Contributors: Summer 2010

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Prairie Schooner, Vol. 84, No. 2 (Summer 2010)


Front: Fishtrap, 22& x 30& gesso, watercolor and India ink on paper (dedicated to Hilda Raz).

Back: Karst, 22& x 30& India ink, pastel and graphite on paper.

Turner McGehee is Chair of the Art Department at Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska. He teaches drawing, printmaking and art history. His previous publications have included Shenandoah and Poetry.


David Bahr‘s writing has appeared in the New York Times, New York Times Book Review, GQ, Poets & Writers, and other publications. An autobiographical essay, “No Matter What Happens,” appears in the anthology From Boys to Men (Carroll & Graf). He has been awarded writing fellowships at Yaddo and the Edward Albee Foundation. He is finishing his PhD in English literature and working on a memoir and novel.

Mary Clearman Blew is the author or editor of thirteen books. Her novel Jackalope Dreams (U of Nebraska P) won the Western Heritage Center’s prize for fiction. Her memoir All But the Waltz: Essays on a Montana Family won a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award, as did her short-story collection Runaway. Other awards include the Mahan Award for contributions to Montana literature, the Idaho Humanities Council’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Humanities, a Handcart Award for Biography, and the Western Literature Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. She teaches creative writing at the University of Idaho.

Erin Flanagan is the author of the short-story collection The Usual Mistakes. Her fiction has appeared in Colorado Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Crazyhorse, the Best New American Voices anthology series, and elsewhere. Erin has held fellowships to the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Ucross Foundation, and Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences. She currently teaches English at Wright State University.

Alice Hoffman is the author of more than twenty-five works of fiction, including Practical Magic, The Third Angel, and The Story Sisters. “The Bear’s House” will appear in The Red Garden in 2011, to be published by Shaye Archeart Books.

David Samuel Levinson is the author of the forthcoming novel Antonia Lively Breaks the Silence (Algonquin Books) as well as the acclaimed story collection Most of Us Are Here against Our Will (Viking UK). He has published or has forthcoming stories and poems in the New Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories, the Toronto Quarterly, West Branch, Prairie Schooner, and the Brooklyn Review, among other journals.

Tracy Seeley grew up in Kansas and now lives in the Bay Area where she teaches. She has published in the Florida Review and Elsewhere (forthcoming), and her essay “My Mother’s Hands” appears in the anthology The World Is a Text. In her scholarly work, she has published on Virginia Woolf’s essays, Victorian women’s essays, Alice Meynell’s essays and poetry, and the 1890s metaphysical revival. Her book My Ruby Slippers, a memoir of going home to Kansas and a meditation on place, will be published in 2011 by the University of Nebraska Press.


Hadara Bar-Nadav‘s book of poetry A Glass of Milk to Kiss Goodnight (Margie/Intuit House) won the Margie Book Prize. Two chapbooks, Show Me Yours (winner of the Midwest Poets Series Award, Laurel Review) and The Soft Arcade (Cinematheque P), are forthcoming in 2010. Recent works appear in American Poetry Review, Denver Quarterly, Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, and other journals. She is an assistant professor of English at the University of Missouri–Kansas City.

Erinn Batykefer is the author of Allegheny, Monongahela (Red Hen P), which won the Benjamin Saltman Poetry Prize. Her poems and essays have appeared recently in such journals as FIELD, Sou’wester, and the Journal, among others. She is currently at work on a memoir and a second collection.

Greg Alan Brownderville, a native of Pumpkin Bend, Arkansas, teaches creative writing at Lincoln University. His poems have appeared most recently in Oxford American, Measure, and First Things. Brownderville completed his MFA at Ole Miss in 2008.

Joseph Campana is the author of The Book of Faces (Graywolf). His poems appear in Slate, Guernica, Poetry, Triquarterly, Conjunctions, and elsewhere. Campana is the recipient of a Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry from the NEA and is completing a book of poems called “Sheltering Bough.” He teaches Renaissance literature and creative writing in the department of English at Rice University.

Robin Chapman‘s recent books include The Dreamer Who Counted the Dead (WordTech Editions), winner of a Wisconsin Library Association Outstanding Book Award, and Abundance, winner of the Cider Press Review Editors’ Award. She is coeditor of Love Over 60: An Anthology of Women’s Poems (Mayapple P). Her poems have appeared recently or are forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, Poetry East, Southern Poetry Review, and Qarrtsiluni.

Martha Collins is the author of the book-length poem Blue Front (Graywolf), which won an Anisfield-Wolf Award, as well as four earlier collections of poems, two collections of cotranslations of Vietnamese poetry, and two chapbooks. Editor-at-large for FIELD magazine and one of the editors for Oberlin College Press, she served as Distinguished Visiting Writer at Cornell in spring 2010.

Rebecca Dunham‘s first book of poetry, The Miniature Room, won the T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry and was published by Truman State University Press. She has received an NEA fellowship and her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in FIELD, Iowa Review, and Antioch Review, among others.

Alice Friman‘s new collection, Vinculum, is forthcoming from Louisiana State University Press. Her last book, The Book of the Rotten Daughter, is from BkMk Press. She is the Fall 2009 featured poet in the Innisfree Poetry Journal (online). New work appears in Boulevard, Boundary 2, Georgia Review, Shenandoah, and Best American Poetry 2009. She is Poet-in-Residence at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville.