Contributors to Aught, No. 13 (2004)

Amy King's book, Antidotes for An Alibi, will appear Fall 2004. Please visit her website,, for more.

Dorothee Lang works as an undercover agent for overdue intermediate transmissions, has web dreams on a weekly basis and believes in noncoincidence and cotangents. Her work has appeared in Pindeldyboz, Drunken Boat, The Mississippi Review, Getundergound, Eyeshot, Word Riot and Cafe Irreal, among others. She edits the travel magazine subside.zine, lives in Germany, and for some yet undiscovered reasons only gets published abroad. Homepage, travel mag.

Adjunct Professor of Creative Writing at Emory University, Bruce Covey is the author of The Greek Gods as Telephone Wires and the forthcoming Ten Pins, Ten Frames, both from Front Room Publishers. His work currently appears in Jacket, can we have our ball back?, and Shampoo.

Like the rest of her generation, Suzanne Thurman survived the Cold War although she still wonders about the threat of nuclear annihilation. She's placed her hope for the future in her poetry and her two small children. Her work has appeared in many publications, most recently The Mochila Review, The Square Table, RE:AL, Studio, Aries (forthcoming), and The Chaffin Journal (forthcoming).

Adrian Lurssen is writing a book-length series of poems that meditates upon the connections between language, exile, imagination, colonial history, and race. Most recently his work has appeared or is forthcoming online at can we have our ball back?, Pedestal Magazine, AGNI, and elsewhere. Born and raised in South Africa, he has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1995.

Patrick Walsh, Bealnablath, Cork, Ireland. Published in local [Irish] and UK-theme anthologies.Work read on local and national radio. 2004 work in Antipatico, Facets and due in Surface-on-line, Moonwort Review .......... and 2005 Coffee House Magazine[UK]. Pamphlet under consideration with Furniture Press also.....UCC[ Cork] graduate and longtime quality man in feedmilling. Believes in the miracle and magic of language .

Marcia Arrieta: my poetry has appeared in numerous journals including poethia, poetry salzburg review, cold mountain, generator, gestalten, 88, so to speak, tinfish, etc. i edit & publish indefinte space, a poetry journal. my chapbook experimental: was published by potes & poets press.

Heidi Lynn Staples's (née Peppermint) first book of poems, GUESS CAN GALLOP, was chosen by Brenda Hillman as a winner of the New Issues Poetry Prize. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Best American Poetry 2004, Denver Quarterly, LIT, <http://>, Salt Hill, and elsewhere. Staples co-edits the mag Parakeet and blogs the blog Mildred's Umbrella. This Winter she will publish a chapbook-length excerpt of her illustrated memoir, Take Care Fake Bear Torque Cake, a Memoir.

Hugh Steinberg teaches in the writing program at California College of the Arts. His poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from such places as Crowd, VeRT, Volt, Spork, Slope and Fence. He is the editor of Freehand, a new journal devoted to handwritten work.

Individual entries on Richard Kostelanetz appear in Contemporary Poets, Contemporary Novelists, Postmodern Fiction, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, A Reader's Guide to Twentieth-Century Writers, the Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature, Webster's Dictionary of American Authors, The HarperCollins Reader, Encyclopedia of American Literature, and the Encyclopedia Britannica, among other distinguished directories. Living in New York, where he was born, he still needs two bucks to take a subway.

Rachel Epstein: Following my 2003 graduation from Oberlin College, I spent a month at the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets as a fellow, then worked as an English teacher and translator in Valencia, Spain. I'm living now in the Philadelphia area and waitress at a jazz club.

Jon Leon lives in Atlanta. Poems have appeared in Shampoo Poetry and Can We Have Our Ball Back? among others.

Halvard Johnson: I live (apart from this summer, which we're spending in Mexico) in New York City with my wife, the prize-winning fiction writer Lynda Schor. See his full bio here.

Sandra Simonds lives in Oakland, CA where she works as a high school English teacher in a public school. Her poems have been published in the Colorado Review, Barrow Street, Phoebe, Seneca Review, BigBridge, GutCult, Moria and others.

