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Jeff Bruemmer lives in Austin, Texas.

Evan Commander is the author of the chapbooks Planet Carpet and A Thing and Its Ghost. He is working in New York as co-producer of NewGoodWorld.com.

Caroline Crew edits ILK journal. Her poems have appeared in Salt Hill Journal, PANK and Sixth Finch among other places. A chapbook is forthcoming from dancing girl press. Often she doesn’t have a real home, but currently she is an MFA candidate at UMass Amherst.

Weston Cutter’s work has appeared recently in the Sycamore Review and West Branch, and a chapbook, All Black Everything, was recently published by New Michigan Press. He lives in Fort Wayne, IN.

Matthew Daddona has published poetry and reviews in Slice, The Southampton Review, Tuesday: An Art Project, Electric Literature, elimae, InDigest, and Anderbo, among others. In 2011, he collaborated on a chapbook with poet/ scholar Tim Wood, using Wittgenstein’s aphorisms as poetic conversation. He is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets prize and a Beatrice Dubin Rose award. Matthew edits an online journal, Tottenville Review, and is a member of the group Flash Point, a text and jazz- performance ensemble that blends poetry, fiction, and flash fiction with live music.

Russell Dillon’s forthcoming book of poems is Eternal Patrol. He lives in Brooklyn and edits Big Bell.

Stuart Dischell is the author of Good Hope Road, a National Poetry Series Selection, (Viking, 1993), Evenings & Avenues (Penguin, 1996), Dig Safe (Penguin, 2003), and Backwards Days (Penguin, 2007), as well as the chapbooks Animate Earth (Jeanne Duval Editions, 1988) and Touch Monkey (Forklift Ink., 2012). He teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Greensboro.

Sean Thomas Dougherty is the author or editor of 13 books including the forthcoming All I Ask for Is Longing: New and Selected Poems 1994-2014 (BOA Editions), Scything Grace (2013 Etruscan Press), Sasha Sings the Laundry on the Line (2010 BOA Editions) and Broken Hallelujahs (2007 BOA Editions). He works in a pool hall and gives readings around the nation.

Patrick James Dunagan lives in San Francisco and works at Gleeson Library for the University of San Francisco. His poetry and criticism appears in places such as 1913 A Journal of Forms, Amerarcana, American Book Review, Bookslut, c_L Newsletter, The Critical Flame, Galatea Resurrects, Greetings, House Organ, HTMLGIANT, The Life and Death of American Cities, Lightning’d Press house mag, NewPages, Otoliths, Rain Taxi, Shampoo, Switchback, Wild Orchids, and the Volta. His most recent books are A GUSTONBOOK (Post Apollo 2011) and das Gedichtete (Ugly Duckling 2013).

Andrea Swenson Dunlap is a photographer and filmmaker who lives in a small house in the middle of a block in San Francisco. By day she films a group of engineers building flying wind turbines; by night she edits footage of Andean farmers growing quinoa on aged terraces.

Carolina Ebeid grew up in West New York, NJ, and holds a degree from the Michener Center for Writers. Her work has appeared in Poetry, 32 Poems, Copper Nickel, Crazyhorse, The Kenyon Review and other journals. She lives in Lewisburg, PA, where she is the 2012-2013 Stadler Fellow at Bucknell University.

Adam Fell is the author of I AM NOT A PIONEER (H_NGM_N BKS, 2011). He lives in Madison, WI, where he teaches at Edgewood College and co-curates the Monsters of Poetry Reading Series.

Kit Frick studied poetry at Sarah Lawrence College and received her MFA from Syracuse University, where she served as poetry editor for Salt Hill Journal. Her poems have recently or will soon appear in places like DIAGRAM, Conduit, CutBank, Sixth Finch, and H_NGM_N, and have been featured on Verse Daily. A 2012 “Discovery”/Boston Review semi-finalist, Kit is the chapbook editor for Black Lawrence Press, where she also edits the small press newsletter Sapling. Kit lives in Brooklyn with her husband and lives online at kitfrick.com.

