Vol. 1  No. 1  Spring 2004


NORMA BATES is new to the small press. She is a devout animal lover and
wouldn't even harm a fly.

BRUCE BOSTON is the author of forty books and chapbooks, including the novel
Stained Glass Rain. His fiction and poetry have appeared in hundreds of
publications, including The Pushcart Prize Anthology, Year's Best Fantasy and
Horror, and the Nebula Awards Showcase. His poetry collection Pitchblende is
currently a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award. For more information, please visit

MICHAEL R. BURCH is the poetry editor of The HyperTexts, on-line at
www.thehypertexts.com. He has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize,
and his work has appeared or is forthcoming in over ninety literary journals and
other publications in the USA, UK, Canada, Australia and India, including: The
Chariton Review, Poetry Magazine, Light Quarterly, The Lyric, Poet Lore, Writer's
Digest - The Year's Best Writing (2003), Piedmont Literary Review, The New
Formalist, Mandrake Poetry Review, The Neovictorian/Cochlea, The Best of the
Eclectic Muse 1989-2003, and Iambs & Trochees.

MICHAEL FANTINA has had dozens of poems published over the past two
decades both here in the US and in the UK. His verse has appeared in The Lyric,
Candelabrum, Romantics Quarterly, The Book of Eibon and many others.

J.D. HESKIN lives and writes in northeastern Minnesota. He has published in print
and online magazines in several countries.

M.L. MCCARTHY is a formalist poet who was born in Liverpool. He comes from an
Irish immigrant family. He read Latin at Liverpool, lived by doing various manual
jobs for about ten years, and then became a back-room journalist. He is the
editor of Candelabrum (f. 1970), Britain's longest established formalist fringe
poetry magazine. His interests include English, French, Latin and German
literature, theatre, cinema, classical music, fell-walking and animals' rights.

JACIE RAGAN is a previous winner of The Lyric Memorial Award, the Leap of
Lunacy Chapbook Contest, and Byline's annual poetry award, among others. Her
poetry has appeared in such places as Writer's Digest, Negative Capability, & The
Formalist. Her favorite band is Joy Division, her favorite book is Lord of the
Rings, and her favorite movie is Blade Runner.

ANN K. SCHWADER lives and writes in Westminster, CO. Her poetry has
appeared in The Formalist, Mythic Delirium, Strange Horizons, Star*Line, and
elsewhere. She was a finalist for the 2002 Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award. Her
most recent chapbook of dark verse, Architectures of Night, was published in
2003 by Dark Regions Press, and her fiction collection, Strange Stars & Alien
Shadows appeared in the same year from Lindisfarne Press. More information
about her work can be found at www.geocities.com/hpl4ever/.

ROBERT WOOTEN earned an MFA in poetry at the University of Alabama (1998)
and an MA with a creative writing focus at North Carolina State University (1994).
Numerous periodicals have published his poems: The Blind Man's Rainbow,
Poetry Depth Quarterly, Wired Art for Wired Hearts (on-line), Kotá Press most
recently and many others. A limited edition chapbook of his poems, Raymond
Poems, was published in 1999.

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