Peter Riley: is a poet, essayist, and editor. He is known as a Cambridge poet, part of the group associated with J.H. Prynne which is an important poetry innovator in the U.K. He is editor of the English Intelligencer and of ten books of poetry, and many small-press booklets. Of special interest is Distant Points, a series of prose arising from his meditation on 19th century excavation reports of pre-history burial mounds in the north of England. His latest collection is The Day's Final Balance: Uncollected Writings 1965-2006 (Shearsman Books, 2007). He lives in the UK and his website is www.aprileye.co.uk
Craig Santos Perez: is the co-founder of Achiote Press and the author of 2 chapbooks: Constellations Gathered Along The Ecliptic (Shadowbox Press, 2007) and All Witch Ocean Views (Overhere Press, 2007). His first book, From Unincorporated Territory, is forthcoming from Tinfish Press in 2008. His poetry, essays, fiction, reviews, and translations have appeared (or are forthcoming) in Pleiades, The Denver Quarterly, Jacket, Sentence, TinFish, and Rain Taxi, among others. He lives in Berkeley, CA and his blog is www.blindelephant.blogspot.com
Reginald Sheperd: is editor of The Iowa Anthology of New American Poetries (University of Iowa Press, 2004) and of Lyric Postmodernisms, to be published by Counterpath Press in 2008. His five volumes of poetry, all published by the University of Pittsburgh Press, include Fata Morgana (2007), Otherhood (2003), a finalist for the 2004 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, and Some Are Drowning (1994), winner if the 1993 Associated Writing Program's Award in Poetry. His collection of literary essays, Orpheus in the Bronx, is forthcoming in the University of Michigan Press Poets on Poetry series. He lives with his partner in Pensacola, FL. His blog can be found at http://reginaldshepherd.blogspot.com
Gundega Dege: is a 34 year old photo artist who began to cultivate her talents as a child when she entered drawing competitions and exhibitions. After secondary school she entered university where she majored in foreign languages, continuing her drawings and poetry writing. she worked as a translator, a public relations specialist and a photojournalist for a local newspaper. She began to post her digital photography online in 2004. In 2005, she had her first digital photo exhibition and has had several exhibitions in her native country Latvia, where she resides. Visit her website at: http://photo.net/photodb/user?user_id=1118749
Tim Ormsby: is a technical writer fro a software company and a fairly newcomer to the poetry submission.publication scene. So far, his work has appeared online in The King's English and Word Riot. He lives in Riverside, CA with his wife and two children. He can be contacted at: email@example.com
Kenneth Gurney: has been writing for over ten years and is the editor of Origami Condom, an online literary journal. His poetry has been published in websites, magazines, reviews, and anthologies. When he's not writing, he studies the American Civil War, goes for long walks, and eats good food. He has used up 7 or 8 out of his 9 lives in a grand adventure that has recently led him to Albuquerque, NM where he currently resides. Visit his literary website at http://origamicondom.org
Reb Livingston: is the editor of the online poetry site No Tell Motel and is co-editor with Molly Arden of an anthology titled The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel (No Tell Books, 2006). Her poetry has appeared or are forthcoming in MiPOesias, Softblow, Coconut, The Carolina Quarterly, 42 Opus, and elsewhere. Her online chapbook Pterodactyls Soar Again was published by Whole Cocnut Chapbook Series. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, she now resides in Washington D.C. with her husband and son. Her website is www.reblivingston.net.
Nancy Charak: is an artist who stands proudly on the shoulders of a long line of giants starting with the guys and gals in the caves at Lascaux through to Joan Mitchell, Helen Frankenhaler and Agnes Martin. She sees art as a series of visual problems asking to be defined and perhaps not easily solved. Her upcoming solo exhibition will be at Woman Made Gallery in Chicago in June 2008. She resides in the "Windy City". Her website is http://rounderstudio.com
Marne Kilates: his books include Children of the Snarl & Other Poems (Aklat Peskador, 1987) and Poems en Route (UST Publishing House, 1998). Mostly In Monsoon Weather will be released by the University of Phillippine Press anytime now. He has won the Manila Critics Memorial Book Awards, The don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards (the oldest literary award in the Phillippines), and the 1998 SEA (Southeast Asia), WRITE Award given by the Thai royalty. He resides in the Phillippines. Find out more at his website http://marnek.blogspot.com
Richard Lopez: is a poet who admittedly sucks at writing bios. his recent poems, reviews and interviews have appeared in Otoliths, Galatea Resurrects, Jacket Magazine, Shampoo, E-X-C-h-a-n-g-e-v-a-l-u-e-s, Over The Transom and Fhole. His most recent chapbook is Super8 (Superblast! Press, 2006), a collection of texts based on old porn loops. He resides in Sacramento, CA where where he maintains an intriguingly curious poetry, poetics and movie blog at http://reallybadmovies.blogspot.com
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