ALICIA BEALE recently relocated from Oregon to Phoenix, Arizona. Her poems appear in several journals, including Prairie Schooner, Southern Poetry Review, and Poet Lore. She is at work on her first collection of poetry.
JEANNE MARIE BEAUMONT is the author of Placebo Effects (Norton, 1997), which won the National Poetry Series, and Curious Conduct, forthcoming from BOA Editions in 2004. She coedited the anthology The Poets’ Grimm: 20th Century Poems from Grimm Fairy Tales (Story Line Press, 2003). She teaches at Rutgers University and lives in Manhattan.
JOSHUA BECKMAN grew up in Connecticut and attended Hampshire College. He is the author of Things Are Happening, winner of the American Poetry Review/Honickman Prize, Something I Expected to Be Different (Verse Press, 2001), and Nice Hat. Thanks. (Verse Press, 2002), which he wrote with poet Matthew Rohrer. He will be a visiting professor at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho.
DAVID BERTHY is from Seattle, Washington, and has been working in Los Angeles as a teacher with the Teach for America Program. He is currently completing his degree in the MFA fiction program at the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana. His work also appears in the anthology LA Under the Influence: Twenty LA Writers and Their Influences (Doublewide Press).
NANCY NAOMI CARLSON is an editor for Tupelo Press. Her work has appeared in Poetry, Shenandoah, Prairie Schooner, Southern Humanities Review, and is forthcoming in Puerto del Sol.
MARK COX chairs the Department of Creative Writing at UNC-Wilmington. He is the author of The Barbells of the Gods (Ampersand, 1988), Smoulder (Godine, 1989), and Thirty-Seven Years from the Stone (Pitt Poetry Series, 1998). His newest book, Natural Causes, will be published in the Pitt Poetry Series in 2003. He lives in Wilmington, North Carolina.
JACOB DANIELS is the author of the collections Show and Tell: New and Selected Poems (University of Wisconsin Press) and Detroit Tales (Michigan State University Press), short stories, both published in 2003.
GARY DUEHR co-directs the Boston-based Invisible Cities Group, which creates large-scale performances combining theatrical elements, installations of visual art, and poetry. His books of poetry include Winter Light (Four Way Books, 1999) and Where Everyone Is Going To (St. Andrews College Press, 1999).
POLLY EILEEN FARQUHAR holds degrees from SUNY Albany and The Ohio State University. She is the recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Ohio Arts Council, and her work has appeared in Blueline, Mid-American Review, and Green Mountains Review.
MATT HART is the editor of Forklift Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking and Light Industrial Safety. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Conduit, Ploughshares, Slope, and other journals. He teaches at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.
ANN STEWART HENDRY was born in Scotland and has been living in the United States since 1992. She is a graduate of the writing program at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She is completing a collection of short stories and is at work on a novel.
AL MAGINNES lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he teaches at Wake Technical Community College. He is the author of The Light in Our Houses (Pleiades Press, 2000), which won the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Award, and Taking Up Our Daily Tools (St. Andrews College Press, 1997). Recent poems appear in Poetry, Natural Bridge, and Southern Humanities Review.
DAN O’BRIEN is the Tennessee Williams Fellow in Playwriting at Sewanee, the University of the South. His short stories have been published in the anthology 25 & Under: Fiction (DoubleTake/W.W. Norton, 1997), and several literary journals.
KARENMARY PENN was born and raised in Libertyville, Illinois, and is currently a Schaeffer Fellow in creative writing at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. Her stories have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Glimmer Train, and Indiana Review.
BEN PERCY is an MFA candidate at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. He was the runner-up for the 2002 Nelson Algren Award and has work forthcoming in The Florida Review.
MATTHEW ROHRER grew up in Oklahoma and lives in Brooklyn, New York. His first book, A Hummock in the Malookas (W.W. Norton, 1994), won the 1994 National Poetry Series. He is also the author of Satellite (Verse Press, 2001) and co-author with Joshua Beckman of Nice Hat. Thanks. (Verse Press, 2002).
THOM SATTERLEE was born in Batavia, New York. He teaches at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana. His translation of the Danish poet Henrik Nordbrandt, The Hangman’s Lament: Poems of Henrik Nordbrandt, is forthcoming from Green Integer Press.
ABRAHAM SMITH is a native of Rusk County, Wisconsin. His poems have appeared in CrossConnect, New Orleans Review, and Poetry Motel, and he has performed his poems at the National Poetry Slam and other venues. He lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
ANNABEL THOMAS lives in a small Ohio village. Her books include Stone Man Mountain (University of Tennessee, 1998) and Bloodfeud (University of Tennessee, 2002). Her stories have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Ohio Review, and Epoch, among others and been twice included in the O. Henry Award anthologies.
MATT VALENTINE lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he works as a photographer and writer. He is a recent graduate of New York University’s MFA Writing Program.
KATRINA VANDENBERG grew up in the Downriver region of Detroit, Michigan, and lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is a visiting writer at the Minnesota College of Art and Design and a Minnesota writer in the schools for COMPAS. Her poems have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Cream City Review, and Puerto del Sol.
SUSAN WOOD is the author of three collections of poems: Asunder (Penguin, 2001), which was a National Poetry Series selection, Campo Santo (LSU, 1991), and Bazaar (Henry Holt, 1981). Her poems have appeared in Best American Poetry and the Pushcart Prize anthologies. She is professor of English and chair of the department at Rice University in Houston, Texas.