Chris Ankney has just completed his freshman year at The University of Toledo, where he majored in communication. He is editor of the campus newspaper, The Independent Collegian, and has received several journalism awards, including a $1,000 scholarship from The Ohio Newspaper Foundation. "The Man Who Hated the Moon" is his first, and hopefully not his last, published work of fiction.
David Burland is a writer, poet, songwriter, and musician. He graduated from the University of NH at Keene in 1986 with a bachelorís degree in liberal arts. From 1987-1993, David worked in NYC studying performing arts, and working off-Broadway on classical theater productions at House of Candles and Riverwest Theaters. For the past 10 years, David has focused on poetry and songwriting and can sometimes be seen singing at LA area clubs. He currently resides in Southern California and has two daughters.
Nancy Corbett has worked as a reporter for a variety of small presses in California and Washington State. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature from California State University, Long Beach, where she served as editor for the literary publication, Genre. She is currently working on a novel for young adults and lives in Monroe, Washington.
Martin A. David is a writer, translator, performer and arts activist. He has published over a million words in newspapers, magazines, books, and online publications. His novel Karpstein Was Hiding, was published in 2000. He has also published a book on dance, and 7 book-length translations from Danish to English. He is the artistic director of ...And Still Dancing, a modern dance troupe of professional dancers over the age of 40. He currently serves a commissioner and chairman of the Santa Clara Cultural Advisory Commission in California where he lives with his wife, Sarah, a dancer.
As an undergraduate, Eric Elliott studied creative writing. In December, 2003 he graduated Cum Laude from the University of Toledo with a B.A. in English. He received Honorable Mention in the 2001 AWP Intro Fiction Contest for his short story, "Entropy of Red Enigma." In 2002, his poetry was nominated for a Ruth Lilly Fellowship. Ericís work has appeared in Whirligig: A Journal of Language Arts, The Susquehanna Review, and Albatross. In the fall of 2005, Eric will begin work on his M.F.A.. at Louisiana State University.
Anthony Frame earned his BA in Creative Writing and his MA in Literature from the University of Toledo. His poetry has appeared in or is forthcoming from Heliotrope and Lullwater Review. After getting married in summer 2005, he will move to Marquette, MI to work on his MFA at Northern Michigan University while searching for the elusive moose.
Alex Haverfield is the author of several books examining the degenerative transformation of test subjects who experience psychological traumas viscerally -- as their correspondent physiological effects. The most recent: a cycle of transparencies entitled ONE ļ PAST ABSOLUTE SANITY, studies the ways intimacy is mutated by various forms of violence. He is a member of the Butoh dance-based experimental sound and movement ensemble The Death Posture. Most recently, he has been published in Dave Brink's YAWP, and on the Web at Lydia Lunch's Widowspeak: www.widowspeak.org, and Andrei Codrescu's Exquisite Corpse: www.corpse.org. He welds furniture that externalizes the sadomasochism of home and office.