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Jason Anthony worked outside in Antarctica for eight austral summers. He now works under harsher conditions, teaching English to teenagers in Maine. Other Antarctic writings have turned up in The Best American Travel Writing 2007 and In Pieces: An Anthology of Fragmentary Writing; others were somewhat recently in Alimentum,,, and [email] [website]

Geoffrey Babbitt is a student in the PhD program at the University of Utah. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in CutBank, Interim, Colorado Review, Octopus Magazine, Hawaii Review, Confrontation, Shampoo, and elsewhere. He and his girlfriend named their dog after an Elliott Smith song. [email]

Sarah Bartlett lives in Portland, OR. Her chapbook (co-written with Chris Tonelli), A Mule-Shaped Cloud, was published by horse less press in 2008. Her recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Coconut, Sir!, Sixth Finch, and elsewhere. Poems co-written with Emily Kendal Frey have appeared or are forthcoming in New Pony: A horse less Anthology, Portland Review, Caffeine Destiny, Alice Blue, and Bat City. [email]

Heidi Bell is a writer and editor who lives in Aurora, IL.

Scott Butterfield practices entheogenesis and writes. He lives just outside Iowa City, Iowa, and currently studies at the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop.

Adam Clay is the author of The Wash. He lives in Michigan and co-edits Typo Magazine. [email]

Nik De Dominic commutes between New Orleans, LA and Tuscaloosa, AL, where he's wrapping up an MFA and teaching poetry in prison. He grew up in Los Angeles, likes trains and old cars. Right now, he's sitting in an airport, a train station, or in his Saturn. A lot of his time is spent in between. His poetry and fictions have appeared in Harpur Palate, 42Opus, Yankee Pot Roast, and elsewhere. [email]

Shira Dentz's chapbook, Leaf Weather, is forthcoming from Tilt Press. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The American Poetry Review, Field, American Letters & Commentary, Denver Quarterly, Seneca Review, jubilat, Drunken Boat, Bombay Gin, and elsewhere. She's the recipient of an Academy of American Poets' Prize, Poetry Society of America's Lyric Poem and Cecil Hemley Memorial Awards, Electronic Poetry Review's Discovery Award, and Painted Bride Quarterly's Poetry Prize. She is currently doing a PhD at the University of Utah. Before leaving for Iowa and Salt Lake City, she worked as a graphic artist in New York City, and taught English in a Brooklyn public high school as a New York City Teaching Fellow. [email]

Kristen Eliason is currently a writer in residence at the University of Notre Dame as the 2008 Nicholas Sparks Prize recipient. Her work has appeared in Two Review, Reed Magazine, Juked, brownpaper, The Bend, Liquid Magazine, Inscape, and placed in the Nojiriko Issa Haiku Contest (Japan). [email]

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

Deborah Flanagan’s work has appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Poet Lore, and J Journal. At City Parks Foundation she is creating the reading series CityParks Poetry, and at the Academy of American Poets she helped create the Online Poetry Classroom. A Reiki Master, she has a private practice and also works with patients at Beth Israel Medical Center. Deborah lives in the East Village in New York City. [email]

Alice George lives in Evanston, Illinois, and teaches as a visiting poet in area schools and libraries. She also teaches adults at the University of Chicago's Graham School and Northwestern University's Center for Talent Development. Her first collection, This Must Be The Place, was published by Mayapple Press in 2008. [email] [website]

Matthew Glenwood, 38, is a lifelong resident of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and in love with its land and lakes. He can be reached at [email].

elliɵtt horowitz lives & writes near the Hudson River and its escarpments, but refuses to chance living too near the base of its steep inclines. She shares a birthday with Doug E. Fresh and William Carlos Williams. [email]

Daniel Hudon was born in Calgary, Alberta and for the past five years has been living in Somerville, Massachusetts. He rides his bike to Boston University, where he teaches science to humanities students. He has had recent prose published in Riffing on Strings (Scriblerus Press), an anthology of stories about string theory, the Avatar Review, Bayou Magazine, Café Irreal, Cezanne's Carrot, and Pology. His popular science book, The Bluffer's Guide to the Cosmos, will be published later this year by Oval Books (UK). [website]

Donna Hunt was born in Cleveland, Ohio and is still in love with Lake Erie and the Indians. She has spent the last ten years trying to get adolescents to appreciate great works of literature in both Ohio and Virginia. She appreciates thoughts and ideas, enjoys sharing them, and hopes they lead to more thoughts and ideas, and then to good deeds. In the fall of 2008, she will be teaching at Ohio University. [email]

Michael Jauchen is living in Texas for a while. Some of his work has appeared or is forthcoming in Quarter after Eight, KNOCK, Lamination Colony, and Sentence. [email]

Krystal Languell lives in southern New Mexico, where she is a senior editor for Noemi Press and a managing editor for Puerto del Sol. She teaches composition at New Mexico State University. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in River Styx, Quicksilver, and Caesura. [email]

John Joynt is currently a Web Editor at Drunken Boat. His poetry can currently be viewed in Jack Magazine and Pregnant Moon, additional works to appear in upcoming issues of Poetry Flash, Big Bridge, and Remark. His half-assed one person band Raspberry Goulet can be seen [here]. [email]

After living in places with names like Mesick, Mt. Pleasant, and Normal, Tim Lantz has moved to Seoul, South Korea, to teach English. [email] [website].

Amanda Maule would be happy to give you a summary of yourself based on how you wear your shoes. She's an MFA student at Eastern Washington University where she's known for bringing sound effects to the people.

JoAnna Novak lives in Saint Louis, Missouri where she teaches fiction, studies writing, exercises compulsively, and decorates cakes. [email]

Erick Piller has published poetry in the Boxcar Review and elsewhere and has work forthcoming in Ghoti and The Louisiana Review. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. [email]

Anne Shaw is a poet, a would-be collage artist, and teacher of creative writing. Her first book, Undertow, won the Lexi Rudnitsky poetry prize and is available from Persea Books. Her work has appeared in numerous journals, including New American Writing, New Ohio Review, Gulf Coast, The Journal, and The Laurel Review. She currently lives in Vermont. [email]

Peter Jay Shippy is the author of Thieves' Latin (Univ. of Iowa Press), Alphaville (BlazeVOX Books) and a novella-in-verse, How to Build the Ghost in Your Attic (Rose Metal Press). He lives in Jamaica Plain, MA with his wife and twin daughters, Beatrix & Stella=Stellatrix! [website]

Dolsy Smith is a librarian at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. His poems have appeared in The Yale Review, Poetry Northwest, Sonora Review, Delmar, and In Posse Review. [email]

Laurie E. White has never lived more than a few miles from Interstate 90. Her work has appeared in Fawlt, Harpur Palate, Phoebe, and Quarter After Eight. [email]