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Issue 15: To the New

Issue 14: The Double Issue

Issue 13: Free Form

Issue 12: The Necessary Ear

Issue 11: The Necessary Eye

Issue 10: Out on a Limb

Issue 9: The Missing Body

Issue 8: The Lily

Issue 7: Passages

Issue 6: No More Tears




Teresa Cader is this issue's featured poet and the author of two collections of poetry. Guests, published in 1991 by the Ohio State University Press, won the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America and The Journal Award in Poetry. Her second book, The Paper Wasp, was published in 1999 by Northwestern University Press/TriQuarterly Books. A long poem from that book won the George Bogin Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. She has finished a third collection of poetry entitiled History of Hurricanes.

Teresa Cader's work has been published in The Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, Harvard Magazine, Harvard Review, Slate, TriQuarterly, Ploughshares, and Agni, among other publications. She has won fellowships from the Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute at Radcliffe College, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, The Massachusetts Artists Foundation, the MacDowell Colony and the Bread Loaf Writers Conference. She has taught at Emerson College in the Graduate Creative Writing Department and in the Literature Deapartment at M.I.T. She is on the faculty of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Lesley University. She holds degrees from Wilson College, the University of Wisconsin, and Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.



Diana Adams is an Alberta-based writer with work published in a variety of journals such as Pindeldyboz, Pagitica, Jones Av., Burning Word, Ink Pot, Del Sol Review, Perihelion, Bayou, Apostrophe, and Spire. Her first book of poetry Cave Vitae will be published this Spring by Plain View Press.



Pamela Alexander's fourth book, Slow Fire, is forthcoming from Ausable Press in 2007. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines, including Agni, the Atlantic Monthly, Denver Quarterly, The Journal, the New Yorker, Orion, Pleiades, and TriQuarterly, as well as in Best American Poems (2000). Her first book was a Yale Younger Poet selection. She teaches at Oberlin College.



Amanda Auchter is the editor of Pebble Lake Review and the author of Light Under Skin (Finishing Line Press, 2006). She is the recipient of the 2006 BOMB Magazine Poetry Prize, the 2005 James Wright Poetry Award from Mid-American Review, and 2005 Milton Kessler Memorial Poetry Prize from Harpur Palate. Her recent work appears or is forthcoming in AGNI, Best New Poets 2006, Columbia Poetry Review, Pleiades, LIT, and elsewhere. She is completing her first book-length collection of poems, Beatus.



A Pushcart-nominated poet, Patrick Carrington teaches creative writing in New Jersey, and is the poetry editor for the web journal Mannequin Envy. His poetry has appeared (or is forthcoming) in The New York Quarterly, Rattle, Poetry Southeast, The Marlboro Review, The Louisville Review and other journals. His new book-length collection, Rise, Fall, and Acceptance, is due out later this year from Main St. Rag Publishing.



Bruce Covey is Lecturer of Creative Writing at Emory University and the author of The Greek Gods as Telephone Wires and the forthcoming Ten Pins, Ten Frames (Front Room, Ann Arbor) and Elapsing Speedway Organism (No Tell Books, Washington, DC). His recent poems also appear or are forthcoming in Aufgabe, Verse, LIT, The Hat, Bombay Gin, Boog City, Explosive Magazine, and other journals. He edits the web-based poetry magazine Coconut and curates the What's New in Poetry reading series in Atlanta.



John Cross lives and works in Los Angeles. His poetry has appeared in New American Writing, Volt, Forklift, Ohio and other journals and was awarded the 2001 Mary Roberts Rinehart Award.



A native of Baysville, in Ontario’s Muskoka region, John Donlan is a poetry editor with Brick Books. He spends half the year as a reference librarian at the Vancouver Public Library, and the other half writing poetry at his home on a lake near Godfrey, Ontario. His collections of poetry are Domestic Economy (Brick Books, 1990, reprinted 1997), Baysville (House of Anansi Press, 1993) and Green Man (Ronsdale Press, 1999). His fourth collection, Spirit Engine, is forthcoming from Brick Books. He is also the author of A Guide to Research @ Your Library (Ontario Library Association/Vancouver Public Library, 2002).



Joan Kimball, a retired librarian, chairs the Press Committee of the National Storytelling Network and writes reviews for The Library Media Connection. She has two grown sons and two daughters. Journals in which her poems have been published include Iambs and Trochees, Listening Eye, Thema, Avocet, and The Aurorean. She lives in Concord, Massachusetts.



