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Samiya Bashir is the author of two collections of poetry: Where the Apple Falls, and Gospel  (RedBone Press,2009). She has edited two groundbreaking anthologies: Best Black Women's Erotica 2 and Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social & Political Black Literature & Art. Her poetry, fiction, articles, essays and editorial work have been widely published. Keep up @ samiyabashir.com.

Oscar Bermeo is a poet living in Northern California.

Robert Bohm, a poet and culture writer, was born in Queens, NY. His recent chapbook, Uz Um War Moan Ode, is available from Pudding House Press or his own book page. His other credits include two books, another chapbook and work published in a variety of print and online publications.  His first full-length book of poems, In the Americas, won the 1980 Great Lakes Colleges Association Award for best book of poetry by a new U.S. writer. Beginning a few years later, however, he started writing in isolation and continued doing so for more than 15 years, producing the equivalent of a thousand book-pages of poetry while working as a ghostwriter specializing in cultural, labor, international and educational analysis. Since beginning to publish under his own name again in 1999-2000, he twice has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, won the IPBC’s (Inter-Board Poetry Competition’s) award for best poem of 2003, and had his long antiwar poem, “Uz Um War Moan Ode,” featured as the title poem in his latest book. See Bohm's Selections Page to access some of his recent online work.

J. Bradley is a poet based out of Orlando, FL.  Some of the places his work previously appeared in include Word Riot, At-Large Magazine, Clockwise Cat, Death Metal Poetry, The Ampersand Review, and will appear in an upcoming issue of LiteraryMary and The Prick of the Spindle.  Hear him here @ myspace.com/jbradley.

Michael H. Brownstein has been widely published throughout the small and literary presses. His work has appeared in The Café Review, American Letters and Commentary, Skidrow Penthouse, Xavier Review, Hotel Amerika, After Hours, Free Lunch, Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, The Pacific Review and others. In addition, he has eight poetry chapbooks including The Shooting Gallery (Samidat Press, 1987), Poems from the Body Bag (Ommation Press, 1988), A Period of Trees (Snark Press, 2004) and What Stone Is (Fractal Edge Press, 2005).

Brian Dauth is a film critic living in New York City.

B.L. Gifford’s work has appeared in, among other publications, The Copperfield Review, Boston Literary Magazine, Diet Soap Online and Mississippi Crow.

Aracelis Girmay writes poetry, fiction, & essays. A Cave Canem Fellow & Acentos  board member, she is the visiting writer at Queens College. Girmay the author of the poetry collection, Teeth, for which she was named a Pan-African Literary Forum Fellow. Her work has also been published in ELEM magazine, Ploughshares, Indiana Review & The Massachusetts Review.

Ebony Noelle Golden is an artist and cultural worker from Houston, TX.  Ebony holds a B.A. in English Literature and Poetry from Texas A & M University, an MFA in Poetry from American University, and a MA in Performance Studies from New York University. She has been awarded grants from the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Triangle Community Foundation, North Carolina A & T University and NYU. She has been published by Black Issues and Books Review, American Book Review and Third World Press. Her current project, "Gumbo Ya/Ya or This is Why We Speak in Tongues", incorporates womanist, performance, and critical race theory to create ethnographic experimental theatre processes that highlight African American women's practices of healing and spirituality. www.iamnotaproject.wordpress.com .

Corrie Greathouse is a writer who we know very little about.

Erika Jahneke is a fiction writer & blogger living in Arizona.

Mifanwy Kaiser is a poet living in Southern California, and editor of Spillway literary journal.

Alan King's fiction and poems have appeared in The Arabesques Review, Warpland, Amistad, and Fingernails Across the Chalkboard: Poetry and Prose on HIV/AIDS, among others. A Cave Canem fellow and VONA Alum, his work was also part of “Anacostia Exposed”, a collaborative exhibit with Irish photographer Mervyn Smyth.

Geoffrey A. Landis is a writer we don’t know much about.

Heather J. Macpherson is a poet and writer. Her work as appeared in Third Wednesday, Wicked Alice, Nerve Cowboy, The Sun, Orange Room Review and others. She also has work forthcoming in Pearland Worcester Review. She is the publisher and editor of Ballard Street Poetry Journal.

Sylvia Julie Martinez is a graduate student in English at Cal State East Bay. She has been published in the San Francisco Examiner, tattoohighway.org, and CSUEB's Occam's Razor. She was born in Hawaii, raised in San Francisco, and now lives in the East Bay with her husband, two children, and the puppy they rescued last year.

Ray McNiece is a poetry editor for The November 3rd Club.

Philip Metres is an associate professor in the Department of English at John Carroll University in Ohio.

Richard Modiano is a nonfiction editor for The November 3rd Club.

José Olivarez is a writer from Calumet City, IL.  He is currently attending Harvard College where he spends an inordinate amount of time on the internet updating his Facebook.  He tries to spend more time writing than on homework, which is usually pretty easy since he doesn't spend all that much time on homework.

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).

Ivy Page is a poet whose poetry has been described by Ross Gay as, “passionate, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes hilarious poems, (that) always have a deep and generous intelligence.” She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and two daughters. She is currently finishing her MFA in Poetry at New England College.

John Panza can be visited online at heightsartsradio.blogspot.com.

Deb Powers is a poet living in Worcester, Mass.

Terry Provost is a writer we know little about.

Jerry Quickley is poet, playwright, educator & journalist based in Los Angeles.

Andrew Rihn is a student at the Kent State Stark campus, who has had poetry appear online at MR Zine, Poetic Injustice, the NeoAmericanist, and the 21 Stars Review.  This spring he won first place in Kent State's Wick Poetry Scholarship for undergraduates, and his first chapbook, While Grasshoppers Mate, is forthcoming from Spare Change Press (Canton, OH).

John Rodriguez is a Ph.D. candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center.  His poetry has appeared in Pembroke, Rattapallax, and is featured in the forthcoming anthology Days I Walked Through Ordinary Sounds.

Metta Sáma is an educator who currently teaches in Indiana and Vermont, and is a habitant of New York & Indiana, where she writes poetry & prose, and paints and photographs.

Skip Shea is an American actor, writer, poet, visual artist and activist living in Massachusetts. He performed his show Catholic (Surviving Abuse & Other Dead End Roads), in New York and at Jimmy Tingle's Off Broadway Theater in Boston. As an activist he is President of the Center for Peaceful Living Inc.

Marc Solomon is a November 3rd Club columnist.

Jan Steckel is an Oakland, California writer, a former pediatrician, and a bisexual activist. Her poetry chapbook The Underwater Hospital (Zeitgeist Press, 2006) is available at http://www.zeitgeist-press.com. Her fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction have appeared in Scholastic Magazine, Yale Medicine, Bellevue Literary Review, Harrington Lesbian Literary Quarterly, Red Rock Review and elsewhere. Her work has won a number of awards and has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize. Her story "Mixing Tracks" won the 2008 Gertrude Press Fiction Chapbook Contest and will be coming out soon as a slender book from Gertrude Press. You can find out more at http://www.jansteckel.com.

Lenore Weiss is the fiction editor for The November 3rd Club.

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.

Andrena Zawinski teaches composition and creative writing courses at Laney College in Oakland, CA and is a widely published poet. Her latest collection is Taking the Road Where It Leads. She is also Features Editor at PoetryMagazine.com