Bio Notes, The Salt River Review, Winter 1999-2000
Keith Geekie is a professor of writing and literature at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas. She is currently teaching a real-time, classroom-based, internet-intensive writing class in which half the students are from Johnson County and half from Northewest Polytechnic Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia.

John Gilgun has published five books: Everything that has Been Shall Be Again: The Reincarnation Fables of John Gilgun, Music I Never Dreamed Of, The Dooley Poems, From the Inside Out and Your Buddy Misses You.

David Graham has published 4 collections of poems, most recently Second Wind (Texas Tech UP). A new chapbook of poems is due out in 2000 from Flume Press. He teaches literature and writing at Ripon College.

David Howard is a past winner of the Poetry Society International Competition, and is the author of In the First Place (Hazard Press, 1991) and Holding Company (Nag's Head Press, 1995). He is a designer of special events and a pyrotechnician, having served most recently as Tour Supervisor (SFX) for Metallica and Janet Jackson.

Gray Jacobik is the 1998 winner of the X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize; her book, The Surface of Last Scattering is out from Texas Review Press. The Double Task received the Juniper Prize for 1997, published by University of Massachusetts Press. Recent poems appear in Poetry and Best American Poetry, 1999, and work is forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review and The Kenyon Review.

Halvard Johnson's four collections of poetry are archived online at the Contemporary American Poetry Archive . He and his wife Lynda Schor, who writes fiction and teaches fiction writing at the New School University, live in Baltimore and New York City. Visit his homepage.

Russ Kesler teaches at the University of Central Florida, where he is editor of The Florida Review.

Sherri Linn Kline is an Appalachian transplanted to Michigan, where she lives with her husband and several other interesting characters, some of them human. She is a houskeeper who practices Shamanism, poetry and writing. Some of her work can be found in Talking Stick, YAPN and The Seeker Journal.

Kelly Lock is an Advising Specialist at Missouri Western State College. Between academic advising, part-time teaching and completing her MA in English Literature, she finds time to energize her soul through writing. This year her work appeared in Chile Verde Review, Bloodstone and Writing Outside the Lines: Stories of Literacy published by Allyn & Bacon.

W. Scott Olsen is an Associate Professor of English and Chair of the Environmental Studies Program at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota where he also edits the literary journal Ascent. His books include Just This Side of Fargo, Meeting The Neighbors, Pointed Home, The Sacred Place (edited with Scott Cairns), Acts of Illumination, and When We Say We're Home (with Dawn Marano, Douglas Carlson, and Wendy Bishop). Forthcoming are A Year In Place (edited with Bret Lott) and Gravity, or The Allure of Distance.

Greg Simon is a poet and translator who lives and works in Portland, Oregon. His co-translation of Garcia Lorca's Poet in New York, done with Steven F. White, was published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 1998,in conjunction with centenary celebrations of the poet's birth. Simon has recently returned from a trip to Spain, where he cavorted with Lorca's ghost and Lorca's real-life nephew.

David Tammer has published in Poetry Northwest, Epoch, el corno emplumado, Rocky Mountain Review, Salt River Review, and other magazines; Breadloaf Scholar in Poetry; MFA in Creative Writing from University of Arizona; American Academy of Poetry Award, 1990.

Kate Thorn, free spirit and poet, calls home the Universe or wherever she happens to lay her head. Southern born and raised, she hails from Mt. Airy, North Carolina, but has spent much of her life travelling across the States. "Each place has its own unique beauty, and every person has a story to tell-one must be willing to look and listen, sometimes with more heart, than eyes and ears. Writing has been her passion since her early teens: "Words are where I live. Sometimes I forget the world is not composed of words." She graduated from Western Carolina University with BS in Nursing. She is employed as a travel nurse and currently resides in Arizona, which she describes as "sunset heaven".

Carrie Wright attends college in Arizona. She majors in music therapy and has a closet obsession with John Denver.

Comments to the editor: James Cervantes