EDITOR │ Wayne Thomas
FICTION & MANAGING EDITOR │ H. M. Patterson
NONFICTION EDITOR │ Desirae Matherly
POETRY EDITOR │ Clay Matthews
ART EDITOR │ Deborah Bryan
Kenneth Wayne Hill
A recent recipient of the Tennessee Commission for the Arts Individual Fellowship in fiction and a Pushcart prize nominee, M. C. Boyes has published in Fiction International, Rhino, cAke, Hawaii Pacific Review, Spoon River, and others. Boyes is the author of Gingko, Pigeon, Light: A Fable and co-editor, with Peter Scheckner, of the anthology The Way We Work: Contemporary Writings about Americans and Their Work Experience (Vanderbilt UP). Boyes teaches writing at Virginia Commonwealth University. She founded TTR in 2005.
Campbell also penned the novel Q Road, now in paperback, and the short story collection Women and Other Animals, both of which have been translated into German by Schneekluth. Her story “The Smallest Man in the World” was awarded a Pushcart Prize.
For fifteen years she has put together a personal newsletter, The Letter Parade, which was written up in the Village Voice. Campbell is six feet tall and practices Kouburyu karate and weapons training. She now lives with her husband and other animals outside Kalamazoo. In her spare time, she created a microbrew to go with her novel called Q Brew.
Mary Cappello is a regular contributor to the world of literary nonfiction and experimental prose. She is the author of Night Bloom: An Italian/American Life (Beacon Press) and, most recently, The Los Angeles Times bestselling book-length essay on “awkwardness,” Awkward: A Detour (Bellevue Literary Press). She also penned Swallow: Foreign Bodies, Their Ingestion, Inspiration and Extraction in the Age of Chevalier Jackson (The New Press) and Called Back: My Reply to Cancer, My Return to Life (Alyson Books).
Her third novel, Bogeywoman, was named on The Los Angeles Times Best Books List for 2000 as well as on Context’s booksellers’ list of the “Most Important Works of Fiction” published that year. Gordon was born and raised in Baltimore, a city which figures prominently in Bogeywoman.
Her second novel, She Drove Without Stopping, was published in 1990 (Algonquin). Often described as a “woman’s road novel,” the book was an American Library Association Notable Book for 1990 and, in 1991, won the author an Academy-Institute Award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.
Gordon is also the author of a novella, Circumspections from an Equestrian Statue (Burning Deck), a narrative poem, The Bend, The Lip, The Kid (Sun), and the underground fantasy classic Shamp of the City-Solo (McPherson & Company). She also translates the fiction of Maria Beig from the German, most recently the novel Hermine, an Animal Life (New Issues). Gordon has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and has been a Fellow of the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, and the Bunting Institute, Radcliffe College. Her short story about horseracing, “A Night’s Work,” was chosen for Best American Short Stories 1995.
Richard Greenfield is author of A Carnage in the Lovetrees (University of California Press). Omnidawn published his second book, Tracer, early in 2009. His poetry has appeared in Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Electronic Poetry Review, Five Fingers Review, Fourteen Hills, Lit, Soft Targets, Volt, and others. He is co-editor of Apostrophe Books, a small press of poetry. He spent his early childhood in Southern California and later lived in the Pacific Northwest. He earned his MFA from the University of Montana in 1999 and a PhD in English at the University of Denver in 2005. He now teaches in the creative writing program at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. He is the former editor of TTR.
Martin Lammon taught creative writing, literature, and other courses at Ohio University, Penn State, Juniata College, and Fairmont State College before joining the faculty of Georgia College & State University in 1997. He holds the Fuller E. Callaway/Flannery O’Connor Chair in Creative Writing and coordinates the Creative Writing Program at GCSU. His collection of poems News from Where I Live won the Arkansas Poetry Award, and his poems and nonfiction essays have appeared in such journals as Black Warrior Review, Chelsea, Connecticut Review, Gettysburg Review, Iowa Review, Luna, Mid-American Review, Midwest Quarterly, Nimrod, Ploughshares, and Puerto del Sol. He has recently completed a book-length memoir about when he lived in Costa Rica, called Nine Degrees North. In 2003, chapters from Nine Degrees North were runner-up for the Iowa Award in Literary Nonfiction and won the Lamar York Prize, published by The Chattahoochee Review. He is also the author of Written in Water, Written in Stone: Twenty Years of Poets on Poetry, which he edited for the University of Michigan Press’s Poets on Poetry Series. From 2000-2002, he was president of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP).
