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

Jake Berry is a widely published poet, a songwriter-musician, and visual artist. His books include Species of Abandoned Light (Pantograph), Unnon Theories (Bomb Shelter Props), Brambu Drezi books one (Runaway Spoon Press) and two (Pantograph) and a forthcoming volume of all three books of Brambu Drezi (Barrytown/Station Hill). He has released several solo CDs and as a member of Bare Knuckles through Front Porch Recordings and as a member of Ascension Brothers and Catachthonia through Complex Lemon. He lives with his wife and two cats in Florence, Alabama. [email]

Joe Bonomo's personal essays and prose poems appear recently in American Letters & Commentary, The Laurel Review, Gulf Coast, Sentence, Denver Quarterly, River Teeth, and online at nidus and In Posse Review. He's been awarded fellowships in both prose and poetry from the Illinois Arts Council, and he teaches at Northern Illinois University. [email]

Matthew Cooperman is the author of the collections Daze (Salt Publishing Ltd, forthcoming 2006) and A Sacrificial Zinc (Pleiades/LSU, 2001), as well as two chapbooks, Surge (Kent State, 1998). and Words About James (Phylum Press, 2005). Recent work can be found in Chain, Denver Quarterly, Green Mountains Review, Gulf Coast, and Interim. A founding editor of Quarter After Eight, he currently teaches poetry in the MFA program at Colorado State University. [email]

Adam Fell lives in Burlington, WI, Madison, WI , and Iowa City, IA. Hewill begin the Iowa Writers' Workshop in Fall 2006. His poems have appeared in Asheville Poetry Review. [email]

Jason Fraley works at an investment firm in West Virginia and is pursing his M.B.A. His wife and cat see him occasionally. He has appeared or is forthcoming in Forklift, Ohio, Redactions, Confluence, Pebble Lake Review, Stirring, The Salt River Review, and elsewhere. [email]

Christopher Fritton is the Head of The Institute for the Advancement of Higher Histrionics, a division of the Performance Thanatology Research Society. He is also a member of BUFFFLUXUS, a group dedicated to the maintenance of ephemera. He lives, breathes, eats, sleeps, and edits the assembling Ferrum Wheel in Buffalo, NY. [email] [website]

Derek Henderson is currently alive and well in Salt Lake City, where he lives with his fiancée and their three (sometimes four) children.  His work has appeared or will appear shortly in Barrow Street, Fence, Action Yes, GutCult, GoodFoot, New Delta Review, Word for/Word, and Flyway.  At the moment, his favorite quote is Don Revell's "An exact white lollipop".

Carrie Jerrell's poems appear or are forthcoming in the Eleventh Muse, Passages North, Best New Poets 2005, and elsewhere. A Pushcart Prize nominee and current West Texas resident, she will serve as guest editor for the spring 2007 issue of 32 Poems.

Becca Klaver was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. She's an MFA candidate in Poetry at Columbia College Chicago, where she'll be a 2006-07 co-editor of Columbia Poetry Review. She's also an editor for the new women's poetry press Switchback Books, a poet-in-residence for the Poetry Center's Hands on Stanzas program, and a summer 2006 editorial intern for [email]

Patrick Lawler is the author of three books: A Drowning Man is Never Tall Enough  (University of Georgia Press, 1990), reading a burning book  (Basfal Books, 1994), and Feeding the Fear of the Earth, the winner of the Many Mountains Moving poetry book competition (2006). 

Derek Pollard is an associate editor at New Issues Poetry & Prose, and a contributing editor at Barrow Street. His poems and reviews appear or are forthcoming in Ambit (UK), Colorado Review, Court Green, Flyway, Interim, and Pleiades, among others.

Nate Pritts is the editor of H_NGM_N, where he regularly reviews chapbooks. His own chapbooks include THE HAPPY SEASONS (Swannigan & Wright), WINTER CONSTELLATIONS (horse less press), MONDAY, MONDAY (Big Game Books) & BIG CRISIS (forthcoming, Forklift, Inc.). New poems are forthcoming from Conduit, Court Green, and Bedazzler.

Billy Reynolds lives in Tifton, Georgia, where he teaches at Abraham Baldwin College. His poems have appeared in CutBank, The Laurel Review, New Orleans Review, and storySouth. [email]

Shya Scanlon lives in New York City with a lovely woman named Erin Flaherty and a tiny, tiny dog named Hansom. He will be entering the MFA program at Brown University in September. [email]

Jason Stumpf teaches in the English department at Providence College. His recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in New American Writing, Pleiades, Post Road, and elsewhere.

Mark Terrill is a native Californian and ex-merchant seaman stranded in Europe since the early 80s, where he's been scraping by in various guises, such as shipyard welder, road manager for rock bands, cook, postal worker, translator and constructor of film subtitles. Recent books & chapbooks include Postcard from Mount Sumeru (Bottle of Smoke Press), The United Colors of Death (Pathwise Press) and Bread & Fish (The Figures). He's prone to giving readings of his work at various venues in Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin and elsewhere, the details of which can be found on his [website].

Mike White is originally from Montreal and now lives in Salt Lake City. He has recent or forthcoming poems in Colorado Review, The Iowa Review, The Antioch Review, The Journal, Barrow Street, Verse, and Poetry. He is co-editor at Quarterly West. [email]

Caleb Wilson lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Once upon a time he wanted to make movies, but then he realized that books have better special effects. [email]