JOSEPH BOYDEN was born and raised in Ontario, Canada. He received his undergraduate degree in Humanities and Creative Writing from York University in Toronto and his M.F.A. from the University of New Orleans. His first collection of stories, Born with a Tooth, was published by Cormorant Books in the spring of 2001.
ARTHUR A. BROWN has published essays on Edgar Allan Poe, Henry James, William Faulkner, and Raymond Carver in Nineteenth-Century Literature, Mississippi Quarterly, Studies in Short Fiction, American Literary Realism, Colby Quarterly, and Critique. He is a contributor to A William Faulkner Encyclopedia(1999). His one-act play 'Augustina] was selected by Horton Foote as the winner of the 1999 Arts & Letters Drama Prize and published in Arts & Letters (Spring 2000), and his poem [Premonition] was a finalist in the 2001 Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award, sponsored by The Formalist. He is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Evansville, Indiana, where he teaches American literature and creative writing.
MARY CARNEY is a Marion L. Brittain Teaching Fellow at Georgia Institute of Technology. She is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Georgia and will complete her dissertation entitled [Edith Wharton and the Incongruities of War] in the spring of 2002. She has published articles on Emily Dickinson and Lewis Nordan.
DONNA J. DAVIS works as a professional/technical writer for a private, nonprofit organization. After completing double Master's in American Studies and