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Sandy Anderson
has been published in many magazines, including Weber Studies, Sugarhouse Review, Lucid Moon, and Limberlost Review. In 1978, Ghost Planet Press published her book At the Edge in White Robes. She has also published the chapbook Jeanne Was Once a Player of Pianos, with Limberlost Press. Her poetry was recently published in the anthology New Poets of the American West, edited by Lowell Jaeger, and her awards include the Salt Lake City Mayor's Award in Literature in 1997, and the Writers at Work Writing Advocate Award in 1995.

Anderson is the founder of City Art, the longest-running reading series in Utah and was the editor of the award-winning literary magazine Wasatch Front, which won first place in the literary magazine category at the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Press Association.

Judy Bebelaar
taught English and creative writing in San Francisco public high schools for 37 years. Her work has been published widely, most recently in The Louisville Review, Pearl, Westview, The Old Red Kimono, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Willard and Maple, The Griffin, The Squaw Valley Review and Ship of Fools. She recently won an honorable mention in the San Francisco Pen Women's poetry contest and was a finalist in Flyway's Writing the Wild chapbook contest.

Jocko Benoit
is the author of two collections of poetry, An Anarchist Dream and, most recently, Standoff Terrain (Frontenac House). He is currently a stay-at-home dad and works part-time for Athabasca University, designing and tutoring courses on pop culture.

Alec Hershman
lives in St. Louis and teaches at St. Louis Community College and at the Center for Humanities at Washington University. Other poems can be found in forthcoming issues of Denver Quarterly, Juked, The Journal, Anti-, and The Sugar House Review. He currently serves as poetry editor for The White Whale Review.

Rich Ives
has received grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Artist Trust, Seattle Arts Commission and the Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines for his work in poetry, fiction, editing, publishing, translation and photography. His writing has appeared in Verse, North American Review, Massachusetts Review, Northwest Review, Quarterly West, Iowa Review, Poetry Northwest, Virginia Quarterly Review, Fiction Daily and many more. He is the 2009 winner of the Francis Locke Memorial Poetry Award from Bitter Oleander. His story collection, The Balloon Containing the Water Containing the Narrative Begins Leaking, was one of five finalists for the 2009 Starcherone Innovative Fiction Prize. In 2010 he has been a finalist in fiction at Black Warrior Review and Mississippi Review and in poetry at Cloudbank and Mississippi Review. The Mississippi Review finalist works appear in the Spring, 2010 issue of that magazine and the Cloudbank finalist appears in the Spring, 2010 issue of that magazine as well.

Robert Marshall
Robert Marshall's novel, A Separate Reality, was released in 2006 by Carroll & Graf and was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award for Debut Fiction. In its review of A Separate Reality, The Washington Post called it "as good an encapsulation of adolescence as you're likely to read." His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Salon, Event, Ducts, The Coe Review, Euphony, Blithe House Quarterly, and KGBbar.com, as well as in the anthologies Queer 13 and Afterwords. In 2007, his investigative feature "The Dark Legacy of Carlos Castaneda" was chosen for "Best of Salon." As well as being a writer, he is also a visual artist, and has exhibited widely in both Europe and the United States at venues such as Richard Anderson Fine Arts, the Peter Kilchmann Gallerie in Zurich, the Koln Art Fair, White Columns and the Brooklyn Museum. He is a recipient of fellowships from MacDowell, Yaddo, the Virginia Center and the New York Foundation for the Arts.

John McKernan
is now a retired comma herder He lives mostly in West Virginia where he edits ABZ Press. His most recent book release is a selection of poems, Resurrection of the Dust He has published poems in The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, Paris Review, Field, and elsewhere.

Rodney Nelson
is a self-described "older and reemerging poet." For more information on his publishing history, see his entry in the Poets & Writers directory.

Tim Poland
lives and works in the New River Valley near the Blue Ridge Mountains in southwestern Virginia. He is author of a novel, The Safety of Deeper Water (Vandalia Press/West Virginia University Press, 2009), Escapee (America House, 2001), a collection of short fiction, and Other Stones, Kinder Temples (Pudding House, 2008), a chapbook of poems. His work has appeared widely in various literary magazines, and he is the recipient of a Plattner/Appalachian Heritage Award (2002). His work has been included in the Best of the Net Anthology (2007) and has also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Visit the author's Website and Facebook page.

Gerald Solomon
has published in The Baltimore Review, Illuminations, The Paterson Literary Review, The Printer's Devil, The New Writer, Essence, The Monarch Review in the U.S. and in Stand, The London Magazine, etc. in the U.K. Born in London, he first worked as a producer at the BBC, then moved on to Middlesex University to teach poetry courses. Married with four children, he now lives in New York, working as an artist-painter.

David Thornbrugh
is a Ring of Fire poet based in Seattle, Washington. His most recent publishing credits are in The Chaffin Journal, Albatross, and Poetry Salzburg Review.

Changming Yuan
is a three-time Pushcart nominee and (co-) author of Chansons of a Chinaman (2009) and Three Poets (2011). He has poetry appearing in Barrow Street, Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline, Exquisite Corpse, RHINO, Stickman Review and nearly 400 others in 17 countries.


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