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Anjana Basu used to teach English Literature, briefly, in Calcutta University. She writes stories, features in the newspapers and poetry. She has had a book of short stories published by Orient Longman, India, the BBC has broadcast one of her short stories and her poems have featured in an anthology brought out by Penguin India. In America she has been published in The Wolfhead Quarterly, The Amethyst Review,The Blue Moon Review, and Recursive Angel, among others.


Ted Burford's poems have been published in the Observer, Spectator, Rialto, etc. His stories have been in Ambit and London Magazine. Ted Burford died on 14th June 2000.


Steve Duffy come by via live, oral, and performance poetry and poetry transformed into theatre to new media and the networked world. i'm interested in how poetry works in the various contexts offered by a multiplicity of protocols


Jesse Glass has lived in Japan for eight years. He is a member of the Sei-en "Blue Flame" poetry group, founded by the late Yoichi Kawamura.


W.N. Herberts last book was The Laurelude (Bloodaxe, 98). Others include Cabaret McGonagall, Forked Tongue, The Testament of the Reverend Thomas Dick and Sharawaggi. He teaches Creative Writing at Lancaster University. He used to be Wordsworth Fellow at Grasmere, and Northern Arts Literary Fellow, among other posts. Recently he was a Wired Poet with TrAce and the Poetry Society. He has also been a New Generation Poet. He is currently editing (with Matthew Hollis) a book of statements about poetry by poets, called Strong Words, which will appear this autumn.


A poet, writer and photographer, Brian Johnstone's work has been published widely in Scotland as well as in Greece and Poland. His first collection of poems, "The Lizard Silence" was published by Scottish Cultural Press in 1996. His next publication is due out with Akros in the autumn. In 1998 he was awarded a Writer's Bursary by the Scottish Arts Council. Founder of Edinburgh's Shore Poets, he is currently chairman of Stanza, Scotland's major poetry festival. He is employed as a tutor in Creative Writing by the Open College of the Arts and St Andrews University Centre for Continuing Education.


Stazja McFadyen, a self-described poet/chocolate lover/human rights activist, publishes the Map of Austin Poetry, archived at www.hyperweb.com/aipf. She is Austin International Poetry Festival venue coordinator, About.com Texas correspondent, and poetry editor for Austin Downtown Arts magazine. Winner of Poetry Super Highway's 1998 Favorite Featured Poet award, she is a contributor to A Writer's Choice Literary Journal, Poetic Voices, Poets4Peace, Poetry Downunder, and Savoy Magazine. Her poetry has been published in numerous print journals and anthologies. Away from poetry, she is a long time anti-war and mental health reform campaigner. She believes all chocolate is not created equal.


Kevin MacNeil was born and raised on the Isle of Lewis and currently lives on the Isle of Skye. He is a widely published writer of poetry, prose and drama (English and Gaelic) and a founder member of the trip-hop dub poetry band 'Tomorrowscope'. He is the inaugural recipient of the Iain Crichton Smith Writing Fellowship (Writer-in-Residence for the Highlands area). 'Love and Zen in the Outer Hebrides' is available from Canongate Books.


Rochelle Mass was born in Winnipeg, Canada, grew up in Vancouver, Canada. In 1973, sh moved with husband and daughters to a Kibbutz in the Jezreal Valley of Israel where they lived for 25 years. In the same valley, they now live in a community built into the Gilboa mountains. She is a widely published writer of poetry, plays and fiction.


Fiona Robyn has been published in Rialto, Obsessed with Pipework, Aabye, Markings. Her first pamphlet, 'Start Here' is available from Flarestack publishing


Michael Rothenberg lives in Pacifica, CA. He is a poet, songwriter and publisher of Big Bridge Press and Big Bridge, a webzine of poetry and everything else, www.bigbridge.org. His poems and short fiction have appeared previously in Poetry Kit, Exquisite Corpse, Jacket, Mungo vs Ranger, Sycamore Review, Unlikely Stories, Zyzzyva and many other online and print publications. Most recently he is editor of Overtime, Selected Poems by Philip Whalen. His fifth book of poems "Letters, Postcards and Baguettes: The Paris Journals" will be published by Fish Drum Press in the year 2000


Donald Ryburn is the editor of 4*9*1----Imagination (www.fournineone.com). He is a neo-nave visionary artist/photographer. His poetry and photography has appeared in hundreds of print journals, anthologies, and on-line zines, including Black Moon, 4*9*1, Poetry Motel, Pacific Coast Journal, Onionhead, and Art/Mag (print) and Poetry Superhighway, Poetry Tonight, Room Without Walls , India Journal, Indie Journal, Archeflamboeth , Entropic, Tom Perry's Grassroots Poetry (on-line). His email address is stompdncr@aol.com. He is a member of the Tvlvhvse Wokvkiye Ceremonial Grounds of the Mvskoke Nation.


Appalachian born Ernest Slyman is a featured poet and fiction writer at the Alsop Review http://www.alsopreview.com. Ernest has been published in many zines. As well as the Bedford Introduction to Literature, St Martins Press, edited by Nicolas Meyer and the Bedford Introduction to Poetry, St Martins Press, edited by Nicolas Meyer. His three novels are "Journey to the Ancient Cities of the Old World, Bearing the Seven Thousand Wonders," "The Little Green Men" and "Wonder Child." Homepage: http://www.geocities.com/soho/7514