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Contemporary Poetry and Poetics



JON BALLARD has had work appear in Boxcar Poetry Review, Poetry Midwest, Riverrun, Soundings, and other literary journals. An occasional literature instructor at Oakland Community College in Royal Oak, Michigan, he and his wife currently live in Mexico City.

MICHELLE BITTING's poetry has appeared in many publications, such as Clackamas Literary Review, Nimrod, Poetry Daily, Poetry Southeast, Prairie Schooner,Rattle, and Southeast Review.  

CHRIS BULLARD's poetry has been published in various literary journals, including Atlanta Review, The Lyric, Pleiades, Sow's Ear Poetry Review, and Sulphur River Literary Review. 

MICHAEL DIEBERT teaches writing and literature at Georgia Perimeter College.  He has had poems published in Crab Creek Review, JAMA, Lullwater Review, and Southern Indiana Review.

DANIEL DONAGHY's first book of poems, Streetfighting, was published by BkMk Press in 2005.  His work also has appeared in numerous journals, including Alaska Quarterly Review, Cimarron Review, Commonweal, The Hollins Critic, New Letters, Prairie Schooner, Southern Review, and Texas Review. He is an assistant professor of English at Eastern Connecticut State University.

GEORGE EKLUND has published a chapbook of poetry, The Sorrow of the King (White Fields Press).  In addition, his poems have appeared widely in magazines, including American Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Cream City Review, Laurel Review, Mid-American Review, New York Quarterly, North American Review, Poetry Northwest, Quarterly West, Seattle Review, and elsewhere.

CLIFFORD PAUL FETTERS has had poems published in numerous journals, including Atlanta Review, New York Review, Rockford Review, Seattle Review, Talking River Review, and Willow Review.

DAVID LEE GARRISON is a professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature at Wright State University.  His poetry, translations, and criticism have appeared in many journals, including Denver Quarterly, Edge City Review, The Literary Review, Poem, and Southern Indiana Review.  His publications include Certain Chance, a translation of a book of poems by Pedro Salinas (Bucknell University Press). 

SONDRA GASH is a poet, playwright, and fiction writer.  Her work has been published in journals, magazines, and newspapers, including Calyx, Poets & Writers, and The New York Times.  Her collection of poems, Silk Elegy (CavanKerry Press, 2002), was a finalist for the 2003 Paterson Poetry Prize.

ANNE HAINES has had poems published in literary journals, including Blackbird, Calyx, Cortland Review, and Poetry Midwest.  Her work has also appeared in anthologies, including Poetry from Sojourner: A Feminist Anthology (University of Illinois Press, 2004).  She lives in Bloomington, Indiana, where she currently works as a staff member in the Indiana University Libraries.

GEORGE HELD's book reviews have appeared in such places as The Bloomsbury Review, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Small Press Review.  He also is the author of nine collections of poetry.

GREGG HERTZLIEB is the Director of the Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University.  He has been awarded the Edward L. Ryerson Traveling Fellowship by the School of the Art Institute in Chicago and a Conant Writing Award for Poetry from Millikin University.  His artwork has been exhibited widely, including at the Aron Packer Gallery, August House Studio, the Central School of Art and Design in London, Columbia College, Elgin Community College, the Goodman Theater, and Struve Gallery.

PAUL HOSTOVSKY is the author of two poetry chapbooks: Bird in the Hand, which won the Grayson Books Poetry Contest for 2006, and Dusk Outside the Braille Press, which won the 2006 Riverstone Press Poetry Contest.  His poems have appeared in Carolina Quarterly, Poetry East, Shenandoah, and elsewhere.  He works in Boston as a sign language interpreter and Braille transcriber.

JEN KARETNICK has had poems published in Barrow Street, Gulf Stream Magazine, Georgetown Review, Greensboro Review, Nebraska Review, North American Review, Sou'wester, Spoon River Poetry Review, among others.  She is a  restaurant critic for SO.Florida, Living Real Miami, Las Olas Magazine, and Gayot.  She also is the co-author of Raw Food/Real World: 100 Recipes to Get the Glow (Regan Books / HarperCollins, 2005).  Her chapbook of poetry is Necessary Salt (Pudding House Publications).

JESSICA DE KONINCK has had poems appear in Bridges, Paterson Literary Review, US 1 Worksheets, and elsewhere.  Her chapbook of poems, Repairs, is published by Finishing Line Press.

PETRA KUPPERS is Associate Professor in English, Theatre, Women's Studies at the University of Michigan.  Her recent books are Community Performance: An Introduction and Community Performance: A Reader (Routledge) and The Scar of Visibility: Medical Performances and Contemporary Art (University of Minnesota Press).

