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Richard Froude / Pirooz Kalayeh / Matthew Langley / Dorothea Lasky /
Tao Lin / Reb Livingston / Farid Matuk / Gina Myers / Logan Ryan Smith / Tyler Smith / Aaron Tieger / Gabriella Torres
Richard Froude is the author of Tarnished Mirrors (Muffled Cry, 2004) and The Margaret Thatcher Trilogy (forthcoming, Catfish, 2006): part of a non-sequential series of four short books distinguished by the motifs of earth (Thatcher), fire (Mon Oncle), water (The Flood), and air (Pinwheel). He compiles the free poetry review Clark Kent, co-edits the working space publication Pop Seance, and contributes a monthly fiction column to The American Drivel Review. He lives in Portland, Oregon where he works as the Managing Editor at Wayward Couch Press.
Pirooz Kalayeh likes to ask questions. He also likes dinosaurs, Madonna, Wassily Kandinsky, Ilya Kabakov, Anthony Hopkins, Baghdad,Washington D.C., apple pie (any pie, really), kick the can, 42nd Street, and Hollywood Boulevard. He writes novels with pictures, sings with a band, and paints with a wand. To see him sitting on a stoop, staring at the Moon, go down Hollywood and make a left after the 101. He'll be there under the blood red skies of Shikow.
Matthew Langley received his MFA from Naropa in 2003. He is the author of three chapbooks, (...) (Subday Press, 2003,), A Very Mild Eternity (forthcoming from Subday/One Less Press), and Letters Toward Jim (Catfish Press, 2007). He currently teaches English and Math to emotionally disturbed students in Baltimore
Dorothea Lasky was born in St. Louis in 1978. Her poems have appeared in Crowd, 6x6, Boston Review, Delmar, Phoebe, Filter, Knock, Drill, Lungfull!, and Carve, among others. Her first chapbook, Alphabets and Portraits, was published in 2004 by Anchorite Press and another, Art, was published by H_NGM_N Press last year. A third chapbook, The Hatmaker’s Wife, is forthcoming from Braincase Press. She is a graduate of the MFA program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and also has been educated at Harvard University and Washington University. Currently, she lives in Philadelphia, where she edits the Katalanche Press chapbook series (along with poet, Michael Carr) and is pursuing her doctorate in education from the University of Pennsylvania.
Tao Lin is the author of an internet poetry e-book, THIS EMOTION WAS A LITTLE E-BOOK (Bear Parade, March 2006), a physical collection of poetry that is about ninety pages, YOU ARE A LITTLE BIT HAPPIER THAN I AM (Action Books, October 2006), an internet collection of short fiction, TODAY THE SKY IS BLUE AND WHITE WITH BRIGHT BLUE SPOTS AND A SMALL PALE MOON AND I WILL DESTROY OUR RELATIONSHIP TODAY (Bear Parade, August 2006), a 50,000 word short-story collection of nine twenty-page short-stories, BED (Melville House, Spring 2007), and a novel, EEEEE EEE EEEE (Melville House, Spring 2007.) His web site is called READER OF DEPRESSING BOOKS.
Reb Livingston is the author of Your Ten Favorite Words (Coconut Books, forthcoming) and two chapbooks, Pterodactyls Soar Again (Whole Coconut Chapbook Series, 2006) and Wanton Textiles (No Tell Books, 2006) (collaboration with Ravi Shankar). Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Best American Poetry 2006, Melancholia’s Tremulous Dreadlocks, Tool a Magazine, and The Hat. She is the editor and publisher of No Tell Motel and No Tell Books.
Farid Matuk has new work forthcoming in Shampoo #28 and Cannibal #2. His first book, *Is it the King?*, was put out by Effing Press in June of 2006. He lives in Austin, TX.
Gina Myers chapbook, Fear of the Knee Bending Backwards, is now available from H_NGM_N B_ _KS. Originally from Saginaw, MI, she now resides in Brooklyn, NY where she co-edits the tiny with Gabriella Torres.
Logan Ryan Smith lives in San Francisco where he publishes the poetry mag, small town, and the chapbook press, TRANSMISSION. His work can (or will) be found in New American Writing, Hot Whiskey Magazine, the tiny, Bombay Gin, Melancholia's Tremulous Dreadlocks, Drill, Mirage #4, string of small machines, FRAME, Spell, and in other mags, as well as the anthology, Bay Poetics (Faux Press). His ebooks, ghosts spiders &dogs, and, amber faint, were both published by Detumescence Press, and a third ebook, 2 poems from the bottom of the barrel, appears in Dusie's 4th issue. His chapbook, this is affront you pig, is due out from Catfish Press in the spring of '07. He can always be found here.
Tyler Smith has worked as an AP journalist in Europe in addition to stints as an editor and freelance writer in New York City. His works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry have been featured in Square One, The Bullfight Review, Box Car Poetry Review, Identity Theory, Yankee Pot Roast, Word Riot, Twixt and Monkeybicycle, among others. More information can be found at www.stoddardsmith.com, or e-mail the author at email@example.com
Aaron Tieger's poems have recently appeared in Small Town, Coconut, Fulcrum, and Drill; as well as the recent chapbooks COLTSFOOT INSULARITY (a collaboration with the poet Jess Mynes) and FEBRUARY. His newest, AFTER RILKE, has just been released from Anchorite Press. He lives in Ithaca, NY, where he edits CARVE Poems and maintains a blog. He works in a bookstore.
Gabriella Torres received her MFA from the New School University. Her poems have appeared in 580 Split, La Petite Zine, The Breakfast District, Can We Have Our Ball Back?, Mustachioed and Cannibal. Her chapbook, Sister, came out in 2005 on Lame House Press. She lives in Brooklyn where she co-edits the tiny with Gina Myers.