BALZ BIETENHOLZ has been making photographs for ten years. He lives in Vancouver.
GRANT BUDAY lives in East Vancouver. He is a contributing editor for The Vancouver Review. The stories "Toads" and "Saw-Blade Sky" are part of a collection titled Monday Night Man.
JEN LAM is a 20-year-old East Van kid who spends most of her time creating bellybutton lint sculptures. On her day off she can be found in her studio/laboratory with her turbo-charged coffee machine going full blast and her phone constantly ringing under a mountain of dirty lingerie. She has dedicated her life to her pet cockroach, Dogg, whio unfortunately, was recently found crushed under the heel of her sister's shiny, new mauve Doc Martens. A lawsuit is pending. She is now considering a career in hotel security and dreams of one day having her own cult.
EVELYN LAU's most recent book of poetry, In The House of Slaves, was published by Coach House Press. She is the author of Runaway, Diary of a Street Kid (Harper Collins), You Are Not Who You Claim (Press Porcepic), and Oedipal Dreams (Beach Holme). Her work has won several awards. Runaway was made into a CBC television movie, adapted for stage and translated into four languages.
RAYMOND LOW is a sixteen-year-old student at East York Collegiate Institute in Toronto. He has published humour articles in TG Magazine. He describes "Traverse" as his first attempt at "serious work.'
DARLENE MADOTT is a lawyer and writer. Her call to the Ontario Bar in 1985 coincided with the publication of a collection of short stories, Bottled Roses, by Oberon. Prior to entering law school, she worked on the editorial staffs of Saturday Night and Toronto Life magazines. Her short stories have appeared in literary periodicals across Canada. She has recently completed a film script for producer Bernard Zukerman and is at work on another. She continues to practise as a barrister in Toronto and is also a wife and mother.
BARBARA PARKIN'S fiction and poetry have appeared in Descant, Canadian Fiction Magazine, CV2, Prairie Fire, Queen's Quarterly, Coming Attractions '93, and others.