JACOB M. APPEL has published fiction in Agni, Colorado Review, North Dakota Quarterly, and Threepenny Review. He earned his MFA in writing from New York University and his JD from Harvard Law School. Most recently, he has taught at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
GAYLORD BREWER teaches at Middle Tennessee State University, where he edits Poems & Plays. His most recent book of poetry, a collection of apologias, is Let Me Explain (Iris Press). His work also appears in Best American Poetry 2006.
MICHAEL CADNUM has been a National Book Award finalist and was a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. His book Nightsong has just been published by Orchard Books. He lives in California.
JENNIFER FUMIKO CAHILL earned her MFA in writing from Columbia University. She lives in Tokyo, where she teaches writing at Temple University’s Japan Campus. Her work has appeared in such journals as The Southern Review, Gulf Coast, and Prairie Schooner.
LEIGH ANNE COUCH lives in Sewanee, Tennessee, and is the managing editor of Sewanee Review. Her poems have appeared in a variety of journals including Shenandoah, Carolina Quarterly, 32 Poems, and The Cincinnati Review. Her first book, Houses Fly Away, is forthcoming from Zone 3 Press.
SARAH J. GARDNER is a native Midwesterner and currently lives in Texas. Her poems have been published in many journals, including North American Review, The Cortland Review, Runes, and Calyx. A chapbook of her poetry, How to Study Birds, is available through Dancing Girl Press.
WILLIAM KEENS earned his BA from UNC Greensboro as the first Randall Jarrell Scholar and his MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, New American Review, and Poetry, among other journals. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia.
KATHLEEN KIRK is a co-editor of RHINO Magazine and the author of Selected Roles (Moon Journal Press). Her work has appeared in magazines such as Another Chicago Magazine, Callaloo, Poetry East, and Puerto del Sol. She lives in Normal, Illinois.
JENNIFER MILITELLO has had work appear in North American Review, The Paris Review, Prairie Schooner, and The Virginia Quarterly Review. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Writers at Work, and the Millay Colony for the Arts.
BENJAMIN MILLER teaches and studies writing at Columbia University. His poems appear in magazines such as small.spiral.notebook, Presentense, and No Tell Motel.
TOM NURMI has published work in such journals as Pebble Lake Review, Blue Mesa Review, and Main Street Rag, among others. He currently lives in Austin, Texas.
F. DANIEL RZICZNEK is author of the chapbook Cloud Tablets (Kent State University Press). His poems have appeared in Boston Review, The Iowa Review, Gulf Coast, and Mississippi Review, among other journals. He teaches at Bowling Green State University.
ROBIN BETH SCHAER is the recipient of a fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her work has appeared in Denver Quarterly, Painted Bride Quarterly, Spinning Jenny, and Barrow Street, among other journals. She works at the Academy of American Poets and lives in New York City.
ELY SHIPLEY teaches creative writing, composition, and gender studies at the University of Utah, where he is also a PhD candidate in poetry. His work appears in Hayden’s Ferry Review, North American Review, and Prairie Schooner.
CURTIS SMITH is author of the novel An Unadorned Life and a collection of short-short stories, In the Jukebox Light. Another story collection, The Species Crown, is forthcoming from Press 53. His work has been cited in Best American Short Stories, Best American Mystery Stories, and Best American Spiritual Writing. He currently lives in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
KATHLEEN SPIVACK is author of The Beds We Lie In, nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, among numerous other books. Other publications include The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Poetry, and The Paris Review. She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and The MacDowell Colony. She teaches in Paris, France, and directs the Advanced Writing Workshop in Boston, Massachusetts.
ALEX TAYLOR has had work appear in The Portland Review, River Teeth, American Short Fiction, and elsewhere. Originally from Rosine, Kentucky, he is pursuing an MFA degree at the University of Mississippi.
JUSTIN TORRES grew up in Baldwinsville, New York, and currently lives in Brooklyn. His work has appeared in Tin House and Sleeping Fish.
WILLIAM WENTHE has published two books of poetry, Not Till We Are Lost (Louisiana State University Press) and Birds of Hoboken (Orchises Press). His work appears in Poetry, Shenandoah, Tin House, Image, and Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses. He is poetry editor of Iron Horse Literary Review at Texas Tech University.
JACOB WHITE is originally from South Carolina and is now pursuing a PhD in literature and creative writing at the University of Houston. His fiction has appeared in Sewanee Review, Meridian, New Letters, and other journals.
JAMES W. WYATT lives in Warsaw, Poland, and teaches English literature at the American School of Warsaw. He earned his MFA in writing from the University of New Orleans, and his fiction has appeared in Cimarron Review, News from the Republic of Letters, and Great River Review.