Fall 2006 > Contributors and Cover Credit

Contributor Notes and Cover Credit: Fall 2006


Black Duster: dust storm Texas Panhandle, April 14th, 1935. Photograph by Florence Ford Graves (1896?-1966). Courtesy of Kay Thompson, the granddaughter of the photographer.





Ramola D. has degrees in Physics from the University of Madras, India, and her book of poetry Invisible Season was published by Washington Writers' Publishing House. Her fiction and poetry appear in Small Spiral Notebook, Agni, Indiana Review, and Literal Latte.

Polly Farquhar has had stories published in Mid-American Review, the Greensboro Review, and the Green Mountains Review teaches at Muskingum College.

Joshua Ferris lives in Brooklyn, New York. His novel Then We Came to the End will be published by Little, Brown in 2007.

Bette Lynch Husted has published essays recently in Natural Bridge, Fourth Genre, and others. She has also published a collection of interrelated memoir essays called Above the Clearwater: Learning to Live on Stolen Land (Oregon State University).

Laura Kalpakian is the award-winning author of several story collections and many novels, including Educating Waverley (HarperCollins). Three novels take place in the fictional St. Elmo, California, These Latter Days, Caveat and Graced Land. The story in this issue is excerpted from the new St. Elmo novel, American Cookery, forthcoming from St. Martinís Press.

Katherine Taylorís fiction has won a Pushcart Prize and the McGinnis-Ritchie Award from the Southwest Review. She has two novels forthcoming from HarperCollins. The first, Rules for Saying Goodbye, will be published in March of 2007.


Herman Asarnowís poems, essays, and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in the Southern Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, West Branch, and the Marlboro Review, among others.

Barry Ballardís poetry has most recently appeared in Connecticut Review, Puerto del Sol, Phoebe, and more. His most recent collection is Plowing to the End of the Road (Finishing Line).

Chana Bloch is the author of three books of poems, including the prizewinning Mrs. Dumpty (University of Wisconsin). She is also co-translator of the biblical Song of Songs and four books by Israeli poets.

Janet Burroway is the author of seven novels including The Buzzards, Raw Silk, Opening Nights, and Cutting Stone. Her book Writing Fiction is now in its seventh edition and is the most widely used creative writing text in the United States.

Elizabeth Biller Chapman is a former psychotherapist and teacher of Renaissance literature. She is the author of two full-length collections, First Orchard (Bellowing Ark) and Candlefish (University of Arkansas).

Margaret Chula is a poet, teacher, performer, and editor of Katsura Press. She has published five collections of poetry, including What Remains: Japanese Americans in Internment Camps, available April 2007.

William Virgil Davis is the author of One Way to Reconstruct the Scene, which won the Yale Younger Poets Prize. His poems appear in Agenda, AGNI, Hotel Amerika, the Gettysburg Review, and the Georgia Review, among others.

James Doyleís most recent book is Einstein Considers a Sand Dune (Steel Toe Books). He has poems forthcoming in the Massachusetts Review, River Styx, and Green Mountains Review, among others.

Kevin Ducey won the American Poetry Reviewís Honickman Award for his first book Rhinoceros.

Kathy Epling has had poems published in Denver Quarterly, North American Review, and Chicago Review, among others. She works as a poet and bookseller.

Kathleen Flennikenís poems have been published in the Seattle Review, the Iowa Review, the Southern Review, and others. Her first collection of poetry, Famous, is the winner of the 2005 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry and is forthcoming from the University of Nebraska Press.

Bob Hicokís most recent book is Insomnia Diary (University of Pittsburgh). His most recent poems appear in the American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, the Iowa Review, and the Southern Review.

Maya Rani Khosla works as a field biologist and toxicologist. Her full-length book of poems Keel Bone (Bear Star) won the 2003 Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize.

Elizabeth Kirschner has published three volumes of poetry, all with Carnegie Mellon University Press. Her work has appeared in journals including the Georgia Review, Shenandoah, and the Gettysburg Review.

Susanne Kort is a psychotherapist practicing in Jalisco, Mexico. She has been published in the Antioch Review, Northwest Review, Indiana Review, and elsewhere.

Quinn Latimer is the Art Director of American Letters & Commentary and lives in Marfa, Texas, where she works with the Chinati Foundation. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in the Paris Review, CutBank, Boston Review, and Phoebe.

Frannie Lindsayís second volume of poetry, Lamb, is the 2006 winner of the Perugia Press Intro Award. It is forthcoming in the fall of 2006. Her first collection, Where She Always Was, won the May Swenson Award in 2004, and was published by Utah State University Press. She is a former NEA Fellow, and has received an Artist Grant in poetry from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Moira Linehanís book, If No Moon, won the 2006 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition and will be published in 2007 by Southern Illinois University Press.

MaryJo Mahoneyís poetry and creative nonfiction are forthcoming in Spoon River Poetry Review, Tampa Review, and Double Take/Points of Entry.

Bronwen Butter Newcott lives in Southern California where she teaches high school English and art classes. Her work has been published in Smartish Pace and Indiana Review.

Robert J. Oberg is the founder and director of the Olney Street Group, an independent poetry workshop. His poems have appeared in Cottonwood, Connecticut River Review, and others.

David Romtvedt serves as the current poet laureate of Wyoming. His most recent book of poems is Some Church (Milkweed Editions).

Renato Rosaldo works as a cultural anthropologist at New York University. He is the author of the poetry collection Prayer to Spider Woman/ Rezo a la mujer arena (Icocult) and a book on ethnography, Culture and Truth. He won the Many Mountains Moving poetry contest for 2005.

Catie Rosemurgyís first collection of poetry, My Favorite Apocalypse, was published by Graywolf Press. Her poems have appeared in Poetry 30:Thirty-something Thirty-something American Poets (Mammoth Books) and Best American Poetry (Scribner).

Susanna Roxman has poems in Cimarron Review, Crab Orchard Review, and the Spoon River Poetry Review. She lives in Lund, Sweden and is the author of Broken Angels (Dionysia) and Imagining Seals (Dionysia).

Carmine Sarracino is currently writing a novel set during the civil war. The Battlefield Photographer, a collection of civil war poems, is forthcoming from Orchises Press.

Terrence Savoie has had poems published in more than a hundred journals, including the American Poetry Review, Poetry, and Northwest Review.

Laura Weaver serves as the Program Director of The PassageWays Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educational renewal. Her work has appeared in Haydenís Ferry Review, Bellingham Review, Rattle, and other journals.

Charles Harper Webbís most recent book is Hot Popsicles (University of Wisconsin Poetry Series).

Bruce Weigl has recently published the poetry collection Declension in the Village of Chung Luong (Ausable). These poems are from his new book, Quiet Fountain.


Jehanne Dubrow is a Ph.D. student in creative writing at the University of NebraskaLincoln. Her work has appeared in Poetry, the Hudson Review, New England Review, and Poetry Northwest.

Sanford Pinsker has been published in Partisan Review, the Georgia Review, and others. Since retiring from Franklin and Marshall College, he lives in Florida where he watches God making orange juice.

Willis Regier is the director of the University of Illinois Press and the author of The Book of the Sphinx (University of Nebraska).

Michael Wilmot recently graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he was an editorial assistant at Prairie Schooner. He is currently a visiting student in the graduate program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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