<b>Jamie Morewood Anderson</b>, the Grand Prize winner of Poetry 2008, lives on a working farm in the mountains of New Mexico.
<b>Rebecca Baggett</b> has two chapbooks from Pudding House Publications, <i>Still Life with Children</i> and <i>Greatest Hits</i>. She appears in <i>Calyx, Poetry East, Mythic Journey</i>, and the <i>New England Review</i>.
<b>Jan Ball</b> teaches ESL at DePaul University in Chicago and sings with the Sweet Adelines. She appears in <i>Nimrod, Iodine Poetry Review, Connecticut Review,</i> and <i>Mad Poets Review</i>.
<b>Larry "Ace" Boggess</b> is currently incarcerated in the West Virginia correctional system. His poetry has appeared in <i>Harvard Review, Notre Dame Review, RATTLE,</i> and <i>Atlanta Review</i>. His books include <i>The Beautiful Girl Whose Wish Was Not Fulfilled</i> (Highwire Press, 2003), <i>Displaced Hours</i> (novel, Gatto Publishing, 2004), and <i>Wild Sweet Notes II</i>, an anthology of West Virginia poetry.
<b>Bill Brown</b> has four books of poetry, most recently <i>Late Winter</i> from Iris Press, 2008. He teaches at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University and The Writer's Loft at Middle Tennessee State University.
<i>Emery L. Campbell</i>, a navy pilot in World War II, is author of <i>This Gardener's Impossible Dream</i> (Multicultural Books). He appears in <i>Light, Midwest Poetry Review,</i> and <i>Parnassus Literary Journal</i>.
<b>Turner Cassity</b>, one of America's most distinctive poetic voices, died on July 26, 2009, at the age of 80. Please see the <i>Welcome</i> page for more information.
<b>Gerald Chapple</b> lives in Dundas, Ontario, Canada. Winner of a Translation Award from the Austrian government, his translations of Gunter Kunert appear in <i>Agni, Grand Street, Seneca Review,</i> and <i>Osiris</i>. His book of Kunert translations will be titled <i>A Stranger at Home</i>.
<b>Susan Cohen</b> has two chapbooks, <i>Backstroking</i>, winner of the Acorn-Rukeyser Award, and <i>Finding the Sweet Spot</i> (Finishing Line Press). She works as a journalist in Berkeley, California.
<b>Robert Cooperman</b> is author of ten poetry collections, including <i>The Words We Used</i> (Main Street Rag) and the forthcoming <i>A Dream of the Northwest Passage</i> (March Street Press).
<b>Jeff Crandall</b> is the Executive Director of Floating Bridge Press. His poetry collection is <i>The Grief Pool</i>, from Firestorm Press.
<b>Roger Craik</b>, a native of England now teaching in the U.S., has three books of poetry and a chapbook <i>Those Years</i> (2007). He appears in <i>Fulcrum, The Formalist, California Review,</i> and <i>Artful Dodge</i>.
<b>Rex Easley</b> is an English professor at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky. His poetry and fiction appear in a number of national and regional literary magazines.
<b>Linda M. Fischer</b>'s chapbook Raccoon <i>Afternoons</i> was published by Finishing Line Press in 2007. She appears in <i>Ibbetson Street, The Aurorean, The Chiron Review,</i> and <i>Avocet</i>.
<b>Brieghan Gardner</b> lives and teaches in New Hampshire. Her work appears in <i>Poetry East, Eclipse,</i> and <i>Water-Stone Review</i>, and won the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize in 2007 and 2008.
<b>Angelo Giambra</b>'s poetry appears in <i>The South Dakota Review, Ballard Poetry Journal, Tipton Poetry Journal,</i> and <i>Freefall Magazine</i>.
<b>Meredith Davies Hadaway</b> is the author of <i>Fishing Secrets of the Dead</i> (Word Press, 2005). She appears in <i>Poet Lore, Zone 3, Gulf Stream,</i> and <i>Poetry International</i>. She serves as chief marketing officer for Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland.
<b>Vernita Hall</b> is celebrating her first appearance in print here.
<b>Marc Harshman</b> taught for many years in a three-room school in West Virginia. He appears in <i>The Georgia Review</i> and <i>Shenandoah,</i> and has a chapbook, <i>Local Journeys</i>, from Finishing Line Press.
<b>Terresa Haskew</b> appears in <i>Kakalak, Emrys Journal</i> and the anthology <i>Fruit of the Banyan Tree</i> (2009). She lives with her husband Ben in Greenville, South Carolina.
<b>Jean Hollander</b> won the Eileen W. Barnes Award for <i>Crushed into Honey</i> (Saturday Press). <i>Moondog</i> was a winner in the Quarterly Review of Literature Poetry Book Series. She received a Gold Medal from the City of Florence for her translations, with Robert Hollander, of Dante's <i>Inferno, Purgatorio</i>, and <i>Paradiso</i>.
<b>Janet Jennings</b> owned and ran Sunspire, a natural candy company. She appears in <i>Agni, Apalachee Review, Poet Lore, California Quarterly, Runes,</i> and <i>Sierra Nevada Review</i>.
