contributors winter 2005

Terena Elizabeth Bell comes from Sinking Fork, Kentucky and received her BA in English at Centre College. Her fiction has received grants from Toyota and from the Kentucky Foundation for Women. Other work has recently appeared in or is forthcoming from The Distillery, Palo Alto Review, and Tobacco, a Kentucky Writers’ Coalition anthology.

Ginger Hamilton Caudill's work has appeared in numerous publications, including The Front Porch, Mountain Echoes, Dead Mule and USA DeepSouth. She presently lives in Charleston, West Virginia and maintains a web log at Look for her upcoming monthly column in Penwomanship Magazine.

After a year of living and reviewing films in Athens, Greece, Sean Chapman now teaches at ASMSA, a residential high school for bright kids in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He received an MFA from The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and an MA from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He has published works in The Laurel Review, Louisiana Literature, Zone 3, Water~Stone and elsewhere.

Chad Davidson is an assistant professor of English at the State University of West Georgia. His poems have appeared in Colorado Review, Crab Orchard Review, DoubleTake, Epoch, The Paris Review, Pequod, Poet Lore, and numerous other publications. Southern Illinois Press published his first book, Consolation Miracle in 2003.

Dennis Humphrey is an Assistant Professor of English at Arkansas State University–Beebe. He has a PhD in English with Creative Writing emphasis from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He is also an officer and helicopter pilot in the Arkansas Army National Guard, and he recently finished a one-year combat tour in Iraq. Though born in California, the product of Ohio and Michigan born parents, he has spent nearly two-thirds of his life in the South and has most definitely gone native. His recent publications include poetry in Mid-South Review and The Oklahoma Review and a literary essay in Philological Review.

Mike Ingram counts himself as a southern writer, having spent his childhood in Charleston, S.C. and the part of Florida usually referred to as either Lower Alabama or the Redneck Riviera. He is one of four editors of Barrelhouse, a new journal of fiction, poetry and nonfiction, and is in his first year in the MFA program at the University of Iowa.

Stacy Kidd recently completed an M.F.A. in Creative Writing at the University of Arkansas where she held the Walton Fellowship in Poetry. Currently a Lecturer in English at Oklahoma State University, she has published most recently in DMQ Review and Verse Daily.

Jo Neace Krause was born in Shoulder Blade, Kentucky. Her paintings hang in the University of Kentucky Art Center at Morehead, Kentucky, and in various galleries. She is represented by Her writings and essays have appeared in various literary journals such as The Yale Review, Exquisite Corpse, Other Voices, University of South Caroline Review, Web del Sol, and other places. After winning a creative artist fellowship she attended Ohio State University. She lives in Duck River in Hickman County, Tennessee.

David j. LeMaster David LeMaster has published 25 separate titles with Brooklyn Play Publishing and was recently named playwright-in-residence for the Slightly Off-Center Players in Deer Park, Texas. He was the winner of the Coleman Jenkins Award for Children's Theatre through the Southwest Theatre Association and the co-winner of the national Three Genres One-Act Play Award. In addition to his titles with Brooklyn, he has published a novel, The Passers, with LTD Books in Canada, and short stories with The Kennesaw Review, The Exquisite Corpse, RE:AL, a Journal of Fine Arts, Always-I Entertainment, and The Southern Anthology. He is also published by Prentice Hall (play), Theatre Journal (reviews), Meriwether Publishing (in the Best Stage Monologues Series), The Journal of Popular Film and Video (essay), Encore Performance Publishing (play), This Month Onstage (short play), and Original Works Online (play). He is thrilled to be included in storySouth.

Clay Matthews Clay Matthews has work forthcoming in Poet Lore, Diner, Unpleasant Event Schedule, Gulf Stream, and elsewhere. He currently serves as associate editor for Cimarron Review while pursuing a Ph.D. at Oklahoma State.

Jude Meche is a Louisiana native and is currently an assistant professor of English at Missouri Southern State University.

Geoff Munsterman, originally from Belle Chasse, Louisiana, is now a student at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. His poems have appeared in The Double Dealer, HIKA, and Margie/The American Journal of Poetry. He has won awards for his poetry and fiction and was a finalist for the Thomas Wolfe Prize at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill.

Billy Reynolds lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where he is pursuing a Ph.D. in Creative Writing at Western Michigan University. He has published poems in CutBank, Mississippi Review, Sycamore Review, and storySouth.

James Seay was born in Panola County, Mississippi, in 1939. His publications include four collections of poetry (most recently, Open Field, Understory), two limited editions of poetry, and a documentary film about big-game hunting in East Africa, In the Blood (1990), co-written with the film’s director George Butler. His poetry has been selected for inclusion in some thirty anthologies. He has also published essays in general-interest magazines such as Esquire and in literary journals such as Antaeus. From 1987-1997 he served as director of the Creative Writing Program at UNC-CH. His honors include an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Bowman and Gordon Gray Professorship (1996-1999) for excellence in undergraduate teaching.

Cheryl Stiles is a Georgia native now working as a librarian in the Atlanta area. Her poems and essays have recently appeared in Poet Lore, Red River Review, Atlanta Review, SLANT, Pedestal Magazine, and other journals.

Pia Taavila was raised in Maggie Valley, North Carolina. She now teaches at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.

Lesley Wheeler teaches at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.  Her poems appear in Crab Orchard Review, Nimrod, The Chiron Review, Spoon River Review, and other journals.

Ronder Thomas Young's short stories and essays have been published in the Georgia Review, Greensboro Review, Yemassee, Carve (check this story out online right now), and the Southeast Review, among others. She has also published three award-winning young adult novels: Moving Mama to Town (International Reading Association Award), Learning by Heart (ALA Notable Book), and Objects in Mirror (The New York Public Library's 2003 Best Books for the Teen Age). A native South Carolinian, she currently lives in Georgia with her husband, Glenn, and the youngest of her three sons, Ian.