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John Allman's seventh book of poems, Lowcountry, will be published by New Directions in early 2008. Many of the those poems first appeared as a chapbook on Mudlark. New Directions is also the publisher of other books by Allman: Loew's Triboro, Descending Fire & Other Stories, and Curve Away from Stillness: Science Poems. His first book, Walking Four Ways in the Wind, appeared in the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets. The prose poems in this issue of 2River will be included in the chapbook Attractions that 2River will publish in October 2006.

Sherrill Alesiak is a former college instructor and has also worked in advertising. Now she writes what zaps her. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in publications such as Alligator Juniper, Detroit Free Press, The Kerf, The MacGuffin, The Owen Wister Review, and Princeton Arts Review.

Jill Bergkamp lives in Southern Florida with her husband, sons, and cats. In between dodging hurricanes, she attends Florida Atlantic University where she is studying for a degree in English. Her work has appeared in Catapult and The Christian Century, and is forthcoming in Relief and Wicked Alice.

Timothy Bradford was a writer-in-residence at Stanford University during the Fall 2005 semester. His poetry and other writings have appeared in Bombay Gin, Diagram, Eclectica, Forward, H_NGM_N, Mudlark, No Tell Motel, Poems & Plays, Runes, and Terminus, among others. He is currently working on a novella based on the history of the Vélodrome d'Hiver in Paris.

Wendy Taylor Carlisle lives in Texarkana, Texas. She has published one full-length book of poetry, Reading Berryman to the Dog; and one chapbook, After Happily Ever After. Her Poems may be found most recently in Carnelian, Ekphrasis, and storySouth; and upcoming in Poetry Midwest.

Lightsey Darst lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she teaches composition and writes dance, art, and book reviews. Recent work is forthcoming or published in The Antioch Review, Gulf Coast, The Literary Review, and New Letters.

Though born in Norway and raised in Virginia, Erling Friis-Baastad has spent most of his adult life in Canada’s Yukon Territory. He is employed as an editor at the Yukon News in Whitehorse. The most recent of his poetry books is Wood Spoken: New and Selected Poems (Northbound Press / Harbour Publishing, 2004).

Pamela Steed Hill is an editor for University Publications at The Ohio State University and a freelance writer for online literature reference publishers. She has had poems published in Antioch Review, Chicago Review, Nimrod, Potpourri, and South Carolina Review, among others. Her first collection of poems, In Praise of Motels, was published in 1999.

Billy Reynolds lives in Tifton, Georgia, where he is an assistant professor of English at Abraham Baldwin College. His poems have appeared in DIAGRAM, Laurel Review, Mississippi Review, New Orleans Review, and storySouth, among others.

Kristine Snodgrass is an Instructor at Florida A & M University. Her poems have appeared journals such as Big Bridge, Gulf Stream, and Tigertail: A South Florida Poetry Annual. Her collaborations with Maureen Seaton and Neil de la Flor have been published in Can We Have Our Ball Back, Guernica, Gultcult, and Three Candles.


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