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* Here's our feeling on the bios. We prefer them to be entertaining, but above all they should be useful. Hence we include email addresses and website where you can find the writers, if the writers agree to this. We don't like to list awards or graduate degrees unless they are useful for readers. (We suspect these are not useful for readers.) However, we are happy to list other places you might find these writers' work, and where they teach or work, if you want to find them and send them cash or love or creepy photos.

Geoffrey Babbitt's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Barrow Street, Colorado Review, Free Verse, CutBank, Interim, BlazeVox, Octopus Magazine, Shampoo, Western Humanities Review, and elsewhere. He currently teaches at Ohio Northern University. [email]

Jenny Benjamin-Smith is one of four founders of Satori, Inc., a community-based organization in Milwaukee, WI where she taught literature and writing to at-risk youth. Currently, she is a freelance writer specializing in educational material. Her work has appeared in Chelsea, Fulcrum 6, The South Carolina Review, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, Crab Orchard Review, and many other journals. [website]

Annah Browning is currently teaching poetry at Washington University in St. Louis. You can find another one of her poems at The Kenyon Review Online. [email]

Kristin Blyar was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. She is graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Central Florida after which her intentions are to muck horse stalls, drink coffee, and write about the smell. This is her first published work.

Sarah Carson currently lives in Chicago. She is an editor at RHINO and the Communications Specialist at Switchback Books. Her first chapbook, Before Onstar, is available from Etched Press. [email]

Feng Sun Chen is an MFA candidate at the University of Minnesota. [email] [website]

Tyler Flynn Dorholt works, writes, and paints in NYC. Recent work appears or is forthcoming in horse less review, H_NGM_N, Black Warrior Review, We are Champion, Spinning Jenny, Slope, and others. He is co-founder and editor of the journal Tammy and can be traced at his [website].

Zachary Harris teaches creative writing at the Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts 6-12 School in Pittsburgh, PA. His work has appeared in Bat City Review, Ninth Letter, Pleiades, and West Branch. A chapbook, There is another poem, in which the news is erased and rewritten, is forthcoming from New Michigan Press. [email]

Evan Harrison lives in Hattiesburg, MS. His poems have appeared in Otoliths. [email]

Alec Hershman lives in St. Louis. A bit of the wayfarer, he may not live there long. [email]

Donna Hunt's poems have appeared in DIAGRAM as well as Caesura and Children, Churches, and Daddies. She was recently awarded a four-week full fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center. She has attended the workshops at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown as well as the Palm Beach Poetry Festival. She currently teaches at Ohio University. [email]

Oritsegbemi Emmanuel Jakpa was born in Warri, Nigeria, and currently lives in Ireland. His poetry has been published widely. He has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes three times, and he received the 2008 W. B. Yeat's Pierce Loughran Award. [email]

John James was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. He lives in Brooklyn, where he serves on the poetry editorial board for Columbia: a Journal of Literature and Art and runs the Metro Rhythm Reading Series. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Columbia Poetry Review, Copper Nickel, and The Los Angeles Review, among others, and he recently received an Academy of American Poets Prize from Columbia University. [email]

Kirsten Jorgenson is an MFA Candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Alabama. Her work has appeared in Horse Less Review, Blazevox, The And Now Awards, and Keyhole, and is forthcoming from We Are So Happy to Know Something.

A doctoral student in the Program for Writers at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Virginia Konchan's poetry has appeared in Hayden's Ferry Review, Notre Dame Review, the Believer, The New Republic, Michigan Quarterly Review, and elsewhere, and her criticism in Boston Review and Rain Taxi.

Terence Kuch is a consultant, avid hiker, and world traveler. His poetry credits include Commonweal, New York magazine, Poetry Motel, Slant, Thema, Timber Creek Review, and Yellow Mama. He has read at the Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, the International Monetary Fund Visitors' Center, the MAC (McKinney Avenue Contemporary) Theatre in Dallas, and elsewhere. [email] [website]

Jesse Lichtenstein lives in Oregon where he co-directs the Loggernaut Reading Series. He is finishing up his first collection of poems. He also writes journalism and movie scripts and plays a lot of basketball. [website]

Angie Macri's recent work appears or is forthcoming in Crab Orchard Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Quiddity, and Southern Indiana Review, among others. She teaches in Little Rock, Arkansas. [email]

Erin Lyndal Martin is a poet, fiction writer, and music journalist. Her work has recently appeared in H_NGM_N, OCEAN, and VenusZine.com. [email]

Matt Mauch grew up in small Midwestern towns between the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, in the snow and wind-chill belt. He is the author of Prayer Book (forthcoming from Lowbrow Press) and The Book of Modern Prayer (a limited-edition chapbook forthcoming from Palimpsest Press). His poems have appeared in The Journal, Willow Springs, The Squaw Valley Review, The Los Angeles Review, Sonora Review, and elsewhere. The editor of Poetry City, USA, Volume 1 (forthcoming from Lowbrow Press), Mauch teaches writing and literature in the AFA program at Normandale Community College, and also coordinates the reading series there. He lives in Minneapolis.

Alan May's book Dead Letters is available through BlazeVOX. You can find more info [here]. He also edits APOCRYPHALTEXT, an online journal of verse. [email]

Brooke McGowen, born in Chicago, lived in Austria, Germany and Portugal. Moved to New York in 2008, presently living in Red Hook, Brooklyn. [email] [website]

Rachel Mennies is an MFA student at Penn State and an editorial assistant at AGNI. Recent poems of hers have appeared in Meridian, Kestrel, and Sycamore Review. She'd happily exchange Boston restaurant tips for any inside info about the city of Pittsburgh. [email] [website]

Andy Mozina is going to start his catfish farm any day now. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Tin House, McSweeney's: The Small Chair, Fence, Southern Review, Ecotone, etc. His collection of stories, The Women Were Leaving the Men, won the GLCA New Writers Award for Fiction. He teaches lit and creative writing at Kalamazoo College. [email]

Hilary Plum is co-director of Clockroot Books (www.clockrootbooks.com). She is usually found in Western Massachusetts, most recently at UMass Amherst.

Cassie Schmitz is a native of Tallahassee FL and is currently living in Boston where she works for a bio-engineering lab. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Cimmaron Review, Mid-American Review, Southern California Review, and others. She enjoys writing about the strangeness of identity and the brain. [email]

Eric Weinstein's poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Best New Poets 2009, Black Warrior Review, Cincinnati Review, Colorado Review, Massachusetts Review, and Third Coast. He is an MFA candidate at New York University, and the author of Vivisection (New Michigan Press, 2010).

Emily Wolahan has won the 2008 Bennett Poetry Prize and was runner-up for the Drenka Willen Prize for Poetry in Translation. Her poems are published in Drunken Boat and forthcoming in Boston Review. She co-edits JERRY Magazine and is working on a poetry manuscript and a novel. She lives in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, with her husband and daughter. [email]