Authors The 2River View, 7.1 (Fall 2002)
Gabriel Arquilevich lives in Ojai, CA with his wife and three children. He teaches writing and literature at Ventura College.

Adrienne Banks is fitful and nineteen. She ran away to Spain, lost her accent and returned home to submit poetry to important literary magazines. She hosts a poetry show at an hour when no one is awake on KJHK Lawrence. Her chapbook is forthcoming from Prospero’s Pocket Poets.

Lament of the Land by Oliver CurranWendy Carlisle lives in East Texas, land of Budweiser and boviculture, where she writes poetry to keep herself out of cowboy bars. She has one book of poetry, Reading Berryman to the Dog (Jacaranda 2000), and has just finished a chapbook, Nine Parts Water.

James Grinwis lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, and works as a project editor for an educational research organization. He is a contributing editor for In Posse Review.

Vicki Hudspith is President of the Board of Directors of The Poetry Project at St. Marks Church in New York City. She has a new book of poems relating to events surrounding September 11, Within The Hour (Headwaters/Hudson Press 2002), and a spoken word CD, Urban Voodoo, featuring percussionist Daniel Freedman.

Marlene Lintzer lives in New Jersey, where she was born seventeen years ago.

Walt McDonald has published nineteen collections of poetry and fiction. Climbing the Divide will be published in 2003 by the University of Notre Dame Press. His poems have been in journals such as APR, The Atlantic Monthly, First Things, London Review of Books, New York Review of Books, and Poetry. He was the poet laureate of Texas in 2001.

Rochelle Ratner is Executive Editor of American Book Review. She has written numerous novels and poetry books. She also edited Bearing Life: Women's Writings on Childlessness (Feminist Press, 2000) which won the Susan Koppelman Award, given by Women's Caucus of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association. House and Home is forthcoming in 2003 from Marsh Hawk Press.

John Sweet lives with his wife and son in rural upstate New York. A second child is due at any time. Sweet's work has appeared, most recently, in Tryst, Iodine, Small Spiral Notebook and the chapbooks approaching lost (Via Dolorosa Press) and mapping the room of murdered children (Black Hoody Nation).

David Wright teaches writing and literature in Chicago, Illinois. Poems of his have been published in The Christian Century, Teaching English in the Two-Year College, and Karamu, and on-line in The Avatar Review and 3rd Muse.

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