Melanie Almeder’s poems have been published in a range of journals,
including Poetry, Five Points, 32 Poems, and
Seneca Review. Her first book, On Dream Street, won the
2005 Editors’ Prize at Tupelo Press and is forthcoming in spring
The Romanian poet Radu Andriescu is the author of five poetry
collections, most recently Some Friends and Me and The
Sally Ashton’s chapbook, These Metallic Days, was published
by Main Street Rag. She is editor in chief of DMQ Review and
teaches poetry in California.
Sanjukta Bandyopadhyay lives in South Calcutta. English translations
of her work have appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review,
The Toronto South Asian Review, and in In Their Own Voice:
The Penguin Anthology of Contemporary Indian Women Poets.
Paramita Banerjee has translated several Bengali novels into English
for Penguin India. With Carolyne Wright, she has prepared initial
English versions of poems by many of the leading West Bengali women
Wendy Barker’s books of poems include Way of Whiteness and,
most recently, Poems from Paradise, and a chapbook,
Between Frames. She is a professor of English at the University
of Texas at San Antonio.
Michael Benedikt has published four books of poems with Wesleyan
University Press. He has edited the anthologies The Prose Poem:
An International Anthology and the similarly landmark The
Poetry of Surrealism.
Robert Bly’s most recent books of poems include My Sentence Was a
Thousand Years of Joy and The Winged Energy of Delight:
Selected Translations. Some of his prose poems are collected in
What Have I Ever Lost by Dying?
Louis E. Bourgeois lives on a wheat farm in North Mississippi. His
latest book, Olga, was published by WordTech in 2005.
Currently, he is completing a collection of stories entitled The
Mark Budman’s fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry have appeared
in literary magazines such as Blip Magazine Archive(web),
The Virginia Quarterly Review, Exquisite Corpse, The
Iowa Review, McSweeney’s, Turnrow, Another
Chicago Magazine, The Bloomsbury Review and elsewhere. He
is the publisher of flash fiction magazine called Vestal Review,
Brigitte Byrd is the author of Fence Above the Sea, a
collection of prose poems. Her work has appeared in Shade,
Denver Quarterly, Another Chicago Magazine, Spoon
River Poetry Review, The Laurel Review, New Orleans
Review, New American Writing, Bayou, and others.
She currently lives in Atlanta.
Kate Hill Cantrill’s work has most recently appeared in Wet Ink,
Quick Fiction, Pindeldyboz, Drunken Boat,
and Swink online. She is writing a novel as well as a flash
Kim Chinquee’s recent stories have appeared and are forthcoming in
NOON, Denver Quarterly, Conjunctions,
Fiction International, and The Pushcart Prize XXI:
Best of the Small Presses.
Jack Christian’s poetry has appeared in Black Warrior Review
and Meridian and is forthcoming in jubilat. He is a
graduate of Hollins University’s program in creative writing.
Currently, he lives in Durham, North Carolina, and is at work on a
full-length collection of poems about baseball and other games
Tom Christopher teaches at the University of North Carolina at
Greensboro and edits poetry for the Backwards City Review,
www.backwardscity.net. His work has appeared in numerous journals,
including DIAGRAM, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Iowa
Review, and Mid-American Review, and is
forthcoming in Best American Poetry 2006.
Khaleda Edib Chowdhury’s books include four collections of poetry, a
novel, three collections of short stories, as well as nearly a dozen
volumes of literature for children. She lives with her family in
Uttarpara, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Peter Conners (www.peterconners.com) edited PP/FF: An Anthology
and is founding coeditor of the literary journal Double Room.
His new prose poetry collection, Of Whiskey & Winter,
is forthcoming from White Pine Press. He lives in Rochester, where
he works at BOA Editions.
Nicole Cooley’s first book of poetry, Resurrection, won the
1995 Walt Whitman Award and was published by LSU Press in 1996. She
is an associate professor of English at Queens College, City
University of New York and lives in New Jersey with her husband and
two young daughters.
Wyn Cooper’s (www.wyncooper.com) most recent book of poems is
Postcards from the Interior, published by BOA Editions in 2005.
His earlier books are The Way Back and The Country of Here
Below. His poem “Fun” was turned into Sheryl Crow’s
Grammy-winning song, “All I Wanna Do.”
