Best of the Net 2010  


Jennifer Chang is the author of The History of Anonymity, an inaugural selection of the VQR Poetry Series and a finalist for the 2009 Shenandoah/Glasgow Prize. New poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Blackbird, The Nation, Poetry Northwest, Salt Hill, WebConjunctions, Kenyon Review Online, A Public Space, and Poetry. She is at work on second book of poems titled Some Say the Lark.

Josh Eure's stories have won the Dell Award and the Brenda L. Smart Prize, and reached the finalist list in Glimmer TrainÕs Short Story Award for New Writers. Eure's stories have appeared in the Raleigh Review, Southern Culture Magazine, and Dell MagazinesÕ literary publication online. He earned his MFA in Creative Writing at North Carolina State University.

Max Everhart has published fiction in CutBank, Elysian Fields Quarterly, Slow Trains Journal, and Juked. His story "Virginia is a Different Country" was Honor Mention in the AWP Intro Journals Award (2007) and Glimmer Train's New Writer Contest (2007). His story "The Man Who Wore No Pants" was nominated for a Pushcart, Dzanc Books' Best of the Web, and storysouth's Million Writer Contest. Currently, he teaches English at Northeastern Technical College in South Carolina and is working on turning "The Man Who Wore No Pants" into a novel. He is a big fan of the Boston Red Sox.

B.H. Fairchild is the author of six books of poetry and has been the recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Gold Medal in Poetry from the California Book Awards, the Texas Institute of Letters Poetry Award, and the Bobbitt Award from the Library of Congress, the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the William Carlos Williams Award, the PEN West Poetry Award, the California Book Award, and the Natalie Ornish Award from the Texas Institute of Letters. He has been the recipient of fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Lannan Foundation and is the author of Such Holy Song, a scholarly study of William Blake. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Paris Review, Hudson Review, Southern Review, Poetry, Yale Review, Sewanee Review, and many other journals and anthologies, including The Best American Poems of 2000 and 2010. He has been the recipient of fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Lannan Foundation.

Miriam Bird Greenberg grew up on an organic farm in rural Texas. The daughter of a New York Jew and a goat-raising anthropologist involved in the back-to-the-land movement, she spent her childhood roaming the nearby creeks and caved-in barns in muslin schoolteachers’ dresses left behind by ancestors a hundred years dead of diphtheria. She is currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford University, and recipient of a 2010 Ruth Lilly Fellowship. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, Smartish Pace, No Tell Motel, DIAGRAM; and The Indiana Review. She holds an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin, though she’s also taught EFL in Japan, hitchhiked solo from Montana to Vermont, and flown kites in Tienanmen Square. She lives in Oakland, California.

Asterio Enrico N. Gutierrez lives in Manila, Philippines. His poetry and fiction has been published in various print and online publications in the Philippines and abroad.

Tamar Halpern is a writer and film director living in Los Angeles. Her feature Shelf Life was called a Òwhip smart film that taps into a fresh source for American comedyÓ by Variety. Her recent film Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life is based on the young adult novel by Wendy Mass. She is a two time resident of Hedgebrook, a funded writing residency for women, and is thrilled to have her short fiction published in Joyland Magazine. Writing awards include Paramount Screenwriting Fellowship, Jack Oakie Comedy Screenplay Award, IFP/NY Screenplay Finalist, FIND Directors Lab Fellow, Slamdance Screenplay Finalist, Cynosure Screenplay Finalist, Nicholl Screenplay Semi Finalist, Best Director Stonybrook Film Festival, Jury Award Best Film Dances With Films, Dreamago Plume et Pellicule Switzerland, and Blacklist Best Unproduced Screenplays.

T.R. Hummer’s my eleventh book, Ephemeron, is forthcoming from LSU Press in fall of 2011, and his twelfth book, Available Surfaces: Essays will be published by University of Michigan Press in their Poets on Poetry Series at a yet unspecified date. T.R. is the former editor-in-chief of The Kenyon Review, The New England Review, and The Georgia Review; he teaches in the creative writing program at Arizona State University.

Anna Journey is the author of the collection, If Birds Gather Your Hair for Nesting (University of Georgia Press, 2009), selected by Thomas Lux for the National Poetry Series. Her poems are published in a number of journals, including American Poetry Review, FIELD, Kenyon Review, and Shenandoah, and her essays appear in At Length, Blackbird, Notes on Contemporary Literature, Parnassus, and Plath Profiles. Journey holds an MFA in creative writing from Virginia Commonwealth University and a PhD in creative writing and literature from the University of Houston. She recently received a fellowship in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Maxine Lopez-Keough is a cheap date and aspiring deep sea welder. Her work has has appeared in MonkeyBicycle, Dogzplot, The Sarah Lawrence Review, the Boston Playwriting Festival, The PaperCone Reading Series and on bathroom walls the world over.

Mark McBride’s work appears in such journals as Salt River Review (a finalist for the Best of the Net 2007), Gulf Stream, StorySouth, Subtropics, The Yale Review, and The Southeast Review (winner of the World’s Best Short Short Story Contest 2007). Visit his blog, Writing That Matters, at

Dominic Preziosi's fiction, essays, and articles have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous publications, in print and online, including Avery, the Beloit Fiction Journal, Descant, Front Porch, SmokeLong Quarterly, Storyglossia, the Writer Magazine, and the Word Riot anthology What's Your Exit? A Literary Detour Through New Jersey. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Robert Wrigley’s most recent book is Beautiful Country (Penguin, 2010), his eighth collection of poems. A former Guggenheim and two-time NEA Fellow, he and teaches in the graduate writing program at the University of Idaho.