Richard Kostelanetz [Fleeting Thoughts]: Individual entries on Richard Kostelanetz’s work in several fields appear in various editions of Readers Guide to Twentieth-Century Writers, Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature, Contemporary Poets, Contemporary Novelists, Postmodern Fiction, Webster's Dictionary of American Writers, The HarperCollins Reader’s Encyclopedia of American Literature, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Directory of American Scholars, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in American Art, NNDB.com, Wikipedia.com, and Britannica.com, among other distinguished directories. Otherwise, he survives in New York, where he was born, unemployed and thus overworked.
Diane Raptosh [First-Person Triangular; 12 O'Clock News; In the Ninth Century B.C.] : I teach literature and creative writing at the College of Idaho. I have published three collections of poems, Just West of Now (Guernica Editions, 1992), Labor Songs (Guernica, 1999), and Parents from a Different Alphabet: Prose Poems (Guernica, 2008). I have published widely in journals as The Los Angeles Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, and Women’s Studies Quarterly. Her poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have appeared in numerous anthologies in the U.S. and Canada. Through competitions sponsored by the Idaho Commission on the Arts, she has won three fellowships in literature.
Les Bares [Last Call]: I am a high school teacher in Charlottesville, Virginia. Recently I have had poems accepted by Cream City Review.
Jeanne Shannon [Arthur Means Bear in Brythonic]: Jeanne Shannon's work has appeared in numerous small-press and university journals, and in three full-length collections.
Jack Cooper [Theory]: His first formal collection of poetry, Across My Silence, was published by World Audience Publishers, Inc., New York, NY, 2007. His poem, “Transitory Endings,” published in The Georgetown Review, was nominated for a 2008 Pushcart Prize. His work has also appeared in Argestes, The Evansville Review, Tundra, Runes, The MacGuffin and many other publications.
Lucille Gang Shulklapper [Clink]: Author of four poetry chapbooks, Lucille's fiction and poetry appear in many literary journals.
Sally Lipton Derringer [Bed of Nails; Stopped Woman] is a creative writing instructor and manuscript consultant. Her book manuscript was a finalist for Fordham University’s Poets Out Loud Prize and the New Issues Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared in Memoir (and), The Quarterly, The New York Quarterly, Tampa Review, and other journals. She has an M.A. in Creative Writing from Antioch University, and has taught in the English Department at SUNY Rockland.