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Contributor Notes and Cover Credit: Fall 2005








Dorie Bargmann is a legal investigator and writer living in Austin, Texas.

William Black’s work appears in Ontario Review, Hotel Amerika, Denver Quarterly, and Black Warrior Review.

Jaimee Wriston Colbert is the author of two books, Climbing the God Tree (Helicon Nine Ed) and Sex, Salvation, and the Automobile (Zephyr).

Brendan Cooney’s prose appears in Salon, Columbia Journalism Review, and Counterpunch.

Alden Jones directs Excel in Cuba, an academic summer program in Havana. Her writing appears in Agni, Puerto del Sol, and the Iowa Review.

Nancy Kern is a former high school English teacher. Her work appears in Antioch Review and Ontario Review.

Michael Kimball is the author of The Way the Family Got Away (Four Walls Eight Windows). His story in this issue is an excerpt from his book How Much of Us There Was, published in the United Kingdom.

David Roderick’s work has appeared in Boulevard, Gulf Coast, Mid- American Review, Ontario Review, and Quarterly West. He has been a Wallace Stegner Writing Fellow at Stanford University.


Christianne Balk is the author of Desiring Flight (Purdue UP) and Bindweed (Macmillan). Her poems appear in Ploughshares, the Atlantic, Harper’s, Willow Springs, and Alaska Quarterly Review.

Tony Barnstone is the author of Impure (UP Florida) and the editor of The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry (Anchor Books). His latest book, Sad Jazz Sonnets, is forthcoming from Sheep Meadow Press.

Bruce Bond’s most recent books include Cinder (Etruscan P), The Throats of Narcissus (U Arkansas P), and Radiography (BOA Ed).

Naomi Feigelson Chase’s most recent book is Gittel, The Would-Be Messiah: A Novel in Verse (WordTech), winner of a Turning Point Press Award.

Michael Cornett is managing editor of the Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies published by Duke University Press.

Jan Freeman is the director of Paris Press and the author of Hyena, Simon Says, Autumn Sequence and a new collection, Proximity.

Alice Friman’s new collection, The Book of the Rotten Daughter, will be out in 2006 from BkMk Press. Her work appears in Gettysburg Review, Shenandoah, Georgia Review, and Poetry.

Maria Mazziotti Gillan is the author of Italian Women in Black Dresses (Guernica Ed) and seven other books of poetry.

Emily M. Green is an MFA candidate at the University of Wisconsin- Madison.

Marilyn Hacker’s most recent book is Desesperanto (W. W. Norton). She received the Lenore Marshall Award from the American Academy of Poets in 1995 for Winter Numbers (W. W. Norton) for which she also won a Lambda Literary Award. Hacker received an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2004.

Karen Head is the Writing Program Coordinator in the School of Literature, Communication, and Culture at Georgia Tech. Her collection, Shadow Boxes, is available from All Nations Press.

Herberto Helder is a Portuguese poet whose work is known throughout Europe. Portugal’s leading post-surrealist experimentalist, he has been awarded most of Portugal’s major literary prizes and has turned them all down on principal.

Roy Jacobstein is a public health physician working internationally in women’s reproductive health. He is the 2002 winner of the Felix Pollak Prize for his book, Ripe (U Wisconsin P). Recent work appears in Tri- Quarterly, Threepenny Review, and Gettysburg Review.

Joy Katz is the author of Fabulae (Southern Illinois UP). Her work appears in Verse, Pleiades, and Bomb.

Alexis Levitin has published translations in Partisan Review, Kenyon Review, American Poetry Review, Chicago Review, New Letters, and Chelsea. He is the author of twenty books, most recently Forbidden Words: Selected Poetry of Eugenio de Andrade (New Directions P).

Frannie Lindsay is the 2004 winner of the May Swenson Award for the book Where She Always Was (Utah State UP). Her poems appear in Harvard Review, the Atlantic Monthly, Quarterly West, and Tampa Review.

Daniel Lusk is the author of Kissing the Ground: New & Selected Poems (Onion River) and the editor of Onion River: Six Vermont Poets (RNM). His poems have appeared in Poetry, New Letters, American Poetry Review, and Nimrod.

Peter Makuck is the author of a collection of short stories, Costly Habits (U Missouri P) and five collections of poems, the most recent of which is Off Season in the Promised Land (BOA Ed).

Constance Merritt’s poems appear in the New Yorker, Poetry, and Prairie Schooner. Her honors include the Rona Jaffe Writer’s Foundation Award and the Vassar Miller Prize for her collection, A Protocol for Touch.

Judith Moffett is the author of ten books, including two volumes of poetry, including Keeping Time and Whinny Moon Crossing. She lives in Kentucky with her two standard poodles.

Joan Murray is the author of Dancing on the Edge (Beacon), Looking for the Parade (W. W. Norton), and Queen of the Mist (Beacon).

Jonathan Musgrove’s work appears in the Atlantic, Ploughshares, and Shenandoah.

Biljana D. Obradovic has published two collections of poetry, Le Riche Monde and Frozen Embraces.

Jacqueline Osherow’s fifth collection of poems, The Hoopoe’s Crown, is forthcoming from BOA Editions in October.

Jill Osier has published poems in Black Warrior Review, Prairie Schooner, the Gettysburg Review, New Letters, Poetry, and 32 Poems.

Simon Perchik is the author of eighteen books of poetry. His work appears in Poetry, the New Yorker, and the Nation.

Amina Sañd was born in Tunisia in 1952 and now lives in Paris. She is the author of eight collections of poetry. Her ninth collection, from which the current poem is taken, will be published this year.

David Shumate won the 2003 Agnes Lynch Starrett prize for his collection, High Water Mark (U Pittsburgh P).

Tim Skeen is the 2001 winner of the John Ciardi Poetry Prize for his book Kentucky Swami, published by BkMk Press.

Karen Swenson is a professor and a travel guide to Tibet. Her latest book, A Daughter’s Latitude, is available from Copper Canyon Press.

Terry Wolverton is the author of five books, including Embers: A Novel in Poems (Red Hen P) and the memoir, Insurgent Muse (City Lights Books).


Elaine Sexton is the author of the book of poems, Sleuth, published by New Issues Press. Her work appears in American Poetry Review, Bloom, Poetry, and Prairie Schooner.

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

Jenn McKee has published fiction in Prairie Schooner, Passages North, and Best New American Voices 2003. She is the entertainment writer for the Ann Arbor News.

Christine Stewart-Nuñez is a Ph.D. student at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. Her poems appear in Arts and Letters, Calyx, and The Texas Review. Her chapbook, The Love of Unreal Things, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press.

Richard Wile received his MFA from the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast Writing Program.

Peter Wolfe is Curators’ Professor of English at the University of Missouri St. Louis and the author of several books, most recently Like Hot Knives to the Brain: James Ellroy’s Search for Himself. (Lexington Books).

Prairie Schooner and its editorship are endowed in perpetuity through the Glenna Luschei fund at The University of Nebraska Foundation.

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