* 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.

Curtis Bauer is the author of Fence Line (BkMk Press, 2004), winner of the 2003 John Ciardi Poetry Prize. His work has appeared in the North American Review, Asheville Poetry Review, From The Fishouse, Fulcrum, and other journals. He is the publisher of Q Ave Press chapbooks and lives in Spain and Texas where he teaches and translates. [email]

Dereck Clemons lives in Davis, California, but not for long. Nothing personal, though, Cali. He currently teaches Composition at Sacramento City College, but has been known to teach at other community colleges as well. His poems appear or are forthcoming at BlazeVOX and Kulture Vulture, and he recently did the artwork for the Can't Relax album by The American Years. [email]

Tom Daley was a machinist for many years and now teaches poetry and memoir writing at the Online School of Poetry, the Boston Center for Adult Education and Lexington Community Education. His poetry has been published in Harvard Review, Prairie Schooner, 32 Poems, Passages North, Poetry Ireland Review, Del Sol Review, Archipelago, and elsewhere. His manuscript, Shim, was a finalist for The Poetry Foundation's Emily Dickinson Prize.  His chapbook, Canticles and Inventories, is available at The Lost Bookshelf, a generous service of Cervená Barva Press. [email]

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 guttergeek.com.

Emily Kendal Frey is originally from Seattle and lives in Jamaica Plain, MA. Recent work appears or is forthcoming in Washington Square Review, Poet Lore, New York Quarterly, and RealPoetik. [email]

Chet Gresham lives in Evanston, IL with his wife Maggie and cat Dottie, canary Luka, and Parakeets Clemantine and McGurk. His poems have been published or are forthcoming in The Florida Review, Columbia Poetry Review, MiPoesias, and Pebble Lake Review, among others. [email]

Matthew Guenette's work has appeared recently in Southern Indiana Review, Mannequin Envy, Pindeldyboz, and Passages North. His chapbook, Hush of Something Endless, was published last fall by Ropewalk Press. [email]

Sean Hill, a native of Milledgeville, Georgia, is a Cave Canem Fellow. His poems have appeared in literary journals including Crab Orchard Review, Indiana Review, Ploughshares, and Pleiades, and in the anthologies Blues Poems, Gathering Ground, and The Ringing Ear. He's currently a Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at UW-Madison. His first book, Blood Ties & Brown Liquor, is forthcoming from the University of Georgia Press in 2008.

Lucy Holt is a writer living in Melbourne, Australia. Her first book of poetry, Man, Wolf, Man, will be published later this year by John Leonard Press. [email]

Ben Kopel is currently living in Iowa City, where he is pursuing his MFA. He is from Baton Rouge, home of the 50-foot magnifying glass and that escalator to nowhere. [email]

dawn lonsinger grew up in the woods of a small town in Pennsylvania not far from other small towns with names too lascivious to mention. She has been published in numerous journals, including Beloit Poetry Journal, 88: A Journal of Contemporary American Poetry, and Smartish Pace. Her poetry is largely a translation of humming wings, refrigerator motors, and other objective whispers. She has not been recorded by medical science. [email]

Jal Nicholl is a poet living in Melbourne, Australia. His work has appreared in recent editions of the journals Quarterly Literary Review of Singapore, Stylus, Shampoo, and Famous Reporter.

Benjamin Paloff is a poetry editor for Boston Review. His poems have appeared in A Public Space, Fulcrum, The New Republic, The Paris Review, and elsewhere. He is the translator, most recently, of Dorota Maslowska's Snow White and Russian Red and Marek Bienczyk's Tworki.

Jeffrey Pethybridge was a finalist for the 2006 National Poetry Series. Recent work has appeared in BlazeVox, The Southern Review, Salamander, and Smartish Pace. He grew up in Virginia. [email]

Jackie Petto's work has previously appeared in Mischief, Caprice, and Other Poetic Strategies as well as Voice magazine.

Aaron Plasek lives in Chicago and occasionally in Des Moines, Iowa. He teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. [email]

Gina Rymarcsuk is a photographer and digital media artist. Her work is deeply rooted in the study of optics, the body of the camera, the physics of light and often immersed in the formulaic and procedural study of the photographic process. She investigates linguistic structure and the formal qualities of text by obsessively assembling, systemically dissecting and arranging this form of data. She is currently holds the position of visiting lecturer at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire.

A. K. Scipioni resides in Iowa City, as a first year poet, at the Writers' Workshop.

Jennifer Sullivan is a poet from Akron, Ohio. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Ohio Writer, Main Street Rag, and Timber Creek Review. [email]

Jay Surdukowski is a law clerk to Justice Linda Stewart Dalianis of the New Hampshire Supreme Court. His poetry and writings have appeared in journals such as Poet Lore, the New Hampshire Review, and the Michigan Journal of International Law, and his article on English foxhunting is forthcoming in the Journal of Animal Law. [email]

Mathias Svalina lives in Lincoln, Nebraska where he co-curates The Clean Part Reading Series & co-edits Octopus Magazine & Books. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Fence, Typo, jubilat, Sawbuck & Denver Quarterly, among other journals. His first chapbook, Why I Am White, is forthcoming from Kitchen Press.

Terese Svoboda won the 2007 Graywolf Nonfiction Prize. Her most recent book of poetry is Treason (Zoo Press) and her most recent novel is Tin God (U. of Nebraska Press).

Jason Tandon is the author of two chapbooks, Flight (Finishing Line Press, forthcoming January 2007) and Rumble Strip (sunnyoutside, forthcoming March 2007). His first full-length collection, Give over the Heckler and Everyone Gets Hurt, was a finalist for the 2006 Kinereth Gensler Award from Alice James Books. He is an intern poetry editor at the Paris Review.

Andrew Wilson is a beef loving ex-Nebraskan about to finish his bachelor's degree at The Evergreen State College. Because he does not like football or earning an honest living, he is looking for the right MFA program to pan-out those pesky post-graduation years. DIAGRAM is his only home. [email]

Jake Adam York, originally from Alabama, now lives and teaches in Denver, Colorado, where he edits Copper Nickel with his students. He is the author of Murder Ballads (Elixir Press, 2005) and A Murmuration of Starlings (forthcoming in 2008 from the Southern Illinois University Press). [website]