||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 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
||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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
||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.
||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
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
||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 email@example.com.
||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.
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
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
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'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.
||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 firstname.lastname@example.org.