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DICK ALLEN's sixth book of poetry, The Day Before:  New Poems, was just published by Sarabande Books. It follows his Ode to the Cold War:  Poems New and Selected, also from Sarabande. He recently quit college teaching in order to write poetry full-time and live a quasi-Zen Buddhist life at a lake cottage in Connecticut.

LORNA KNOWLES BLAKE lives in New York City. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in The Hudson Review, The Connecticut Review, Big City Lit, and other journals. She is Senior Poetry Editor at Rattapallax.

CLIFFORD BROWDER lives in New York City. His poetry has appeared in Snake Nation Review, Heliotrope, Rattapallax, Hawaii Review, and elsewhere. He has also had short fiction published.

KURT BROWN is the author of five chapbooks and two full-length collections of poetry:  Return of the Prodigals (Four Way Books, 1999) and More Things in Heaven and Earth (Four Way Books, 2002). A third book, Fables from the Ark (CustomWords), is due out in 2004, with a fourth volume, Future Ship, scheduled from Story Line Press in 2005. He teaches poetry workshops at Sarah Lawrence College.

ANDREA HOLLANDER BUDY is the Writer-in-Residence at Lyon College in Arkansas. Her most recent poetry collections are The Other Life and House Without a Dreamer, which won the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize. She is winner of a Pushcart Prize, the Ellipsis Poetry Award, and fellowships from the NEA and the Arkansas Arts Council. Recent work appears in The Georgia Review, Poetry, Shenandoah, Five Points, FIELD, and Creative Nonfiction.

RACHEL DACUS's poetry collection, Earth Lessons, was published by Bellowing Ark Press. Her poetry-and-music CD, A God You Can Dance, premiered on KPFA-FM, Berkeley. Her poetry has been anthologized in Ravishing DisUnities:  Real Ghazals in English (Wesleyan University Press, 2000) and The Best of Melic (Melic Review, 2001). She lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

PATRICK DONNELLY's first collection of poems is The Charge (Ausable Press, 2003). He is an Associate Editor at Four Way Books. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, The Yale Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, The Massachusetts Review, and Big City Lit. He lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.

GRAHAM DUNCAN has published nearly 400 poems in 120 periodicals, including Confrontation, Ellipsis, Heliotrope, Pegasus, Plainsongs, Poem, Potpourri, Rattapallax, Riverrun, Southern Poetry Review, Voices International, Big City Lit, and the Anthology of Magazine Verse & Yearbook of American Poetry. Every Infant's Blood:  New and Selected Poems was published last year by Bright Hill Press. He lives in Ithaca, N.Y.

RICHARD FROST's third book-length collection of poetry, Neighbor Blood, was published in 1996 by Sarabande Books. His poems have appeared in many journals. He has won the Poetry Society of America Gustav Davidson Memorial Award and has held a CAPS fellowship and a NEA creative writing fellowship. He is a working jazz drummer and is Professor of English at the State University College, Oneonta, N.Y.

EAMON GRENNAN's most recent collections are Relations:  New & Selected Poems and Still Life with Waterfall, which was awarded the 2003 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. He is the Dexter M. Ferry Professor of English at Vassar College.

RACHEL HADAS is the author of over a dozen books of poetry, essays, and literary criticism. Laws is forthcoming from Zoo Press in 2004. She is Board of Governors Professor of English at the Newark campus of Rutgers University.

GABRIELLE LEMAY won several awards for poetry and prose at Hunter College, where she received her MFA in poetry in 2001. Her poems have appeared in Confrontation, The Ledge, Poems & Plays, Rattapallax, and others, and in Agha Shahid Ali's Ravishing DisUnities:  Real Ghazals in English. Her book reviews have appeared in Home Planet News and Big City Lit. She is the founder of West Side Poets.

DEENA LINETT has new work in The Southern Review, Rattapallax, Big City Lit, and The Near East Review Annual (Ankara). Her most recent book is Rare Earths (BOA Editions). She is Professor of English at Montclair State University (N.J.)

GARDNER MCFALL is the author of The Pilot's Daughter (Time Being Books, 1996), a book of poems, and two children's books. She has poems forthcoming in Southwest Review, Pequod, and Rattapallax.

