rob mclennan lives in Ottawa, Canada's glorious capital city, even though he was born there. The author of ten poetry collections, he has two more forthcoming: name, an errant (Stride, UK, 2006) and The Ottawa City Project (Chaudiere Books, 2007). A prolific writer, editor and publisher, he edited the anthologies side/lines: a new canadian poetics (Insomniac Press, 2002) and Groundswell: the best of above/ground press, 1993-2003 (Broken Jaw Press, 2003). He often reviews and rants on his clever blog -- www.robmclennan.blogspot.com
Bruna Mori's book of poems with sumi-ink paintings and e-chapbook will be published in 2006 by Meritage Press and Ahadada Books, respectively. Her poetry appears in journals such as Fence and ZYZZYVA. She presently teaches writing at Art Center College of Design and the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles. Her contributions to this issue of Aught are inspired by the work of Alejandra Pizarnik.
Justin Vicari has work appearing or forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Phoebe, Megaera, Interim, Slant, Rhino, Eclipse, Third Coast, Disquieting Muses Quarterly, Memorious, Gin Bender Poetry Review, Poetry Motel, Eratio, Softblow, Stirring, Film Quarterly, Postmodern Culture, and other journals. He is the author of the chapbooks In a Garden of Eden (Plan B Press, 2005) and Woman Bathing Light to Dark (Toad Press, 2006).
Camille Martin lives in New Orleans but is moving to Toronto in September 2005. Her collections of poetry are FABLED HUE (Poetic Inhalation, 2005), SESAME KIOSK (Potes & Poets, 2001), MAGNUS LOOP (Chax Press, 1999), ROGUE EMBRYO (Lavender Ink, 1999), and PLASTIC HEAVEN (Fell Swoop, 1996). For a review of her poem "-esque," go to http://rhubarbissusan.blogspot.com/2005/02/esque-camille-martin.html
Crag Hill has been exploring the world through the prisms of verbal and visual language since his re-birth in the 1970s. Writer of numerous chapbooks and/or other interventions in print, including SIXIXSIX (Xexoxial Endarchy), TRAINS SL:AY HUNS (Generator), DICT (Xexoxial Endarchy), ANOTHER SWITCH (Norton Coker Press), and YES JAMES, YES JOYCE (Loose Gravel Press), he has also edited SCORE magazine, a publication exploring, seeking, the edges of writing, since 1983. His latest book, co-edited with Bob Grumman, is WRITING TO BE SEEN, the first major anthology of visual poetry in 30 years. He maintains a poetry blog, too: scorecard
Jonathan K. Rice edits and publishes Iodine Poetry Journal. He has a chapbook, Shooting Pool With A Cellist.
Skip Fox: Recently in Ambit, Sugar Mule, Poetic Inhalation, Tarpaulin Sky, Big Bridge, Hamilton Stone Review, Malleable Jungle, Black Box, eratio, Gestalten, House Organ, Word for/Word, moria, Fuck, and Dirty Swamp. Previously in Talisman, Hambone, lower limit speech, Exquisite Corpse, sendecki.com, etc. Four chapbooks. (Bloody Twin, Oasis, Auguste), and one book (Potes & Poets). In a couple anthologies including Another South: Experimental Writing in the South (U of Alabama P).
Marthe Reed lives in Lafayette, Louisiana, that fortunate gap threaded between Katrina and Rita. Her poetry has recently appeared in Exquisite Corpse, Sugar Mule, New Orleans Review, and Golden Handcuffs Review.
Dion Farquhar is a poet and prose fiction writer. Obsessed by her formative experience of the Sixties and repudiating nothing, she is currently finishing a novel that conjures the erased social DNA of a generation's formation. Her poems have appeared in Otoliths, Poems Niederngasse, OBAN 06, Perigee, The Argotist, Xcp: Streetnotes, Rogue Scholars, City Works, boundary 2, Hawaii Review, Lip Service, Cream City Review, Sinister Wisdom, Painted Bride Quarterly, etc. and her chapbook "Cleaving" won First Prize in the 2007 Poet's Corner Press competition.
John Gimblett: Having travelled extensively throughout southeast Asia. and in particular, India, I'm still drawing largely on those experiences in my writing. In poetry I seem to have moved 'back' to an earlier style of mine, more free-flowing and introspective, unlike most of the poems in my first book 'Mister John'. I am also writing fiction, and still engaged in painting and photography. Still living in Wales, I try to get away when I can, and always come back enlightened in some small way. This poem, 'Ether', uses the Anglo-Welsh style of Dylan Thomas and R. S. Thomas (itself heavily influenced by earlier poetry in Wales) in what is essentially a very introspective poem about my time living in Kashmir in late 1986. The last line of the poem - 'Die before you die' is a Sufi saying; perhaps a defining statement of the beliefs of the sect.
Julia Cohen is an editorial assistant at Palgrave Macmillan, a fiction reader for Small Spiral Notebook, and Managing Editor for Nightboat Books. Her poetry and prose has been published or is forthcoming in Octopus, How2, Word For/ Word, Hanging Loose, GutCult, Boog City, The Tiny, and Pindelyboz. Her first chapbook, "If Fire, Arrival," is coming out this summer with horse less press. She lives in Brooklyn, you can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heller Levinson has recently moved to New York City where he is a student of animal behavior.
Shannon Tharp lives in Seattle where she's an MFA candidate at the University of Washington.
