KING lives in Boston, where
she was born and raised. She recently received her MFA from Emerson College.
ALVAREZ is the author of INTERESTING
MONSTERS (Graywolf Press,
2001), 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 featured in OUT Magazine's
OUT 100 list of "gay success stories of 2001".
Aa, Aldo Alvarez's homesite, at http://www.blithe.com/aa/
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 divides his time between Portland, Berkeley, and
southeastern Australia. Before joining BHQ as a regular editor, he guest-edited
the Cascadian Issue (BHQ3.3)
of Blithe House Quarterly.
a sampling of his travel writing and essays on the idea of place, or for his credentials
in modern dance with kangaroos, visit http://members.aol.com/sitingsessays/.
KARL ANDERSON's forthcoming novel, ENOUGH, won the 2001 Pearl Street First
Book Award. His poetry is currently appearing in Riverbabble and his fiction
appeared in BHQ6.3,
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.
BETH CASCHETTA is the author of LUCY
ON THE WEST COAST (Alyson), a collection of short stories that Ms. Magazine
called "a spectacular collection of women and girls, fugitives and ghosts, invalids
and activists... a sensitive and telling portrait of contemporary American life."
"Marry Me Quickly" is the third story in a narrative triptych
about Alice-James and her family. The other stories will appear in a soon-to-be-completed
short story collection titled WHAT'S NOT MY FAULT? Her work has appeared in various
journals, magazines, and anthologies, including a forthcoming story in The
Red Rock Review. She has won fellowship residencies at The MacDowell Colony,
Cummington Community of the Arts, and the generous W.K. Rose Fellowship for emerging
artists. She is currently working on her first novel.
BARD COLE is the author of
TOLD LIVES (St. Martin's Press), a collection of short stories. His current
projects include a bimonthly column appearing in The Readerville Journal,
his weekly web diary Alabama
is the New Soho at www.cbardcole.com,
and, in collaboration with Ned Schenck, a short film about candy bar hustlers
tentatively titled EDWARD SLINGLBADE.
Bard Cole was previously featured
BHQ2.4 and BHQ4.1.
HASSINGER is a graduate of the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her first
ADOLESCENCE, will be published by Putnam in the summer of 2003. Her short
story "The Kiss" won the Peter S. Prescott Prize in 1994. She has published non-fiction
as well, including a secondary school textbook on Maine history called FINDING
KATAHDIN: AN EXPLORATION OF MAINE'S PAST (University of Maine Press, 2001). She
lives and writes in Michigan.
HENDERSON was born in a Hampshire suburb in the U.K. While completing an MA
at the University of East Anglia, he published a story in the SexText.
He currently lives in South London and watches a lot of movies.
from Minnesota, MARY SHARRATT has lived most of her adult life in Europe,
having spent time in Belgium, Austria, and Germany before settling near Manchester,
England. Active in the Manchester literary scene, her stories are published in
a diverse range of journals and anthologies on both sides of the Atlantic including
YEAR'S BEST FANTASY AND HORROR: Thirteenth Annual Edition (St. Martin's, 2000),LOVE
SHOOK MY HEART 2 (Alyson, 2001), HULA HOOPS AND SLINKIES (R.I.S.E.
UK, 2002) and BEST
LESBIAN LOVE STORIES 2003 (Alyson). Her forthcoming novel THE REAL MINERVA
(St. Martin's, 2004) was excerpted in BHQ5.4,
and her critically acclaimed first novel SUMMIT
AVENUE is published by Coffee House Press.
VANDIVERs fiction and poetry have appeared in various literary journals,
including So to Speak and The Mid-South Review. She has a B.A. in
English from Hollins College and is the recipient of a scholarship to the 2002
Squaw Valley Community of Writers Poetry Workshop. She works as an editor, teacher
and freelance journalist in Northern California.
Visit E.B. Vandiver's homepage at http://ebvandiver.gq.nu