CLIFFORD CHASE is the author of THE HURRY-UP SONG: A Memoir of Losing My Brother and editor of QUEER 13: Lesbian and Gay Writers Recall Seventh Grade. He is currently at work on a novel, WINKIE, a chapter of which appeared in BHQ4.4. He has also contributed fiction to Yale Review, Threepenny Review and Boulevard, as well as reviews and features to Newsweek, Newsday, The Village Voice, BookForum, Nerve and Poz. He lives in Brooklyn.
ALDO ALVAREZ is the author of INTERESTING MONSTERS (Graywolf Press, 2001), a collection of short fiction. A nominee for the 2002 Violet Quill Award, City Pages called INTERESTING MONSTERS "experimental fiction meant for wide audiences -- very accessible and entertaining...It is also queer fiction that has grown up past adolescence; it's affectionate and funny, but reasonable."
Aldo received a Master's of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Columbia University in the city of New York and a Ph.D. in English from Binghamton University (SUNY). He was a Fiction Scholar at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference in 1998. Aldo Alvarez was featured in OUT Magazine's OUT 100 list of "gay success stories of 2001".
Visit Aa, Aldo Alvarez's homesite, at http://www.blithe.com/aa/
KEN HUNT is the author of three books of poetry, most recently THIS CARCASS IS A ROAD MAP, and the publisher of the zine Perpetually Bad Timing. The Austin Chronicle called his first book WEAPONS PROHIBITED ON PREMISES/PROHIBIDAS LAS ARMAS EN ESTA LOCAL "one of the finest local chaps [put out] in the last couplea years." The Chicago Tribune called his performances "hysterical."
A native of Seattle, Hunt graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in journalism and Spanish. He has written for the Seattle Times, New York Times and Austin Chronicle, as well as published in many community and weekly papers. In Boston he was a reporter and producer for the Allston-Brighton Edition, a progressive public affairs news program. He is currently based on Chicago teaching English as a second language and "singing" in the art-noise band Unplanned Pregnancy.
Visit Ken Hunt's website at http://www.nenpapress.net
ERIC KARL ANDERSON's forthcoming novel, ENOUGH, won the 2001 Pearl Street First Book Award. His work has appeared in BHQ6.3, Riverbabble, Harrington Gay Men's Fiction Quarterly and Tatlin's Tower. He received a BA from Goddard College in Vermont and an MA in Studies in Fiction from The University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK. He lives in London.
ETEL ADNAN is an Arab-American poet, writer, and Painter who lives in Sausalito California and Paris. She joined, in the sixties the American anti-war movement. Her writing covers many interests, from the personal to the political, from the U.S. to the Arab East.She is probably the only woman, in the whole history of Arab Literature, to have openly written love poems to another woman. Etel Adnan is the author of numerous books, including PARIS WHEN IT'S NAKED, OF CITIES AND WOMEN, IN/SOMNIA, and SITT MARIE ROSE, which has been translated into over ten languages and is considered a classic of Middle Eastern Literature.
LISA COHEN's writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Paris Review, Lit, Barrow Street, Five Fingers Review, Ploughshares, and the anthology QUEER 13. She is currently at work on a book about memory, biography, and the margins of modernism, to be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. "Facts on the Ground" is an excerpt from her novel in progress, EVIDENCE.
GABRIELLE GLANCY's work has appeared in BHQ4.4, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, New American Writing and many other journals. "Moving Not Moving" is one story in a collection of the same title. She is currently at work on a biography of her dog, THE ADVENTURES OF HUCK. Born and raised in New York City, Ms. Glancy now lives in Oakland, California.
ROBERT GLÜCK is the author of eight books of poetry and fiction, most recently two novels: MARGERY KEMPE and JACK THE MODERNIST and a book of poems and short prose, READER. “Sorry Doesn’t Fix It” is from Gluck’s new book, DENNY SMITH, published by Clear Cut Press. Gluck was an Associate Editor at Lapis Press, Director of Small Press Traffic Literary Center, and Director of The Poetry Center at San Francisco State, where he is an assoicate professor. His critical articles appeared in Poetics Journal, The Village Voice, The London Times Literary Supplement, Artforum International, and The Review of Contemporary Fiction, and he writes for Nest: A Quarterly of Interiors. Gluck was the featured reader in Fall 2003 at Lodestar Quarterly, with an interview conducted by Brian Bouldrey. And Gluck is an editor of Narrativity, a website on narrative theory.
WAYNE KOESTENBAUM is the author of five books of prose, most recently ANDY WARHOL, and three books of poetry, most recently THE MILK OF INQUIRY. In Fall 2004, he will publish his first novel, MOIRA ORFEI IN AIGUES-MORTES, and a book-length poem, MODEL HOMES. He is a Professor of English at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
ROBERT MARSHALL is a visual artist whose work has been exhibited at The Thread Waxing Space, Art in General, The Richard Anderson Gallery, and at other venues throughout Europe and The United States. His memoirs have appeared in the anthologies QUEER 13 and AFTERWORDS. He has recently completed his first novel.
JUDITH NICHOLS was born in Columbia, Missouri, attended Earlham College and the Pennsylvania State University. She currently teaches at Vassar College.
T. STORES has just completed her third novel, VIRGE, the story of a girl's coming of age in the fundamentalist Deep South of 1969 and her adult reclamation of the losses of a lifetime that begin with that loss of innocence, faith, and identity at the age of 13. Storesí first two novels, GETTING TO THE POINT and SIDETRACKS (Naiad, 1995 and 1996), like "House-Tree-Person Test", are variations on these same themes of belonging, identity, loss, and redemption. Her poems, stories, and essays have appeared in Sojourner, Evergreen Chronicles, OUT, Sinister Wisdom, and the Harrington Gay Menís Fiction Quarterly, among others. A professor at the University of Hartford, Stores lives in Vermont with her partner, artist Susan Jarvis, their newborn twins, and a menagerie of pets.
MICHAEL BARRETT VAUGHN was born and raised in New York City, and graduated from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service and Yale Management School . After several careers and many journeys, he lives in Shepherdstown, West Virginia and works in Washington, D.C.
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