SARA LAMERS has  had work published in journals such as Briar Cliff Review, Cold Mountain Review, Ellipsis, Hubbub, Midwest Poetry Review, Oxford Magazine, and Rattle.   She teaches at Lawrence Tech University.

has authored seven collections of poetry, including Running in Place and At Park and East Division, both published by Epervier Press.  His poetry has appeared widely in literary journals, including Agni Review, Carolina Quarterly, Epoch, Georgia Review, Missouri Review, North American Review, Poetry, and Shenandoah.  He is a professor of English and creative writing at Ohio Northern University.

DIANE LOCKWARD is the author of What Feeds Us (2006) and Eve's Red Dress (2003), both from Wind Publications.  Her poems have appeared in such journals as Beloit Poetry Journal, Prairie Schooner, Seattle Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, and many others.  Her poetry also has been included in anthologies such as Poetry Daily: 360 Poems from the World's Most Popular Poetry Website and Garrison Keillor's Good Poems for Hard Times.  She works as a poet-in-the-schools for both the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.

JANET MCCANN is the author of Emily's Dress (Pecan Grove Press).  Her poems have been published in New Letters, New York Quarterly, Southern Poetry Review, and other literary journals.  She also has received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship.  She is a professor of English at Texas A&M University.

JUDITH MONTGOMERY's poetry has appeared in many literary journals, such as Bellingham Review, Clackamas Literary Review, The Formalist, Poet Lore, Poetry Daily, and Southern Review, as well as several anthologies, including Boomer Girls: Poets from the Baby Boom (University of Iowa Press) and Essential Love (Grayson Press).  Her book of poetry, Red Jess, was published by Cherry Grove Collections in 2006.

JAMES OWENS has had poems appear in Birmingham Poetry Review, Lily, and Pebble Lake Review.  His book, Hour Is the Doorway, is published by Black Lawrence Press.    

JOSEPH POWELL has published three collections of poems and co-authored a book on meter, Accent on Meter: A Handbook for Readers (NCTE, 2004).  He teaches in the English Department at Central Washington University.

KEVIN RABAS has published poems in Malahat Review, Mid-American Poetry Review, Red Rock Review, Rockhurst Review, and others.  He co-edits Flint Hills Review and writes for Jazz Ambassador Magazine.  He teaches creative writing and literature at Emporia State University.

LEE ROSSI's work has appeared in a variety of journals, including Atlanta Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Chelsea, Green Mountains Review, Nimrod, Poet Lore, Poetry East, Southern Poetry Review, and Tar River Poetry

RITA SIGNORELLI-PAPPAS has had poems published in a number of literary journals, including New Orleans Review, Notre Dame Review, and Prairie Schooner

MARTHA SILANO is the author of two poetry collections, Blue Positive (Steel Toe Books, 2006) and What the Truth Tastes Like (Nightshade Press, 1999).  Her work also has been published in Beloit Poetry Journal, Prairie Schooner, TriQuarterly, and other fine magazines.  "No Refunds, No Exchanges" previously appeared in The Canary.  She teaches English at Bellevue Community College.

DWAYNE THORPE's work has appeared in a number of publications, including Michigan Quarterly Review, Northwest Review, Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, and TriQuarterly.  His book, Finding Pigeon Creek, was published by Monongahela Press.

CONSTANCE VOGEL taught high school English and creative writing in Milwaukee and Chicago.  Her poems have appeared widely in journals, including Blue Mesa Review, Blue Unicorn, English Journal, The MacGuffin, Oyez Review, River Oak Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Willow Review.  She is the author of one full-length collection of poetry, Caged Birds, and two chapbooks, The Mulberry and When the Sun Burns Out.

LYNN WAGNER has poems in Chautauqua Literary Review, Rhino, Shenandoah, Subtropics, and others.  She is the curator of the Pittsburgh Poetry Calendar.      

ROSEMARY WINSLOW's work has been published in numerous places, including Poet Lore, Southern Review, 32 Poems Magazine, and Voices from Frost Place Volume II.  She is an associate professor in the Department of English at Catholic University of America.

VALERIE WOHLFELD's book of poetry, Thinking the World Visible (1994), was chosen for the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize.  Her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals, including Antioch Review, Denver Quarterly, The New Criterion, The New Yorker, North American Review, Poetry, Quarterly West, Western Humanities Review, and Yale Review.  She also has had work in anthologies, such as Under 35: The New Generation of American Poets (Doubleday/Anchor), A Fine Excess: Contemporary Literature at Play (Sarabande Books), and Poets of the New Century (David R. Godine). 



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