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Anselm Berrigan is a poet who lives in New York City, where he was also raised. He's the author of three books of poems, most recently Some Notes on My Programming (Edge Books, 2006), and currently directs The Poetry Project. "Have A Good One" is an on-going poem made of shorter poems that all use the title phrase. The idea is to let the phrase function the way it generally does in common usage - as a way of marking the end of an ordinary transaction between two individuals (usually strangers). The poems themselves deal in consciousness: trying to figure out what that shit it is.
Regie Cabico is the artistic director of Sol & Soul, a Washington, DC arts & activist organization. He is a spoken word pioneer having won the 1993 Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam Championship & later taking top prizes in the 1993, 1994 & 1997 National Poetry Slams. He is the recipient of three New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships for Poetry & Multidisciplinary Performance. Barnes & Nobles presented him with the 2006 Poets & Writers' "Writers for Writers" Award for his workshops at Bellevue Hospital. Previous recipients include Amy Tan, Stephen King, Arthur Miller & Edward Albee. He has appeared on two seasons of HBO's Def Poetry Jam and as a theater artist presented his plays at The Humana Theater Festival, Theater Offensive, the Kitchen, Kennedy Center Play Lab, among others. He co-edited Poetry Nation: A North American Anthology of Fusion Poetry. His work appears in over 30 anthologies including Spoken Word Revolution, Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe & Bullets & Butterflies. He is former NYU Asian Pacific American Studies Artist In Residence for the School of Social & Cultural Analysis. He resides in Brooklyn, NY & Columbia Heights, DC.
Michael Coffey has published three books of poems: Elemenopy (Sun & Moon), 87 North (Coffee House), and CMYK (O Books). He is executive managing editor at Publishers Weekly.
Ernest Concepcion was born in Manila, Philippines where he received his BFA then moved to the US in 2002. It was in the lonely town of Englewood, New Jersey where he began The Line Wars, a series of over 100 black and white drawings depicting opposing forces engaged in ridiculous battle based on the entertainments of childhood and adolescence. He has exhibited at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, d.u.m.b.o. arts center, Asian American Arts Centre, The Contemporary Museum in Hawaii, Exit Art and numerous galleries in the Philippines among others. Concepcion has participated in the LMCC/Workspace 120 Broadway Artist Residency, the Bronx Museum of Art Artists-in-the-Marketplace (AIM) program, and just finished the Artists Alliance Inc. Rotating Studio Program this year. During this time he broke away from the formulaic style of the drawings and explored different approaches to conflict creating an entirely new body of work. He currently teaches kids at the Brooklyn Children's Museum on how to draw and think. He wears eyeglasses, loves to drink and plays PC games like a freak. Yes, PC games.
kevin coval is the author of slingshots (a hip-hop poetica). he lives in chicago and tours the country slanging his book. he has appeared on the hbo def poetry jam four times and doesn't have russell simmion's cell phone # (or mos def"s). his writing has appeared in many places, none more important than his book, slingshots (a hip-hop poetica) available at fine book stores, meaning mostly on the world wide web.
Thom Donovan is the editor of Wild Horses of Fire weblog (whof.blogspot.com). His numerous chapbooks include *Sudden Miles* (Potes and Poets, 1999); *Tears Are These Veils* w/ Abby Walton (Wild Horses of Fire Press, 2004); and *Mantle* w/ Kyle Schlesinger (Atticus / Finch Press, 2005). He lives on Avenue A in NYC, and hosts Peace On A series sporadically.
DEL RAY CROSS
Del Ray Cross edits San Francisco and lives in SHAMPOO. His first full-length book is just out from Pressed Wafer. It's called Lub Luffly.
Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Phebus Etienne grew up in East Orange, New Jersey. She completed writing programs at Rider University and New York University. Her work has appeared in Making Callaloo: 25 Years of Black Literature; Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem’s First Decade; Paterson Literary Review; Lips; Poet Lore; Mudfish; and The Caribbean Writer. She received a Poetry Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and a Grant-in-Aid from The Whiting Foundation.
