|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. 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|
T. COOPER has an MFA from Columbia University. Her novel is not forthcoming, though she is currently seeking a means to forthcome it. Her work has appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies, including BEST LESBIAN EROTICA 1999, BEST OF THE BEST LESBIAN EROTICA and PILLOW TALK 2. She also doubles as T-Rok, a member of the red-hot, all-fag drag king troupe, The BackDoor Boys, recently seen in print, on TV and film, and heard on a variety of radio programs nationally. You can e-mail him at TRokBackDoorBoys@aol.com.
EMILIO GONZALEZ-LLANES began writing fiction when he turned sixty, three years ago. His stories and poems have appeared in the Noe Review, First Leaves, Common Book, and Tai Chi Magazine. His award-winning short-short story, "Strike Three" will be published by Thumbnail Press in BUST OUT STORIES in July. After living in San Francisco thirty-five years, Emilio moved to the Sonoma Coast in 1997. He lives in a small cabin, on a ridge overlooking the ocean and the Pt. Reyes peninsula. Deer, wild turkeys, squirrels, and birds of all kinds are his closest neighbors.
RIGOBERTO GONZÁLEZ is the author of SO OFTEN THE PITCHER GOES TO WATER UNTIL IT BREAKS (University of Illinois Press,1999), a selection of the National Poetry Series. He has been featured in a number of anthologies, most recently AMERICAN POETRY: NEXT GENERATION (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2000) and MAMA'S BOY: Gay Men Write About Their Mothers (Painted Leaf Press, 2000). He has work forthcoming in The Colorado Review, Chelsea and The Iowa Review. A recipient of a Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, he works as a bilingual literacy teacher in Brooklyn, NY.
Rigoberto Gonzáles invites you to visit http://www.cortlandreview.com/issue/15/gonzalez15.html, http://www.islereview.com/06gonzalez.htm, and http://www.press.uillinois.edu/s99/gonzalez.html
ANGELA LAM worked as a freelance journalist before writing fiction. I have a bachelor's in creative writing from Sonoma State University, California. In 1997 she was a writer-in-residence at Hedgebrook, a retreat for women writers in Puget Sound. She has other lesbian-themed stories at Visibilities.com and AbundancePress.com.
BARRY MATTHEWS was born and raised in Vermont. He recently completed his MFA in fiction at Cornell University. His stories have appeared in Tantalus Magazine and Doorknobs & Bodypaint. His short story, "Man Town" will appear in MICRO2: An Anthology of Really Short Fiction. He lives in New York City where he is finishing his first novel.
KEVIN MCLAIN is a writer and editor living just north of Berkeley, California. He works in fiction and nonfiction; "Hunting Rattlesnakes" is his first published short story. He received an MFA in Writing from the University of Alaska Anchorage.
PEGGY MUNSON is the editor of STRICKEN: Voices from the Hidden Epidemic of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (The Haworth Press, 2000). In addition, she has published work in places like HERS3: Brilliant New Fiction By Lesbian Writers (Faber & Faber), BEST LESBIAN EROTICA 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, and BEST OF THE BEST LESBIAN EROTICA (books by Cleis Press), PERCEIVING THE ELEPHANT (Creative Arts Book Company), GENDER QUEER: Voices from Beyond the Binary (forthcoming from Alyson Press), THE BEST OF ON OUR BACKS (forthcoming, Alyson Press), TOUGH GIRLS (forthcoming from Black Books), FUCK PITY: A Queer Crip Anthology (forthcoming, edited by Colleen Donnolly), the Spoon River Poetry Review, Margin: Exploring Modern Magical Realism, Literature and Medicine, 13th Moon, On Our Backs Magazine, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. She has received fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, the Ragdale Foundation, and Cottages at Hedgebrook.
FRANCESCA SUSANNA says: When people ask me where I'm from, I usually say 'from my mother' because we moved around so much that I don't really have a hometown. I went to high school in Maine and to college at UMass Amherst whre I studied Theater and Comparative Literature. Now I live, work and play--not always in that order--in Burlington, Vermont.
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