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ARLENE ANG lives in a small town outside Venice where she co-edits Niederngasse Italian. Her poetry has recently been published in Envoi, Orbis, Rattle, Smiths Knoll, Tattoo Highway and Poetry Ireland. Her first full collection of poetry, The Desecration of Doves is available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. She blogs (http://arleneang.blogspot.com) because, like sex, everyone else does it. 

DANIEL BECKER practices and teaches general internal medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine where he also  teaches writing as a means of paying better attention to the every day tragedy and comedy of medical practice.  He completed the MFA program in writing at Warren Wilson College in 2003. 

JOSHUA BECKMAN is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Shake from Wave Books. 

ONI BUCHANAN holds a B.A. in English and Music from the University of Virginia, an M.F.A. in poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and a Masters in piano performance from the New England Conservatory of Music. Her first book of poems, What Animal, won the University of Georgia Press Contemporary Poetry Series competition and was published in October 2003. Her poems have appeared in Conduit, Columbia Poetry Review, American Letters & Commentary, Fence, the Colorado Review, and elsewhere, including the anthologies The Best American Poetry 2004 and Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century. As a concert pianist, she has released two solo piano CDs and actively performs across the U.S. She is on the piano faculty at the New School of Music in Cambridge, in addition to maintaining a private teaching studio, and lives in Brighton with her husband, the poet Jon Woodward. 

JANE CARVER, Johnny Cash, Jacques Cousteau, June Carter, Jarvis Cocker, Jean Cocteau, J.M. Coetzee, John Cage, Jaap Castricum, Jesus Christ, Jayne Cortez, Jim Carroll, Jessica Cleaves, John Coltrane, Julie Christie, John Cassavetes, Jose Canseco, Julia Child, Joan Crawford. 

JOHN COLBURN has been operating on earth since 1967. He lives in Minneapolis and knows the ways of Dobby Gibson intimately. He is currently a member of the all-improv noise folk supergroup Astronaut Cooper's Parade. Fuori Editions once published his chapbook of poetry, titled Kissing. 

EVAN COMMANDER is the author of the chapbook, Planet Carpet. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Boog City and H_NGM_N. For the last two years he has been living and working in Publico, an art gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio. He recently graduated from “art school.” 

BRUCE COVEY teaches at Emory University and is the author of The Greek Gods as Telephone Wires, and the forthcoming Ten Pins, Ten Frames (Fall 2005) and Glass Is Really a Liquid (Fall 2006)—all from Front Room Publishers.  His recent work also appears in 26, The Hat, Bombay Gin, Explosive, Pool, Boog City, the tiny, Traverse, Cranky, 88, and other journals.  He edits the web-based poetry magazine Coconut. 

DARCIE DENNIGAN’s poems have been published recently in Tin House, American Letters & Commentary and the Indiana Review. She is a member of the small minority of West Hollywood, CA, residents living without a dachsund. 

SCOTT DENNIS is a poet, graphic designer, and sound artist. He graduated from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 2005. His first chapbook, Very Hyper, was published by Forklift Ink. in May 2005. He has, for the past three years, served as art director for Incliner, the Art Academy of Cincinnati’s Journal of Literary and Visual Arts.

JOSHUA EDWARDS is from Galveston, Texas.  He edits The Canary with Anthony Robinson and Nick Twemlow.  Other excerpts from "Position Effect" appear in 3rd Bed, Crowd, Spinning Jenny, 26, The Literary Review, and elsewhere. 

YASBEL FERNANDEZ-ACUNA is an MFA student at the University of Miami. She is also one of the poetry editors of Mangrove—the University of Miami's literary magazine. 

RACHEL CONTRENI FLYNN’s first book, Ice, Mouth, Song, was published by Tupelo Press in 2005. She has an MFA from Warren Wilson College and was awarded an Illinois Artist’s Fellowship in 2003. She is a corporate attorney who writes poems while commuting on the Edens Expressway outside Chicago. She lives in Mundelein with her remarkably sane husband and two young children who take after him. 

Miss TERRI FORD is the author of Why the Ships Are She (Four Way Books, 2001) and the forthcoming Hams Beneath the Firmament, due to appear from Four Way Books in 2007. A fellow at Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, Miss Ford was also profiled in June of 2004 in the Minneapolis newspaper City Pages as one of five Minnesota poets who might be the state Poet Laureate if Minnesota had one. Recent poems have appeared in Cincinnati Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Agni, and Conduit, among others, as well as in the anthology Poetry Daily: The Best from the World’s Most Popular Poetry Website (Sourcebooks, 2003). She currently lives in triumph in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she hopes to change at least the lipstick on the face of Minnesota poetry. 

MELISSA GINSBURG’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Crowd, Pleiades, Gulf Coast, and on the Konundrum Engine Literary Review website. She has an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop where she was recipient of the Iowa Arts Fellowship. 

