about this contributor:


ELLEN REDBIRD is a writer, poetry teacher, performer, and Californian. She earned a BA in Literature from The College of Creative Studies, UCSB, and an MFA in Poetry from The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, Naropa University. She runs Pyriform Press (http://www.pyriformpress.com) and edits the performance literature journal Nerve Lantern (email: redbird@pyriformpress.com). Her poems/texts have appeared in Spectrum (1994), Into the Teeth of the Wind (Nov./Dec.1999), Avoid Strange Men (April 2002), For Immediate Release (May 2002), Bombay Gin (2002), and Chain #9 (2002).