Luke Beesley was born in Brisbane, Australia, and has travelled extensively, living in London, Montreal and Tokyo. He is an emerging writer of poetry and fiction, and has been published widely in literary journals and major newspapers including The Australian Book Review, The Australian & Southerly. His first manuscript of poetry, which was completed in early2004, was sponsored by a Major Grant from Arts Queensland, and he is currently studying for an M.Phil (Creative Writing) at the University of Queensland in Brisbane.

Anselm Berrigan
lives in New York City.  He is the author of several books including Zero Star Hotel, published by
Zone Books in 2002.  Berrigan works at the Poetry Project.

Tim Botta lives in North Carolina and teaches at Wake Technical Community College.  His poetry has appeared in Shampoo.  He curates a blog called Nice Guy Syndrome.

Ryan Boudinot's work has appeared in translation in Italy's Il Diario, as well as in American publications including McSweeney's, The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2003, and The Mississippi Review.

Liz Bradtke was the Katharine Susannah Prichard Young Writer in Residence in Western Australia.

Pam Brown
is the author of fourteen books & four chapbooks of poetry & prose including, most recently, Text thing (Little Esther Books, 2002) and Dear Deliria (Salt Publishing, 2003). She lives & works in Sydney, Australia. She has a personal website.

Shanna Compton is the author of two chapbooks: Down Spooky and Big Confetti (w / Shafer Hall).  She is associate publisher for Soft Skull Press, editor of LIT, and maintains a blog called Brand New Insects.  Her poems have appeared in Gastronomica, Painted Bride Quarterly, Pindeldyboz, CROWD, BOOG City, Skid Row Penthouse, Good Foot, and elsewhere

MTC Cronin has published six books and three booklets of poetry, the most recent being beautiful, unfinished ~ PARABLE/SONG/CANTO/POEM (Salt Publishing, UK, 2003). Her 2001 book, Talking to Neruda’s Questions, is being translated into Spanish by the poet, Juan Garrido Salgado and a collection of her work is being translated into Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian by Tatjana Lukic. She is currently working on her doctorate, The Law of Love Letters ~ Prose, Poems, Law & Desire, at UTS. Her next book, <More or Less Than> 1 – 100, is forthcoming in September 2004 (Shearsman Press, UK) and another collection is due out in the United States in 2005.

Jessica Cupit studied Creative Writing at The University of Melbourne in 2003 after completing an undergraduate degree in Music Performance. She works as a vocal soloist with the Melbourne based ASTRA Chamber Music Society, specialising in Twentieth-Century and new Western Art Music.

B. R. Dionysius directed the Queensland Poetry Festival from 1997-2001 and is currently the editor of papertiger: new world poetry #04. In 1998 he was awarded the Harri Jones Memorial Prize for Poetry by the University of Newcastle. He has co-authored an artists' book, The Barflies' Chorus (Lyre Bird Press, 1995) and two solo collections of poetry, Fatherlands (Five Islands Press, 2000) and Bacchanalia (Interactive Press, 2002). He won the 'Best Unpublished Poetry Manuscript - Queensland category' in the IP Picks 2002 Awards for Bacchanalia, was short-listed in the 2002 Mary Gilmore Poetry Prize for Fatherlands. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.

Michael Farrell’s first book is ode ode (Salt Publishing 2003). He is the Australia editor for slope, and lives in Melbourne.

Liam Ferney is an emerging poet based in Brisbane. He has taught English in South Korea. His poems have been published in Southerly, Meanjin, LinQ and Famous Reporter.

Erica Fiedler is currently a graduate student in Poetry at the Writers’ Workshop, at the University of Iowa. She lives in Iowa City with her husband, Shane McCrae, and their newborn son, Nicholas.

Brad Flis is the man from Toronto. You may sample his wares at castagraf, MILK, & Slope

William Fox recently completed Arts (with Honours) at Melbourne University.  His work has been published in online and print journals such as Slope, Overland, Meanjin, and Voiceworks, as well as The Age.

Arielle Greenberg is the author of Given, a collection of poems; her poems have appeared in many journals, including the Denver Quarterly, Black Warrior Review, Crazyhorse, Fence, Volt, American Letters & Commentary, Pleiades, jubilat, CROWD and Crayon.  She teaches at Columbia College in Chicago.

