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Contributor Notes and Cover Credit: Fall 2004


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Hollis Giammatteo lives in Seattle. "The Perfidy of Things" appears in her collection of humorous essays about aging. She has a wonderful mink coat for sale.

Michelle Hoover teaches creative writing at Greenfield Community College and Smith College. Her short fiction has appeared in CutBank, Cream City Review, and the Massachusetts Review. She lives in Williamsburg, Mass., with her husband.

Leslie Lawrence's work has appeared in the Boston Globe, Witness, the Connecticut Review, and the Massachusetts Review. She enjoys teaching workshops in her home and conducting private consultations.

Susan Fromberg Schaeffer is the author of The Snow Fox (Norton), Anya (Norton), Buffalo Afternoon (Norton), and The Madness of a Seduced Woman (Penguin). She lives in Chicago and Vermont.

Catherine Tudish has published stories in Agni, Green Mountains Review, and the MacGuffin.

Robert Vivian is an assistant professor of English at Alma College. He is the author of Cold Snap as Yearning (University of Nebraska Press), and his work has appeared in Creative Nonfiction, Fourth Genre, Another Chicago Magazine, and Harper's.


Eric Anderson works as a surveyor. He is the author of the chapbook, Confederate Season, and has published work in Poetlore, Rattle, and Open Spaces.

Robert Brooks is the author of the chapbook, Still in Here Someplace (Pudding House P). His work has appeared in several magazines, including the Beloit Poetry Journal and Poetry.

Rick Bass is the author of nineteen books of fiction and non fiction, including the novel Where the Sea Used to Be (Houghton Mifflin). He lives in Montana and works to preserve the last roadless wilderness in Montana's Yaak Valley.

Amy Beeder's poems have appeared in The Nation, Boulevard, Black Warrior Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Puerto del Sol , and others.

Gaylord Brewer is the author of Four Nails(Snail’s Pace Press) and Barbaric Mercies (Red Hen Press). His poems have appeared in Cimarron Review, Quarterly West, Puerto del Sol, Connecticut Review, and Mid Atlantic Review.

Julianne Buchsbaum’s poems have appeared in the Gettysburg Review, the Iowa Review, and Colorado Review. She is the author of Slowly, Slowly, Horses from Ausable Press.

Cathleen Calbert is the author of two books of poetry: Lessons in Space (U of Florida Pr) and Bad Judgment (Sarabande).

Wensday Carlton is an ESL teacher in Bordeaux, France. She has published work in TriQuarterly and a chapbook with Momotombo Press.

Tom Daley is a machinist. His poetry has appeared in Perihelion, CyberOasis, Pemmican, and Yemassee.

David Dooley works as a paralegal. He is the winner of the Nicholas Roerich Prize and co winner of the Yellowglen Prize. His works include The Volcano Inside and The Revenge by Love (Story Line Press), and The Zen Garden (Word Tech).

Andrew Frisardi is the translator of The Selected Poems of Giuseppe Ungaretti (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux), which won the Raiziss/de Palchi Prize from the Academy of American Poets. He lives in Italy.

Katy Giebenhain works as a graphic designer and has had poetry published in Die Unsterblichen Obelisken Ägyptens. She lives in Wiesbaden, Germany.

Paul Guest’s poetry has appeared in Slate, Verse, Pleiades and Quarterly West, among others. He is the author of The Resurrection of the Body and the Ruin of the World (New Issues Pr Poetry Series, 2003).

Mark Halperin is the author, most recently, of Time as Distance (New Issues Press/Western Michigan University) and the translator, with Dinara Georgeoliani, of A Million Premonitions: Poems of Victor Sosnora (Zephyr Press). He lives in Washington.

Janice N. Harrington works as a librarian and has been published in such the African American Review, the Alaska Quarterly Review, and Beloit Poetry Journal. She also has two children's books forthcoming from Farrar Straus & Giroux.

Lola Haskins latest book of poems is Desire Lines: New and Selected Poems (BOA Editions) Her work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Christian Science Monitor, London Review of Books, Beloit Poetry Journal, Georgia Review, Southern Review, and has been broadcast on NPR and BBC.

