Mike Albo is a writer and performer who lives in Brooklyn. He is the author of the novel Hornito and co-author (with Virginia Heffernan) of The Underminer. His novella, The Junket, came out last fall as a Kindle Single (mikealbo.com).
Lindsey Alexander was named after a journalist from Kentucky and a seventies TV star. Her poems are forthcoming in Diagram and Green Mountains Review. She edits The Lumberyard Magazine and coordinates the Visiting Writers Series at Purdue University.
Jeffrey Allen is the author of Simple Universal (Bronze Man Books, 2007). He holds an MFA in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago, where he now works and teaches. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Another Chicago Magazine, Clementine, CutBank, TriQuarterly, H_NGM_N, and The Dirty Napkin. He is the Poetry Editor of phantom limb, an online poetry magazine.
Michael Bazzett’s poems have appeared in West Branch, Beloit Poetry Journal, Best New Poets, Carolina Quarterly, Pleiades, and Smartish Pace, among others, and his work was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. New poems are forthcoming in Cream City Review, Rattle, Berkeley Poetry Review and The Grey Sparrow. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two children.
Katherine Berta is an Ohio native currently living in Tempe, Arizona. A recent graduate of Arizona State University’s MFA program, her work has appeared in 2 River View.
Brandon Borcoman lives in Brooklyn where he writes and breathes. He likes long walks in the rawness and hopes to somehow continue living decently.
Katie Byrum is from Kentucky. You can find her work in Big Bell, The Lumberyard Magazine, Gulf Coast, and the recent Argos Books anthology Why I Am Not a Painter.
Evan Commander is author of the chapbooks Planet Carpet and A Thing and Its Ghost. Currently he is working in New York as co-producer of New Good World.
Recent poems by Ryan Collins have appeared in Leveler, Knock, H_NGM_N, Jellyfish, The Hover Project, Handsome, Diagram and the cassette anthology 21 Love Poems (Hell Yes Press). He lives in the Illinois Quad Cities.
Jesse Damiani is an MFA candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is the Reviews Editor and Outreach Coordinator for Devil’s Lake. The recipient of an Academy of American Poets Award, his recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Colorado Review, Indiana Review, The Journal, Ninth Letter, and Pleiades, among others.
Travis Wayne Denton lives in Atlanta, where he is the McEver Chair in Poetry at Georgia Tech and Associate Director of Poetry@Tech. He is founding editor of the literary arts publication Terminus Magazine. His poems have appeared in numerous journals, magazines and anthologies. His second collection of poems, When Pianos Fall from The Sky, is forthcoming from Marick Press.
Katy Didden has a PhD in literature and creative writing from the University of Missouri. Her poems appear in journals such as The Kenyon Review, Smartish Pace, Bat City Review, and Poetry. Her book, Avalanche, is forthcoming from Pleiades Press. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at St. Louis University.
Russell Dillon is the author of the chapbook Secret Damage (Forklift Ink, 2009) and a forthcoming as-yet-to-be-definitively-titled book from Forklift Books. He is an editor for Big Bell and has just returned to live in New York City after many years in San Francisco.
Tom Earles earned an MFA from the University of Maryland. His work has appeared in Able Muse and was a finalist for Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers. He is editor of Sakura Review.
Adam Fell is the author of I Am Not a Pioneer (H_NGM_N Books, 2011). He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He teaches at Edgewood College in Madison, WI, where he co-curates the Monsters of Poetry reading series.
Hannah Gamble is the author of Your Invitation to a Modest Breakfast, selected by Bernadette Mayer for the 2011 National Poetry Series and to be published by Fence in the fall of 2012. Her poems and interviews appear or are forthcoming in APR, jubilat, The Laurel Review, Indiana Review, and Ecotone. She teaches English at Prairie State College and lives in Chicago.
Heather June Gibbons’s work appears in Indiana Review, The Awl, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Gulf Coast, Drunken Boat, Juked, Blackbird, and Anti-. A chapbook, Flyover, was published in 2012 by Q Ave Press. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she has received awards from the Fine Arts Work Center and the Vermont Studio Center. She lives in West Lafayette, Indiana, where she teaches creative writing and literature at Purdue University.
