Peter Alvarez, a former chemist for Miami-Dade County, is an MFA candidate in poetry at Florida State University, where he is one of the founders of the Black Tarp Movement.
Jan Beatty is the author of two books of poetry, Boneshaker (U. of Pgh. Press, 2002), and Mad River, winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize (U. of Pgh. Press, 1995). Beatty hosts and produces Prosody, a public radio show on NPR affiliate WYEP-FM featuring the work of national writers.
Sara Burge currently attends the MFA program at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Recently, she placed third in the 2006 River Styx International Poetry Contest. Her work also appears in Backwards City Review and is forthcoming in Main Street Rag.
Bruce Cohen is Director of The Counseling Program for Intercollegiate Athletes at the University of Connecticut . His poems have appeared in various literary publications including Agni, The Harvard Review, The Indiana Review, The Ohio Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, TriQuarterly and Quarterly West. This is his second appearance in Cimarron Review.
Jeff Cretan, born in beautiful Burlingame, CA, now lives in San Francisco. He has an MFA from the University of San Francisco. His lifelong goals are to visit the Great Pyramids, drop a triple double in a pick-up basketball game and publish a story in the Cimarron Review. One down.
C.L. Dallat is a writer, broadcaster & musician whose poems have been featured in a wide range of magazines & competitions. Born (1953) in the North of Ireland’s Glens of Antrim he now lives in London where he writes on Irish literature and the arts generally for The Guardian, The Times Literary Supplement & BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Review. His last poetry collection was Morning Star (Lagan Press, Belfast 1998), and a new collection, The Year of Not Dancing, is due next year. He is married to the writer Anne-Marie Fyfe: they have two children.
Pamela Gemin’s latest publication is a poetry anthology, Sweeping Beauty, published by the University of Iowa Press. She is the author of a collection of poems, Vendettas, Charms, and Prayers, and editor/co-editor of Are You Experienced? and Boomer Girls, poetry anthologies also from UIP.
Jim Goar teaches at Ewha Women’s University in Seoul. His first book, Whole Milk (effing press), was published a year ago. His most recent series, Winter on the 109 (H_ngm_n Books), will be published later this year. He edits the online journal, past simple.
Brock Guthrie grew up in Athens, Ohio. He received a master’s degree in creative writing from Ohio University and is working toward a degree in poetry at LSU. He lives in Baton Rouge.
Paul Hostovsky has two new poetry collections, Bird in the Hand (Grayson Books) and Dusk Outside the Braille Press (Riverstone Press). His poems appear in Shenandoah, Carolina Quarterly, New Delta Review, Poetry East, Atlanta Review and others. He has been featured on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and The Writer’s Almanac. He works in Boston as an interpreter for the deaf.
Martha Kapos was born in America, read Classics at Harvard and then went to London to study Painting and Art History at the Chelsea School of Art. She taught there until 2001, lecturing and writing on art and poetry. Winner of a Hawthornden Fellowship in 1994, she was shortlisted in 2000 for Poetry Review’s Geoffrey Dearmer ‘New Poet of the Year’ award. My Nights in Cupid’s Palace, came out from Enitharmon in 2003, received a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation and won the Jerwood/Aldeburgh Prize for best first collection. She is Assistant Poetry Editor of Poetry London.
Cindy E. King will be defending her dissertation, The Second Knock, in the spring of 2007. She currently lives in Rome, Georgia, and teaches at Berry College. Her most recent poems can be found in the North American Review, Poetry East, and the American Literary Review.
Jeffrey Ethan Lee turned down lucrative CIA, Mafia and Academia offers just so he could help Many Mountains Moving during 2005-2006—most of the staff left in 2004. His books, identity papers (2006) and invisible sister (2004), have web sites with poems, audio, reviews, interviews @ http://identitypapers.org & www.mmminc.org. (Just kidding about the “lucrative”).
Deborah A. Lott’s work has appeared recently in the Alaska Quarterly Review, Bellingham Review, Black Warrior Review, Crazyhorse, Puerto del Sol, and in the anthology, Open House: Writers Redefine Home. She is author of the book, In Session, and is working on a book-length collection of interconnected family stories.
