aND is a longtime DIY cultural anarchist & the creator of an
infoplex worth of visual-verbal lit, audio-art, performance ritual
& hypermedia for the Macintosh, all distributed by Xexoxial Editions.
His hypermedia works reside at JOGLARS Crossmedia
Broadcast. Recent work has focused on activating online collaborative
workspaces where writers & media artists can create collective digital
works in a real time environment. Recent books include Literature
Nation with Maria Damon, published by Potes and Poets Press
and advancienced snakespeared published by extant.
With Camille Bacos, he has producted 2 visual-poetry digital films,
...entré pyrobiblios... and The Samsara Laundry
which has been shown at festivals at Harvard & Notre Dame. Since
1991, he has made his home at Dreamtime
Village, a hypermedia / permaculture village project, located
in the driftless bioregion of southwestern Wisconsin. And devotes
much time to creating edible wilderness indoors & out, growing such
things as figs, citrus, cherries, grapes & chestnuts. 1998 marked
the creation of THE
DRIFTLESS GROTTO OF WEST LIMA, a permanent public grotto/park/installation
which when finished will feature a bird-operated time machine in
a 25 ft blue glass tower.
is the founder and director of Unicorn
Press (1965-- ). His essay "Robert Smithson's First One-Man Show,
at the Alan Brilliant Gallery, 1265 Park Avenue, Dec. 1-31, 1957"
will appear next fall in The Chicago Review.
Cervantes edits The Salt River Review and has
had poems recently in The Spoon River Poetry Review,
88: A Journal of Contemporary American Poetry, The Laurel
Review, Gargoyle, and other magazines.
is the author of DaDaDa (Salt Publishing, 2003) and
Locket (Tupelo Press, forthcoming). She lives in Los
Angeles (where she does not practice t'ai chi) with her husband,
playwright Ron Burch, and their bird, Po/e.
latest published poems have appeared in The New Yorker,
The Bellevue Literary Review and Potomac Review,
and work is forthcoming in Iron Horse Review and in
New Millennium Writings. She is the author of Transit
(Iris Press) and the Morse Prize winner, Eve Names the
Animals (Northeastern), as well as of three chapbooks.
Her poetry has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The American
Scholar, Ploughshares, Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry, and
many other journals and anthologies. It can also be found online
at Poetry Daily and other websites. Having founded
a 24-year-old workshop of writing colleagues called Every Other
Thursday, she teaches classes and provides individual consultations
from her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Fox worked in the woods of the Olympic
Peninsula, the warehouses of San Francisco, and the mental institutions
of Ohio before taking his current teaching job in Louisiana, where
he lives on three acres with a log cabin and a pond in one of the
poorest parishes in the state. He dates his birth from his first
reading of Donald Allen's The New American Poetry,
1945-1960. He (as Willard Fox) has published a secondary bibliography:
Robert Creeley, Edward Dorn, and Robert Duncan: A Reference
Guide (G. K. Hall, 1989), which was the culmination
of six years' work. He has also published poems in Talisman,
Hambone, Pavement Saw, and Prosodia, among
other publications, and has forthcoming work in Ambit, Blackbox,
Dirty Swamp, Fuck, and Gestalten, among others.
He has also published four chapbooks (from Bloody Twin, Oasis, and
Auguste) and one book (from Potes & Poets).
lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has produced four small chapbooks
of poetry: Squirms in Radiance, Wyvern,
Video Creek Road and Eroded Home. He is
currently working on a study of surrealism and consumerism.
has published four collections of poetry: Musaics
(1992), First Life (2000), The Pond at Cape
May Point (2002), a collaboration with the painter Fred
Caruso, and Somehow (2005). For over a decade, he
was Senior Editor of Poetry New York: A Journal of Poetry
and Translation. He is an associate professor of English
at New Jersey Institute of Technology and the author of two book-length
literary studies: The Winter Mind: William Bronk and American
Letters (1998) and The Poetics of Authorship in the
Later Middle Ages: The Emergence of the Modern Literary Persona
(1996, paperback 1999). He is also the editor of The Facts
on File Companion to 20th-Century American Poetry (2005).
Kollar's work has been published in numerous
literary magazines and anthologies including The American
Voice, Chelsea, Columbia, The Literary
Review, Other Voices, and Rattapallax.
Her poems have been appeared in anthologies including A Formal
Feeling Comes: Poems in Form by Contemporary Women, Story Line Press
and Party Train: American Prose Poems, New Rivers
Press. She is a recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts
Fellowship and has written text for a song-cycle for mezzo-soprano
and flute composed by Donna Kelly Eastman that was included in the
Society of Composers, Inc. CD Series. She won the first Chris O'Malley
Fiction Award from the University of Wisconsin and the CCS Fiction
Prize, New York City. She's been a recipient of writing residencies
in Germany and Scotland, and a collection of her verse Water
Speaking to Stone was published by Pivot Press, 2004.
Lundwall, originally from southern Wisconsin,
now resides in the Washington, D.C., metro region. With Jeannie
Smith he is the co-founder and managing editor of the electronic
literary journal Poetic Inhalation. His poetry has
appeared in numerous electronic and print journals including Lost
and Found Times, Moria, Near South, Big Bridge, and Miami
Sun Post's Mad Love. Recently he edited an e-anthology for
the February 2005 edition of Big Bridge entitled "Export:
Writing the Midwest."
Martin is from Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He has a BA in Writing
and Literature from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics
at the Naropa University. His plays Of One's Self I Sing,
Once Upon A River, and Tales From Turtle Island
have been performed at the Hedgerow Theatre. His serial poem Ricochet
has been recorded twice and recently turned into a performance piece.
