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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 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.

For a sampling of his travel writing and essays on the idea of place, or for his credentials in modern dance with kangaroos, visit



AMY KING lives in Boston, where she was born and raised. She recently received her MFA from Emerson College.


ALDO 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."

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 featured in OUT Magazine's OUT 100 list of "gay success stories of 2001".

Visit Aa, Aldo Alvarez's homesite, at


ERIC KARL ANDERSON's 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.

STEVE MACISAAC is a Canadian artist currently living in Tokyo. In addition to designing Blithe House, he is obsessed with making comics. His work to date has appeared in Holy Titclamps, Rage To Explain, WHAT'S WRONG? (Arsenal Pulp Press), and the upcoming TRUE PORN. He is collaborating with writer Dale Lazarov on a series of erotic graphic novels.

For a sampling of his illustration and fine arts work, visit


REBECA ANTOINE, a Connecticut native, received a BA in English from Yale University and currently resides in New Orleans where she is an MFA candidate in the Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans.


BRIAN BOULDREY is the author of the novels THE GENIUS OF DESIRE and LOVE, THE MAGICIAN. "Pain Management" is from the novel THE BOOM ECONOMY, or, Scenes from Clerical Life, to be published this fall by University of Wisconsin Press. He is Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Northwestern University, and is an associate faculty member of Antioch University's MFA in Creative Writing.

Visit The University of Wisconsin Press' page for THE BOOM ECONOMY at


LOU DELLAGUZZO is a freelance writer. His story "Secret Shoppers" appeared in the Summer 2003 issue of Lodestar Quarterly. Another story, "Close Quarters", will be published next year in Harrington Gay Men's Fiction Quarterly. Lou lives in Washington, D.C., where he is working on a collection of short stories.

JAMES FRIEL is the author of LEFT OF NORTH, TAKING THE VEIL and CARELESS TALK. He reviews regularly for Cercles and has adapted VILLETTE, COUSIN BETTE, AS I LAY DYING, Saigon: Year of the Cat, A FAIRLY HONOURABLE DEFEAT and, most recently, THE REMAINS OF THE DAY for BBC Radio 3 and 4. His most recent fiction appeared in Pool2 and Harrington Gay Men's Fiction Quarterly.

TARA HARDY is the working class femme dyke Poet Populist of Seattle.


CHERYL KLEIN attended UCLA and California Institute of the Arts.. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in Westwind, Trepan, Doorknobs & Bodypaint, Delirium Journal and CrossConnect, and is forthcoming in BLESSED "PESTS" OF THE BELOVED WEST, an anthology from Native West Press. She lives in Los Angeles and works in the California office of Poets & Writers, Inc.


RAND B. LEE's short fiction has seen print in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and several anthologies, including WORLDS APART (Alyson Publications, 1986) and THINGS INVISIBLE TO SEE (Circlet Press, 1998). He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his Siberian husky, Mixed Blessing, and his Asiatic cat, Urdwill.


LESLIE ANNE LEASURE is finishing her MFA in creative writing at Indiana University. She received an honorable mention in the Emerging Lesbian Writers Award in Fiction, Astraea National Lesbian Action Foundation in 2002, the Guy Lemmon Award in Public Writing, and served as assistant director of the Indiana University Writers' Conference. "Head Under Water" is an excerpt from A PRETTY GIRL, a novel which she hopes to finish this December.


JENIE PAK says: "My story "An Hour or a Year" was previously published by Blithe House Quarterly in 2001 (BHQ5.2). I received my MFA in Poetry from Cornell University, and have writing published or forthcoming in Alligator Juniper, Asianweek, The Asian Pacific American Journal, Blithe House Quarterly, Dangerous Families, Five Fingers Review, LOVE SHOOK MY HEART 2, Many Mountains Moving, The Oakland Review and Watchword Press, and have performed at APAture 2001."


JASON SHULTS was born and raised in the Missouri Ozarks. He currently lives and works in Tucson, Arizona, where he is a co-owner of Reader's Oasis, an independent bookstore.

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