PHILIP MILLER's work has appeared in a number of magazines including Poetry, Pivot, Rattapallax, Chelsea, and Big City Lit, where he is a contributing editor. His latest book, Branches Snapping, is from Helicon Nine Editions. He directs the Riverfront Reading Series in Kansas City.

SUZANNE PARKER is a full-time instructor at Brookdale County College (Lincroft, N.J.), where she teaches writing and literature. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Rattapallax, Oyster Bay Review, Diner, Crab Orchard Review, and elsewhere.

PEG PEOPLES's work has appeared in Verse, River Styx, Rattapallax, The Adirondack Review, Nidus, and been featured on Poetry Daily. She has been awarded residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and Hall Farm. She lives and teaches in New York City.

BERTHA ROGERS's poems appear in many journals and anthologies. Her forthcoming chapbook is Found Composition (Snark Press). Her translation of Beowulf, the Anglo-Saxon epic poem, was published in 2000 (Birch Press). Her poem "Rhomboid" won the 2002 Lyric Recovery™ Award, selected by Alfred Corn at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall.

MARGARET RYAN lives in New York City. She teaches poetry in the 60-plus program of the 92nd St Y. Her work has appeared in The Nation, Poetry, Pivot, and Rattapallax, and is forthcoming in The Paris Review.

M. A. SCHAFFNER's poetry credits include Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, Fine Madness, Imago (Australia), The Rialto (UK), Poetry Ireland, Poetry Wales, Poetry Salzburg, and Abiko Annual (Japan). His collection, The Good Opinion of Squirrels, won the Washington Writer's Center publication prize and the Columbia Book Award in 1997. A novel, War Boys, appeared from Welcome Rain Publishers in 2002. He works as a federal civil servant in Washington, D.C.

CHARLIE SMITH has published a dozen books of poetry and fiction. He has received Guggenheim, NEA, and NYFA grants. His next book of poems, Women of America, is due from Norton in March.

STEPHEN STEPANCHEV's latest book of poems is Seven Horizons (Orchises Press, 1997). His work has appeared in The New Centurion, The New Yorker, Poetry, and Rattapallax. He is Professor Emeritus of English at Queens College, where he taught for thirty-six years. He was the first Poet Laureate of Queens.

MERVYN TAYLOR is a Trinidad-born poet currently residing in Brooklyn. He has read his poetry to diverse audiences, and most recently was featured poet at the Annual Literacy Project Conference at the Brooklyn Museum. His work has appeared in St. Ann's Review, Sulfur, Rattapallax, and Big City Lit, and he has published two volumes of poetry, An Island of His Own and The Goat. A third collection, The Careening Poui, is in the works. He teaches high school in Brooklyn and at Lang College, The New School, in New York City.

MARIA TERRONE's first book of poems, The Bodies We Were Loaned (Word Works), was published last year. Nominated for a Pushcart Prize, she has received prizes from Passages North, Willow Review, and Wind, and has had work in Crab Orchard Review, The Hudson Review, Poetry, and Rattapallax, and in several new anthologies.

ALISON WOODS's poems have appeared in Onthebus, Rattapallax, Salamander, The Formalist, and Western Humanities Review and are forthcoming in Poetry East, The Paris Review, and The National Poetry Review. She lives in New York City.

ROBERT WRIGLEY teaches in the graduate creative writing program at the University of Idaho. His most recent book is Lives of the Animals (Penguin, 2003).

MICHAEL T. YOUNG's first full-length collection, Transcriptions of Daylight, was published by Rattapallax Press in September 2000. Work from the collection was nominated for a 2001 Pushcart Prize. His chapbook, Because the Wind Has Questions, was published by Somers Rocks Press in 1997. He received honorable mention for the 1997 Catalina Páez & Seumas MacManus Award given by Hunter College. In 1992, he was a semi-finalist for the "Discovery"/The Nation Contest. His poetry has appeared in numerous journals, including The Christian Science Monitor, Heliotrope, Rattle, and Big City Lit. His reviews and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in The Edge City Review, HazMat, Home Planet News, and Big City Lit.

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