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Mike Alexander’s most recent chapbook, We Internet in Different Voices, tells a true story, slightly mythologized, of Internet abduction. It was brought out recently by Modern Metrics, and is available through EXOT books.
[Editor’s note: You can read a review of it here.]

Mark Allinson lives in Australia with his mother.

David Gwilym Anthony is the author of two poetry collections, Words to Say and Talking to Lord Newborough. Born in North Wales and raised in Hull, he works in London, in financial services.

Michael H. Brownstein has been widely published throughout the small and literary presses. His work has appeared in The Café Review, American Letters and Commentary, Skidrow Penthouse, Xavier Review and others. In addition, he has eight poetry chapbooks including The Shooting Gallery (Samidat Press, 1987) and A Period of Trees (Snark Press, 2004). Brownstein taught elementary school in Chicago’s inner city (he is now retired).

Sarah Busse co-edits the poetry magazine Verse Wisconsin from her home in Madison, where she lives with her husband and two children. Her poems have appeared in Mezzo Cammin, Dogwood, The Dark Horse, and elsewhere. She has chapbooks out from Finishing Line Press and Red Dragonfly Press. A third chapbook, Gauguin in California, is forthcoming from Desperado Press in Spring 2011.

Michael Cantor’s work has appeared in The Dark Horse, Measure, Margie, The Comstock Review (Pushcart nomination), 14 by 14, Umbrella, Raintown Review, and many other journals and anthologies. He won the New England Poetry Club Erika Mumford (2006) and Gretchen Warren (2008) Awards, and was a finalist or semi-finalist for the Richard Wilbur, Donald Justice, Nemerov and Morton Marr Prizes. A chapbook, The Performer, was published in 2007.

Julie Carter lives in Ohio and dreams of warm weather.
[Editor’s note: And she’s the author of pseudophakia, which is really good.]

Maryann Corbett is the author of two chapbooks, Dissonance and Gardening in a Time of War. She has been a finalist for the 2009 Morton Marr prize and a past winner of the Lyric Memorial Prize and the Willis Barnstone Translation Prize. Her poems, essays, and translations have appeared in over sixty journals in print and online. New work is forthcoming in Subtropics and American Arts Quarterly.

Janann Dawkins’ work has appeared in publications such as decomP, Existere, Mezzo Cammin, Ouroboros Review & Two Review, among others. Leadfoot Press published her chapbook Micropleasure in 2008. A graduate of Grinnell College with a B.A. in American Studies & twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize, she resides in Ann Arbor, MI.

Hemang Desai is a primarily a bi-lingual poet writing in Gujarati, his mother tongue, and English. He happens to be a translator, a short story writer and a professional singer. He has brought out a critically-acclaimed collection of Gujarati poems Samikaran (2010) and a collection of English poems Aghori and Other Poems (2009). His books of translation include Anuvidhan (2010) and Thirsty Fish and Other Stories (2010).

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 The Raintown Review, Nimrod, Lucid Rhythms, and elsewhere. Her chapbook Wanderer was published in fall 2009 by Dos Madres Press.

Michael Ferris was born in Los Angeles. His first true love was JS Bach; since then he’s had reckless affairs with, among others, Blaise Pascal, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Wislawa Szymborska. He studied nothing of commercial value in college. He works on Wall Street—but Mammon is a clumsy and boorish lover, so he cheats continuously with a stable of poets and novelists and philosophers, little caring if they still draw breath.

Ruth Foley lives in Massachusetts, where she teaches English for Wheaton College. Her recent work is appearing or forthcoming in Measure, The Ghazal Page, River Styx, and Umbrella, which just nominated her poem for a Pushcart Prize. She serves as Associate Poetry Editor for Cider Press Review.

Midge Goldberg’s poems have appeared in Measure, Light, First Things, Alehouse, and the anthologies Rhyming Poems: a Contemporary Anthology and Poetry Speaks: Who I Am, among others. Her first book, Flume Ride, was published by David Robert Books in 2006. She is a member of the Powow River Poets and lives in Derry, New Hampshire.

Peter Goulding of Dublin, Ireland, was lured into poetry by the promise of immense fame and fortune. Despite having precious little education and even less talent, he has somehow managed to dupe editors in four continents into publishing both his comic and his serious poetry.

R. Nemo Hill is the author of Pilgrim’s Feather (Quantuck Lane Press, 2002), The Strange Music of Erich Zann (Hippocampus Press, 2004), and Prolegomena to an Essay on Satire (Modern Metrics, 2006). His poetry and fiction have appeared in many print and online journals including Poetry, Smartish Pace, and American Arts Quarterly. Editor of Exot Books, he lives in New York City, but travels frequently to Southeast Asia. He blogs elsewhere.

