Writers' Bios

The texts on the postcards were written by a selection of print and web writers. On the cards, writers are identified only by their initials. Their names and bios appear below:

AF Annie Finch is author of several books of poetry including The Encyclopedia of Scotland (Salt, 2004), Calendars (Tupelo, 2003), and Eve (Story Line, 1997). She has also written opera libretti, translated from French, and written or edited several books on poetry and poetics, most recently The Body of Poetry: Essays on Women, Form, and the Poetic Self (University of Michigan Press, 2005). She is Director of the Stonecoast brief-residency MFA program on the coast of Maine. More work can be found in various places online and at her website, Anniefinch.com.

Alan Sondheim's books include the anthology Being on Line: Net Subjectivity (Lusitania, 1996), Disorders of the Real (Station Hill, 1988), .echo (alt-X digital arts, 2001), Vel (Blazevox 2004-5), Sophia (Writers Forum, 2004), Orders of the Real (Writers Forum, 2005), and The Wayward (Salt, 2004) as well as numerous other chapbooks, ebooks, and articles.

His video and film have been widely exhibited. Sondheim co-moderates several pioneering email lists, including Cybermind, Cyberculture and Wryting.

Since January, 1994, he has been working on an "Internet Text," a
continuous meditation on philosophy, psychology, language, body, and
virtuality.  In 1999, Sondheim was the 2nd Virtual Writer in Residence for
the Trace online writing community (Nottingham-Trent University, England).

In 2004, he was a 5 week resident of the Center for Literary Computing and the Virtual Environments Laboratory at West Virginia University, and in
2005 he was resident artist/writer at Grand Central Art Center in Santa
Ana. He produced two CDs at the latter (his older records have been
reissued by ESP-Disk and Fire Museum). In 2001, Sondheim assembled a
special issue of the America Book Review on Codework, which was seminal in its genre. Sondheim taught in the Trace online writing program; in 2001-2 he also taught new media at Florida International University in Miami. He is currently working with the Swiss dancer/ choreographer Foofwa d'Imobilite on new work to be premiered in Switzerland and Italy. In May 2006, Sondheim will have a major solo show at Track 16 Gallery in Los Angeles. Sondheim's work is trans-media; his emphasis is on writing, theory, and digital performance.

Relevant URLS:

WVU 2004 projects http://www.as.wvu.edu/clcold/sondheim/files/
recent related to WVU http://www.as.wvu.edu:8000/clc/Members/sondheim
Trace writing projects http://trace.ntu.ac.uk/writers/sondheim/


Brigitte Neufeldt

I am a multimedia-artist.
Sometimes I write little poems only for myself.
Mainly working nowadays in video and sound.

CE Charlotte Ehrman: I am a New Yorker by temperament though not born here, I love all the wonderful things I can do as a retired social worker:  I babysit my young grand-daughters weekly, attend college courses, including watercolor painting, and occasionally am inspired to wax poetic.
CJ Chris Joseph is a british/canadian writer and artist who has produced
work online and offline since 2002 as babel ( http://www.babel.ca ).

Born in Lascano, Rocha, Uruguay (October 8th 1939). Poet, graphic artist, performer, videomaker, multimedia & networker. Graduated in Hispanic Literature. Edited the magazines Los Huevos del Plata (The Silver´s Eggs), 1965-1969; OVUM 10 and OVUM, 1969 -1975, Participación (Participation) 1984 -1986 and Correo del Sur (Southern Post), 2000 - 2003.

Has showed his works in several individual exhibitions in United States of America, Italy, Korea, Argentina, Uruguay, Germany, Spain, Brazil, Belgium and Japan. Among other distinctions he was invited personally to the XVI Biennial of São Paulo (1984), to the Biennial of Havanna (2000) and Cuenca, Ecuador (2002). Scholar of the Academy of Arts and Letters of Germany (1984), has dictated seminars in the 4 corners of the world. Since "The Poetry should Be made for All," Montevideo, 1970, has carried out countless performances in many places of the world. He is author of 18 books and hundred of notes and articles published in many places of the world too. He has participated in multiple events on the Internet since 1992 and has published two CD ROMs with Net Art. He is Price Pedro Figari to the artistic trajectory, Uruguay 2005.

Dan Waber is a poet and multimedia artist whose work has appeared in all sorts of delicious places, from digital to print, from stage to classroom, from mailboxes to puppet theaters. He is currently working on "and everywhere in between".

Recent print work is out or forthcoming in: SPORE, Dirt, Atopia Journal, the hay(na)ku anthology, The Iconoclast, and the textbook The Art Of English.

