Contributor's Notes
Jordan Smith is the author most recently of The Names of Things Are Leaving and For Appearances, both from the poetry series of the University of Tampa Press. An online chapbook, The Flute Is Zero, is just out from Right Hand Pointing. He teaches at Union College in Schenectady, New York.
Judith Baumel is a poet, critic and translator. She is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Creative Writing Program at Adelphi University. Her work has appeared in Poetry, The Agni Review, The New York Times and The New Yorker. Her books of poetry are THE WEIGHT OF NUMBERS (Wesleyan University Press, 1988) for which she won the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets and NOW (University of Miami Press, 1996).
Peg Boyers is Executive Editor of SALMAGUNDI MAGAZINE at Skidmore College and author of Hard Bread. Her second book of poems, Honey with Tobacco, will appear in March 2007 from the University of Chicago Press.
John Drury is the author of The Disappearing Town and Burning the Aspern Papers, poetry collections published by Miami University Press. Writer's Digest Books published a revised edition of The Poetry Dictionary earlier in 2006 and just reprinted Creating Poetry in paperback. A pair of sonnets, "The Palaces of Night," is forthcoming in The Paris Review. He teaches at the University of Cincinnati.
Matthew Graham is the author of three books of poetry, including A World Without End, forthcoming from River City Publishing. Graham is the co-founder the RopeWalk Writers Retreat and directs the creative writing program at the University of Southern Indiana.
Judith Hall is the author of four books, including The Promised Folly (2003) and the forthcoming Three Trios (2006), both from Northwestern University Press. She has received awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Eleanor Lerman is the author of four books of poetry and a collection of short stories. A life-long New Yorker, she grew up in the Bronx and Rockaway and now lives on Long Island.
Harry Marten teaches at Union College, where he is Edward E. Hale, Jr., Professor of English. He has published in The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post Book World, The Gettysburg Review, The Ohio Review, New England Review, The Cortland Review, and others. He has written books on Conrad Aiken and Denise Levertov. His memoir, But That Didn't Happen to You, is forthcoming from XOXOX Press.
Ed Pavlic's second book of poems, Labors Lost Left Unfinished, will be released in November, 2006 by Sheep Meadow Press. His other books are Paraph of Bone & Other Kinds of Blue (Copper Canyon, 2001) and Crossroads Modernism (U Minn P, 2002). He directs the MFA / Ph D Program in Creative Writing at the University of Georgia and lives Athens, Georgia.
Liam Rector's The Executive Director Of The Fallen World is just published by the University of Chicago Press. On the Poetry of Frank Bidart: Fastening The Voice To The Page, which he co-edited with Tree Swenson, is forthcoming from the University of Michigan Press. He directs the graduate Writing Seminars at Bennington College and lives in New York City.
David Rigsbee’s most recent book is The Dissolving Island (BkMk Press). His Selected Poems is forthcoming next year from NewSouth Books. He is coeditor of Invited Guest: An Anthology of Twentieth Century Southern Poets (University of Virginia Press). His poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Georgia Review, The Iowa Review, The New Yorker, Poetry, The Southern Review, and many more. He was recently Featured Poet at The Adirondack Review. www.davidrigsbee.com
Lynn Strongin (b. 1939 NYC) grew up in New York and the Deep South. Her books include the anthology she edited over the past several years, THE SORROW PSALMS: A Book of Twentieth Century Elegy (University of Iowa Press.) Fiction in The Dublin Quarterly, and a large section of her memoir INDIGO out currently in Confrontation. Her Memoir INDIGO will be published in 2007. She remains an American writer who currently makes British Columbia, Canada, her home.
Terence Winch's most recent book is That Special Place: New World Irish Stories (Hanging Loose, 2004); his last book of poems is The Drift of Things (2001, The Figures); his work has appeared in the Best American Poetry collections, in the Oxford Book of American Poetry, as well as in other magazines and anthologies. See www.terencewinch.com