Bio Notes
James Cervantes (the editor) known affectionately to his friends as "Jim," is always on the lookout for a teaching job and an affordable house in northern Arizona. Interested parties may contact him.

Antoinette Claypoole moved from the East Coast to the West in the early 1980's and there met members of the American Indian Movement. A writer, mother and activist who has been published in varied anthologies and papers throughout the Northwest, Antoinette recently completed her MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Southern California, where she wrote and presented work regularly in the Los Angeles area. Her first book, Who Would Unbraid Her Hair; the legend of annie mae (Anam Cara Press, Nov. 2000) is a biography/poetry fusion, a tribute to MicMac warrior Anna Mae Pictou Aquash..

Jesse Dorris is the author of the novel Echo Box, and the curator of the web series "Language as a Virus" . He edited the anthology Besame Mucho: New Gay Latino Fiction, with Jaime Manrique. His work appears in the anthologies New York Sex: Stories and Latin Lovers, and the magazines Catascopic and OUT. He lives in Brooklyn.

Suzanne Frischkorn lives in Connecticut. Her poems appear in numerous
journals and anthologies. Recent publications include 2 River View, JAMA,
and The Melic Review. She is the author of two chapbooks "The Tactile
Sense," (Alpha Beat Press 1996) and "Exhale," Scandinavian Obiterati Press.

John Gilgun writes: I retired from 39 years as a college teacher in May, 1999. Now I write each morning and send what I write out to about 200 people through the internet. I'm creating a body of work one day at a time. One day at a time, I'm saying to the world, "I exist." It's enough. Some days it feels like more than enough. The things of mine you're about to read or have just read were written and sent out through the internet. Within an hour or so James Cervantes read them and asked if he could publish them. Sure,why not? If you have any thoughts on my writing after you've read them, write the thoughts down and send them to gilgun@griffon.mwsc.edu
Writing is communication or it's nothing. So I want to communicate with you. Thanks.

Halvard Johnson , who lives and writes in New York City, is hard at work on his autobiography, Entropy and Me.

Edith Konecky is the author of two novels: Allegra Maud Goldman and A Place at the Table, both in print and available. She is currently readying a short story collection that should be available in Spring, 2001. She was born in New York and has lived there most of her life.

Kelly Lock writes:I'm an advising Specialist at Missouri Western State College. I have previously been published in SSR, and Bloodstone, CERA Anthology, Chile Verde Review, Icarus and Voices from the Outside, a supplemental text published by Allyn and Bacon.

Gwyn McVay is the author. Other recent work appears. In 1998, she received; currently, she lives.

Greg Simon, though not in this issue, is our review editor and lives, writes, and hides from e-mail in Portland, Oregon.

Steven F. White's recent publications include Fuego que engendra fuego/Fire that Engenders Fire, a bilingual selection of his poetry that was published in Madrid and Ayahuasca Reader: Encounters with the Amazon's Sacred Vine, an anthropoliterary anthology that he co-edited with Luis Eduardo Luna. He teaches at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York.