* 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.

Dan Albergotti's poems have appeared in Mid-American Review, Prairie Schooner, The Southern Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and other journals. He has been a scholar at the Sewanee and Bread Loaf writers' conferences and a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. His chapbook, Charon's Manifest, won the 2005 Randall Jarrell/Harperprints Chapbook Competition, and one of his poems was reprinted in Best New Poets 2005. A former poetry editor of The Greensboro Review, he currently serves as poetry editor of storySouth and teaches at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC.

Stephanie Anderson's poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in American Letters & Commentary, Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, DIAGRAM, LIT, Painted Bride Quarterly, and Typo. She lives and works in New York City.

Danielle Aquiline lives in Chicago and teaches college writing at Columbia College. Danielle is also an artist-in-residence with Chicago's Poetry Center and enjoys taking poetry into urban elementary classrooms through this project. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in such publications as Pebble Lake Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Wicked Alice, and Eleventh Muse. [email]

Deborah Bogen's first full-length collection, Landscape With Silos, won the 2005 X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize and was published this Fall by Texas Review Press. When she's not at the gym, Bogen runs free writing workshops for talented overworked academics in her Pittsburgh living room. [website] [email]

Kristy Bowen is the author of several handmade and limited edition chapbooks, including Feign, a finalist in the 2006 DIAGRAM/New Michigan Press chapbook contest (New Michigan Press, 2007) as well as a longer collection, the fever almanac, forthcoming from Ghost Road Press. Her work has appeared in DIAGRAM, The Melic Review, Agni online, Rhino, Swink, and others. She lives in Chicago, where she edits the online zine wicked alice and runs dancing girl press.

Matt Dube teaches English and Creative Writing at William Woods University. He is the fiction editor for the online magazine H_NGM_N and occasionally writes on comics for

Roger W. Hecht teaches creative writing and literature at SUNY, College at Oneonta. His books include Lunch at the Table of Opposites (Red Dancefloor Press) and The Erie Canal Reader (Syracuse University Press). His poems have appeared in DIAGRAM, Denver Quarterly, and C'ervena Barva Press. His most recent work can be found at Mudlark ( [email]

Melanie Jordan's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in the Iowa Review, Black Warrior Review, Poetry Southeast, Southeast Review, Third Coast, and others. She currently teaches at Houston Community College Central in Houston, TX.

Robert Hill Long now works in the exact middle of Pennsylvania as a utility infielder in the Penn State English Department, and regrets abandoning his children on the West Coast. He had an NEA in 2005, and two of his antiwar poems are currently finalists for the War Poetry Prize, which he won in 2004. Other work is recent/forthcoming in Deer Drink the Moon (an anthology of Oregon poets), Cream City Review, Green Mountains Review, North Carolina Literary Review, South Carolina Review, *Clackamas Literary Review, and *VerbSap (*flash collaborations with Bruce Holland Rogers).

Sean Lovelace enjoys reading, running, disc golfing, and fishing. He teaches at Ball State University. Also he writes. His work recently appeared in CrazyHorse, Puerto del Sol, Willow Springs, Black Warrior Review, and so on.

Kevin Oberlin watches television in Cincinnati with his wife. He worries over his poems, some of which have appeared in North American Review and Quarterly West. [email]

F. Daniel Rzicznek is the author the chapbook Cloud Tablets (Kent State University Press, 2006). His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Boston Review, The New Republic, The Iowa Review, Gulf Coast, The Mississippi Review, and elsewhere. He teaches English composition at Bowling Green State University.

Nicole Walker divides her time amongst several places. You can find her in her car, her house, her office and occasionally at the grocery store.