DAVID BRUZINA was born in Lexington, Kentucky. He is a graduate student in English at Ohio University.
KENNETH CALHOUN lives in Durham, North Carolina. His stories have appeared in Fiction International, Fence Magazine, and Colorado Review, among others. He recently completed a short-story collection and is finishing his first novel.
WESTON CUTTER has work forthcoming in Borderlands and Two Letters. His work has appeared in Boston Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, and Rain Taxi. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
CLAUDIA EMERSON is author of Pharaoh, Pharaoh (LSU, 1997), Pinion: An Elegy (LSU, 2002), and the forthcoming collection from LSU Press, Late Wife. She has been awarded individual artist’s fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Virginia Commission for the Arts. She is Associate Professor of English at Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
HOLLY FARRIS is an Appalachian who has worked as an autopsy assistant, restaurant baker, and beekeeper. Her work is forthcoming in Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies and Home Planet News.
JULIE FUNDERBURK has poems appearing in Ploughshares, 32 Poems, West Branch, Southern Poetry Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and on the website Verse Daily. She received her MFA in writing from UNC Greensboro and teaches at Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina.
THEO GANGI earned his MFA from Columbia University in New York City, where he was born and raised on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. He lives in Washington Heights, where he has completed a novel, Twist the Trees.
CHRISTINE GARREN is the author of two poetry collections, Afterworld (University of Chicago, 1993) and Among the Monarchs (University of Chicago, 2000). She has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and has served as Kenan Visiting Writer at University of North Carolina.
CHERYL HIERS lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where she works as editor of BlueShoe Nashville, an online city guide. Her stories have been published in Southern Exposure, The Nashville Scene, Crescent Review, and Southern Living.
TUNG-HUI HU is author of The Book of Motion (Georgia, 2003). His recent poems appear in New Republic, Black Warrior Review, and Harvard Review, and his second collection, Dirt, is forthcoming.
HARRY HUMES is the author of the poetry collections August Evening with Trumpet (University of Arkansas, 2004), Butterfly Effect (Milkweed, 1999), which was selected by Pattiann Rogers for the National Poetry Series in 1998, and The Bottomland, (University of Arkansas, 1995). His first book of poems, Winter Weeds (University of Missouri, 1983), was the Devins Award selection for 1983. He was a National Endowment to the Arts Poetry Fellow in 1990.
HOLADAY MASON lives in Venice, California, and is the author of two chapbooks, Light Spilling from Its Own Cup (Ineveitble Press, 1981) and Interlude (FarStar Fire Press, 2001). Her work has appeared in Poetry International, American Literary Review, and Nebraska Review.
JAMES MATHEWS grew up in Texas and now lives in Maryland. He is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University Masters in Writing Program. His stories have appeared widely in journals including Florida Review, Carolina Quarterly, Northwest Review, and Pacific Review. He is at work on a novel.
KIMBERLY MEYER received a Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry from Nimrod International. Her poems and essays can be found in Fourth Genre, Georgia Review, Natural Bridge, and other journals. A PhD candidate in creative writing at University of Houston, she lives in Houston with her husband and three daughters.
JAMES NORCLIFFE is poetry editor for Takahe in Christchurch, New Zealand. His fifth collection of poems, Along Blueskin Road, is forthcoming this year from Canterbury University Press. His work appears widely in American and British magazines.
SARA PENNINGTON is a native of West Virginia and a graduate of Marshall University and Ohio University. Her poems have appeared in La Petitie Zine, Nantahala, and Kestrel, and in the anthology Wild Sweet Notes II: More Great Poetry from West Virginia (Publisher’s Place, 2004). She lives in Tallahassee, Florida.
BENJAMIN PERCY is a visiting professor at Marquette University. He was the winner of the 2004 Idaho Review Editor’s Prize, and was among the winners of the Chicago Tribune’s 2002 Nelson Algren Award. His collection of stories, The Language of Elk, is forthcoming this year from Carnegie Mellon University Press.
W.T. PFEFFERLE spent the last year traveling the country while writing Poets on Place (Utah State University, 2005), a travel memoir and interview anthology featuring 62 American poets. His poems appear in such journals as North American Review, Carolina Quarterly, Mississippi Review, and Ohio Review.
ANDREA POTOS lives in Madison, Wisconsin, where she is a longtime bookseller at A Room of One’s Own Feminist Bookstore. She was recently awarded the 2004 James Hearst Poetry Prize from North American Review. Her poems appear in a number of magazines and anthologies, and her first full-length collection of poems will be published by Iris Press.
GLEN RETIEF grew up in a small Afrikaner village in rural north-eastern South Africa. His stories, essays, and novel excerpts have appeared in Massachusetts Review, Puerto del Sol, and Tribute. He is a PhD candidate in creative writing at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, where he is at work on his first novel.
SIOBHÁN SCARRY is a recent graduate of the MFA Program at University of Montana where she served as fiction editor of CutBank. Her work has appeared in Jubilat, Mid-American Review, Phoebe, and other journals. She teaches humanities and creative writing in Northern California. She is completing her first book of short stories.
DAVID STARKEY has published more than 350 poems in literary magazines including American Scholar, Beloit Poetry Journal, Mid-American Review, and Poet Lore. He teaches at Santa Barbara City College and in the MFA program at Antioch University-Los Angeles. He is the author of a textbook, Poetry Writing: Theme and Variations (NTC, 1999).