Amy Bernays is a painter and writer living and working in Los Angeles, California. Amy graduated with a BA with honors in fine art from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in London in 2001. Her work is a mix of paintings, prints, drawings, short stories, and behind-the-scenes narratives from London and California. Using her daily experiences and various materials, she provides a window into western culture. Shortlisted for the Mercury Prize in 2006, her work can be seen in galleries in Los Angeles, London, and Edinburgh as well as online at www.bernays.net and www.newbloodart.com.
Mark Cunningham has three books available: 80 Beetles from Otoliths, Body Language from Tarpaulin Sky, and 71 Leaves, an ebook from BlazeVOX. His chapbook nightlightnight, featuring neat photographs by Mel Nichols, was recently published by right hand pointing.
Howie Good, a journalism professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz, is the author of six poetry chapbooks, most recently Tomorrowland (2008) from Achilles Chapbooks. He has received three nominations for the Pushcart Prize and has twice been nominated for the Best of the Net anthology.
John Grey is an Australian-born poet who has been a U.S. resident since the late seventies. He works as a financial systems analyst. Grey was recently published in Slant, The Briar Cliff Review, and Albatross Poetry Journal, and has work upcoming in Poetry East, The Cape Rock, and REAL.
Jeremy Heuslein’s life began at an early age, and he quickly established the habit of repeatedly asking annoying questions, namely, “Why?” Perhaps for this reason and the marvelous coincidences of life, he found himself enrolled at Wheaton College as a philosophy major, writing and reading in his spare time. When he grows up, he would like to be a turtle or a writer or a professor — whatever comes first. Probably turtle.
A mother of two, a Tuesday night rock ‘n’ roller, an editor sans merci, and a time-waster supreme, Blythe has never stopped rockin’ in the free world.
Alexandra Isacson graduated from Arizona State University with degrees in English and religious/cultural studies and teaches high school English humanities. Her poetry and prose appear in the current issues of Dogzplot, Eclectica, Fickle Muses, and Slow Trains and is forthcoming in poeticdiversity and Wilderness House Literary Review.
Denise Pace is a hairless monkey frequently and infuriatingly thwarted by everyday things, like ottomans and gravity. She communicates largely by cussing and quoting The Simpsons. Yet, possessing a high level of derring-do, she perseveres. More by Denise Pace
Born amongst the corn cousins, Elmers, and strip-mall barons of Indiana, Patrick learned early on in life that something was rotten in Denmark. After mailing many, many postcards to various addresses in the greater Copenhagen area asking after the source of the stench, and after receiving no replies to his repeated queries, he became convinced that it must be the mayonnaise. More by Patrick Russell
Steve Spaulding believes he will have another pull on the whisky bottle, thank you very much — and would there be a spare beer in the fridge? ‘Cause that would be great. He is also a bit deaf in one ear so would you mind speaking up? And don’t hold it against him that he doesn’t remember you; while he can remember obscure characters in movies and comic books on only a single exposure, real people are like the flitting shadows of a strobe-lit room to him. Steve considers it a downright miracle he has lasted as long as he has in such a cruel and unforgiving world and thanks his lucky stars for every breath he draws, and for all the good friends he’s made. Steve wonders what God was thinking, where the surplus went, whether there’s a spare beer in the fridge, and did he already ask that? Because his short-term memory is sort of on the fritz these days. More by Steve Spaulding
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