Leora Fridman is a writer, translator and educator living in Massachusetts. Her recent and forthcoming publications are included in Denver Quarterly, The Offending Adam, Sixth Finch, and others. She is an MFA candidate in the Program for Poets and Writers at UMass Amherst, where she is assistant director of the Juniper Institute and co- curates the Jubilat/Jones Reading Series.

An Ohio native, Logan Fry lives in Austin, where he attends The University of Texas. He is associate poetry editor of Bat City Review and co-editor of Flag & Void. His poetry has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Columbia Poetry Review, DIAGRAM, Cake, Dear Sir, and elsewhere.

Ross Gay is the author, most recently, of Bringing the Shovel Down (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011). He is a community orchardist, permaculture designer, and, along with his partner, co-founder of an organic, non- GMO kettlecorn company called 4th Street Foodworks.

James Grinwis is the author of The City from Nome and Exhibit of Forking Paths. He co-founded bateau press with Ashley Schaffer in 2007 and has recent work in Coconut, Strange Machine, Guernica, and Artful Dodge.

Steve Healey is the author of two books of poetry, Earthling and 10 Mississippi, both published by Coffee House Press.

Laurel Hunt is an MFA candidate at the Michener Center for Writers at The University of Texas at Austin. Her poems can be found in Pleiades and elsewhere. She was raised by sea otters and is not a ketchup heiress.

Born and raised in Topeka, KS, Gary Jackson is the author of the poetry collection Missing You, Metropolis, which received the 2009 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Callaloo, Tin House, Phoebe, The Laurel Review, Tuesday, and elsewhere. An MFA graduate from the University of New Mexico, he teaches full-time at Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque, and at the low-residency MFA program at Murray State University in Murray, KY. He is a contributing poetry editor at Catch Up: A journal of comics and literature, and has been a fierce lover of comics for over twenty years.

Noelle Kocot’s sixth book of poems, Soul in Space, will be out from Wave Books in 2013. She would love it if you would read her new book!


Benjamin Landry is completing his MFA in poetry at the University of Michigan. He is the winner of the 2009 Columbia Journal Poetry Contest, and his work has appeared or is forthcoming in Crazyhorse, Denver Quarterly, The Kenyon Review Online, Subtropics and elsewhere. “Tm” and “Lr” are from his manuscript structured on the periodic table of elements, Particle and Wave, which will be published by the University of Chicago Press Phoenix Poets Series in the spring of 2014. He lives in Ann Arbor with his wife and daughter.

Originally from Arizona, Sarah León currently lives in Texas where she is an M.F.A. candidate at The University of Texas at Austin. Her work is much informed by both her southwestern residences and her extensive non-profit community organizing background.

Heidi Reszies Lewis is a poet and visual artist who cultivates her garden in Fredericksburg, VA.

Nate Logan’s latest chapbook is Arby’s Combo Roundup (Mondo Bummer, 2010). He runs Spooky Girlfriend Press and is a PhD student in Creative Writing at the University of North Texas.

Jennifer MacKenzie lives in Istanbul, where she has unexpectedly fallen in love with teaching the English alphabet to Turkish children. A chapbook of her poems, Distant City, will be published this winter, and other poems and essays appeared recently or are forthcoming in Fence, Drunken Boat, Transom, and Killing the Buddha.

When not writing bios or sonnets in bathroom stalls, David Tomas Martinez remarks how the cigarette butts on the ground look like petals on a wet, black bough. He’s published or forthcoming in San Diego Writer’s Ink Volumes 2 and 3, Charlotte Journal, Poetry International, and been featured in Border Voices, among others. He is a PhD candidate in poetry in the University of Houston’s Creative Writing program. Martinez is also the Reviews and Interviews Editor for Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts. His debut collection of poetry, Hustle, will be released in 2014 by Sarabande Books.

