A. Crossley Spencer

is a freelance writer and a creative writing workshop instructor for kids. Her story "Limb by Limb" was a semifinalist for Ruminate's William Van Dyke Prize; "All He Left" won first place in Gotham Writers' Very Short Story Contest; and "The Scent of Rain on Dry Earth" is forthcoming in the Chautauqua Literary Journal. Represented by Maria Carvainis Agency, her novel, The Promise of Water, was named winner of the Caledonia Novel Award and has been recognized by the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, the Columbus Creative Cooperative, and the Faulkner-Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two children.

A. Molotkov

is an immigrant writer. His poetry collections are The Catalog of Broken Things, Application of Shadows, Synonyms for Silence, and Future Symptoms. His novel A Slight Curve and his memoir A Broken Russia Inside Me are forthcoming. He co-edits The Inflectionist Review. His collection of ten short stories, Interventions in Blood, is part of Hawaii Review Issue 91.

Ace Boggess

is the author of six books of poetry, including Escape Envy (Brick Road Poetry Press, 2021); I Have Lost the Art of Dreaming It So; and The Prisoners. His writing has appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review, Notre Dame Review, Harvard Review, Mid-American Review, and other journals. An ex-con, he lives in Charleston, West Virginia, where he writes and tries to stay out of trouble.

Adam Chiles

is the author of Evening Land (Cinnamon Press), nominated for the 2009 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for best debut collection in Canada. His work has been anthologized in Best New Poets and has appeared in such journals as Barrow Street, Blackbird, Beloit Poetry Journal, Cimarron Review, Copper Nickel, Gulf Coast, and Indiana Review. He is professor of English and creative writing at Northern Virginia Community College.

Adam D. Weeks

has a B.A. in creative writing from Salisbury University and lives in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the social media manager for The Shore, a poetry reader for Quarterly West, and a founding editor of Beaver Magazine. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Ninth Letter, Poet Lore, Sugar House Review, Sycamore Review, Thrush, Sweet: A Literary Confection, and other journals.

Adam Hughes

is the author of four full-length poetry collections, most recently Allow the Stars to Catch Me When I Rise (Salmon Poetry, 2017) and Deep Cries Out to Deep (Aldrich Press, 2017). Born and raised in Central Ohio, he now resides in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, where he is pursuing an MFA at Randolph College.

Adam Tavel

is the author of three collections of poetry: Catafalque, winner of the 2017 Richard Wilbur Book Award; Plash & Levitation, winner of the Permafrost Book Prize; and The Fawn Abyss. He is the former reviews editor for Plume, and his website is AdamTavel.com.

Adina Edelman

is a book editor based in Baltimore, Maryland, and the founder of EdelmanEdits, a service for memoir and self-help writers. She volunteers as an editor for The Baltimore Review and has contributed to The Penmen Review, Mizmor Poetry Anthology, Bridge Literary Journal, Haunted Waters Press, and Sky Island Journal.

Adria Arch

is a Boston-based painter who is particularly drawn to unselfconscious pencil doodles: some she finds and some she elicits from others. The eccentric lines derived from these marginal marks, projected onto her painting surfaces at a much larger scale, are metaphors for boundless physical energy: floating, spinning, and falling through space. Adria's work will be featured in a solo exhibit this summer at the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, MA. Her website is www.adriaarch.com.

Aharon Levy

lives in Brooklyn, New York. His writing has appeared in many journals, and he is editing his first novel.

Al Maginnes

is the author of eight collections of poetry, including, most recently, Sleeping Through the Graveyard Shift (Redhawk Press). His seventh book, The Next Place, was published in the spring of 2017 by Iris Press. He has recently contributed to Plume, Lake Effect, American Journal of Poetry, and Tar River Poetry. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, and recently retired from teaching. 

Alex Aldred

lives and writes in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he is currently studying towards his PhD in creative writing. He has recently contributed to Vagabonds, Good Works Review, Millennial Pulp, and Delmarva Review.

Alice Friman

is the author of seven collections, including Blood Weather (LSU Press); The View from Saturn; and Vinculum, for which she won the 2012 Georgia Author of the Year Award in poetry. Her other books include Inverted Fire and The Book of the Rotten Daughter, both from BkMk, as well as Zoo (University of Arkansas Press), which won the Sheila Margaret Motton Prize from the New England Poetry Club. She is professor emerita of English and creative writing at the University of Indianapolis and lives in Milledgeville, Georgia, where she was Poet-in-Residence at Georgia College.

Allan Garry

has contributed to The Connecticut River Review, Connecticut Review, Avocet, Red Fox Review, Theater Topics, The Penny Paper, Helix, Main Street Rag, and The Cape Rock. He has given readings at universities and colleges in both Connecticut and Massachusetts and continues to read periodically at a number of other venues. He resides in Hamden, Connecticut, with his thoughts and his cat.

Allen Stein

is Professor Emeritus of English at North Carolina State University. His fiction and poetry have appeared in The Hudson Review, Poet Lore, Salmagundi, Southern Poetry Review, and Valparaiso Poetry Review, among other journals. He is the author of two poetry collections, Your Funeral is Very Important to Us (Main Street Rag) and Unsettled Subjects: New Poems on Classic American Literature (Broadstone).

