* 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

* We also eschew end punctuation and words like eschew. Oh, shit.

Boe Barnett has been awarded no prizes, stipends, residencies, chairs, fellowships, advances, or royalties. His work appears hardly anywhere, and in fact he prefers beer to poetry. In the meantime, he's teaching writing at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. [email]

David Beavers was born in the Bay Area and lives & works in San Francisco. Because writing demands that writing is never just writing but at least three other things, David would tell you that writing, for him, is a kind of sloppy marriage of cartography, amateur quantum physics, and wartime surgery (carried out in a bustling medical tent on the front). David's own obsessions include cities, mayors, video games, sandwiches, and baseball. [email]

Summer Block has published essay in artnet, the San Francisco Chronicle, Small Spiral Notebook, Newsweek Select, Tripmaster Monkey, ALARM, Identity Theory, Rain Taxi, and many other publications. Her first piece of short fiction just appeared in Stirring magazine. [email] [website]

Jan Bottiglieri lives, works, and writes in Schaumburg, Illinois, where she enjoys plenty of free parking. By day, she is a technical editor. She is also an associate editor for RHINO and has had work recently in Margie, After Hours, and Bellevue Literary Review. [email]

Elizabeth Breese is a native of Wisconsin. She is currently a student in the MFA program at The Ohio State University. [email]

Jack Christian is in the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at UMass-Amherst. His poems have appeared in the Mississippi Review, jubilat, and Meridian; he has work soon to be published in Noo Journal. [email]

Ryder Collins has work published or forthcoming in The Southeast Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and RHINO, among others. She’s sticking to the traditional bio form this time so people don’t think she a) is the PARIAH and b) don’t know how to play nice/grammatically correctly. [email]

Lightsey Darst lives in Minneapolis, where she writes on dance, curates mnartists.org's "What Light" poetry contest, and teaches English and humanities classes. In 2007 she received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Literature. [email]

Originally from Topeka, Kansas, Brett DeFries now lives in MN. His work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in The Southern Poetry Review,The MacGuffin, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Ruminate, and elsewhere. [email]

Matt Dube teaches English and Creative Writing at William Woods University. He is the fiction editor for the online magazine H_NGM_N. His more informal writing about books can be found on goodreads.com, a social networking site for oldsters.

Miriam Bird Greenberg has taught ESL in Japan, traveled by train through southern Siberia, and deckhanded on a small sailboat headed from Miami to the Panama Canal. Her work has appeared in Smartish Pace, Harpur Palate, and DIAGRAM. She lives in Austin, Texas, though not for long.

Still looking for the right job, John Harper lives waist deep in snow in Northern Vermont, expecting the pipes to burst anyday. He works at Karme Choling as a disinterested receptionist amongst a world of other clowns.

Ian Harris lives with his wife and son in Chicago. His recent work appears in Jubilat, Court Green, Black Warrior Review, Kenyon Review, and Verse Daily.

Alexandra Kleeman is a doctoral student in the department of Rhetoric at UC Berkeley, where she tries to construct links between literature and neurobiology. She has received awards for work in fiction, poetry, and interdisciplinary experimental writing. She writes very slowly in general, but rather quickly when you look at it on a geological time scale. [email] [website]

Caroline Berry Klocksiem, originally from South Carolina, now lives and teaches in Western Massachusetts. [email]

Gareth Lee presently lives in New Jersey. His work has appeared (or is forthcoming) in Ab Ovo, Born Magazine, Denver Quarterly, First Intensity, GutCult, POOL, and elsewhere. [email]

Matthew Lippman currently teaches high school English/Creative Writing at Chatham High School in Upstate NY. His manuscript, The New Year of Yellow, is published by Sarabande Books. [email] [website]

Michelle Menting teaches and studies writing in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. She enjoys running on the many trails in the U.P. outback and flax in her cookies. [email]

JoAnna Novak is perfecting the art of ice cream making in St. Louis. Her nonfiction from her manuscript "Film Clips" appears in Critiphoria; fiction from her untitled Mary-Kate Olsen project was recently in Pindeldyboz.

Carrie Oeding's work has appeared in Colorado Review, Third Coast, Greensboro Review, South Dakota Review, BREVITY: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction, Best New Poets, and is forthcoming in Mid-American Review. She currently teaches as a Post-doctoral Fellow in creative writing at Ohio University in Athens, OH. [email]

Cecilia Pinto’s fiction and poetry have been published in journals and magazines including Rhino, Fence, and Quarter After Eight. Her short story "Monster" won Esquire magazine’s 2000 short fiction contest and her haiku took first place in Permafrost's annual contest in 2002. Her work is anthologized in The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Century. Her collaborative work with Alice George is appears in the anthology Saints of Hysteria: A Half Century of Collaborative American Poetry. She lives and teaches in Chicago.

Rebecca Porte is a graduate student at the University of Michigan. She is an expert vagabond and an amateur belletrist. [email] [blog]

Camille Rankine was born in Portland, Oregon and not in Kingston, Jamaica, like the rest of her family, which is unfortunate because now she does not have that sexy accent she keeps hearing about. She now lives in New York City. [email]

When she is not changing diapers, Liz Scheid is surprisingly quite normal. As evidence, she works as a graduate assistant at The Normal School, Fresno State’s new national literary magazine. She has work forthcoming in Post Road. [email]

Maggie Shearon writes, cooks, cleans. She lives in Colorado but grew up in Philadelphia. She is currently trying to set up an eBay account to sell many of her posessions. Her writing has appeared in SmokeLong Quarterly, Salt Flats Annual, Bonfire, Madhatters Review, and other print and online magazines. She can't let go of her dead.

Ryo Yamaguchi is an MFA candidate at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, where he is also the Assistant Editor for Dislocate. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming from journals such as Hayden's Ferry Review, The Cincinnati Review, New Delta Review, Natural Bridge, Faultline, The Sycamore Review, and threecandles. [email]