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Melissa Lindstrum is a recent English and Communication Studies graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.  She has just moved to Nashville to volunteer, and is currently helping out at an elementary school, working to facilitate an intensive reading program for four- to eight-year-olds. 

Jackie White is the translations editor for RHINO, an assistant prof of English, Latin/a studies, and women's studies, and a native Illinoisan with wanderlust and great Sox pride. She’s published in ACM, Slant, Folio, and Blackwater.


Clare L. Martin is a poet-mother-wife. She is a graduate of University of Southwestern Louisiana and currently works as an associate editor with Southern Hum Press. Her work has appeared most recently in Clean Sheets, the anthology Beyond Katrina, Southern Hum and Farmhouse Magazine. Clare was a nominated finalist for the 2006 Farmhouse Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award, for her poem “4-way stop at dusk” which appeared in Farmhouse Magazine's May/June 2006 issue. She is also the playwright of  "Waterlines" produced in April 2006 as part of the project "Sustained Winds: Louisiana Artists respond to
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita."

Lynn Strongin is a poet writing from British Columbia, Canada. She is the author of twelve books of poetry and is the recipient of a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, as well as a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts and another fellowship from the American Association of University Women. She her most recent book is The Sorrow Psalms from the University of Iowa Press, and she currently serves as a special guest reviewer for New Works Review.


Sandra Hunter teaches at Moorpark College, California. Her short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Zyzzyva, Talking River Review, New York Stories, the New Delta Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Glimmer Train, the South Dakota Review, and others.


M. Alan Cox was born and spent his formative years in a rural town in Southeast Michigan.  Currently he roves between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo.  He's been granted a BA from Western Michigan University and an MFA from Vermont College.  His poetry can also be found online in "Contrary."

Will Roby is a poet and playwright living in the beautiful and massive state of Texas. His poems have appeared in journals including Melic Review, Alligator Juniper, and G.W. Review.

J.R. Solonche is co-author of PEACH GIRL: POEMS FOR A CHINESE DAUGHTER (Grayson Books, 2002). His most recent work appears or is forthcoming in POETRY EAST, RATTLE, LILIES & CANNONBALLS, CIDER PRESS REVIEW, RED HAWK REVIEW, LILY, APOSTROPHE, RED RIVER REVIEW and PEMMICAN. He teaches at Orange County Community College in Middletown, New York.

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