Luke Beesley was born in Brisbane, Australia, and
has travelled extensively, living in London, Montreal and Tokyo.
He is an emerging writer of poetry and fiction, and has been published
widely in literary journals and major newspapers including The Australian
Book Review, The Australian & Southerly. His first manuscript
of poetry, which was completed in early2004, was sponsored by a
Major Grant from Arts Queensland, and he is currently studying for
an M.Phil (Creative Writing) at the University of Queensland in
Anselm Berrigan lives in New York City. He is the
author of several books including Zero Star Hotel, published
Zone Books in 2002. Berrigan works at the Poetry Project.
Tim Botta lives in North Carolina and teaches at
Wake Technical Community College. His poetry has appeared
in Shampoo. He curates a blog called Nice
Ryan Boudinot's work has appeared in translation
in Italy's Il Diario, as well as in American publications including
McSweeney's, The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2003, and The
Liz Bradtke was the Katharine Susannah Prichard
Young Writer in Residence in Western Australia.
Pam Brown is the author of fourteen books & four chapbooks
of poetry & prose including, most recently, Text thing (Little
Esther Books, 2002) and Dear Deliria (Salt Publishing, 2003). She
lives & works in Sydney, Australia. She has a personal website.
Shanna Compton is the author of two chapbooks:
Down Spooky and Big Confetti (w / Shafer Hall).
She is associate publisher for Soft Skull Press, editor of LIT,
and maintains a blog called Brand
New Insects. Her poems have appeared in Gastronomica,
Painted Bride Quarterly, Pindeldyboz, CROWD, BOOG City, Skid Row
Penthouse, Good Foot, and elsewhere
MTC Cronin has published six books and three booklets
of poetry, the most recent being beautiful, unfinished ~ PARABLE/SONG/CANTO/POEM
(Salt Publishing, UK, 2003). Her 2001 book, Talking to Neruda’s
Questions, is being translated into Spanish by the poet, Juan Garrido
Salgado and a collection of her work is being translated into Bosnian,
Serbian and Croatian by Tatjana Lukic. She is currently working
on her doctorate, The Law of Love Letters ~ Prose, Poems, Law &
Desire, at UTS. Her next book, <More or Less Than> 1 –
100, is forthcoming in September 2004 (Shearsman Press, UK) and
another collection is due out in the United States in 2005.
Jessica Cupit studied Creative Writing at The
University of Melbourne in 2003 after completing an undergraduate
degree in Music Performance. She works as a vocal soloist with the
Melbourne based ASTRA Chamber Music Society, specialising in Twentieth-Century
and new Western Art Music.
B. R. Dionysius directed the Queensland Poetry
Festival from 1997-2001 and is currently the editor of papertiger:
new world poetry #04. In 1998 he was awarded the Harri Jones Memorial
Prize for Poetry by the University of Newcastle. He has co-authored
an artists' book, The Barflies' Chorus (Lyre Bird Press, 1995) and
two solo collections of poetry, Fatherlands (Five Islands Press,
2000) and Bacchanalia (Interactive Press, 2002). He won the 'Best
Unpublished Poetry Manuscript - Queensland category' in the IP Picks
2002 Awards for Bacchanalia, was short-listed in the 2002 Mary Gilmore
Poetry Prize for Fatherlands. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.
Michael Farrell’s first book is ode ode
(Salt Publishing 2003). He is the Australia editor for slope, and
lives in Melbourne.
Liam Ferney is an emerging poet based in Brisbane.
He has taught English in South Korea. His poems have been published
in Southerly, Meanjin, LinQ and Famous Reporter.
Erica Fiedler is currently a graduate student in
Poetry at the Writers’ Workshop, at the University of Iowa.
She lives in Iowa City with her husband, Shane McCrae, and their
newborn son, Nicholas.
Brad Flis is the man from Toronto. You may sample
his wares at castagraf, MILK, & Slope
William Fox recently completed Arts (with Honours)
at Melbourne University. His work has been published in online
and print journals such as Slope, Overland, Meanjin, and Voiceworks,
as well as The Age.
Arielle Greenberg is the author of Given,
a collection of poems; her poems have appeared in many journals,
including the Denver Quarterly, Black Warrior Review, Crazyhorse,
Fence, Volt, American Letters & Commentary, Pleiades, jubilat,
CROWD and Crayon. She teaches at Columbia College in Chicago.
