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Scott Abels is the editor of Country Music

J. Reuben Appelman is the author of Make Loneliness (Otis Books/Seismicity Editions).  Recent film projects include Person of Interest and Jens Pulver | Driven .

Lucy Biederman lives, works, and writes in Fairfax, Virginia. She received an MFA in creative writing from George Mason University. Her poems have appeared recently in No Tell Motel, MiPOesias, and The Cimarron Review, and are forthcoming in PMSpoemmemoirstory and The Apalachee Review.

Jackie Clark is the editor of LIT magazine . She is also the series editor for Poets off Poetry on Coldfront, a monthly series where poets write about music. She is the author of the chapbooks Red Fortress, published by H_NGM_N and Office Work, forthcoming from Greying Ghost Press . She lives in Jersey City and blogs occasionally at

Peter Davis' books of poetry are Hitler's Mustache and Poetry! Poetry! Poetry! He has poems forthcoming in Lamination Colony and Court Green. Four of his poems appear in the 2010 edition of The Best American Poetry. He lives and teaches in Muncie, Indiana. More info at

Jim Goar's most recent book is Seoul Bus Poems (Reality Street ). These bits of prose open The Louisiana Purchase (Rose Metal Press, 2011). He edits the online journal, past simple.

Adrian Kien is a poet living in Boise, ID. He is the author of the ebook, Who Is There, published by Blazevox and the chapbook, An Anatomy Lesson, translations of Christian Prigent published by Free Poetry . His poetry has also been published in various journals including Actionyes, Hoboeye, Noo, and 1913. He lives with his wife, the visual artist, Kelly Packer and their two cats.

Matt Hart is the author of the poetry collections Who's Who Vivid (Slope Editions , 2006) and Wolf Face (H_NGM_N BKS , 2010), as well as several chapbooks. A third full-length collection, LIGHT-HEADED, will be published by BlazeVOX in the spring of 2011. A co-founder, and the editor-in-chief, of Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking & Light Industrial Safety, he lives in Cincinnati with his wife and daughter.

Clay Matthews has published two books of poetry: Superfecta, with Ghost Road Press , and Runoff, with BlazeVOX Books . His third book, Pretty, Rooster, is a collection of sonnets written in syllabics and is forthcoming from Cooper Dillon Books . He likes to hear from folks. Drop him a line sometime:

Tyler McMahon is the author of How the Mistakes Were Made (St. Martin's , fall 2011). His work has appeared in Three Penny Review, Antioch Review, and The Nervous Breakdown. More info at 

Amber Nelson is the co-founder and poetry editor of the online journal alice blue . She has two chapbooks forthcoming: Your Trouble is Ballooning (Publishing Genius ) and Diary of When Being With Friends Feels Like Watching TV (Slash Pine).

Peter Scherr is Country Music's featured visual artist. He resides in Bellevue Nebraska with his wife Stacy and raises two daughters, Olivia and Miriam, as a full time occupation. At night, he loses sleep working on everything not relating to child raising, including making objects from clay.

Samuel Day Wharton's poetry has appeared recently in anti-, Horse Less Review, Leveler, Prime Number, Raft Magazine, & Versal. He is the editor of the online poetry journal Sawbuck. His favorite country musician is Merle Haggard.

Karena Youtz is a poet living in Idaho.  Her book, The Shape is Space, is not available in stores. 

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