greenpoint1, ! Kati Vilim.
Kati Vilim lives and works in New Jersey. She received her mfa from both the University of Fine Arts in Budapest, Hungary, and Montclair State University in New Jersey. In her work, which has been shown at galleries and art institutions in the United States and Europe, she investigates visual culture as abstract system, creating new content based on the combination of algorithm, color theory, and structures composed of ratio and rhythm. Her media range from traditional techniques like oil painting, print, and drawing to electric light installation and digital animation. Her website is www.kativilim.com.
Dinah Cox has published or has stories forthcoming in Copper Nickel, Flyway, Folio, and others.
Ted Kehoe is the recipient of a Teaching/Writing fellowship from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He is a native of Boston, Massachusetts.
Don Lago is the author of three books of creative nonfiction, including On the Viking Trail: Travels in Scandinavian America (U of Iowa P) and Starchild: The Human Meanings of the Big Bang Cosmos (Plain View P). His essays exploring nature and astronomy have been published in Orion, Astronomy, North American Review, Antioch Review, and elsewhere.
Brian James Schill is a North Dakota native. He teaches a variety of courses for the University of North Dakota Honors Program. His scholarship and creative nonfiction have appeared in Clamor, Punk Planet, Extra!, Anarchist Studies, and elsewhere.
Meena Alexander has published six volumes of poetry, including Illiterate Heart (winner of the pen Open Book Award), Raw Silk, and Quickly Changing River. Her memoir Fault Lines was picked as one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of the year. Her volume of essays Poetics of Dislocation appears in the Michigan Poets on Poetry series. She has received awards from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, Fulbright Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation (for a residency at Bellagio), and the Arts Council of England.
Ellen Bass’s poetry books include The Human Line (Copper Canyon P) and Mules of Love (boa Editions). Her poems have been published in The Atlantic, Kenyon Review, American Poetry Review, New Republic, and many other journals. She teaches in the mfa program at Pacific University.
John Bensko is the author of three books of poetry, The Iron City (Illinois U P), The Waterman’s Children (U of Massachussetts P), and Green Soldiers (Yale U P), as well as a story collection, Sea Dogs (Graywolf). He teaches in the mfa program at the University of Memphis. [End Page 191]
Chana Bloch is the author of four books of poems: The Secrets of the Tribe, The Past Keeps Changing, Mrs. Dumpty, and Blood Honey. She is co-translator of the Song of Songs, The Selected Poetry of Yehuda Amichai and his Open Closed Open, and Hovering at a Low Altitude: The Collected Poetry of Dahlia Ravikovitch.
J. Bradley is the author of Bodies Made of Smoke (Housefire). He is the Falconer of Fiction at NAP magazine and lives at iheartfailure.net.
Betsy Brown’s book Year of Morphines won the National Poetry Series. She lives in Minneapolis.
Marilyn Chin’s books of poems include Rhapsody in Plain Yellow; The Phoenix Gone, the Terrace Empty; and Dwarf Bamboo. Her new book of tales is called Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen. Her work is widely anthologized and is taught in classrooms all over the world.
Trey Conatser’s poems have appeared in Copper Nickel, Seneca Review, Diagram, and other journals. He is currently a doctoral student in English where he researches and writes on British Romantic literature.
Rachel Dacus’s three collections of poetry are Earth Lessons, Femme au chapeau, and Another Circle of Delight. Her fourth collection, Gods of Water and Air (Kitsune Books), is forthcoming. Her poems, stories, essays, reviews, and interviews have appeared in Atlanta Review, Boulevard, Many Mountains Moving, Rattapallax, and other journals. She lives in Walnut Creek, California, and works as a grant writer and fundraising consultant.
Joelee Dekker holds a degree in creative writing from Western Michigan University and works as a full-time manager at Michigan’s Adventure Amusement Park. She spends her free time hunting, laughing, and going barefoot. Her poems have appeared in journals such as Whiskey Island...