About The Editors






CHERYL E. KLEIN received her MFA in writing from California Institute of the Arts.  Her fiction has appeared in journals including Blithe House Quarterly (BHQ7.4), CrossConnect and The Absinthe Literary Review, and is forthcoming in the anthology JANE'S STORIES III (Jane's Stories Press).  She also manages the California office of Poets & Writers, Inc.

CHIP LIVINGSTON's writing has been published this year in The New York Quarterly, Barrow Street, Ploughshares, New American Writing, The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide, Brooklyn Review,  Apalachee Review,  STORIES FROM THE BLUE MOON CAFÉ, THIS NEW BREED, and VELVET HEAT.  He lives in New York City.  Check out Chip's short story in BHQ5.2.

ALDO ALVAREZ is the author of INTERESTING MONSTERS (Graywolf Press), featured as one of the best short story collections of the Fall 2001 book season by The Washington Post Book World.   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 and was featured in OUT Magazine's OUT 100 list of "gay success stories of 2001".  In October 2004, he was presented with a Trailblazer Award; the Bailiwick Repertory Trailblazer Awards honor "members of the GLBT community who have had an impact in the fields of arts, journalism, community activism, and sports".

Aldo founded Blithe House Quarterly in 1997 and currently serves as its Executive Editor, Designer and Publisher. He is a professor of English at Wilbur Wright College in Chicago. He loves to get e-mail from BHQ readers.

Visit Aldo Alvarez's homesite at http://www.blithe.com/aa/

Read Kurt Heintz' interview with Aldo Alvarez
about "the basics of BHQ and his aspirations for it" at Plain Text.

e-mail: adalvarez@aol.com

VALERIA VEGAS writes novels, prose poems, essays, and plays.  Her work has been produced and published in venues large and small, including "How To Fix Your Ford" at Luna Sea Theatre in San Francisco and a redneck epistolary pornographic novella titled XOXO, BOBBY JO, out on H.E.A.D. Press.  Her essays and stories have been published in over 35 magazines and anthologies including Tattoo Highway, Edifice Wrecked, and REGENERATION: Telling Stories from Our Twenties.  She is the editor of XX magazine and STEWED, SCREWED, AND TATTOOED, an anthology of today's most fucked geniuses, due out in Fall of 2005.  She lives in San Francisco and designs baby accessories and clothes for punk rock mamas and their spawn.






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STEPHANI MAARI BOOKER is a Black dyke Gemini writer queen who lives in Minneapolis. A recent graduate of the Master of Fine Arts in Writing program at Hamline University of St. Paul, MN, Stephani is a frequent contributor to the African American newspaper Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder and has had work published in Gay Black Female Magazine of Los Angeles and AnteUp, a San Francisco-based GLBT poetry journal. "Playing House" is part of an unpublished book-length work titled THE TABITHA TIMES. Feel free to visit Stephani's website for more information about her work.

KIM BRAUER has been living in Berlin for three years, founding writing groups and events, and haunting queer clubs and Kreuzberg cafes. She taught in Kuwait for three years and traveled extensively throughout the Middle East, until work took her to Saudi Arabia, China, Korea, Japan, and most recently Germany. "The Accident of the Jars" is her first fiction publication. Kim is currently finishing a novel about a woman's journey through the Maghreb, and has begun writing a crime novel about an art theft in Jordan.

ALFRED CORN is the author of nine books of poems, including STAKE: Selected Poems, 1972-1992, which appeared in 1999, and a new collection of poems, titled CONTRADICTIONS, which appeared with Copper Canyon Press in 2002. He has also published a novel, PART OF HIS STORY, and a collection of critical essays titled THE METAMORPHOSES OF METAPHOR.  He has received Guggenheim and NEA fellowships, an Award in Literature from the Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, a fellowship from the Academy of American Poets, and the Levinson Prize from POETRY magazine. For many years he taught in the Graduate Writing Program of the School of the Arts at Columbia and has held visiting posts at UCLA, the University of Cincinnati, Ohio State University, Sarah Lawrence, Yale, and the University of Tulsa.  A frequent contributor to The New York Times Book Review and The Nation, he also writes art criticism for Art in America and ARTnews magazines. This past October he was a fellow of the Rockefeller Study and Conference Center at Bellagio, and for 2004-2005, he will hold the Amy Clampitt residency in Lenox, Massachusetts.

GINA FRANGELLO is the Executive Editor of the award-winning Other Voices magazine and its forthcoming fiction book imprint, OV Books.  She recently guest-edited the anthology FALLING BACKWARDS:Stories of Fathers and Their Daughters for Hourglass Books, and her short fiction has been published or is forthcoming in numerous print literary venues, most recently StoryQuarterly, Swink, Prairie Schooner and Hawaii Review.  She has written extensively for the Chicago Reader and contributed book reviews and essays to the Chicago Tribune.  She recently completed a novel.

ELOISE HOLLAND is an MFA student at Louisiana State University where she serves as editorial assistant of The Southern Review.  She is at work on her first novel.

VINCENT KOVAR is a writer living in Seattle, WA whose non-fiction work has appeared in venues around the country. He has also written several plays and recently acted in the upcoming feature film, Creatures from the Pink Lagoon.  This is his first work of published fiction.

JOHN L'ECUYER's work has been published in RAVE Magazine, Scatter Magazine, and the Columbia Journal of Literary Criticism. A graduate of Columbia University, he studied English and creative writing. He lives in New York City and is currently at work on a novel.

SKIAN MCGUIRE is a working-class Quaker leatherdyke who lives in the wilds of western Massachusetts with her dog pack, a collection of motorcycles, and her partner of 22 years. Her fiction has appeared in a number of anthologies, including BEST LESBIAN EROTICA (1999, 2001, 2002 and 2004), BEST BISEXUAL EROTICA 2, the BIG BOOK OF EROTIC GHOST STORIES, as well as webzines such as Suspect Thoughts, Scarlet Letters, and Nest o'Vipers, and print periodicals including On Our Backs. Her poetry, usually heard from slam stages in Boston, has appeared in the Lammy-nominated collection I DO/I DON'T: Queers on Marriage. Her chapbook, LOVESEXGOD&EVERYTHING, published by Top Dog Press, won the 2003 Cambridge Poetry Award for best publication.

KEI MILLER is a young writer from Jamaica. His collection of poems KINGDOM OF EMPTY BELLIES is due out in April. Later this year, Macmillan will publish his first collection of stories THE FEAR OF STONES. He is currently finishing the MA in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University.

ROYSTON TESTER grew up in England. Before moving to Canada in 1979, he lived in Barcelona and Melbourne. His work has appeared in numerous Canadian and U.S. journals and anthologies. His debut short fiction collection, SUMMAT ELSE (Porcupine's Quill) was published in 2004. A novel, For THE ENGLISH TO SEE, is near completion. He lives in Toronto.  Royston Tester made his Blithe House Quarterly debut in BHQ6.3. Check out Royston's pages at http://www.writersunion.ca/t/tester.htm and http://www.mcdermidagency.com/tester.htm.
















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