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/
forthcoming novel, ENOUGH, won the 2001 Pearl Street First Book Award. His work
has appeared in BHQ6.3, Riverbabble,
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.
youth advocate and conceptual artist KATHE IZZO (firstname.lastname@example.org) works
with love: childhood, motherhood, sex, community. The ongoing TRUE LOVE PROJECT
in which she pledges to freely fall in love with her audience for one day, one
at a time, unconditionally and with unmitigated passion, has created a stir throughout
the US and Europe. Izzo's poetry, memoirs and short fiction have been published
in numerous journals and anthologies including AROUSED,
edited by Karen Finley, and THE
OUTLAW BIBLE OF AMERICAN POETRY (Thundersmouth Press.)
GINA JONES has been writing and performing around the Bay Area for 8 years.
She has performed with Sister Spit through the Midwest (96) and the Northwest
(98 & 01). Sarah has been published in Tapestry Transgender
Magazine and Avoid Strange Men out of Vancouver BC. Currently, she
is working on a semi-autobiographical novel titled LAST CALL. Sarah is also the
founder of the Passion Dance Troupe which incorporates raw/improvisational movement
with a "manifesto" stating
their radical and liberating mission.
LIN studied playwrighting at UCLA. He spent his early 20s as the Editorial
Director of the fashion and arts publication, Surface. He has since gone
on to explore a much more personal body of work, as evidenced in his zine, New
York City Station and online journal, Extraordinary
Little Cough. The mainstay themes of his work have been punk music, urban
queer counterculture, and a sort of naive view of contemporary design. Jeremy
also contributes essays to Index.
READ is the author of HOW
I LEARNED TO SNAP, recently released by Penguin/Putnam. He is a frequent performer
and activist living in San Francisco. His work has been published in over 100
publications, including Out, Genre, Christopher Street and
The James White Review. He can be found online at kirkread.com
and at email@example.com.
JOY SPRINGER is an artist-writer who lives in San Diego, CA where she teaches
creative writing and probably temps. She's a ribald 32 year-old femme who's sung
in punk bands, toured with Sister Spit, written 2 unpublishable manuscripts, and
who managed to get her MFA in Fiction from Brown University in 2002.
WOLF VALERIO is a Transman, and an American Indian (Blackfoot)/Latino poet,
performer, and writer. He has appeared in a number of documentaries, including
You Dont Know Dick, Directed by Candace Schermerhorn and Buster
Cam, as well as Female
Misbehavior and Gendernauts
directed by Monika Treut. Max discovered acting recently, and is featured in Unhung
Heroes, written and directed by fellow FTM Ilya Pearlman. His writing has
been published most recently in - THIS
BRIDGE WE CALL HOME: Radical Visions for Transformation, ed. by Gloria Anzaldua
and AnaLouise Keating (Routledge 2002). His work has also been featured in MALE
LUST: Pleasure, Power and Transformation, ed. by Kerwin Kay, Jill Nagle, and
Baruch Gold, and TRANSGENDER
CARE by Gianna Israel and Dr. Donald Tarver MD. A portrait and essay is featured
PHALLUS PALACE by Dean Kotula (Alyson). "Urine, Scents and Bathrooms"
is an excerpt from his forthcoming book, THE TESTOSTERONE FILES.
Wolf Valerio invites you to visit these pages featuring him or his work: