ISSUES | Contributing Authors
Kay Bonetti is director of the American Audio Prose Library Program.
Frances de Pontes Peebles
Frances de Pontes Peebles was born in Pernambuco, Brazil. She received an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and was selected as a Fulbright Scholar to Brazil. 
Matthew Fluharty’s poetry has appeared in The Beloit Poetry Journal, The Hudson Review, Notre Dame Review, Open City, Poetry Ireland Review, and elsewhere. He is the co-editor of Breaking The Skin: New Irish Poetry (Black
Mary Yukari Waters
Mary Yukari Waters’s fiction has been selected for inclusion in Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Awards, and The Pushcart Prize. She is the reciepient of a 2002 grant
Robert Olen Butler
Robert Olen Butler won the Pulitzer Prize in 1993. His work has appeared several times in TMR.
Robert Gibb’s book of poems, The Origins of Evening, was a National Poetry Series winner (selected by Eavan Boland). His book, The Burning World, has just been published by the
Ron Nyren’s stories have appeared in Mississippi Review, Glimmer Train, the Paris Review, and elsewhere. 
Tom Whalen was our 1993 Editors’ Prize winner in essay. He is the author of Elongated Figures. He lives in New Orleans and works at the Creative Arts Center. 
Brent Spencer won the Michener Award at the Iowa Workshop and has also been a Stegner Fellow.
Talvikki Ansel’s first poems appeared as a McAfee Discovery Feature in TMR. Her first collection, of which this sequence is a part, won the Yale Younger Poets Award.