Jeffery Bahr: lives in Colorado and has work published or upcoming in Black Warrior Review, Chelsea, Green Mountains Review, Indiana Review, The Journal, Prairie Schooner and Quarterly West.
Theresa Baker: Theresa Baker a.k.a. Escape has been working with digital imaging for about three years now. After earning a certificate in Multimedia Technology,she decided she had found her calling in life and was going to dedicate herself to art. Theresa recently launched escapedigitalart.com; an online portfolio featuring more than 400 pieces of her digital art. She is currently in the process of adding a photography section to the site. She lives near Crestone,Colorado, with her 5 year old daughter Rowan.
T.E. Ballard: You can find more more of her work in The Drunken Boat, The Comstock Review, The Paumanok Review, The Melic Review, Mandrake Press, Tryst, Three Candles, The Poet's Canvas, Red River Review, Verse Libre and Snow Monkey. She has also recently been nominated for three Pushcart Awards.
Lynne Bigley: lives with her son Jesse in Nevada where she works as a civil rights attorney. She has been published in the Red Rock Review.
Robert Caporale: Lives in Massachusetts. His most recently published stories have been in: Confrontation, Brookville, New York; WildCat, San Antonio, Texas; Zuzu's Petal Quarterly; The Café Irreal; Lummox Journal, Long Beach, California. A new story is coming out in Lit Pot Press, Fallbrook, California, later this year.
Hannah Craig: lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her work has recently appeared in 42opus and Underwood Review.
Dario Dallefrate: born in Milan, 1975, is usually a researcher in automation engineering. But sometimes the right side of his brain wins the battle with the left one and he thinks to be a digital photographer.
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Antoine de Villiers:
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Andy Devine: is a contributing editor of taint.
Paul Dickey: In the 1970's, Paul Dickey published in Kansas Quarterly, Quartet, Poet Lore, Karamu, and Nimrod. Paul has returned to writing recently after a 20 year hiatus. Paul is the founder of Dickey Books, an online out-of-print bookstore. Since the early days of the IBM PC, Dickey Books was a pioneer in applying the personal computer and, more recently, the Internet to the rare and antiquarian book trade. Paul recently has published online at ForPoetry.com, 3rd Muse Poetry Journal, and Dicey Brown. He has new work forthcoming in Rattle and Sentence, a Journal of Prose Poetics.
Laura Gamache: reads, writes, cuts, pastes and teaches creative writing in Seattle, where she lives with her husband and Great Dane. She received her MFA from the University of Washington in 1993 and hasn't written fiction since.
Rebecca Gopoian: lives in Queens, New York. Her work has appeared in the Denver Quarterly, Bombay Gin, taint magazine (taintmagazine.com) and VeRT. firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Graber: Michael Graber is the author of The Last Real Medicine Show, forthcoming from Turning Point Books. He has published many poems, stories, and reviews. When not cleaning up after his wife and three kids, Michael serves as Creative Director of Lokion Interactive (www.lokion.com) and plays mandolin with The Bluff City Backsliders (www.bluffcitybacksliders.com), or, in the early dawn, writing poems.
Steve Harris: lives in Fredricksburg, Virginia, with his wife and three children. His poetry and reviews have appeared in various online and print journals.
Susan L. Helwig: grew up on a farm just outside of Neustadt, Ontario. Her work has appeared in various literary magazines and anthologies, most recently The Antigonish Review and Canadian Woman Studies. Seraphim Editions published her first collection, Catch the Sweet, in the fall of 2001. This is her first appearance in an e-zine.
Karin Henderson: lives in Norway and works as a conference interpreter. Published in paper journals like Euphony and The Healing Muse, in e-zines like Poems Niederngasse, Pierian Springs, Carnelian, Stirring, Small Spiral Notebook, Wicked Alice.
Susan Henderson: is a recipient of an Academy of American Poets award, and the Managing Editor of Night Train. Her work has appeared in Oakland Review's 25th Anniversary Anthology, Zoetrope: All-Story Extra (December 2000 and September 2001), Today's Parent, The Pittsburgh Quarterly, Eyeshot, Alsop Review, Happy, Opium, Carve Magazine, Monkeybicycle, Hobart, The MacGuffin, Zacatecas: A Review of Contemporary Word, Word Riot, Pig Iron Malt, Mid-South Review, Eleven Bulls, Insolent Rudder, Ink Pot, Moondance, North Dakota Quarterly, The Edward Society, The Green Hills Literary Lantern, Bellevue Literary Review, South Dakota Review, Arkansas Review: A Journal of Delta Studies, SmokeLong Quarterly, as well as in a number of pamphlets and training manuals used at Pittsburgh Action Against Rape. She recently helped to judge the "20-Minute Stories" contest at McSweeney's.
