* We believe in the serial comma.

* We prefer to avoid dishing about our contributors' undoubtedly impressive degrees, as we just don't care that much.

Gunnar Benediktsson's work has appeared in Grain, The Fiddlehead, and The Antigonish Review, along with numerous other print and online venues. He is currently the managing editor of 5_trope, and lives in Coralville, Iowa.

Lucy Corin's novel, Everyday Psychokillers: a History for Girls, was published in 2004 by FC2. Her stories have recently appeared in Conjunctions, Notre Dame Review, and Gargoyle. She teaches at the U. of California at Davis.

Ian Finch is a poet from Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, in Beaver County, near the Beaver River. [email]

Sarah Goldstein lives in Poughkeepsie, NY. She has shown her artwork in the US and Canada, and has won grants from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council for her drawings. This is her first published poem. Others are forthcoming in Denver Quarterly.[email]

Jessica Goodfellow currently lives in Japan via Florida, California and Pennsylvania. She has been or is gainfully employed as a financial analyst, university math teacher, and editor. Her work has been published in, among others, RATTLE, 5 AM, Emrys Journal, and The Beloit Poetry Journal, which honored her with the 2004 Chad Walsh Poetry Prize. [email]

Rae Gouirand's poems have appeared recently in Smartish Pace, EPOCH, Columbia Poetry Review, Spinning Jenny, Beloit Poetry Journal, LIT, Hotel Amerika, and other journals. She lives in northern California.

Amira Hanafi writes texts, makes sounds and designs graphics under the guise of poetry. She lives in Philadelphia. [email]

Elliot Harmon has recently had work published in First Class, Journal of Modern Post, and Poems From The Big Muddy: The 2004 National Poetry Slam. He plans to have a spoken word and music CD out by the end of the year. [website]

Ariana-Sophia Kartsonis edits the on-line literary fresco wordsonwalls.net with Kathrine Wright. Her work has appeared in: DIAGRAM, Glimmer Train, Gulf Coast, Hotel Amerika, Slope, Third Coast. She is living, writing and teaching in Cincinnati, Ohio home of the ever-curious Bearcats, three house-cats, and one (fleeting) hummingbird: dust-drab but adored. "Intaglio" is the title poem to her forthcoming first book, winner of the Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize and due to be published by Kent State University Press in Autumn 2006. (And don't think she hasn't been aching to write that line for a long, long time.)

Melissa Koosmann lives in Tucson, Arizona, where she teaches and tutors writing. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in the Indiana Review, Blackbird, Nimrod International Journal, and The Literary Review, and have been featured on Verse Daily. [email]

Lorene Lamothe's chapbook, Camera Obscura, is available from Finishing Line Press. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, Bitter Oleander, Cream City Review, Puerto del Sol, and other magazines.

Courtney Mandryk is now chin deep in her MFA in Fiber at Cranbrook Academy of Art. She has been published in the Michigan Quarterly Review and anthologized in Writing Ann Arbor: A Literary Anthology. Her work is forthcoming in Good Foot and the Southeast Review. [website]

Tara Moyle was the recipient of The Academy of American Poets Catherine and Joan Byrne Poetry Prize in the spring of 2004. Tara is currently studying the Enneagram and attending the SOZO school at Richmond Hill, an Ecumenical center of urban spirituality and healing. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in journals such as Brilliant Corners, Nidus, and Margie. Tara lives in Richmond, VA. [email]

Having recently been transplanted to the long and deep shores of eastern Australia, Jason Nelson misses the snow. His digital poetics have been featured in galleries and journals across the globe, including London, Paris, Brasil, Russia, Singapore and other more intimate venues. To explore his worlds go to [website] or [website].

JoAnna Novak attends school in Galesburg, IL, which is way too far from Lena.

Chad Parmenter's writings have appeared in Poetry, Pleiades, Crab Orchard Review, The Literary Review, Mudfish, Words on Walls, American Book Review, New Delta Review, and elsewhere. Poems of his are forthcoming in The Kenyon Review, 32poems, Smartish Pace, and Hotel Amerika, where one won the 2005 poetry contest.

Simon Perchik is an attorney whose poems have appeared in Partisan Review, The New Yorker, Margins, and elsewhere. Readers interested in learning more about him are invited to read Magic, Illusion and Other Realities at his [website] which lists a complete bibliography.

Frederick Pollack is the author of two book-length narrative poems, The Adventure and Happiness, both published by Story Line Press. Other poems and essays have appeared in Fulcrum, Hudson Review, Die Gazette (Munich), Southern Review, Representations, Poetry Salzburg Review, the e-zines Gladhat, Hamilton Stone Review, fieralingue, and elsewhere. He teaches creative writing at George Washington University in Washington, DC. [email]

Michael Rerick, often more lucky than seems possible, is a desert person living in Tucson, AZ. Some places he's been lucky at, or forthcomingly lucky at, are Exquisite Corpse, Fence, Shampoo, and here. [email]

Ely Shipley's poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Hayden's Ferry, and Bloom. He is a PhD candidate in the poetry program at the University of Utah.

Matthew Thorburn's first book is Subject to Change (New Issues, 2004). Recent poems have also appeared or are forthcoming in Barrow Street, Michigan Quarterly Review, Seneca Review, and Passages North. [website]

Gregg Williard's fiction and poetry has appeared, most recently, in The Wisconsin Academy Review, Tattoo Highway, and Chronic Art, and in audio form on WORT Radio (webcast on wort-fm.org). His paintings and drawings have been shown in New York, Chicago and Milwaukee, and his home base of Madison, Wisconsin.

Angela Woodward lives in Madison, Wisconsin. Her work has appeared recently in elimae, 13th Moon, Quarter After Eight, and Gulf Coast. [email]