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Richard D. Allen lives in New York City. His interests include hamburgers and rap music. [email]

Amanda Auchter is the editor of Pebble Lake Review and was a finalist in the Atlanta Review 2004 International Poetry Competition. She is the recipient of the 2004 Howard Moss Poetry Prize and won third prize in the 2003 Writer's Digest Writing Competition for creative nonfiction. Her writing has appeared in Antietam Review, Common Ground Review, Samsara Quarterly, and elsewhere.

Kristy Bowen's work has appeared in a number of publications, including Small Spiral Notebook, Stirring, and Poems Niederngasse. She is the author of two chapbooks, Bloody Mary and The Archaeologist's Daughter, and a variety of hypertext projects. A two-time Pushcart nominee, Bowen was recently awarded first place in The Poetry Center of Chicago's 10th Annual Juried Reading Competition. She lives in Chicago, where she edits the online journal Wicked Alice, and is the founder of Dancing Girl Press, devoted to publishing work by women poets. [website]

Anne Boyer grew up in the middle of Kansas, just south of the World's Largest Ball of Twine. She now lives in Iowa. More of her work may be read online now or later at Identity Theory, Retort, Exquisite Corpse, Pindeldyboz, (parenthetical note), Shampoo, and elsewhere.

Josh Hanson currently lives in Eureka, California with his wife and children, though he is trying desperately to be elsewhere. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Stirring, Three Candles, Rock Salt Plum, Ginbender, Megaera, Red River Review, Slow Trains, Pegasus, and M.A.G.. [email]

Claire Hero is a native of Minnesota, now living in Christchurch, New Zealand where she teaches creative writing at the University of Canterbury. Her poems have appeared in Boston Review, Ploughshares, POOL, Post Road, Landfall (NZ), among others. [email]

Ann Neuser Lederer was born in Ohio and has lived and worked as a nurse there and in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Kentucky. Her poems and creative nonfiction appear in such journals as Wind, CrossConnect, Brevity, National Forum, Moria, and Comstock Review, in anthologies, and chapbooks (Approaching Freeze: Foothills, 2003, and The Undifferentiated: Pudding House, 2003).

Corinne Lee won the National Poetry Series for her first book, PYX, and Viking Penguin will publish it in the summer of 2004. Her work has been published in dozens of literary magazines, ranging from Fine Madness to Many Mountains Moving. She lives in central Texas with her husband and their two young children; the latter keep her intimate with the always humbling, infinitely grounding, occasionally miraculous uses of diaper wipes. [email]

Daniel Mahoney lives in Greenfield, Massachusetts with his wife Jodi, and nine-month old daughter Ruby. His work has appeared most recently in The Laurel Review, The Massachusetts Review, Fugue, Unwound, and Illuminations.

Clay Matthews has work published recently or forthcoming in Good Foot, The Cape Rock, Big Muddy, 2River View, Mudlark, and storySouth. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in creative writing at Oklahoma State while serving as associate editor of the Cimarron Review. [email]

Mark McKain's poetry has appeared in The New Republic, Atlanta Review, Mudfish, 5AM, Pearl, and elsewhere. His chapbook, Ranging the Moon, was published in 2003 by Pudding House Publications. He teaches English and Comic Book Writing at the University of South Florida and The University of Tampa. [email]

Jeffrey Morgan grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska and now lives in Lemont, Pennsylvania. Poems from his manuscript Crying Shame have appeared in can we have our ball back?, La Petite Zine, LIT, Octopus, and Pavement Saw, among others. [email]

Ryan Scott Nance once got an MFA from the Writing Division of Columbia University but can't seem to find the documentation anywhere. His poems have supposedly appeared in Drunken Boat, Mantis 2, and Graffiti Rag. He was told his translation of Yang Mu's "Juegos Prohibidos II" would eventually appear in Literary Imagination. He reportedly lives in Sarasota, Florida and makes a living describing so-called sand.

Karen Neuberg is a poet and information specialist from Brooklyn and West Hurley, NY. Her poems have appeared in Barrow Street, Blue Fifth Review, canwehaveourballback, Columbia Poetry Review, Comstock Review, Diner, Phoebe, Shampoo, and elsewhere. [email]

Leah Nielsen is not supposed to have cigarettes or sugar or alcohol or caffeine. Sometimes she ignores the rules. She currently lives a life of relative bliss in Alabama, with two dogs and one husband. Her first book of poems, No Magic, is forth coming from Word Press in summer 2005. [email]

Some of Nathan Parker's recent poems appear or are forthcoming in American Letters & Commentary, Colorado Review, Quarterly West, Mississippi Review, and Unpleasant Event Schedule. He lives with his dear wife, Christie, and 9-month-old son, Noah. He teaches English at the University of Alabama. [email]

Derek Pollard is currently an instructor at Lakewood Prep School in Howell, NJ. His poems and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in Barrow Street, Colorado Review, Columbia, Hawaii Review, Pleiades, Poet Lore, Quarterly West, and Shade.

In addition to his three collections of poetry, Michael J. Rosen's other books include the humor biennial, Mirth of a Nation, the most recent volume of which is May Contain Nuts, and two cookbooks featuring 150 celebrity chefs which support Share Our Strength's fight to end hunger. He lives in rural Ohio.

Young Smith is an assistant professor of English at Eastern Kentucky University. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, Pleiades, American Literary Review, Atlanta Review, The Midwest Quarterly, The New Orleans Review, Ekphrasis, Plainsongs, and other publications.

Elizabeth Kate Switaj currently teaches English in Japan's Aichi prefecture. Her poems have appeared (or are forthcoming) in The Iconoclast, Indefinite Space, Eratio, Tin Lustre Mobile, Neon Highway, Seeking The Lotus, and HazMat Review. [email]

Michelle Taransky is from South Jersey. She was educated at the University of Chicago. Taransky now works at The Poetry Center of Chicago, where she still lives.

John Terry has this to say: I am a native Kansan, displaced to Fairbanks, Alaska where I am currently flirting with an MFA at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. I recieved a BA in English from the University of Kansas. That's the inconsequential stuff. In reality, I am a semi-educated homesick hayseed who enjoys fishing, canoeing, good music, and real people. [email]

Benjamin Vogt is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln,and teaches composition and literature at Doane College. His work has appeared recently in the Cream City Review, Portland Review, and Verse Daily, as well as the anthology Red, White and Blues: Poets on the Promise of America (University of Iowa Press). His chapbook Indelible Marks is available from Pudding House.

Fritz Ward has published poems in many journals, including Agni, Salt Hill, Columbia, Washington Square, Southern Poetry Review, Wisconsin Review, Portland Review, and Tampa Review. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and recently won the Cecil B. Hemley Memorial Prize from the Poetry Society of America. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of North Carolina Greensboro, where he served as a poetry editor for the Greensboro Review. He lives in Sarasota, Florida.

Christopher Wells has a degree in Classics from Hope College and, at present, works as a computer technician and guitar instructor in Columbus, Ohio. His work has also appeared or will appear in Sidereality, Thunder Sandwich, Word Riot, and Muse Apprentice Guild. He has a strong love of folk music, the Internet and dead Indo-European languages. [email]