River Teeth Print Journal

Contributors’ Notes 12.1

Fall 2010

K. Emily Bond has worked for O, The Oprah Magazine, Ladies’ Home Journal, and The Village Voice. She has also written for The New York Observer, BUSTNewYorkMagazine.com, the Huffington Post, and a host of other publications in the United States and abroad, in addition to reporting and researching Wayne Barrett and Dan Collins’s book, Grand Illusion: The Untold Story of Rudy Giuliani and 9/11 and The Teen Vogue Handbook. She currently lives in Spain with her husband Robert and their son, Ezra, and writes about travel and parenting on her mommyblog-meets-travelogue, DigaMama.com.

Greg Bottoms is the author of four books, including, most recently, The Colorful Apocalypse: Journeys in Outsider Art and Fight Scenes. He is an associate professor of English at the University of Vermont.

Kurt Caswell is the author of two books of nonfiction: An Inside Passage, for which he won the 2008 River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Book Prize, and In the Sun’s House: My Year Teaching on the Navajo Reservation. He is the lead editor of an anthology of nature writing, To Everything on Earth. He teaches creative writing and literature in the Honors College at Texas Tech University.

J. Malcolm Garcia is the author of a memoir about his work in Afghanistan, The Kharagee: A Chronicle of Friendship and War in Kabul. His writing has appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review, McSweeney’s, Mother Jones, West Branch, the Alaska Quarterly Review, and various other publications. He has written about the drug war in Mexico, race relations in Jena, Louisiana, and the poor of Buenos Aires, among other topics.

Will Jennings teaches at the University of Iowa. His poetry, reviews, essays, and creative nonfiction have appeared in the Wapsipinicon Almanac, Trapeze Quarterly, The Journal for Research in Rural Education, and The AMA Exchange, among others. His work has received awards from Icon Magazine, Fugue Journal, and the Brenda Ueland Prose Prize from Water~Stone Review. He hits right, throws right, and still uses a wood bat.

Jill Noel Kandel grew up in North Dakota and has lived in Zambia, Indonesia, England, and in her husband’s native Netherlands. After working abroad for ten years, she returned to the United States and currently lives with her husband and children in Minnesota. Her work has been published in Image, Brevity, and Under the Sun. She has an essay forthcoming in The Gettysburg Review. Jill has a BS, RN degree that she seldom uses since creative nonfiction has devoured her life.

Phillip Lopate teaches in the graduate programs of Columbia University, Bennington College, and the New School. His most recent books include Two Marriages (fiction), Notes on Sontag (nonfiction), and At the End of the Day (selected poems). He is also the author of three personal essay collections (Bachelorhood, Against Joie de Vivre, and Portrait of My Body), a collection of movie criticism (Totally Tenderly Tragically), an urban meditation (Waterfront), and a book about teaching (Being with Children). He is working on a new essay collection that will merge all his interests.

Robert McGowan has published fiction and essays in a variety of prominent journals, including American Craft, American Forests, Art Papers, Chautauqua Literary Journal, Connecticut Review, Dos Passos Review, Etchings (Australia), The Fourth River, Louisiana Review, South Dakota Review, and Wild Apples. “Owl” is from his personal essay collection titled Beech. He lives in Memphis.

Brad Modlin is the poetry editor of Mid-American Review. His poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction recently appeared in Denver Quarterly, Indiana Review, Florida Review, The Pinch, Sycamore Review, and Sentence. He teaches creative writing at Heidelberg University.

Maureen Stanton teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Missouri. Her essays have appeared in Fourth Genre, Creative Nonfiction, Iowa Review, and several anthologies. Her book Everything Rich and Strange, a look at the subculture of antiques, flea markets, and collecting, is forthcoming in 2011.

Eric Dean Wilson lives, works, writes, and, occasionally, performs in New York City. His work has been recently published in Third Coast.

Kathryn Winograd won the Colorado Book Award for Poetry. Her creative nonfiction has recently appeared in Fourth Genre, Hotel Amerika, and Literary Mama. She is core faculty for Ashland University’s MFA program in poetry and creative nonfiction.


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