Thomas Fink is the author of four books of poetry, including the forthcoming NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY (Moria Books, 2006). A chapbook, STACCATO LANDMARK, is also forthcoming from Beard of Bees Press. He has authored two books of criticism. His paintings hang in various collections.
Robert Fitterman is the author of 9 books of poetry, including 3 installments of his ongoing poem Metropolis: Metropolis 1-15 (Sun & Moon Press, 2000), Metropolis 16-29 (Coach House Books, 2002), and Metropolis XXX: The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Edge Books, 2004). Earlier titles include Leases (Periphery Press), among the cynics (Singing Horse Press) and Ameresque (Buck Downs Books). His most recent book War, the musical, is co-authored with artist Dirk Rowntree and published by the Subpress Books collective.
Sarah Gambito is the author of Matadora (Alice James Books). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Iowa Review, The Antioch Review, Denver Quarterly, The New Republic, Field, Quarterly West, Fence and other journals. She holds degrees from The University of Virginia and The Creative Writing Program at Brown University.
Drew Gardner is the author of Petroleum Hat (Roof, 2005) and Sugar Pill (Krupskaya, 2002). He lives in New York City.
Rigoberto González is the author of two poetry books, So Often the Pitcher Goes to Water until It Breaks, a National Poetry Series selection, and Other Fugitives and Other Strangers; two bilingual children’s books: Soledad Sigh-Sighs/ Soledad Suspiros and Antonio’s Card/ La tarjeta de Antonio, which was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award; the novel Crossing Vines, winner of ForeWord Magazine’s Fiction Book of the Year Award; and a memoir, Butterfly Boy: Memories of a Chicano Mariposa. The recipient of Guggenheim and NEA fellowships, and of various international artist residencies, including stays in Spain, Brazil, Costa Rica and Scotland, he writes twice a month a Latino book column, now entering its fifth year, for the El Paso Times of Texas. He is contributing editor for Poets and Writers Magazine, a member of the National Book Critics Circle, and is on the Advisory Circle of Con Tinta, a collective of Chicano/ Latino activist writers. He lives and works in New York City.
Sabrina Gschwandtner is a New York based artist who works with film, video and textiles. After studying film with Vlada Petric at Harvard University, and video with VALIE EXPORT at the Sommerakademie fur Bildende Kunst, Sabrina received her BA in art/semiotics from Brown University. Her work has been shown at SculptureCenter, Artist's Space, Socrates Sculpture Park, Sara Meltzer Gallery, and the Museum of Arts and Design (forthcoming), among other venues. In 2002, Sabrina founded KnitKnit magazine, dedicated to the intersection of fine art and handcraft. She has curated and organized numerous exhibitions and events around themes and issues raised by the publication. Sabrina's writing has appeared in Rowan, Interweave Knits and Cabinet magazines. Her book "KnitKnit" will be published by Stewart, Tabori and Chang in fall 2007.
Donna Ting Ho studied at the University of California at Davis and New York University. She received a 2005 New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in poetry.
Fanny Howe was born in Buffalo, New York, in 1940. She is the author of more than twenty books of poetry and prose. Her recent collections of poetry include On the Ground (Graywolf, 2004), Gone (2003), Selected Poems (2000), Forged (1999), Q (1998), One Crossed Out (1997), O'Clock (1995), and The End (1992). Howe is also the author of several novels and prose collections, most recently, The Lives of a Spirit / Glasstown: Where Something Got Broken (Nightboat Books, 2005) and Nod (Sun & Moon Press, 1998). She has written short stories, books for young adults, and the collection of literary essays The Wedding Dress: Meditations on Word and Life (University of California Press, 2003). Howe was the recipient of the 2001 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize for her Selected Poems. She has also won awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Poetry Foundation, the California Council for the Arts, and the Village Voice, as well as fellowships from the Bunting Institute and the MacArthur Colony. She was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize in 2001 and 2005. She has lectured in creative writing at Tufts University, Emerson College, Columbia University, Yale University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Brenda Iijima is the author of Around Sea (O Books, 2004). Animate, Inanimate Aims (Litmus Press) and Eco Quarry Bellwether (Outside Voices) are forthcoming titles. She runs Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs from Brooklyn, New York. She is a visual artist as well.
