An Oklahoma native, Timothy Isaiah Edmond holds a B.A. in film and media studies from Stanford University. In addition to writing prose and poetry, he was a development intern for veteran film producers Roger Corman and Julie Corman, and has contributed to film and tv projects that have been released theatrically, distributed to DVD, aired on such networks as Syfy, ARTE, and France 5, and screened at such festivals as Sundance and Cannes.
Sarah Einstein is an PhD Candidate at Ohio University in Creative Nonfiction. Her very first published piece appeared in Fringe several years ago. She has since had work appear in Ninth Letter, Whitefish Review, and Pank and has been awarded a Pushcart Prize.
Margarita Engle is a botanist and the Cuban-American author of several books about the island. The Poet Slave of Cuba, A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano (Henry Holt & Co., 2006), a young adult book written entirely in free verse, has received the Americas Award and an International Reading Association Award, and is a finalist for a PEN Center USA Literary Award. It just received the Pura Belpre Award, the American Library Association’s highest honor for Hispanic literature for young people. Short works appear in journals such as Atlanta Review, Caribbean Writer, Hawai’i Pacific Review, Nimrod, and Poetry Salzburg. Margarita’s next book is The Surrender Tree, forthcoming from Henry Holt and Co. in April 2008.
Elizabeth Enslin received an Individual Artist Fellowship award from the Oregon Arts Commission in 2009. Her work appears in The Gettysburg Review, The Truth About the Fact, Oregon Literary Review, In the Mist, and The Crab Orchard Review (which chose her essay “Ama” as a finalist for the John Guyon Literary Nonfiction Prize). She received her PhD in Anthropology from Stanford University and is currently working on an ethnographic memoir—Sacred Thread—about her experiences as anthropologist and family member in Nepal. She lives in Oregon, dividing her time between Portland and a farm in Wallowa County.