Daniel Coudriet lives with his wife and son in Richmond, Virginia,
and in Carcarañá, Argentina. His poems have appeared in Verse,
Denver Quarterly, Crazyhorse, The Iowa Review,
Harvard Review, Conjunctions, and elsewhere. His
translations of the Argentinean poet Oliverio Girondo have appeared
in The American Poetry Review, The Massachusetts Review,
Brian Crocker received an MFA from the University of North Carolina
Greensboro in 2003. He is a teacher, freelance writer, and carpenter
in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he spends his time remodeling a
farmhouse in the country with his dog friends Lucas and Dookie Dog.
Cherie Hunter Day’s prose poems were selected as finalists in the
Mid-American Review Fineline Competition 2004 and 2005 and both
were published as editors’ choices in the fall issues of MAR.
R. H. W. Dillard is the author of two novels, a collection of short
fiction, and six books of poems. He has recently completed a seventh
collection of poems, What Is Owed the Dead.
Adam L. Dressler holds an A.B. in classics from Harvard University,
an M.A. in poetry from Boston University, and an MFA from Columbia
University. He serves as the review editor for Perihelion and
as an assistant editor at Parnassus: Poetry in Review, and
lives with his fiancée and their two cats in Brooklyn, New York.
Known as Little Mr. Prose Poem, figuratively speaking, Russell Edson
is, in fact, much larger than an amoeba, though much smaller than an
Garrett Epps teaches constitutional law at the University of Oregon.
He is a graduate of the Hollins College writing program and is
the author of two novels. His new book, Democracy Reborn: The
Fourteenth Amendment and the Fight for Equal Rights in Post-Civil
War America, was published in the fall of 2006.
Ed Falco’s most recent books are the novel Wolf Point; the
story collection Sabbath Night in the Church of the Piranha;
and the collection of literary short fictions (or, fine, prose
poems) In the Park of Culture. He teaches in the MFA program
in creative writing at Virginia Tech.
Stephen Frech has published two volumes of poetry: Toward Evening
and the Day Far Spent and If Not for These Wrinkles of
Darkness. He is founder and editor of Oneiros Press, a publisher
of award-winning letterpress poetry broadsides. He was recently
named Hardy Distinguished Professor of English at Millikin
George Garrett is the author of thirty-five books, including eight
collections of poems, and editor/coeditor of twenty-one others. He
recently retired from a forty-five year teaching career and lives in
Stephen Gibson’s poetry collection, Masaccio’s Expulsion, was
selected by Andrew Hudgins as winner of the Robert E. Lee and Ruth
I. Wilson Poetry Book Award for 2006. His fiction has appeared in
Boulevard, Epoch, Five Points, The Georgia
Review, Notre Dame Review, The Southern Review,
James Grinwis had a poem previously appear in Blip Magazine Archive
as a finalist in the 2003 prize issue. Other venues where his work
has found a home include American Poetry Review, Quarterly
West, The Gettysburg Review, Columbia, Quick
Fiction, New Orleans Review, Interim,
Gulf Coast, and Mudfish.
Jennifer Grotz is the author of Cusp, winner of the
Bakeless Prize and the Texas Institute of Letters’ Natalie Ornish
Best First Book of Poetry Award. Her poems, reviews, and
translations have appeared in New England Review,
Ploughshares, The Virginia Quarterly Review, The
Kenyon Review, Boston Review, and The
Cathryn Hankla is the author of seven collections of poetry,
including Texas School Book Depository: Prose Poems and most
recently, Last Exposures: A Sequence of Poems, both published
by LSU Press.
Katie Herman was born and raised in New Orleans. She currently lives
in Brooklyn, New York, and is an editor at Soho Press. “Or Perhaps”
is her first publication.
Bob Hicok’s fifth book, This Clumsy Living, will be out from
the University of Pittsburgh Press in 2007.
Jaimee Hills received her master’s degree from the Writing Seminars
at The Johns Hopkins University and her MFA from the University of
North Carolina at Greensboro. Her poems have appeared in Sewanee
Theological Review, Kennesaw Review, and Confrontation.
She is an editor and cofounder of Backwards City Review.
Anne Holub’s poetry has been featured on Chicago Public Radio, at
the Around the Coyote Arts Festival, and in Asheville Poetry
Review, Phoebe: A Journal of Literary Arts and Beacon
Street Review. She writes about Chicago at www.gapersblock.com.
Peter Johnson’s latest book of prose poems is Eduardo & “I”
and his novel What Happened will be published by Front Street
Books in the spring.
