Janet I. Buck is a three-time Pushcart nominee and the author of four collections of poetry. Her work has recently appeared in Three Candles, PoetryBay, Red River Review, Runes, Stirring, The Concrete Wolf, Branches, The Carriage House Review, Facets, Sand to Glass, The American Muse, and hundreds of journals world-wide. In 2002, Buck's poetry is scheduled to appear in Artemis, The Montserrat Review, Recursive Angel, Apples & Oranges, Pig Iron Malt, Gertrude, The Pedestal Magazine, Southern Ocean Review, and The Pittsburgh Quarterly. Her recent awards include Sol Magazine's 2001 Poem of the Year, The 2001 Kota Press Anthology Prize, and The Thunder Rain Award. Janet's newest e-book Ash Tattoos, a collection of poetry on the terrorist attacks and the aftermath of war, is now available from The ZeBook Company.
    Lynne Burris Butler is the author of two books of poetry, Sunday Afternoons with Tolstoy, which won the Blue Lynx Prize in poetry, and Forever is Easy (Bk Mk Press). She also has published two chapbooks of poetry. She is the Laura Harrison Professor of English at the University of North Alabama and the editor of Woodland Press.

    Christopher Dunn is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Houston. He received his BA from Florida Atlantic University and his MA from Boston University. Four of his poems accompanied by an essay about his work appeared in the fall issue of the American Poet, and his poem Nefertiti is forthcoming this summer in the Paris Review.
    Alison Hoffmann will receive an MFA in May from the University of Arizona, where she teaches creative writing and composition and currently serves as a poetry editor for Sonora Review. Her poetry has recently been awarded an Academy of American Poets Prize, the Leslie Leeds Prize from Connecticut Review, and a U of A Foundation Award. She lives in Tucson with her husband.
    Jenna Kalinsky recently received her MA in fiction writing from Columbia University and for the past three years has been living in Germany, working on a novel. She has written for 2wist internet magazine, published a short story in EM Literary Review, and has published two articles in 12 magazine.
    Walt McDonald was an Air Force Pilot, taught at the Air Force Academy, and is currently the Texas Poet Laureate. His poems have been featured in journals to include AQR, The Gettysburg Review, The American Scholar, The Atlantic Monthly, First Things, JAMA, London Review of Books, New York Review of Books, and Poetry. Some of his recent books include ALl Occasions, Blessings the Body Gave, The Flying Dutchman, Counting Survivors, Night Landings, and After the Noise of Saigon. Four of his books received Western Heritage Awards from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame.
    Arthur Saltzman is a Professor of English at Missouri Southern State College and the author of seven books, most recently This Mad Instead: Governing Metaphors in Contemporary American Fiction (University of South Carolina Press, 2000) and Objects and Empathy (2001), a collection of his creative nonfiction, which won the 1999 First Series Creative Nonfiction Award from Mid-List Press. He has also contributed creative and critical essays to such journals as the Ohio Review, Gettysburg Review, Iowa Review, Modern Fiction Studies, Twentieth Century Literature, Contemporary Literature, Cream City Review, Florida Review, Evansville Review, Review of Contemporary Fiction, Literal Latte, and Iron Horse Literary Review. He is a recent winner of the Nebraska Review creative nonfiction contest.
    Felicia Sullivan is a New York based writer whose stories have appeared in EM Literary Review, Paris based 3AM Magazine, Carve Magazine, University of Colorado's Nieva Roja Journal, Steel Point Quarterly, Violet Muses, among other publications. Her work has been read at the prestigious KGB Reading Series, the Speakeasy Reading Series and The Remote Lounge reading series. She also plans to contribute stories to two novels: Erotic New York and Regeneration, A Twenty Something Anthology to be printed by Penguin Books in 2002. She also has work forthcoming in The Adirondack Review & Web Del Sol's In Posse Review in Summer 2002. Felicia is currently pursuing her MFA at Columbia University. Felicia is also the founder of an online literary journal, Small Spiral Notebook.
    Carol Quinn is a fourth-year doctoral candidate in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston, where she has received Siegland-Cambor and Barthelme Fellowships in poetry. Her poetry has appeared in Verse, Puerto del Sol, The California State Poetry Quarterly, Many Mountains Moving, and Midlands. Last year, the editors of Verse nominated her for a Pushcart Prize. Currently, she teaches at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and is preparing to take her comps at the University of Houston.