J.D. Mitchell-Lumsden’s work has appeared in various small press publications. Until recently, he made a living as a primate field specialist, studying mating cultures of Indian species. He currently resides in Oakland, CA, where he edits Cricket Online Review.
C.S. Carrier: Poems appear recently in Glitterpony, Redactions, The Tiny, & 6x6. Carrier lives in Amherst, MA & teaches in West Hartford, CT.
Khadijah Queen holds an MFA in creative writing from Antioch University Los Angeles. Her poetry has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and her poetry and fiction have appeared in numerous journals including Lily, Adirondack Review and Salt River Review. She will study studio art at Georgia State University in the fall, where she will also work in the school's gallery as a University Scholar.
Daniel Rounds is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at UCLA where he studies political economy. His poetry has previously appeared in 3rd bed, good foot, and Fish Drum Magazine.
Dave Laskowski is a doctoral student in English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He lives in Milwaukee with his wife, their dogs Augie and Milo and their cats Charlie and Max.
K. Alma Peterson (Rosemount, MN, USA) owns a small business and writes poems as time and inspiration allow. Her poems have appeared in Hayden's Ferry Review, The New Orphic Review, ArtWord Quarterly, 100 Words and Sidewalks. In 1999, her poem "Between Us" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is a student in the MFA program at Warren Wilson College.
Dru Philippou was raised in London and currently lives in Taos, New Mexico. She has published in Poesia Internationl Poetry Review, Epicenter: A Literary Periodical, Rosebud, Malleable Jangle, Miller’s Pond, Tiger’s Eye, Contemporary Haibun Online, World Haiku Review, Modern Haiku, Acorn, Roadrunner, Snapshots, Tinywords, Lynx, and Bottle Rockets Press. Anthologized in: Contemporary Haibun Vol. 7, and The Red Moon Anthology of English LanguagesHaiku: Inside The Mirror, 2005. Awards: Received the Scorpion Prize (tie for first place) “a commendation for the best haiku or senryu of an issue.” Roadrunner VI:I. 2006. A winner of a competition for The Annual British Haiku Society Haibun Anthology, 2005.
marcia arrieta continues to contemplate life living on the edge of the canyon—recent publication credits include ginger hill, osiris, the argotist, eratio, big scream, & dirt—she edits indefinite space, a poetry journal, & is waiting for a book of her poems to materialize one of these days soon—
Daniel Borzutzky is the author of Arbitrary Tales (Triple Press, 2005), and The Ecstasy of Capitulation (BlazeVox Books). His translation of Port Trakl by Chilean poet Jaime Luis Huenún will be published by Action Books in 2007; and his translations of Chilean fiction writer Juan Emar have appeared in recent issues of Fence and Conjunctions. Daniel's own work has been published in many print and online journals.
Mark Young is a New Zealander, now living on the Tropic of Capricorn in Rockhampton, Australia, who has been publishing poetry for 45 years. His work has appeared in a wide range of journals, both print & online, most recently in Spore, eratio, hutt & Moria. His latest books are episodes, published by xPress(ed), &, as co-editor with Jean Vengua, The First Hay(na)ku Anthology published by Meritage Press. He has a weblog, gamma ways – http://mhcyoung.blogspot.com – & an author's page at the New Zealand electronic poetry centre.
Marie Buck lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. Previous work appears in Skein.
Mark DeCarteret was born in Lowell Massachusetts in 1960. His work has appeared in numerous literary reviews including AGNI, Chicago Review, Conduit, Phoebe, and Salt Hill, as well as such anthologies as American Poetry: The Next Generation (Carnegie Mellon Press, 2000) and Thus Spake the Corpse: An Exquisite Corpse Reader 1988-1998 (Black Sparrow Press, 2000). Recently his poetry has been featured online at Maverick Magazine and Mudlark. His most recent chapbook The Great Apology was published three years ago by Oyster River Press for which he also co-edited the anthology Under the Legislature of Stars: 62 New Hampshire Poets.
Brian Whitener lives in between Buenos Aires and Mexico City, where he is writing a book about Mirtha Dermisache and translating Macedonio Fernandez. He recently edited a selection of new Mexican visual poets for SleepingFish and can be reached at email@example.com.
Jessica Hullman is an MFA candidate at Naropa University in Boulder, CO, whose current interests include Wittgenstein's language games and the parallels which exist between linguistics and modern art.
Brian Dean Bollman: 46 year old gardener/landscaper, MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) San Francisco State University, poems recently in Shampoo and Transfer.
Nicholas Manning graduated from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, with a B.A in Comparative Literature and French. He was then a recipient of a three-year scholarship to the Ecole normale supérieure in Paris, where he is currently completing his second year of study. Last year he took his Maîtrise (MA Degree) at the Sorbonne with a thesis on the contemporary French poet Philippe Jaccottet. His poetry has appeared, or is soon to appear, in the following literary journals: Free Verse, Shampoo, Manifold, eratio, Aught, Stylus, MiPOesias, The Rose & Thorn, Blue Fifth Review, CipherJournal, Fire, Imago.
Carrie Hunter has been published online in the Muse Apprentice Guild, Moria Poetry, Erratio Postmodern Poetry, Voices in the Roses, in print and online in The Frame (Framesf.com), and in print in SCORE magazine. She recently finished her MFA/MA in Poetics at New College of California and lives in San Francisco.
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