Dan Beachy-Quick teaches in the Writing Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His first book, North True South Bright, is out from Alice James. These poems are included in Spell, newly out from Ahsahta Press.

Annalynn Hammond's first book, Dirty Birth, won Sundress Publications' First Annual Book Contest. A group of her poems also won the 2004 Marc Penka Poetry Award. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in: Can we have our ball back?, Gargoyle, Diagram, Shampoo, Spork, The Glut, Failbetter, Dicey Brown and elsewhere. She lives in Wisconsin.

Vernon Frazer has published eight books of poetry and three books of fiction. His work has appeared in Aught, BIG Bridge, First Intensity, Jack Magazine, Lost and Found Times, Moria, Miami SunPost, Muse Apprentice Guild, Sidereality, Xstream and many other literary magazines. His web site. He is married and lives most of the year in South Florida.

Tom Sheehan has three novels, two in print, "Vigilantes East" (2002) and "Death for the Phantom Receiver," (2003) from Publish America, and one serialized on 3am Magazine, "An Accountable Death." His fourth poetry book was issued June 2003, "This Rare Earth and Other Flights," from Lit Pot Press. A chapbook, "The Westering," was issued this summer by Wind River Press. "A Collection of Friends," memoirs, will be issued in Sept 2004 by Pocol Press. He has four Pushcart nominations, and a Silver Rose Award from ART for short story excellence. He has had work on or coming on Tryst, 42 Opus, Dead Mule, Elimae, Snow Monkey, Eclectica, Retort Magazine, Slow Trains, Three Candles, Eleven Bulls, A Man Overboard, Cold Glass, The God Particle, Life Sherpa, The Square Table, Just Good Company, North Dakota Quarterly, Small Spiral Notebook, Fiction Warehouse, Nuvein, The Paumanok Review, Subtle Tea, Word Riot, Sidewalk's End, etc.

Merrill Cole is the author of The Other Orpheus: A Poetics of Modern Homosexuality (Routledge 2003). His poetry appears currently in BlazeVOX and English Studies Forum, and he will have a poem in the inaugural issue of New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing.

Karyna McGlynn is a writer and photographer living in Seattle. Her work has recently appeared in Lodestar Quarterly, Failbetter, Contrary Magazine, Pindeldyboz, Absinthe Literary Review, Shampoo, Stirring, Nidus, Shearsman and The Paumanok Review. Member of four National Poetry Slam Teams from Seattle and Austin, Karyna recently won the 7th Annual Superbowl of Poetry and the 2004 Bart Baxter Award for Performance Poetry. She is featured in Rhapsodists, the new documentary about women performance poets. MP3s and videos of Karyna's spoken-word are available at SlamChannel. She attends the Creative Writing Program at Seattle University.

Hugh Tribbey is an assistant professor of English at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, where he teaches literature and creative writing. His work has recently appeared in Muse Apprentice Guild, xStream, Lost and Found Times, and Eratio. Poems are also forthcoming in 5-Trope and Lost and Found Times. Last year xPress(ed) published his chapbbook Juvjula Detours. He holds a Ph.D. in English from Oklahoma University in Stillwater.

Jonathan Hayes: After several wet salmon seasons in Alaska while working in a cannery, and hoboing along the Columbia River of Washington, until joining fruit tramps and migrant workers in the red delicious apple orchard, and then driving a John Deere tractor before sunrise on slippery-dewed grass of agrarian reform, the factotum ceased. Now a barnacle-covered hermit crab scurrying from class to sea lettuce in the tide pool of San Francisco State University, by the not-always peaceful Pacific littoral.

C. E. Gatchalian's book of plays, Motifs & Repetitions & Other Plays, was a finalist for the 2003 Lambda Literary Award. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including shampoo, the Muse Apprentice Guild, and sub-Terrain.

Glenn Bach is a poet and sound/visual artist living in Long Beach, California. His current project, Atlas Peripatetic, is a poem sequence inspired by an extensive documentation of sounds heard on his morning walk. Excerpts from this project appear in DIAGRAM (4.1) and in a future issue of Chiron Review.

Lisa Mansell is a PhD student in Creative and Critical Writing at Cardiff University, Wales, UK.

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

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