Amanda Auchter on the editorial staff of Gulf Coast Literary Magazine is currently working on her second novel. Her writing credits include poetry and short stories in several magazines and The Texas Review. She is currently completing a degree in creative writing from the University of Houston.
Erica T. Carter an adjunct lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, is a poet published in Poet Lore, Epos, Ginger Hill, The Smith and The Shattered Wig Review. She describes her work as “a more confessional brand of poetry.”
Gabriel Days is an active member of the Whitney Latham Lechich Poetry organization, and has been involved in various readings including the 2003 Monterey Bay Poetry Festival. Gabriel Days' work will be appearing in the Anthology of Monterey Bay Poetry, to be published in the Spring of 2004.
Christine Delea has had two chapbooks published and is the winner of several poetry awards and two of her poems have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes. She is currently working in the Creative Writing Program at Eastern Kentucky University.
Gibson Fay-LeBlanc studies in the MFA program at Columbia University, where he is a 2003-05 Teaching Fellow. His poems have appeared in The Café Review, Rattle, and The New Republic and are forthcoming in Prairie Schooner.
Carol Frith is a winner of many poetry awards including The Blue Unicorn twice. She currently is at the University of California at Davis studying languages and edits Ekphrasis , a poetry journal with her husband.
Karl Garson is the author of two books of poetry, a chapbook, a manuscript for another book of poetry, and is currently working on a novel about his experience as a Naval Aviator in Vietnam. His poems have been published in Blue Unicorn, Cimaron Review, Connecticut River Review, and others.
Daphne Gottlieb is a San Francisco-based Performance Poet who stitches together the ivory tower and the gutter just using her tongue. She is the author of Final Girl (Soft Skull Press, 2003), Why Things Burn (Soft Skull Press, 2001) and Pelt (Odd Girls Press, 1999). Why Things Burn was the winner of a 2001 Firecracker Alternative Book Award (Special Recognition — Spoken Word) and was also a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for 2001.
Indigo Hotchkiss is a poet from the san Francisco bay area who enjoys Audrey Hepburn stamps.
Marcia L. Hurlow's poems are recently published in Sycamore Review, Nimrod, Rattle, Karamu, and American Literary Review. Her first chapbook, Aliens Are Intercepting My Brain Waves, was published in 1991 by State Street Press; her second, Dangers of Travel, was published in 1994 by Riverstone Press. She recently received the Kentucky Arts Council fellowship for poetry. Her third chapbook, A Tree Ogham , won the 2001 Nova House Press prize and was published last Apri l.
Betsy Johnson-Miller has work that has or will appear in the Seattle Review, So to Speak, Plainsongs, and Diner . She also teaches public speaking at a university and preaches at several small churches.
Jim Kerbaugh is a Professor of English at Illinois College who teaches creative writing and medieval literature. Currently, his collection of poems called Dim is being considered for publication by the Wesleyan University Press.
Sanjana S. Nair is a teacher for CUNY at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She holds an MFA from NYU, where study under Sharon Olds was my greatest writing influence. She also sits on the Board for a nonprofit organization dedicated to guiding emerging Asian and Southeast Asian poets.
Dan O. poems have won awards form Clarendon, Bay Area Poets Coalition, and have recently been anthologized by Confusion Press in Nepotism, Dispatch One (2003).
James Owens lives in La Porte, Ind., and is the editor of The Sow's Ear Poetry Review. Recent poems have appeared in Wind, Nanathala, The Pedestal Magazine, and Now & Then. He was the featured poet in the summer 2002 issue if The Adirondack Review.
Dan Pinkerton holds degrees from Grand View college and Iowa State University. His poetry has appeared in Concho River review, Sierra Nevada College Review, and the Rockford Review.
Russell Rowland writes from the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. He has a daughter in college, and poems in Xavier Review, Drumvoices Revue, and the Rockford Review.
Hal Sirowitz is the author of six books of poetry, although probably best known for the volumes Mother Said (Crown), & My Therapist Said (Crown). He's a 1994 recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Poetry, & reads regularly in New York, as well as internationally. He has performed on MTV, at Lalapalooza, & can be heard on several recordings, including the United States of Poetry CD and VHS, recorded live and issued in 1995. He is currently the best selling translated poet in Norway. He has two new books of poetry: Before During and After ( Fall 2003) and Father Said, (Spring 2004) forthcoming from Soft Skull press.
Sally Van Doren is due to appear in Colorado Review , Connecticut River Review , River King Poetry Supplement , Larcom Review , and Bayou . A book-length collection of her poems was chosen as a semi-finalist for the 2000 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize at Ohio University Press.
Shao Wei is the 2002 winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, one of America's most distinguished awards for a first book of poetry. Her book, Pulling a Dragon's Teeth , will be published in November 2003.
Scott Wiggerman Has edited five poetry anthologies for the Austin International Poetry festival. He teaches online poetry courses for UniversalClass.com, and serves as the poetry columnist for the Texas Writer. His work has appeared in Spillway and Borderlands .
Fredrick Zydek has published five collections of poetry. ENDING THE FAST , his third, included a quartet titled “Songs from the Quinault Valley” which was awarded the Sarah Foley O'Loughlen Award by the editors of America. TAKOPACHUK : The Buckley Poems, his sixth collection, is forthcoming from Winthrup Press.