Jeffrey Alfier currently lives in Germany. He recently received an honorable mention for the Rachel Sherwood Poetry Prize. His publication credits include Crab Orchard Review, Georgetown Review, Iron Horse Literary Review, Santa Clara Review and Xavier Review. He is author of a chapbook, Strangers within the Gate (The Moon Publishing, 2005). (exile3@hotmail.com)
        Recommended poet: Larry D. Thomas.

Jon Ballard's poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Blue Earth Review, Tipton Poetry Journal, Words-Myth, The Valparaiso Poetry Review, Barnwood Magazine, Stone Table Review, Wheelhouse and others. He has two chapbooks due in 2007: Lonesome (Pudding House Publications) and Sad Town (Maverick Duck Press). A Michigan native, he currently lives in Mexico City, Mexico. (jon_betsy@yahoo.com)
        Recommended poet: Tryfon Tolides.

Pris Campbell's poetry has been published in Poems Niederngasse, MiPo Publications (print/digital/radio), The Cliffs: Soundings, The Dead Mule: An Anthology of Southern Literature, Peshekee River Poetry, MindFire, Dakota House, Verse Libre, MEAT (a broadside published by S.A. Griffin), Remark Journal, and numerous anthologies. Her chapbook, Abrasions, was published by Rank Stranger Press and Interchangeable Goddesses with Tammy Trendle by Rose of Sharon Press. She lives in the greater West Palm Beach, Florida, with her husband, one crazy dog and, now, one stray, fixed cat who rode out Hurricane Wilma in her house with four newborn kittens. Formerly a Clinical Psychologist, she is sidelined by CFIDS. (campris@bellsouth.net )
        Recommended poet: Mark Hartenbach

Oliver de la Paz currently teaches creative writing at Western Washington University. A recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, his work has appeared in journals such as Quarterly West, The Asian Pacific American Journal, North American Review, and elsewhere. His book of prose and verse, Names Above Houses, was a winner of the Crab Orchard Award Series and published by Southern Illinois University Press. His second book, Furious Lullaby, will be published in 2007 by Southern Illinois University Press.
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Heather Green has work forthcoming in Pilot Poetry, and has published several pieces in The Cupboard Pamphlet. She recently completed her MA in English at University of Nebraska. Some of her poems are being set to music by composer Mark Popeney at UCLA to be performed by a chorus and by her sister, guitarist Chelsea Green.
        Recommended poets: Jon Woodward, Sandy Florian

Rachel Eliza Griffiths is a Cave Canem Fellow and received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. She was a 2006 finalist for the Naomi Madgett Long Poetry Award. Her poetry, fiction, and photography has appeared or is forthcoming in Callaloo, Puerto Del Sol, Gathering of the Tribes, Inkwell, Harpur Palate, PMS: poem memoir story, Saranac Review, and many others.
        Recommended poet: Henri Cole

Jee Leong Koh, born in Singapore, read English at Oxford University and studied Creative Writing at Sarah Lawrence College. His poems have appeared in Singaporean anthologies and in journals such as Crab Orchard Review, Gay and Lesbian Review, Shit Creek Review and Mimesis. His chapbook, Payday Loans, has just been published, and is available on his blog: http://jeeleong.blogspot.com. He lives in New York City. (jeeleong.koh@gmail.com)
        Recommended poet: Rob MacKenzie

Ted McCarthy was born in Clones, Ireland, where he currently lives and works as a teacher. His first collection was published here by the Lilliput Press and won the Brendan Behan Award for best first collection. Since then, he has had work published in Ireland, Europe and the U.S. He also translates poetry from Irish, including Sean O Riordain, the foremost poet in Irish of the 20th century. (edmundmcc@hotmail.com)
        Recommended poet: Vona Groarke

Rhonda Mino-Melanson specialized in creative writing in the Artist In The Community Education program at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. She has been published in various print and online publications such as Dance For Death, Regina Weese, The Droplet Journal (US) and First Time (UK). She has also entered playwriting competitions such as the Ottawa Little Theatre One Act Playwriting Competition. After a long drought of not writing or hating what she wrote, she has returned with a focused voice. (rmelanson32@cogeco.ca)
        Recommended poet: Lorna Crozier

Tolu Ogunlesi was born in 1982. He is the author of a collection of poetry Listen to the Geckos Singing From A Balcony, (Bewrite Books, UK, 2004). His fiction and poetry have appeared in Wasafiri, Sable, The Vocabula Review, Orbis, Eclectica, Stickman Review, VLQ, Inkpot, Mississippi Review, Times Arts Review, Smoke: A London Peculiar, Sentinel Poetry Quarterly, Camouflage, Pindeldyboz, Dance the Guns to Silence and Subtle Tea among others, and are forthcoming in Jelly Paint and The Weaverbird Anthology of New Nigerian Fiction. He currently works with a management consulting firm in Lagos, Nigeria. (tolu.ogunlesi@gmail.com)
        Recommended poet: Niyi Osundare

Diana Park is a recent MFA graduate from Arizona State University, where she co-edited the international section of Hayden's Ferry Review. Her work has appeared in a few journals, including Poet Lore and Tin House. This fall, she is headed to South Korea on two Fulbright grants.
        Recommended poets: Sarah Vap, Christopher Burawa
Tatiana Forero Puerta is an M.A. Candidate at New York University where she studies the intersection between Continental Philosophy and Poetry. She has performed her work in both the San Francisco Bay Area as well as New York City and is currently working on her first manuscript. She is from Bogotá, Colombia and resides in Brooklyn with her husband.
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Doug Ramspeck directs the Writing Center and teachers creative writing and composition at the Ohio State University at Lima. More than 200 of his poems have been published at journals that include West Branch, Rattle, Confrontation Magazine, Connecticut Review, Rosebud, Nimrod, Roanoke Review, RHINO, The Cream City Review, and Seneca Review. (sutton-ramspeck.2@osu.edu)
        Recommended poet: Brigit Pegeen Kelly

Sam Rasnake's poetry, widely published, has appeared in journals such as MiPOesias, Pebble Lake Review, Literal Latté, Snow Monkey, Siren, The Dead Mule, nycBigCityLit, and Three Candles. The author of Religions of the Blood (Pudding House) and Necessary Motions (Sow’s Ear Press), he also edits Blue Fifth Review, an online poetry journal (website)
        Recommended poet: Lynda Hull

Yun Wang is an associate professor in cosmology at the University of Oklahoma. She has published poems in numerous literary journals (including the Kenyon Review, Green Mountains Review, and many others), a poetry chap book titled The Carp (Bull Thistle Press, 1994), and a poetry book titled The Book of Jade (Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize, Story Line Press, 2002). For more information, visit her website at www.nhn.ou.edu/~wang (wang@nhn.ou.edu)
        Recommended poets: Li-Young Lee, Alicia Ostriker, Ai

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 Bukowski

Joe Wilkins will be joining the creative writing faculty of Waldorf College next August. His work has been previously published, or is forthcoming, in The Georgia Review, The Missouri Review, Northwest Review, Tar River Poetry, Boulevard, and Best New Poets 2006, among other literary journals. (jwilkins40@hotmail.com)
        Recommended poets: Wayne Miller, Kevin Young

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