Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen published over 20 volumes of poetry, three books of cultural essays, two collections of short stories, and seven children’s books that have been reprinted numerous times. Her poetry has been translated into French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, and Russian, as well as English and other languages.
Jacob M. Appel lives in New York City and teaches at Brown University and the Gotham Writers’ Workshop. His short fiction has most recently appeared in such journals as Agni, Colorado Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Southern Humanities Review, and Southwest Review.
Deb Atwood earned her MFA from Saint Mary’s College where she received the Agnes Butler Scholarship for Excellence in Fiction. She has a forthcoming essay from Purdue University and is a staff member of the literary journal, Tattoo Highway. Deb recently completed her first novel.
Michael S. Begnal is a dual Irish/American citizen. His first collection, The Lakes of Coma, was published in 2003 by Six Gallery Press. A second, Ancestor Worship, is forthcoming from Salmon Publishing in 2005. He was editor of the Galway-based literary magazine, The Burning Bush.
Edward Belfar has published short fiction in a number of magazines, including Pennsylvania English, The Baltimore Review, Potpourri, Open Spaces Quarterly, Snake Nation, and Confrontation. A native of the New York City area, he now lives in Maryland and works as a writer and editor. His wife, whom he met in Maryland, is originally from Kenya, a troubled but beautiful country for which he has developed a great fondness.
Kevin Boyle’s book of poems—A Home for Wayward Girls—won the 2004 New Issues contest and will be published in the spring of 2005. His poems have appeared in Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, The Michigan Quarterly Review, North American Review, Northwest Review, Poetry East, and Virginia Quarterly Review. He teaches at Elon University in North Carolina.
Christine Casson has completed Grace, a manuscript of poems, and is currently working on a study of the poetic sequence. Most recently her poetry has appeared in South Dakota Review, and is forthcoming inAlabama Literary Review and two poetry anthologies. She is Scholar/Writer-in-Residence at Emerson College.
Deb L. Cumberland is an assistant professor of English at Winona State University in Winona, MN. Her work has appeared in Hurakan, Literary Potpourri, and American Literary Realism, among others. An article on Christina Rossetti is forthcoming in the anthology, Things of the Spirit: Women Writers on Faith, University of Notre Dame Press.
Darcy Cummings’ poems have appeared in journals in the United States and England, including Poetry Northwest, Journal of New Jersey Poets, Carolina Quarterly and Negative Capability, Timber Creek Review, and Runs. Cummings recently received fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.
Gerald Dawe has published six collections of poetry, most recently, The Morning Train (1999) and Lake Geneva(2003). He is a Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin where he lectures in English and directs the graduate creative writing program. He is Burns Visiting Professor at Boston College (2005).
Joshua Dolezal is a native of the Pacific Northwest currently teaching environmental and medical literature at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he has served as Assistant Editor for Prairie Schooner. His work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Quarterly West, Nimrod, the Seattle Review, and North Dakota Quarterly.
James Engelhardt has had poems published in Cold Mountain Review, Poem, and Oxford Magazine, and other journals. He is currently a Ph.D. student in poetry at the University of Nebraska.
Tyler Farrell has published work in The New Hibernia Review, The Cream City Review, Natural Bridge, Nebraska English Journal, Yemassee, Salt Fork Review, Front Range Review, Jabberwock Review and by the Blue Canary Press. He received his Ph.D. in Creative Writing/Irish Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2002 and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Northland College in Ashland, WI.
Steve Fayer is currently completing Mourning Doyle, a collection of short fiction set in Brooklyn’s Holy Cross parish. His stories have appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, Jewish Currents, New York Stories, Night Train, North American Review, Potomac Review, and Potpourri.
Gerald Fleming’s poems have appeared widely for many years. “The Train” will appear in his book Swimmer Climbing onto Shore, due out from Sixteen Rivers Press in spring. Also due this year are two books for teachers, Rain, Steam, and Speed and Prompted to Write (Jossey Bass, Wiley).
Jeff Friedman is the author of four collections of poetry: Black Threads (forthcoming from Carnegie Mellon University Press in 2006), Taking Down the Angel (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2003), Scattering the Ashes(Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1998) and The Record-Breaking Heat Wave (BkMk Press-University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1986).
Christine Gelineau has published a chapbook, North American Song Line. Her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, most recently Connecticut Review, Georgia Review, The Iron Horse Review, Green Mountains Review, RUNES, and Louisiana Literature. Gelineau teaches at Binghamton University, where she is assistant director of the Creative Writing Program.
Noel Grogan lives in Southern California where he is working on the twenty-third draft of a novel and completing a memoir about growing up in Santa Monica in the period following the Second World War.
Myronn Hardy is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia University. He is the author of the book of poems, Approaching the Center (New Issues Press, 2001). He lives in New York City.
Megan Harlan‘s poems appear in Beloit Poetry Journal, Poetry Daily, Agni’s web edition, Meridian, The Laurel Review, Puerto del Sol, New Orleans Review, Nimrod, Sycamore Review, and Bellingham Review. Her reviews and travel articles appear in The New York Times, and she holds an MFA from New York University. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Lois Marie Harrod won a 2003 fellowship, her third, from the New Jersey Council for the Arts for her poetry. Her sixth book of poetry Spelling the World Backward (2000) was published by Palanquin Press, University of South Carolina—Aiken, which also published her chapbook This Is a Story You Already Know (l999) and her book Part of the Deeper Sea (l997).
Kathleen Hellen’s work has appeared in Eclipse, Frogpond, Hawai’i Review, Iris, Japanophile, Nimrod International, The Pacific Review, Prairie Schooner, Southern Poetry Review, RUNES, Seattle Review, Sycamore Review and other journals. In 2003 she received a fellowship from the Maryland State Arts Council. She is Poetry Editor for theBaltimore Review.
