November at Burlesque
Laurel Snyder is the author of a collection of poems, The Myth of the Simple Machines, as well as a chapbook, Daphne & Jim: a choose your own adventure biography in verse. She also writes books for children and she blogs at http://jewishyirishy.com.
Hugh Behm-Steinberg is the author of Shy Green Fields. His poetry has appeared in such places as CROWD, VeRT, Volt, Spork, Slope, Dirt, Swerve, Cue, Aught and Fence. He teaches in the graduate writing program at California College of the Arts and is the editor of Freehand, a new journal of handwritten work.
Mel Nichols lives in Washington, DC, and teaches writing at George Mason University. Her chapbooks are Day Poems (Edge Books 2005) and The Beginning of Beauty, Part 1: hottest new ringtones, mnichol6 (Edge 2007), based on the daily blog project at thebeginningofbeauty.blogspot.com.
Rod Smith's latest collection, Deed, is just out from the University of Iowa Press. He is also the author of Music or Honesty, Poèmes de l'araignée (France), In Memory of My Theories, The Boy Poems, Protective Immediacy, and New Mannerist Tricycle with Lisa Jarnot and Bill Luoma. A CD, Fear the Sky, came out from Narrow House Recordings in 2005. Smith's work has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies including Anthology of New (American) Poets, The Baffler, The Gertrude Stein Awards, Java, New American Writing, Open City, Poésie, Poetics Journal, Shenandoah, and The Washington Review. He edits Aerial magazine, publishes Edge Books, and manages Bridge Street Books in Washington, DC. Smith is also editing, with Peter Baker and Kaplan Harris, The Selected Letters of Robert Creeley, for the University of California Press.