Kim Garciaís poetry collection, Madonna Magdalene, was published by Turning Point Books in the fall of 2006. Her work has appeared in The Atlanta Review, Nimrod, Cimarron Review, Mississippi Review, Southeast Review, Subtropics and Birmingham Poetry Review, among others, and has been aired on Writerís Almanac. She is the recipient of an AWP Intro Writing Award, a Hambidge Fellowship, an Oregon Individual Artist Grant, and the 2009 X.J. Kennedy Award. A graduate of Reed College and the University of Houston Creative Writing Program, she teaches creative writing at Boston College.
Robert S. King has published work in hundreds of magazines, including The Kenyon Review, Southern Poetry Review, Lullwater Review, Chariton Review, and Main Street Rag. His latest books are The Hunted River and The Gravedigger's Roots, both from Shared Roads Press, 2009. He is currently Director of FutureCycle Press.
Sarah Kuntz Jones lives with her husband and two black cats in St. Louis, where she writes stories and teaches composition. In addition to an M.A. in Russian, she holds an M.F.A. from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri. Her work has appeared in Iron Horse Literary Review.
Andre Medrano grew up in northern New Jersey and attended the University of Colorado. He is putting the finishing touches on Deli Days, a novel about skiing, working in a deli, punk rock, and bro'ing down. An excerpt from the manuscript was published online at Anderbo. His interests include soccer, international relations, skiing, and more.
Michael Meyerhoferís second book, Blue Collar Eulogies, was published by Steel Toe Books. His first, Leaving Iowa, won the Liam Rector First Book Award. He has also won the Marjorie J. Wilson Best Poem Contest, the James Wright Poetry Award, the Laureate Prize, and the Annie Finch Prize for Poetry. His work has appeared in Ploughshares, North American Review, Arts & Letters, River Styx, Quick Fiction and other journals, and can be read online at
Joseph Murphy is a professional editor and writer who lives in Michigan. He has had poetry published in a number of journals, including Living Poets, The Tower Journal, and Talon Magazine. Other work is forthcoming in Vox Poetica and The Broad River Review.
Mary Pat Musick is currently a freelance writer living in Santa Cruz, California. Her work has appeared in Literary Traveler, Traveling Tales, The MacGuffin, and The Coe Review.
Heidi Vornbrock Roosa is currently a graduate student in Writing at Johns Hopkins University. Her pseudonymous crime fiction has been published by Shots UK. She has received the Malice Domestic Grant, and has been awarded a place on the CWA's Debut Dagger shortlist.
Amy Takabori is currently an undergraduate student at Brigham Young University. This is her first published work.