deluxe rubber chicken #7
contributor's notes

Pete Balestrieri is temporary. He can be reached at

Upcoming Michael Basinski books include: Mool from Writers Forum (London); Beseechers from Light and Dust (Kenosha, Wisconsin) and Strange Things Begin to Happen When a Meteor Crashes in the Arizona Desert from Zygote (Cleveland, Ohio). His work has recently appeared in: "All literature and art belong to definite classes and are geared to definite political lines."

derek beaulieu lives & writes in calgary, canada where he is a past editor of filling station magazine and current publisher of housepress. he is currently working on a couple of poetry manuscripts & can be reached at

Mary Begley has been grounded in Buffalo, NY ever since her marriage fell apart after graduate school, which is also when she hit the bottle pretty hard and threw herself into a life of sin and decadence. By day she is a not-so-mild-mannered label exec for Righteous Babe Records; by night she is performance artist/singer/songwriter Mimi Bourgeois. An abstract painter by heart (and head) for as long as she can remember, Mary has taken to visual poetry in recent years after trading some paintings for a Macintosh computer. Her poems are stories, true stories, which deal with things we do to ourselves, and things we do to others, in the course of interpersonal relationships. The pieces you see here are from her second chapbook, Book Two: Anabasis. You can't get this book (or the one which came before it) anywhere because she makes them herself on her sewing machine and it's broken now. If you have something to say to her or a story to tell, send it to

In addition to his novel Star Fiction, Erik Belgum's "ambient fictions" have aired extensively on radio throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia, as well as on the Internet. (CD's of his work are available through the Electronic Music Foundation at A lengthy interview appears at and his extended internet fiction project Strange Neonatal Cry will launch soon on

Coyle and Sharpe are James P. Coyle and Mal Sharpe, two legendary pranksters. Much can be learned about them at the Coyle and Sharpe homepage.

Robert Creeley is represented on two recent CDs, one with and one without music, as follows: ROBERT CREELEY, reading recent poems (Jagjaguwar Records JAG 901) and HAVE WE TOLD YOU ALL YOU'D THOUGHT TO KNOW?, a live concert performance with Chris Massey, Steve Swallow, David Cast and David Torn (Cuneiform Records RUNE 144).

David Daniels lives in Berkeley, CA. He has been making words out of pictures and pictures out of words for over 60 years. He is a common person. He is as common as dirt and grass. He tries to do things for the sake of doing them. When he says he will do something he does it until it is done. From the plumb of his wine dark mind cellar YEARS are tastes of the years of his life. 1933-48 can be seen in Deluxe Rubber Chicken #6. His poem THE GATES OF PARADISE can currently be viewed partially in Deluxe Rubber Chicken #5 and #6 and in its entirety at and at David's homepage

Some literary chroniclers have suggested that Doug Draime is 4 or 5 people writing under one name, because of the varied and diverse literary forms on which his name has appeared over the years. But, of course, they're wrong. Born in Vincennes, Indiana. He began publishing in magazines and underground newspapers, circa 1970, while living in L.A.... where he lived until 1981. He currently resides in the foothills of the Siskiyou mountain range in southern Oregon. Some recent publications include: The American Dissident, George And Mertie's Place: A Room With A View, Byline, Lilliput Review, Struggle: A Magazine of Proletarian Revolutionary Literature, Seed Voices Quarterly, Angelflesh, The Temple, etc.

Raymond Federman's new novel AUNT RACHEL'S FUR will be out in March from FC2. LOOSE SHOES will be published both in English and German [two separate volumes] in Berlin in March. THE VOICE IN THE CLOSET which has been out of print for some 20 years will be re-issued in March by Starcherone Press in Buffalo. THE TWOFOLD VIBRATION which was out of print for some 20 years is now available again from SUN & MOON [Green Integer] in a new edition. AMER ELDORADO written in French and published in Paris in 1974, which has been out of print for over 20 years, will be re-issued in April by a German publisher in a expanded and redesigned edition.

Loss Pequeño Glazier's Digital Poetics is forthcoming from the Univ. of Alabama Press in 2001.

Stephanie L. Hawkins is single with no dependents. She checked off the box that said "No" to contributing $3 to the presidential campaign fund. She's writing her dissertation on Pseudoscience and the Occult in H.D., Gertrude Stein, and Jean Toomer.

Lisa Jarnot is the author of Some Other Kind of Mission (Burning Deck, 1996) and Ring of Fire (Zoland Books, 2000). She lives in Brooklyn, New York and teaches at Long Island University.

