2007 Fall Issue
The Myth of Talos,
Unable to See Over the Hegemony,
Self Portrait as Hare,
Icarus Chair, &
Apparatus for Unrequitedness—Rob
Millard-Mendez teaches Design in Materials and Woodworking
at the University of Southern Indiana. He received his M.F.A. in sculpture
from UMass Dartmouth in 1998. His work, consisting mainly of large,
toy-like, kinetic, interactive sculptures made mostly of wood, has been
exhibited in over 150 museums and galleries. Millard-Mendez has received
numerous awards, and his sculptures are held in over forty private and
Altar Piece I,
Robb currently teaches at Ivy Tech Community College in
Evansville, Indiana. Her specialties include digital montage and alternative
processes in photography. She holds an M.F.A. in photography from Savannah
College of Art and Design. Robb's work has been exhibited internationally
and featured in many national publications including
Camera Arts and
Photographers Forum Magazine. She resides in Evansville with her
“[Both Have Died on Me]”—B.J.
Best holds an M.F.A. from Washington University in St.
Louis. His work has appeared in numerous journals, and most recently in
The Cream City Review,
Permafrost, and Nimrod. His
long poem Crap is available as a
chapbook from Centennial Press. He teaches at Carroll College in Wisconsin.
“Mitla” & “Musica of Love”—D.E. Zuccone, a graduate of Xavier
University and the Vermont College M.F.A. program, works as an English and
reading teacher in Houston. He has work appearing in
Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review,
The Hurricane Review,
International Poetry Review,
South Carolina Review, and Water~Stone.
“Cooling Into Steel”—Tonya
Northenor is an English instructor at Owensboro Community
and Technical College. She holds an M.F.A. from the University of Memphis,
and her poetry has been published in various literary journals including
Calyx and Cider Press Review.
She lives on a fifth-generation family farm near Owensboro, KY.
“What Enters Us”—Irene
McKinney is the recipient of a NEA Fellowship in Poetry and
a West Virginia Commission on the Arts Fellowship in Poetry. She is the
author of four books of poetry: The
Girl with a Stone in Her Lap, The
Wasps at the Blue Hexagons, Quick
Fire and Slow Fire, and Six
O’clock Mine Report. She was appointed Poet Laureate of West Virginia in
1994. Her new book, Vivid Companion,
is published by West Virginia University Press.
“Odysseus in Autumn”—Richard
Cecil is the author of four collections of poetry, the most
recent of which is Twenty First
Century Blues. He teaches at Indiana University Bloomington and in the
Spalding University Brief Residency M.F.A. Program.
Hooker is professor of English and writer-in-residence at
Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana.
The Winter Keeper, a hand-bound
chapbook (Chapiteau Press, 2000), was a finalist for the Minnesota Book
Award in poetry in 2001. Her poems have recently appeared in
The Harvard Review,
Agni online, and
The Notre Dame Review. She is a Sister of the Holy Cross.
“I Swear that Kid was all Heart”—John Calvin Hughes has poems and stories
forthcoming or published in
Mississippi Review, Snow Monkey,
Apostrophe, Dead Mule,
Word Riot, and others.
Hughes is the author of The Novels and Short Stories of Frederick Barthelme from the Edwin
Mellen Press. He lives and works in Florida.
Fraser has published poetry in the
The Paris Review, the
Chicago Review, and many other
literary journals. A two-time finalist for the Walt Whitman Award, Fraser’s
first book of poems, Strange Pietà,
was published in 2003 by Texas Tech University Press. The recipient of a
grant from the NEA, he teaches at the University of West Georgia, outside
“The Tempest” & “Emergency Medicine”—Seth
Maestro of Brutal Splendor, is available from Jeanne Duval Editions, and
he welcomes contact at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hutton Shepard is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina. She
graduated from Hollins University and recently earned an M.F.A. from North
Carolina State University, where she presently teaches a creative writing
class in poetry. She maintains a studio for her painting.
Jordan is currently teaching at the University of West
Georgia. She received her Ph.D. in creative writing and literature at the
University of Houston, and her M.F.A. from Southern Illinois
University–Carbondale. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in
Black Warrior Review,
Diagram, Poetry Southeast,
Pebble Lake Review, and others.
Kander, a resident of Bloomington, Indiana, for the past
fourteen years, is convinced that in the beginning the Word was poetry. In
addition to radio poetry programs, she has edited two poetry collections and
co-edited two more. Taboo, her
first chapbook, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2004.
Fisk is a writer from Bowling Green, Kentucky. He is a
three-time Pushcart nominee whose work has appeared in
Southern Poetry Review, and
Southeast Review. He is working on
his first book, Accidental Body of
Howell is a former teacher of literature and writing. She
received her M.A. from Tulane University and her Ph.D. from Southern
Illinois University. She lives in Carbondale, Illinois, where she is working
on a series of Florida poems.
