10.3 (Spring 2006)
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Paul David Adkins holds an MFA from The Washington University in St. Louis. He has pieces published in Ancient Paths, Chattahoochee Review, Delmar, Rock & Sling, and Sow's Ear.

Michael Estabrook is a marketing communications manager for a tiny division of a gigantic company, where the stuffy air and florescent lights are killing him. He plans to retire in ten to fifteen years. His poems appear in Tryst and Oyster Boy Review, among others.

Christien Gholson is looking for a magical rabbit hole out of the Permanent War Economy. His poems and stories have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Big Bridge, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Lilliput Review, and Mudlark. On the side of the Crow (Hanging Loose Press, 2006) is a collection of his prose poems. Gholson lives in New Mexico.

Marty McConnell received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. She co-curates a weekly reading series through The louderARTS Project. Her work has appeared in 13th Moon, 14 Hills, Blue Fifth Review, and Lodestar Quarterly; and in the anthologies Homewrecker and Will Work for Peace.

Brent Pallas lives and works in Manhattan as a freelance designer. His most recent work has been or will be in Innisfree Poetry Journal, The Missouri Review, Poetry, The Southern Review, and The Southern Poetry Review.

Sam Pereira teaches middle school English in California's San Joaquin Valley. He has two books: The Marriage of the Portuguese (L'Epervier Press, 1978) and Brittle Water (Abattoir Editions/Penumbra Press, 1987). His third book, A Café in Boca, will be published by Tebot Bach sometime in the next year.

Evelyn Posamentier lives and writes in California. "Toska," along with "Heinz Rosenberg on the Platform" in an earlier issue of 2RV, is part of a series in progress. Others in this series include poems appearing in 3 A.M. Magazine, Drunken Boat, Ducky, and Parthenon West Review. She is still looking for grandmother.

Heather Rounds lives in Baltimore, Maryland, where she is an MFA candidate in the creative writing and design program at the University of Baltimore. Her poems have appeared The Baltimore Review, Karamu, The Plastic Tower, and Poet Lore.

Kris Saknussemm is the author of Zanesville (Villard Books 2005). The Austin Chronicle called it "the most original novel of the year.” Booklist praised it as one of most important works of the last decade.

Mike Young often loses his fingernail clippers in Ashland, Oregon. His stories and poems have appeared or are forthcoming in 3AM Magazine, Opium Print #2, Pindeldyboz, SmokeLong Quarterly, Whistling Shade, and WordRiot. He co-edits NOÖ Journal, a Northern California literary/political magazine.


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