S H A M P O O   13

Bob Ayers is a civil servant who is anything but civil, though he is quietly going sane.

Brian Dean Bollman is currently withdrawing his immortality.  he is submitting currency in its place.  currently he has a degree in geography.  (voltage is a volume with a buzz.) currently he is appearing in a bubble and a halo.

Del Ray Cross didn�t get to go to Carmel last weekend.  but he did sip wine in Sonoma.

Christopher Davis’s new poems appear in American Poetry Review, Denver Quarterly, The Journal, and elsewhere.  actually, he�s 63.  he graduated from Bryn Mawr with John Updike.

TJ Desc loves a good road trip; has been to Launceston; has been to Luxembourg on a rainy day; has been swimming at the Sooke Potholes, very recently, very exotic let me assure you; has watched snow fall on gold aspens the first week of October, 8,500 feet up in the Rocky Mountains; has soaked sun in Pezenas, a small village in southern France where Moliere wrote his first play; has been naked under the heavy moon beside Lake Beaverfork.

John Mercuri Dooley lives in East Cambridge, Massachusetts.  he loves Joe Brainard and encourages you to seek out Brainard’s work and read his beautiful book, I Remember.

Katina Douveas can usually be found taking back bottles, as she is trying to scrape up enough security deposit dinero for her soon-to-be place in Brooklyn.  her best friend in the whole world is Martha Stewart.  currently, she and Martha are collaborating on a 2-part special where she teaches Martha how to roll a �j� while Martha bakes �brownies�.

Joshua Edwards was born on the island of Galveston; later, he met a young woman with chestnut-colored hair; a few months ago his friend Mike paid for him to get a tattoo of a naked woman on his forearm; now, he is in Nicaragua.  he is also publisher and executive editor of The Canary River Review, and would love it if you ordered a copy, for poetry�s sake.

kari edwards is a poet and artist born 523 years after Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake.  winner of New Langton Arts’ Bay Area Award in Literature (2002), author of a day in the life of p. (to be released by subpress collective, 2002), a diary of lies - Belladonna #27 (Belladonna Books, 2002).  edwards’ work can also be found in Blood & Tears (Painted Leaf Press, 2000), Bombay Gin, Aufgabe, Fracture, Belight Fiction, In Posse Review, Mirage #4 Period(ical), Van Gogh�s Ear, puppyflowers, and For Immediate Release.

Antonio Facchino lives in California, wherefrom he writes, teaches, and shoots video.  this is in or around San Francisco, but he’s open to relocating if it means more fun.  other poems of his can be found in Chicago Review and The San Jose Manual of Style.

Raymond Farr hopes one day to be an astronaut and shampoo his scalp in space without that nasty gravity getting him down.  in the meantime his work can be found on line at can we have our ball back?, Aught, poethia: writing online, The East Village, and in print in Paradoxism.

Olive Filbert’s full name is Olive Ann Filbert.  she is an 8th grade student at Lansing Middle School, and one of three children.  her two strongest attributes in education are Literature and Language Arts.  she loves to learn new things that will help her write poetry.

David Goldstein was recently in Amsterdam for the first time, but did not stay in a hostel.  his poetry has appeared in Eos: Transactions of the American Geophysical Union and elsewhere.

David Hadbawnik is a poet and longtime student of Diane di Prima, with work published in Skanky Possum, Paterson Literary Review, and the Boog City baseball issue, among others.  he is exceedingly happy that the Detroit Red Wings won the Stanley Cup.

Christine Hamm lives in New York City, where she does various things.

Daniel Y. Harris co-directs the online gallery MesArt.com, is a member of the Board of Directors of Artship Foundation, holds a Masters of Divinity in Jewish Studies from The University of Chicago and is working on a manuscript of poetry entitled The Arrival.  he includes The Denver Quarterly, Panoply and PoetryMagazine.com among his publication credits.  he makes his living driving a taxi at night in San Francisco.

what is there to know about Halvard Johnson?  he was born in Newburgh, New York in 1936, the son of a Methodist minister and a Methodist minister’s wife.  he lost his childhood in New York City and small towns and cities of the Hudson Valley such as Carmel, Middletown, Kingston, and, yes, Yonkers.

