MEL NICHOLS lives in Washington, DC and teaches digital poetry at George Mason University. Her poems have appeared in numerous magazines, including PipLit, Forklift Ohio, Anomaly, and Fascicle. She is co-editor of the journal ILLUMINATED MEAT. Her recent chapbook is DAY POEMS (Edge 2005).
LESLIE SCALAPINO is the author of over 20 books of poetry, fiction, essays, & drama. Recent works include DAHLIA'S IRIS: SECRET AUTOBIOGRAPHY & FICTION, IT'S GO IN QUIET ILLUMINED GRASS LAND, ORCHID JETSAM, and ZITHER & AUTBIOGRAPHY. Her long poem WAY received the Poetry Center Award, the Lawrence Lipton Prize, and the American Book Award. She lives in Oakland where she publishes O Books, and teaches in the Bard College summer MFA Program.