Brent Howcroft: born in 1945 in Salt Lake City, Utah, is a retired telecommunications and computer professional. Having spent thirty years in complex technical jobs, Brent found a passion early in life for wildlife and nature photography. His sensitivity and determination to champion the strength and beauty of the land, and wilderness in particular, have led to an extensive photo library soon to be published on his upcoming website: www.bristleconegalleries.com. His formal schooling includes a B.A. in English Literature and an M.A. in Professional Communication from Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah. Brent also attended three summer sessions at Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, studying British Literature. Now that Brent is retired, expect to see much more of his photographic work displayed nationwide.
Jenny Jozwiak: is an award-winning travel and culture photographer, whose work in photojournalism, travel and spontaneous portraiture has received wide acclaim. Her love of travel and photography has taken her to 33 countries, where she has shown a unique gift for capturing the intimate lives of people and the distinctive qualities of the landscape. Her work has been recognized and published by American Photo Magazine, Brooklyn Museum of Art, FOTO Magazine, American Museum of Natural History. She was recently selected as a winner in the worldwide photography competition: "Family: A Celebration of Humanity" exhibit and companion book. Her work hangs in numerous corporate and private collections and she has taught and lectured on photography both publicly and privately."
Julia Kasdorf: is the author of two award-winning poetry collections, Sleeping Preacher (1992) and Eve's Striptease (1998), both from the University of Pittsburgh Press. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The Paris Review, Image, and Shenandoah, among many other publications. An Associate Professor of English at the Pennsylvania State University, Kasdorf is also the author of two non-fiction books, Fixing Tradition (Cascadia, 2002) and The Body and the Book: Writing from a Mennonite Life, 1991-1999 (Johns Hopkins, 2001).
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Born and educated in New Zealand. In Britain, she made her operatic debut at Glyndebourne Festival Opera. She was an opera and concert singer for some years, When ill health ended her singing career she moved to Sydney, Australia, where she worked in the anti-nuclear movement, contributed an essay to an anthology about the Nobel laureate novelist Patrick White and jointly wrote and edited a book about Chernobyl . She has served as editor of several online poetry journals. Her poetry has been published in The New Formalist, The Raintown Review, The Susquehanna Quarterly, Nectarzine, Writers' Hood, Mi Poesias, Pierian Springs Poetry Journal, The Book of Hope, Del Sol Review, The Quarterly Journal of Ideology, among others. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart. She lives in Sydney with her husband and itinerant currawongs.
Michael Kimball: wrote The Way the Family Got Away, which was published in the United States and the United Kingdom in 2000. It has been translated into Dutch, Italian, German, and will be translated into Portuguese, Spanish, and Hebrew. His second novel, How Much of Us There Was, will be published early in 2005. He also publishes under the pseudonym Andy Devine and is the fiction editor at taint magazine. Kimball was born in Michigan in 1967, grew up there, and now lives in Texas.
Patricia Lockwood: Patricia Lockwood currently resides in Cincinnati, where she is working on a novel. Her poetry has appeared in Samsara Quarterly and Pif.
Rebecca Loudon: lives in Seattle. Her first full length collection of poetry, Tarantella, is forthcoming from Ravenna Press in 2004.
Eric MacDonald: Eric MacDonald is an environmental historian. He is a doctoral candidate in the Gaylord Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Contact: email@example.com
Peter Markus: is the author of The Moon is a Lighthouse (DIAGRAM/New Michigan Press). The fiction in this issue of Atavar Review is from a book-length collection of over 250 short-short fictions about two brothers, a girl, a river, and mud. A number of these short fictions have appeared in recent years in Black Warrior Review, Quarterly West, Massachusetts Review, Northwest Review, New Orleans Review, Third Coast, Post Road, 3rd Bed, Seattle Review, LitRag, Faultline, The American Journal of Print, as well as online at 5_Trope, failbetter, taint, elimae, Pindeldyboz, La Petite Zine, BigCityLit, DIAGRAM, Stickman Review, Word Riot, Opium, and Eleven Bulls.
Christopher Mulrooney: author of notebook and sheaves, poems and translations in The Northridge Review, Sojourn, Euphony, Folio, Perihelion, Frank, Poetry Salzburg Review, Quarterly Literary Review of Singapore, Renditions, Tiger, Cordite, etc.