<b>Sarah Kennedy</b> teaches at Mary Baldwin College. Her books include <i>Home Remedies</i> (forthcoming from LSU Press), <i>A Witch's Dictionary, Consider the Lilies, Double Exposure,</i> and <i>Flow Blue</i>.
<b>Gunter Kunert</b> was "encouraged" by the East German government to leave East Berlin in 1979. One of the most versatile German writers today, he is the author of over thirty volumes of poetry.
<b>Mary Soon Lee</b> was born and raised in London, becoming a U.S. citizen in 2003. Her story collection <i>Ebb Tides and Other Tales</i> was published by Dark Regions Press in 2002.
<b>Dan Memmolo</b> has poems in <i>Free Lunch, The Ledge, Natural Bridge, The MacGuffin,</i> and <i>Slipstream</i>, and a chapbook, <i>Beat Surrender</i>, from Main Street Rag. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife and son.
<b>Michael Meyerhofer</b>'s first book, <i>Leaving Iowa</i>, won the Liam Rector First Book Award. His second, <i>Blue Collar Eulogies</i>, is forthcoming from Steel Toe Books. He has also published four chapbooks.
<b>Ann Michael</b> is Writing Coordinator at DeSales University. She appears in <i>Natural Bridge, Minimus, Poem, Runes,</i> and <i>The Writer's Chronicle</i>. Her most recent chapbook is <i>The Minor Fauna</i> (2006).
<b>John N. Miller</b> is a retired English professor. His latest chapbook is <i>Between Home and Abroad</i>, from Main Street Rag Publishing.
<b>Marjorie Mir</b> is a retired librarian living in Bronxville, NY. She is editor of <i>Poet's Cove</i> at MonheganCommons.com, and a previous winner of <i>Atlanta Review</i>'s International Poetry Competition.
<b>Peter Munro</b> is "a fisheries scientist who works in the Bering Sea, the Aleutian Islands, the Gulf of Alaska, and Seattle. He has had poems published here and there."
<b>Irene O'Garden</b>'s poetry has found its way to the off-Broadway stage (<i>Women on Fire</i>), into hardcover (<i>Fat Girl</i>), children's books (<i>The Scrubbly Bubbly Car Wash, Maybe My Baby</i>), and numerous journals and anthologies. Her new verse play, <i>Little Heart</i>, will star Amanda Plummer. www.ireneogarden.com
<b>Matthew Olzmann</b> was a 2006 and 2007 Kundiman Fellow. He appears in <i>Cortland Review, Hanging Loose, Minnesota Review,</i> and <i>Cranky</i>.
<b>Christine Poreba</b> teaches ESL and assists in editing <i>Apalachee Review</i> in Tallahassee, Florida. She appears <i>Subtropics, Natural Bridge, Swarthmore Literary Review,</i> and <i>Rattle</i>.
<b>Suzanne Roberts</b>' books include <i>Shameless</i> (2007), <i>Nothing to You</i> (2008), and <i>Plotting Temporality</i> (forthcoming from Red Hen Press). She was named "The Next Great Travel Writer" in 2008 by National Geographic's <i>Traveler</i> magazine. She teaches English at Lake Tahoe Community College in California. www.suzanneroberts.org
<b>Richard Schiffman</b> is freelance writer and commentator for NPR. His poetry appears in <i>The New York Quarterly, The Southern Poetry Review, The Pedestal,</i> and <i>Poetry East</i>.
<b>E.P. Schultz</b> lives in the Driftless area of Wisconsin. He appears in <i>The Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Inkwell Magazine, Chronogram,</i> and <i>Hawk and Whippoorwill</i>. His chapbooks include <i>Misprints and Legends, Desert Poems,</i> and <i>Third Floor Window</i>.
<b>Peter Sipchen</b> lives near St. Louis, Missouri. His poems appear in <i>Main Street Rag, Hurricane Review,</i> and <i>Poem</i>.
<b>Christine Stewart-Nunez</b> is the author of <i>Postcard on Parchment</i>, (2008) winner of the ABZ First Book Prize, <i>The Love of Unreal Things,</i> and <i>Unbound and Branded</i> (both from Finishing Line Press)
<b>Catherine Tahmin</b> is clinical psychologist and hosts a monthly poetry reading and open mic in Petaluma, California.
<b>Elizabeth Volpe</b>'s <i>Brewing in Eden</i> won the Robert Watson Poetry Award from <i>Greensboro Review</i>/Spring Garden Press. Her work appears on <i>Verse Daily</i> and <i>From the Fishouse</i>, and in <i>River Styx, Connecticut Review, Crab Orchard Review,</i> and <i>roger</i>.
<b>Harold Whit Williams</b>, formerly guitarist for the band <i>Cotton Mather</i>, now works at the UT Library in Austin and writes poetry.
<b>Christopher Woodman</b> lives with his wife Homprang in Chaing Mai, Thailand, where they manage a retreat specializing in herbal medicine, Thai massage and other healing arts. www.homprang.com