David Lazar ‘s books include The Body of Brooklyn (Iowa), Michael Powell: Interviews (Mississippi), Conversations with M.F.K. Fisher (Mississippi) Truth in Nonfiction (Iowa), and a book of prose poems, Powder Town (Pecan Grove). His essays and prose poems have appeared in The Southwest Review, The Ohio Review, Gulf Coast, Pleiades, Arts & Letters, Best of the Prose Poem, Sentence, Denver Quarterly, Southern Humanities Review, and other journals and magazines. Four of his essays have been named Notable Essays of the Year by Best American Essays. Before coming to Columbia, where he is coordinating the creation of a nonfiction concentration, he taught for sixteen years at Ohio University, where he created one of five doctoral programs in the country in creative nonfiction. He is the editor of Hotel Amerika.
Patrick Madden was raised in Whippany, New Jersey, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He received his B.S. in physics from Notre Dame in 1993, his M.A. in English from BYU in 1999, and his Ph.D. in English from Ohio University in 2004. He served a mission to Uruguay from 1993-1995 and later returned there as a Fulbright fellow from 2002-2003 to write his dissertation, a collection of travel essays.
His first book, Quotidiana, a collection of essays that won second place in the 2007 AWP Award Series in Creative Nonfiction, was published in 2010 by the University of Nebraska Press. He has published individual essays in The Iowa Review, Fourth Genre, Hotel Amerika, Portland Magazine, and many other journals. Some of his essays have been anthologized in The Best American Spiritual Writing 2007 and The Best Creative Nonfiction vol. 2.
Michael Martone is Professor of English at the University of Alabama–Tuscaloosa. He is the author of seven works of fiction, including The Blue Guide to Indiana and Michael Martone, and two collections of nonfiction, The Flatness and Other Landscapes and Unconventions: Attempting the Art of Craft and the Craft of Art. He lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where he and his wife, Poet Theresa Pappas, edit Stone County Books.
The recipient of an Ingram Merrill Foundation Grant, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a Pushcart Prize, Martone has served as editors for such anthologies as The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction, Extreme Fiction: Fabulists and Formalists, A Place of Sense: Essays in Search of the Midwest, and Townships: Pieces of the Midwest.
Kevin Oderman, professor of English and creative writing at West Virginia University, is the author of the prize-winning collection of literary essays How Things Fit Together and a critical book on Ezra Pound, Ezra Pound and the Erotic Medium. He has twice taught abroad as a Senior Fulbright Lecturer, first in Thessaloniki, Greece, and subsequently in Lahore, Pakistan. Going, his first novel, according to author David James Duncan, “is a brilliant novel—a deft, contemplative thriller that probes five lives united by art, chance, and exile. The story’s great themes are erotic, artistic integrity, and death. Its genders are crossed or at war, its night streets and romances equally treacherous, its wit delightfully dark. Yet the engagements with art are profound. And the climax—a stunner—is suffused with justice and light.”
Roy Sorrels is a widely published freelance writer, an award-winning and internationally produced playwright, and a professional writing coach. He divides his time between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Montevideo, Uruguay. He is currently working on a novel about art forgery.
Kellie Wells is the author of a collection of short fiction, Compression Scars, 2001 winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award, and a novel, Skin, published by the University of Nebraska Press, in the Flyover Fiction Series, edited by Ron Hansen. Her work has appeared in various literary journals, including The Kenyon Review, Ninth Letter, The Gettysburg Review, and Prairie Schooner. In 2002 she received a Rona Jaffe Prize and Compression Scars was awarded the Great Lakes Colleges Association’s New Writer’s Award in fiction. She is a congenital Midwesterner but currently teaches at the University of Alabama.