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 co-editing an anthology of South Asian, East Asian, and Middle Eastern poetry with Tina Chang and Nathalie Handal. 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, photographer, and graphic designer living in Brooklyn, New York. He has an MFA in painting from Parsons School of Design. He does not play the bass guitar.
http://michaelkmills.com
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Managing Editor
Aaron Hawn has an MFA from Columbia University, teaches at John Jay College, is finishing a novel about anarchists in Barcelona, and is Assistant Fiction Editor at Fence.

Web 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/

Web Editor
Shawn M. McKinney has an MFA in Graphic Design from California Institute of the Arts (1994). His design work has been published in Type In Motion, Digital Type and Typography Now 2. Critical writing includes articles in Journalism and Mass Communications Quarterly, Journal of Mass Media Ethics and International Journal of Comic Art. He served as Discussant for W(h)ither the Touch, an AIGA paper session at the 93rd CAA Annual Conference. He taught as Assistant Professor, UT-Austin, from 1999-2005. During that time he also served as Design Consultant, School of Journalism, and as Design Advisor, Orange Magazine.
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Contributing Editor
Sina Queyras' third collection of poetry, Lemon Hound, was recently published by Coach House. Last year she edited Open Field: 30 Contemporary Canadian Poets for Persea Books. An excerpt from Autobiography of Childhood, her novel-in-progress, will appear in translation in the French literary journal Siecle 21. Queyras is co-curator of the *belladonna reading series. This fall she will teach a workshop at Poets House in New York, and in 2007-2008 she will be writer-in-residence at the University of Calgary. She is currently visiting assistant professor of poetry at Haverford College.

Contributing Editor
Jean-Jacques Poucel is Associate Professor of French at Yale University where he teaches courses in modern and contemporary literature. He is the author of Jacques Roubaud and the Invention of Memory (UNC Press, 2006) and co-editor of Pereckonings: Reading Georges Perec (Yale French Studies 105). He is currently writing a study of French lyrical poetry from the early nineties to the present.

Contributing Editor
Jenna Kalinsky was born and raised in Los Angeles and has lived in New York, Germany, and now Toronto, Canada where she teaches writing at The University of Western Ontario and the Toronto Writers' Centre. She received her MFA from Columbia University; her writing has appeared in the LA Times bestselling The Modern Jewish Girl's Guide to Guilt (Dutton), winner of the 2005 National Jewish Book Award, EM Literary, The Oklahoma Review, Eleven Bulls, NYC BigCityLit, 12 Magazine, So To Speak, CAJE journal and is forthcoming in the anthology SIZE MATTERS. She is working on a novel and a collection of poetry.

Contributing Editor
kari edwards received one of Small Press Traffic's books of the year awards (2004), New Langton Art's Bay Area Award in literature (2002); and is author of obedience, Factory School (2005); 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). edwards' work can also be found in Scribner's The Best American Poetry (2004), Bay Poetics, Faux Press, (2006), Civil Disobediences: Poetics and Politics in Action, Coffee House Press, (2004), Biting the Error: writers explore narrative, Coach House, Toronto, (2004), Bisexuality and Transgenderism: InterSEXions of the Others, Hawoth Press, Inc. (2004), Experimental Theology, Public Text 0.2., Seattle Research Institute (2003), and Blood and Tears: Poems for Matthew Shepard.

Contributing Editor
Catherine Daly has run several reading series in LA, including one with the Electronic Literature Organization at the UCLA Hammer Museum. Catherine Daly's books include DaDaDa (Salt) and Locket (Tupelo). A former
technical architect and software developer, she has taught creative writing,
literature, critical theory, women's studies, and history of mathematics.
http://www.catherinedaly.info

Editorial Team
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
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
 

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

Editorial Intern
Stephanie Hoos is originally from Woodbridge Connecticut. She is
currently a sophomore at Connecticut College in New London. She is
pursuing a degree in English Literature focusing on Creative Writing.
 
 

 

 

 

 

 


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