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Rosaire Appel has this to say: "I was infatuated with the computer for several years and finally seduced. What a tool. It writes, draws, colors, collages, copies, transforms, transmits, animates, makes music, publishes...I never dreamed it would be this good."

JoAnn Balingit's poems have appeared (or are forthcoming) in Pearl, can we have our ball back?, Salt Hill, and the anthology Returning a Borrowed Tongue (Coffee House Press). She's received a fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts, and she teaches poetry at The Wellness Community, an organization supporting cancer patients and their families. She's a doctoral candidate at the University of Delaware, working with high school students on a study to improve writing instruction. [email]

Tony Barnstone is Associate Professor English at Whittier College, the author of a book of poetry, Impure (University Press of Florida, 1999), a chapbook of poems, Naked Magic (Main Street Rag, 2002), and has edited and/or translated several books of Chinese poetry and prose, including Out of the Howling Storm: The New Chinese Poetry (Wesleyan University Press, 1993), Laughing Lost in the Mountains: Selected Poems of Wang Wei (University Press of New England, 1991), and The Art of Writing: Teachings of the Chinese Masters (Shambhala Publications, Inc., 1996). His forthcoming books are The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry (Anchor Books, 2004) and a number of textbooks for Prentice Hall Publishers.

Sarah Blackman is a MFA candidate at the University of Alabama. She is published in The Washington College Review, Tatlin's Tower, and in the Poets Against the War Anthology, and lives in relative obscurity in Tuscaloosa with her two cats who prefer to remain nameless. [email]

Susan Briante is a poet, translator and essayist who lives in Austin, TX. Recent poems have appeared in Quarter After Eight, The Brooklyn Rail, and in the chaplet Neotropics: A Romance in Field Notes(Belladonna* Press, 2002). New work is forthcoming in Mandorla and Skanky Possum. [email]

Cliff Caruthers has been composing electroacoustic and experimental music since 1995. His work has been featured at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in 1997, the Society for Electroacoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS), the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, The Transparent Tape Music Festival, and the San Francisco Tape Music Festival. He is a preeminent sound designer in the Bay Area, creating theatrical designs and music for Crowded Fire Theater Company, Aurora Theatre Company, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Marin Theatre Company, California Shakespeare Theater, American Conservatory Theater, Cutting Ball Theater and as resident sound designer at Theatreworks of Palo Alto, CA. He also serves as technical director for the New San Francisco Tape Music Center. [email]

Kenneth Chamlee teaches English at Brevard College in the mountains of western North Carolina, only 30 minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway. His poems have appeared in The Asheville Poetry Review, The Cumberland Poetry Review, The Greensboro Review, and many others. He has two chapbooks: Absolute Faith (ByLine Press, 1999) and Logic of the Lost (Longleaf Press, 2001). In 1999 he won the GSU Review (Georgia State University) National Writing Award in Poetry.

Robin Dare has poems forthcoming in Mid-American Review in the spring 2005 issue. She is currently working on her M.F.A. in Poetry at Rosemont College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Jonathan Gibbs lives in London, England. Fiction of sorts has appeared in Tank (England), on, and in the Pulp Faction anthology All-Nighter (England) . Go to his [website].

Elizabeth Hadaway, formerly known as Leigh Palmer, lives in Richmond, Virginia, below the fall line of the James. She was a Wallace Stegner Fellow and her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Shenandoah, Poetry, Yale Anglers' Journal, Five Fingers Review, and Emrys Journal. Now she is writing a book about the letter thorn. [email]

Shannon Jonas lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas where he is finishing his MFA at the University of Arkansas. He is originally from the mountains of Virginia. His poems appear in Good Foot, threecandles, The Wisconsin Review, and The Talking River Review.

Miranda July was born in Barre, Vermont. July makes performances, movies, recordings and combinations of these things. Her videos (The Amateurist, Nest of Tens, Getting Stronger Every Day) have screened internationally at sites such as the Whitney Biennial, the Guggenheim Museum, and the International Film Festival Rotterdam. July's most recent multi-media performances, Love Diamond and The Swan Tool, have been presented globally in spaces such as The Kitchen in New York and the Institute of Contemporary Art in London. July has recorded several performance albums, and is a regular contributor to The Next Big Thing on National Public Radio. She has also directed a video for the all-girl rock band Sleater-Kinney, made her feature film acting debut in Alison Maclean's Jesus' Son, and her short fiction has been published in magazines such as the Paris Review and The Harvard Review. In 1995 she founded Joanie 4 Jackie, a movie distribution network for independent women movie makers, which is now a tutorial at Bard College where it is operated by students. Today Miranda is hard at work on a feature-length movie. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

Sonic and visual artist John Kannenberg (b.1969) has been performing and writing music for over fifteen years. Since April 2002, John has served as creator, designer and curator of, an experimental music label and interdisciplinary digital art space presenting works by a diverse collection of artists from around the globe. More information about John's solo recordings, visual art and performance activities is available at his [website].

