KATHERINE LUCAS ANDERSON lives in Ithaca, New York, where she is Director of Development for Family & Children’s Service. She is a graduate of Kenyon College and Harvard Divinity School. Her work has appeared in a number of journals, including Poetry and The Southern Review, and has been featured in the on-line anthology Poetry Daily.
MARTIN ARNOLD has moved back to his home state of New Mexico after a stint teaching literature at American University. His poetry has appeared in a number of journals, including Crazyhorse, Mississippi Review, and Southern Poetry Review.
RENÉ ARRIETA was born in Portland, Oregon. Her home is now divided between living in Havana, Cuba, with her husband Ricardo, and various locations in the Pacific Northwest with her dog, Bijou. She is editing an anthology of short fiction by young Cuban writers living in Cuba, No Es Facil, which will be published in a bilingual edition of English and Spanish.
DAVID BLAIR teaches at the New England Institute of Art and Communications. Other poems appear this fall in Alaska Quarterly Review and Verse.
JANE COLLINS teaches literature and writing at Pace University in Pleasantville, New York, where she is curator of the Poets at Pace reading series. She lives in Hastings, New York, with her husband and son.
STEPHEN COYNE has had work in New Stories from the South, The North American Review, The Southern Review, and The Georgia Review. He teaches American literature at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa.
DAVID CROUSE lives in Haverhill, Massachusetts. He chairs the Writing Program at White Pines College in Chester, New Hampshire. His recently completed short story collection, The Forgotten Kingdom, was named a finalist for the Sandstone Short Fiction Prize.
MARGARET E. DIVITO is originally from Chicago, Illinois, and attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She recently completed her MFA in writing at UNC Greensboro. This is her first national publication.
TIM EARLEY was born and raised in the foothills of Western North Carolina. His poems have appeared in numerous journals, and he will be the Second-Year Poetry Fellow for 2002-2003 at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
CHRIS FORHAN teaches at the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers. His book of poems, Forgive Us Our Happiness (University Press of New England, 1999), won the Bakeless Prize. He is also the author of two chapbooks, and his poems appear in numerous journals.
PAUL GUEST was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and raised in Georgia. His book of poems, The Resurrection of the Body and the Ruin of the World, won the 2002 New Issues Poetry Prize. He teaches at the University of Alabama.
J.C. HALLMAN was raised in Southern California. His work has appeared in GQ, Prairie Schooner, The Antioch Review, Boulevard, and a number of other journals. A nonfiction book, The Knight’s Tour: A Journey to Chess City, is forthcoming from St. Martin’s Press. He lives in Iowa City.
BRET ANTHONY JOHNSTON was honored in Prize Stories 2002: The O. Henry Awards and was included in Scribner’s Best of the Workshops 1999. His work has appeared in a number of magazines, including Southwest Review and Shenandoah. An assistant professor of writing at Northern Michigan University, he is at work on a novel.
GEORGE LOONEY has recent poems in Quarterly West, Shenandoah, Prairie Schooner, and Iron Horse Literary Review. He teaches creative writing at Penn State Erie where he is editor-in-chief of Lake Effect. His second book is titled Attendant Ghosts (Cleveland State University Press, 2000). He serves as translation editor for Mid-American Review.
MAURICE MANNING teaches literature and creative writing at Depauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. His first book, Lawrence Booth’s Book of Visions, received the 2000 Yale Series of Younger Poets award. His second book, A Companion for Owls, Being the Commonplace Book of D. Boone, Long Hunter, Back Woodsman, &c., will be published by Harcourt in 2003.
CYNTHIA L. MONROE lives in West Hartford, Connecticut, where she works as a freelance editor and business writer. Her poems have appeared most recently in Antietam Review, Shenandoah, and South Dakota Review.
ANDER MONSON is originally from Upper Michigan, and has lived most of his life in the Midwest and the Middle East. He lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, for the time being, where he teaches at the University of Alabama. Recent work is in or forthcoming from Fence, Many Mountains Moving, and New Orleans Review.
ALISON PELEGRIN lives in Mandeville, Louisiana, with her husband and son. She has poems featured or forthcoming in DoubleTake, Prairie Schooner, New Letters, and Shenandoah. Her collection, The Zydeco Tablets, is forthcoming from Word Press this fall.
JOSHUA POTEAT lives in Richmond, Virginia, where he works as an editor. His book manuscript, Ornithologies, was recently named a finalist for the T.S. Eliot First Book Award and for the Philip Levine First Book Award.
THOMAS RABBITT recently published his ninth collection of poems, Prepositional Heaven (River City Publishing, 2002). From 1972 to 1998 he taught at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. He lives on a horse farm in the west of Ireland.
DAVID RODERICK was awarded a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University for 2002-2004. His poems have recently appeared in Boulevard, Florida Review, Gulf Coast, and Notre Dame Review.
MARIAN THURM is the author of three short story collections and four novels, the most recent of which, The Clairvoyant (Zoland Books, 1997) was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She lives in New York City and teaches fiction writing at Yale.
DANIEL TOBIN has a second book of poems, Double Life, forthcoming from LSU Press in 2003. He is also editor of The Book of Irish American Poetry from the 18th Century to the Present (Notre Dame University), available in 2003. He chairs the Department of Writing, Literature, and Publishing at Emerson College.
NATASHA TRETHEWEY is assistant professor of English at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Domestic Work (Graywolf, 2000) won the 2001 Lillian Smith Book Award. Her newest collection is Bellocq’s Ophelia (Graywolf, 2002).
ANTHONY VARALLO is originally from Yorklyn, Delaware. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is currently a PhD student at the University of Missouri. His stories have appeared in Shenandoah, Mid-American Review, Mississippi Review, and River City. He is the recipient of a 2002 NEA Fellowship in Creative Writing.
NANCY WELCH teaches at the University of Vermont. Her fiction has appeared in Threepenny Review, Other Voices, and Green Mountains Review. Her story “Mental” was short-listed for an O. Henry award in 2000 and was the recipient of a Prairie Schooner Readers’ Choice Award.