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."
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".
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.
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
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 He has an unpublished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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
ROMÁN was born
and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and lives in Los Angeles with his partner.
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