Tyler Gobble is lead editor of Stoked Journal and a contributor with Vouched Books. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in PANK, Rhino, and Uncanny Valley, among others. He is the author of the chapbooks, Tell Me You’ve Got Good News (H_NGM_N Books, 2011), Stale Champagne (Artistically Declined Press, 2011), and Goodness is a Fine Thing to Chase, part of The Fullness of Everything featuring Christopher Newgent and Brian Oliu (Tiny Hardcore Press, 2012). Find more at tylergobble.com.
Whit Griffin is the author of Pentateuch (Skysill 2010) and The Sixth Great Extinction (Skysill 2012). Along with Andrew Hughes he edits Bright Pink Mosquito, and ‘tumbls’ on its behalf at brightpinkmosquito.tumblr.com. He currently resides in western Tennessee.
Liz Hildreth’s poems, translations, and essays have been published in H_NGM_N, MAKE, McSweeney’s, Parthenon West, and PANK, among other places. She lives in Chicago and works as a writer for an education company.
Nathan Hoks’ first book of poems, Reveilles, won Salt Publishing’s Crashaw Prize and was published in 2010. He is also the author of a chapbook, Birds Mistaken For Wind, and the translator of Vicenete Huidobro’s Arctic Poems. With Nicole Flores, he co-edits Convulsive Editions, a micro-press that publishes chapbooks and broadsides. He lives in Chicago.
Rob Kenagy received his MFA from Virginia Tech. He has worked as a poetry editor for Toad, and he writes and records music as Ganges.
Noelle Kocot is the author of five books of poetry: two from Four Way Books, and three from Wave Books including The Bigger World (2011) and a translation of Poet by Default by Tristan Corbiere (2011). She has received awards and grants from The Academy of American Poets, The American Poetry Review, the NEA and the Fund for Poetry. Originally from Brooklyn, she lives in New Jersey and teaches writing in New York City.
Kristin Marie Kostick is a poet and medical anthropologist. Her work has appeared in H_NGM_N, Open Letters, Muzzle, and Drunken Boat. She curates a monthly reading series in Hartford, Connecticut and will be attending the University of Houston writing program in Fall 2012.
Sandra Lim is the author of Loveliest Grotesque (Kore Press, 2006), a collection of poems. Her work is also included in the anthology Gurlesque: The New Grrly, Grotesque, Burlesque Poetics (Saturnalia 2010). She is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.
BJ Love is the author of Michigander, Bastards, and with Friedrich Kerksieck, FOSSIL. Additionally, he wears shoes everywhere he goes.
Anthony Madrid lives in Chicago. His poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in AGNI Online, Boston Review, Fence, Gulf Coast, Iowa Review, Lana Turner, LIT, Poetry, Washington Square, and WEB CONJUNCTIONS. His first book, called I AM YOUR SLAVE NOW DO WHAT I SAY, was just published by Canarium Books.
Anthony McCann is the author of I ♥ Your Fate, Moongarden and Father of Noise. He lives in Los Angeles.
Marc McKee received his MFA from the University of Houston and his PhD from the University of Missouri in Columbia, where he lives with his wife, Camellia Cosgray. Recent work appears in Sixth Finch, Sou’wester, Pebble Lake Review, The Journal, and Artifice. He is the author of What Apocalypse? (New Michigan Press, 2008), Fuse (Black Lawrence Press, 2011) and Bewilderness (forthcoming, Black Lawrence Press, 2014).
Anis Mojgani is from New Orleans and his favorite smell is magnolia. He has two collections of poetry, Over the Anvil We Stretch and The Feather Room, both from Write Bloody Publishing. His work has appeared in Rattle, Used Furniture Review, and Muzzle Magazine, as well as on NPR, HBO and the stage of TEDx. Sometimes he has a beard, though as of this writing he does not. He and his wife currently live in Austin, Texas with a dog and a lot of beautiful books.
Jennifer Nelson edits poetry for Epiphany magazine. She is also an art historian finishing her dissertation at Yale University. Her work is forthcoming or has appeared in Volt, Action, Yes, Handsome, Fence, the Denver Quarterly, RealPoetik. She lives in Jackson Heights, New York.
Christian Ochoa lives in Brooklyn. He is the prose editor for LIT.
Alix Ohlin is the author of Signs and Wonders and, most recently, the novel Inside. She teaches at Lafayette College and in the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers.
Alexis Orgera lives and writes in southwest Florida. She’s the author of How Like Foreign Objects (H_NGM_N BKS 2010) and two chapbooks, Illuminatrix (Forklift, Ink 2009) and Dear Friends, The Birds Were Wonderful! (Blue Hour Press 2009).