Germaine Koh is a Canadian visual artist active internationally. Her conceptually generated work is concerned with the significance of everyday actions, familiar objects and common places. Her 2004 schedule includes the Liverpool Biennial and exhibitions at Para/Site Art Space (Hong Kong), the Edmonton Art Gallery, and San Francisco Camerawork. She is a finalist for the next Sobey Art Award, to be announced in October 2004. Formerly an Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada, she is also an independent curator currently collaborating with Phil Klygo on the art-music salon weewerk. Koh is represented by Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver. [website]

Eric Lochridge lives in Rapid City, SD, where he is a freelance editor and writer. He is the author of "Above the Din," a music column that appears in the Rapid City Journal. His poems have appeared in The Mid-America Poetry Review, Writer's Journal, and The XY Files: Poems on the Male Experience (1997, Sherman Asher Publishing). [website]

Ben Marcus's most recent book is Notable American Women, Vintage Books, 2002.

Rachel Moritz's poetry is recently published or forthcoming in Bombay Gin, Blue Mesa Review, Beliot Poetry Journal, and Word for/Word. She is the recipient of a 2004 Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship in Poetry and co-edits WinteRed Press, a chaplet publisher of innovative poetry based in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Poems and articles by Bern Mulvey have appeared recently in, among other places, Poetry, the London Times, Nimrod, Passages North, and the Asahi Shinbun (in Japanese). He is the poetry editor of The Missouri Review.

Okinawa-born, expatriate-raised Amy E. Parker studied just enough Zen at a monastery in California to really mess her up good. (She renounced the written word but it didn't take.) Currently, she works in an art gallery in San Francisco as she rehabilitates her way back to the page. She misses her dog.

Lynn Pattison is a Michigan native. She completed a couple degrees at Western Michigan University and taught in the public schools for many years. Her work has appeared/is forthcoming in many magazines, including Heliotrope, The MacGuffin, DMQ Review, Rattle, The Comstock Review, Peregrine, Primavera. In 2003 she was awarded a writing residency at the Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, IL, and an Irving S. Gilmore Emerging Artist Grant. Her chapbook, Walking Back the Cat, is forthcoming from Bright Hill Press.

Pedro Ponce teaches at St. Lawrence University. His fiction has appeared previously in Ploughshares, Witness, and The Beacon Best of 2001.

F. Daniel Rzicznek is currently an MFA candidate in poetry at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. His poems have appeared in Smartish Pace and Redivider, and can be found in forthcoming issues of Meridian, The Yalobusha Review, Into the Teeth of the Wind, and Sentence: A Journal of Prose Poetics.

Zachary Schomburg has poems forthcoming in Skein and Forklift, Ohio. You might as well read some more of his poems online at Ducky, Tarpaulin Sky, and Lamination Colony. He co-edits Octopus. [email]

Fritz Ward has published poems in many journals, including Agni, Salt Hill, Columbia, Washington Square, Southern Poetry Review, Wisconsin Review, Portland Review, and Tampa Review. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and recently won the Cecil B. Hemley Memorial Prize from the Poetry Society of America. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of North Carolina Greensboro, where he served as a poetry editor for the Greensboro Review. He lives in Sarasota, Florida.

One year Charlie Chaplin, Elvis Presley and Roberto Rossellini all died. And then Joshua Marie Wilkinson was born later that same sad year in Seattle where he was also raised on Haller Lake. His poems have appeared in Cutbank, Spork, Can We Have Our Ball Back?, Harness, Phoebe, and elsewhere. Likely, his first book is available by the time you are reading this (from Portland, Oregon's Pinball Publishing) and at the moment he is on tour with the band Califone about whom he is co-directing a film (with Solan Jensen) entitled "Made a Machine by Describing a Landscape". He lives in Denver where he is completing his Ph.D. and teaching undergrads. The film should be out early next year.

William Winfield Wright has published in 42opus, The Adirondack Review, The Antietam Review, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Borderlands, The Ninth Letter, and elsewhere. He lives in Grand Junction, Colorado. [email]