Ayesha Mustafa Kabir received a B.A. and a M.A. in English
Literature from Dhaka University; she works as a freelance writer
and translator, English language tutor, and elementary teacher.
Lisa Katz was born in New York and has lived in Isreal since 1983.
Reconstruction, a volume of poetry in Hebrew translation, is
to be published in Israel in 2007 by Am Oved Press. Her poems are
forthcoming in A Sea of Voices: an Anthology of Isreali Women’s
Poetry. She teaches at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is
co-editor of the Israeli pages of the Poetry International Web for
world poetry in translation, http://israel.poetryinternational.org.
Terry L. Kennedy is the assistant director of the graduate program
in creative writing at the University of North Carolina at
Greensboro. His work appears in a variety of journals and magazines
including From the Fishouse, Now & Then: The Appalachian
Magazine, The South Carolina Review, Southern
Humanities Review, and storySouth.
David Keplinger won a 2003 NEA Fellowship for his poetry, and has
published four poetry books, including, most recently The Prayers
of Others. “Teeth” and “Shadow” will appear in his
forthcoming translations of Carsten Rene Nielsen from New Issues
Press, World Cut Out with Crooked Scissors, in 2007.
Rauan (Ron) Klassnik was born in a bucket of water as it was drawn
up out of a well. He spends most of his time walking the beach or
sitting on a rock next to the river looking for the red kingfisher’s
chest. Poems of this water-nut have been recently published or are
forthcoming in Sentence, No Tell Motel, Hunger
Mountain, Contrary, and Pilot.
Peter Kline received his MFA in poetry writing from the University
of Virginia in 2006. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in
Poetry, Smartish Pace, Best New Poets 2005,
Cold Mountain, Meridian, The Pinch, and
Jeanne Larsen’s latest book is Willow, Wine, Mirror, Moon:
Women’s Poems from Tang China (BOA Editions). She lives in
southwest Virginia, where she writes in an indeterminate number of
Lesle Lewis’s books include Small Boat and Landscapes I &
II. She lives in New Hampshire and teaches at Landmark College
Chip Livingston’s poetry and fiction have appeared most recently in
Barrow Street, McSweeney’s, New American Writing,
The New York Quarterly, Ploughshares, and Best New
Poets 2005. He lives in Greenwich Village, where he is
completing a novel-length ghost story.
Robert Lopez has had fiction in dozens of print and online journals,
including BOMB, American Letters & Commentary, New
Orleans Review, New England Review, The Indiana Review,
and many others. He teaches an experimental fiction workshop at
the New School and is coeditor of Sleepingfish.
Dinty W. Moore is the author of the forthcoming memoir Between
Panic & Desire: Notes from a Serial Projectionist. His other
books include The Accidental Buddhist, Toothpick Men,
The Emperor’s Virtual Clothes, and a writing guide entitled
The Truth of the Matter: Art and Craft in Creative Nonfiction.
He edits BREVITY, the online journal of concise creative
Kay Murphy has published two collections of poetry and has published
poetry, fiction, and reviews in journals such as Ascent,
Spoon River Quarterly, American Book Review, and
Poetry. She teaches at the University of New Orleans
and is the poetry editor of Bayou.
Carsten Rene Nielsen has published eight books in his native Danish,
most recently Forty-One Animals and Clairobscur.
Iustin Panta (1964-2001) was one of the most important Romanian
poets who emerged in the 1990s. His work appeared in Speaking the
Silence: Prose Poets of Contemporary Romania, edited and
translated by Adam J. Sorkin and Bogdan Stefãnescu, and will also be
part of Memory Glyphs, along with Cristian Popescu and Radu
Amy Ratto Parks earned her MFA and MA from the University of
Montana. She is the author of the chapbook Bread and Water Body,
and her poems have recently appeared in Court Green,
Margin, and South Dakota Review among others. She
currently teaches at the University of Montana in Missoula, where
she lives with her husband and children.
Kelli Rae Patton, a native of Tennessee, lives in Brooklyn, New
York, and was a Henry Hoyns Fellow at the University of Virginia.
Cristian Popescu (1959–95) published three books during his short
life: The Popescu Family, Foreword, and The Popescu
Art. His prose poetry and his family myth have been highly
influential in recent Romanian poetry.
