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.

Aaron Anstett's second collection, No Accident, won the 2005 Balcones Poetry Prize and the Nebraska Book Award in Poetry. A new collection, Each Place the Body's, is forthcoming from Ghost Road Press. Recent poems appear or are forthcoming in Backwards City Review, CAB/NET, the minnesota review, MiPoesias, Redactions, and Word For/Word, among others.(jalopytown@yahoo.com)
        Recommended poet: Jake Adam York.

Lana Hechtman Ayers lives in Kirkland, WA where she is a manuscript consultant and writing workshop leader. Her poems appear in such journals as Cider Press Review, Bitter Oleander, and Slant, and have been awarded honors by the Rita Dove Competition and the "Discovery" / The Nation Prize. Her first chapbook, Love is a Weed, is available from Finishing Line Press. Lana also publishes the Concrete Wolf Chapbook Series. (www.concretewolf.com)
        Recommended poet: Jessica Goodfellow.

Brent Fisk started sending work out again a little over two years ago and has had over a hundred poems taken in journals like Rattle and Prairie Schooner. He was also lucky enough to have had two Pushcart nominations. (brent.fisk@wku.edu)
        Recommended poets: Seamus Heaney, Louise Gluck, Russell Edson.

Do Gentry lives in Sacramento, California. Her poems have been published in Sulphur River Literary Review, Ekphrasis, Fourteen Hills, Rhino, Spoon River Poetry Review, and elsewhere. Her chapbook, The Night­mare Parable, was the winner of the 2004 Permafrost competition. She has just completed a series of poems based on the life of 18th century salonniére Julie de Lespinasse.(Bichette3@aol.com)
        Recommended poet: Camille Norton.

Jude Goodwin's poems have been published in Burnside Review, Contemporary Verse 2, Comstock Review, White Pelican Review, and various online journals. They have won and placed well in the IBPC: New Poetry Voices competition, were shortlisted in the CBC Radio Literary Awards, and recently received Honorable Mention in the Jessie Bryce Niles Chapbook Competition. Jude is currently working on the manuscript for her first book of poetry. She lives with her daughter in Squamish, BC, Canada where she freelances as publisher/editor/author and illustrator for various websites, small journals and papers. For more information visit her website: judegoodwin.com
        Recommended poet: Arlene Ang.

Tara Gorvine received her MFA in poetry from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and she works as an editor at Edward Elgar Publishing. Tara's poems have appeared in Seattle Review, Cimmaron Review, and Greensboro Review.
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Ed Heckerman is the co-chair of the Department of Photography at Cerritos College in Norwalk, California. More of his work can be found at www.cerritos.edu/eheckerman
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Jason Kahler received his MA in creative writing from Eastern Michigan University. His writing has appeared in Switchback, Current, and Seneca Review. He teaches at Baker College in Allen Park, Michigan, where he lives with his wife and three-year-old triplets.
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Matthew Little is a Kentucky native and now lives in San Marcos, TX where he is an MFA candidate at Texas State University (matthewlittlemail@yahoo.com)
        Recommended poets: Charles Simic, Seamus Heaney.

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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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.

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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Heather Salus is currently a student at Beloit College where she majors in Creative Writing, Literary Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies. She has work forthcoming in After Hours: A Journal of Chicago Poetry and Art. (salush@stu.beloit.edu)
        Recommended poets: Ashley Capp, Lisa Jarnot, Michael Palmer, Carol Guess.

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 Kelly, Robert Hass.

Florencia Varela was born in Buenos Aires in 1986. She currently lives in upstate New York where she studies Creative Writing at Binghamton University. Her work has previously appeared in Paterson Literary Review, First Time Magazine (UK), Allegheny Review and North Central Review. (plastilinik@yahoo.com)
        Recommended poet: Max Blagg.

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