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CONTRIBUTORS

Dan Albergotti is the author of The Boatloads (BOA Editions, 2008), selected by Edward Hirsch as the winner of the 2007 A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in The Cincinnati Review, Shenandoah, The Southern Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and Pushcart Prize XXXIII: Best of the Small Presses. He currently teaches creative writing and literature courses and edits the online journal Waccamaw at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC.

Elizabeth Albert is a painter living in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has been exhibited nationally and is in the collections of the Butler Institute and the Naples Art Museum. She has received fellowships from the NEA/Mid-Atlantic Arts Council, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc., and the MacDowell Colony. She currently teaches at St. Johns University, where she is Assistant Professor.

Christian Barter's first collection of poetry is The Singers I Prefer. New poems are forthcoming in Ploughshares, Ascent, Hotel Amerika and Redivider. A Hodder Fellow in poetry at Princeton University in '08-'09, he is a trail crew supervisor at Acadia National Park.

Mark Brazaitis is the author of The River of Lost Voices: Stories from Guatemala, winner of the 1998 Iowa Short Fiction Award, and Steal My Heart, a novel. His latest book of fiction, An American Affair: Stories, won the 2004 George Garrett Fiction Prize from Texas Review Press. He is also the author of The Other Language: Poems, winner of the 2008 ABZ Poetry Prize. A former Peace Corps volunteer, he directs the Creative Writing Program at West Virginia University.

Bill Capossere lives and works as an English adjunct instructor in Rochester, NY, and has just completed an MFA from the Mount Rainier Writing Program. His work has previously appeared in Harper's Magazine, Colorado Review, Rosebud, and other literary journals, as well as in the anthologies In Short, Short Takes, and Imaginary Writing.

Alexandra Chasin is the author of Kissed By (FC2). Her creative work has appeared in AGNI, Chain, Denver Quarterly, sleepingfish, Hotel Amerika, and Exquisite Corpse, among other places. Chasin is Co-Chair of Literary Studies at Eugene Lang College, The New School.

Michael Copperman teaches writing at the University of Oregon, where he earned his MFA. He also has a B.A. in English from Stanford. His nonfiction has appeared in The Oxford-American, Guernica, Anderbo, Brevity, Best Creative Nonfiction (Norton, vol. III), Teachers and Writers, The Oregonian, and The Register-Guard, and is forthcoming from Stanford Magazine. His fiction has been published in The Arkansas Review, Thirdreader, and 34th Parallel, and is forthcoming from Southword, Unsaid and Copper Nickel.

Hannah Craig lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her work has recently appeared in the American Poetry Journal, Northwest Review, and Smartish Pace.

Tony Eprile is the author of The Persistence of Memory, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and Koret Jewish Book Award winner. He currently teaches at Lesley University's low-residency MFA, and has taught at the U. of Iowa Graduate Writers Workshop, Northwestern U., Williams College, Bennington College, and elsewhere. Tony lives in Bennington, Vermont, with his wife and son and a dog named Thembi.

Nicole Fix is a founder of Page 73 Productions, an award winning, New Yorkbased theater company. Nicole's fiction has appeared in Pear Noir! and Thieves Jargon. She has been awarded fellowships from Summer Literary Seminars and the Drisha Institute and is a grant recipient of the Elizabeth George Foundation. She is currently working to complete her first novel.

Rebecca Morgan Frank's poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Guernica, Best New Poets 2008, Sou'Wester, Georgia Review, and elsewhere. She has received a Tennessee Williams Scholarship for the Sewanee Writers Conference as well as fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Writers' Room of Boston, and the University of Cincinnati, where she is currently pursuing her PhD in Creative Writing. She is the editorin-chief of the online journal Memorious.org.

Ru Freeman is a Sri Lankan and American writer whose creative and political work has appeared internationally in English and in translation. Her debut novel, A Disobedient Girl is published in the US and Canada by Atria/Simon & Schuster by Viking in the UK, Australia and India, in translation in Italy, Israel, Taiwan, Brazil and the Netherlands and in audio by Tantor Media with award-winning narrator, Anne Flosnick.

