DWIGHT ALLEN has published fiction in The Georgia Review, Shenandoah, and New Stories from the South. His first book, The Green Suit, appeared in 2000 from Algonquin Books. He grew up in Louisville, KY, earned his MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and now lives in Madison, WI.
ALISON BARNES earned her MFA in writing from UNC Greensboro this year. She also has an MFA in photography from Syracuse University and has exhibited at the Photographic Resource Center in Boston, MA, the Cast Iron Gallery in NYC’s SoHo district, and the Tercera Bienal at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Santiago, Chile.
HEATHER BRITTAIN BERGSTROM lives in Yuba City, CA, and is a student in the California State University Consortium MFA program. She has poems in Tar River Poetry, Hawaii Review, Lullwater Review, and Alaska Quarterly Review.
KEVIN BOYLE teaches writing and literature at Elon College in NC. His poems appear in Colorado Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Denver Quarterly, and The Virginia Quarterly Review.
ANTHONY CALESHU has work in Denver Quarterly and Stand Magazine. He received his MFA from the University of Alabama, where he served as poetry editor of Black Warrior Review. He is a PhD student at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
ANIMESH CHANDRA was born and raised in India. He moved to Galveston, TX, to conduct research in biochemistry at the University of Texas. He received his MFA in writing from UNC Greensboro this year. This is his first national publication.
STACY CLOVIS received her MFA in writing from UNC Greensboro this year. An Appalachian native from West Virginia, she has worked as a hammock weaver on Nags Head in the Outer Banks of NC.
MARK COX chairs the Creative Writing Department at UNC Wilmington and teaches in the MFA Writing Program of Vermont College. He has published three books, most recently Thirty-Seven Years from the Stone (Pitt Poetry Series, 1998).
STEVEN CRAMER has poems in The Atlantic Monthly, The Paris Review, and Slate. His most recent book is Dialogue for the Left and Right Hand (Brookline Books, 1997). He teaches at MIT, Boston University, and in the MFA program at Queens College in Charlotte, NC.
MAGGIE DIETZ is the director of the Favorite Poem Project and editor, with Robert Pinsky, of Americans’ Favorite Poems. She has taught writing workshops at Boston University and the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Her work has appeared in Slate, AGNI, and The Cortland Review. She lives in Jamaica Plain, MA.
STEPHEN DOBYNS has a collection of prose poems, The Porcupine’s Kisses, forthcoming from Penguin in 2002. His other works include a book of essays, Best Words, Best Order (St. Martin’s, 1997), a collection of stories, Eating Naked (Henry Holt, 2000), and Pallbearers Envying the One Who Rides: Poems (Penguin, 1999). He lives in Watertown, MA.
ANNA ELKINS received her MFA in writing from UNC Greensboro in 2000. She is studying in Germany as a Fulbright Scholar, writing ekphrastic poetry inspired by digital and New Media art. She is also a painter.
ROGER FANNING lives in Seattle, WA. His first book, The Island Itself, was a National Poetry Series selection. His second collection, Homesick, is forthcoming (Viking Penguin, 2002). He teaches in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.
RUSS FRANKLIN received his PhD from Florida State University, where he attended as a Kingsbury Writing Fellow. His short stories appear in Connecticut Review, Willow Springs, and Alaska Quarterly Review. He has degrees in mathematics and physics, is a private pilot, a scuba diver, a member of a local astronomy club, and is certified in celestial navigation. He lives in Tallahassee, FL.
EUGENE GLORIA has received a Fulbright Fellowship and the Poetry Society of America’s George Bogin Memorial Award. His first collection of poems, Drivers at the Short-Time Motel, was selected by Yusef Komunyakaa for the 1999 National Poetry Series and was published by Viking Penguin. He lives in Greencastle, IN, and teaches at DePauw University.
JEFFREY GREENE is the author of two books of poetry, American Spirituals and To the Left of the Worshiper, and a memoir, French Spirits, forthcoming from Morrow/HarperCollins. He lives in Paris.
PAUL GUEST has poems in Rattapallax, Quarterly West, The Iowa Review, and Third Coast. He teaches at the University of Alabama.
ANGIE HOGAN was born in Parrottsville, TN. She received her MFA from the University of Virginia, where she was a Hoyns Fellow and a Javits Fellow. A participant in the Millennial Gathering of the Writers of the New South, her poetry has appeared in Third Coast.
JESSE LEE KERCHEVAL is the author of five books, including a poetry collection, World as Dictionary (Carnegie Mellon, 1999) and a memoir, Space (Algonquin Books, 1998). She teaches at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she co-directs the creative writing program.
EMILY KOEHN currently lives in Princeton, NJ. Her work appears in Seneca Review and Malahat Review. She teaches writing to children in Saratoga Springs, NY.
THOMAS LUX received the 1995 Kingsley Tufts Award for Split Horizon, a collection of poems from Houghton Mifflin. His most recent book is The Street of Clocks (2001). He teaches at Sarah Lawrence College where he directs the MFA program in poetry.
JOE MILLAR is pursuing his MFA in poetry at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He has work in Columbia Review, Cold Mountain Review, and High Plains Literary Review.
MARLOWE MOORE was born and raised in Rocky Mount, NC, and earned her BA at UNC Chapel Hill. She teaches high-school English.
ROBERT MORGAN teaches at Cornell University. His latest book of poems is Topsoil Road (LSU Press, 2000), and his novel, Gap Creek (Algonquin Books, 2000), was chosen as an Oprah Book Club selection. He earned his MFA from UNC Greensboro.
DEBRA NYSTROM has poetry in The Yale Review, Shenandoah, and Michigan Quarterly Review. Her first book, A Quarter Turn, was published by Sheep Meadow Press. She teaches creative writing at the University of Virginia.
JOYCE PESEROFF is visiting professor and poet in residence at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Her three books of poems are A Dog in the Lifeboat, and The Hardness Scale and Mortal Education, all from Carnegie Mellon.
STANLEY PLUMLY is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland. His most recent collection is Now That My Father Lies Down Beside Me (Ecco/HarperCollins, 2000).
KURT RHEINHEIMER has new fiction in Glimmer Train and the 2001 volume of New Stories from the South from Algonquin Books. He lives in Roanoke, VA, and is editor of Blue Ridge Country magazine.
DAVID RIVARD is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship for 2001. His most recent book is Bewitched Playground (Graywolf, 2000). He lives in Cambridge, MA, and teaches at Tufts University.
GIBBONS RUARK has new poems in Shenandoah, Ploughshares, and The New Criterion. His books include Passing Through Customs: New and Selected Poems (LSU Press, 1999). He lives in Landenberg, PA, and teaches at the University of Delaware.
DENNIS SAMPSON teaches at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. His most recent book, Constant Longing, was published by Carnegie Mellon in 2000.
ALAN SHAPIRO received the 2001 Kingsley Tufts Award for his collection, The Dead Alive and Busy. His new book, Song and Dance, will be published by Houghton Mifflin in February 2002. He lives in Hillsborough, NC, and teaches at UNC Chapel Hill.
JAMES STEINBERG has worked as a lawyer, a blacksmith, a gardener, a truck driver, and a program director in criminal justice. He lives in Arcata, CA, where he is beginning a career as a mediator and continuing to teach and write.
TIMOTHY WILLIAMS lives in Murphysboro, IL, and is completing an MFA in creative writing at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. His work appears in Eureka Literary Magazine. He received his BA in literature and creative writing from Murray State University.
CECILIA WOLOCH is the author of a collection of poems, Sacrifice (Cahuenga Press, 1997) and the director of Summer Poetry in Idyllwild. Her poems appear in The Antioch Review, Zyzzyva, and the anthology Orpheus & Company (University Press of New England).
EVE WOOD is the author of a chapbook, Paper Frankenstein (Beyond Baroque Press), and Correspondence (Gegensaetze Press). Her poems appear in The Best American Poetry 1997, TriQuarterly, Poetry, and New Republic. She lives in Hollywood, CA.