Spring 2006> Contributors and Cover Credit

Contributor Notes and Cover Credit: Spring 2006


Still Raindrops © 2005 George Tuck George Tuck is professor emeritus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications.







Leonard S. Bernstein is the author of five books. He has published stories and articles in Prairie Schooner, Michigan Quarterly Review, and the New York Times, among others.

Maud Casey is the author of the novel The Shape of Things to Come, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and the short story collection Drastic. Her stories have appeared in Prairie Schooner, the Georgia Review, the Gettysburg Review, and Shenandoah. “Firefly Flash” is excerpted from her novel, Genealogy, available in May from HarperCollins.

Vladimir Fridkin is a physicist and a Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. In addition to his many scientific works, he has also published a number of short stories and essays.

Gaynell Gavin’s prose appears in Fourth Genre, Natural Bridge, and the Comstock Review.

Meredith Hall started writing when she was 52 years old. Winner of a 2004 Pushcart Prize, her work appears in the New York Times and in Creative Nonfiction.

Kathryn Ma’s short fiction has been published in Southwest Review, the Antioch Review, TriQuarterly, and others. She has recently completed a novel.

James C. McClelland is an emeritus history professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

S. G. Miller’s stories have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Conjunctions, and the Massachusetts Review.

Brian Ascalon Roley is the author of American Son: A Novel (W.W.Norton). His work appears in Epoch, the Georgia Review, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

Alex Shishin’s work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, In the Student Body:Short Stories About College Students and Professors (U of Wisconsin P), and The Broken Bridge: Fiction from Expatriates in Literary Japan (Stone Bridge P).

R. T. Smith is the editor of Shenandoah. His prose appears in the Southern Review, the Virginia Quarterly Review, and The Best American Short Stories 2004.


Susan Aizenberg is the author of Muse (Southern Illinois UP). She has also co-edited an anthology of poems, The Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry by American Women (Columbia UP).

Catherine Anderson is an immigrant-refugee advocate for a non-profitorganization. She is the author of two volumes of poetry, In the Mother Tongue (Alice James Books) and The Work of Hands (Perugia P).

Priscilla Atkins’ poems appear in Poetry, the Southern Humanities Review, and Shenandoah, as well as others.

Rebecca Bednarz has published work in Hunger Mountain, Sou'wester, and the Roanoke Review.

Claudia Burbank has appeared in the pages of New Letters, Nimrod, and the New York Quarterly.

Michael Casey’s first book, Obscenities (Yale UP), was in the Yale Younger Poet Series in 1972. His most recent book is Permanent Party (March Street P).

Martin Cockroft’ recent publications include Highway 14, Prairie Schooner, and Hanging Loose.

Gary Fincke is the author of short stories and nonfiction as well as poetry. In 2003, he published a book of poems, Writing Letters for the Blind (OhioState UP), which won the Journal Poetry Prize.

Steve Gehrke’s most recent book is The Pyramids of Malpighi, published by Anhinga Press. His next book, Michelangelo’s Seizure, will be published next year in the National Poetry Series by University of Illinois Press.Sarah Gorham has published three books of poetry: Don’t Go Back to Sleep( Galileo P), The Tension Zone, and The Core (both from Four Way Books).She is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sarabande Books.

Leslie Heywood is the author of The Proving Grounds (Red Hen P). Her work appears in the Connecticut Review, Paterson Literary Review, Louisiana Literature, and Caduceus.

Julie Kane’s collection, Rhythm and Booze (U Illinois P), was selected by Maxine Kumin as a winner in the National Poetry Series.

Anne Keefe is a Ph.D. student at Rutgers University. Her poems have appeared in Crab Orchard Review, the Southeast Review, and Harpur Palate.

Sarah Kennedyis the book review editor of Shenandoah and the author of the collections Consider the Lilies (David Robert Books), Double Exposure(Cleveland State UP) and Flow Blue (Elixir P).

Christopher Kuh holds graduate degrees in music and musicology. These are Kuhlís first published poems.

R. F. McEwen is a professor of English at Chadron State College and a deciduous arborist.

Ben Miller’s work has recently appeared in Carolina Quarterly and Raritan, among others.

Carole Simmons Oles is the author of six books of poems. Her poems in this issue are from her seventh, Waking Stone: Inventions on the Life of Harriet Hosmer, forthcoming from the University of Arkansas Press.

Linda Pastan’s twelfth book, Queen of a Rainy County, will be published by W. W. Norton later this year.

Julie Sophia Paegle’s poems appear in Barrow Street, the Iowa Review, Southern Review, and Western Humanities Review. She lives with her husband and son in Utah.

Bob Ross is the author of Solitary Confinement (Abattoir Ed) and In the Kingdom of Grass (U Nebraska P), a collection of essays with photographs by Margaret MacKichan.

Rita Signorelli-Pappas is a test developer in New Jersey. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, Shenandoah, Chelsea, Southwest Review, and theWomen’s Review of Books.

Annette Spaulding-Convy lives on Puget Sound. Her work has appeared in the Seattle Review, Crab Orchard Review, and North American Review.

Dwaine Spieker lives in Wayne, Nebraska where he teaches high schooland college English.

Pamela Sutton’s work appears in the American Poetry Review, the Denver Quarterly and the Threepenny Review, as well as in The Best American Poetry 2000.

Philip Terman's most recent poetry collections include Book of the Unbroken Days (Mammoth Books) and The House of Sages (Mammoth Books).

Russell Thorburn is the author of Approximate Desire (New Issues P).

Don Welch’s most recent book is Gutter Flowers (Logan House P).

Anne Pierson Wiese’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Nation, Quarterly West, and West Branch. She won a 2004 Discovery/The Nation poetry prize.


Dale Cottingham has work forthcoming in Poetry Miscellany. He currently teaches at the Oklahoma City University School of Law.

Joshua Dolezal’s work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in the Hudson Review, Gettysburg Review, Natural Bridge, North Dakota Quarterly,and Quarterly West, among others.

Kate Flaherty is a freelance writer living in Norman, Oklahoma. Her stories and essays have appeared in magazines including Prairie Schooner, Fourth Genre, and Ascent.

Amelia M. L. Montes is an Assistant Professor of English and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her most recent short fiction apears in River City Journal and Circa 2000: Lesbian Fiction at the Millennium.

Derek Pollard is an associate editor at New Issues Poetry & Prose and a contributing editor at Barrow Street. His poems and reviews appear or are forthcoming in Hawai’i Review, Pleiades, and others.

Carmine Sarracino’s first collection of poems, The Idea of the Ordinary (Orchises P), was published in 2003. He is also the author of The Heart of War (Parallel P) and The Battlefield Photographer (Orchises P). Both are collections based on the Civil War.

Ron Slate’s book of poems, The Incentive of the Maggot (Houghton Mifflin),won the 2004 Bakeless Prize for Poetry.

Peter Wolfe has recently published books on Penelope Fitzgerald and James Ellroy. He is now working on a book about the novelist George V.Higgins.

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