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ALDO ALVAREZ is the author of INTERESTING MONSTERS (Graywolf Press), a collection of short fiction. A nominee for the 2002 Violet Quill Award, City Pages called INTERESTING MONSTERS "experimental fiction meant for wide audiences -- very accessible and entertaining...It is also queer fiction that has grown up past adolescence; it's affectionate and funny, but reasonable."

Aldo 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. Aldo Alvarez was recently honored by OUT Magazine's OUT 100 list of "gay success stories of 2001".

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ERIC KARL ANDERSON's forthcoming novel, ENOUGH, won the 2001 Pearl Street First Book Award. His poetry is currently appearing in Riverbabble and his fiction will soon appear in Harrington Gay Men's Fiction Quarterly and Tatlin's Tower. He received a BA from Goddard College in Vermont and an MA in Studies in Fiction from The University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK. He lives in London and works as an entertainment writer.

STEVE MACISAAC is a Canadian artist currently living in Tokyo. In addition to designing Blithe House, he is obsessed with making comics. Work to date includes a silk-screen mini called "You Can Tell Us Anything", a seven-page story in the non-fiction comics anthology RAGE TO EXPLAIN , and an piece in the anti-censorship benefit book WHAT'S WRONG? (Arsenal Pulp Press). He is collaborating with writer Dale Lazarov on a series of erotic graphic novels.

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MOISÉS AGOSTO-ROSARIO is a Puerto Rican writer that lives in New York City. He has published a poerty collection titled Poems of Immune Logic with Joey Pons Meyer. His poems also have been published in Contornos, a publication of the Honor Program of the University of Puerto Rico, the Revista del Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños of Hunter College, and in couple of antologies including MAL (H) ABLAR, edited by Mayra Santos-Febres, and PoeSIDA, edited by Carlos Rodiguez. His poetry has also seen print in Alberto Martínez-Márquez's Desde el Limite; a website of puertorrican literature from the 80's. He was profiled in the David Foster's Bio-Bibliography LATIN AMERICAN WRITERS ON GAY AND LESBIAN THEMES. He has an unpublished short story collection titled "Club Nocturno" and is currently working on his first novel.


EDGARDO A. ALVARADO-VÁZQUEZ says: I was born and raised in Bayamón, Puerto Rico in 1962. I moved to Chicago in 1985, came out, worked on my studies and wrote short stories in Spanish. A few of them were published in La Revista Tres Américas, no longer in publication. In 1991 I met my lover and worked in an ad agency for a few years. Stephen and I acquired two dogs to accompany our two cats and moved to Key West, Florida in 1995. In Key West, we acquired one more dog, lost one of the cats as we try to survive in Paradise. I teach Spanish at Florida Keys Community College, work as a freelance translator and occasionally work in the graphics department of town newspaper The Key West Citizen.


RANE ARROYO's recent work has been published in Southern Indiana Review, Confrontation, Amherst Review and in several anthologies. His newest book of poems, HOME MOVIES OF NARCISSUS, was just released by University of Arizona Press.


LARRY LA FOUNTAIN-STOKES is an Assistant Professor of Puerto Rican and Hispanic Caribbean Studies and Spanish and Portuguese at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (New Brunswick). He specializes in Caribbean, Latino/a, and Queer Latin American literary and cultural studies, with a special emphasis on theater and performance. He recently completed his dissertation, "Culture, Representation, and the Puerto Rican Queer Diaspora" (1999), in which he analyzed the intersection of migration and homosexuality as they appear in Puerto Rican cultural productions (literature, film, performance, dance, photography, clothing, and parades) and in political activism both on the island and in the United States. He has published scholarly articles and creative literary pieces in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the United States, including contributions in CHICANO/LATINO HOMOEROTIC IDENTITIES (New York and London: Garland, 1999), SISSIES AND TOMBOYS: Gender Nonconformity and Homosexual Childhood (New York and London: NYU, 1999), and BESAME MUCHO: New Gay Latino Fiction (New York: Painted Leaf, 1999). Currently, he is expanding his dissertation for publication as a book and has initiated a second project on Latin/o American Queer Performance, focusing on performance in Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Peru, Puerto Rico, and the United States. In addition, Prof. La Fountain-Stokes serves on the board of directors of the CUNY Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies and on the Modern Language Association's Committee on the Literatures of People of Color of the United States and Canada.

ÁNGEL LOZADA is a doctoral student in Latin American Literature at New York University. He studied engineering at George Washington University and received a Master's Degree in Information Technology from John Hopkins University. He's the author of LA PATOGRAFIA (Planeta, 1998), LAS SIETE PALABRAS (Líneas Aéreas: Lengua de Trapo, 1999), and the essay "Sobre La Patofobia Puertorriqueña" (Antología Saqueos, Dorian Lugo, editor). He currently works on his second novel, "No quiero quedarme sola y vacía", which has been excerpted in SE HABLA ESPAÑOL (Alfaguara, 2000) and in this issue of Blithe House Quarterly.

GUILLERMO ROMÁN was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and lives in Los Angeles with his partner.

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