GIL ALLEN lives in Travelers
Rest, South Carolina, and teaches at Furman University. His
recent poems have appeared in a number of literary journals, including The James Dickey Newsletter, Pembroke
Magazine, Poem, Poetry Bay, Shenandoah, South Carolina Review,
and Verse Daily, as well as
the anthology In a Fine Frenzy:
Poets Respond to Shakespeare (University of Iowa Press).
He co-edited the anthology A
Milllenial Sampler of South Carolina Poetry, published by
Ninety-Six Press in 2005.
first book of poetry, Galileo's
Banquet, received the Towson University Prize for Literature. His recent
collection, Lives of the
Sleepers, won the Ernest Sandeen Prize in 2005 and was
published by the University of Notre Dame Press. It also was
a finalist for the Arlin G. Meyer Prize. His poems have
appeared in American Poetry Review,
Antioch Review, Crab Orchard Review, Dogwood, Pleiades and many
other journals. He teaches at Loyola College in Baltimore.
books are The Bicycle Slow Race
(Wesleyan, 1991), Friction
(Eighth Mountain, 1998), At the
Funeral of the Ether (Ninety-Six Press, 1998), Clumsy (New Issues Press, 2003),
and Leap (New Issues Press,
ANNE BRITTING BOWMAN's work has most
recently been published in Elysian
Fields Quarterly, Fox Cry, Limestone, Midwest Poetry Review, Small Pond,
and elsewhere. She teaches high school English in Maine.
KIM BRIDGFORD directs the writing
program at Fairfield University,
where she is a professor of English and editor of Dogwood. Her works of poetry
and fiction have appeared in Christian
Science Monitor, Iowa Review,
Massachusetts Review, North American Review, Redbook, and Witness. She has received
fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the
Connecticut Commission on the Arts. Her books of poetry are Undone (David Robert Books, 2003)
and Instead of Maps (David
Robert Books, 2005).
MICHELLE BROOKS has
fiction in Alaska Quarterly Review,
Baltimore Review, Blue Mesa Review, Cold Mountain Review, Confluence,
Hayden's Ferry Review, Madison Review, Natural Bridge, Slipstream,
and elsewhere. She currently lives in Detroit, where she teaches
creative writing. Her first chapbook, No Half-Measures Here, won the
Ledge Press Award in 2004.
teaches creative writing, desktop publishing, and literature at Purdue
University-Calumet. He has published poems in The Cumberland Review, The Formalist, The
New Formalist, Poetry Magazine, and other journals.
has had poetry in a number of journals, such as Chelsea, Massachusetts Review, and Shenandoah. A collection of
her work was published by Alice James Books as one-third of Three Some Poems. Recently,
her poetry has been reprinted in the anthology Ohio Review: New & Selected
is the author of The Farmer's
(Red Hen Press, 2003). A second collection, The Highwayman's Wife, will be
published by Red Hen Press in the fall. Her work has also
appeared in numerous literary
including Dos Passos Review, Poems
& Plays, Poetry East, and
Southern Poetry Review. A
regular reviewer for The Georgia
Review, Pleiades, and Rain
Taxi, she teaches at the University of Louisville.
writing has appeared in Kansas
Quarterly, Pearl, Plainsongs, Rhino, Sulphur River Literary Review,
and other journals.
has had poems published in numerous journals, including Cimarron Review, Cream City Review,
and North American Review.
Her critical essays and articles have appeared in Milwaukee Magazine, The Philadelphia
Inquirer, and Terrain: A
Journal of the Built and Natural Environments. In 2004,
Carolyn Forche selected her collection, Various Modes of Departure, for
publication by Kore 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 five full-length poetry collections, most recently Looking for God's Country,
published by Time Being Books in 2005. In 2006, Indiana
University Press will publish Invisible
Presence, a collaboration with Indiana photographer Darryl
Jones. His honors include the Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from
the Poetry Society of America. For 34 years he taught at Long
Island University, where he directed the C.W. Post Poetry
full-length collection of poetry, Eve's
Red Dress, was published by Wind Publications in 2003, and her
poetry has appeared widely in literary journals, including Ascent, Poet Lore, and Prairie Schooner. Her poems
also have recently been anthologized in the following books, Poetry Daily and Garison Keillor's Good Poems for Hard Times.
is Writer in Residence at St. Norbert's College. A chapbook of
her poetry, Float, is
available from Finishing Line Press.
is professor emerita from the English Department at Valparaiso
University. Her poetry has appeared in The Cresset and previously in Valparaiso Poetry Review.
is a student in the creative writing program at the University of
Georgia in Athens. His poems have appeared in California Quarterly, Eleventh Muse, G.W.
Review, Permafrost, and storySouth,
has published interviews of various poets, including Ralph Angel, Chris
Buckley, Dana Gioia, Gary Young, and others. Her chapbook of
poems, Stones from the Baskets of
Others, was published by Black Dirt in 2002. She works as
a non-fiction editor and college writing instructor in Santa Cruz
manuscript of poetry, All the Lavish
in Common, won the 2005 Juniper Prize and is forthcoming from
the University of Massachusetts Press in 2006. Anonymous Or won
the Defined Providence Press competition and was published in
2002. His recent journal publications include Adirondack Review, Bellevue Literary
Review, Bellingham Review, Natural Bridge, Perihelion, Prairie Schooner,
and West Wind.
was chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of
Maryland and president of the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore.
His poems have appeared in such magazines as Atlanta Review, Harvard Review, New York
Quarterly, Nimrod, Poetry East, and Raritan, as well as in three
chapbooks and a forthcoming collection, The Clock Made of Confetti
MATTHEW W. SCHMEER
holds an MFA from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and edits Poetry Midwest. He is the
author of a chapbook of poetry, Twenty-One
Cents (Pudding House Press, 2002), and his poems have recently
appeared in Connecticut River
Review, Natural Bridge, Segue, Sojourn, Soundings East, and Talking River Review, as well as
other journals. He is an assistant professor of English at
Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas.
first collection of poetry. Keeping
My Name, was selected for the Walt McDonald Award and was
published by Texas Tech University Press in 2004. Keeping My Name won the 2005 Poet's
Prize administered by the West Chester University Poetry Center, was
chosen a 2005 Los Angeles Times
Book Prize Finalist, and was named a Booklist
Editors' Choice for 2004. Her poems and translations have
appeared widely in literary journals and anthologies, including The Hudson Review, Poetry, Yale Italian
Poetry, and The New Penguin
Book of Love Poetry. She has taught literature and writing
courses at Cornell, The College of Charleston, the University of Miami,
and Valparaiso University. She currently works as the small
grants administrator in the Project on Civic Reflection at Valparaiso
University. Sections I and II of "Light Riddles" previously
appeared in The Susquehanna
DAVI WALDERS' work
has appeared in more than 150 publications, including American Scholar, Crab Orchard Review, Potomac Review, Seneca Review, and Washington Woman. Her poetry
has also appeared in various anthologies, such as Beyond Lament: Poets of the World Bearing
Witness to the Holocaust (Northwestern University Press), Visiting Frost (University of Iowa
Press), Women, Philanthropy, and
Social Change (University Press of New England), and Worlds in Our Words: Contemporary American
Women Writers (Prentice Hall).