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1ssue contributors*

In no particular order.

Elizabeth Kate Switaj ( has two books of poetry forthcoming: How to Drink a Floral Moon from Blue Lion Books and Magdalene and the Mermaids from Paper Kite Press. Her chapbook, The Broken Sanctuary: Nature Poems, is currently available from Ypolita Press. When not writing, she teaches English at Shengda College of Zhengzhou University in rural China and edits Crossing Rivers Into Twilight (

Mako Matsuda is graduating from SFSU with a M.A. in Creative Writing: Poetry. He has read at Litquake, the ninth and tenth anniversary of K’vetch, and Apature.

Carrie Hunter has been published online in Moria Poetry, Eratio Postmodern Poetry, Aught, Turntable & Blue Light, Dusie, Parcel, Sawbuck, and Poetry Sz, and in print in SCORE magazine,
CRIT Journal 2, and Small Town XII. Her chapbook Vorticells was published by Cy Gist Press, and an e-chapbook Kine(sta)sis was published by Dusie, a portion of which is also featured in Jacket 35.
She received her MFA/MA in Poetics at New College of California, edits ypolita press (, and lives in San Francisco.

Jennifer Calkins is an evolutionary biologist, writer, mother and/or spousal unit  (depending upon the moment).   She lives in Seattle with her
family and other animals.  Her book, A Story of Witchery was published by Les Figues Press. and

Kathrin Schaeppi
lives in Basel, Switzerland where she is the editor of ellectrique press. She has published literary reviews, fiction and poetry. Publications and/or work forthcoming have appeared in: AWP 2007, Pitkin Review, OSL Verlag, Interim, Dusie, and Jacket (selections from a Haibun journal). Kathrin received her MFA from Goddard College in 2008, and is an avid sports-woman and singer.

Matt Hart is the author of Who's Who Vivid (Slope Editions, 2006) and three chapbooks: Revelated (Hollyridge Press, 2005),
(H_NGM_N Books, 2006) and Simply Rocket (Lame House Press, 2007).  A collaborative chapbook, Deafening Leafening,
with poet Ethan Paquin, is forthcoming from Pilot Books.  Additionally, his work has appeared in many print and online journals,
including Gulf Coast, Harvard Review, Jubilat, and Octopus.  He lives and teaches in Cincinnati where he edits Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking, & Light Industrial Safety.

Marco Giovenale (1969) lives in Rome. He is editor of an other sites. His webpage is Texts in magazines: in Action Poétique, The Black Economy, Word for / word, Shampoo, Coconut,, Aufgabe, The New Review of Literature, and others. His recent (2007) books of poems are Criterio dei vetri” and La casa esposta. Four translations from Baudelaire + some “sought poems”-excerpts from “Les fleurs du mal”make the book Spleen / Macchinazioni per fiori”, with images by A.Anzellini (2007.) “A gunless tea” has been published in the 2007 Dusi/e-chap project ( The chap is also available online as a pdf file at, issue 7 (see “vie et pli”.)

DrewKunz is the editor of Miniature Forests as well as Track & Field.
He generally works in a small studio with three windows, a table, and a chair in the corner.
He draws, collages, prints, and makes photographs. His wife knits. His son babbles. His cat complains.

Riccardo Boglione was born in Genoa, Italy. He received his PhD in Romance Languages
from the University of Pennsylvania and now lives in Montevideo, Uruguay, where he teaches Italian Literature.
His main focus of study are avant-garde movements. He occasionally writes experimental fiction, and he is the founder of Wit-Uperium, an assembling magazine started in 2005.

Mark Lamoureux lives in Astoria, NY and received his MFA from the New School in 2007.  He is the author of 5 chapbooks: Poem Stripped of Artifice (winner of the New School 2007 Chapbooks Contest), Traceland, 29 Cheeseburgers, Film Poems and City/Temple.  His work has been published in print and online in Fence, Mustachioed, miPoesias, Jubilat, Denver Quarterly, Conduit, Tight, Fou, Coconut, GutCult and many others. In 2006 he started Cy Gist Press, a micropress focusing on ekphrastic poetry. He is Reviews Editor for Boog City, a Manhattan-based literary paper, and teaches composition in the CUNY system.

Susana Gardner's first full-length manuscript [lapsed insel weary] is just out from The Tangent Press, OR. Among other things she edits Dusie.
This mixed-media piece was first published by fourquare editions in a limited print-run, edited by Jessica Smith.

Rachel Levitsky is the author of Under the Sun (Futurepoem 2003) and five poetry chapbooks. She is the author of several poetry plays, three of which (one with Camille Roy) have been performed in New York and San Francisco. Recently her work was translated into Icelandic for the anthology 131.839 Slög Med Bilum byEiríkur Örn Nordahl. Online poetry and critical essays can be found on such sites as Delirious Hem, Narrativity, Duration Press, How2, and Web Conjunctions. She is the founder and co-director of Belladonna*, an event and publication series of feminist avant-garde poetics.

Rick Moody's most recent publication is RIGHT LIVELIHOODS: THREE
NOVELLAS. He's at work on a new novel.