Amy King cuts her own hair.  she loves people and will cut their hair.  look for her new chapbook The People Instruments (Pavement Saw Press), and her ebook, The Serial Detective and Other Notations, soon.

David Larsen’s poem “Staggered” appeared in Shampoo number 9.

Michael Magee owns one photo of K. Silem Mohammad (spycam shots excluded, of course).  his books are Morning Constitutional (Handwritten Press, 2001) and MS (forthcoming from Spuyten Duyvil this winter, just in time to qualify for the Oscars).  he edits Combo.

rob mclennan lives in Ottawa, where he does clever things and not so clever things.  a prolific poet, editor, and small press publisher, his 7th poetry collection, paper hotel, is due out any day (or so).  check out his website.

Sheila E. Murphy will be a featured presenter at the Avant Symposium sponsored by the Ohio State University in late July, 2002.  her most recent full-length books are The Stuttering of Wings (Stride Press, 2002) and Heresiarch (Xtant/Anabasis, 2002).  she is a painter as well as a poet.

Karen Neuberg works as a researcher in a consulting firm in New York during the week.  on weekends, she and her husband travel to their small house in the Catskill Mountains and spend time writing, painting, and havin� fun.  her recent publications include poems in Barrow Street, Northeast Corridor, Lynx Eye, Illya�s Honey, and Blue Fifth Review.

Marvyn Petrucci has current work in Exposure Magazine and the GSU Review.  he lives in Opelika, Alabama and teaches in the English Department at Auburn University.

Wanda Phipps lives in NYC and loves strawberry cheesecake and vodka tonics.  she�s also the author of the CD-ROM Zither Mood (Faux Press), the books Your Last Illusion or Break Up Sonnets (Situations), Lunch Poems (Boog Literature), and the e-book After the Mishap (Faux Press).  her poems have appeared in over 60 magazines and been anthologized in Verses that Hurt (St. Martin�s Press), The Portable Boog Reader (Boog Literature), and Writing from the New Coast (Oblek Editions), among others.  check out her website, Mind Honey.

Sean Reagan likes to watch sunlight on the backs of ducks, especially after they�ve been swimming.

Summer Rogers�s goal has been to transfer her imagination and energy into activities, events, and discussions with generations X, Y, Z.  besides passing along wisdom from the beat and beat up generations, she is a community organizer, youth mentor, and substitute teacher in Chicago.  she is a Loyola University New Orleans graduate and former intern of the New Orleans Review and New Orleans OffBeat Magazine.

Larry Sawyer is somewhere in Chicago stuck in traffic.  new work by Larry is up at NY Arts and Jacket, and he�s still editing milk magazine.  his favorite shampoo will always be Nexxus.

Soraya Shalforoosh has an MFA from The New School.  her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Skanky Possum, can we have our ball back?, Salonika, Crux, Good Foot, and Brink: an Anthology of Post Modern American Poetry.  she is a Taurus with moon in cancer; she believes this makes her a good cook, but very emotional and moody.

Sandra Simonds grew up in Los Angeles and currently lives in Missoula, Montana.  her poems have appeared in Borderlands:Texas Poetry Review, H2So4 and can we have our ball back?.  she loves to swim in the Frenchtown Pond and has 19 houseplants.

Heather Sweeney lives, writes, and teaches in Tempe, Arizona where she likes to whoop it up.  she�s had other work in Caliban and Outlet.

Eileen Tabios thinks the greatest hidden secret in contemporary poetry is a poet masquerading as an art critic whose initials are B.S. (no pun intended).  she just released her latest book, Reproductions of the Empty Flagpole (Marsh Hawk Press).

Eddie Watkins is listening to Henry Threadgill through headphones as the windows give him things.  he has other poems abiding elsewhere on the web.

Jake Adam York lives in Denver, with his shaved, unshampooed, oversunned scalp.  he is a contributing editor to Shenandoah, the poetry editor for storySouth, and his work appears or will appear in The Southern Review and Poetry Daily.  his second favorite Del is Del tha Funkee Homosapien.

Kemel Zaldivar probably owes you money.   he currently coordinates services for Miami�s hookers, crackheads, and junkies.  his poems have appeared in a number of zines, including the Melic Review and can we have our ball back?.

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