Credits/Bios

Editors

Mary Sands was born in Louisville, Kentucky, raised in the Midwest, and currently lives with her daughter near Laguna Beach, California. She is a graduate of Purdue University, with degrees in English and anthropology. Her creative mainline includes designing, maintaining, researching for, and writing for Beat Generation News, which has bios of the beat generation women and men and articles about rucksacking, philosophy, beat art, and jazz. She also maintains a literary news calendar of beat events happening around the world. Her interests include the great outdoors, ecology, cultural anthropology, beat literature, and Renaissance movements. She likes to hike in the mountains and does a tiny bit of surfing when the coastal waters get warm enough—and when they're clean enough. She is most inspired by the life-long works of Gary Snyder and lists The Dharma Bums, by Jack Kerouac, and Dance of the Coyote, by Bill Hotchkiss, as her favorite novels.

Michael Rothenberg is a poet, songwriter, and editor and also co-founder of Big Bridge Press and Big Bridge, a webzine of poetry and everything else. His poems have appeared in many journals including 2river View, Beehive, Berkeley Poetry Review, Bolinas Heresay News, Blue Book, Cafe Review, The Cortland Review, The Duct Tape Press, Exquisite Corpse, Ironwood, Jacket, Isibongo, Lungfull!, Limestone Magazine, Light and Dust@Grist Mobile Anthology of Poetry, Lynx: Poetry From Bath, Melic Review, Moveo Angelus, Mudlark, Mungo vs Ranger, Octavo, Pearl, The Poetry Kit, Prosodia, Pyrowords, Riding The Meridian, Rolling Stock, Southern Ocean Review, Sycamore Review, Ygdrasil, Zuzu's Petals Quarterly Online and Zyzzyva.

He has published several poetry books: What The Fish Saw (Twowindows Press, CA, 1984), Nightmare Of The Violins (Twowindows Press, CA, 1986), Man/Woman (Big Bridge Press, CA, 1988), Favorite Songs (Big Bridge Press, CA, 1990), and Lindsay's Book (Big Bridge Press, CA, 1999). His first book of poems, What The Fish Saw, was awarded The Rounce and Coffin Award. His broadside Elegy for The Dusky Seaside Sparrow was selected Broadside of the Year by Fine Print Magazine. His poem Angels was produced as broadside in limited edition by Hatch Show Prints as part of the museum resources of The Country Music Foundation.

His poetry books and broadsides are archived at the University of Francisco, and are held in the Special Collection libraries of Brown University, Claremont Colleges, University of Kansas, the New York Public Library, UC-Berkeley, UC-Davis, and UC-Santa Cruz.

His songs have appeared in Hollywood Pictures' Shadowhunter and Black Day, Blue Night, and most recently, TriStar Pictures' Outer Ozona. Other songs have been recorded on CDs including: "The Darkest Part of The Night" by Bob Malone, "Difficult Woman" by Renee Geyer, "Global Blues Deficit" by Cody Palance, "The Woodys" by The Woodys, and a soon to be released CD by Johnny Lee Schell. He is most recently editor of Overtime: Selected Poems of Philip Whalen (Viking Penguin, 1999).

His novel Punk Rockwell was published by Tropical Press, and his Letters, Postcards and Baguette: The Paris Journals will be published by Fish Drum, Inc. later this year. He will also be editor of the Selected Poems by Joanne Kyger due out with Penguin 2002.

Title

The title "JACK Magazine" was coined by my very fabulous pal and jazz guy, Mike S.

Devotions to Gregory Corso

Ira Cohen (see below)

Steve Dalachinsky is a poet residing in New York City, born and bred on the islands. His work has appeared in Long Shot, Hunger Magazine, WOW, Huba Productions, and many others. He has a recent CD out from Knitting Factory Records titled "incomplete directions," which has received excruciatingly, almost unbearably wonderful reviews.

