..:: CONTENTS ::..

..:: POETRY ::..
Charles Bernstein
  The Bricklayer's Arms
kari edwards
  from: obedience
David Harrison Horton
  Articles of Favorable Treatment (February 1912)
Mark Kanak
  derating curves 
  support bearing 
  paunsdorf, the six or the eight 
Friedrich Kerksieck
  Fifteen ways of water: 
Yung Seoul Kim
  Midnight Jade 
  On Asian Pears
Sundin Richards
  A Rooster In The Garden
  Looting Mary-Celeste 
  Hillbilly Dictionary 
  The Ruination Of My Right Arm   
Jeremy James Thompson
  Febrifuge & Foxtrot 
  PEEPERS (lick the candy mirror) 
  Beloved: Refrain\ you are a reel of film 
  Schmaltz Routines 
  Wearing the antique guile hat 
  Moon Shine (V/T)arnish

..:: PROSE ::..
Adam Benforado
Martha Clarkson
Todd Scott Moffett

..:: ART ::..
Wes Tilson
  Cycling Mandalas

..:: REVIEWS ::..
J. Mara Goldberg
  Lyn Hejinian, The Fatalist 
Chad Lietz
  Claudia Keelan, The Devotion Field 
J.D. Mitchell
   Stephen Ratcliffe, Portraits & Repetition

..:: ETC ::..
  Contributor's Notes

..:: ARCHIVES ::..
  Volume I, Issue I
  Volume I, Issue II


Adam Benforado
is a Frank Knox Fellow with the Cambridge Faculty of Law.  His work has appeared in an eclectic mix of publications, from the Baltimore Sun to the Emory Law Journal to Crustaceana.  He is currently editing his first novel.

Charles Bernstein's most recent book is Shadowtime, a libretto, written for composer Brian Ferneyhough. He teaches at the University of Pennsylvania. More info at his weblog at the Electronic Poetry Center.

Martha Clarkson designs corporate interiors in Seattle. She is a graduate of University of Oregon and writes both fiction and poetry. Her work can be found in Seattle Review, pindledyboz, monkeybicycle.net, and forthcoming in Nimrod.

kari edwards is author of iduna (O Books, 2003), a day in the life of p. (subpress collective, 2002), a diary of lies– Belladonna #27 (Belladonna Books, 2002), and post/(pink) (Scarlet Press, 2000). edwards’ work can also be found in Scribner’s The Best American Poetry 2004, Civil Disobediences: Poetics and Politics in Action (Coffee House Press, 2004), Biting the Error: writers explore narrative (Coach House, 2004), and Bisexuality and Transgenderism: InterSEXions of the Others (Hawoth Presss, Inc., 2004). kari can always be contacted at: [email protected].

David Harrison Horton is author of Pete Hoffman Days (Pinball, 2003). His work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Denver Quarterly, Five Fingers Review, 580 Split and Pom2. He currently lives and writes in Beijing, China. [email protected].

Mark Kanak is a writer and translator currently based in Seattle. Work has recently appeared (or is forthcoming) in Prague Literary Review, Circumference, Poetry Salzburg Review and others. Recent translations (into English) include Helicopter Hysteria by Heinrich Dubel, selected work from Austrian author Peter Pessl, including his book of short stories, Aquamarine (Twisted Spoon), and (into German) Jeff Tweedy’s Adult Head (Lautsprecher Press, Stuttgart). Two new collections are forthcoming later this year from Horse Less Press (Providence) and Lautsprecher Press.

Friedrich Kerksieck runs Small Fires Press (www.smallfirespress.com) & is currently working on a postcard-poem manuscript with cohort Airen McNally.

Yung Seoul Kim is a recent Michener Fellow and 2005 graduate of the MFA program at the University of Texas, Austin. Forthcoming poems will appear in The Seattle Review, Sulphur River Literary Review, and Cranky. Previous work has been published in The Briar Cliff Review and New York Stories Magazine. Yung recently completed a first book of poetry entitled Internal Wild. Born in Seoul, she is a former resident of Manhattan, Paris, and London. She lives in Los Angeles.  

Todd Scott Moffett is a professor of English at the Community College of Southern Nevada and associate editor of Red Rock Review. As a writer or editor, he has published two books, an anthology, a textbook, and a few poems and stories. He lives in Las Vegas with his wife and his daughter who is becoming more of a genius every day.

Sundin Richards has been the recipient of several attentions for his poems. He is a construction worker, living in Salt Lake City.

Jeremy James Thompson’s published works include Stupid Paper Book (Stupid Books), Knuckles (Mister Mr. Publications), and Junk as a Series of Misunderstandings (a Press is a Press). He was born in Los Angeles, CA, and now resides in Oakland, CA, where he is pursuing his Masters at Mills College.

Wes Tilson, a 52- year-old school teacher of seventh grade language arts in Tampa, turned to Macromedia Flash to present information to students in a more interesting format. These cycling mandalas represent a synthesis combining animating techniques and realization of the cyclic nature of education and the learning experience.