Bio Notes
David Applegate lives out of a van in Brooklyn, NY. He sells scrawled cityscapes to tourists on 14th Street for money and is not currently seeking legitimate employment.

David Lawrence Cade, artist with emphasis in oil and watercolor, collage - landscapes, wildlife, garden, still life, and floral. Writer of novels, playscripts, poetry, and essays.

Wendy Taylor Carlisle lives in northeast Texas. Her chapbook, After Happily Ever After, was published this fall as #15 in the 2River Chapbook series and can be read at 2River.Org.

Julie R. Enszer is a writer and activist living in Maryland. She has previously been published in, Push (Seattle), Suspect Thoughts and Iris: A Journal About Women. Her work is forthcoming in Room of One's Own and the Harrington Lesbian Fiction Quarterly. You can reach her at

Robert Lietz is professor of English and Creative Writing (fiction and poetry) at Ohio Northern University, with poems appearing in Agni Review, Carolina Quarterly, Epoch, The Georgia Review, The Missouri Review, The North American Review, The Ontario Review, Poetry, and Shenandoah. Seven collections of poems have been published, including Running in Place (L'Epervier Press,). At Park and East Division ( L'Epervier Press,) The Lindbergh Half-century (L'Epervier Press,) The Inheritance (Sandhills Press,) and Storm Service (Basfal Books). Basfal also published After Business in the West: New and Selected Poems .

Damon McLaughlin is a graduate student in the MFA program at the University of Arizona, and his latest publications include poems in The North American Review, The Indiana Review, Lunatic Chameleon, and the forthcoming anthology of American poetry Red, White, And Blues.

Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz is a fiction writer and poet living in New Mexico. When not writing, she performs comedy and raises turtles for fun. She can be reached at

Rochelle Ratner's books include two novels and fourteen poetry books, including House and Home (Marsh Hawk Press, 2003). She lives in New York City, where she is Executive Editor of –American Book Review– and reviews regularly for Library Journal–. An anthology she edited, Bearing Life: Women's Writings on Childlessness, was published in January 2000 by The Feminist Press. More information and links to her writing on the Internet can be found on her homepage:

Tad Richards lives in Saugerties, New York, where he is president and artistic director of Opus 40 ( He has a poem, replete with RealAudio, in the current Cortland Review.

Jim Simmerman is the author of six poetry collections, most recently Kingdom Come, and co-editor of Dog Music: Poetry About Dogs. A new collection, American Children, is forthcoming from BOA in spring 2005.