Anne Lindberg. Sleep. 2005. Antique linen pillow case and rayon thread; 24 by 120 by 10 inches. Text by Theodore Roethke, transcribed from The Collected Poems of Theodore Roethke (Anchor Books) and Straw for the Fire, from the Notebooks of Theodore Roethke, edited by David Wagoner (Doubleday). Photograph courtesy of the artist.
Susann Cokal's most recent novel is Breath and Bones (Unbridled Books). She is also the author of Mirabilis, a novel published by Penguin Putnam.
Debra Gwartney is a writing instructor, editor, and journalist. Her fiction has been published in the Kenyon Review and Washington Square Review, while her nonfiction appears in Creative Nonfiction, Salon, Open Spaces, and others.
Maxine Kumin's most recent book, Jack and Other New Poems (W.W. Norton), was released in January 2005. Her awards include the Poets' Prize, Ruth E. Lilly Poetry Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, and the Harvard Arts Medal of 2005.
Sandra Leong is a psychoanalyst living in New York City. Her fiction appears in Gulf Coast, New England Review and Southwest Review.
Hilary Masters is the author of Juan O'Gorman and the Mural in Patzcuaro (U of Pittsburgh P), a book length essay. His ninth novel, Elegy for Sam Emerson, is forthcoming from Southern Methodist University Press.
Enid Shomer has published four books of poetry. Her first book of stories, Imaginary Men (U Iowa P), won both the Iowa Fiction Prize and the LSU/ Southern Review Prize. Her stories have appeared in the New Yorker, Best New Stories from the South, Modern Maturity, Shenandoah, and elsewhere.
G. K. Wuori has published a story collection, Nude in Tub, and a novel, An American Outrage, both from Algonquin Books. He lives in Sycamore, Illinois, in a house with eight gables.
Beth Bachman's poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in the Kenyon Review, the Antioch Review, the Southern Review, and elsewhere. She teaches at Vanderbilt University.
Mary Jo Bang is the author of three books of poetry and a book of ekphrastic poems, The Eye Like a Strange Balloon (Grove P).
A.V. Christie has recently released her second book, The Housing (Ashland Poetry P). Her poems, reviews, and interviews have appeared in Poetry, Crazyhorse, Ploughshares, and the Iowa Review, as well as others. [End Page 202]
Chad Davidson won the Crab Orchard Prize in poetry for Consolation Miracle (Southern Illinois UP). His work appears in Hotel Amerika, Agni, and Virginia Quarterly.
Bianca Diaz's poems have appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Fourteen Hills, Blue Mesa Review, and Ellipsis. She is the winner of the 2004 Ellipsis Prize for Poetry.
Ann D. Garbett works as a professor of English at Averett University. Her work appears in Poem, Artemis, and Main Street Rag, among others.
Rob Griffith's newest poetry collection is Poisoning Caesar (Finishing Line P). He currently teaches creative writing and American literature at the University of Evansville in Indiana.
Misty Harper's chapbook, Guarding the Violins, will be published by the Poetry Society of America in December 2005. Her poems have appeared in Swink, Hotel Amerika, and Willow Springs.
Bob Hicok's fifth book, This Clumsy Living, will be published by the University of Pittsburgh Press.
Susan Hutton's poems have been published in Epoch, Ploughshares, FIELD, and other magazines. She is currently director of development at the independent poetry publisher Autumn House Press.
Alta Ifland is originally from Romania and currently lives in Northern California. Her work has appeared in Metamorphoses, FIELD, New Orleans Review, and Words without Borders.
Linda Jenkins has had poems published in the Nation, 32 Poems, the Greensboro Review, and Pleiades.
Lisa Katz's translations have appeared in numerous publications including the New Yorker and American Poetry Review.
Stephen Kessler's most recent books of translations include Machu Picchu (Bulfinch P), Save Twilight (City Lights Books), and Written in Water: The Prose Poems of Luis Cernuda (City Lights Books).
Amy Lemmon was recently awarded the Judson Jerome Scholarship by the Antioch Writers' Workshop. Her poems have been published in Rolling Stone, Verse, Crab Orchard Review, and the Cincinnati Review.