Glenn Bach is a sound artist whose work combines ambient noise and field recordings. He is a visual artist, with an MA and forthcoming MFA in Studio Art. These are his first published poems in over five years. He lives in Long Beach, California with his wife and two cats. [email]

Joshua Borgmann grew up in Nebraska and attended college in the great state of Iowa. He teaches at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College and lives in Columbia, SC with his wife, Vidette, and his cat, Pandora.

Cosme Caballero was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Missouri in Columbia.

Greg Darms lives on a tidewater float house on the Columbia River estuary in Oregon. His poems have been published recently in The Saint Ann's Review, VOLT, Hubbub, Square Lake, Isotope, and other literary journals.

Rae Gouirand's poems have appeared recently in The Journal, Bellingham Review, The Canary, Barrow Street, and Spinning Jenny, among other journals. The winner of the first place 2001 Hopwood Award and Wagner Prize for poetry, the Meijer Fellowship, and awards from the Academy of American Poets, she lives in northern California.

Annalynn Hammond's first book, Dirty Birth, was the winner of the First Annual Sundress Publications' Book Contest, and will be available in Spring 2004. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in: Gargoyle Magazine, Can we have our ball back?, failbetter.com, Snakeskin, Snow Monkey, and many others. [email]

Brandon Hobson is currently adjunct teaching English Composition at Oklahoma State University/Oklahoma City. His work has appeared in The Southern Anthology 1996; in DIAGRAM 2.3; and elsewhere online. He recently completed a novel, and is still living in Oklahoma with his dog. [email]

Kimberly Johnson's poetry collection, Leviathan with a Hook, was published in 2002 by Persea Books. Her work has appeared recently in The New Yorker and The National Poetry Review. She holds a PhD in Renaissance literature.

Kirsten Kaschock's book, Unfathoms, has just been published by Slope Editions. She is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Georgia, in Athens.

Melanie Kenny is a native of Michigan's Upper Peninsula and grew up on the cool shores of Lake Superior. She has received two Hopwood awards in poetry, and her poems have appeared in Good Foot, Water~Stone, Poor Mojo's Almanack, and the Beloit Poetry Journal.

Steve Langan lives in Omaha, Nebraska, where he works as an estate seller, and, in the summer, on Cliff Island, Maine, where he works as a housepainter and layabout. His first collection is Freezing (New Issues, 2001). Poems from his manuscript "Hex" appear in The Iowa Review, Hotel Amerika, Fence, Shade, Verse, and Jacket.[email]

Makio Osawa was born 1980 in Akita, Japan, lives in Youngstown, Florida, and would like to attend college. This is his first published work. [email]

In 2003, Joshua Poteat won awards from American Literary Review, Nebraska Review, River City, Universities West Press, Vermont Studio Center, American Poetry Archives/San Francisco State University, and was featured in Blackbird: an online journal of literature and the arts. His work is also part of the international traveling exhibition Pivot Points, which features three interconnected generations of painters and poets. Joshua lives in Richmond, Virginia, with Allison (the human) and Ruben (the pug).

John Repp's recent collections of poetry include the chapbooks The Meaning of Rock and Roll (March Street Press, 2002), Soon (Pudding House, 2003), and White Doe (Mayapple Press, Spring 2004), as well as a new full-length collection entitled The Fertile Crescent (Cherry Grove Collections, Spring 2004), which won the 2003 Lyre Prize in Poetry. He lives with his wife and son near Lake Erie.

Billy Reynolds is currently a doctoral student in creative writing at Western Michigan University, where for two years he served as a poetry editor of Third Coast. New work is either out or forthcoming in storySouth, Mississippi Review, and Sycamore Review.

Gautam Verma is semi-settled in Piacenza, Italy, where he has been since completing a Ph.D. in English from the University of Denver. He has poems published in / forthcoming from Drunken Boat, Segue, Free Verse, Folio, Art Times, and The Gihon River Review. [email]

G. C. Waldrep's work has appeared recently in Slope, Gettysburg Review, American Letters & Commentary, Seneca Review, Black Warrior Review, and other journals. His book, Goldbeater's Skin, won the 2003 Colorado Prize for Poetry and will be released in December. He lives partly in North Carolina and is a repeat visitor to DIAGRAM.