Mary Alexandra Agner's poetry appears in North American Review, Passages North, The Literary Review, and others. She's at work on a novel-in-verse, Queen of the Steppe, and a lyric poetry manuscript inspired by Shakespeare's plays. She was awarded a 2006 Fellowship in Literature by the Somerville Arts Council. All her life she's observed the universe and written about it. Visit her website at www.pantoum.org.
        Recommended poets: Moira Egan, Jeannine Hall Gailey.

Tamiko Beyer is a queer, mixed-race writer who lives in Brooklyn, NY. Her poetry has appeared in a variety of publications including Calyx, CRATE, DMQ Review, and Triplopia. She has performed her work in San Francisco, New York City, and other "coast" cities. Beyer is a founding member of Agent 409, an NYC-based writing group that has published two zines and is currently working on a performance piece addressing the theme of occupation. She leads a writing group for homeless LGBT youth through the New York Writers Coalition. (tamiko.b@gmail.com)
        Recommended poets: Srikanth Reddy, Suheir Hammad, Ilya Kaminsky

Bob Bradley was born in Mansfield, Ohio, May 31, 1959. Grew up in North Carolina and Georgia. He was educated at the University of Georgia, Athens, where he studied with Coleman Barks and at the University of Virginia, where he studied with Charles Wright and Gregory Orr. He currently pursues doctoral studies at Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN. His work has appeared in Ploughshares, Gettysburg Review, Southern Poetry Review, Seneca Review, Poetry East, Antioch Review, Plainsong, Iris, Painted Bride Quarterly among others. For more information, visit his website at www.bobbradley.com. (artistultra@comcast.net)
        Recommended poet: David Daniel.

Michael Catherwood's first book of poems entitled Dare, was published by Backwaters Press in the summer of 2006. He has published poems in Agni, Black Warrior Review, Laurel Review, Louisiana Literature, Red River Review, Westview and others. He has poems forthcoming in Borderlands. He has won the Intro Award for Poetry and in 2003 received an encouragement award from the Nebraska Arts Council. He writes essays for Plainsongs and teaches at Creighton University. (mrcatherwood@cox.net)
        Recommended poets: Erin Belieu, Michael Heffernan, Steve Langan.

Mark DeCarteret's work has appeared in the anthologies American Poetry: The Next Generation (Carnegie Mellon Press, 2000) and Thus Spake the Corpse: An Exquisite Corpse Reader 1988-1998 (Black Sparrow Press, 2000). His latest chapbook The Great Apology was published a few years back by Oyster River Press for which he also co-edited the anthology Under the Legislature of Stars: 62 New Hampshire Poets.
        Recommended poets: W.E. Butts, James Rioux.

Kate A. Durbin writes poetry and fiction. Currently she is attending the University of California's MFA program in Riverside. She has had her poetry published in Moodance, and her poem "The Fifth Gospel" won the Annual St. Mary of Magdela Poetry Contest in 2004. She was a finalist in the Atlanta Review Annual International Poetry Contest in 2005. Kate lives with her husband in Whittier, California. (xcornflakegirlx@yahoo.com)
        Recommended poet: Patty Seyburn.

Peg Duthie works as a copyeditor in Nashville, Tennessee. Her poems have appeared at No Tell Motel, The Pedestal, Flashquake, Southern Gothic, and other venues. Her website is www.nashpanache.com
        Recommended poets: Vassar Miller, Lynda Hull.

Jeannine Hall Gailey is a Seattle-area writer whose first book, Becoming the Villainess, was recently published by Steel Toe Books. Her poems have appeared on Verse Daily and in journals like The Iowa Review, The Evansville Review, The Columbia Poetry Review, and others. She is a poetry editor for Silk Road. Her chapbook, "Female Comic Book Superheroes," is available from Pudding House Press and from her web site, www.webbish6.com.
        Recommended poets: Denise Duhamel, Dana Levin, Kimiko Hahn.

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.

Willie Lin is currently a student at the University of Virginia.
        Recommended poet: Brigit Pegeen Kelly.

Kate MacDonald, born and raised in New Brunswick, has resided in Vancouver for the past fifteen years. She works almost exclusively in oils, attracted by the luminosity of the pigments and the alchemy of mixing mediums appropriate to the paint and surface. Her art reflects an appreciation of the everyday, a wish to capture what may go unnoticed, whether it be a grouping of found objects, or the view from a freeway in transit to a greater destination. An emerging artist, she has most recently exhibited in Vancouver, BC as well as Austin, TX. See more of her work at her website: www.katemacdonald.30art.com. (kateymac@telus.net)
        Recommended poet: Pete Trower.

Rachel Mallino's poetry has been published or is forthcoming in 42 Opus, The Pebble Lake Review, The Melic Review, Stirring and others. She lives in South Florida with her daughter. Rachel is also the editor for the online literary journal, Tilt. (rachelmallino@gmail.com)
        Recommended poet: Spencer Reece.

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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 of 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, Tinfish, and Versal. She lives in Oakland, CA. Her author website is barbarajanereyes.com.
        Recommended poets: Susan Stewart, Arthur Sze, Oliver de la Paz, Adrian Castro.

Jean Tupper has worked as a magazine writer and editor, but her first love is poetry. She presents poetry both solo and with the Fine Line Poets of Massachusetts. She also reads and workshops with the Wood Thrush Poets, six published poets who have been colleagues and friends for 25 years. Her collection of poems entitled Woman in Rainlight was published by Hobblebush Books in 2004. Her poems have appeared in Oregon East, Wisconsin Review, Southern Poetry Review, Worcester Review, The Madison Review, The Paterson Literary Review,Piedmont Literary Review, Eclipse, Thema, Plainsongs, and many other literary magazines.
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William H. Wandless earned his Ph.D. in English from Emory University in the summer of 2002. He specializes in the prose fiction of the eighteenth century, particularly as it raises and addresses questions of ethics. An avid trespasser, he nevertheless poaches on other literary and popular periods and territories, whenever and wherever words tempt him. He currently teaches at Auburn University, and he will assume a professorship at Central Michigan University in the fall of 2006. (billwandless@yahoo.com)
        Recommended poets: Elizabeth Edwards, Dennis Sampson

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