has had work published in various literary magazines,
including Cafe Review and The Journal. Her collection of
poetry, Orange Reminds You of
Listening, won the 2005 Elixir Press chapbook contest. She
currently teaches at Adrian College in Michigan.
is the author of Prairie Fever
(Steel Toe Books, 2007), and her poetry has appeared in numerous
journals, including Crazyhorse,
Iowa Review, Notre Dame Review, and Ploughshares. She is an associate
editor of Rhino and the
founding editor of Barn Owl Review.
Biddinger teaches creative writing and literature as an Asistant
Professor at the University of Akron.
RONDA BROATCH is the author
of Some Other Eden,
(Finishing Line Press, 2005). She also is the recipient of the
2005 Kay Snow Poetry Award, the 2006 WPA William Stafford Award, and a
2007 Artist Trust GAP Grant.
PETER COOLEY has published
seven books of poetry, six of them with Carnegie Mellon University
which will release his new volume, Divine
Margins, this year. His poems have appeared widely in literary
journals, including Chelsea, Kenyon Review, New Letters, Prairie Schooner, Salmagundi, Southern Review, and Southwest Review.
LIGHTSEY DARST received a
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Literature in 2007. Her
recent work has been published in Antioch
Review, Gulf Coast, The Literary Review, and New Letters.
DAVIS won the 2007 T.S.
Eliot Poetry Award for her collection of poems, Into the Arms of Pushkin: Poems of St.
Petersburg. Her work also has appeared in a number of literary
journals, including Atlanta Review,
Bellingham Review, Mid-American Review, Nimrod, and Prairie Schooner. She has served
twice as a Fulbright scholar in St. Petersburg, Russia. Davis teaches
at Santa Monica College.
is the author of The Farmer's
Daughter (2003) and The
Highwayman's Wife (2007), both published by Red Hen Press. Her
poetry and reviews have appeared in numerous literary journals,
including Dos Passos Review, Georgia Review, Los Angeles Review, Pleiades, Poetry East, Rain Taxi, Southern Poetry Review, and Verse Daily. She is the
recipient of the 2007 Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts
Council. Edwards lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where she teaches
writing and literature courses at the University of Louisville.
has had previous poems and an interview of Jonathan Holden published in
Valparaiso Poetry Review.
She is a veterinarian who co-authored a book of avian and exotic animal
studies. She also was a member of the Center for Disease Control in
Fort Collins, Colorado, but now works and continues graduate studies at
Kansas State University.
New Hampshire's Poet Laureate, is the author
of three poetry books and two chapbooks of poems. Her latest book, Duties of the Spirit (Tupelo Press,
2005) was the winner of the 2005 Jane Kenyon Poetry Book Award. Her
first book, Necessary Light (Utah
State University Press), won the 1999 May Swenson Book Award. She has a
new collection of poems forthcoming from Tupelo Press.
received his BA from the William Paterson University of New Jersey and
his MFA from The New School. His poetry and criticism have
appeared in journals such as Alehouse,
Fugue, Mid-American Review, and Verse. He lives and teaches in
Northern New Jersey.
JEFFREY FRANK is a doctoral
student in the Program of Philosophy and Education at Teachers College.
His poetry has appeared in Anon
and his book review of Robert Frost's
notebooks was recently published in the Teachers College Record.
is the author of two chapbooks of poetry, Trees Are the Slowest Rivers
(Sarasota Poetry Theatre Press,) and Wrong
Horoscope (Thorngate Road
Press), which won the 1999 Frank O'Hara Chapbook Award. His poems have
appeared in various literary jornals, including Beloit Poetry Journal,
Court Green, Green Mountains Review, Poetry, Poetry East, Puerto Del
Sol, Rattle, and Zone 3.
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
books of poetry include Eve's
Striptease (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1998) and Sleeping Preacher (1992), which
received the 1991 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize and the Great Lakes
Colleges Award for New Writing in 1993. She is also the author of the
biography Fixing Tradition: Joseph
W. Yoder, Amish American (2003) and The Body and the Book: Writing from a
Mennonite Life, 1991-1999 (2001), which won the Book of the Year
Award from the Modern Language Association's Conference on Christianity
and Literature. With Michael Tyrell, she edited the anthology Broken Land: Poems of Brooklyn
(2007). Kasdorf's poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Paris Review, and Poetry, as well as numerous
anthologies. She currently teaches creative writing at Pennsylvania
poetry collection, Skin,
received the 2002 Walt McDonald First Book Prize from Texas Tech
University Press. Her poems have appeared in The Formalist, Hudson Review, Paris Review, Prairie Schooner, and many other
magazines, as well as in anthologies and textbooks, including Good Poems (Garrison Keillor, ed.);
Poetry: A Pocket Anthology
(R. S. Gwynn, ed.); and Western Wind
(edited by John Frederick Nims and David Mason). With R. S. Gwynn,
Lindner co-edited Contemporary
American Poetry, an anthology in Longman's Penguin Academics
series. She also edited Lineas
Connectadas (Sarabande Books 2006), an anthology of new poetry
from the United States, translated into Spanish for a Mexican audience.
