Contributor Notes

Kostas Anagnopoulos is the co-editor of Insurance. His most recent poems are forthcoming in The Hat, New American Writing, Saint Elizabeth Street, Sal Mimeo, and Verse.

Anne Boyer grew up in the middle of Kansas. She now lives in Iowa. Her work is in or forthcoming at Eratio, DIAGRAM, Painted Bride Quarterly, New Letters, Shampoo, Denver Quarterly, and elsewhere.

Simon DeDeo lives in New Jersey. He is the editor of the blog-journal Rhubarb is Susan.

Michelle Detorie lives in Kyle, TX where she is the writer-in-residence at the Katherine Anne Porter house. Her poems have appeared in Chelsea, Verse Daily, DIAGRAM, and elsewhere.

Tim Earley's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Conduit, DIAGRAM, Chicago Review, jubilat, Hotel Amerika, Forklift Ohio, and other journals. A chapbook, The Spooking of Mavens, will be available from Rank Stranger Press later this year. He lives and teaches in Hickory, NC.

Jim Goar took his MFA from the Kerouac School at Naropa University. He's spent the past few years teaching English at universities in China, Thailand, and South Korea. His work has been published by, or is forthcoming from, El Pobre Mouse, Nidus, elimae, Snow Monkey and KNOCK. He'd really like his blog, Can of Corn, to get more visitors. Consider yourself invited.

Sara Henning has published in poetry journals such as Fence, LIT, Conduit, Slope, and 580Split. Residing in the boring DC suburbs of Fairfax, VA, she spends time reading Wallace Stevens, eating dark chocolate, and exploring 24-hour grocery stores.

Melanie Hubbard lives in Ruskin, FL with her husband and five-year-old daughter. Poems are out or forthcoming in Fence, 88, Caketrain, and Swink Online. Composing little bios is harder than writing her scholarly book on Emily Dickinson and teaching at the University of Tampa. The dormant crepe myrtle she moved a month ago sports tiny amber leaves.

Christine Hume is the author of Musca Domestica (Beacon 2000) and Alaskaphrenia (New Issues 2004). She teaches at Eastern Michigan University.

Kent Johnson has edited Doubled Flowering: From the Notebooks of Araki Yasusada (Roof, 1998), as well as Also, with My Throat, I Shall Swallow Ten Thousand Swords: Araki Yasusada's Letters in English, forthcoming from Combo Books. He has also translated (with Alexandra Papaditsas) The Miseries of Poetry: Traductions from the Greek (Skanky Possum, 2003) and (with Forrest Gander) Immanent Visitor: Selected Poems of Jaime Saenz (California UP, 2002), which was a PEN Award for Poetry in Translation selection. He teaches at Highland Community College and was named the State of Illinois Teacher of the Year for 2004 by the Illinois Community College Trustees Association. Kent's recent contribution to a roundtable discussion on the "politics and sociology" of the American post-avant can be read here.

Katy Lederer is the author of Winter Sex, recently out from Verse Press, and the memoir, Poker Face: A Girlhood Among Gamblers. She lives in Brooklyn, where she edits Explosive Magazine.

Rebecca Loudon lives and writes in Seattle. She is the author of Tarantella. Radish King, her second collection of poetry, is forthcoming from Ravenna Press.

Sabrina Orah Mark's first book of poems, The Babies, won the 2004 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize (judged by Jane Miller) and was recently published by Saturnalia Books.

Justin Marks has poems in or forthcoming from The New York Quarterly, Black Warrior Review, Euphony, Redivider and Sidereality. A series of essays, “Three Rooms: The Poetry of Denis Johnson, August Kleinzahler, and Franz Wright,” will be in issue 61 of The New York Quarterly. He is editor of LIT and lives in New York City.

Rachel Moritz's chapbook, The Winchester Monologues, is forthcoming from DIAGRAM/New Michigan Press in fall 2005. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Journal, Colorado Review, Court Green, How2, Indiana Review, Word for/Word, and elsewhere. Her honors include an Academy of American Poets Prize and a fellowship from the Minnesota State Arts Board. She edits the poetry chaplet series, WinteRed Press, and studies and teaches writing at the University of Minnesota.

Seth Parker is from Signal Mountain, Tennessee. He is currently a student in the MFA Program at UMass and edits SKEIN Magazine.

Juliet Patterson's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in American Letters & Commentary, Bellingham Review, Bloom, Conduit, DIAGRAM, Hayden's Ferry Review, The Journal, Washington Square, Verse and other magazines. Her book, The Truant Lover, was selected by Jean Valentine as the 2004 winner of the Nightboat Poetry Prize and will be published in Spring 2006. She lives near the west bank of the Mississippi in Minneapolis. For more information, visit her website.

Michael Robins' poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Spinning Jenny, Black Warrior Review, Shampoo, One Less, Redactions, and Verse. He lives in Chicago and is a contributing editor at Born Magazine.

Heidi Lynn Staples' poems have appeared or are forthcoming in AUGHT, Best American Poetry 2004, Columbia Poetry Review, Denver Quarterly, Gut Cult, HOW2, La Petite Zine, LIT, No Tell Motel, Poetry Daily, 3rd bed, Slope, Verse Daily, and elsewhere. Her first book, Guess Can Gallop, was selected by Brenda Hillman as a winner of the New Issues Poetry Prize, and her chapbook Take Care Fake Bear Torque Cake is forthcoming from 3rd bed.

Jen Tynes lives in Providence, Rhode Island. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in DIAGRAM, can we have our ball back?, jubilat, Indiana Review, The Cultural Society, Octopus, Factorial, Washington Square, and Verse. She edits horse less press.

Sam White's The Goddess of the Hunt is Not Herself is available from Slope Press. His poems have appeared in such journals as Ploughshares, The Paris Review, jubilat, American Letters & Commentary and Verse, among others. Last year his story about reading poetry aloud to passers-by in Times Square, New York, appeared in Poets & Writers. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island, where he is currently at work on a graphic novel.