Jeff Holt is a Licensed Professional Counselor who lives in Plano, Texas. He has published poems in numerous online and print journals, as well as three anthologies: Able Muse Anthology (Able Muse Press, 2010), A Mind Apart: Melancholy, Madness and Addiction (Oxford University Press, 2008), and Sonnets: 150 Sonnets (Evansville University Press, 2005).

Dale Houstman was born in England, raised on army bases, and married in Minneapolis. Unlike many Americans of a certain age, he likes the French. At the age of 60, he finds himself still seduced by movies.

Janet Kenny has metamorphosed from painter to classical singer to anti-nuclear activist, researcher, writer, illustrator and poet. She started in New Zealand and zigzagged across the globe to finally settle in Australia. She has published fairly widely as a poet and been nominated three times for a Pushcart Prize.

Timothy Kercher now lives in Kyiv, Ukraine after living in the Republic of Georgia for the past four years. Originally from Colorado, he teaches high school English and is working in his fifth country overseas—Mongolia, Mexico, and Bosnia being the others. His manuscript, Nobody’s Odyssey, was recently selected as a finalist for the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry. His poems and translations have been published widely.

Bill Knott (born 1940 in Carson City, Michigan) is the author of more than ten poetry collections, starting with The Naomi Poems: Corpse and Beans in 1968. You can read more about him at The Poetry Foundation. His books are available on, where you can buy printed copies or download them for free in PDF form. He also maintains a poetry blog and an art blog where you can find images of his hand-painted book covers.

Kona Macphee grew up in Australia and now lives in Scotland. She has two collections published by Bloodaxe Books, Tails (2004) and Perfect Blue (2010), and she received an Eric Gregory award in 1998. Kona is selling the remaining copies of Tails to raise money for UNICEF, and Perfect Blue comes with a free companion e-book of commentaries. She blogs at that elusive clarity.

Rick Mullin is a journalist and painter whose poetry has appeared in several print and online journals including Measure, Unsplendid, Epiphany, Crannóg and The Flea. His chapbook, Aquinas Flinched, is available from Exot Books. His booklength poem, Huncke, was published in 2010 by Seven Towers, Dublin. He lives in northern New Jersey.

Esther Greenleaf Murer’s poems have been published in numerous magazines, including Able Muse, Unsplendid, Drunken Boat, and The Centrifugal Eye (where she was featured poet in February 2010). Her first collection of poetry, Unglobed Fruit, is forthcoming. She lives in Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Philip Quinlan has two print publications, True North and Leaves and Limnings, and an ebook, A Game of Graces, all made in collaboration with the artist Annie Ovenden. His work has been accepted by and/or published in The Flea, The Chimaera, Lucid Rhythms, Lilt, Numinous, Soundzine, The Avatar Review, Centrifugal Eye, and Shot Glass Journal. He lives in London. His interests are musical, natural, spiritual and mathematical.

Daniel Sluman is a 24-year-old undergraduate studying English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Gloucestershire. He has been published in magazines including Popshot, Pomegranate, Snakeskin, Cadaverine, Shit Creek Review, & Orbis.

Paul Christian Stevens was born in Yorkshire, lives in New South Wales, and dreams of Catalunya. He teaches literature and historiography, writes this, that and the other, and periodically skives off to edit The Flea metaphysicalzine.

Julie Stoner is part of the international effort toward posthumous publication of Grasshopper: The Poetry of M. A. Griffiths (Arrowhead Press, 2011). She is proud to add The Shit Creek Review to the venues in which her religious poetry has appeared. (She has previously preached mainly to the choir, in First Things and The Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion.)

Marilyn L. Taylor is the author of six collections of poetry. She is currently a Contributing Editor for The Writer magazine, where her column on craft appears bi-monthly. Her award-winning poems have appeared in many anthologies and journals, including The American Scholar, Poetry, Smartish Pace, Measure, and Mezzo Cammin. Marilyn recently completed a two-year term as Poet Laureate of the state of Wisconsin.

Rory Waterman was born in Belfast in 1981, but grew up in England. His poems have appeared in places such as PN Review, Agenda, Stand and Staple, and a selection of his poems will be included in New Poetries V (Carcanet, 2011). He co-edits New Walk Magazine.

J.S. Watts’ poetry, stories and reviews appear in varied publications in Britain, Canada and the States including: Ascent Aspirations, Acumen, Brittle Star, Midwest Literary Review and Orbis and have been broadcast on BBC Radio. She is Poetry Reviews Editor for Open Wide magazine. Her debut poetry collection, Cats and Other Myths, is being published by Lapwing Publications in 2011.