André Bernard is vice president and secretary of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The author of four books, he also compiles “Commonplace Book” for the American Scholar.
Carolyn Buchanan received her M.F.A. in creative writing from Antioch University in Los Angeles. Her short stories have appeared in four anthologies, most recently “Black Pool” in Lies and Limericks: Inspiration from Ireland, Triple Tree Publishing, 2006.
Robert Olen Butler‘s latest book is Intercourse, comprised of one hundred internal monologues in fifty couples. His last work was Severance, made up of sixty-two monologues of recently severed heads. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1993.
Jennifer Chang‘s first book, The History of Anonymity, will be published this spring from the VQR Poetry Series/University of Georgia Press. Her poems have recently appeared in Boston Review, New England Review, and Poetry Daily, and she held the Philip Guston and Musa McKim Residency at Yaddo from December 2007 to January 2008. She is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of Virginia and lives with her husband, the poet Aaron Baker, in Charlottesville.
Adam Day was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. He was a finalist for the 2005 and 2007 Discovery/The Nation Prize, and for Colgate University’s 2007 O’Connor Fellowship. His work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in American Poetry Review, Antioch Review, Indiana Review, Cincinnati Review, Notre Dame Review, and others.
Brian Doyle is the editor of Portland Magazine at the University of Portland, Oregon. He is the author of nine books of essays and “proems,” most recently Thirsty for the Joy: Australian & American Voices, to be published by One Day Hill in Australia (onedayhill.com.au).
Joanna Goodman is the author of Trace of One, which received the 2001 Iowa Poetry Prize. In 2003 she was awarded a literature fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her recent work appears in the Georgia Review, Ninth Letter, and the Literary Review. Ms. Goodman lives in Philadelphia and teaches creative writing at Franklin & Marshall College.
M. M. M. Hayes has appeared in War, Literature & the Arts, Redbook, Gallery, North American Review, Hawaii Review, and others, has won a Katherine Anne Porter Award from Nimrod, and has been anthologized in New Stories from the South, Best of the West, and 2Plus2: An International Anthology. Hayes is editor of StoryQuarterly.
David Hernandez‘s poetry collections include Always Danger (Southern Illinois University Press, 2006), winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry, and A House Waiting for Music (Tupelo Press, 2003). His first novel, Suckerpunch, was recently published by HarperCollins. His poems have appeared in Missouri Review, Ploughshares, FIELD, TriQuarterly, and Southern Review. Visit his Web site at www.davidahernandez.com.
Alex Lemon‘s first book is Mosquito (Tin House Books). He has received awards from the NEA and the Minnesota State Arts Board among others. Some recent poems will appear in Agni, Bat City Review, and Denver Quarterly. A memoir is forthcoming from Scribner.
Deanne Lundin‘s first collection of poetry is The Ginseng Hunter’s Notebook (New Issues). Her story “What a Man Can Carry” won a Glimmer Train Short Fiction Award. Other poems, stories, and essays appear in print and online in such places as Georgia Review, Colorado Review, Opium, Tarpaulin Sky, and elsewhere. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, too far from the ocean.
Kate Maloy is the author of the novel Every Last Cuckoo (Algonquin, 2007) and the memoir A Stone Bridge North (Counterpoint, 2002). Recent essays can be seen in the anthologies A Body for All Seasons (Seal Press, 2007) and Choice (MacAdam/Cage, 2007).
Rahul Mehta is a graduate of the M.F.A. program in fiction writing at Syracuse University, where he was the Cornelia Carhart Ward Fellow. His fiction has appeared in Noon, Fourteen Hills, and elsewhere. He currently lives in Alfred, New York, where he is working on a short story collection and a novel.
Jeffrey Meyers, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, has recently published Impressionist Quartet and Modigliani: A Life. His biography of Samuel Johnson will appear with Basic Books in the fall of 2008.
Jennifer Militello has had poems published in AGNI Online, Boston Review, New Republic, North American Review, Paris Review, and Virginia Quarterly Review. Her first full-length manuscript, History of the Always Pain, has been awarded the 2007 Tupelo Press First Book Award and will be published in spring of 2009. She is also author of the chapbook Anchor Chain, Open Sail (Finishing Line Press, 2006).
Derek Mong‘s poems and translations have appeared in Southern Review, Crazyhorse, Michigan Quarterly Review, Court Green, and elsewhere. He was the 2006-07 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin, and has received the Jeffrey Smith Editors’ Prize in Poetry from Missouri Review, as well as two Hopwood Awards. He is currently at work on his first book of poems.
Michelle Richmond is the author of three books of fiction: The Year of Fog (Delacorte, 2007), Dream of the Blue Room (MacAdam/Cage, 2003), and The Girl in the Fall-Away Dress (UMass, 2001). Her stories and essays have appeared in Glimmer Train, Playboy, Mississippi Review, Oxford American, and other magazines. She lives in San Francisco.
J. Allyn Rosser‘s most recent collection, Foiled Again, won the New Criterion Poetry Prize and was published this year by Ivan R. Dee. She teaches at Ohio University.
Doug Sanders is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize and the George Edward Woodberry Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared most recently in Cincinnati Review, Massachusetts Review, and New Republic.
Deborah Schwartz has published stories in Collectanea and Arts & Letters: Journal of Contemporary Culture, winning first prize in its 2004 competition. She has worked for a sculpting resin manufacturer, a September 11 commemorative gallery, and a Holocaust museum. Presently, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband.
William Wenthe has published two books of poems: Not Till We Are Lost (LSU Press, 2004) and Birds of Hoboken (Orchises Press, 1995; reprint, 2003). He has received fellowships from the NEA and Texas Commission on the Arts, and teaches at Texas Tech University.
David Wojahn‘s most recent collection, Interrogation Palace: New and Selected Poems 1982-2004 (Pittsburgh, 2006) was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University and in the M.F.A. in Writing program of Vermont College.