About the Contributors




Patricia Abbott’s stories have appeared in more than fifty literary and crime fiction publications. She was a Derringer award winner last year for her flash fiction story, “My Hero.” Forthcoming stories will appear in several crime fiction anthologies. A Detroiter, she blogs at http://pattinase.blogspot.com.

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Olivia V. Ambrogio’s work has been published in Red Cedar Review, Fugue, Café Irreal, Electric Velocipede, and other literary journals. Her poems also appeared in Abandon Automobile: An Anthology of Detroit Poets (Wayne State University Press). She recently completed her Ph.D. in marine biology, studying the (surprisingly exciting) sex lives of intertidal snails.

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Sven Birkerts edits the journal Agni at Boston University and directs the Bennington writing Seminars. He is the author of eight books, most recently The Art of Time in Memoir: Then, Again (Graywolf Press). He has published other ’shorts’ in The Threepenny Review, The Oxford American, Other Island and Water-Stone.

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Simmons B. Buntin is the founding editor of Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments. His first book of poems, Riverfall, was published in 2005 by Ireland’s Salmon Poetry and another collection is forthcoming, also from Salmon, in 2010. His poetry has appeared in South Dakota Review, Orion, Whiskey Island Magazine, Verse Daily, Isotope, and the LBJ: Avian Life, Literary Arts. He is a recipient of the Colorado Artists Fellowship for Poetry and of a Pushcart Prize nomination.

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Claire Crabtree has published poetry in various journals, including Passages North, Cross Currents, VIA, America, Phoebe, and So to Speak (wherein her poem “Thorn, Needle” was a finalist for its annual prize). Her scholarly work focuses on Faulkner and women writers such as Louise Erdrich, Virginia Woolf, and Toni Morrison. She is a Professor of English and director of the Creative Writing Program at University of Detroit Mercy. Her poetry appeared in Corridors 3 (“Northwest Detroit B & E”) and 5 (“Internal Injuries”).

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