deluxe rubber chicken #2
contributor's notes

Mark Amerika ( is the author of many books including the novels Sexual Blood (1995) and The Kafka Chronicles (1993). In 1993, he started The Alt-X Online Publishing Network. In June of 1997 he launched the GRAMMATRON hypermedia narrative project. He has recently presented his online art projects at the Ars Electronica Festival, the International Symposium of Electronic Art, SIGGRAPH 98, Virtual Worlds 98, the "Portraits In Cyberspace" online exhibition celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the M.I.T. Media Lab and the Adelaide Arts Festival in Australia.

Michael Basinski is the author of many books of poetry. His most recent is From Wooden Unguent-Spoon In the Shape of a Girl Swimming and Reaching Out to Touch a Duck.

Peter Balestrieri is a genius, a philosopher, an abstract thinker. He has a brain of the first order. He sits motionless, like a spider at the center of its web, but that web has a thousand radiations, and he knows well every quiver of each of them. He does little himself. He only plans. But his agents are numerous and splendidly organized . . . the central power which uses the agent is never caught - never so much as suspected. His work has appeared in RealPoetik, The Experioddicist, n/formation, and potepoetzine.

Laurel Beckman teaches art at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In addition to her work as publisher, designer and co-editor of metazines Lucky and Joy, her work may be seen Errant Bodies, Journal of Artists' Books, and at Ubuweb, a site devoted to visual, concrete and sound poetry. Research interests pursue indeterminate spaces between the textual, visual and verbal, leading to a practice in eccentric artists' publishing, notational drawing, text-picture theory and installation projects.

John M. Bennett is the author of hundreds of works of poetry, including the recent Door Door.

Ryan Bigler is an actor, director and playwright who lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His film, Fecal Matters, is forthcoming.

Dan Carey is a high school student from Alden, NY. Another of his collaborations, 92 minutes, appears in deluxe rubber chicken #1.

Steve Carll currently lives in Honolulu, Hawaii and edits *Antenym*, currently on hiatus. Publications include *Sincerity Loops* (Bathysphere Press), *trace a moment's closure for clues* (Logodaedalus Press) and *brushstrokes* (black fire white fire). Recently, his writing has appeared in *The Poetry Project Newsletter*, *Rhizome*, and *melodeon*. He is also an amateur astrologer.

Jennifer Drake has had poems published in Caliban, New York Quarterly, Exquisite Corpse, and other little mags. She has essays forthcoming on Bharati Mukherjee's fiction and on African American women's phototexts, and is currently an assistant professor at Indiana State University.

Craig Dworkin teaches at Princeton University; his book _Signature-Effects_ has just been published by Ghos-ti Press and is available from Small Press Distribution.

Ray Federman is not sure he is a poet--but he is a damn good novelist.

Neil Hennessy is a concrete poet and "pataphysicist from Toronto. During the day-time he is pursuing an elusive Bachelor of Mathematics in Computer Science and English Literature at the University of Waterloo. He's had a few micropress publications, and is currently working on the "Pataphysical Software Company, to appear at Coach House Books.

Charlie Keil is a teacher who enjoys chanting the Latin names of mammals, among other activities.

Jackson Mac Low, born in 1922 in Chicago, writes poems, music, performance pieces, essays, plays, and radio works, and is a painter and multimedia performance artist, usually with his wife, Anne Tardos. Published in 31 books, more than 90 anthologies, and many periodicals. His most recent publications are the CD Open Secrets, with Anne Tardos and seven instrumentalists (New York: Experimental Intermedia [XI-110], 1993), 42 Merzgedichte in Memoriam Kurt Schwitters (Barrytown, NY: Station Hill, 1994), and Barnesbook (Los Angeles: Sun & Moon, 1996). Two Plays: The Marrying Maiden and Verdurous Sanguinaria is forthcoming from Sun & Moon.

Steve McCaffery is the author of The Black Debt, The Cheat of Words, Panopticon, Theory of Sediment and many other books of poems and essays.

Eileen Myles is the author of Chelsea Girls and School Of Fish.

Ron Padgett is the author of NEW & SELECTED POEMS, GREAT BALLS OF FIRE, and many other collections of poetry. He is also the translator of THE COMPLETE POEMS OF BLAISE CENDRARS. The Figures Press has just issued his ALBANIAN DIARY, an account of Padgett's visit to Albania in 1995.

Nate Patrus is an actor, director and playwright who lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His film The Green Stiffy is forthcoming.

Mark Peters is the editor of deluxe rubber chicken and the author of Falling Down, The Right Blonde and Icarus benchwarmer. He is a cabin counselor at Cradle Beach camp, a summer camp for disabled and disadvantaged children. Mark can also juggle five balls.

Sal Salasin is the editor of RealPoetik, the largest, most active and oldest little magazine on the internet. He's author of _Stepping Out of the Airplane Under the Protection of the Army_ (Another Chicago Press, 1989) and and _Optimo Suavidad_ (GreenBean Press, NYC: 1999).

Susan M. Schultz lives and teaches in Hawai`i. Her chapbooks include _Addenda_ (Meow) and the forthcoming _Holding Patterns_ (Wild Honey, Dublin). She edits _Tinfish_, a journal of experimental poetry from the Pacific.

Aaron Armstrong Skomra writes poems, applies to graduate schools, and co-edits untitled or magazine with Michelle Citrin. A book of his poems, Summer of Love is forthcoming from untitled or press. Some of these poems can be found at his home page. Some of his works can be found online at Cartograffiti and a l y r i c m a i l e r.

G. P. Skratz ( is the ghostwriter of Morris Feinberg's 1984 3 Stooges memoir, LARRY / The Stooge In The Middle, which is being brought back to print this year by Last Gasp. "Requiem For The Millenium" is a "sound translation" of those parts of the Latin Requiem Mass that composers of yore would set when they composed their Requiems.

Alan Sondheim,, is an artist/writer/theorist living in New York; his most recent books are Being on Line (Lusitania) and Jennifer (nominative press collective). He lives with cat and cacti. Main webpage - He can also be reached at 718-857-3671, 432 Dean St., Brooklyn, 11217

Brian Kim Stefans just published Free Space Comix with Roof Books (New York). His web-site Arras, a poetry journal, can be found at, and visual poetry of his is on the Ubuweb site at

Ficus strangulensis is a chemist who is getting ready to retire and start mangling texts full-time.

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

Pub. Feb. 1999