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mez breeze

"Mez does for code poetry as jodi and Vuk Cosic have done for ASCII Art: Turning a great, but naively executed concept into something brilliant, paving the ground for a whole generation of digital artists." (Florian Cramer). The impact of her unique code/net.wurks [constructed via her pioneering net.language "mezangelle"] has been equated with the work of Shakespeare, James Joyce, Emily Dickinson, and Larry Wall. Mez has exhibited and published extensively since the early 90s and her awards include the 2001 VIF Prize [Germany], the JavaMuseum Artist Of The Year 2001 [Germany], 2002 Newcastle New Media Poetry Prize [Australia], winner of the 2006 Site Specific Index Page Competition [Italy] + awarded the 2007 "Deep Structure: Deep Play" Neutral Ground/Soil Digital Media Commission [Canada]. Mez is also a Synthetic Ecology Strategist, Futurist and Game Theorist who practices _Poetic Game Interventions_ [the creative manipulation of MMO parameters in order to disrupt or comment on various aspects of augmented states]

Rachael Stanford

Rachael Stanford is currently pursuing her Master's in Technical Writing at Illinois State University and her work has appeared in Illinois State's creative writing journal, Euphemism . When not working or writing papers for ISU, she enjoys writing poetry, short stories, playing the piano, and going to zoos, museums, and 80's hair metal concerts. She currently resides in Mackinaw, Illinois, where she spends her down time watching clouds, having midnight milkshakes with childhood friends, and playing with her cats, Tesla and Maravich.

Brooks Johnson            

Patrick Chapman

Patrick Chapman' s poetry collections are Jazztown , (Raven Arts Press, 1991), The New Pornography (Salmon, 1996), Breaking Hearts and Traffic Lights (Salmon, 2007) and A Shopping Mall on Mars (BlazeVOX, 2008).  He has also written a collection of stories, The Wow Signal (Bluechrome, 2007); Burning the Bed (2003), a multi-award-winning film starring Gina McKee and Aidan Gillen; and an audio play, Doctor Who: Fear of the Daleks (Big Finish, 2007). He lives in Dublin, Ireland.

Aaron Anstett

Aaron Anstett's collections are Sustenance, No Accident (Nebraska Book Award and the Balcones Poetry Prize), and Each Place the Body's. Recent poems appear in Anti-, Court Green, and Many Mountains Moving. He lives in southern Colorado with his wife and children.

Abby Stringer

Abby Stringer, I am currently residing in Boise Idaho, I wish I was residing somewhere else. Don't be fooled, Boise is not the metropolis you would expect it to be.  I am a life long student at Boise State University.  My major is Social Work and random electives. 

Scott Abels

Originally from Nebraska, Scott Abels has an MFA from Boise State University.   Recent poems have appeared in LUNGFULL!, Past Simple, Sixth Finch, Spooky Boyfriend, Shampoo, Sawbuck, No Tell Motel, and Word for / Word (forthcoming).   He currently lives and teaches in Honolulu.

Adam Siegel

Adam Siegel lives in Northern California.  Stations: USAF, University of Minnesota, University of California, Berkeley, and San Jose State University.  Publications and translations in: _Context_, _XCP_, _Streetnotes_, _elimae_, _Dogmatika_, _ActionYes_, etc.  Current projects: translations from the German (Johannes Bobrowski, Hubert Fichte) and the Russian (Viktor Shklovsky), and a book of recitations.

adam strauss


Alec Newman

Alec Newman is not the British actor who starred in the TV adaptation of 'Dune', but he is British, and he was born in 1975.

Andy Frazee

Andy Frazee studies and teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Georgia in Athens.  His chapbook That the World Should Never Again Be Destroyed By Flood was selected by Dan Beachy-Quick for the New American Press chapbook contest, and is forthcoming in July 2009; his work also appears in Cannot Exist, Eleven Eleven, Bath House, and elsewhere.


