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.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
Simon has had poems published in Verandah, Meanjin, Westerly, Visible Ink, cordite (6&7) and Going Down Swinging, and a couple of radio plays broadcast on Radio National.
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.
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.
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.
S.K. Kelen's most recent book is Goddess of Mercy (Brandl & Schlesinger).
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.