production credits

Dave Awl: original poetry and performance

Diana Slickman: introductory monograph
Ms. Slickman is a playwright and actor in Chicago, and a longstanding member of the Neo-Futurists.

Christopher Piatt: introductory monograph
Mr. Piatt is a theater columnist for TimeOut Chicago, and a fellow contributor to the Book of Voices.

Ayun Halliday: introductory monograph
Ms. Halliday is an author, zine publisher and erstwhile actor in New York City, whose life and work can be tracked at

Myopic Books: Wicker Park, Chicago: venue for the Bestiary readings, Chuck Stebelton, host and curator of the reading series.

Homolatte (nee Grinder), weekly queer words and music revue, Edgewater, Chicago: venue for What the Sea Means 2.0 and Stitching a Dummy recordings, hosted by Scott Free.

Kurt Heintz, e-poets network: online design and development, video photography, introductory monograph

Cary Norsworthy: photography (See contributor's website.)

Vicki Quade: photography


Dave Awl's book, What the Sea Means, was published in 2002, and contains many of the pieces audible herein. It is available through Borders (

This entire feature was first published online in February-March 2006.