* 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

Christopher Ankney was obviously born in Defiance (Ohio). His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Crab Orchard Review and MARGIE. He lives in Chicago with his someday wife, Lynn; their Italian Greyhound, Izzie; and her newt, Rockne. He teaches for a skinny living. And, he loves chocolate and sports. He has edited Columbia Poetry Review in the past, and is currently looking to edit once more. [email]

Sandra Beasley won the 2007 New Issues Poetry Prize for her book Theories of Falling, selected by Marie Howe. Her poems have also been featured on Verse Daily, in journals such as 32 Poems, Blackbird, and New Orleans Review, and in the 2005 Best New Poets. She lives in Washington, D.C., where serves on the editorial staff of The American Scholar. [email]

F. J. Bergmann is frequently from Wisconsin. Her work has appeared in Cannibal, Margie, nth position, Opium, Ur-Vox, and two chapbooks, Sauce Robert (Pavement Saw Press, 2003) and Aqua Regia (Parallel Press, 2007).  Her hairstyle is deceptive. One of her pseudopodia can reach all the way from the bedroom to the refrigerator. Her favorite authors all write speculative fiction.

Emily Beyer lives and works in Seattle. Her work has appeared in the Seattle Review, and is forthcoming in Prairie Schooner. [email]

Ryder Collins is a former food service-junkie/vegan. She'd like to give a shout out to all the cool people in Milwaukee (because there are many, believe it or not) before she moves away.

Juliet Cook is a poet and the editor of an itty bitty press—Blood Pudding Press. Her latest chapbooks of original poetry are available via Recent publication credits include WOMB, Wicked Alice, Sein Und Werden, Prick of the Spindle, Otoliths and Death Metal Poetry. [email] [blog].

Anne Germanacos' work has appeared recently or is forthcoming in Quarterly West, Blackbird, Salamander, Black Warrior Review, Florida Review, Chattahoochee Review, Agni (online), and many others. She lives in San Francisco and on Crete. [email]

Heather Green's work has recently appeared in Pilot and RealPoetik and is forthcoming from Pebble Lake Review. [email]

Matthew Guenette lives in Madison, WI, with his wife Julie and two unruly cats. His first book, Sudden Anthem, winner of the 2007 American Poetry Journal Book Prize, will be published by Dream Horse Press and is slated for release in early 2008.

Derek Henderson lives and writes and teaches in Salt Lake City, where mountains make better neighbors than do walls. [email]

Cat Jones has work forthcoming in The Laurel Review. She lives in New England. [email]

Charity Ketz's poetry has appeared in Black Warrior Review, Quarterly West, Beloit Poetry Journal, and other places. Her chapbook, Locust in Bloom, (published by Poet's Corner Press), is available (for a really, really small fee.) Anyone interested should [email her].

Patrick Lawler has three collections of poetry published: A Drowning Man is Never Tall Enough (University of Georgia Press), reading a burning book (Basfal Books), and Feeding the Fear of the Earth, winner of the Many Mountains Moving poetry book competition (2006). The Patrick Lawler poems are from the manuscript The Exhalation Therapist. [email]

Genine Lentine's poems, essays, and interviews have appeared in American Poetry Review, American Speech, Gulf Coast, Ninth Letter, O, the Oprah Magazine, and Tricycle: The Buddhist Review. Her collaboration with Stanley Kunitz and photographer Marnie Crawford Samuelson, The Wild Braid: A Poet Reflects on a Century in the Garden was published in 2005 by W.W. Norton. She lives in San Francisco. [email]

Brad Liening's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in H_NGM_N, Rock Heals, The Sonora Review, Forklift, Mustachioed, and elsewhere. His chapbook Ker-Thunk is available from H_NGM_N's FLIP/CHAP series. [email]

Louise Mathias is the author of Lark Apprentice, which won the 2003 New Issues Poetry Prize. Poems from her new manuscript-in-progress The Traps appear or are forthcoming in Massachusetts Review, Triquarterly, Perihelion, The Laurel Review, and Many Mountains Moving. She lives in Long Beach California. [email]

Kyle McCord is a graduate student in the MFA program at UMass-Amherst. His work was recently selected by Christian Hawkey for the Academy of American Poets and is forthcoming in Columbia: a Journal of Literature and Art. He spent the summer studying at the Iowa Writer's Workshop. [email]

Frank Montesonti's poetry has recently appeared in 42Opus, Lit, Poems and Plays, and AQR. He teaches in the MFA program at National University and lives in San Diego.

Mark Neely's poems have appeared in Boulevard, DoubleTake, Meridian, and Indiana Review. He teaches at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where he lives with his wife—writer Jill Christman—and their daughter. [email]

Drew Nolte is a professional graphic designer currently taking a break from his cubicle to peruse a MFA in creative writing at Colorado State University. [email] [website]

Susan Parr lives in Seattle, where she makes a living as a graphic artist. Her poems have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Cranky, Filter, The Seattle Review and The Best American Poetry 2007. [e-mail]

Marc Pietrzykowski lives with his wife and many pets in Atlanta, GA, but soon will live in Lockport, NY. He has a book called ...and the whole time I was quite happy coming out in Fall 2007 from Zeigeist Press, and he is very fond of kitfo.

Nicole Walker has published several poems and essays decrying the effects of global warming but, as it is seventy degrees in the middle of October in the west of Michigan, is reconsidering her earlier position. When it's a hundred and ten degrees in early May, she reserves the right to return to her original complaint.