Barbara Lydecker Crane, of Lexington, MA, is a nationally known quilt artist and an emerging poet. She has recently published poems in Light Quarterly, The Raintown Review, The Christian Science Monitor, Measure, Lucid Rhythms, Four and Twenty, Bumbershoot, Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine, and Ars Medica.

Deborah Diemont is a freelance writer living in Syracuse, New York. She spends summers in Chiapas, Mexico, where she has written for a bilingual magazine of arts and culture and translated exhibit materials for the Museum of Mayan Medicine. Her poems have appeared in CAIRN, Lucid Rhythms, The Texas Review, and elsewhere.

Hudson Hongo lives in Tacoma, Washington, pursuing a B.A. in Creative Writing at the University of Puget Sound. He is a recipient of the Nixeon Civille Handy prize. His appearance in The Shit Creek Review marks his publication debut.

David Landrum’s poems have appeared in many journals and magazines. He edits the on-line poetry journal, Lucid Rhythms.

Quincy R. Lehr was raised in Norman, Oklahoma and presently lives in Brooklyn, having returned to the U.S. after two years in Ireland. His work has appeared in print and online venues in the U.S., UK, Ireland, and Australia, including Cadenza, The Chimaera, Crannog, Iambs & Trochees, The Dark Horse, The Raintown Review, and The Shit Creek Review. His first book of poetry, Across the Grid of Streets, was published by Seven Towers (Dublin) in April 2008. He is the associate editor of The Raintown Review, and, with R. Nemo Hill, is the co-founder of Modern Metrics Press.

Ray Liversidge’s first book of poetry Obeying the Call appeared in 2003. His verse novel The Barrier Range was published in 2006 and reprinted the next year. Ray has his own website at where you can read more of him and his poetry. He is currently working on another manuscript on the work and lives of dead poets.

Robin MacKenzie was born and grew up in Clackmannanshire in Central Scotland. He studied French at St Andrews and Cambridge and taught for 14 years at the University of Wales Swansea. In 2004 he returned to Scotland, where he divides his time between teaching, editing and writing.

Charles Musser writes poetry in Lansing, Michigan. He travels on lonely and dangerous wilderness trails with his intrepid Golden Retriever and friend, Benjamin, who appreciates the crisp-biscuit more than the strophe-elegant.

Joyce Nower's poems and articles have appeared in The Raven Chronicles, The American Poetry Journal, Earth's Daughters, Terminus, The Evansville Review, Andwerve, and Visions International. During June of 1999, she gave lectures throughout the Peoples Republic of China on contemporary American poetry. Currently Joyce writes a poetry review column called "Intersections" for the online magazine The Alsop Review. She is the author of three books of poetry: Year of the Fires (1983), Column of Silence (2001), and The Qin Warriors and Other Poems (2003), the last two published by Avranches Press. Her next book of poems, The Sisterhood Chronicles and Other Poems, will be published in 2010 by Eden Waters Press.

Lynn Roberts is an artist and an art historian, specializing in the history of picture frames; she is co-author of A History of European Picture Frames and Frameworks (both 1996). She has had poems published in Outposts, Agenda, Envoi and Lighten Up Online; she has won the 2009 Listowel Writers' Week Poetry Collection Competition, been awarded second prize in a 2008 Envoi International Competition and third prize in the 2009 Welsh Poetry Competition, and been shortlisted in other competitions.

Peter Schwartz's poetry has been featured in The Columbia Review, Diagram, and Opium Magazine. When not dreaming of literary conferences he's writing or taking photos or thinking of who he should get for the next issue of DOGZPLOT, where he is the art editor. His third chapbook, ghost diet, will be out at the end of 2009. Learn more about his work at:

Peter Wyton has performed his poetry in places as diverse as the Cheltenham Festival of Literature, off the back of a flatbed lorry in a Welsh field, and Lewes Jail.

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