Katharine Haake's most recent books are a novel, That Water, Those Rocks (2003), and a collection of short stories, The Height and Depth of Everything (2001), both from the University of Nevada’s Western Literature Series. Her first book of stories, No Reason on Earth (1986) was from Dragon Gate Press; she is at work on a third. Stories from her current project have appeared in The Iowa Review, Witness, and The Santa Monica Review. Her fiction has appeared widely in literary magazines, and been recognized by Pushcart Prize nominations, distinguised story recognitions from Best American Short Stories and Best of the West, and an Editor's Choice Award from Cream City Review. Her other books are What Our Speech Disrupts: Feminism and Creative Writing Studies (NCTE, 2000) and, with Wendy Bishop and Hans Ostrom, Metro: Journeys in Writing Creatively (Longmans, 2001). A Professor of English at California State University, Northridge, where she directs the Creative Writing Program, she was honored as the 1998/99 Jerome Richfield Memorial Scholar. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.
Nicholas Allen Harp's work has recently appeared in Missouri Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, The Gingko Tree Review, Good Foot, and other journals. He has recently been awarded prizes from Missouri Review, the Avery Hopwood Awards, Glimmer Train, and a Fulbright fellowship. He currently lectures in the University of Michigan Department of English, and received his MFA in creative writing from Michigan a couple of years ago.
Reginald Harris' first book, Ten Tongues (Three Conditions Press, 2002), was a finalist for the 2003 Lambda Literary Award (Gay Men’s Poetry category). A recipient of Individual Artist Awards for both Fiction and Poetry from the Maryland State Arts Council, his work has appeared in a variety of publications including African-American Review, Sou’wester, and the Brown Sugar and Bum Rush the Page anthologies.
Jonathan Hayes is the author of Echoes from the Sarcophagus (3300 Press, 1997), St. Paul Hotel (Ex Nihilo Press, 2000), and self invented (split chapbook with Mark Sonnenfeld, Marymark Press, 2003). Recently published by M.A.G., Shampoo, and xStream, he edits the literary / art magazine Over the Transom.
Andre Richardson Hogan II was born in 1978 in Chicago. He is a playwright, poet, screenwriter, artist, essayist, and critic. His plays have been performed in several of the city's theatres including the Field Museum of Natural History. Several works have been published such as in Wicker Park Voice. In 2001, he received his B.A. in Liberal Arts from Columbia College, Chicago. Currently a member at Chicago Dramatists, he lives in Hyde Park.
A novelist, M.A. Internicola is the author of three previous novels, Kiss Me Baby, Sunflowers!, Chaz, and All Our Skies are Blue. The poems included here are from two separate poetry books, Malism and The Darkest Place is Under a Streetlight, both completed early 2004. His poems, prose and fiction have appeared or are forthcoming in Subterranean Quarterly, Tryst3, Half Drunk Muse, Slow Trains, Words Dance, Poetry Super Highway, Mouseion, Locust Magazine, 63 Channels, Spoken War, Confused In A Deeper Way, Willow Lake Press, Open Wide Magazine, Edifice Wrecked, Snakeskin, The 2nd Hand, Caffeine Magazine, Zygote In My Coffee, Remark, Ragged Edge,The Quadrangle, Mule, Spent Meat, The-Hold, Antipatico, Lunatic Chameleon, Kant Magazine, Subtle Tea, Fragment Magazine, The Surface, The God Particle, Thieves Jargon, Smokebox, James River Poetry Review and The Mosquito Lounge Review. He lives in New York City.
Andy Jackson quit the Australian Public Service, and closed the inner-Melbourne café and arts venue he co-owned, in order to write. His poetry, fiction and reviews can be found in Salt-Lick New Poetry, Real Time, Sleepers Almanac and Space New Writing, and on-line in Hutt, Cordite and Big Bridge. He is currently working on a collection of poetry with a new work grant from the Australia Council, themed around how identity is experienced and unsettled through the body. He is also developing collaborative projects with two sound artists. He can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Richard Jordan is a PhD mathematician who lives and works in Western Massachusetts. A Pushcart nominee, his poems have recently appeared in Concho River Review, Pacific Review, Redactions, The Adirondack Review, The Chiron Review and Harpur Palate (the literary journal of Binghamton University). He is currently enrolled in the Stonecoast Low-Residency MFA Program at University of Southern Maine.
