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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, or some combination of the three (recommended).

Arlene Ang is the author of four poetry collections, the most recent being a collaborative work with Valerie Fox, Bundles of Letters Including A, V and Epsilon (Texture Press, 2008). She lives in Spinea, Italy where she serves as staff editor for The Pedestal Magazine and Press 1. [email] [website]

Nathan Austin is the author of Survey Says! (Black Maze Books, 2009) and (glost) (Handwritten Books, 2002). His poems have appeared, or are forthcoming, in Kiosk, Combo, Phoebe, Aufgabe, and Little Red Leaves. [email]

Elaine Bleakney's poems appear or are forthcoming in Action, Yes; American Letters & Commentary; American Poetry Review; Boxcar Poetry Review; and the Kenyon Review Online. She is the director of special projects for At Length magazine. [email]

Justin Boening recently moved back to Manhattan after living in Missoula, Montana for nearly a decade. He's currently the poetry editor of Columbia: A Journal. [email]

Jason Bredle is the author of two books and three chapbooks of poetry, most recently American Sex Machine (Scantily Clad Press, 2009) and Class Project (Publishing Genius, 2009). He lives in Chicago, where he works in the patient reported outcomes translation field. [email]

Jennifer Clarke is 18. She was a Foyles Young Poet in 2008, and her work is forthcoming in Cake and Neon. [email]

Juliet Cook writes poems, assembles them into chapbooks, and also assembles other people's poems into chapbooks with Blood Pudding Press. She edits an online blog-style literary magazine called Thirteen Myna Birds, too. For more details, feel free to visit her [website]. [email]

Lauren Dixon's creative work has appeared in INTER, Kadar Koli, and is forthcoming in Sojourn. Dixon edits the literary journal Superficial Flesh and teaches creative writing at the University of Texas-Dallas. She has a novel called Brother Pig that she sleeps with at night. [email]

Justin Dodd was born and raised in central Virginia. He moved to Manhattan in 2001 and now resides in Brooklyn. Dodd is a book designer for HarperCollins and a photographer and illustrator in his free time. [email]

Adam Fell lives in Madison, WI where he teaches at Edgewood College. His poems have appeared in Sixth Finch, Notnostrums, Forklift, Ohio, Tin House, Fou, Crazyhorse, and Asheville Poetry Review. [email]

Jesse Patrick Ferguson was born in Cornwall, Ontario, and he's the author of 5 poetry chapbooks. He has contributed to publications such as: Grain, Prairie Fire, The New Quarterly, Poetry Ireland Review, Harper's, and Poetry Magazine. He is a poetry editor for the Fredericton-based journal The Fiddlehead, and he is a Celtic ballad collector, playing several musical instruments. His first full-length book of poems, Harmonics, will appear in fall 2009 with Freehand Books. [email]

Jim Fisher is a former IT professional, currently working toward a nursing degree in Oakland, Calif. His essay for Salon on occasional poetry, "How to Write a Poem for the President," was widely circulated during Obama's inauguration. His notes for a collage appeared in DIAGRAM 2.6, and Mesozoic mnemonic in DIAGRAM 4.1. His diagrammed poem, "Luminescence," appears in a future DIAGRAM. [email]

Matthew Gavin Frank is the author of Barolo (forthcoming from The University of Nebraska Press), Sagittarius Agitprop (Black Lawrence Press), and the chapbooks Four Hours to Mpumalanga (Pudding House Publications), and Aardvark (West Town Press). Recent work appears in The New Republic, Field, Epoch, Crazyhorse, Indiana Review, North American Review, Pleiades, Prairie Schooner, AGNI, Hotel Amerika, The Best Food Writing 2006, The Best Travel Writing 2008 and 2009, The Nervous Breakdown, Creative Nonfiction, Gastronomica, and others. He was born and raised in Illinois, and teaches at Grand Valley State University. Presently, his chile plants are overproducing. Anybody need any habañeros? [email] [website]

Diane Glancy is professor emeritus from Macalester College. She was the 2008-09 Visiting Richard Thomas Professor of Creative Writing at Kenyon College. Her 2009 books are The Reason for Crows and Pushing the Bear, after the Trail of Tears. [email] [website]

Desmond Kon Beici-Zhongbì has edited more than ten books and co-produced three audio books. His writing has recently appeared in Agni, Faultline, Gulf Coast, Harpur Palate, New Orleans Review, Sonora Review, and Versal. An ardent pacifist who strives towards reconciliation through dialogue, Desmond adores Fernando Pessoa, believing that the lines between orthonyms and heteronyms can be made fuzzier. A brown recluse spider by folk taxonomy standards, he's deliberating ever only publishing his poems in literary journals from now on, in dribs and drabs, and tenuous bits of string.

