about this contributor:


AMY TRUSSELL's poetry has been published extensively in journals including The New Orleans Review, Poetry Flash, The Prague Revue, ReVision, Oshun Afrikan Quarterly, and Mesechabe. Online her work can be seen at Moon Dance, Pig Iron Malt, sendecki, Moria, Big Bridge and birthlove.com. Her work will be forthcoming in "Arthur", "Poetry Salzburg", and "Story South". She founded a blues/folk CD label, Front Porch Records, in 1997 with poet-musician Jake Berry. Her collaborative book of poems with Donna Kuhn is forthcoming in 2003 from Blue Sushi Press.


TOM WRIGHT is a writer, musician, and broadcast journalist from Mississippi. He currently lives in Atlanta, where he works as a news producer for CNN International. Tom was a founding member of the now-defunct band "Little Bobby Taylors" and has collaborated on various projects with A Di Michele, Judson Henry, Faith Kleppinger, Neil Fried and Clark Vreeland. In the early nineties, he organized poetry readings in his hometown, Jackson; his greatest literary claim to fame is winning second prize in a student poetry competition at Mississippi College.


A DI MICHELE is an author, woodworker, and assemblage artist. His work has been published in Lost and Found Times, New Orleans Review, ZYX, Anemone, Caffeine, Mesechabe, Meat Epoch and others. His poems are online at Rogue Wave, Alchemix, Exquisite Corpse, etc . Books have included THE MOILLIFIER (Synathesia Press, San Francisco) and NAY-PAY-LORON (Fell Swoop #42, New Orleans). He and Amy Trussell are collaborators of the book length poem, UNGULATIONS.