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Contributor Notes and Cover Credit: Winter 2003


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Jenna Blum is a creative writing instructor at Boston University and at Grub Street, Inc. Her novel, Those Who Save Us, from which "Easter, 1943" is excerpted, will be published in the spring of 2004 by Harcourt.

Tom Kealey earned an MFA in creative writing from the University of Massachusetts and is a Wallace Stegner Fiction Fellow at Stanford University. His stories have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Glimmer Train, Black Warrior Review and Gulf Coast.

Robert Olen Butler is the author of twelve books, including A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain, which won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. He has published stories in the New Yorker, Paris Review, Zoetrope, and many others.

Aimee Phan received her MFA in fiction from the University of Iowa. Her work has appeared in the Colorado Review, Meridian, and Chelsea.

Annette Sanfordís stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories and New Stories from the South. Her collections Lasting Attachments and Crossing Shattuck Bridge were published by Southern Methodist UP. A new novel, Eleanor and Abel, has been published by Counterpoint P.

Floyd Sklootís new memoir, In the Shadow of Memory (U of Nebraska P), has been selected for the Barnes and Noble Summer 2003 Discover Great New Writers program. An essay included in the book will appear in the Pushcart Prize anthology for 2004. Two recent books of his poetry are also available, The Evening Light (Story Line), and The Fiddlerís Trance (Bucknell UP).

R. T. Smith is the editor of Shenandoah. His most recent books are Brightwood (Louisiana State UP) and The Hollow Log Lounge (U of Illinois P). He is the winner of a Pushcart Prize and the 2002 Library of Virginia Poetry Prize.


Sally W. Bliumis received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. She is poet-in-residence in several schools in New York and Connecticut. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in the Paris Review, Big City Lit, and Spoon River Poetry Review. Her manuscript, Talking Underwater, was a finalist for the Hardman Literary Award's Pablo Neruda Prize and a semifinalist for The Kenyon Review Poetry Prize.

Marianne Boruch teaches in the MFA Program at Purdue University. Her most recent collection of poems is A Stick that Breaks and Breaks (Berlin College P). Her collection of essays, Poetryís Old Air, was published as part of the University of Michigan Pressís Poets on Poetry series.

John Brehmís poems have appeared in Poetry, the Southern Review, the Gettysburg Review, and Best American Poetry 1999.

Martin Cockroft received his MFA from the University of Montana.

Helen Conklingís work has appeared in the Georgia Review, the Hudson Review, Chicago Review, and the Ohio Review. She is the author of Red Peony Night(U of Pittsburgh P).

Rachel Dacus works as a fund-raising consultant. She is the author of Earth Lessons (Bellowing Ark). Recent work has appeared in Flyway, Many Mountains Moving, and Rattapallax.

Gibson Fay-LeBlanc is a student in the MFA program at Columbia University. His poems have appeared recently in Rattle, Cafť Review, and the New Republic.

Alice Frimanís latest book, Zoo, was winner of the Ezra Pound Poetry Award in 1999. Her work has been published in Poetry, Boulevard, the Georgia Review, and Shenandoah.

Rigoberto Gonzalez is the author of So Often the Pitcher Goes to Water until It Breaks, a selection of the National Poetry Series. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and currently lives in Seattle.

Marilyn Kryslís Warscape With Lovers won the Cleveland State Poetry Center Prize. She is the author of a collection of stories, How to Accommodate Men (Coffee House P).

Twyla Hansen is a horticulturist and writer. She has three books, Sanctuary Near Salt Creek (Lone Willow P), In Our Very Bones (A Slow Tempo P), and How to Live in the Heartland (Flatwater).

Melissa Holmes teaches English at Columbia Basin College in Pasco, Washington. Her work has been published in Northwest Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Quarterly West, and Yellow Silk.

Holly Iglesias has published three chapbooks, Hands-On Saints (Quale Press), Good Long Enough (Thorngate Road), and All that Echoes Her Large (Permafrost). She is the Peer Mediation Coordinator at Greenfield Middle School in Massachusetts.

Marie C. Jones is co-owner, with Jean Roelke, of Basilisk Press in Denton, Texas. Ms. Jonesís work has appeared in Atlanta Review, Coal City Review, Passages North, Phoebe, and others.

Steve Langan is the author of Freezing (New Issues P). His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Doubletake, the Kenyon Review, Chicago Review, Colorado Review, and Iowa Review. He is a district director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Julia Levine is a clinical psychologist. She has won the Pablo Neruda Prize in Poetry, the Lullwater Prize in Poetry, and the Discovery/The Nation Award. Her work is forthcoming in Ploughshares, Southern Poetry Review, Zone 3, the Nation, and Nimrod.

April Lindner has published poems in the Paris Review, Crazyhorse, and the Formalist. Her first book, Skin (Texas Tech UP), won the 2001 Walt McDonald First Book Prize.

Gary Margolis is the author of Fire in the Orchard, from Autumn House Press, and The Day We Still Stand Here, and Falling Awake, both from the University of Georgia Press. He is the Director of Counseling at Middlebury College and a volunteer firefighter.

