CRYSTAL BACON's first book of
poems, Elegy with a Glass of Whiskey,
won the 2005 A. Poulin New Poetry America Prize from BOA Editions and
was published in 2004. Her work has appeared in a variety of
publications, including Antigonish
Review, Cortland Review, Marlboro Review, Massachusetts Review, Ontario
Review, and Tampa Review.
She is an Assistant Professor of English at Community College of
is the author of eleven collections of poetry, and he has had poems
published widely in literary journals, including American Literary Review, Iowa Review,
Missouri Review, New Letters, Pleiades, Poetry Northwest, River City,
Seattle Review, Seneca Review, and Sycamore Review. Bargen’s most
recent book of poems is Remedies for
Vertigo (Cherry Grove Collections, 2006). The Feast, published by BkMk Press
in 2004, won the 2005 William Rockhill Nelson Award from the Kansas
City Star and the Writer’s Place. Other honors he has received include
a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and the Chester H. Jones
Poetry Prize. Walter Bargen is the first official Poet Laureate of
J.P. DANCING BEAR
is the author of Conflicted Light
(Salmon Poetry, 2008), Gacela of
Narcissus City (Main Street Rag, 2006), Billy Last Crow (Turning Point,
2004) and What Language
(Slipstream, 2002). His poems have been published in Marlboro Review, Mississippi Review,
National Poetry Review, New Orleans Review, Poetry International,
Shenandoah, Verse Daily, and many others. He is the editor
of American Poetry Journal
and the host of Out of Our Minds
a weekly poetry program on public radio station KKUP.
has work forthcoming or published in Boxcar
Poetry Review, Comstock Review, Crab Orchard Review, Glimmer Train,
Many Mountains Moving, Nimrod, Passages North, Poetry Daily, Poetry
Southeast, Prairie Schooner, Rattle, Southeast Review, and
others. Thomas Lux chose her full-length manuscript, Good Friday Kiss, as the winner of
the DeNovo First Book Award, and it was released in 2008. Her chapbook,
Blue Laws, is
available from Finishing Line Press. She is a candidate for an MFA in
Poetry at Pacific University, Oregon.
book-length collection, Landscape
with Silos (Texas A&M University
Press), was a 2004 National Poetry Series finalist and won the 2005
X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize. Living by
the Children's Cemetery was selected by Edward Hirsch as
the 2002 ByLine Press Chapbook Competition. Her poems and reviews
appear widely in magazines, including Crazyhorse,
Field, Gettysburg Review, Margie, New Letters, Poetry Daily, Poetry
International, Shenandoah, and Verse
JANA BOUMA's poetry has
appeared in various literary journals, including 2River Review and Sow's Ear Poetry Review. She taught
for eight years in the English Department at the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln. Bouma now lives in Madison Lake, MN, where she
leads writing workshops.
work has appeared in a number of magazines, including American Literary Review, Atlanta Review,
Cimarron Review, Crab Orchard Review, Green Mountains Review, Nimrod,
North American Review, and Western
Humanities Review. A graduate of the Master of Professional
Writing Program at the University of Southern California, she teaches
classes in standardized testing at high schools throughout the San
Francisco Bay area.
has published three books of poems with the Cleveland State University
Poetry Center, most recently Les
Barricades Mystérieuses (1999). His work has
appeared in many literary journals, including Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, Poetry, and
TriQuarterly. His fourth collection, Cross this Bridge at a Walk, was
released by Wind Publications in 2006.
has had recent poems appear in Another
Chicago Magazine, The Journal,
Literary Imagination, Ninth Letter, Notre Dame Review, Wallace Stevens
Journal, and other places. A chapbook, Breakfast with Blake at the Laocoön,
is available from Finishing Line Press.
recently released chapbook of poems, A
Fling with the Ground, is available from Finishing Line Press.
Her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals, including Asphodel, Blood Orange Review, Blue Moon
Review, Comstock Review, Minnetonka Review, and White Pelican Review. Her work also
has been published in the anthology Women.
Period.: Women Writing About Menstruation (Spinsters Ink Press,
2008). She is co-founder and co-editor of the online literary journal Blood Lotus, a poetry
editor for New Sins Press, and the coordinator of
the journals department at the University of Nebraska Press.
