Founding Editor
Poetry, Prose and Features Editor

Ravi Shankar is poet-in-residence at Central Connecticut State University. His first book of poems Instrumentality was published in 2004 by 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, listen to some of his poems from the The Carrboro Poetry Festival, read reviews at The Iowa Review, Time Out New York, Electronic Book Review, Poets & Writers, peruse an anthology of Asian-American writing he helped co-edit in Big City Lit, read an article about him in the Chronicle of Higher Education and an interview with him in Jacket magazine. He does not play the sitar.

Founding Editor
Art Editor and Site Designer

Michael K. Mills is a visual artist and graphic designer living in Brooklyn, New York. He is currently working on photographic and video works. He has an MFA in painting from Parsons School of Design. He does not play the bass guitar.
http://michaelkmills.com
http://mkmills.com

Managing Editor
Aaron Hawn has an MFA from Columbia University, directs an afterschool program at the Bank Street College of Education, is finishing a novel about anarchists in Barcelona, and is Assistant Fiction Editor at Fence.

Assistant Editor
John Joynt
is a Finance System Analyst, poet and aspiring musician living in Mountain View, CA. He is finishing his collection of poetry entitled "Mistaken for Jesus at a Taqueria" and a book of short stories "The Tao of Mediocre Dentistry". He does play guitar, bass, and harmonica.
http://www.piratepigpress.org/

Assistant Editor
Leland Pitts-Gonzalez has a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Columbia University. He has been published in Fence, the Georgetown Review, Fourteen Hills, and Transfer. He has worked as a psychiatric case manager for more than five years and has recently finished an internship at the Institute for Psychoanalysis, Patternology, and Telepathic Solutions.
http://www.mrbellersneighborhood.com/results.php?keyword=pitts-gonzalez

Contributing 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), and post/(pink) Scarlet Press (2000).

Contributing Editor
Catherine Daly has run several reading series in LA, including one with the Electronic Literature Organization at the UCLA Hammer Museum. Her second book of poems, Locket, is due out from Tupelo Press in October. DaDaDa, Salt Publishing, 2003, is her other book.
http://www.catherinedaly.info

Contributing Editor
Sina Queyras 's second book of poetry is coming out with Nightwood Editions http://www.nightwoodeditions.com/book.php?id=508. She is currently editing an anthology of Canadian poetry for Persea Books of NY. Her anthology is unique in that she is including the best poetry in Canada regardless of poetics. She teaches creative writing at Rutgers, where she runs the LUNCH HOUR READING SERIES and lives in Brooklyn. She used to read for Atlantis-a Canadian journal and will be involved with BELLADONNA.
http://www.creativewriting.rutgers.edu

Editorial Team
David Cappella
Poet and teacher, David Cappella is a member of the English Department at Central Connecticut State University. He has co-authored (with Baron Wormser) two books on the teaching of poetry, TEACHING THE ART OF POETRY: THE MOVES (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2000) and A SURGE OF LANGUAGE: TEACHING POETRY DAY TO DAY (Heinemann, 2004). He travels through the country giving workshosp to teachers and students. His poetry has appeared in DINER, THE CONNECTICUT REVIEW, THE BRYANT LITERARY REVIEW, THE BRADFORD REVIEW, DRAGONFL;Y: A QUARTERLY OF HAIKU, and other journals. http://www.teachpoetry.com

Editorial Team
R. G. Evans ' poems and prosed have appeared in Comstock Review, Paterson Literary Review, Valparaiso Literary Review, The Best of Pif Magazine Offline, Weird Tales, The Literary Review and Margie among others. His poetry has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize. He recently earned his MFA in creative writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University in NJ.

Editorial Team
Jamie Pearlberg Jamie Pearlberg grew up in Michigan and Canada and has lived in New York for the last decade. He has an MFA from Columbia University, and is currently studying in rabbinical school. He is at work on a novel about the quest for the Messiah.

Editorial Team
Leslie McGrath Leslie McGrath lives in the village of Noank, CT. She holds a B.A. in psychology and Romance Languages from Bowdoin College and an M.A. in psychology from Wesleyan University. She has worked as a psychotherapist, an options trader and an artist's model. Her poems have appeared in The Formalist, The Connecticut Review, and Nimrod and are forthcoming in Black Warrior Review. Her reviews have appeared in The Cortland Review and Poet Lore. She is the winner of the 2004 Nimrod/Hardman Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry and a Pushcart Prize nominee. She is a regular personal commentary contributor for WFCR, an NPR affiliate in Amherst, MA. She will be receiving her MFA in literature and poetry in June 2005 (come Hell or high water) from the Bennington Writing Seminars. She would some day like to write a poem as complex and satisfying as one of her famous lasagnas.

