AMANDA AUCHTER's writing has
appeared in Antietam Review, Blue
Unicorn, The Homestead Review, Pennsylvania English, Willow Review,
Writer's Journal, and others. She is the recipient of the
2004 Howard Moss Poetry Prize, and she currently edits Pebble Lake Review.
poems have appeared in a number of journals, including Crab Orchard Review, Image, and Phoebe. Her first full-length
collection of poetry, Bloodroot,
was published in 2002.
has had work in various journals, including Longhouse, Origin, and Poetry Salzburg Review. She
received her PhD in American poetry from Columbia University.
poems are from a series in his first book, Notebook of Second Thoughts,
currently looking for a publisher. His poetry has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Antioch Review,
Black Warrior Review, The Formalist, and other literary
PATRICIA FARGNOLI's fifth
collection of poetry, Duties of the
Spirit, is forthcoming from Tupelo Press. Her first collection, Necessary Light, won the 1999 May
Swenson Award, and Small Songs of
Pain (Pecan Grove Press) was published in 2003. A Macdowell
Fellow, she's had new work recently in Margie, Mid-American Review, and Rattle.
H. PALMER HALL's poems, essays,
and stories have been published in various literary reviews and
anthologies such as Ascent, Briar
Cliff Review, Florida Review, North American Review, and Texas Review. His most recent
books are Reflections on Publishing,
Writing and Other Things (2003) and Deep Thicket and Still Waters
(1999). The poems in this issue are from To Wake Again, a book forthcoming
from Pudding House Press. He is the library director at St.
Mary's University, where he also teaches English.
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 English at Queen's University of Charlotte, NC. His work
has been published in The MacGuffin,
Nimrod, Red Cedar Review, Slipstream, South Carolina Review, and
Southern Poetry Review.
first full-length collection of poetry, Wild Greens, was
by Red Hen Press in 2002. Fig won the 2000 Women's Poetry
Chapbook Contest from the Sarasota Poetry Theater Press. She has
also written on 19th- and 20th-century texts for various scholarly
and published a volume of criticism, The Untidy House: A Discussion
of the Ideology of the American Dream in the Culture's Female Discourses
(Edwin Mellen, 2000). Her recent publications include poems in Atlanta Review, Crab Orchard Review,
Elixir, and Kindred Terraces,
an anthology of American poets in Greece. She has taught creative
writing and literature in Athens for the past nine years.
KOTZIN teaches literature and
creative writing at Drexel University, where
she also serves as Director of the Certificate Program in Writing and
Publishing. Her poetry has been published in a number of
magazines, including Boulevard,
Confrontation, Iron Horse Literary
Review, Mid-American Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Pulpsmith,
and Southern Humanities Review.
GARY LECHLITER is a recipient of the Langston Hughes Award for
poetry and the David Ray Award. His poetry has appeared in Atlanta Review, Cedar Hill Review,
Chariton Review, Midwest Quarterly, New Letters, and Rattle. His recent book is Under the Fool Moon, published by
Coal City Press.
poems have been published widely in magazines, including Beloit
Journal, Cumberland Poetry Journal, Kalliope, The Literary Review, Poet
Lore, Poetry Daily, Rattle, and Spoon River Poetry Review.
She is the author of Against
Perfection, a chapbook published by Poets Forum Press in 1998,
and her full-length collection of poems, Eve's Red Dress, was released by
Wind Publications in 2003.
has one full-length collection of poems, Part Song (Bear Star Press, 1999),
and a chapbook, Most Wanted
(ByLine Press, 2003). Her work has appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Christian Century,
Marlboro Review, New Republic, Northwest Review, and Ploughshares.
fifth book, The Mastery Impulse,
was recently released by Carnegie-Mellon University Press, which also
published two previous titles, Cuba
(1993) and Vereda Tropical
(1999). His poetry has appeared in numerous magazines, including Cream City Review, The Fiddlehead, Manoa,
New England Review, North American Review, Painted Bride Quarterly,
Phoebe, Ploughshares, and TriQuarterly.
His work has also been included in various anthologies, including The Norton Introduction to Literature
(Norton) and Red, White, and Blues:
Poets on the Promise of America (University of Iowa
is pursuing an MFA in poetry at Penn State University. His poems
have appeared in several journals.
teaches at Central Washington University and has published three books
of poems, as well as two chapbooks, the latest of which are Getting Here (Quarterly Review of
Literature) and Greatest Hits
(Pudding House Press).
most recent poetry book is House and
Home, published by Marsh Hawk Press. She also has two
chapbooks online at Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry (Tellings and Lady Pinball). She's the
author of thirteen previous poetry collections and two novels.
Her anthology, Bearing Life: Women's
Writings on Childlessness, was published by The Feminist
Press. She serves as Executive Editor of The American Book Review.
had poems published in Briar Cliff
Review, Loonfeather, Southwestern American Literature, and Verve. He teaches writing,
literature, and humanities at Northern Oklahoma College.
is a professor of English and creative writing at SUNY Plattsburgh, and
has had work published in various journals, including The Americas Review, Bilingual Review,
Blue Collar Review, Connecticut Review, Denver Quarterly, Puerto del
Sol, and US Latino Review, as well as Growing Up Latino, an anthology
has published widely in literary journals, including Bitter Oleander, Cedar Hill Review,
Comstock Review, Oxford Magazine, Rattle, Rio Grande Review, South
Dakota Review, and Weber
Studies. Her poetry has appeared in several anthologies,
including We Used To Be Wives, E.R.,
and She Is the Song, I Am the Music.
She teaches writing courses at the University of San Diego and the
University of California, San Diego.
KIRK M. WRIGHT
is a school administrator whose work has appeared in such journals as Cider Press Review, Into the Teeth of the
Wind, New Zoo Poetry Review, Plainsongs, U.S. Catholic, and Thorny Locust, among others.