Martin is the founder of King of Mice Press and the author of several
chapbooks, most recently Nothing At All. His work
has appeared in Poetry Sz, In Words, Scars, Autumn Leaves,
Orange/Blowmoney2, [Melancholy Breakfast], and other small
magazines. He currently works with the Curio Theatre Company, and
is a member of the Philadelphia-area arts collective The BMC.
Mellins's fiction has appeared in Confrontation,
Seventeen, and elsewhere. She lives in New Yorlk City, and
is now working on a collection of stories set all over the world.
Murphy was born in Belfast in 1965. He
studied at the University of Warwick, gaining a BA in Film and Literature.
From there he went to Queen's University Belfast to study for an
MA on T. S. Eliot and the French philosopher Jacques Lacan. He has
just finished a stint as writer-in-residence at the Albert-Ludwig
Universitat, Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Wurtemburg, Germany. His
poetry, literary criticism, book reviews and travel writings have
been published in English, Irish and American journals. He has published
a pamphlet and one previous book of poetry, and has read from his
work in Paris, Cambridge, Galway and Belfast. He is currently writing
an oral history of the Black Forest, and working on many reviews
of contemporary authors. He also writes philosophy and enjoys working
on the interface between poetry and philosophy.
E. Murphy's most recent publications include
Proof of Silhouettes (Stride, UK, 2004) and Concentricity
(Pleasure Boat Studio, NYC, 2004). Her writing, visual poetry, and
visual work appear widely. Murphy has made Phoenix, Arizona, her
home for many years.
Olsen is author of fifteen books of and
about innovative fiction, as well as many short stories, essays,
and reviews. The excerpts in this issue are from his novel 10:01,
a print version which will be published in March by Chiasmus Press.
A complementary hypermedia version will appear shortly thereafter.
His website, which contains many resources concerning alternative
fiction, is www.cafezeitgeist.com.
Poe was born in Del Rio, Texas, in 1969.
She is now living in upstate New York, but considers the Pacific
Northwest her home. Her writing has appeared in Solo Magazine,
Jeopardy, Poetry Midwest, Snow Monkey and Poetry Bay.
Her chapbooks ,,clitoris,, ,,vulva,, ,,penis,, and
(W(e)a(St) Solo were published in April and October
2004 by furniture press.
Ratner has two new poetry collections
on the web: Leah (a book of postcard poems) from www.xPressed.org
and Newsreal: 2003 from Tamafyhr
Mountain Poetry. Her latest print book is House and Home,
published in 2003 by Marsh Hawk Press.
most recent book was Situations, a novel in verse,
published by Ye Olde Font Shoppe Press in Connecticut. He is president
and artistic director of Opus 40 in Saugerties, NY. He is currently
at work on a comic novel about the McCarthy era. More information,
as well as his gallery of portraits of contemporary poets, can be
found at www.opus40.org/tadrichards.
Swift is the author or an editor of eight
books of poetry. From 1998-2001 he was Visiting Lecturer at Eötvös
Loránd University, Budapest, specializing in courses on poetry and
film. In late 2001 he moved to Paris where he lived and wrote for
two years. He has been poetry editor of online magazine nthposition
since 2002. He has reviewed for Books in Canada, Poetry London,
and The Dubliner, among others. In 2004 he was Oxfam's
Poet-In-Residence (UK), raising funds for the Sudan Crisis Relief
fund. His latest collections are Rue du Regard (2004)
and a limited edition pamphlet from Lapwing, Belfast, The
Oil and Gas University (2004). He lives in London's
West End with his wife.
Seiferle has previously translated Vallejo's
Trilce (Sheep Meadow, 1992), which was a finalist for the
PenWest Translation Award and his The Black Heralds
(Copper Canyon 2003) which was a Lannan Literary Selection. She
is a poet whose third collection, Bitters (Copper
Canyon 2001) won the Western States Book Award and a Pushcart Prize.
She was awarded a 2004 Lannan Literary Fellowship and is poet-in-residence
at Brandeis University.
holds an MFA from the University of Arizona, and,
in 1999, completed a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University.
His poems have appeared in or will appear in such journals as Spiral
Bridge, Slope, Blackbird, Boston Review and Fence.
He has received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, and
teaches writing at California College of the Arts. He also edits
Freehand, a journal devoted to handwritten work.
Sylvester 's bio takes the form of a Q&A:
What are my important experiences? My first sense of religion? The
first time I made love to a woman I also liked? Who cares? What
have I gone through that has a public significance? When I was 11
years old in 1929, the crash told me that the world of grown-ups
was full of fear, anger and hatred. Contrary to what I read in history
books, the depression didn't "bring people together." It poisoned
feelings. During World War II, I navigated supply planes in the
Navy. One day, we took off from Newfoundland and got to maybe a
thousand feet, and all four engines began to sputter. We eased our
way back and landed safely. The pilot was even younger than I was,
and had given the order to take off, even though the magnetos hadn't
given a proper reading. That experience taught me that we didn't
have anything to fear from the enemy--our own incom- petence could
do us in. Incompetence has now moved to the public arena with political
impartiality. I write comic poetry, or poems with a comic veneer,
hoping that the readers or listeners will laugh with
me, driven by a similar indignation. "Cheer up, things are worse
than they seem" was my motto for a while, until I found a stack
of artistic posters with that motto. I bought one, gave it to the
administrative assistant, who put it on her door. It became our
motto. "Cheer up, things are worse than they seem." Nice poster,
until somebody stole it.