Steven Cramer is this issue's featured poet and the author of four poetry collections: The Eye that Desires to Look Upward (1987), The World Book (1992), Dialogue for the Left and Right Hand (1997), and Goodbye to the Orchard (Sarabande Books, 2004), named a Massachusetts Honor Book in Poetry for 2005 by the Massachusetts Center for the Book.
Ralph Burns has published six books of poems, most recently
Ghost Notes (Oberlin College Press), which won the Field Poetry Prize in 2000, and Swamp Candles (Universtiy of Iowa Press), which won the Iowa Poetry Award in 1996. He has recent poems in Crab Orchard Review and Sycamore Review.
Cynthia Cruz's publications include the Paris
Review, Boston Review, AGNI, and Grand Street, among
others. Her work has been anthologized in The Iowa Anthology of
New Poetries and Isn't it Romantic? 100 Love Poems
by Younger Poets. She lives in New York.
Carlos Drummond de Andrade was born in Brazil in 1902. He worked as a journalist and newspaper editor before becoming a civil servant in 1928. A modernist, he is often considered the major Brazilian poet of the 20th century. He died in 1987.
Tim Earley's first collection of poems, Boondoggle,
will soon be available from Main Street Rag. His work has appeared in Typo, La Petite Zine, Chicago Review, Apocryphal Text, Conduit, and Forklift, Ohio, among other journals. He lives in Black Mountain, North Carolina.
Pamela Gemin is editor of Sweeping Beauty, an anthology of women's poems about housework featured on NPR's Morning Edition. Her poems have recently appeared in Green Mountains Review and Prairie Schooner, and more are available at the Del Sol Review. She lives in Wisconsin.
Kelle Groom's first collection of poems is Underwater City (University Press of Florida 2004). Her second collection, Luckily, is forthcoming from Anhinga Press. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in AGNI, Borderlands, Crab Orchard Review, Florida Review,The New Yorker, Poet Lore, Witness, and others. She was the 2003 Norma Millay Ellis Fellow at the Millay Colony. In 2004, she was a Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers Conference and the recipient of an Atlantic Center for the Arts scholarship for a poetry residency with Mark Strand. She lives in Orlando and works as the director of grants for the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida.
Diana Adams is an Alberta based writer with work published in serveral journals. Her work has appeared previously in the Del Sol Review, Perihelion, Pindeldyboz, Pagitica and Jones Av. Her first book of poetry, Like Antlers, is slowly making its way through the mail system.
Giles Goodland is a London-based poet working as Senior Assistant Editor for the Oxford English Dictionary. His latest book is A Spy in the House of Years (Leviathan, 2001).
Matthea Harvey is the author of two books of poetry: Pity the Bathtub Its Forced Embrace of the Human Form (Alice James Books, 2000) and Sad Little Breathing Machine (Graywolf 2004). She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.
As a child, Lawrence Morris read Black Beauty by Anna Sewell, many times. He now lives near Concord, Massachusetts.
Sabyasachi Nag, born in Calcutta, migrated to Canada at the turn of the century and lives the many shades of migrancy near the Credit River in Mississauga, with his wife and son. Some of his previous works have appeared in Meghdutam, Saucy Vox, Desert Moon Review and the Sunday Telegraph. He post-graduated in human resource management and works in human resources for a living.
Arthur Rimbaud was born in Charleville, France in 1854. He began writing poetry at the age of 16 and stopped completely by 21. He is most famous for his long prose poem "A Season In Hell." Often associated with the Symbolists, he remained largely unpublished during his lifetime. Rimbaud died in 1891.
Hugh Steinberg's poems have appeared in such places as Poetry, Paragraph, and Pleiades, among others. He teaches in the graduate writing program at California College of the Arts, and with Miles Durrance is the editor of Freehand, a new journal devoted to handwritten work.
Cammy Thomas' book of poems, Cathedral of Wish, was recently published
by Four Way Books. Her poems have appeared in the Marlboro Review,
Sahara, 88: A Journal of Contemporary American Poetry, the online
journals Mystic River Review and Blaze, and elsewhere. She has an MFA
from Warren Wilson College and a PhD from Berkeley, and has published
several articles on Victorian literature. A resident of Lexington,
Massachusetts, she teaches English at Concord Academy.
Allegra Wong lives in Boston, Massachusetts. Her short prose has appeared in 3rd Bed and Oyster Boy Review. She has one son.
Born and raised in Seattle, Joshua Marie Wilkinson
degrees in poetry and film and is completing his first
movie: a documentary about the band Califone entitled
Made a Machine by Describing the Landscape, which is
due out next year. He is also the author of two book
length poems: Lug Your Careless Body out of the
Careful Dusk (Winner of the 2005 Iowa Poetry Prize)
of a Secret in Abandoned Rooms (Pinball, 2005). New
Press just released his chapbook entitled A Ghost as
King of the Rabbits with illustrations by J'Lyn
Chapman, and other poems are forthcoming inTarpaulin
Sky, Cranky, Pontoon, EyeRhyme, and Traverse. He makes
his home in Denver, Colorado.