George Kalamaras is the author of six collections of poetry, most recently Gold Carp Jack Fruit Mirrors (The Bitter Oleander Press, forthcoming 2008), Even the Java Sparrows Call Your Hair (Quale Press, 2004), Borders My Bent Toward (Pavement Saw Press, 2003), and The Theory and Function of Mangoes (Four Way Books, 2000). He is Professor of English at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, where he has taught since 1990. Read more about him at herecomeseverybody.blogspot.com/2005/11/george-kalamaras-is-professor-of.html
Jayne Fenton Keane is the author of two poetry books, Torn (Plateau Press 2000) and Ophelia's Codpiece (Post Pressed, 2002), with another, The Transparent Lung due for release in 2003. JFK is producer of the award winning multi-media website The Stalking Tongue. Please visit and sign the guest book.
Elizabeth Kerlikowske teaches at Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek, MIchigan, where it always smells like morning. She is the author of three chap books and currently has a couple of children's stories out in New Moon and Guideposts for Kids.
Burt Kimmelman has published four collections of poetry—Musaics (1992), First Life (2000), The Pond at Cape May Point (2002), a collaboration with the painter Fred Caruso, and Somehow (2005). His chapbook, There Are Words, is forthcoming. For over a decade, he was Senior Editor of Poetry New York: A Journal of Poetry and Translation. He is a professor of English at New Jersey Institute of Technology and the author of two book-length literary studies: The "Winter Mind": William Bronk and American Letters (1998); and The Poetics of Authorship in the Later Middle Ages: The Emergence of the Modern Literary Persona (1996, paperback 1999). He also edited The Facts on File Companion to 20th-Century American Poetry (2005).
Leigh Kirkland is a Lecturer in the Department of English at Georgia State University in Atlanta, and assistant fiction editor for the journal Five Points. Her stories have appeared in Harpur's Palate and on-line at Storyglossia.com, her poetry in various journals, print and on-line. She is currently working on a collection of essays about food and food-writing.
Brian Kiteley has written two novels, Still Life With Insects and I Know Many Songs, But I Cannot Sing. He has recently completed a book of fiction exercises, The 3A.M. Epiphany. His third novel, The River Gods, will be finished in December of 2002. He has received Guggenheim, Whiting, and NEA fellowships. His fiction has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories and The Four-Way Reader. Brian Kiteley teaches at the University of Denver. He welcomes questions via email and warmly invites visitors to his web site, as well.
Paul Kloppenborg works as a librarian in Melbourne, Australia. He is widely published in both print and electronic journals. His first anthology (along with 6 other international poets) was published by Two Dog Press in 1998. A second anthology was published by Funky Dog Press, Detroit in 1999. Paul’s first chapbook Poetic Confectionery (2002) is available from the Canadian publisher CNV. He is Poetry Editor of Recursive Angel (voted in the top 50 literary journals, Writer’s Digest, 2000) and Co-ListServ Administrator of The Muse.
Ginger Knowlton's poetry and fiction have appeared in swerve, 5_trope, and The Evansville Review. Her paintings are held in private collections across the United States. She teaches at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Prakash Reddy Kona (b. 14th July 1967) is an Indian novelist, essayist, poet and theorist who lives in Hyderabad, India. He writes in English, and is the author of five books to date. You can read more about him and his work on the wikipedia web site, here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prakash_Kona. Fugue State Press also has information on a couple of books that he authored and much more.
Miriam N. Kotzin teaches literature and creative writing at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA where she is the advisor to Maya, the student literary magazine. She has been appointed Director of a program leading to a Certificate in Writing and Publishing. Her poetry has been published in a number of print magazines, among them: The Iron Horse Literary Review, The Painted Bride Quarterly, Boulevard (for which she is a contributing editor), The Mid-American Review, The Southern Humanities Review, Pulpsmith, and Confrontation. Online her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in the Small Spiral Notebook, Drexel Online Journal, the Vocabula Review, Three Candles, the Poetry Super Highway, For Poetry.com., Word Riot, The Front Street Review, Open Wide and Blaze. Her short fiction has appeared in ELF: Eclectic Literary Forum (print) and online has appeared or is forthcoming in Littoral and Slow Trains. Two of her poems have been nominated this year for a Pushcart Prize.
