Doug Lang was born in Wales and spent time in Greece and London before moving to Washington, DC in 1973. He is the author of three chapbooks and two novels. His Selected Poems, 1973-2007 is forthcoming from Edge Books. His work appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 15. (2008)
Peg Lauber won a first place Hopwood Award for poetry (University of Michigan) and an American Academy of Poets first prize (Iowa Writer’s Workshop). She has been a Poet-in-the-Schools in Florida and Wisconsin and is an Associate Professor of creative writing at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. Her poems have appeared in The Beloit Poetry Journal, Abraxas, North American Review and elsewhere. She is editor of Rhiannon Press and contributing editor of Kalliope. (2000)
Ann Lauinger is the author of Persuasions of Fall (Utah, 2004), winner of the Agha Shahid Prize in Poetry. She teaches literature at Sarah Lawrence College. Her work appears in Smartish Pace, Issues 7 and 15. (2008)
Kate Lebo lives in Seattle where she works for the Richard Hugo House, a literary arts center. Her poems have appeared in Filter, Knock and the Seattle Public Library’s “Lines on a Spine” project. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 16 (2009).
Lefcowitz, Barbara F.
Barbara F. Lefcowitz is the author of six books of poetry. Dancing Moon Press published her most recent book, A Hand of Stars, in 1999. Her stories, poems, articles and reviews have appeared in numerous publications including Chicago Review, Prairie Schooner, The Minnesota Review, New Letters, The Florida Review and Lucid Stone. She was a finalist for the Elliston Poetry Prize, and has won Poetry Prizes from Skyline and Kansas Quarterly. She has received fellowships from the N.E.A., N.E.H., The Rockefeller Foundation and others. (2000)
Legaspi, Joseph O.
Joseph O. Legaspi’s debut collection, Imago (CavanKerry), was published in 2007. He holds degrees from Loyola Marymount University and the Graduate Creative Writing Program at New York University. A recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Poetry Fellowship, he is one of the co-founders of Kundiman, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving Asian American poets. Born in Manila, Philippines, he now lives in New York City. [bio updated 2011]
David Lehman is the author of seven books of poems, most recently Yeshiva Boys (Scribner, 2009) and When a Woman Loves a Man (Scribner, 2005). Among his nonfiction books are A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs (Nextbook/Schocken, 2009), The Last Avant-Garde: The Making of the New York School of Poets (Anchor, 1999), The Perfect Murder (Michigan, 2000), and Signs of the Times: Deconstruction and the Fall of Paul de Man (1991). He edited Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to the Present and The Best American Erotic Poems: From 1800 to the Present, which appeared from Scribner in 2003 and 2008, respectively. He is the editor of The Oxford Book of American Poetry (2006), a one-volume comprehensive anthology of poems from Anne Bradstreet to the present. Lehman teaches writing and literature in the graduate writing program of the New School in New York City. He initiated The Best American Poetry series in 1988 and continues as the annual anthology's general editor. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1989 and an Academy Award in literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1990. His poems appeared in Smartish Pace, Issue 15 and he read in the Smartish Pace reading series in New York on Oct. 4, 2008. He lives in New York City and in Ithaca, New York.
Alex Lemon's first collection of poems, Mosquito, was published last year by Tin House Books. He is a frequent reviewer for The Bloomsbury Review and Assistant Editor for LUNA. With Wang Ping, he has published translations of contemporary Chinese poetry. A memoir of his is forthcoming from Scribner. He has been awarded grants from the NEA and the Minnesota State Arts Board and teaches at Macalester College. His poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 14. [bio updated 2007]
Arthur Leung’s poems were published in Hong Kong U Writing: An Anthology and Pulsar Poetry Magazine. He lives in Hong Kong. His work appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 15. (2008)
Phillis Levin is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Mercury (2001) and May Day (2008), both from Penguin, and the editor of The Penguin Book of Sonnet (Penguin, 2001). Her honors include a Fulbright Scholar Award to Slovenia, the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, the Richard Hugo Prize from Poetry Northwest, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the NEA. Levin is a professor of English and poet-in-residence at Hofstra University. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 14. 