Todd Colby is the author of Tremble & Shine, Riot in the Charm Factory, Cush, and Ripsnort --
all of which were published by Soft Skull Press. He keeps a blog at

Emma Phillipps is currently undertaking postgraduate studies at the University of Auckland.
Areas of interest include poetics, experimental and cross/beyond-genre writing, contemporary art,
particularly time-based media, critical practice and object-making.  This year she has also
established an independent publication project called Winterling Press
and is participating in the Dusie Kollektiv 2008 series.

Diana Magallón is an experimental artist: http//
Jeff Crouch is an internet artist in Grand Prairie, Texas. Google him.

Raymond Farr lives in Ocala, FL. His poems may be viewed
on line & in print at Xstream, Otoliths, Venereal Kittens, As-Is,
The Flux I Share, Apocryphal Text, Text Base, Success,
Dusie, Moria, Little Red Leaves, Blaze Vox, coupremine,
& Cricket On Line Review. His blog is at:
His echap, Two Hats Appear When Applauded, is available
free at Or email him for a copy of any of his
self published chaps.

derek beaulieu’s six books of poetry and conceptual writing all engage with textual production and the way that composition informs comprehension. His first book, with wax, was published by Coach House Books in 2003, and was followed-up by frogments from the frag pool: haiku after basho (Mercury Press, 2005) co-written with Gary Barwin and fractal economies (talonbooks, 2006). His most recent book is chains (paper kite press, 2008) a collection of non-semantic lettraset-based concrete poetry.beaulieu’s conceptual novel flatland: a romance of many dimensions was published in 2007 in a limited edition by Simon Morris’s acclaimed press information as material ( York, UK).  His second conceptual novel, Local Colour, is forthcoming from ntamo (Finland) in 2008. beaulieu lives in Calgary where he is a sessional instructor at the University of Calgary.

Caroline Crumpacker lives in so-called “mid-upstate New York” with her lovely daughter Colette. A bit further upstate, she runs The Millay Colony for the Arts, an artists’ residency program.
She is a founding editor of Fence and Double Change as well as a contributing editor for Circumference. She is also the curator of the Bilingual Reading Series/World of Poetry at the Bowery Poetry Club.
She is a poet and translator whose work has appeared in various magazines and in The Talisman Anthology of Contemporary Chinese Poetry (Talisman, 2007);
American Poets in the 21st Century: The New Poetics
(Wesleyan University Press, 2007);
Not For Mothers Only
(Fence Books, 2007); and Isn't It Romantic: Love Poems by Younger American Poets (Verse Press, 2004).

Ernest Williamson III is a 31 year old polymath who has published poetry and visual art in over 140 online and print journals. He is a self-taught
pianist and painter and his poem "The Jazz of Old Wine" has been nominated for a Best of the Net award by the editors of "Thick with Conviction".
He holds the B.A. and the M.A. in English/Creative Writing/Literature from the University of Memphis. Ernest is now listed in the prestigious
Directory of American Poets and Fiction Writers. Follow the link below to see Professor Williamson's listing in the Directory of American Poets and Fiction Writers. Ernest has taught at NJCU and is currently an English Professor at Essex County College.
Professor Williamson is also a Ph.D. Candidate at Seton Hall University in the field of Higher Education,
and a member of The International High IQ Society based in New York City.

Christian Bök is the author not only of Crystallography (Coach House Press, 1994), a pataphysical encyclopedia nominated for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, but also of Eunoia (Coach House Books, 2001), a bestselling work of experimental literature, which has gone on to win the Griffin Prize for Poetic Excellence. Bök has created artificial languages for two television shows: Gene Roddenberry’s Earth: Final Conflict and Peter Benchley’s Amazon. Bök has also earned many accolades for his virtuoso performances of sound poetry (particularly the Ursonate by Kurt Schwitters). His conceptual artworks (which include books built out of Rubik’s cubes and Lego bricks) have appeared at the Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York City as part of the exhibit Poetry Plastique. Bök is currently a Professor of English at the University of Calgary.

Susan Scarlata was born a capricorn, remains persistent, and recently learned to hula hoop. 
She is the Editor of Lost Roads Publishers, and more of her work can be found in Coconut, The Denver Quarterly and The Horseless Review.

Chris Vitiello lives in Durham, NC. His book Irresponsibility is just out on Ahsahta Press.
Xurban Books did his first book, Nouns Swarm A Verb, in 1999. He's had several short plays
performed at Small Press Traffic's Poet's Theatre Jubilee, and he was a founding editor of Proliferation magazine.

Tomie Hahn is a performer and ethnologist. Her recent book, Sensational Knowledge: Embodying Culture through Japanese Dance (Wesleyan University Press),
is an ethnography with poetry emerging between the folds.

Michael Peters is the author of VAAST B1N (Calamari, Fall 2007).  As an editor, Peters organized an issue of The Little Magazine and was contributing editor for Jim Leftwich’s journal Xtant. Various manifestations of his written images have appeared in journals like SleepingFish, Word for/Word, American Weddings, Xtant, Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures, SPELL, Tool A Magazine, Spinning Jenny, and Kostelanetz's Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes, among others.  With Poem Rocket and the Be Blank Consort, various manifestations of his recorded sounds have appeared on labels such as Atavistic and Luna Bisonte Prods. His visual-poetic manifestations can be found in various special collection libraries like the Sackner Archive and have appeared in numerous galleries and anthologies, such as the recent Ohio State Visual Poetry in the Avant Writing Collection and The Minnesota Center for Book Arts' Vispoeologee.


*All works copyright © the authors, 2008