Erik La Prade published Things Maps Don't Show with Aegis Press in 1995. A second book, Figure Studies, was released in May 2000 by Linear Arts Books. He writes for Night magazine and he is currently editing a book of collages for Charles Henri Ford, with an introduction by Peter Beard. Erik lives in Manhattan.

Artwork

Jonathan Kane was born in Miami Beach, Florida in 1957. He studied art at the University of Florida and San Francisco Art Institute. These photographs were shot with black and white film on a 35mm Nikon F camera. The negatives were printed on photographic paper and scanned on a flatbed scanner. Then color was added, and the images were manipulated by various computer software. The ordinary still life is hereby transformed into a nether realm beyond abstract or representational art, in a third realm occupying the perverse coffee table of a confessed killer. The artist currently resides in Berkeley, CA, with his dog Otis. He can be contacted at: mrsqeeze@aol.com.

Ira Cohen was born in 1935. His parents were deaf, and he learned to spell on his fingers when he was one. His accomplishments in the beat and post-beat times have been numerous. He edited and published GNAOUA in Tangier, featuring William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Jack Smith, and Irving Rosenthal. He also started the Universal Mutant Repertory Company and became "The Father of Mylar Photography," with his bendable mirror photos of Jimi Hendrix, Robert LaVigne, and others. He authored The Hashish Cookbook, wrote The Goblet of Dreams for Playboy Magazine, directed and starred in the award-winning film The Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda, appeared in Jack Smith's Reefers of Technicolor Island, and produced Paradise Now in Arnerika, a film of the Living Theater's historic 1968 American tour. In the 1970s, he went to Kathmandu and started the Starstreams Poetry Series under the Bardo Matrix imprint, publishing on rice paper the work of Gregory Corso, Charles Henri Ford, Angus MacLise, and Paul Bowles (among others). He also published his own work, including Poems From The Cosmic Crypt, Seven Marvels, and Gilded Splinters. A complete biography, as well as Ira's poetry, book arts, films, and photos, can be found at Big Bridge. Ira currently lives in New York City, and in the summer of 2000 completed an Italian Beat Tour, with Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jack Hirschman, Marty Matz, Agnetta Hirschman, Anne Waldman, Ed Sanders, Janine Pommy Vega, John Giorno, Steve Lacy, Alejandro Jodorowsky, and others.

Robert Front: (see below)

Phyllis Segura:(see below)

Feature

Allan Graubard is a poet, playwright and critic. His current project, From the Mylar Chamber: Photos of Ira Cohen, is scheduled for release, spring 2001, L'Eclat/Kargo Editions, Paris, France. His recent book, Fragments From Nomad Days, April 1999, is soon to be published in translation in Lisbon, Portugal, Prague, Czech Republic, and Zagreb, Croatia. It is featured on the web sites www.Escala.org and www.crosspathculture.org. Other books include For Alejandra, on the suicide of South American poet Alejandra Pizarnik, 1994, and Glimpses from a fleeing window, 1993, published by New York Press.

Recent theater works include Lache pas la Patate at Bayou Bijou Theater, Lafayette, Louisiana, August 1999 (on tour), and The One in the Other at Synchronicity Space Theater, New York, May 1998 (for reprise in Washington, D.C. in 2001). His adaptation of King Gordogan, by Radovan Ivsic, opened to acclaim at the Ohio Theater, New York, February 1997. To celebrate the American premiere, Croatian P.E.N. Center, Zagreb, published his adaptation of the play, with extensive essays on the playwright. Modette, his new music opera with noted composer/conductor Butch Morris, last played at Aaron Davis Hall, New Voices, New Visions Series, May 1995, after premiering at Performance Space 122, Roulette Intermedia Performance Space, and other downtown NY venues (for reprise in Italy, 2001). Other stage productions include There was blood, much blood, at Manhattan Class Company Theatre, The Test and The Ampulla at Ensemble Studio Theatre, and the on-site performance Sojourns in the Public Trust on tour, 1992-1997.

