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Wade Bentley teaches writing at Salt Lake Community College and Weber State University. His published poetry can be found, among other places, in the Spring 2006 issue of Green Mountains Review. He is the recipient of a 2003 Utah Arts Council Poetry Award.

The Los Angeles-based international painter Metin Bereketli has contributed his colorful art to hundreds of charities within the last 15 years and, through his innovative “Healing Art” program, made a positive difference in the lives of children with critical ailments. Metin’s art has been displayed in major museums and collections around the world and adorned many TV and movie sets in Hollywood. Visit for a full appreciation of the most original artist on the rise in America today.

Magda Carneci, poet, essayist, and art historian, is the leading voice among the gifted group of poets who began their careers in Romania’s bleak 1980s, Communism’s final decade. Carneci’s first book-length publication in the English-speaking world, Chaosmos, is forthcoming from White Pine Press, translated with Adam J. Sorkin.

Diane Comer’s work has appeared in The Georgia Review, The Gettysburg Review, AGNI, Fourth Genre, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships from the Colorado Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Believing what is good must be given back, she has taught at universities in Sweden, Nebraska, and now Idaho.

Theresa Daniels teaches at the University of New Orleans. Her work has appeared in The Kenyon Review.

James Doyle’s book, Einstein Considers A Sand Dune (2004), won the Steel Toe Books contest. He is married to poet Sharon Doyle. He has poems coming out in Poems & Plays, Xavier Review, Roanoke Review, Massachusetts Review, Poetry International, and Lilies and Cannonballs Review.

Rebecca Dunham won the 2006 T.S. Eliot Prize and her book, The Miniature Room, will be published by Truman State University Press. Poems are forthcoming in The Antioch Review, Crazyhorse, AGNI, and Indiana Review, among others. She is an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Northern Iowa.

Steve Fellner’s essays and poems have appeared in Northwest Review, North American Review, Doubletake, Western Humanities Review, among others. He currently teaches at SUNY Brockport.

Emily Fragos is the author of the book of poetry, Little Savage, published by Grove/Atlantic Press. Her work has appeared in Best American Poetry, The Threepenny Review, The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, Parnassus, Paris Review, Yale Review, Boston Review, et. al.

Christien Gholson’s poems and stories have appeared in Hanging Loose, Mudlark, Big Bridge, 2River, Blue Mesa Review, Lilliput Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, among others. A book of linked prose-poems (On the Side of the Crow) was recently published from Hanging Loose Press. He lives in New Mexico.

James Grabill’s poems have appeared in journals across the country. His recent books of poems include An Indigo Scent after the Rain (Lynx House Press, 2003) and October Wind (Sage Hill Press, 2006). He also has two creative nonfiction books: Through the Green Fire (Holy Cow! Press, 1995) and Finding the Top of the Sky (Lost Horse Press, 2005). He lives in Portland, Oregon, where he teaches, gives solo readings of his work as well as collaborative readings with musicians, and appreciates the West Coast art scene.

Mark Halliday teaches at Ohio University. His books of poems are Little Star (1987), Tasker Street (1992), Selfwolf (1999), and Jab (2002).

Allison Eir Jenks is a PhD candidate at FSU. Her poems have appeared recently in Meridian, Poetry, Puerto Del Sol, and New Letters. Her book, The Palace of Bones,won the Hollis Summers Prize (Ohio University press, 2002).

David Koehn’s poetry has been published or is forthcoming in a variety of magazines such as the New England Review, New York Quarterly, Third Coast, and ZYZZYVA. David was recently awarded residencies at Rockmirth,Vermont Studies, Leighton Studios at Bannff, and the Red Cinder Creativity Center of Hawaii. David works for the software start-up he founded, TailWind Solutions: Also, David recently started, and contributes to, an online poetics blog partnered with Webdelsol at:

Donald Lystra’s stories have appeared in The Greensboro Review, North American Review, Meridian, Other Voices, Green Mountains Review, and others. His story “Raincheck” was given special mention in the 2003 Pushcart Prize anthology. He is currently at work on a novel set in northern Michigan during the 1950s. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

A New York City native, Dara Mandle graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in English. She worked at such magazines as Talk and Mirabella, then earned her M.F.A. in poetry at Columbia, where she is currently the Assistant Director of the Undergraduate Writing Program. Her poems have appeared in The Brooklyn Review, The New Haven Advocate, and Harpur Palate.

