Authors The 2River View, 7.2 (Winter 2003)
Walter Bargen has recently published Harmonic Balance (Timberline Press 2001), with The Body of Water due in March 2003. His poems appear in recent issues of the Iowa Review, Boulevard, Beloit Poetry Journal, Notre Dame Review, and Pleiades. He was the winner of the 1977 Chester H. Jones Foundation. Website

Rachel Dacus has recently appeared in The Atlanta Review, Flyway, Many Mountains Moving, Prairie Schooner, and Rattapallax. Earth Lessons, her poetry collection, was published by Bellowing Ark Press. Her work has been anthologized in Ravishing DisUnities: Real Ghazals in English (Wesleyan University Press, 2000), The Poetry of Roses (Abrams, 1995), and The Best of Melic (Melic Review, 2001). Website

Raymond Farr fluncked out of Florida State University to be a poet. His work has since been published in Poet Lore, Cider Press Review, Slant, Green Hills Literary Lantern, and Sulfur River Review.

William Neumire writes book reviews for The Cortland Review. His poetry has previously appeared or is forthcoming in the Adirondack Review, Zuzu's Petals, Blue Mesa Review, Poetry Midwest, and Melange.

Lissa Nilson works as an IT professional at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. She has a deep fondness for books, philosophy, music, hockey, football and french kissing. She is currently infatuated with mirrors and cameras.

Joanna Pearson received her BA in 2002 from The University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill, where she received the Robert B. House Memorial Prize in Poetry. She was also a 2002 Finalist for the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship from Poetry Magazine. She is currently a Mitchell Scholar at University College Dublin, where she is pursuing an MA in Anglo-Irish literature and drama.

Jessy Randall is Curator of Special Collections at Colorado College. Her poems have appeared in Antietam Review, Mudfish, and Painted Bride Quarterly. In October 1999, 2River published her illustrated chapbook Dorothy Surrenders.

Dan Sicoli is co-founder and co-editor of Slipstream Magazine & Press, now in its 22nd year of publishing. His chapbook, Pagan Supper (2002), is available from Pudding House Publications. He guest edited the September 2002 issue of Stirring. Other recent work has appeared in Sometimes City, Opium, and Atomic Petals.

Merry Speece has published two chapbooks of poetry. A poem of hers is included in the recently published anthology I Have My Own Song for It: Modern Poems of Ohio, from University of Akron Press. A short story is forthcoming in the magazine Night Train.

John Straw spends most of his time as Archives and Special Collections Librarian at Ball State University. In addition to articles in scholarly journals, he has had poetry published in genesis and the Humpback Barn Poetry Collection 2001 and 2002, and short fiction in Country Feedback. He is also the author of Dick Greene’s Neighborhood: Muncie, Indiana.