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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 or dirty or just plain sweet photos.

Monica Berlin is an Associate Professor at Knox College in Galesburg, IL, where she teaches creative nonfiction, poetry, and fiction, focuses on late 20th and 21st century American literature, and serves as the Associate Director for the Program in Creative Writing. She is the creative nonfiction editor for Fifth Wednesday Journal, and the project director for The Knox Writers' House, a digital audio archives of contemporary literature.

The audio work of Canadian Sarah Boothroyd has been featured by broadcasters, festivals and galleries in over 25 countries. She has won awards from Third Coast International Audio Festival, New York Festivals, the European Broadcasting Union, and La Muse En Circuit. [website]

Jaime Brunton's poems have appeared in Mid-American Review, The Cincinnati Review, Poet Lore, The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, and other journals. She has been a semifinalist for the Walt Whitman Award and the University of Wisconsin Brittingham and Pollak Poetry Prizes, and a finalist for the Four Way Books Intro Prize and Levis Prize, and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2010. Jaime lives in Lincoln, Nebraska, where she teaches composition and American literature at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. [email]

James Capozzi lives in Binghamton, NY. His book, Country Album, won the New Measure Poetry Prize and was published in 2011 by Free Verse Editions. [email]

Karen Carcia's chapbook On Subjects of Which We Know Nothing was published by New Michigan Press in 2011. Her poems have appeared in Absent; Born Magazine; Conduit; Forklift, Ohio; FIELD; Fine Madness; Hunger Mountain; and Salt Hill Journal. Currently she is a Research Assistant at the University of Iowa Center for the Book.

Weston Cutter's the author of You'd Be a Stranger, Too, edits Corduroy Books, and teaches at the University of St. Francis in Ft Wayne, IN. [email]

James D'Agostino's Slur Oeuvre is the 2011 winner of the NMP/DIAGRAM chapbook contest. He's the author of Nude With Anything (New Issues Press), teaches at Truman State University, and lives in Iowa City with his wife, the poet and book artist, Karen Carcia.

Emari DiGiorgio makes a mean arugula quesadilla and is learning to surf. She teaches writing at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and is a NJ Poet-in-the-Schools. Her poetry manuscript Hot Bullets was a finalist for the 2010 and 2011 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award and the 2010 Tupelo Press First Book Award. She is also madly in love. [email]

Janice Greenwood is a rock climber in Toronto, a city of magnificently few rocks. She is working on a book of poems and writing a picaresque novel about her grandfather's ghost. Her writing has appeared in the New England Review, The Southeast Review, Western Humanities Review, and ARC Poetry Magazine. [email]

Matthew Guenette is the author of two collections of poems: American Busboy (U. of Akron Press, 2011) and Sudden Anthem (Dream Horse Press, 2008). He lives and works in Madison, WI, and occasionally blogs from his [website].

Jenny Gropp Hess keeps one expensive bottle of bourbon on her desk in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where she writes pieces that can be found in Colorado Review, Seneca Review, Unsaid, American Letters & Commentary, Parcel, PANK, The Hat, and others. She was the winner of the 2010 Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art poetry contest and the recipient of Unsaid's 2010 Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Award for Fiction in the Face of Adversity. [email]

Michael Homolka's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in publications such as Denver Quarterly, Indiana Review, Notre Dame Review, West Branch, and Witness. He has lived in New York City for eight years now—phew! [email]

Lisa McCool-Grime puts herself on trial daily. Daily she escapes the burning stake, but narrowly. [email]

Scott McFarland teaches writing and literature at the University of Illinois at Chicago. [email]

George McKim is a visual artist and a poet. His poetry has been published, or is forthcoming in Cricket Online Review, Otis Nebula, Anemone Sidecar, The Dirty Napkin, Blaze Vox, Poets and Artists Magazine, Tupelo Press Sappho Poetry Project, REM Magazine, and others. George is the editor of the poetry journal Psychic Meatloaf. His artwork has been exhibited in group shows in galleries and museums and is forthcoming in The Drunken Boat, Otoliths, Prick of the Spindle, Muzzle Magazine, Monarch Review, and Portland Review Online. [email]

Allyson Paty is from New York. She is the author of the chapbook The Further Away, out in February from [sic] Detroit. Her poems have appeared in Tin House, Boxcar Poetry Review, InDigest, and elsewhere. Her collaborations with Danniel Schoonebeek are forthcoming in Gulf Coast and can be found on The Awl, HTMLGIANT, and Underwater New York. [email]

John Pursley III teaches at Clemson University. He is the author of If You Have Ghosts, the Editors' Poetry Prize Selection for Zone 3 Press, and four chapbooks, most recently, A Story Without Poverty (Stepping Stones Press). His work has appeared in AGNI, Colorado Review, and Poetry.

Nick Ripatrazone is the author of Oblations, a book of prose poems from Gold Wake Press. His writing has appeared in Esquire, The Kenyon Review, West Branch, The Mississippi Review, Sou'wester, Puerto del Sol, and Beloit Fiction Journal, and has received honors from ESPN: The Magazine. He's recently published reviews in The Iowa Review, Colorado Review, Mid-American Review, Notre Dame Review, Southeast Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and The Quarterly Conversation.

Suzanne Scanlon's first book of fiction, Promising Young Women, is forthcoming from Dorothy, a publishing project (Fall 2012). [email]

Joseph Spece maintains a [weblog] on poetry and poetics. Outside of verse, his interests include Western literature, the woods of Vermont, trekking, RE5, and the limits of ethical veganism. He was a Ruth Lilly Fellow in 2009. [email]

Nathaniel Taggart is a founding editor of Sugar House Review. He lives in Salt Lake City. [email]