ISSUES | Contributing Authors
Jim Barnes’s most recent book of poetry is On a Wing of the Sun (University of Illinois Press, 2001). His individual poems and short stories have appeared in many magazines
Joyce James, native of Skidmore, Missouri, lives and teaches in Houston, Texas. 
Michael Milburn works as an assistant to the curator in the Poetry Room at Harvard. 
Damian Whalen is a poker dealer from Missoula, Montana. 
Fred Chappell is a poet and fiction writer who is currently working on a novel. 
Edward Kleinschmidt’s second book of poems, First Language, published in 1990, was awarded the 1989 Juniper Prize.
Jonathan Kranz has previously published stories in West Branch and Ascent. 
Ernest J. Gaines
Ernest J. Gaines is the author of six novels, including Of Love and Dust, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, and A Gathering of Old Men, and one collection of
Peter Musolf is the author of Gojira to wa nani ka (The Godzilla Question), a cross-cultural study of the legendary screen monster.