Matthew Baker’s fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Denver Quarterly, Meridian, Ninth Letter, Colorado Review, and American Short Fiction, among others, and his ongoing electronic novel The Numberless can be read at www.thenumberless.com. He is the founding editor of Nashville Review.
Bethany Carlson is an MFA candidate at Indiana University, where she teaches and tutors writing. Her poems have appeared in Diagram, Juked, Boxcar Poetry Review, Washington Square Review, Night Train, Ruminate, and other journals.
Andrea Cohen’s poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The Threepenny Review, and elsewhere. Her fifth poetry collection, Unfathoming, is forthcoming from Four Way Books. Recent books include Furs Not Mine and Kentucky Derby. She directs the Blacksmith House Poetry Series in Cambridge, MA and the Writers House at Merrimack College.
J. P. Dancing Bear is the author nine collections of poetry, most recently, Inner Cities of Gulls (Salmon Poetry, 2010). His poems have been published in DIAGRAM, No Tell Motel, Third Coast, Natural Bridge, Shenandoah, New Orleans Review, Verse Daily, and many other publications. He is editor for the American Poetry Journal and Dream Horse Press. Bear also hosts the weekly hour-long poetry show, Out of Our Minds, on public station KKUP. His next collection, Family of Marsupial Centaurs, is due out from Iris Press in late 2010.
David Daniel directs the undergraduate creative writing program at Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he also founded WAMFEST: The Words and Music Festival. These poems are from a recently completed book tentatively titled Ornaments & Other Assorted Love Songs. Several other poems from that collection, along with an essay excerpted from a memoir-in-progress, The Fall-Down Diet, are featured in the American Poetry Review. Seven-Star Bird, his first book, won the Larry Levis Prize for the best first or second book of its year and is available from Graywolf Press.
Alice Fulton is the author of six books of poetry, including Cascade Experiment: Selected Poems, Felt, Sensual Math, and Powers of Congress, as well as a collection of essays, Feeling as a Foreign Language: The Good Strangeness of Poetry, and a book of connected stories, The Nightingales of Troy. She has received fellowships from the MacArthur foundation, the Guggenheim foundation, the Ingram Merrill fellowship, and the NEA. She is the Anne S. Bowers Professor of English at Cornell University,
John Gallaher is the author of the books of poetry, Gentlemen in Turbans, Ladies in Cauls (Spuyten Duyvil, 2001); The Little Book of Guesses (Four Way Books, 2007), winner of the Levis Poetry Prize; and Map of the Folded World (University of Akron Press, 2009), as well as the free online chapbook, Guidebook from Blue Hour Press. He is the co-editor of The Laurel Review and GreenTower Press. Currently he’s working on a co-authored manuscript with the poet G.C. Waldrep, titled Your Father on the Train of Ghosts, due out in Spring 2011 from BOA Editions.
Jessica Hess has won the Stamford Art Association Award for Excellence, the Faber Birren National Color Award, and the Trent Burleson Painting Prize. Additionally, her paintings have been featured in San Francisco Weekly, The House of Tate, New American Paintings, and Harper's Magazine. Her work can currently be seen at the Philip Slein Gallery in St. Louis, Missouri, and on her website at www.jessicahess.com.
Les Kay is a doctoral student studying poetry at the University of Cincinnati. He earned an MFA from the University of Miami, where he was a James Michener fellow. His poetry has appeared in Tar River Poetry, Eclipse, PANK, Jabberwock Review, South Dakota Review, la fovea, and elsewhere.
Karen Lepri is an MFA candidate in poetry at Brown University. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in the Boston Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Berkeley Poetry Review, and Best New Poets, among others. Lepri was the 2010 recipient of the Frances Mason Harris Prize in poetry. She lives in Providence and Wellfleet.
Gail Mazur is Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at Emerson College and the founding director of the Blacksmith House Poetry Series in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is the author of five books of poems, including Figures in a Landscape (University of Chicago Press 2011); Zeppo’s First Wife: New and Selected Poems (Chicago 2005), winner of the 2006 Massachusetts Book Award, a finalist for the 2005 Los Angeles Times Book Prize and for the 2006 Paterson Poetry Prize; and They Can’t Take That Away from Me (2001), a finalist for the National Book Award. Mazur was a 2009 Fellow in Poetry at the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Studies, a 1996 Fellow at the Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College, and the 2005 recipient of the St. Botolph Club Foundation’s Distinguished Artist Award.
Sophie McManus’s stories have appeared in American Short Fiction and Tin House. She is a recipient of fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and the Saltonstall and Jentel Foundations. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she teaches creative writing.
Thorpe Moeckel is the author of three books of poetry, Venison: a poem (Estruscan, 2010), Making a Map of the River (Iris Press, 2008) and Odd Botany (Silverfish Review Press, 2002), winner of the 2000 Gerald Cable Award. His chapbooks include Meltlines and The Guessing Land. He teaches at Hollins College in Virginia.
Derek Mong is the author of Other Romes, forthcoming from Saturnalia Books in 2011. From 2008 – 2010 he held the Axton Fellowship in Poetry at the University of Louisville, and he has previously been the Halls Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin. His poetry, translations, and prose have appeared in The Kenyon Review, The Missouri Review, Cream City Review, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. He currently lives with his wife in San Francisco where they are co-translating the Russian poet Maxim Amelin. In the fall he will begin a PhD in English Literature at Stanford. More of his work is available on his website, www.derekmong.com.
Miguel Murphy is the author of A Book Called Rats. His poems and reviews most recently appear in Ploughshares, The Massachusetts Review, Diode, and Rain Taxi, among others.
Adam Tessier is an art historian who lives in Cambridge. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Linebreak, Pebble Lake Review, Gargoyle and elsewhere.
Michael White’s recent books are Palma Cathedral, winner of the Colorado Prize, and Re-Entry, winner of the Vassar Miller Prize. His work has appeared in The Paris Review, The New Republic, The Kenyon Review, The Best American Poetry, and in many other magazines and anthologies. He teaches in the MFA Program at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.