notes

 

David Lehman's books of poetry include When a Woman Loves a Man, The Evening Sun, and The Daily Mirror.

 

Snežana Žabić was born in Croatia and lives in Chicago. Her publications include: collection of short stories In a Lifetime (Belgrade, Serbia), poems in Rhino, Luzmag, RealPoetik, and Little Red Leaves, the translation of Judita Šalgo's poem "Dictionary" in Circumference, and a prose piece in Copper Nickel. She blogs at Renga Writing and edits Packingtown Review.

 

Denise Duhamel's most recent books are Ka-Ching! (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009), Two and Two (Pittsburgh, 2005), Mille et un Sentiments (Firewheel, 2005); Queen for a Day: Selected and New Poems (Pittsburgh, 2001); The Star-Spangled Banner (Southern Illinois University Press, 1999); and Kinky (Orchises Press, 1997). A bilingual edition of her poems, Afortunada de mí (Lucky Me), translated into Spanish by Dagmar Buchholz and David Gonzalez, came out in 2008 with Bartleby Editores (Madrid).

 

Nin Andrews is the author of several books including The Book of Orgasms, MidlifeCrisis with Dick and Jane, Dear Professor, Do You Live in a Vacuum?, and Sleeping with Houdini.  She is also the editor of a collection of translations of the French poet, Henri Michaux, entitled Someone Wants to Steal My Name.

 

William Minor is 38. He lives in Florida. Florida is a peninsula.

 

Lee Ann Roripaugh's second volume of poetry, Year of the Snake, was published by Southern Illinois University Press as part of the Crab Orchard Award Series in Poetry, and received the Association of Asian American Studies Book Award in Poetry/Prose for 2004.  Her first book, Beyond Heart Mountain (Penguin Books, 1999), was a 1998 winner of the National Poetry Series.  A third volume, On the Cusp of a Dangerous Year, will be forthcoming from Southern Illinois University Press in Fall 2009.  Roripaugh is an Associate Professor of English at the University of South Dakota, and blogs at Octopus' Garden.

 

Chad Sweeney is the author of Arranging the Blaze (Anhinga, 2009), An Architecture (BlazeVOX, 2007), and A Mirror to Shatter the Hammer (Tarpaulin Sky, 2006).  Chosen for Best American Poetry 2008 by Charles Wright, Sweeney's poems and translations have appeared in journals such as New American Writing, Verse, Crazyhorse, Colorado Review, Slope, H_ngm_n, Gutcult, American Letters & Commentary and elsewhere.  He is co-editor of Parthenon West Review and editor of Days I Moved Through Ordinary Sounds (City Lights Books, 2009). He earned an MFA from San Francisco State University and is a Ph.D. candidate in literature/poetry at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.

 

A native of France where she was trained as a dancer, Brigitte Byrd is the author of Fence above the Sea (Ahsahta, 2005) and The Dazzling Land (Black Zinnias, 2008). Her third collection, Song of a Living Room, is scheduled for fall 2009 (Ahsahta).  Brigitte currently lives in Atlanta, teaches Creative Writing at Clayton State University, is an editorial reviewer for Confluence: The Journal of Graduate Liberal Studies, and writes micro-reviews for Oranges & Sardines (so send her your books).

 

Bill Keckler blogs and weaves at www.joebrainardspyjamas.blogspot.com. His books include Sanskrit of the Body and a perenially forthcoming book called Art Is So Over, M'Kay. He has strong opinions about mockolate and contemporary art. He lives in Steelton, PA.

 

Shira Dentz is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets' Prize, Poetry Society of America's Lyric Poem and Cecil Hemley Memorial Awards, Electronic Poetry Review's Discovery Award, and Painted Bride Quarterly's Poetry Prize. Her poems appear in The American Poetry Review, Field, American Letters & Commentary, Denver Quarterly, Western Humanities Review, jubilat, Bombay Gin, Lungfull!, Drunken Boat, Poetry Daily, and elsewhere. Her chapbook, Leaf Weather, is forthcoming from Tilt Press. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, she currently is a doctoral candidate at the University of Utah. Before leaving for Iowa and Utah, she worked as a graphic artist in New York City and taught English in a Brooklyn public high school as a New York City Teaching Fellow.

 

Jared White was born in Boston and has lived in Brooklyn for about eight years, near two big bridges. His poems have appeared in previous issues of Barrow Street, Cannibal, FulcrumHarp and Altar, Horse Less ReviewThe Modern Review, Sawbuck, and Word For/Word, among other journals. A chapbook of poems entitled Yellowcake will appear in the upcoming chapbook collection, Narwhal, from Cannibal Books. He maintains an occasional blog, No No Yes No Yes, at jaredswhite.blogspot.com.

 

Eileen R. Tabios has released 15 print, four electronic, and 1 CD poetry collections, an art essay collection, a poetry essay/interview anthology, and a short story book.  Forthcoming in 2009 will be a new poetry collection, NOTA BENE EISWEIN.  She blogs as the "Chatelaine" at http://angelicpoker.blogspot.com and edits GALATEA RESURRECTS, a popular poetry review journal at http://galatearesurrects.blogspot.com.

 

Amber Nelson is the co-founder poetry editor for alice blue. She likes blueberries and cows. Her work can be found in or forthcoming from I Can't Be Your Girlfriend, Taiga, and Tarpaulin Sky.



Sam Pink is 25.  He wrote the book I AM GOING TO CLONE MYSELF THEN KILL THE CLONE AND EAT IT (paperhero press, winter) and the book YUM YUM I CAN'T WAIT TO DIE, which he is looking to publish.  He has a chapbook called YOUR HUGS ARE TERRIBLE forthcoming from paperhero press in the winter.  He blogs at impersonalelectroniccommunication.com.  He feels alone when his socks come off while he is sleeping.  

