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)
Mr. Collins Attends the School of Absence (From Issue 1)
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]Poems:
Coincidence (From Issue 17)
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)