Contributor Bios for SleepingFish issue 0.75


mIEKAL aND is a longtime DIY cultural anarchist & the creator of an infoplex worth of visual-verbal lit, audio-art, performance ritual & hypermedia for the Macintosh, all distributed by Xexoxial Editions. His hypermedia works reside at JOGLARS Crossmedia Broadcast <>. Recent work has focused on activating online collaborative workspaces where writers & media artists can create collective digital works in a real time environment. Recent books include Literature Nation with Maria Damon, published by Potes and Poets Press and pleasureTEXTpossession published by Zasterle in the Canary Islands.

Petra Backonja has work in Big Bridge, Word For/word, Generator and Phoebe. Her e-book, io not io, was published by Poetic Inhalation in 2004. She lives in Wisconsin.

George Belden (1885-1952), architect, was commissioned by the Philadelphia Explorers’ Club, in 1913, to erect a memorial on Antarctica’s Barrier Ice, commemorating the death of Captain Robert Scott and two of his colleagues the previous year. Belden went mad without ever fulfilling his commission. The text published here is taken from his journal, Land of the Snow Men, purporting to be an eyewitness account of Scott’s 1910-12 polar expedition. Belden was confined for most of his life in the Waterbury Asylum, Vermont.

Katnira Bello lives in Mexico. The two and three-dimensional image as a trigger for texts (lectures), the study of simple objects and their associated visual language, the dissolution of the senses and spirals—these are the lines that have been interlaced to generate her work that spans and combines performance, installation, photographic, literary and conceptual art.

Michael C. Boyko's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Harness, POM2, Pinstripe Fedora, Chain and The Denver Quarterly. He currently edits poetry for the online literary quarterly Tarpaulin Sky. He lives in Asheville, NC.

Sean Mclain Brown served in Episode I of the Gulf War as a jet engine mechanic for AV8B Harriers. Currently, he teaches writing at Ohlone college and is a member of the Veteran's Writing Workshop led by author Maxine Hong Kingston. His first book, Manufacturer's Specifications and Guidelines, is forthcoming from Blue Barnhouse Press. His poetry and fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in EM, First Intensity, Fourteen Hills, Indiana Review, LUNA, Sentence, Small Town, Paragraph, Parthenon West Review, Potpourri and Transfer.

Christophe Casamassima is the editor of Ambit : Journal of Poetry and Poetics and proprietor, with his wife Sarah, of Furniture Press in Baltimore. He would hope you, the reader, would email him. You know how it is with bios. He'd rather speak with you. Virtually.

David-Baptiste Chirot has published essays, short stories, poems, visual & sound poems, event scores, visual poetry paintings and "rubBEings" in over 45 journals in 16 countries & in a myriad of websites & anthologies and 300+ Mail Art & Visual Poetry shows. Recent books include rubBEings (xexoxial) and he has other chapbooks forthcoming from GONG and 8PagePress. His life  & work is with the Found—everywhere to be found.

Joshua Cohen was born in Southern New Jersey in 1980. A translator and essayist, his fiction includes The Quorum (Twisted Spoon Press, 2005), Cadenza for the Schneidermann Violin Concerto (shortlisted for the 2005 Koret Young Writers Award), SCHP and A Heaven of Others. He lives in New York City.

Peter Conners co-edits the journal Double Room and is editing PP/FF: An Anthology (Starcherone Books, 2006). His writing appears in 3rd bed, Quick Fiction, 88, Paragraph, Salt Hill, Luna, Sentence and elsewhere. He lives in Rochester, NY where he is Marketing Director/Associate Editor at BOA Editions. <>

Chad Davidson (Consolation Miracle, SIU Press 2003) and John Poch (Poems, Orchises Press 2004) have work recently appearing in magazines such as Paris Review, Ploughshares, The New Republic, New England Review, Hotel Amerika, etc. 

Alison Hawthorne Deming is the author of three books of nonfiction and three books of poems, most recently Genius Loci published by Penguin in June 2005. She lives in Tucson near Aqua Caliente Hill and on Grand Manan Island in the Bay of Fundy.

