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Contributor Notes and Cover Credit: Fall 2003


“Recent Drawings” (2002) by Angela Behrends is one of eighty images using her hair as the drawn line. Cut hair was placed between glass slide mounts and then projected on to a vertical surface. Angela Behrends earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2002. She currently resides in Vancouver, Washington.

Design by Dika Eckersley.





Chantel Acevdo is an English teacher in Pittsburgh. Her story, “Blue Exile,” appeared in American Literary Review and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Judith Beck is a physician and writer. Her work has been published in Exquisite Corpse and Web del Sol.

Nancy McCabe directs the writing program at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Her work has appeared in Fourth Genre, Massachusetts Review, and Puerto del Sol. Her essay, “The End of the Tunnel,” which appeared in Prairie Schooner, won a Pushcart Prize in 2000. Her book, After the Flashlight Man: A Memoir of Awakening was published this Summer by Purdue University Press; a second, Meeting Sophie: A Memoir of Adpotion, will be published this Fall by the University of Missouri Press.

Valerie Miner teaches at the University of Minnesota and is the author of ten books, including the recent novels, Range of Light and A Walking Fire. Her work has appeared in New Letters, The Village Voice, Ploughshares, Gettysburg Review, and Quarterly West, among others. She was a 2000 Fulbright Senior Scholar and has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and The Australian Council Literary Arts Board.

Josip Novakovich is an associate professor of English at Penn State. His many honors include a Whiting Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, three Pushcart Prizes, and an O. Henry Award.

Valerie Sayers is a professor of English and the Director of Creative Writing at the University of Notre Dame. She is the author of five novels, including Brain Fever, and numerous stories, essays, and reviews.


Liz Ahl is a professor of English at Plymouth State College in New Hampshire. Her poems have appeared in The Formalist, Crab Orchard Review, The Laurel Review, and HEArt Quarterly. She has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Dan Albergotti was the poetry editor of the Greensboro Review in 2001 and 2002. His poems have appeared in Ascent, Southern Humanities Review, Mississippi Review, and others.

Joanne Allred teaches English at California State University, Chico. Her chapbook, Whetstone, was published by Flume Press.

Debra Bruce is the author of What Wind Will Do (Miami UP, 1997). Her work has appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, Shenandoah, and Virginia Quarterly.

Andrea Hollander Budy has authored two collections of poems, House Without a Dreamer (Story Line P, 1993), which won the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize, and The Other Life (Story Line P, 2001), as well as three prize-winning chapbooks. Recent work has appeared in Poetry, Georgia Review, Hudson Review, Kenyon Review, Crazyhorse, and Creative Nonfiction. She is the Writer-in-Residence at Lyon College.

Geraldine Connolly has received two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships. She is the author of Food for the Winter (Purdue UP, 1990) and Province of Fire (Iris P, 1998). Her work has appeared in Poetry, Chelsea and The Gettysburg Review.

Anna Marie Craighead-Kintis teaches English at Columbia College in Chicago. Her poems have appeared in the Nebraska Review, Alaska Quarterly, and Salt Fork Review.

Gary Fincke is the director of the Writers’ Institute at Susquehanna University. His most recent books include Blood Ties (Time Being Books, 2002) and The Almanac For Desire (BkMk P, 2000). His poems have appeared in the Paris Review, the Southern Review, and the American Scholar.

Gina Franco received her MFA from Cornell University. Her work has appeared in Crazyhorse, Black Warrior Review, and the Chattahoochee Review.

Daisy Fried won the 1999 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize for her book, She Didn’t Mean To Do It (U Pittsburgh P, 2000). She won a Pew Fellowship in poetry in 1998 and the 2001 Leeway Award for Excellence in Poetry. Her work has appeared in American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Antioch Review, Threepenny Review, and others.

Richard Frost is the author of Neighbor Blood (Sarabande Books, 1996). He has had poems in Southern Review, Paris Review, Gettysburg Review, Kenyon Review, and Poetry. His first appearance in Prairie Schooner was in 1963.

Jana Harris is the author of several books, including two novels, Alaska (Harper & Row, 1980) and The Pearl of Ruby City (St. Martin’s P, 1998), and two collections of poetry, Manhattan as a Second Language (Harper & Row, 1982), and Oh How Can I Keep On Singing? (Ontario Review P, 1993).

Rachel M. Harper received her MA from the University of Southern California. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in Chicago Review and African American Review.

Ava Leavell Haymon’s poems have appeared in Northwest Review, Hudson Review, and Georgia Review, among others. Her book, The Strict Economy of Fire, will be published by Louisiana State UP in 2004.

Marilyn Kallet is the director of the creative writing program at the University of Tennessee. She is the author of eight books, including Sleeping With one Eye Open: Women Writers and the Art of Survival, co-edited with Judith Ortiz Cofer. She is the poetry editor of Appalachian Life, and contributing poetry editor for New Millenium Writings.

