Summer 2006 > Contributors and Cover Credit

Contributor Notes and Cover Credit: Summer 2006

COVER: Untitled, photograph by Dika Eckersley; copyright 2006 Dika Eckersley






Carol Bly won the 2001 Minnesota Humanities Award for Literature, and her work was included in The Pushcart Book of Short Stories: The Best Stories from a Quarter-Century of the Pushcart Prize. Her most recent book is Beyond the Writers’ Workshop: New Ways to Write Creative Nonfiction (Anchor).

Janet Burroway is the author of seven novels including Cutting Stone (Houghton MifRaw Silk (Little, Brown), a runner up for the National Book Award; an essay collection, Embalming Mom (U Iowa P); several plays; and two creative writing texts: Imaginative Writing (Longman) and Writing Fiction (Addison Wesley Longman).

JoeAnn Hart’s novel, Addled, will be published next Spring by Little, Brown, and Company.

Paul Lisicky is the author of Lawnboy and Famous Builder, both published by Graywolf Press.

Andrew Porter’s work has appeared in Story, Epoch, Story Quarterly, and elsewhere.

Marjorie Sandor is the author of three books, most recently the short story collection Portrait of my Mother, Who Posed Nude in Wartime (Sarabande), which won the 2004 National Jewish Book Award in Fiction. Her work has appeared in the Georgia Review and Southern Review, and has been reprinted in The Best American Short Stories and The Pushcart Prize XIII. She received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Award in 1998.

Brent Spencer is the author of the story collection Are We Not Men? and the novel The Lost Son, both from Arcade Publishing. His work has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, the Missouri Review, GQ, and elsewhere.


Carol W. Bachofner is the editor of Pulse, an online literary journal. Her poems have appeared in the Cream City Review, the Comstock Review, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere.

John Bargowski is the recipient of the Theodore Roethke Prize from Poetry Northwest. His poems have been published in Poetry, the Gettysburg Review, Cimarron Review, and others.

Marvin Bell has published sixteen books of poetry. His most recent collection Rampant is available from Copper Canyon Press.

Robert Bense’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, Poetry Northwest, the New Republic, the Sewanee Review, and others.

Elizabeth Bradfield works as a naturalist and web designer in Anchorage, Alaska. Her poems have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Field, Bloom, and Poetry. She is founding editor of Broadsided – www.broadsided

Harriet Brown’s poems appear in Poetry, North American Review, and the Atlantic Review. She also writes about science for the New York Times and other national publications.

Joseph Campana’s first collection of poetry, The Book of Faces, a poetic iconography of Audrey Hepburn, is available from Graywolf Press. His poems have appeared in Poetry, Beloit Poetry Journal, New England Review, and others. Richard Chess is the author of Tekiah, Chair in the Desert, and Seventy Faces (available this fall), all from the University of Tampa Press.

Mahmoud Darwish is the poet-laureate of Palestine and is one of the most important poets writing in Arabic today. He has published more than thirty books of poetry and prose. He is a Knight of the French Order of Arts and Letters and winner of the Prize for Cultural Freedom from the Lannan Foundation.

Mark Doty has published six books of poetry and two memoirs. His most recent collection of poems, Source, is available from HarperCollins.

Susan Donnelly is the author of three chapbooks and two collections of poetry; the most recent is Transit (Iris P). Her poems appear in the New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, and Bellevue Literary Review.

Stephen Dunn has published thirteen collections of poetry, including Different Hours, winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize. His poems in this issue are from his new collection, Everything Else in the World, coming from W. W. Norton this fall.

Joel Friederich’s poems have appeared in the Paris Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, the Southeast Review, and elsewhere. His chapbook, Without Us, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press.

Jeff Friedman is the author of Record-Breaking Heat Wave (BkMk P), Scattering Ashes (Carnegie Mellon UP) and Taking Down the Angel (Carnegie Mellon UP). His latest collection Black Threads is forthcoming from Carnegie Mellon University Press.

Christine Gelineau’s first collection, Remorseless Loyalty (Ashland Poetry P), won the Richard Snyder Prize. Her poems have appeared in Connecticut Review, Runes, and Natural Bridge. She and her husband have raised horses on a farm in upstate New York for over thirty years.