Allison Whitehead

is an undergraduate at Mercer University. She has been published in the Dickson Post, as well as in the Dulcimer, Mercer's literary magazine, for which she is a staff member. She was born in Dickson, Tennessee, and currently resides in Macon, Georgia.

Alyssa Jewell

studies poetry at Western Michigan University, where she served as assistant editor for New Issues Poetry and Prose and is currently poetry editor for Third Coast. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Blue Earth Review, Columbia Review, Fifth Wednesday, and other journals.

Amy Fant

is an MFA candidate in Emerson College's creative writing program. She teaches international students in Boston and in the First Year Writing Program at Emerson College, and she serves as a nonfiction reader for Redivider Magazine. Her poetry has appeared in Sub-Scribe and Words Apart.

Andrew Hemmert

is a poet from Orlando, Florida. His work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Jersey Devil Press, Driftwood Press, and Symmetry Pebbles. He is pursuing an MFA at Southern Illinois University.

Andrew Miller

was born in Fresno, California. His poetry has appeared in such journals as Laurel Review, Spoon River Review, and Iron Horse Literary Review. He is the author of Poetry, Photograph, Ekphrasis: Lyrical Representations of Photography from the 19th Century to the Present and the co-editor of The Gazer Within: The Selected Prose of Larry Levis. He lives in Copenhagen, Denmark, with his family.

Anemone Beaulier

has contributed to Cimarron Review, Prairie Schooner, Poet Lore, Salamander, The Southern Review, and other journals. She grew up near Marquette, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and now lives in Fargo, North Dakota, with her husband and three children.

Angela A'Court

has lived in London, New York, and Tokyo and studied at Goldsmiths College, University of London; University for Creative Arts, U.K.; and Parsons School, New York. She is currently studying toward an M.A. at City & Guilds Art School, London. She has exhibited at AAF London, SPACE Gallery London, St. Barbe Museum Hampshire, SEFA New York, and Thompsons Gallery London. Her website is AngelaAcourt.com, and her Instagram is angelaa.court.

Angela Patten

is the author of three poetry collections: In Praise of Usefulness (Wind Ridge Books, 2014), Reliquaries (Salmon Poetry, 2007), and Still Listening (Salmon Poetry, 1999). Her prose memoir, High Tea at a Low Table: Stories from an Irish Childhood, was published by Wind Ridge Books in 2013. She teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Vermont.

Angie Crea O'Neal

has contributed to Sycamore Review, The Christian Century, The Windhover, and other journals. Her first full-length collection, This Persistent Gravity, will be published later this year by Finishing Line Press. She teaches English at Shorter University in Rome, Georgia, where she lives with her teenage daughters and three dogs.

Angie Macri

is the author of Sunset Cue (Bordighera), winner of the Lauria/Frasca Poetry Prize, and Underwater Panther (Southeast Missouri State University), winner of the Cowles Poetry Book Prize. An Arkansas Arts Council fellow, she lives in Hot Springs.

Ann Lauinger

is the author of three books of poetry: Dime Saint, Nickel Devil (Broadstone Books, 2022), Against Butterflies (Little Red Tree, 2013), and Persuasions of Fall (U. of Utah, 2004), which won the Agha Shahid Ali Prize. Her poems have appeared in journals such as the Georgia Review, Lightwood, Parnassus, Southern Poetry Review, and Valley Voices, as well as on Poetry Daily and Verse Daily and in anthologies including The Bedford Introduction to Literature and I Wanna Be Loved By You: Poems on Marilyn Monroe.

Anna Girgenti

has contributed to Cider Press Review, Mid-American Review, Zone 3, and other journals. She lives in Chicago where she works with incarcerated writers.

Anne Whitehouse

is the author of Outside from the Inside (Dos Madres Press, 2020). Her most recent chapbook is Escaping Lee Miller (Dos Madres Press, 2021). She is the author of a novel, Fall Love, and has lately published essays on Edgar Allan Poe.

April Goldman

is a poet living in Lake Tahoe. Her interests include ecopoetics and ecofeminism, disability studies and mental illness, nonhuman animal rights, and her dogs Lloyd and Pinky.

April Ossmann

is the author of Anxious Music (Four Way Books). Her work in The Cumberland River Review is forthcoming in Event Boundaries (FWB, 2017). She received a 2013 Vermont Arts Council Creation Grant for the manuscript-in-progress.

Ashley Mace Havird

has published three collections of poems, most recently The Garden of the Fugitives (Texas Review Press, 2014), which won the 2013 X. J. Kennedy Prize. Her poems and short stories have appeared in many journals, including Shenandoah, The Southern Review, and The Virginia Quarterly Review. Her novel, Lightningstruck, won the 2015 Ferrol Sams Award and will be published by Mercer University Press in 2016. A recipient of a Louisiana Division of the Arts Fellowship, she lives with her husband, the poet David Havird, in Shreveport, Louisiana. Her website is AshleyMaceHavird.com.

Austin Segrest

is the author of Door to Remain, winner of the 2021 Vassar Miller Prize for Poetry. Born and raised in Alabama, he teaches at Lawrence University in Wisconsin.

