Arlene Ang's ("Daffodils" & "Life and Lovers") poems have recently appeared in LiNQ, Poetry in Motion, Mobius, Zuzu's Petals Quarterly OnLine and Ulisse (Italy).
Jeffery Beam ("Buddhist Poetry in English Translation") is the poetry editor for Oyster Boy Review. An Elizabethan Bestiary: Retold, his ninth book of poetry, was published in January 1999 by Horse & Buggy Press.
Kevin Bezner ("Giscombe, Madsen, & Myles") is the author of The Tools of Ignorance, a collection of poems, and co-editor of The Wilderness of Vision: On the Poetry of John Haines. His second collection of poems, Wherever, will be published in May by Cincinnati Writers' Project.
E. Barnsley Brown ("The Luminous Disarray, by Mary E. Martin") is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Wake Forest University where she teaches African-American and American literature and Women's Studies. She recently received two grants for a writer's residency at the Vermont Studio Center, and is currently completing her first book of poetry. Poems of hers have appeared in Chiron Review, Puerto del Sol, and Kansas Quarterly.
Joseph Coroniti ("Jade's Whip") recently moved to England to teach at the University of Essex. Before that he taught creative writing and literature at Berklee College of Music and Brandeis University. He has published fiction, poetry, and essays in many magazines including, The Quarterly, Visions International, The Antigonish Review, and Oxford Magazine. His most recent book is The Executioner and the Swan. The recipient of two Fullbright Awards, he has taught in the Cameroon and Norway.
Shelley Ellis ("Joe Dies") teaches English and is the Writing Center Director at the College of the Redwoods in Eureka, California. Though she loves the ocean, she longs for the big mountains of her real home in Montana. She has published poetry and fiction in American Writing: A Magazine, Half Tones to Jubilee, and The Connecticut River Review.
Jim Gilligan ("Sure Thing") lives just outside Philadelphia with his wife, dog, and cat. Currently, he works as a school counselor at a nearby college. In the past, Gilligan has worked with delinquents and the mentally ill.
Lucy Harrison ("Old Love: A Novel, by Margaret Erhart") studied fiction under Harry Crews at the University of Florida. She has had several pieces of short fiction published by OBR and others. eSCENE, the yearly anthology of the best online fiction, has published two of her stories. She is currently working on a novel, and during the day works full-time at Indian River Community College in Ft. Pierce, Florida.
Kyle Jarrard ("Kin") is an editor at the International Herald Tribune in Paris. His first novel, Over There, was published by Baskerville in 1997, and his short stories and poems have appeared in various magazines, including North American Review, Mississippi Review, Frank, Eclectica, Rain City Review, Pharos, Descant, New Orleans Review, and American Way.
Thomas McDade ("E. Pluribus Aluminum" & "Luggage") most recently published in Ted Williams: A Tribute and The Brobdingnagian Times.
Kevin McGowin ("Editor's Note" & "Other Voices, Too" & "Mr. Universe and Other Plays" & "Babylon in a Jar"), a contributing editor for OBR, teaches The Great American Novel at the University of Florida. He is currently looking to publish his novel, The Basement, and a collection of stories, With Hasty Reverence. His most recent story, "Mother's Day," will appear this spring in the online magazine Eclectica.
Jenifer McVaugh ("First") is a bookseller in Golden Lake, Ontario. She spends her winters in San Sebastian del Oeste, Jalisco. Her new novel, The Love of Women, is available from Borealis Press in Ottawa, K2E 6N4.
Paul Perry ("Margie at the Lone Star") was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, but has lived in San Antonio for thirty years and most of his stories have Texas settings. He presently teaches part-time English at Alamo Community College. His work has appeared in Innisfree Magazine, Kentucky Writing, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, and over seventy others.
Jennifer Pierson ("Exquisite Politics") teaches poetry and writing. She lives beside a park in Washington, D.C., and hopes someday to be a fashion designer.
Robert J. Podgurski ("The Shadow of a Thought") teaches High School English in Charlotte, North Carolina. His poetry has appeared in several magazines, including Notus and Sulfur. Podgurski's "The Double-Wanded Motion," a prose/poem meditation on poetics accompanied by automatic drawings has recently been published along with the work of Jeff Gburek in a joint issue of :that:.
Michael Rumaker's ("Pagan Days") stories have appeared in magazines such as Evergreen Review, Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, and Redbook. Gringos and Other Stories, his first story collection, was published by Grove Press in 1966. An expanded edition was published in 1991 by North Carolina Wesleyan College Press. Rumaker's other novels include A Day and a Night at the Baths and My First Satyrnalia (Grey Fox Press, 1981). Pagan Days will be published by Circumstantial Productions in 1999. Two poems, "For Jeffrey Dahmer" and "Boston Tea Party," appeared in OBR8.
C. C. Russell's ("Nicole Blackman" & "Live at the Green Door") work has appeared in numerous little magazines and in OBR3, 5, and 6.
Thomas Tulis ("Couple" & "Northside Lunch" & "In the Woods, with House") is a photographer living in Atlanta, Georgia. His work has appeared in The Sun, Image Geek, American Photography, Aperture, and Viewfinder. Tulis's photographs are on permanent display at several museums and galleries, including the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and the New York Public Library. Online, his work can be seen at the James Baird Gallery and at the Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery.
Paul Weinman ("Pitter-Patter" & "Reminders") lives in Albany, New York.
Robert West ("Genii Over Salzburg") is editor of The Carolina Quarterly. His poems have appeared in Tar River Poetry, Asheville Poetry Review, and Connecticut Review.