DAN ALBERGOTTI has published poems in Ascent, Mid-American Review, Prairie Schooner, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and other journals. He teaches creative writing and literature at Coastal Carolina University and serves as associate poetry editor of storySouth.
KATHERINE BODE-LANG is an MFA student at Penn State University. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Journal, Poetry Motel, and The Free Spirit. A Michigan native, she lives in Bellefonte, PA.
GRACE BUTCHER has published work in The Virginia Quarterly Review, Poetry, The Gettysburg Review, Nimrod, and other journals, and was included in The Best American Poetry 2000 anthology. She teaches at Hiram College in Ohio.
CATHY CARLISI is the chief creative officer at Brighthouse, a creative branding and marketing consultancy in Atlanta. Her poetry has appeared in Southern Poetry Review, The Midwest Quarterly, The Sycamore Review, West Branch, and elsewhere.
HILDRED CRILL co-edited Under the Legislature of Stars: 62 New Hampshire Poets (Oyster River Press, 1999). Her work has appeared in Poetry, Colorado Review, Poet Lore, Kalliope, and other journals. She hold an MFA in poetry from New England College and lives in Stockholm, Sweden.
SEAN ENNIS is a Philadelphia native and a current MFA student at the University of Mississippi. His work has appeared in Pindeldyboz and storySouth and is forthcoming in Mississippi Review and the Best New American Voices 2006 anthology.
KARIN GOTTSHALL has published poems in Tar River Poetry, The Southern Review, and The Gettysburg Review, among other journals. She lives in Vermont and works at the Middlebury College library.
JULIA JOHNSON, a New Orleans native, was a Henry Hoyns Fellow at the University of Virginia, where she earned her MFA in poetry. Her work appears widely in such journals as Third Coast and New Orleans Review. She is author of Naming the Afternoon (LSU Press, 2002) and teaches at the Center for Writers, The University of Southern Mississippi.
DALE KUSHNER has published poems in Crazyhorse, Poetry, Quarterly West, and other journals. Her new manuscript, Via Magdalene, was a finalist in the Tupelo Press and Prairie Schooner competitions. She lives in Madison, WI.
SARAH LINDSAY is the author of two books in the Grove Press Poetry Series: Mount Clutter (2002) and Primate Behavior (1997), a finalist for the National Book Award. She has published poems in The Atlantic, The Kenyon Review, The Paris Review, and other journals. She lives and works in Greensboro, NC.
PAMELA MAIN is the writing center coordinator at Penn State Delaware County, where she also teaches creative writing. Her work has appeared in Puerto del Sol, Louisiana Literature, and The Southern California Anthology.
CARRIE OEDING teaches at Ohio University where she is a doctoral candidate in creative writing. Her work has appeared in South Dakota Review and Third Coast, and is forthcoming in the Best New Poets 2005 anthology. She holds an MFA in writing from Eastern Washington University.
TOY O’FERRALL is an Alabama native. She teaches composition and literature at UNC Greensboro, where she earned her MFA in writing and worked for ELT Press.
MICHAEL O’HEARN received his MFA in writing from Minnesota State University, where he taught English composition and creative writing. His work appears in Blue Earth Review. He lives in Connecticut, where he is at work on a collection of stories titled The Vampires’ Lounge.
JIM PETERSON is author of The Man Who Grew Silent (The Bench Press, 1989), An Afternoon with K (Holocene Press, 1996) and The Owning Stone (Red Hen Press, 2000). His novel, Paper Crown, appeared in March from Red Hen Press. He is coordinator of creative writing at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, VA.
MICHAEL POORE has published fiction in Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Southern Review, and The Carolina Quarterly. He teaches writing in Hobart, IN.
BRUCE PRATT was a 2003 finalist for the annual fiction prize from Dogwood. Other short stories have appeared in Portland Magazine, Puckerbrush Review, and Wordsmitten Quarterly Journal. He teaches at the University of Southern Maine.
BOBBY C. ROGERS has published poems in The Southern Review, The Georgia Review, Shenandoah, Meridian, and other journals. He lives in Memphis and is a professor of English at Union University.
ERIC SHADE is author of Eyesores, winner of the 2002 Flannery O’Connor Short Fiction Award. His work has appeared in Indiana Review, River Styx, West Branch, and elsewhere. He lives in Hollidaysburg, PA and teaches English and creative writing at Penn State University’s Altoona campus.
LYN STEVENS has published fiction in The American Literary Review and was a 2000 prizewinner in their annual fiction contest. She lives in New York City.
KRISTEN TRACY has published poems and stories in The Threepenny Review, Agni, Prairie Schooner, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. She is co-editor of A Chorus for Peace: A Global Anthology of Poetry by Women (University of Iowa Press, 2002). She lives in Kalamazoo, MI.
NATASHA TRETHEWEY is author of Bellocq’s Ophelia (Graywolf, 2002) and Domestic Work (Graywolf, 2000). Her third collection, Native Guard, is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin in 2006. She is Associate Professor of English at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.
RACHEL JAMISON WEBSTER has edited two anthologies by Chicago youth and worked as an assistant editor at TriQuarterly. In 1997, she was awarded the Academy of American Poets Young Poets Prize. Her poems have appeared in such journals as Rattle, 13th Moon, and Blackbird.
KEVIN WILSON teaches fiction at the University of the South where he is the creative administrator for the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. His fiction has appeared in Ploughshares, The Carolina Quarterly, Shenandoah, and the 2005 New Stories from the South anthology.