Ava Leavell Haymon

was Poet Laureate of Louisiana, 2013-2015. Her poems have appeared in journals and chapbooks nationwide and in three collections from LSU Press--most recently, Why the House Is Made of Gingerbread. She won the Louisiana Literature Prize for poetry in 2003, the L.E. Phillabaum Poetry Award for 2010, and the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters 2010 Award in Poetry. She teaches poetry writing in Louisiana during the school year and directs an artists and writers retreat center in New Mexico during the summer months. She is editor of the Barataria Poetry Series from LSU Press.

Barbara Crooker

is the author of Radiance, which won the 2005 Word Press First Book competition and was a finalist for the 2006 Paterson Poetry Prize; Line Dance (Word Press), which won the 2009 Paterson Award for Literary Excellence; More (C&R Press); Gold (Cascade Books); Small Rain (Purple Flag Press); and Barbara Crooker: Selected Poems (FutureCycle Press). Her poetry has been read on the BBC, the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Company), and by Garrison Keillor on The Writer's Almanac.

Barbara Presnell

is the author of Piece Work, winner of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center's First Book Prize, and Blue Star (Press 53), which traces her family's involvement in war from the Civil War to the present. She teaches writing at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and lives in Lexington, North Carolina.

Batnadiv HaKarmi

is a writer and visual artist who currently resides in Jerusalem. Her work has been published in Radar Poetry, Belmond Story Review, and, most recently, Grey Sparrow Review. An alum of Bar Ilan University's graduating writing program, she is the recipient of the Andrea Moria Prize for Poetry and was shortlisted for the Brideport Prize.

Ben Penley

graduated in 2017 from UNC-Chapel Hill with a minor in creative writing. He attends pharmacy school at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and lives in Hillsborough.

Benjamin Cutler

is an English and creative writing teacher at Swain County High School in the southern Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Cider Press Review, Cold Mountain Review, Pembroke Magazine, The Carolina Quarterly, and other journals, and his full-length collection The Geese Who Might be Gods is forthcoming from Main Street Rag.

Bern Mulvey

has contributed to Poetry, Michigan Quarterly Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, FIELD, Agni, Cimarron Review, The Laurel Review, Passages North, Poetry East, and many other journals. His first book, The Fat Sheep Everyone Wants, won the Cleveland State University Poetry Center Prize and was published in 2008. His second book, Deep Snow Country, won the FIELD Poetry Prize and was published in 2014. He lives in Iwate, Japan.

Beth Suter

studied environmental science at U.C. Davis and has worked as a naturalist and teacher. A Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee, she has contributed to Colorado Review, New American Writing, Barrow Street, Birmingham Poetry Review, Poet Lore, and other magazines. Her debut chapbook, Snake and Eggs, was chosen as a finalist in the 2021 New Women’s Voices Contest (Finishing Line Press).

Bethany Reid

is the author, most recently, of Sparrow, winner of the 2012 Gell Poetry Prize. Her poems have lately appeared in Cheat River Review, New Madrid, Poetry Northwest, Windfall, and the anthology All We Can Hold. She lives in Edmonds, Washington, with her husband and daughters. 

Betsy Johnson-Miller

has contributed to Alaska Quarterly Review, Prairie Schooner, Boulevard, and North American Review.

Beverly Burch

is the author of three poetry collections. Her most recent, Latter Days of Eve, won the John Ciardi Poetry Prize. Other work has won the Lambda Poetry Prize and has been a finalist for the Audrey Lorde Award. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in Denver Quarterly, New England Review, Willow Springs, Salamander, Tinderbox, Mudlark, Barrow Street, and Poetry Northwest.

Bill Brown

is the author of ten poetry collections and a writing textbook. He has been the Tennessee Writers Alliance "Writer of the Year" and a National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts "Distinguished Teacher in the Arts." His most recent collection is Morning Window (2017, Iris Press).

Biman Roy

has been published in numerous journals, including Nimrod, Briar Cliff Review, Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, Harpur Palate, Louisville Review, and Permafrost. His chapbook of prose poems, Of Moon and Washing Machine, was recently published by UnCollected Press, and his poetry chapbook, Dinosaur Hour, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press.

Bobby C. Rogers

is the author of Paper Anniversary, which won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize. He has received grants from the Pew Charitable Trusts and the National Endowment for the Arts, and was named a Witter Bynner Fellow at the Library of Congress by Poet Laureate Charles Wright. His latest book, Social History, is out from LSU Press in their Southern Messenger Poets series.

Bonnie Naradzay

leads weekly poetry sessions at day shelters for homeless people and also at a retirement center, all in Washington, D.C.  Three times nominated for a Pushcart prize, her poems have appeared in Agni, New Letters, Rhino, Kenyon Review, Tampa Review, and other journals. In 2010, she was awarded the University of New Orleans Poetry Prize.

Bradley Clompus

has contributed poetry and prose to such journals as Carolina Quarterly, Cimarron Review, Denver Quarterly, North American Review, Post Road, RHINO, and Willow Springs.

Brian J. Buchanan

has contributed poems to Puckerbrush Review, Valley Voices, Potomac Review, and other journals. His book reviews have been published in the Tennessean (Nashville) and In Concert, the magazine of the Nashville Symphony. He lives in Nashville with his wife, Juda.

