|Rebecca Byrkit lives and writes in Maui. Her work has appeared in Ploughshares, Black Warrior Review, Best American Poetry, Best of Exquisite Corpse and Fever Dreams: Contemporary Arizona Poetry (University of Arizona Press).
John Michael Cummings' short stories have appeared in North American Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and Kansas Quarterly.
Ana Garza lives and works in Fresno, CA. Her work has appeared in How Much Earth, Lichen, Crab Orchard Review, and Gulf Stream.
Paul C. Howell studied poetry as an honors student at Dartmouth College, Columbia, and Munich. He has participated in the Frost Poetry Festival several times, as well as workshops in Australia, Canada and the U.S.A. His work has appeared in Wisconsin Review, The Alley, The Edison Review, The Prairie Journal of Canadian Literature, and the Frost Festival Anthology. His novel, Politics of Joy, was reviewed in the Book Reader and is available on the net.
Since 2000 Laura Jensen has worked on a series of prose poems. She has lived in historic districts in Tacoma, Washington, where she was born.
Halvard Johnson has a new book in collaboration with Jim Cervantes out from Red Hen Press entitled Changing the Subject. For extensive information please visit his website: http://home.earthlink.net/~halvard
Khadijah Queen is in the MFA program at Antioch University Los Angeles. Her poetry and short fiction have appeared in Lily, The Adirondack Review, and Stirring, among others. She is currently compiling her first chapbook, Alterations, which will be accompanied by her artwork.
F. John Sharp lives and works in the Cleveland, Ohio area. His fiction has appeared in print in Peninsular, and Snow Monkey and online in The Paumanok Review, Prose Ax, and Pindeldyboz among others. His stories will also be in the fall editions of Right Hand Pointing Left, and Flashquake. His poetry has appeared in In Posse Review and an anthology by Regent Press.
Greg Simon was told recently that his next door neighbor of ten years or more in Fulton Park (Portland, Oregon) had been born in the same hospital in Mankato, Minnesota as he was. In his latest dream, Greg was judging an Olympic-level springboard diving contest held where the beautiful Nehalem River and the Pacific Ocean conjoin. When the tide came in and flooded the judge's station (an old wooden chair nailed to a piling), he had to swim for home where he discovered the manuscript of Ruben Dario's Selected Poems he was supposed to be working on. Ruben got the 10.
Barry Spacks teaches at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He's published stories, two novels, and nine poetry collections, the most extensive of which is Spacks Street: New And Selected Poems from Johns Hopkins, the newest Regarding Women (winner of the Cherry Grove Collections Prize) and The Hope Of The Air, Michigan Stat University Press, both 2004. He also has a CD out, A Private Reading, presenting 42 selected poems from 50 years of work.
P. J. Taylor is a fiction writer and poet living in San Francisco. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in such journals as Möbius, Santa Clara Review, Hogtown Creek Review, Kalliope, Rock Salt Plum, insolent rudder, Small Spiral Notebook, Rearview Quarterly and The DMQ Review, which awarded her poem To Jen, Who Died This Winter with their 2002 Muses Award and selected it for a Pushcart nomination.
Cyril Wong is the author of four books of poetry in Singapore. He was a featured poet at such festivals as the Edinburgh International Book Festival and his poems have appeared in Atlanta Review, Slope, Cordite, Chanticleer, Santa Clara Review, Prose Ax, Southern Ocean Review and Three Candles. He is a co-editor of the Quarterly Literary Review Singapore.