Summer 2004 > Contributors and Cover Credit

Contributor Notes and Cover Credit: Summer 2004


"Croc," Dale Nordyke, copyright 2004. Dale Nordyke is in the coffee business and lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.






Janet Burroway is the author of Writing Fiction, now in its sixth edition. She has published seven novels, most recently Parts of Speech.

Robert Olen Butler is the author of thirteen books, including A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain, which won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. “Twins” is from his new book of short stories, Had a Good Time (Grove P), based on his collection of antique picture postcards.

Phoebe Kate Foster is associate editor of The Dead Mule, and the online journal, PopMatters. Her short fiction has appeared in Emrys Journal, Starry Night Review, and Tattoo Highway.

Kenny Fries is the author of Body, Remember: A Memoir and editor of Staring Back: The Disability Experience from the Inside Out. He currently teaches in the MFA Writing Program at Goddard College.

Alice Hoffman is the author of fourteen novels, including Here on Earth and Practical Magic. Her short prose has appeared in Kenyon Review, Redbook, and the New York Times. Her latest book of fiction will appear from Doubleday this summer.

Daphne Kalotay’s book Calamity and Other Stories was a finalist in the Prairie Schooner Prize Book competition, and is now forthcoming from Doubleday. Her fiction has appeared in the Missouri Review, Agni, and other journals.

Eileen Pollack’s most recent book of nonfiction is Woman Walking Ahead: In Search of Catherine Weldon and Sitting Bull. Her other books include a novel, Paradise, New York, and a collection of short fiction, The Rabbi in the Attic and Other Stories. She has been awarded two Pushcart prizes, as well as fellowships from the NEA, the Michener Foundation, and the Rona Jaffe Foundation.

Sharon Oard Warner is the author of Deep in the Heart (The Dial P) and Learning to Dance and Other Stories (New Rivers P). She is the founding director of the University of New Mexico Summer Writers’ Conference.


Ciaran Berry was born in Dublin, Ireland and grew up in Connemara and Donegal. He currently resides in New York where he is attending the Creative Writing Program at New York University.

Linda Caldwell is a former librarian who lives on a farm near Paint Lick, Kentucky.

Martha Collins is the Pauline Delaney Professor of Creative Writing at Oberlin College. Her most recent book is Some Things Words Can Do.

Peter Cooley has published six books of poetry. His most recent, A Place Made of Starlight, was published by Carnegie Mellon University Press in 2003. From 1970-2000 he served as Poetry Editor for North American Review.

Averill Ann Curdy has published poems in The Paris Review, Gulf Coast, and Cream City Review.

Lynn Domina has published poetry in Crazyhorse, Quarterly West, and The Marlboro Review. Her first book, Corporal Works, was published by Four Way Books.

Robin Ekiss has been awarded a Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford University, and her work has appeared in Salt Hill Journal, ZYZZYVA, and Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art.

Gary Fincke is the director of The Writers’ Institute at Susquehanna University. His non-fiction work Kicking Ass is forthcoming from Michigan State UP in 2004.

Maria Mazziotti Gillan directs the creative writing program at SUNY-Binghamton. She has published eight books of poetry, including The Weather of Old Seasons, Where I Come From, and Things My Mother Told Me and her most recent, Italian Women in Black Dresses.

Ann Glenn is a freelance qualitative researcher and consultant who has published work in Antioch, American Poetry Review, and Nimrod.

Eugene Gloria is an Assistant Professor of English at DePaul University. His book of poetry Drivers at the Short-Time Motel was a National Poetry Series selection published by Penguin Books.

Leslie Heywood is the author of Pretty Good for a Girl (Simon and Schuster) and, most recently, Built to Win: The Female Athelete as Cultural Icon (Minnesota UP). Her poetry has appeared in the Connecticut Review, Paterson Literary Review, and Louisiana Literature.

Ginny MacKenzie’s collection, Skipstone (Backwaters P), won the 2002 Backwaters Prize. Her poems and short stories have appeared in the Iowa Review, Ploughshares, and Shenandoah.

Constance Merrit has published poems in Callaloo, Quarterly West, the New Yorker and the Women’s Review of Books. Her first collection, A Protocal for Touch (U of North Texas P) won the Vassar Miller Prize and was a finalist for the William Carlos Williams Book Award.

William Miller’s work has appeared in journals such as The Southern Review, Louisiana Literature, The Southern Poetry Review, and The Amherst Review. He has published four poetry collections, The Trees are Mended, Old Faith, Breathed On Glass, and Skywalkers.

Minnie Bruce Pratt’s most recent book of poetry is The Dirt She Ate: Selected and New Poems (U of Pittsburgh P). Her books include Crime Against Nature, which was chosen as the Lamont Poetry Selection by the Academy of American Poets and received the American Library Association’s Gay and Lesbian Book Award, S/HE, and Walking Back Up Depot Street.

Bill Rector, a doctor who lives in Denver, has published poems in Field, The Cimarron Review, Interim, The Denver Quarterly, The Spoon River Poetry Review, and The Colorado Review.

Boyer Rickel is Assistant Director of the University of Arizona’s Creative Writing Program. His work has been published or is forthcoming in Cimarron Review, The Iowa Review, and Seneca Review.

Maureen Seaton’s latest collection of poems, Venus Examines Her Breast, is available from Carnegie Mellon University Press. She is the author of four books and her work has appeared in Best American Poetry, the Atlantic, Paris Review, and New Republic.

David Semanki is an editor at HarperCollins. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, AGNI, The Paris Review, and others.

Julie Sheehan's poetry collection, Thaw, won the Poets Out Loud Prize. She has had work published in Paris Review, Ploughshares, and Southwest Review.

Steven Sher is a writer/editor/educator originally from Brooklyn, NY. He has published ten books, the most recent of which is At the Willamette.

Susan Snively’s books include, From This Distance, Voices in the House, and The Undertow. She has published essays and poetry in the Massachusetts Review, Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review, and the Southern Review.

Gabriel Spera has poems in Michigan Quarterly Review, Southern Review, and Poetry. His poetry also appeared in Best American Poets 2000. Mr. Spera, a technical writer, lives in Los Angeles.

Brian Swann work has appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Paris Review, and The New Yorker. His new book, Voices From Four Directions: Contemporary Translations of the Algonquian Literatures of North America, is forthcoming from the University of Nebraska Press.

Judith Taylor has recently had work appear in The Journal, Fence, and Crazyhorse. She is the author of two collections of poetry, the most recent of which was Selected Dreams from the Animal Kingdom.

Nance Van Winckel has published poems in New Letters, The Kenyon Review, and Ploughshares among others. Her most recent collection, Beside Ourselves, is available from Miami UP.

Tony Whedon’s collection of essays, “A Language Dark Enough,” won Mid-List Press’s award for creative non-fiction and will be published this year. His poems and essays have appeared in Harper’s, Northwest Review, the Sewanee Review, and Southern Review.


Helen Marie Casey has published poems in Dogwood, The Connecticut Review, and Mischief. Her columns appear Sunday in the MetroWest Daily News.

Adrianne Kalfopoulou is an Associate Professor of English Literature at Univeristy of Laverne in Athens, Greece. She is the author of Wild Greens from Red Hen Press in 2002.

Gregory L. Morris is a Professor of American Literature at Penn State-Erie. He is the author of Voices of the New West.

Hadara Bar-Nadav is a Ph.D. student in Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry Review, Laurel Review, and Spoon River.

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