Brian Swann

is the author of the poetry collections Sunday Out of Nowhere: New and Selected Poems (Sheep Meadow Press), In Late Light (Johns Hopkins University Press), Sky Loom: Native American Myth, Story, Song (University of Nebraska Press), St. Francis and the Flies (winner of the Autumn House Poetry Prize), and Companion, Analogies (Sheep Meadow Press), as well as the story collections Dogs on the Roof (MadHat Press), Not the Real Marilyn Monroe (MadHat Press), and Another Log on the Fire: New and Selected Fiction (forthcoming from MadHat Press).

Brooke Grasberger

is a recent college graduate who lives in Beirut, where she works as a freelance writer and editor.

Brooke Shaden

is a graduate of Temple University and has been creating images for ten years. Her specialty is surreal self-portraiture and conceptual work. She is represented by six galleries internationally. Her website is www.BrookeShaden.com.

Brooke Stanish

is a writer from Sunrise, Florida, and an MFA candidate in the creative writing program at Louisiana State University. Her work appears in America, The Windhover, The Rectangle, Whale Road Review, Living Waters Review, and other publications.

Bruce Bond

is the author of twenty books, including, most recently, Immanent Distance: Poetry and the Metaphysics of the Near at Hand (U of MI, 2015), Black Anthem (Tampa Review Prize, U of Tampa, 2016), Gold Bee (Helen C. Smith Award, Crab Orchard Award, Southern Illinois University Press, 2016), Sacrum (Four Way Books, 2017), and Blackout Starlight: New and Selected Poems 1997-2015 (L. E. Phillabaum Award, LSU, 2017). Five books are forthcoming: Rise and Fall of the Lesser Sun Gods (Elixir Book Prize, Elixir Press), Frankenstein’s Children (Lost Horse Press), Dear Reader (Free Verse Editions), Scar (Etruscan Press), and Words Written Against the Walls of the City (LSU). Presently, he is a Regents Professor of English at University of North Texas.

CJ Giroux

teaches at Saginaw Valley State University and serves as the assistant director of the school’s writing center. He also serves as the co-director of the university’s Center for Community Writing and is one of the founding editors of the community arts journal Still Life.

Caitlin Thomson

is the co-founder of The Poetry Marathon, an international writing event. Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and literary journals, including The Adroit Journal, The Penn Review, Barrow Street, and Radar

Cameron Morse

lives with his wife, Lili, and two children in Independence, Missouri. His first collection, Fall Risk, won Glass Lyre Press’s 2018 Best Book Award. His latest is Baldy (Spartan Press, 2020). He holds an MFA from the University of Kansas City, serves as a poetry editor at Harbor Review, and is the poetry editor at Harbor Editions.

Carey Russell

was born in Falls Church, Virginia, and graduated with honors from the University of Virginia with degrees in English literature and mathematics. She lives in New York and works as a writer and researcher at Columbia University, where she is pursuing an MFA in poetry writing.

Carla Ciuffo

is the recipient of the Woman Art Award (2017) for the Women’s Essence Show "Espace Cominnes," Paris. Her work can be found in collections and corporate installations throughout the United States and Europe. Her website is CarlaCiuffo.art.

Carla McGill

has contributed to Atlanta Review, Bryant Literary Review, Common Ground Review, Summerset Review, California Quarterly, and many other journals. She lives in Southern California, where she writes poetry and fiction.

Carlos Aquilino

has contributed work to museums in Spain, Italy, France, and many other nations and has been awarded the painting prize of the City of Madrid and the Gran Medal of Sculpture at the Anzio International Art Competition in Rome. He lives in Madrid and can be found online at www.carlosaquilino.com.

Carol Alexander

is the author of Environments (Dos Madres Press, 2018), Habitat Lost (Cave Moon Press, 2017), and the chapbook Bridal Veil Falls (Flutter Press, 2013). Her poems have appeared in many anthologies and journals. A writer and editor in the field of educational publishing, Alexander is also the author of books for young readers.

Carol Barrett

holds doctorates in both clinical psychology and creative writing and teaches for Union Institute & University. Her books include Calling in the Bones, winner of the Snyder Prize from Ashland Poetry Press. A former NEA fellow in poetry, she lives in Bend, Oregon.

Carol Berg

has contributed to Gyroscope, Crab Creek Review, DMQ Review, Spillway, Redactions, Radar Poetry, and Up the Staircase Quarterly. Her chapbooks, Her Vena Amoris (Red Bird Chapbooks) and “Self-Portraits” in Ides (Silver Birch Press), are available. She is a recipient of a finalist grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Carol MacDonald

lives in northern Vermont and has exhibited her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally. She is represented by Frog Hollow Gallery in Burlington, Vermont, and Bedford Village Gallery in Bedford, New York. Her website is www.CarolMacDonald.com.

Carol Was

resides in Plymouth, Michigan, and is a former poetry editor for The MacGuffin. Her poetry has appeared in The Southern Review, Gettysburg Review, and Passages North, among other journals.

Carolyn Oliver

is a graduate of The Ohio State University and Boston University and lives in Massachusetts with her family. Her work is forthcoming in The Worcester Review and has appeared in Day One, Tin House's "Open Bar," Scoundrel Time, America, matchbook, and elsewhere.

Casey Vogt

studied at the University of Akron Myers School of Art and at Miami University (Ohio). His work has been exhibited at Tria Gallery, Chelsea; Riffe Gallery, Columbus; Jason Rulnick Gallery, New York; and elsewhere. He has been the winner of the MFANow International Painting Competition and the recipient of an Ohio Arts Council grant, among other honors. His website is CaseyVogt.com.

