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Gina Apostol was born in Manila and lives in New York. Her first novel, Bibliolepsy, won the 1998 Philippine National Book Award for Fiction. She just completed her third novel, The Revolution According to Raymundo Mata, a comic historical novel-in-footnotes about the Philippine war for independence against Spain and America in 1896.

Daniel Belgrad is a professor and Chair of the Humanities and Cultural Studies Department at the University of South Florida. He is the author of The Culture of Spontaneity. He lives in Tampa, Florida.

Chris Bolin has held fellowships from the University of Iowa, the James A. Michener Foundation, and The MacDowell Colony. He has published poems in VOLT, Jubilat, and 1913: A Journal of Forms.

Blake Butler lives in Atlanta and edits HTMLGIANT. He is the author of Ever (Calamari Press) and Scorch Atlas (Featherproof Books). In Winter 2010, Harper Perennial will publish his novel about mazes and young death.

Rachel Cantor's stories have appeared or are forthcoming in the Paris Review, One Story, Kenyon Review, DoubleTake, New England Review, Fence, and else- where. They have three times been nominated for a Pushcart and have also been short-listed by Best American Short Stories and the O. Henry Award. She lives in Philadelphia, where she has recently completed a novel and a collection of short stories.

Brenna M. Casey is a writer living and working in Brattleboro, Vermont. She received her M.F.A. from the University of Notre Dame.

Jon Chopan's work has appeared in Glimmer Train, Swink, Redivider, Hotel Amerika, and Upstreet. He is a goofy guy who grew up in Rochester, New York and often writes about being goofy and being from Rochester, New York. His first book will be released by Black Lawrence Press in the summer of 2011.

Jennine Capó Crucet was born to Cuban parents and raised in Miami. Her debut story collection, How to Leave Hialeah, won the 2009 Iowa Short Fiction Award, the John Gardner Award, and was named a Best Book of the Year by the Miami Herald. Her stories have appeared in Ploughshares, Epoch, Crazyhorse, Gulf Coast, and other magazines. She has received the Winthrop Prize & Residency and a Bread Loaf Writers' Conference Scholarship. She lives in Los Angeles, where she is a counselor to first-generation college-bound seniors.

Michael Dahlie received the PEN/Hemingway Award for his novel A Gentleman's Guide to Graceful Living. His short fiction can be found in places like Ploughshares, Tin House, and The Kenyon Review.

Joel Dinerstein is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Tulane University, where he also directs the American Studies program. He is the author of Swinging the Machine: Modernity, Technology, and African-American Culture Between the World Wars (2003), an award-winning study of the relation- ship between jazz and industrialization. He is currently working on a cultural history of the origins of the concept of cool in postwar American culture.

Matt Donovan received his MFA from New York University and is currently an assistant professor of creative writing at the College of Santa Fe. His first collec- tion of poems, Vellum (Houghton Mifflin, 2007), was selected by Mark Doty for the Bakeless Prize in Poetry. His poems have been published in several journals, including AGNI, Poetry, The Kenyon Review, The Gettysburg Review, The Threepenny Review, and The Virginia Quarterly Review. He is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize (2008) and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts (2004).

Charles Farrell has spent over forty years dividing his time between the boxing and music businesses, occasionally throwing in a side project. He has recently chosen to concentrate solely on music.

Carrie Fountain was born and raised in Mesilla, New Mexico. She was a fellow at the University of Texas' Michener Center for Writers. Her poems have appeared in Crazyhorse, AGNI, and Southwestern American Literature, among others. Her debut collection of poems, Burn Lake (Penguin Books, 2010), was a winner of a 2009 National Poetry Series Award. She lives in Austin, Texas, and teaches at St. Edward's University.

Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski was born and raised in Pilsen on the south side of Chicago. "Just Say Goodbye" is an excerpt from his memoir–in–progress.

Jen Girdish is a newly minted MFA graduate from Lesley University, where she previously interned with Post Road. She is the 2010 project coordinator for the 826DC student anthology. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Washington Post, the AV Club, the Washington City Paper, Venus Magazine, and Salon.

Roy Ira Glassberg was educated at Alfred University, Southern Illinois University, and the University of Iowa, where he received his doctorate in Speech and Dramatic Art. Stories of his have appeared in Manoa, the Madison Review, the Berkeley Fiction Review and Kansas Quarterly. His story, "Rifka, a Cracked Record," was awarded an honorable mention in Prize Stories, The O. Henry Awards. He lives with his wife, Barbara, in Ashland, Oregon.

Matt Hart is the author of two books of poetry, Who's Who Vivid (Slope Editions, 2006) and YOU ARE MIST (Moor Books, 2009). A third book, WOLF FACE, is forthcoming from H_NGM_N Books. A co-founder and the editor-in-chief of Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking & Light Industrial Safety, he teaches at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.

Alden Jones is a travel memoirist and fiction writer whose work has appeared in AGNI, Time Out New York, the Barcelona Review, the Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, Puerto del Sol, The Smart Set, Gulf Coast, and the Best American Travel Writing. She holds degrees from Brown University, the Bennington Writing Seminars, and the New York University Creative Writing Program, where she was a fiction fellow. She teaches at Emerson College and was a visiting professor on Semester at Sea in 2006.

Rob Keast teaches middle school and high school English, and he is finishing work on The Smallest Daily, a novel for adolescents. He lives with his wife and daughter near Detroit.

Michael Klein teaches in the MFA Program at Goddard College in Port Townsend, Washington and in the summer program at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, where he was a fellow in 1990. His books are: Track Conditions, The End of Being Known, and 1990, which won a Lambda Literary award for poetry in 1993. His second book of poems, then, we were still living is coming out from GenPop Books in October 2010. He lives in New York City and Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Jenna Le was educated at Harvard and Columbia Universities. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Barrow Street, Many Mountains Moving, Margie, The New York Quarterly, and other journals. She won the 2008 Alpha Omega Alpha Pharos Poetry Competition and took second place in the 2009 William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition. She is an editorial assistant for The New York Quarterly.

D. Dominick Lombardi has exhibited throughout the U.S. and abroad since 1977. His publications include feature articles and reviews in ARTnews, The New York Times, and Time Out NY. Lombardi has curated shows including "The Intelligent Design Project."

Oksana Lutsyshyna is a Ukrainian writer and a PhD candidate at the University of Georgia. She is the author of two collections of poetry, a collection of short stories and a novel. She lives in Tampa, FL, and Athens, GA.

Vasyl Makhno is a Ukrainian poet, essayist, translator and playwright. He is the author of eight collections of poetry, including Cornelia Street Café: New and Selected Poems (Kyiv, Fakt, 2007) and most recently Thread and Selected New York Poems (Spuyten Duyvil, 2009). He has also published a book of essays, The Gertrude Stein Memorial Cultural and Recreation Park (2006), two plays, Coney Island (2006) and Bitch/Beach Generation (2007), and translated Zbigniew Herbert's and Janusz Szuber's poetry from Polish into Ukrainian. The poems, essays and plays of Vasyl Makhno have been translated into Polish, German, Serbian, Romanian, Slovene, Russian, Lithuanian, Malayalam, Czech and Belorussian languages. In English, his poems and essays have appeared in AGNI and Absinthe.

Charles McLeod's fiction has appeared in publications including Alaska Quarterly Review, Conjunctions, CutBank, The Gettysburg Review, The Iowa Review, Third Coast and ZYZZYVA, and the 2010 Pushcart Prize Anthology. Other stories are forthcoming in Joyland and Michigan Quarterly Review. His debut collection, National Treasures, and debut novel, American Weather, will be published simultaneously by Random House UK/Harvill Secker in 2011.

Janelle Nanos is an editor at National Geographic Traveler magazine. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, New York Magazine, Slate, The Village Voice, and Marie Claire. She lives and writes in Washington D.C.

John Popielaski's poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Cave Wall, The Hollins Critic, New South, and roger. His chapbook O, Captain appeared from The Ledge in 2008.

Caleb Powell's work is forthcoming or in various literary magazines, including The Baltimore Review, descant, Fourth Genre, Gulf Coast, The Texas Review, and ZYZZYVA. He also contributes to The Rumpus and The Quarterly Conversation. He has lived and worked in Argentina, Brazil, Denmark, Guam, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and The United Arab Emirates, and has authored the ESL teacher's guide The World is a Class, published in Canada by Good Cheer.

Brian Ascalon Roley is the author of American Son: A Novel (W.W. Norton 2001; Christian Bourgois Editeur 2006). His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in many anthologies and publications, including the North American Review, Epoch, Georgia Review and the San Francisco Chronicle. His many awards and honors include the 2003 Asian American Prose Book Award and a New York Times Notable Book. He earned an MFA from Cornell and is currently a professor at Miami University.

David Schleifer received his PhD in sociology from New York University in 2010. His dissertation explains how trans fats entered and exited the American food system.

Ravi Shankar is the author of Instrumentality, Voluptuous Bristle, Seamless Matter and the forthcoming National Poetry Review winner, Deepening Groove. He is the founder of Drunken Boat, online journal of the arts, and along with Reb Livingston, co-author of Wanton Textiles and with Nathalie Handal and Tina Chang, co-editor of Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from Asia, the Middle East & Beyond, which Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer called "a beautiful achievement for world literature." He co-directs the Creative Writing Program at CCSU and teaches in the first international MFA Program at City University in Hong Kong. He loathes few things, though bananas are high on the list.

Alec Soth is a photographer born and based in Minneapolis. His first mono- graph, Sleeping by the Mississippi, was published by Steidl in 2004 to critical acclaim and was followed by NIAGARA (2006), Fashion Magazine (2007) Dog Days, Bogotá (2007) and The Last Days of W (2008). He is the recipient of fel- lowships and awards from the Bush, McKnight and Jerome Foundations, and the 2003 Santa Fe Prize for Photography. His work is represented in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and his photographs have been featured in the 2004 Whitney and São Paulo Biennials. In 2010, the Walker Art Center will be exhibiting a large survey exhibition of Soth's work.

Elizabeth Senja Spackman's poems have recently appeared in Fence. She stud- ied philosophy at UC Berkeley, poetry at the University of Iowa and performance with the Medea Project: Theatre for Incarcerated Women. She teaches in Brooklyn but is moving to Rwanda as she continues to reluctantly move further and further away from her excellent dog.

Cam Terwilliger is a recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fiction Fellowship, as well as two Somerville Arts Council Fiction Fellowships. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in West Branch, The Mid-American Review, The Greensboro Review, The Sycamore Review and others. Cam holds an MFA from Emerson College, teaches fiction workshops at Grub Street, and has read for The Atlantic Monthly, Ploughshares, and The Rhode Island Council on the Arts Fiction Fellowship Judges Panel.

Peter Zinn is a graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program. His work has been featured in the Oxford American and the Brooklyn Rail.


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