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* Here's our feeling on the bios. We prefer them to be entertaining, but above all they should be useful. Hence we include email addresses and website where you can find the writers, if the writers agree to this. We don't like to list awards or graduate degrees unless they are useful for readers. (We suspect these are not useful for readers.) However, we are happy to list other places you might find these writers' work, and where they teach or work, if you want to find them and send them cash or love or creepy photos.

Beth Bosworth is the author of A Burden of Earth and Other Stories (Hanging Loose Press, 1995) and of the novel Tunneling (Crown Publishers/Shaye Areheart, 2003). Her stories have appeared in The Seneca Review, The Kenyon Review/KR Online, Guernica, Image, Calyx, and elsewhere. She teaches English at Saint Ann's School in Brooklyn, NY, where she also edits The Saint Ann's Review.

Allen Edwin Butt lives in South Carolina. His poems have appeared in various journals and web publications associated with experimental and "mainstream" tendencies, including Peaches & Bats, Otoliths, Venereal Kittens, 491, and Poetry. [email]

J. P. Dancing Bear is the author nine collections of poetry, most recently Inner Cities of Gulls (2010, Salmon Poetry). His poems have been published in DIAGRAM, No Tell Motel, Third Coast, Natural Bridge, Shenandoah, New Orleans Review, Verse Daily, and many other publications. He is editor for the American Poetry Journal and Dream Horse Press. He hosts the weekly hour-long poetry show, Out of Our Minds, on public station KKUP and available through iTunes. His next collection, Family of Marsupial Centaurs (and other birthday poems), is forthcoming from Iris Press.

Panika M. C. Dillon hails from Fairbanks, AK and Austin, TX. Her work has appeared in Stirring, Oranges&Sardines, Copper Nickel, Shampoo Poetry, and Spindle Zine. She believes that the "best words, best order" philosophy has the power to change the national conversation and is implementing this strategy as a political organizer. [email]

Matt Dube teaches English and Creative Writing at a small Missouri school more known for horses than fabulae. He is the fiction editor of the online journal H_NGM_N and travels the world when the weather permits.

A lifelong Illinoisan, Andrew Galligan's work was twice nominated for AWP awards, has appeared in the Susquehanna Review, Spectrum, and Sonora Review, and was recently named a finalist for the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award. He works for a medical device company in suburban Chicago, where he lives with his wife and daughter. [email]

Sean Patrick Hill is the author of The Imagined Field (Paper Kite Press, 2010) and Interstitial (BlazeVOX, 2011). He was recently a resident at the Vermont Studio Center, where he was the recipient of the Zoland Poetry Fellowship. His reviews of poetry and interviews appear in Rain Taxi, Guernica, Bookslut, and Gulf Coast. Poems currently appear in MiPOesias, Unsaid Magazine, LIT, Drunken Boat, Cutbank, and are forthcoming in Zoland Poetry. He currently lives and teaches in Kentucky and attends the Warren Wilson MFA program. [email]

Rebecca Lindenberg lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her cat, Babette. She enjoys sandwiches, rock-skipping, cinematic banter, and shiny new shoes. Her first book, GLOSS, is forthcoming from McSweeney's in early 2012.

Jacqueline Lyons is the author of the poetry collections Adorable Airport (recent winner of the Del Sol Prize), The Way They Say Yes Here (Hanging Loose Press, 2004), and the chapbook Lost Colony (Dancing Girl Press, 2009). Her nonfiction has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes and cited in Best American Essays. She has received a National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship, the Peace Corps Writers Best Poetry Book Award, the Indiana Review Poetry Prize, and a Nevada Arts Council Fellowship in Nonfiction. She is a certified instructor of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. [email]

Ricardo Alberto Maldonado was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He works at the 92nd Street Y's Unterberg Poetry Center in New York. [email]

Nathan McClain currently lives and works in Los Angeles. His poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Columbia Poetry Review, Cave Wall, Water~Stone Review, RHINO, California Quarterly, The Sow's Ear, and Best New Poets 2010. [email]

Erin L. McCoy is from Louisville, Kentucky. Her very first book was The Duck and the Wolf and contained few identifiable words. She taught English for 10 months as a Fulbright Scholar in Malaysia, interned at Sarabande Books, and now works as a reporter/photographer at The Kentucky Standard newspaper in Bardstown, Kentucky. She was a finalist in the 2010 Summer Literary Seminars Unified Contest for poetry and a finalist for fiction in 2011. [website] [email]

Gerardo Mena is a decorated Iraqi Freedom veteran that is half man and half lion. His hands are shaped like hammers, which makes it difficult to write poetry or eat, but he enjoys the challenge. [email] [website]

Kim Parko lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with her husband and dog. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from 3rd bed, Sleepingfish, Caketrain, Fourteen Hills, elimae, ML Press, Ocho, Quick Fiction, and elsewhere. Her chapbook, The Rest of the World Seems Unlikely, is available through the Achilles Chapbook Series.

Maria Romasco-Moore lives in Pittsburgh and earns a living washes dishes for babies. It is an easy job, because the dishes are so small, but an important one, because if the babies had to wash their own dishes they would probably break them all and then cry. [email] [website]

Daniel Story is currently finishing his MFA at Penn State. He reviews books with zeal and relish. He was once, for poetic reasons, granted temporary military clearance. [website] [email]

As an adolescent, Elizabeth Wade was often found (at her mother's insistence) in the front pew at a local church. She remembers refusing to take communion, refusing to be confirmed. Time passed, and things intervened. Now she lives several blocks from the church George Washington attended as a child. The local paper tells her George's church has an impressive new pipe organ. She has not gone to hear it. [email]

Kirk Wisland is a writer, but first and foremost, he is a compendium of useless knowledge. His work is available or forthcoming in The Normal School, Fiction on a Stick, Phoebe, and Paper Darts. [email]