The Oklahoma Review
Volume III Issue II
Editors and Guidelines


Erik Campbell

Erik Campbell is an English teacher and technical writer trying to be a good poet.  Apart from a smattering of poems in small journals, he has published interviews with Allen Ginsberg (1995), Phillip Glass (1995), Arthur C. Clarke (1997), and studied under William Kloefkorn, Nebraska’s state poet, for several years. He has also compiled and edited an anthology of poets from Lincoln, Nebraska, titled Heaven Doesn’t Happen (Green Bean Press, New York, NY, 1997). Mr. Campbell has recently moved to West Papua, Indonesia to work as a technical writer, having replaced the city (Washington, D.C.) with the jungle.

Adam Chiles

Adam Chiles' poems have appeared in Nimord International, Washington Square, The Malahat Review, Grain, Event, Prairie Fire and other magazines across North America. He has received two full scholarships to attend the Bread Loaf Writers conference in  98 and 99 respectively, and was a finalist for the 2000 Pablo Neruda Award and the 2002 Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship. Currently Mr. Chiles is on fellowship at the University of Arizona.

Charlie Clark

Charlie Clark is a long-time resident of Washington DC, having also put in short stints of residence in nearby Maryland and West Virginia.  He is currently finishing up his MFA in creative writing at the University of Maryland, where he also completed his undergraduate degree.

William J. Cobb

William J. Cobb is the author of a novel, The Fire Eaters (W.W. Norton) and a book of stories, The White Tattoo (Ohio State UP). His short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Mississippi Review, American Short Fiction, The Antioch Review, and many others. He has received a number of awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts grant, the Sandstone Prize, and others. He currently teaches writing at Penn State University.

Elaine Dempsey

Ms. Dempsey is currently enrolled in her final semester at University of Missouri-St. Louis in the MFA in creative writing program.  In addition to writing poetry and fiction, she has been writing and editing professionally for more than 15 years in advertising and communications. After finishing her MFA she plans to use poetry writing as a means to assist children and adolescents with HIV/Aids.

Erin Ergenbright

Erin Ergenbright's work has appeared in Tin House, the Colorado Review, Indiana Review, Bellingham Review, Clackamas Literary Review and Sundog: the Southeast Journal. Her first book, The Ex-Boyfriend Cookbook, co-written with Thisbe Nissen, was recently published by HarperCollins. She earned her MFA at University of Iowa in 1998 and now lives in Portland, Oregon.

Ron Grant

Graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a BS in 1980 and a MD in 1984, Ron Grant left his pediatric practice in 1999 to write and is now a first-year MFA student at the University of Arizona. He has another essay being published in the upcoming issue of Creative Nonfiction and is currently at work finishing his first full length piece of nonfiction, Silent Stones, a memoir based on chaperoning high school students through Poland and Israel.

Andy Kelly

Andy Kelly's fiction has won the Bellaman Memorial Award and the Joan Johnson Award and has been published in Product and Arrowhead Review. His nonfiction book, A Guide to the Owen Cooper Collection, was published by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in 1998, and he has written interviews and book reviews for LiteraryType.  He is currently an assistant editor at The Mississippi Review.

Thomas Lisk

Work by Thomas Lisk has appeared in dozens of literary magazines and newspapers, most recently in The Asheville Poetry Review, Connecticut Review, Free Verse, and Hayden's Ferry Review. His poem, "Balloons at the Louvre," originally published in Arts and Letters, appeared on the Poetry Daily website last summer.  A collection of his poems, A Short History of Pens Since the French Revolution, was published by Apalachee Press.

Stuart Peterfreund