Of late Simon Hall’s poems have appeared
at Cordite and Hutt. He lives in East St Kilda with a pookie.
Paul Hardacre is the Managing Editor of papertiger
media, publishers of the papertiger: new world poetry CDROM
and the ezine, hutt.
His first collection of poetry, The Year Nothing, was published
by HeadworX (Wellington, New Zealand) in 2003. Born in Brisbane,
Australia, he currently lives and works in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
D.J. Huppatz lives in Melbourne, Australia. He
has published a wide variety of writing including poetry,
literary criticism and fiction, as well as contemporary art reviews.
Author of four chapbooks, The Week Sonnets, Sealer's Cove, American
Songs and City of Swallows, in 1998 he co-founded Textbase,
a literary journal and experimental small press.
Tommy Jenkins mostly grew up in North Carolina.
He has a BA from the University of North Carolina and an MFA from
Columbia University. He wrote two books on Film and Television trivia
and his short film "Come Back to the Five and Dime Buster Keaton,
Buster Keaton" won best comedy at the Columbia/New Line Film
Festival in 1997. He currently lives in North Carolina.
Jill Jones' latest work is a chapbook, 'Struggle and Radiance:
Ten Commentaries' from Ireland's Wild
Honey Press. Her last book, 'Screens Jets Heaven', won the Kenneth
Slessor Poetry Prize in 2003. She currently maintains a blog called
Kirsten Kaschock's first book of poetry, Unfathoms
is now available from Slope Editions. She lives in Georgia.
Her most recent work is forthcoming in Pleiades, Octopus, LIT, Notre
Dame Review, and Diagram.
Maryrose Larkin has recently had poems in Bird
Dog and in Insurance. She is a member of the Spare Room Poetry Collective,
and an editor of FLASH+CARD, a postcard press.
Ben Lerner's first book, The Lichtenberg Figures,
will be published by Copper Canyon next spring. He co-edits No:
a journal of the arts.
Carolina Maugeri lives & teaches ESL in Rhode
Island. She is currently working on a music project called Berg.
Geraldine McKenzie is a poet living in the Blue Mountains.
Her first book of poetry Duty, was published by Paper Bark Press
Stan Mir’s poems can be read in American
Letters & Commentary, BeeHive, Fence, & Verse. He lives
in Rhode Island.
As a student in the MFA program at the University of Minnesota,
Jay Orff was nominated for the 2003 Best New American
Voices. He was awarded a Anderson Center Fellowship in the
summer of 2002 and received a 2003 Minnesota State Arts Board Grant
for his fiction.
Nathan Parker lives in Alabama with his wife and infant
sont. His poems are forthcoming in Colorado Review, The Canary,
Octopus, La Petite Zine, National Poetry Review, and elsewhere
David Prater edits Cordite.
Gunther Quinte currently lives in California.
His poems have appeared in Can We Have Our Ball Back? He manages
a blog called Gunther's
Andrew Roe's fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in
Tin House, Glimmer Train, and One Story. In addition, his articles
and reviews have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, New York
Times, Salon.com, and other publications. He recently completed
a novel, Retreat, and a short story collection, What I'm About
to Do Now. He lives in Oceanside, California.
Jaya Savige was born in Sydney, 1978. He now lives on Bribie
Island, Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia. His work has appeared
in various newspapers, magazines, journals and online, including
The Age, Australian Book Review, Big Bridge, Cultural Studies Review,
Journal of Australian Studies, Meanjin, Overland, Retort and The
Weekend Australian Review. He is the recipient of the 2003 Val Vallis
Sandra Simonds lives in Oakland, CA. Her
poems have appeared in Barrow Street, the Colorado Review, Big Bridge
and others. Her poems are forthcoming in the Seneca Review.
Laura Solomon is the author of Bivouac, published
by Slope Editions. She edits Castagraf.
Hope J Smith's poems can be found in 5th Gear,
Octopus, So to Speak, America, and others. She lives in Washington,
Tony Tost is the author of Invisible Bride,
winner of the 2003 Walt Whitman Prize, selected by C. D. Wright.
He lives in North Carolina with Leigh Plunkett and edits Octopus.
Derek White has a few chapbooks available from
Calamari Press and is the editor of SleepingFish. He lives in NYC,
and lived in some other places before that.