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Volume 3 Number 5, May 1997

David Gilbert's books include I Shot the Hairdresser (Detour Press) and Five Happiness (Trip Street Press). He has coedited (with Karl Roeseler) 2000andWhat?, an anthology of stories published by Trip Street Press. Currently he is working on a novel, Crime and Dancing.

Kyle Jarrard is an editor working at the International Herald Tribune. He has published in North American Review and New Orleans Review, and his novel, Over There, has just been published by Baskerville.

Kathrine Jason has published poems in The New Yorker and in numerous literary magazines. She is editor/translator of Words in Commotion and Other Stories by Tommaso Landolfi (Viking-Penguin, 1986) and of an anthology, Name and Tears: Forty Years of Italian Fiction (Graywolf Press, 1990).

Since leaving South Carolina for Japan in 1988, Suzanne Kamata has modelled for a textbook cover, written and done the voice-over for a TV commercial, started a literary magazine, planted trees with the Emperor and served as post-master-for-a- day. Her writing appears most recently in International Quarterly, Japanophile, Manoa, Calyx, Wingspan, Art Times, Happy, and the e-zine Kudzu. She is the editor of The Broken Bridge, an anthology of fiction by expatriates in Japan forthcoming from Stone Bridge Press.

David Keith is a writer, traveler, and teacher, currently living in Dallas, Texas, where he edits Hootenanny Magazine.

Gary Kern is the author of the memoir Misfortune (Xenos Books, 1990) and the novel The Last Snow Leopard (Ghost Dance, 1996). Long involved in Russian studies, he has translated eight books, including Before Sunrise by Mikhail Zoshchenko (Ardis, 1974), Snake Train by Velimir Khlebnikov (Ardis, 1976) and This I Cannot Forget: The Memoirs of Nikolai Bukharin's Widow by Anna Larina (Norton, 1993). He is currently working on a large study involving Soviet defectors. "Red-Tailed Hawk" is from a book of stories called 51 Reincarnations in which each work is a new life.

Chris Semansky's poetry and fiction have appeared in a number of journals including Cimarron Review, College English, Exquisite Corpse, American Letters & Commentary, and Voices West. His first collection of poems, Death, But at a Good Price, received the Nicholas Roerich Prize for 1991 and was published by Story Line Press. "Furniture" is from a recently completed collection of stories, Wise Guys & Sad Sacks. He is the founder and sole proprietor of Apocalypse Joe's, a pre-millennial club supplying products for all of your turn-of-the-century needs.

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