Paolo Javier is the author of 60 lv bo(e)mbs (O Books), & the time at the end of this writing (Ahadada), which received a Small Press Traffic Book Award. He recently completed a full-length play, Lunatic, & has presented his short dramatic works at Poet's Theater Jamboree in San Francisco. The Original Brown Boy is a collaboration-in-progress with New York artist Ernest Concepcion.
Ellen Kennedy's book, yesterday i was talking to myself and i told myself that i was going to write a book and give it to you so i put paper in my bag and put a pen in my bag and rode my bike to the river bank and then sat on the ground and thought 'i will never write a book' and watched ducks swim away from me, is available from www.bearparade.com. Her blog is www.bleak-perverse-fetishistic.blogspot.com. She also writes children's books with Tao Lin for their press Ass Hi Books at www.blueberryhamster.com.
Jack Kimball's 350-page _Post~Twyla_ collects imploded haiku, essay fragments, and made-up journal entries, released this fall by Blue Lion Books. He blogs at pantaloons.blogspot.com and edits Faux Press.
Tao Lin's site is Reader of Depressing Books. Tao is the author of a small book of poetry, This Emotion was a Little E-book, a small book of fiction, Today The Sky is Blue and White with Bright Blue Spots and a Small Pale Moon and I Will Destroy Our Relationship Today, a poetry-collection, You Are a Little Bit Happier than I Am (November 2006, Action Books), a story-collection, Bed (Spring 2007, Melville House Publishing), and a novel, Eeeee Eee Eeee (Spring 2007, Melville House Publishing). Tao and Ellen Kennedy's press is Ass Hi Books ( blueberryhamster.com ).
Serena fell on her forehead at the tender age of two and has the scar to prove it. She occasionally uses it as an excuse for her shortcomings. She was handcrafted in Taipei, Taiwan (fully stamped and approved by the INS) and raised in the kingdom of Queens.
Jill is the author of Threads, a hybrid work of poetry, prose, and collage, forthcoming in fall 2006 from Futurepoem Books and a chapbook, Cadastral Map, published in 2005 by Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs. Her poems, prose, and visual work have also appeared in HOW2, The Brooklyn Rail, Cutbank Poetry, The New Review of Literature, Aufgabe, and Chain, and new work is forthcoming from The Tiny. Jill edits Sona Books, a community-based chapbook press, teaches topics in literature and writing at The City College and at The Eugene Lang College of the New School University, and is a 2006-07 writer-in-residence with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace program.
Paolo Manalo is the author of Jolography (University of the Philippines Press, 2003), winner of the Don Carlos Palanca Awards for Literature and the University of the Philippines Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Literary Work. His poems have appeared in The Literary Review, Columbia, Tenggara and in several literary publications in the Philippines. He was a student at the New York State Summer Writers Institute in Skidmore College. Currently he is on study leave from his duties as assistant professor of English, literature and creative writing at the University of the Philippines-Diliman to finish postgraduate studies in creative writing at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. He is a Winter 2006 writer-in-residence with The MacDowell Colony.
Joyelle McSweeney's first book, The Red Bird, won the first Fence Modern Poets Series Prize and was published in 2002 by FenceBooks/Saturnalia Books. She is also the author of The Commandrine and Other Poems (Fence, 2004) and Nylund, The Sarcographer (forthcoming Fall '08 from Tarpaulin Sky Press). She earned her BA from Harvard and holds an MPhil in English Studies from Oxford University, where she studied as a Marshall Scholar. She received her MFA from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. Brief reviews of hers have appeared in The Boston Review and she is now a staff critic for The Constant Critic. She has written book reviews for The Constant Critic as well as for The Boston Review, Crossroads, Perihelion, Thumbscrew, and Oxford Poetry.
