Authors The 2River View, 8.2 (Winter 2004)
Wendy Taylor Carlisle lives in East Texas. Her first collection, Reading Berryman to the Dog, was published by Jacaranda Press in 2000. In October 2003, her chapbook After Happily Ever After appeared at 2River.

Jefferson Carter teaches composition and poetry writing at Pima Community College. His fifth chapbook, Homemade Arrows, was published in 2001 by Red Felt Publishing, and he has had work in such journals and e-zines as Carolina Quarterly, CrossConnect, and Salt River Review.

Mike Chasar is currently completing his PhD in English at the University of Iowa. Poems of his have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Antioch Review, Black Warrior Review, and The Formalist. He has also Empty Smiles by Barbara Abelreviewed widely for a number of publications including American Book Review, Dayton Daily News, Kansas City Star, and Rain Taxi.

Mark Cunningham holds an MFA from the University of Virginia. Poems of his have appeared in The Prose Poem: An International Journal and Quarterly West. You can read a longer selection of his poems on parts of the body at Mudlark.

Garin Cycholl teaches writing and literature at the University of Illinois—Chicago, where he also co-edits Near South. His recent work appears in Mudlark, Chicago Review, and Muse Apprentice Guild. His collaborative work with Bill Allegrezza recently appeared or will appear with Textbase and Tin Lustre Mobile. Blue Mound to 161, his book-length poem on geological and historical displacements in Southern Illinois, will be available from Pavement Saw Press in 2004.

Stewart Florsheim has poetry in DoubleTake, Seattle Review, and Slipstream. His poetry is also included in the anthologies Unsettling America: Race and Ethnicity in Contemporary American Poetry, Bittersweet Legacy, and And What Rough Beast. He is the editor of Ghosts of the Holocaust, an anthology of poetry by children of Holocaust survivors.

Elisabeth Hamilton holds a BA from Wellesley College and an MA in English Education from Teachers College at Columbia University. She currently lives and teaches in New York City.

Jesse Lee Kercheval is the author of the novel The Museum of Happiness and the memoir Space. Her second poetry book, Dog Angel, is forthcoming from the University of Pittsburgh Press. Her poetry has appeared recently in Blue Moon, Missouri Review, Southern Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Yale Review. She teaches at the University of Wisconsin where she directs the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing.

Jeffrey Little is the author of The Hotel Sterno and The Book of Arcana, both available from Spout Press. The Babble Poems is currently on view at Mudlark. He and his wife, painter Karoline Wileczek, are currently expecting their second child, & have long since given up on sleep.

Sarah Miller is a graduate student and teaching associate at Ohio University, where she spends much of her time translating Latin as a way of procrastinating. Her poems have appeared in Poetrytonight, The Poet's Cut, and Hail, Muse! She is also the editor of

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