MARTIN ARNOLD teaches in the English Department at Guilford College. His poetry has appeared in Denver Quarterly, Crazyhorse, Poetry East, Mississippi Review, and elsewhere. He earned his MFA from UNC Greensboro.
ROBERT AVERY teaches English and creative writing at a local high school in Doylestown, PA, where he currently resides. This is his first publication in a national magazine.
KEVIN BOYLE is author of A Home for Wayward Girls (2005), winner of the New Issues Poetry Prize. His work has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, and The Virginia Quarterly Review. He teaches at Elon University.
VIET DINH earned his MFA from the University of Houston and currently teaches in Denver. His work has appeared in journals such as Zoetrope: All-Story, The Threepenny Review, Indiana Review, and Fence.
DAVID HARRIS EBENBACH earned his MFA in writing from Vermont College and his PhD in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His first collection of stories, Between Camelots (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005), won the Drue Heinz Literature Prize.
RON EGATZ is winner of the Glimmer Train Poetry Award and the Greenburgh Poetry Award. A series of his love poems is currently being translated into French for European publication. His work has most recently appeared in Never Before: Poems About First Experiences. He lives in New York.
MARK MEDRIC GEORGE has had work appear in The MacGuffin, River Styx, Beloit Fiction Journal, and Green Mountains Review, among other journals. He earned his MFA from the University of Missouri, St. Louis and currently lives in Troy, MO.
CHERLY HIERS lives in Nashville, TN, where she works as editor of BlueShoe Nashville, an online city guide. Her stories have been published in Southern Exposure, Nashville Scene, The Crescent Review, and Southern Living. She was the 2005 winner of The Greensboro Review’s literary award in fiction.
MARIA HUMMEL is a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry and author of the novel Wilderness Run, a selection of the Doubleday Literary Guild. Winner of a Bread Loaf Fellowship, she has had work appear recently in Pleiades, Post Road, and Crazyhorse.
LIZ IRMITER earned her MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College, where she founded the Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival. Her work has appeared in Lumina, Poetry Motel, Inner Weather, and Animus. She lives in New York City.
SANDRA JACOBS has had work has appear in Colorado Review, Mississippi Review, The Nebraska Review, and others. She lives in Portland, ME.
DEAN JAMESON studied English at McGill University in Montreal and Columbia University in New York. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and has published his work in magazines such as The Gettysburg Review and The National Poetry Review.
A. VAN JORDAN is author of Rise (Tia Chucha Press, 2001), winner of the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award. For his second collection, M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A (W.W. Norton & Co., 2004), he was awarded a Whiting Writers Award and an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. A Pushcart Prize winner, he teaches at the University of Texas at Austin.
ROY KESEY, a California native, currently lives in Beijing. His work has appeared in such journals as The Georgia Review, Other Voices Magazine, and Quarterly West. His novella, “Nothing in the World,” won the 2005 Bullfight Review Little Book Prize.
FRANNY KEY was a Henry Hoyns Fellow at the University of Virginia, where she received her MFA in writing. A graduate of the Writing Seminars at The Johns Hopkins University, she has been previously published in The Antioch Review, Southern Poetry Review, Meridian, and The Chattahoochee Review. She currently lives in McLean, VA, and teaches at The Madeira School.
QUINN LATIMER works as an art editor for American Letters & Commentary. Her poems have appeared in such journals as The Paris Review, Seneca Review, Mid-American Review, and Phoebe. She currently lives in Marfa, Texas.
ANNE PANNING is author of a collection of short stories, The Price of Eggs (Coffeehouse Press) and has had other work appear in such journals as Beloit Fiction Journal, Bellingham Review, Prairie Schooner, New Letters, and Black Warrior Review. She lives in New York and has received a New York Foundation for the Arts grant as well as a fellowship to the Millay Colony for the Arts.
NATE PRITTS is author of two chapbooks, Winter Constellations and The Happy Seasons, and has had work appear in such journals as Pool, The Southern Review, and Cimarron Review. He lives in Natchitoches, LA, where he teaches at Northwestern State University.
GREG RAPPLEYE, a Michigan resident, has recent work in Poetry, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and Bellingham Review. His second book of poems, A Path Between Houses, (University of Wisconsin Press, 2000) won the Brittingham Prize.
JESSICA RATIGAN, a Virginia native, earned her BA in English Literature from Virginia Commonwealth University. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY, and attends New York University’s MFA writing program.
NINA ELLEN RIGGS received her MFA from UNC Greensboro in 2004. Her work has appeared in magazines such as The Southern Reivew, The Threepenny Review, and The Antioch Reivew. She currently works as a book designer and teaches creative writing at UNC-Chapel Hill.
KATHERINE SONIAT is author of Alluvial (Bucknell University Press) and A Shared Life, winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize and a Virginia Prize for Poetry. Her poems appear in The Georgia Review, The Iowa Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, New Letters, and other journals. She teaches in the MFA Writing Program at Virginia Tech and lives in Blacksburg, VA.
BYRON WEBB earned his MFA in writing from the University of Oregon and his PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Houston, where he held the Michener Fellowship. His work has appeared in Ontario Review, Western Humanities Review, Two Rivers Review, and others. He currently lives and teaches in Houston.
MIKE WHITE is a doctoral candidate in creative writing at the University of Utah. His poems have appeared in Poetry, The Iowa Review, The Antioch Review, Pleiades, and other journals. He has been awarded an Academy of American Poets Prize and currently serves as poetry editor of Quarterly West.