Gavin S. Lambert has had fiction appear most recently in Poor Mojo's Almanac(k), Thieves Jargon, and Torkstar. He was also a “Top 25 winner” in Glimmer Train's winter 06/07 Very Short Fiction Award. A story of his is forthcoming in the December issue of The Externalist. His poetry has appeared in “remark,” Orange Room Review, Haggard and Halloo, The Adirondack Review, and Dead Mule. He lives in Northeast Florida with his wife and daughter, where he works in a library.
Patrick Lawrence is a student of Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. His novel, Bedford, written in 2002, is available from Six Gallery Press.
Ann Neuser Lederer was born and educated in Ohio and has also lived and worked in surrounding states. Her poems and creative nonfiction have been published or are forthcoming in such journals as Diagram, XConnect, Brevity, Wind, MiPo, and Diner, in anthologies such as Bedside Guide (No Tell Motel), and in the chapbooks Approaching Freeze (Foothills) and The Undifferentiated (Pudding House). She is currently employed as a visiting nurse in Kentucky. See home.windstream.net/lederer/ann/ for samples and links.
Nathan Leslie has published two collections of short fiction, most recently A Cold Glass of Milk (Uccelli Press, 2003). Uccelli Press will publish his next collection of fiction, Drivers, in the summer of 2005, and Ravenna Press will publish hiscollection of flash fiction, Reverse Negative, also in 2005. Aside from being nominated for the 2002 Pushcart Prize, his fiction and poetry has or will appear in over one hundred literary magazines including Diagram, Southern Indiana Review, Fiction International, Baltimore Review, Chiron Review, Gulf Stream, Tulane Review, Santa Clara Review, StorySouth, Amherst Review, Wascana Review, X-Connect, Adirondack Review, The Crab Creek Review, and Orchid. He completed his MFA at the University of Maryland four years ago, where he won the 2000 Katherine Anne Porter Fiction Prize.
Dan Lewis earns his living as a technical writer in Worcester, MA, and lives his earning reading and writing poetry. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Diner, Beloit Poetry Journal, Southern New Hampshire University Journal, Café Review, Paper Street, The Worcester Review, and others.
Duane Locke, Doctor of Philosophy in English Renaissance literature, Professor Emeritus of the Humanities, was Poet in Residence at the University of Tampa for over 20 years. Has had over 2,000 of his own poems published in over 500 print magazines such as American Poetry Review, Nation, Literary Quarterly, Black Moon, and Bitter Oleander. Is author of 14 print books of poems, the latest print book is WATCHING WISTERIA (to order write Vida Publishing, P.O. Box 12665, Lake, Park, FL. 33405-0665, or Amazon or Barnes and Noble). Since September 1999, he became a cyber poet and started submitting on-line, and since September 1999 he has added to his over 2,000 print acceptances with 1,972 acceptances by e zines. 28 more to reach having over 4,000 poems published. Recently, Two E books published February 2002.: THE SQUID’S DARK INK, published by Ze Books, http.//www.blquanbeck.com.zebooks. Inquire: NOVLNymph@aol.com, or Ward708@aol.com. FROM A TINY ROOM, published in Spain by OTO’S E-BOOKs, http.//atotos.gksdesign.com/ebooks/locke?index.htm. Inquire: email@example.com. Forthcoming in April, 2002, the third E Book from 4*9*1, URL: 491.20m.com, THE DEATH OF DAPHNE containing 50 poems never before published. Inquire: Stompdcr@aol.com. He is also a painter. Recently had exhibitions at Thomas Center Galleries (Gainesville, FL) and Tyson Trading Company (Micanopy, FL) and a one-man show at Pyramid Galleries (Tampa, FL). Also, a photographer, has had 148 of his photos selected for appearance in e zines. He photographs trash in alleys. Moves in close to find beauty in what people have thrown away. He now lives alone in a two-story decaying house in the sunny Tampa slums. He lives isolated and estranged as an alien, not understanding the customs, the costumes, the language (some form of postmodern English) of his neighbors. The egregious ugliness of his neighborhood has recently been mitigated by the esthetic efforts of the police force who put bright orange and yellow posters on the posts to advertise the location is a shopping mall for drugs. His alley is the dumping ground for stolen cars. One advantage of living in this neighborhood, if your car is stolen, you can step out in the back and pick it up. Also, the burglars are afraid to come in on account of the muggers. His recreational activities are drinking wine, listening to old operas, and reading postmodern philosophy.