Elizabeth Powell’s recent work appears in Post Road, The
Missouri Review, and Green Mountains Review. Her
first book of poems, The Republic of Self, won the New Issues
First Book Prize, and was published in 2001. Powell teaches at the
University of Vermont.
Matthew Purdy’s work has previously appeared in Iron Horse
Literary Review, Mid-American Review, Fringe,
and One Story, as well as Best New American
Voices 2005. He is the recipient of a 2003 AWP Intro Journals
Award. Currently, he is pursuing a PhD in English and creative
writing at Texas Tech University.
Emma Ramey lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and is assistant poetry
editor for DIAGRAM. Her poems have recently appeared or are
forthcoming in Octopus, Cannibal, Pindeldyboz,
Cranky, and Sentence, among others.
Priscilla Rhoades’s poetry and short fiction have appeared in The
Iowa Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, In Posse Review,
and other publications. She lives in the mountains of North
Brad Richard’s work has appeared in American Letters & Commentary,
Barrow Street, The Iowa Review, The Massachusetts
Review, New Orleans Review, Passages North, and
Western Humanities Review. He is the author of a collection of
poems, Habitations, and one limited-edition chapbook, The
Men in the Dark.
Andrew Michael Roberts grew up in Elma, Washington, home of the Slug
Festival. He now studies and teaches in Amherst, Massachusetts,
where he is a Juniper Fellow at the University of Massachusetts.
Recent work appears or is forthcoming in The Iowa Review,
LIT, Gulf Coast, Pool, Quick Fiction, and
the forthcoming new online journal, Pilot.
Alicita Rodriguez lives in a ghost town in the Colorado mountains
with her boyfriend and their three dogs, only one of whom is named
after an obscure modernist writer. Her work has appeared or is
forthcoming in Denver Quarterly, TriQuarterly, and
New Letters. She is the editor of the literary magazine
Brent Royster’s poems have appeared in Chelsea, Cimarron
Review, Iron Horse Literary Review, North American
Review, Quarterly West, and many other notable journals.
He teaches at Ball State University.
F. Daniel Rzicznek is the author of Cloud Tablets, a chapbook
of prose poems published by Kent State University Press in 2006. His
poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The New Republic,
Boston Review, Gulf Coast, The Iowa Review, and
elsewhere. He teaches English at Bowling Green State University.
Shya Scanlon divides his time between Providence, where he is an MFA
candidate at Brown University, and New York City, where he is an
E. M. Schorb’s work has appeared in The Southern Review,
The Sewanee Review, Southwest Review, The Yale Review,
Chicago Review, The Carolina Quarterly, The Virginia
Quarterly Review, The Texas Review, The American
Scholar, Stand (England), North American Review,
5 AM, Rattle, and The New York Quarterly,
Allison Seay earned her MFA in poetry from the University of North
Carolina at Greensboro and is assistant editor of The Greensboro
Review. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such
as Harvard Review, Pleiades, Mid-American Review,
and The Hollins Critic, among others. She has been
awarded an Academy of American Poets Prize and a Dorothy Sargent
Roy Seeger recently received his MFA at Western Michigan University
where he was poetry coeditor for Third Coast. His poems have
appeared in Gulf Coast, The Laurel Review, The
Cream City Review, and Verse Daily, and are
forthcoming in Hotel Amerika and Verse.
Reginald Shepherd is the editor of The Iowa Anthology of New
American Poetries. His four volumes of poetry, all from the
University of Pittsburgh Press, are Otherhood, Wrong,
Angel, Interrupted, and Some Are Drowning, winner of
the 1993 Associated Writing Programs’ Award in Poetry. Pittsburgh
will publish his fifth collection, Fata Morgana, in 2007.
David Shumate’s book of prose poems, High Water Mark, was
awarded the 2003 Agnes Lynch Starrett prize for first books. His
work appears regularly in literary journals and has been featured on
Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac and in Keillor’s
anthology Good Poems for Hard Times. Shumate lives in
Ed Skoog grew up in Kansas and now lives in Idyllwild, California.
His poems have appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares,
The New Republic, Slate, New Orleans Review,
NO: A Journal of the Arts, and in other magazines.
Dana Sonnenschein teaches at Southern Connecticut State University.
Her two chapbooks, Corvus, and No Angels But These,
will soon be followed by a full-length collection, Natural Forms.
Recently, her work has appeared in The MacGuffin,
Northwest Review, Seneca Review, Quarter After Eight,
and West Branch.
