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ERIN BARKER is a senior at BYU majoring in English teaching with minor in Spanish teaching. She is a big fan of inscape.  

D .C. NELSON was born more than a quarter-century ago in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Unaware chat Victorianism was  long ago dead, D.C. spent most of his youth writing medieval-themed ballads in the style of J.R.R. Tolkien. When he discovered d1ac no one liked rhyming poetry, D.C. left for a twoyear stint touring the bohemian salons of Indiana. Returning, he wrote a number of bad poems, a few of which were published by Weber Staces literary magazine. His life long goal is to be accepted by inscape.  

A . E. MARLOWE is a fantastic and dedicated writer who is now on hiatus in  the land of Russia. When she returns to her hometown of Provo, she will eventually graduate in English with minors in Russian and economics.  

PIPER RAE ARMSTRONG literally means “a beam of pepper with large biceps.However, her mother was probably not thinking of this as she  cuddled her precious bundle of joy. Now, nineteen years  lacer, Piper is busy living up co her spicy nomenclature. She  enjoys office supplies, collects shiny metal objects, and occasionally knocks her bed off its cinderblocks in the middle  of the night. She is a brilliant in every sense of the word.  (Note: co all you literary plebeians out there, a brilliant is a  special cut of diamond.

AMMON BARKER graduated April 2006 in English and plans to practice lawa course that will allow him to continue his lavish lifestyleHe looks forward to his new life with his beautiful bride to-be and their imaginary dog Cilantro.

JOE PLICKA graduated with his MA from BYU summer 2006. He cant decide if poetry is the “higher art” or not, but likes it in  part for the feeling of finishing something he started a feeling that has eluded him most of his life.  

EMILY STANFILL earned an MA in comparative studies and studied early  modern literature (if you care to be so detailed–desire, the  body, and the dialectic of mourning in Edmund Spenser’s  Faerie Queene and St. Teresa’s Libro de la Vida). She grew  up in Duxbury, Massachusetts, just out of Boston, where  her father would buy her chocolate-covered cannolis (an  Italian pastry) to compensate for her lack of a love lifeTheyre her favorite.

D.C. NELSON is the adoptive father of three goldfish and the author of  the young adult novel Danette, Me, and the Messy Kiwi  of Love. He is earning a master‘s degree in Seattle.  

JON OGDEN is an English literature major planning to land a career in academia. 

AARON ROBERT ALLEN is a master’s student at BYU. He enjoys companionship  with his muse and catamarans. He used to enjoy the  Simpsons, but he is sorry to say it has been supplanted  by Family Guy, his newest guilty pleasure. Other guilty  pleasures include things that please him and make him  feel guilty.  

LINDA PAULSEN was born in Salt Lake City in 1951 and began writing as  soon as she could hold a pencil. She began her English  studies at BYU in 1969 but moved to Rock Springs, Wyoming, after her marriage in 1972. Linda and her husband  had five children, and upon his retirement in 2003, the  family returned to BYU so Linda could finish her degree.  During the course of her 30+ year senior year” she wrote  and published stories and poetry for children in the Friend  and Jack and Jill magazine, along with several anthologies.  Past accomplishments include teaching creative writing  and illustrating workshops, and receiving awards in city  and college competitions. Other pursuits include painting,  music, and her nine delightful grandchildren.  

CHANTELLE ELISE DAINES is a junior at BYU majoring in English and minoring in  International Development. She enjoys literary theorymodern art, old lost photographs, and traveling in her  free time. She also enjoys feeling accomplished. She  hopes to go on to live a fulfilled and aware life. 

CHRISTOPHER SORENSON studies neuroscience, like most successful writers. He  frequently writes for Schooled magazine, but this is his  first entry into a reputable publication. He is devastatingly handsome. He returned home to New York to attend  medical school. His favorite color is green, and you can  read more of his musings at  He cannot be taken seriously.  

HOLLY ROSE HANSEN is currently working full time for BYU Independent Study  and working towards a master‘s degree. She earned a bachelor‘s degree from BYU in communications with a minor in  English in 1999.  

EMILY MCARTHUR grew up in northern California on a Christmas tree farmShe graduated from BYU in English and is now seeking  some form of useful employment before heading to grad  school.  

RYAN MCILVAIN works as an arts reporter for KBYU-FM in Provo, where  he lives with his wife, Brooke. An essay of his appears in  the Fall 2006 issue of storySouth

LESLEY COLVIN is from Salt Lake City, Utah. She married the love of her  life in 2004 and graduated from BYU in April 2006 with  a bachelors degree in art history and a minor in political science. She and her husband are attending graduate school  in Oxford, England, where she will study art history and  try to continue to take as many pictures as possible of the  English countryside.  

AIDA WARREN does not pronounce her name the same way as the  famous Broadway musical. She studied English at BYU.  Aida loves playing soccer and ea.ting Ben & Jerry’s Half  Baked ice cream, but not at the same time. Aida is inspired  by Monet and other post-impressionists. She loves to  travel and take pictures in her limited spare time. 

ELISABETH MATTHEWS was born in Salt Lake City in 1957. She graduated from  BYU in April 2006 with a BFA in painting and a minor  in English. Divorced with five married children and five  granddaughters, she was delighted to have her first grandson as the end of April. More of Elizabeths art is available online at 

STEVEN JAMES is an alumnus of BYU who took up photography as a  hobby. He lives in Salt Lake City with his wife of twenty six years. They have five beautiful children and someday  hope they will have some grandchildren as well. He loves  boating, skiing, and spending time with his family.  

BECKY MORRIS graduated from BYU in accounting and soon after moved  to California. She is currently creating a photo collection  of clocks around the world, thanks to a personal interest in  the subject. 

DAVID HABBEN II is originally from Boise, Idaho. He graduated from  Brigham Young University in 2006 with a BFA in  Illustration. David’s achievements included participating in  the 2006 Annual Student Show selection and winning the  2005-2006 talent award. David gives thanks to his family  and friends for their support-his work will always be a  dedication to them.  

RACHEL MEIBOS is a psychology major from California who enjoys doodling  in the horror vaccui style, despite her appreciation of the  minimalist movement. She also enjoys writing bad poetry,  exploring pseudoscience, and listening to vernacular and  classical music.