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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 2007.

The Romanian poet Radu Andriescu is the author of five poetry collections, most recently Some Friends and Me and The Stalinskaya Bridges.

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 poets.

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 Gar Diaries.

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 fiction chapbook.

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 people play.

Tom Christopher teaches at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and edits poetry for the Backwards City Review, 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 ( 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 ( 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, and Fascicle.

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 elephant.

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 University.

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 Charlottesville, Virginia.

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, and elsewhere.

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 Washington Post.

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

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,

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 Gulf Stream.

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 genres.

Lesle Lewis’s books include Small Boat and Landscapes I & II. She lives in New Hampshire and teaches at Landmark College in Vermont. 

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 nonfiction.

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 Andriescu.

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 Carolina.

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 Marginalia.

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 outlaw.

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, among others.

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 Rosenberg Prize.

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 Zionsville, Indiana.

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 Massachusetts.

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 ( 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 Social Questions.

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.

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