Winter 2005 > Contributors and Cover Credit

Contributor Notes and Cover Credit: Winter 2005


Anne Lindberg. Sleep. 2005. Antique linen pillow case and rayon thread; 24 by 120 by 10 inches. Text by Theodore Roethke, transcribed from The Collected Poems of Theodore Roethke (Anchor Books) and Straw for the Fire, from the Notebooks of Theodore Roethke, edited by David Wagoner (Doubleday). Photograph courtesy of the artist.







Susann Cokal’s most recent novel is Breath and Bones (Unbridled Books).She is also the author of Mirabilis, a novel published by Penguin Putnam.

Debra Gwartney is a writing instructor, editor, and journalist. Her fiction has been published in the Kenyon Review and Washington Square Review, while her nonfiction appears in Creative Nonfiction, Salon, Open Spaces, and others.

Maxine Kumin’s most recent book, Jack and Other New Poems (W.W. Norton), was released in January 2005. Her awards include the Poets’ Prize, Ruth E. Lilly Poetry Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, and the Harvard Arts Medal of 2005.

Sandra Leong is a psychoanalyst living in New York City. Her fiction appears in Gulf Coast, New England Review and Southwest Review.

Hilary Masters is the author of Juan O’Gorman and the Mural in Patzcuaro (U of Pittsburgh P), a book length essay. His ninth novel, Elegy for Sam Emerson, is forthcoming from Southern Methodist University Press.

Enid Shomer has published four books of poetry. Her first book of stories, Imaginary Men (U Iowa P), won both the Iowa Fiction Prize and the LSU/ Southern Review Prize. Her stories have appeared in the New Yorker, Best New Stories from the South, Modern Maturity, Shenandoah, and elsewhere.

G. K. Wuori has published a story collection, Nude in Tub, and a novel, An American Outrage, both from Algonquin Books. He lives in Sycamore, Illinois, in a house with eight gables.


Beth Bachman’s poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in the Kenyon Review, the Antioch Review, the Southern Review, and elsewhere. She teaches at Vanderbilt University.

Mary Jo Bang is the author of three books of poetry and a book of ekphrastic poems, The Eye Like a Strange Balloon (Grove P).

A.V. Christie has recently released her second book, The Housing (Ashland Poetry P). Her poems, reviews, and interviews have appeared in Poetry, Crazyhorse, Ploughshares, and the Iowa Review, as well as others.

Chad Davidson won the Crab Orchard Prize in poetry for Consolation Miracle (Southern Illinois UP). His work appears in Hotel Amerika, Agni, and Virginia Quarterly.

Bianca Diaz’s poems have appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Fourteen Hills, Blue Mesa Review, and Ellipsis. She is the winner of the 2004 Ellipsis Prize for Poetry.

Ann D. Garbett works as a professor of English at Averett University. Her work appears in Poem, Artemis, and Main Street Rag, among others.

Rob Griffith’s newest poetry collection is Poisoning Caesar (Finishing Line P). He currently teaches creative writing and American literature at the University of Evansville in Indiana.

Misty Harper’s chapbook, Guarding the Violins, will be published by the Poetry Society of America in December 2005. Her poems have appeared in Swink, Hotel Amerika, and Willow Springs.

Bob Hicok’s fifth book, This Clumsy Living, will be published by the University of Pittsburgh Press. Susan Hutton’s poems have been published in Epoch, Ploughshares, FIELD, and other magazines. She is currently director of development at the independent poetry publisher Autumn House Press.

Alta Ifland is originally from Romania and currently lives in Northern California.

Linda Jenkins has had poems published in the Nation, 32 Poems, the Greensboro Review, and Pleiades.

Lisa Katz’s translations have appeared in numerous publications including the New Yorker and American Poetry Review.

Stephen Kessler’s most recent books of translations include Machu Picchu (Bulfinch P), Save Twilight (City Lights Books), and Written in Water: The Prose Poems of Luis Cernuda (City Lights Books).

Amy Lemmon was recently awarded the Judson Jerome Scholarship by the Antioch Writers’ Workshop. Her poems have been published in Rolling Stone, Verse, Crab Orchard Review, and the Cincinnati Review.

Timothy Liu lives in New York City. His most recent book of poems is For Dust Thou Art (Southern Illinois UP).

Dionisio D. Martínez, a recipient of Prairie Schooner’s Strousse Award, is the author of four poetry collections, including Bad Alchemy and Climbing Back, both from W.W. Norton.

