APOCRYPHALTEXT Vol. 1, No. 2
Mexican-American poet Ivan Arguelles began his residency on earth in Mexico City, and from there moved on to such disparate locales as Los Angeles and Rochester, Minnesota. As an adult he has found homes in Chicago, New York, and mostly Berkeley, CA. His education was finalized at the University of Chicago (BA Classics) and Vanderbilt (MA Library Science). A professional librarian until his recent retirement he worked at both the New York Public Library and the University of California Berkeley, where he was the Classics Librarian as well as a Library of Congress trained cataloger. Among his published works are: Instamatic Reconditioning (1978), The Invention of Spain (1978), Looking for Mary Lou (1989, winner William Carlos Williams Award, Poetry Society of America), “That” Goddess (1992), Madonna Septet (2000), and Triloka (2003).
John M. Bennett has published over 200 books, chapbooks, and recordings of poetry and other materials. Among the most recent are rOlling COMBers (Potes & Poets Press), Mailer Leaves Ham (Pantograph Press), Loose Watch (Invisible Press), Chac Prostibulario (with Ivan Arguelles; Pavement Saw Press), Historietas Alfabeticas (Luna Bisonte Prods), Public Cube (Luna Bisonte Prods), The Peel (Anabasis Press), and Glue (xPress(ed)). He has exhibited and performed his visual poetry and word art worldwide. He was editor of the international experimental literature journal Lost and Found Times(1975-2005), and is Curator of the Avant Writing Collection at The Ohio State University Libraries.
Phil Cordelli and Brandon Shimoda met in Scotland (Elementary School in the 80's) (see more at thepines.blogspot.com).
Donna Kuhn is the author of several poetry books and chapbooks. Her text and visual poetry is widely published nationally and internationally in print and online journals and anthologies. She is a visual artist, dancer and videographer living in Northern California. Chris Mansel has a compassionate Buddhist soul which translates into his work through
Sheila E. Murphy's most recent books include Incessant Seeds (Pavement Saw Press, 2005), Proof of Silhouettes (Stride Press, 2004), Concentricity (Pleasure Boat Studio: a Literary Press, 2004). Her home is in Phoenix.
Tim Peeler's latest book Blood River: Selected Poems: 1983-2005 will soon be out from Rank Stranger Press. Lucyna Prostko was born in Poland. She earned an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from New York University, where she was awarded the New York Times Fellowship. Her poetry has appeared in The Bitter Oleander, Fugue, Washington Square, and Five Points. She teaches at Queensbury High School.