Bio Notes
Deborah Bauer lives and works in Tempe, Arizona. Her work is forthcoming or has recently appeared in Poetry Midwest, Carve, Boston Literary Magazine, Literary Mama, and Bridges.

Nora Costello holds a bachelor's degree in fiction writing from Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts where she served as the deputy arts editor of the school's student newspaper, The New School Free Press. She currently works as the personal assitant to author Erica Jong and lives in Astoria, Queens. She has previously been published in the Hamilton Stone Review.

Gay Degani lives in California with her husband and 15 year-old-lab.  Her publication creditsinclude short stories in two mystery anthologies and in the journals, THEMA, Quality Women's Fiction, Every Day Fiction, and Flash Fiction Online.  "Monsoon," was a finalist in the Fall 2007 Fiction Open competition at Glimmer Train.

Greg Gerke currently lives in Buffalo. His work has appeared in Fourteen Hills, Pedestal Magazine, Pindeldyboz, Hobartpulp, Eyeshot, elimae, and others. He will soon publish a book of short fiction at Blaze Vox Books. His website is

David Graham is the author of several books of poems, most recently Stutter Monk, and an essay anthology co-edited with Kate Sontag: After Confession: Poetry as Autobiography.  His online Poetry Library collects a wide variety of resources on poetry:  He is Professor of English at Ripon College in Ripon WI.

Terri Lee Hackman was born and raised in the orange groves of Southern California. Those groves are no longer there and neither is she. She lives in Harlech, North Wales, across the parking lot from a castle, with her computer geek husband and overtly creative kids. Their dog is crazy. Their fish bemused. The results of Terri's dissertation for a MA in Creative Writing, from Bangor University, have not yet been announced.

James A. Hawley works as a warehouseman and lives near Rolesville, North Carolina.

Paul C. Howell is the author of Politics of Joy (Alter Ego Press, Newport, VT, available on the net), Olympic Games: An Insider's View (McGill Queens University Press) to appear in the fall 2009, and Joseph's Hardware (Lulu Books). Eustis Circle is scheduled for publication in 2008. He is working on Black as Hair White as Bone, a collection of poems. He lives with his family in Montreal.

Born in Newburgh, New York, Halvard Johnson grew up in New York City and the Hudson Valley. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Maryland State Arts Council, and Baltimore City Arts. Among his collections of poetry are Transparencies and Projections, The Dance of the Red Swan, Eclipse, and Winter Journey--all from New Rivers Press and, now out of print, archived at the Contemporary American Poetry Archives Recent collections include Rapsodie espagnole, G(e)nome, The Sonnet Project, Theory of Harmony--all from and The English Lesson, from Unicorn Press. Hamilton Stone Editions has published two collections: Guide to the Tokyo Subway and Organ Harvest with Entrance of Clones. He currently resides in New York City, but spends quality time mostly in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Amy MacLennan has been published or has work forthcoming in Hayden’s Ferry Review, River Styx, Pearl, Linebreak, Cimarron Review, Folio, and Rattle. Her "to do" lists tend to be long and her bios short.

Elaine Medline is the author of the young adult novel That Silent Summer, published by Scholastic Canada in 1999. She was previously a medical reporter for the Ottawa Citizen newspaper, and is now involved in health-care policy. 

Sheila E. Murphy's most recent published books include Collected Chapbooks. Blue Lion Books, 2008. (2) Permutoria (a collaboration in visio-textual art with K.S. Ernst) Luna Bisonte Prods, 2008, and parsings. Arrum Press, Finland, 2008. Her home is in Phoenix, Arizona. She was a founding coordinator of the Scottsdale Center for the Arts Poetry Series, which ran for 12 years.

Jessy Randall's collection of poems A Day in Boyland (Ghost Road Press, 2007) was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. Her website is She and Daniel M. Shapiro have been collaborating since the sixth grade.

Tad Richards has been in thrall to Sookie long enough for it to become dangerous and habit forming. He is the author of a bunch of stuff, including, most recently, Film Noir, a book of drawings based on Film Noir classics. Some think him ill-tempered and queer, but a few think him pleasant enough. His website is, his blog is

Matt Sadler's work has appeared in Poetry East, Passages North, Versal, Red Ink and Salt River Review, and has been recognized and awarded by Best of the Net and the Poetry Center of Chicago.  He's currently working on a manuscript and looking for a publisher.  Feel free to email him any comments on the work that appears in this issue.

Daniel M. Shapiro's poems have appeared in Oyez Review and Pedestal. His chapbook, The Teeth Underneath, is available from Foothills Publishing. He lives in Pittsburgh. He and Jessy Randall have been collaborating since the sixth grade.

Paul Sampson has been writing professionally since the Age of Steam. More recently, he has published poems and essays in print and online journals, including Salt River Review,, The Alsop Review, and 2River View. He is living in Texas and dreaming of Elsewhere.