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LUCY ANDERTON says: "I'm in France right now.  Listening to Johnny Cash. There really is nothing to tell."

Tip back your plastic wine glasses until the bottoms fall off and all MARTIN ARNOLD breaks loose.


SOMMER BROWNING has poems in The New York Quarterly, Spork, Mississippi Review and elsewhere. Her comics, Asthma Chronicles, have appeared in The Stranger and online. She lives, works and plays in New York City. Visit her blog at www.asthmachronicles.blogspot.com.

JULIA COHEN is Managing Editor of Nightboat Books and an editorial assistant at Palgrave Macmillan. Her chapbook If Fire, Arrival is out with horse less press. Her poems have been published in the Mississippi Review online, Octopus, H_NGM_N, Aught, the Adirondack Review, Word for/ Word, and Hanging Loose, among others, and work is forthcoming in Cannibal, 5_Trope, and Spinning Jenny.  She lives in Brooklyn and can be reached at julesycohen@gmail.com.

EVAN COMMANDER is the author of two chapbooks, Planet Carpet (Forklift, Ink. 2004) and A Thing and Its Ghost (forthcoming from H_NGM_N Books).  He is also a co-curator of the Clay Poetry Reading Series, and a founding member of Publico Gallery, where the Clay Poetry readings are held.  He is from Atlanta, but lives in Cincinnati.  He likes licorice and very small paintings.

STUART DISCHELL was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He is the author of Good Hope Road, Evenings &Avenues, and Dig Safe. His poetry has won awards from the National Poetry Series, the National Endowment for the Arts, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. He teaches in the Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

JASON S. FRALEY works at an investment firm in West Virginia and is pursuing his M.B.A. His wife and cat see him occasionally. He has appeared or is forthcoming in Redactions, Confluence, Words on Walls, Pebble Lake Review, Stirring, The Salt River Review, and elsewhere.

DOBBY GIBSON is the buckwheat in the sparrow's teeth, a stale loaf of bread struggling with insomnia—nay, he is insomnia itself and adjusts his false mustache as he pilots the Hindenburg into the bathosphere, throwing a vulcanized hot barber's towel across the face of the primitive British media. Additionally, he is a Siamese twins of Def Leppard drummers, feeling newly whole, and rock rock rocking the Meadowlands.

WILL GRESHAM'S artwork and texts have appeared in the Washburn Word, a publication of Ruth Washburn Cooperative Nursery School.

HEATHER HARTLEY is the Paris Editor for Tin House Magazine and her poems have appeared in Mississippi Review, Kalliope, Smartish Pace, Tin House, The Los Angeles Review, The Café Review, Atlanta Review, Calyx, Pharos (France), Paris/Atlantic (France) and elsewhere. Her poems placed first in the 2004 Brentano’s Bookstore Poetry Contest (Paris) and she was awarded the 2002 first prize in poetry for the Tin House/Summer Literary Seminars in St. Petersburg, Russia.

ANTHONY HAWLEY is the author of The Concerto Form and two chapbooks of poetry, Vocative and Afield. He has poems forthcoming in web Conjunctions, Verse, the Tiny, and 26.

STEVE HEALEY lives in Minneapolis. His first book of poems, Earthling, was published by Coffee House Press in 2004.

MATTHEW HENRIKSEN co-edits Typo and Cannibal and curates The Burning Chair Readings in Brooklyn. New poems appear in Lit, Wildlife, Agriculture Reader, and Absent. His chapbook, Is Holy, is available from horse less press.

CHRISTOPHER JANKE’S first book, Structure of the Embryonic Rat Brain, won the 2007 Fence Modern Poets Series prize. He owns Suzee's Third St. Laundry in Turners Falls, Massachusetts and is Senior Editor of Slope Editions.

ARIANA-SOPHIA KARTSONIS is still giddy from winning the Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize and the resulting publication of her book of poems, Intaglio. She currently is editing wordsonwalls.net with the incredible Kathrine Wright as well as teaching a course on Madness and Literature and hosting a soon-to-be-website hotemuluv.com with Caleb Adler, the hottest poet/physician combo to ride in on this new red wheelbarrow of a century (Ms. Kartsonis notes that she likes her collaborators like she likes her chili: heavy on the spice and sustaining).

BRADLEY LIENING'S poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Mustachioed, H_NGM_N, the Sonora Review, and elsewhere. He is the author of the FLIP/CHAP Ker-Thunk, available from H_NGM_N B__KS. He currently resides in St. Paul, MN.

REBECCA LOUDON lives in Seattle. She is the author of two collections of poetry, Tarantella and Radish King (Ravenna Press), and a chapbook, Navigate, Amelia Earhart's Letters Home, (No Tell Books). Her work has appeared in various places including TYPO, Seattle Review, Crab Orchard Review and Forklift, Ohio.

CLAY MATTHEWS'S work is published (or will be) in Black Warrior Review, Agni-Online, The Laurel Review, LIT, H_NGM_N, Gulf Coast and elsewhere. His chapbook, Muffler, was published by H_NGM_N B_ _KS in 2006.

MARC MCKEE lives in Columbia, Missouri with his wife Camellia. His poems appear in different journals, like Backwards City Review, Crazyhorse, Conduit, LIT, and Pleiades.