Joanne Hayhurst has an MFA from Warren Wilson College. Her work has appeared in a number of magazines, including Prairie Schooner.

Brent Hendricks is a lawyer and graduate of Harvard Law School. His work has appeared in BOMB, Iowa Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, and Southern Review.

Kate Lynn Hibbard is an instructor of writing and literature at Minneapolis College. Her work has been published in New Letters, Seattle Review and Crab Orchard Review.

Tim Kahl teaches at Sacramento City College. He has published or has works forthcoming in SunDog: The Southeast Review, Madison Review, Berkeley Poetry Review, Nimrod, and others.

Rebecca Kavaler is the author of four books, including Further Adventures of Brunhild (U Missouri P). Her fiction has appeared in Shenandoah, Yale Review, and Best American Short Stories.

Kevin King is the assistant director of the ESL program at Brandeis University. His work has appeared in Ploughshares and Threepenny Review.

Jennifer L. Knox’s work has appeared in many journals, including Ploughshares, Field, Iowa Review, and Black Warrior Review, as well as in Best American Poetry and the anthology Sad Little Breathings and Other Acts of Ventriloquism (Verse P). Her poetry collection, A Gringo Like Me, is forthcoming from Soft Skull Press.

Susanne Kort is a clinical psychologist living in Mexico. Her work has appeared in Puerto del Sol, Green Mountains, The Journal, and Seneca Review.

Maxine Kumin is the winner of Pulitzer, Aiken Taylor, and Ruth E. Lilly prizes. Her fourteenth book, Jack and Other New Poems (Norton), is scheduled for release in January of 2005.

Aviya Kushner is a journalist with poems and essays published in Partisan Review, Harvard Review, and The International Jerusalem Post.

Joanie Mackowski is a creative writing fellow at the University of Missouri – Columbia. She is the author of The Zoo (University of Pittsburgh Press), and her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Yale Review and Raritan.

Kevin McFadden has published poems in American Letters & Commentary, Poetry, Quarterly West, and the Southern Review.

Erika Meitner’s poetry has appeared in Slate, the Southern Review, Poet Lore, Mid American Review, and others. Her first book of poetry, Inventory at the All Night Drugstore, won the 2002 Anhinga Prize.

Lisa Olstein's poems have appeared in American Letters & Commentary, the Iowa Review, Crazyhorse, and Poetry International.

Beth Anne Royer is a graduate student in poetry at Florida International University. In addition to writing, she enjoys spending time in her vegetable garden.

Paul Ruffin is professor of English at Sam Houston State University and director of Texas Review Press. He is the author of four poetry collections, two story collections, and a novel. His work has appeared in Southern Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, Alaska Quarterly Review, and many others.

Christof Scheele teaches English at Bowling Green State University. His work has appeared in Quarterly West and Beloit Poetry Journal.

Patricia Staton has published poems in Pleiades, Delmar, and convolvulus. She lives in Astoria, Oregon, where she makes aged, miniature houses for collectors.

Linda K. Sienkiewicz is an artist and poet living in Minnesota. Her poems have appeared in Clackamas Literary Review, Permafrost, Controlled Burn, and other journals.

Judith Slater lives in New York State where she is a clinical psychologist.

Virgil Suárez is the author of six poetry collections, including his newest, Guide to the Blue Tongue (U of Illinois P). He was born in Cuba and arrived in the United States when he was twelve years old.

Brian Taylor teaches at Washington University in St. Louis. His poetry has appeared in the Paris Review, Sewanee Review, Antioch Review, and the Missouri Review.


Willis G. Regier is Director of the University of Illinois Press. His publishing career began in 1973 as a reader for Prairie Schooner. He has published essays and reviews in American Academic, Baltimore Sun, Chronicle of Higher Education, Modern Language Notes, and other journals. He is past president of the Association of American University Presses.

Alfred Corn’s most recent book is Contradictions (Copper Canyon P). He is also the author ofMetamorphoses of Metaphor, and a book on versification titled The Poem's Heartbeat: A Manual of Prosody.

Bernadette Smyth is an Irish writer who currently lives in La Mesa, New Mexico.

Keith Newton is a student in the MFA program at Washington University.

Peter Wolfe is Curator’s Professor of English at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.

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