About The Editors






RUTHANN ROBSON has been publishing queer literary and theoretical works since the 1970s; an annotated bibliography of her publications is forthcoming from the New York City Law Review. Her novels include A/K/A and ANOTHER MOTHER, and her short fiction collections are THE STRUGGLE FOR HAPPINESS, CECILE, and EYE OF A HURRICANE. She is working on a new novel, as well a collection of creative nonfiction.

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.

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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.

ERIC KARL ANDERSON's novel, ENOUGH, was published in June 2004. More info can be found at http://www.pearlstreetpublishing.com. His work has appeared in Blithe House Quarterly (BHQ6.3), Riverbabble, Harrington Gay Men's Fiction Quarterly and Tatlin's Tower. He lives in London.






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SUKI BISHOP is a writer and teacher, and she is currently working on a collection of short stories and a series of erotic portraits. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

DYLAN FAIN lives in New York City with three cats. He can be seen in Foolin, a film in which he plays a pre-op transexual teenage masochist. Dylan has contributed articles dealing with queer issues and veganism to The Envoy, the newspaper of Hunter College, where he studies literature.

To read the story that inspired "In His Room," see "Cat in the Rain," from Ernest Hemingway's In Our Time. To learn more about Dylan, visit his website at http://www.geocities.com/dylan_fain.

VALERIE MINER is the author of twelve books including ABUNDANT LIGHT: short fiction, THE LOW ROAD: A SCOTTISH FAMILY MEMOIR and the novels A WALKING FIRE and WINTERS EDGE. She has contributed to many journals including The Georgia Review, New Letters, Ploughshares, and Salmagundi. She has received awards from The Rockefeller, McKnight, Heinz, Jerome and Bush Foundations. She won the Distinguished Teaching Award at the University of Minnesota, where she is professor of English and Creative Writing. In 2006, she returns to California permanently, as a professor of Feminist Studies at Stanford University. See valerieminer.com for details about her books and workshops.

KEN NIELSEN is a Ph.D. student in theatre at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.  Following his path of education from his native Denmark to New York City, Disintegration in Frost is his first English language fiction publication.  His one act radio play, View From the End of Time is scheduled for production and web broadcast by the Monarch Theater Company in the spring of 2005.

SIMA RABINOWITZ has recently relocated from Minneapolis to Manhattan. She is the author of a book of poems, THE JEWISH FAKE BOOK (Elixir Press, 2004). Her essay “Consuming,” was selected by Robert Atwan for inclusion in the list of “Notable Essays of 2004” in BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 2004 (Houghton Mifflin).

RONALDO V. WILSON holds an MA from New York University’s Creative Writing Program, an AB from the University of California at Berkeley, and is currently a doctoral candidate and MAGNET President’s dissertation year fellow at the CUNY Graduate Center, where he is writing his dissertation: Black Bodies Black Field(s): 20th Century and Contemporary Poetics of the Black Body in African American Poetry and Visual Culture.  He was a 1999-2000 winter poetry fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and has held residencies in poetry at Cave Canem, Squaw Valley, the Vermont Studio Center and with NEA’s WritersCorps.  He is also co-founder of the Black Took Collective.  His poetry and prose appear most recently in BEYOND THE FRONTIER: African American Poetry for the 21st Century, Corpus, Fence, Harvard Review, Interim, Nocturnes (re)view of the Literary Arts and Provincetown Arts.












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