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Distillery Warehouse, Toronto © 2007 by Andrew Petersen

Andrew Petersen works as an oncology specialist for Novartis. He is also an art photographer and a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s School of Journalism. This photograph is of a grain drying warehouse in the Distillery District of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Leonard S. Bernstein is the author of five books. He has published stories and articles in Prairie Schooner, Michigan Quarterly Review, and the New York Times, among others.

Erica Johnson Debeljak’s short fiction has recently appeared in Nimrod, Epoch, and the Missouri Review. She lives with her husband and children in Slovenia, where she has published two books of literary nonfiction, Foreigner in the House of Natives and Kosovel: The Poet and I, as well as a collection of short stories.

Emily Grosholz’s book Representation and Productive Ambiguity in Mathematics and the Sciences will be published by Oxford University Press this August, following The Legacy of Simone de Beauvoir (Oxford). She is currently working on a book entitled Mathematics and Poetry.

Alice Hoffman is the author of eighteen works of fiction, most recently Skylight Confessions, available from Little, Brown, and Co.

Amy Hoffman is editor-in-chief of Women’s Review of Books. Her memoir Hospital Time, about taking care of friends with AIDS, is available from Duke University Press. It was short-listed for the American Library Association Gay Book Award and the New York Publishing Triangle Judy Grahn Award, and was a New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age selection. An Army of Ex-Lovers, her memoir about her work at Gay Community News and Boston’s lesbian and gay movement during the late 1970s, is forthcoming from the University of Massachusetts Press this Fall. Hoffman lives in Boston with her spouse, Roberta Stone.

Jesse Lee Kercheval’s books include the poetry collections World as Dictionary and Dog Angel, the novel The Museum of Happiness, and the short story collection, The Dogeater. Her new collection, The Alice Stories, from which these two stories are taken, was the winner of the 2006 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in fiction and will be published this Fall by the University of Nebraska Press.

Anthony Lee is a recipient of the Thayer Fellowship in the Arts. His stories have appeared in the Missouri Review and Florida Review. His novel, The Fix, is available from Harper Paperbacks.

Rachael Perry’s first collection of stories, How to Fly, was published by Carnegie Mellon University Press. She is currently at work on a novel.

[End Page 220] Valery Varble was the first Axton Fellow in Fiction Writing at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. Her novel-in-progress, A Vine in the Blood, was a finalist for the PEN/Nelson Algren Fiction Award. Her fiction has appeared in the Colorado Review, Ascent, and Mid-American Review, for which she received the 2006 Sherwood Anderson Prize.


Liz Ahl’s poems have appeared in Isotope, Crab Orchard Review, the Formalist, the Women’s Review of Books, and other journals and anthologies. She lives in New Hampshire where she teaches poetry writing, women’s studies, and literature at Plymouth State University.

John Balaban is the author of twelve books of poetry and prose, including four volumes that together have won The Academy of American Poets’ Lamont prize, a National Poetry Series Selection, and two nominations for the National Book Award. His Locusts at the Edge of Summer: New and Selected Poems won the 1998 William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. In 2003, he was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. His latest book of poetry is Path, Crooked Path, published by Copper Canyon Press.

Judith Barrington is the author of three volumes of poetry, most recently Horses and the Human Soul (Story Line Press, 2004). Lifesaving: A Memoir, was the winner of the 2000 Lambda Book Award and finalist for the PEN/Martha Albrand Award. She is published widely in literary journals and teaches at workshops across the United States and in Britain.

Debra Bruce has poetry published or forthcoming in recent issues of the Christian Science Monitor, Dark Horse, Measure, Shenandoah, and...


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