Bio Notes

M. Shahid Alam writes: I am a professor of economics but have written poetry occasionally. For the past year I have been engaged in translating Ghalib and am working on some 30 ghazals and hope to publish a book of these translations. These translations have so far been accepted in Sufi (London) and Paintbrush. My second book, Poverty from the Wealth of Nations, was published by Macmillan/St. Martin's Press in 2000.

Ellen Alexander Conley is the author of Soho Madonna, Soon to Be Immortal, and Bread and Stones. "Alexandra Hits the Streets" is from a work in progress. She lives in New York City and teaches at Pratt Institute and the Borough of Manhattan Community College.

Peter Cooley has taught creative writing at Tulane since 1975 and has published six books of poetry, the latest of which is Sacred Conversations, Carnegie Mellon, 1998.

Reginald Harris is Technology Training Manager for the Enoch Pratt Library in Baltimore Maryland, and editor of Kuumba: Poetry Journal for Black People In The Life. A member of the Cave Canem African-American Poetry Workshop/Retreat family, his work has appeared or is forthcoming in 5 AM, The High Plains Literary Review,Obsidian II, and on the Blacklight Online, The BlackStripe, and Blithe House Quarterly websites. A finalist for the 2000 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, he received an Individual Artist Award in Fiction from the Maryland State Arts Council in the spring of this year.

Cynthia Hogue has poems recently out in Antioch Review, The Journal, and has work forthcoming in the Hayden's Ferry Review.

Amanda Pritchard Moore writes: I am currently completing my MFA at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. I've lived at the foot of a volcano in Costa Rica, in an exciting border town in Thailand and in a quiet little village on the English countryside. Now I'm trying to deal with the east coast as well as a native midwesterner can. I have poems published or forthcoming in 5 AM, IdioM, Coe Review and, most recently, on the ForPoetry website.

Jessy Randall lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Her poems have appeared on the internet in The Blue Moon Review, Snakeskin and Pif. 2River has published an illustrated collection of her poems, Dorothy Surrenders.

An Iowa State University graduate, Terry Rasmussen directs the creative writing program at Casper College in Casper, Wyoming. Her teaching duties include a new nature writing course recently held in Yellowstone. In addition, she serves as the faculty sponsor for Expression, Casper College's literary and arts magazine, and as chair for the literary advisory board, which hosts an annual literary conference.

Thaddeus Rutkowski's novel Roughhouse was published by Kaya (New York). His fiction was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He is a fiction-writing instructor at The Writer's Voice of the West Side YMCA in New York City.

Gail Siegel is a public interest and fiction writer from Evanston, Illinois. The prologue to her second novel, Sparta to Elroy, appears in an earlier issue of The Salt River Review.

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.

Meredith Sue Willis is the author of seven books of fiction and three books about writing. She teaches at NYU, works against racism, and is a four-season organic gardener.