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Spring 2009 Contributors

Monica Arac de Nyeko is from Uganda. She studied at Makerere and Groningen universities for a degree in Education and an MA in Humanitarian Assistance. She has been a fellow on the British Council's Crossing Borders programme. Arac de Nyeko won first prize in the Women's World Voices in War Zones for a personal essay, "In the Stars" in 2003, was shortlisted for the Caine Prize in 2004 for "Strange Fruit" and won it in 2007 for "Jambula Tree". She works in Nairobi.

Leonor Scliar Cabral (Porto Alegre, May 20, 1929) is a linguist, author and translator in Brazil.  Renowned in Brazil and abroad, Scliar-Cabral was President of the Associação Brasileira de Lingüística (ABRALIN) and the International Society of Applied Psycholinguistics, and is currently honorary president of both associations. Scliar-Cabral has served as professor at the Federal University of Santa Catarina and has directed the dissertations of master's and doctoral theses. Scliar-Cabral is also dedicated to literature and has published a series of sonnets.

Elizabeth J. Coleman’s poetry has appeared in the Connecticut Review, The Raintown Review, “J” Journal, Legal Studies Forum, The Lyric, Contemporary Rhyme and other publications. Her poetry will also be in an upcoming issue of 32 Poems. Elizabeth is the author of a poetry chapbook, The Saint of Lost Things, published by Word Temple Press, and her translations of poetry into French have appeared in Per Contra. She serves on the Board of the Poetry Society of America.

Coleman is founder and President of the Beatrice R. and Joseph A. Coleman Foundation for environmental and social justice, and of Professional Stress Management Solutions, Ltd. An attorney, she is co-author of Commercial and Consumer Warranties: Drafting, Performing and Litigating (Matthew Bender 1987). Elizabeth also performs as a classical guitarist.

Wesli Court is an anagram pen name of Lewis Turco whose latest books are THE COLLECTED LYRICS OF LEWIS TURCO/WESLI COURT 1953-2004; FEARFUL PLEASURES: THE COMPLETE POEMS OF LEWIS TURCO 1959-2007; THE MUSEUM OF ORDINARY PEOPLE AND OTHER STORIES, (2008) and SATAN'S SCOURGE: A NARRATIVE OF THE AGE OF WITCHCRAFT IN ENGLAND AND NEW ENGLAND 1580-1697, (2009).

Rachel Hadas is Board of Governors Professor of English at the Newark campus of Rutgers University. The most recent of her numerous books are a collection of poems, River of Forgetfulness (David Robert Books 2006), and a collection of essays, Classics (WordTech Communications, 2007).

Gail Holst-Warhaft was born in Australia, but moved to Greece in the 1970’s and played in the orchestras of Mikis Theodorakis and Dionysios Savvopoulos. She is a poet, translator, academic and musician who directs Mediterranean Studies at Cornell University. She has published her poems, translations of Greek poetry and prose, and essays on Greece in the U.K., the U.S., Greece, and Australia. Among her books are Road to Rembetika (4th edition, 2006), Theodorakis (1980), The Collected Poems of Nikos Kavadias (1987), Dangerous Voices (1992), and The Cue for Passion (2000). Her first collection of poetry, Penelope’s Confession, was published in 2007.

David Evanier has published eight books, including “The Great Kisser,” “The One-Star Jew,” “The Swinging Headhunter,” and “Red Love.” He received the Aga Khan Fiction Prize and has appeared in “Best American Short Stories.” His fiction was published in The Paris Review, The Antioch Review, Southwest Review, TriQuarterly, Pequod, Witness, Ninth Letter, Confrontation, Saint Ann’s Review, and in the anthologies “On Being Jewish” and “Congregation: Writers Read the Jewish Bible.”

Nick Mamatas is the author of two novels, Move Under Ground and Under My Roof, and over fifty short stories. His fiction has appeared in subTERRAIN, Mississippi Review's online edition, and a large number of science fiction/fantasy publications. Much of his recent short work was collected in You Might Sleep... in Feburary 2009. With Jay Lake he is the co-editor of the anthology Spicy Slipstream Stories and with Ellen Datlow the co-editor of the forthcoming Haunted Legends. A native New Yorker, Nick now lives in the California Bay Area.

Kuzhali Manickavel's debut collection 'Insects Are Just Like You And Me Except Some Of Them Have Wings' is available from Blaft Publications Pvt. Ltd. and can be found at Amazon.com. Her work can also be found at Subtropics, Quick Fiction, Caketrain, The Café Irreal, FRiGG and Smokelong Quarterly. She lives in a small temple town on the coast of South India.

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R.T. Smith's books of poetry include Outlaw Style: Poems (University of Arkansas Press, 2007), which, like Messenger (LSU, 2001) received the Library of Virginia Poetry Prize, and The Hollow Log Lounge (Illinois, 2003), winner of the 2004 Maurice English Prize, The Cardinal Heart, Trespasser, Split the Lark, and Brightwood. His collections of short fiction are Faith and Uke Rivers Delivers (LSU 2006). He is currently at work on a book length series of poems, The Red Wolf, all about Flannery O’Connor. The title comes from her name for the lupus that killed her.

Smith's fiction has appeared in Best American Short Stories, The Best American Mystery Stories, The Pushcart Prize Anthology and three times in New Stories from the South. He has received fellowships from the Alabama State Council for the Arts, the N.E.A., the Virginia Arts Commission and Arts Council. He lives in Rockbridge County, Virginia and has edited Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review since 1995.

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