DIANA DAY's fiction has appeared in Cutbank and Blithe House Quarterly (BHQ4.4). She is currently at work on an as yet untitled novel. Diana received an MFA from California State University, Fresno and now makes her home in Portland, Oregon.
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 http://members.aol.com/sitingsessays/.
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 featured in OUT Magazine's OUT 100 list of "gay success stories of 2001".
Visit Aa, Aldo Alvarez's homesite, at http://www.blithe.com/aa/
KEN HUNT is the author of three books of poetry, most recently THIS CARCASS IS A ROAD MAP, and the publisher of the zine Perpetually Bad Timing.The Austin Chronicle called his first book WEAPONS PROHIBITED ON PREMISES/PROHIBIDAS LAS ARMAS EN ESTA LOCAL,"one of the finest local chaps [put out] in the last couplea years." The Chicago Tribune called his performances "hysterical."
A native of Seattle, Hunt graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in journalism and Spanish. He has written for the Seattle Times, New York Times and Austin Chronicle, as well as published in many community and weekly papers. In Boston he was a reporter and producer for the Allston-Brighton Edition, a progressive public affairs news program. He is currently based on Chicago teaching English as a second language and "singing" in the art-noise band Unplanned Pregnancy.
Visit Ken Hunt's website at http://www.nenpapress.net
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.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, SANDRA L. BECK has spent time in San Francisco, New York City, London, Paris, Pakistan, Indonesia, Thailand and South America. From 2001-2003, she served as an assistant editor for Willow Springs Magazine and in June of 2003, earned an MFA in fiction. Currently, she lives in Seattle, Washington where she works as a figurative artist and writer.
STEFANIE DUNNING is Assistant Professor of English at Miami University of Ohio. Some of her other work has appeared on Exittheapple.com and her nonfiction work has appeared in Black Renaissance/Renaissance Noire, MELUS and The Standford Black Arts Quarterly. She was one of the original 11 co-founders of Red Clay Magazine.
DREW GUMMERSON is 33 and lives in Leicester. In 2002 his first novel THE LODGER (Amazon US link, Amazon UK link) was published. It was a finalist in the Lambda Awards. Drew’s short fiction has been published in Death Comes Easy; THE GAY TIMES BOOK OF SHORT STORIES 4, Aesthetica Magazine, www.thisisitmag.co.uk, www.openwidemagazine.com, www.thegayread.com, www.pulp.net, and www.megaera.org. Drew has completed a sequel to his published novel and another novel about a gay darts team. He is looking for a publisher for these. Drew is currently working with Zuluspice to turn a number of his short stories into short films.
BETHANY HARVEY is a writer, editor, and artisan living in northern Florida. So far, she writes mostly about being young and queer in the new South. Her writing has appeared in BEST LESBIAN EROTICA 2004 and Ink Pot. Her goal in life is to make a living writing fiction so she doesn't need a real job.
Viait Bethany Harvey's website at http://home.earthlink.net/~bhrvy
TREBOR HEALEY is the author of the novel THROUGH IT CAME BRIGHT COLORS (Haworth Press, 2003). His short stories and poems have been anthologized in more than twenty collections and his work has appeared in dozens of journals, quarterlies, 'zines and websites, as well as two previous issues of Blithe House Quarterly (BHQ6.2., BHQ3.3).
Visit Trebor Healey's website at http://www.treborhealey.com
REED HEARNE lives in San Francisco and teaches creative writing at the Gotham Writers Workshop. His work has appeared in the South Carolina Review, The Blue Moon Review, The Alsop Review, Eclectica, In Posse, Salon (Urge, Sex), SOMA and other magazines and journals. To imagine himself inside another person’s skin is his favorite pastime and highest value. He strives to surf the curl of life as surprises unfold.
MARTIN HYATTis a doctoral student of Creative Writing focusing on Working Class Studies at The Union Institute and University. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School. He is the recipient of The New School Chapbook Fiction Award and an Edward F. Albee Writing Fellowship. His first novel entitled A SCARECROW'S BIBLE is to be published in 2006 by Suspect Thoughts Press. "Kissing Montgomery Clift" is the first section of his newly completed novel of the same name. He is currently working on a new book entitled DEAD COUSINS AND OTHER RELATIVES. A native of New Orleans, he currently lives all over the place.
BUZZ MAURO's fiction has appeared in Columbia, Amelia, Rosebud, and other journals. He is an actor in the Washington, DC area and founded and directs The Theatre Lab, Washington's largest theatrical training center. With his business partner Deb Gottesman he has co-authored two books on applied acting, THE INTERVIEW REHEARSAL BOOK and TAKING CENTER STAGE, both published by Penguin Putnam.
DAWN PAUL writes fiction, poetry and plays. Her work has recently appeared in the anthologies, A WOMAN'S TOUCH (Alyson Publications, March 2003) and STEADY AS SHE GOES: Women's Stories of the Sea (Seal Press, October 2003). Her play, The Nest, was a winner in the New Voices 2002 Annual 10-Minute Play Competition. Dawn is the editor/publisher of Corvid Press and the Senior Poetry Editor for The Ensign Literary Review, an on-line and print journal. She lives in Beverly, Massachusetts.
PATRICK ROSCOE is the author of seven internationally acclaimed books of fiction which have been translated into nine languages. His widely published and anthologized work has appeared in Christopher Street, The James White Review, and The Harrington Gay Men's Fiction Quarterly, as well as in consecutive volumes of THE GAY TIMES BOOK OF STORIES (UK). Patrick Roscoe's short fiction has received several Distinguished Story citations from BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES, and is frequently selected for BEST CANADIAN SHORT STORIES. His next two books, THE SIMPLE RULES OF LIFE (stories) and THE REINCARNATION OF LINDA LOPEZ (novel) appear in Fall 2004.
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