|About The Editors|
ALVAREZ's collection of short stories, INTERESTING
MONSTERS, is forthcoming in September 2001 from Graywolf
Press. He teaches creative writing as a Visiting Writer at Indiana
University at Bloomington. His short fiction has seen print in The ARK/Angel
Review, Pen & Sword
Blue Moon Review/Blue Penny Quarterly, Amelia, Art
& Understanding, GayPlace
Magazine, Christopher Street, Harrington Gay Men's Fiction Quarterly,
New Queer Male Fiction (Arsenal Pulp Press) and BEST
AMERICAN GAY FICTION 1 (Little, Brown/Back Bay Books). He received a Master's
of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Columbia University in the city of New York
and a Ph.D. in English from Binghamton University (SUNY). He was a Fiction Scholar
at the Bread Loaf Writers'
Conference in 1998.|
TISA BRYANT spent 27 years in the Metro Boston area, and is now happily living in San Francisco. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in BEYOND THE FRONTIER (Black Classics Press, 2001), CHILDREN OF THE DREAM (Pocket Books, 1999), Chain, Clamour, How2, kenning, Mungo vs. Ranger and STEP INTO A WORLD (John Wiley & Sons, 2000). Her chapbook, TZIMMES, was published by A+Bend Press. She is currently working on two prose projects, Letters to Regret, and About Her, a work of creative non-fiction, very tentatively titled household acts, and a novel, ZOO KID.
A child of young artists, JARRETT WALKER rode his stepfather's shoulders through Vietnam war protests carrying his own handwritten signs, which always had too many words to be read from a distance. Throughout his youth, he helped sell jewelry and batik in craft fairs across the Pacific Northwest, which led logically to a B.A. in Mathematics (Pomona College), a Ph.D. in Drama and Humanities (Stanford), and a career as a city planning consultant. His work on Shakespeare's Coriolanus appeared in the Summer 1992 Shakespeare Quarterly, while his current book project, HUMAN TRANSIT: Public Transportation for a Civilized World, emerges with difficulty through a stream of ruminative travel writing. Eligible but not desperate, he spends his spare time scouring cafes for literati, hiking the Cascades, and maximizing the oxygen output of Portland's smallest Japanese garden, also known as his front yard. He guest-edited the Cascadian Issue of Blithe House Quarterly.
For a sampling of his travel writing and essays on the idea of place, visit http://members.aol.com/sitingsessays/.
|About The Authors|
BENNETT CAPERS' stories have recently appeared in New Delta Review, Fiction, Gettysburg Review, Crescent Review, South Carolina Review, and two anthologies of gay black fiction: SHADE: An Anthology of Fiction by Gay Men of African Descent and GO THE WAY YOUR BLOOD BEATS:An Anthology of Lesbian and Gay Fiction by African-American Writers. He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his partner, and is at work on a novel.
ALICIA CURTIS lives in Atlanta, Georgia and will receive an undergraduate degree in International Studies and French from Oglethorpe University in May 2001. "The Jumping" is her first widely published short fiction, though various stories have appeared in local literary magazines as well as in DEADLINE ANTHOLOGY, a self-published anthology, . Her poetry has been published in Agniezska's Dowry (A Small Garlic Press) as well as at the local level. Currently, she works on a full-length poetry manuscript entitled "Bodies of Water" and a longer fiction piece tentatively entitled "Trains."
JULIE GARD is a fiction writer who draws on her travels, family history, and bad temping experiences for short story material. She has had stories published in Clackamas Literary Journal, Crab Orchard Review, Dust & Fire and several other literary magazines, and was a recipient of the Barbara Deming Memorial Award in 2000. Julie recently completed an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Minnesota. She will be traveling and writing in Eastern Europe and Russia next year.
CHIP LIVINGSTON is a writing professor at the University of the Virgin Islands on St. Thomas. His novel NAMING CEREMONY won the 2000 First Book Award for Prose from Native Writers' Circle of the Americas. Chip's fiction and poetry have appeared recently or are forthcoming in Ploughshares, Cimarron Review, Crazyhorse, Art & Understanding, and the anthologies SPIRIT SONGS, NEW PURITANS: Sex and Love in the Age of AIDS, and BAR STORIES.
CHRISTOPHER LORD's fiction has appeared in MEN ON MEN 7: Best New Gay Fiction and HIS 3: Brilliant New Fiction by Gay Writers. Other stories are scheduled for publication in Confrontation, Amelia, Harrington Gay Mens Fiction Quarterly, Many Mountains Moving, and the James White Review.
JENIE PAK received her Masters of Fine Arts in Poetry from Cornell University. She has poetry and fiction published or forthcoming in Alligator Juniper, Five Fingers Review, LOVE SHOOK MY HEART II, Many Mountains Moving, and The Oakland Review. She lives in San Francisco and is currently working on her first screenplay.
AMY M. SWENSON currently rents an over-priced studio in San Francisco where she works as a Software Engineer during the day and a story writer at night. She studied fiction writing at the University of Illinois and was awarded the Quinn Grant for her graduating portfolio. "The Memory of Wine" is her first published short story, but her poetry has seen print in numerous small magazines. In her spare time, she teaches a night class in Art History, plays classical piano, and spends as much time as possible wandering the world.
Visit Amy M. Swenson's website at http://www.indigirl.com/
JIM TUSHINSKI's short fiction has appeared in anthologies and journals including HIS 3: Brilliant New Fiction by Gay Writers, QUICKIES, The James White Review, and Harrington Gay Men's Fiction Quarterly. His novel, VAN ALLEN'S ECSTASY, is currently in search of a publisher. Though born and raised in Illinois, Jim has lived in San Francisco since 1985.
Visit Jim Tushinski's website at http://www.jimtushinski.com/
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