J. Masters received her MFA in poetry from The New School. Her writing can be found in the anthology, Why I Am Not A Painter. She lives and works in the titillating city of Las Vegas, NV.

Samantha McCormick is the founder and editor-in-chief of Trigger, a poetry journal based in Cincinnati. Her work has previously appeared in H_NGM_N.

Meg McKeon received her BA in English with a concentration in Creative Writing from DePaul University. She is an MFA poetry candidate in the English Department at The University of Texas at Austin and serves as an Associate Poetry Editor of the Bat City Review. Her poems have appeared in LEVELER and smoking glue gun.

Originally from Herrin, IL, Corey Miller is a Michener Fellow at The University of Texas at Austin and a reader for Bat City Review.

Nicole Miller’s fiction has appeared in the journals Underwater New York, IMAGE, Alaska Quarterly Review, NANO Fiction, and Two Serious Ladies. She lives in Brooklyn and teaches at the New York Center for Art and Media Studies.

Danika Paige Myers teaches in the First Year Writing Program at George Washington University. Her poetry has previously been published in journals including Beloit Poetry Journal, Nimrod, and Crab Orchard Review.

Morgan Parker received her BA from Columbia University and her MFA in poetry from NYU. Her work has been featured or is forthcoming in Painted Bride Quarterly, PANK, Handsome, NOO Journal, Phantom Limb, and the anthology Why I Am Not A Painter, published by Argos Books. A Cave Canem fellow, she lives in Brooklyn with her dog, Braeburn.

Nate Pritts is the author of five previous books of poetry, including The Wonderfull Yeare (Cooper Dillon Books, 2010) and Sweet Nothing (Lowbrow Press, 2011), as well as several chapbooks, including No Memorial (Thrush Press). His reviews and essays can be found in Rain Taxi, Poet’s Market, The Boston Review, and PopMatters, among others.

Larry Sawyer curates the Myopic Books Poetry Series. Poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Boston Review, Chicago Tribune, Action Yes, and Vanitas. His first collection of poems is titled Unable to Fully California.

Claire Sylvester Smith is from Illinois. She has recent work appearing or forthcoming in Gulf Coast, Boston Review, Colorado Review, American Poetry Review, and Barn Owl Review, and is the poetry editor at Bat City Review.

Bradley Harrison Smith is a Michener Fellow at The University of Texas at Austin. His work can be found in Gulf Coast, CutBank, The Los Angeles Review, Hunger Mountain, New Orleans Review, Best New Poets 2012 and elsewhere. His chapbook Diorama of a People, Burning is available from Ricochet Editions (2012).

Mary Austin Speaker is the author of the chapbooks In the End There Were Thousands of Cowboys, Abandoning the Firmament (Menagerie Editions 2009 and 2010), The Bridge (Push Press 2011), and 20 Love Poems for 10 Months (Ugly Duckling Presse 2012). With her husband, Chris Martin, she is the author of the collaboratively-written play I Am You This Morning You Are Me Tonight. Her first full- length collection of poems, Ceremony, won the 2012 Slope Editions book prize and was published in February, 2013. She operates a tiny design studio in Iowa City, IA.

Ryan Walsh is the author of The Sinks, which won the 2010 Mississippi Valley Poetry Chapbook Contest. His poems have appeared in Ecotone, FIELD, Narrative, and elsewhere. He currently works at the Vermont Studio Center and lives in Johnson, VT.

Kevin Walter lives in Brooklyn, NY and is a graduate of the MFA program at The New School. Currently, he works in computer science publishing. His writing has appeared in Sixth Finch, Everyday Genius, dislocate, Unshod Quills, and The Equalizer.

Rachel Yoder edits draft: the journal of process, online at draftjournal.com. She lives and writes in Iowa City, IA.

Dean Young’s newest book is Bender: New and Selected Poems.

Laurie Saurborn Young is the author of Carnavoria.