AUTHOR BIOS

Angie Carter is currently an MFA student at the University of Arizona.

Sonya Fehér received her MFA in Poetry from Texas State University. In December of 2001, she was the TSU Faculty's Nominee for the Ruth Lilly Award in Poetry. Her work has appeared in publications including Borderlands, Analecta, The Temple, Poetry Tonight, and Lilliput Review. Sonya earned her teacher’s certification in secondary English at The University of Texas at Austin and has worked extensively as a teacher and editor. She was born and raised in Taos, NM.

Deidra Garcia received a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing/English Literature from New York University, and currently resides in Queens, New York. A previous story has been published in the online fiction magazine, The Gate.

Kathleen Kirk has published in various online publications--Drought, Poetry Porch, and Susquehanna Quarterly--and in several print journals, including ACM, After Hours, Alligator Juniper, Common Review, Folio, Mangrove, Midnight Mind, Puerto del Sol, Quarter After Eight, and Spoon River Poetry Review. She is a co-editor of RHINO Magazine, a literary annual. Her website is www.rhinopoetry.org.

Clay Matthews’ work has been published or is forthcoming in magazines such as Tryst, Journey, storySouth, The Rearview Quarterly, Poetry Midwest, Rain Taxi, Taint and The Big Muddy, Rock Salt Plum Poetry Review, and has been nominated for a 2003 Pushcart. He is currently working towards a Ph.D. in creative writing at Oklahoma State University.

Jerry Mirskin’s recent collection Picture a Gate Hanging Open and Let that Gate be the Sun was published last year after winning a national poetry competition.

Natalie Spyolt is in her second year of study in the MFA program at West Virginia University. Her story “Mud” won Honorable Mention in the 2002 West Virginia Writers INC. emerging writers competition.

Rachel Levine holds an MFA from NYU and currently teaches writing at the University of Kentucky, Lexington. Her work has appeared in ACM, Calyx, Poet Lore, Rattle, Spoon River Poetry Review and TriQuarterly.

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