MR-WEB Volume 1 Number 8, November 1995
Jason Brown grew up in Maine, attended Bowdoin College, and has
just finished an MFA at Cornell, where he is a temporary lecturer. His
fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in The Georgia Review and
TriQuarterly. "Driving the Heart" was awarded the 1995
Blip Magazine Archive Prize in Short Fiction by judge Amy Hempel.
Tara Calishain fixes computers and writes advertisements to earn
a living. She composes music and writes poetry so she doesn't go crazy
while fixing the computers and writing the advertisements. She lives in
North Carolina with her husband Phil and Herbie the Wonder Cat.
Kristi Coulter received her MFA in creative writing from the
University of Michigan, where her nonfiction won a 1994 Hopwood Award.
She has published fiction and poetry in Snake Nation Review and
The Allegheny Review . Raised in South Florida, she now lives in
Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she teaches writing at an area college. Her
story here was a finalist in the 1995 Blip Magazine Archive Prize competition.
Victoria Else was published for the first time last year in the
Western Humanities Review and has a poem scheduled for publication
in the fall issue of the Paris Review. She belongs to a small poet's
group in NYC.
David Gilbert recently received his MFA from the University of
Montana. He lives in New York City. His story in this issue of MRW
was a finalist in the 1995 Blip Magazine Archive Prize competition.
Ben Greenman was born in Chicago and raised in Miami. His fiction,
journalism, fictionalized journalism, and cultural criticism have appeared
in such publications as the Yale Literary Magazine, the Village
Voice, the Chicago Reader, Rolling Stone, Time Out,
Miami New Times, and The Miami Herald. In 1994 he led a team
of intrepid Northwestern University graduate students to victory in the
inaugural Rolling Stone Rock and Roll Trivia Bowl. Now a lapsed grad student,
he lives in New York City.
Alyson Hagy is the author of Madonna on Her Back (Stuart
Wright) and Hardware River (Poseidon Press). Her fiction has most
recently appeared in STORY, Shenandoah, and The Chicago
Tribune. She teaches writing at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor
and has just completed a collection of stories set on the Outer Banks of
North Carolina. Her story here was a finalist in the 1995 Mississippi
Review Prize competition.
Mario Rossilli is a doctoral student at the University of Southern
Mississippi. He has published stories in small magazines such as Product
and The Gorgon Review, and is presently at work on a novel.
Terese Svobodaís first novel, Cannibal , won the Bobst
Prize and the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writerís Award and was
chosen as one of the top ten books of the year by SPIN magazine.
Her story "Party Girl" was a finalist in the 1995 Mississippi
Review Prize competition.
Lisa Zeidnerís most recent novel is Limited Partnerships,
North Point Press. She teaches at Rutgers, Camden, and is at work on a