an Assistant Professor of English and Women's Studies at the University
of Cincinnati, where he teaches writing and computer-assisted composition,
as well as lesbian and gay literature. His published articles include
work on queer theory, uses of theory in writing instruction, and analyses
of the representation of sexuality and identity.
poetry in this issue is reprinted from her first book of poems, Necessary
Light, which was selected by judge Mary Oliver as the winner of the
May Swenson Poetry Prize and published by Utah State University Press.
In addition, she has received the Robert Frost Literary Award. Her
work has appeared widely in numerous literary journals, including Indiana
Review, Laurel Review, Midwest Quarterly, Ploughshares, Poetry, and
Northwest. She teaches at the Keene Institute of Music and Related
a graduate of Valparaiso University and a winner of an Academy of American
Poets Award. She is currently working in the editing department of
a firm in Evanston, Illinois, where she plans on attending graduate school
at Northwestern University.
the author of From the Periphery: Poems and Essays (Chili Verde
Press) and the editor of A Measured Response (Pecan Grove Press),
an anthology of Vietnam War literature. He was a Vietnamese interpreter/translator
in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968. He also has co-edited The Librarian
in the University (Scarecrow Press). His poems have appeared
in Ascent, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, The Florida Review, Southern
Indiana Review, and elsewhere. He teaches English and is the
library director at St. Mary's University. "Ghost Lights" and "New
Names" are reprinted from his latest book, Deep Thicket & Still
Waters, just published by Chili Verde Press.
at the University of Central Florida, where he has been editor of The
Florida Review. His poetry has been published in a number of
literary journals. "From a Fifties Childhood" first appeared in Connecticut
Reviewand "Self Portrait" first appeared in New Virginia Review.
the author of a chapbook of poetry, The Last Campaign, winner of
the Hudson Valley Writers' Center / Slapering Hol Press Prize for Poetry
in 1998. Her poems in this issue are reprinted from a first full-length
collection of poems,
Hotel Imperium, chosen a winner of the University
of Georgia Press's Contemporary Poetry Series Competition. Her work
has also been included in the
1995 Best American Poetry anthology,
as well as various journals, including Antioch Review, Boulevard, New
American Writing, and Paris Review.
a professor in the English Department and Director of the Teaching Resource
Center at Valparaiso University. "Cleome" first appeared in The
first collection of poems, A Natural Good Shot, chronicling a four-year
period when she lived in and renovated a log cabin in the Tonto National
Forest of northern Arizona, won the White Eagle Coffee Store Press Poetry
Prize. She co-edited an anthology of contemporary Arizona poetry,
Dreams, published by the University of Arizona Press, and from which
"Flash Flood" is reprinted. Her work also has appeared in many literary
journals, including Atlanta Review, Hawai'i Review, Hayden's Ferry Review,
and South Carolina Review.