Randall Mann is the author of Complaint in the Garden (Zoo Press, 2004), winner of the Kenyon Review Prize. His recent poems appear in Court Green, Pleiades, Poetry, and Samlmagundi. He lives in San Francisco and co-edits, with D.A. Powell, One Sentence Review.

Joshua Mohr has work forthcoming in Pleiades and has had stories and essays published in Other Voices, Gulf Coast, Salt Hill, among others. He teaches writing at a halfway house and has recently completed a novel, Love Yourself, Rhonda. He can be reached at

Radames Ortiz’s work has appeared in numerous publications including US Latino Literature Today and Is This Forever, Or What?: Poems and Paintings from Texas. He was also awarded a 2003 Archie D and Bertha Walker fellowship from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and was nominated for a 2003 Pushcart Prize. He currently resides in Houston, TX where he works at the University of Houston.

Glen Pourciau’s stories have been published in New England Review, Ontario Review, Mississippi Review, Quarterly West, and other magazines. One of his stories won Ontario Review’s Cooper Fiction Prize.

Benjamin Pryor is from Maggie Valley, NC, and studied at UNC Greensboro and the University of Florida. His work has appeared in The Oxford American, The Southern Review, The Wallace Stevens Journal, The North Carolina Literary Review, and Main Street Rag, among other places. He currently lives in Chapel Hill.

Claudia Putnam’s fiction and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in Penumbra, Facets, GW Review, Artful Dodge, Flint Hills Review, Cooweescoowee, Switched-on Gutenberg, and MARGIE. She’s received a Ragdale Foundation fellowship and has taught writing at the University of Colorado, though now she has a dull corporate job.

Carter Ratcliff is a poet and art critic. His books of poetry include Fever Coast and Give Me Tomorrow. Arrivederci, Modernismo is forthcoming from Libelum Press. His books on art include The Fate of a Gesture: Jackson Pollock and Postwar American Art, Out of the Box: The Reinvention of Art 1965-1975, and a monograph on John Singer Sargent. His book on the portraits of Andy Warhol will be published next year by Phaidon Press. He lives near Tivoli, in upstate New York.

Kim Rogers recently graduated from Iowa State University with her M.A. in English. Her chapbook, After the Flood in Mozambique, was published as part of an Iowa State arts grant. Her work has recently appeared in Briar Cliff Review, Potomac Review, and Florida Review. Currently, she is managing editor of the National Women’s Studies Association Journal.

Grace Schulman’s six poetry collections include, most recently, The Paintings of Our Lives and Days of Wonder: New and Selected Poems. Among the honors for her poetry are a Guggenheim Fellowship; the Aiken Taylor Award; the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award; and New York University’s Distinguished Alumna Award. She is editor of The Poems of Marianne Moore and Distinguished Professor of English, Baruch College, C.U.N.Y. Schulman is Poetry Editor of The Nation and former Director of the Poetry Center, 92nd Street Y. She lives with her husband, Jerome, a scientist, in New York City and in East Hampton, N. Y.

Norma Schulman works for a large non-profit research organization in Washington, D.C.. A poem of hers will appear in a 2006 issue of the Atlanta Review and she has published previously in Poet Lore, Mid-American Review, New Jersey Poetry Journal, among other places.

Warren Slesinger’s poetry has been published in The American Poetry Review, The Antioch Review, The Beloit Poetry Journal, The Georgia Review, The Iowa Review, The Nation, New Letters, The North American Review, Northwest Review, Poetry Daily, The Sewanee Review, and The South Carolina Review.

Adam J. Sorkin’s recent books include translations of Daniela Crasnaru’s short stories, The Grand Prize (Northwestern), and Marin Sorescu’s The Bridge (Bloodaxe)—awarded the 2005 Popescu Prize for Poetry Translation of The Poetry Society, London. Sorkin received a 2005-06 NEA Fellowship for Poetry Translation.

Todd Swift is the author of three critically-acclaimed collections, Budavox, Café Alibi and Rue du Regard. His poems have recently appeared in America in The Los Angeles Review, Manhattan Review, and New American Writing. His poems have been anthologized in Canada, Ireland, the United States and the United Kingdom, in anthologies including Open Field and The New Canon. He lives in Maida Vale, London, with his wife, where he works as a reviewer, university lecturer, and Core Tutor for The Poetry School.

Susan Varnot’s recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Journal, Nimrod, and American Poetry Journal. She lives and teaches in northern New Mexico.


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