Founder of the internet literary magazine Riding the Meridian [], Jennifer Ley's hypertext and hypermedia work can be found on the Web at the Electronic Poetry Center and in more web journals than you can shake a stick at, if you're into shaking sticks. In April, she's planning to shuffle off to Buffalo; in June, she'll be reading her work at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Jackson Mac Low, b. Chicago, 12 September 1922, is a poet, composer of music and performance works, visual artist, and performance artist. Author of 28 books and published in about 90 collections, his works have been exhibited, published, and performed--frequently with his wife and collaborator, Anne Tardos--in the USA and many other countries. Among his awards: Guggenheim, NEA, and other fellowships and the 1999 Wallace Stevens Award of the Academy of American Poets. MOST RECENT BOOK and ACTIVITIES 2000-01: 20 Forties (Zasterle Press, Canary Islands, 1999), selected from "154 Forties"-154 poems written 1990-98, looking for a publisher. In 2000, he and Tardos read & performed a collaborative work at KGB, New York City. German musicians played a three-hour concert of his music and verbal-musical performance works in Dettenhausen, Germany; he did two readings in the Bjørnson Festival in Molde, Norway (one in a Schwitters festival on an island where Schwitters had vacationed), read and taught at Saint Mary's College in the Bay Area; and shared a reading with Robert Creeley, Anselm Hollo, and Alison Knowles at the Cheekwood Museum of Art in Nashville, TN. In 2001, he did an extensive poetry reading and a lecture sponsored by the University of Arizona, in Tucson, AZ.

Evan Mazunik is a musician studying piano at the University of Iowa. He is currently contemplating the brute fact that graduation=unemployment.

Julie Nagle lives in Keene, New Hampshire, where she is a special education teacher. She can be reached at

Mark Peters is the editor of Deluxe Rubber Chicken and a five-ball juggler.

Edgar Allan Poe: 1809-49, American poet, short-story writer, and critic, b. Boston. He is acknowledged today as one of the most brilliant and original writers in American literature. His skillfully wrought tales and poems convey with passionate intensity the mysterious, dreamlike, and often macabre forces that pervaded his sensibility. He is also considered the father of the modern detective story.

Ric Royer has no baby potential. He graduated from UB once. "Ric Royer is a rising star in a shooting gallery" -- The Russian Formalists. My promise: I will start being more serious in the near future.

Alan Sondheim's work is at He edited Being On Line (Lusitania, 1977); his most recent work is a set of two casebooks by Potes and Poets, The Case of the Real (1998).

Ficus strangulensis [AKA Forrest Richey] was created as a nom de plume about 10 years ago while participating in 'DaDa' Bill Paulauskas' DreamWorld online experimental writing project [a Citadel BBS!!] by the mild mannered industrial chemist, Forrest Richey. He admires the writing of DaDa Bill, Albert Ackerman, John Bennett and a few others but has become almost non-textual lately in experimenting with his laminator and mailing crazy stuff to Ed Giecek and other mail artists around the world.

Anne Tardos, poet and visual artist, is the author of the multilingual performance work Among Men, which was produced by the West German Radio, WDR, in Cologne. Her books of polylingual poems and graphics are Cat Licked the Garlic (Vancouver, BC; Tsunami Editions, 1992), Mayg-shem Fish (Elmwood: Potes and Poets Press, 1995), and Uxudo, (Berkeley/Oakland: Tuumba P/O Books, 1999). Pages of Uxudo were on exhibit at the Newberger Museum of Art, New York, in the show "The New Word," 1998-1999. Tardos lives in New York with her husband and frequent collaborator, Jackson Mac Low.

Mike Topp is a regular contributor to McSweeney's and Exquisite Corpse. For information about ordering Mike's new chapbook, Bad Luck, contact him at

Edwin Torres, born and raised in New York City, has been creating multi-disciplinary text and performance work since 1988. His introduction to poetry was through The Nuyorican Poets Cafe and The St. Marks Poetry Project. He has since collaborated with a wide range of artists and nomads, and has performed across the country and overseas, confusing a wide range of artists and nomads. His poetry is available in Heights Of The Marvelous (St. Martins Press), An Anthology Of (New) American Poets (Talisman Press), and ALOUD: Voices From The Nuyorican Poets Cafe (Henry Holt Press)...among others and on his CD Holy Kid (Kill Rock Stars). His books include I Hear Things People Haven’t Really Said, Fractured Humorous (Subpress), and his recently published ebook Onomalingua: noise songs and poetry (Rattapallax Press,

Uncle Eddy is an eleven-year-old boy from Terre Haute, Indiana.

Ted Warnell writes: The works of Poem by Nari are results of a creative collaboration; artists, writers, computer programmers, and Netizens of the world. Digital code and data, program logic, information from cyberspace, all things digital, are source materials for creative exploration. Your participation is welcomed. You can send your ideas and logic, cyberstream data and debris via email to: PbNari (

Pub. May 2001