Catherine Courtenaye

has had numerous solo exhibitions nationally. Her work is in the permanent collections of Boise Art Museum, Crocker Art Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Oakland Museum of California, and Yellowstone Art Museum. She is the recipient of an NEA Individual Artist Award and is represented by Gallatin River Gallery, Big Sky; Stremmel Gallery, Reno; and Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, Colorado. Her website is CatherineCourtenaye.com.

Catherine Prescott

has contributed poems to The Adirondack Review, American Poetry Journal, Linebreak, Poetry East, Spoon River Poetry Review, Rattle, and other journals. A graduate of NYU’s MFA program, Catherine is the author of the chapbook The Living Ruin (Finishing Line Press). She lives with her husband, two sons, and daughter in Miami Beach, Florida.

Chase Twichell

is the author, most recently, of Horses Where the Answers Should Have Been: New & Selected Poems (Copper Canyon 2010), which won both the Kingsley Tufts Award from Claremont Graduate University and the Balcones Poetry Prize. She splits the year between the Adirondacks and Miami Beach.

Chris Arp

is a graduate of NYU's creative writing program, where he was a finalist for the Axinn / E. L. Doctorow Fellowship. Recently, he made the shortlists for Storgy Magazine's Story of the Year Award and for the Master's Review. He lives in Brooklyn.

Chris Gwaltney

has exhibited his work in solo exhibitions at the Diane Nelson Gallery and the Tria Gallery and has shown at the Peter Blake Gallery, the Robert Green Gallery, and the Julie Nester Gallery. He holds an MFA from the University of California.

Chris Souza

holds an MA in creative writing from Boston University and lives in Massachusetts. Her work has been featured on Verse Daily and has appeared in Gulf Coast, Connecticut Review, Salt Hill, New York Quarterly, American Literary Review, and New Delta Review, among others, and is forthcoming in Bellingham Review, Cold Mountain Review, and Lake Effect.

Christie B. Cochrell

has contributed to Tin House and The Catamaran Literary Reader, among other journals. She has won the Dorothy Cappon Prize for the Essay and the Literal Latté Short Short Contest. A former New Mexico Young Poet of the Year, she now lives and writes in Santa Cruz, California.

Christine Graf

has contributed to Main Street Rag, Bryant Literary Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Georgetown Review, Hiram Poetry Review, and numerous other journals. She writes art journalism for Gallery And Studio Magazine, located in New York City.

Christopher Ankney

is the author of the debut collection Hearsay, which won the 2014 Jean Feldman Prize at the Washington Writers' Publishing House and was a finalist for the 2015 Ohioana Book Award. His poems have appeared in such journals as Boston Review, Gulf Coast, Hunger Mountain, and Prairie Schooner. He lives in Annapolis, Maryland, with his wife and two young sons and is Professor of English at College of Southern Maryland.

Chuck Thomas

lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He holds an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and has exhibited at Sideshow Gallery (Brooklyn), Graanmarkt13 (Heide, Belgium), Studio Apart (Amsterdam), and other galleries. His website is CharlesThomas.org.

Cindy King

is the author of a book-length poetry collection, Zoonotic, forthcoming from Tinderbox Editions, and two chapbooks, Easy Street (Dancing Girl Press, 2021), and Lesser Birds of Paradise (Southeastern Louisiana State University Press, 2022). She has contributed to CallalooNorth American Review, River Styx, American Literary Review, and other journals and is an assistant professor of creative writing at Dixie State University, where she edits The Southern Quill.

Clare Paniccia

is a second-year masters student at Southeast Missouri State University whose focus includes professional writing and English composition. Her work has been featured online at PressBoardPress, Inc., and has been nominated for inclusion in Best New Poets.

Claudia Buckholts

is the author of Travelers on Earth (Main Street Rag, 2023) and two other poetry collections. She has received creative writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Artists Foundation and is a recipient of the Grolier Prize. Her poems have appeared in Indiana Review, Minnesota Review, New American Writing, Prairie Schooner, Southern Review, Verse Daily, and elsewhere.

Clay Matthews

has published poetry in such journals as American Poetry Review, Blackbird, Kenyon Review, and The Southern Review. His books are Superfecta (Ghost Road Press); RUNOFF (BlazeVox); Pretty; Rooster and Shore (both from Cooper Dillon); and Four-Way Lug Wrench (Main Street Rag Books). He lives in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, and teaches at Elizabethtown Community & Technical College.

Connie Jordan Green

lives with her husband and several cats and dogs on a farm in Loudon County, Tennessee. She writes a newspaper column, poetry, and young adult novels (The War at Home and Emmy). She has two chapbooks, Slow Children Playing and Regret Comes to Tea, both from Finishing Line Press, and two full-length collections: Household Inventory, winner of the Brick Road Poetry Press Award, and Darwin's Breath.

Corinna McClanahan Schroeder

is the author of Inked, winner of the 2014 X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize. Her poems have recently appeared in such journals as Blackbird, Crazyhorse, Gulf Coast, and The Southern Review. She lives in Los Angeles, where she teaches in the writing program at the University of Southern California.

