Jen Tynes lives in Denver, Colorado and edits horse less press. Most recently, she is the author of Heron/Girlfriend (Coconut Books). A collaborative chapbook with Mike Sikkema, Autogeography, is forthcoming from Black Warrior Review in February 2011.

Matthew Klane is editor and co-founder of Flim Forum Press. His book is B_____ Meditations (Stockport Flats, 2008). Recent work can be found in muthafucka, Harp&Altar, and Word For/Word. He currently lives and writes in Iowa City.

erica lewis is a fine arts publicist in San Francisco, where she curated the Canessa Gallery Reading Series. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in various journals, including P-Queue, New American Writing, Little Red Leaves, Parthenon West Review, and With + Stand, among others. Collaborations with artist Mark Stephen Finein include camera obscura (BlazeVox Books) and the precipice of jupiter (Queue Books); a new chapbook is forthcoming spring 2011 from Plan B Press.

In 2010 Dan Thomas-Glass had poems published in Versal and 1913: A Journal of Forms, published a chapbook with Furniture Press, and had critical work in On: Contemporary Practice, as well as other journals. In 2010 he also edited and published the Lisa Robertson issue of With + Stand, and started The 30 Word Review. He lives with his wife Kate and daughter Sonia in Albany, CA, where he is excited about 2011.

Steven R. Smith
is a musician living in Los Angeles, California. In addition to his ongoing solo work, Smith has been a member of the instrumental psych-rock group Mirza, the improvisational group Thuja, as well as Hala Strana--a project which focuses on the traditional music of Eastern and Central Europe, and most recently Ulaan Khol. The double LP Ending/Returning will be released in 2011.

Jennifer Denrow lives in Colorado. She has two chapbooks: A Knee for a Life (Horse Less Press) and From California, On (Brave Men Press). Her first book, California, is available from Four Way Books.

Steven Karl is the author of the chapbooks, State(s) of Flux, with the artist, Joseph Lappie (Peptic Robot Press, 2009), (Ir)Rational Animals (Flying Guillotine Press, 2010) and emissions/ of (H_ngm_n portable documents, 2011). He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Jana Hunter is a member of Baltimore band, Lower Dens, recently described by a concert attendee as "caucophonous[sic]-in-a-bad-way." They'll tour the US and Europe in the spring of 2011, and have some singles coming out on Gnomonsong and Subpop.

Originally from Tallahassee, Lightsey Darst writes, dances, writes about dance, and teaches in Minneapolis. Her book Find the Girl was published by Coffee House Press in 2010, and her awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Minnesota State Arts Board. She also hosts the writing salon “The Works”.

Ayla Nereo
came from the hills of Sonoma County, a child grown on blackberries and books. The lines of vision and waves of hearing brushed her shoulder one day, and it started to come out as music. Since then, Ayla has released two full-length albums and is currently working on her third and fourth, as well as two new music videos. Her filmmaking abilities add a whole new dimension to the layers of meaning within her songs, as seen in her animation “The Times.”

Amber Nelson
is the poetry editor and co-founder of alice blue. She has three chapbooks available: This Ride is in Double Exposure (h-ngm-n books), and Diary of When Being With Friends Feels Like Watching TV (Slash Pine Press), and Your Trouble is Ballooning (Publishing Genius). She lives in Seattle with her cat, Frankie.

Amaranth Borsuk
is a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at MIT. She is the author of a chapbook, Tonal Saw (The Song Cave, 2010), and with Kate Durbin of Excess Exhibit (forthcoming, ZG Press). Her poems, translations, and reviews have recently appeared in FIELD, Caketrain, Black Warrior Review, and Lana Turner: A Journal of Poetry and Opinion.

Hélène Renaut is a singer-songwriter residing in San Francisco. She released a folk-rock album with her band Beam in 2003 and a solo acoustic release, Perfection's Somewhere Near Your bones, in 2005. Her newest album, The Deer Convention, will be coming out as a limited edition vinyl in early March 2011- please visit for more details.

Ruthann Friedman-Carlisle is a poet and songwriter who performs around California. Her first solo album, Constant Companion (1969) was reissued by Warner/Reprise in 2006, and an album of unreleased demos and home recordings, A Hurried Life, was released by Water Records that year. She is at work on a new album, That's What I Remember.

Mike Seall fell to earth in the late 70s, suffering from amnesia and infancy. He was raised by humans in the suburban wastelands of post-modern North America. He enjoys scribbling, swimming, and artichokes.

Incurably busy and annoyingly optimistic, Brooklyn Copeland’s new chapbook, Laked, Fielded, Blanked is forthcoming from alice blue books. Also in 2011, her poems and translations will appear in issues of Parcel, Poetry, and horse less review, among others. In 2010 she received a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. She stays barefoot and in the kitchen in Indianapolis, Indiana.