Robyn Art's poetry chapbook Degrees of Being There is forthcoming from Boneworld Press. Her work has appeared or will appear in The Portland Review, Skidrow Penthouse, The Cream City Review, and Rhino, among others. Her work was also included in the mixed-media exhibition Spontaneous Art at the Time Square Lobby Gallery in NYC (May-Nov '03). She has received grants from The Vermont Studio Center and The Academy of American Poets, a 2003 Pushcart Prize nomination and was a finalist in the 2001Indiana Review poetry contest. She lives in Brooklyn.
E. Louise Beach's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Parnassus, The Bitter Oleander, LitWit, The Other Side, The New Formalist, and elsewhere. Her song cycle Death of the Virgins, a collaboration with composer Bryan Page, were performed in April at St. Joseph's Seminary Chapel in Princeton, NJ. She lives in Maryland.
Ariele Brooke's work has appeared in Fertile Ground, The North Street Journal, Bread and Roses, and was awarded second prize in the 2003 Orange County (NY) Day Poetry Contest. Her first book is Stained Glass: Selected Poems. She conducts poetry workshops for schoolchildren.
Leticia Escamilla Coward's work has appeared in AngelFlesh, Tight, Black Buzzard Review, and Haight Ashbury Literary Journal. She also writes short fiction and is currently working on a first novel. She lives in Texas.
Sharon Doyle's work has appeared in Apostrophe, The Baltimore Review, Bayou, Brooklyn Review, Nimrod, and elsewhere. She lives in Colorado.
Matthew Scott LaPierre did his MFA at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His work has appeared in Chiron Review, Sheila-Na-Gig, Old Red Kimono, Midwest Quarterly, and elsewhere. He lives in Maine.
Joey Nicoletti is an Easterner by birth and a Southwesterner by choice. He has just completed his MFA at Sarah Lawrence College. His poems and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in Free Lunch, Puerto del Sol, Bitter Oleander, and elsewhere.
Simon Perchik is an attorney whose poetry has appeared in Partisan Review, The New Yorker, and elsewhere. His Magic, Illusion and Other Realities appears on his site which also includes a complete bibliography. He lives on Long Island.
Matthew J. Spireng's chapbook Inspiration Point won the 2000 Bright Hill Press competition and was published in 2002. Just This, a signed and numbered limited edition chapbook of his poems based on photographs by Trey Price was published by Hampden-Sydney College in 2003. Work has appeared in The American Scholar, Southern Humanities Review, Runes, Poet Lore, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Louisville Review, Big City Lit, and elsewhere and earned recognition in more than three dozen national contests. He lives in the Hudson River Valley.
Arlene Tribbia wrote for the Chicago Tribune for a number of years. Her poems and short stories have appeared in various journals and she was a finalist for the 2003 New Letters poetry award. She lives in Florida.
Bios were not available for Ryan Anderson and Joseph Hart as of press time. They live in North Dakota and California, respectively.