ABOUT THE AUTHORS
lives in Kirksville, Missouri, where she is currently selling her soul by writing for a public relations office.
's new novel, Wakefield
(Algonquin Books, 2004) bursts with evil insouciance mitigated only by architectural probity. He's on a twenty-two city tour to collect stories about borders, and to read from Wakefield
's gnostic practices have gained her a following of literary snobs and lotus-eaters. Her sybilline verses are sometimes smuggled against her wishes into magazines and anthologies. Given to aphoristic rages and spontaneous debauches, she is greatly feared (and masochistically desired) by the poets who ended up in her notorious "Body Bag" in Exquisite Corpse
. Laura has very short hair and beautiful hands, and not much gets by her.
is a novelist of revolting literature, a translator of criminals and perverts, and a professor somewhere in Missouri. Visit his Website
if you dare.
Robin Becker, Laura Rosenthal, and Andrei Codrescu dine on the head of Mark Sptizer. Jpg doctoring by Chris Turner.