William Neumire: his chapbooks include Between Worlds (Foothills Publishing, 2003) and Resonance of Kin (Pudding House, 2003) and his poems recently appeared in several journals including California Quarterly, Wisconsin Review, Redactions, Riven and Blink Magazine. He regularly reviews books for both Pedestal Magazine and the Cortland Review.
James O'Brien: A graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (1989), James has been illustrating for fifteen years. Initially working in acrylic, watercolor, ink, scraperboard, and collage media, James turned digital in the early '90s. Using Photoshop and other applications, James works with hand-made color fields and textures made with chalk, pastel, and paint, incorporating these elements into his electronic images.
Linda Sue Park:
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Christine L. Reed: is the editor and publisher of Maelstrom, a small press literary magazine based in Blakeslee, Pennsylvania. She was the 2002 Judge for the IBPC poetry competition and her work has most recently appeared in Rosebud, The Melic Review and The Journal of New Jersey Poets for which she received a Pushcart Prize nomination.
Sherry Saye: enjoys herself a whole lot in Colorado. Her background is in Secondary English Education, research, editing, and chauffeuring adolescents and teens. Some of her favorite journals in which she's been published are Borderlands, Terrain, Zuzu's Petals Quarterly, Conspire, Colorado Springs Independent, Perihelion, Poetrynow, Melic Review, and The Ft. Worth Poet. Sherry has taken up downhill skiing again, but will never snowboard. Never say never, Saye.
Robert Schechter: has had poems and translations in Light Quarterly, Poetry East, Redactions, Ironwood, Artemis Journal, and Leviathan Quarterly. He is the featured children's poet in Anon Two.
John Sheirer: teaches at Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield, Connecticut. A Pushcart Prize nominee, his writing has been published in Clean Sheets, Clever, The Christian Science Monitor, Ethical Oasis, Faculty Shack, The Foliate Oak, Freshwater, Laughter Loaf, Modern Haiku, Naked Humorists, Nights and Weekends, Pinedeldyboz, Raw Nervz, Sauce*Box, Seven Seas Magazine, Still, Teaching English at the Two-Year College, and Word Riot, among others. His books include Shut Up and Speak! (textbook), Saying My Name (poems), and Free Chairs(essays). His current project is a memoir, Growing Up Mostly Normal in the Middle of Nowhere.
Deborah Shore: lives in New Jersey. Samples of her poetry are scattered online including The Alsop Review's Winter 2002 Poetry Competition where she received first place. She also writes print articles for Christian publications.
Michael J. Vaughn: is the author of Painting Tacoma, a novel from Dead End Street, LLC (deadendstreet.com). His poetry has appeared in more than forty journals. He is fiction editor for The Montserrat Review and lives in Tacoma, Washington.
I wrote No Return Address: A Memoir of Displacement (Columbia University Press, 2000), for which I was awarded the YMCA Writer's Voice Grant for Creative Non-Fiction in 2001, the Wayne State University Board of Governors Award and the Arts Achievement Award in 2002; I was published in Peninsula: Essays and Memoirs by Michigan Writers (Michigan State University Press, 2000); I have a poetry collection entitled Through the Straits, at Large; a chapbook of poetry entitled The Evidence of Spring; and a detective novel entitled Missing Members; as well as short stories and over two hundred poems in literary magazines such as Porcupine, Poetry International, Barrow Street, Nidus, Full Circle Journal, Short Story, Natural Bridge, Center, Evansville Review, Santa Barbara Review, Cumberland Poetry Review, River Styx, Spoon River Poetry Quarterly, Weber Review, Lynx Eye, etc., and in The Christian Science Monitor.
Jesse Weiner: a NYC poet, was co-editor and publisher of Salonika. He's a graduate of SUNY Old Westbury and Harvard Law School, and has had work in Arshile, the New York Quarterly, Wormwood Review, Mississippi Mud and numerous other magazines. His books include The Critique of Language, In Harm's Way (with Victor Asaro), and About These Last, from Linear Arts. Mr. Weiner has been called "a master of the extended metaphor" by a generous publisher who never quite got around to publishing the book he promised. Most recently he has work in Off the Record, an anthology of lawyer poets now appearing as a double issue of Legal Studies Forum
Chris Young: lives in Oregon and teaches tennis. Her poems have appeared in taint, Stirring, Samsara Quarterly, The DMQ Review, MiPo, Wind and others.