Adam J. Sorkin recently published Daniela Crãsnaru’s The Grand
Prize and Other Stories, translated with the author, and Marin
Sorescu’s The Bridge, translated with Lidia Vianu, winner of
the 2005 Poetry Translation Prize of the Poetry Society, London.
Joseph Starr’s short prose has appeared in 3rd Bed,
The Literary Review, Marginalia, and Sentence,
and is forthcoming in Phoebe: A Journal of Literature and Art.
His book of prose poems, Domicile with Darkened Window, has
yet to find a home.
Bogdan Stefanescu teaches at the University of Bucharest, is a
former Fulbright lecturer at Penn State, and currently serves as
deputy director at the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York. A
translator and essayist, his work has appeared widely, and he has
published two books of criticism.
James Tate’s most recent books are Return to the City of White
Donkeys and Memoir of the Hawk. His honors include a
Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Wallace Stevens Award,
and the William Carlos Williams Award. He teaches at the University
of Massachusetts in Amherst.
Girija Tropp has been published in Agni, Boston Review,
Best Australian Stories, and The Sleepers Almanac; has
work forthcoming in Fiction International, Quarter After
Eight, and Southword; and has work online at SmokeLong
Quarterly, elimae, snowvi*gate, and
Zoetrope All-Story Extra. She is the winner of the 2006
Josephine Ulrick Literature Award.
Kevin Vaughn holds a BA from Vermont College and an MFA in poetry
from Columbia University and is an assistant editor at Parnassus:
Poetry in Review. He will be a Fulbright Scholar to Jagiellonian
University in Krakow, Poland, for the 2006-2007 academic year. He
lives in New York and is twenty-six years old.
Rob Walsh’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Fugue,
NOON, Redivider, Sleepingfish, and online
at elimae. He lives in Seoul, South Korea.
Michael Waters’s recent books include Darling Vulgarity and
Parthenopi: New and Selected Poems, both from BOA Editions,
as well as the new edition of Contemporary American Poetry.
He teaches at Salisbury University in Maryland and in the New
England College MFA Program. In spring 2007 he will be the Fulbright
Scholar in American Literature in Iasi, Romania.
Emily Watson lives in Boston and has an MFA from the University of
Jillian Weise’s first book, The Amputee’s Guide to Sex, is
forthcoming from Soft Skull Press in December. Her work has appeared
in The Atlantic Monthly, Tin House, and others.
Tom Whalen (www.tomwhalen.com) lives in Stuttgart, Germany.
Prose poems from his DOLLS series have appeared recently in
Double Room, Gargoyle, and Sentence. In
2007 Parsifal Press will publish a collection of his stories.
Dara Wier was born in New Orleans. Her ten books include the
forthcoming Remnants of Hannah, as well as Reverse Rapture,
Hat on a Pond, and Voyages in English. Her poems are
included in the Pushcart Prize and Best American Poetry anthologies.
Wallis Wilde-Menozzi, an American writer, has lived in Parma, Italy,
for twenty-five years. Her memoir, Mother Tongue: An
American Life in Italy, was published by North Point Press.
Susan Settlemyre Williams’s poetry has appeared in River City,
Shenandoah, storySouth, Barrow Street, The
Cream City Review, and DIAGRAM, among others. Her
manuscript, Ashes in Midair, was the runner-up for the 2005
Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize, and she has a chapbook forthcoming.
Steven Wingate’s prose poems have been published in Paragraph
and Double Room. Other work has appeared or is forthcoming in
Gulf Coast, which awarded him its 2006 fiction prize,
River City, Pearl, Descant, and elsewhere. He
teaches at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he founded
the literary annual Divide: Creative Responses to Contemporary
Carolyne Wright spent four years on Indo-U.S. Subcommission and
Fulbright Senior Research fellowships in Kolkata, India, and Dhaka,
Bangladesh, translating the work of Bengali women poets and writers.
Published so far are Another Spring, Darkness: Selected
Poems of Anuradha Mahapatra, and The Game in Reverse: Poems
of Taslima Nasrin. Forthcoming is Majestic Nights: Love Poems
by Bengali Women.
Anna Ziegler’s poems have appeared in The Threepenny Review,
The Saint Ann’s Review, Mid-American Review, Michigan
Quarterly Review, Arts and Letters, Smartish Pace,
and The Best American Poetry 2003. Her play, BFF, will
be produced in New York in 2007.