* 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.

Stephanie Anderson's work has appeared or is forthcoming in American Letters & Commentary, Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Spinning Jenny, and Tin House, among others. Her chapbook, In the Particular Particular, won the 2006 NMP/DIAGRAM Chapbook Contest. She lives and teaches in New York City.

Renee Angle works at the University of Arizona Poetry Center. Her writing has appeared in Practice: Writing + Art, How2, New Orleans Review, and others.

Cynthia Arrieu-King is a doctoral candidate at the University of Cincinnati and an echocardiographer. Her chapbook The Small Anything City won the Dream Horse Press National Chapbook Contest for 2006. Her book reviews have and will appear in Jacket, Octopus Magazine, Galatea Resurrects, DIAGRAM, and Word For/Word.

Jason Bredle is the author of Pain Fantasy (Red Morning Press, 2007), Standing in Line for the Beast (New Issues, 2007), and A Twelve Step Guide (New Michigan Press, 2004). He lives in Chicago.

Kirk Lee Davis, age four. [website]

Arielle Greenberg is the author of My Kafka Century (Action, 2005) and Given (Verse, 2002) and the chapbook Fa(r)ther Down: Songs from the Allergy Trials (New Michigan Press, 2003), and co-editor of two forthcoming anthologies: with Rachel Zucker, Women Poets on Mentorship (Iowa, 2008) and with Lara Glenum, Gurlesque (Saturnalia, 2010). Her poems have appeared in several anthologies, including Legitimate Dangers, and twice in Best American Poetry. She is an assistant professor in the poetry program at Columbia College Chicago and lives with her family in Evanston, IL.

Larkin Higgins’s poetry is included in anthologies published by University of Iowa Press, Fossil Press, and others. An artist-in-residency at the Dorland Mountain Arts Colony for the years 2000, 2001, and 2002, her writing has also appeared in Genre, Saturday Afternoon Journal, Beyond Baroque Magazine, and elsewhere. Her artworks have been reviewed &/or published in Artweek, The Boston Globe, Antiques & The Arts Weekly (NY), U-Turn, The Los Angeles Times, and others. As a member of Perimeter Arts Collective, Higgins performed original text at Highways, Occidental College, and The World Stage. She teaches college drawing, painting, and a writing-intensive for senior art majors.

Caitlin Horrocks' fiction and essays have appeared in a number of journals. She recently moved to Michigan, where she has been reacquainting herself with snow.

Cyan James recently earned her MFA from the University of Michigan, where she currently teaches. Her latest publications include Blackbird, Michigan Quarterly Review, Beloit Poetry Journal and Oleander Review. She has won several Hopwood awards, and her manuscript, The Good Boy’s Payne, was a finalist in Tupelo Press’s First Book of Poetry Award.

Kristina Jipson lives in New York City and teaches writing at Columbia University. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in AGNI, American Letters & Commentary, Fourteen Hills, and elsewhere.

Barbara Maloutas won the New Issues first book in poetry competition for In a Combination of Practices (2004). She was the winner of New Michigan Press/DIAGRAM Chapbook Contest for Practices (2003). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in journals including Aufgabe, FreeVerse, Diagram, Segue, Tarpaulin Sky, Good Foot, The New Review of Literature, bird dog, dusie, JAB and Greatcoat. Her work is anthologized in Intersections: Innovative Poets of Southern California (2005), Green Integer and the 5th Anniversary Issue of Segue (2006), the online journal from Miami University-Middletown. Beard of Bees will publish a chapbook, Coffee Hazilly, in 2007. She teaches book structures in Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles.

Karyna McGlynn is originally from Austin, TX. Her poems and reviews have appeared in Gulf Coast, Octopus, Fence, Denver Quarterly, Ninth Letter, CutBank, and elsewhere. Karyna's chapbook, Scorpionica, was published by New Michigan Press in 2007. She currently teaches writing at Washtenaw Community College and lives in Ann Arbor with the multimedia artist Adam Theriault. Her website is www.karynamcglynn.com.

Ashley McWaters is an instructor at the University of Alabama, where she is the Coordinator of Undergraduate Creative Writing. Her manuscript, Whitework, was a finalist for several book prizes, including the National Poetry Series. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Northwest Review, Caketrain, Spinning Jenny, Fairy Tale Review, Carolina Quarterly, and Pindeldyboz, among others. She lives in Tuscaloosa with husband Scott, daughter Posey, and dogs Tallulah and Olive.

John Pursley III teaches poetry and literature at Delta State University, where he is the faculty advisor for the undergraduate literary journal, Confidante. His recent work appears in AGNI, Antioch Review, and Poetry. Two chapbooks of his work, A Conventional Weather (New Michigan Press) and When, by the Titanic (Portlandia Press), were published in 2006.

Joe Robitaille lives in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, where he teaches English as an adjunct at CUNY-Brooklyn College. He is a co-founder/co-editor of the magazine, They are flying planes. Also, he is a home-recording hobbyist fusing sample based music with live and experimental performance featuring a Wurlitzer 200a Electric Piano and MPC60.

BJ Soloy plays warshboard, guitar, and banjo for an ever-forming family band and will soon be living with his band/life mate and a cat with thumbs in Des Moines, Iowa. He has previously been published in Columbia Poetry Review and MiPoesias.

Shelly Taylor is from southern Georgia though now resides in Brooklyn, New York. She has poems forthcoming in Eoagh: A Journal of the Arts and in Cue.

Joshua Marie Wilkinson is the author of four books, including A Ghost as King of the Rabbits (NMP, 2005), and the director of one film. He lives in Chicago and teaches at Loyola University.

Vincent Zompa has at various times been a wedding minister, singer, soap opera actor, teacher, busboy, and hitchhiker. He teaches at a few colleges and junior colleges in New York City and lives in Brooklyn, on the banks of the East river. A finalist for the NMP/DIAGRAM chapbook in 2007, NMP recently published Jacket of the Straits.

Arianne Zwartjes lives in Seattle with her dog, Wodehouse, and works as an wilderness instructor for NOLS.  Her work has appeared in Blue Fifth Review, Front Porch, and Caketrain, among others, and is forthcoming in Cue and Word for/Word. Her chapbook, Stitched (A Surface Opens): Essays, will be published by New Michigan Press in 2008.