Steven Rood is a trial lawyer in Oakland, CA. He was a finalist in the 2003 National Poetry Series and in the 2006 May Swenson Poetry Award, Utah State University. Kathleen R ooney is the author of Reading With Oprah (University of A rkansas Press, 2005), and her poetry has appeared recently or is forthcoming in Crab Orchard Review, Florida Review, Phoebe and Passages North. Originally from Seattle, Lisa R oullard now resides in Boise, Idaho. Her poetry has appeared in New Orleans Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Columbia Poetry Review, and other magazines. Her poem "Magic Class, Fauntleroy YMCA" was selected to be part of Boise's Poetry in Motion program. Mark Sanders is a professor of English at Lewis-Clark State College. His creative prose has appeared in such journals as Glimmer Train, River Teeth, Georgetown Review , South Dakota Review, and North Dakota Quarterly. Recent poems are forthcoming or have appeared in Dalhousie Review, River City, Poetry East, and Prairie Schooner. His second full-length collection of poetry, Here in the Big Empty, is forthcoming from Backwaters Press. Tony Schaffer is from several states, mostly around the Midwest. He graduated from the University ofWisconsin-Eau Claire and is currently pursuing an MFA at Emerson College. He lives in Brookline, MA. D avid Schloss is a Professor of English at Miami University. His books and chapbooks include: The Beloved (Ashland, 1973 ); Legends (Windmill, 1976); Sex Lives of the Poor and Obscure (Carnegie Mellon, 2001 ); Greatest Hits (Pudding House, 2004 ); Behind the Eyes (Dos Madres, 2005); and Group Portrait From Hell (Carnegie Mellon, forthcoming, 2006). H is poems have appeared in Poetry magazine, anthologies, and scores of other literary journals and anthologies, plus essays on contemporary poetry and film. He lives in Cincinnati with his wife, Kay Sloan, a writer, and their daughter, Signe. Eric Shade's first book of stories, EYESORES, won the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. The story "Yolky at the Warhol Museum" is in fact a broad expansion of the collection's final story, a three page epilogue called "Souvenirs". Shade is a graduate of the MFA program at the University of Houston, where he was awarded a James Michener Fellowship. His work has been published in a variety of journals and has been nominated for the Puchcart Prize. His novel manuscript, Let's All Criticize Turk Fournier, is currently seeking a home.
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