Antony Hitchin is a sometimes heretical purveyor of poetry and prose. Poetry is one of his more respectable vices and he has been published in numerous small press and independent journals including ‘3AM', ‘Zygote in my Coffee', ‘Underground Voices', ‘Ditch', 'Parasitic', and ‘Guild of Outsider Writers.' He is currently working on chapbooks of cut-up poetry and his first full-length collection. Antony is particularly passionate about trying to transcend dualities and binaries in his work. You can catch newly updated experiments at: < >  and < >

Ashley VanDoorn

Ashley VanDoorn lives in Atlanta and has published poems in the following journals: American Letters & Commentary, The Canary , Seneca Review, Web Conjunctions, Gulf Coast, No Tell Motel, Typo, Coconut, Word For/Word, Shampoo, glitterpony, La Petite Zine, Wire Sandwich, and Pinstripe Fedora.

Dennis Barone

My newest work of fiction is North Arrow: Stories from Quale Press and I am co-editor with James Finnegan, Visiting Wallace: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of Wallace Stevens from University of Iowa Press

Alex Stolis

Brian Hardie

Brian Hardie, 24, has been writing poetry since the age of seven. He was born, raised and still resides in Portland, Oregon. His work been published in numerous small press journals/E-zines including The Pebble Lake Review(Houston, TX), Conceit Magazine(San Fransisco, CA), Hudson View(NYC/South Africa), Decanto(UK),, SALiT Magazine(International),,,, Down In The Dirt Magazine, Expressions Online Literary Journal,, Lone Stars Magazine, Pure Francis, and Angel Exhaust(UK). This spring he is reading his work and speaking at Mount Hood Community College as a Guest Writer. He is also also in the process of writing a book of prose and poetry. He has been a musician for 16 years and have toured the west coast and mid west as a bass player for the Portland based experimental rock band Microtia. He also has his own expirimental music project in which he record and plays all of the instruments.

Christie Ann Reynolds

Christie Ann Reynolds is a native New Yorker with an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School. Her work can be found or is forthcoming in Critiphoria, My Name is Mud, Robot Melon, Sub-Lit and EOAGH. Her alter ego is a member of The Poetry Brothel.

Constance Stadler

Constance Stadler is the co-editor of the e-zine "Eviscerator Heaven". With more than dozens of publications in various print journals and anthologies, her most recent work appears in Gloom Cupboard. As a  political anthropologist specializing in North Africa, and classically trained violinist, her influences are multiform. Work in formative years with the late poet Gwendolyn Brooks was a seminal influence, but no less so than Sufi Dervish dancers, and the challenges of mastering Bruch's first concerto.

Curt Hopkins

Curt Hopkins is a militant Oregonian. He is also the Founding Director of the Committee to Protect Bloggers

Darren Caffrey

I grew up mainly in Dublin (Ireland), and completed my Honours Degree in Visual Arts Practice in 2007.  I am currently living in the town of Kilkenny as a practicing artist and poet.  In terms of the spoken word, my background is as much that of an emcee as it is a traditional poet, although neither with enough regularity.  I do listen however.  As an artist, I seek to compliment the poetic as a form of aesthethic derision, allowing the true beauty of such development to speak of itself.   

David Tolkacz

David Tolkacz is a native Buffalonian with an underdog fetish. He has been published by Moria Poetry for the poem Wake and has won several awards for his work as an undergraduate at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is the author of one book of short stories, one short play, and three books of poetry. He currently operates two blogs: < >  & < > .

David Wolach

David Wolach is professor of poetry, poetics, and new media at The Evergreen State College, and visiting professor in Bard College's Workshop In Language & Thinking.  Author of the chapbooks Fractions of M (Trainwreck Press, 2008), The Transcendental Insect Reader (Stormy Petrel Press, 2008), book burning to ashen strope (forth., Dusie Press) and a book of essays on German poetics & new opera, Acts of Art/Works of Violence (forth. Univ. of Sydney/SSLA), Wolach's poetry has appeared recently or is forthcoming from Dusie, 5_Trope, Eklesographia: An Imprint of Ahadada Books (Amy King ed.), Fact-Simile, Venereal Kittens, Bird Dog, CRIT, The Lower Half (Linh Dinh ed.), Counterexample Poetry and Poetics, Ditch, Night Train , and others.  His work, often collaborative/multi-media, has been performed at venues such as Buffalo Poetics, The Stain of Poetry, and The American Cybernetics Conference.