PAUL GRIFFITHS believes everything he reads.  Aside from visiting him in Somerville, MA -- where he lives with his wife and two sons -- you may find him fully culpable at nationalbestseller.com 

AMY GRIMM was a caesarian, and Exit 9 has been renamed Exit 43. 

DANIEL HARRIS recently graduated from Hofstra University and is currently pursuing an MFA in Poetry at Warren Wilson College. Previously, he dropped out of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute halfway through a program in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. Influences include the Beat Generation, chess, the French Surrealists, James Tate, physics, Dana Levin, sushi, and Dean Young. 

MATTHEA HARVEY is the author of two books of poetry, Pity the Bathtub Its Forced Embrace of the Human Form and Sad Little Breathing Machine. She is a contributing editor to jubilat and BOMB. She teaches poetry at Sarah Lawrence and lives in Brooklyn. 

ANTHONY HAWLEY’s first book of poems, The Concerto Form, was published by Shearsman Books the Spring of 2006. He is the author of the chapbooks Afield (Ugly Duckling Presse) and Vocative (Phylum Press), and has poems forthcoming in The Hat, Octopus, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, and Verse. He currently lives in Nebraska with his wife and daughter. 

ERIC HIGGINS is a poetry student at Ball State University.  Previous work has appeared in Slipstream.  He prefers sourdough to French. 

Prior to teaching, JAMES HOCH was dishwasher, cook, dockworker, social worker and shepherd. His poems have appeared in Slate, Kenyon Review, Gettysburg, Ninth Letter, Carolina Quarterly, Virginia Quarterly Review and many others. They have been nominated many times for the Pushcart Prize. He is the recipient of fellowships and scholarships from Bread Loaf, Sewanee, and Summer Literary Seminars, and received a 2002 Individual Artists Fellowship from the PA Council on the Arts. His book, A Parade of Hands, won the Gerald Cable Award and was published in March 2003 by Silverfish Review Press. Originally from Collingswood, NJ, he resides in Charlottesville, VA with his wife and son, and teaches at Lynchburg College. 

CHRIS HUND works for The Man, in capital letters, seriously the press he works for is owned by the Jesuits so somewhere up in the hierarchy his boss is the pope. He has no idea how he got himself into this situation. When he escapes from his cubicle he travels home by trains, writes, and lives with his wife Kasey and his cats Gertrude and Alice in Racine, Wisconsin. 

ANDREW KOZMA attends the University of Houston for a Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing and is a non-fiction editor for Gulf Coast.  Poems of his are forthcoming in Lilies and Cannonballs, Pebble Lake Review, Third Coast, Spoon River Poetry Review, Buffalo Carp, and Best New Poets 2005.  He wears forklifts for shoes, which makes traveling around town very expensive, but relatively free of obstruction. 

ALEX LEMON’s first book of poems, Mosquito, will be published by Tin House Books in 2006. In 2005 he was awarded a Literature Fellowship in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota and currently teaches at Macalester College. He will love all of your wayward burritos. 

DORA MALECH is currently a Glenn Schaeffer Poetry Fellow and is teaching poetry at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand.  Her poems have recently appeared in Black Warrior Review and American Letters & Commentary. 

CLAY MATTHEWS’ work is published (or will be) in H_NGM_N, No Tell Motel, the tiny, DIAGRAM, and Best New Poets 2005. His chapbook, Muffler, is forthcoming from H_NGM_N B_ _KS in the fall of 2005. He is currently a Ph.D. student at Oklahoma state while serving as associate editor for the Cimarron Review. 

ANTHONY MCCANN lives in Brooklyn, NY where he teaches English, the language, to adult immigrants. His book, Father of Noise, was published by Fence Books in 2003. Moongarden, from Wave Books, will appear on April 1, 2006. When it comes to Forklift, Ohio, he’s a believer. 

SANDRA MILLER lives just east of Forklift, Ohio with Ronald Johnson the puppy/poet/cookbook author. Her first book of poems, Oriflamme, was published by Ahsahta in 2005 and features Olga Rozanova's heart w/button. These poems are from her second collection, Chora, and are indebted to John Taggart. 

LISA OLSTEIN’s first collection of poems, Radio Crackling, Radio Gone, won the 2005 Hayden Carruth Award and will be published by Copper Canyon Press in the Fall of 2006. Her poems have appeared in a variety of literary magazines, including The Iowa Review, LIT, and American Letters & Commentary. She lives and works in Western Massachusetts. 

PAUL OTREMBA is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Houston. His poems have appeared in such magazines as the Virginia Quarterly Review, the New England Review, the American Literary Review, and Gulf Coast. 

