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Michael Agresta is a Michener Fellow at the University of Texas in Austin. For further reading, the blog he kept while in Bolivia is still available online at His work has recently appeared in the Indypendent, Block Magazine, and the Texas Observer.

Rane Arroyo is the author of five books of poems and one short-story collection; his works have won awards and critical acclaim. This hard work hasn’t impressed his immediate family very much. No one is more surprised than he is at being recently included in the Heath Anthology of Contemporary American Literature. His latest manuscript is called Salsa Capitalism.

John Ashbery’s new book of poems, A Worldly Country, will be published in February by Ecco/Harper Collins. Since 1990, he has been Charles P. Stevenson, Jr. Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College.

Catherine Brady is the author of two short story collections, Curled in the Bed of Love, co-winner of the 2002 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, and The End of the Class War. Her stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories 2004 and numerous literary journals. She teaches in the MFA in Writing program at the University of San Francisco.

E.G. Burrows is the author of four poetry collections, a verse play, and five chapbooks, including The House of August (Ithaca House), Man Fishing (Sumac Press), Sailing As Before (ITM Press), and On the Road To Bailey’s (Fallen Angel Press). Individual poems have been published in over 250 magazines.

A Londoner, James Byrne had a first collection published by Waterways in 2003 and is currently working on a second. He recently has worked for the Poetry Translation Centre in London and is the editor and founder of The Wolf poetry magazine, a leading independent in the UK. He was born in 1977.

Tom Chandler is poet laureate of Rhode Island emeritus. He has been named Phi Beta Kappa Poet at Brown University and has been a featured poet at the Robert Frost homestead. His poems have been read by Garrison Keillor on National Public Radio on several occasions. He is the author of four books, a columnist for The Providence Journal, and editor of the Bryant Literary Review. He is a professor of creative writing at Bryant University.

Brendan Corcoran is an Assistant Professor of English at Indiana State University where he teaches and writes on twentieth-century Irish and British poetry. He has published essays on Seamus Heaney and is working on a book about the Northern Irish Elegy. His poems have most recently appeared in The Bellingham Review and Nimrod.

Steven Cordova is the author of the chapbook Slow Dissolve (Momotombo Press, 2003). His poems are forthcoming in The Wind Shifts: The New Latino Poetry (University of Arizona Press, 2007), BorderSenses and Zone 3, and have appeared in journals such as Calaloo, The Journal, and Northwest Review. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Bruce Covey teaches at Emory University in Atlanta and is the author of three books of poetry, most recently Elapsing Speedway Organism (No Tell Books) and Ten Pins, Ten Frames (Front Room Publishers)—both published in 2006. He edits the web-based poetry magazine, Coconut.

Matthew Gavin Frank has work in The New Republic, Tampa Review, Epoch, Field,
Crazyhorse, Indiana Review, Creative Nonfiction, Willow Springs, Bellingham Review, Pleiades, North American Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Florida Review, Ninth Letter, Rosebud, Gastronomica, and others. He recently completed, “Barolo,” a memoir about his illegal work in the Italian wine industry. He received a 2006 Artist’s Grant to the Vermont Studio Center. Tonight, for dinner, he’s considering halibut with fava bean puree.

D. R. Goodman is a martial arts instructor living in Oakland, California. Her poetry has appeared in such journals as Apalachee Review, Calyx, Crazyhorse, The Formalist, Madison Review, Notre Dame Review, Seattle Review, South Carolina Review, Texas Review, Water-Stone Review, and many others; and in the 2005 anthology, Sonnets: 150 Contemporary Sonnets, edited by William Baer.

Yvonne Green’s poetry has appeared in publications including Poetry Review, P.E.N. International, Modern Poetry In Translation, Arete, Magma, The London Magazine, B.B.C. Radio 4, European Judaism, The Jewish Quarterly, Jewish Renaissance, The Cumberland Review, and Cimarron Review.

Mark Greenside is the author of the short story collection, I Saw a Man Hit His Wife. His stories have appeared in The Sun, The Literary Review, New Laurel Review, The Nebraska Review, and Beloit Fiction Journal.

Mimi Khalvati’s five Carcanet collections include her Selected Poems (2000) and The Chine (2002). She currently holds a Royal Literary Fund fellowship at City University and will be attending the International Writing Program in Iowa this year. She received a Cholmondeley Award in 2006 and a new collection, The Meanest Flower, is forthcoming in 2007.

Julie King received an M.F.A. from Queens University of Charlotte after which she quit her university teaching job of fifteen years, moved to Albuquerque and now walks tiny dogs. She will be the “new voice” in both Pleiades and Tin House. She also stars in “B” horror films.

Adam Kirsch is the author of The Thousand Wells: Poems and a critical study, The Wounded Surgeon.

Jason Koo is completing his Ph.D. in English and Creative Writing at the University of Missouri-Columbia. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Yale Review, Verse, Green Mountains Review, Gulf Coast, Bellingham Review, Lyric, The Pinch, and other journals. He is poetry editor of The Missouri Review.

AC Lambeth holds an M.F.A. from the University of New Orleans. Her fiction has appeared in Short Story, Sojourn, and North American Review, and is forthcoming in Third Coast. She lives in New Orleans with her husband, two dogs, and a new-found faith in second chances.

Yvonne Higgins Leach received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Washington State University in 1983 and her Master of Fine Arts from Eastern Washington University in 1986. Her poems have appeared in South Carolina Review, South Dakota Review, West Wind Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Eureka Literary Magazine, and Pearl. She has work forthcoming in Phoebe and Phantasmogira, among others. She lives near Seattle with her husband and two daughters.

