River Teeth Print Journal

Contributors’ Notes 9.1

Fall 2007

William Giraldi’s work has appeared recently in Tin House, the Believer, Shenandoah, Missouri Review, Georgia Review, and the New Criterion. He is fiction editor for AGNI at Boston University, where he teaches writing and literature.

Lisa Ohlen Harris lived in Syria and Jordan in the 1990s and has recently finished work on a memoir about those years. Lisa says writing a one-page query letter is way harder than any 5,000-word essay. Watch for other work from her memoir in Arts & Letters, Potomac Review, and the Jabberwock Review. lisa@lisaohlenharris.com

Diana Joseph’s memoir I’m Sorry You Feel That Way is forthcoming from Putnam.

Steve Kistulentz is a doctoral candidate at the Florida State University and holds an MFA from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, where he was the Joseph and Ursil Callan Scholar. His work has appeared in such magazines as Story Quarterly, Crab Orchard Review, Barrelhouse, Mississippi Review, New England Review, and many others. “Feels Like Detroit” is part of a book-length project called No Hit Wonder: A Life on the Margins of Rock and Roll.

Margaret Macinnis is a Massachusetts native who makes her home these days in Iowa City. Her most recent nonfiction appears in Massachusetts Review, Mid-American Review, and the Gettysburg Review. Her essay “A Day in January” (published in Louisville Review) was honored as a notable essay in 2007 Best American Essays. She was a 2007 Bread Loaf Scholar in Nonfiction and is nonfiction coeditor of Pebble Lake Review.

Patrick Madden teaches at Brigham Young University. His essays have been published in River Teeth, Northwest Review, Portland Magazine, and the Best American Spiritual Writing 2007. The interview with Scott Russell Sanders in this issue was conducted with the help of several students. For more information, see http://interviews.quotidiana.org/.

Tom Montgomery-Fate is the author of Beyond the White Noise, a collection of essays, and Steady and Trembling, a memoir. His essays frequently air on National Public Radio and Chicago Public Radio, and they have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Fourth Genre, Puerto del Sol, Manoa, and other magazines, journals, and anthologies. He is a professor of English at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

Joanna Robinson counts herself lucky to live in the Texas hill country of west Austin. She spends her happiest hours in the garden; at the piano bench; and on the deck with pen, paper, and words. A retired lawyer, she also teaches writing, an undergraduate law class, and critical-thinking courses part-time at St. Edward’s University. She has enjoyed years of exploring four continents, but mainly she cavorts in Italy, where she has friends and family. In 2009 she will graduate with an MFA from Ashland University.

Roger Sheffer teaches writing at Minnesota State University, Mankato. He has published nonfiction pieces in Adirondack Life and Appalachia and short stories in the Missouri Review, Northwest Review, Harpur Palate, and other magazines.

Dustin Beall Smith’s essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, the Gettysburg Review, Hotel Amerika, the New York Times Magazine, River Teeth, the Sun, Writing on the Edge, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of the 2007 Katherine Bakeless Nason Nonfiction Book Prize through Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf program. His book, Key Grip: A Memoir of Endless Consequences, will be published by Houghton Mifflin in spring 2008.



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