Waly Salomão (1943 - 2003) was a Syrian-Brazilian poet. His book Algaravias: Câmara de Ecos won the 1995 Prêmio Jabuti, Brazil's highest literary prize.
Michael Nicoloff is the author of the chapbooks "Punks", Mixed Grill (Monologue Version), and I Hope You Die, as well as the CD "Punkses" (After Ketjak). With Alli Warren, he wrote Bruised Dick and Eunoia. Formerly a curator of the (New) Reading Series at 21 Grand and Artifact, he presently serves on the board of Small Press Traffic and is an organizer with the Bay Area Public School.
Pattie McCarthy is the author of six books: Quiet Book (forthcoming from Apogee Press), nulls, Marybones, Table Alphabetical of Hard Words, Verso, and bk of (h)rs. A former Pew Fellow in the Arts, she teaches at Temple University.
Alan Felsenthal runs a small press called The Song Cave (www.the-song-cave.com) with Ben Estes. They co-edited A Dark Dreambox of Another Kind: The Poems of Alfred Starr Hamilton. His first collection of poems is forthcoming from Ugly Duckling Presse.
Barb Smith is a Brooklyn based artist born in Kokomo, Indiana. Her writing has been featured in No Dear Magazine, The Saint Lucy, and Mahkzin. Her website is www.barbarasmithart.com.
Alex Batkin has an MFA in poetry and is currently studying acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. He lives in New York.