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NOEL ALUMIT wrote the award-winning novel Letters to Montgomery Clift.  His second novel Talking to the Moon was excerpted in USA Today and will be published in 2006.  He is also an accomplished performance artist.

Check out Noel Alumit’s blog at  http://Thelastnoel.blogspot.com/.

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.

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






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Born and raised in East Los Angeles, PAT ALDERETE writes about the beauty and brutality of varrio life, rendering the complex inner worlds and strict social hierarchies of a community too seldom observed in literature.  Her short stories are published in Joteria and PEN Center Journal, and have been anthologized in Hers 2 and 3, Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Latino Arts Anthology 1988-2000, and A Geography of Rage.  She has written two one-act plays, Ghost and the Spirit, produced as a staged reading in 1997, and Love and Fire, produced as a staged reading by the Macha Theater in 2003; her one-woman performance, Tina Gets Married, was produced in 1999.  Alderete is currently at work on a book of short fiction about Chicana/o life in East L.A.

CHARLIE ANDERS is the author of a new novel called Choir Boy (Soft Skull 2005). She also publishes a magazine called other and runs a reading series called Writers With Drinks. Her writing has appeared in ZYZZYVA, Watchword, Altar, Kitchen Sink and the anthologies Pills, Chills, Thrills & Heartache and It's All Good!.

FELICIA LUNA LEMUS is the author of the novel Trace Elements of Random Tea Parties (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), and her writing has appeared in journals including Bomb and ZYZZYVA.  To discover the depths of her unrelated but equally passionate obsessions with Dolly Parton, Céline Dion, and small dogs, please visit her website at www.felicialunalemus.com.

BRIAN LEUNG lives and writes in Los Angeles. His short story collection, World Famous Love Acts, won the Mary McCarthy Award in Short Fiction and the Asian American Literary Award for fiction. He is an Assistant Professor at California State University, Northridge.  His fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in Story, Crazyhorse, Grain, Gulf Coast, Kinesis, Mid-American Review, Salt Hill, Gulf Stream, River City, Runes, The Bellingham Review, The Connecticut Review, Indiana Review, and Crab Orchard Review.

BRONWYN MAULDIN lives in Los Angeles.  Her previous publications include “Can Your Neighborhood Stop the War? Venice, California, is Giving it a Try” in Clamor Communique #23, December 18, 2002) and “Jubilee 2000 Northwest: Breaking the Chains of Global Debt” (in From ACT UP to the WTO, Shepard and Hayduk, eds., Verso, 2002).  She is currently working on her first novel.  

DANTON REMOTO has published seven books of poems and esssays in Manila. He was educated in the Philippines, the United Kingdom, and the United States. He is an Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at the Ateneo de Manila University. His latest book is Pulotgata [Honeymoon]: The Love Poems. He has just won a Philippines Free Press Award for the Short Story.

CLAUDIA RODRIGUEZ received her MFA in creative writing from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). She received the Emerging Lesbian Writer award from the Astraea Foundation in 2001. Her work has appeared in Trepan, Tongues Magazine, The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Latino Arts Anthology, and Westwind :A Journal of Critical Studies out of UCLA. Claudia has taught at Loyola Marymount University and UCLA, and is a founder of Tongues (a Project of VIVA).

SANDIP ROY lives in San Francisco with a dog named Panic and a cat named Beato and hosts the radio show UpFront on KALW 91.7 for New California Media. An immigrant from India, he also volunteers as the editor of Trikone, the world's oldest magazine on South Asian LGBT issues. His work has appeared in Men on Men 6, Storywallah!, Contours of the Heart, Queer View Mirror, Quickies, Mobile Cultures, Q & A - Queer and Asian, Chick for A Day and other much less reputable anthologies. A regular contributor to the San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, India Abroad, and India Currents.  He is also occasionally heard on NPR's Morning Edition.

EDUARDO SANTIAGO was born in Cuba and grew up in Los Angeles and Miami. He's a PEN U.S.A. Emerging Voices Rosenthal Fellow. His short stories have been published in Zyzzyva, Los Angeles Times Summer Reading Series, The Caribbean Writer, Slow Trains Journal, and Juxt Magazine. His first novel, Tomorrow They Will Kiss, will be published by Little Brown and Co. in July 2006. He lives in Echo Park with his dog, Lyon.

DENISE UYEHARA is a Los Angeles-based performance artist/writer/playwright whose work has been presented across the U.S. and in London, Tokyo, Helsinki and Vancouver.  A founding member for the Sacred Naked Nature Girls, she served as a Poets & Writers’ Writer on Site at Beyond Baroque and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.  Her writing has appeared in the L.A. Weekly, The Asian Pacific American Journal and the Rafu Shimpo, and she is anthologized in O Solo Homo: New Queer Performance (Grove), Asian American Drama (Applause), and in the online in "North American Women's Drama" and "Asian American Drama" from Alexanderstreetpress.com.  Her new book, Maps of City & Body: Shedding Light on the Performances of Denise Uyehara (Kaya Press) is available through Amazon (click on the link) or www.deniseuyehara.com.

JOHN MORGAN WILSON started writing for newspapers more than forty years ago at age 19, and has been writing for a living ever since. His first short story won an Atlantic Monthly national fiction contest in 1967. He has written hundreds of articles for many magazines and major newspapers, nine published novels, two nonfiction books, several screenplays that he has sold or optioned out, as well as more than a hundred fact-based TV scripts for half a dozen broadcast and cable networks. His short stories have appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. As a novelist, John was won an Edgar Allan Poe Award ("the Edgar") from the Mystery Writers of America and three Lambda Literary Awards for his Benjamin Justice mystery novels, which feature a gay, washed-up investigative reporter who helps solve some of L.A.'s most baffling crimes. His latest novels in the series are Moth and Flame (2004) and Blind Eye (2003); the latest, Rhapsody in Blood, was published in March 2006. John lives in West Hollywood, where the Benjamin Justice series is set. For more details, please visit www.johnmorganwilson.com.


















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