* 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.

Neil Aitken is not certain where to call home. Originally from western Canada, he has lived in Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, and the various parts of the United States. He currently serves as the co-editor of CRATE, a literary journal located in Riverside, California. [email]

Tim Bradford's poetry has recently appeared or is forthcoming in H_NGM_N, Bombay Gin, Poems & Plays, Terminus, and Runes. He is the author of the introductory text for Sadhus, a photography book on the ascetics of South Asia published by Cuerpos Pintados in 2003. His novella-in-progress, based on the history of the Vélodrome d'Hiver in Paris, has garnered the support of the Koret Foundation's Young Writer on Jewish Themes Award for 2004-05. [email]

Lauren Caldwell is an undergraduate at Stanford University. She is currently working on a sequence obsessed with Christopher Smart, William Blake, and 18th/19th century life science. She misses the vital fluid of those days.

Nancy Vieira Couto's poems have appeared in The Iowa Review, Mississippi Review, Nimrod, Salamander, The Southern Review, and other magazines, as well as in the anthologies Poetry Daily: 366 Poems from the World's Most Popular Poetry Website and The Pittsburgh Book of Contemporary American Poetry. She lives in Ithaca, New York, and is poetry editor of Epoch.

Steve Davenport is the Creative Nonfiction Editor of Ninth Letter and the Associate Director of Creative Writing at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Recent credits include 580 Split, Spork, Fiction International, an Illinois Arts Council grant in prose, and an essay in Boys Don't Cry?: Rethinking Narratives of Masculinity and Emotion in the U.S. (Columbia UP). His manuscript, Uncontainable Noise, won Pavement Saw's 2004-2005 Transcontinental Poetry Award for first books. [email]

Michelle Detorie lives in the childhood home of Katherine Anne Porter, a national literary landmark in Kyle, Texas. Her poems have appeared in Typo, Chelsea, Cranky, and elsewhere. She is very fond of animals.

Jehanne Dubrow was born in Vicenza, Italy and grew up in Yugoslavia, Zaire, Poland, Belgium, Austria, and the United States. She is now working toward her PhD in creative writing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her work has appeared in Poetry, The Hudson Review, Tikkun, and The New England Review.

Craig Martin Getz is from Los Angeles but has been living in Barcelona since 1989. He often travels with his partner when teaching English in an Elementary and High School allows for it. He's a photographer too and has had several exhibitions in Spain.

Andrew C. Gottlieb's chapbook, Halflives, was a finalist in the 2005 NMP/DIAGRAM Chapbook Contest, and was published in October by New Michigan Press. [email]

Joshua Harmon's fiction, essays, and poems appear most recently in Southwest Review, Gulf Coast, Quarterly West, New England Review, TriQuarterly, Web Conjunctions, Southern Review, Colorado Review, Verse, and Denver Quarterly. He received a fiction fellowship from the NEA in 2004. [email]

Gregory Hischak is a poet, playwright and book artist living in Seattle, Washington. Some recent work has appeared in Crab Creek Review, Bellingham Review, The Vincent Brothers Review, Zyzzyva and Pontoon.

Matthew Hittinger's work can be found in Fine Madness, Mantis, and Memorious with work forthcoming in American Letters & Commentary. He likes pears.

Jill Holtz's work has appeared in Shenandoah and Passages North, and she has work forthcoming in Poetry Southeast and Porcupine. Currently, she lives in Pittsburgh, where she sometimes babysits her sister's pet mouse. [email]

Erika Howsare lives in Rhode Island, if not Virginia. Her work may be found in Fence, Chain, 580 Split, word for/word, Aufgabe, Encyclopedia, Fourteen Hills, and Phoebe.

Poems by Janet Norman Knox have appeared in Red Mountain Review, Pontoon, Seattle Review, Cranky Literary Journal, Pearl, Adirondack Review, Raven Chronicles, Can We Have Our Ball Back?, and in Red, White, and Blues (Iowa University Press). Her chapbook Eastlake Cleaners Where Quality & Price Count [a romance] was a finalist in Red Mountain Review and New Michigan Press contests. She is an Environmental Geochemist and bicycle commuter. Her husband is Northwest Painter, Tom Fehsenfeld. [email]

Michael Meyerhofer's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Margie, Southern Poetry Review, North American Review, Green Mountains Review, Free Lunch, DIAGRAM, and others. He was recently a finalist for the James Wright Poetry Award and the Fineline Competition. His chapbook, Cardboard Urn, won the Copperdome Poetry Chapbook Contest from Southeast Missouri State University. He's currently pursuing his MFA at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

Natasha Kochicheril Moni, a first-generation American born to Dutch and East Indian parents, writes and resides in the Pacific NW. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Cranky Literary Journal, Diner; Poetry Oasis, Fourteen Hills: The SFSU Review, and The Raven Chronicles. [email]

Rachel Moritz won the 2005 NMP/DIAGRAM Chapbook Contest, and NMP published her chapbook, The Winchester Monologues, in October 2005. Her poems have appeared recently or are forthcoming in: Bombay Gin, Colorado
Review, How2, Indiana Review,
and 26. She co-edits WinteRed Press, a publisher of poetry chaplets.

Pablo Peschiera has had poems and reviews published in journals. His translations were published in an anthology. He is the former editor of Gulf Coast. He works in Grand Rapids, MI, and lives on a dirt road in Hickory Corners, where he writes letters.

Nate Pritts is the editor of H_NGM_N. His chapbook, The Happy Seasons, is available online from Swannigan & Wright; a new chapbook, Winter Constellations, is forthcoming from horse less press. New poems can be seen in print/online at Forklift, 42opus, Unpleasant Event Schedule, Pacific Review, Southern Review, and the No Tell Motel Bedside Anthology.

John Pursley III teaches creative writing at the University of Alabama, where he is a poetry editor for Black Warrior Review. This year he was the Editor's Choice selection for the Mid-American Review James Wright Award, received the Hackney Literary Award in Poetry and won the Southeast Review Poetry Contest. His recent work appears in Mot Juste, The National Poetry Review, Poetry International, and Smartish Pace.

Lacy Schutz's insomnia is becoming a problem. [email]

Jen Tynes lives in Providence, Rhode Island, and edits horse less press. Read some of her recent poems in GutCult, La Petite Zine, H_NGM_N, Octopus, Factorial, jubilat, and TYPO.

Eric Wertheimer has published poetry in Exquisite Corpse, Adirondack Review, Shampoo, Muse Apprentice Guild, and Delirium. He is also the author of Imagined Empires: Incas, Aztecs, and the New World of American Literature, 1771-1876 (Cambridge University Press, 1998) and Underwriting: The Poetics of Insurance in America, 1721-1873, forthcoming from Stanford University Press. He is an associate professor of English at Arizona State University. [email]