Patricia Bostian teaches English at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC while raising her young children and editing The Wild Goose Poetry Review. Recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize, her work has been published in Frogpond, Potpourri, The Southern Poetry Review, The New Press Literary Quarterly, Forpoetry.com, and Yemassee among other journals. (patricia.bostian@cpcc.edu)
        Recommended poet: Jeffrey Harrison

Christopher Buckley's 14th book of poetry, And the Sea, will be published by Sheep Meadow Press this spring. (poem in this issue is from that book.) Also this spring, Buckley's second book of creative nonfiction, Sleep Walk, will come out from Eastern Washington University Press which also published A Condition of the Spirit: On the Life & Work of Larry Levis, edited by Buckley & Alexander Long. Buckley teaches in the creative writing dept at the University of California Riverside. (cbuckley@mail.ucr.edu)
        Recommended poet: Jon Veinberg

Eduardo C. Corral holds degrees from Arizona State University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His work has recently been honored with a "Discovery"/The Nation Award and a MacDowell residency.
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Taylor Graham is a volunteer search-and-rescue dog handler in the Sierra Nevada, who also helps her husband (a retired wildlife biologist) with his field projects. Her poems have appeared in International Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, The New York Quarterly, Poetry International, and elsewhere, and have been included in the anthology, California Poetry: From the Gold Rush to the Present (Santa Clara University, 2004). Her manuscript, The Downstairs Dance Floor, is winner of the 2005 Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize from Texas Review Press. (piper@innercite.com)
        Recommended poets: Robert Lavett Smith, Frederick Zydek.

Monica Kidd lives in St. John's, Newfoundland, where she is a medical student. She is the author of two novels, Beatrice (Turnstone Press, 2001) and The Momentum of Red (Raincoast Press, 2004). These pictures were taken in rural Slovakia. (kidd@nf.sympatico.ca)
        Recommended poet: Joanne Page

Mary Chi-Whi Kim lives and teaches in Savannah, Georgia where she recently co-organized the first Savannah Asian American literary event. Her first chapbook of poems, Silken Purse, was published by Pudding House Press; her self-help book, Karma Suture, is forthcoming on Amazon.com. (hannaverse@yahoo.com)
        Recommended poet: Yusef Komunyakaa

Charlton Metcalf is a songwriter and poet from Minneapolis MN. His most recent works can be seen in various journals in print and on the internet. He is a published songwriter of many genres www.charltonsongs.com. He is a musician with the bands Lavabloom and Sonic Cucumber. He is also the founder of the Red Dragon poetry group. (charltonpoems@yahoo.com)
        Recommended poet: Reb Livingston

Karen Neuberg's work has appeared in Barrow Street, Blue Fifth Review, canwehaveourballback, Columbia Poetry Review, Diner, Elixir, Phoebe, Shampoo, and The Diagram. She holds an MFA from The New School. (kneuberg@hotmail.com)
        Recommended poets: Dean Kostos, Kathleen Ossip

Mary C. O'Malley has a MFA from Spalding University. She is a mother of five and has practiced Social Work for over twenty years. She has been published both on and offline. Some of the sites she has been in are PoetryCemetary.com, PoetryMidwest, Wordsmyth. In the past she has been published in The Mid America Poetry Review and will be in the spring issue of Cleveland State University's Whiskey Island.
        Recommended poet: Andrew Hudggins

Stephen Roger Powers won an Academy of American Poets Prize while working on his PhD in creative writing at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. To help cover the costs of graduate school he moonlighted as a stand-up comedian in clubs and casinos around the Midwest. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Shenandoah, Margie, Smartish Pace, 32 Poems, and the University of Iowa Press anthology Red, White, and Blues: Poets on the Promise of America, among others. He teaches at Marian College in Fond du Lac, and spends his free time at Dollywood. (stephen@trevorausten.com)
        Recommended poet: Susan Firer

Barbara Jane Reyes was born in Manila, Philippines and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her MFA at San Francisco State University, and is the author of Gravities of Center (Arkipelago, 2003) and Poeta en San Francisco (Tinfish, 2005), for which she received the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Asian Pacific American Journal, Chain, Crate, Interlope, New American Writing, Nocturnes Review, North American Review, Parthenon West Review, and Tinfish. She lives in Oakland, CA. Her author website is http://barbarajanereyes.com.
        Recommended poets: Susan Stewart, Arthur Sze, Oliver de la Paz, Adrian Castro
J.W. Richardson is a full-time instructor in the Department of English at Morehouse College, a position he has held since 1997. Recipient of the College's Vulcan Excellence in Teaching Award in 2002, Richardson teaches introductory and advanced composition, formalist criticism, world literature, and, most recently, a survey of British literature. Scholarly articles have appeared in The Oxford Companion to African American Literature and The Handbook to African American Literature. Having won 3rd Prize in Fence Magazine's annual Summer Literary Seminars Poetry Contest in 2004, Richardson was also awarded in 2004 the AWP Conference/Workshop Prize in Poetry. His poems have appeared in Callaloo, Slate&Style, and the anthology Rainbow Darkness. (joshkah@earthlink.net)
        Recommended poets: Honoree F. Jeffers, Rhina P. Espaillat, Jude Nutter, Dan Beachy-Quick

Tyler Smith received an M.A. in Creative Writing in 2004 at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Previously, he worked as an AP journalist in Madrid, Spain in addition to stints as an editor and freelance writer in New York City. His works of fiction and poetry have been featured in Square One , The Bullfight Review and Monkeybicycle. (tstoddard@hotmail.com)
        Recommended poets: Brad Tice, Cecily Parks, Susan Wood

Lita Sorensen's poetry has been published in various online and print journals, among them, The Briar Cliff Review (forthcoming), The Cortland Review, Ink and Ashes, Bovine-Free Wyoming, Amoskeag, Yemassee, Poetry Midwest, Bovine-Free Wyoming, and The Wild Goose Poetry Review.   A selection, “Quarto, with Crows,” will also be included in an upcoming anthology, Beat the Blackened Wing: An Anthology of Crows. In addition, she has published three books of nonfiction for young adults for Rosen Press in New York City. She holds a master’s degree in creative writing, and recently moved west to Arizona from Iowa City, Iowa. (lsoren@msn.com)
        Recommended poet: Chuck Miller

Steven Trebellas was born in 1952 to a corporate gypsy father and Spanish teacher mother. She Greek, he Celt. Fell out of the Church and into beat poetry, later studied with Allen Ginsberg at Naropa before it was accredited and when a course with A.G. cost 84 bucks. Spent some years participating in street poetics in Denver and elsewhere. Eventually got an MFA after careers in mechanics and sales. Currently out of work and living in a former gas station in Burlington, Iowa. Focusing on publication and may do a PhD somewhere. (radioflyer@lisco.com)
        Recommended poet: Rodney Jones

Shannon Woron completed her undergrad in English Literature and Creative Writing at UBC in 2004. Her writing has appeared in Room of One’s Own and Asian Pacific Post. She is currently working on a novel and will be going to St. Petersburg this summer to study with the Summer Literary Seminars. (shannonworon@hotmail.com)
        Recommended poet: Karen Connelly

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