Rebecca Aronson teaches writing at Northwest Missouri State University, in Maryville, Missouri, where she also co-edits The Laurel Review. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Seattle Review, The Cream City Review, The Midwest Quarterly, The Rio Grande Review, The North Stone Review, and others
Amanda Auchter is the editor of Pebble Lake Review and was a finalist in the Atlanta Review 2004 International Poetry Competition. She is the recipient of the 2004 Howard Moss Poetry Prize and won third prize in the 2003 Writer's Digest Writing Competition for creative nonfiction.
Michelle Bonczek is a co-founder and co-editor of Redactions: Poetry & Poetics. She received an MA in Literature from SUNY Brockport and is currently completing an MFA at Eastern Washington University. Her poetry recently received a Pushcart nomination and is forthcoming in Red Rock Review, Midwest Quarterly, and Talking River Review.
Rick Bursky lives in Los Angeles, his poems have appeared in numerous journals including the Iowa Review, American Poetry Review and Harvard Review. His first book, The Soup of Something Missing, is due out from Bear Star Press in September.
T. Alan Broughton is a retired teacher living in Burlington, VT. His most recent books are his sixth collection of poems, The Origin of Green (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2001), and a collection of short stories, Suicidal Tendencies (Colorado State University Press, 2003).
Shane Brown is a photographer and Oklahoman. Shane is currently working on a body of work titled Great Plains Schema: Photographs of the Cultural Landscape. An expanded example of this work can be viewed at: www.shanebrownphotographic.com
Gannon Daniels is working on her second book of poetry, her first being The Occupying Water (galtarthouse.com), and a play for the Bilingual Foundation for the Arts, which will eventually tour the LA Schools. She lives in Echo Park and teaches writing at East Los Angeles College.
Jennifer Kwon Dobbs’s poems have appeared in 5AM, Crazyhorse, The Cream City Review, Poetry NZ, The Tulane Review, and the anthology, Echoes upon Echoes (Temple UP: 2003) edited by Elaine Kim and Laura Hyun Yi Kang. She is currently a student in the Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Southern California and teaches writing for its Thematic Option Program.
Cynthia Schwartzberg Edlow’s poetry has appeared in The American Poetry Review, Another Chicago Magazine, Chelsea, Full Circle Journal, and The Emily Dickinson Awards Anthology. She has new poetry appearing in Barrow Street and The Chiron Review, and poetry forthcoming from Arizona Attorney Magazine, The Litchfield Review and Willow Review, from whom she was awarded the 2004 Willow Review Prize for Poetry.
Mike Elms grew up in northwest Arkansas and now lives in southern Japan.
Timothy Fox’s work has recently appeared in Rattle, Hawaii Review, Green Hills Literary Lantern, and several other publications. In the mid-eighties he edited Orpheus at the University of Dayton. He is an avid guitar player, and is currently in the process of compiling a collection of songs he recorded with Dayton-area bands.
John Freeman will have received his MFA in poetry writing from Bowling Green State University in August of 2004 where he worked with Sharona Ben-Tov Muir and Larissa Szporluk.
John Sterling Gilbertson, received a Bachelor of Science in 1968 from Oklahoma State University., and a Master of Science in 1969. He lives and works in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Caroline Goodwin holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. Her poems appeared most recently in The Comstock Review and The New Republic. Born and raised in Alaska, she now lives in Half Moon Bay, California with her husband and two daughters.
Peter Gordon’s fiction has appeared in Ploughshares, The New Yorker, The Yale Review, Glimmer Train, The Carolina Quarterly, The Gettysburg Review, The North American Review, Antioch Review and elsewhere. His work has received a Pushcart Prize. He is currently working on a collection of stories.
Mark Halliday teaches at Ohio University. His books of poems are Little Star (1987), Tasker Street (1992), Selfwolf (1999), and Jab (2002). He likes to believe his poems are quite original.
Michael Hettich has published two books and eight chapbooks, most recently Behind Our Memories (Adastra 2003). His work has appeared in numerous journals, including Poetry East, New Letters, TriQuarterly and Witness. A new and selected poems collection is forthcoming from New Rivers Press in 2005.
Mary Ann Hudson has had work appear in journals such as North American Review, Pleiades, Spoon River Poetry Review, Black Warrior Review, and others. She teaches creative writing courses and workshops for youth and she works at the local college in Port Angles, WA.
Mimi Khalvati trained at Drama Centre London and has worked as an actor and director in the UK and Iran. Her Carcanet collections include In White Ink (1991), Mirrorwork (1995), for which she received an Arts Council of England Writer’s Award, and Entries on Light (1997). Her Selected Poems was published in 2000 and her most recent collection, The Chine, in 2002. She is the founder and Coordinator of The Poetry School which offers poetry workshops and courses in London and co-editor of the School's two anthologies of new writing, Tying the Song and Entering the Tapestry, published by Enitharmon Press in 2000 and 2003.
Susanne Kort is a psychotherapist in practice in Jalisco, Mexico. Her poems have appeared in the United States in Grand Street, Antioch Review, Seneca Review, Puerto del Sol, The Journal, and Indiana Review, among others. Her poetry has also appeared in journals in Ireland, Canada and Mexico.
David Lawrence has a Ph.D. in literature and has published over three-hundred poems in journals such as North American Review, Nimrod, Confrontation, ACM, Folio, Laurel ReviewPoet Lore, Mudfish, and Hayden’s Ferry Review, and his books include Boxer Rebellion, Dementia Pugilistica, Steel Toe Boots, and Blame It On The Scientists. He was a professor before he was a millionaire on Wall Street before he was a professional boxer before he was jailed for tax evasion. He hasn’t done it all but he’s working on it. He also models and acts.
Gerard Malanga's two poems in this issue are part of a work-in-progress, titled Who's there? He lives with is two cats, Archie and Sasha, in Brooklyn, New York.
David Philip Mullins grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada, and is a student at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He was born in Buffalo, New York, and lives in Iowa City with his wife. His stories have appeared in New England Review, and his story “Vintage Vegas” won third prize in Playboy’s twentieth annual College Fiction Contest. “A Familiar Place” is part of a novel-in-stories about the character Nick Danze.
Noller grew up in Macon, GA, and now lives in Greensboro, NC,
where she teaches at University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She received
her MA in creative writing from Hollins University. Currently, she is
at work on a novel.
Jason Roeder’s stories have been or will be published in Faultline, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Sycamore Review, and Tampa Review. He has also contributed humor features to Salon.com and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, one of which appears in Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans: Best of McSweeney’s, Humor Category. He lives in Brighton, Massachusetts.
Kristi Wilson is a graduate student in the English department at the University of Texas at Arlington. Her poetry has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Illya’s Honey, Znine and Sulphur River Literary Review. She also received Honorable Mention in the Dallas Poets Community’s 2003 National Poetry Competition.
Yepsen lives on a farm outside of Barto, Pennsylvania. He wrote
and illustrated Apples (W.W. Norton, 1994) and is working on a companion
title, Berries. His fiction has appeared in Shenandoah, Massachusetts
Review, and Sycamore Review.