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Colleen Louise Barry is author of the chapbooks The Glidden Poems (dancing girl press, 2015) and Sunburn / Freezer Burn (smoking glue gun, 2014). Her poems and comics can be found or will be found soon in H_NGM_N, The Rumpus, jubilat, ILK, The Tampa Review, and other places. She teaches writing at Hugo House. Come say “hi” at colleenlouisebarry.com.

Michael Bazzett is the author of You Must Remember This (Milkweed Editions, 2014) and winner of the Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry. His verse translation of the Mayan creation epic, The Popol Vuh, is forthcoming from Milkweed next year.

Joan Baranow is the director of graduate humanities and an associate professor of English at Dominican University of California. Her poetry has appeared in The Gettysburg Review, The Paris Review, JAMA, The Antioch Review, Feminist Studies, and other magazines. Her poetry book, Living Apart, was published by Plain View Press. With her husband, physician and poet David Watts, she produced the PBS documentary Healing Words: Poetry & Medicine. Her second documentary, The Time We Have, is currently in post-production. 

Cindy Beebe lives in Collierville, Tenn., with her husband, their two sons, and a couple of slacker housecats. Her poems are in The Cincinnati Review, The Southern Review, Black Warrior Review, Image, Rattle, Ninth Letter, and The Pinch, among others. She is a firm believer in the Oxford comma and will defend it to the death.

F.J. Bergmann writes poetry and speculative fiction—often simultaneously—that have appeared in Apex, Asimov’s SF, Black Treacle, Lakeside Circus, Pulp Literature, as well as a bunch of regular literary journals that should have known better. She is editor of Star*Line, the journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (sfpoetry.com), and poetry editor of Mobius: The Journal of Social Change (mobiusmagazine.com).

Michelle Bracken is assistant fiction editor of The Great American Lit Mag. Her work has appeared in Litro Magazine, The Superstition Review, The Baltimore Review, Dewpoint, The Redlands Review, and RipRap. Follow her on Twitter: @MBracken4.

Brandon Jordan Brown was born in Birmingham, Ala. and raised in the South. In 2014 he was selected as a PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow in poetry, and his work has been published in Day One, Cultural Weekly, Bodega, Yay! L.A., Winter Tangerine Review and more. Brandon reviews books for Invisible City and lives with his wife in Los Angeles, where he writes a monthly column exploring art and spirituality while working on a full-length collection of poems. You can find Brandon online at brandonjordanbrown.com.

Matthew David Campbell holds an MFA from Bennington College. His poem “Love Song from the Sanatorium” appeared in The Brink: Post Modern Poetry from 1965 to the Present. His chapbook, The House of Eros, is forthcoming from Fed Ferret Press. Other poems have appeared in Tight, Spires, and Seven Senses: The Binnacle. He lives in New Jersey.

Adam Clay is the author of Stranger (Milkweed Editions, 2016). He co-edits TYPO and teaches at the University of Illinois Springfield.

Todd Colby has published six books of poetry. His latest book, Splash State, was published by The Song Cave in 2014. He lives in Brooklyn.

Originally from Stillwater, Okla., Bradley Cole is a third-year MFA candidate with a fiction focus at Minnesota State University. He is the fiction and operations editor for the Blue Earth Review, and his work has previously appeared in Parcel. He is fond of football, dogs, sweet tea, the outdoors, and everything else of which English graduate students should not be fond.

Peter Davis’s most recent book of poems is TINA (Bloof Books). He lives, writes and makes music in Muncie, Indiana. More info at artisnecessary.com

Amelia Ferguson was born in Portland, Ore. and has since resided in various parts of Oregon, Utah, Texas, Cincinnati, New York and Kentucky. Currently she lives in Covington, Ky., where she attempts to adhere pieces of herself to herself and wake up early every morning. An artist with serious commitment issues, she recently graduated from the Art Academy of Cincinnati with a degree in sculpture and creative writing. Her work includes sculpture, installation, electrocution, performance, poetry, nonsense and merrymaking. She is not left/handed.

Peter Milne Greiner is the author of Executive Producer Chris Carter (The Operating System 2014). His poetry, science fiction, and other writings have appeared in Fence, Motherboard, SciArt In America, H_NGM_N, Dark Mountain, and elsewhere. He lives in Brooklyn.

Shauna Hannibal lives in San Francisco, where she works in a library and volunteers with hospice. Her poems have appeared in jubilat, Mirage #4/ Period(ical), and other places.

Bob Hicok’s poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, and The American Poetry Review. His most recent collection, Elegy Owed, was published by Copper Canyon Press in 2014. His other books include This Clumsy Living (University of Pittsburgh, 2007), which was awarded the Bobbitt Prize from the Library of Congress, and The Legend of Light (University of Wisconsin, 1995), named a “Notable Book of the Year” by Booklist. Hicok has worked as an automotive die designer and a computer system administrator, and is currently an associate professor of English at Virginia Tech.

Liz Hildreth has published poems, essays, and translations in various places. In Chicago, she writes commissioned pieces on demand with the poetry group Poems While You Wait. She lives in Chicago and works with Johns Hopkins as an instructional designer.

Laurel Hunt has an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at The University of Texas at Austin. Her poems can be found in Crazyhorse, Diagram, Pank, Salt Hill, Pleiades, Painted Bride Quarterly, Smartish Pace, and elsewhere. She lives in Portland, Ore.

Sarah León was born and raised in Arizona, where she spent over a decade in community advocacy work. Her poems have appeared in Salt Hill, ILK, City Arts Magazine, and previously in Forklift, Ohio.