Dion Farquhar

Dion Farquhar is a poet and prose fiction writer with recent poems in Hamilton Stone Review, Right Hand Pointing, Shifter, Fifteen Project, City Works, SLAB, Ep;phany, etc. Her chapbook, Cleaving, won first prize at Poets Corner Press in 2007, and her first poetry book, Feet First, was one of two finalists for the 2008 Sinclair Prize and will be published by Evening Street Press in early 2010.

Donald Illich

Ed Baker

Felino Soriano

Felino Soriano (California) is a case manager working with developmentally and physically disabled adults.   He is the editor of the online journal, Counterexample Poetics, which focuses on International interpretations of experimental, philosophical, post-postmodern, and avant-garde poetry, art, and photography.   He is the author of five chapbooks and e-books, including Among the Interrogated (BlazeVOX [books], 2008) Feeling Through Mirages (Shadow Archer Press, 2008) and Calling Toward Clarity (Chippens Press, 2009), and also has a mini-chapbook forthcoming from Wheelhouse Magazine.   The internal collocation of philosophical studies with classic and avant-garde jazz explains his poetic stimulation.   Website:

Glenn R. Frantz

Glenn R. Frantz is from southeastern Pennsylvania.   His poetry has appeared most recently in Otoliths, Shadowtrain, 3by3by3, Great Works, and Sawbuck.

John C. Goodman

John C. Goodman lived in British Columbia and Ontario before settling in Newfoundland & Labrador. He has published a novel, Talking to Wendigo (Turnstone Press). His stories, poems and essays have appeared in The Fiddlehead; Otoliths; elimae; pax americana; Counterexample Poetics; Zygote in My Coffee and other magazines in Canada and the US. He is the editor of ditch, (, an online poetry magazine and the editor of Trainwreck Press , publishing chapbooks of avant garde poetry.

James Brown

James Brown has been writing since the 2nd grade.   He's a Niagara University graduate and works in television in Rochester, NY.

Jan Imgrund

Jan Imgrund lives and works as a poet and lawyer in Berlin. His work has appeared in a few reviews and anthologies in Germany, most recently in Jahrbuch der Lyrik (Poetry Yearbook) 2009. He translated a few of his own poems into English on a whim, and here they are.

Jay Snodgrass

Jay Snodgrass is the author of two books of poems, Monster Zero and The Underflower. He lives in Tallahassee, FL and teaches in Georgia at Bainbridge College

Jennifer H. Fortin

Jennifer H. Fortin works as an Assistant and holds an M.F.A. in Poetry from The New School. She is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Bulgaria 2004-2006). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Court Green, Copper Nickel, Action, Yes, GlitterPony, Typo, elimae, Ekleksographia, Sawbuck, Left Facing Bird, The Goucher Quarterly, AbroadView magazine and Ducts . She was a Finalist for the Poetry Foundation's 2008 Ruth Lilly Fellowship.

Joe Hall

Joe's first book of poems, Pigafetta Is My Wife, will be published by Black Ocean Press Spring 2010.  His work has appeared in Versal, Phoebe, Hayden's Ferry Review, Handsome, Cimarron Review, The Open Face Sandwich, and elsewhere.  He lives in Indiana where he is currently applying for Medicaid.

John Pursley III

John Pursley III is the author of several chapbooks, most recently Supposing, for Instance, Here in the Space-Time Continuum (Apprentice House Press 2009). If You Have Ghosts, his first full-length collection, was the Editor's Prize Selection for the 2009 Zone 3 Poetry Prize and will be released in early 2010. He teaches writing and literature at Clemson University.

John Moore Williams

John Moore Williams is a poet working in visual and verbal strains. He has authored three chapbooks so far: I discover i is an android (Trainwreck Press, 2008), writ10 (VUGG Books, 2008) and, with Matina L. Stamatakis, Xenophoria (forthcoming, 2009). Poems have appeared (or will appear) in such journals as Shampoo, Otoliths, Word for/ Word, Fieralingue, Turntable + Blue Light, The New Post-Literate and ditch, among others.

