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Contributors ^h Melanie Almeder currently teaches creative writing and contemporary Chliterature at Roanoke College. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, The rHSeneca Review, The Georgia Review, and otherjournals. JJT Hadara Bar-Nadav's recent publications appear in Beloit Poetry Journal, •^Shenandoah, Harvard Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, and elsewhere. ^ Bruce Bond's books of poetry include Cinder, The Throats of Narcissus, and¿?Radiography. He is professor of English at the University of North Texas O and poetry editor for American Literary Review. Sj* Jennifer Chapis received her MFA from NYU, where she holds a faculty rjposition in the Expository Writing Program. Her poems have appeared ?-iin Hayden's Ferry Review and Barrow Street, among others. ^ Maxine Chernoff, author of six books of fiction and six books of poetry, chairs the Creative Writing program at SFSU and edits New American Writing with Paul Hoover. Brian Clements is the editor of Sentence: A Journal ofProse Poetics and the author of Essays Against Ruin. Maureen Micus Crisick's poems have appeared in The American Scholar, Poetry, The Sun, and The Poet's Companion. Chad Davidson teaches at the University of West Georgia. His poems have appeared in Colorado Review, Doubletake, The Paris Review, Poet Lore, and others. His first collection of poems, Consolation Miracle, was the winner of the 2002 Crab Orchard Prize. Eric Elshtain has published two chapbooks, 72 Malignant Spirits and 5 Poems & 5 Blues, and is the poetry editor of the Chicago Review. Gregory Fraser's first book, Strange Pietà, was a two-time finalist for the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American poets. He teaches at the State University of West Georgia. John Freeman's poems have appeared in The Allegheny Review and Gloss. He is currently pursuing his MFA at Bowling Green State University. Juan Carlos Galeano, the author of Amazonia, has been published in The Atlantic Monthly, Partisan Review, Ploughshares, and TriQuarterly among others. He teaches Latin American poetry at Florida State University. Darlene Gold, a PhD candidate in English at Binghamton University, has published poetry in The Hat, Mudfish and Pressed Wafer. Karin J Green lives in rural Minnesota with her husband and animals, and has worked in corporate America for many years. Bob Hicok's poetry has appeared in such magazines as The New Yorker, Ploughshares, and Poetry. He is the author of Animal Soul, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. Robert W. Hill teaches at Kansas State University. Austin Hummell's books are The Fugitive Kind and Poppy. He teaches at Northern Michigan University and is poetry editor of Passages North. 286 the minnesota review Stephen Graham Jones' stories have been in Meridian, Open City, Literal Latte, and other places. He teaches fiction at Texas Tech University. David Dodd Lee is the author Arrow Pointing North and Abrupt Rural. He is also the editor of the annual literary anthology SHADE. Elizabeth McLagan's poems have appeared in Poetry Northwest, American Literary Review, Bellingham Review, and elsewhere. She teaches creative writing at Portland Community College. Erika Meitner's firstcollection ofpoems, Inventoryat theAil-Night Drugstore, won the 2002 Anhinga Prize for Poetry. She is a visiting assistant professor of Creative Writing at the University of California-Santa Cruz. Jeff Percifield has an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco University and has published stories in Santa Monica Review and Beloit Fiction Journal. John Poch's firstbook, Poems, is published by Orchises Press. He teaches at Texas Tech University and is the editor of 32 Poems. Juan Manuel Roca lives in Bogotá, Colombia. Collections of his poetry include Memoria del agua, País secreto, Pavana con el diablo, La farmacia del ángel Tertulia de ausentes, and Los cinco entierros de Pessoa. Matthew Roth teaches poetry and creative writing at Messiah College. His recent poems appear in Verse, Fence, 32 Poems, and Quarter After Eight. David Sherman has published The Threepenny Review, The Iowa Review, The InPosse Review, and elsewhere. He teaches at NYU and for Urban Word NYC, an after-school program for high school students. James Tate received the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his Selected Poems. He is on the faculty at the University of Massachusetts...


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