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Contemporary Poetry and Poetics



RANE ARROYO has had work appear in The Hawai'i Review, Massachusetts Review,  and elsewhere.  He is the author of five collections of poetry, most recently The Portable Famine published by BkMk Press..

SARAH BROWNSBERGER's poetry and translations have appeared in Asheville Review, Blueline, Hudson Review, Meridian, Salamander, Verse Daily, and other journals.

NICK BRUNO's poetry has appeared in publications such as Adirondack Review, Eclectica, Shenandoah, Snow Monkey, and Verse Libre Quarterly.

E.G. BURROWS is the author of four poetry collections, a verse play, and five chapbooks.  His poetry has also appeared in many literary journals, including Asheville Review, Comstock Review, Grove Review, Pebble Lake Review, River Oak Review, South Carolina Review, South Dakota Review, and Sulphur River Review. 

JARED CARTER has published three books of poems with the Cleveland State University Poetry Center, most recently Les Barricades Mystérieuses (1999).  His work has appeared in many literary journals, including Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, Poetry, and TriQuarterly. His fourth collection, Cross this Bridge at a Walk, is available from Wind Publications.

MARK CONWAY is the recipient of awards from the Aldrich Poetry Competition, the Grolier Competition, and the McKnight Foundation.  His work has appeared in Agni, Bomb, Gettysburg Review, Paris Review, Ploughshares, and Prairie Schooner, among others.  His collection of poems, Any Holy City, won the Gerald Cable Book Award.

BARBARA CROOKER won the 2005 Word Press First Book Award for Radiance.  She has published work in numerous journals, including Atlanta Poetry Review, Christianity and Literature, The MacGuffin, Margie, Nimrod, and Sojourners, as well as various anthologies, such as America: Good Poems for Hard Times (Viking) and Sweeping Beauty: Contemporary Women Poets Do Housework (University of Iowa Press).

HEIDI CZERWIEC has work in Barrow Review, Greensboro Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Kalliope, Quarterly West, Smartish Pace, Sow's Ear Poetry Review, and Western Humanities Review.  She teaches at the University of North Dakota.

JEANINE DERUSHA's poems have been published in Crab Orchard Review, Faultline, and Seattle Review.  She teaches at Manchester Community College in Connecticut. 

LAURA EBBERSON graduated with English honors from Valparaiso University and is currently attending Ohio State University's School of Law.

TAYLOR GRAHAM's poems have appeared in International Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, The New York Quarterly, Poetry International, and elsewhere, as well as in the anthology California Poetry: From the Gold Rush to the Present (Santa Clara University, 2004). The Downstairs Dance Floor was the winner of the 2006 Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize from Texas Review Press.

CAROL HAMILTON's work has appeared widely in journals, including Baltimore Review, Mid-America Poetry Review, Midwest Quarterly Review, New Orleans Review, Nimrod, and Southern Poetry Review.  Her recent collections include Gold: Greatest Hits (Pudding House Press) and Vanishing Point (Main Street Rag Press).

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.

JASON HUSKEY's poetry has appeared in The Dos Passos Review, JMWW, and Opium Magazine.

CLAIRE KEYES is the author of The Aesthetics of Power: The Poetry of Adrienne Rich (University of Georgia Press).   Her poems and reviews have appeared in Calyx, Orbis and poetrymagazine.com, among  others.  Her chapbook, Rising and Falling, won the Foothills Poetry Competition.  Professor Emerita at Salem State College, she lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

ELIZABETH KIRSCHNER has three books published by Carnegie Mellon University Press, including Slow Risen Among the Smoke Trees (2002).  A chapbook of her new poetry, The Red Dragon, is published by Permafrost.

JEFF KNORR is the author of three books of poetry: Standing Up to the Day (Pecan Grove Press), Keeper (Mammoth Books), and The Third Body (forthcoming from Cherry Grove Collections in 2007).  His other works include the co-authored Mooring Against the Tide: Writing Poetry and Fiction, the anthology A Writer's Country, and The River Sings : An Introduction to Poetry, all published by Prentice Hall.  His poetry and essays have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including Chelsea, Connecticut Review, Oxford Magazine, Red Rock Review, and Like Thunder: Poets Respond to Violence in America (University of Iowa Press).

FRANNIE LINDSAY's first book of poems, Where She Always Was, won the May Swenson Award in 2004 and was published by Utah State University Press.  Her second volume, Lamb, received the Perugia Press Prize and was released in 2006.  She has been awarded fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

RICHARD O'CONNELL has authored a number of collections of poetry, including RetroWorlds, Simulations, Voyages, and The Bright Tower, all published by the University of Salzburg Press.  His poems also have appeared in Atlantic Monthly, The Formalist, Margie, National Review, The New Yorker, Texas Review, and elsewhere.

teaches at Johnson County Community College in Kansas and has published poems in various journals, including Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature, Alabama Literary Review, The MacGuffin, Midwest Poetry Review, and Pedestal Magazine.

HELEN RUGGIERI is the author of Glimmer Girls, a chapbook available from Mayapple Press.

JORDAN SANDERSON's poems have appeared in Ash Canyon Review, Aurora Review, Pedestal Magazine, Poetry Salzburg Review, Red River Review, and a number of other literary journals.    

J.D. SCHRAFFENBERGER is the editor of Harpur Palate and has had work appear in various magazines, including English Journal and Louisville Review.

ROGER SEDARAT recently received a Ph.D. in English from Tufts University.  He has published poems and articles on American poetry in such journals as Atlanta Review, Barrow Street, and New England Review.

BETH SIMON has published poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction in various anthologies and literary journals, including Alaska Quarterly Review, American Literary Review, Antioch Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Carolina Quarterly, Gettysburg Review, Iowa Review, North American Review, and TriQuarterly.  Her collection of poetry, Out of Nowhere, The Body's Shape, was published by Pecan Grove Press.  She teaches linguistics and creative writing at Indiana University - Purdue University, Fort Wayne.

LYNN STRONGIN is the editor of The Sorrow Psalms: A Book of Twentieth Century Elegy (University of Iowa Press).

D.A. JEREMY TELMAN has published numerous scholarly articles in American, German, and Israeli publications.  He received a Ph.D. in modern European intellectual history from Cornell University and a J.D. from New York University.  He is an assistant professor at the Valparaiso University School of Law.

SCOTT WELVAERT's work has appeared in a number of publications, including Birmingham Poetry Review, Chiron Review, Cold Mountain Review, Jabberwock Review, Rockford Review, Rockhurst Review, and White Pelican Review.

MIKE WHITE's poems have appeared in various magazines, including Antioch Review, Colorado Review, The Journal, Pleiades, and Poetry.  He serves as an editor for Quarterly West, where his review of In All Their Animal Brilliance first appeared.         



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