Carol Bly won the 2001 Minnesota Humanities Award for Literature, and her work was included in The Pushcart Book of Short Stories: The Best Stories from a Quarter-Century of the Pushcart Prize. Her most recent book is Beyond the Writers’ Workshop: New Ways to Write Creative Nonfiction (Anchor).
Janet Burroway is the author of seven novels including Cutting Stone (Houghton Mifflin) and Raw Silk (Little, Brown), a runner up for the National Book Award; an essay collection, Embalming Mom (U Iowa P); several plays; and two creative writing texts: Imaginative Writing (Longman) and Writing Fiction (Addison Wesley Longman).
JoeAnn Hart’s novel, Addled, will be published next Spring by Little, Brown, and Company.
Paul Lisicky is the author of Lawnboy and Famous Builder, both published by Graywolf Press.
Andrew Porter’s work has appeared in Story, Epoch, Story Quarterly, and elsewhere.
Marjorie Sandor is the author of three books, most recently the short story collection Portrait of my Mother, Who Posed Nude in Wartime (Sarabande), which won the 2004 National Jewish Book Award in Fiction. Her work has appeared in the Georgia Review and Southern Review, and has been reprinted in The Best American Short Stories and The Pushcart Prize XIII. She received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Award in 1998.
Brent Spencer is the author of the story collection Are We Not Men? and the novel The Lost Son, both from Arcade Publishing. His work has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, the Missouri Review, GQ, and elsewhere.
Carol W. Bachofner is the editor of Pulse, an online literary journal. Her poems have appeared in the Cream City Review, the Comstock Review, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere.
John Bargowski is the recipient of the Theodore Roethke Prize from Poetry Northwest. His poems have been published in Poetry, the Gettysburg Review, Cimarron Review, and others.
Marvin Bell has published sixteen books of poetry. His most recent collection Rampant is available from Copper Canyon Press.
Robert Bense’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, Poetry Northwest, the New Republic, the Sewanee Review, and others.
Elizabeth Bradfield works as a naturalist and web designer in Anchorage, Alaska. Her poems have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Field, Bloom, and Poetry. She is founding editor of Broadsided – www.broadsidedpress.org
Harriet Brown’s poems appear in Poetry, North American Review, and the Atlantic Review. She also writes about science for the New York Times and other national publications.
Joseph Campana’s first collection of poetry, The Book of Faces, a poetic iconography of Audrey Hepburn, is available from Graywolf Press. His poems have appeared in Poetry, Beloit Poetry Journal, New England Review, and others.
Richard Chess is the author of Tekiah, Chair in the Desert, and Seventy Faces (available this fall), all from the University of Tampa Press.
Mahmoud Darwish is the poet-laureate of Palestine and is one of the most important poets writing in Arabic today. He has published more than thirty books of poetry and prose. He is a Knight of the French Order of Arts and Letters and winner of the Prize for Cultural Freedom from the Lannan Foundation.
Mark Doty has published six books of poetry and two memoirs. His most recent collection of poems, Source, is available from HarperCollins.
Susan Donnelly is the author of three chapbooks and two collections of poetry; the most recent is Transit (Iris P). Her poems appear in the New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, and Bellevue Literary Review.
Stephen Dunn has published thirteen collections of poetry, including Different Hours, winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize. His poems in this issue are from his new collection, Everything Else in the World, coming from W. W. Norton this fall.
Joel Friederich’s poems have appeared in the Paris Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, the Southeast Review, and elsewhere. His chapbook, Without Us, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press.
Jeff Friedman is the author of Record-Breaking Heat Wave (BkMk P), Scattering Ashes (Carnegie Mellon UP) and Taking Down the Angel (Carnegie Mellon UP). His latest collection Black Threads is forthcoming from Carnegie Mellon University Press.
Christine Gelineau’s first collection, Remorseless Loyalty (Ashland Poetry P), won the Richard Snyder Prize. Her poems have appeared in...