Oswald LeWinter is the author of two books of poetry, To Encircle the Center and A Horse of Air (nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, 1962). He has also written several collections of essays, including Shakespeare in Europe, This Powerful Rhyme - More Shakespeare Essays, The Ruined Tower and others. He has been awarded numerous prizes, including the Coolbrith Prize (Poetry) 1959; Asher Prize (Poetry) 1962; Fellowship of the American Philosophical Society, 1964; International Rilke Prize, 1997, and he has had over 100 poems published in journals such as Shenandoah, Sewanee, Hudson Review, Paris Review, The Literary Review, Prairie Schooner, Beloit Poetry Journal, New Mexico Quarterly, Richmond Review, Marlboro Review, Omega Magazine, Quarterly Review of Literature, and many more. Dr. LeWinter lives and writes in Germany.



Louise Mathias grew up in England and Los Angeles. She is the author of Lark Apprentice, chosen by Brenda Hillman for the New Issues Poetry Prize. Recent poems appear in Triquarterly, The Laurel Review and Pool. She lives in Long Beach, California. Her website is here.



Damon McLaughlin teaches creative writing in Tucson, Arizona, where he lives with his wife and newborn daughter. Time permitting, he enjoys hiking from the desert floor to the pine-covered sky islands that surround the city. He publishes online and in print and was nominated this year for a Pushcart Prize.



Kathy Nilsson lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her husband and teenage son. Her poems have appeared in Boston Review, Volt, Ploughshares, Del Sol Review, Post Road, 5AM, Columbia, Gulf Coast, Meridian, and Poetry Daily.



Bert Papenfuss-Gorek, born 1956 in Stavenhagen (GDR), currently lives in Berlin. A poet long known in the West and author of more than 20 books of poetry, prose, and translations, his more recent poetry volumes include Rumbalotte Gedichte 1998-2002 (Urs Engeler, 2005), Rumbalotte Continua (Kramer, 2005) Hetze. Gedichte 1994 bis 1998, [agitation. poems 1994-1998] (Gerhard Wolf Janus Press, 1998), Mors ex nihilo (Galrev Druck, 1994) and Harm [grief] (GWJP, 1993). He is the recipient of many awards for his work including the 1988 N.-C.-Caser-Prize, the F.-C.-Weiskopf Prize in 1991 and the Erich Fried Prize in 1998. P>



Allan Peterson is the author of two books: All the Lavish in Common (2005 Juniper Prize) and Anonymous Or (Defined Providence Press ) and four chapbooks. Recent print and online appearances include: Prairie Schooner, Blackbird, Bellingham Review, Perihelion, Stickman Review, Marlboro Review, Massachusetts Review. This year he has won both the Muriel Craft Bailey and GSU Review poetry prizes. A free downloadable chapbook, "Any Given Moment," is available here.



Andreas Randow, born in Karlsruhe, Germany, is the founder of three scientific software companies. He moved to the Boston, MA in 2002 and continues to manage his various enterprises while finding time to write poetry. Andreas' poems have been published in several German literature magazines and a book featuring his photographs and selected poetry in English translation has just been released.



Susan Edwards Richmond has had poems in the California Quarterly, Green Mountains Review, The Larcom Review, Sanctuary: The Journal of the Massachusetts Audubon Society, The Seattle Review, Wild Earth, and The Iowa Review. She has taught writing courses at The American School in Switzerland, the University of California, Davis, the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Emerson College, and Boston University. Susan's most recent chapbook, Birding in Winter, was selected as a finalist in the Finishing Line Press annual chapbook competition. Her work is also included in The Dire Elegies: 59 Poets on Endangered Species of North America, available from FootHills Publishing.



Jamie Ross lives west of Taos, NM—when he isn't south of the border. He has poetry recent or forthcoming in Poetry East, 5AM, BPJ, the Northwest, Texas, and Comstock Reviews. Postcards From Mexico, a collection of poems with photos (by nine contemporary photographers) is on the brink of the Sierra Publicanda, somewhere, say a prayer.



Eric Wertheimer has published poetry in Exquisite Corpse, Adirondack Review, Shampoo, Muse Apprentice Guild, Delirium, and Diagram. He is also the author of Imagined Empires: Incas, Aztecs, and the New World of American Literature, 1771-1876 (Cambridge University Press, 1998) and Underwriting: the Poetics of Insurance in America, 1722-1872 (Stanford University Press, 2006). He has published articles and essays on topics in early American literature and politics in American Literature, Early American Literature, Commonplace, Commondreams, and Arizona Quarterly. He is currently associate professor of American literature at Arizona State University.