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Eros and Thanatos 2006

Michael Dennison

Michael Dennison's monograph, Vampirism: Literary Tropes of Decadence and Entropy, was published by Peter Lang in 2001. He is presently working on a book about the ghost in literature, art, and music. His poetry has been published in Frank, Van Gogh's Ear, The Journal, and other places. He collects typewriters and classical LPs from the 50s.

Anna Evans

A British citizen but permanent US resident, Anna Evans has had over 70 poems published in journals including The Formalist, The Edge City Review, Light Quarterly and Exit 13. She won Byline Magazine’s Poetry Award in 2004, then in 2005 the Jeanette Gottlieb prize as well as both first prizes at the Philadelphia Writers Conference. She is editor of the formal poetry e-zine The Barefoot Muse.

Stacey May Fowles

Stacey May Fowles is a writer based in Toronto. Her exhibited, text-based artwork has asked the world to apologize and helped women have g-spot orgasms, while her writing has appeared in Fireweed, subTERRAIN, Kiss Machine and Hive. Her first novel, broken plate ideology: a collective recollection, is forthcoming with Tightrope Books in fall 2007, and she is currently working on a collection of short stories. You can find her at

Shanna Germain

Shanna Germain feels compelled to write about sex and death with a regularity that worries those closest to her. Despite this, she remains true to her two passions, and her work on these themes has been widely published in places like The American Journal of Nursing, Best American Erotica, Best Bondage Erotica, Clean Sheets and McSweeney's. You can see more of her work online at

Kathryn Hawkins

Kathryn Hawkins lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has been published in The Bitter Oleander, The Pedestal Magazine, The New Yinzer book Dirt, Stirring, and Half Drunk Muse. She offers manuscript critique, editing services, and online poetry workshops through her website,

Miriam N. Kotzin

Miriam N. Kotzin is a founding editor of Per Contra: The International Journal of the Arts, Literature and Ideas. She is also a contributing editor of Boulevard. Her poetry and fiction have been widely published, in print and online.

Dennis Mahoney

Dennis Mahoney lives in upstate New York. His work has appeared in McSweeney’s, The Morning News, Paste, Opium, and Über.

Aoife Mannix

Aoife Mannix's first poetry collection The Elephant in the Corner is now available from Other examples of her writing can be found at or



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