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Andrew Brogdon is a Microsoft-Certified Solution Developer with experience spanning the full software development life-cycle, from gathering requirements to deployment and maintenance. He's implemented mission-critical applications for desktop, palmtop and web-based platforms, and can work at any level of the n-tier software design paradigm. His most recent project is a Google-powered, interactive sonnet sequence that can be found [here]. [email]

Trey Conatser grew up in Texas, lived briefly in Nebraska, and currently teaches writing in Indianapolis. His poems recently have appeared in Mid-American Review, Portland Review, Seneca Review, New York Quarterly, Copper Nickel, and South Dakota Review. His clothes are never quite free of cat hair.

Conchitina Cruz teaches creative writing and literature at the University of the Philippines. She is the author of two books of poetry, Dark Hours (UP Press, 2005) and elsewhere held and lingered (High Chair, 2008). [email] [website]

Andrew Davis is not associated with any academic institution whatsoever. He is an artist who often combines words and things. Be on the lookout for his soon-to be [website]. His current poetry projects are IMPLUVIUM, a poem without end, and a translation of Osip Mandelstam's Voronezh Notebooks. [email]

Deja Earley lives outside Boston with her husband and three cats. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in places like Arts and Letters, Borderlands, and Poet Lore. She is poetry editor for the handsome little online zine, JuiceBox: A Journal of the Ordinary. She works as an textbook editor, eats a lot of avocados, and has a crush on afternoon naps. [email]

Maggie May Ethridge is a writer and poet in California. She is close to completing her novel Agitate My Heart, and her poetry has been published in various journals and magazines in the last two years. She has no educational credentials whatsoever and has never taken a writing class in her life. Being a writer and poet is all she has ever wanted to do with her professional life, since she wrote "The Sun and Moon" at age five. She is a wife and a mother. She blogs poetry and life at Flux Capacitor. [email] [blog]

Brent Goodman is the author of three poetry collections, most recently The Brother Swimming Beneath Me (2009 Black Lawrence Press). He owns a DIAGRAM T-shirt, but not hot pants. [email]

Katie Hartsock is from Youngstown, Ohio, and can often be found perambulating the Chicago lakeshore. Currently in the PhD program for Comparative Literary Studies at Northwestern University, where she gets to think about classical and contemporary poetry, she has a crush on Lucretius and wants to grow up to be a metaphorologist.

Benjamin Kaja works and writes in Blacksburg, Virginia, where he once discovered a dead cicada on the ground near his home. He watched the decay of the cicada as summer changed to fall, taking notes every few days for several months, then compiled the notes into a series of seven vignettes.

Arlene Kim has a book coming out next spring from Milkweed. [email]

Andrew Kozma’s poems have appeared or will appear or will have been apparitioned in 32 Poems, Grist, and Subtropics, and his non-fiction has appeared in The Iowa Review. His first book of poems, City of Regret (2007), won the Zone 3 First Book Award, and he has also been the recipient of a Houston Arts Alliance Fellowship and a Walter E. Dakin fellowship to the Sewanee Writers' Conference. Online, he has An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump. [email] [blog]

Krystal Languell is the author of The Mean Particle, forthcoming from Tilt Press. Her manuscript, Call the Catastrophists, was recently listed as a semifinalist for the Akron Poetry Prize. She is the editor of Bone Bouquet and sometimes also works with both Noemi Press and Belladonna* Books. She lives in Brooklyn. [email] [blog]

Shireen Madon lives in Brooklyn, NY, and recently completed her MFA in poetry. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Fawlt Magazine and Western Humanities Review. In June, she was Poet-in-Residence at the Artists' Enclave at I-Park. [email]

Derrick Medina will one day stage a performance piece in which he staples his rejection letters to his body. His recent work can be found in the Roan Press’ anthology Visions of Joanna Newsom, PANK Magazine, decomP, and Prick of the Spindle. [email] [blog]

Lisa O'Neill was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She thus has weaknesses for good gumbo (especially her mama's), brass instruments, linen handkerchiefs, and drinking whiskey on porches. Her recently completed manuscript Vessels explores intersections of culture, language and landscape and what it means to come from Cajun roots. At her blog "The Dictionary Project," she writes about one dictionary word, selected at random, each week. [email] [blog]

Simon Perchik is an attorney whose poems have appeared in Partisan Review, The New Yorker, DIAGRAM, and elsewhere. For more information, including his essay "Magic, Illusion and Other Realities" and a complete bibliography, please visit his [website]. [email]

Emily Pettit is the author of two chapbooks, How (Octopus Books) and What Happened to Limbo (Pilot Books). She is an editor for notnostrums and Factory Hollow Press. More poems can be found online (Octopus, Sixth Finch, Strange Machine) and in print (Invisible Ear, and, soon, Skein and SUPERMACHINE.) [email]

Dan Pinkerton lives in Des Moines, Iowa. Recent work of his has appeared or is forthcoming in Boston Review, The Lumberyard, Fourteen Hills, Cimarron Review, Crazyhorse, and North American Review. [email]

Rena Priest is a poet constantly falling in love with the swoon of a curve in the road, the duende of people waiting in lines, the wabi-sabi of perfectly chipped coffee cups.… Her work fearlessly examines ridiculous people, people in love, ridiculous people in love, and very serious people, (in love and out.) She holds an MFA in writing from Sarah Lawrence College and is presently completing her first full-length book of poems. [email]

Nate Pritts is the author of The Wonderfull Yeare as well as two previous books of poems, Sensational Spectacular & Honorary Astronaut. The founder & principal editor of H_NGM_N, Nate teaches poetry at the Downtown Writers Center/YMCA in Syracuse, NY. [email] [website]

Moriah L Purdy is a New England native currently holding down a post in the Washington DC area as the Poetry Editor for Phoebe: A Journal of Literature and Art. Her poems have appeared in several galleries as a part of a collaborative project with the ceramicist Stephanie Rozene. Roughly once a week she posts some musings to a blog called "Here Now, Myriads." [blog]

Brenda Sieczkowski works as a case manager for homeless youth in Salt Lake City while slowly reading for exams. She is an enthusiastic but acutely amateur neuroscientist. Her poems have previously appeared or are forthcoming in Subtropics, The Colorado Review, Versal, The Florida Review, H_NGM_N, Sentence, and Gulf Coast among others. She has recently acquired one ukulele and a Diana camera. [email]

William Stobb is the author of two forthcoming collections, a limited edition chapbook of desert fragments, Artifact Eleven (Black Rock Press) and a full-length poetry collection, Absentia (Penguin). His 2007 collection, Nervous Systems, won the National Poetry Series Prize and is published by Penguin. With David Krump, Stobb curates the reading series at the Pump House Regional Arts Center. He is Associate Editor for Conduit, and hosts a poetry podcast on miPOradio, "Hard to Say." He lives in La Crosse, Wisconsin. [email]

Emily Van Duyne has no talent for writing clever bios, but lives outside of Atlantic City with her boyfriend and their mutt, Tom Dooley, where she writes poems, plays piano, drinks scotch & sodas, and grades many, many papers, for her real job as professor of writing at Atlantic Cape Community College. She can be reached at [email]

Jonathan Volk is an MFA student at the University of Montana. He spends his time wondering why he picked writing over space law. [email]