Daniel A. Hoyt teaches creative writing and other English classes at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio. His work is forthcoming or has appeared in The Kenyon Review, Indiana Review, New Orleans Review, and other literary magazines, and his story “Five Stories about Throwing Things at Famous People” appeared in Natural Bridge No. 11.
Elizabeth Huergo is a writer, translator, and Cuban political refugee. She is also Associate Professor of English at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland. She completed her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in 19th-century American Literature and British Romanticism at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1985 and 1989. Since then, she has taught at several colleges and universities.
Rich Kenefic teaches engineering at Indiana Tech in Ft. Wayne, IN. His poems have recently appeared inEllipsis and Chiron Review and are forthcoming in Jabberwock Review.
Joseph Lennon has published poetry and essays on literature and Irish culture in journals, magazines, and books. He is poetry editor of The Recorder, the journal of the American Irish Historical Society, and assistant professor of English at Manhattan College in New York City. His book, Irish Orientalism: A Literary and Intellectual History (2004) was recently published by Syracuse University Press.
Alexis Levitin has placed his translations from the Portuguese in over 200 magazines, including Kenyon Review, American Poetry Review, Grand Street, Chelsea, New Letters, and Prairie Schooner. He has published 20 books of translations, the most recent being Forbidden Words: Selected Poetry of Eugenio de Andrade (New Directions, 2003). He is currently completing work on collections of poems by Portugal’s Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen and Herberto Helder under a 2003-2004 NEA Translation fellowship.
Nathan Alling Long has work in Tin House, Glimmer Train, Indiana Review, Story Quarterly, and other journals, and has won a Truman Capote Fellowship, scholarships to Bread Loaf, and a Pushcart Prize nomination. He is currently finishing a novel about an intersex child growing up in rural America.
Ray McManus received his MFA in poetry from the University of South Carolina, and is currently finishing his Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition. His poetry has appeared in many journals throughout the United States and Canada. Ray has won numerous awards for his poetry and currently teaches, reads, and promotes poetry throughout South Carolina.
Grzegorz Musial lives in Bydgoszcz, Poland. He has published several novels and poetry collections, two of which—Berliner Tagebuch and Taste of Ash (Fairleigh Dickinson Press)—have been translated into English. Musial is also an eye surgeon and is the editor of Kwartalnik Artystyczny. Barbara F. Lefcowitz of Bethesda, Maryland has published eight poetry collections.
Angie O’Gorman is the director of the Immigration Law Project at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri and President of the Board of Interfaith Legal Services for Immigrants. Her essays and social commentary have appeared in America Magazine, Commonweal and the National Catholic Reporter. She has participated in human rights work in Guatemala and the West Bank.
Jennifer Pearson lives in Crossville, TN. In September, 2004, she accepted the Emily Dickinson Challenge of writing 366 poems in a year. She would like to thank PEN American Center and Change, Inc. for their aid during her battle with lyme disease.
Emöke Pulay was born to a pair of chemists in Budapest, Hungary and grew up in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where she received an MFA from the University of Arkansas. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming inBeloit Poetry Journal, Willow Springs, Typo, and Good Foot.
Oliver Rice has received the Theodore Roethke Prize. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and was twice featured on Poetry Daily. He also appears in the Ohio Review anthology New and Selected and in Bedford/St. Martin’s college textbooks, Poetry: An Introduction and The Bedford Introduction to Literature. A poem originally published in the Gettysburg Review has been selected by Billy Collins for his “poetry in the schools” program and will be republished on the Library of Congress website as well as in the anthology 180 More (Random House).
José Edmundo Ocampo Reyes was born and raised in the Philippines, but has lived in Hong Kong and the United States for the past eight years. His poetry, translations, and nonfiction appear or are forthcoming inMichigan Quarterly Review, Circumference, Ploughshares, and Rattle. He holds an M.F.A. from Columbia University.
Geri Rosenzweig was born and raised in Ireland. Her work has appeared in Verse, Nimrod, Poetry International,and Natural Bridge. She won the BBC’s Poet of the Year Award in 2000. She is the author of the collection,Under the Jasmine Moon, as well as two chapbooks, Half the Story and God is Not Talking.
Claudette Mork Sigg has been active in various capacities at the Oakland Museum of California since retiring from teaching high school English. She is also the director of the New World Scottish Dancers (www.newworldscottishdancers.org). Museum and dance experiences frequently figure in her work.
Reet Sool was born in Soviet-occupied Estonia, receiving her Ph.D. from Moscow University. She teaches American literature, literary theory and James Joyce at the University of Tartu, Estonia. Since the harsh censorship was abolished, she has published two books of poetry: jahe kuu (1997) and murdub äär : river runs(2001).
David Thoreen teaches writing and literature at Assumption College, in Worcester, Massachusetts. Winner of Minnesota Monthly’s Tamarack Award for Fiction, his fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry have also appeared in South Dakota Review, American Literary Review, Diner, The Journal, and Slate.
Daniel Tobin is the author of three books of poems, including The Narrows, due out in 2005 from Four Way Books. His awards include “The Discovery/The Nation Award,” The Robert Penn Warren Award, The Robert Frost Fellowship, and a creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Elizabeth Wylder received her B.A. in Rhetoric from the University of Illinois after brief stints studying in Ireland and peddling foam rocks at Walt Disney World. She is currently wrapping up an M.A. in Writing at Florida State University where she teaches composition and creative writing classes.