060.7: The Tuscaloosa Issue:: Contributor Notes 060

Robin Behn is the author of four books of poems, most recently The Yellow House from Spuyten Duyvil Press. She has been teaching in the MFA Program at the University of Alabama since 1988.

Carrie Chappell is a poet by ways of Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, and now living in New Orleans. Her poems have appeared in Boxcar Poetry Review, Bateau Press and elsewhere. Currently, she is pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of New Orleans, where she serves as Associate Poetry Editor for Bayou Magazine.

Jesse DeLong is an MFA candidate at the University of Alabama. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Illya’s Honey, Copper Nickel, 751 Magazine, and others. In collaboration with artist Sonja G. Rossow, Curly Head Press released his chapbook Tearings, and Other Poems.

Darren C. Demaree is living in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and daughter. Most recently, his poems have appeared in The Tribeca Review, The South Carolina Review, Meridian, Grain, and the Hurricane Review.

AB Gorham’s poems can be found in DIAGRAM, Gulf Coast, & Front Porch Journal. She currently lives in Tuscaloosa, AL.

Samuel Gray is a recent graduate from the MFA program at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. His poems and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in CutBank, International Poetry Review, and Words Without Borders.

Katy Gunn is an MFA candidate in Tuscaloosa, a place she has quickly grown proud of. Her work has recently appeared in Slice Magazine and Cellpoems.

B.J. Hollars is an instructor at the University of Alabama where he also received his MFA in 2010. He is the author of the forthcoming Thirteen Loops: Race, Violence and the Last Lynching in America (University of Alabama Press, 2011). He calls Tuscaloosa home.

Steven Casimer Kowalski spent four years in Tuscaloosa, Alabama studying creative writing. He misses the city and its people every day. Roll Tide.

Erin Lyndal Martin is a poet, fiction writer, and music journalist. Her work has recently appeared in Guernica, InDigest, and Crowd. She is associate fiction editor for H_ngm_n and runs the music website Euterpe’s Notebook.

Michael Martone was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and has lived in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, for the last 15 years.

Chris Mink was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and tries to get back as often as possible. He received an MA in Creative Writing from The University of Texas at Austin. He currently lives in Tallahassee, Florida where he is pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Florida State University. His poetry is forthcoming in The Greensboro Review and The Chattahoochee Review.

Brian Oliu (http://www.brianoliu.com) is originally from New Jersey and lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Work appears in Hotel Amerika, Ninth Letter, New Ohio Review, Sonora Review and elsewhere. His book of Tuscaloosa Missed Connections, So You Know Its Me is forthcoming in June on Tiny Hardcore Press.

Kirk Pinho studied at the University of Alabama, where he received his MFA in poetry in 2010. He is the assistant editor for a newspaper group and teaches English in the metro Detroit area.

Juan Carlos Reyes is originally from Guayaquil, Ecuador. He received a PEN USA Emerging Voices Fellowship in 2007 and is currently pursuing his MFA at the University of Alabama. He has presented his work at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books and the Benham Gallery in Seattle, WA, and he has published in Tertulia Magazine, Steel Toe Review, Arcadia Magazine, Cavalier Literary Couture, BlueStem, and Black Warrior Review. He currently lives with his wife in Tuscaloosa, AL.

Laurence Ross holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Alabama. He lives, writes, and teaches in Tuscaloosa, AL. He has recently completed a novel, Also, I’m Dying, in which characters deliver performances of crisis, education, anarchy, vanity, husband, wife, child, and alcoholism – among other things.

Justin Runge currently lives in Lawrence, where he works as a graphic designer and edits Blue Hour Press. His own poetry can be found at DIAGRAM, Linebreak, SOFTBLOW, and elsewhere.

Katie Jean Shinkle moved from Michigan to Tuscaloosa, Alabama to be rid of snow (among other things) and now leaves Tuscaloosa for Denver, CO where she will be in snow once more.

Danilo Thomas is an MFA candidate in fiction at the University of Alabama, where he lives with his wife and pets. He was raised in Butte, Montana. His work can be found in Milk Money, Precipitate Journal, The Flying House, and elsewhere.

Erik Wennermark lived in Tuscaloosa from 2006 to 2009–he remains a devotee of Crimson Tide football. Check out erikwennermark.com for more info and other work.