Contributor Notes


Ryan Bird has intimacy issues. Do not try to hug him. He’s a shifty, double-jointed character. His poems however, they love to be loved. You may find them in the current/upcoming issues of dANDelion, filling Station, Carousel, Zeugma, Misunderstandings and Ripe Magazine.

Oni Buchanan’s first book of poetry, What Animal, was published in October 2003 by the University of Georgia Press. She is also a concert pianist and actively performs across the U.S., while maintaining a teaching studio in Brighton, MA. She is on faculty at the New School of Music in Cambridge and is an online poetry mentor for the Anna Akhmatova Foundation.

Adam Clay's first book, The Wash, is now available from Parlor Press. He lives in Michigan. These four poems are from a sequence called Nodaway River. "[I DREAMT A TRIAL DIVINE. I RECALLED A LIFE I LIVED]" first appeared in The Bedazzler.

Mark Cunningham lives near Charlottesville, VA, and has poems forthcoming in Dusie and elimae; a larger selection of poems on parts of the body, is on the Mudlark site.

Elisa Gabbert holds degrees from Rice University and Emerson College. She is a reader for Ploughshares and an editor of Absent. Recent work appears or will appear in journals including Pleiades, LIT, No Tell Motel, Kulture Vulture, RealPoetik, H_NGM_N, and Redivider, as well as the forthcoming anthologies The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel – Second Floor and Outside Voices 2008 Anthology of Younger Poets. A chapbook, Thanks for Sending the Engine, is forthcoming from Kitchen Press.

Judson Hamilton lives in Wroclaw, Poland. More of his work can be found at He can be reached at

Emilie Hanson enjoys American Sign Language, Elvis Costello, typewriters, Elizabeth I, stage lighting, Adam, photography, Calvin and Hobbes, children's literature and herself. She also likes (good) poetry and her e-mail address, She has recently been published in the October edition of elimae.

Matt Hart is the author of the poetry collection Who's Who Vivid (Slope Editions, 2006) and the chapbooks, Revelated (Hollyridge Press, 2005) and Sonnet (H_NGM_N Books, 2006). His work has appeared in many print and online journals, including The Canary, H_NGM_N, Lungfull!, and Octopus. A co-founder and editor of Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking, & Light Industrial Safety, he also plays in the bands Travel and The 50 Shoes. He teaches at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.

Dustin Hellberg walks here and there, they say...

Rebecca Loudon lives in Seattle. She is the author of Tarantella and Radish King, both from Ravenna Press. Radish King was recently nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. She is also the author of Navigate, Amelia Earhart's Letters Home, from No Tell Books. You can find her at

Corey Mesler is the owner of Burke’s Book Store, in Memphis , Tennessee , one of the country’s oldest (1875) and best independent bookstores. He has published poetry and fiction in numerous journals including Rattle, Pindeldyboz, Quick Fiction, Cranky, Thema, Mars Hill Review, Adirondack Review, Poet Lore and others. He has also been a book reviewer for The Memphis Commercial Appeal and Memphis Flyer. A short story of his was chosen for the 2002 edition of New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best, published by Algonquin Books. Talk, his first novel, appeared in 2002. Nice blurbs from Lee Smith, John Grisham, Robert Olen Butler, Frederick Barthelme, and others. His new novel, We Are Billion-Year-Old Carbon, came out in January 2006. It garnered praise from George Singleton, Marshall Chapman, Steve Stern and others. His latest poetry chapbooks are Short Story and Other Short Stories (2006), The Hole in Sleep (2006), The Lita Conversation (2006) and The Agoraphobe’s Pandiculations (2006). His poem, “Sweet Annie Divine,” was chosen for Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac. He also claims to have written “Gitarzan.” Most importantly, he is Toby and Chloe’s dad and Cheryl’s husband. He can be found at

Nate Pritts has a new chapbook out called BIG CRISIS. These poems are from his series JUST US FRIENDS!

Kathleen Rooney's first book is Reading With Oprah (University of Arkansas, 2005). Her poems have appeared recently in AGNI On-line , Smartish Pace, and Crab Orchard Review. Her essay "Live Nude Girl" appears in Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers (Random House, 2006).

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