Corrie Williamson

studied poetry at the University of Virginia and the University of Arkansas. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The American Poetry Journal, Thrush, The Journal, Rattle, and Shenandoah, which awarded her the 2013 James Boatwright Award for Poetry. She lives in Helena, Montana.

Craig Loomis

teaches English at the American University of Kuwait. He has contributed fiction to The Iowa Review, Colorado Review, The Prague Revue, Prairie Schooner, and many other magazines. In 2013, Syracuse University Press published his short story collection The Salmiya Collection: Stories of the Life and Times of Modern Day Kuwait.

D. James Smith

has been a recipient of an NEA fellowship in poetry and an Edgar fellowship in fiction. His work has appeared widely, in magazines such as Nimrod, Notre Dame Review, Poetry International, and Stand. His books include two collections of poems—Sounds The Living Make (S. F. Austin State University, 2012) and The Dead Ventriloquist (Ahsahta, 1995)—the novel My Brother’s Passion (Permanent Press, 2004), and four novels for children (Atheneum).

D.S. Martin

is poet-in-residence at McMaster Divinity College and series editor for the Poiema Poetry Series from Cascade Books. He has written five poetry collections, including Angelicus (2021), Ampersand (2018), and Conspiracy of Light: Poems Inspired by the Legacy of C.S. Lewis (2013). He and his wife live in Brampton, Ontario; they have two adult sons.

Daniel Edward Moore

lives in Washington on Whidbey Island. His poems are forthcoming in Nebo Literary JournalMain Street Rag, Nixes Mate Review, and many other magazines. He is the author of the chapbook Boys (Duck Lake Books) and Waxing the Dents, a finalist for the Brick Road Poetry Prize.

Daniel Hauben

has contributed work to collections at the White House, the Library of Congress, the Museum of the City of New York, the New York Historical Society, the New York Public Library, and elsewhere. His website is DanielHauben.com.

Daniel Johnson

is a writer from New Jersey. A graduate of the M.A. in creative writing program at University College Cork, he teaches at St. Michael's College in Vermont. His work has appeared in such journals as Southword, TIMBER, and Reed Magazine.

Daniel Kraft

is a writer, translator, and educator living in Richmond, Virginia. His poems, essays, and translations from Yiddish and Hebrew appear in a number of publications, including Kenyon Review, Image, Jewish Currents, Slate, and Poetry Ireland Review. He holds a master's degree in Jewish studies from Harvard Divinity School and is currently a translation fellow at the National Yiddish Book Center.

Danielle Jones-Pruett

holds an MFA from the University of Massachusetts Boston. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Bateau Press, Beloit Poetry Journal, Salmagundi Magazine, and elsewhere. Danielle is program coordinator for the Writers House at Merrimack College, and works with Mass Poetry to create the Common Threads anthology each year.

Darren Morris

has contributed to American Poetry Review, Missouri Review, Southern Review, New England Review, Best New Poets, and other journals. A recipient of a Virginia Commission for the Arts fellowship, he is currently the poetry editor for Parhelion Literary Magazine, based in Richmond, Virginia.

Dave Seter

has contributed poems to various publications and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Born in Chicago, he has lived on both coasts and currently resides in Sonoma County, California. His chapbook, Night Duty, was published in 2010 by Main Street Rag Publishing Company.

David A. Porter

is a graduate of Rutgers University and San Francisco State University, where he received his MFA in creative writing. He was a co-founder and managing editor of 20 Pounds of Headlights, a literary annual published in San Francisco in 2004. He has published fiction, non-fiction and poetry in Alexandria Quarterly, Cold Mountain Review, Hotel Amerika, and other journals.

David Landon

is a previous winner of Able Muse’s Write Prize in Poetry and has contributed to Dark Horse, Southwest Review, Southern Poetry Review, the Harvard Advocate Centennial Anthology, and other journals. He lives in Sewanee, Tennessee, where he is the Bishop Juhan Professor of Theatre Emeritus at the University of the South.

David Mohan

received a PhD in English literature from Trinity College, Dublin. He has been published or has work forthcoming in Stirring, Poetry Salzburg Review, Stand, New World Writing, decomP, Word Riot, Alba, elimae, and A Clean Well-Lighted Place. In 2012 he won the Cafe Writers’ International Poetry Competition. His poetry has been shortlisted for The Bridport Prize and nominated for The Pushcart Prize.

David O'Connell

is the author of Our Best Defense (Červená Barva Press) and has contributed to Cincinnati Review, New Ohio Review, Copper Nickel, Sugar House, North American Review, and other journals.

David Shattuck

is a writing professor at Texas Woman's University. He received an MA from University of North Texas and an MFA from Eastern Washington University. His first book of poems, Invisible Cities, will be published by CW Books in September 2013.

David Skillicorn

has been featured in Art New England, Artscope Magazine, Preview Magazine, Woven Tale Press, Studio Visit Magazine, Inspiration Magazine, and many other publications. He is represented in premier galleries throughout the country, and his paintings are part of innumerable public and private collections, including those at Johns Hopkins, Regent Hotels, Intel, Chase Bank, Temple University, and elsewhere. His website is DavidSkillicorn.com.

David Susman

has published essays and short stories in various journals, including Fourth Genre, Blood Orange Review, JMWW, and Defenestration. He lives and teaches in southern Maine.