KIKI PETROSINO graduated from the University of Virginia in 2001. She spent the next two years teaching English and Italian at an international boarding school in Lugano, Switzerland.  In 2004, she graduated from the University of Chicago with an MA degree in Humanities. Her thesis, a manuscript of original poems titled Star Silo, received the Catherine Ham Best Thesis Award from the University of Chicago.  She is currently a second-year MFA student at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. 

NATE PRITTS is the editor of H_NGM_N.  His chapbooks include The Happy Seasons (online from Swannigan & Wright) & Winter Constellations (forthcoming from horse less press).  Other poems can be seen in Southern Review, Pool, Terminus & Unpleasant Event Schedule. 

BART QUINET lives in Bloomington, Indiana with his wife and two dogs. He is an administrator and doctoral student at Indiana University. He hopes his poems are concise and effective in their simple pursuits. 

BRENT ROYSTER’s poems have been published in Center: A Journal of the Literary Arts, Cimarron Review, Green Mountains Review, Iron Horse Literary Review, Mochila Review, The North American Review, Quarterly West, South Carolina Review, and other notable journals. He teaches writing and literature at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. 

ZACH SAVICH has had recent writing in Black Warrior Review and Fourteen Hills.  He wrote "Tour Guide" in Kaethe's car. 

MICHAEL SCHIAVO’s poetry and nonfiction have appeared in The Yale Review, McSweeney's, Tin House, The Believer, and Painted Bride Quarterly, among other fine publications. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut. Visit his blog at http://michaelschiavo.blogspot.com. 

JASON SCHNEIDERMAN is the author of Sublimation Point, a Stahlecker Selection from Four Way Books.  The recipient of the Emily Dickinson Award from the Poetry Society of America, he has received fellowships from Yaddo, and The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.  He has twice been head-waiter at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.  His poems have appeared in many places, including American Poetry Review, Tin House, Grand Street, Best American Poetry 2005, and The Penguin Book of the Sonnet.   

PETER JAY SHIPPY is the author of Thieves' Latin (Univ. of Iowa Press). He has work upcoming in the The American Poetry Review, The Canary, Free Verse, and Verse. His abecedarian suite Alpahville is online at 42opus, eratio, Tarpaulin Sky and Word for / Word. He teaches at Emerson College. 

rachel m simon lives in Yonkers and likes cheese.  She teaches at a college, a maximum security prison, a senior citizen's center, and the homes of SAT students.  Her book, Theory of Orange, is due out from Pavement Saw Press in September of 2006. 

CRAIG MORGAN TEICHER has new poems forthcoming in Boston Review, Pleiades, and Typo.  He reviews regularly for a number of publications, lives in Brooklyn, and works at Publishers Weekly. 

CODY TODD has had work appear in Third Coast, LitRag and Armchair Citizen and has work forthcoming in Lake Effect. He has an MFA from Western Michigan University and is working towards a Ph.D. in English/Creative Writing at SUNY-Binghamton, where he was the 2005 recipient of The Newhouse Award. He is working on his first book and laying record upon record like an audible sub-sandwich. 

NICK TWEMLOW is a co-editor of The Canary. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Volt, Verse, Boston Review, Sentence, and elsewhere (where so many poems show up). He spent the past year in New Zealand as a Fulbright fellow. He is back in Chicago, where he lives with his wife and cat. 

KATE UMANS’ poems have appeared in Columbia, Salt Hill, Fourteen Hills, Crazyhorse, The Bellingham Review, and others.  For the year of '05-'06, she is the Halls Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where she has twice fallen on ice patches (without injury) at the time of this writing. 

Sometimes MIKE VALLERA looks up at the sky and wonders about Elvis. 

G.C. WALDREP’s books of poems are Goldbeater's Skin (Colorado Prize, 2003), Disclamor (BOA Editions, forthcoming 2007), and a chapbook, The Batteries (New Michigan Press, 2006).  He remains convinced that, would be very happy to, acknowledges furthermore the fundamental insecurities of, etc.  Is undoubtedly less interesting than.  Aspires. 

IAN RANDALL WILSON is the managing editor of the poetry journal 88. Recent work has appeared in The Alaska Quarterly Review, Spinning Jenny and Puerto del Sol.  His first fiction collection, Hunger and Other Stories, was published by Hollyridge Press (www.hollyridgepress.com). 

BRADFORD K. WOLFENDEN II was born in Mason, Ohio and currently lives in Columbus, Ohio.  He has a BFA in Creative Writing from Bowling Green State University, and is currently exploring small presses, manuscript in hand. 

MARK YAKICH is the author of Unrelated Individuals Forming a Group Waiting to Cross (Penguin 2004) and The Making of Collateral Beauty (Tupelo 2006).  His website is www.markyakich.com . 

DEAN YOUNG is the author 

JASON ZUZGA is the 2005-2006 James Merrill Writer-in-Residence in Stonington, CT. He will be attending the University of Pennsylvania as a Ph.D. Candidate in English.