Vol. 2  No. 1  Winter 2005


C.B. ANDERSON began writing poems less than two years ago, at age 54. His
work has appeared in The Lyric, Iambs & Trochees, Sahara, The Chaffin Journal,
Romantics Quarterly and other journals. For twenty years he has been the
gardener for the PBS television series, The Victory Garden.

MARK S. BAUER was raised in the city of Detroit, worked his way through a
series of Ivy-type schools, and is currently a physician practicing in Providence
and a professor at Brown University.

DAVID BLAINE pursues his first amendment rights in rural Michigan where he
lives with his wife, children and two cats. His poems have been published in
Blueroot, a regional arts monthly.

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 won
the 2003 Bram Stoker Award. For more information, please visit http://hometown.

MICHAEL 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.

Born where vampires are rumored to exist, COMATETA (Co-ma-tea-tah) M.
CLIFTON lives among the bayous where mosquitoes can be saddled, and Spanish
moss droops from oak trees. From the cypress swamps of Louisiana, she enjoys
writing speculative and crime fiction. Her most recent stories have appeared at
AlienSkin Magazine, Flash Me Magazine, SDO Detective, Nocturnal Ooze,
Flashshot, Astounding Tales, Whispers of Wickedness, and Lost in the Dark. She
invites you to visit her website at http://www.geocities.com/black_ink_tales.

LEE EVANS was born in 1950 in Annapolis, Maryland, and has resided in that
state all his life. He has been married for twenty one years, and is employed at
the Maryland State Archives. Besides the writing of poetry, his interests include
the American Transcendentalists, the English Romantics, philosophy and Eastern
Religion. He has had poems published in Romantics Quarterly, Blind Man's
Rainbow, Lucid Moon and on the Poetseers and Ellopos web sites. The Maryland
State Archives has published several of his poems in its monthly newsletter, The
Archivist's Bulldog.

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.

Three collections of GENE FEHLER'S baseball poems have been published by
McFarland. His newest book, Goblin Giggles: A Ghastly Lift-the-Flap Book, is
scheduled for publication this coming August by Simon & Schuster. In his spare
time he loves to play softball, basketball, golf, and tennis.

JAMES FEICHTHALER is a poet with a love for nature, Celtic Literature and the
Classics, and his work has recently appeared in magazines and journals such as
Romantics Quarterly and the Eclectic Muse. He also recently received honorable
mention in the "World Order of Narrative Poets Contest" for the Coleridge Award.

C.A. GARDNER has had over one hundred poems and sixteen stories published
or accepted for venues such as American Arts Quarterly, Out o' the Blue Review,
The City Primeval, Not One of Us, The Doom of Camelot, The Leading Edge,
Horror Garage, Legends of the Pendragon, and Dreams of Decadence. Of these,
one poem and two stories earned honorable mention in The Year's Best Fantasy
and Horror (12th, 13th, and 15th editions). She holds an M.A. in English Literature
and an M.S. in Library and Information Studies. She's been the editor at a private
maritime museum, and currently serves as cataloger at a public library. In
addition to writing, she's an avid black-and-white photographer, and also enjoys
playing folk guitar and harpsichord.

MICHELE HARVEY is a member of the Denver Woman's Press Club as well as
Lighthouse Writers, an independent creative writing school in downtown Denver.

JOHN HAYES is a playwright and actor. His stage performance as Jonathan
Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace was one of his favorite roles. John appeared on
Homicide as a scurvy looking corpse. Dead Blue Eyes, Penny Dreadful, Flesh and
Blood, BareBone, Blood Lust, Baltimore Review, and others have published his
bloody work.

LAURA HEIDY is a former medic from Indiana, currently residing in Arlington, Va.
She currently has had poetry published (or is awaiting publication) in Sol
Magazine, Solares Hill, Mind Caviar, Susquehanna Quarterly, The Hypertexts,
Poets Against the War and Folly.

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.

In a lifelong love affair with peace and obscurity, RICHARD MOORE has published
a novel, a book of essays, translations of plays by Plautus and Euripides, and ten
books of poetry, the first of which scared him to death by being nominated for a
Pulitzer Prize. His web site, www.moorepoetry.com, has fresh goodies every

CHRISTOPHER MULROONEY has written poems and translations in California
Quarterly, Burnside Review, Rhapsoidia, The Drunken Boat, and The Ugly Tree,
criticism in Small Press Review and The Film Journal, and is the author of
notebook and sheaves.

FRANCINE L. TREVENS has been writing--and selling--poetry for over 50 years.
Most recently her poems have appeared in Futures, Bibliophilos, Dovetail,
Sensations and online at Dana Literary. She is a native New Yorker who suffered
transplantation to “Messy Choose-its” in her childhood and didn't blossom again
until her return to New York. Having developed an appreciation of history, she
can now call her adoptive state Massachusetts, and even like parts of it. But her
nature, temperament and interests are as much a part of NYC as the throb of its
subways. After years as a theatre critic, director, publicist and playwright, she
has “retired” to write poems and stories.

RANDALL VYCTORIA WARWICK writes that she is "a 24 year old bi female fat
activist/animal rights activist living in Calgary, Alberta who's doing her damndest
to make it as a writer."

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