Founding Editor
Ravi Shankar is poet-in-residence at Central Connecticut State University. His first book Instrumentality, is due out in Summer 2004 from Word Press. His work has previously appeared or is forthcoming in such places as The Paris Review, Poets & Writers, Time Out New York, Gulf Coast, The Massachusetts Review, Descant, LIT, Crowd, The Cortland Review, Catamaran, The Indiana Review, Western Humanities Review, The Iowa Review and The AWP Writer's Chronicle, among other publications. He has read at such venues as The National Arts Club, Columbia University, KGB, and the Cornelia Street Café, has held residencies from the MacDowell Colony, Ragdale, and the Atlantic Center for the Arts, reviews poetry for the Contemporary Poetry Review and is currently editing an anthology of South Asian, East Asian, and Middle Eastern poetry. You can read some of his poems in The Cortland Review, Second Avenue, and Word for Word, reviews at The Iowa Review, Time Out New York, Poets & Writers, an anthology of Asian-American writing he helped co-edit in Big City Lit, and an interview with him in Jacket magazine. He does not play the sitar.

Founding Editor
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Michael K. Mills is a visual artist and graphic designer living in Brooklyn, New York. His most recent exhibition, Human v. Nature, at Fancyland Gallery in Los Angeles, was a two person exhibition built around themes of contemporary man's relationship to the environment. He is currently working on photographic and video works, and is in the planning stages of an epic science fiction masterpiece of undetermined media. He has an MFA in painting from Parsons School of Design. He does not play the bass guitar.

Managing Editor
Aaron Hawn lives in New York, where he is finishing a novel about Barcelona.

Associate Editor
kari edwards, author of iduna (O Books, 2003), a day in the life of p. (subpress collective, 2002), a diary of lies (Belladonna #27 by Belladonna Books, 2002), obLiqUE paRt(itON): colLABorationS, xPress(ed) (2002), and post/(pink) Scarlet Press (2000). edwards' work can also be found in Experimental Theology, Public Text 0.2., Seattle Research Institute (2003), Blood and Tears: Poems for Matthew Shepard, Painted leaf Press (2000), Electric Spandex: anthology of writing the queer text, Pyriform Press (2002), Aufgabe, Fracture, Mirage/Period(ical), Van Gogh's Ear, Fulcrum: an annual of poetry and aesthetics, Pom2, 88: A Journal of Contemporary American Poetry, Narrativity, The Journal of Bisexuality, Shearsman, and The International Journal of Sexuality and Gender Studies.

Assistant Editor
John Joynt
If there is one thing John has learned from trial and error it's that he has ineptitude towards memory. That being said, he can be seen hitting the town in his sky blue leisure suit until wee hours of morning. His hair like a polyester shirt left in a broken drier. The burnt fringe strumming in unison as he shoplifts amongst dwindling light of the zen casino. His favorite movies are Momento and Groundhog Day in which when asked were partially based on the script of his upcoming one man Opera about a man-eating gopher that ate his homework in high school thus requiring him to retake home economics for the third time. Editor's note: he makes a mean pancake, though we encourage him to forget his pride and re-enroll for a fourth take at HS cooking.