* We believe in the serial comma.

* We prefer to avoid dishing about our contributors' undoubtedly impressive degrees, as we just don't care that much.


Arlene Ang lives in Spinea, Italy where she serves as an editor for The Pedestal Magazine and Press 1. A book of poems, Bundles of Letters, Including A, V and Epsilon, written in collaboration with Valerie Fox, is forthcoming from Texture Press later this year. [website] [email]

Brent Armendinger recently moved to Southern California and does not have a car. He is an Assistant Professor of English and World Literature at Pitzer College. His chapbook, Archipelago, is forthcoming from Noemi Press. His next project involves writing on the inside of store front windows until he disappears. [email]

Nicky Beer was born at a very young age. She's received a Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, a Louis Untermeyer Scholarship from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and a Discovery/The Nation Award. She's currently a Visiting Writer at Murray State University. Have you seen her keys?

Christopher Cheney is currently pursuing his MFA at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Recent publications include Notnostrums and Death Metal Poetry. [email]

Joanne Diaz lives in Chicago. Her poems have recently appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Missouri Review, 32 Poems, and The Cimarron Review. [email]

Matt Dube teaches literature and creative writing in Central Missouri. His stories have appeared in 42Opus, Pindeldyboz Web Edition, and elsewhere. He is at work on a book about comics.

Jehanne Dubrow's work has appeared in Poetry, The Hudson Review, The New England Review, Shenandoah, Barrow Street,and Gulf Coast. She is the author of a chapbook, The Promised Bride (Finishing Line Press). Her first full-length collection, The Hardship Post, won the 2007 Three Candles Press First Book Prize and will be published in 2008. [email]

Ori Fienberg is captain of the NWP Bowling Kings in the Lone Tree Men's League. He usually beats his average. Ori has an affinity for
dogs and children and hopes his writing reflects this. His work has been accepted in The Believer, McSweeney's Online Tendency, Opium Online, and Subtropics. [website] [email]

Elisa Gabbert's recent work can be found in Colorado Review, Eleven Eleven, Meridian, Pleiades, and Washington Square. She is the author of two chapbooks from Kitchen Press, Thanks for Sending the Engine (2007) and My Fear of X (forthcoming), as well as a collection of collaborative poems written with Kathleen Rooney, That Tiny Insane Voluptuousness (Otoliths, 2008). [email]

Melissa Ginsburg's chapbook, Arbor, is available from New Michigan Press. Her poems have appeared in Crowd, Forklift Ohio, Pleiades, FIELD, Caketrain, and other magazines. She lives in Iowa City and is currently working on a crime novel. [email]

Boris Jardine is ensconced in 1937, taking occasional daytrips back to Cambridge, wading through books, and objecting to much subsequent architecture. [blog] [blog] [email]

In addition to translations from French ("Saint Ghetto of the Loans," the Lettrist classic by Gabriel Pomerand) and German ("The Development of Aerial Militarism and the Demobilization of European Ground Forces, Fortresses, and Naval Fleets" by Paul Scheerbart, a pre-World War I antimilitarist tract), M. Kasper has published a dozen original verbo-visual books since the early 1970's, including "All Cotton Briefs" (1985, 1992) and "The Shapes and Spacing of the Letters" (1995, 2004). Another, "Open-Book," is due this fall from Ugly Duckling Presse. [email]

Marissa Landrigan is currently studying in Iowa State University's MFA program in Creative Writing & Environment, where she also teaches first-year composition. [email]

Daniel J. Langton's work has appeared in Poetry, The Paris Review, The Nation, The Atlantic Monthly, and similar jounrals. His books include Life Forms (Cheltenham) and the Sonnets (California).

