Robert Arnold is a writer, photographer, and editor living in Boston.
Karina Borowicz is a poet, translator, and teacher living in Moscow. She holds a degree in history and Russian, and she is currently at work on a collection of poems inspired by her experiences in Lithuania and Russia. Her recent work can be found in Contrary Magazine, Small Spiral Notebook, and Half Drunk Muse.
Mark DeCarteret’s first book, Review—A Book of Poems, was published by Kettle of Fish Press in 1995, and he has published two chapbooks, Over Easy (Minotaur, 1990), and The Great Apology (Oyster River Press, 2001). He is the co-editor of the anthology Under the Legislature of Stars: 62 New Hampshire Poets. His poetry has appeared in AGNI, Atlanta Review, Caliban, Chicago Review, Conduit, Cream City Review, Phoebe, Poetry East, Salt Hill, Sonora Review, Spinning Jenny, and 3rd bed, as well as the anthologies American Poetry: The Next Generation (Carnegie Mellon, 2000) and Thus Spake the Corpse: An Exquisite Corpse Reader (Black Sparrow Press, 1999). He has new work appearing in Agenda (England), Ars-Interpres (Sweden), Crying Sky, Forklift, Hotel Amerika, House Organ, Le Petit Zine, and Pool.
Bill Knott is the author of ten books of poetry, including his landmark first collection The Naomi Poems (Follett, 1968), Outremer, which won the Iowa Poetry Prize in 1988, and most recently The Unsubscriber (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004). He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2003. He is currently an associate professor at Emerson College.
Joshua Kryah is a Schaeffer Fellow in poetry at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His first book, Glean, recently received the Nightboat Books Poetry Prize and will be published in March 2007.
Tony Mancus holds an MFA from the University of Arizona. He currently lives and works in and around the city of New York.
Amy Marcott is a writer and editor living near Boston. She received a BA from Wesleyan University and an MFA in fiction writing from Penn State University. Her work has won third place in Glimmer Train’s Very Short Fiction Contest and was a finalist in Glimmer Train’s Fiction Open Contest. This is her first published story.
Jessica Murphy holds an MFA from Emerson College, and she is the recipient of the 2006-2007 writing fellowship at the Milton Center in Seattle, Washington. She regularly interviews authors for The Atlantic Online and her writing has recently appeared in Poets & Writers Magazine. She is working on her first novel.
Ed Pavlić’s most recent books are Visiting Hours at the Color Line (National Poetry Series, Milkweed Editions, 2013), But Here Are Small Clear Refractions (Achebe Center, 2009), Winners Have Yet to be Announced: A Song for Donny Hathaway (UGA P, 2008) and Labors Lost Left Unfinished (UPNE, 2006). His other books are Paraph of Bone & Other Kinds of Blue (Copper Canyon P, 2001) and Crossroads Modernism: Descent and Emergence in African American Literary Culture (U Minn P, 2002). He lives in Athens, Georgia.
Joyce Peseroff's fifth book of poems, Know Thyself, was named a “must-read” by the 2016 Massachusetts Book Awards. New poems are recent or forthcoming in Consequence, New Ohio Review, and Plume. She blogs on the pleasures of reading and writing poetry at joycepeseroff.com.
Jordan Smith is the author of five full-length collections of poetry—most recently For Appearances and The Names of Things Are Leaving, both from the University of Tampa Press. He teaches at Union College and lives in eastern New York.
Susan Snively’s fourth book of poetry, Skeptic Traveler, appeared in September from David Robert Books. Her previous books are From This Distance (Alice James, 1981), Voices in the House (Alabama, 1988), and The Undertow (University of Central Florida, 1998.) Her essays have been published in The Southern Review, The Florida Review (Editor's Prize, 1998), StorySouth, and The Tampa Review. She directs the Writing Center at Amherst College.
Justin Vicari was born in New York City. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Phoebe, Interim, Rhino, Eclipse, Gin Bender Poetry Review, Slant, Poetry Motel, Spillway, Disquieting Muses Quarterly, Softblow, Stirring, The Adirondack Review, Avatar Review, Snow Monkey, Perigee, Poems Niederngasse, Eratio, and other reviews. In 2005 he received the Third Coast Poetry Prize and the New Millennium Writings Poetry Prize. He is the author of two chapbooks, In a Garden of Eden (Plan B Press, 2005) and Woman Bathing Light to Dark (forthcoming from Toad Press, 2006). He lives in Pittsburgh.
Beth Woodcome has published poems in Ploughshares, Columbia Journal of Arts & Literature and Gulf Coast, and she won the 2003 Grolier Prize. She has an MFA from Bennington College and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she serves as poetry editor of Agni.
Jon Woodward’s second book of poems, Rain, will be published in 2006 by Wave Books. He lives and works in the Boston area.