Bio Notes

Wendy Battin is the author of In the Solar Wind (Doubleday) and Little Apocalypse (Ashland)

Catherine Daly lives in Los Angeles, where she currently teaches poetry writing, critical theory, and literature. She is also a technology management consultant. Her book of love poetry, called Locket, will be published by Tupelo Press in 2003.

Ruth E. Foley writes: My work has appeared in over two dozen journals in the past year, including Zuzu's Petals Quarterly, The Chariton Review, and Cider Press Review. My poetry has also been translated into Japanese for the Japan-based web anthology Happa-no Kofu. I am a co-editor for the new online poetry journal The Lightning Bell.

Nathan Leslie writes: My fiction and poetry has appeared in over thirty five publications including The Amherst Review, Wascana Review, The Crab Creek Review, The Sulphur River Literary Review, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and Daybreak. I completed my MFA at the University of Maryland, where I won the 2000 Katherine Anne Fiction Prize. I currently teach writing at Towson University and UMBC.

Frances McConnel writes: I am teaching in the Creative Writing Department at the University of California in Riverside. I'm writing poetry, fiction, and an eccentric family memoir. I've had poetry and fiction published in a lot of places. I have poems currently in Wilshire Review and American Poetry Review. I have poems coming out in the next issues of Solo, Crab Creek Review, and Mudlark. My second book of poems, Wolf & Bear, is supposed to be out on the Web any day.

Rochelle Hope Mehr's poetry has appeared in Futures Magazine, Journal of Modern Writing, Concrete Wolf, The New Journal, Rustlings of the Wind, Wired Art from Wired Hearts, Fauquier Poetry Journal, CER*BER*US, Psychopoetica, Poems Niederngasse Online, A Little Poetry, Aabye's Baby and other publications.

Peter Munro is a fisheries scientist who works in the Bering Sea and the Gulf of Alaska as well as in Seattle. He has had poems published here and there.

Joseph Somoza writes: I've lived in Las Cruces 28 years, retired from NMSU and Puerto del Sol six years ago. My most recent book is Sojourner, So To Speak (Albuquerque: La Alameda Press, 1997)." He has a new book, Cityzen, coming from La Alameda Press late this year or early next year.

Kate Sontag is co-editor of After Confession: Poetry as Autobiography, Graywolf Press, October, 2001. She won the 1995 Ronald H. Bayes Poetry Prize (Sandhills Review), and her work has appeared in many anthologies and journals, such as Boomer Girls (U. of Iowa), In Praise of Pedagogy (Calendar Islands), Prairie Schooner, Green Mountains Review, The MacGuffin, Blue Moon Review, Southern Poetry Review, Salt Hill Journal, Kalliope, and elsewhere. She has work forthcoming in 13th Moon and Rattle. She is interviewed in the June, 2001 issue of PIF Magazine online, and she teaches at The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

David Weinstock lives in Middlebury, Vermont, where he works as a freelance writer, occasional journalist, and writing coach. His series of poems about astronomer Tycho Brahe appeared in SRR in 1999.

Joan Wilking's short fiction has been published in The Mississippi Review, In Posse, Ablemuse, The Harvard Summer Review and Atlantic Unbound. She has recently completed a collection of sixteen stories titled "Color Theory".