Sherman Alexie: "Theology" first appeared in Prairie Schooner, © 1997 Sherman Alexie. "The Exaggeration of Despair" is reprinted from The Summer of Black Widows © 1996 Sherman Alexie, by permission of Hanging Loose Press. "Evolution" is reprinted from The Business of Fancydancing, © 1992 Sherman Alexie, by permission of Hanging Loose Press. "I Would Steal Horses" is reprinted from First Indian on the Moon, © 1993 Sherman Alexie, by permission of Hanging Loose Press.
Talvikki Ansel: "You Don't Know What Happened When You Froze" and "My Shining Archipelago" are reprinted from My Shining Archipelago by Talvikki Ansel by permission of Yale University Press and the author. © 1997 Talvikki Ansel . "For Want" and "Origin Charm Against Uncertain Injuries" appear courtesy of the author, © 1999 Talvikki Ansel.
Rick Barot: "Three Amoretti" first appeared in New England Review, © 1998 Rick Barot. "Portishead Suite" first appeared in Colorado Review, © 1999 Rick Barot . "Riffing" first appeared in the Georgia Review, © 1998 Rick Barot.
Paul Beatty: "That's Not in My Job Description" is reprinted from Joker, Joker, Deuce by Paul Beatty, © 1994 Paul Beatty. Used by permission of Viking Penguin, a division of Penguin Putnam Inc.
Erin Belieu: "A Sleeping Man Must Be Awakened to Be Killed", "Rondeau at the Train Stop", and "Legend of the Albino Farm" from Infanta, © 1995; "Nocturne: My Sister Life" from Brown Recluse, © 1999 Erin Belieu. Reprinted by permission of Copper Canyon Press, Post Office Box 271, Port Townsend, WA 98368.
Rafael Campo: "The Battle Hymn of the Republic", "My Childhood in Another Part of the World", "Asylum", and "What the Body Told" are reprinted from What the Body Told by Rafael Campo, © 1996 Duke University Press. All rights reserved. Used with permission. "Towards Curing AIDS" is reprinted with permission from the publisher of The Other Man Was Me: A Voyage to the New World( Houston: Arte Público Press-University of Houston, 1994), © 1994 Arte Público Press.