Editorial Team
P.F. Potvin is a writer, musician, and ultramarathon runner who holds an MFA from Bennington College Writing Seminars. His work has appeared in Boston Review, Black Warrior Review, Passages North, Sentence, Born Magazine, and elsewhere. Many of his pieces are inspired by his American road trips, teaching in Chile, European jaunts, hitching in Patagonia, and hut wardening in New Zealand's Siberia Valley.

Potvin's manuscripts have been finalists in the New Issues Press Competition (Western Michigan University) and the Poetry Center Prize (Cleveland State University). His reviews can be read at NewPages.

Editorial Team
Rob McLennan is the author of ten poetry collections, most recently stone, book one (Palimpsest Press, September 2004) and what's left (Talonbooks, April 2004). He also has a number of recent chapbooks, including fourteen hearts: a grist (Cubicle Press: St. Catharines, ON), corrective lenses (Bad Moon Books: Ottawa) & g h o s t s (Furniture Press: Columbus, Ohio). Also the editor/publisher of above/ground press and the longpoem magazine STANZAS, Rob edits the cauldron books series through Broken Jaw Press, and most recently, the anthologies evergreen: six new poets (Black Moss Press), side/lines: a new canadian poetics (Insomniac Press) and GROUNDSWELL: the best of above/ground press, 1993-2003 (cauldron books #4, Broken Jaw Press). He currently lives in Ottawa, where he co-ordinates events & the semi-annual Ottawa small press book fair through the small press action network-ottawa (span-o). He is completing a novel, a collection of essays, and a poetry manuscript, the news. With Ottawa poet Stephen Brockwell, he edits Poetics.ca. In 1999, he won the CAA/Air Canada Award for most promising writer (in any genre) in Canada under the age of 30.

Recent work has or will appear in Queen Street Quarterly (ON), Versal (Czech Republic), echolocation (ON), Prairie Fire (MAN), The Antigonish Review (NS), Open Letter (ON), Grain (SK), filling station (AB) & Canadian Literature (BC).

His clever website can be found at http://www.track0.com/rob_mclennan, and he spends much of his time filling his clever blog http:www.robmclennan.blogspot.com

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Manuel Gonzales is a writer living and working in Houston, TX. He has most recently published stories in Fence Magazine and The Believer Magazine.
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Carrie Hunter is finishing up her MFA at New College in San Francisco. You can read her work at:
Eratio Postmodern Poetry
Moria Poetry
MAG

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Amy Karr was an Assistant Editor at the Hudson Review for a few years. She now lives in Somerville, MA, and is starting her own business. She has a story forthcoming in Glimmer Train.

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Francis Raven is the editorial assistant at the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. Broken Boulder has published two of her chapbooks "Notestalk" and "Notationing." Her poems have been published in Mudlark, Conundrum, Untitled, Pindeldyboz, Big Bridge, Le Petite Zine, Poethia, Beehive, The In Posse Review, and The East Village. Her essays and articles of mine have been published in Clamor, In These Times, The Fulcrum Annual, Rain Taxi, Sauce, Pavement Saw, and The New Colonist.

Editorial Team
Ken Rumble is the director of the Desert City Poetry Series and list administrator of the Lucifer Poetics Group, both located primarily in North Carolina. He is also on the board of directors of Carolina Wren Press, the poetry buyer for Internationalist Books, and a consultant with the North Carolina Writers' Network. His manuscript Key Bridge was a finalist for the Verse Prize 2004 and semi-finalist for the Slope Editions Prize in 2004. His poems and book reviews have appeared in or are forthcoming in Parakeet, Word For/Word, Carolina Quarterly, Effing Magazine, Shampoo, can we have our ball back, Sidereality, Cranky, VeRT, the Electronic Poetry Review, 5AM, Rain Taxi, and others.

Links:
http://desertcity.blogspot.com
http://lists.ibiblio.org/mailman/listinfo/lucipo
http://lists.ibiblio.org/mailman/listinfo/desertcity
http://www.internationalistbooks.org/
http://carolinawrenpress.org/index.php3
http://www.wordforword.info/vol6/Rumble.htm
http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/xconnect/i20/g/rumble2.html
http://www.shampoopoetry.com/ShampooTwentyone/rumble.html
http://www.canwehaveourballback.com/16rumble.htm

  Editorial Team
Charles Thornton, III was born in Brooklyn/raised in Harlem. He attended P.S. 188, three blocks from Coney Island Beach. Hamid (Chuck's Muslim name) is writing a trashy sex novel. His mother is an artist, and all she cares about is that Black stamps be more readily available in predominantly Black neighborhoods. She does not actively support the the Latino stamp.... but she'd sign the petition. ("Black" in this bio is capitalized according to the house style of Ebony and Jet magazines).

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Steve Dalachinsky
Jim Finnegan
Justin Ginetti
Jenna Kalinksy
Sharon Pacuk
Steve Ostrowski


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