Davis McCombs

is the author of two collections: Ultima Thule (Yale 2000), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Dismal Rock (Tupelo 2007), which won the Dorset Prize. He is currently the Director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. This poem is from a sequence about the killing, on January 16, 1902, of the last gray wolf in Edmonson County, Kentucky.

Dawn Leas

has contributed to Literary Mama, Southern Women's Review, The Pedestal, San Pedro River Review, Connecticut River Review, and other journals. Her chapbook, I Know When to Keep Quiet, was published by Finishing Line Press and is available in print and Kindle versions. Her full-length collection, Take Something When You Go, will be released by Winter Goose Publishing in 2016. Currently, she is the assistant to the president of Wilkes University and a contributing editor at TheThePoetry.com and Poets' Quarterly. Her website is DawnLeas.com.

Deliece Blanchard

has received fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Cook Foundation in Gloucester, Virginia, and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland. A cellist as well as a painter, she shares a studio with several artists in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Her website is DelieceBlanchard.com. 

Despy Boutris

has contributed to Guernica, Copper Nickel, Ploughshares, Crazyhorse, AGNI, American Poetry Review, The Gettysburg Review, Colorado Review, and other magazines. She lives in California and serves as editor-in-chief of The West Review.

Diana Altman

is the author of Hollywood East: Louis B. Mayer and the Origins of the Studio System and the novels In Theda Bara’s Tent and We Never Told, selected by NBC News as one of twenty great summer reads. Her short stories have appeared in Trampset, Notre Dame Review, StoryQuarterly, and other journals, and her articles have appeared in The New York Times, Yankee, Boston Herald, Forbes, and other magazines. She is a graduate of Connecticut College and Harvard University and lives in New York City.

Diane DeCillis

is the author of Strings Attached (Wayne State University Press), which was honored as a Michigan Notable Book for 2015 and won the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Award for poetry. Her poems have been nominated for three Pushcart prizes and Best American Poetry, and her work has appeared recently in Adirondack Review, Columbia Journal, Minnesota Review, Mizna, and other journals.

Don Welch

is the author of Homing: Poems, forthcoming from Rogue Faculty Press. He has recently contributed poetry to the Sewanee Review.

Doris Plantus

is a bilingual writer and translator who has lived in two languages and cultures since she was born. She is a Special Lecturer in English at Oakland University, where she teaches a variety of courses in modern and world literature, fiction, screenwriting, and the Bible as literature.

Dorothy Howe Brooks

writes poetry and fiction. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous literary journals, including Atlanta Review, Poet Lore, Louisiana Literature, Bayou, Poem, and Mangrove Review. Her second chapbook, Interstices, was published by Finishing Line Press, and her first full-length poetry collection, A Fine Dusting of Brightness, was published in 2013 by Aldrich Press. She lives with her husband in southwest Florida.

Doug Ramspeck

is the author of six poetry collections and one collection of short stories. His most recent book, Black Flowers, is forthcoming from LSU Press. His poems have appeared in journals that include The Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, Slate, and The Georgia Review. His short story collection, The Owl That Carries Us Away, is published by BkMk Press (University of Missouri-Kansas City).

E. B. Schnepp

is a poet from rural mid-Michigan who currently lives in Indiana. Her work can also be found in McNeese, The Laurel Review, and Up the Staircase, among other journals.

Eddie Krzeminski

was born and raised in Naples, Florida. A recipient of a Sport Literate poetry prize, he has contributed to Saw Palm, Grist, Split Lip, Small Orange, and other magazines. He teaches and plays bass in southwest Florida.

Eleanor Kedney

is the author of the chapbook The Offering (Liquid Light Press, 2016). Her poems have appeared in a number of U.S. and international journals and anthologies. She founded the Tucson branch of the New York-based Writers Studio and served as the director and the master class teacher. Her website is EleanorKedney.com.

Eleanor Lerman

is the author of numerous award-winning collections of poetry, short stories, and novels. She is a National Book Award finalist, a recipient of the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets, the winner of the Campbell Award for 2016's best book of science fiction, and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, as well as fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts for poetry and the New York Foundation for the Arts for fiction. Her most recent novel, Watkins Glen (Mayapple Press), was published in June 2021.

Elisabeth Murawski

is the author of Heiress, which received the Poetry Society of Virginia Book Award for 2018; Zorba’s Daughter, which won the May Swenson Poetry Award; Moon and Mercury; and two chapbooks. Her publication credits include The Yale Review, The Hudson Review, and The Carolina Quarterly. A native of Chicago, she currently lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

Elise Hempel

won the 2015 Able Muse Write Prize in poetry, and her first collection is forthcoming from Able Muse Press. She has contributed to Poetry, Measure, Valparaiso Poetry Review, The Midwest Quarterly, and other journals. Two of her poems have appeared in Ted Kooser's American Life in Poetry, and her chapbook, Only Child, was published by Finishing Line Press. She lives in central Illinois.

Elizabeth Kirkpatrick Vrenios

is professor emerita from American University and the artistic director of the Redwoods Opera in Mendocino, California. Her solo recitals throughout the US, South America, Scandinavia, Japan, and Europe have been acclaimed. Recently featured in Tupelo Press's 30/30 challenge, she has been published in Clementine, Poeming Pigeon, Crack the Spine, The Feminine Collective, and Edison Literary Review.  Her chapbook, unraveled, won second prize in the Yellow Chair Press Competition and is forthcoming.