He has collaborated with many noted creators, including composers Butch Morris, Henry Threadgil, Sussan Deyhim, Richard Horowitz, J. A. Dean, Hugh Levick; choreographers, Alice Farley and Anahi Galante; artists Eugenio Granell, Jose Sanchez, Yo Yoshitome and Peter Whitney; photographers Clarence John Laughlin, Ira Cohen, Leslie Yudelson and others. Allan Graubard appears in literary and art journals internationally, and is a recipient of grants to produce new work from Ford Foundation and Poets & Writers, Inc., New York.

His poems and texts are translated into Croatian, Czech, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Essays

Phyllis Segura is a well-traveled painter, designer, journalist, photographer and chef. Her paintings oscillate between the interior-oriented personal to large-scale works in the public sphere. In 1999 she completed three decorative murals on newsstands in Times Square with four high school student apprentices. In San Francisco in 1974, she hand-painted a billboard based on magic squares. Her paintings have been exhibited in Europe, Canada, and the U.S. She teaches 'Drawing the Mind,' a course based on the principles of contemplative traditions of the East and West.

In 1970, she founded and co-edited the video journal "Radical Software." Segura did pioneer work in holography and video. In 1994 she began producing "Broadshirt," the poetry magazine on a T-shirt that touts the banner slogan:
Poems are the Real News.

Through the 70's and early 80's she studied Thangka painting, Zen archery, calligraphy, silk-screening, and meditation. In the 80's and early 90's she was a teacher and designer of textiles. A 1998 scholarship from the James Beard Foundation took her to Florence, Italy to study Tuscan culinary traditions.

She currently lives in New York State as a painter, as well as a personal chef, and is writing a cookbook.

Poetry

Alan DeNiro: Alan DeNiro's poetry has appeared in literary magazines such as Willow Springs, Cimarron Review, Artful Dodge, Graham House Review, and Rattleand online venues such as Blue Moon Review, Melic Review, and Pif. He currently edits Taverner's Koans (www.taverners-koans.com), an online poets' resource and poetry ezine.

Ricky Garni is a wine merchant, teacher, and bicycle collector living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina with his sons Linus and Dashiell. His work has been published in Pif, The Quarterly, No Exit, The Poetry Project, Big Bridge, and other venues. His latest work, Wardrobe, is now available. You may e-mail Ricky for more information.

Steve Kelen: An Australian poet, S. K. Kelen's poems have been published widely in his Australian homeland and in other countries. His books include To The Heart of the World's Electricity (1980), Atomic Ballet (1991), Dingo Sky (1993), and Trans-Sumatran Highway and other Poems (1995). The poems published here are from the North American suite of his most recent book, Shimmerings (Wollongong: Five Islands Press, 2000).

Bill Lawlor was born in Manhattan, but has lived in the North Woods for more than 20 years. He is the author of The Beat Generation: A Bibliographical Teaching Guide and Let's Go Down to the Beach: Poetry and Translations of Four Caribbean Poets.

Duane Locke is a Doctor of Philosophy in Renaissance Literature, Professor Emeritus of the Humanities, and Poet in Residence at University of Tampa for over twenty years. He has had over 2,000 of his own poems published in over 500 print magazines such as American Poetry Review, Nation, Literary Quarterly, Black Moon, and Bitter Oleander. He is the author of 14 books of poems, his latest being Watching Wisteria (Vida Publishing, P. O. Box 12665, Lake Park, FL 33405-0665, www.vidapublishing.com, or Small Press Distribution-1-800-869-7553). He has had 869 acceptances of his poems by online ezines, and is a photographer listed in PSA's WHO'S WHO as one of the top 20 nature photographers. He currently has 87 of his Alley photos accepted on line (these are pictures made of discards and trash in alleys; he moves in close to find a design that shows beauty from what people have thrown away). He is also a painter, having a one-man show of over 30 paintings at the Pyramid gallery in Tampa. He's the winner of poetry from the Edna St. Vincent Millay, Charles Agnoff, and Walt Whitman awards. He now lives alone and is isolated in the sunny Tampa slums, estranged and an alien, not understanding the customs, the costumes, the languagesome form of postmodern Englishof his surroundings. The egregious ugliness of his neighborhood has been mitigated by the esthetic efforts of the police, who put up bright orange and yellow posters on each post to advertise the location is a shopping mall for drugs. His recreational activities are drinking wine, listening to old operas, and reading postmodern philosophy.

