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Issue 1 :: Winter 2008


Dorothy Albertini recently completed her MFA at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College. She works for Bard's satellite campuses in New York state prisons and curates a reading series at KMOCA (the Kingston Museum of Contemporary Art).

Cindy Lynn Brown (b.1973) is a poet and teacher of Creative Writing based in Odense, Denmark. She has contributed to various Danish journals and a few anthologies. The latest is Døre på klem (Fynsværk 2006). Cindy has an advance master degree in Comparative Literature.

Chris DeLaurenti is a Seattle-based composer, improvisor, and phonographer. His sound work encompasses field recordings, electroacoustic and acousmatic music, text-sound scores, free-improvised low-tech electronics, and compositions for acoustic instruments. Christopher's latest album is Favorite Intermissions: Music Before and Between Beethoven-Stravinsky-Holst. His music resides at along with many music-related essays and articles.

Linh Dinh is the author of two collections of stories, Fake House (Seven Stories Press 2000) and Blood and Soap (Seven Stories Press 2004), and three books of poems, All Around What Empties Out (Tinfish 2003), American Tatts (Chax 2005), and Borderless Bodies (Factory School 2005). His work has been anthologized in Best American Poetry 2000, Best American Poetry 2004, and Great American Prose Poems from Poe to the Present, among other places. He is also the editor of the anthologies Night, Again: Contemporary Fiction from Vietnam (Seven Stories Press 1996) and Three Vietnamese Poets (Tinfish 2001), and translator of Night, Fish and Charlie Parker, the poetry of Phan Nhien Hao (Tupelo 2006). He has been invited to read his poetry all over the U.S. and in London, Cambridge and Berlin. His blog, Detainees, is here.

poul g. exner (b.1973) lives in Odense, Denmark. Writer of prose, poetry and reviews of underground books, he has contributed to a number of Scandinavian journals and in 2005 he published the book vildfarelsen (FLY), that has been adapted to a short film: vildfarelse from 2006. His work has most recently been published in the anthology Dét, vi sagde gælder (What we said counts).

Jan Hjort (b.1979) is the author of two books of poetry, Lyrik + Fysik 97-00 (Getrax 2001) and Narkotika (FLY 2005) and has contributed to numerous Scandinavian journals. Furthermore he is engaged in the production and distribution of Jan lives and works in Odense, Denmark.

Christine Hume is the author of Musca Domestica (Beacon Press 2000), Alaskaphrenia (New Issues 2004), a Small Press Traffic Best Book of 2004 award, and a chapbook (with a CD by James Marks), Lullaby: Speculations on the First Active Sense, forthcoming from Ugly Ducking Presse. Find her critical essays and reviews on contemporary writing in such journals as Contemporary Literature, Chicago Review, Constant Critic, Lyric, Afgabe, Context, Rain Taxi, and How2, as well as three volumes of a series by Wesleyan Poets in the 21st Century. She is an associate professor of English at Eastern Michigan University.

Joel Levise lives in Ferndale, Michigan and is finishing a PhD in English at Wayne State University. He won the Clare Prize for poetry in 2006, has been published in Markzine, and has read his work in Detroit, Boston, Louisville, and Tubingen. He is the editor for the Wayne Literary Review.

Magic Oneohtrix Point Never is the pseudonym of Daniel Lopatin, founding member of the Boston-based experimental trio Astronaut. His cassette Betrayed in the Octagon is available from Deception Island. For more information regarding Lopatin's projects, visit ASTRONAUT: Massachusetts School of Cosmic Music.

Martin Johs. Møller (b.1982) lives in Copenhagenn and studies Comparative Literature at The University of Southern Denmark. He has had poetry, prose, and criticism published in a number of Scandinavian journals and recently contributed to the anthology Dét, vi sagde gælder (What we said counts). He works for – a Nordic portal for small quality presses - and blogs enthusiastically at, where you can also find a link to his youtube channel TV MartinJM featuring original clips with Christian Bök, Caroline Bergvall, and others.

Leslie Scalapino is the author of thirty books. Most recent poetry is Day Ocean State of Stars' Night (Green Integer 2007). It's go in horizontal/Selected Poems, 1974-2006 is forthcoming from UC Press, Berkeley, in April 2008.

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VIKI is Detroit-based musician/artist Lindsay Karty. Her music is made from discarded and re-wired electronics, drum machines, and synthesizers. She has performed across the U.S. and Europe with like-minded musicians such as Mammal, ADULT., Extreme Animals, UVU, Bad Party, and Wolf Eyes. Please visit for more information.

Catherine Wagner is the author of Macular Hole (Fence 2004), Miss America (Fence 2001), and various chapbooks, most recently Everyone in the Room is a Representative of the World at Large, from Bonfire Press. She teaches at Miami University in Ohio.