Mike Alexander’s most recent chapbook, We Internet in Different Voices tells a true story, slightly mythologized, of internet abduction. It was brought out recently by Modern Metrics, and is available through EXOT books.

Philip Ayres (1638-1712) was an English poet. You can read more about him at Sonnet Central.

Michael Brandonisio’s most recent work has appeared in Otoliths and kill author.  He lives in NYC.

Richard Chetwynd teaches literature and writing part-time and lives in the wilds of Europe. His poems have appeared in numerous journals around the world. His intention is to write good poems whenever he is able to refrain from writing bad ones. And to keep the latter to himself; one shame worthy of retaining.

Sally Clark has had poems published in several journals including Magma, Orbis, The Interpreter’s House and Iota. She has also had poems in several competition anthologies including The Templar Poetry Collection competitions Solitaire 2007, Buzz 2008 and the forthcoming Snap, The Bridport Prize 2005, The Cinnamon Press anthology Storms at Galesburg August 2009 and the Ragged Raven anthology The World is Made of Glass 2010. She has an MA in Creative & Critical Writing from the University of Gloucestershire and teaches for the Centre for Lifelong Learning at the University of Warwick. In 2010 she joined the team of editors for Iota.

Amy David is a poet and performer in Chicago, IL. Her work has appeared in The Foundling Review, Writers’ Bloc, and apparatus magazine. Her day job has nothing to do with poetry.

R.A. Dusenberry lives in the Pacific Northwest with a cat that isn’t her cat. She loves to garden, hates turnips and is ambivalent about plaid. She is also the Art Editor of Soundzine.

Moira Egan’s books are Cleave; La Seta della Cravatta / The Silk of the Tie; Bar Napkin Sonnets (The Ledge Chapbook Competition, 2008); and Spin. Poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Best American Poetry 2008. With Damiano Abeni, she was awarded a Residency at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center (summer 2010). She lives in Rome.

James Feichthaler’s poetry has appeared in magazines and e-zines such as The Raintown Review, Candelabrum, The Chimaera, Contemporary Rhyme and others, and he is currently pushing his book-length collection of poems on unsuspecting publishers across the country. He is also an avid musician, whose work can be found at

Michael Ferris was born in Los Angeles. His first true love was JS Bach; since then he’s had reckless affairs with, among others, Blaise Pascal, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Robert Frost. He studied nothing of commercial value in college. He started writing in 1993, and has kept at it as he dropped in and out of Wall Street. Mammon is a clumsy and boorish lover, so he cheats on him continuously with a stable of poets and novelists and philosophers, little caring if they still draw breath. He makes his home in Kingston, NY.

Robert Herrick (1591-1674) was an English poet. You can read more about him at

R. Nemo Hill is the author of an illustrated novel in collaboration with painter Jeanne Hedstrom, Pilgrim’s Feather (Quantuck Lane Press, 2002), a narrative poem based upon a short story by H.P. Lovecraft, The Strange Music of Erich Zann (Hippocampus Press, 2004), and a chapbook, Prolegomena To An Essay On Satire (Modern Metrics, 2006). His poetry and fiction have appeared in many print and online journals including Poetry, Smartish Pace, and American Arts Quarterly. Editor of EXOT BOOKS, he lives in New York City, but travels frequently to Southeast Asia. His travel blog, Elsewhere, can be accessed at

Patricia Wallace Jones is an artist, poet, and retired disability advocate. More of her artwork can be seen at

Jee Leong Koh is the author of Payday Loans and Equal to the Earth (Bench Press). His poems have appeared in Best New Poets (University of Virginia Press) and Best Gay Poetry (A Midsummer's Night Press), and in PN Review, Drunken Boat, and other journals. Born in Singapore, he lives in New York City, and blogs at Song of a Reformed Headhunter.

Stephen Lefebure has loved, fathered, wandered, explored, read, written, published, and has found time to build some treehouses along the way. He has lived in Illinois, New Mexico, Colorado, and Saudi Arabia. Perhaps the poetry wrote Lefebure rather than the other way around.

Quincy R. Lehr’s first book, Across the Grid of Streets, appeared in 2008, and his second, Obscure Classics of English Progressive Rock, will be published in 2011. His poetry and criticism have appeared in numerous venues in the U.S., UK, Ireland, Australia, and the Czech Republic. He lives in Brooklyn.

J. Patrick Lewis’s first book of poems, Gulls Hold Up the Sky, is forthcoming from Laughing Fire Press. His work has appeared in Gettysburg Review, New England Review, New Letters, Southern Humanities Review, new renaissance, Kansas Quarterly, Fine Madness, Light Quarterly (100 light verses), and many others. He has also published 65 children’s poetry and picture books to date with Creative Editions, Knopf, Atheneum, Dial, Harcourt, Little, Brown, National Geographic, Chronicle Books, Scholastic, Candlewick, and others.

maggie mae-hymn is an imagineer and noisician currently residing at the base of the Colorado mountains. She firmly believes that “if you think you see with just your eyes, you are mad” and is fueled largely by Guinness, Oreos, fantasy lit and electronic music. mae-hymn’s work has been shown around the world and she is currently working on a new video series set to screen in the late fall of 2010.

Julian Mendez Perea was born in Silver City, New Mexico and has passed through the arms of a kidnapper in Florence, the pomme-frites palaces of Brussels, the cashmere factories of Nepal, and the bars and sex clubs of New York City. He has a BFA from Parsons & a portfolio of shocking illustrations—as well as beautiful hair and feet.

Craig Raine is an English poet and critic. You can read more about him in Wikipedia.

Jennifer Reeser is the author of two collections, An Alabaster Flask (2003) and Winterproof (2005), both published by Word Press. Her poems, articles, and translations of French and Russian literature appear in such journals as Poetry, Botteghe Oscure, The National Review, Salt, Louisiana Literature and The Formalist. Her work is re-printed in numerous anthologies in print and online. Her work has received The New England Prize, the Lyric Memorial Prize, a nomination for the Pushcart, and awards from the The World Order of Narrative and Formalist Poets. She lives amid the bayous of southern Louisiana.

Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine were nineteenth-century French poets. You can read more about them in Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine: A Literary Affair.

Marybeth Rua-Larsen lives on the south coast of Massachusetts half-way between Boston and Cape Cod (but actually closest to Providence, RI) and teaches ESL and basic skills courses part-time at Bristol Community College. She has poems forthcoming or recently published in The Raintown Review, The Barefoot Muse, Mobius: The Journal of Social Change and The Battered Suitcase.

Paul Stevens teaches literature and historiography. He publishes THE FLEA metaphysicalzine, and writes utterly unfashionable stuff of his own. Whenever possible he ducks off to the year 1599.

Alan Wickes’s work has appeared in Aesthetica, Znine, Worm, Loch Raven Review, The Chimaera, Envoi and The Raintown Review. His sonnets have won Ware Poets national competition twice, in 2004 and 2009. Cannon Poets awarded first prize to his poem “Parting Shots” in November 2006. In November 2007 his chapbook Prospero at Breakfast was published by Modern Metrics.