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First Incision

BIO: Adam Ford is the author of a novel called Man Bites Dog, a collection of poems called Not Quite the Man for the Job, a zine called Jutchy Ya Ya and at least one comic called The Lives and Times of Jerry the Nerky Lizard. He also edits Going Down Swinging. Today he made a cartoon of a bouncing ball and it excited him so. Visit his homepage.

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Alongside

There is no grip stricter than history. The bare bed, the light turned out too soon. Where the stairs end. A tired nightnurse doing half-hearted rounds past mostly empty cots. Unfillable stillnesses. The absence of hands on us. The vacant …

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Fever Dreams

Canadian-born Ian McBryde has been well-published both in Australia and many countries overseas. His fourth collection of poetry, Equatorial, was published 2001, and he has just released his second CD of spoken-word, entitled The Still Company. His next collection of poetry, Domain will be released by Five Islands Press in 2004.

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Eurydice

Justin Lowe has published three collections of poetry, one novel, and had songs recorded by artists as diverse as The Whitlams, The Impossibles and Sydney jazz diva Lily Dior. He writes reviews for the award-winning Red Room Radio Project.

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Art Critic

Christopher has had poetry, fiction, translations & photographs in Combo, Quarterly Literary Review of Singapore, Janus Head, Savoy, Renditions, Retort, and is the author of notebook and sheaves.

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Elude

What I know about zombies? Haiti invented them, as did The US, The French, The Spaniards slavery and the Caribs, but mostly it was sugar. Papa Legba or your local houngan could have something to say about the dearth above. …

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Chapter 7

Paul Magee is a poet, essayist and logician. His first book, From Here to Tierra del Fuego, a work of surrealist anthropology, was published in 2000. As well as poetry and short stories, he has also published on Filipino liberation theology, the poetry of Octavio Paz, Marxist theory and psychoanalytic logic.

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Request

Jen recently returned to Auckland after eight years in Wollongong and Sydney. Her collection Admissions was published in 2000, in the Five Islands Press New Poets Program.

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Sarah Connor’s Last Ride

Paul Mitchell lives in Melbourne and his collection, Minorphysics, will be released by IP in October 2003. He is also a contributing editor of Cordite.

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Buffy

S.K. Kelen's most recent book is Goddess of Mercy (Brandl & Schlesinger).

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Dangers of Spilled Ink

Arlene Ang lives in Venice, Italy and works as a freelance translator and web designer. She also edits the Italian Niederngasse. Her poetry has recently appeared in The Paumanok Review, Sometimes City, Eclectica, Tryst and Megaera.

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