Barbara Maloutas won the New Issues first book in poetry competition for In a Combination of Practices (2004), and was the winner of New Michigan Press/Diagram Chapbook Contest for Practices (2003). Her work in this issue of Segue comes from Pronominal Pleasure, which was recently selected as one of four finalist manuscripts in Rose Metal Press’ poetry book competition. Other of Maloutas’ work has appeared or is forthcoming in journals including Aufgabe, FreeVerse, Segue, Tarpaulin Sky, Good Foot, The New Review of Literature, bird dog, dusie, Gentle Strength Quarterly, JAB and Greatcoat. Her work is anthologized in Intersections: Innovative Poets of Southern California (2005), Green Integer and the 5th Anniversary Issue of Segue (2006), the online journal from Miami University-Middletown. Beard of Bees will publish an online chapbook, Coffee Hazilly, in 2007. She teaches book structures in Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.
Sherrie Lynn Maze's "Origin" is an excerpt of a larger work, Becoming Your Mother. The larger manuscript is being submitted as her final project to complete an M.F.A degree this spring at Hamline University in Saint Paul, MN.
Laura McCullough holds an MFA from Goddard College and has won a NJ State Arts Council Fellowship and a Geraldine R. Dodge full scholarship to attend an application-only workshop by Marie Howe at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. In the last 14 months, her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry East, Faultline, Jabberwock Review, Exquisite Corpse, Tarpaulin Sky, The Paterson Literary Review, Kalliope, Poetry Motel, Big City Lit, Slant, Monkey Bicycle, Pierian Springs, Whimperbang, White Pelican Review, 42 Opus, Omega, and others. Her poetry manuscript placed third in Pavement Saw Press' contest this fall. She’s on the faculty of Brookdale Community College's Humanities dept. where she chairs the Visiting Writers Series.
David McGrath’s weekly columns on politics and culture appear in dozens of newspapers across the country, including the Birmingham News, Chicago Tribune, and Duluth News Tribune. He is editor of The Thing About Hope Is…, a literature anthology, author of the novel Siege at Ojibwa, and has recently completed a second novel, The Vocation. He lives with his wife Marianne on Dauphin Island, Alabama, and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Born and raised in Milwaukee, WI, Dave Melbye continues to live there with his wife Julie and four children. By day he works as the Information Services Manager for the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, and in his spare time teaches acoustic guitar and writes short stories and creative nonfiction. He is a 1985 graduate of Lawrence University in Appleton, WI, where he says he first discovered the joys of writing and composing.
Alyce Miller leads a double life as an attorney specializing in animal law and disabled guardianship, and a professor of English who teaches in the graduate writing program at Indiana University in Bloomington. Publications include The Nature of Longing (University of Georgia Press, 1994), Stopping for Green Lights (Doubleday, 1999), fiction in Story Quarterly, Story, New England Review, Southern Review, The Sun, Puerto del Sol, Glimmer Train, Prairie Schooner, Witness, Kenyon Review, Another Chicago Magazine, poetry in Ascent, Rattle, Legal Studies Forum, PoemMemoirStory, New Letters, High Plains Literary Review, Witness, River Styx, Seneca Review, Slipstream, Puerto del Sol, Graffiti Rag, and creative nonfiction in Iowa Review, Witness, Massachusetts Review, Southwest Review, Fourth Genre, Chicago Tribune, bluemoon, The Writer's Chronicle, Cream City Review, Brevity, Santa Clara Review, The Most Wonderful Books (Milkweed), Spirit and Place (Indiana University Press), and River Styx. Awards include the Lawrence Prize from Michigan Quarterly Review and the Kenyon Review Award for Literary Excellence in Fiction, and distinguished story citations in Best American Short Stories, O. Henry Awards, and Pushcart Prize.
