Contributors' Notes for Issue 2

Gregory Betts is the author of If Language and Haikube. He lives in St. Catharines where he curates the Grey Borders Reading Series and edits PRECIPICe magazine. He teaches Canadian and Avant-Garde literature.

Alan Davies was born in Canada, has lived for over half his life in New York City. Alan is the author of RAVE (Roof), NAME (This), CANDOR (O Books), and SIGNAGE (Roof), an untitled collaboration with photographer M. M. Winterford (Zasterle Press), Sei Shonagon (hole books), among many other books. His BOOK 5, part of a long ongoing work, was recently published by Katalanch√©. He has books two new books – BOOK 6 (House Press), Odes (Faux Press), and two books forthcoming, BOOK 1 (Harry Tankoos Press), and a book from Sonaweb. More information is available at –
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Mark Enslin:
"Read Dear," "Homelandless," and "Seam" were written in 2005; "Point and Shoot" in 2007. My involvement in this project says a lot about me and poetics.

Andy Gricevich lives in Madison, Wisconsin, from which he departs frequently to work with the Prince Myshkins and the Nonsense Company. Return Policy is a continuing chain of serial poems that may go on forever, or not at all. Recent online poems can be found in Moria, Pinstripe Fedora, and Dromedaries. On rare occasions does he ruminate at Otherwise.

Ray Hsu has published poems in Fence, New American Writing and The Walrus. His book, Anthropy, won the 2005 League of Canadian Poets' Gerald Lampert Award. He teaches creative writing at the University of British Columbia.

Kristen Orser holds an MFA from Columbia College Chicago. Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Indefinite Space, Ab Ovo, elimae, Caketrain, Foursquare, If Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. She always wants to know when it's time to eat or if we are there yet. Read more tiny details at

Christina Strong is a poet and designer. Chapbooks and ebooks include Utopian Politics and Anti-Erato. She is the editor of Openmouth Press (recent title: Rebis, by Mitch Highfill).

Andrew Zawacki's latest poetry volume, Petals of Zero Petals of One, is due this fall from Talisman House. He also has a quartet of chapbooks forthcoming: Bartleby's Waste-book (Particle Series), Arrow's shadow (Equipage), Roche limit(Track & Field), and Georgia (Katalanche), co-winner of the 1913 Prize. He is coeditor of Verse magazine, a branch of which can be found at