 

Molly Arden is co-editor of No Tell Motel. Her poems have appeared there and on the Best American Poetry website blog. Her translations of Catullus have been published in Slope and in Contemporary Literature in Translation. She has received a Florence Rigpay Study grant from the Cleveland Institute for the study of gender and grammar in Latin poetry.

 

Graeme Bezanson is the poetry editor of LIT and a founding editor of coldfrontmag.com, an online journal of poetry reviews. His poems have appeared recently in, or are forthcoming from, EOAGH, Spinning Jenny, and The Agriculture Reader.


John Most, poet, was born in Covington, Virginia, on April 11, 1977. He is the author of Field (2008), Persephone (2006), and Atelier (2005).

 

Dana Guthrie Martin lives in the Seattle area and writes wherever writing will have her. She shares her home with her husband, her pet hamster, and her robot, Feldman. Her work has appeared in numerous journals, including Blood Orange Review, Blue Fifth Review, Boxcar Poetry Review, Failbetter, and Fence. She's a member of The Poetry Collaborative, where poets write zanily together, and she is co-editor of Postal Poetry. Her other last name is Funnelcake.

 

Sarah Bartlett lives in Portland, OR, and reads poetry for Tin House. Her recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in DiagramPast Simple, Bat City, New Pony: A Horse Less Anthology, Sixth Finch, and elsewhere. Her chapbook (co-written with Chris Tonelli), A Mule-Shaped Cloud, was published by horse less press in 2008.

 

Matt Turner's poems have appeared in Homonumous, Onedit, MiPOesias, Antennae, Wherever We Put Our Hats, and other journals.  He is the author of the chapbook Poems of Value, forthcoming from Pierce Press.  He teaches poetry at the China University of Geosciences, Beijing.  Though a poet, his hobbies are: teaching, metaontology, art criticism, evolutionary biology, and various exercise routines.

 

Lara Glenum is the author of The Hounds of No (Action Books 2005). Current projects include co-editing an anthology of gurlesque poetry with Arielle Greenberg and a book-length translation of the poems of Czech Surrealist Vladimir Holan. Her second book of poetry is due out in 2008. Her poems have appeared in Conjunctions, New American Writing, Fence, Denver Quarterly, Conduit, jubilat, American Letters & Commentary, Hotel Amerika, Pleiades, and elsewhere.

 

Originally from a small coastal community in southern Rhode Island, Susana Gardner is a poet and writer presently living in Switzerland. She has published several chapbooks: Scrawl, or (from the markings of) the small her(o), Dusie Kollektiv, 2006, and forthcoming in Italian from HGH Books, 2008; To Stand to Sea, The Tangent Press, 2006. Another chapbook, EBB (PORT) Sonnets from Her Port, Dusie Kollektiv, 2007, as well as her first full-length collection entitled [ lapsed insel weary], The Tangent Press, 2008. Her poetry has also appeared in several anthologies, including "131.839 slög með bilum" (131.839 keystrokes with spaces), NTAMO, as well as Not for Mothers Only, a collection of poetry by women from Fence Books. Her work has also appeared in Jacket Magazine, How2, Ixnay, Small Traffic Press, Sous Rature, and elsewhere. She edits and curates Dusie, the virtual online poetics journal and kollektiv experiment as well as paper press at: http://www.dusie.org/.

 

Carmen Giménez Smith, a former Teaching-Writing Fellow at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, is the author of Odalisque in Pieces (University of Arizona Press, 2009) and Casanova Variations (Dos Press, 2008). Her poetry has appeared in many journals and magazines, including sleepingfish, Boston Review, jubilat, POOL, and American Letters and Commentary. She lives in Las Cruces, New Mexico, where she is an assistant professor of creative writing at New Mexico State University, the publisher of Noemi Press, and the editor-in-chief of Puerto del Sol.

 

Jackie Clark is the series editor for "Poets off Poetry" on www.coldfrontmag.com, where poets talk about what they've been listening to lately.  She is also the Associate Poetry Editor of LIT magazine.  Her work has appeared in Sawbuck, Softblow, and Elimae, among other places.  She can be found online at http://www.nohelpforthat.wordpress.com.

 

Gale Nelson is author of two poetry books, ceteris paribus and stare decisis. The five poems included in Coconut come from the manuscript, This is What Happens When Talk Ends, which is comprised of 8 sets of 8 poems, with each set retaining the vowel pattern of an excerpt from a particular play by William Shakespeare.

 

Stephanie Berger is a writer and performance artist from San Diego, California.  She received her MFA in Creative Writing from The New School University and is also the creator, creative director and "Madame" of New York City's first and only Poetry Brothel.  Her poetry has appeared in HoboEye, Pax Americana, In Posse Review, and Interim.  She lives in the East Village where she is currently singing for her three cats, three roommates, and the three empty bottles of absinthe reclining gently on her piano.

 

Rauan Klassnik was born on an island swarming with Love Birds. When he was four years old he saw that it was sinking. Rauan's first book, Holy Land, released April, 2008 from Black Ocean. A Chapbook entitled Ringing is forthcoming from Kitchen Press in early 2009.

 

Jed Rasula's most recent books are Hot Wax, or Psyche's Drip (poems; Book Thug, 2007) and Modernism and Poetic Inspiration: The Shadow Mouth (Palgrave, 2009). He is Helen S. Lanier Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Georgia.

 

 

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