Ewa Chrusciel is a poet and translator
currently completing her PhD in poetry and cognitive poetics at
Illinois State University. She holds an MA from the Jagiellonian University, Krakow. In 2003, Studium
published her first book of poetry in Polish entitled Furkot. Her poems and translations have been
published in a variety of journals and anthologies in the United
States, Poland, Hungary, and Italy, such as Studium, Zeszyty
Literackie, Chicago Review, Lyric, Spoon
River, ClanDestino , Il Giornale,and Przekladaniec. Other poems from her
new collection, A Life, have been published in XCP:
Cultural Poetics: Streetnotes 2006, Pebble Lake Review,
and are forthcoming in Mandorla and American Letters and
Jason Letts is in the MA English program at the State University of New York at New Paltz, where he works as a teaching assistant. With his class, he explores questions pertaining to evolving self-perceptions in relation to social influence and past experience through a variety of scientific, theoretical, and religious frameworks. "Come On" represents his first attempt to ponder these issues in fiction from the perspective of evolutionary psychology.
Tanya Marcuse has received awards and honors including a 2002-3 Guggenheim Fellowship, a 2003 Anson Kittredge Grant, a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, as well as fellowships from the Center for Photography at Woodstock, and the Dutchess County Arts Council. Her photographs have been exhibited widely, and her work has been written about in the New York Times, New York Magazine, the Village Voice, Artnews, Photo-eye, Photography Quarterly, Art in America, PDN, Art Issues and Artforum. Her photographs are in the collections of the Corcoran Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Yale Art Gallery, The Library of Congress and numerous private collections. Tanya currently teaches photography at Simon's Rock College of Bard. A book of her project, Undergarments and Armor, has recently been released by Nazraeli Press. The project is the recipient of the 2005 JGS book project award. She earned her MFA from Yale University School of Art.
Alden Marin is a resident of the Pacific Palisades and Malibu, and was educated locally, as well as at Stanford and the Sorbonne. He's published four chapbooks: Paddling to Misto, Counting to One Thousand, Asparagus on Toast, and Illusions of Sweetness. His poems have also been published by LA Weekly and Stanford’s literary magazine Sequoia.
Robert Perchan was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and grew up there. Educated after a fashion at Duke and Ohio Universities, he taught for the U.S. Navy’s Program for Afloat College Education (PACE) on ships deployed in Rota, Spain, the Mediterranean Sea and the Western Pacific Ocean before moving, in his words, “onward and awkward.” His poems, stories and essays have appeared in scores of literary journals in the USA and abroad and a number of them have been included in anthologies published by Dell, Black Sparrow, City Lights and Global City Press. In 1991 Watermark Press (Wichita) brought out his prose poem novella Perchan’s Chorea: Eros and Exile, which was translated into French and published by Quidam Editeur (Meudon) in 2002. His poetry collection Fluid in Darkness, Frozen in Light won the 1999 Pearl Poetry Prize and was published in book form in 2000. Most recently his poetry chapbooks Mythic Instinct Afternoon and Overdressed to Kill won the 2005 Poetry West Chapbook Prize (Poetry West, Colorado Springs) and the 2005 Weldon Kees Award (Backwaters Press, Omaha) respectively. He currently resides in Pusan, South Korea. Bob's poem, "Late Blooming" appeared in Entelechy's issue 6.
Jason Tandon's poems are forthcoming in Bayou, Broken Bridge Review, Eclipse, Euphony, Green Hills Literary Lantern, Poet Lore, the strange fruit, and RE:AL, and have recently appeared in The Bitter Oleander, Cairn, Coe Review, Epicenter, Folio, Four Corners, and Vox, among others. He teaches First-Year Writing at the University of New Hampshire, and he is an intern poetry editor at the Paris Review.