Carl Adamshick received an Orillia Foundation Award (Canada) selected by Margaret Atwood, a manuscript completion grant from Literary Arts, and recently completed a residency at Caldera. His poem, “Workdream,” was a selection of the Poetry Society of America’s Poetry in Motion Project. He has published poems in American Literary Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, CutBank, Poet Lore, and Mid-American Review published six of his poems in their chapbook series.
Jeffrey Bean lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He is a student in the M.F.A. program at The University of Alabama where he teaches creative writing and literature. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Meridian, Pebble Lake Review, Quarterly West, New Orleans Review, The Midwest Quarterly, and elsewhere.
Rita Welty Bourke’s fiction appears in the anthology Naked and in numerous literary magazines including The North American Review, Shenandoah, Witness, The Florida Review, and Black Warrior Review. Five of her stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
T. Alan Broughton lives in Burlington, VT. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and NEA Award, he has published novels, poems and stories. 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).
Ioanna Carlsen’s poems and stories have appeared in Poetry, The Hudson Review, Nimrod, Field, Prairie Schooner, Quarterly West, and elsewhere, and have also been featured online at Poetry and Poetry Daily.
Kiley Cogis received an M.F.A. in poetry from George Mason University. She is the recipient of the Joseph A. Lohman III Poetry Prize and the Virginia Downs poetry award. Her poems have appeared in Phoebe and Pleiades and are forthcoming in Blue Mesa Review.
Jim Daniels’ most recent book is Street, a collection of his poems and the photos of Charlee Brodsky published in 2005 by Bottom Dog Press. “Dumpster,” an independent feature film he wrote and produced, is currently playing on the festival circuit. He is the Baker Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University.
Linda France lives in Northumberland, UK, near Hadrian’s Wall. She has five collections published by Bloodaxe Books, including The Simultaneous Dress (2002) and The Toast of the Kit Cat Club (2005), a verse biography of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. The poems included here are from Aerogramme (Talking Pen, 2004), a pamphlet charting a six-month trip through Sri Lanka and India.
Megan Gillespie is a recent graduate and grant recipient of the M.F.A. Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. She currently lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she works as a freelance case writer on issues facing public education. Her son Jonah is in the second grade.
Kathleen Glasgow’s poems have appeared in Bellingham Review, Clackamas Literary Review, Clark Street Review, Dislocate, and other journals. She lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Ernest Hilbert is the editor of the Contemporary Poetry Review, and his poems have appeared in The New Republic, The American Scholar, and American Poet.
Kim Dana Kupperman is managing editor of The Gettysburg Review. Long ago, she wrote the “NYC Poet’s Party Manifesto,” exhorting writers to recycle paper, plant trees, read to others, send letters to editors, and leave poems on answering machines. Her work has appeared in journals from Alaska to Ohio to Baltimore.
Kim Mahler earned her MFA in poetry from New England College. She works on the board of directors for Poetry Center San Jose, co-editing their literary magazine, caesura. For the last ten years she’s been teaching college English in the San Francisco Bay Area where she lives with her son.
Jack Martin lives in Colorado. Recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Georgia Review, Colorado Review, Willow Springs, Atlanta Review, Gulf Coast, and other magazines.
Jaime Manrique was born in Colombia. He has written, in English and Spanish, fiction, poetry, memoir, criticism. His new novel, Our Lives Are The Rivers, will be published by Rayo/Harper Colllins in March 2006. He’s associate professor in the M.F.A. in writing program at Columbia University.
Linda Lancione Moyer, author of two poetry chapbooks and two travel books, also writes essays and fiction. Her work has appeared in Atlanta Review, CrazyHorse, The MacGuffin, Notre Dame Review, Poet Lore and Post Road, among other publications. She lives in Berkeley, California.
Louis Netter is an illustrator, graphic designer and budding animator. He teaches at Parsons School of Design and Westchester Community College. He exhibits regularly with the New York Society of Etchers and in private galleries in the New York area. His work is heavily inspired by the European tradition of fearless draftsmanship and blatant mockery of the ruling class. Today, he battles away using antiquated printmaking methods and working on his upcoming book about the current social and political climate in America.
Candace Pearson’s poems are preoccupied with issues of accountability, memory and the natural world. Her work has been published in Ploughshares, Crab Orchard Review, RUNES, and Rattle, among other fine venues. She lives up 62 steps in the Los Angeles hills.
Jo Roach was born in 1950 in London to an English mother and an Irish father. Until recently, she was an organizer of Poetry and Jazz at the Poetry Café, Convent Garden. She has organized the Poetry Street as part of the Stoke Newington festival for three years running. Her poems have appeared in Brittle Star, Magma, Poetry London, Staple, PEN International, and elsewhere, as well as in the anthologies In the Company of Poets and Entering the Tapestry.
Doren Robbins’ poetry, prose poetry monologues, and short fiction appear in over seventy literary journals, including The American Poetry Review, International Poetry, Sulfur, and New Letters. A recent collection of poems, Driving Face Down, won The Blue Lynx Prize for 2001. In 2004, Cedar Hill Publications published Parking Lot Mood Swing: Autobiographical Monologues and Prose Poetry. Eastern Washington University Press will publish a new book of poems, My Piece of the Puzzle in 2006. Currently, he teaches creative writing and literature at Foothill College where he is coordinator for The Foothill Writers’ Conference.
Kent Shaw teaches writing at Washington University in St. Louis. His work has recently appeared in Pleiades, Natural Bridge, and Laurel Review.
Gretchen Sutphen is the recipient of the Phyllis Jones Memorial Prize for her chapbook Distancing. Her stories have appeared in LIT and Gulf Coast magazines. She lives with her husband and two cats in northern New Jersey.
Jen Town graduated from Penn State Erie with a degree in English in 2004 and is currently pursuing her MFA at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. Poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from Rhino, Mid-American Review, Epoch, and the anthology, Along the Lake.
David Yezzi is the author of The Hidden Model, a collection of poems. He is executive editor of The New Criterion.
Rachel Yoder is in the University of Arizona’s MFA program in Fiction, where she also teaches writing. “At the Center” is her first published story.