WILLIAM AARNES has had two
collections of poetry published, Learning
to Dance and Predicaments.
also has appeared in a number of literary journals, including American Scholar, Field, Poetry, and Southern Review. He teaches
at Furman University.
is the author of five collections of poetry (including After Our War, Blue Mountain, Words for My
Daughter, Locusts at the Edge of Summer: New & Selected Poems,
and Path, Crooked Path),
three books of translations (most recently, Cao Dao Viet Nam: Vietnamese Folk Poetry),
two nonfiction books, and two volumes of fiction. His books of
poetry have received various awards, including the Academy of American
Poets' Lamont Prize, a National Poetry Series selection, and the
William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. A
past president of the American Translators Association, he is poet in
residence and a professor of English at North Carolina State University.
SHEILA BLACK's poems have
appeared in numerous journals, including Blackbird, Copper Nickel, DMQ Review, Ellipsis, Pedestal,
Poet Lore, Puerto Del Sol, and Willow
Springs. In 2000 she was the U.S. co-winner of the
Frost-Pellicer Frontera Prize, given to one U.S. and one Mexican poet
living along the U.S.-Mexico border. A chapbook, How To Be a Maquiladora, was
released in January 2007 by Main Street Rag Press. Her first
full-length collection of poems, House
of Bone, is published by Custom Words Press (2007).
CELIA BLAND is
the author of thirteen books for young readers, including the
historical novel, The Conspiracy of
the Secret Nine, which was a finalist for the Heekin Award for
Children's Fiction. Her collection of poems, Soft Box, is published by
CavanKerry Press (2004). She also has had poetry in anthologies
published by Persea and Faber & Faber. Celia Bland is
Director of College Writing at Bard College.
EVAN SCOTT BRYSON
is a senior creative writing major at Valparaiso University and a
winner of the university's Academy of American Poets award. He
also serves as editor of The Lighter,
the student literary journal, where his interview of John Balaban first
BROUGHTON has published four
novels, a collection of short stories, and six books of poetry. A
seventh collection of poems, A World
Remembered, is forthcoming from Carnegie Mellon University
Press. He also has been the recipient of various grants, awards,
and fellowships, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National
Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.
poetry has appeared in many magazines, including Agni, Black Warrior Review, Borderlands,
Briar Cliff Review, Ecletica. Georgetown Review, Hawai'i Review, Kansas
Quarterly, Laurel Review, Louisiana Literature, Mankato Poetry Review,
Midwest Poetry Review, Midwest Quarterly, Nebraska Review, Pittsburgh
Quarterly, Red River Review, South Dakota Review, and
others. His first book of poems, Dare, is published by Backwaters
has had poetry published widely in literary journals, including Alaska Quarterly Review, Blueline, Crab
Creek Review, Kansas Quarterly, The Literary Review, Mid-America Poetry
Review, Pacific Review, Plainsongs, Potomac Review, Seattle Review,
Southern Poetry Review, and Tar
won the 2005 Word Press First Book Award and was a finalist for the
2006 Paterson Poetry Prize. Her second collection of poems, Line Dance, is forthcoming from
Word Press. Her poems have appeared in numerous literary
journals, including Beloit Poetry
Journal, Christian Century, Christian Science Monitor, Cream City
Review, Denver Quarterly, Nimrod, and Smartish Pace.
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, and other journals.
JOHN DREXEL's poetry has
been published in The Hudson Review,
New Criterion, Paris Review, Salmagundi, and Verse, among other magazines.
The past recipient of an Amy Lowell Travelling Scholarship and a
Hawthornden Fellowship, he is a regular contributor to Contemporary Poetry Review.
is the author of more than twenty books or chapbooks of poetry and
prose, including seven full-length collections of poems. He also
has edited anthologies of literature about the Vietnam and Korean
wars. In addition, his work has appeared widely in magazines and
literary journals, such as American
Poetry Review, Colorado Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, New Letters,
North American Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and War, Literature & Arts.
LAURA DAVIES FOLEY's
poems have appeared in Atlanta
Review, Georgetown Review, Newport Review, and elsewhere.
She is the author of two books of poetry: Mapping the Fourth Dimension
(Harbor Mountain Press) and Syringa
(Star Meadow Press).
JEFF FRIEDMAN's latest
collection of poetry is Black Threads
(Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2007). His previous books
include Taking Down the Angel,
Scattering the Ashes. and The
Record-Breaking Heat Wave. His work has recently appeared
in Agni, North American Review,
and Prairie Schooner.