More information about Walter Martin and Paloma Muñoz can be found on their website at

Susie Meserve lives in San Francisco, where she landed after traveling through South America and Europe for a year. Her work has appeared in several journals, and a film collaboration she made with the video artist Brooke White was featured in the online exhibit Imagining Ourselves,

Joanna Osborne grew up outside of Portland, Maine and received an M.F.A. in poetry from the University of Maryland. Her poems have appeared in The Alaska Quarterly Review, Fugue, and Willow Springs, and are forthcoming in Salt Hill. She currently lives and works in Washington, DC.

Chad Prevost teaches at Lee University as Assistant Professor, Creative Writing Specialist, where he co-directs the Writers Reading Series and writes prose and poetry. Chad is author of Snapshots of the Perishing World (Cherry Grove) and Co-Editor of Evensong: Contemporary American Poets of Spirituality. He has a collection of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction coming out in the winter of 2007 from Abbeywood Press Anthology 2 where he will be the featured writer. Chad is Co-Founder of the nationally distributed Terminus Magazine out of Atlanta. He has recently published in such places as: The Connecticut Review, Mid-American Review, Puerto del Sol, Rosebud, South Carolina Review, and Seattle Review.

Nate Pritts’ new work can/will be seen in print from The Southern Review, Gulf Coast, Conduit, Greensboro Review & POOL & online at DIAGRAM & Bedazzler. A new chapbook, Big Crisis, is just out from Forklift, Ink. The editor of H_NGM_N, an online journal of poetry, poetics, &c., Nate lives in Natchitoches, LA where he is an Assistant Professor at Northwestern State University.

Eugene Richie’s books of poems include Island Light and Place du Carousel (with Rosanne Wasserman). With Edith Grossman, he translated My Night with Federico García Lorca, poems by the Colombian writer Jaime Manrique. He has edited John Ashbery’s Selected Prose and is also co-editing Ashbery’s selected translations from the French.

Joseph Richie is sixteen years old, lives in Port Washington, New York, and hangs out at coffee shops with weird and shady characters.

Bertha Rogers’ poems appear in journals and anthologies and in her collections Sleeper, You Wake; A House of Corners; The Fourth Beast; and Even the Hemlock: Poems, Illuminations, Reliquaries. Her translation of Beowulf was published in 2000, and she is translating the Anglo-Saxon riddles from The Exeter Book.

Bobby C. Rogers’ work has appeared in The Southern Review, The Georgia Review, Shenandoah, Image, Cimarron Review, and many other magazines. He is Professor of English at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. He lives in Memphis with his wife and son and daughter.

Hilary Sideris has poems in recent issues of Barrow Street, Green Mountains Review, Gulf Coast, and Salamander. Her work will appear the forthcoming Pomegranate Seeds: An Anthology of Greek-American Poetry, edited by Dean Kostos. She lives in New York City.

Erin Elizabeth Smith is a Ph.D. candidate at the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi where she serves as the editor-in-chief of Stirring. Her work has previously appeared or is forthcoming in Third Coast, Crab Orchard Review, Natural Bridge, West Branch, The Pinch, Rhino, and Willow Springs, among others.

Cassie Sparkman received her M.F.A. in poetry from the University of Washington. Her work has been seen recently in 32 Poems, The Laurel Review, Story South, Crab Orchard Review, Pebble Lake Review, and other journals. Cassie teaches poetry in the public schools in Chicago, and lives with her husband, playwright Aaron D. Carter.

Eric Trethewey has published six books of poems, most recently Songs and Lamentations and Heart’s Hornbook. His poems, stories, essays and reviews have appeared in many magazines in the U.S., Canada and Britain, among them The Atlantic Monthly, Canadian Literature, Stand, Poetry, The New Republic, and The Paris Review. He lives in Catawba, Virginia and teaches at Hollins University.

Clint Van Winkle was a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps and took part in the initial invasion of Iraq. He is currently working on an MA in Creative and Media Writing at the University of Wales-Swansea as well as a book about life after combat.

Rebecca Wadlinger was a Fellow of the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets and is currently pursuing her M.F.A. in Writing at the Michener Center for Writers, where she is a James A. Michener Fellow in poetry and playwriting. Her poetry and reviews have appeared in the Pebble Lake Review.

Joshua A. Ware lives in Denver , CO where he teaches writing at the University of Colorado at Denver . Currently, he is filming a documentary entitled Searching for Joe Matthews with James Carl-Valdez Gain.

Rosanne Wasserman’s poems have appeared widely in anthologies and journals, including Best American Poetry. Her books are The Lacemakers, No Archive on Earth, and Other Selves, as well as Place du Carousel with Eugene Richie, with whom she runs the Groundwater Press in Hudson and Port Washington, New York.

Mike White is originally from Montreal and now lives in Salt Lake City. He has recent or forthcoming poems in journals including The Threepenny Review, The Iowa Review, The Antioch Review, Colorado Review, Poetry, Pleiades, River Styx, Barrow Street, and Verse. He serves as co-editor of Quarterly West.

Tamar Yoseloff was born in the US in 1965 and currently lives in London. She is the author of two collections, Sweetheart (Slow Dancer Press, 1998) which was a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation and the winner of the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival Prize, and Barnard’s Star, (Enitharmon Press, 2004). A new book, Fetch, is due from Salt in 2007. She is the Programme Coordinator and a tutor for The Poetry School.








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