Arlene Ang lives in a small town outside Venice, Italy. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Diagram, Forklift Ohio, The Pedestal, Poetry Ireland, Rattle, Smiths Knoll and Tattoo Highway. She is the author of "The Desecration of Doves" (iUniverse, 2005). Website: www.leafscape.org/aang
        Recommended poet: Ros Barber.

Jon Ballard has worked as an occasional instructor of English at Oakland Community College in Royal Oak, Michigan since 2001. Currently he lives and writes in Mexico City, Mexico. His poetry has previously appeared in journals such as Riverrun, The Old Red Kimono, and Soundings East. He has poems forthcoming this summer in The MacGuffin and SP Quill. (jon_betsy@yahoo.com)
        Recommended poet: Edward Haworth Hoeppner.

Pris Campbell's poetry has been published in Niederngasse, MiPo Publications (print and digital), Thunder Sandwich, Blackmail Press, Peshekee River Poetry, Limestone Circle (print), Erosha, MindFire, Dakota House, Verse Libre, Remark Journal, and several anthologies. She has placed first or second in a number of poetry competitions judged by various journal editors. Her chapbook, Abrasions, can be ordered from Rank Stranger Press. She lives in the greater West Palm Beach, Florida. Formerly a Clinical Psychologist, she is currently sidelined by CFIDS. (campris@bellsouth.net)
        Recommended poet: Lee Herrick.

George David Clark is the waiter with a book in his pocket at the Olive Garden in Little Rock. He recieved his BA from Union University, and this fall he will begin an MFA at UVA in Charlottesville. His work is currently also represented on the web at Southern Gothic Online. (georgedavidclark@yahoo.com)
        Recommended poet: Mary Oliver.

Michael Estabrook says: "Seems I've been writing poetry for so long that Methuselah should be taking notice, but in reality, time is simply doing its thing streaking ahead blithely pulling all of us along for the wild ride whether we like it or not." He has published 15 chapbooks over the years, the last one just came out about his Dad, “methinks I see my father,” and before that was “when Patti would fall asleep,” about his wife, guess you could say he's a family man. (mestabrook@comcast.net)
        Recommended poet: Glenn Cooper.

Amanda Laughtland lives in the suburbs of Seattle. She has two chapbooks forthcoming, At Home (Mercy Seat Press) and I Meant to Say (overhere Press). Her poems have appeared most recently in 21 Stars Review, listenlight, The Onion Union and 42opus. (bookishly@yahoo.com)
        Recommended poet: Sandra Simonds.

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

Marty McConnell received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and co-curates the flagship weekly reading series of the louderARTS Project , a New York City-based literary nonprofit. Her work has appeared in Homewrecker: An Adultery Reader, Rattapallax, Fourteen Hills, Thirteenth Moon, 2River View, Lodestar Quarterly, and Blue Fifth Review and the forthcoming Women of the Bowery anthology. (martyoutloud@gmail.com)
        Recommended poets: Terrance Hayes, Roger Bonair-Agard.

Benjamin Morris is a native of Mississippi but currently lives in Cambridge, England, where he is a graduate student in archaeology.
        Recommended poets: Norman MacCaig, Jacob Polley.

Ruben Quesada lives in the Los Angeles area, where he is an MFA candidate in the Creative Writing Program at the University of California, Riverside. His poems, and translations have appeared in Third Coast, The Watershed Anthology, Rattle, The 2River View, El Andar, and MOSAIC. He is currently working a forthcoming limited edition chapbook of translated poetry by Luis Cernuda. (rubenquesada@hotmail.com)
        Recommended poet: Sharon Olds.

Erin Elizabeth Smith is a PhD candidate at the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi where she serves as editor-in-chief of Stirring and founder of Sundress Publications. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Third Coast, Crab Orchard, West Branch, Willow Springs, Natural Bridge, Gulf Stream, Good Foot, Slipstream, Bellingham Review, and Reed Magazine among others. (erin@sundress.net)
        Recommended poets: Lorna Dee Cervantes, Tony Hoagland, Brigit Pegeen Kelly, Robert Hass.

Laurie Soslow is a graduate of the Boston University Creative Writing Program. She has spent most of the last eight years providing IT and management consulting services to nonprofit organizations. Laurie's work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Mad Poets Review, HiNgE, the Drexel Online Journal and the Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry. Laurie resides in Philadelphia, where she co-curates the INVERSE Reading Series on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. (lsoslow@yahoo.com)
        Recommended poets: Richard Siken, Arlene Ang, Scott Glassman.

John Sweet, single father of 2, opposed to all organized religions, suspicious of anyone who would willingly run for public office. a believer in writing as catharsis. a new collection, give a poor man god and watch him starve available from lulu.com. (bleedinghorse99@yahoo.com)
        Recommended poet: mk chavez.

J. Marcus Weekley was born in Chattanooga, TN, but moved all over the planet (Georgia, Germany, Wisconsin, Phillipines, Mississippi, Texas, Illinois). He began photographing in high school and has since worked at the university paper at The University of Southern Mississippi and freelanced for papers in Lubbock, Texas and Beloit, Wisconsin. Marcus' images accompany the essays of Gail Folkins in the forthcoming book Dance Hall Revival (Texas Tech University Press, 2007). He is also a writer, and his work has appeared in Quick Fiction, Thieves Jargon, The Iowa Review, Bewildering Stories, and The Clackamas Literary Review, among other places. More of his images can be seen at his Flickr site: www.flickr.com/photos/whynottryitagain2 . (whynottryitagain@hotmail.com)
        Recommended poet: Aaron Rudolph.

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