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327 notes on contributors sherman alexie is the author of many books of poetry and prose, including, most recently, the story collection War Dances (Grove, 2009) and the poetry collection Face (Hanging Loose, 2009). christopher feliciano arnold was adopted from Brazil and raised in central Oregon. In 2007 he received an honorable mention in the Atlantic’s Student Writing Contest, and in 2008 he won Playboy’s College Fiction Contest. His recent work also appears in Crab Orchard Review, Northwest Review, and Slice Magazine, and online at McSweeney’s. Presently he is a student in the MFA program at Purdue University, where he also serves as assistant director of creative writing. marvin bell taught forty years for the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and served two terms as Iowa’s first poet laureate. His nineteenth book, Mars Being Red, appeared in 2007. His twentieth, a collaboration of seven poets from five countries, appeared in 2009. He lives in Iowa City, and Port Townsend, Washington, and teaches for the brief-residency MFA program at Pacific University in Oregon. He is the creator of a form known as the “Dead Man poem.” barrie jean borich is the author of My Lesbian Husband (Graywolf, 2000), winner of an American Library Association GLBT Nonfiction Book Award. She is the recipient of Crab Orchard Review’s John Guyon Literary Nonfiction Prize and has work forthcoming in Hotel Amerika, New Ohio Review, and Seattle Review. She teaches at Hamline University, in Saint Paul, where she is the nonfiction editor of Water~Stone Review. todd boss’s debut poetry collection, Yellowrocket (Norton, 2008), was selected as the 2009 Midwest Booksellers’ Choice Honor Book for Poetry. Boss’s poems have appeared in the New Yorker, Poetry, New England Review, and Virginia Quarterly Review, which awarded him the Emily Clark Balch Prize in 2009. His MFA is from the University of Alaska-Anchorage. He lives in Saint Paul. Read (and hear) his poems at elizabeth bradfield is the author of Interpretive Work, which won the 2009 Audre Lorde Prize, and the forthcoming Approaching Ice, a finalist for the James Laughlin Award. A naturalist who works in the far north, she lives on Cape Cod. george makana clark’s fiction has appeared in the Georgia Review, Glimmer Train, Transition, Tin House, Zoetrope, and elsewhere, and has won him an O. Henry Prize. He is the author of the forthcoming novel The Raw Man (Jonathan Cape) and the short-story collection The Small Bees’ Honey. Clark was awarded a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship and named a finalist for the Caine Prize for African Writing. He teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. bruce cohen is the director of the Counseling Program for Intercollegiate Athletes at the University of Connecticut. He has two books of poetry: Swerve (forthcoming from Black ecotone 328 Lawrence Press) and Disloyal Yo-Yo (Dream Horse Press, 2009), winner of the Orphic Prize. His poems have appeared in various literary publications, including the Georgia Review, Harvard Review, Indiana Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, and TriQuarterly. robert cording teaches English and creative writing at College of the Holy Cross. He has published five collections of poems: Life-list, which won the Ohio State University Press/ Journal Award, in l987; What Binds Us to This World (Copper Beech, l991); Heavy Grace, (Alice James, l996); Against Consolation (CavanKerry, 2003); and, most recently, Common Life (CavanKerry, 2006). jeanne emmons’s collections of poetry include Rootbound (New Rivers, 1998), Baseball Nights and DDT (Pecan Grove, 2005) and The Glove of the World (Backwaters, 2006). Her poetry has won the James Hearst Prize and the Comstock Prize, among others, and has been published in numerous literary journals, including Alaska Quarterly Review, American Scholar, Confrontation, Cream City Review, Prairie Schooner, New Orleans Review, and South Carolina Review. She is poetry editor of the Briar Cliff Review. andrew furman, the director of graduate programs in the Department of English at Florida Atlantic University, is the author of the novel Alligators May Be Present (University of Wisconsin, 2005). His memoir about his high school basketball team and the effort to desegregate the Los Angeles public schools is forthcoming next year. His shorter work has appeared...


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