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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.

Originally from Nebraska, Scott Abels currently lives and teaches in Honolulu. Recent work can be found (or is forthcoming) in Forklift, Ohio, Lo-Ball, Sink Review, H_NGM_N, Juked, RealPoetik, and others. He edits the online poetry journal Country Music. [email] [blog]

J. Quinn Buckley is a nanny and MFA candidate at Sarah Lawrence College. She lives in Inwood and is the curator of [twitter.com/babypresident]. [email]

Katharine Coles’ fifth collection of poems, Flight, is forthcoming from Red Hen Press, which also published her fourth collection, Fault, in 2008. She is a professor in the English Department at the University of Utah, where she teaches creative writing and literature and co-directs the Utah Symposium in Science and Literature. In 2010, she spent a month writing poems in Antarctica under the auspices of the National Science Foundation’s Artists and Writers Program. In 2009 and 2010, she served as the Inaugural Director of the Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute at the Poetry Foundation. She is currently Poet Laureate of Utah. [email]

Joelee Dekker is the crazy book lady who writes down the street. She was raised among the back roads of Fruitport, MI. where she still lives and laughs with her family and two cats. More than anything, she supposes she is a kid with a dream of being read, who also happens to have work forthcoming in ALBATROSS. [email]

Laura Eve Engel's work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Denver Quarterly, Cincinnati Review, Cream City Review, Washington Square, and elsewhere. [email][blog]

A. B. Gorham's work can be found in Gulf Coast, The Offending Adam, and Front Porch. She is the poetry editor for Black Warrior Review. [email]

Rae Gouirand’s first collection of poems, Open Winter, was recently selected by Elaine Equi for the 2011 Bellday Poetry Prize and will be published in Fall 2011. She lives in Davis, California.

Carrie Green’s poems have appeared in Valparaiso Poetry Review, Crab Orchard Review, Gulf Stream, Kestrel, and other journals. "How to Read Me (October Birthday Cake)" appears in the chapbook It’s Not My Birthday, That’s Not My Cake, a collaboration with the painter [Lori Larusso]. [email] [website]

Elizabeth Hartsig lives and works in Maine. [email] [blog]

Russell Jaffe lives in Iowa City and teaches English and Continuing Education poetry classes at Kirkwood Community College. His chapbook G(*)D is forthcoming from Pudding House Press and he edits the online poetry journal O Sweet Flowery Roses. He is an avid collector of 8-tracks and hot sauce. [email]

Margaret Kimball is a freelance illustrator and designer in New York, and spends most of her free moments at a small letterpress lab. She enjoys internetting too and can be found virtually, pixelly at her [website].

James Henry Knippen lives in Martindale, Texas, where he serves as the poetry editor for Front Porch Journal. Additional poems can be found in Softblow. [email]

Krystal Languell is the author of Call The Catastrophists, forthcoming from BlazeVOX Books in 2012. She teaches at York College in Jamaica, Queens and her work has appeared in Denver Quarterly, sous rature, La Petite Zine, and elsewhere. She lives in Brooklyn, where she is a member of the Belladonna* Collaborative. She does some other stuff, too. [email] [blog]


Keith Montesano is the author of the poetry collection Ghost Lights (Dream Horse Press, 2010). His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Hayden’s Ferry Review, American Literary Review, Third Coast, Blackbird, Crab Orchard Review, Ninth Letter, and elsewhere. He currently lives with his wife in New York, where he is a PhD Candidate in English and Creative Writing at Binghamton University. [email]

Lisa O'Neill was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She thus has weaknesses for brass instruments, linen handkerchiefs, and drinking whiskey on porches. Lisa lives in Tucson, where she writes and teaches writing at The University of Arizona. Her work is forthcoming in drunken boat. At her blog "The Dictionary Project," she writes about one dictionary word, selected at random, each week. [email] [blog]

Charlotte Pence gave up a career as palm reader and competitive snorkler to become a poet. As her palm predicted, her poems have been published in North American Review, Kenyon Reveiw Online, Prairie Schooner, Tar River Poetry Review, Denver Quarterly, and other journals. She is also editor of an essay collection forthcoming in 2012 with University Press of Mississippi titled The Poetics of American Song Lyrics that explores intersections between poems and songs. She won the Black River Chapbook Contest from Black Lawrence Press for her work titled Branches which is also forthcoming in 2012. One of Charlotte's sources of inspiration is her zen-like dog Sophie who understands the stick is just a symbol of attainment, but not attainment itself. Charlotte's neighbors have called the cops on her only once. You can read her weekly review of an individual poem or song at her [blog]. [email]

Adam Peterson’s work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Southern Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Open City, Denver Quarterly, and elsewhere. [email] [blog]

Jonathan Regier the author of Three Years from Upstate (Six Gallery Press, 2008). Very recent publications in Upstairs at Duroc, The Black Forest (Unicorn Mountain's third anthology), and elimae. He's doing a PhD in the philosophy and history of science at Université Paris Diderot. He's writing a second book of poems, with illustrations by the artist Michael Hafftka, that will also come out from 6GP. [email]

Danielle Shutt is a graduate student in creative writing at Eastern Washington University in Spokane, WA. Her work is forthcoming in Hotel Amerika. [email]

Brian Simoneau lives in Boston with his wife and two daughters. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Two Weeks: A Digital Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, The Collagist, Crab Orchard Review, North American Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Waccamaw, and elsewhere. [email]

Anna Sutton is a born-and-raised Nashvillian who lives and writes in Wilmington, NC. She is happily pursuing an MFA in Poetry at UNCW, is the co-founding editor of Landlocked Journal, and is pretty good at cornhole. [email]

Matthew Vollmer is the author of Future Missionaries of America and the co-editor, with David Shields, of Fraudulent Artifacts: an Anthology of Pseudo-Interviews, Faux Lectures, Quasi-Letters, "Found" Texts, and Other Dubious Documents, forthcoming from W. W. Norton. He teaches in the English department at virginia tech. Things he likes to look at can be found at [his tumblr]. [email]

John Dermot Woods draws comics and writes stories in Brooklyn, NY. His debut novel is The Complete Collection of people, places & things. The image-text novel he wrote with J.A. Tyler, No One Told Me I Would Disappear, is forthcoming from Jaded Ibis Press. He edits the arts quarterly Action, Yes, organizes the online reading series Apostrophe Cast. He is a professor of English at Nassau Community College. [email] [website]