Richard Lyons directs the creative writing emphasis at Mississippi State University. His third collection of poems, Fleur Carnivore, won the 2005 Washington Prize from Word Works, Washington, D.C. Recent poems appear in Subtropics, The Gettysburg Review, and Crab Orchard Review.
Born in Vietnam, poet, writer, painter, photographer and avid Argentine tango dancer, Mong-Lan left her native country on the last day of evacuation of Saigon in 1975. Her first book of poems, Song of the Cicadas (UMass Press) won the Juniper prize. Her second book of poems is Why is the Edge Always Windy? (Tupelo Press, 2005). Her third book, Milonga: A Seismology, has for its focus the Argentine Tango. Her poems have been included in the Pushcart Book of Poetry: Best Poems from 30 Years of the Pushcart Prize, Best American Poetry, and other anthologies and leading American journals. Visit her website at www.monglan.com.
Noah Michelson received his MFA from New York University. His work has been most recently published in The New Republic, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Swink, Bloom, Fourteen Hills, Small Spiral Notebook, and has been featured on Poetry Daily.
Joe Oestreich lives in Columbus, where he is studying for an MFA in Creative Writing at The Ohio State University. He is currently writing a memoir of his twenty years spent cramped in a beat-up Ford Econoline as the singer and bass player for Watershed.
Brooke Olivares is a freelance illustrator working in San Diego, CA. Brooke’s illustrative work focuses on community, culture and the everyday lives of the individuals that make up society. More of her work can be seen at www.brookeolivares.com.
Amisha Patel is originally from New York. She teaches English at Arizona State University and has poems published or forthcoming in Pool, Poet Lore, Third Coast, Puerto del Sol, and Poetry International among others.
Audrey Petty was born and raised in Chicago. Her poetry and fiction have been featured in such journals as StoryQuarterly, Callaloo, The Massachusetts Review and Crab Orchard Review, and her nonfiction has recently appeared in Saveur magazine and Best Food Writing 2006. She currently lives and writes in Urbana, Illinois.
Diane Reynolds, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, holds an MFA from Columbia University, and has published poetry in Alaska Quarterly Review, Amherst Review, Samsara Quarterly, The Adirondack Review, The Cortland Review, Red River Review, Southern Poetry Review, and elsewhere. A guest of the Ucross Foundation Residency Program, and nominee for a Pushcart Prize, Reynolds edits Zarigueya Press in Austin, Texas.
Robin Romm lives in Berkeley, California. Her stories have appeared in Tin House, One Story, Threepenny Review, Nimrod, and other journals. A collection of her stories is forthcoming from Scribner.
Jason Roush’s first book of poems, After Hours, was released in 2005, and his new collection, Breezeway, is forthcoming in 2007. His poems and reviews have appeared in Bay Windows, Brooklyn Review, The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide, and elsewhere. He teaches at Emerson College and can be found online at www.jasonroush.com.
Diane Seuss is Writer in Residence at Kalamazoo College. Recent work has appeared in The North American Review, Indiana Review, and The Georgia Review. New Issues Press published her book, It Blows You Hollow, and she has work in the anthologies Boomer Girls, Are You Experienced, and Sweeping Beauty, all from the University of Iowa Press.
Don Waters’ debut short story collection, Desert Gothic, winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award, will be published this year by The University of Iowa Press. His stories can be found in ZYZZYVA, Grain, Santa Monica Review and the Southwest Review, where he was awarded the 2005 McGinnis-Ritchie Award in Fiction. He lives in Berkeley, California.
Charles Harper Webb’s book, Amplified Dog, won the Saltman Prize for Poetry and was published in 2006 by Red Hen Press. His book of prose poems, Hot Popsicles, was published in 2005 by the University of Wisconsin Press. Recipient of grants from the Whiting and Guggenheim foundations, he directs Creative Writing at California State University, Long Beach.
Douglas Woody Woodsum has taught at two universities and four public schools. He has published poems in Prairie Schooner, Antioch Review, English Journal, Southern Review, Denver Quarterly, Massachusetts Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, New England Review, and The Beloit Poetry Journal. He’s been teaching in a rural Maine high school since 1995; God help him.
Stefanie Wortman received an MA in creative writing from Boston University. She is currently working on a PhD at the University of Missouri—Columbia.