Editor's Note





Book Reviews

Contributors' Notes

Steve Almond's new non-fiction book, Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life, will be out in Spring. His new collection of short-short stories and brief essays on writing (This Won't Take But a Minute, Honey) can be ordered directly by writing him at

Danielle Aquiline graduated from the MFA program in Poetry at Columbia College Chicago where she now serves as a First Year Writing lecturer. She is also the editorial assistant for College Composition and Communication. Her poetry has recently appeared or is forthcoming in RHINO, Yemassee, DIAGRAM, Bellingham Review and Court Green. She lives in Andersonville with her partner, Sona, two cats, two dwarf hamsters and two dwarf bunnies.

Peter Borrebach is the Editor and Web Master of Gulf Stream Magazine.

Robert Busby is an MFA candidate in fiction at FIU, where he also serves as Fiction Editor for Gulf Stream Magazine. He lives with his wife and their cat in Miami, and he wouldn't mind it one bit if the Drive-By Truckers extended their tour route to South Florida in the near future.

Giles Goodland's last book was What the Things Sang from Shearsman (Exeter, UK, 2009). Before that was Capital from Salt (Cambridge, UK, 2006) A Spy in the House of Years from Leviathan (UK, 2001) and Littoral (Oversteps Books, Devon, UK, 1996). He lives in London and works in Oxford as a lexicographer.

Jeremy Griffin's work has appeared or is forthcoming in several publications, including Blackbird and Hayden's Ferry Review, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He lives in Lexington, Virginia, where he teaches composition at Virginia Military Institute.

Leslie Haynsworth is an MFA student in fiction at the University of South Carolina, where she serves as assistant director of the MFA program and as co-fiction editor for Yemassee, USC's literary magazine. She is co-author with David Toomey of Amelia Earhart's Daughters, and her fiction, essays, and reviews have appeared in Fourth Genre, The Common Review, CrossRoads: A Southern Culture Annual, The Ampersand, Up The Staircase, Marie Claire, The Denver Post, and elsewhere.

Rebecca Hazelton's work is forthcoming in Pleiades, FIELD, The Sycamore Review, and Conjunctions.

Amanda Hosey is a first-year graduate student in Florida International's M.F.A. program, concentrating in poetry.

Lori Jakiela is the author of a memoir, Miss New York Has Everything (Warner/Hatchettte, 2006), and a poetry chapbook, The Regulars (Liquid Paper Press 2001). Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 5 AM, KGB Bar Lit, Chiron Review, Tears in the Fence (U.K.) and elsewhere. She writes a regular column, "Here Now," for Westmoreland Magazine and teaches at The University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg. Her website is

Sally Rosen Kindred is author of Garnet Lanterns, winner of the 2005 Anabiosis Press Chapbook Competition. She received a 2007 Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council. Her poems have appeared in journals including Poetry Northwest, The Florida Review, Passages North, and Blackbird.

Bethany Tyler Lee's work has appeared in 32 Poems, Puerto del Sol, cream city review, Hayden's Ferry, and elsewhere. She is the winner of a 2008 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize. She recently completed her Ph.D. in English from University of North Texas.

Lee Martin is the author of six books, most recently the novels, River of Heaven and The Bright Forever, which was a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. He teaches in the MFA program at The Ohio State University.

Jamie May is the Reviews and Interviews Editor of Gulf Stream, and a Contributing Editor at the Florida Book Review. He is an MFA candidate in Fiction at FIU.

Mark McBride's work has appeared in StorySouth, Subtropics, The Yale Review, and The Southeastern Review (as winner of the World's Best Short Short Story Contest 2007).

Jesse Millner's work has appeared most recently in River Styx, Pearl, Atlanta Review, and Slant. He has published four poetry chapbooks and his first full-length poetry book, The Neighborhoods of My Past Sorrow, was released by Kitsune Books in March 2009. Jesse teaches writing courses at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida.

Dave Newman lives in Trafford, Pennsylvania and teaches at the University of Pittsburgh. Over 100 of his poems, stories, and reviews have appeared in literary journals around the world. His most recent chapbook is Allen Ginsberg Comes to Pittsburgh ( His first novel, Please Don't Shoot Anyone Tonight, is forthcoming from World Parade Books (2010).

Liz Robbins's poems have appeared recently in Barrow Street, Cimarron Review, Harpur Palate, Margie, Puerto del Sol, and Verse Daily. Her first book is Hope, As the World Is a Scorpion Fish (Backwaters P), and she is an assistant professor of English at Flagler College.

David Svenson is the Assistant Editor for Gulf Stream Magazine.

Colette Tennant's poems have appeared in Rosebud, Dos Passos Review, Natural Bridge, and the Southern Poetry Review, among others. She has poetry forthcoming in Karamu, Cloudbank and Orpheus II. Her manuscript, Commotion of Wings, was a finalist in Main Street Rag's 2009 book contest and will be published soon.

Nancy White's first book, Sun, Moon, Salt, won the Washington Prize for Poetry. Further poems have appeared in The Antioch Review, Black Warrior Review, FIELD, Harpur Palate, Ploughshares, Seneca Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and others. Her second book, Detour, is due out in 2010 from Tamarack Editions.

Robert Wrigley teaches at the University of Idaho. Beautiful Country, his eighth book of poems, will be published by Penguin in October, 2010.