Sean McDonnell’s poems have appeared recently in Crazyhorse, Hotel Amerika, New Orleans Review, and Field.

R. F. McEwen is an arborist and professor of English at Chadron State College in Nebraska.

Agi Mishol lives in Israel. She is a peach and persimmon farmer and a teacher of poetry in the MA Creative Writing Program at Ben Gurion University, as well as a literary critic and translator. Her poetry has appeared in English in the American Poetry Review and the Mississippi Review Online.

David Moolten is a physician living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Plums and Ashes (UP New England), a collection of poetry, won the Morse Poetry Prize. His book, Especially Then, is forthcoming from David Robert Books.

Miho Nonaka is a bilingual writer born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. Her first book of Japanese poetry was a finalist for Japan’s National Poetry Prize. Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in Quarterly West, Drunken Boat, and Crab Orchard Review.

Alicia Ostriker has published eleven volumes of poetry, the most recent of which is No Heaven (U Pittsburgh P). Her most recent critical book is Dancing at the Devil’s Party: Essays on Poetry, Politics, and the Erotic (U Michigan P).

Gloria Parker is an author and illustrator of children’s books. These are her first published poems.

Kevin Prufer is the author, most recently, of Fallen From a Chariot (Carnegie Mellon). He is the editor of Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing and, with Joy Katz, Dark Horses: Poets on Overlooked Poems (U Illinois P).

Lia Purpura’s latest collection of essays, On Looking, is forthcoming from Sarabande Press in 2006. She is the author of Increase (U Georgia P), winner of the Associated Writing Programs Prize in Creative Nonfiction, and two books of poetry, The Brighter the Veil (Orchises P) and Stone Sky Lifting (Ohio State UP).

Jay Rogoff’s latest book is How We Came to Stand on That Shore (River City P). His work appears in the Paris Review, the Progressive, Salmagundi, and Southern Review.

Marjorie Saiser is the author of a two books, Bones of a Very Fine Hand and Lost in Seward County, both published by Backwaters Press. She has also released a chapbook, Moving On (Lone Willow P).

Roy Scheele’s work appears in the American Scholar, the Sewanee Review, the Southern Review, Texas Poetry Journal, and Verse.

Marc J. Sheehan is a communications specialist for Ferris State University. He is the author of Greatest Hits (New Issues Poetry P),as well as Associate Editor of Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction (Michigan State UP).

Peggy Shumaker’s newest book, Blaze, is a collaboration with the painter Kesler Woodward. It is forthcoming from Red Hen Press.

Martha Silano’s work appears in Beloit Poetry Journal, Green Mountains Review, Paris Review, Poetry Northwest, and elsewhere. Her book is titled What the Truth Tastes Like (Nightshade P).

R.T. Smith is the editor of Shenandoah. His collection, The Hollow Log Lounge (U Illinois P), received the 2003 Maurice English Prize for Poetry.

P.J. Stanskas recently completed his Ph.D. in Nuclear Chemistry. His poems have been published in the Cimarron Review, Spillway, the Birmingham Review, and Epicenter.

Celia Stuart-Powles lives in Oklahoma where she works as a designer. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in the Atlanta Review, Con?uence, Nimrod, and Sulphur River Literary Review.

Kristen Tracy is a Ph.D. candidate at Western Michigan University. Her poems have appeared in Threepenny Review, North American Review, and others. She co-edited A Chorus for Peace: A Global Anthology of Poetry by Women (U of Iowa P).

Stefi Weisburd received the Nation/Discovery prize for poetry in 2002.Her work has appeared in Poetry, the Paris Review, Gettysburg Review, and others.

Braden Welborn is a Ph.D. student in literature and American Culture Studies as an Olin Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis.

Joseph P. Wood’s poems have appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, and Tampa Review.


Stephen C. Behrendt is the author of Instruments of the Bones (Mid-List P) and A Step in the Dark (Mid-List P). His newest collection of poems, History, is available from Mid-List Press. He is a scholar of British Romanticism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a perennially hopeful Cubs fan.

Elizabeth Horan’s most recent book is This America of Ours: The Letters of Gabriela Mistral and Victoria Ocampo (U of Texas P). She lives and works in Tempe, Arizona.

Christine Stewart-Nuñez’s chapbook, The Love of Unreal Things, is available from Finishing Line Press. She is a graduate student in the creative writing program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Susan Tekulve’s chapbook of short fiction, My Mother’s War Stories, is available from Winnow Press. Her stories and essays have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Puerto Del Sol, and Beloit Fiction Journal.

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