Theresa Boyar (www.theresaboyar.com) lives in Helena, Montana, where she is currently working on her first novel. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in several journals, including Rattle, Wicked Alice, the Florida Review, Blood Orange Review, Small Spiral Notebook, and Salome. (theresa@theresaboyar.com)
        Recommended poet: Rebecca Cook.

Jared Carter has published four collections of poetry, the most recent being Cross this Bridge at a Walk, from Wind Publications in Kentucky. His work has appeared in the Georgia, Iowa, Kenyon, and Mid-American Reviews, and in Poetry and Witness. A sampling of his poems and stories may be found on his web site www.jaredcarter.com
        Recommended poets: Roland John, Leo Yankevich, Ton van t’Hof. .

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.

Jack Conway's s poems have appeared in Poetry, The Antioch Review, The Columbia Review, Yankee, The Potomac and The Norton Anthology of Light Verse among others. He is the author of, My Picnic With Lolita and Other Poems published by North Country Press in 2004. He teaches at the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth and Bristol Community College in Fall River.
        Recommended poet: James Tate.

Iris Jamahl Dunkle received her M.F.A. from New York University. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Case Western Reserve University. Her work has appeared in Cleveland in Prose and Poetry, Fence, Squaw Valley Review, and Washington Square. She's been teaching creative writing in both University and community environments for the past eight years. (ijd3@case.edu)
        Recommended poet: Salvatore Ala.

Evelyn A. Lauer is an MFA student at Texas State University, where she is the poetry editor of Front Porch (www.frontporchjournal.com). Her poems have recently appeared in 42opus, Blood Orange Review, Conte, Effing Magazine, and are forthcoming in Sentence. She lives in Austin, TX with her husband and English Springer Spaniel, Belle.
        Recommended poets: Kevin Young, Victoria Chang

Alexander Long was born and raised in Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania. He’s worked as a musician, fry cook, and obituary writer. With Christopher Buckley, he is co-editor of A Condition of the Spirit: the Life & Work of Larry Levis (Eastern Washington University Press, 2004). His poems, essays, and book reviews have appeared in American Writers (Charles Scribner’s Sons), Blackbird, The Cream City Review, 5 AM, Pleiades, Poetry International, The Prose Poem: An International Journal, Quarter After Eight, Quarterly West, Rivendell, Solo, Third Coast, and elsewhere. He is a member of the writing faculty at West Chester University and writes, plays, and tours with the band Redhead Betty Takeout.
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Matt Merritt has been published in a number of British magazines, including Anon, Iota, Magma, Other Poetry, Parameter and Poetry Nottingham, as well as a number of small press anthologies. His debut chapbook, Making The Most Of The Light, was published last year and is available at www.happenstancepress.co.uk He works as a magazine journalist in Peterborough, England. (mattmerritt100@hotmail.com)
        Recommended poet: Matt Mason.

Corey Mesler is the owner of Burke’s Book Store, in Memphis, Tennessee, one of the country’s oldest (1875) and best independent bookstores. He has published poetry and fiction in numerous journals including Rattle, Pindeldyboz, Quick Fiction, Cranky, Thema, Mars Hill Review, Adirondack Review, Poet Lore and others. He has also been a book reviewer for The Memphis Commercial Appeal. A short story of his was chosen for the 2002 edition of New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best, published by Algonquin Books. Talk, his first novel, appeared in 2002. Nice blurbs from Lee Smith, John Grisham, Robert Olen Butler, Frederick Barthelme, and others. His new novel, We Are Billion-Year-Old Carbon, came out in January 2006. His latest poetry chapbooks are Chin-Chin in Eden (2003), Dark on Purpose (2004), Short Story and Other Short Stories (2006) and The Agoraphobe’s Pandiculations (2006). His poem, “Sweet Annie Divine,” was chosen for Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac. He also claims to have written “Me and You and a God Named Boo.” Most importantly, he is Toby and Chloe’s dad and Cheryl’s husband. He can be found at www.coreymesler.com.
        Recommended poet: Gregory Orr.

Sally Molini's work has appeared in or is forthcoming in 32 Poems, Southern Poetry Review, Ghoti, Many Mountains Moving, Calyx, Best New Poets, Salt Hill, and elsewhere. She is a graduate of Warren Wilson College's MFA Program for Writers and lives in Nebraska.
        Recommended poets: Ellen Bryant Voigt, Eleanor Wilner.

Kate Northrop's first full-length collection, Back Through Interruption, received the Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize from Kent State University Press in 2002. Her second collection, Things Are Disappearing Here is forthcoming (spring 2007) from Persea Books. Her poems have been published in Painted Bride, Raritan, Michigan Quarterly Review, Northwest Review, The Dark Horse, Quarterly West, Rattle, Louisiana Literature, and Black Warrior Review. She is an associate professor of English at West Chester University and a contributing editor of The American Poetry Review.
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Matthew Olzmann was a 2006 Kundiman Fellow. He has recently published work or has work forthcoming in the Atlanta Review, Hanging Loose, Rattle, and the MacGuffin. He is currently a Writer-in-residence for the InsideOut Literary Arts Project.
        Recommended poet: ?

Greg Santos is a poet from Montreal, currently residing in New Haven, Connecticut. He has written reviews for Concordia University's The Link and is also a contributing reviewer for PoetryReviews.ca, a site dedicated to reviewing poetry books by Canadian authors. His work has been featured in online and print publications, and is forthcoming in The Gloaming. For more about Greg, visit his website (gregsantos.mosaicglobe.com)
        Recommended poets: Billy Collins, David McGimpsey, Paul Violi.

Brian Simoneau grew up in Lowell, Massachusetts, and is a graduate of Amherst College and the University of Oregon's Creative Writing Program. His poems have previously appeared in Blueline, The Fourth River, Red Rock Review, and Tiger's Eye, and are forthcoming in Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review. He and his wife currently live in Boston. (brian_simoneau@yahoo.com)
        Recommended poet: Dobby Gibson.

Arthur Westover is a physician in Dallas, Texas. More of his work can be found on his photoblog at www.arthurwestover.com.
        Recommended poet: Charles Bukowsi..

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