Jessica Fanzo lives in New York City and has spent the last 10 years studying interferon regulatory factor binding proteins and cell death. She has been published in previous SleepingFish, XCP Streetnotes, Papertiger's Hutt and Journal of Experimental Medicine. She likes meerkats. A lot. <>

Christopher Fritton is the head of The Institute for the Advancement of Higher Histrionics, a division of the Performance Thanatology Research Society. A purveyor of Craftonics and Glyphology. He sometimes makes sounds in front of people that others call poetry and sometimes assembles ephemera into a collection he calls Ferrum Wheel. He resides in Buffalo, NY, where he and others participate in an ongoing Bufffluxus project that consists of continuous dust production.

Rebecca Gopoian lives in Queens, New York. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Tarpaulin Sky, Denver Quarterly, Taint, Avatar Review, Bombay Gin and VeRT.

James Grinwis has work appearing in New Delta Review, Conjunctions, Gettysburg Review, Green Mountains Review, Spork, Born and Seattle Review, among others. He lives in Massachusetts.

Stephen Hopkins is a Brooklyn artist recently transplanted to Huntington, Long Island. His work is guided by a lifelong fascination with both technology and natural processes. <>

Geof Huth creates textual and visual poems, which have appeared in many journals and exhibitions. He writes frequently about visual poetry, especially on his weblog, dbqp: visualizing poetics <>.

James Diaz Infante lives in Mexico.

Michael Kimball published The Way the Family Got Away in 2000 and it has since been translated into Dutch, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. Kimball's second novel, How Much of Us There Was, was published last spring in the UK (HarperCollins/Fourth Estate). His work has appeared in many literary magazines, including the most recent issues of Open City and Prairie Schooner. He lives in Baltimore with his wife.

Norman Lock has written plays for the stage and for German radio. He is the author of five prose collections: Grim Tales, Émigrés and Joseph Cornell’s Operas (published by Triple Press as Trio), A History of the Imagination (Fiction Collective Two) and Notes to the Book of Supplemental Diagrams for Marco Knauff’s Universe (Ravenna Press). He is also the editor of George Belden’s recently discovered The Land of the Snow Men (forthcoming from Calamari Press).

Federico Martinez lives in Mexico.

Lincoln Mayne is a multimedia artist who resides in New York. <>

1960s experimental writer Henry Mescaline is the perhaps pseudonym of noted writer/critic Henri d'Mescan, who, after escaping from execution at the hands of a French War Crimes tribunal, altered the American literary landscape forever with a series of plastic fantastic creation partially assembled in Multifesto: a Henri d'Mescan Reader, forthcoming from Spuyten Duyvil <>.

Sheila E. Murphy has made Phoenix, Arizona her home for many years, having lived previously in Michigan and grown up in Notre Dame country (South Bend, Indiana). Her most recent published book is Incessant Seeds (Pavement Saw Press, 2005), preceded by Proof of Silhouettes (Stride Press, UK, 2004) and Concentricity (Pleasure Boat Studio: A Literary Press, NYC, 2004).

Cheryl Pallant’s published books include Into Stillness (Station Hill Press, 2003) and Uncommon Grammar Cloth (Station Hill Press, 2001) and the chapbook, Spontaneities (Belladonna, 2001). Her poetry, fiction, and prose poems have appeared in numerous print and online journals such as Confrontation, Oxford Magazine, HOW2, lyric, Tarpaulin Sky, Moria and others. She teaches writing and dance at University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University.

Claudio Parentela was born in Catanzaro, Italy where he lives and works as a freelance illustrator, painter, photographer, mail-artist, cartoonist, collagist and journalist. He has been active for many years in the international underground scene, has done many collaborations and has appeared in many magazines of art, literature and comics.

Christian Peet teaches at Brooklyn College, CUNY and edits Tarpaulin Sky <>. Other sections from The Nines appear in Fence V7n2, and more of Christian's recent poetry and trans-genre work appears in Bird Dog, Parakeet, Pom2, Spinning Jenny, Word For/Word  and elsewhere.

Amy Pence teaches near Atlanta, Georgia where she lives with her daughter, Ada. She's published in American Letters & Commentary and New American Writing. Skin's Dark Night, her online chapbook, can be found at <>.

