Maile Chapman is the author of the novel Your Presence is Requested at Suvanto (Graywolf Press, 2010; Jonathan Cape, UK, 2010). Her stories have appeared in literary magazines and anthologies in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Finland including Public Space, Post Road, and The Mississippi Review, among others.
Claudia Keelan is the author of five collections of poetry: Refinery, (CSU Poetry Prize 1994), The Secularist, (University of Georgia Contemporary Poetry Series, 1997), Utopic (Beatrice Hawley Award, Alice James Books, 2000), The Devotion Field (2004), also from Alice James Books, and Missing Her (New Issues, 2009). A letterpress chapbook, Of & Among There Was a Locus(t), is available from Ashata Press. She has published poems widely in magazines and journals, and in the anthologies The Grand Permission: New Writings on Poetics and Motherhood, (Wesleyan University Press, 2003) and American Hybrid: A Norton Anthology of New Poetry (W.W. Norton, 2009). She also edits Interim.
Donald Revell is the author of eleven collections of poetry, most recently The Bitter Withy (2009), A Thief of Strings (2007) and Pennyweight Windows: New & Selected Poems (2005), all from Alice James Books. Winner of the 2004 Lenore Marshall Award and two-time winner of the PEN Center USA Award in poetry, Revell has also received the Gertrude Stein Award, two Shestack Prizes, and fellowships from the NEA and the Ingram Merrill and Guggenheim foundations. He is also the author of three volumes of translation: Rimbaud’s A Season in Hell (Omnidawn, 2007), Apollinaire’s Alcools (Wesleyan, 1995) and The Self-Dismembered Man: Selected Later Poems of Guillaume Apollinaire (Wesleyan, 2004). Revell’s critical writings include Invisible Green: Selected Prose (Omnidawn, 2005) and The Art of Attention: A Poet’s Eye (Graywolf, 2007). He has been a poetry editor of Colorado Review since 1996.
Douglas Unger is the author of four novels, including Leaving the Land, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and winner of the Society of Midland Authors Award. His most recent books are the novel Voices from Silence (Wyatt/St. Martin's, 1996) with a revised edition recently published in French translation as Mes frères de sang (Daniel Arsand/Editions Phebus, 2008), and the collection Looking for War and Other Stories (Ontario Review Press, 2004). Among his newest works are stories in "Boulevard" and "Southwest Review," essays in "The Writer’s Chronicle," and he has just completed a new long novel. His many honors and distinctions include a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation, a Fulbright scholarship, and the 2005 Nevada State Board of Regents Medal for Creative Activities. He is the co-founder of the MFA in Creative Writing International program at UNLV and serves on the executive boards of Words Without Borders and Point of Contact/Punto de Contacto, a journal of arts and ideas.
Richard Wiley is author of the novels Soldiers In Hiding (winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for best American fiction and reissued in 2007 by Hawthorne Books), Fools' Gold, Festival for Three Thousand Maidens, Indigo, and Ahmed's Revenge. His most recent novel, Commodore Perry's Minstrel Show, was published by the new Michener Series at the University of Texas Press in 2007. Wiley has been a member of the UNLV English Department faculty since 1989.