Aaron Paulson moved to Tokyo after four years in rural Hokkaid, and is teaching English at an international high school in a working-class suburb of the biggest city in the world. He writes: “the new gig overwhelmed me for a few years, and my writing output has been limited to sporadic outbursts of blogging, the latest incarnation of which is Tokyo Kills Me at http://www.exitbooted.com/tokyokillsme/current.htm”
JK Mason won the grand prize (1st out of 17,584 manuscripts, 10 categories) in the 2004 Writer's Digest Writing Competition with a story called "My Own Avatar.” His novel is currently searching for agent.
Paul A. Toth published his second novel, Fishnet. Reach him via his website at www.netpt.tv, and be sure to check out his podcasts.
Robert Sward's Collected Poems from Black Moss Press was cited by Alan Cheuse, book reviewer for American National Public Radio, as one of the top poetry books published in 2004 in North America. He's also produced a video of a poem from the book, and I've placed online--you can link to it here.
Jessy Randall has a a chapbook of poems available from Unicorn Press (Slumber Party at the Aquarium) and another one forthcoming (Broken Heart Diet, same press).
Thom Ward published another poetry book in 2003 with Carnegie Mellon U. Press – Various Orbits. He writes “ which in NASCAR Nation is like, and I say this without bitterness, dropping a feather into the Grand Canyon.” Thom has more work coming out in BMR this year.
Since publishing with us, Whit Honea has gotten married and has a son named Atticus. His occasional blog is online at http://endofwhit.blogspot.com
Alumni updates are welcome c/o doug (at) thebluemoon.com.