , and www.art-exchange.com .  Prints of his work are available in various formats: xerox, grey scale, adobe process, & color.  The artist can be contacted via mead815@yahoo.com.

A.R. Menne
A.R. Menne
is a 24 year-old artist living in Seattle with a wee circus of rodents and a musician. She has a B.A. in literature (hence her habit of dabbling in the lit mags), but her professional inclinations have swung towards art more visual than literary. Menne's online portfolio can be viewed at http://www.zendinou.com.

Robert Norris
Robert Norris
lives in Somerville, Massachusetts and is a Master of Arts candidate for the Critical and Creative Thinking program at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.  He has occupied his time being a waiter, builder, corporate trainer, retail store clerk, barkeeper, interviewer, temp employee, and dock slave.  His future career in writing is just beginning.  Plum Ruby Review is his first short story publication.

Kenneth Pobo
Kenneth Pobo's work can be found online at: Forpoetry.com, Three Candles, Tamafyhr Mountain Press, Southern Ocean Review, Drexel Online Journal, and elsewhere. His latest book, Introductions, is out from Pearl 's Book'Em Press in Atlanta.

Edward J. Renehan Jr.
Edward J. Renehan Jr.'s books include The Lion's Pride (Oxford University Press, 1998), The Secret Six (Crown, 1995) and John Burroughs: An American Naturalist (Black Dome Press, 1992). His poetry has appeared in The American Scholar and other journals. Renehan lives near Wickford, Rhode Island.

Paige Riehl
Paige Riehl
is a South Dakota native and current resident of Saint Paul. She is a Professor of English at Anoka Ramsey Community College in Coon Rapids, MN. Her poetry has been published in The North Coast Review, Red Weather, The Shining Times, and forthcoming in Poetry Motel.

Janet Sarbanes
Janet Sarbanes
teaches in the School of Critical Studies at the California Institute of the Arts, which houses an MFA Writing Program dedicated to hybrid and experimental forms.  She has published short fiction, cultural criticism, and more recently, hybrids of the two.  She is currently completing a collection entitled Army of One.

Tom Sheehan
Tom Sheehan
has three novels, two in print, "Vigilantes East" (2002) and "Death for the Phantom Receiver," (2003) from Publish America , and one serialized on 3am Magazine, "An Accountable Death." His fourth poetry book was issued June 2003, "This Rare Earth and Other Flights," from Lit Pot Press. "A Collection of Friends," memoirs, will be issued in fall 2004 by Pocol Press. He has four Pushcart nominations and a Silver Rose Award from ART for short story excellence. He has had work on or coming on Tryst, 42 Opus, Dead Mule, Elimae, Snow Monkey, Eclectica, Retort Magazine, Slow Trains, Three Candles, Eleven Bulls, A Man Overboard, Cold Glass, The God Particle, Life Sherpa, The Square Table, Just Good Company, North Dakota Quarterly, Small Spiral Notebook, Fiction Warehouse, Nuvein, The Paumanok Review, etc.

Lisa Zaran
Lisa Zaran is a poet/essayist living in Arizona. Some of her recent work can be found or is upcoming in Lily, Verse Libre Quarterly, Snow Monkey, Erosha, 3rd Muse, SubtleTea, Ink Mag, Snakeskin, and Stick Your Neck Out. Her first full length poetry collection, "the sometimes girl," was recently accepted for publication. 


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