New Poems By

Wendy Taylor Carlisle lives in Texas and publishes widely.  Her second book, Discount Fireworks, is winner of the Blackgrove Award and will be out in early 2008 from Jacaranda Press.

Mark Cunningham lives outside Charlottesville, Virginia. He has poems appear in recent or forthcoming issues of Parcel, Practice, and Sentence. Tarpaulin Sky Press will soon publish Body Language, a diptych of poems about the body and numbers.

Lightsey Darst lives in Minneapolis. In 2007, she received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Literature. Recent work is published in The Antioch Review, Gulf Coast, The Literary Review, and New Letters.

Deja Earley is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Southern Mississippi. Her poems and essays are published or forthcoming in Arts and Letters, Blue Mesa Review, Borderlands, PIF Magazine, and elsewhere.

Taylor Graham is a volunteer search-and-rescue dog handler. Her poems appear in California Poetry: From the Gold Rush to the Present, The Iowa Review, Southern Humanities Review, and elsewhere. The Downstairs Dance Floor (Texas Review Press) won the Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize.

Mercedes Lawry is published in journals such as Nimrod, Poetry, Poetry East, Rhino, and Seattle Review. There Are Crows in My Blood is available from Pudding House Press. Lawry is currently Director of Communications at the Museum of History & Industry in Seattle, Washington.

Patrick Leonard attends the MFA Writing Program at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and lives in Houston, Texas, with his wife and son. His poems have appeared in elimae, MiPOesias, and The Pebble Lake Review.

Jo McDougall is the author of five books of poems — most recently Dirt and Satisfied With Havoc — and is now writing a memoir, Daddy's Money. She is Associate Professor Emeritus at Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas, where she is the former co-director the creative writing program.

Brent Pallas lives and works in New York City as a freelance craft and homestyle designer. His work has appeared in 2RV, The Missouri Review, The New England Review, Nimrod, Poetry, and The Southern Review. He recently had a snowman made from packing peanuts appear on the cover of Woman's World.

Emily Scudder is the author of A Change of Pace (Finishing Line Press, 2007). Her poems have appeared in Agni Online, Harvard Review,, Margie, Swivel, and elsewhere.

Phibby Venable has poetry The Appalachian Review, Polarity, Southern Ocean Review, and Voices Magazine, among others. Her chapbooks include Indian Wind Song, On White Top, and What I Saw Beautiful. She works with grant reviews for Appalachian Resources.

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