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Contributor Notes and Cover Credit: Winter 2004


Portrait of Celeste, painting by Thorarin Snowfield (18871977). Used with permission of Duane Snowfield. The son of Icelandic immigrants, Thorarin Snowfield was born and raised in North Dakota. Snowfield received formal training in New York and Minneapolis but devoted most of his life to portraying the people and land of his native state. This painting of the artist's grandniece dates from the 1960's.







Diane Chang 's prose appears in Glimmer Train, Green Mountains Review, and the Asian Wall Street Journal. She lived in Shanghai for three years and currently resides in St. Louis.

Gregory Dunne 's poetry and prose have appeared in a number of magazines including American Poetry Review, Manoa, and PoetryEast . He teaches at the International School of Japan.

Kate Flaherty 's stories and essays have appeared in Fourth Genre, Ascent, and Connecticut Review. A former managing editor of Prairie Schooner, she is now a freelance writer living in Oklahoma.

Daniel Stern is the author of nine novels, five collections of short stories, a play, and several screenplays. His most recent collection of short fiction is A Little Street Music (Texas A&M UP).

Susan Scott Thompson is a writer living in Montrose, Colorado. Her work appears in Oasis, the North American Review, and the Cumberland Poetry Review.

Alison Umminger 's fiction has been published in Crab Orchard Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Gulf Coast, and other journals.



Cynthia Arrieu-King is an echocardiographer and a doctoral student in poetry. Her work appears in Southern Poetry Review and Good Foot.

Betty Buchsbaum is the author of The Love Word ( Chicory Blue P). She is Professor Emeritus of Literature and Writing at the Massachusetts College of Art.

Jennifer Fumiko Cahill lives in Tokyo, where she is a teacher and free-lance writer. Her work has appeared in Boulevard and Arts & Letters.

Cassandra Cleghorn 's poems have appeared in the Paris Review, Yale Re-view, Western Humanities Review, Southwest Review, and Seneca Review.

Nadia Herman Colburn has published poetry in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Paris Review, and the New Yorker. She won the 2003 PEN/New England Discovery award.

Chris Forhan has been published in Poetry, Ploughshares, the New England Review, and others. He is the winner of the Morse prize, the Bakeless prize, and Pushcart prize.

Pamela Gemin is the author of Vendettas, Charms, and Prayers (New Rivers P). Robert Gibb 's sixth and most recent book is The Burning World (U of Arkansas P).

Albert Goldbarth lives in Wichita, Kansas. Two of his collections of poetry have received the National Book Critics Circle Award. His current collection, Budget Travel Through Space and Time (Graywolf P), appears this spring.

Samuel Green is the author of nine books, including Vertebrae: Poems19781994 (Eastern Washington UP), and the co-publisher of Brooding Heron Press. His poems appear in Poetry, Southern Poetry Review , and Poetry Northwest.

Stephen Gyllenhaal is a ?lmmaker and poet whose work appears in the Texas Review, Controlled Burn, Pennsylvania English, and Phantasmagoria.

David Hernandez lives in Long Beach, California. His most recent book is A House Waiting for Music, available from Tupelo Press.

Betsy Snow Hickok has published in Poetry East, the Red Rock Review, and Mademoiselle.

Rhett Iseman 's poetry has appeared in a number of magazines including, Explorations, the Comstock Review, and the Greensboro Review.

Kasey Jueds is studying to be a reading specialist. Her work has appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Crab Orchard Review, 5 A.M., Morlboro Review, and the Women's Review of Books.

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

John Kinsella teaches at Kenyon College. He is, most recently, the author of Peripheral Light: New and Selected Poems (W.W. Norton).

Jacqueline Kolosov 's poems are a part of a book length manuscript about the life and art of Modigliani. Her poems have been published in Poetry, Smartish Pace, and the Malahat Review.

Lynne Knight is the author of Dissolving Borders, which won a Quarterly Review of Literature prize, and The Book of Common Betrayals, winner of the Dorothy Brunsman Award.

Mia Leonin teaches writing at the University of Miami. Her work has been published in New Letters, Indiana Review and others. Her book of poems, Braid, was published by Anhinga Press.

Diane Lockward 's poetry has appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, North American Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Poet Lore. She is the author of Eve's Red Dress (Wind Publications).

Gail Martin is a psychotherapist in Kalamazoo. Her work appears in many journals including: Poetry Northwest, Primavera, and the Sun. She recently published her first book of poems, The Hourglass Heart (New Issues P).

Pamela McClure 's poetry has appeared in Shenandoah, Passages North, and on Poetry Daily.

Orlando Ricardo Menes 's poems have appeared in Chelsea, Indiana Re-view, Crab Orchard Review, and Green Mountains Review. He is the author of Rumba Atop the Stones (Peepal Tree P) and Renaming Ecstasy: Latino Writings on the Sacred (Bilingual P).

Michelle Nickol works at a bookstore in Flagstaff, Arizona. She has been published in Black Warrior Review, Lilliput Review, and West Coast Poetry Review.

Jean Nordhaus 's most recent collection is The Porcelain Apes of Moses Mendelssohn (Milkweed Ed) , a set of linked poems about the grandfather of composer Felix Mendelssohn.

Veronica Patterson is the author of three books of poetry, the most recent of which is This is the Strange Part (Pudding House).

Allan Peterson 's work appears in a number of publications, including: Gettysburg Review, Shenandoah, Arts & Letters, Quarterly West, and Passages North.

Donald Platt 's second book, Cloud Atlas, was published by Purdue University Press as the winner of the Verna Emery Poetry Prize. His work appears in the Georgia Review , Kenyon Review, and the Virginia Quarterly Review, among others.

Brad Richard lives in New Orleans. His most recent book is Habitations (Portals P), and his poems appear in Mississippi Review, Iowa Review and Hunger Mountain.

Lexi Rudnitsky 's work appears in the Paris Review, Harpur Palate, Callaloo, and the Nation. Her book of poems, Malaria, will be out in 2005.

John Rybicki 's ?rst book of poems is Traveling at High Speeds (New Issues P). His work has appeared in the North American Review, Field, and Bomb.

Lisa Verigin 's poems have appeared in Quarterly West, Poet Lore, Green Hills Literary Lantern, Comstock Review, and Diner.

Sara Wernick teaches seventh grade as part of the Teach for America program.

Rynn Williams was the winner of the 2004 Prairie Schooner Prize in Poetry for her book Adonis Garage, which will be published this year by the University of Nebraska Press. Her poems appear in the Nation, Massachusetts Review, and Puerto Del Sol.

Jonah Winter is the author and illustrator of several children's books, as well as a semi-professional clarinet player. His second book of poetry, Amnesia, was winner of the 2003 Field Poetry Prize, and his poems appear in Ploughshares and Pushcart Prize XXV .

Nurit Zarchi is an Israeli poet, fiction writer, and memoirist. Three of her children's books have won the Hans Christian Andersen award from UNESCO.



Diane Lockward 's poetry has appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, North American Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Poet Lore. She is the author of Eve's Red Dress (Wind Publications).

J. T. Townley is currently finishing his first novel. Marilyn Krysl is the author of the poetry collection Warscape with Lovers (Cleveland State UP) and the story collection How to Accommodate Men (Coffee House P).

Jenn McKee is a free-lance writer, editor, and teacher whose short stories have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Best New American Voices, and Passages North .


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