HERTZLIEB is the Director of the Brauer
of Art at Valparaiso University. He has been awarded the Edward
Ryerson Traveling Fellowship by the School of the Art Institute in
and a Conant Writing Award for Poetry from Millikin University.
artwork has been exhibited widely, including at the Aron Packer
August House Studio, the Central School of Art and Design in London,
College, Elgin Community College, the Goodman Theater, and Struve
is the author of Empty Room with
Light: Poems (Pandora Press, 2002) and editor of A Cappella: Mennonite Voices in Poetry (University
of Iowa Press, 2003). Her
has appeared in American Scholar,
Cream City Review, The Mid-America Review, Perspectives, and
other publications. She teaches English and Creative Writing at
Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana, where she serves as English
books include The Rain At Midnight
(Sherman Asher Publishing, 2000); Bed
of Coals (winner of the 1994 Colorado Poetry Award and published
by the University of Colorado Press, 1995); House of Mirrors (James Andrews
& Company, 1992); and The
Undersides of Leaves (Wayland Press, 1985). He also has
published five chapbooks, including the Colorado Governor’s Award
volume, Shadow-Light. His
poems have appeared in such publications as American Poetry Review, Colorado Review,
Denver Quarterly, Hudson Review, Mississippi Review, The Nation, Ohio
Review, and Poetry, as
well as several anthologies.
RHODA JANZEN is the
author of Babel's Stair (Word
Press, 2006). Her works also have appeared in various literary
including Beloit Poetry Review,
Gettysburg Review, Poetry, Southern Review, and Yale Review. She teaches creative
writing and American literature at Hope College in Holland, Michigan.
teaches writing at the University of Central Florida. His
collection of poems, A Small Fire,
was published by Pecan Grove Press in 2001.
Professor Emerita at Salem State College, is the author of The Aesthetics of Power: The Poetry of
Adrienne Rich. Her poems and reviews have appeared in Calyx, Georgia Review, Orbis, Rattle,
and The Women's Review of Books,
among others. Her chapbook, Rising
and Falling, won the Foothills Poetry Competition. A new
book of poems, The Question of
Rapture, will appear in fall 2008 from Mayapple Press.
poetry has appeared widely in such journals as Cream City Review,
Faultline, Malahat Review, Poetry East, Willow Springs, and
Her book, Rare Momentum (Red
Dragonfly Press, 2006), is a series of fibonaccis.
DIANE LOCKWARD is the
author of What Feeds Us (Wind
Publications, 2006), which was awarded the Quentin R. Howard Poetry
Prize. She is also the author of Eve's
Red Dress (Wind Publications, 2003) and a chapbook, Against Perfection (Poets Forum
Press, 1998). Her poetry has been published in several anthologies,
including Poetry Daily: 366 Poems
from the World's Most Popular Poetry Website and Garrison
Keillor's Good Poems for Hard Times.
Her poems have recently appeared in such journals as Harvard Review, Prairie Schooner,
and Spoon River Poetry Review.
A former high school English teacher, Diane now works as a
new collection, Ghost Alphabet,
won the White Pine Poetry Prize and will be published in fall of 2008
by White Pine Press. He has published three full-length collections of
poetry: Film History (Word
Tech Editions, 2005), The Light In
Our Houses (Pleiades Press, 2000), winner of the Lena-Miles
Wever Todd Award, and Taking Up Our
Daily Tools (St. Andrews College Press, 1997). His most recent
publication was Dry Glass Blues,
a single poem published as a chapbook by Pudding House Publications in
2007. His poems have appeared widely in journals, including American Literary Review, Green Mountains
Review, Mid-American Review, Pennsylvania Review, Southern Poetry Review,
and others. Maginnes lives in Raleigh, NC, and he teaches at Wake
Technical Community College.
poems have been published in Connecticut
Review, Dogwood, Long River Run, Santa Clara Review, and
elsewhere. She has received the Academy of American Poets Tamara Verga
Poetry Award and won first prize in the Dehn Poetry Competition.
JULIE L. MOORE's
chapbook, Election Day, was
published in 2006 by Finishing Line Press. Her poetry has appeared in
many publications, including Alaska
Quarterly Review, Apple Valley Review, Christian Century, Christian
Science Monitor, Christianity and Literature, The Cresset, The
MacGuffin, Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Sou'Wester, Willow Review,
and others. An assistant fiction editor for Antioch Review, Moore lives in
Cedarville, Ohio, where she directs the Writing Center at Cedarville
is the author of Memory's Dog,
a collection of poetry released by FootHills Publishing in 2004. His
poems also have appeared in various literary journals, including Atlanta Review, Dark Horse, Gettysburg
Review, Poetry East, Sentence, and Southern Review, as well as Common Wealth, an anthology
featuring contemporary Pennsylvania poets. Myers is a professor of
English at DeSales University.
