contributors fall 2003

Melanie Carter grew up in Florida and holds an MFA in creative writing from The University of Alabama. Her poems have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, The Antioch Review, The Greensboro Review, and other journals. She currently teaches composition, literature, and English as a Second Language in Los Angeles.

Corey Green has published in Poetry Motel and Red Owl Magazine. He will begin an MFA at Georgia State University in the Spring.

James Foley was born and raised in Birmingham. He studied the ancient classics for six years at Jesuit colleges in Louisiana and Maryland before becoming a naval officer. He has worked as a special agent for naval intelligence in North Africa, the Middle East and southern Europe. One of his stories was awarded Honorable Mention in Toasted-Cheese's summer contest, and WriteGallery just published his story "Hoodoo Moon."

Sheila Hagler prefers to be known as a fine art print maker. Her talent and inclination drive her to capture light and images on film. She has an innate ability to compose and capture the illumination of her subjects and her photographs have been showcased in museum and collections for nearly twenty years. For more about Sheila, go to

Elizabeth Roberts-Hamel is, among other things, a Floridian (which necessitates a certain familiarity with Spanish, large reptiles, handguns, home made guacamole and 120 degree heat). She is also an artist and a writer; this is her second story to appear in storySouth. Her first, "The Ghost Tour", earned her a nomination for the e2ink 'Best of the Web' Fiction Anthology for 2003. She currently lives in Saint Petersburg with her husband Ray and a cat named Potato.

Thorpe Moeckel's first book, Odd Botany, won the 2000 Cable Book Award from Silverfish Review Press and appeared in 2002. Poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, Field, The Antioch Review, Poetry Daily, The Southern Review, and many other journals. Raised in Georgia, Moeckel lives in Virginia and stays busy as a parent, a freelance journalist, carpenter, and working with troubled teens. Last year, he finished an MFA at University of Virginia, where he was a Hoyns and Jacob Javits Fellow.

Gene-Gabriel Moore is, among other things, a poet and playwright and the founder and producing artistic director of Not Merely Players, a professional theater of inclusion in residence at 7 Stages in Atlanta's eastvillagesque Little Five Points.

Billy Reynolds is from Huntsville, Alabama, and is currently a poetry editor for Third Coast.

Mike Perrow's poetry has appeared in Volt, Shenandoah, The Hollins Critic, Willow Springs Review, Del Sol Review, and Perihelion, as featured poet for issue #9. Perrow's poem, "Trees in My Brother's New Backyard" (Shenandoah Spring 2002) was nominated for the Pushcart Prize, 2004 edition. Perrow grew up in south central Virginia, but has lived the past decade in Massachusetts, where he is editor-in-chief of The Rational Edge.

Deborah Pope has published three books of poems, Fanatic Heart, Mortal World, and Falling Out of the Sky, all from LSU Press, as well as one volume of criticism, A Separate Vision: Isolation in Contemporary Women's Poetry (LSU, 1984). She edited the collection Ties That Bind: Essays on Mothering and Patriarchy (University of Chicago Press, 1990). Currently, she teaches at Duke University.

Steve Scafidi earned his MFA at Arizona State University and is the author of Sparks from a Nine-Pound Hammer (Louisiana State University Press, 2001). He is a cabinetmaker and lives in Summit Point, West Virginia.

j. m. scoville lives a bit down river and slightly up creek from the ruins of his wife's family's plantation, near the haunted logging railroad, where the lightning bugs signal in Morse Code, the water moccasins harmlessly coil along the banks, and cicadas' electric pulses stimulate his eardrums. There, past the longleaf pine forest, face to face with a black widow spider in Devilswood, one can easily believe in a satyr on a stump or a line of rutting armadillos as he takes in hand the spikes of a Devil's Walkingstick tree and becomes stronger by the impact. Presentingly he is writing, directing, and acting in his first film called Clearcutting the Celluloid Circus.

Mary Skaggs, a native of Oklahoma, is currently a graduate student in Creative Studies at the University of Central Oklahoma.

Susan Snively has published three books of poetry, From This Distance (Alice James, 1981), Voices in the House, (University of Alabama, 1988), and The Undertow, (University of Central Florida, 1998.) She has also published essays in The Southern Review and The Florida Review, and poems in Ploughshares, The Florida Review, Poetry East, and The Southern Poetry Review. She directs the Writing Center at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Jeff Stayton's story "Pepper" won 2002 Bondurant Prize for Short Fiction. His other work includes a novel, Silent Comedians ( He has been an editor for The Yalobusha Review and the managing editor for a forthcoming anthology of contemporary Southern fiction and poetry entitled: Counterclockwise. He is currently working on his next novel, This Side of the River.

Louise Taylor teaches English at Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina. She was a co-author of the Prentice Hall Encyclopedia of Mathematics (1983). Articles by Professor Taylor have appeared in Tar Heel Magazine and The Christian Science Observer.

Danielle Thorne was raised in Waynesville, North Carolina, and later Tennessee. She graduated from BYU-Idaho in 1990 and then returned to the South. She has published poetry and freelance articles, both online and in print. Currently she writes poetry and short fiction from her home in Memphis, while marketing her first Appalachian children's novel, Oh, Danny Boy!

Scott Yarbrough has had short fiction recently published in The Clackamas Literary Review, In Posse Review, and The New Orleans Review, among other places; he teaches at Charleston Southern University, and lives in Charleston, South Carolina, with his wife Leigh, his brand new baby girl Marie, and his excellent golden retriever, Sadie.