* We believe in the serial comma.

* We prefer to avoid dishing about our contributors' undoubtedly impressive degrees, as we just don't care that much.

Arlene Ang lives in a small town outside Venice, Italy. Her poetry has been published recently in FRiGG, GH O TI, Orbis, The Pedestal, Poetry Ireland, Rattle, Smiths Knoll and Tattoo Highway. Her first full collection of poetry, The Desecration of Doves, was published in 2005 (iUniverse, 2005). She blogs because, like sex, everyone else does it. [email]

Cynthia Arrieu-King has had poems in Prairie Schooner, Margie, Word For/Word, and No Tell Motel; she also has a poem forthcoming in Hotel Amerika. Sometimes she's an echocardiographer, sometimes she's an English teacher. Sometimes, she'd rather be eating Fritos. [email]

Justin Bell is a writing student at The Ohio State University. [email]

Kristy Bowen's work has appeared elsewhere recently in Cranky, Slipstream, and Another Chicago Magazine. Her chapbook, errata, is available from her website. A sometimes collage/text/book artist, she is the editor of the online zine wicked alice, and founder of dancing girl press, which publishes chapbooks by women authors. Her full-length collection, the fever almanac, is forthcoming from Ghost Road Press later this year. She lives in Chicago. [email]

Joseph Bradshaw co-edits FO A RM Magazine & has new work recently appearing or forthcoming online at No Tell Motel & Caffeine Destiny, & in print in Traverse & Take Out. [email]

Jason Bredle is the writer of a Driver of Twelve Steps, victorious of the DIAGRAM 2004/Toy of Contest NMP Chapbook. Its poems appeared recently or are next with the H-NGM-N, with the Revision of Poetry of Colombia, and 42òpus. It lives in the Chicago city. [website]

Steve Davenport is the author of Uncontainable Noise, a book of poetry published by Pavement Saw Press, and the co-author of four daughters, none of whom has a website. Another Black Guy/ Bald Guy piece is available in 580 Split 8. [email]

Jennifer K. Dick is the author of Fluorescence (U of Ga. Press Contemporary Poetry Series winner 2004) and Retina/Rétine (Estepa Editions, Paris, 2005). She lives in Paris where she is a doctoral candidate in Comp Lit at Paris III and teaches for ENSAE and Oxbridge Summer Programs. Recent work appears or is soon forthcoming in The Colorado Review, Aufgabe, The Canary, Mipoesias.com, Gargoyle, Diner, Green Mountains Review, and 12 x 12 anthology. She guest edited a selection of French translations with interviews for www.chicagopostmodernpoetry.com (click on FRANCE).

Melanie Dusseau lives in Toledo, Ohio. Her poetry has appeared in Black Warrior Review, Cimarron Review, River Styx, and Alaska Quarterly Review (among others), and new work is forthcoming in re)verb. [email]

John Estes lives in Columbia, Missouri with his wife, son, and two dogs.  When he's not caring for these creatures, his students, or his poems he makes progress toward his doctorate at the University there.  Recent work has appeared in The Wallace Stevens Journal and Dogwood:  A Journal of Poetry and Prose. [email]

Meagan Evans is from East Texas, born-and-raised as they say, and is an MFA student at Texas State University. She thinks poems are good and hates talking about herself in the 3rd person. [email]

Paul Guest is the author of The Resurrection of the Body and the Ruin of the World. His poems appear in Poetry, The Southern Review, Crazyhorse, Slate, Octopus, and elsewhere. Visit his [blog].

Jason Koo is currently a doctoral student in Creative Writing and English Literature at the University of Missouri-Columbia. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Bellingham Review, Green Mountains Review, Gulf Coast, River City, Verse, The Yale Review, and elsewhere. His work has been featured on Verse Daily and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He is poetry editor of The Missouri Review. [email]

After earning her MA in English, Amanda Magnuson decided to put her degree to good use by taking a position in Student Activities at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She now lives a life of duality, advising students by day (and sometimes night) and pumping out poems whenever she gets the chance. [email]

Nick McRae works and studies English and Creative Writing at the University of West Georgia, writing poetry and experimenting in digital art. [blog] [email]

Emily Pérez grew up in Weslaco, Texas, home of the ruby-red grapefruit. She is a poetry editor for Gulf Coast and her recent work has appeared in The New Hampshire Review, Bat City Review, Poems & Plays, and is forthcoming in Many Mountains Moving. [email]

Dan Rosenberg is an MFA candidate at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His poems can be found online at KultureVulture.org, Mustachioed.com, and NewHampshireReview.com, as well as in print more than a click away. [email]

Josh Russell is the author of the novel Yellow Jack and the recipient of a 2006 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship. He makes his home in Newnan, Georgia, and teaches at Georgia State University. [email]