Lewis, Peggy Hapke
Peggy Hapke Lewis’ poems have been published in Flyway, Lullwater Review, Old Red Kimono, The Hollins Critic and Webster Review. She lives in St. Louis. (2004)
Lisa Lewis is the author of The Unbeliever (Wisconsin, Brittingham Prize, 1994) and Silent Treatment (Penguin, National Poetry Series, 1998). She directs the creative writing program at Oklahoma State University. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 14. [bio updated 2007]
Lyn Lifshin is the author of numerous books of poetry. Her most recent book, Before It’s Light, was published last Fall by Black Sparrow Press. With apologies to Virgil Suarez, The Small Press Review declared her “the most published poet in the world today….” (2000)
Deena Linett is the author of a collection of poems, Rare Earths (BOA Editions, 2001), and a prize-winning novel, On Common Ground (SUNY, 1983). Her poems are forthcoming in Kestrel, Two Rivers Review and Texas Review. She is Professor of English at Montclair State University. (2001)
Celeste Lipkes is a sophomore at Johns Hopkins University where she studies writing, history of science and bioethics. In 2009 she won the Bellevue Literary Review Prize for Poetry. She is a recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship from JHU and a Davidson Fellowship in Literature from the Davidson Foundation. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 16 (2009).
Stuart Lishan is a member of the English Department at Ohio State University. His poems have appeared in American Liteary Review, Arts & Letters, Boulevard, Chicago Review and Kenyon Review. (1999)
Timothy Liu is the author of five books of poems, most recently Of Thee I Sing (Georgia Press, 2004). A new book, For Dust Thou Art, is forthcoming from Southern Illinois University Press. An Associate Professor of English at William Paterson University, Liu lives in Hoboken, NJ. His poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 13. [bio updated 2006]
Chip Livingston's work appears most recently in Barrow Street, McSweeney’s, Mississippi Review, New American Writing, Ploughshares and Best New Poets (Samovar & Meridian, 2006). He lives in New York City. His poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 14. [bio updated 2007]
Emily Lloyd is a freelancer by day, librarian at Delaware Tech College by night. Her chapbook, The Most Daring of Transplants (Argonne House), was the 2004 winner of the Dogfish Head Poetry Prize. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 12.
Duane Locke has been Professor Emeritus of the Humanities, Poet in Residence at University of Tampa for over twenty years. Over 2,000 of his poems have been published in over 500 print magazines. He has had over 1,000 poems accepted by electronic zines. He is the author of 14 books of poetry, his latest being Watching Wisteria (Vida Publishing, 1995). He has won the Edna St. Vincent Millay, Charles Agnoff, and Walt Whitman awards for poetry. (2000)
Cheryl Loetscher’s poems have appeared in Flint Hills Review, Manzanita Quarterly, Pilgrimage and Sow’s Ear. She was recently awarded the 2006 George W. Wedge Poetry Prize. She lives in Colorado where she works as a family law paralegal and Co-Editor of HeartLodge. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 13. [bio updated 2006]
William Logan is the author of eight books of poems, including most recently The Whispering Gallery (2005) and Strange Flesh (2008), both from Penguin. Our Savage Art (Columbia, 2009) is the most recent of his ﬁve books of criticism. His numerous awards include the Peter I.B. Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets and a National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism. [bio updated 2011]
Sandy Longhorn received her MFA from the University of Arkansas. Her poems have appeared in Black Warrior Review, Gulf Stream, River Styx, Shenandoah and Sonora Review. The poem that appears in this issue is part of Blood Almanac, which was a finalist for the Walt Whitman Award and a semifinalist for the Bakeless Literary Prize in Poetry. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 12.
Dawn Lonsinger was awarded a Fulbright grant to teach English and study Korean poetry and art in South Korea for 2000-01. She recently won honorable mention in Atlantic Monthly’s 2004 Student Writing Contest. She is in the MFA program for creative writing at Cornell. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 12.
A. Loudermilk teaches creative writing and literature at Maryland Institute College of Art. Southern Illinois University Press published his ﬁrst book, Strange Valentine, in 2005. The poems in this issue are from his unpublished second collection, Neatnik. [bio updated 2011]
Joanne Lowery is the author of seven books of poetry, most recently Seven Misters (Pygmy Forest, 2004) and Medusa’s Darling (March Street, 2004); and five chapbooks including Diorama, winner of the Poems & Plays Tennessee Chapbook Prize in 2006. Her work appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 15. (2008)
Suzan Lustig has been published online in The Hiss Quarterly, The Pedestal Magazine and Triplopia. Her poems are forthcoming in The HazMat Review. In 2004, she graduated from Antioch University’s low-residency MFA program. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 13. [bio updated 2006]
Mario Luzi is one of Italy’s most celebrated living poets. He was the first poet ever commissioned by Pope John Paul II to compose the meditations, which were used at the Way of the Cross on Good Friday Ceremony at the Coliseum in Rome, in 1999. (2002)