Mel Nichols is the author of Catalytic Exteriorization Phenomenon (National Poetry Series finalist), Bicycle Day (Slack Buddha 2008), The Beginning of Beauty, Part 1: hottest new ringtones, mnichol6 (Edge 2007), and Day Poems (Edge 2005). Recent journal publications include New Ohio Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Abraham Lincoln, Van Gogh’s Ear, Westwind Review, and Poetry. She teaches at George Mason University.
Michael Nicoloff was born in Olympia, WA, and resides in Oakland, CA. He is the author of the chapbooks “Punks” and Bruised Dick (co-written with Alli Warren). Work has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Mirage #4/Period(ical), The Recluse, The Orgasm Zine, Traffic, and elsewhere. With Jennifer Manzano, he co-publishes olywa press. Until just recently, he was affiliated with the Artifact reading series, but come October 2009, he will co-curate (and possibly help to rename) the (New) Reading Series at 21 Grand in Oakland.