Russ Dodge was raised in Montana and educated at Montana State and
Northwestern University. He now works in the medical sciences, publishing mostly
scientific articles and a few short stories. Of "Mickey Mantle" he
writes: "For years, I have watched the way the people die. How they go
about it helps define what we think of people, obviously, and sometimes is all
we remember. Nowadays, as with everything else, we are bombarded with choices
about how to die--how celebrities do it, in Intensive Care Units, with Dr.
Kevorkian, and so forth. And so, as in this story, the question now is: am I
going to die on my terms or somebody else's?"
Burton Goble was recently awarded the 1998 creative writing fellowship for
fiction from the Arizona Commission on the Arts. With one novel completed and
one in-progress, Burton is on the prowl for a publisher. Her short stories and
nonfiction have appeared in Urban
Dialogue, The Antigonish Review, and various publications in
Arizona, California, Malaysia, and Japan.
Susan Hubbard's book, Walking on Ice, won the AWP Short Fiction
Prize, and her fiction has appeared in America West, The North
American Review, Ploughshares, and other places. She teaches creative
writing at the University of Central Florida. Her new collection of short
fiction, Blue Money, will be published in Spring 1999 by University of
Fredric Koeppel was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at the University of Iowa. He
writes about wine, restaurants, art and classical CDs for The Commercial
Appeal newspaper in Memphis. He is author of two books of poems, October
(1987) from Ion Books, and Romance (1992), a limited edition artist's
book from Lyra Press.
Matt Marinovich lives in Brookline, Massachusetts. He attended the MFA
Program in Creative Writing at Emerson College. He's published fiction and
poetry in The Quarterly, Poetry East, Mudfish, Quarterly
West, and other magazines.
Gary Percesepe (CPWH49A@prodigy.com) is a former Fiction Editor at the Antioch
Review. A native New Yorker, he was a student of T. Coraghessan Boyle (back
when he was just Tom) in high school, and has studied with William H. Gass and
Mary Grimm. The author of four books in philosophy, he has a novel in progress
as well as a new book on postmodern theory, Beyond Suspicion.
Jim Maguire was born in Enniscorthy, Ireland in 1962 and raised in
Wexford. He studied in Dublin and was for a while a music critic with the Irish
Times. In 1985 he went to work in Korea and has stayed there since. A story of
his has appeared in Stand Magazine and another one is forthcoming in The
London Magazine. He is married to Kim Ha-lim and has two daughters,
Sile/Won-Kyong and Sinead/Seiji.
Sean Ziebarth lives in Salt Lake City, Utah where he works as a radio
announcer and music director. His fiction has appeared in Cimarron Review
and Dialogue. He was kicked out of the MFA program at the University of
Utah and is currently at work on a novel.