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MATT CORNELL is a writer, artist and performer in Los Angeles. He can currently be seen in the satirical operetta, The Beastly Bombing, at the Steve Allen Theater in Hollywood.

AMÉLIE FRANK is the Bride of Keyser Sose!

D.E. FREDD has been published in 58 (but who’s counting) journals and reviews. He received the Theodore Hoepfner Award given by the Southern Humanities Review for the best short fiction of 2005, was a 2006 Ontario Award Finalist and recently received a 2007 Pushcart Special Mention Award.  A novel, Exiled to Moab, will debut in the Spring of 2007.

GARY HICKS is a fixture of the Boston poetry scene.

MATTHEW HOTHAM is completing his MFA at Syracuse University and works for BOA Editions, Ltd. as the Larry Levis Memorial Graduate Student Intern.  During the summer, he acts as Assistant to the Director of the Colgate University Writer's Conference.  His poetry and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in Puerto del Sol, The November 3rd Club, The Boise Weekly, and The Colgate Portfolio , among others. His first chapbook, Early Art, was published by Turtle Ink Press in 2006.

JIMMY JAZZ has been working very hard to bring the word "rodilating" into the lexicon: rodilating (ro´di la ting) adj. Something so wonderful it appears to be spinning. As in the sentence, Her rodilating beauty left me dizzy.

BUCKY JONES is an artist living in Worcester, Mass.

JASON JONKER is a husband and a father to three girls. He lives in Phoenix, AZ, where he has taught English as Second Language, been a community organizer with an indigenous and immigrant rights organization, and delivered programs to reduce drug usage and gang involvement in middle schools. Currently, he is counseling the families of youth caught up in the juvenile justice system. He has previously published the McGuffin.

SUZI KAPLAN-OLMSTED lives in San Francisco.

JOYCE LA MERS, a Montana native, lives in Oxnard, California. She studied journalism at CSU-Fresno and worked for many years as an advertising copywriter in Los Angeles. Her poetry, much of it light verse, has appeared in The Formalist, Solo, Light Quarterly, Saturday Evening Post, and other publications including many anthologies. She is the author of two chapbooks: Grandma Rationalizes an Enthusiasm for Skydiving (Mille Grazie Press, 1996) and Light Lunch (Paradigm Press, 2007).

MARIE LECRIVAIN is the executive editor and publisher of poeticdiversity: the litzine of Los Angeles. Her prose and poetry have appeared/will appear in a number of literary journals, including: 400 Words, The Los Angeles Review, The Other Voices International Project, Poetry Salzburg Review, Triplopia, and in the anthologies Literary Angles: the second year of poeticdiversity (Sybaritic Press 2005), and Silent Voices Vol. II (Ex Machina Press 2006). Her debut collection of short stories, Nihilistic Foible, was released in Summer 2006 by Sybaritic Press. Her short story, "The Word Thief" was recently nominated for a 2007 Pushcart Prize.

MARC OLMSTED has appeared in City Lights Journal, New Directions In Prose & Poetry, Outlaw Bible Of American Poetry, Signs Of Life (a Manic D Press anthology), Processed World, Flesh Eater Chris D's Bongo Chalice, Blue Satellite and a variety of small presses. His work includes two books, Milky Desire (Subterranean Press, 1991) and Résumé (Inevitable Press, 1998).

CHAD PARENTEAU has lived and and worked in the Boston area for more than a decade.  A winner of local awards and chapbook author (Se lf-Portrait in Fire, Sarcastic Haiku), his work can be found in such online and print journals as Backwards City Review, Main Street Rag, Wilderness House Literary Review, Wolf Moon Press, and others.  He has written commentary and articles for the local magazine Whats Up and was published in the Poets Against War website.  He helps organize the weekly Stone Soup Poetry readings in Cambridge.

ALVERAZ RICARDEZ has been published in Chronogram, Voodoo Beat, MiPoesias, Pemmican, Softblow and numerous other journals. He has two published volumes of poetry, Hot Mud Poems and The Pill Bug Torero. He is the editor of Kill Poet Press & Journal and works as a screenwriter in Hollywood. He lives with his wife and two children. Alveraz is a Buddhist, active Socialist Party member and volunteer at the Los Angeles Eco-Village. He firmly believes in bean curd and rice milk. He also strives to play for the San Diego Padres when he grows up.

ERIC SEE has been an anti-war organizer for more than ten years, and currently works for Peace Action West, a grassroots lobby. Recently, he’s worked with military-families/vets organizations such as Iraq Veterans Against the War and others. He’s lived in Oakland CA, for the past several years.

CARL STILWELL is a LAUSD retired teacher. He has poems published in Blue Collar Review, Pearl, Pemmican and Verve. I won first place for best western in Golden Words 2003-2004 Poetry Competition. I also have poems included in the anthologies, An Eye For An Eye Makes The Whole World Blind/Poets On 911 and In the Arms of Words: Poems for Tsunami Relief.

ROHITH SUNDARARAMAN lives in Bombay, India.

G. MURRAY THOMAS is best known as the editor of Next... Magazine, a poetry calendar/newsmagazine for Southern California. Next... Magazine was published monthly between 1994 and 1998. Thomas currently puts out the Next... Calendar, a monthly listing of poetry events. His latest project is MURRAY, a garage jazz/spoken word band. Thomas' first full length collection of poems, Cows on the Freeway, was published in 2000. He has also published four chapbooks, Death to the Real World, Opposite Oceans, Poetry Spilled All Over the Carpet and A Rare Thing. Thomas has performed his poetry all over Southern California, at almost every major poetry venue, as well as at Lollapalooza, The Whiskey, The Coach House and the 1996 National Poetry Slam.

LAURA VOOKLES’ work has appeared in Ballard Street Poetry Journal and the anthology Look up in the Sky: Poems about Comic Books, and on the Rogue Scholars Collective web site. She is chief curator at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, NY, where she has worked for over 20 years. Her most recent scholarly essay is featured in Westchester: the American Suburb, co-published by the Hudson River Museum and Fordham University Press.

RUDY WALTZ writes songs, poems, comedy (sketch or monologue), and is currently finishing up a novel involving travel and alchemy. He currently lives and performs in San Francisco. Contact him at myspace.com/rudywaltz2000.

JAMES R. WHITLEY has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and has appeared or is forthcoming in several publications, including Barrelhouse, Can We Have Our Ball Back?, Gargoyle, JMWW, Mississippi Review, Poetry Southeast, Umbrella and Ward 6 Review. His first book, Immersion, won the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award. His second book, This Is the Red Door, won the Ironweed Press Poetry Prize and will be published in 2007. He is also the author of two poetry chapbooks: Pietà and The Golden Web.

DANIEL WILCOX earned his degree in Creative Writing from Cal State University, Long Beach. He is a former ‘60's activist (early SDS), former literature teacher and former wanderer who has farmed in the Middle East and worked as a volunteer on the Cheyenne Indian Reservation. His writing has appeared in The Other Side, various poetry magazines such as Sentinel Poetry Online and Words-Myth, and other publications.

TONY WILLIAMS is the author of Structures of Desire: British Cinema, 1939-1955, The Cinema of George A. Romero and Body and Soul: The Cinematic Vision of Robert Aldrich, among other books. He has also written on contemporary Asian cinema, the Viet Nam War in film and literature, the fiction of Jack London and James Jones, and topics in classical Hollywood cinema.