Jonathan Carlson is a graduate student in the Creative Writing MFA program at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN.

Edward McDermott, a Toronto native, has pursued a professional career  as a computer consultant during the day, while taking writing courses, joining writer’s groups, and writing at night. When not writing, he spends his time sailing and fencing. Currently, he is planning to sail around the world and looking for the right boat.

Nathanael O'Reilly, a sixth-generation Australian, attended Monash University and the University of Ballarat before leaving Australia in 1995. He has lived and worked in England, Germany, the Ukraine and the United States, where he is currently a doctoral candidate at Western Michigan University, specializing in Australian, British and Postcolonial literature. He has criticism published and/or forthcoming in Antipodes, The Journal of Popular Culture, Australian Studies, Biography and the API Review of Books. His poetry is forthcoming in Correspondances Occeaniennes.

Hugo DeSarro is a former adjunct college English instructor.  He has published in a variety of literary journals, here and abroad, including Snowy Egret, PDQ, Pulsar, Colorado Review, Christian Science Monitor, Calliope, Eureka Literary Magazine, and others. He has recently published a collection of his poems.

James R. Whitley’s work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and has appeared in several publications, including Gargoyle, Mississippi Review, Poetry Midwest, and Xavier Review.  His first book Immersion (Lotus Press, 2002) was selected by Lucille Clifton as the winner of the 2001 Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award.  His second book This Is the Red Door won the 2003 Ironweed Press Poetry Prize and will be published in 2005.