teaches at Indiana University-Northwest, and he edits the e-zine moria.
He has published numerous poems, translations, and reviews online and
STEPHEN BENZ has
published poems in Borderlands, Clackamas Literary Review,
Tar River Poetry, and TriQuarterly, among other
He is also the author of two books of creative nonfiction: Guatemalan
Journey (University of Texas Press) and Green Dreams
is a graduate student seeking a Ph.D in Creative Writing at the
MARY CARTER GINN is
a free-lance writer and former columnist. Her poetry has been
in two anthologies Fishing Underground: A Poet's Guide to Creating,
Publishing and Beyond and Meanderings: A Chemung River
Anthology, as well as various literary journals. She is a
with Jerry Fong of the chapbook, All I've Known of Wanting (H
H Press). Her honors include grants from the New York State
on the Arts and Poets & Writers Magazine.
PALMER HALL is
the author of five books, including The Librarian and the University
(Scarecrow Press), A Measured Response (Pecan Grove Press), and
Thicket & Still Waters (Chili Verde Press). His poems,
and short stories have also appeared in numerous literary journals,
North American Review, Texas Review, and War, Literature &
Arts, as well as various anthologies. He is the library
and teaches English at St. Mary's University in San Antonio,
"Why I Still Write about the War" is reprinted from his latest book, Reflections
on Writing, Publishing, & Other Things (Pecan Grove 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
teaches creative writing at Hope College in Holland, Michigan.
has recently had work appear in American Literary Review,
The Gettysburg Review, and The Yale Review.
ROBIN KEMP is
a 2003 Hambidge Center for the Arts fellow. She holds an M.F.A.
poetry from the University of New Orleans, and she has work in various
magazines, including Chattahoochee Review and Texas Review.
JESSE LEE KERCHEVAL
is the author of six books, including Space, a memoir about
up in Florida during the moon race. Her second poetry collection,
Angel, is forthcoming from the University of Pittsburgh
She teaches at the University of Madison-Wisconsin, where she directs
the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing and their new MFA program.
JEFF KNORR is
the author of a collection of poetry, Standing Up to the Day
Grove Press), and the co-author of Mooring Against the Tide:
Poetry and Fiction (Prentice Hall), as well as the co-editor of A
Writer's Country (Prentice Hall). His work has appeared in Chelsea,
Connecticut Review, Red Rock Review, and other journals. He
literature and writing at Sacramento City College.
is a graduate of the University of Iowa Writer's Workshop currently
a Ph.D. in creative writing at the University of Missouri. Her
was selected as a winner of the Associated Writing Programs-Intro
is a professor in the English Department at Texas A & M
Her most recent book of poetry is Looking for Buddha in the Barbed
Garden (Avisson Press). She has also edited two anthologies
poetry. Her poems have appeared in numerous magazines,
Quarterly, McCall's, New York Quarterly, Nimrod, and Parnassus.
a doctoral candidate in the creative writing program at the University
of Missouri-Columbia, received an M.F.A. in poetry from the University
of Virginia in 1999 and has been the recipient of Jacob K. Javits and
Hoyns Fellowships. His poems have appeared in various journals,
North American Review, Poetry, and Southern Poetry Review.
an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Montevallo in
His chapbook, The Memphis Sun (Kent State University Press),
a Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Award winner. Some of his poems have
appeared in or are forthcoming from Alaska Quarterly Review,
Review, Cimarron Review, Fine Madness, Gulf Coast, Painted Bride
Puerto del Sol, Southern Poetry Review, Southern Review, TriQuarterly,
is completing her Ph.D. at the University of Missouri. She received a
Memorial Grant in 1996 and has had poems appear in such journals as Georgia
Review, Gettysburg Review, and Poetry Monthly (UK).
is the author of five books of poetry, most recently this year's The
Perishing (W.W. Norton) from which the poems in this issue are
His previous collection of poems, The Pilot Star Elegies, was a
finalist for both the National Book Award and The New Yorker
Award. His other honors include an Academy Award in Literature
the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the B.F. Connors Long Poem
from the Paris Review, and the Poetry Society of America's
Poetry Prize. His book of essays on poetry and poetics, A
of Two Minds, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle
in Criticism. He is Curators' Distinguished Professor of English
at the University of Missouri.
is the author of Waiting for Poppa at the Southtown Diner
of Illinois Press). His poetry has also appeared in various
journals, including American Poetry Review, Mid-American Review,
American Review, Paris Review, and Poetry.
poems have been published widely and have most recently appeared in The
Literary Review, Shenandoah, Southwest Review, and The Women's
of Books. She lives in Princeton, N.J. and works at the
Educational Testing Service.
book, Orioling, won the Benjamin Saltman Prize and was
this year by Red Hen Press just before her death. Her poems have
been published in Atlanta
Review, Nimrod, Seneca Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, and other
journals, as well as a chapbook, Naming the Disappeared. A
of her poetry, The Book of Ga,
is forthcoming in 2004.
collection of poems , Bamboo Church (McGill University Press)
published this year. He is also the author of two previous
of poetry, The Invention of Honey and Map of Dreams,
published by Vehicule Press. His poems have also appeared in a
of magazines, including American Poetry Review, Descant, The
Paris Review, Poetry, and others.
is editor with Annie Finch of the recent An Exaltation of Forms
(University of Michigan Press) and Assistant Programs Director for the
Center for the Literary Arts in Columbia, Missouri. She's had
recently published in American Literary Review, Comstock Review,
and Salt River Review.
BENJAMIN VOGT was recently a finalist
for the Stadler Fellowship, has an MFA from Ohio State University, and
is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in poetry at the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln. His poems have been published or will soon appear in Adirondack Review, Comstock Review,
Diagram, Evansville Review, and Harpur Palate. "Uncle with
Landscape — Kansas 1954" will be included next fall in the
anthology Red, White and Blues:
Poetic Vistas on the
Promise of America, edited by Virgil Suarez and Ryan G. Van
photo of Sherod Santos is by Alan Kennedy.