Daisy Fried is the author of two books of poetry, My Brother is Getting Arrested Again, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and She Didn't Mean to Do It, which won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize. She's received Guggenheim, Hodder and Pew Fellowships, a Pushcart Prize and the Editor's Prize for a Feature Article from Poetry magazine, for "Sing God-Awful Muse," about reading Paradise Lost and breastfeeding. She lives in Philadelphia.

Elizabeth Gonzalez is a freelance writer who grew up in and out of Pennsylvania's hard coal region. Her stories have recently appeared in Greensboro Review and Sycamore Review.

Lauren Grodstein is the author of the novels A Friend of the Family and Reproduction is the Flaw of Love, and the short story collection The Best of Animals. Her fiction has been translated into French, German, Italian, and Turkish. She is an assistant professor of English at Rutgers-Camden, where she helps administer the MFA Program in Creative Writing.

Jenny Hanning lives in Austin, Texas. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in Shenandoah, Post Road, Quarterly West, and others.

Jakob Holder is an internationally award-winning playwright, with plays read and produced throughout the U.S. and in London. In 2009 he was selected the sole Cherry Lane Theatre Mentor Project playwright, and the U.S. Resident Playwright for U.K.-based Across The Pond Theatre Company. Long plays include: Bedtime Solos, The Shoulder, Housebreaking, Repeat Play, and Green Setting Sun. Other shorts include: One Slip, Darktime in Skipland, Ersatz, Findings, and Frailty. He lives in New York City.

Bill Janovitz is the author of Exile on Main Street for the 33 1/3 series from Continuum Books. For over 25 years he has been a singer, guitarist, and songwriter for the band Buffalo Tom. He writes essays and posts cover songs on his blog, "Part Time Man of Rock: the Life and Times of Bill Janovitz", at www.parttimemanofrock.com.

Jeff P. Jones teaches writing at the University of Idaho. His honors include a Pushcart Prize (2008) and the Wabash and A. David Schwartz prizes. His stories have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Mississippi Review, Redivider, and elsewhere.

Alex Lemon is the author of Happy: A Memoir (Scribner), and the poetry collections Mosquito (Tin House Books), Hallelujah Blackout (Milkweed Editions), and Fancy Beasts (Milkweed Editions). He teaches at TCU in Ft. Worth, Texas and lives at www.alexlemon.com.

Alice Lichtenstein graduated from Brown University and was named the Boston University Fellow in Creative Writing. She has a New York Foundation for the Arts Grant in Fiction and has twice been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony. Her debut novel, The Genius of the World, received high acclaim from critics, including Alan Cheuse of "All Things Considered" and Nina Sonenberg of the New York Times. Lichtenstein's new novel, Lost, is forthcoming from Scribner, Inc. in 2010.

W. M. Lobko has published poetry in Seneca Review, Washington Square, Epicenter, and Poet Lore. He holds an MFA from the University of Oregon. He currently teaches at Saint David's School in New York City.

dawn lonsinger received her MFA at Cornell University, and is now pursuing a doctorate at the University of Utah, where she is the managing editor of Western Humanities Review. She is the author of two chapbooks: the linoleum crop (Jeanne Duval Editions), and The Nested Object (Dancing Girl Press). Her poems have appeared in American Letters & Commentary, New Orleans Review, Smartish Pace, and elsewhere. She, like most living organisms, has a thing for light.

Dr. Natasha Lvovich is Professor of English at the City University of New York, Kingsborough Community College. Originally from the former Soviet Union, she holds degrees from Moscow Linguistic University and the Union Institute and University. Lvovich has published extensively, and is the author of an autobiographical book, The Multilingual Self (Lawrence Erlbaum, 1997). She is completing a book of creative nonfiction about Russia, memory, loss, transgenerational trauma, bilingual families, and mother and "step-mother" tongues.

Lee Martin is the author of the novels, The Bright Forever, a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction; River of Heaven; and Quakertown. He has also published two memoirs, From Our House and Turning Bones; and a short story collection, The Least You Need To Know. He teaches in the MFA program at The Ohio State University.

Michael Miller is an editor at Time Out New York.