Noam Mor has had short stories published in First Intensity Magazine, Prairie Winds, Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Rail, 11211 and The Williamsburg Observer. “Exile,” a video he produced and directed, based upon his story, “Listen Baby/I’m hot stuff/I could be/a star,” was adapted into a video under a grant from The Kitchen and screened at The Kitchen, the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival, and The Knitting Factory. He has had poems published in Visions International and Psychopoetica, in England. Arc: Cleavage of Ghosts, his first novel, was published in 2002 by Spuyten Duyvil Press. An excerpt of the novel was be published in Notre Dame Review, in January 2005. He has presented new works at the &Now Literary Festival in 2004 and in 2006. He teaches philosophy at Long Island University.
Bruna Mori is the author of Dérive (Meritage Press, Dec. 2006), a book of New York cityscape poems with sumi-ink paintings by Matthew Kinney, and the chapbook Tergiversation (Ahadada Books, Dec. 2006), a continuation of The Approximations, a series of homophonic and “sensorial” translations inspired by the work of the late Argentinean poet Alejandra Pizarnik. In addition to her poetry and short prose, Mori writes creative nonfiction about art and architecture. Her most recent essay, for a forthcoming Semiotext[e] anthology, is on Isamu Noguchi’s internment designs for Poston, the camp where Noguchi was [voluntarily] incarcerated during World War 2. Born in Japan and raised in the United States, Mori presently lives in Los Angeles, where she teaches at Art Center College of Design and the Southern California Institute of Architecture.
Hugo Mujica was born in Buenos Aires in 1942. For seven years he lived in a Trappist Monastery in silence and meditation. He is a priest and author of the poetry collections Brasa Blanca , Sonata de Violonchelo y Lilas, Responsoriales, Escrito en un Reflejo , Noche Abierta, Sed Adentro, and Casi en Silencio, among others.
Daniel Nester is the author of God Save My Queen (Soft Skull Press, 2003) and God Save My Queen II (2004), both collections on his obsession with the rock band Queen, as well as The History of My World Tonight (BlazeVOX, 2006). His creative work has appeared in jubilat, Crazyhorse, Open City, Slope, Spoon River Poetry Review, Best American Poetry 2003, among other places; he also writes for Poets & Writers, Time Out New York, and Bookslut. He publishes and edits the online journal Unpleasant Event Schedule and is Assistant Web Editor for Sestinas for McSweeney’s. He is an assistant professor of English at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.
Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of Miracle Fruit (Tupelo 2003), winner of ForeWord Magazine’s Poetry Book of the Year Award. New work appears in Prairie Schooner and Tin House. Her next collection, At the Drive-In Volcano, is forthcoming from Tupelo in 2007. Her favorite fruit is jackfruit. She is assistant professor of English at SUNY-Fredonia.
Long Ngan is a pen name for someone that does not want to be identified.
Urayoán Noel is the author of Las flores del mall (Alamala, 2000) and Kool Logic / La lógica kool (Bilingual, 2005) as well as the spoken word/rock/performance DVD Kool Logic Sessions (Bilingual, 2005), a collaboration with composer Monxo López. Originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Urayoán lives in the South Bronx, and, by virtual proxy, at www.urayoannoel.com.
Based in Manilla, Phillipines and Berkeley, California, Manuel Ocampo has exhibited extensively throughout the 1990s, with solo exhibitions at galleries and institutions through Europe, Asia, and the Americas. In 2005, his work was the subject of a large-scale survey at Casa Asia in Barcelona, and Lieu d'Art Contemporain, Sigean, France. His work has been included in a number of international surveys, including the 2004 Seville Biennale, 2001 Venice Biennale, the 2001 Berlin Biennale, the 2000 Biennale d'art Contemporain de Lyon, the 1997 Kwangju Biennial, the 1993 Corcoran Biennial, and 1992's controversial Documenta IX. His work was featured in many group shows in the 1990s, including Helter Skelter: LA Art of the 1990s, at MoCA, Los Angeles in 1992; Asia/America: Identities in Contemporary Asian American Art at the Asia Society, New York in 1994; American Stories: Amidst Displacement and Transformation at Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo in 1997; Pop Surrealism at the Aldrich Museum of Art in 1998; and Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity, 1900-2000 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2000. He has received a number of prestigious grants and awards, including the Giverny Residency (1998), the Rome Prize at the American Academy (1995-96), National Endowment for the Arts (1996), Pollock-Krasner Foundation (1995) and Art Matters Inc. (1991).
