2006 Fall Issue
Portrait of the Artist, Stacked Teapot, Saint Mickey of the Landmines,
Untitled, Painted Lady Series, House Divided,
and Behind the Scenes—LENNY
DOWHIE is professor of art at the University of Southern Indiana, where
he has taught ceramics since 1978. His work is in numerous public and
private collections including the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. and the
Australian National University. He continues to widely exhibit his work at
the national level.
Memorial Day, Evansville, IN; Mourning Drum; Monk with Umbrella—Thailand;
and Woman of Islam—Thailand—GENIE WOOLMAN is a world-traveled and
widely exhibited artist. Her works are included in collections as far away
as Africa, the Philippines, Thailand, and the Woman’s Museum of Art in
Washington, D.C. She studied at the prestigious Barnes Foundation in
Philadelphia, where she came into contact with numerous other artists of her
time as well as their master works. Additionally, she worked as a WPA artist
during the 1930s. She resides in Evansville, Indiana, and continues to
“Pittsburgh Morning After Rain”— JIM DANIELS’ most recent book is
STREET, a collection of his poems and the photos of Charlee Brodsky,
published in 2005 by Bottom Dog Press. Also in 2005, he wrote and produced
Dumpster, an independent feature film. He is the Baker Professor of
English at Carnegie Mellon University.
“Signal-to-Noise Ratio”—TIM KAHL’S work has been published or is
forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, American Letters & Commentary, Berkeley
Poetry Review, Fourteen Hills, George Washington Review, Illuminations,
Indiana Review, Limestone, Nimrod, Ninth Letter, Notre Dame Review, South
Dakota Quarterly, The Journal, The Spoon River Poetry Review, The Texas
Review, and dozens of other journals in the U.S. He has translated
Austrian avant-gardist, Friederike Mayröcker; Brazilian poet, Lêdo Ivo; and
the poems of the Portuguese language’s only Nobel Laureate, José Saramago.
“Letting Words Fall”—CHRISTY EFFINGER is a graduate student in
English at Indiana State University, where she won an Academy of American
Poets Prize. Her flash fiction has appeared in elimae. Christy is an
assistant editor for Snow*Vigate, an online journal of prose poetry
and flash fiction.
“Roots”—IVER ARNEGARD’S ancestors were Norwegian homesteaders who
settled in western North Dakota near the rim of the Badlands. His poetry and
prose have appeared in such journals as the Missouri Review, Willow
Springs, ZYZZYVA, and elsewhere. He is working on his first novel,
“Giving Thanks”—PRISCILLA ATKINS grew up in Illinois, attended
college in Massachusetts, lived in Hawaii for ten years, and is currently
the arts/reference librarian at Hope College, in Holland, Michigan. Her
poems appear in recent issues of Raritan, Poetry London, Southern
Humanities Review, and Shenandoah.
“Fort Scott Cemetery”—ELIZABETH SCHULTZ centers her poetry in the
space where nature and people intersect, not only in Kansas and Michigan
where she lives but also on the oceans’ islands to which she sails.
“The Lazarus Division”—PATRICK HICKS teaches creative writing at
Augustana College and his work has appeared in over seventy-five
publications. He was recently a Visiting Fellow at Oxford, has been
nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and was a finalist for the New Letters
Literary Award. Although he frequently visits Ireland and England, he lives
in Sioux Falls where he enjoys thunderstorms rolling across the prairie. He
is the author of Traveling Through History (2005) and Draglines
(2006). His third collection, Finding the Gossamer, was recently
accepted for publication by a press in Ireland.
“The Heart of it All”—PETER DESY’S migraines have greatly abated
since he’s taken early retirement from the Ohio University English
Department. He has poems recently published or forthcoming from
Shenandoah, Green Mountains Review, Ontario Review, Connecticut Review
and many other journals. Desy has published a full-length poetry collection,
Driving from Columbus, and two chapbooks.
“August”—ALISON BAUMANN suffers late-summer droughts on a small
farm in Posey County, Indiana. Her poems and essays have been published in
numerous regional journals as well as the Hudson Review and the
Southern Review. She is honored to be making her second appearance in
the Southern Indiana Review.
“Dementia”—GREG MOGLIA is a veteran of twenty-seven years as
adjunct professor of Philosophy of Education at N.Y.U. and thirty-seven
years as a high school teacher of physics, psychology and chemistry. His
poetry has been accepted in over seventy journals in the U.S., Canada, and
England, as well as five anthologies. Moglia is a four-time winner of an
Allan Ginsberg Poetry Award sponsored by the Poetry Center at Passaic County
Community College. His poem “Why Do Lovers Whisper?” was nominated for a
Pushcart Prize in 2005. He lives in Huntington, N.Y.