Brenda Miller, an associate professor at Western Washington University and Editor-in-Chief of the Bellingham Review, received four Pushcart Prizes for her work in creative nonfiction, and her essays have appeared in such periodicals as The Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner, The Sun, Northern Lights, and Fourth Genre. Her essays have twice been selected as Notable Essays of the year by Robert Atwan, editor of The Best American Essays series. She has held creative writing fellowships from the Abraham Woursell Foundation, the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, and the Steffensen-Cannon Foundation. Her book of essays, Season of the Body, was published in 2002 by Sarabande Books and she co-authored Tell it Slant: Writing and Shaping Creative Nonfiction, with her colleague Suzanne Paola. Read more about her at: myweb.facstaff.wwu.edu/millerb/
elena minor is the founding editor of Palabra: A Magazine of Chicano & Latino Literary Art. Her poetry and fiction have been published in Poetry Midwest, 26, Vox, Prism Review, BorderSenses, The Big Ugly Review, Quercus Review, edifice WRECKED, Banyan Review and Facets, and has work forthcoming in Diner. She is a past first prize recipient of the Chicano/Latino Literary Prize for drama.
Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz is a fiction writer and poet living in New Mexico. She raises turtles and performs comedy for fun. A former news writer and college writing instructor, she now writes full-time.
Suchoon Mo is a former Korean Army Lieutenant and a retired university academic living in the semiarid part of Colorado. His recent poems appear in East and West, Bitter Oleander, Taj Mahal Review, Religious Humanism, Thunder Sandwich, Spillway Review, The Stylus Poetry Journal, Word Riot, Word Myth, Underground Window, Tryst, Subterranean Quarterly, Orange Room Review, Round Table Review, Strange Road, Feathertale, Dissident Editions, Snake Skin, Flutter, Poetry Cemetery, and others. His music compositions appear in Unlikely 2.0, Mad Hatters Review, Sage of Consciousness, Strange Road, and The Adroitly Placed Word. He has no formal music education.
Sally Molini’s work has appeared in or is forthcoming in such online journals as Stirring, Tattoo Highway, Swink Online, Mad Hatter’s Review, Eclectica, among others. Print journals include ( or will include) 32 Poems, LIT, Calyx, Bateau, Margie, the Chattahoochee Review, Fugue, and elsewhere. She is a graduate of Warren Wilson College's MFA Program.
Guido Monte was born in 1962. His books and translations have been published by the Italian houses Nuova Ipsa, Rubbettino and Ed. Della Battaglia. He teaches Italian and Latin literatures at the Liceo "A. Einstein" of Palermo. In his most recent works (see the online journals Words Without Borders and Litterae) he employs linguistic blending in the search for new and deeper relations between different cultures. (e-mail: email@example.com)
Matt Morris has appeared in various magazines and anthologies, including Blue Mesa, DMQ, 88, Hunger Mountain, Manthology, Runes, and Swink. His first book, Nearing Narcoma, won the 2003 Main Street Rag Poetry Award (selected by Joy Harjo). When not scouring the cliffs of Azshara for arcane crystals, he can often be found in Ironforge looking for a group to run Scholomance or UBRS. Needs tank and healer. No noobs.
Steve Mueske holds an MFA in Writing from Hamline University and has published poems recently in The Massachusetts Review, Water-Stone, The American Poetry Journal, Northeast Review, 88, Fulcrum and others, and in the anthologies Alsop Review: Anthology One, Hymns to the Outrageous, and Best New Poets 2005. The author of the chapbook Whatever the Story Requires, his first full-length collection, A Mnemonic For Desire, will be released in April 2006 by Ghost Road Press. He lives in the Midwest, where he edits three candles journal and manages three candles press. He can be reached at Steve.Mueske@gmail.com
Christopher Mulrooney's poems and translations appear in Riprap, milk magazine, The Newport Review, stonestone, Aesthetica, Scrawl, Ars Interpres, etc. Criticism in Small Press Review, The Film Journal, etc. Author of notebook and sheaves.