Tata Nacho Contributors

Jake Berry’s latest book, Brambu Drezi (Barrytown/Station Hill, 2006) includes revised versions of books one and two and the first publication of book three=2 0of the long poem. The Blood Paradoxes / War Poems  was published in 2005 by xPress(ed). He is author of more than a dozen other books and chapbooks.

Berry has been widely published in magazines, journals and anthologies for more than two decades. He edits several blogs including, 9th St. Laboratories and Conversari.  


James Cervantes’s fourth book, Temporary Meaning, was published in March, 2006, by Hamilton Stone Editions and was nominated for an L.A. Times Book Award.  He is editor of The Salt River Review and divides his time between San Miguel de Allende and Arizona.  James Cervantes’ work, Temporary Meanings can be ordered from: http://www.hamiltonstone.org/catalog.html


Andrei Codrescu  (www.codrescu.com) has been a commentator on All Things Considered since 1983. He is the author of forty books of poetry, fiction, and essays, and the founder of Exquisite C orpse. He has received a Peabody award for the PBS version of his film Road Scholar, and has reported for NPR and ABC News from Romania (1989) and Cuba (1996). His new books are The Posthuman Guide: Tzara and Lenin Play Chess (Princeton University Press, 2009) and Jealous Witness: New Poems (Coffee House Press), with a CD of Storm Songs by The New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars. Andrei lives in New Orleans and the Ozarks.


Claire Martin Finley  has been a staff writer for the Denver Post since 1983. She also has written for Sunset Magazine, Good Housekeeping, the Washington Post, the New York Times and other publications. She is the author of “The Nursing Mother’s Problem Solver” (2000, Simon & Schuster/Fireside). She lives in Denver, Colorado, with her husband, Bruce, a journalist, and their two adolescent daughters. For more information about the subject of her article, please go to http://www.milldogrescue.org


CT Fritz lives in a fourth book published between online and another South. He lies below Allende, a deep song of Canto Hondo, and is spirit cut into shadows and sticks leafing into trance along pyramids. He smokes too much, drinks too much, writes too little in a studio in Taos, New Mexico and dodges chem-trails before dark.


Grace Fuller is a shameless hussy with a cashbox for a heart, Grace Fuller blogs at www.graceundressed.blogspotcom . She cultivates nightshade and frightens local children in Austin, TX. She is a must read!


Valerie Harbolic  currently lives in Austin, Texas, but her early life was spent in England, Angola, and Iran. As a young adult she took herself to Queensland, Australia where she met her future husband Rick. She is completing her MFA in fiction through the University of New Orleans and speaks several languages.


Bill Lavender published poetry recently online in E*Ratio and Fieralingua, and in print in YAWP and Fell Swoop. Books include I of the Storm (Trembling Pillow 2006), While Sleeping (Chax Press 2004), look the universe is dreaming (Potes and Poets 2002), and Guest Chain (Lavender Ink 1999). He was recently guest editor of Exquisite Corpse, and edited an anthology, Another South: Experimental Writing in the South, from University of Alabama Press (2003). His poetry and essays have appeared in numerous print magazines including Jubilat, New Orleans Review, Gulf Coast Review, Skanky Possum, YAWP, and Fell Swoop, and web publications including Exquisite Corpse, E•ratio , CanWeHaveOurBallBack, Moria, Baddog, Poets Against the War, Big Bridge, and Nolafugees.


Sonja Livingston’s work has earned an AWP Book Award in Nonfiction, a NYFA Fellowship, an Iowa Award, Pushcart prize nomination, and grants from the Deming Fund and the Vermont Studio Center. Sonja’s work has appeared in several texts on writing, as well as many journals including The Southeast Review, The Spoon River Poetry Review, AGNI, Alaska Quarterly Review, Nimrod, Iowa Review, Gulf Coast, Cream City Review and others. Her memoir, GHOSTBREAD, is forthcoming from the University of Georgia Press. Sonja holds an MFA from the University of New Orleans and teaches in UCLA Extension’s Writing Program.


Shelley Puhak lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Her first book, Stalin in Aruba, is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press/Dzanc Books in 2009. She earned her MFA in Poetry from the University of New Orleans in 2004; she also has her MA in English Literature from the University of Delaware. Her poems have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Hawai’i Pacific Review, New Delta Review, New South, Third Coast, and other journals.


Tad Richards’ poetry has recently appeared in /Home Planet News, Iowa Review, Salt River Review /and /Valparaiso Review/. His noir interests extend to his recent chapbook of drawings, /Film Noir/, the first in a series of chapbooks based on impressions of Film Noir classics. His portraits of poets, artists and jazz musicians can be found on his website, http://www.opus40.org/tadrichards. He believes, in general, that any exploration of the strange and menacing can only scratch the surface of strange and menacing in the world.


Sarah A. Rae lives in Chicago and works as a high school guidance counselor.  She is currently at work on her MFA with the low-residency creative writing program at the University of New Orleans.  Like many Chicagoans, she currently derives a darkly amused (or, one could say, noir) satisfaction at residing in the city that has produced both esteemed President-Elect Barack Obama as well as Rod Blagojevich, the recently federally indicted and criminally charged governor of Illinois.  On a happier note, she is anticipating the imminent arrival of her soon-to-be-adopted cat, Maya.  Thank God for furry animals and poetry!  


Sarah D. Reith is not an outright joyful liar, but sometimes the most pertinent answer to a straightforward question involves the guy in the hot sperm suit she used to see cruising around the Financial District on an 8-foot unicycle when she worked down there as a bike messenger. Her work has appeared in Ecotone, The Village Rambler, The Hurricane Review, and r-kv-r-y. She lives in Northern California, where she rides a Barbie prom dress-colored bike along the shoulder of a logging road to buy Rice Dream and organic coffee at the co-op.


Ann Elia Stewart received a 2001 fellowship in fiction from the PA Council on the Arts, as well as enjoyed an extensive career in all facets of writing, including journalism, advertising copywriting, and creative nonfiction. Her work has been published by Shiharizad.com, Women’s Work, PHASE, Citybeat, Central PA Magazine, thewriterseyemagazine.com, Harrisburg Magazine and the Patriot News.  Stewart facilitates a popular creative writing workshop for the Fredricksen Library in Camp Hill, PA.  She’s thrilled to find a home for “Caseload.” She lives in New Cumberland, PA, with husband Daniel, son Anthony and two beloved cats, Tac and Luigi.


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