Marty Matz was born in Brooklyn in 1934. After his father's death and his mother's remarriage, he moved to, of all places, Omaha, Nebraska. He had been a red-diaper baby, so the change to Nebraska was shocking. Marty became an All-State High School wrestling champion and then joined the Army after high school.

When he found out that they were going to ship him off to combat in Korea, he volunteered to become a Mountain Climbing and Ski instructor for the Army. Of course, they didn't know that he had never seen a mountain before in his life. After leaving the Army, he heard a different drummer and headed off to San Francisco, where the first person he met was Bob Kaufman. Marty and Bob moved into the Swiss-American hotel, where they paid 50 cents a night and stayed up all day and night writing poetry.

Marty next headed south to Mexico City and stayed in Latin America for most of the next 20 odd years. Marty was in Mexico City, Vera Cruz, and many other places among natives and expatriats. He also lived in Cuzco, Peru, as well as in the Amazon jungle. He would periodically return to the states and spend most of his time in San Francisco and Marin County. He also spent 3 years and 8 months in the infamous Lecumberi Prison in Mexico.

He married Barbara Alexander in the late 80's, and they moved to Thailand where they lived for 8 years. They traveled extensively through Burma, Laos, Cambodia, and Hong Kong. They also lived for 2 years in a Lahu village in Northern Thailand. Marty kept a suite at the Chelsea Hotel in New York City for 2 years in the 90's, which served as a salon for poets and madmen, including Herbert Huncke who basically lived with Marty for these two years, as well as Gregory Corso and a cast of thousands.

After writing poetry for almost 45 years in obscurity (except for the poets who know and love his work), Marty had found a receptive audience. After that first reading in Cagliari, he began reading in Italy and was acclaimed in various newspapers as a great poet. His collected works are scheduled for publication by City Lights Firenze.

Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore: Born in 1940 in Oakland, California, his first book of poems, Dawn Visions, was published by Lawrence Ferlinghetti of City Lights Books, San Francisco, in 1964. In 1972 his second book, Burnt Heart, Ode to the War Dead, was also published by City Lights. From 1966 to 1969, Mr. Moore wrote and directed ritual theatre for his Floating Lotus Magic Opera Company in Berkeley, California. When he became a Muslim in 1969, he took the name Abd al-Hayy, and began traveling extensively in Europe and North Africa. After a period of silence, Moore published three books in Santa Barbara, California in the 80's, The Desert is the Only Way Out, The Chronicles of Akhira, and Halley's Comet. He also organized poetry readings for many years for the Santa Barbara Arts Festivals and wrote the libretto for a commissioned oratorio by American composer, Henry Brant, titled Rainforest. In 1990 Mr. Moore moved with his family to Philadelphia, where he continues to write and read his work publicly. He has received commissions for two books with Running Press of that city, The Zen Rock Garden and Warrior Wisdom. He is currently working on two books for Book Soup, in Philadelphia, a book on Zen Buddhism and a book on The Buddha. Daniel Moore's poems have appeared in such magazines as Zyzzva, the City Lights Review, and The Nation. He has read his poetry to 40,000 people at the United Nations in New York, and has participated in numerous conferences and conventions at universities (including Bryn Mawr and Duke in 1998). His most recent book is The Ramadan Sonnets, published by Kitab and City Lights, 1996. A new book, The Blind Beekeeper & Other Poems will be published by Kitab Press early in the year 2000.

Edward Mycue was born in Niagara Falls, New York, lived in Dallas, and now resides in San Francisco. In 1973, his first book, Damage Within the Community, was published and consequently chosen by Library Journal as one in ten best poetry books from that year. His most recent book is Because We Speak the Same Language. Jack Foley's review of this book is at Alsop Review.