Aaron Peck recently had, or has forthcoming, criticism and fiction appear in Canadian Art, Fillip, Golden Handcuffs, and W. He is the author of the chapbook, Crepuscule on Mission Street (Nomados, 2006). He currently resides in New York City and edits the Vancouver-based online magazine, Doppelganger.
Tim Peterson is the author of SINCE I MOVED IN (Chax Press, 2006) and the editor of EOAGH: A Journal of the Arts. He currently lives in Brooklyn and acts as curator for a portion of the Segue Reading Series. Other work has been published by Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, Faux Press/e, and Transgender Tapestry.
Wanda Phipps is a writer living in Brooklyn, NY, the author of Wake-Up Calls: 66 Morning Poems (Soft Skull Press), Your Last Illusion or Break Up Sonnets (Situations), Lunch Poems (Boog Literature), the e-chapbook After the Mishap and the CD-Rom Zither Mood (both issued by Faux Press). Her poetry has been published over 100 times in a variety of publications, including the anthologies Verses that Hurt: Pleasure and Pain From the Poemfone Poets (St. Martin's Press) and The Boog Reader (Boog Lit). She's also curated several reading and performance series at the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church as well as other NYC venues and written about the arts for Time Out New York, Paper Magazine, and About.com.
Sreshta Premnath is an artist and editor of Shifter Magazine, who lives and works in NYC. His work has been shown at Bose Pacia and Jack the Pelican Presents in NYC, The Islip Art Museum in LI, Spaces Gallery in Cleveland, OH, and GallerySKE and Gallery Sumukha in Bangalore, India. He received his MFA from Bard College in 2006 and his BFA from The Cleveland Institute of Art in 2003. For more information on his work visit www.circumscript.net and Shifter Magazine.
Meredith Quartermain’s most recent book is Vancouver Walking (NeWest Press); it won the 2006 BC Book Award for Poetry. Other books include Terms of Sale, and (with Robin Blaser) Wanders. Her work has appeared in Chain, Sulfur, Tinfish, Prism International, The Capilano Review, West Coast Line, filling Station, Raddle Moon, Canadian Literature, the Literary Review of Canada and many other magazines. With husband Peter Quartermain, she runs Nomados Literary Publishers in Vancouver.
Peter Quartermain taught contemporary poetry and poetics at the University of British Columbia and retired in 1999. He is author and editor of several books and many articles. With his wife the poet Meredith Quartermain he currently runs Nomados , which has published a score of pamphlets in poetry, prose and drama. He is currently writing his memoir of childhood in the English midlands in World War Two, from which "Getting Caned" is taken.
BARBARA JANE REYES
Barbara Jane Reyes is the author of Gravities of Center (Arkipelago, 2003) and Poeta en San Francisco (Tinfish, 2005), for which she received the James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets. She lives with her husband, poet Oscar Bermeo, in Oakland, CA.
Anthony D. Robles was born and raised in San Francisco, California. A writer and activist, Robles's work is highly influenced by his family, culture, and the working class community. His poetry has appeared in numerous journals and magazines, including DisOrient Journalzine, Pinoy Poetics, The Asian Pacific American Journal, and the anthology of Filipino American writing Seven-Card Stud and Seven Manangs Wild (2002). In his first children's book, Lakas and the Manilatown Fish, Robles found inspiration from his own son, Lakas, to whom he first told the tale as a bedtime story, and his uncle, poet Al Robles, one of the original Manilatown manongs. Robles's latest book, Lakas and the Makibaka Hotel, stars the same indomitable youth, who takes readers on a new adventure, transforming one community's struggle into a celebration of activism, spirit, and song. Through both books, Robles hopes children will learn about the power of imagination and understand their own power to create new possibilities. Anthony Robles currently resides in San Francisco, California.
