Mary Burger is the author of Nature's Maw Gives and Gives (Duration Press, 1999), Bleeding Optimist (Xurban Press, 1994) and Thin Straw That I Suck Life Through (Melodeon, forthcoming). She edits Second Story Books, featuring cross-genre narrative/lyrical works, and co-edited the journal Proliferation from 1994-1999. Her writing has appeared in Chain, mirage #4 period(ical), An Anthology of New (American) Poets (Talisman House, 1998), and elsewhere. Her work can be found online at the St. Mark's Poetry Project Poets and Poems Archives, read me, idiom, and non.
Robert Glück is the author of eight books of poetry and fiction, most recently two novels: Margery Kempe and Jack the Modernist (both from High Risk Books, 1994 and 1995). Glück's next book, Denny Smith, is a collection of stories. Glück was an Associate Editor at Lapis Press, and Director of The Poetry Center at San Francisco State University, where he teaches fiction. His critical articles have appeared in Poetics Journal, The Village Voice, The London Times Literary Supplement and The Review of Contemporary Fiction. He also writes for Nest: A Quarterly of Interiors.
Camille Roy is a writer and performer of fiction, poetry, and plays. Her most recent book is a work of fiction entitled SWARM (Black Star Series). Earlier books include The Rosy Medallions (poetry and prose, from Kelsey St.Press, published in 1995) and Cold Heaven (plays, from O Books, published in 1993). She lives in San Francisco and teaches creative writing privately and at San Francisco State University. Website: http://www.grin.net/~minka.
Gail Scott's books
include the novels My Paris (Mercury Press, 1999), Main Brides
(Coach House, 1993, Talonbooks,1997), Heroine (Coach House, 1987, Talonbooks,
1999); the short story collection Spare Parts (Coach House, 1982), the
essay collections Spaces like Stairs (Women's Press, 1989) and La
théorie, un dimanche, co-authored with Nicole Brossard et al. remue-ménage,
1988). Her work has been translated into French and German. Main Brides
was named one of the best Montréal novels of the century by a panel of
Montréal critics. A co-founder of the journals Tessera (bilingual
English/French) and Spirale (French-language), Scott teaches creative
writing at Concordia University.