Spring 2007




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Managing Editor

N. Jeanne Burns lives in Minneapolis with her partner Liz and her creatively named cat, Kitty. She writes where she can find a power outlet for her laptop, iPod and cell phone. Her muse, on the other hand, prefers to inspire her when she’s in the bathroom.

Associate Editors

Joshua Fischer is a published writer by Double Dare Press and a newly appointed editor at Haute Dish. He is self-proclaimed Metro State University’s worst nightmare: A writer who has a unique voice with meaning.

Rebecca Haven was born and raised in St. Paul, MN.  After spending six years in Cleveland, OH, she realized the Twin Cities isn’t so bad—the rivers in the Twin Cities don’t catch fire.  Rebecca lives in St. Paul, MN with her un-creatively named cat, kitty. Someday she hopes to actually get paid to write.

Misha Jameson lives in St. Paul with one husband, one son, one dog, one cat and two fish. Her time is devoted to finishing her BA in Creative Writing, gardening, doing construction projects on her old house, and cleaning up after all the creatures that live in it.

Jessie Lundquist lives in St. Paul with her fiancé and two cats. Through trial and error she has learned that doing any type of work at home is impossible with all of the distractions. Her hobbies include reading, writing and, pardon the cliché, shopping. She is currently working on her first novel.

Dan Ratté is a student in the creative writing program at Metro State and will be (God-willing) graduating in May of 2007. Dan writes mostly prose; an even mix of fiction and creative non-fiction/essay. He also enjoys photography and cooking.

Matt Spillum lives and works in Minneapolis, Minnesota, slinging coffee, beer and wine to the masses. He graduated from Metropolitan State University in December 2006, finishing his seventeen-year graduation plan. Matt also throws frisbees, beats drums and dances to the music of the nice organ grinder guy who feeds him figs.

Emily Urness hails from a small town you’ve never heard of.  She is about eleven feet tall.  She is also the only Haute Dish editor to hold a degree in Music Business.  She is also looking for someone to publish her first novel.  She majors in Creative Writing and Theatre.

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