Authors The 2River View, 6.4 (Summer 2002)
Melissa Ahart is a web associate at The Academy of American Poets and webmaster for Poets Out Loud at Fordham University. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Blue Moon Review, Conspire, Eleven Bulls, The Gallatin Review, and The Minetta Review.

Wendy Taylor Carlisle currently has poems in Three Candles, Conspire, and The Hpertexts; and will be found in The Poets Grimm, due later this year from Storyline Press. Her book, Reading Berryman to the Dog, (Jacaranda Press, 2000) is available on-line from Amazon.Com or from Spring Church Books, 1-800-496-1262. She lives in East Texas with her husband and the dog.

Jeff Friedman is the author of three collections of poetry: Taking Down the Angel (Carnegie Mellon, Fall 2002), Scattering the Ashes (Carnegie Mellon, 1998), and The Record-Breaking Heat Wave (BkMk Press-University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1986). His poems have appeared in many literary magazines, including American Poetry Review, Poetry, Antioch Review, Missouri Review, Manoa, New England Review, Pleiades, and 5 AM.

Maria Garner is a student and writer in Michigan. Along with twisting words, she enjoys devouring books and escaping to Portland, Oregon. The poems here in 2RV are her first internet publications.

Robert Gibbons has prose poems in The American Journal of Print, Conspire, The Drunken Boat, Exquisite Corpse, Evergreen Review, Frank, In Posse Review, Linnaean Street, Slow Trains, Stirring, and Tatlin’s Tower. Cauldron & Net will feature his work in next year’s issue.

Claudia Grinnell is a native of Germany now living in Louisiana, where she teaches at the University of Louisiana—Monroe. Her poems have appeared most recently in Blue Moon Review, Exquisite Corpse, Hayden's Ferry Review, Janus Head, Mudlark, and New Orleans Review. Conditions Horizontal was published in 2001 by Missing Consonant Press.

Gordon Massman has work in journals such as The Antioch Review, The Cortland Review, Exquisite Corpse, and The Literary Review. His latest book, The Numbers, was published by Pavement Saw Press in 2000. The poems here in 2RV are representatives of a life-long psycholographic autobiography.

Michael Meyerhofer holds a BA in English from the University of Iowa and plans to return for an MFA. He has been previously published in Chiron Review, Tundra, snapshots, still, and bottle rockets.

Anna Reisman practices and teaches internal medicine at Yale and the Connecticut VA Hospital. Her poems have appeared in Annals of Internal Medicine, Journal of General Internal Medicine, and Scope. "At the Korean War Memorial Park, Baltimore" won an honorable mention in the 1998 National Urban Poetry Contest.

James Sallis’ most recent collection of poems, Sorrow's Kitchen, came out from Michigan State UP in 2000. Black Night's Gonna Catch Me Here: Selected Poems is due out later this year from Salmon Publishing, County Clare. The New York Times named Chester Himes: A Life a notable book of the year, 2001.

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