Joel Chace has published poetry and prose poetry in print and electronic magazines such as 6ix, Tomorrow, Lost and Found Times, Coracle, xStream, Three Candles, 2River View, Joey & the Black Boots, Recursive Angel, and Veer. He has published more than a dozen print and electronic collections. Just out from BlazeVox Books is CLEANING THE MIRROR: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS, and forthcoming from Paper Kite Press is MATTER NO MATTER, another full-length collection. For many years, Chace has been Poetry Editor for the experimental electronic magazine 5_Trope.

Loretta Clodfelter is managing editor of There.

Andy Fitch's work has appeared in Exquisite Corpse, n+1, Paper Monument, and UbuWeb.

Andrew J. Jones is a poet and musician from New York now living and working in the Netherlands. For two years he was the curator of King's Street Gallery in Amsterdam, where he directed a variety of international art events. His poems have been published in Euphemism, Feed Me Seymour, The Blind Man's Rainbow, The New Mirage Quarterly, Poetry Motel, Down In The Dirt, and PoetTalk. Jones also has published two books, Selfish Monologues (2007) and Paradise (2004).

Heather Jovanelli's work currently is interested in renewable energy sources, garden cities, and music language. She has been published in The Hemlock, The Beggar, Lost Island Review, Green Rock Publications, and the Superstition Review. She lives in Oakland, Calif., and her artwork can be found at

Nicholas Karavatos was a manual worker by day and a poet-musician by night before going into debt to complete his formal education. A graduate of Humboldt State University in Arcata and New College of California's Poetics Program in San Francisco, he is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. His poems have appeared in After the Fallen, Blackbox, Certain Stones, Cherry Bleeds, Country Activist, debt, Earth First! Radical Environmental Journal, EcoNews, Edge City Magazine, Humboldt-Central American Solidarity Newsletter, Juke Jar, Log, Minotaur, Mirage #4/Period[ical], Paisley Moon, PoetsWest Online, Prophetic Voices, Prosodia, San Fernando Poetry Journal, Steelhead Special, Thieves Jargon, Tight, Travelling Poet, Toyon, Unlikely Stories and What the Hell. He is reading in eleven cities this summer in the western United States and hopes his employer will consider it “professional development.”

Chad Lietz lives and works in Oakland, Calif., where he co-edits Cricket Online Review. His chapbook, Bher-, was published by Erg in late 2007.

Katrina Rodabaugh writes poems, prose, and fiction hybrids. She also makes art and crafts out of paper, fabric, and various found objects. Her artwork has been shown in such galleries as the San Francisco Center for the Book, Columbia College Chicago Center for Book & Paper Arts, and The University of Alabama W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library. Her writing has appeared in the press gang, curves, and Stillwater journals and also in letterpress printed broadsides and chapbooks. For information on her everyday musings, visit her blog.

Marisa Siegel has just completed the MFA program at Mills College in Oakland. Work has appeared recently in the print journals Handsome and Zaum, as well as in the online journals Idiolexicon, MyNameIsMud, and Foam:e.

Lesley Stampleman has an MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College. For seven years she lived in New York. For eleven years she lived in California. For four years she lived in Massachusetts. After a short stint in San Francisco, she is considering Oakland.


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