fall 2004 contributors

Beth Bachmann’s poems are forthcoming in The Southern Review, The Antioch Review, and Image. She teaches creative writing at Vanderbilt University.

Mark Bowen is a native Texan who spent four years living and working in Alabama and Georgia. His work has previously appeared in Circle Magazine.

Joy Bouldin is a writer living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she is a Bread Upon the Waters Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. Most recently, her work has been honored by the Zora Neal Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation and the Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Foundation. She is currently working on a book titled The Mississippi Diaries, of which this essay is an excerpt.

Kevin Boyle’s book, A Home for Wayward Girls, won the New Issues First Book Award, judged by Rodney Jones, and will appear in March 2005.  His poems have appeared in North American Review, Virginia Quarterly, Michigan Quarterly, and Antioch Review.  He teaches at Elon University in North Carolina.

Timothy Davis is a staff writer at Creative Loafing, an alternative weekly in Charlotte, NC. His work has appeared (or is set to appear) in numerous national publications, including Mother Jones, No Depression, Salon.com, The Christian Science Monitor, Gastronomica and others. His fiction has been published in The Pedestal Magazine and Eclectica. His story Maybe's Good as a Yes appeared in the spring 2003 issue of storySouth.

Sean Ennis is a student at the University of Mississippi. His work has appeared in Pindeldyboz.

David Galef has published over seventy stories in magazines ranging from the old British Punch to the Czech Prague Revue, the Canadian Prism International, the American Shenandoah, The Gettysburg Review, and many other places. His two novels are Flesh and Turning Japanese, and his latest book is the short-story collection Laugh Track. He is a professor of English and the administrator of the M.F.A. program in creative writing at the University of Mississippi.

Matt Henriksen co-edits Typo. His work has appeared in Can We Have Our Ball Back? and Octopus.

Terry Kennedy is the Assistant Director of the Graduate Program in Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His work appears in a variety of journals and magazines including Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine, The Poetry Miscellany, The South Carolina Review, and Southern Humanities Review.

Carol Parris Krauss lives in South Florida. A graduate of Clemson University, her poems have appeared in The South Carolina Review, Pebble Lake Print Review, Millers Pond Print, and Snow Monkey.

Kat Meads is the author of two short fiction collections: Not Waving (Livingston Press at the University of West Alabama, 2001) and Stress in America (March Street Press, 2001). Her short stories have received awards from Chelsea, Inkwell Magazine and Illinois Writers, Inc. She is a native of eastern North Carolina.

Jason Nemec is an MFA student at Florida State University.

Christopher Orlet was born in a log cabin in southern Illinois—unnecessarily. His work has appeared in The Simpering Nautilus, Inside the Female Ear, The Happy Hyena, High Noon at Midnight, and many other high-brow publications.

Nochipa Pablio lives in Upper Cumberland, Kentucky, where she lives, teaches, and writes.

Joanna Pearson is a recent graduate of the creative writing program at UNC-Chapel Hill where she received the Robert B. House Memorial Prize in Poetry. She was a 2002 Finalist for the Ruth Lilly Fellowship sponsored by Poetry magazine and the Randall Jarrell/Harperprints Chapbook competition. Her work has appeared in The 2River View and in The Raleigh News and Observer's Sunday Reader section, and Yemassee, the literary magazine published by the University of South Carolina.

Amy Pence's work has appeared in New American Writing, American Letters & Commentary as well as other literary journals. Her online chapbook Skin's Dark Night may be found at http://www.2river.org/chapbooks/pence/default.html

Kevin Pritchard is a Research Technician in the Center for Freshwater Studies at the University of Alabama. He lives in Tuscaloosa with his wonderful wife, and they have two fine sons in college. This is Kevin's first published work of creative writing.

One year ago, Terry Rentzepis was chest-deep in the corporate world, thriving on long hours, bad bosses and stress, when a severe back injury forced him into surgery and out of the rat race. He is a life-long doodler and his wife, in an attempt to keep both of them sane during the long recovery, bought him a canvas and some paints. His mediums of choice are acrylic on canvas and ink on paper and his work has been exhibited in a number of galleries and magazines. More of his art can be seen at http://www.alltenthumbs.com

Susan Snively has published three books of poetry From This Distance, Voices in the House, and The Undertow. Her essays have appeared in The Southern Review, The Florida Review, and storySouth.

D. Antwan Stewart currently lives in Austin, Texas where he is a MFA candidate and James A. Michener Fellow in poetry and fiction in the University of Texas Michener Center for Writers.  He graduated with honors in creative writing from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and was a 2004 June Fellow in the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets.  His poems appear or are forthcoming in New Millennium Writings, The 13th Warrior Review, The Red River Review, Knoxville Bound: An Anthology of Knoxville Writers,The Seatte Review, and others.

Lynn Strongin's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Rivendell, Solo, Shenandoah, Confrontation, Grasslimb, Prairie Schooner and Hotel Amerika.

Jon Thrower was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, on Broadway Street during the winter solstice of 1973. He now teaches at Southeast Missouri State University where he is a founding member of Prescription Strength Poetry and a partner in Ligature.

Susan Settlemyre Williams is associate literary editor of Blackbird.  Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Shenandoah, Barrow Street, DIAGRAM, and The Cream City Review, among other journals.  Her manuscript Ashes in Midair was a finalist in the 2004 Tupelo Press first book competition.  She grew up in the Carolinas and has lived for 35 years in Richmond, Virginia.  She holds an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and is retired from law practice.