He is a core faculty member in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at
New England College.
ANDREW FRISARDI's poetry
has appeared in Hudson Review, New
Criterion, Southwest Review, and other magazines. He has
published a couple of books of poetry in translation, including Giuseppe Ungaretti: Selected Poems
(Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2002).
KATE GALE's latest book of
poetry is Mating Season from
Tupelo Press. She has published five collections of poetry, an
autobiographical novel, and a bilingual children's book. She also
has edited three collections of short fiction and a collection of
essays. Her poetry has appeared in various literary journals,
including Eclipse, Gargoyle,
Hayden's Ferry Review, and Quarterly
Review. She is the managing editor of Red Hen Press and
the editor of Los Angeles Review.
She teaches in the Graduate Humanities Program at Mt. St. Mary's.
H. PALMER HALL's
stories, poems, and essays have appeared in various literary magazines,
including Ascent, Briar Cliff
Review, Florida Review, North American
Review, Texas Review, and
many others. He is the author of six books, including A Measured Response, From the Periphery:
Poems and Essays, Deep Thicket & Still Waters, and Reflections on Publishing, Writing &
Other Things. Most recently, Pudding House Press published his
chapbook, To Wake Again.
Another full-length collection of poems is forthcoming from Turning
Point Books. He is the library director and teaches English at St.
Mary's University in San Antonio, where he also edits Pecan Grove Press.
has published a number of books and chapbooks of poems, including Shadow
Play: Night Haiku, Stages and Views, Grandmother's Milk, Turtle
Blessing, Lizard Light: Poems from the Earth, Buried in the Sky,
and Along River Road. Her new
collection, The Night Marsh,
will be published by WordTech Editions in January 2008.
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 a poet originally from Birmingham, AL, now living in Albany, NY. He
was runner-up in the Main Street Rag Book Award contest and his
manuscript, The Definition of Place
(Main Street Rag, 2006) was published in their Editor's Select Series.
He has an MFA from Chicago State University and was a 2006 Cave Canem
DIANE LOCKWARD is the
author of What Feeds Us (Wind
Publications, 2006), as well as two earlier collections of poetry, Eve's Red Dress and Against Perfection. Her poems
have been published in several anthologies, including Poetry Daily: 366 Poems from the World's
Most Popular Poetry Website and Garrison Keillor's Good Poems for Hard Times.
Her poetry also has appeared in many journals, including Beloit Poetry Journal, Louisiana
Literature, North American Review, Poet Lore, Prairie Schooner,
and Spoon River Poetry Review.
poetry has appeared in Arsenic
Lobster, Blue Ridge Magazine, Florida English Journal, and Sunspinner.
is a professor in the English Department at Texas A&M
University. Her books of poetry include Emily's Dress (Pecan Grove Press,
2005) and Looking for Buddha in the
Barbed Wire Garden (Avisson Press, 1996). She also
has edited several anthologies of poetry. Her poems have appeared
numerous magazines, including Kansas
Quarterly, New York Quarterly, Nimrod, and Parnassus.
KAY MULLEN has
authored two full-length collections of poetry, A Long Remembering: Return to Vietnam
(2006) and Let Morning Begin
(2001). Her work has appeared in various literary journals and
is the author of Night
Song (Tia Chucha Press) and Book
of the Heart: The Poetics, Letters, and Life of John Keats
(Lindisfarne Press). His poems and essays have appeared in The Alembic, Americas Review, Art &
Academe, Blue Mesa Review, Quarry West, and other
BARRY SPACKS has had nine
collections of poetry published, including The Hope of the Air (Michigan State
University Press, 2004), Regarding
Women (Cherry Grove Collections, 2004), and Spacks Street: New & Selected Poems
(Johns Hopkins University, 1982). A new book of poems, Food for the Journey, is
forthcoming in 2008. His poems also have appeared in a multitude
of magazines and anthologies.
WILLIAM H. WANDLESS's
poems have appeared in Brooklyn
Review, Cincinnati Review, New Delta Review, Pearl, and other
literary journals. He is an assistant professor of English at
Central Michigan University.
LESLEY WHEELER's poems have
appeared in a number of magazines, including Agni, American Poetry Review,
Barrow Street, Blackbird, Crab Orchard Review, The Journal, Nimrod,
Prairie Schooner, and Southeast
Review. Scholarship Girl,
a chapbook, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press in 2008. She
teaches in the English Department at Washington and Lee University.
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