F. J. Bergmann is mostly from Wisconsin. Blame her for everything, including and Her pseudopodia can reach from the bedroom to the refrigerator. Her hairstyle and demeanor are deceptive.

Peg Duthie ( works as a copyeditor and calligrapher in Nashville, Tennessee. Her writing ranges from entries for The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature to explicit poetry and fiction for Clean Sheets.

Moira Egan is the author of Cleave (2004). Publications range from POETRY to Sex & Chocolate to the Baltimore City Paper, where two of her sonnets won the Poetry Contest (2005).

Shola Friedensohn lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She received an MFA in Sculpture from the Boston School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 1977, and shows her work annually in Cambridgeport Artists Open Studios (CAOS).

Annie Finch's books of poetry include Calendars; her most recent book on poetics is The Body of Poetry. She directs the Stonecoast MFA at University of Southern Maine. Her website is

Jeannine Hall Gailey's first book of poetry is Becoming the Villainess published by Steel Toe Books. Her poems have appeared on Verse Daily and in journals like The Iowa Review, 32 Poems, and The Seattle Review.

Larry Hammer's most recent poems and stories have appeared in The First Heroes, Say..., Abyss & Apex, and Mythic. His website is

Bill Knott was born in Carson City, Michigan.

Amy Lemmon's poems and essays appear in Barrow Street, New Letters, Prairie Schooner, Verse, and elsewhere. A Pushcart Prize nominee and finalist in the Center for Book Arts Chapbook competition, she is currently rhyming (individually and in collaboration) in Astoria, New York.

K. A. Markee is a third semester student at The University of Southern Maine Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing program. He lives in Boothbay, Maine.

Steven D. Schroeder edits The Eleventh Muse and has acceptances from The Southern Review, The National Poetry Review (Laureate Prize), 32 Poems, The American Poetry Journal, and Bat City Review.

Mike Snider, to his immense surprise, writes software for the Navy. He blogs at and his poetry has appeared recently in Matrix and Plum Ruby Review.

A. E. Stallings is an American poet living in Greece. She has a second collection of poems, Hapax, just out from Northwestern.

William Stuckey, a Midwestern versifier, presently resides in Pennsylvania.

Marilyn Taylor's poems have appeared in Poetry, The American Scholar, The Formalist, and many other journals. Her second collection, titled Subject to Change (David Robert Books), was nominated for the Poets Prize in 2005.

Daniel Tobin's most recent book of poems is The Narrows (Four Way 2005). His awards include the Robert Penn Warren Award and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. He is Chair of the Writing, Literature, and Publishing Department at Emerson College.

Patricia Valdata is a freelance writer, editor, and writing instructor who lives and works in Elkton, Maryland. Her novel Crosswind was published in 1997 by Wind Canyon Publishing and her poetry chapbook Looking for Bivalve was published by Pecan Grove Press in 2002. She has been dipping her toe into formal poetry waters for a couple of years.

Kathrine Varnes's The Paragon rhymes constantly and would probably be rated R, if anyone bothered. Co-editor with Annie Finch of An Exaltation of Forms, lately she's coordinating poets to write collaborative sonnet crowns.

Mary Alexandra Agner is at work on a novel-in-verse, Queen of the Steppe, and a lyric poetry manuscript inspired by Shakespeare's plays. She was awarded a 2006 Fellowship in Literature by the Somerville Arts Council.

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