Jose de los Reyes resides in San Francisco and may be reached at isces@primenet.com.

Michael Rothenberg: (see above)

Susan Terris's book Curved Space was published by the La Jolla Poets Press in January, 1998. In 1999, she has had two new poetry books published: Eye of the Holocaust (Arctos Press) and Angels of Bataan (Pudding House Publications). Other recent books are Killing In The Comfort Zone (Pudding House Publications) and Nell's Quilt (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). In 1998-99, Ms. Terris had 5 poems nominated for Pushcart Prizes, won first place in 4 poetry competitions, and was a 2nd place winner or finalist in 16 other national competitions. Ms. Terris has had poetry published (partial listing) in many magazines and journals including The Antioch Review, The Midwest Quarterly, Painted Bride Quarterly, Southern California Anthology, Nimrod, and The Southern Poetry Review.

On-line she has had work (partial listing) in Recursive Angel, Conspire, Web De Sol, Perihelion, Poetry Daily, New Works Review, The Blue Penny Quarterly, Blue Moon Review, In Vivo, Switched-on Gutenberg, Kudzu, Highbeams, Thunder Sandwich, Ariga:Visions, Zero City, Wise Women's Web & Zuzu's Petals.

Karl Young: 24 books of Karl Young's poetry have been published so far. Like many poets, Young wouldn't mind un-publishing some of them, but since most are now out of print, it doesn't matter much. The most important work included in anthologies in recent years have been "Book Forms" in Poems for the Millennium, Vol. 2 and "Notation and the Art of Reading" in A Book of the Book. "Notation" has been reprinted numerous times and translated into four languages so far. This essay forms the foundation of Young's forthcoming book of criticism, Only As Painted Images In Your Books Have We Come To Be Alive In This Place, scheduled for publication by Chax Press next year. The title is from the Cantares Mexicanos, Aztec oral poems transcribed in Nahuatl using the Roman alphabet shortly after the conquest of Mexico. To Young this body of songs forms a water table for American poetry. The book comprises essays on poetry, including manufacture and production of books, and how they were read from ancient times through the new books being created electronically on the world wide web. Essays on individual poets appear in this context. Young began publishing mimeo and ad-hoc letterpress in 1966. He moved to cottage industry offset in 1971, publishing books under the Membrane Press imprint until 1990, when he changed the press name to Light and Dust.

Young began electronic publishing in 1993. His Light and Dust Anthology of Poetry has grown into a pluralistic, multicultural, multilingual, celebration of diversity and energy. The site includes more than 40 complete books, most of them out of print classics and works that had previously been censored or otherwise kept out of print. The site also features genre and author home pages. Michael McClure's Home Page almost automatically attracts a large audience. Young and Ingrid Swanberg co-curate the d.d.levy home page, particularly important to Young since levy has been alternately ignored and lost in a fog of mythology since his death in 1968—levy was a mentor for Young in his initial mimeo publishing efforts. Young finds the present state of the web similar to the mimeo publishing scene of the 60s—in the terms of Jack Magazine, a good place for Renaissances to begin. He also finds himself in odd situations such as these author bios—seeming to be a place where a number of people sit around talking about themselves in the third person.

Joy Olivia Yourcenar is a practical bohemian living in Halifax, Nova Scotia with her life partner, photographer Eric Boutilier-Brown, and her daughter, Zoe-Genevieve, self-proclaimed future empress of the known world. Joy maintains her own website, Mythologies (http://ebb.ns.ca/myth) and collaborates with Eric on icon/graphy (http://ebb.ns.ca/icon), a visual poetry site. She is shamelessly addicted to puns and lists her religion as "Chocolate".

