Carol Ann Davis’s first book, Psalm, appeared from Tupelo Press in 2007, a year in which she was also awarded an NEA Fellowship in poetry. She directs the undergraduate creative writing program at the College of Charleston, where she edits the literary journal Crazyhorse with her husband, Garrett Doherty.
Alyson Foster received her MFA from George Mason University, where she was a Completion Fellow. Her fiction has appeared in the Iowa Review (Fall 2009) and will be in Glimmer Train in November.
Kathleen Graber teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University. The Eternal City, a new collection of poems, is forthcoming from Princeton University Press. She has been an Amy Lowell Traveling Scholar and a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University. She is the recipient of a 2009 artist fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
Gretchen E. Henderson received the 2010 Madeleine P. Plonsker Prize for her manuscript Galerie de Difformité from &NOW Books. Her Web site, http://www.difformite.wordpress.com, includes supplemental images for “The Many Faces of Bea” (see “Exhibit A”), as well as an invitation to partcipate in her collaborative project. Recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Gretchen is an affiliated scholar in English at Kenyon College.
Laura Hendrix studied creative writing and library science at the University of Alabama. Her work has appeared in McSweeney’s and Mid-American Review. She currently works as a school librarian in Alabama.
Caitlin Horrocks’s debut short story collection, This Is Not Your City, will be published by Sarabande Books in 2011. Her fiction has appeared in The PEN / O’Henry Prize Stories 2009, Paris Review, Tin House, and elsewhere. She lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Lewis Hyde is the Richard L. Thomas Professor of Creative Writing at Kenyon College and a Fellow of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. The essay published here is excerpted from his new book, Common as Air: Revolution, Art, and Ownership, to be published this August by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Anna Journey is the author of the collection If Birds Gather Your Hair for Nesting (University of Georgia Press, 2009), selected by Thomas Lux for the National Poetry Series.
Dawna Kemper’s fiction has appeared in Colorado Review, Florida Review, Idaho Review, Pearl, and Santa Monica Review. She teaches at Santa Monica College, is an editorial assistant at Santa Monica Review, and is working on a collection of short stories and a novel.
Krys Lee is a lecturer at Duksung Woman’s University and a magazine and anthology editor for the Korea Literature Translation Institute. She has recently completed an MFA in fiction at Warren Wilson College. Her story “The Salaryman,” published in Narrative Magazine, was a Best New American Voices 2006 finalist, and her story “The Pastor’s Son” received honorable mention in Glimmer Train’s “Family Matters” 2009 competition.
EJ Levy is the editor of Tasting Life Twice: Literary Lesbian Fiction by New American Writers, which won the Lambda Literary Award. Her work has appeared in many places, including Best American Essays 2005, The Pushcart Prize Anthology 2007, Nation, New York Times, Paris Review, Gettysburg Review, Missouri Review, Orion, and the Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction: 1970 to the Present. She has held fellowships from Bread Loaf Writers Conference and the Loft-McKnight Foundation. She is currently an assistant professor in the PhD program in creative writing at the University of Missouri–Columbia, where she specializes in nonfiction.
Amit Majmudar is a nuclear radiologist who lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife and twin sons. His first collection, 0’,0’, has been published by Northwestern University Press.
Canaan R. O. Morse is a young translator who is dedicated to the revival of modern Chinese literature in English. His translations of He Qifang, as well as contemporary author Wang Shuo, are currently under consideration at the Asia Literary Review, Chinese Literature Today, Harvard Review, and Yale Review.
Bonnie Nadzam has published fiction in a number of periodicals. She is currently serving as the Daehler Fellow in creative writing at Colorado College, while completing a PhD at the University of Southern California.
Meghan O’Rourke is the author of Halflife, a collection of poems. A recipient of the 2008 May Sarton Poetry Prize, she is co-poetry editor of the Paris Review and a culture critic for Slate. She is at work on a nonfiction book about grief.
He Qifang was a poet, essayist, and literary critic. He was one of the new intellectuals who revolutionized Chinese literature in the May Fourth New Culture Movement between 1919 and 1949.
Peter Philip Reese is a writer and physician living in Philadelphia. His work has previously appeared in the Boston Globe Magazine, the New York Quarterly, and on National Public Radio in Baltimore. He is finishing his first novel, Into the Wissahickon.
Thomas Reiter’s most recent poetry collection, Catchment, appeared in 2009 from LSU Press. He has received an Academy of American Poets Prize and fellowships from the NEA and the New Jersey Arts Council.
Fiona Sampson’s latest collection is Common Prayer (2007), short-listed for the T.S. Eliot Prize. She is the editor of Poetry Review.
John Smelcer is the author of over forty books, most recently his award-winning novels The Trap and The Great Death. His short stories and poems appear in over four hundred magazines, including the Atlantic. He is the editor-compiler of The Ahtna Noun Dictionary (1998, 2009) and The Alutiiq Noun Dictionary (2009).
Arthur Sze’s latest book of poetry is The Ginkgo Light (Copper Canyon Press, 2009). He is also the editor of Chinese Writers on Writing (Trinity University Press, forthcoming this year).
Michael White’s most recent book is Re-Entry, winner of the Vassar Miller Prize. He teaches in the MFA program at the University of North Carolina–Wilmington.
C. Dale Young’s most recent poetry collection is The Second Person (Four Way, 2007). In 2012, Four Way will publish a new collection, Torn. He practices medicine full-time and lives in San Francisco.