Contributor Notes

Tara Bray resides in Nevada. Her poems have recently appeared or are soon to appear in Southern Review, Octopus, New Orleans Review, and Shenandoah.

Joshua Corey's first book is Selah (Barrow Street Press, 2003), and he has published poems online and off with such journals as Slope, Octopus, Fence, Boston Review, LIT, and Chimera Review. He lives in Ithaca, New York where he is a doctoral candidate in English at Cornell. Find out what he's been reading at

C. Nolan DeWeese is in the Seattle rock band A Gun That Shoots Knives. He is also a member of the Incognito Traveling Circus and Cirque Du Schmuck. He was awarded an Academy Of American Poets Award and a Liberace Foundation fellowship while studying creative writing at Oberlin College.

Carolyn Guinzio's work has appeared or is forthcoming in American Letters & Commentary, Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Epoch, Gettysburg Review, New American Writing, Colorado Review, and Willow Springs among others. She has received awards from the Fund for Poetry, the Illinois Arts Council, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Kentucky Arts Council.

Michael Heffernan teaches poetry in the creative writing program at the University of Arkansas. His seventh book of poems, The Night Breeze Off the Ocean, will appear in 2005 from Eastern Washington University Press. He has new work in Octopus, The Kenyon Review, and forthcoming in New Orleans Review and Hotel Amerika.

Christopher Janke is co-owner of Suzee's Third St. Laundry, where single loads are only $1.25, and he's Senior Editor at Slope Editions, the first major poetry journal to publish American Sign Language poetry in ASL. His poems have appeared in Harper's, Ploughshares, and can be seen online at

Kent Johnson lives and works in Freeport, Illinois. He is editor of Also, With My Throat, I Shall Swallow Ten Thousand Swords: Araki Yasusada's Letters in English, forthcoming from Combo Books in 2004, and co-translator, with Forrest Gander, of Immanent Visitor: Selected Poems of Jaime Saenz, which was a PEN Award for Poetry in Translation finalist in 2003. Kent and Forrest have recently finished a translation of Saenz's book-length poem, The Night. Also in 2003, The Miseries of Poetry: Traductions from the Greek (co-traduced with Alexandra Papaditsas) was published by Skanky Possum, which will soon be doing an expanded second edition of the book.

John Latta's first collection, Rubbing Torsos, appeared in 1979 (Ithaca House). A book titled Breeze, winner of the 2003 Ernest Sandeen Prize in Poetry, is recently out (University of Notre Dame Press). New poems are in or forthcoming in Chicago Review, Xantippe, Bird Dog, Octopus, Parakeet, Electronic Poetry Review, No: A Journal of the Arts, New American Writing, Jacket, Boston Review, Gam, LIT,, and elsewhere. Rather newly resident in Blogland, he lives at Hotel Point.

Aaron McCollough is the author of two books: Welkin (Ahsahta Press, 2002) and Double Venus (Salt Publishing, 2003). He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He has recent work in or forthcoming from Denver Quarterly, Conduit, Castagraf, Stride, Phoebe, Drunken Boat, and The Canary. He is the poetry editor for GutCult.

Paul McCormick's recent work appears or is forthcoming in Barrow Street, Ninth Letter, Octopus, La Petite Zine, DIAGRAM, and can we have our ball back? He lives in Huntington Station, NY and works as an assessment specialist for Harcourt Brace, McGraw-Hill, and Riverside Publishing. He was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2002 and 2003.

Peter Markus' most recent book, a sequence of twenty fictions, The Moon Is A Lighthouse, was published by the DIAGRAM/New Michigan Press. "Good, Brother" is from a book-length manuscript, Good,Brother, that is made up of 300-some short-short fictions, some of which have appeared the past several years in 3rd Bed, Post Road, Black Warrior Review, Massachusetts Review, New Orleans Review, Northwest Review, Quarterly West, Third Coast, Quarter After Eight, LitRag, Seattle Review, The American Journal of Print, and online at elimae, taint, failbetter, 5_Trope, Eleven Bulls, Word Riot, La Petite Zine, Stickman Review, Avatar Review, and Sleeping Fish, as well as in the anthology Sudden Stories.

Steve Mueske, MFA, Hamline University, has had prose and poetry published online and print journals such as Water-Stone, Rattle, The American Poetry Journal, The Wisconsin Review, The South Dakota Review, 88, Redactions, The Pedestal Magazine, Blaze, The Drunken Boat and elsewhere, and in the anthologies Hymns to the Outrageous: an American Poetry Sampler and The Best of Full Circle Journal. He was nominated for a Pushcart prize, and a runner-up for the Winnow Press First Book prize. His chapbook Whatever the Story Requires is forthcoming from Pudding House Press. The editor of three candles, he moderates the poetry workshop at Haven and lives in the Midwest with his wife, two daughters and two cats.

G.C. Waldrep’s first book of poems, Goldbeater’s Skin, won the 2003 Colorado Prize for Poetry. New work in recent or forthcoming issues of Gettysburg Review, Colorado Review, American Letters & Commentary, Hambone, Tin House, and Quarterly West. He feels that the work of Chilean poet Raul Zurita is insufficiently appreciated in the US. He has, in fact, lost sleep over this. If you haven’t read Anteparadise in the English translation by Jack Schmitt (U. of California Press), he respectfully submits that you should. These five poems at Typo are excerpted from a longer sequence, tentatively entitled “No Way One Exit.” The poems were inspired by, and draw their titles from, German artist Peter Rathmann’s 1989 photographic exhibit, “One Way.”

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