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Aaron Balkan’s short videos, photographs and poems live at www.tacosavantgarde.com. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Gabrielle and their sinewy cat, Horace.

Sally Ball is the author of Annus Mirabilis and the associate director of Four Way Books.  She has new poems appearing in Boulevard,Threepenny Review, Witness, and Yale Review. She lives in Arizona and teaches at ASU in Tempe.

Lindsay Bernal lives in Washington, D.C., and works as the Academic Coordinator for the Creative Writing Program at the University of Maryland. She wishes she had more poems published or forthcoming in numerous journals.

Erin M. Bertram is a fellow/instructor in the MFA program at Washington University in St. Louis, where she edits shadowbox press.  She is the author of four chapbooks: Alluvium (dancing girl press, 2007), Here, Hunger (NeO Pepper Press, 2007) with Sarah Lilius, Wise Raven (Big Game Books, forthcoming), and Body Of Water ( Thorngate Road, forthcoming), which won the 2007 Frank O’Hara Award.

Maud Casey lives in Washington, D.C. and teaches at the University of Maryland.  She is the author of two novels, Genealogy (Harper Perennial, 2006) and The Shape of Things to Come (William Morrow, 2001), and a collection of stories, Drastic (William Morrow, 2002).

Charlie Clark lives and works in Washington, D.C.

Christina Clark is a poet and yoga teacher. Her poems have recently appeared in 6x6, Pool,and The Massachusetts Review. She lives in Brooklyn.

Adam Clay lives in Michigan and is the author of The Wash. He co-edits Typo Magazine.

Todd Colby is the author of Tremble & Shine, Riot in the Charm Factory, Cush and Ripsnort, all of which were published by Soft Skull Press. He is currently leading a poetry workshop at The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church. Todd keeps a blog at gleefarm.blogspot.com

Evan Commander is the author of two chapbooks, Planet Carpet and A Thing and Its Ghost. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he curates the Moor Poetry Series.

Peter Davis’ book of poetry is Hitler’s Mustache and he edited Poets Bookshelf: Contemporary Poets on Books that Shaped Their Art. His poems have been published in cool journals like this one, Forklift, Ohio. He lives in Muncie, Indiana with his family: Jenny, Maxwell, and Estella.

Lucas Farrell was born in Farmington, Maine, lived many years in Colorado and Vermont, and presently resides in Rock Creek, Montana, just east of Missoula.  He is finishing up his MFA in poetry at the University of Montana, where he serves as co-fiction editor of CutBank and forces his composition students to engage, each term, the first season of Twin Peaks (in its entirety).  His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Slope, Jubilat, Le Petite Zine, and Eucalyptus, among others. He has two brothers.

Originally from Burlington, WI, Adam Fell is currently in Iowa City, IA where he is in his second year at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.  Like our president, he is not “one of these bean counters” nor is he “a revengeful person.”  His poems have appeared in Diagram, Asheville Poetry Review, Crazyhorse, and Tinhouse.

Rachel Contreni Flynn is the author of Ice, Mouth, Song (Tupelo Press, 2005) and was awarded a Literature Fellowship from the NEA in 2007.   She lives in Mundelein, Illinois and works part-time as a corporate attorney.

Dobby Gibson’s first book, Polar (Alice James Books), won the Beatrice Hawley Award. His second book,Skirmish, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press.

Jim Goar teaches at Ewha University in Seoul.  His poetry has been published by Cimarron Review, Typo, Octopus, Vanitas & Harvard Review.  His first book, Whole Milk, is available from effing press Two more books will be published later this year, Winter on the 109 (H_NGM_N B__KS) & The Empty Forest (Katalanché Press). He is the founder and editor of past simple (an online journal of poetics) and Catfish Press (a maker and distributor of fine, limited run, chapbooks). 

Jeremy Hoevenaar is rad.  He plays in bands: The Lisps, The Bert Prices, and the Aaron Neville Singers.  Currently he is working toward an MFA in writing at Bard College.  He lives in Williamsburg, NY with his kitten, NaNa Binky, and his goldfish, H2Awesome.

Dorothea Lasky was born in St. Louis in 1978.  Her first book of poems, AWE, came out in the fall of 2007 from Wave Books.  Currently, she lives in Philadelphia, where she studies education at the University of Pennsylvania and co-edits the Katalanche Press chapbook series, along with the poet Michael Carr.

