Chi-Wai Au attended Pomona College, UCLA, and the University of Oregon, where he received his MFA in creative writing. His poems have appeared in Seattle Review, The James White Review, The Asian Pacific American Journal, and Crab Orchard Review. His chapbook, Narcissus at the River and Other Poems, was published in 2005 by Aisarema.
After spending a few years as a script reader for Egg Pictures and Miramax Films, Jami Brandli received her MFA from Emerson College where she now teaches screenwriting. Several of her short plays and films have been produced and she was a contributing writer to the Elliot Norton Award Winning play PS: Page Me Later, produced by Alarm Clock Theatre. In 2006, she was accepted as a Visiting Artist at the Kennedy Center for their Playwriting Intensive and has recently received a grant for playwriting from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She is currently a Semi-Finalist for the Eugene O’Neill Center. Her short stories have been published in Salt Hill and Other Voices.
Denise Duhamel received a BFA from Emerson College and an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. She is the author of numerous books and chapbooks of poetry. Her most recent titles are Two and Two (University of Pittsburgh, 2005) and Mille et un sentiments (Firewheel Editions, 2005). The recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, she has been anthologized widely, appearing in four volumes of The Best American Poetry (2000, 1998, 1994, and 1993). Duhamel teaches creative writing and literature at Florida International University and lives in Hollywood, FL, with her husband, the poet Nick Carbó.
Ethan Gilsdorf is a poet, teacher, critic, and freelance journalist. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Mary Grover has a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Texas at Austin. She lives in Boston and teaches writing at Wheelock College.
Matthew Hittinger is the author of two poetry collections, The Erotic Postulate (2014) and Skin Shift (2012) both from Sibling Rivalry Press, and three chapbooks. His work has appeared in many journals and anthologies, has been adapted into art songs, and in 2012 Poets & Writers Magazine named him a Debut Poet on their 8th annual list. Matthew lives and works in New York City.
David Huerta was born and lives in Mexico City. He is a poet, journalist, critic, and translator. In 2006, Huerta was awarded the Xavier Villarrutia Prize, Mexico’s most prestigious literary award, for the totality of his poetic work to date. He has also received grants from the Mexican Writer’s Center, a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Carlos Pellicer Prize.
Ann Keniston’s first poetry collection, The Caution of Human Gestures, was published in April 2005 by David Robert Books; recent poems have appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review, Interim, North American Review, and elsewhere. She is also a scholar of contemporary American poetry and assistant professor of English at the University of Nevada-Reno.
Bill Knott is the author of ten books of poetry, including his landmark first collection The Naomi Poems (Follett, 1968), Outremer, which won the Iowa Poetry Prize in 1988, and most recently The Unsubscriber (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004). He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2003. He is currently an associate professor at Emerson College.
Robert Krut has recently been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes, and his work has appeared in Blackbird, Barrow Street, 42 Opus, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and elsewhere. He teaches at the University of California at Santa Barbara and lives in Los Angeles.
David Laskowski is currently a doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Heather Madden lives and writes in Somerville, MA. She holds an MA in creative writing and an MFA in poetry.
Muriel Nelson has two collections of poems, Part Song (Bear Star Press, 1999) and Most Wanted (ByLine Press, 2003). Her work has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize and has appeared in The New Republic, Ploughshares, The Beloit Poetry Journal, and others. She teaches at the Muckleshoot Tribal College in Washington State.
Benjamin Percy is the author of two books of short stories, The Language of Elk (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2006) and Refresh, Refresh (forthcoming from Graywolf in 2007). His stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Esquire, The Paris Review, Glimmer Train, The Chicago Tribune, and many other places. He has been anthologized in Best American Short Stories 2006 and The Pushcart Prize XXXI. He currently teaches writing at Marquette University.
Mark Schafer is a literary translator and visual artist who lives in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He has translated novels, short stories, essays, and poetry by a variety of Latin American authors including Alberto Ruy Sánchez, Virgilo Piñera, and Eduardo Galeano. In 2004, Junction Books published his translation of Gloria Gervitz’s epic poem, Migrations/Migraciones. His translation of excerpts from Incurable will appear in Schafer’s forthcoming anthology Before Saying Any of the Great Words: Selected Poetry of David Huerta, 1972–2003, which will be published in fall 2008 by Copper Canyon Press. Schafer’s translation was made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. More translations of Huerta’s poetry by Mark Schafer can be read at his website: www.marksonpaper.us.
Elias Siqueiros was born in El Paso, Texas. His book of poems Sap of the Moon-Planet appeared in 1996, and he is currently working on two full-length collections. His recent work has appeared in Milk, Moria, and No Exit.
Winner of the 1975 Yale Younger Poets Award, the 2003 Michigan Literary Award, and two NEA fellowships, Maura Stanton has published five books of poems, three short story collections, and a Novel. Her work has appeared in a number of publications including The Best American Poetry, Third Coast, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, The New Yorker, The Antioch Review, The Paris Review, The Chicago Review, and River Styx. She is currently a professor of creative writing at Indiana University, Bloomington.
Fritz Ward’s poems have appeared in more than thirty journals, including American Arts and Commentary, Agni, Swink, Salt Hill, Columbia, Washington Square, Small Spiral Notebook, and The Journal. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has won the Cecil B. Hemley Memorial Prize from the Poetry Society of America. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of North Carolina Greensboro, where he served as a poetry editor for the Greensboro Review.
Jonathan Weinert received his MFA in Writing from Spalding University. His poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in American Letters & Commentary, Pleiades, LIT, 32 Poems, and The Louisville Review, and his reviews appear in Pleiades, Review Revue, and regularly in Harvard Review. He lives in Andover, Massachusetts.
Paul Yoon currently lives in Boston. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in One Story, Post Road, Glimmer Train, American Short Fiction, TriQuarterly, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. He was recently selected as an emerging writer by PEN/New England and included in Best American Short Stories 2006.