About the Contributors




Olivia V. Ambrogio’s creative work has been published in over 20 literary journals, including Red Cedar Review, Fugue, Café Irreal, and Electric Velocipede. In 2008, she received her Ph.D. in marine biology, studying the (surprisingly exciting) sex lives of intertidal snails. Her blog, Beasts in a Populous City (http://beastsinapopulouscity.blogspot.com), features photos and stories of wild- and zoo-life and provides a link for purchasing her photos as cards or prints.

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Ellen Foos is the founder and publisher of Ragged Sky Press, a production editor at Princeton University Press, a MacDowell Colony and Vermont Studio Center fellow, and a member of U.S. 1 Poets’ Cooperative. Her first collection of poetry, Little Knitted Sister, came out in 2006. Her poems have also appeared in U.S. 1 Worksheets, Kelsey Review, Edison Literary Review, and Sensations Magazine.

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Kenneth P. Gurney lives in Albuquerque, NM, USA. He edits the NM poetry anthology Adobe Walls. In order to view his full biography, publishing credits, and available books, please visit http://www.kpgurney.me/Poet/Welcome.html.

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Katharine Haake is the author of three collections of short stories, The Origin of Stars (What Books Press, 2009), The Height and Depth of Everything (University of Nevada, 2001), and No Reason on Earth (Dragon Gate Press, 1986), and a hybrid novel, That Water, Those Rocks (Nevada, 2003). Her short fiction has appeared widely in such magazines as The Iowa Review, Witness, One Story, New Letters, and The Santa Monica Review, and has been featured in the online magazine, Segue, as well as in LA’s New Short Fiction Performance Series. Haake is a recipient of an Individual Artist’s Grant from the Cultural Affairs Department of the City of Los Angeles, along with distinguished story recognitions from Best American Short Stories and Best of the West, an Editor’s Choice Award from Cream City Review, and an Honorable Mention in the Fountain Award for Speculative Fiction. A regular contributor to scholarship on the theory and pedagogy of creative writing, she is also the author of What Our Speech Disrupts: Feminism and Creative Writing Studies (NCTE, 2000) and co-author, with Hans Ostrom and the late Wendy Bishop, of Metro: Journeys in Writing Creatively (Longmans, 2000). She teaches at California State University, Northridge.

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Annetta (Netty) D. Hoagland recently retired from a successful career in publishing, which included senior management in traditional newspaper, magazine, and book publishing; television and radio news production; and television documentary production. Most recently, she performed project management of digital content and rights-management system development for a major international book and information publisher. She now offers computer tech support to home users of computers all over Cape Cod, where she resides. She is an avid nature photographer and an active tennis player and enjoys local community volunteer activities.

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