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* We prefer to avoid dishing about our contributors' undoubtedly impressive degrees, as we just don't care that much, with the exception of where they are at (where you at, dog?) currently, in case that is of help in terms of contacting them or deciding to study with them, or possibly stalk them, though we don't recommend that. Not at all.

Hanna Andrews is a New York native now living in Chicago. She teaches English Composition at Columbia College and is a founding editor of [Switchback Books], an independent press publishing women's poetry. More of her recent work appears or is forthcoming in Columbia Poetry Review, 27 rue de fleures, and MiPoesias. [email]

Gunnar Benediktsson's prose and poetry have appeared in print and online in DIAGRAM, The Fiddlehead, Mad Hatter's Review, and Black Warrior Review, among other places. He's currently the editor of 5_trope, and lives in Coralville, Iowa, with his wife and dogs.

John Bradley is the author of "Terrestrial Music," Curbstone, and "War on Words," BlazeVOX. He teaches at Northern Illinois University. After that, everything gets hazy. [email]

Nickole Brown is a poet and fiction writer. She grew up smoking stolen cigarettes out a fly-specked window screen, but now she spends her time working full time at Sarabande Books. During her time off, she writes, bakes sweet cornbread, and applies too much lipstick. She does not have feet with proper arches so she does her best not to trip as she walks her two dogs, Billie Holiday and Oscar Wild. She revels in the best of high and low—chocolate ganache and Twix bars, Goreski and Didi Ramone, Quaker meeting houses and seedy bars. She proudly sprang up from the Kentucky mud, and there she remains.

Kate Hill Cantrill's writing has appeared in Mississippi Review, StoryQuarterly, Salt Hill, The Believer, QuickFiction, 3rd Bed, Drunken Boat, Pindeldyboz, and other literary publications. She's been awarded residencies at both Yaddo and Jentel. She is currently writing a novel as well as a chapbook of flash fiction stories about her old neighborhood in Philadelphia. [email]

Jennifer Chapis is author of the chapbook The Beekeeper's Departure (Backwards City 2007). Recipient of the Florida Review Editor's Prize & GSU Review Poetry Prize, she's published w/The Iowa Review, McSweeney's, Quarterly West, Best New Poets, & others. Jennifer is an Editor with [Nightboat Books].

Shira Dentz's poems and stories have appeared in journals including American Letters and Commentary, Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, FIELD, Aufgabe, Seneca Review, Chelsea, LIT, and on the Poetry Daily website. Her poetry has aired on NPR, and she has been the recipient of Poetry Society of America's Lyric Poem Award, Electronic Poetry Review's Discovery Award, and Painted Bride Quarterly's Poetry Prize. She lived and worked for many years as a graphic artist in New York City and currently is a doctoral candidate at the University of Utah. [email]

Sandy Florian lives in Denver, Colorado but she is looking for a seasick city of seed and seediness. Her book Telescope is out with Action Books. Her chapbook 32 Pedals 47 Stops is out with Tarpaulin Sky Press.

Jessica Goodfellow's poetry chapbook, A Pilgrim's Guide to Chaos in the Heartland, recently won the Concrete Wolf Chapbook Competition. Her work has appeared in the anthology Best New Poets 2006 as well as in numerous journals. Her poems have been featured on Garrison Keillor's NPR radio show, The Writer's Almanac. A recipient of the 2004 Chad Walsh Poetry Prize and a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, Jessica lives in Japan with her husband and two young sons. [email]

Scott Hartwich lives in Bellingham, Washington, where he makes a living transporting the elderly and the disabled to remotest Whatcom County. His work has appeared in Colorado Review, Cue: A Journal of Prose Poetry, Elimae, and a handful of other venues. He is the co-editor of Greatcoat, a new journal of poetry and prose, debuting in the Spring of 2007. He is bulky and cumbersome, but on the dance floor moves with the grace of a jungle cat.

Michael Johnson was born in Bella Coola, British Columbia, and lives in Vancouver. He drives a '53 Ford pickup called "The People Eater" and plays rugby. His work has appeared in various magazines, including the Malahat Review and Southern Review. He would be deliriously happy playing cricket for a living. [email]

Stephanie Lenox lives in Tempe, Arizona and is coeditor of the online literary journal Blood Orange Review. Her work is forthcoming in Swink, Gulf Coast, and MARGIE. The poems published here are part of a series inspired by record holders from the Guinness Book of World Records, her family, and other freaks of nature.

B.J. Love is the sweet talkin' son of a preacher man. He also enjoys living vicariously through movies & television shows. [email]

Carl Peterson lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where he is currently completing work on his first novel.

Lee Felice Pinkas currently lives and writes in Gainesville, Florida, where she also catalogs miniature items. [email]

Gina Rymarcsuk is a photographer and digital media artist. Her work is deeply rooted in the study of optics, the body of the camera, the physics of light and often immersed in the formulaic and procedural study of the photographic process. She investigates linguistic structure and the formal qualities of text by obsessively assembling, systemically dissecting and arranging this form of data. She is currently holds the position of visiting lecturer at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire.

Edmund Sandoval lives in Carbondale, IL.

Kate Schapira lives, writes and teaches in Rhode Island. Her work has appeared in a number of print and online publications, and her chapbook, Phoenix Memory, will appear from horse less press in 2007. She just finished a book-length manuscript of poetry and essays, How We Saved the City, about gentrification, ghosts and successive cities in Providence, and is working on two more projects, a series of poems called Sixty Saints for Boys and an "anti-epic" tentatively titled New Alaska. [email]

Ash Smith once lived in McAllen, Texas, the city of palms, but now lives south of Austin in the city of wrists. Her most recent work appears in WOMB. [email]

Michael Walsh's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, Great River Review, Meridian, and The New York Quarterly. He's been the recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board fellowship as well as a Jerome Foundation Emerging Artists fellowship in poetry. Red Dragonfly Press published his chapboook Adam Walking the Garden in 2004. [email]

Derek White has had work in issues [1.3], [2.2], [3.3], [4.6], [5.4] and now [7.1]. Having a background in mathematics, he feels a compulsion to complete, or find a pattern, in a series of numbers, so is deeply saddened to have missed the 6th year of DIAGRAM...though he also lives by Gibby's creed: "It's better to regret something you have done, than something you haven't."