Writer Bios

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Jessica Baran is the art writer for St. Louis' Riverfront Times and the author of Remains to Be Used (Apostrophe Books), a collection of ekphrastic poetry. Her work has appeared in Art in America, BOMB, Harp & Altar, and Sink Review, among other publications. Her favorite movie is Alice in the Cities.

Hugh Behm-Steinberg is the author of two books of poetry, Shy Green Fields (No Tell Books) and The Opposite of Work (JackLeg Press). He teaches writing at California College of the Arts, where he edits the journal Eleven Eleven. His favorite movie is Yojimbo.

Adam Cornford has published three poetry collections and several chapbooks, of which the most recent is SCAPES (Differentia). Formerly head of the Poetics Program at New College of California, he is now a freelance writer and editor and lives in Oakland CA. His favorite movie is Juliet of the Spirits.

William Doreski has published several poetry collections, including Sacra Via (Tatlock) and Another Ice Age (Cedar Hill), three critical studies, The Years of Our Friendship: Robert Lowell and Allen Tate (UP Mississippi), The Modern Voice in American Poetry (UP Florida), and Robert Lowell's Shifting Colors (Ohio UP), and a textbook, How to Read and Interpret Poetry (Prentice-Hall). His favorite movie is Casablanca.

Elizabeth Hatmaker is the author of Girl in Two Pieces (BlazeVOX). She teaches writing and film at Illinois State University and her work on film is featured in Life As We Show It: Writing on Film (City Lights), ACM, Bird Dog, MiPOesias, Mandorla, and Mirage/Periodical. Her favorite movie is The Abominable Dr. Phibes.

Ethan Leonard is a recent graduate of Western Washington University, where he received a BA in English. He is now devoting his time equally to books, films, and finding a job. His favorite movie is Pierrot le Fou.

Nina Lindsay is a librarian in Oakland CA and the author of Today's Special Dish (Sixteen Rivers). Her poems have also appeared in The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, Shenandoah, FENCE, Mudlark, BLIP, and other journals. Her favorite movie is The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.

Matt Longabucco's poems have appeared most recently in The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Clock, With+Stand, X Poetics, and Conduit. He teaches writing and literature in the Liberal Studies Program at New York University and lives with his wife and daughter in Brooklyn. His favorite movie is Withnail & I.

Kylan Rice has been published in SOFTBLOW, Jefferson Monthly, Ishaan Literary Review, elimae, The V Magazine, The Likewise Folio, and elsewhere. He has served as poetry editor for Inscape and won first place in contests hosted by the Oregon State Poetry Association. His favorite movie is The Tree of Life.

Anne Marie Rooney is the author of Spitshine (Carnegie Mellon UP), The Buff (The Cupboard), and Shell of an egg in an effort (Birds of Lace). She has won the Iowa Review Award for Poetry, the Gulf Coast Poetry Prize, the Amy Award, the Greg Grummer Poetry Award, and the So to Speak Poetry Prize, and her work has appeared in Best New Poets and Best American Poetry. Her favorite movie is Badlands.

Brian Roth was born in Flagstaff AZ and received an engineering degree from the Colorado School of Mines. He is currently pursuing an MFA in Poetry at Mills College. His favorite movie is Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.

Justin Runge lives in Lawrence KS where he serves as poetry editor of Parcel and helms Blue Hour Press. Poems of his have appeared in Linebreak, DIAGRAM, Harpur Palate, and elsewhere. His favorite movie is Rushmore.

Day of the Locust matte painting (Albert Whitlock)
The Hollywood Hallucination (Parker Tyler)
The Proust Screenplay (Harold Pinter)