SARAH BLACKMAN is pursuing an MFA in writing at the University of Alabama, where she serves as a poetry and fiction editor for Black Warrior Review. Her work has recently appeared in Best New American Voices 2006, The Laurel Review, and Parthenon West Review.
KEVIN CLARK is author of In the Evening of No Warning (New Issue Press). His poems appear in such journals as The Antioch Review, The Georgia Review, Gulf Coast, and Black Warrior Review. He lives in San Luis Obispo, California.
MARIAN CROTTY earned her MFA in writing from Arizona State University, where she was a Wilhoit Fellow. Her work has appeared in Blackbird and Washington Square, among other journals.
MICHAEL CZYZNIEJEWSKI teaches at Bowling Green State University and edits Mid-American Review. New stories of his have appeared in Bat City Review, Backwards City Review, Quick Ficiton, and Hayden’s Ferry Review.
JAMES GRINWIS lives in Massachusetts. His work has appeared in many journals, including The American Poetry Review, Conjunctions, The Gettysburg Review, and Quarterly West.
MATT HART is co-founder and editor of Forklift Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking, & Light Industrial Safety and author of the full-length collection, Who’s Who Vivid (Slope Editions). A musician as well, he teaches writing and aesthetics at the Art Academy of Cincinatti.
MICHAEL HART was born and raised in Louisiana and now lives in San Marcos, Texas. His work has previously appeared in The Southwestern Review and The Southern Anthology.
SUSIE KRAMER lives in San Francisco where she teaches at the Academy of Art University. She earned her MFA in writing from the University of Montana. The recipient of first prize in the Summer Literary Seminars Fiction Contest, she traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia, to study writing.
KAREN AN-HWEI LEE received the Kathryn A. Morton Prize for her collection of poems, In Medias Res (Sarabande Books), and the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. She lives and teaches on the West Coast.
HAILEY LEITHAUSER is assistant editor of The National Poetry Review. Her work has appeared recently in The Cream City Review, Meridian, Pleiades, and Best New Poets 2005.
JENNIFER MALESICH is a John and Renee Grisham Fellow in the University of Mississippi’s MFA program in poetry.
CHARLOTTE MATTHEWS is author of a full-length collection of poems, Green Stars (Iris Publishing Group). Her work has recently appeared in such magazines at The Virginia Quarterly Review, Borderlands, Tar River Poetry, and Potomac Review. She is an associate professor of English at the University of Virginia.
ANGELINA MIRABELLA earned her MA in creative writing from Florida State University. Her fiction has also appeared in Mid-American Review and The Southern Review.
WENDY MNOOKIN lives in Newton, Massachusetts, and is author of What He Took and To Get Here (BOA Editions), and Guenever Speaks (Round Table Publications). She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship.
DEAN PARKIN was born in Suffolk, England. He currently works for The Poetry Trust and The Rialto, a poetry magazine. In 2005 he received an Arts Council England East New Talent Award.
CHARLOTTE PENCE has had work appear in a variety of journals including Southern Poetry Review, The Seattle Review, and The Spoon River Poetry Review. She earned her MFA in writing from Emerson College and currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.
PATRICK PHILLIPS is author of Chattahoochee, winner of the 2005 Kate Tufts Discovery Award, as well as a “Discovery”/The Nation Prize. His work has appeared in such journals as Poetry, Ploughshares, and The Nation. He has received fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, The MacDowell Colony, and the U.S. Fulbright Commission. He lives in New York.
R.T. SMITH is the editor of Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review. His collections of poetry include Brightwood (LSU Press) and The Hollow Log Lounge (University of Illinois Press). The University of Arkansas Press will publish his new poetry collection in 2007, and a book of stories is forthcoming this fall from LSU Press. He lives in Rockbridge, Virginia.
LISA RUSS SPAAR teaches English and creative writing at the University of Virginia. Her collections include Glass Town (Red Hen Press) and Blue Venus (Persea). She is also editor of Acquainted with the Night: Insomnia Poems (Columbia University Press).
ANTHONY TAMBAKIS studied creative writing at Georgia State University, whre he held the Paul Bowles Fellowship. He lives in Southern California, where he is directing his first film.
LAURA VAN DEN BERG lives in Boston and attends the MFA program at Emerson College, where she serves as the assistant fiction editor of Redivider. Her fiction has appeared in Third Coast, StoryQuarterly, Georgetown Review, and Ellipsis, among other journals.