is a poet, essayist, and fiction writer. She spent her early childhood in the Dominican Republic, emigrating to this country and language at the age of ten. In 1991, she published She is also the author of two other novels, (1997) and (2000); a collection of essays, (1999); four books of poetry: and and two books for young readers: (2000) and (2001). She is a writer in residence at Middlebury College. which was selected a Notable Book by the New York Times and an American Library [Association] Notable Book, 1992. Her second novel, was a finalist for the National Book Critics' Award in fiction in 1995.
is an M.F.A. student in fiction at Bennington College. She lives in Stony Creek, Connecticut.
is the author of the national bestseller (2001), as well as (April 2002), and a book of poems, (2001). Her work has appeared in dozens of publications, including , and .
works as a poet-in-the-schools and freelance journalist in San Antonio, Texas. She has recent poems published and forthcoming in the and Her first collection, was published by Pecan Grove Press in 2001.
was born and raised in Lawrence, Kansas. His hometown was not destroyed by a nuclear attack in 1983, but the TV movie "The Day After" was filmed there. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.A. in philosophy and has just recently finished an M.F.A. in fiction at Colorado State University. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, with wife, Rachel, and their son, Malcolm. His work has been published in and is forthcoming from
teaches creative writing and literature and is chair of the Arts & Letters Program at Prescott College in Arizona. His fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have been published in numerous journals, including and . His awards include an Arizona Commission on the Arts fellowship, two Pushcart Prize nominations, and residency fellowships to The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and Blue Mountain Center. He is currently finishing a cycle of stories and a novel, in which the characters in "Easter Weekend" figure prominently.
's poems have appeared in , and . He is the editor of (Kearny Street Workshop, 2001).
recently finished an M.F.A. in fiction at the Bennington Writing Seminars. He lives in Chicago and Albuquerque and in the air between the two. His stories have appeared in and .
is Editor-in-chief of ,
is the author of . Her short fiction has appeared in such journals as , and . A resident of Los Angeles, she was the 2001 Moseley Fellow at Pomona College, and taught at Squaw Valley Community of Writers in August 2002.
's poems have appeared in , , and , among other literary journals. She currently studies poetry and teaches creative writing at The University of Iowa. Her first book, , will be published by Graywolf Press in fall 2002.
lives in Minneapolis, where she is a Bush Artist's Fellow, a teacher of poetry and creative writing, and the editor of . She is a regular contributor to , and her poems have appeared in many magazines such as and others. Her first book, , is forthcoming in fall 2002 from Salmon Publishing in County Clare, Ireland.
's novels have been translated into twenty-two languages. His book was awarded the Premio Brancati in Italy, and he has been the recipient of awards from PEN, the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Library Association, and the Writers Guild. David Lynch's film, based on Gifford's novel, won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1990, and Barry Gifford's novel was made into a feature film in 1997. Gifford co-wrote with director David Lynch the film , also released in 1997. His most recent books include (named a Notable Book of the Year); , a novel (named a Best Novel of the Year by the ), which has been adapted for the stage and film; and (New York: Seven Stories Press, 2002). Barry Gifford can be found at www.barrygifford.com
is the author of a story collection, , and two novels, and . Her stories have been included in , , and . She teaches at Boston College.
is the author of the novel Also an actor, he's worked on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in TV and feature films. His fiction has appeared in magazines including and
Gentleman Musician, is just about to release his ninth album and finish his first novel. His real name is Wesley Stace.
is a graduate of the Writing Program at Washington University. Her work has appeared in , , and .
is the author of He lives in Vermont.
was born in 1965 in Tokyo, Japan, where he currently lives and works as an artist and illustrator. His work has been published and exhibited widely in Japanese and international venues. He began creating artwork inspired by the human face in 1992, a subject that has most recently been explored in the series, begun in 1999.
is a photographer in New York City. His pictures from September 11 were among those awarded the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography.
has written for the American and German stage, German radio, and for film. A recipient of the from , he also writes short fiction.
lives in New York, where he teaches at the New School. His fiction has appeared in and and is forthcoming in and .
teaches American literature and queer theory at Johns Hopkins. He is the author of (Duke, 1998) and (Harvard, 1991).
's faster novels are , and . The slow ones, which he likes better, are , and . His latest, , is really slow. He promises the next one will be quicker.
is the author of a collection of stories set in and near Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was nominated by Tim O'Brien for He teaches at Southern Connecticut State University.
is a screenwriter and the author of the collection and the novels (made into the acclaimed 1999 movie), and, most recently, the national bestseller, .
stories have been published by (or are forthcoming in) magazines, including the and ; you can also see Nelly's work at failbetter.com and exquisitecorpse.org; printed an excerpt of her novel-in-progress as a broadside; and she is one of the writers included in the anthology of post-9/11 literature (NYU Press). Last winter, Nelly curated "What Happened in Lime Mills?," an exhibition based loosely on some of her writing, at the Rotunda Gallery. For several years, she co-edited the microzine with her husband, artist Josh Dorman. Nelly has won U.A.S. Explorations and Henfield Prizes. Her collection, will be published by Simon and Schuster in 2003.
lives in Brooklyn. A former NPR producer and fellow of NYU's Cultural Reporting and Criticism program, she writes about American media and culture for , and , among other publications.
is associate editor of and a 2002 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fellow. She lives in Philadelphia.
recently received an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing from Columbia University. She is most recently published in : and and has work forthcoming in and (U.K.). She lives in New York.
is the Coordinator for PEN New England. She spent the last year in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, where she and her husband read the Bible out loud. She is the author of the novel, .