deluxe rubber chicken #5
contributor's notes

Peter Balestrieri has three hernias and sleep apnea. His work has appeared in Mandorla, RealPoetik, and 5_TROPE and is forthcoming in Readme. Peter can be reached at

Michael Basinski's latest work is NEIGHTTIME POEMS which can be found as ABACUS no. 128.

Mary Begley is a Buffalo native raised in Saratoga County, New York. Begley returned to her hometown to acquire her MFA from the State University of New York. In 1998, she was awarded a painting fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Her work has appeared in Buffalo at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Burchfield-Penney Art Center, the Arts Council, Big Orbit, Art Dialogue, and Impact Gallery, as well as at Deep Space Gallery in New York City and the Vanderbilt Museum at Centerport, New York.

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 keeps on trucking, albeit in no particular direction. EN FAMILLE (with photographer Elsa Dorfman) is his most recent work.

David Daniels lives in Berkeley, CA. The DELUXE BOZO SCROLL is from his poem THE GATES OF PARADISE, which can currently be viewed in its entirety at David's homepage (which will soon be found at its permanent home) and was formerly available at the sadly crashed Ubuweb. 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.

Craig Dworkin's first book, _Signature_Effects_, is available from; a new book is forthcoming from Atelos Press in 2000.

Raymond Federman's new novel -- AUNT RACHEL'S FUR will be published in 2000 by the Fiction Collective Two --

William "Fergie" Ferguson lived from 1905 till 1984.

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

David Greenberger is the creator of Duplex Planet. He lives in Saratoga Springs, NY.

NBB's visual poetry will be in an upcoming issue of Essex, and in the Open Palm Series (House Press). She lives in Seattle.

Doug Nufer mostly writes fiction based on formal constraints. A bit of his novel Never Again, where no word appears more than once, appears in Oulipo Compendium, ed. by Harry Mathews. His story exploiting forms suggested by newspaper publishing, "Restraining Order" is forthcoming from two girls press (Portland, Or.) in the Northwest Edge anthology.

Mark Peters is the editor of Deluxe Rubber Chicken and a five-ball jugggler who can perform, with difficulty, a 4-ball Mill's Mess. During the summer, Mark is a cabin counselor at Cradle Beach Camp in Angola, NY.

Sal Salasin is author of Stepping Out the Plane Under the Protection of the Army (Another Chicago Press:1989) and Optima Suavidad (Greenbean Press, NYC:1999). He's also editor of RealPoetik, the largest, oldest and most active little magazine on the internet, and can be reached at or

Peter Sanders holds a M.L.A. from St. John's College in Annapolis, MD and is currently a Master's degree candidate in English at SUNY-Buffalo. A cat named Spoon manages his affairs. Neither he nor Spoon can juggle.

Sam Stark has written the following chapbooks: WISCONSIN, Spade Guinea, Philomena, Radio Plays, and Flat and Horizontal. He lives in West Harlem, New York.

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: B. all souls day 1942. Got first chemistry set 1947. Been messing around changing things ever since. Industrial chemist since 1968. Bill Paulauskas' "DreamWorld" experimental writing project was Ficus' intro. to micropress, otherness scene. About to retire and go into mail arte full time.

Temenuga Dencheva Trifonova is an aspiring unpromising poet of exceptionally latent potential. She likes to spend her time pondering wrongly formulated metaphysical questions and savoring the certain unavailability of answers. Her poetic persona remains strictly undetermined and unpermeated by spirit in the hegelian sense of the word. It is apparent that she thinks she is so big, almost Real.

Mike Topp was born in Washington, DC. He is currently living in New York City unless he has died or moved. He can be reached at

Uncle Eddy is a ten 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 (

Arkady Yanishevsky holds a Ph.D. from Brown in Slavic Languages. His publishing credits include "Times of Turmoil: An Anthology of Soviet and Emigre Writers" (Hermitage Press, 1994) and two forthcoming collections of poetry, "Pushkin and Lermontov: Selected Poetry" and "Vladimir Mayakovsky: Selected Poetry". Arkady also is the New England regional champion for spitting watermelon seeds. He is currently collaborating with his toe, Shumaki, on a sandals commercial.

Daniel Zimmerman: Born in Buffalo, 1945. BA, MA, Ph.D, Univ. at Buffalo [diss. on Blake/Milton]. Selected publications: _Perspective (Institute of Further Studies' curriculum of the soul series, 1974); _See All The People_ [illus. by Richard Sturm, intro. by Robert Creeley: Toronto: Open Studio/Scarborough College, 1976); _At That_ (Buffalo: Western Gate, 1978); _Blue Horitals_ (with John Clarke; Amman: Oasii, 1997). Poems recently in Abiko Quarterly, Chain, Kenning, _Northwest Spiritual Poetry_, _An Exaltation of Forms_. Editor, _College English Notes_. Invented ISOTOPES, 1997. Prof., Middlesex County College, Edison, NJ.

Pub. March 2000