Ace Boggess of Huntington, WV, earned degrees from Marshall (B.A.) and West Virginia (J.D.). His poetry has appeared in Harvard Review, The Oregon Review, and Notre Dame Review. Ace recently was awarded a fellowship from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History.
Paul Benton works at the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts and has had poetry published in The Wisconsin Review, Pleiades and Rising Waters.
James Braziel's poetry has won several awards and has appeared in journals including California Quarterly, Nexus, and International Poetry Review. In 1995, he received a grant from the Georgia Council for the Arts. He resides in Wisconsin and divides his time between writing, work and family.
Michelle Brooks has just completed her doctorate in creative writing at the University of North Texas. Her work has been published, or is forthcoming in Blue Mesa Review, Baltimore Review, and Phoebe.
David Bushnelle received his M.A. from the University of Chicago and worked as an editor for trade publications. Today, he teaches writing and literature at The College of Lake County and Barat College of DePaul University in Illinois.
Jamie Cavanagh has recently had poetry published in First Class, Lynx Eye, and Axe Factory.
Robert Dunn is the Executive Editor of Medicinal Purposes Literary Review, the host of the Poet to Poet cable television show and has been published in Krax, Mobius and Nomad's Choir. His full-length collections include Zen Yentas in Bondage and Guilty as Charged (Cross-Cultural Literary Editions, Inc.). Mr. Dunn lives in New York.
Dana Garrett's poetry has appeared in many publications and anthologies, recently ACM, American Writing, Northeast Corridor, The Comstock Review, Whole Terrain and Grrrrr: A Collection of Poems about Bears. In 1997 he won the Delaware Division of the Arts Individual Grant Fellowship in the Emerging Professional category. He also recently won the Delaware Division of the Arts Individual Grant Fellowship in the Established Professional category.
Ray Gonzalez's most recent awards are: 2001 Minnesota Book Award in Poetry (Turtle Pictures), the 2000 Best American Poetry 2000, the Summer Writing Residency at Yaddo Retreat for Writers, the 2000 Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, and the 1999 Best American Poetry, among many others. He is the editor of more than ten anthologies of poetry and fiction. His work has been published in over one hundred journals and anthologies including The Norton Anthology of Nature Writing-Second Editon, and The Best American Nature Writing-2001. His forthcoming books are The Underground Heart: Essays From Hidden Landscapes (University of Arizona Press, 2002), and The Ghost of John Wayne and Other Stories (University of Arizona Press, 2001) and most recently a collection of poems, The Hawk Temple at Tierra Grande.
Carol Hamilton became the Poet Laureate of Oklahoma in 1995 and received the Oklahoma Book Award for her chapbook One the Dust. She received a Southwest Book Award in 1988 for a children's novel, The Dawn Seekers. Her recent publication credits include Potpourri, Porcupine Magazine, and Phoebe. Ms. Hamilton's new books include Breaking Bread, Breaking Silence; Gold: Greatest Hits (from Pudding House) and I, People of the Llano (Good Samaritan Press).
David Harrison Horton is the editor of the poetry journal Chase Park, and teaches English at Patten College in Oakland, California. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Syllogism, 14 Hills, and Sun Poetic Times. He lives and writes in Oakland, California.
Joseph Hart's publication credits include Barbaric Yawp, Dream International Quarterly, and Fauquier. He lives in California.
David Lawrence, Ph.D is a poet, screenwriter, model, business mogul, boxer, and rapper. His work has appeared in Pitchfork, Small Pond Magazine, and North American Review. He has been interviewed by Men's Journal, People Magazine, and Sports Illustrated. His book Boxer Rebellion (Maverick Press, 1992) was made into a movie and played at the Sundance Film Festival. He lives in New York.
R.W. Major has had work published in Michigan Quarterly Review, Prairie Schooner, and Georgia Review.
Jon Mathewson has been writing poetry for eight years and has self-published three chapbooks. Recently, his poems have appeared in Abiko, Pink Cadillac and Reflect. Mr. Mathewson is a member of a poetry and percussion performance group. He lives in Vermont.
Magneson lives on a farm in Placerville, California where she writes
B.Z. Niditch is the artistic director of The Original Theatre. His work has appeared in Writer's Forum, Antioch Review, and Prairie Schooner. He lives in Massachusetts.
Kenneth O'Keefe is a retired teacher with a life-long interest in literature. His work has appeared in The Penwood Review, The Poet's Pen, Red Owl, and Nomad's Choir. Besides writing poetry, he enjoys spending time with his wife, reading, viewing films and taking long, solitary walks of immense consolation.
Shoshauna Shy works at the Wisconsin Humanities Council and is a member of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets. Shoshauna has had poems published in Poetry Northwest, Cedar Hill Review and The Comstock Review. Recently, Pudding House Publications and Moon Journal Press have published her chapbooks.
Edward Michael O'Durr Supranowicz hails from Logan, Ohio where he works in a local factory. His publishing credits include Mobius, Rattle, and The Burning Bush.
Meredith Trede has thrice been a semi-finalist in the "Discovery"/The Nation contest. Her poetry has appeared in The Paris Review, Baybury Review, and Runes.
Ryan G. Van Cleave is an assistant professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. His work has appeared in recent issues of Arts & Letters, Quarterly West, and Ploughshares. His most recent books are Say Hello (Pecan Grove Press, 2001) and the anthology American Diaspora: Poetry of Displacement (University of Iowa Press, 2001). He is currently working on a poetry text due in 2002 from Allyn & Bacon/Longman. He lives in Green Bay.
Gerald Zipper is the author of the play "A Little Madness", produced at the Provincetown Playhouse in New York. He produced two seasons of Shakespeare at New York's Cherry Lane Theatre. A collection of his poetry Wounded Hopes was published by Rivercross Publishing. Mr. Zipper served as Admin. Sgt./Major in an infantry division during the Korean War, later becoming active in social and political issues. He has served as the Consultant on the Arts to the New York State Senate. His poetry has appeared in The Pegasus Review, Skylark, and The Amherst Review.