Rodger Kamenetz is a professor of English and Religious Studies at Louisiana State University,Baton Rouge. His books of poetry include The Missing Jew: New and Selected Poems and Stuck. He directs the Art/Spirit program at the Vermont Studio Center and is the poetry editor of Forward.

Susan Kelly-Dewitt is the associate editor of Swan Scythe Press and a contributing editor to Perihelion. Her third chapbook, To a Small Moth was published in 2001 by Poet’s Corner Press. She has won a Wallace Stegner Fellowshp and a 2001 Robinson Jeffers Tor House Prize.

Anne MacKay is the author of Wolf Girls at Vassar: Lesbian and Gay Experiences 1930-1990 (St. Martin’s Press, 1993) and She Went A-Whaling: The Whaling Journal of Martha Brown (Oysterponds Historical Society, 1993). She has written and directed three lesbian musical reviews, including Taking Liberties, performed at Symphony Space in New York in 1984. She taught drama and theater at the Dalton School and later the Horace Mann School.

Margaret Ronda’s work has appeared or is forthcoming from Seattle Review and Indiana Review.

Lee Ann Roripaugh’s first volume of poetry, Beyond Heart Mountain (Penguin Books, 1999) was a 1998 winner of the National Poetry Series and was a finalist in the 2000 Asian American Literary Awards. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming from Ploughshares, Michigan Quarterly, New England Review, and Crab Orchard Review, among others.

Hillel Schwartz’s most recent book is The Culture of the Copy (Zone, 1996). He collaborated with Eliza Slavet on the installation “Virtualities and Duplicities” in Berlin, 2002.

Daniel Simpson is an English and creative writing teacher at the Philadelphia High School for Girls, one of the few all-girls public schools in the United States. His poetry has been published in Philomel, Dialogue, and Hampden-Sydney Review.

Maggie Smith’s poetry has appeared in Poetry Northwest.

John Tagliabue’s poetry has appeared in Prairie Schooner, the American Scholar, Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, Hudson Review, Kenyon Review, Poetry, and many others. His New and Selected Poems: 1942-1997 was published by the National Poetry Foundation. He is a retired professor of American Poetry and Shakespeare.

Jason Thompson, a 1996 Fulbright Fellow, received his MFA from the University of Arizona.

Matthew Thorburn is a staff writer for an international law firm. His poetry has appeared in American Poetry Review, Seneca Review, and Indiana Review. He is the winner of the 2000 Mississippi Review Prize for poetry and is co-editor of Good Foot.

Charles Harper Webb teaches at California State University, Long Beach, and is a 2001-2002 Guggenheim fellow. He is the author of Liver (U of Wisconsin P, 1999), which won the 1999 Felix Pollak Prize, and Tulip Farms and Liver Colonies (BOA Ed, 2001).

Don Welch is a retired professor of English and philosophy at the University of Nebraska, Kearney. His most recent book is The Alley Poems (Lone Willow P, 2002).

Carol Westberg has worked as a junior high school teacher, an editor, and technical writer, and is currently director of creative services at the Tuck School in Dartmouth. Her poetry has appeared in Prairie Schooner, Granite Review, and Razzmatazz.

Valerie Wohlfeld received her MFA from Vermont College. Her book, Thinking the World Visible (Yale UP, 1994) won the Yale Younger Poets Prize.

Jeff Worley is the author of A Simple Human Motion (Larkspur P, 2000). He was awarded a Fellowship form the National Endowment for the Arts in 1991 and was a 1996 Writer-in-Residence at Writer’s Voice of the YMCA. His poems appear in Prairie Schooner, Black Warrior Review, New England Review, the Sewanee Review, and Shenandoah.


Molly Bendall teaches at the University of Southern California. She is the author o f After Estrangement(Gibbs Smith, 1992), Dark Summer (Miami UP,1999) and Ariadne’s Island (Miami UP, 2002)..

James Brasfield teaches at Pennsylvania State University. His honors include an NEA fellowship and a PEN Award for Poetry in Translation.

Sarah Kennedy is the author of Flow Blue (Elixir, 2002) and winner of 2001 awards from Flyway and the Nebraska Review. Her poems have appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Carolina Quarterly, and Flyway.

David Roderick is the Reginald Tickner Writing Fellow at Gilman School in Baltimore. His poetry has appeared in Boulevard, Mid-American Review, Pleiades, Poetry Northwest, and Verse.

Jack Smith teaches English and philosophy at North Central Missouri College. His fiction has appeared in the Southern Review, Happy, and Savoy. His reviews have appeared in Pleiades, the Missouri Review, and the Texas Review.

Peter Wolfe teaches English at the University of Missouri-St.Louis.

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