Tammy Ho Lai-ming and Reid Mitchell have been writing together for several years. Their creative works have previously been published in Admit 2, Barrow Street, Caffeine Destiny, Fringe, Ghoti, Rhythm Poetry Magazine, Poetry Super Highway, and elsewhere. They are both involved in Cha: An Asian Literary Journal. [email — Tammy] [email — Reid]

Tim Lockridge's work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Mid-American Review, Cimarron Review, and Passages North. He lives in Blacksburg, Virginia. [email]

Leslie McGrath's poems have appeared in Agni online, Alimentum, Beloit Poetry Journal, Black Warrior Review, Nimrod, Poetry Ireland, and elsewhere. She is the managing editor of Drunken Boat: online journal of the arts. Her first collection of poetry, Opulent Hunger, Opulent Rage, will be published by Main Street Rag in late 2009. [email]

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.

Francis Raven is a graduate student in philosophy at Temple University. His books include 5-Haifun: Of Being Divisible (Blue Lion Books, 2008), Shifting the Question More Complicated (Otoliths, 2007), Taste: Gastronomic Poems (Blazevox 2005) and the novel, Inverted Curvatures (Spuyten Duyvil, 2005). Francis lives in Washington DC; you can check out more of his work at his [website]. [email]

Ryan Ridge hails from Louisville, Kentucky. He is currently an MFA candidate at the University of California, Irvine where he teaches creative writing. His work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in 5_Trope, elimae, Salt Hill, SmokeLong Quarterly, The Greenbelt Review, Upstairs at Duroc, and elsewhere. [email]

Catie Rosemurgy's second poetry collection, The Stranger Manual, will be published by Graywolf Press in January 2010. She teaches at The College of New Jersey and lives in Philadelphia. [email]

F. Daniel Rzicznek's books include Divination Machine (Free Verse Editions/Parlor Press, forthcoming in 2009), Neck of the World (Utah State University Press, 2007) and Cloud Tablets (Kent State University Press, 2006). He is also coeditor, with Gary L. McDowell, of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry: Contemporary Poets in Discussion and Practice, forthcoming from Rose Metal Press in 2010. He currently teaches English at Bowling Green State University.

Patty Seyburn's third book of poems, Hilarity, was released from New Issues Press in 2009. She teaches at California State University, Long Beach. Her mother almost named her Nola, or Donna. She bowls. [email]

Nate Slawson edits the online magazine dear camera and designs books for Cinematheque Press. He is the author of the chapbook a mixtape called Zooey Deschanel (linelinelineline, 2009), and his work has appeared or is forthcoming in Copper Nickel, H_NGM_N, diode, Typo, Forklift, Ohio, Cannibal, and other places. He lives in Chicago. [email]

Erin Steinke is just finishing her Master's degree in Creative Writing at the University of California, Davis. She has served as co-editor for The Greenbelt Review and assistant editor for Prized Writing, taught poetry at UC Davis, researched for the WAC/WID International Mapping Project, and spent lots of spare minutes learning to ski. She will soon be relocating to Seattle with her husband and two disgruntled cats. [email]

Ryan Teitman is currently an MFA student in creative writing at Indiana University. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Hayden's Ferry Review, Mid-American Review, Pleiades, and other journals.

Adam Tessier lives in Cambridge, Mass, where he is a barista and curatorial handyman of a kind. [email]

Marcus Wicker is poetry editor of the Indiana Review. He has poems forthcoming or appearing in jubilat, Crab Orchard Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Ninth Letter, Rattle, The Los Angeles Review, and elsewhere. [email]