Of late Simon Hall’s poems have appeared at Cordite and Hutt. He lives in East St Kilda with a pookie.

Paul Hardacre is the Managing Editor of papertiger media, publishers of the papertiger: new world poetry CDROM and the ezine, hutt. His first collection of poetry, The Year Nothing, was published by HeadworX (Wellington, New Zealand) in 2003. Born in Brisbane, Australia, he currently lives and works in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

D.J. Huppatz lives in Melbourne, Australia. He has published a wide variety of writing including poetry,  literary criticism and fiction, as well as contemporary art reviews. Author of four chapbooks, The Week Sonnets, Sealer's Cove, American Songs and City of Swallows, in 1998 he co-founded Textbase, a literary journal and experimental small press.

Tommy Jenkins mostly grew up in North Carolina. He has a BA from the University of North Carolina and an MFA from Columbia University. He wrote two books on Film and Television trivia and his short film "Come Back to the Five and Dime Buster Keaton, Buster Keaton" won best comedy at the Columbia/New Line Film Festival in 1997. He currently lives in North Carolina.

Jill Jones
' latest work is a chapbook, 'Struggle and Radiance: Ten Commentaries' from Ireland's Wild Honey Press. Her last book, 'Screens Jets Heaven', won the Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize in 2003. She currently maintains a blog called Ruby Street.

Kirsten Kaschock's first book of poetry, Unfathoms is now available from Slope Editions.  She lives in Georgia.  Her most recent work is forthcoming in Pleiades, Octopus, LIT, Notre Dame Review, and Diagram.

Maryrose Larkin has recently had poems in Bird Dog and in Insurance. She is a member of the Spare Room Poetry Collective, and an editor of FLASH+CARD, a postcard press.

Ben Lerner's first book, The Lichtenberg Figures, will be published by Copper Canyon next spring. He co-edits No: a journal of the arts.

Carolina Maugeri lives & teaches ESL in Rhode Island. She is currently working on a music project called Berg.

Geraldine McKenzie
is a poet living in the Blue Mountains. Her first book of poetry Duty, was published by Paper Bark Press in 2001.

Stan Mir’s poems can be read in American Letters & Commentary, BeeHive, Fence, & Verse. He lives in Rhode Island.

As a student in the MFA program at the University of Minnesota, Jay Orff was nominated for the 2003 Best New American Voices.  He was awarded a Anderson Center Fellowship in the summer of 2002 and received a 2003 Minnesota State Arts Board Grant for his fiction.

Nathan Parke
r lives in Alabama with his wife and infant sont.  His poems are forthcoming in Colorado Review, The Canary, Octopus, La Petite Zine, National Poetry Review, and elsewhere

David Prater
edits Cordite.

Gunther Quinte currently lives in California.  His poems have appeared in Can We Have Our Ball Back?  He manages a blog called Gunther's Block

Andrew Roe's
fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Tin House, Glimmer Train, and One Story. In addition, his articles and reviews have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, New York Times,, and other publications. He recently completed a novel, Retreat, and a short story collection, What I'm About to Do Now. He lives in Oceanside, California.

Jaya Savige
was born in Sydney, 1978. He now lives on Bribie Island, Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia. His work has appeared in various newspapers, magazines, journals and online, including The Age, Australian Book Review, Big Bridge, Cultural Studies Review, Journal of Australian Studies, Meanjin, Overland, Retort and The Weekend Australian Review. He is the recipient of the 2003 Val Vallis Poetry Award.

Sandra Simonds lives in Oakland, CA.  Her poems have appeared in Barrow Street, the Colorado Review, Big Bridge and others. Her poems are forthcoming in the Seneca Review.

Laura Solomon
is the author of Bivouac, published by Slope Editions.  She edits Castagraf.

Hope J Smith's poems can be found in 5th Gear, Octopus, So to Speak, America, and others. She lives in Washington, D.C.

Tony Tost is the author of Invisible Bride, winner of the 2003 Walt Whitman Prize, selected by C. D. Wright.  He lives in North Carolina with Leigh Plunkett and edits Octopus.

Derek White has a few chapbooks available from Calamari Press and is the editor of SleepingFish. He lives in NYC, and lived in some other places before that.