Matthew Lippman is the author of four poetry collections: The New Year of Yellow, Salami Jew, American Chew, and Monkey Bars.

Tod Marshall’s most recent book, Bugle (Canarium Books), won the Washington State Book Award. He teaches at Gonzaga University.

Meg McKeon received her MFA from The University of Texas at Austin’s New Writers Project in 2013. She’s now back in the grad-school-game, pursuing an MEd, whilst continuing work on her manuscript.

Iheoma Nwachukwu has won fellowships from the Michener Center for Writers and the Chinua Achebe Center for Writers (New York). His poetry has appeared in The Rusty Toque and in Floodwall magazine, and his fiction has been published in Kwani and Internazionale. He’s a former professional chess player.

Bridget O’Bernstein is a poet living in Brooklyn. She studied art history and English literature at Syracuse University and curates a poetry reading series in Williamsburg called Sang for Nothing. She worships steadily at the altars of Frank Stanford and James Wright.

Carolyn Orosz lives and writes in Madison, Wis. where she is a poetry editor for Devil’s Lake

Delia Pless is a poetry MFA candidate at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst. Her poems have appeared in LIT, Prelude, Western Beefs of North America, and elsewhere. With Lindsey Webb, she co-hosts the jubilat/Jones Reading Series.

Vincent Poturica’s writing has recently appeared or is forthcoming in New England Review, DIAGRAM, Atlas Review, LEVELER, and New Ohio Review. He lives in Long Beach, Calif., where he teaches at Cerritos College and Chadwick School.

Nate Pritts is the author of POST HUMAN and six previous books of poetry. He lives in the Finger Lakes of New York.

Ruben Rodriguez sleeps near the Pacific Ocean, where he writes, paints, and sells T-shirts to tourists. He is fiction editor of The Great American Lit Mag and author of the chapbook We Do What We Want (Orange Monkey Publishing, 2015). His work has been deemed fit for consumption by Passages North, Beechers Magazine, The Hawai’i Review, Oxford Magazine, Reunion, SLAB and others. You can find him online at rubenstuff.com.

Daniel M. Shapiro is the author of How the Potato Chip Was Invented (sunnyoutside press, 2013). He is a special education teacher who lives in Pittsburgh.

Sandra Simonds is the author of Steal It Back (Saturnalia Books, 2015), The Sonnets (Bloof Books, 2014), Mother was a Tragic Girl (Cleveland State University, 2012), and Warsaw Bikini (Bloof Books, 2008). Her poems have been anthologized in Best American Poetry 2014 and 2015. She is Assistant Professor of English and Humanities at Thomas University in Thomasville, Ga.

Jeff Sirkin grew up in Cincinnati. He writes on popular music and literature, and his work has appeared or is forthcoming in Mandorla, Puerto Del Sol, the Volta, and elsewhere. He currently teaches in the creative writing department at the University of Texas, El Paso, where he also co-curates the Dishonest Mailman Reading Series. His first book of poetry is forthcoming from Veliz Books in 2016.

Andy Stallings lives in Deerfield, Mass. where he teaches writing and coaches running. He’s the author of To the Heart of the World (Rescue Press, 2014). Other poems from “Paradise” can be found in Pinwheel, ‘Pider, Sundog Lit, and the McNeese Review.

Amber Tamblyn is an author, actress and director who has been nominated for an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Independent Spirit Award for her work in television and film. She has three collections of poetry and prose, most recently Dark Sparkler (Harper Perennial, 2015) which explores the lives and deaths of child star actresses, with accompanying artwork by such luminaries as Marilyn Manson and David Lynch, amongst others. She reviews books of poetry written by women for Bust Magazine and is a contributing writer for The Poetry Foundation and visiting Woodrow Wilson Fellow. She lives in Brooklyn.

Avril Thurman was born in a log cabin in Brown County, Ind. Raised by a naturalist and a bow hunter, then trained as a printmaker and poet, she has held residency in the New York Studio Program, been a Junie in the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets, and cared for sloths at Aviarios del Caribe sanctuary in Costa Rica. She lives in Cincinnati’s Northside neighborhood.

Ken L. Walker carries a Kentucky driver’s license even though he has lived in Brooklyn for the past seven years. Previous work can be found in The Poetry Project Newsletter, likewise folio, The Seattle Review, Atlas Review, and Lumberyard, among others. His chapbook, Twenty Glasses of Water (Diez Press, 2014), is a set of semi-translations of the I Ching. New poems will be appearing in Boston Review, and are just out in the anthology Devouring The Green (Jaded Ibis Press, 2015).

Matthew Yeager’s poems have appeared in Sixthfinch, Gulf Coast, Minnesota Review, Bat City Review, and elsewhere, as well as Best American Poetry 2005 and Best American Poetry 2010. His short film “A Big Ball of Foil in a Small NY Apartment” was an official selection at 13 film festivals in 2009-2010, picking up three awards. Other distinctions include the Barthelme Prize in short prose and two MacDowell fellowships. He is the co-curator of the long-running KGB Monday Night Poetry Series, and has worked in the New York City catering industry for twelve years in various capacities: truck driver, waiter, sanitation helper, sanitation captain, floor captain, bartender, bar captain, service instructor, and lead captain.

Dean Young’s most recent collection is Shock by Shock (Copper Canyon, 2015). He is the William Livingston Chair of Poetry at the University of Texas. The sound of his wolf is eternity.