3—Gregory Wolfe, Editorial Statement: Picturing the Passion
7—Stephen Haven, Homage to Gregory Gillespie
22—Michael Symmons Roberts, Two Poems
34—Jill Alexander Essbaum, An Ache Like a Stone
44—Sydney Lea, Ghost Pain
59—Daniel Tobin, Two Poems
78—Madeline DeFrees, Two Poems
89—Michael Chitwood, Two Poems
102—Robert Cording, Skellig Michael
63—A Conversation with Gil Bailie
25—Gordon Fuglie, Breaking the Figure: The Sculpture of John Frame
Michael Chitwood's poetry and fiction have appeared in Poetry, Ohio Review, The New Republic, Threepenny Review, and Oxford American. He is the author of four books of poetry, most recently The Weave Room (Chicago) and Gospel Road Going (Tryon), and a book of essays, Hitting Below the Bible Belt (Down Home).
Robert Cording teaches English and creative writing at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. He has published four books of poetry: Life-List (Ohio State), What Binds Us to This World (Copper Beech), Heavy Grace (Alice James), and Against Consolation (Cavan Kerry). His poetry has been published in the Paris Review, The Georgia Review, DoubleTake, Sewanee Review, and Orion .
Moira Crone's fiction has appeared in the New Yorker, Mademoiselle, Southern Review, and many other magazines, as well as in New Stories from the South. She is the author of two story collections, Dream State (Mississippi) and Winnebago Mysteries (Fiction Collective), and a novel, A Period of Confinement (Putnam). She is the former fiction series editor for the University Press of Mississippi, and directed the MFA program at Louisiana State University from 1997 to 2002.
Madeline DeFrees is the author or seven poetry collections. Her most recent, Blue Dusk (Copper Canyon), won the Academy of American Poets' Lenore Marshall Prize for 2002. She has poems forthcoming in New Letters, The Atlantic Monthly, Hubbub, and Puerto del Sol. She lives and writes in Seattle.
Pamela Lindsey Dreizen lives and writes in the San Francisco Bay area, where she attends fiction-writing workshops at Stanford University. Her fiction has appeared in Lynx Eye and Hindsight. She practices law at a Fortune Five Hundred company.
Jill Alexander Essbaum's first poetry collection, Heaven (New England) won the 1999 Katherine Bakeless Nason Prize. Her work has appeared in Christian Century, The Cresset, Sojourners, The Texas Observer, Flyway, and Artful Dodge. A current NEA fellow, she lives and writes in Austin, Texas.
Gordon Fuglie directs the Laband Art Gallery at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He is the guest curator of the retrospective exhibition, John Frame: Enigma Variations, which opens at the Long Beach Museum of Art in 2005. He may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stephen Haven is the author of The Long Silence of the Mohawk Carpet Smokestacks, a book of poems from West End Press. His poetry has also appeared in Crazyhorse, American Poetry Review, Salmagundi, The Missouri Review, and others. He edits the Ashland Poetry Press and co-directs the creative writing program at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio.
Julia Kasdorf is the author of two books of poems, Sleeping Preacher and Eve's Striptease (both from Pittsburgh), a book of essays, The Body and the Book: Writing from a Mennonite Life (Johns Hopkins), and a biography, Fixing Tradition: Joseph W. Yoder, Amish American (Cascadia). She is an associate professor of English and director of the graduate creative writing program at Pennsylvania State University.
Sydney Lea is the founder and former editor of the New England Review. He has published a novel, A Place in Mind (Scribner), a collection of naturalist essays, Hunting the Whole Way Home (Lyons), and seven collections of poetry, including Pursuit of a Wound (Illinois), a finalist for the 2001 Pulitzer Prize. His other awards include Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and Fulbright fellowships. "Ghost Pain" is the title poem of a new collection, forthcoming from Sarabande Books in 2005.
Zoe Mullery's fiction has appeared in Puerto del Sol, River Styx, Windhover, and is forthcoming in Beyond magazine. A recipient of a Milton Center fellowship, she teaches creative writing at San Quentin State Prison and lives in community in San Francisco's Mission District.
Valerie Sayers is the author of five novels, including Brain Fever and Due East, both from Doubleday. She is a frequent reviewer for the Washington Post, Commonweal, and the New York Times Book Review, and has received an NEA fellowship in fiction. She is a professor of English at the University of Notre Dame.
Luci Shaw is a poet, essayist, and teacher. She is author of a number of prose books and nine volumes of poetry, most recently Water Lines: New & Selected (Eerdmans), and editor of several poetry anthologies. She is writer-in-residence at Regent College in Vancouver, Canada, and lives in Bellingham, Washington.
Michael Symmons Roberts has published three books of poems: Soft Keys (Secker & Warburg), Raising Sparks, and Burning Babylon (both from Cape). His poems have recently appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, Grand Street, and Southern Review, and are regularly published and broadcast in the U.K. He is a regular collaborator with the composer James MacMillan. A new collection, Corpus, is forthcoming this August from Cape Poetry.
Daniel Tobin's poems have appeared in Poetry, The Paris Review, DoubleTake, Boulevard, and others. His first collection, Where the World Is Made (New England), won the 1998 Katherine Bakeless Nason Prize; his second collection, Double Life, recently appeared from Louisiana State University Press.
Brian Volck, a pediatrician, lives in Cincinnati with his wife and children. His work has appeared in DoubleTake, America, and Sow's Ear Poetry Review.
Inquiries about the work of John Frame, who lives in the San Gabriel Mountains of Southern California, can be sent to email@example.com.