Nathaniel Bellows is the author of the novel On This Day (Harper Collins/Harmon Blunt) and a collection of poems, Why Speak? (Norton). His short fiction has appeared in The Paris Review and The Best American Short Stories 2005, and other linked stories from the Nan sequence can be found in Guernica, Narrative, Redivider, Post Road, and Cousin Corrine’s Reminder. He is currently working on a new novel, The Unwelcome, a ghost story set on a coastal island in Maine.
Lynn Chandhok’s first book, The View from Zero Bridge, won the 2006 Philip Levine Prize and will be published by Anhinga Press in October 2007. Her work has appeared widely in journals including The New Republic, Tin House, The Antioch Review, The Hudson Review, The Missouri Review, and Prairie Schooner, on Poetry Daily, and in the anthology Poetry Daily Essentials 2007. In 2006, she won the Southwest Review’s Morton Marr Poetry Prize. She teaches high school English in Brooklyn, New York. Her website is www.lynnchandhok.com.
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.
Carolina Ebeid’s poems appear in Poetry, Lyric, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, Verse Daily, AGNI Online and others. Originally from the Garden State, she now resides in Columbia, Missouri.
Jody Helfand’s work has appeared in Illuminations, Rio Grande Review, Georgetown Review, Visions International, The Pedestal Magazine, Bamboo Ridge, Poetica Magazine, and Bend, Don’t Shatter, an anthology by Soft Skull Press, amongst others, and is forthcoming in 4AM. He has an MA in English and an MFA in Creative Writing, and he teaches writing and literature in Hawaii.
David Krump received the 2006 Ruth Lilly Fellowship from Poetry and The Poetry Foundation. He is a graduate student at University of Oxford, and he divides his time between the UK and La Crosse, WI, where he is the literary coordinator for the Pump House Regional Arts Center. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in such journals as Colorado Review, Disquieting Muses Quarterly Review, Verse. His chapbook Night is a Good Child received the Florence Khan Memorial Award.
Gary L. McDowell’s poems have appeared recently or are forthcoming in The Southeast Review, Ninth Letter, Bat City Review, RHINO, Redactions, No Tell Motel, Bateau, In Posse Review, and many others. He also has work forthcoming in The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel, 2nd Floor (No Tell Books, 2007). He was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize and is a Ph.D. Literature and Creative Writing student at Western Michigan University.
Anna Ross holds an MFA in poetry from Columbia University. Her work has appeared in The Paris Review, The New Republic, Southwest Review, and AGNI, among other journals, and her translations have appeared in Rattapallax and Poetry Wales. She was the winner of the 2004 poetry prize from the GSU Review and the 2005 Poetry Revision Fellowship from Grub Street, Inc. She teaches writing and poetry at Boston University and Grub Street, Inc.
Tess Taylor’s chapbook, The Misremembered World, was selected by Eavan Boland for the Poetry Society of America’s 2003 New York Fellowship, and published by the PSA. She’s the recipient of the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize and the Southwest Review's Morton Marr Poetry Prize. She has received fellowships from Amherst College, the Headlands Institute, and the American Antiquarian Society. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Crossroads, Painted Bride Quarterly, the Times Literary Supplement, and Literary Imagination.
Richard Wollman is the author of Evidence of Things Seen (Sheep Meadow Press, 2006) and A Cemetery Affair (Finishing Line Press, 2004). Recipient of the 2005 Gulf Coast Prize in Poetry, his poems appear in New England Review, Crazyhorse, Notre Dame Review, Prairie Schooner and Poetry Daily. He holds a doctorate in English from Columbia University and is Associate Professor of English at Simmons College and Co-Director of the Zora Neale Hurston Literary Center with poet Afaa Michael Weaver. A member of the Powow River Poets, he lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts.
Greg Wrenn’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Colorado Review, Boston Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, LIT, and The Laurel Review, among other journals. Most recently he was awarded an Academy of American Poets University Award as well as a scholarship to attend the 2007 Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. He is currently pursuing an MFA at Washington University in St. Louis, where he teaches an undergraduate poetry workshop.
Erica Wright received her M.F.A. from Columbia University. She is a poetry editor at Guernica and teaches at The City University of New York. Most recently, she was a semi-finalist for the “Discovery"/The Nation 2007 Poetry Prize. For up-to-date information, check out her blog.
Jake Adam York authored four books of poems: Murder Ballads (Elixir Press, 2005); A Murmuration of Starlings (Southern Illinois UP, 2008); Persons Unknown (Southern Illinois UP, 2010); and Abide, which will be published posthumously by Southern Illinois University Press in 2014. Originally from Alabama, he was educated at Auburn and Cornell. He received fellowships to serve as a Poet in Residence at the University of Mississippi (2009), to serve as the Thomas Visiting Professor in Creative Writing at Kenyon College (2011), and from the Mellon Foundation to serve as a Visiting Faculty Fellow at the James Weldon Johnson Institute for Advanced Study at Emory University (2011-2012). He was an associate professor of English at the University of Colorado Denver and edited the journal Copper Nickel.