Patrick Rosal is the author of two full-length collections of poetry, Uprock Headspin Scramble and Dive, which won the Asian American Writers Workshop Members' Choice Award, and most recently My American Kundiman . His chapbook Uncommon Denominators won the Palanquin Poetry Series Award from the University of South Carolina, Aiken. Rosal's work has appeared in many journals and anthologies including North American Review, The Literary Review, Pindledyboz, Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Non-Fiction, and The Beacon Best. In addition to teaching creative writing for many years at Bloomfield College, he has served as the 2001 Emerging Writer in Residence at Penn State Altoona and the 2007 visiting writer in residence at Centre College. He has also taught on the faculty of the MFA program at Goddard College.
Thaddeus Rutkowski grew up in central Pennsylvania; his mother grew up in mainland China. His second book, Tetched: A Novel in Fractals, was published by Behler Publications in California. His first novel, Roughhouse (Kaya Press) was a finalist for an Asian American Literary Award.
Sukhdev Sandhu is the author of London Calling: How Black and Asian Writers Imagined A City (2003) and I'll Get My Coat (2005).
Bay Area writer and publisher (of O Books), Leslie Scalapino's over 20 books challenge the boundaries of poetry, prose and visual art. Her most recent titles are Orchid Jetsam, Dahlia's Iris and Zither & Autobiography.
Jennifer Scappettone is a poet, translator, purveyor of prose, and lomodestroyer, most recently at work on Exit 43, an archaeology of the landfill & opera of pop-ups commissioned by Atelos Press. Recent work appears in Bay Poetics (Faux Press), The City Visible (Cracked Slab), 4x4, Bombay Gin, and Chicago Review, and is forthcoming as a Take-Home Project chapbook, from which these boxes come. She just moved to Chicago after a year living between Berkeley, Venice, Middletown, Williamsburg, and Sunnyside to teach among the gargoyles of Hyde Park.
Purvi Shah, Executive Director of Sakhi for South Asian Women, a community-based anti-domestic violence organization, is the author of a book of poetry: Terrain Tracks (New Rivers Press 2006), which won a Many Voices Project prize. Born in Ahmadabad, India, Shah moved with her family to Chicago, Illinois, around the age of two. She experienced childhood in a number of states including Florida, Georgia, Indiana, and Virginia. Her poems have appeared in a number of prominent journals including Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Crab Orchard Review, Descant, Many Mountains Moving, and Weber Studies. Her creative work has been recognized within the Asian American and feminist communities through journals and anthologies such as Contours of the Heart: South Asians Map North America (winner of a 1997 American Book Award), Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism, and NuyorAsian. She served as a poetry editor for the Asian Pacific American Journal for six years. During her undergraduate studies, she won the University of Michigan’s Virginia Voss Poetry Writing Award. She earned her M.A. in American Literature from Rutgers University. In her spare time, she learns Kathak, a North Indian classical dance form, and performs with the Bollywood Axion dance troupe.
dennis omera, who was born a boy in baguio city, philippines--drives a blue schwinn “girl’s bike” named “Traveler,” when he gives himself sufficient time get from here to tHere. he was carried over to the u.s. at 11 months old and his growth was stunted in sacramento, ca. he continues to work it out writing spoken wordplay w/a pinch/punch of performance art in the oakland/SFbay area.
Rodrigo Toscano is a poet and experimental playwright. He is the author of To Leveling Swerve (2004), Platform (2003), The Disparities (2002) and Partisans (1999). His poetics plays, polyvocalic pieces, masques, anti-masques, and radio plays have recently been performed at the Disney Redcat Theater in Los Angeles, St. Mark's Poetry Project, New Langton Arts Space (San Francisco), WPIX (FM), PS 1. Radio, KAOS Radio Olympia, as well as in Teubingen, Germany. Toscano is originally from the Borderlands of California. He lives in Greenpoint township of Brooklyn, and works at the Labor Institute in Manhattan.
Tim Yu is the winner of Kundiman's Vincent Chin Memorial Chapbook Prize for his collection Journey to the West, which will appear in the Winter 2006 issue of Barrow Street. His poems and prose have also appeared in Chicago Review, Meanjin, and SHAMPOO, and he blogs at tympan. He teaches at the University of Toronto and lives in Toronto and Chicago. "Waiting Room"  and  were written as part of a collaboration with Del Ray Cross.