Contributors to Aught, No. 4

Jonathan Monroe's prose poems in the present issue are from his recently completed manuscript, Demosthenes' Dictionary. His poems, in verse and prose, have appeared recently and are forthcoming in Barcelona Review, Combo, Epoch, Harvard Review, Nine to Zero, Slope, Verse, and Xcp: Cross-Cultural Poetics. Author of A Poverty of Objects: The Prose Poem and the Politics of Genre (Cornell UP), he is currently completing a book on recent cross-genre writing, Poetry Among the Discourses: Contemporary Poetry and Cultural Criticism. A special double issue of Poetics Today on new avant-garde poetries, for which he guest edited a section called "After Shock: Poetry and Cultural Politics since 1989," is forthcoming in Spring 2000. He teaches at Cornell University.

Catherine Daly works in Los Angeles, for her own software development company, e.g. she teaches at UCLA Extension. Links to her work online, including e-chapbooks at Burning Press and Duration Press, can be found at

Stephen Bett has had two books of poetry published — Cruise Control (Ekstasis Editions, 1996) and Lucy Kent and other poems (Longspoon Press, 1983) — and his work has also appeared in over 50 journals in Canada, the U.S., England, and Australia, as well as in two anthologies, and on radio.

Dee Shapiro is primarily a painter — but with more poems than paintings of late, in Chiron Review, Small Pond, Black Bear Review, Salon DAarte. Paintings in Guggenheim, Everson, and Albright Knox.

Emily Sunderland graduated last year with a B.A. in English from Southern Connecticut State University. She has been struggling with a love for writing and a fear of poverty since. Silvia Plath's autobiography always makes her feel better.

Joel Chace's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in many print and electronic magazines, including The Seneca Review, The Connecticut Poetry Review, Recursive Angel, The Experioddicist, Big Bridge, potepoetzineseven, and potepoettextsixteen. His collections include The Harp Beyond the Wall (Northwoods Press, 1984) and Red Ghost (Persephone Press, 1992); the latter won the first Persephone Press Book Award and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in that same year. More recent collections include Court of Ass-Sizes (Big Easy, 1995) and Twentieth Century Deaths (Singular Speech Press, 1997). A bi-lingual edition of his poems, Naluca Rosie, has just been published in Romania. He presently serves as Poetry Editor for the Antietam Review (Hagerstown, Maryland) as well as for the e-zine 5_Trope .

Rus Bowden lives and works in Lowell Massachusetts with his children. A graduate of Rivier College summa cum laude, he enjoys writing in a variety of forms. Some of his work can be found at Poetry and the Enneagram , A Way with Words , and one is displayed at The Deerfield Inn , a National Historic Landmark. He is an active participant at The Atlantic Monthly's Post/Riposte Writers' Workshop .

Francis Raven is a freelance writer living in Olympia, Washington. Currently, he is working to relate Wittgenstein's later works and moral theory. He has been published in ZineN, Moria, Interzone, A Room Without Walls, Brown Bag Media, ShallowEnd Ezine, The Red Booth Review, and The Part-Time Postmodernist.

Geneva Chao is a native of Portland, OR, & currently divides her time between that city and Brooklyn and Ithaca, NY. She is a graduate of San Francisco State University's creative writing program, where she founded the webzine flux, and now teaches at NYU. Her translation (from the French) of Yves Dimanno's "Casting Off" recently appeared in the Australian journal Boxkite.

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