JACOB M. APPEL teaches at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and the Gotham Writers’ Workshop in New York City. His fiction has appeared recently in Alaska Quarterly Review, Lake Effect, The Missouri Review, and The Threepenny Review.
ASHLEY BARNETT is a graduate of the MFA Writing Program at Greensboro. She lives on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
DONALD BREES Donald Brees was the 2005-2007 poet in residence at Fort Juniper in Amherst, Massachusetts. His poems are included in the anthology Kindled Terraces: American Poets in Greece. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, and on the Greek island of Paros.
DAVID BRUZINA has had poems appear in StorySouth, Dissections, and roger. He is an adjunct lecturer in the English Department at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.
MATTHEW S. COLGLAZIER works as an academic advisor at Indiana University. His work has appeared in Harpur Palate, Mudfish, Descant, and Whiskey Island. He lives on his family’s farm in Heltonville, Indiana.
VIET DINH, a 2008 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship recipient, has published stories in Five Points, The Threepenny Review, Fence, Black Warrior Review, and elsewhere. He teaches at the University of Delaware.
LEAH DUNHAM studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was a recipient of the Blanche Armfield Prize for Poetry. She lives in California and is working towards an MFA in poetry at the University of California, Irvine.
PAUL GIBBONS has published a chapbook, Bray. Other work has appeared in West Branch, Crab Orchard Review, The Journal, and elsewhere. He taught in the county jail in Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico, before moving to teach at the University of California, Merced.
JACK GILBERT, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has published four volumes of poetry: Views of Jeopardy, which won the Yale Younger Poets Award, Monolithos, The Great Fires, and Refusing Heaven, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and The L.A. Times Book Prize. A new collection, The Dance Most of All, is forthcoming.
KARIN GOTTSHALL is the author of Crocus, winner of the Poets Out Loud Prize. Her recent work appears in The Gettysburg Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Shenandoah, and elsewhere. She lives in Middlebury, Vermont.
THOMAS GOUGH is the pen name of Thom Conroy, an American who teaches creative writing at Massey University in New Zealand. His fiction has appeared in such journals as Prairie Schooner, Colorado Review, Quarterly West, and Connecticut Review.
LINDA GREGG won the 2006 PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry. She is the author of six collections: In the Middle Distance, Things
and Flesh, Chosen by the Lion, The Sacraments of Desire, Alma, and Too Bright to See. Her honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Lannan Literary Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She lives in New York City.
BRIAN HART was born in central Idaho. He now lives in Austin, Texas.
CAROL K. HOWELL is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and lives in Illinois. Her fiction has appeared in such journals as Crazyhorse, Other Voices, StoryQuarterly, and Redbook. She has taught at the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Iowa, and Syracuse University.
JANICE LEVY Janice Levy is the author of thirteen children’s books and the winner of the Writer’s Digest Competition for Best Literary Short Story. Her fiction has appeared in many journals, including Glimmer Train, StoryQuarterly, The Iowa Review, and Quarterly West, among others. She lives in New York.
SEBASTIAN MATTHEWS is the author of a poetry collection, We Generous, and a memoir, In My Father’s Footsteps, and is coeditor of Search Party: Collected Poems of William Matthews. He teaches at Warren Wilson College, co-edits Rivendell, and is the creative director of Asheville Wordfest. His work appears in The Atlantic, Tin House, and New England Review, and elsewhere.
BRYAN NARENDORF lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Washington Square, Georgetown Review, Ninth Letter, and elsewhere.
CHARLOTTE PENCE Charlotte Pence received the New Millennium Writing Award for Poetry, a fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission, and other awards. Her work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, The Spoon Review Poetry Review, South Carolina Review, and elsewhere. She is a doctoral candidate at the University of Tennessee and managing editor for Grist: The Journal for Writers.
VICTORIA SPROW Victoria Sprow is a student in the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she also teaches undergraduate literature. Her stories have appeared in such journals as Confrontation, Eureka Literary Magazine, and The Stinging Fly. She was awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2008 Atlantic Monthly Student Writing Contest.
KATE SULLIVAN is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She lives in Ithaca, New York, where she is at work on a novel and a collection of short stories.
CARINE TOPALCarine Topal is the author of a chapbook, Bed of Want, and two poetry collections, God As Thief and In the Heaven of Never Before. Recipient of the Jane Kenyon Poetry Prize and the Robert G. Cohn Prose Poetry Award, she has had work appear in such journals as Water~Stone Review, Best of the Prose Poem, and Pacific Review. She lives in Los Angeles, California.