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Bill Bly

Bill Bly Bill Bly is a freelance writer and musician and a founding member of the Hypertext Writers Workshop. His hypertext novel, We Descend, was published by Eastgate in 1997, and his hypertext chapbook, Wyrmes Mete, is forthcoming in the Eastgate anthology Behind the Lines. He has received Schubert, NDEA, and Empire State Fellowships and the Stanley Drama Award. His poems, plays, and stories have been published in 5AM, The Allegheny Review, The Antigonish Review, Encore, The MacGuffin, Zone 3, and elsewhere. Bly lives in New York City, where he and his wife, Deborah, run the eastern branch office of InfoMonger, an intellectual property consortium.

Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope was born in Erith, Kent. After university she worked for fifteen years as a primary school teacher in London. Her first collection of poems, Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis, was published in 1986. In 1987 she received a Cholmondeley award for poetry and in 1995 the American Academy of Arts and Letters Michael Braude award for light verse.

Jackie Craven

Jackie Craven Jackie Craven wears many hats. She writes travel features for American and Canadian newspapers, restores run-down Victorian houses, and rents apartments to an ever-changing cast of characters . . . who often turn up in her fiction. While completing her doctoral studies at the State University of New York at Albany, she explored the role of persona and voice in shaping narrative patterns. "In the Changing Room" is her first work of creative hypertext. Contact her at info@jackiecraven.com.

Peter Howard

Peter Howard was born in 1957 and is a telecommunications systems design consultant. He's had poems in magazines, in anthologies, and on television. His poetry book Low Probability of Racoons came out in 1994. He won 2nd prize in The DailyTelegraph/Arvon Competition (2000). He tutors the "Animated Poetry in Flash" course for the trAce Online Writing School and is a member of the Joy of Six poetry ensemble.

Deena Larsen

In 1988, Deena Larsen tried to use embroidery thread to link together typewritten poems about women in a Colorado mining town. It didn't work. A friend then suggested HyperCard, and Larsen has been writing hypertexts ever since. This first work, Marble Springs (Eastgate Systems), is now a collaborative hypertext that lets readers add their own stories and connections. Her other hypertexts include the story collection Samplers: Nine Vicious Little Hypertexts (Eastgate) and poetry in Iowa Review Web. Her hypertext novel Stone Moons is forthcoming from Eastgate, and a number of shorter works are scheduled to appear on the Web. She is the editor of the forthcoming posthumous edition of William Dickey's hypertext poetry (Eastgate Systems) and she has conducted two Hypertext Writers Workshops and the CyberMountain Hypertext Colloquium.

Millie Niss

Millie Niss is a native of New York City. She has been interested in computers ever since, at the age of 8, she watched her father disassemble a word processor for the Commodore 64 in order to add new features to it. She is a graduate of Columbia University, where she earned a BA in Mathematics. She is currently on leave from the MFA program in Creative Writing at Emerson College in Boston, MA. When not attending grad school, she has worked at various odd jobs: she has been a counselor in a mental health agency, a freelance journalist for an in-house newspaper, and a Unix systems administrator. She has been published in The New York Times, Friends Journal, CIRCLES, and The Buffalo News. Her current major project is building a community site for mentally ill people. Contact her at men2@columbia.edu.

Roger McGough

Roger McGough was born in Liverpool and educated at St Mary's College and the University of Hull. He has been a writer for many years, and his numerous collections have established him as one of the most distinctive and powerful voices in contemporary poetry. He is an international ambassador for poetry and was awarded an OBE in 1997 and a CBE in 2004. Roger McGough now lives in London.

Milorad Pavic

Milorad Pavic is the internationally renowned author of many novels, poetry collections, short stories, and essays. His ground-breaking novel Dictionary of the Khazars is a widely discussed work of printed proto-hypertext that was translated from the original Serbian into 18 languages and became a best-seller in English. His award-winning Last Love in Constantinople is a novel that can yield different readings determined by Tarot card layouts. His interactive plays have been staged in many European cities. Among Pavic's many awards are a nomination for the Nobel Prize in literature. He makes his home in Serbia.

An interactive play based on The Glass Snail has recently been published.

Stephanie Strickland

Stephanie Strickland Stephanie Strickland's hypertext poetry collection, True North (Eastgate Systems, 1998), won a Salt Hill hypertext prize, and a printed version of this work (published by University of Notre Dame Press, 1997) received the Sandeen Prize and the Poetry Society of America's Di Castagnola Prize. Her hypertext poetry is also forthcoming in the anthology Behind the Lines (Eastgate), and she has published a number of essays about hypertext. She has two other printed books of poetry to her credit: The Red Virgin: A Poem of Simone Weil (University of Wisconsin Press, 1993; winner of the Brittingham Prize) and Give the Body Back (University of Missouri Press, 1991). Her poems have appeared in such printed magazines as The Paris Review, The Iowa Review, and Ploughshares, and in many anthologies. She has received fellowships from the NEA, the NYFA, and the NEH.

A detailed essay about The Ballad of Sand and Harry Soot is available at the Iowa Review Web. A printed version of The Ballad of Sand and Harry Soot  received the 1999 Boston Review Prize.

Rob Swigart

Rob Swigart's interactive novel Portal was published by Activision in 1986 on computer disk and two years later in print by St. Martin's Press. His CD-ROM of multimedia short fiction Down Time and his hypertext poem Directions are available from Eastgate Systems. He is the author of eight novels, including Little America, The Time Trip, and The Book of Revelations (available from iUniverse.com), and his poetry has been published in Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, and other magazines. With Robert Johansen he coauthored Upsizing the Individual in the Downsized Organization, a book about the changing role of the individual in the new global business climate. As a research affiliate at the Institute for the Future in Menlo Park, California, he develops scenarios and vignettes for Fortune 500 companies. He is on the board of the Electronic Literature Organization.

Komninos Zervos

As a performance poet, Komninos Zervos has been poeting since 1985 professionally, taking his poetry to schools, community groups, hotels, music venues, prisons, coffee lounges, universities, radio, television, and now the Internet. He has published two printed collections of poetry (University of Queensland Press), a collection of poetry for children (Oxford University Press), and an illustrated children's picture book (Harper/Collins). Three of his plays were performed by professional theatre companies in Sydney and Brisbane. He has received the Australia Council's Ros Bower Award for outstanding achievement in community arts and the Australian Human Rights Award for Literature. He completed an MA in creative writing at the University of Queensland, authoring a CD-ROM of cyberpoetry for his thesis. He was Writer in Residence at Artec in London, where he authored the CD-ROM Cyberpoetyry Underground, which was shortlisted for the ELO's Electronic Literature Award. Contact him at k.zervos@mailbox.gu.edu.au.



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