James Longenbach is the author of three books of poems, most recently Draft of a Letter, as well as several critical books, including The Art of the Poetic Line, just published by Graywolf.  He teaches at the University of Rochester and in the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers.

Bo McGuire loves Dolly Parton. He hails from Hokes Bluff, Alabama.

Amanda Nadelberg wrote Isa the Truck Named Isadore. She lives in Minneapolis and works in ice cream.

Timothy O’Keefe is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Utah.  His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Barrow Street, Blackbird, Chicago Poetry Review, Cimarron Review, Denver Quarterly, Pleiades, and elsewhere.

Alexis Orgera lives in Southern California, but she likes to roam in the hills and up the coast as far away from cars and throngs (or thongs) as possible. At this moment, she works in a secondary school library and teaches creative writing to teenagers. Poems of hers have recently appeared in Folio, Green Mountains ReviewGulf Coast, and Luna.

Virgil Renfroe teaches seas of students. Every day he captains his tugboat.

Matthew Rohrer is the author of five books, most recently RISE UP, published by Wave Books. He lives in Brooklyn and teaches in the creative writing program at NYU.

Michael Schiavo’s poetry and nonfiction have appeared in The Yale Review, Seneca Review, Tin House, The Believer, McSweeney’s,Painted Bride Quarterly, Guernica, 1913: A Journal of Forms, No Tell Motel, and elsewhere. He is a contributing editor to CUE and one of the most notorious cat burglars Europe has ever known.

Mike Shaffer is an over-educated teacher and writer of forgotten literature.  He lives by a thin tether, mercifully held firm by two dogs, a cat, a lovely wife and child, not to mention a pigeon-eared copy of Paradise Lost.  He likes long walks, wines from the Rhone Valley and Herb Alpert records.

Lori Shine’s chapbook Coming Down in White was recently published by Pilot Books. Her poems have appeared (or shortly will) in 6x6, APR, Boston Review, Conduit, H_NGM_N, New American Writing, Tin House, and other magazines, and in the anthology Isn’t It Romantic: 100 Love Poems by Younger American Poets. She is Managing Editor of Wave Books and lives in Easthampton, Massachusetts.

Ann Stephenson’s poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Coconut, Combo,MIRAGE#4/PERIOD(ical), Saint Elizabeth Street, Sal Mimeo, Shampoo, Shifter, and TYPO. In 2006 she published her chapbook, Wirework (Tent Editions). She recently completed her MFA at Bard College and lives somewhere between New York City and Atlanta, Georgia.

Chad Sweeney is the author of two poetry books, An Architecture (BlazeVox, 2007) and Arranging the Blaze (Anhinga, 2009)—and the chapbook, A Mirror to Shatter the Hammer (Tarpaulin Sky, 2006).  He co-edits Parthenon West Review, with David Holler, and is poet-in-residence at the San Francisco School of the Arts.  His poems have appeared recently in New American Writing, Colorado Review, Interim, Denver Quarterly, Barrow Street, the Tiny, Ping Pong, Coconut, Eletronic Poetry Review, Verse and elsewhere.

G.C. Waldrep has been hoarding buttons, lately.  He teaches at Bucknell University.  His latest book is Disclamor (BOA Editions, 2007).

Jillian Weise is the author of The Amputee’s Guide to Sex (Soft Skull Press, 2007).  Recent poems appear in Barrow Street and Tin House.  Her plays have been staged at the New York Fringe Festival and the Provincetown Playwrights’ Festival.  She lives in Kentucky.

Dustin Williamson lives in Brooklyn where he runs the Rust Buckle chapbook/magazine/reading/party series.

Dean Young’s new book is Primitive Mentor (Pitt Poetry Series).

Elizabeth Zechel received her B.F.A. at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her M.F.A. from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. She has had solo shows at A.I.R. Gallery ( New York, NY, 2004), Atelier Gallery ( Brooklyn, NY, 2004) and the exhibition drawings for The Chickasaw Cultural Center ( Okla. City, Okla, 2007).  She has also done the covers for the following poetry books: Mind Instructions by Tracey McTague, Late Night Clanging by Jen Robinson, Tremble and Shine by Todd Colby, and The To Sound by Eric Baus. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband Todd Colby.