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Book Review Contributors

Jeffrey Alfier is a retired Air Force officer, and a technical writer living in Schwedelbach, Germany. He is published in several professional and literary journals including Border Senses, Columbia Review, Penumbra — the Art & Literary Annual of California State University, Stanislaus, three candles, and Valparaiso Poetry Review. His critique of James Dickey's poem, "The Firebombing," is forthcoming in The Explicator.

Jeannine Hall Gailey is a Seattle-area writer whose first book of poetry, Becoming the Villainess, was recently published by Steel Toe Books. Poems from the book were featured on NPR's The Writer's Almanac and Verse Daily. Her poetry has appeared in journals such as The Iowa Review, The Evansville Review, and The Columbia Poetry Review. She has written reviews for The American Book Review, Calyx, and 88. Her chapbook, "Female Comic Book Superheroes," is available from Pudding House Press and her web site,

Josh Hanson is a graduate of the University of Montana Writing Program and currently lives in Humboldt County, California with his wife and two daughters. Recently, his manuscript was named first runner-up in the Anabiosis Press Chapbook Contest. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Diagram, 42Opus, Stirring, three candles, Rock Salt Plum, Ginbender, Megaera, and others.

Anne Holzman is a freelance writer whose work has been published in English Journal, Sojourners, National Catholic Reporter, Connection to the Americas, and the literary anthology Lost Classics. She has translated two volumes of poetry by Guatemalan poet Julia Esquivel. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Steve Mueske is the Editor-in-Chief of three candles journal. His first full-length collection, A Mnemonic for Desire, was recently released by Ghost Road Press. He is also the author of the chapbook Whatever the Story Requires. His poems have appeared in The Massachusetts Review, The Tusculum Review, 32 Poems, Best New Poets 2005, and elsewhere. His website is available at

Lolita Parish is poetry editor of Stylus. She attends the University of Maryland.

Steven D. Schroeder edits The Eleventh Muse, the literary journal of the Poetry West organization in Colorado Springs, and makes his living as a Certified Professional Résumé Writer. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in 32 Poems, Diner, Ink Pot, and Pivot.

Amy Unsworth is a Contributing Editor for Poems Niederngasse. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in various publications including The Briar Cliff Review, The Green Tricycle, The Pikeville Review and in Literary Lunch, an Anthology by the Knoxville Writers' Guild. A graduate of Eastern Michigan University's English Department, she lives in Manhattan, Kansas with her husband and three sons.

Ryo Yamaguchi has a B.S. in Creative Writing from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. He has had poems appear in Watershed and The Sycamore Review. He is an MFA candidate at the University of Minnesota.

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