Russell Bittner is a Brooklyn-based fetishist whose favorite pair of heels go hiking in a thing called poetry--late at night, behind locked doors, with the lights dimmed. He has been published on paper by: The American Dissident, The Blind Man's Rainbow, The Lyric, The Barbaric Yawp, The International Journal of Erotica, Wicked Hollow, and Diverse Publications, Ltd. Online, his poems can be found at: Quintessence, ken*again, Spillway Review, Erotica Readers & Writers, edifice WRECKED, and Ink Magazine. His prose is better defined, if also more severely restrained at: Satin Slippers, The Dead Mule, Girls with Insurance, and now at YankeePotRoast.org. A flash piece will go up on Underground Voicesin November, 2004. He completed his first novel, Trompe-l'oeil, in September of 2004.