April Lindner is an associate professor of English at Saint Joseph's
University in Philadelphia.
FRANNIE LINDSAY's second
volume of poetry, Lamb, was
selected Perugia Press's 2006 Intro Award winner and was the runner-up
for the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. Her
first volume, Where She Always
Was (Utah State University Press, 2004), was selected by J.D.
McClatchy as the winner of the May Swenson Award. Her poems also have
appeared individually in Atlantic
Monthly, Black Warrior Review,
Harvard Review, Prairie Schooner, Quarterly West, Southern Review, Yale
Review, and many other journals. They have also been featured on
Daily and Verse Daily,
and they have been read by Garrison Keillor on National
Public Radio's Writer's Almanac.
JOANNE LOWERY's poems have
appeared in many literary magazines, including Atlanta Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, 5 AM, Passages North, and Poetry East.
is a founding editor of Comstock
Review and she currently serves as Senior Editor. Her work has
been published widely in such journals as Calyx, Connecticut
Review, Louisiana Literature,
The MacGuffin, Poet Lore, Poetry
International, Sulphur River
Literary Review, and South
Review. She is the author Stuck
Time (2002) and Greatest Hits
(2001), both from Pudding House Press. Her other collections include A Nickel Tour of the Soul
(FootHills Press, 2004), and In the
Gender of the Sea (Spire Press, 2004) which won the Spire Press
Book Award. Her latest book is Rosary
of Bones (Cherry Grove Collections, 2007). A school psychologist
for over twenty-five years, MacPherson lives in Syracuse, NY.
poems, essays, and reviews appear in various journals, including Chaatauqua Literary Journal, Connecticut Review, Gettysburg Review, Hollins Critic, Poet Lore, and elsewhere. He is the
editor of Innisfree Poetry Journal.
leads poetry workshops and is an editor for Comstock Review. She is the
author of What the Blood Knows
(Custom Words, 2007), the chapbook Martha
Contemplates the Universe (Frith Press), and a Greatest Hits chapbook from Pudding
House Press. Her poems have appeared in Connecticut River Review, Karamu, Lucid Stone, and others.
has had work in various periodicals, including Aethlon, Free Lunch, Gulf Stream, Italian Americana, Red River Review, and other
journals. He teaches creative writing at Kent State University.
DOUG RAMSPECK's poetry
collection, Black Tupelo Country,
was selected for the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry and will be published
by BkMk Press in the fall of 2008. His poems have appeared in Confrontation Magazine, Connecticut Review, Hunger Mountain, Nimrod, Rattle, Seneca Review, West Branch, and numerous other
literary journals. He teaches composition and creative writing, as well
as directs the Writing Center, at The Ohio State University at Lima.
ROSS's work has appeared in, among others, Beacon Street Review, GSU Review, GW Review, Mad Poet's Review, and National Forum. He teaches 9th and
10th grade English at a Jewish private school in Phoenix.
is the author of Out
of Town (2004), part of the Northwest Poetry Series from
Cloudbank Books. His second collection, The Admirations, won the Oregon
Book Award. A new volume of poetry, Starting from Anywhere, is
forthcoming from Salmon Publishing in 2009. His work also has appeared
in such magazines as Antaeus,
Missouri Review, Northwest Review, Verse, and others. He teaches
at Linfield College.
DON SCHOFIELD's poems,
essays and translations have appeared in numerous American journals,
including New England Review,
Partisan Review, and Poets & Writers, as well as in
journals in Europe and Asia. The recipient of the Allen Ginsberg
Award, he has also received honors from, among others, the State
University of New York, Anhinga Press, Southern California Anthology
and Princeton University, where, in 2002 he was a Stanley J. Seeger
Writer-in-Residence. His poetry volumes include Of Dust, a chapbook from March
Street Press (1991); Approximately
Paradise, a book-length collection (University Press of Florida,
2002); and the anthology Kindled
Terraces: American Poets in Greece (Truman State
University Press, 2004). A resident of Greece for over 25 years,
he lives in Thessaloniki, and he is currently the Dean of Perrotis
College, a branch of the American Farm School.
is a Witter Bynner Poetry Fellow of the Library of
Congress. He has published two volumes of poetry: Small
Human Detail in Care of National Trust (New Issues, 2000) and Commonwealth (March Street, 2005).
Individual poems have been published in Commonweal, Epoch, Field, Gettysburg Review, The Nation, Salt Hill, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere. Other
honors include a The Nation/Discovery
prize and a Breadloaf Writers' Conference scholarship. Walls is
managing editor of Syracuse-based Bentley-Hall, Inc., which publishes
and Making Music magazines.
WISEMAN's poetry and short stories have
appeared in Blackbird, Geist, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Talking River Review, among other
journals and magazines. She reads for and contributes book reviews to Prairie Schooner.
is the author of two books of poems, The
Square Grove (2006) and Seed (1993),
and over the years he has published in various magazines and journals,
as well as
in three anthologies. Garrison Keillor read his poem “Tornado Weather”
on The Writer’s Almanac.
Wixon has produced videos on Oregon poets Lawson Inada and William
Stafford, and has edited three Stafford books. He lives in Ashland,