Alexios Moore is a creative non-fiction writer and educator whose writing uses traditional short story techniques to convey "real life" narratives. "Field Studies" is an excerpt from a geographic memoir which focuses on the different communities he has called home—from a village on the Arctic Sea to a Marxist-Leninist collective in East Oakland. Alexios teaches at Eugene Lang College in Manhattan and resides in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

Scott Nadelson is author of two story collections: The Cantor's Daughter, recipient of the Samuel Goldberg & Sons Fiction Prize for Emerging Jewish Writers and the Reform Judaism Fiction Prize; and Saving Stanley: The Brickman Stories, winner of the Oregon Book Award for short fiction and the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award. His new collection, Aftermath, is forthcoming from Hawthorne Books in Spring 2011.

Tom Perrotta's most recent novels are Little Children and The Abstinence Teacher.

Gretchen Steele Pratt's first book of poetry, One Island, won the Anhinga Prize for Poetry (2009) and is forthcoming from Anhinga Press in the fall of 2010. Originally from Connecticut, she received her MFA from Purdue University. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Southern Review, Boston Review, The Iowa Review, Indiana Review, Witness, AGNI Online, The Gettysburg Review, Jacket, The Southwest Review, Best New Poets 2009, and on Poetry Daily.

Nelly Reifler is the author of See Through, a collection of stories. Her work has appeared in journals including McSweeney's, Bomb, Jubilat, and—of course— Post Road. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence and co-directs Pratt Institute's Friday Forum. She has also been a recipient of a Rotunda Gallery grant for emerging curators.

G. Xavier Robillard is a hacker and humorist from Oregon. His work has appeared in McSweeney's, Comedy Central and on NPR. Robillard's comic novel Captain Freedom: A Superhero's Quest for Truth, Justice and the Celebrity He So Richly Deserves was published in early 2009. He also teaches writing, programs man-eating robots and performs stand-up. You can read more of his scribblings in Alldaycoffee.net.

Kathleen Rooney is an editor of Rose Metal Press and the author, most recently, of Live Nude Girl: My Life as an Object (University of Arkansas, 2009) and, with Elisa Gabbert, Don't ever stay the same; keep changing. (Spooky Girlfriend Press, 2009). Her prose collection For You, For You I Am Trilling These Songs is forthcoming from Counterpoint in 2010.

Abigail Savitch-Lew attends Bard High School Early College in NYC and is the recipient of Scholastic Writing Awards and the winner of the 2008 Young Playwrights Latino Challenge. Her short story "Salvage" was published in the Apprentice Writer at Susquehanna University. She'd like to dedicate "Boombox and Neon Flowers" to Nadiyah Ford.

Matthew Schwartz is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn, New York. His work has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Sycamore Review, Poetry Daily (www.poems.com), and on www.poets.org, the website of the Academy of American Poets. His first book of poetry, Blessings for the Hands, was published by the University of Chicago Press in Spring 2008. He is currently at work on a second poetry manuscript.

Norman Shapiro is a professor of Romance Languages and Literatures at Wesleyan University and a widely published, award-winning translator of French poetry, theater, and fiction. His many works include Four Farces of Georges Feydeau, Négritude: Black French Poetry from Africa and the Caribbean, Selected Poems from 'Les Fleurs du Mal' of Baudelaire, One Hundred and One Poems by Paul Verlaine, The Fabulists French, The Complete Fables of Jean de La Fontaine, and, most recently, French Women Poets of Nine Centuries. His collections of Jacques Prévert, Anna de Noailles, and Théophile Gautier are forthcoming, as well as a volume of fourteen one-act comedies of Eugène Labiche. He is a member of the Academy of American Poets and writer in residence at Adams House, Harvard University, where his farce translations are regularly performed.

Naoe Suzuki creates highly detailed, precise drawings in mineral pigment and graphite. Her works depict the emotional and psychological states that are affected by modern medicine, science and technology, consumerism, alienation, and anxiety in our lives. She was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1967, and came to the United States in 1985. She received the Artist Grant from Mass Cultural Council in 2001 and 2006, and MFA from Mass College of Art.

Stacy Tintocalis' debut short-story collection entitled The Tiki King is being published by Swallow Press, an imprint of Ohio University Press. Her prose has appeared in, or is forthcoming in, The Atlantic Fiction for Kindle, Crazyhorse, The Literary Review, The Journal, Fiction, Event, Cream City Review, Clackamas Literary Review, The North Atlantic Review, Kalliope, Santa Clara Review, and Dos Passos Review, among others. She currently resides in Missouri.

 

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