Arlene Ang lives in Spinea, Italy. She is the recipient of The 2006 Frogmore Poetry Prize and serves as a poetry editor for The Pedestal Magazine. More of her work can be found at: 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.

Lyn Graham Barzilai is a Scot now living on a communal settlement just south of Haifa in Israel, (where she has been since 1975), married with three children. She received her B.A., M.A. and Ph.D degrees from Haifa University, where she teaches English literature. She also teaches creative writing at college. Her work appears online in the Muse Apprentice Guild, and she recently published a book on the poet George Oppen (in the summer of 2006). (barzilai@research.haifa.ac.il)
        Recommended poet: Jack Gilbert

Tamiko Beyer's poetry has appeared in numerous journals, including Calyx, Crab Creek Review, Mizna, Gay and Lesbian Review, and The Drunken Boat, and is forthcoming in the anthology, Cheers to Muses: Contemporary Works by Asian American Women. She is a Kundiman Asian American Poet Fellow, and leads writing workshops for homeless LGBTQ youth through the New York Writers Coalition. Her website is www.wonderinghome.com (tamiko@wonderinghome.com)
        Recommended poets: Srikanth Reddy, Suheir Hammad, Ilya Kaminsky

Sarah Browning's first book of poems, Whiskey in the Garden of Eden, is forthcoming in 2007 from The Word Works. She is coeditor of D.C. Poets Against the War: An Anthology and coordinates the group of the same name. Her poems have appeared in journals such as Shenandoah, The Seattle Review, and Sycamore Review. She is currently organizing Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness, to be held in Washington, D.C. in March, 2008. Read her blog at sarahbrowning.blogspot.com
        Recommended poet: Wang Ping

Edward Byrne is the author of five collections of poetry, most recently Tidal Air, published by Pecan Grove Press. His work has also appeared in numerous journals, including American Literary Review, American Poetry Review, American Scholar, Missouri Review, North American Review, Quarterly West, and Southern Humanities Review. He is a professor in the English Department at Valparaiso University, where he edits Valparaiso Poetry Review. For more information visit his blog at edwardbyrne.blogspot.com. (edward.byrne@valpo.edu)
        Recommended poets: Charles Wright, B.H. Fairchild, Linda Bierds.

Susan Grimm is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. Her poems have appeared in West Branch, Poetry Northwest, Rattapallax, The Journal, and other publications. In 1996, she was awarded an Individual Artists Fellowship from the Ohio Arts Council. Her chapbook Almost Home was published by the Cleveland State University Poetry Center in 1997. In 1999, she was named Ohio Poet of the Year by the Ohio Poetry Day Association. Her first full length collection, Lake Erie Blue, was published in 2004 by BkMk Press. (sjgrimm@gmail.com)
        Recommended poet: Harryette Mullen

Thomas Heise is the author of Horror Vacui: Poems (Sarabande, 2006) and has poetry and essays published or forthcoming in Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century, Verse, The Canary, Gulf Coast, Slope, Ploughshares, Conduit, Columbia, Forklift, Ohio, African American Review, Modern Fiction Studies, and elsewhere. After receiving an M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of California, Davis, he earned a Ph.D. in English Literature from New York University. Currently he is an Assistant Professor of English at McGill University in Montreal and is at work on a second collection of poetry titled The Journal of X and a critical literary study titled American Underworlds: the Geographical Anatomy of Twentieth-Century Urban Fiction and Culture.
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Scott Hightower's third book, Part of the Bargain, received Copper Canyon Press's 2004 Hayden Carruth Award. A native Texan, he now lives and works in New York City.
        Recommended poets: Sally Ball, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Patricia Carline

Mary Crockett Hill is author of the award-winning book of poems If You Return Home with Food and co-author of the history A Town by the Name of Salem. She lives and works in southwestern Virginia. (marycrocketthill@yahoo.com)
        Recommended poet: Deborah Garrison

Matt Mason, after earning his MA in Creative Writing from the University of California at Davis, moved to Omaha where he now lives with his wonderful wife Sarah and baby daughter Sophia. Over 100 magazines and anthologies have published his poems, including Laurel Review, Prairie Schooner, The Morpo Review, and the online edition of Mississippi Review. His first full-length collection, Things We Don't Know We Don't Know, was released by The Backwaters Press in 2006. (mtmason@gmail.com)
        Recommended poets: Sarah McKinstry-Brown, Johnmark Huscher, Elliot Harmon

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

James Owens has two collections of poems scheduled for publication in 2007: An Hour is the Doorway, from Black Lawrence Press, and Frost Lights a Thin Flame, from Mayapple Press. He is a Senior Reviewer at The Pedestal. He lives in La Porte, Indiana. (anhaga1066@yahoo.com)
        Recommended poet: Phillip Dacey

Jason Schneiderman is the author of Sublimation Point, a Stahlecker Selection from Four Way Books. His poems and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Tin House, American Poetry Review, Best American Poetry, and The Penguin Book of the Sonnet. He has received fellowships from The Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Yaddo, and The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. A Chancellor's Fellow at CUNY's Graduate Center, he teaches literature at Hunter College.
        Recommended poets: ?

Lynn Strongin was born in New York City and grew up in an artistic Russian Jewish home. She has won two PEN grants, one NEA grant, and recently had work nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She's published twelve books, including a new anthology The Sorrow Pslams: A Book of Twentieth Century Elegy, from the University of Iowa Press (2006). Her first full-length book in thirty years Rembrandt's Smock will be published early in 2007 by Plain View Press. New work is forthcoming in The Literary Imagination and Snow Monkey. The Montreal e-zine Ygradsil will be publishing a special double issue in June/July devoted to her, featuring criticism, reviews, a bibliography, as well as new work from her.
        Recommended poet: Carolyn Maisel

Lenore Wilson lives in the wilds of Napa and is a college teacher. Her work has been in such magazines as Quarterly West, Madison Review, Trivia: Feminist Voices, Rattle, 13th Moon, and Poets Against the War. (poet707@aol.com)
        Recommended poets: Brenda Hillman, Louise Gluck

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