Karen Sandhu

Karen Sandhu lives in London. She is a student on the MA Poetic Practice course at Royal Holloway University of London. She is a practising book artist and poet. In this issue of BlazeVOX she includes an extract of diary entries from her book Voyaging Innocents , the result of a procedural process used to write through J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye , Ernest Hemingway's The Nick Adams Stories and Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer , to explore an alternative narrative and dialogue between the characters Holden, Nick and Tom. Examples of her most recent poetry can be found online at Street Cake Magazine. She has read at the Openned Reading Series (UK) and Runnymede Literary Festival (UK). In her spare time she continues to experiment with the book of which examples can be found at < >

Tony Leuzzi

Tony Leuzzi writes and teaches in Rochester, NY. His poems and prose have been published or are forthcoming in a number of journals, including Pinyon; SLANT; Rhino; Arts and Letters; Shiny; and The National Poetry Review. His first book of poems, Tongue-Tied and Singing, was published by Foothills in 2004.

Letitia Trent

Larry Gaffney

Luca Penne

Luca Penne's work has appeared in many magazines, including 2River View, Clockwise Cat, Forge, etc. He just moved from Vermont across the Connecticut River to New Hampshire, where he hopes to get a job in a food co-op now that the ski lifts have shut down for the warm seasons.

Mike Lyne

Mike Lyne was born in 1967 in Ireland, survived the Irish education system almost intact and moved to Germany where he works in IT. Approaching the point where half his lfe has been spent abroad has raised the question where his influences come from and how they mix; the search for the answer continues. His poetry appears online in his blog .

Mark Cunningham

I have three books out:  _80 Beetles_ from Otoliths, _Body Language_ from Tarpaulin Sky, and _71 Leaves_, an ebook from BlazeVox.  Later this year, Lamination Colony will be bringing out a chapbook titled _Georgic, with Eclogues for Interrogators_.

Matt Specht

Matt lives, breathes, writes, paints, sings, plays, acts, and sometimes works in the Racine/Kenosha area of southeast Wisconsin.  His work has been published in Word Riot , the Bathroom Magazine , and the 2010 Wisconsin Poets' Calendar .  He also co-curates BONK!, a monthly performance series sponsored by the Racine Public Library .  See more at .   

Michael Bernstein

Michael Bernstein was born and raised in Chicago, IL. He received a BA from Columbia College, and an MFA from Naropa University. His poems have appeared in magazines such as Puppy Flowers, Moria, Pinstripe Fedora and New American Writing.  He has taught Creative Writing to at-risks teens though Boulder Attention Homes in Boulder, CO, and as a visiting artist at the University of Tulsa. He has also worked as an editor on two literary journals: Columbia Poetry Review and Pinstripe Fedora. Michael currently lives and writes in Milwaukee, WI.

Michael Estabrook


Michael James Martin

I lived a decade in Southern California, then spent 2008 homeless in Long Beach. Previous work has appeared in RUMBLE , Caveat Lector, and forthcoming from Mythium . I currently live in North Texas, quietly working on a book of poems. Some blogging takes place at

Michael J. Opperman

Michael J. Opperman lives and works in Minneapolis.  His work has appeared in numerous publications, including Coe Review, New Hampshire Review, Maverick Magazine, The Blue Fog Journal, ditch, and Dislocate .  Michael was winner of the Academy of American Poets James Wright Prize for Poetry, and recently a finalist for both the SASE/Jerome Grant and MARGIE Review's Marjorie J. Wilson Best Poem Contest.

mike ruddick

Myl Schulz

Naomi Tarle

Naomi Tarle has a BA in English from University of California, Los Angeles, an MFA in Creative Writing in Poetry from Boise State University, 10+ out of date instant cameras, 5 old manual typewriters, 2 8mm video cameras and 1 new electric weed-whacker.

Nathan Hauke

Nathan Hauke lives in Salt Lake City.   His poetry has been published in Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Electronic Poetry Review; Eleven Eleven; EOAGH; Forklift, Ohio; Free Verse; Greatcoat; Gutcult; Interim; New American Writing; Parthenon West; Reconfigurations; The Tiny; Twenty Six; Word For/ Word; and XANTIPPE.


nina corwin

nina corwin is the author of Conversations With Friendly Demons and Tainted Saints . Recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize, her work has appeared in ACM, Bayou, Hotel Amerika, New Ohio Review, Southern Poetry and William & Mary Reviews . Psychotherapist in daylight hours, she has twice served as guest editor for Fifth Wednesday Journal.

