Contributor's Notes



Chad Arnold has been teaching literature, philosophy, and a bit of art history at Saint Mary’s College for ten years. He has poems published in a number of journals, and has recently read some of those poems at Berkeley City College. Chad also teaches wine classes at UC Berkeley Extension.

Ken Buswell is currently pursuing a masters of theater education at Emerson College in Boston. He formerly taught middle school math and directed an afterschool theater program. One of his plays, Another Happy Ending, received second prize for youth theatre from the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild. Ken heartily recommends the combination of beer and moon pies - but not handguns.

Richard Hoffman is author of Half the House: a Memoir, the poetry collections Without Paradise and Gold Star Road, winner of the 2006 Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize, and a forthcoming collection of short fiction, Interference and other Stories. He teaches at Emerson College and in the Stonecoast MFA Program at the University of Southern Maine.

Pelle Lowe has taught experimental film and performance art at The Massachusetts College of Art and the San Francisco Art Institute and currently works as a coach for artists, alchemists, and fellow travelers. She produces small loops for video installation. A proud Luddite—in principle, anyway—paper is still her preferred medium.

Sue Nacey coordinates the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Hunter College in New York City. She holds an MFA from Hunter, where she was a Norma Friedman Fellow, working as a research assistant to Edward Hirsch. Her Master’s Thesis, The Frivolous King, was awarded a Newman Award for Outstanding Thesis. Her poetry has appeared in Conduit, RealPoetik and Salamander.

Betsy Sholl’s most recent book is Late Psalm (University of Wisconsin, 2004). Her seventh collection of poems, Rough Cradle, is due out from Alice James in spring, 2009. She teaches in the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program and at the University of Southern Maine.

Cheryl Clark Vermuelen’s poems and translations can be found in the journals DIAGRAM, Third Coast, admit2, Can we have our ball back?, Carve [poems], Dispatx, and eXchanges, as well as the anthology Connecting Lines: New Poetry from Mexico. Her chapbook Dead-Eye Spring is published by Cy Gist Press. Hailing from Illinois, she now lives in Boston and teaches writing at Boston University and the Cambridge Center for Adult Education.

Gee Wong, despite his historical failings, strives with limited success to live an austere, humble and reflective existence.

Jon Woodward was born in Wichita, Kansas, and grew up there and in Denver, Colorado. He has published two books: Rain (Wave Books, 2006) and Mister Goodbye Easter Island (Alice James Books, 2003). He currently lives in the Boston area and works at the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology. His website is