“Breaking Bird at KFC—JON TRIBBLE’S poems have appeared in
journals and anthologies, including Ploughshares, Poetry, Crazyhorse,
Quarterly West, and The Jazz Poetry Anthology. He teaches at
Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where he is the managing editor of
Crab Orchard Review and the series editor of the Crab Orchard Award
Series in Poetry published by SIU Press.
“Against the Abstract”—DAVID JAMES’ most recent chapbook is I
Will Peel This Mask Off from March Street Press, 2004. Six of his
one-act plays have been produced off-Broadway in New York. He teaches for
Oakland Community College in Michigan.
“Vow”—MATTHEW GUENETTE’S poetry, prose, and book reviews have
appeared in Another Chicago Magazine, Diagram, The Greensboro Review,
Indiana Review, Interim, Melic Review, Passages North, Poetry Midwest,
Poetry & Plays, Quarterly West, Sarasota Review, The Spoon River Poetry
Review, WordsOnWalls and many other publications. His chapbook, A
Hush of Something Endless, was just published by RopeWalk Press.
“When Jesus Calls”—LIAM CALLANAN is the author of The Cloud Atlas. His new
novel, All Saints, comes out next spring. He teaches in the creative writing
program at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.
“Judy’s Circ”—H. WILLIAM TAEUSCH, a physician and graduate of a few
summers at Squaw Valley Community of Writers, has been writing fiction for
over twenty years. His short stories have been published in Manhattan
Literary Review, Epicenter, Red Cedar Review, and Hurricane Review. A novel,
Products of Conception, is completed and another is on the way to delivery.
“Lung Girl”—STEPHANIE DICKINSON’S poetry and fiction have appeared in
Waterstone, Northwest Review, Mudfish, Portland Review, Green Mountains
Review, Columbia Review, Feminist Studies, among others. Along with Rob Cook
she co-edits the literary journal Skidrow Penthouse. Half Girl, her first
novel, won the Hackney Award (Birmingham-Southern) for best unpublished
novel of 2002. It will be published this year by Spuyten Duyvil. Her story
“A Lynching in Stereoscope” was reprinted in 2005 Best American Series Nonrequired Reading, edited by Dave Eggers.
“A Public of Two”—LINDA LAPPIN lives in Rome and Vitorchiano, Italy,
where she directs the Centro Pokkoli Creative Writing Center, which hosts
the Kenyon Review Italy Writing Workshop ( www.pokkoli.org ). Her novel, The
Etruscan (Wynkin deWorde, Galway, Ireland, 2004) was reviewed in the Fall
2005 issue of Southern Indiana Review. (
“The Cuba in My Mind”—STEPHEN DUFRECHOU is a native of New Orleans,
Louisiana, and a graduate of the University of Memphis. He has contributed
poetry to The Sequoya Review. Currently he is working on a novel as well as
a memoir about his family’s experience in Revolutionary Cuba.
“Bake Off!”—DIANE SHIPLEY DECILLIS is a graduate of University of Michigan.
Her poems have appeared in Nimrod International Journal, Rattle, William &
Mary Review, South Dakota Review, Puerto del Sol, Poet Lore, and other
journals. She is the winner of the Crucible Poetry Prize 2005 and the 2005 MacGuffin National Poet Hunt. She owns an award-wining gallery in
Southfield, Michigan, and is coeditor of Mona Poetica, an anthology of
poetry on the Mona Lisa published by Mayapple Press (Winter 2005).
“Breakfast for Izzy”—CALVIN MILLS was raised in Eureka, California. He
now lives and writes in Port Angeles, Washington. “Breakfast for Izzy” is an
excerpt from a memoir in progress. Other excerpts are forthcoming in Quills
and Pixels and Toyon. His short stories have appeared in The
Caribbean Writer and The Timber Creek Review and are forthcoming in
Short Story and Equinox. Mills was awarded the Charlotte and Isidor Paiewonsky Prize from
the Caribbean Writer in 2005.
“Elusive Answers: The Collected Poems of David Wojahn”—GAIL EISENHART serves
on the Board of directors of the St. Louis Poetry Center and is a RopeWalk
Writers Retreat Alumna. Her poems have been published in the Saturday
Evening Post, St. Charles County Journal, Mid-America Poetry Review, and
Mid Rivers Review. She is a retired Executive Assistant.
“Sigrid Nunez: The Best of Her Kind”—PAMELA GARVEY has published poetry and short
stories in many literary journals including The Spoon River Poetry Review,
North American Review, Poetry International, Pleiades, Sou’wester, Sonora
Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review and others. In 2003, she was a
semi-finalist for the “Discovery”/The Nation poetry award; most recently she
won the 2006 poetry award from Words and Pictures Magazine. She is an
assistant professor of English at St. Louis Community College-Meramec and
lives with her husband and son in the city of St. Louis.