Paul Siegell

Paul  Siegell is the author of   Poemergency Room   (Otoliths Books, 2008)  and the e-chap J?M>  (ungovernable press, 2008), and is the "parking lot attendant" over at  ReVeLeR @  eYeLeVeL . He is a staff  editor at Painted Bride  Quarterly , and has  contributed to The  American Poetry Review ,   MiPO , No Tell Motel , Coconut and other fine journals. HEADS  UP/COMING SUMMER '09: Paul's new book, jambandbootleg .

Paul Sutton

Paul Sutton was born in London in 1964, but brought up in Hertfordshire and Wiltshire. He studied at Jesus College Oxford, worked in industry until 2004, then left to travel, and now teaches English at a secondary school. He finds this environment stimulating – the rages and stresses are exactly the spurs needed for writing. And the insight gained is revealing; of how dull and pointless most “mainstream” poetry seems.

His collection “Broadsheet Asphyxia” (Original Plus Press) explores these ideas, as does the sequence “The Chronicles of Dave Turnip” (which will be available as a pamphlet later in 2009 from the same publisher). Two longer sequences of polemical work are available in a Salt anthology of poetry manifestos, “Troubles Swapped for Something Fresh”, due from Salt in September 2009.    


Dawn Christopher


Pete Miller

Pete Miller lives in Seattle with his wife and baby daughter. He is a graduate of Arizona State University's MFA program.  His poems have appeared, or are forthcoming, in 'Superstition Review ','H_ngm_n,' and 'Minus Times.'"

Rachel Weekes

Rachel Weekes is 36 years old and lives in London where she teaches Special Needs children in a secondary school. She writes poems. Next time she writes a bio she may consider lying about one or two points in an effort to make herself sound more interesting...

Raymond Farr

Raymond Farr's work appears most recently in Letterbox   Cannot Exist, Otoliths, Xstream, Cricket On Line Review, Dusie, & Venereal Kittens. His self-published chap books are available free. Email him at or   visit his blog at for links to his work.

RM Vaughan

RM Vaughan is a Toronto-based writer and video artist. His latest book is Troubled: A Memoir in Poems and Fragments (Coach House Books). Please visit < >  .

Richard Spuler

Spuler’s poems and short fiction have appeared in numerous literary magazines, including BlazeVOX < > , Word Slaw < > , Poetry Super Highway < > , Best Poem < > , Wizard of the Wind < > , Autumn Leaves < > , Miranda Magazine <;task=view&amp;id=243&amp;Itemid=27 > , New Mirage Quarterly < > , and forthcoming in Ugly Cousin < > , Breadcrumb Scabs < > , Unfeigned Coffee Fiend < > , South Jersey Underground < > , and The Houston Literary Review < > . He is currently working an a collection of short stories and poetry (Memorabilia and Other Assorted Forgettables). For nearly 20 years he has served as Senior Lecturer in German at Rice University in Houston, TX. He enjoys music and reading.

Rodney Nelson

Rodney Nelson's poems began appearing in mainstream literary print journals like Georgia Review long ago; but he turned to fiction and did not write a poem for twenty-two years, restarting in the ezines during this decade. There is an entry in the Poets & Writers directory. Nelson has worked as a book and copy editor and lives in the northern Great Plains.

Steffi Drewes

Steffi Drewes received degrees from the University of Iowa and California College of the Arts. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Bombay Gin, American Letters & Commentary, Aufgabe, Fourteen Hills: The SFSU Review and Oranges & Sardines , among others. She currently lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a poetry editor for MAKE: A Chicago Literary Magazine. Her manuscript, Wheel to Wing, was recently selected as a finalist for Switchback Books' annual Gatewood Prize.

Travis Cebula

Travis Cebula currently resides with his wife, Shannon, in Colorado—where he is just finishing the MFA program in Writing and Poetics at Naropa University.  He has published poems, photographs, essays, and stories in various print and on-line journals.  His first solo collection of poetry and photographs, Some Exits, has recently been released from Monkey Puzzle Press.

Tyler Carter

Tyler Carter lives in San Francisco. Recent work can be found in LIT , EOUGH , and Encyclopedia . His blog can be found at

Luke Moldof

Luke Moldof is a musician and poet currently based out of Boston. He runs a small record label that can be viewed at This is his first work of published poetry. He can be contacted at

Sam Schild

I am a poet and social activist who currently lives in Normal, IL.






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