Volume 8 | Issue 2 | Fall 2007


Rebecca Balcárcel took an MFA from Bennington Writing Seminars in 2002. Her work has appeared  in North American Review, Concho River Review, 5AM, South Dakota  Review, and elsewhere.

Alan Berecka grew up in rural Central New York.  He left the Mohawk Valley to attend the University of Dallas. He is married with two children and lives in Sinton, Texas.  He earns his keep as a reference librarian at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi.  His poetry has appeared in such places as the American Literary Review, The Texas Review, Concho River Review, The Penwood Review, Slow Trains, The Windhover, and New Texas.  In 2004 The Trilobite Press published his first chapbook Each Man Has One Life.

P.W. Boisvert has been writing poetry for nearly thirty years. He studied with Charlie Simic at the University of New Hampshire back in the 1980's, and has just recently returned to NH. His work has appeared in numerous publications throughout the years, including kayak, The Chowder Review, Tendril and The Worcester Review.

Patrick Carrington is the poetry editor for the art & literary journal Mannequin Envy ( His manuscript 'Thirst' has just won Codhill Press’ 2006 Poetry Chapbook Award and will be released in early 2007. He has poetry in print (or forthcoming) at The Evansville Review, Rattle, The Potomac Review, The New York Quarterly, Painted Bride Quarterly and other journals, and on-line at Pedestal Magazine, Poetry Southeast, The DMQ Review and elsewhere. His first book-length collection, 'Rise, Fall, and Acceptance' (MSR Publishing, 2006), was released last month by Main St. Rag.

Gayla Chaney's work has appeared in Potomac Review, Louisiana Literature, Concho River Review, Natural Bridge, Carve, Thema, and other literary journals.

Aaron Gilbreath is a 31 year old writer from Arizona, currently living (shivering)in New York City. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared or are forthcoming in Glimmer Train, The Portland Review, The South Carolina Review, 42opus, Word Riot, Opium, Sacramento News & Review, NewPages, and others.

Aaron M. Hellem attends the MFA Program for Writers and Poets at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.  His short stories have been published most recently in Carve Magazine, Four Volts, Menda City Review, Right Hand Pointing, Denver Syntax, Blood Orange Review, the Xavier Review, and the Powhatan Review; he also has works forthcoming in Anemone Sidecar, Lake Effect, and the Beloit Fiction Journal.

Kristin King-Ries is in the Creative Writing MFA program at the University of Montana at Missoula. In Spring 2006 she was awarded the A.B. Guthrie Memorial Fellowship by the University of Montana creative writing faculty for outstanding graduate work in fiction. 

Nathan Klose, a senior Writing and Linguistics major, lives in Statesboro, GA, where he attends Georgia Southern University and yells at sentences. He grew up in Oklahoma, and he still pines for its wheat fields, rose rocks, and flourishing tomato gardens.

Stacy Leslie writes more than any human should. She writes for work, school and pleasure, and when she's not writing, she edits. Stacy is a freelance copywriter, editor and proofreader. In her spare time, she writes.

James Scannell McCormick earned a doctorate in creative writing-poetry from Western Michigan University in 1995.  His works have appeared in CutBank, The Lucid Stone, SLANT, Rattapallax, and most recently in Water / Stone Review.  He currently lives in and teaches in Minnesota.

Erik Meyer attends Moorhead State University's MFA program. His work has been published in Watchword and Red Weather.

Alveraz Ricardez has two published volumes of poetry, Hot Mud Poems and The Pill Bug Torero. He is the editor of Kill Poet Press & Journal and works as a screenwriter in Hollywood. He lives with his wife and two children. He also raises emu on his ranch in southern Chile.

James Siegel's prose and poetry have recently appeared in or are forthcoming from The Paterson Literary Review, CAIRN, The Modern Review, The New York Times, Off the Coast, and Wolf Moon Press.  He holds an MFA from USM's Stonecoast and a BFA from Brooklyn College.  He lives in Portland, Maine with his wife and greyhound.

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