Issue X, Volume IV : June 2013
Congeries - July 2010
I’ve never been a fan of birds. I mean, I remember once, when I was around six or seven, a bird rocketing out from tree limbs to peck at my head. It drew blood.
H. L. Hix teaches at the University of Wyoming. His recent poetry books include Chromatic, a finalist for the 2006 National Book Award; God Bless (2007), a “political/poetic discourse” built around sonnets and sestinas and villanelles composed of quotations from George W. Bush
Eleanor Stanford's The Book of Sleep was published by Carnegie Mellon UP in 2008. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, The Harvard Review, The Georgia Review, and many other journals. She lives in Salvador, Brazil, with her husband and three young sons,
Carl Phillips is the author of eleven books of poems, most recently Speak Low (FSG, 2009) and Double Shadow, forthcoming from FSG in 2011. He teaches at Washington University in St. Louis.
Matthew Cooperman is the author of two full-length collections, DaZE (Salt Publishing, 2006) and A Sacrificial Zinc, winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize (Pleiades/LSU, 2001), as well as three chapbooks, Still: (to be) Perpetual (Dove | Tail Poetry, 2007),
Jeffrey Skinner's play, Down Range, had its debut production in New York in Fall of 2009. Other of his recent poems have appeared in such journals as Slate, The New Yorker, and Fence. He teaches at the University of Louisville
Cai Qijiao stands out as a rare poet who extricated himself from the meshes of Socialist Realism under Mao Zedong, survived social ostracism before and during the Cultural Revolution, and persisted in writing individually inspired, high-quality poetry.
Scott Hightower has published three collections of poetry. His third, Part of the Bargain, received the 2004 Hayden Carruth Award. His translations from Spanish poetry have garnered a Willis Barnstone Translation Prize.