Kevin Meaux has been published in Poetry, Image, and 21st: The Journal of Contemporary Photography. In 1999, he won Poetryís Ruth Lilly Fellowship.

Sandra Meek is the author of Nomadic Foundations and Circumference of Arrival, both from Elixer Press. Her poetry has appeared in the Kenyon Review, Conjunctions, Poetry Daily, and the Iowa Review.

Alicia Ostriker’s most recent book of poems is The Volcano Sequence. Her most recent prose volume is Dancing at the Devilís Party: Essays on Poetry, Politics, and the Erotic. She has been nominated twice for the National Book Award and has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation.

Carol Potter has published work in the Iowa Review, Field, the Lesbian Review of Books, and American Poetry Review. Her awards include the 1999 CSU Poetry Center Award and a Pushcart Prize in 2001.

D. A. Powell is the author of Tea and Lunch, both from Wesleyan University Press. His poems have appeared in the Iowa Review, Colorado Review, and Solo. He is the Briggs-Copeland Lecturer in Poetry at Harvard University.

Kevin Prufer is the editor of Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing. He is the author of The Finger Bone (Carnegie Mellon), Strange Wood (Winthrop), and the editor of The New Young American Poets (Southern Illinois UP).

Lawrence Revard has had work published in ACM, the Iowa Review, Pleiades, RavenChronicles, and others. He teaches at the University of Missouri, Columbia.

Natania Rosenfeld is assistant professor of English at Knox College. Her poetry has appeared in APR, Seneca Review, Antioch Review, and others. She was a finalist in the Prairie Schooner Prize Book Series.

Carmine Sarracinoís collection, The Idea of the Ordinary, was published in January of this year by Orchises Press. He is currently working on a collection of poems on the Civil War, from which ďArmory Square Hospital, January 1863" is taken.

Jim Simmerman is a professor of English at Northern Arizona University. He is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Kingdom Come (Miami UP), and is co-editor of Dog Music: Poetry About Dogs(St. Martinís).

Katherine Soniatís fourth collection, Alluvial, was recently published by Bucknell University Press. A Shared Life won the Iowa Poetry Prize and a Virginia Prize for Poetry. Her poems have appeared in such journals as Amicus, the Kenyon Review, the Antioch Review, the Virginia Quarterly Review, the Gettysburg Review, and Triquarterly. She teaches at Virginia Tech.

Liane Strauss was the winner of the 1999 Lullwater Poetry Prize and received an honorable mention in the Robert Penn Warren Prize for Poetry of the same year. Her work has appeared in Boulevard, Cimarron, Columbia, the Georgia review, the Iowa Review, and Salmagundi.

Terese Svobodaís most recent books are Treason (Zoo P, 2002) and Trailer Girl and Other Stories (Counterpoint P, 2001).

Richard Taysonís first book of poems, The Apprentice of Fever, won the Wick Poetry Prize. He teaches poetry workshops at Rutgers University and directs the Writers at Rutgers reading series.

William Trowbridgeís books are Flickers, O Paradise, Enter Dark Stranger, all from the University of Arkansas Press, and two chapbooks, The Four Seasons (Red Dragonfly P) and The Book of Kong (Iowa State UP). His work has appeared in the Gettsyburg Review, Poetry, Crazyhorse, the Georgia Review, and many others. He is an associate editor at the Laurel Review.

Jeanne Murray Walker is a professor of English at the University of Delaware. She was named a Pew Fellow in the Arts and has received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her poems have appeared in the Nation, Poetry, the Gettysburg Review, Prairie Schooner, and others. Her most recent book was Gaining Time (Copper Beach). Her new book of poetry will be published in 2004 by the University of Illinois Press.

Kathleene West is the poetry editor of Puerto del Sol and a professor of English at New Mexico State University. She is the author of eight books of poetry. Her novel, The Summer of the Sub-comandante, is available from InteliBooks.

Anne Pierson Wiese was the first place poetry winner in the 2002 Writers@Work Fellowship competition. Her recent work has been published in Alaska Quarterly Review, the Carolina Quarterly, Rattapallax, West Branch, and Blue Mesa, among others.

Douglas Woodsum has had work published in New England Review, Antioch Review, the Southern Review, Denver Quarterly, Michigan Quarterly Review, and the Beloit Poetry Journal.


Stephen C. Behrendt is the George Holmes Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He is the author of The Instruments of Bones (Mid-List P) and A Step in the Dark (Mid-List P). His poetry has appeared in the Hudson Review, the Sewanee Review, and elsewhere.

Rafael Campo is a poet, essayist, critic, and physician. His most recent book of poems is Landscape with Human Figure (Duke UP). His newest book of prose, The Healing Art: A Doctorís Black bag of Poetry, was released this summer by W. W. Norton. He has published reviews and poetry recently in Antioch Review, Indiana Review, the New Republic, the Washington Post Book World, and elsewhere.

Kevin Cantwell is the author of Something Black in the Green Part of Your Eye (New Issues P). He teaches English at Macon State College in Georgia.

Danielle J. Ibister teaches college English and works as a freelance writer and editor in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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