D.R. Yonkin lives at the foot of a 193-acre forest of primitive timber on the island of Manhattan, New York, known as Inwood Hill Park. Born and raised in the Old Appalachian Mountain section of northeastern Pennsylvania, D.R. is a psychotherapist, painter, musician and intuitive medium, living neither here nor there, but somewhere in between, with one old cat and several childhood fairies. The poems found in Volume 1, No. 2 of Jack, were published in a collection called Voices From The Other Room, in 1984 by a small publisher (Envoi) in Wales, of all places. The collection might be found in the Richard Brautigan Virtual Library on the Internet, should the Library, a wonderful and much-needed thing, still exist.

Fiction

Evan Palmer lives in Ontario Canada. His short story "Life Like" was published in March by Wings Online, and the summer edition of The Paumanok Review will carry his story "Unquarried". Evan is seeking agent representation
for his novel of love, science and the supernatural called "Oaklane Woods" while working on another long work titled "Two Seasons," which starts in WWII Europe and ends after the Tet-Offensive in Vietnam. He may be contacted at
evan.palmer@burningmail.com.

Tom Bradley's (http://literati.net/Bradley) recent stuff can be found elbow to-elbow with such droppable names as Salman Rushdie and Tom Wolfe, in LitKit Journal, the brainchild of George Myers, Jr., former director of the National Book Critics Circle in the U.S.A.

By invitation, he has contributed to Inking Through the Soul, an anthology of authors' reflections on their craft, to be published by Tarcher-Putnam in January, 2001. Among his fellow magisterial contributors will be Joan Didion, Sylvia Plath, Henry Miller, Anais Nin, Octavio Paz, and Rainer Maria Rilke. (Oh, and John Steinbeck's in there, too, somewhere.)

He has work in such places as Exquisite Corpse, Salon.com, Heresiarch (the mighty journal of anti-theology out of Belfast), and Larry Sawyer's great milk magazine.

Showcased in Arts and Letters Daily is a strange and glorious rave-review of Tom's fifth novel, The Curved Jewels. This review diagnoses him as suffering from an "unwholesome Christ complex and a desire for public self-annihilation," just because he mocks the penis of Emperor Hirohito's grandson, and has publicly announced his ambition to be the Salman Rushdie of the Pacific Rim.

On the audio front, The Blue Moon Review will post a recording of Tom reading an excerpt from his book-length memoir, Fission Among the Fanatics, and the redoubtable Spoken War has a sound file of him ranting about eating way too many psilocybin mushrooms in the Oaxacan jungle, and stumbling on a man dying in the road, and not being able to remember his Spanish grammar.

Various of Tom's novels have been nominated for The Editor's Book Award and The New York University Bobst Prize, and one was a finalist in The AWP Award Series in the Novel. Tom's short stories have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes. One or two were translated into Japanese, or so he's been told.

Speaking of Bradley novels, Acting Alone (Browntrout Books, San Francisco, 1995) carries the following blurbs on the back cover:

"I found Acting Alone to have an incredible energy level."
Stanley Elkin, author of A Bad Man

"The contemporaries of Michelangelo found it useful to employ the term 'terribilita' to characterize some of the expressions of his genius, and I will quote it here to sum up the shocking impact of this novel as a whole. I read it in a state of fascination, admiration, awe, anxiety, and outrage."
R.V. Cassill, editor of The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction

Eco-Watch

Jack Collom teaches ecology-poetics and oversees Project Outreach at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, where he has been resident faculty for over a decade. A prolific writer, he has been published in over a hundred magazines and anthologies in the United States and abroad. His books include Arguing With Something Plato Said, The Task, and Entering the City. He has worked extensively with the Teachers and Writers Collaborative in New York City and published his ars poetica on teaching poetry, Moving Windows, under their aegis. He has twice been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Tuumba Press will be publishing a major collection of his selected poems in 2002.

Tea-Party

Dave Moore lives in Bristol, on the southwest coast of England, and is a longtime enthusiast of Kerouac and the other Beat writers. He was the founding editor of The Kerouac Connection magazine in 1984, and ran it until 1990. Dave is currently working on two book projects. The first is The Kerouac Companion, an attempt at an encyclopedic guide to the 600+ characters in Kerouac's Legend of Duluoz; the second is the compilation of a volume of Neal Cassady's collected letters, in collaboration with Neal's widow Carolyn.

