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  Contributors to Issue 1, June 2012

Maureen Alsop is the winner of the 2006 Poetry West competition, the 2007 Harpur Palate's Milton Kessler Memorial Prize for Poetry, and The Bitter Oleander’s Frances Locke Memorial Poetry Award. She is the author of two collections of poetry: The Diction of Moths (forthcoming from Ghost Road Press) and Apparition Wren (Main Street Rag, 2007). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in journals including Tampa Review, New Delta Review, Typo, and AGNI.

Robert Archambeau is the author of Home and Variations (Salt) Laureates and Heretics (Notre Dame), The Poet Resigns (forthcoming, Akron), as well as several edited collections. His essays, poems, and translations have appeared in Poetry, Chicago Review, Pleiades, Boston Review, Notre Dame Review, Cambridge Literary Review, and many other journals and books. The recipient of awards from the Academy of American Poets, The Illinois Arts Council, and the Swedish Academy, he has taught at the Lund University, Sweden, and is professor of English at Lake Forest College. He is currently at work on a social history of the idea aesthetic autonomy from the eighteenth century to the present.

Bruce Bond is professor of English at the University of North Texas, where he is poetry editor for American Literary Review. He is the author of eight poetry collections, most of which is The Visible (Louisiana State University Press, 2012). A recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts, his poetry has appeared in Best American Poetry, The Yale Review, The Georgia Review, The New Republic, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and Poetry. Hey there.  A ninth book entitled Choir of the Wells is forthcoming from Etruscan Press in 2013.  

Ben Mazer's most recent collections of poems are Poems (Pen & Anvil) and, in India, Tales of the Buckman Tavern (Poetrywala). He is the editor of Selected Poems of Frederick Goddard Tuckerman (Harvard University Press) and a critical edition of the Complete Poems of John Crowe Ransom (forthcoming from the Un-Gyve Press). He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and is a contributing editor to The Battersea Review.

Lucas Farrell received his MFA in poetry from the University of Montana. His writing has appeared in Boston Review, Jubilat, Cannibal, Alice Blue, Handsome, DIAGRAM, and elsewhere. He coedits the online magazine Slope and lives in Townshend, Vermont. His debut collection, The Many Woods of Grief, was awarded the Juniper Prize for Poetry.

Ellen Adair Glassie has appeared in over thirty professional stage productions, and on screen in s the World Turns, God in America, the Showtime series Brotherhood, and PBS films about Louisa May Alcott, Louis Brandeis and John Audubon. She lives in Astoria, New York with her boyfriend, who is also an actor and a writer. More information can be found on her personal portfolio website, www.ellenadair.com. Her debut collection of poetry, Curtain Speech, will be published by Pen & Anvil in December of 2012.

Melissa Green is the recipient of both the Norma Farber Award from the Poetry Society of America and the Lavan Award from the Academy of American Poets. She is the author of three books: The Squanicook Eclogues (Norton, 1988; reissued by Pen & Anvil in 2010), Color is the Suffering of Light (Norton, 1995), and Fifty-two (Arrowsmith, 2007). Her poems have appeared in journals including The New Republic , AGNI, The Charles River Journal, and the inaugural issue of Little Star. Green lives near the sea in Winthrop, Massachusetts.

Poems from Todd Hearon's new manuscript, No Other Gods, have appeared in AGNI, Arts & Letters, Cincinnati Review, Literary Imagination, New Ohio Review, Southern Review  and Southwest Review.  His first book of poems,  Strange Land (Southern Illinois University Press, 2010), was a winner of the Crab Orchard Poetry Series Prize.  He has received a Friends of Literature Award from Poetry magazine and the Poetry Foundation, a PEN/New England "Discovery" Award and the Rumi Prize in Poetry.  He lives and teaches in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Ben Mazer was born in New York City in 1964. His poems have been widely published in international periodicals, including Fulcrum, Verse, Harvard Review, Jacket, Agenda, Stand, Boston Review, Salt, and The Wolf. His latest collection, Tales of the Buckman Tavern, was published in Mumbai by Poetrywala in 2012.

Mary Meriam is the author of two poetry chapbooks, The Countess of Flatbroke and The Poet's Zodiac, and the editor of Lavender Review.

John Mulrooney is a poet, musician and filmmaker living in Cambridge, MA. He teaches in the English Department at Bridgewater State University.

Jay (Toshibumi) Otsuka lives in Kanagawa, Japan. He has been writing and translating as a collaborator in the literary activities of the Boston Poetry Union since 2007. He is, with Akira Kouyama, editor of ARABIKI International Journal of Poetry.

George Szirtes is a Hungarian-born British poet and translator. His personal website is www.georgeszirtes.co.uk.

Meg Tyler is an associate professor of Humanities at Boston University, where she coordinates the Boston Univeristy Poetry Reading Series. Her essays and poetry have appeared in Literary Imagination, Sixty-Six, Harvard Review, and other publications. With Rosanna Warren, she has been the editor of two anthologies of prison poetry writing, Springshine and From This Distance (B.U. Press, 1997 and 1998). In 2005, Routledge published her book-length study, A Singing Contest: Conventions of Sound in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney.

Among Dylan Willoughby's recent publications are a limited-edition chapbook, Dusk at St. Mark's, from Chester Creek Press, and poems in Agenda (UK) and Green Mountains Review.  He is the past recipient of residency fellowships from MacDowell Colony and Yaddo.