Jay Ponteri’s memoir Wedlocked is forthcoming in 2013 from Hawthorne Books. His piece, “Listen to This,” was mentioned as a Notable Essay in the 2010 Best American Essays. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
Allison Power lives in Brooklyn. Her friends call her Ali.
Brett Price lives and writes in Brooklyn. He currently serves as the Friday Late Night Series Coordinator at the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church. Recent work has been published in Brawling Pigeon, Bright Pink Mosquito, The Brooklyn Rail, and Well Greased.
Nate Pritts is the author of Sweet Nothing and No Memorial, a new chapbook out from Thrush Press. He is the founder and principal editor of H_NGM_N, an online journal and small press. Find him online at natepritts.com.
Layne Ransom currently serves as co-editor of Stoked. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Punchnel’s, elimae, Used Furniture Review, and others. You look nice today.
Bill Rasmovicz is the author of The World in Place of Itself (Alice James Books, 2007). His poems have appeared in Hotel Amerika, Nimrod, Mid-American Review, Third Coast, Gulf Coast, and other publications. A graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing program and Temple University School of Pharmacy, he lives in Brooklyn.
Anne Marie Rooney is the author of Spitshine (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2012) and The Buff (The Cupboard, 2011). Her work has been featured in the Best New Poets and Best American Poetry anthologies. Born and raised in New York City, she currently lives in New Orleans, where she is a teaching artist.
Tomaž Šalamun lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He taught at the Michener Center for Writers at The University of Texas in Spring 2011. His recent books translated into English are The Blue Tower (translated by Michael Biggins, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011) and On the Tracks of Wild Game (translated by Sonja Kravanja, Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012).
Gregory Sherl is the author of The Oregon Trail is the Oregon Trail, Heavy Petting, and Monogamy Songs. He currently lives in Oxford, Mississippi.
Jeff Simpson grew up in southwest Oklahoma in a home decorated with taxidermic marvels. He is the author of Vertical Hold (Steel Toe Books, 2011), which was a finalist for The National Poetry Series. His poems have recently appeared in Prairie Schooner, Cimarron Review, Harpur Palate and others. He lives in Brooklyn where he works for Poets & Writers and edits The Fiddleback, an online arts and literature magazine.
Marcus Slease was born in Portadown, Northern Ireland in 1974. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Octopus, La Granada (Norway), Typo, Past Simple, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Everyday Genius, Conduit, Shampoo, Diagram, and Dear World and Everyone In It, an anthology of new British poetry. Currently, he lives in London and teaches travel literature and ESL at Richmond American University. He blogs at Never Mind the Beasts.
KMA Sullivan’s poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Pearl, Potomac Review, Cream City Review, Gargoyle, >kill author, and diode. She was awarded residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in creative non-fiction, and at the Vermont Studio Center in poetry. She is the editor of Vinyl Poetry and the owner/publisher of YesYes Books.
Jacob Sunderlin will be a 2012–2013 poetry fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and has some poems in La Petite Zine and Caketrain.
Michael Thomas Taren is a recent graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop. His poems have appeared in Colorado Review, Poetikon, SUPERMACHINE, I.D.I.O.T. and Fence. His chapbook 08 September 2009 was published by Factory Hollow Press, Amherst. His translations of Šalamun have been published by Public Space, Poetry Review (UK), Fence, Jubilat, LIT, and Poetry London. His book Puberty was a 2009 finalist for The Fence Poetry Series. His book Motherhood was a 2010 finalist for The Fence Poetry Series. He spent nine months in Slovenia on a Fulbright in 2010–2011.
Brandi Wells is managing editor of The Black Warrior Review and web editor at Hobart. She is the author of Please Don’t Be Upset (Tiny Hardcore Press) and the forthcoming Poisonhorse (Nephew, an imprint of Mudluscious Press). Her writing appears or is forthcoming in Salamander, Mid-American Review, 14 Hills, Juked, and Gargoyle.
Wendy Xu is the author of The Hero Poems (H_NGM_N BKS) and a collaboration with Nick Sturm titled I Was Not Even Born (Coconut Books, 2013). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Diagram, La Petite Zine, Columbia Poetry Review, CutBank, Third Coast. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she is the co-editor and publisher of iO: A Journal of New American Poetry/iO Books, and co-curator of the jubilat/Jones Reading Series.