was the winner of American Poetry
Journal’s 2007 American Poet’s Prize. She has published poetry
in Amelia, Avatar Review,
Sojourners, White Pelican Review, Willow
Springs, and elsewhere, as well as in Agha Shahid Ali’s
anthology, Ravishing DisUnities,
University Press, 2001). She teaches and writes in Richmond, Virginia.
is the author of Infidelities,
winner of the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize, and Houses: Coasts. A new collection, Bestiary, which includes the poems
in VPR, is forthcoming from Red Hen Press in the spring of 2009. Her
poems also have been
published in New Republic,
Ploughshares, and Shenandoah,
among other magazines, and in numerous anthologies,
including Reinventing the Enemy’s
Native Women’s Writings of North America; A Formal Feeling Comes: Poems in
Form by Contemporary Women; Poetry
180: A Turning Back to Poetry and The POETRY Anthology, 1912—2002.
She is editor of The New York Times
best-selling anthology Poetry Speaks
to Children and co-editor of Poetry
Speaks Expanded, Poetry Speaks, Poetry in Motion, and Poetry in Motion from Coast to Coast.
Paschen teaches in the MFA Writing Program at The School of the Art
Institute of Chicago.
has published extensively. He is president and artistic director of Opus 40 (www.opus40.org).
STEVEN D. SCHROEDER's
first full-length collection of poems, Torched Verse Ends, is
forthcoming from BlazeVOX in spring 2009. His recent poetry also
is available or forthcoming from Barrow
Street, Beloit Poetry Journal, Court Green, Laurel
Review, Margie, Pleiades, Verse, and Verse Daily. He edits the online
poetry journal Anti-, and he
works as a certified professional résumé writer.
NIC SEBASTIAN's work has
appeared or is forthcoming in The
Adroitly Placed Word, Avatar Review, Blue Fifth Review, Lily, Mannequin
Envy, Poems Niederngasse, River Walk Journal, and elsewhere. Nic
blogs at Very Like A Whale:
is the author of Waiting for Poppa
at the Southtown Diner (University of Illinois Press). His
poetry has also appeared in numerous literary journals, including American Poetry Review, Boulevard, Margie,
Mid-American Review, North American Review, Paris Review, Poetry,
and Texas Review, as well as
in the recent anthology, The Best
American Erotic Poems from 1800 to the Present (Scribner, 2008),
edited by David Lehman.
is a Spanish professor at Clarion University. His first book of poems, Outer Borough, was recently
published by Pecan Grove Press.
work has recently appeared in Epoch,
Notre Dame Review, Slate, Third Coast, and elsewhere. She is a
Stegner Fellow at Stanford University who also has taught at City
College of San Francisco.
has had a number of poetry collections published, including The Fraternity of Oblivion (Timberline
Woodlanders (Pecan Grove Press), The Lighthouse Keeper (Timberline
Press), and Amazing Grace
(Texas Review Press). His latest book of poetry is New and Selected Poems, published
earlier this year by Texas A&M University Press. His poetry also
has appeared in many literary journals, including The Journal of the American Medical
Association, Midwest Quarterly, Poet Lore, Spoon River Poetry
Review, and Writers' Forum.
Thomas was named the Poet Laureate of Texas in 2008.
work has appeared in Beloit Poetry
Journal, Cimarron Review, Nimrod, Southern Poetry Review, and Spoon River Poetry Review, among
other journals. She teaches at the University of
recently received an Illinois Arts Council Literary Award. She is the
editor of Deep Dish, a
poem-a-week blog featuring writers with literary ties to Chicago.
teaches at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
Her book of poems, Green Bodies,
was published in 2007 by The Word Works Press. Her poems have
been published or are forthcoming in many places, including: journals—Cafe Review, Crux, Gargoyle, Poet Lore,
Southern Review, and 32 Poems;
and anthologies—Voices from Frost
Place II, The Why and Later:
Poems on Recovery, Letters to
the World, and The Farmer's
Daughter. She has won three Larry Neal Awards for Poetry, a
writer's grant from The District of Columbia Arts Commission, a
residency grant from the Vermont Studio Center, as well as grants from
the National Endowment for the Humanities and other foundations for
recently received her M.A. in Liberal Studies, Concentration: English,
from Valparaiso University, and she currently teaches high school
English. Her poetry, fiction, and essays have appeared in various