The Path

Robert Front: My three most important teachers/influences to date: Suzuki Roshi, late abbot Tassajara Zen Monastery where I was head gardener ('69-'71). Roshi taught beginner's mind, a beginning again & again that never ends. Alan Chadwick, master horticulturist, threw rocks at us at Green Gulch Farm & asked us to perform impossible Malarepian tasks. He brought everyone to tears; I smiled he smiled back. & late master calligrapher, Hsieh Tzung-An, with whom I studied for twenty years. Reverence & respect, he taught, induce a stillness of mind & a mind in repose becomes the mirror of the universe. Calligraphic speciality, the Great Seal Script found on ancient Chou Dynasty bronzeware. Lectures on aesthetics & exhibits of my calligraphy in US (1987) sponsored by the Taiwan government.

Have lived in Taiwan since 1978 & teach contemporary American poetry/poetics at National Central University, Chung-Li.

Ordained Buddhist monk here in Taiwan (1980). Took robes in Burma, ordained Samiddhi Bhikkhu by Venerable Sayadaw U. Janaka (1995).

Publakaka: Kumarks Dancing With Chitta Before The World: Collected Poems 1978-1994 (unpublished); Click The Light Switch (1994); sTimulate (Aleya Dharma Press, 1994) written during a 100 day fast; The Green Book (Aleya Dharma Press, 1994); Mahakasyapa Smiled (1995); Our I Dear (1996); Mind of The Happy One (1997); Thisembalance (1998); Evam (1999); 8 years of practice for this & from which the illustrations for the Fischer interview were taken; Pearls In A Pile Of Shit (2000); Pastel Presents (2000) & more, many many more.

Writing & olives, my last addictions. Yeah, let it all go!

Road Trips

John Brandi: John Brandi, poet, painter, photographer, traveler, and itinerant teacher, has authored several dozen books, including A Question of Journey, Heartbeat Geography, Weeding the Cosmos, Stone Garland, and Reflections in the Lizard's Eye. His Asian haiku, Empty Moon/Belly Full, is forthcoming from Book Faith India. Introduced to Asia through his father's travels, he has spent much of the past twenty-five years returning there from his home along the Rio Grande in New Mexico.

Politics

William Allegrezza is a poet and teacher who lives in Chicago. His poetry and criticism has been published in numerous zines and e-zines in several countries, and he is the editor of Moria, an e-zine for experimental poetry. Currently, he is working on his dissertation for a doctorate in Comparative Literature from Louisiana State University. He holds other university degrees in English from the University of Dallas and LSU.

Tom Devaney is the author of The American Pragmatist Fell In Love (Banshee Press). His work has appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Journal for Peace & Justice, and The Tricycle Buddhist Review Online. Devaney works with the puppet group "The Lost Art of Puppet," and his poems can be found in PS 1's catalogue for "Greater New York," American Poetry: The Next Generation, and on Exquisite Corpse.

Renaissances

Meg-Wise Lawrence is the author of The Germ: A Pre-Raphaelite Exploration. She has written fiction, poetry and reviews for many magazines and ezines, including Enterzone and Perfect Sound Forever. More of her writing can be found at her web pages http://www.walrus.com/~gibralto/ and http://www.gibralto.com/. She grew up
in New Jersey and currently lives in New York City with her three children.

Reviews

Jack Foley is a poet and critic who, with his wife Adelle, performs his work frequently in the San Francisco Bay Area. His radio show, "Cover to Cover," airs every Wednesday at three on KPFA-FM; his column, "Foley's Books," appears weekly in the online magazine, The Alsop Review. His most recent books are the companion volumes, O Powerful Western Star and Foley's Books: California Rebels, Beats, and Radicals, both from Pantograph Press.

Mary Sands: (see above)

 

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