Authors The 2River View, 10.1 (2005)

Arlene Ang lives in Venice, Italy, where she edits the Italian edition of Niederngasse. Her poetry has recently been published in Envoi, The Pedestal, Smiths Knoll, and three candles. Her first full collection of poetry is The Desecration of Doves.

Lightsey Darst lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She writes poetry and arts criticism. You can read her work online at Blue Fifth Review, canwehaveourballback, and

Matthew Flaming is an MFA student in the New York University creative writing program. His short fiction and critical essays have appeared both online and in print. He can be found online at

Richard Freed is the author of Writing Winning Business Proposals and The Variables of Composition. A professor in the Rhetoric and Professional Communication Program at Possibilities Brought On By the Double Back Approach by Gregory EuclideIowa State University, Freed began writing poetry a few years ago and has since published in the Adirondack Review, The Melic Review, and Octavo.

Laura McCullough teaches at Brookdale Community College, New Jersey, where she chairs the Visiting Writers Series. Her work has appeared recently or is forthcoming in Exquisite Corpse, Iron Horse Review, and Poetry East. The Dancing Bear (Open Book Press) is due in late 2005.

Lauren Mitchell lives in Honolulu, Hawaii, and is beginning the process of thinking about trying to complete her BA in English.

Ed Shannon lives, writes, and teaches high school and college courses in rural Minnesota.

Henry Stanton lives in Ellicott City, Maryland. His fiction and poetry have appeared in Avatar, The Baltimore Sun Magazine, The Maryland Poetry Review, and Smokelong Quarterly. "Paradise" was short listed for the Carve Magazine Raymond Carver award.

Kirk VanDyke is an entomologist living in Laramie, Wyoming. Aside from scientific publications, his poetry and prose have appeared in Modern Drunkard, Mountain Gazette, and Owen Wister Review.

Lisa Zaran is a poet and essayist living in Arizona. Her book-length collections include the sometimes girl (InnerCircle Publishing) and You Have A Lovely Heart (Little Poem Press).