SPRING 2010

BRIAN BOOKER is a fiction writer living in Brooklyn. His short stories have been published in Conjunctions, Epoch, One Story, Shenandoah, Tin House, TriQuarterly, and other magazines, and his story collection was a finalist in the Iowa Short Fiction Awards. He holds a Ph.D. in English from New York University, where he taught literature and writing. Brian's texts and artwork can be found at www.brianbooker.com. 
He reads an excerpt from his novel-in-progress, "The Affected Districts."

SARA ELIZABETH JOHNSON is a graduate of Cornell University and the MFA program at the University of Oregon. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming inNew England ReviewShenandoahCutthroatWillow SpringsTampa ReviewIron Horse Literary ReviewVerse Daily, and Best New Poets 2009. She is the recipient of an AWP Intro Journals Project Award and was a finalist for the 2009 Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship. 
She reads her poem, "Because I Never Spoke."

SAMUEL LEADER grew up in England, studied philosophy at Oxford University, then moved to Orange County and got an MFA from UC Irvine, where he teaches writing and literature. He is working on a novel about French resisters and collaborators during and after the Second World War.

He reads an excerpt from his novel-in-progress, "You and I."

REBECCA LINDENBERG's poetry appears in Colorado ReviewDenver Quarterly,Gulf CoastPOOLBarrow StreetWestern Humanities Review, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a generous Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize and a Tennessee Williams Scholarship to the Sewanee Writers Conference, among other honors and awards. She is currently completing a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Utah.

She reads an excerpt from her poem, "Love: An Index."

SARA MAJKA grew up along the Northeast coast and spent many of those years on Cape Cod. Her stories are published or forthcoming in A Public SpaceThe Massachusetts ReviewPEN America, and elsewhere. She received her MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars.

She reads an excerpt from her story, "An Anthology of Small Homes."

Second-year Fellow MICHAEL MORSE lives in Brooklyn, New York, and is on leave from the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, where he teaches English. A recipient of degrees from Oberlin College and the University of Iowa, he has published poems in various journals--including A Public SpaceAgniFieldPloughsharesThe Canary,The HatThe Iowa ReviewThe Literary ReviewTin House, and Spinning Jenny--and in the anthologies Broken Land: Poems of Brooklyn (New York University Press, 2007) and Starting Today: 100 Poems for Obama's First 100 Days (University of Iowa Press, 2010).

He reads his poem, "Void In Compensation Is When She Doesn't Talk To Me."

MARGARET REGES is from Michigan. A graduate of the University of Michigan and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, her poems have appeared or are forthcoming inShenandoah and cream city review. She is a frequent contributor to All Music Guide, where she once worked as an assistant editor in the pop department.

She reads two poems: "Diver" and "Hill."

GREG SCHUTZ received his MFA from the University of Michigan, where he has also taught English and served as a Zell Postgraduate Fellow in Creative Writing. His first published story recently won the Juked Fiction Prize.

He reads his story, "You Are The Greatest Lake."

MELISSA TUCKEY is most recently from Washington, D.C. She's here in Provincetown with her husband, Dave Phillips and dog, Jack. She's a graduate of George Mason University's MFA program and holds an MA from Ohio University. Her chapbook, Rope as Witness, was published by Pudding House Press. Her poems have appeared in Beloit Poetry JournalHayden's Ferry ReviewPainted Bride QuarterlyVerse Daily, and other journals, and most recently anthologized in Fire and Ink: An Anthology of Social Action Writing. Past awards include fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council and DC Commission on Arts and Humanities, and a residency at Blue Mountain Center. Melissa is a co-founder of Split This Rock Poetry Festival,www.splitthisrock.org.

She reads three poems, "Refrain," "Provincetown" and "Testimony Of Daylight Slipping Away."