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Alyce Miller

Alyce Miller’s most recent book is Water, winner of the Mary McCarthy Prize for Fiction. Other awards include the Flannery O’Connor Award, Kenyon Review Award, Lawrence Prize, and numerous honorable mentions and distinguished citations in Best American Stories/Essays, O. Henry Prize anthology, and Pushcart Prize anthologies.

 

 

Stephen Collington

Stephen Collington studied English and East Asian studies at the University of Toronto and comparative literature and culture at the University of Tokyo. He has published essays in two previous issues of Able Muse (volumes 7 and 10), and in recent years he has served as a moderator for Able Muse’s online poetry workshop Eratosphere. Samples of his poetry and other writing may be found online through the good offices of such publications as 14 by 14, Soundzine and The Flea.

 

Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen wrote academic books before retiring: his last was Murder Most Fair: The Appeal of Mystery Fiction (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2000). Now he writes personal essays. Several recently appeared in The Missouri Review, New England Review, and The Kenyon Review. He and his wife Katharine live on Kentucky Lake when they’re not in the Tucson Mountains.

 

 

Philip Morre

Philip Morre lives and works in Venice, Italy. He has recently published After Fra Angelico e altre poesie (La Spina, Galliera Veneta, 2009: pamphlet, parallel text English/Italian), and Here’s to the Home Country (Rack Press, Wales, 2010: pamphlet).

 

 

Mary Widdifield

Mary Widdifield received her graduate degree in English and creative writing from San Francisco State University where she received the Wilner Award for short fiction. She is currently at work editing a collection of oral histories and has a novel that is forever simmering on the back burner. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two young children.

 

 

Keith J. Powell

Keith J. Powell is a graduate of the MFA in Writing Program at the University of San Francisco. His plays have appeared in Elements of English 12, Dramatics Magazine, and at Playscripts, Inc. He is the Managing Editor of Switchback.

 

 

Emily Leithauser

Emily Leithauser is a graduate of Boston University’s M.F.A. program. Her poems have recently appeared in Measure and Unsplendid, and a Baudelaire translation of hers was published in Literary Imagination. While in Boston, she worked as an editorial assistant to the poetry editor at The Atlantic. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where she is a Ph.D. student in English at Emory University. She studies late 19th and early 20th century poetry.

 

 

Joanna Pearson

Joanna Pearson’s poetry has appeared recently in Best New Poets 2010, Blackbird, The New Criterion, River Styx, Tar River Poetry, and elsewhere.  She recently completed both her MD and her M.F.A. at the Johns Hopkins University, and is now in the midst of her residency training as a physician at Johns Hopkins.  She lives in Baltimore with her husband, Matthew.

 

 

Nicholas Friedman

Nicholas Friedman’s poetry has appeared in several journals in the U.S., England, and Ireland. Newer work has appeared or is forthcoming in PN Review, American Arts Quarterly, The Sewanee Theological Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, and elsewhere. A life-long resident of Upstate New York, he works as assistant editor of EPOCH Magazine.

 

 

John Drury

John Drury is the author of Burning the Aspern Papers and The Disappearing Town, both published by Miami University Press. His new collection of poems, The Refugee Camp, is forthcoming from Turning Point Books in Fall 2011. He has also written The Poetry Dictionary and Creating Poetry, both published by Writer’s Digest Books. His awards include a Pushcart Prize, two Ohio Arts Council grants, an Ingram Merrill Foundation fellowship, and the Bernard F. Conners Prize from The Paris Review.

 

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