The "writing" of Michael Peters has appeared in Spinning Jenny, Lungfull!, Rhino, Xtant, Lost and Found Times, Word For/ Word, Posted, Generator Press, Davinio Art Electronics, Castagraf, and American Weddings among others. He is also a member of the musical group Poem Rocket (Atavistic), and "writes" and performs sound texts with the Be Blank Consort. Visual poetic work has appeared in numerous galleries. Artist books and visual works can be found in collections such as The Sackner Archive and the special collections/avant-garde libraries of both The Ohio State University and the University at Buffalo

Kristin Prevallet is the author of Scratch Sides: Poetry, Documentation and Image-text Projects. She is Assistant Director of Study Abroad on the Bowery: A Certificate Program in Applied Poetics at the Bowery Poetry Club. She lives in Brooklyn.

Kevin Sampsell is the author of Beautiful Blemish (Word Riot) and the editor of The Insomniac Reader (Manic D Press). He lives in Portland, Oregon. <>

Noah Saterstrom is a visual artist living and teaching in North Carolina. <>

Selah Saterstrom is the author of The Pink Institution (Coffee House Press) and her work has recently appeared in Tarpaulin Sky, Harness, 3rd Bed and other places. She has received a MacDowell Colony Fellowship and serves as Artist In Residence at Warren Wilson College.

Davis Schneiderman is hard at work on the production of the forthcoming Multifesto: A Henri d'Mescan Reader (Spuyten Duyvil), and is co-editor of Retaking the Universe: William S. Burroughs in the Age of Globalization (Pluto Press). His creative work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and accepted by numerous journals including Fiction International, Notre Dame Review, The Iowa Review, Exquisite Corpse, 3rd Bed, Gargoyle and Happy.  <>

Daryl Scroggins lives with his wife in Dallas, where he works as a writer and a teacher. His poems and short stories have appeared most recently in elimae, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Quarter After Eight, Quick Fiction, Salt Hill, Sentence and Web del Sol. He is presently teaching at the University of North Texas.

George Sich writes, paints, takes photos and manipulates them all on his computer. He lives in Butte, Montana and grew up and was schooled in New York. He has worked in prisons, mental institutions, half-way houses and as a common laborer. Currently, he has a photo and painting show in Butte.

Victor Sulser lives in Mexico.

Eileen Tabios has written and (co-)edited fourteen books of poetry, fiction and essays. Recipient of the Philippines' National Book Award for Poetry, she just released the multi-genre collection I Take Thee, English, For My Beloved (Marsh Hawk Press). For more information, see her website <>. She also manages Meritage Press <>.

Steve Timm lives in southern Wisconsin.  These 2 poems are from a ms/ called Op. No.  Other poems from it are or will be in BlazeVOX, Tin Lustre Mobile, H-ngm-n, Volt, and a chapbook, Averrage, which came out in 2004 from Answer Tag Home Press. 

Mike Topp was born in Washington, D.C. He is currently living in New York City unless he has died or moved. His book Happy Ending is available from Future Tense Books. Another book, Own Your Own, will be available in Fall 2005.

James Wagner is the author of the false sun recordings (3rd bed). Other auralgraphic pieces from Trilce have appeared in Antennae, BathHouse Magazine, BlazeVOX, gam, Parakeet and elsewhere.

Damian Walsdorf is a designer and multidisciplinary artist who was born in Mexico and shared a multicultural childhood between Germany and his natal country, where since he was very young started an exploration with images and sounds.  His work has been exhibited with the Institute of Culture in the Zocalo of Mexico City, the Universidad Iberoamericana, CNA (National Center for the Arts) and elsewhere, and he has performed widely as VJ and audiovisual artist.

Amy White is an artist and a writer who is originally from Los Angeles, has lived in New York and San Francisco and currently resides in Carrboro, North Carolina.

Kevin White (1965-1997) was and is an artist who lives on by virtue of his work.

Brian Whitener splits time between New York, San Francisco, and Mexico City.  Recent work can be seen in forthcoming issues of Chain, Moria and Chickenscratch.