Issue 3 Contributors

Michael Basinski is the Curator of the Poetry Collection, the University at Buffalo. He performs his work as a solo poet and in ensemble with BuffFluxus. Among his many books of poetry are Poems Popeye Papyrus (Slack Buddha Press); Of Venus 93 (Little Scratch Pad); All My Eggs Are Broken (BlazeVox); Heka (Factory School); Strange Things Begin to Happen When a Meteor Crashes in the Arizona Desert (Burning Press); Mool, Mool3Ghosts and Shards of Shampoo (Bob Cobbing’s Writers Forum); Cnyttan and Heebie-Jeebies (Meow Press); By and The Doors (House Press); Un-Nome, Red Rain Two, Abzu and Flight to the Moon (Run Away Spoon Press): Poemeserss (Structum Press) and many more. See (or hear): RadioRadio on UBUWEB (see Basinski and BuffFluxus) etc.  His poems and other works have appeared in many magazines including Dandelion, BoxKite, Antennae, Unbearables Magazine, Open Letter, Torgue, Leopold Bloom, Wooden Head Review, Basta, Kiosk, Explosive Magazine, Deluxe Rubber Chicken, First Offense, Terrible Work, Juxta, Kenning, Witz, Lungfull, Lvng, Generator, Tinfish, Curicule Patterns, Score, Unarmed, Rampike, First Intensity, House Organ, Ferrum Wheel, End Note, Ur Vox, Damn the Caesars, Pilot, 1913, Filling Station, Public Illumination, and Poetry.

Reneé Beauregard regrets the domestic hedgehog she purchased last summer. It is hateful. Additionally, she publishes her poetry and fiction sometimes, and has never been to Russia.

Michael Bernstein is the author of 10 chapbooks, including Well (Splitleaves Press), the Fire District (Differentia Press), and nanostars (greying ghost press). His work has appeared in publications such as New American Writing, Columbia Poetry Review, Puppy Flowers, and BlazeVOX. With Michael Crake, he edits the online literary arts magazine Pinstripe Fedora, and sometimes writes book reviews for other publications. Michael lives and writes in Cleveland Heights, OH.

CAConrad is the author of The Book of Frank (Wave Books, 2010), Advanced Elvis Course (Soft Skull Press, 2009), Deviant Propulsion (Soft Skull Press, 2006), and a collaboration with Frank Sherlock, The City Real & Imagined (Factory School Press, 2010).  He is currently working on a new book of (Soma)tic Poetry Exercises and their resulting poems, to be published in late 2011 by Wave Books.  He is also the editor of JUPITER 88.  Visit him online at

Kari Freitag lives in the east side of Milwaukee with her cat Squirrel. She co-curates the Loquacious Planter Reading Series with Karl Saffran. In early 2011 they created the chapbook press A Thousand Years. You can find Kari’s poems and drawings on the internet, on some friend’s walls and a few bookshelves. One day she will own an alpaca.

Christine Herzer is a poet and visual artist. Recent publications include RealPoetik, Inertia and Blackbox Manifold. She also designs and leads Poetry workshops for the National Institute of Design [NID] in Ahmedabad, India. ‘We die and become architecture’ ran for 2 weeks in January 2011.

Eric Huff lives and works in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He is the co-editor of the online literary journal The New Gnus ( His poems have appeared in or are forthcoming in store front windows, grease stains on the interstate, sun spots, and various other odd places on the forearms and upper thighs of all former, present, and future romantic interests. Take a look.

Adam Katz is a first year Ph.D. candidate in the UBuffalo Poetics Program.  He isn’t sure what kind of poems he wants to write.  Wrong.  His writing’s appeared or’s forthcoming in Abraham Lincoln, BlazeVOX, EOAGH, Otoliths, POOL, Sous Rature, Reconfigurations, the book Imaginary Syllabi, and elsewhere.  Current interests in ontology, Robert Duncan, vipassana, yoga, and Steve Roggenbuck.

Jonathan Lohr divides his time between barely tolerating and absolutely loathing anyone who says they divide their time between places in bios. This is probably because he failed long division in 4th grade.

Travis Macdonald’s recent books include N7ostradamus (BlazeVox 2010), Basho’s Phonebook (E-ratio 2009) and The O Mission Repo (Fact-Simile 2008). Hoop Cores, a chapbook of his anagrammatic horoscope translations, is forthcoming in 2011 from Knives, Forks and Spoons Press. Title Bout, a series of micro-fictions, is forthcoming from Shadow Mountain Press. Additional poetry and prose has appeared in print and online journals world-wide-web-wide. He currently lives, works and writes in the greater Philadelphia area.

Christian Manet is awesome.

Ginny O’Brien is an artist, educator, lecturer, and author. She exhibits her art in solo and groupexhibitions nationally and locally, and leads painting and design workshops with a focus on creativity and wellness for artists, teachers, and healthcare professionals. O’Brien’s publications are included in arts, education, literary, and health-related journals and magazines. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Syracuse University and a Master of Arts degree from the State University of New York College at Buffalo. O’Brien serves as Curator of Education for the University at Buffalo Art Galleries.

Francis Raven’s books include Architectonic Conjectures (Silenced
Press, 2010), Provisions (Interbirth, 2009), 5-Haifun: Of Being
Divisible (Blue Lion Books, 2008), Shifting the Question More
Complicated (Otoliths, 2007), Taste: Gastronomic Poems (Blazevox 2005)
and the novel, Inverted Curvatures (Spuyten Duyvil, 2005).  Francis
lives in Washington DC; you can check out more of his work at his

Carly-Anne Ravnikar is a meat-popsicle, currently melting in Racine, WI. She is humbled to once again have been asked to contribute to boo, as well as the recently released Bending Light Into Verse Vol II, which can be purchased here: Special thanks to the universe, family, friends, and fellowship.

Elisabeth Workman‘s poems have appeared in Abraham Lincoln, Absent, GlitterPony, West Wind Review, and Western Humanities Review, among others. Her chap Megaprairieland:  was issued by Grey Book Press in 2010; another, Maybe Malibu, Maybe Beowulf, will be issued as part of the last Dusie Kollectiv this year.  A 2009 Jerome/SASE Emerging Writer Fellow, 2010 McKnight Fellow, and member of the Flarf Collective, she lives in Minneapolis with her husband Erik Brandt and their very new daughter Beatrix.

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