Amy Alznauer lives in Chicago with her husband and dog and teaches mathematics at DePaul University. Her work has also appeared in Creative Nonfiction.
Mike Barenti earned his MFA in creative writing from Eastern Washington University in 2003. He has worked for newspapers in rural Idaho and Washington and now lives with his family in Spokane, Washington. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Ascent and ISLE, and he is currently writing a book about his Columbia River trip.
Joe Bonomo's essays and prose poems appeared recently in Sentence, Denver Quarterly,Sonora Review,Sou'wester,Bayou, and online at nidus and In Posse Review. He was awarded a 2004 Prose Fellowship from the Illinois Arts Council, and he teaches at Northern Illinois University. He is currently working on a biography of the cult New York rock and roll band The Fleshtones.
Juliana Gray teaches English at Auburn University and, during the summers, works on the staff of the Sewanee Writers' Conference. Her first book of poetry, The Man Under My Skin, will be published by River City Publishing in fall 2005.
Kurt Inderbitzin is a screenwriter and film producer in Los Angeles, with nine films to his credit. Kurt has a BA from Georgetown University, a MBA in finance from the University of Chicago, and is nearing completion of his MFA at the University of New Orleans. During Kurt's tenure as president of Abandon Pictures, Abandon produced the independent films Scotland, [End Page 144] P.A., a Sundance Film Festival selection starring Oscar-winner Christopher Walken; Oxygen starring Oscar-winner Adrian Brody (both of which received national theatrical releases); and Off the Lip, a low-budget surfing film. Kurt also wrote, produced, and directed the ultra-low-budget independent feature film Welcome to the Neighborhood, which won three "Best of Fests" at film festivals and was sold profitably to an international distributor. Kurt has also written or produced seven television films for CBS, NBC, ABC, USA, Lifetime, and TBS and worked for a year as a writer/consultant on TNT's original dramatic series Bull.
Patricia Ann Mcnair teaches at Columbia College Chicago and has had her work published in American Fiction, Volume 10: Best Unpublished Short Stories by Emerging Writers,Other Voices,Fourth Genre, and Brevity, among other journals and magazines. She recently received an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship and Literary Award in Creative Nonfiction Prose, as well as two other IAC awards for her fiction.
Rosemary Mcguire is a commercial fisherman who lives and writes in Cordova, Alaska. A previous essay appeared in Quarterly West.
Joel B. Peckham has published one book of poetry titled Nightwalking. His poems, essays, and scholarly articles have found homes in magazines such as American Literature,Passages North, the Sycamore Review, the Southern Review, the Literary Review,Prairie Schooner, the Black Warrior Review, the Malahat Review, the Florida Review, and many others. He lives in New Hampshire with his son, Darius.
Leslie Rubinkowski is the author of Impersonating Elvis and teaches writing in the MFA program in creative nonfiction at Goucher College. She is currently working on a memoir about her father's family.
Mark Sanders is a professor of creative writing at Lewis-Clark State College and editor of Talking River. Creative prose has appeared or is forthcoming in North Dakota Quarterly,South Dakota Review,Ginger Hill,Georgetown Review, and Glimmer Train. His second book of poems, Here in the Big Empty, is being published by Backwaters Press. [End Page 145]
Brandon R. Schrand is a MFA candidate in creative nonfiction at the University of Idaho. His work has appeared in Isotope,Western American Literature,The Kolob Canyon Review, and elsewhere. He recently wrote a foreword to a reprint of John Codman's Winter Sketches from the Saddle. Currently at work on a memoir, "The Enders Hotel," he lives with his wife and son near Moscow, Idaho.
Alex Taylor lives in Rosine, Kentucky. His fiction is forthcoming in the Yalobusha Review and the Portland Review. He enjoys hunting and fishing...