Taryn Andrews lives in New Jersey where she delivers teeth in the mornings and in the evenings catches the train into New York where she attends The New School pursuing an MFA in poetry.

Kristy Bowen runs dancing girl press and edits the online litzine wicked alice.  She is the author of the fever almanac (Ghost Road Press, 2006) and the recent feign (New Michigan Press, 2007)   Another longer project, in the bird museum, in forthcoming from Dusie Books late this year.

Alex Chambers lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where he studies and teaches at the University, and grows arugula on the side.

Julia Cohen and Mathias Svalina's collaborative poems have been published or are forthcoming in the journals Bird Dog, Copper Nickel, Cue, past simple, Sink Review, and Pilot.  Their poems are also featured in &, an anthology of collaborative poetry and photography, and their chapbook, When We Broke the Microscope is available from Small Fire press.

Haines Eason's poems appear in Pleiades, The Yale Review, Zoland, and Interim.  He lives in Chicago. 

Loren Goodman, author of Famous Americans (Yale, 2003) and Suppository Writing (The Chuckwagon, 2008), is Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and English Literature at Yonsei University/Underwood International College in Seoul, Korea.

Anne Heide is the author of two chapbooks, Specimen, Specimens (Etherdome), and Residuum::Against (Woodland Editions) and a forthcoming book of poems, Echo Robin (Tarpaulin Sky Press). Her work has appeared in various journals including New American Writing, Notre Dame Review, New Orleans Review, and Court Green. She edits the journal CAB/NET out of Denver.

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.

Karyna McGlynn is the author of two chapbooks: Scorpionica (New Michigan Press, 2007) and Alabama Steve (Destructible Heart Press, 2008). Her poems & reviews appear in Gulf Coast, Willow Springs, Indiana Review, Denver Quarterly, CutBank and Fence. A recipient of the Hopwood Award for poetry, Karyna currently holds the Zell Postgraduate Writing Fellowship at the University of Michigan where she recently received her MFA. Her website is

Trey Moody lives in Austin, Texas, in an old yellow house.  He teaches English composition at Texas State University, where he is completing his MFA.  You can contact him at treyemoody[at]yahoo[dot]com.

Adam Vysotsky wrote Magic Nights a while ago.  It’s part of a longer work called The Divine Comedy, a memoir of his youth.

Matvei Yankelevich edited and translated TODAY I WROTE NOTHING: THE SELECTED WRITINGS OF DANIIL KHARMS (Overlook, 2007). He is a co-translator of OBERIU: AN ANTHOLOGY OF RUSSIAN ABSURDISM (Northwestern, 2006). His translation of Mayakovsky's poem "A Cloud in Pants" is included in NIGHT WRAPS THE SKY: WRITINGS BY AND ABOUT MAYAKOVSKY (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2008). He is also the author of a long poem, THE PRESENT WORK (Palm Press, 2006). He teaches Russian Literature at Hunter College in NYC. In his "spare time" he co-edits the magazine 6x6, as well as the Eastern European Poets Series at Ugly Duckling Presse.

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