the Emergency Almanac text / art double issue...winter 2003 / summer 2004


Derek Ayres

Derek Ayres had his New York City solo debut with ZieherSmith in September, 2003. He has received attention from the The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, New York Magazine, and contemporary magazine #51. He lives and works in New York City.


Mark Bayer

Mark Bayer is an assistant professor of English at the American University of Beirut. He has published on Shakespeare, the early modern theatre, and other aspects of Renaissance literature and culture and is currently completing a book-length study provisionally entitled "Theatre and Community in Shakespeare's London".


Chad Faries

Chad Faries lives outside the United States whenever he can. He has been known to document the European underworld while fulfilling his duties as a Fulbright Fellow in Budapest.


Jayson Iwen

Jayson Iwen's recent work is published in journals such as New American Writing, Clackamas Literary Review, Fence, KNOCK, The Cream City Review, Poetry Motel, and Southern Indiana Review. An interview he conducted with Paul Hoover was recently reprinted in Fables of Representation, by the University of Michigan Press. He has work forthcoming in Onthebus, The Marlboro Review, Third Coast, and REED. He is an Assistant Professor of English at the American University of Beirut, in Lebanon, where he lives with his wife and three cats, and where he recently ran his first marathon.


Jeff Ladouceur

Jeff Ladouceur's book Ebola was published by L'Oie de Cravan in Montreal in 2002. He has had solo exhibitions in Victoria, Vancouver, Tornto, and Montreal and his New York debut will be in October, 2004 with ZieherSmith. His second book is forthcoming from L'Oie de Cravan in October, 2004. He was born in Victoria, British Columbia and now lives and works in Vancouver.


Wes Lang

Wes Lang was born in Chatham, New Jersey. This Spring his drawings graced the cover of Loyal Magazine and the walls of Gavin Brown's Passerby. His most recent solo exhibition was Home at Last at ZieherSmith in March 2004. He lives and works in New York City.


Molly McQuade Molly McQuade's books include Barbarism, Stealing Glimpses, An Unsentimental Education, and By Herself. Her writing has appeared recently in Southern Review, Parnassus, TriQuarterly, Jubilat, and the Paris Review. She contributed an essay about J. D. Salinger's use of parentheses to the recently released anthology, Letters to J. D. Salinger. Her column, "Works in Progress," appears regularly in Booklist, the national magazine of the American Library Association. A critic as well as a writer and an editor, she reviews frequently for The Washington Post , The Chicago Tribune, Newsday and others; for the last four years, she has served as a member of the board of the National Book Critics Circle. Recently the writer in residence at The James Merrill House, she has taught at Johns Hopkins University and at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


Ander Monson

Ander Monson lives in Michigan, where he edits DIAGRAM and the New Michigan Press. His book of poems, Elegies for Descent and Dreams of Weather, will be published by Tupelo Press in 2004/5, and Sarabande Books will publish his novel-in-stories, Other Electricities, in Spring 2005.


David Poolman

David Poolman was born in Wallaceburg, Ontario. He has exhibited widely in his native Canada and has recently exhibited twice in solo and group exhibitions with ZieherSmith in New York City. He lives and works in London, Ontario.


David Scher

David Scher was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Since 1991, he has exhibited his paintings in solo exhibitions with Leo Koenig Inc., New York, Roberts Tilton, Los Angeles, Museo des Artes, Guadalajara, Mexico, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, Miami Dade Community College, Wolfson Galleries, Miami, FL, and Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY. He lives and works in New York City.


Bryan Tomasovich Bryan Tomasovich won the Emergency Press book contest in 2003. Ouisconsin: The Dead in Our Clouds will be published in fall, 2004. The poems in this issue of the Emergency Almanac are selected from Ouisconsin. Elsewhere, his poems can be found in The Massachusetts Review, 5 Trope, Diagram, Jubilat, and Nimrod. He teaches at Antioch University Seattle.