COREY MESLER is the owner of Burke’s Book Store, in Memphis, Tennessee, one of the country’s oldest (1875) and best independent bookstores. He has published poetry and fiction in numerous journals including Rattle, Pindeldyboz, Quick Fiction, Cranky, Thema, Forklift Ohio, Mars Hill Review, Poet Lore and others. He has also been a book reviewer for The Memphis Commercial Appeal. A short story of his was chosen for the 2002 edition of New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best, published by Algonquin Books.   Talk, his first novel, appeared in 2002. He has a new novel, We Are Billion-Year-Old Carbon, just out from Livingston. He has 5 chapbooks due out in 2006. He also claims to have written, "Ride, Captain, Ride." Most importantly, he is Toby and Chloe’s dad and Cheryl’s husband.

JASON MORRIS is a bartender in San Francisco's Haight St. district. His poems have appeared in Parthenon West Review, Fourteen Hills, Mirage #4 Period(ical), and elsewhere. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and for the Best American Poetry Anthology. Find him online at the highest number.

GINA MYERS lives in Brooklyn where she co-edits the tiny.

AMANDA NADELBERG’S first book, Isa the Truck Named Isadore, was published by Slope Editions in 2006. She grew up in Boston and lives in Minneapolis. The bracketed phrases in "88a" and "103 Ca" are borrowed from Anne Carson's If Not, Winter.

KEVIN OBERLIN lives and writes in Cincinnati.  He adapted the chart form for these poems from one invented by Leah Nielsen, who developed hers in response to Margaret A. Caudill’s Managing Pain Before It Manages You.  The poems and their titles are inspired by characters from Joss Whedon’s Firefly.

ETHAN PAQUIN'S last name is pronounced "PAY-kwin." He likes girls who wear pearl earrings, guys who smell like the woods, and kids who talk about planets.

NATE PRITTS has a chapbook from Forklift, Ink. called BIG CRISIS. "Today I Am" riffs off images from two paintings made by Danny Hagan while he was in Art Therapy at Pinecrest Developmental Center.

JESSY RANDALL is the Curator of Special Collections at Colorado College. Her poems have been hung from trees, used in library advertisements, made into rock songs, recited on closed-circuit television, sold in gumball machines, analyzed in a New Jersey high school, and printed in a miniature village. Her website is www.personalwebs.coloradocollege.edu/~jrandall.

VIRGIL RENFRO teaches at NCA&T University. He's currently trying to develop an idea he has for educational software. He enjoys split pea soup.

ZACHARY SCHOMBURG'S chapbook, Abraham Lincoln's Death Scene, was published by horse less press and his first full-length book of poems, The Man Suit, was published by Black Ocean Press, both in early 2007. He is a poetry PhD student in Lincoln, Nebraska. Other things he does in Lincoln: co-hosts The Clean Part reading series, co-edits Octopus Books and Octopus Magazine, and lives with A, M, S, and G.

Find PETER SCHWARTZ at: www.watchtheeye.com. He lives as a virtual monk in the forests of Maine. He glows.
MATTHEW SIEGEL was born in Manhattan and raised in the lower Hudson Valley. He spent the summer of 2006 on fellowship at the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets and is currently enrolled in the MFA program at the University of Houston. He has been awarded a prize from the Academy of American Poets and has work forthcoming in Passages North, Paterson Literary Review, and Gulf Coast.

RICHARD SIKEN’S poetry collection Crush won the 2004 Yale Series of Younger Poets prize, a Lambda Literary Award, the Thom Gunn Award, and was a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN Center USA's Best in the West Award.  Siken received an MFA in poetry from the University of Arizona and is the editor of the literary magazine spork. His poems have appeared in The Iowa Review , Conjunctions, Indiana Review and Forklift, Ohio, as well as in the anthologies The Best American Poetry 2000 and Legitimate Dangers. He is a recipient of a Pushcart Prize, two Arizona Commission on the Arts grants, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.

MATHIAS SVALINA is a person who is trained and equipped to put out fires, rescue people and pets, aid and assist during natural disasters and, increasingly, provide emergency medical services. His poems have been, or are forthcoming, in Typo, Fence, jubilat & Denver Quarterly. His first chapbook, Why I Am White, is forthcoming from Kitchen Press.

CHAD SWEENEY edits Parthenon West Review with David Holler and teaches WritersCorps poetry workshops at Mission High School in San Francisco. His poems have appeared in Verse, Slope, Pool, Five Fingers Review, New American Writing, Tarpaulin Sky, The Tiny and elsewhere. He's the author of four chapbooks, most recently A Mirror to Shatter the Hammer (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2006).

ALLISON TITUS lives in Richmond, VA. She has poems forthcoming in jubilat, Crazyhorse, Caketrain and Typo, and her manuscript was a finalist in the 2006 National Poetry Series Competition.

WILLIAM D. WALTZ lives in Minneapolis. He enjoys operating heavy equipment.

DUSTIN WILLIAMSON wore sweatpants to school up until the 6th grade.

MATTHEW ZAPRUDER is the author of American Linden (Tupelo Press 2002), and The Pajamaist (Copper Canyon, 2006). He is also the co-translator of Secret Weapon, the final collection by the late Romanian poet Eugen Jebeleanu, forthcoming from Coffee House Press in Fall 2007. Currently he teaches poetry in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the New School, and works as an Editor with Wave Books. In Fall 2007 he will be a Lannan Literary Fellow in Marfa, Texas. He lives in New York City.