Fiction: Lord Alice
Dallas Angguish is a poet and writer based in Australia. He has been published in Australia, Asia, and the United States. He is currently writing a novel, For The Love Of Winter, expected to be completed by the end of 2005. His favourite animal is the wombat.
Michelle Auerbach's work has been published in Van Gogh's Ear, Bombay Gin, Xcp, Chelsea, and The American Drivel Review. She is the author of the historical novella Alice Modern (2005 Excessive Poetics Press). Auerbach lives and teaches writing in Colorado where she received her MFA from Naropa University.
Fiction: From The Quince Seed Potion
Morteza Baharloo was born in Iran in 1961, emigrated to the United States in 1978, and now lives in Houston. He is chairman and cofounder of Healix, Ltd., a Texas-based international provider of pharmaceutical and healthcare services. Baharloo returns periodically to Iran, where he is restoring rural estates built by his grandfather and great-uncles in the 1920s. More information on the author and his work is available at www.mortbaharloo.com.
S. Bear Bergman
Poetry: Broken Open
S. Bear Bergman is a theater artist, writer, instigator and gender-jammer; touring hir award-winning shows "Ex Post Papa" and "Clearly Marked" around the country to colleges, universities and theater festivals, including the National Gay and Lesbian Theater Festival and the National Transgender Theater Festival. Ze has been heard and published in a variety of places, lives on the web at www.sbearbergman.com, and makes a home in Northampton, Massachusetts where ze is the very lucky husbear of a magnificent femme.
Featured Lodestar Writer: Prose: Excerpts from Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers, Love Between Women in 1928: Why Progressivism Is Not Always Progress
Lillian Faderman has published numerous books about lesbian history and lesbian literature, including
Surpassing The Love Of Men,
Lesbians In Germany,
Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers,
Chloe Plus Olivia,
To Believe In Women,
and her memoir,
Naked In The Promised Land.
Her work has been recognized by four Lambda Literary Awards, two American Library Association Awards, the American Association of University Women's Distinguished Senior Scholar Award, and several lifetime achievement awards for lesbian/gay scholarship, including Yale University's James Brudner Award, the Monette/Hurwitz Award, and the Publishing Triangle Award. She teaches literature and creative writing at California State University, Fresno.
Fiction: Dick and Jane Grow Up
Valerie Frankel's many short stories have appeared in the anthologies Legends of the Pendragon and In The Outposts of Beyond, as well as forthcoming in Once Upon a World, The Kings of the Night, and three best of the year anthologies. Her work has also been published in Marsdust, SFCrowsnest, and forty other magazines. She reviews monthly books for New Pages and Rambles, as well as Bookreview.com and The Drexel Online Journal. She currently teaches grammar and creative writing at a number of private institutions and was the recipient of the Phelan Award 2004 first place for humor and satire. Her website is www.calithwain.com.
Featured Poetry: Discount Heaven, Slut, Affection Control
Christine Hamm has an MA in Creative Writing and is a graduate of Reed College. Her poetry has been published by Poetry Midwest, Exquisite Corpse, Kitchen Sink, Snowmonkey, Rattle, Absinthe Literary Review, Adirondack Review, and many others. She was also a finalist in the Atlanta Review International Poetry Contest. In 2004, she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She teaches poetry workshops in New York City and is the literary editor of several journals. Her chapbook and alphabet book are available at www.lulu.com/sharpNpencil.
Stacy Nathaniel Jackson
Poetry: Transitory Floats at the Bottom of the Pool, Funk
Stacy Nathaniel Jackson is an African American / Filipino transman residing in San Francisco. His work has appeared in SoMa Literary Review and The Big Ugly Review. He is pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at San Francisco State University. His community involvement has included board seats on the San Francisco LGBT Community Center Project, the literary journal ZYZZYVA, and mayoral appointment to San Francisco's Transgender Civil Rights Implementation Task Force.
Poetry: Insolent Freedoms
Before she returned to school in San Francisco, Judith Jordan washed dishes, danced in a strip club, and worked in a carnival. She parked cars in Portland, cut hoagies in Philadelphia, and took tickets at the Houston Rodeo, all in a different uniform. She's lived in mobile homes, tractor trailers, attics, garages, hostels, hotels, a train station, a walk-in closet, and a men's shelter. She sings to learn how to talk and dances to learn how to walk. firstname.lastname@example.org is a transfemme sub who was once arrested for refusing to identify herself.
Danny Thanh Nguyen
Danny Thanh Nguyen is one-third of the literary-trash phenomenon "DJ Berkley" and a founding member of the Vietnamese Artist Collective. As a senior editor for the non-profit HIFY, he teaches writing and 'zine-making workshops for young people. His work has appeared in Transfer and Rudolf's Diner, among other publications. "Engrish" is his first published poem. Danny lives in San Francisco and feels silly talking in the third person. Contact him at email@example.com.
Fiction: All the Young Boys Love Alice
David Pratt published his short story "All the Young Boys Love Alice" in Lodestar Quarterly, Issue 13.
He has also published short fiction in Blithe House Quarterly, Genre, The James White Review, Harrington Gay Men's Fiction Quarterly, and other periodicals. He has written, directed, and performed work for the stage, including productions -- all in New York City -- at the Cornelia Street Cafe, Dixon Place, HERE Arts Center, and in the Eighth Annual New York International Fringe Festival in 2004.
Featured Fiction: Compromise
Patrick Roscoe is the author of seven internationally acclaimed books of fiction which have been translated into nine languages. His widely published and anthologized work has appeared in Christopher Street, The James White Review, Blithe House Quarterly, and Harrington Gay Men's Fiction Quarterly. Patrick Roscoe's short fiction has won two CBC Canadian Literary Awards, a Pushcart Prize, and a Lorian Hemingway Short Story Award; it has received a pair of Distinguished Story citations from Best American Stories, and is frequently selected for Best Canadian Stories. (Photo credit: Patrick Roscoe in the Laboratory of Love Sevilla 2004 © Olivier de Maderas)
Poetry: Sestina for Stockhausen, Dulce et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori, Sonnet in 7.62mm
Featured Drama: Vessels
Kim Yaged is an award-winning playwright whose work has been performed throughout North America. Her chamber opera www.love was showcased by the New York City Opera and subsequently performed in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This production won four Best of 2001 Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Production, and was runner-up in two other categories. Kim was a recipient of the Kennedy Center's Meritorious Achievement Award for the Diego Rivera Theatre's production of her play America. She was also an ArtServe grant recipient. Kim has written children's books for Disney Publishing. Her short stories and poetry are included in anthologies published by Ballantine Books, Cleis Press, and Arsenal Pulp Press. (Photo credit: Sarah Grace Shierson Dumser)
Abe Louise Young
Abe Louise Young lives in Austin, Texas where she teaches and performs. Other recent poems are published in Bloom, New Letters, Hawai'i Review, and Borderlands, and she writes a monthly review for Lambda Book Report. If you'd like to read more, please visit www.abelouiseyoung.com.
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