Some web work:

Strings: http://vispo.com/guests/DanWaber
>>oh<<: http://nonfinito.de/oh/
anomia, for: http://www.drunkenboat.com/db7/featureaphasia/waber/anomie.html
I, you, we: http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~dudley/fellows/lit/Infinity/waber.htm
Altered Books Project: http://www.logolalia.com/alteredbooks/

JC Jill Chan is a poet based in New Zealand. Her debut collection, The Smell of Oranges, was published by Earl of Seacliff Art Workshop in 2003. She has a poetry e-book, Telling Them Apart, available at
http://www.lulu.com/content/146768 . She edits the e-zine PoetrySz:
demystifying mental illness at http://www.poetrysz.net/, and maintains a blog at http://navelorange.blogspot.com.
LPG Poet LOSS PEQUEÑO GLAZIER (http://epc.buffalo.edu/authors/glazier/) is the author of Anatman, Pumpkin Seed, Algorithm (Salt Publishing, 2003), the award-winning Digital Poetics (University of Alabama Press, 2002), and other books, as well as numerous published poems, essays, kinetic works, and online projects including programmed texts, sound files, and CD-ROM publications. Glazier is Director of the Electronic Poetry Center (http://epc.buffalo.edu/), an extensive resource for innovative and digital poetry on the Web, sponsored by the Department of Media Study, State University of New York at Buffalo.
MD Martha Deed is a poet and web artist, as well as a retired licensed psychologist. Her web site is www.sporkworld.org/Deed, and her publications and projects can be seen there. Her poetry has been published in the Buffalo News, Artvoice, Moria, Shampoo, and many other print and web venues. Her web art has appeared in The Museum of the Essential and Beyond That (Brazil), Sporkworld, erasures.net, and The Iowa Review on the Web, among other sites.
MNN Murat Nemet-Nejat is a poet, essayist and translator from Turkish poetry. In his essay, “The Peripheral Space of Photography,” he says, “photography is not really a visual/plastic medium associated... to painting; it is a medium of reflection (reflection as image and as thought), intimately related to language,” exploring the relationship between photographic image and words. He is now working on a poem, The Structure of Escape, partly inspired by his favorite movies.

Murat Nemet-Nejat’s recent work includes: New Translations (www.fascicle.com, 2005); “Eleven Septembers Later: Benjamin Hollander’s Vigilance (Beyond Baroque,  2005; Eda: An Anthology of Contemporary Turkish Poetry (Talisman House, 2004); The Peripheral Space of Photography (Green Integer, 2003); “Steps” (Mirage, 2003); Diaspora: Homelands In Exile – Voices (HarperCollins, 2003)“; “A Thirteenth Century Dream,” (www. cipherjournal.com).

MN Millie Niss is the photographer and originator of this site. She took the pictures in Summer 2004 while on a trip in which she attended the 2004 Incubation 3 Symposium at the trAce Online Writing Centre. Millie gave a talk at that conference on "Sound Poetry in Flash." Millie's main site is www.sporkworld.org, and her blog is http://www.sporkworld.org//index.php. A list of Millie's web publications can be seen at www.sporkworld.org/webpub.html.
MJS Michael Szpakowski is an artist, composer and educator.
He created & maintains the website http://www.somedancersandmusicians.com/

NAME: Regina Célia Pinto
URL: http://arteonline.arq.br/library/
BIO: Master's degree in Art History, specializing in the Anthropology of Art / EBA, UFRJ. Pionner of the net.art / web.art in Brazil and Rio de Janeiro (1998).

Creator and curator of the Museum of the Essential and Beyond That
(http://arteonline.arq.br /- 2002): "a virtual museum or art gallery
featuring innumerable new media works, and a work of art in its own right".

Recently (2005 -february) she was nominated (second place) for the
Leonardo - Global Crossings Prize

Email: arteonline@arteonline.arq.br


Rosemary (Franklin) Drescher was born in Sydney and has lived in Australia, Kiribati, Fiji, and Germany. She now lives in London with her husband and daughters and works as a secretary at VSO. Since 1997, she has published poems and prose in literary journals in UK and Australia (Poetry Nottingham International, Envoi, Eratica, Ulitarra) and New York (And Then). Invited to attend and read her poetry at the ‘Autumn Summer School 2002 on the New Literatures in English’ at Humboldt University in Berlin, Aug. 2002.

Since 2003, Rosemary has done net collaborations with Marcus Hammerschmitt:


and with Michael Szpakowski: