Spring 2004 > Contributors and Cover Credit

Contributor Notes and Cover Credit: Spring 2004


"Stump" and "Viaduct" by David Lovekin. Mr. Lovekin's photography has appeared in Love: America the Beautiful in the Words of  Walt Whitman, America's Last Chance, and in numerous exhibitions, including one at the Great Plains Art collection in 2003, and another forthcoming at Modern Arts Midwest.






Leonardo Alishan was born of Armenian parents in Tehran, Iran. He is the author of two books of poetry, Dancing Barefoot on Broken Glass (Ashod) and Through A Dewdrop (Open Letter).

Geoffrey Becker is the author of the novel, Bluestown, and the short story collection, Dangerous Men, which won the Drue Heinz Literature Prize. His story, “Black Elvis,” was reprinted in Best American Short Stories 2000.

Tamara Friedman is a technical writer. Her short stories have appeared in Hawai’i Review, Minnesota Review, and Colorado Review.

Anna Monardo’s novel, The Courtyard of Dreams, has been translated into German, Norwegian, and Danish. Her work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, Fourth Genre, The Sun, and was feature in NPR’s “Selected Shorts” reading series.

Heidi Shayla lives and writes in Eugene, Oregon. Her fiction has appeared in the Mississippi Review, South Dakota Review, and Georgetown Review.

David A. Taylor has had his non-fiction published in DoubleTake, the Smithsonian, and The Atlantic Online.


Judith Arcana’s work has been published in ZYZZYVA, Calyx and Nimrod. Her books include Our Mothers’ Daughters, Ever Mothers’ Son, and Grace Paley’s Life Stories: A Literary Biography.

Rane Arroyo is Director of Creative Writing at the University of Toldedo. His fourth and latest book of poems is Home Movies of Narcissus (U of Arizona P).

Jeffery Bahr has published work in the Alaska Quarterly Review, Indiana Review, and Many Mountains Moving.

Jane Bailey is a registered nurse. Her first book of poems, The Fine Art of Postponement, won the 2002 Stevens Manuscript Prize (NFSPS Press). Her work appears in Poetry Northwest, Willow Springs, CALYX, and others.

Willis Barnstone’s poems have appeared in Harper’s, the New Yorker, Poetry, and Paris Review. His recent books are Life Watch (BOA) and With Borges on an Ordinary Evening in Buenos Aires: A Memoir (Illinois UP).

Dan Bellm is a writer and teacher who works with California Poets in the Schools. He is the author of One Hand on the Wheel (Roundhouse/Heyday) and Buried Treasure (Cleveland State UP).

Allison Benis won the 2001 Indiana Review Poetry Prize. Her poems have been published in the Threepenny Review, Indiana Review, and Quarterly West.

Michelle Bitting enjoyed careers as a modern dancer and chef before becoming a mother and poet. Her poetry appears in Rattle, Pearl , and Many Mountains Moving.

Sandra Skipwith Bowen is an artist living in Texas.

Michael Brosnan is the editor of Independent School Magazine. He has published poetry in Borderlands, New Letters, and Confrontations.

J. V. Brummels is a rancher and the author of Cheyenne Line and Other Poems (Backwaters P).

Anthony Butts is the author of Fifth Season (New Issues P), Evolution (Sutton Hoo P) and in 2003, Little Low Heaven (New Issues P). Recent work appears in Whiskey Island Magazine, Callaloo /i> and Minnesota Review.Minnesota Review.

Lisa D. Chavez is a poet and non-fiction writer. Her latest books are Destruction Bay (West End P) and In An Angry Season (U of Arizona P).Raised in Alaska, her first publication in Prairie Schooner was in our special issue: Writing from Alaska. She now lives in New Mexico.

Sharon Chmielarz’s most recent book is The Other Mozart (Ontario Review P). She is the author of three other books and lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Judith Ortiz Cofer’s latest books are Woman in Front of the Sun: On Becoming a Writer, from The University of Georgia Press and An Island Like You from Penguin. Her novel, The Meaning of Consuelo , was released in November of 2003.

A. B. Emrys’ work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Paragraph, and the Mississippi Review, and the anthologies How We Live Our Yoga (Beacon P) and Times of Sorrow, Times of Grace (Backwaters P).

Nancy Esposito is the author of three books: Changing Hands, Mêm’ Rain, and Greatest Hits: 1978 - 2001.

Annie Finch is the author of Eve (Story Line P) and editor of An Exaltation of Forms: Contemporary Poets Celebrate the Diversity of Their Art (U of Michigan P). Her new book, Calendars, is just out from Tupelo Press.

Joanna Goodman’s first book of poetry, Trace of One, was winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize. She won a “Discovery”/The Nation Prize in 2001, and her work has appeared in Fence, Phoebe, and New Letters.

Eugene Gloria’s work appears in North American Review, Shenandoah, and Greensboro Review. His book Drivers at the Short-time Motel (Penguin) was a National Poetry Series selection and winner of the Asian American Literary Award in 2001.

Norbert Hirschhorn is a poet and public health physician who lives in New Haven, Connecticut. His books include A Cracked River and Renewal Soup, both from Slow Dancer Press (United Kingdom).

Susan Elizabeth Howe is the author of Stone Spirits. Her work appeared recently in Poetry, Ascent, and Quarterly West.

Karen I. Jaquish’s work has been published in Spoon River Poetry Review and Denver Quarterly.

Lisa Katz has lived in Israel since 1983. Her poetry has appeared in the Mississippi Review, and her translations of Israeli literature have appeared in American Poetry Review and the New Yorker.

Jesse Lee Kercheval was born in France and raised in Florida. She is the author of two poetry collections, World as Dictionary and Dog Angel . She directs the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing.

Elizabeth Kirschner is the author of three books, Postal Routes, Twenty Colors, and Slow Risen Among the Smoke Trees, all from Carnegie Mellon UP. Her poems have appeared in the Georgia Review, the Gettysburg Review, and the Ohio Review, among others.

Nancy Krygowski is an adult literacy instructor. Her work has been published in Threepenny Review, Southern Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, and Midwest Review.

Richard Lehnert has published work in Many Mountains Moving, Mid-American Review, the American Scholar, and Nimrod. His latest book is A Short History of the Usual (Backwaters P).

Dionisio D. Martínez has won the Prairie Schooner Strousse Award, as well as NEA, Guggenheim, and Whiting Fellowships. His latest books include Climbing Back and Bad Alchemy, both from Norton.

Louis Mathias’s work has been published Boulevard, Epoch, Quarterly West, The Journal, and Meridian.

Philip Metres is assistant professor at John Carroll University. His work was reprinted in Best American Poetry 2002 and his translation, A Kindred Orphanhood: Selected Poems of Sergey Gandlevsky is available from Zephyr Press.

Annette L. Murrell is a jazz and blues singer and an assistant professor of English at Nebraska Wesleyan University. Her work appears in the journal A/B: Auto/Biography Studies and in the anthology Times of Sorrow/Times of Grace, edited by Marjorie Saiser.

Caley O’Dwyer’s poems have appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Many Mountains Moving, Santa Barbara Review, and Washington Square. She was the winner of an Academy of American Poets Prize, and her first collection, Full Nova, was published by Orchises Press.

Nancy O’Dea Reddy is a senior English major at the University of Pittsburgh and has had poems published in the Three Rivers Review, Collision, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Mark Perlberg was a LANNAN Foundation Writer in Residence in April 2002 in Marfa, Texas, and is author of The Impossible Toystore (Louisiana State UP), The Feel of the Sun (Ohio UP), and The Burning Field (William Morrow).

Marge Piercy is the author of sixteen collections of poetry. Her latest books are a collection of poetry, Colors Passing Through Us, from Knopf, and a novel, The Third Child , from HarperCollins.

John Repp is the author of three books; Thirst Like This (U of Missouri P), Things Work Out (Palanguin P), and The Meaning of Rock and Roll (Main Street P).

Maureen Picard Robins works in the New York City Public Schools.

Pattiann Rogers has published ten books, including her latest, Song of the World Becoming, New and Collected Poems 1981-2001, from Milkweed Editions. Among her many awards are five Pushcart Prizes, two NEA Grants, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Michael J. Rosen is the author and editor of many books for children and adults. He is the editor of Mirth of a Nation, the humor biennial, and a variety of philanthropic anthologies.

Maxine Scates has published work in American Poetry Review, ZYZZYVA, and Massachusetts Review. Her first book, Toluca Street (U of Pittsburgh P) received the Starrett Prize and the Oregon Book Award for Poetry.

Andrea Selch has published work in The MacGuffin, Oyster Boy Review, Calyx and The Asheville Review, among others. Her chapbook, Succory, was published in 2000 by Carolina Wren Press, where she has since become a board member and acting Executive Director. She lives in Hillsborough, NC, with her partner and their two children.

Peggy Shumaker’s most recent book is Underground Rivers (Red Hen P). She lives in Fairbanks, Alaska and travels widely.

Robert Siegel is the author of In A Pig’s Eye and The Ice at the End of the World, among other books. He lives with his wife Ann on the coast of Maine.

Bill Sweeney’ s work has appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares and ACM.

Peter Viereck is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, critic, and historian. Among his books are Conservatism: From John Adams to Churchill, Unadjusted Man, and Tide and Continuities: Last and First Poems.

Terry Wolverton is the author of Insurgent Muse: life and art at the Woman’s Building, a memoir, Bailey’s Beads, a novel, and two collections of poetry: Black Slip and Mystery Bruise. Her most recent, Embers, is a novel-in-poems was published by Red Hen Press in 2003. She is the founder of Writers at Work.


Garnett Killberg Cohen has published stories in TriQuarterly, Ontario Review, and American Fiction. She is the author of the short story collection, Lost Women, Banished Souls (U of Missouri P).

Wheeler Winston Dixon is the Chair of the Film Studies program at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Quarterly Review of Film and Video. His latest book is Straight: Constructions of Heterosexuality in the Cinema (SUNY P).

Moore Moran is the author of Firebreaks, which won the National Poetry Book Award. Her poems and reviews have been published in Prairie Schooner, the Threepenny Review, and the Yale Review , among others.

Constance Studer is a fiction writers and poet. Her work appears in the Cream City Review, American Journal of Nursing, and Ascent.

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