Walter Griffin’s poems have appeared in Harper’s, Poetry, the Paris Review, and elsewhere.

Fady Joudah is a physician member of Doctors without Borders. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Kenyon Review, Crab Orchard Review, and Beloit Poetry Journal. His translation of Mahmoud Darwish’s poetry, The Butter, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press.

Dorianne Laux has published four books of poems, the most recent of which, Facts about the Moon, is available from W. W. Norton. She is also the co-author of The Poet’s Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry (W. W. Norton).

Patrick Madden received a Fulbright Fellowship to study in Uruguay. His work has appeared in the Mississippi Review, Crab Orchard Review, and elsewhere.

Joan McGavin’s poem, “Gingko,” was read on BBC Radio 4’s Poetry Please.

Eduardo Milán has published seventeen books of poetry, several collections of criticism, and two anthologies of Spanish-language poetry. He currently resides in Mexico.

Jim Moore’s poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, the Nation, the New Yorker, and the Paris Review. His most recent collection is Lightning at Dinner (Graywolf P).

Mary Moore is the author of The Book of Snow (Cleveland State UP). Her poems have appeared in Poetry, New Letters, Nimrod, and elsewhere.

Robert Nazarene is the founding editor of Margie/The American Journal of Poetry and the author of Church (IntuiT House Poetry Series). His work has appeared in Ploughshares, Beloit Poetry Journal, and elsewhere.

Robert Oberg serves as director of the Olney Street Group, an independent poetry workshop which he founded in 1982. He was the winner of the 1991 Galway Kinnell Poetry Prize. His chapbook Pleated Light was published in the Premier Poets Series.

Peter Pereira is a family physician in Seattle and the author of the poetry collections The Lost Twin (Grey Spider P) and Saying the World (Copper Canyon P), winner of the Hayden Carruth Award. His new book, What’s Written on the Body, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press.

Gretchen Primack’s work has appeared in the Paris Review, Field, Tampa Review, Rhino, and Cimarron Review. She lives and teaches in the Hudson Valley. Elizabeth Rees is the author of Balancing China (Sow’s Ear P) and Hard Characters (March Street P). She won Swink’s 2005 prize in poetry, and her work appears in Agni, the Kenyon Review, and elsewhere.

Shane Seely’s poems have appeared in Poetry Daily, Willow Springs, Cut Bank, and elsewhere.

Floyd Skloot’s most recent collections of poetry are Approximately Paradise (Tupelo P) and The End of Dreams (Louisiana State UP). His memoir A World of Light (U of Nebraska P) was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice selection in 2005.

Steven J. Stewart received a Literature Fellowship for Translation by the National Endowment for the Arts in 2005. He is the author of Devoured by the Moon (Hanging Loose P), a book of translations of Spanish poet Rafael Perez Estrada.

Lynn Strongin’s poetry has appeared in over fifty journals in Canada, England, Italy, and the United States.

Brian Swann is the author of Autumn Road (Ohio State UP) and Algonquian Spirit: Contemporary Translations of the Algonquian Literatures of North America (U Nebraska P). Another book, Snow House, is forthcoming from Pleiades Press/Louisiana State University Press in 2006.

Beth Thomas’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Shenandoah, the Georgia Review, Seneca Review, and Bellingham Review.

Stefi Weisburd’s work has appeared in the Paris Review, the Gettysburg Review, and elsewhere. Her collection, The Wind-Up Gods, won the 2005 St. Lawrence Book Award and is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press.


Daryl Farmer is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His first book, Beyond the Divide: A Bicycle Journey Through the U.S. West, is forthcoming from the University of Nebraska Press.

Erin Flanagan is the author of the short story collection The Usual Mistakes (U Nebraska P). Her stories have appeared in Colorado Review, Connecticut Review, North Dakota Quarterly, the Best New American Voices anthology, and elsewhere.

Elizabeth Kennedy teaches writing at Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth. She contributes regularly to Kitchen Sink Magazine and Library Journal.

Elaine Sexton is the author of Sleuth (New Issues P). Her poems and reviews have appeared in American Poetry Review, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, the Women’s Review of Books, and elsewhere.

Jack Vespa is a lecturer at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He teaches British and American literature.

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