“Sacrifice,” “No Verges for the Next Two Miles,” & “The
Work of Revelation”—
Jackson is the author of nine books of poems, most recently
Half Lives: Petrarchan Poems,
Unauthorized Autobiography: New and Selected Poems, and
Heartwall. In 2000, he was awarded the Order of Freedom Medal for
literary and humanitarian work in the Balkans, and he won his fifth Pushcart
Prize in 2003. Jackson teaches at the University of Tennessee–Chattanooga
and in the Vermont College low-residency M.F.A program.
“Revelation: An Interview with Richard
DeMartini’s stories and poems have appeared in
Mississippi Mud, the Sun,
and Three Rivers Poetry Journal.
Gale is the managing editor of Red Hen Press, the president of the
American Composers Forum Los Angeles, and the editor of
The Los Angeles Review. Her latest work is
Mating Season from Tupelo Press and librettos
Rio de Sangre with Don Davis, Disney Hall, 2005 and
Paradise Lost with Stephen Taylor,
VOX, New York City Opera, 2006. Gale has published five collections of
poetry; an autobiographical novel,
Lake of Fire; and a bilingual children’s book.
Feuer is the executive story editor of the television series
Dante's Cove, which has been
described as Dark Shadows meets
The O.C. meets
Queer As Folk, if you can imagine that. She is currently developing
her original pilot God and Mann
for Maverick TV. Feuer’s short story “House on Fire” won the 2006 Writer’s
Digest Annual Awards Grand Prize. She supports her fiction habit by
rewriting feature films that usually don’t get made.
Michel has lived in Seattle for twenty-five years. He is a graduate
of Kenyon College and of the Warren Wilson M.F.A. Program for Writers. His
work has appeared in Glimmer Train,
the Red Rock Review,
Short Story Journal, the
Rockhurst Review, Rosebud, and
other journals. His first novel,
Houdini Pie, is under representation by Barbara Braun Associates, Inc.
of New York. Along with being a writer of fiction, Michel is also a
songwriter, singer, and fiddle player.
“Miss Brighton Beach, 1937”—Meryl
Peters, a resident of Santa Barbara, California, has never lived in
Brooklyn, New York. “Miss Brighton Beach, 1937” is an excerpt from her
novel, The First One to Speak Loses.
Peters has an M.F.A. from Antioch University, was the runner up for the 1999
Cottonwood Art Cooperative Fiction Fellowship, and was also a 1999 AWP
Writers’ Conferences & Festivals scholarship finalist.
C. Wilson, who retired in 2002, lives in Amherst, Massachusetts,
where for twenty-seven years he was a publications director and editor at
Amherst College, his alma mater. Before that he spent thirteen years as a
reporter for The Providence Journal—first
in Rhode Island, and later as Washington correspondent. But as the son,
grandson, and great-grandson of Hoosiers, he still regards Indiana as home.
“Gypsies, Duende, and Dualities in Frederico García
Lorca’s Poem of the Deep Song”—Mihaela Moscaliuc’s co-translations of Romanian poetry appear in
Arts & Letters,
Mississippi Review, and elsewhere.
Other publications include articles in
Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal and History of the Literary Cultures
in East-Central Europe and
Interculturality and Translation; book reviews in
TriQuarterly, Prairie Schooner,
Poetry International; and poems in
Great River Review, Near East
Review, Crab Orchard Review,
The English Record, and
Callanan, author of All Saints
and The Cloud Atlas, coordinates
the Ph.D. in creative writing program at the University of
Garvey has published poetry in many literary journals including
The North American Review,
The Spoon River Poetry Review, and
Pleiades. Her chapbook entitled
Fear is forthcoming from Finishing
Line Press. She is an assistant professor of English at St. Louis Community
Comfort of Cruelty: Liam Rector’s The
Executive Director of the Fallen World”—Eric Norton lives in State College, Pennsylvania, where he is
pursuing a Ph.D. in American literature at Penn State University.
Farrell is a Ph.D. candidate in Irish Studies at Southern Illinois
“That Kind of People”—Jeffrey
Thomson’s Celestial Emporium of
Benevolent Knowledge, a chapbook based on the mythical Chinese
encyclopedia, was published by RopeWalk Press in 2006; his third book of
poems, Renovation, was part of the
Carnegie Mellon University Press poetry series in 2005; and his second,
The Country of Lost Sons, was
published by Parlor Press at Purdue University in February 2004. His first
book, The Halo Brace, was brought
out by Birch Brook Press in 1998. He was awarded a 2005 Literature
Fellowship in Poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts and a 2006
Pennsylvania Council for the Arts Individual Artists Fellowship. Thomson is
currently an assistant professor of creative writing in the B.F.A. program
at the University of Maine Farmington.