Stacie Leatherman's work is forthcoming in Barrow Street, Caketrain and The Florida Review, and has appeared in Crazyhorse, Many Mountains Moving (ecopoetics section), The Southeast Review, and The Cream City Review, among others. She lives near Cleveland and loves Ohio, even though she was raised on the Gulf side of Florida. [email]

Margaret MacInnis's recent nonfiction has appeared in Gettysburg Review, Massachusetts Review, and Mid-American Review and is forthcoming in Briar Cliff Review, Colorado Review, and River Teeth. Her essay "A Day in January" (Louisville Review) was a notable essay in Best American Essays 2007. In August, 2007, she was the William Raney Scholar in Nonfiction at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. Currently, she serves as Nonfiction Editor of Pebble Lake Review and as an Editorial Assistant on The Iowa Review. [email]

Jack Martin lives in Colorado. His poems have appeared in Gulf Stream, Colorado Review, Georgia Review, DIAGRAM, Matter, and many other journals.

Amanda Maule would be happy to give you a summary of yourself based on how you wear your shoes. She's an MFA student at Eastern Washington University where she's known for bringing sound effects to the people and breathlessly trying to preach the wonders of deep fried cheese—Wisconsin cheese.

Teresa K. Miller's chapbook Forever No Lo is forthcoming from Tarpaulin Sky Press in Fall 2008.  Her work has appeared in Coconut, ZYZZYVA, MiPOesias, Columbia Poetry Review, and others. Originally from Seattle, she currently teaches in Oakland. [email]

Trey Moody lives with his wife in Austin, Texas, in an old yellow house. He teaches English composition at Texas State University, where he is completing his MFA and is the poetry editor for Front Porch ( His poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Alice Blue Review; Forklift, Ohio; Parcel; Past Simple; Salamander; and Word For/ Word. [email]

For the past 10 years, Sierra Nelson has worked as a poetry scientist (Vis-à-Vis Society), subversive typista (Typing Explosion), and president of the Cephalopod Appreciation Society. One day in June, one of her poems ran around a lake with 99 other poems in Seattle, WA. [website] [website]

Kim Parko is a writer and visual artist living in Santa Fe, NM. She teaches at The Institute of American Indian Arts. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in 3rd bed, The Bitter Oleander, Caketrain, and 5AM. [email]

Isaac Pressnell currently lives in Keyser, WV where he teaches at Potomac State College. His work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Tar River Poetry and Ninth Letter. [email]

Justin Runge lives in Tuscaloosa, where he sweats semiprofessionally and receives vegetarian recipes clipped out of newspapers from his mother back home in Nebraska. Work has previously appeared in Hot Metal Bridge. [email]

Margot Schilpp's books are The World's Last Night (2001) and Laws of My Nature (2005), both from Carnegie Mellon University Press. Her poetry has appeared in Chelsea, The Southern Review, Gettysburg Review, Shenandoah, Denver Quarterly, Hotel Amerika, and is forthcoming in American Poetry Review. She lives in New Haven with her husband and their two daughters. [email]

Amy Schrader's poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Tin Parachute Postcard Review, RHINO, Willow Springs, and the Tupelo Press Poetry Project website. She lives in Seattle. [email]

New poems from Jeffrey Skinner will appear in American Poetry Review, Sentence, Drunken Boat, and The New Yorker. His play, Down Range, will have its premier run in New York City in Spring of 2009. He enjoys collecting vintage fountain pens and watching boxing on HDTV. [email] [website]

In the past few years, Don Thompson has had poems in Atlanta Review, Rattle, JAMA, and elsewhere. A chapbook, Turning Sixty, was just released by March Street Press, which put out Been There, Done That a couple of years ago; Sittin' on Grace Slick's Stoop is available from Pudding House. Parallel Press (University of Wisconsin) has a full length book of poems, Where We Live, on its schedule. He lives on a cotton farm in the southern San Joaquin Valley and drives the back roads to a nearby prison where he teaches.

R. A. Villanueva lives in New York City and teaches at New York University. A Kundiman fellow, his recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Virginia Quarterly Review, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Crab Orchard Review, and RATTLE.