Emily Allen

recently received a Ph.D. in creative writing from the University of North Texas, and she teaches freshman writing at a local community college. Her work has previously appeared or is forthcoming in Foothill Graduate Poetry Journal, Prism Review, and Barely South. She lives in Denton, Texas, with her husband and a host of pets with literary names.

Emily Light

has contributed poetry to Inch, Lake Effect, Midway Journal, Paterson Literary Review, and other magazines. She teaches English and lives in Boonton, New Jersey, with her husband and son.

Enid Harlow

is the author of four novels: Love's Wilderness (Pen and Brush, NY, 2015); Good to Her (Strategic Book Publishing, 2013); Crashing (St. Martin's Press); and A Better Man (Van Neste Books). Her short stories have appeared in Boulevard, TriQuarterly, Nimrod, Ontario Review, Notre Dame Review, North Atlantic Review, and Southern Review, among other journals. She lives and writes in New York, the city of her birth.

Erica Goss

is the winner of the 2019 Zocalo Poetry Prize. Her collection, Night Court, won the 2017 Lyrebird Award from Glass Lyre Press. Her recent and upcoming publications include Creative Nonfiction, North Dakota Quarterly, Consequence, and San Pedro River Review. She is the founder of Girls' Voices Matter, a filmmaking workshop for teen girls, and is the editor of the newsletter Sticks & Stones.

Erin Rodoni

is a writer, massage therapist, and recovering nomad. She is the recipient of a 2013 Intro Journals Award from the Association of Writers and Writing Programs. Her poems have appeared, or will appear, in Best New Poets 2014, Colorado Review, Verse Daily, Verse Wisconsin, Nimrod, Word Riot, Chautauqua, Midwestern Gothic, and elsewhere. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two-year-old daughter.

F. Daniel Rzicznek

is the author of two poetry collections, Divination Machine (Free Verse Editions/Parlor Press, 2009) and Neck of the World (Utah State University Press, 2007), as well as four chapbooks, most recently Live Feeds (Epiphany Editions, 2015). His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Kenyon Review, Massachusetts Review, Drunken Boat, TYPO, Forklift, Ohio, and other journals. Rzicznek is coeditor of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry: Contemporary Poets in Discussion and Practice (Rose Metal Press, 2010) and teaches writing at Bowling Green State University.

Florence Murry

is the author of Last Run Before Sunset (Finishing Line Press). Her poems have appeared in Slipstream PressStoneboat Literary MagazineOff the CoastBluestem MagazineWestchester ReviewHole In The Head Review, and other journals. She lives and writes in Southern California.

Gail Thomas

is the author of the poetry collections Odd Mercy, Waving Back, No Simple Wilderness, and Finding the Bear. Her poems have been widely published in journals and anthologies, including CALYX, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, and North American Review. Among her awards are the Charlotte Mew Prize from Headmistress Press, the Narrative Poetry Prize from Naugatuck River Review, and the Massachusetts Center for the Book’s “Must Read” award.

Garret Keizer

is the author of the poetry collection The World Pushes Back, winner of the 2018 X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize, and of eight books of prose. He is a contributing editor of Harper's and Virginia Quarterly Review.

Gary Sloboda

is a lawyer and writer. His work has recently appeared, or is forthcoming, in such publications as BlazeVox, Posit, and Thrush. He lives in San Francisco.

George David Clark

is Assistant Professor of English at Washington & Jefferson College. His first book, Reveille (Arkansas, 2015), won the Miller Williams Prize, and more recent work can be found in Agni, Cincinnati Review, Gettysburg Review, Image, Third Coast, and elsewhere. He edits the journal 32 Poems and lives with his wife and their three young children in Washington, Pennsylvania.

George Franklin

is the author of Traveling for No Good Reason (Sheila-Na-Gig Editions); a bilingual collection, Among the Ruins / Entre las ruinas (Katakana Editores); and a broadside, "Shreveport" (Broadsided Press). He is also the winner of the 2020 Stephen A. DiBiase Poetry Prize. His chapbook, Travels of the Angel of Sorrow, is forthcoming from Blue Cedar Press, and a new full-length collection, Noise of the World, is forthcoming from Sheila-Na-Gig Editions.

George Looney

is the author of What Light Becomes: The Turner Variations (winner of the Red Mountain Press Poetry Prize), Hermits in Our Own Flesh: The Epistles of an Anonymous Monk (Oloris Publishing, 2016), Meditations Before the Windows Fail (Lost Horse Press, 2015), and many other books. He founded the BFA in creative writing at Penn State Erie, where he is Professor of Literature and Creative Writing and editor of the international literary journal Lake Effect.

Glen Armstrong

holds an MFA in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and edits the poetry journal Cruel Garters. His latest book is Night School: Selected Early Poems.

Grant Clauser

is the author of five books, most recently Muddy Dragon on the Road to Heaven (winner of the Codhill Press Poetry Award). His poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Greensboro Review, Kenyon Review, and other journals. He works as an editor in Pennsylvania and teaches at Rosemont College.

Gregory Emilio

is a food writer, poet, and teacher and has recently contributed to Best New Poets, Gastronomica, North American Review, Permafrost, The Rumpus, and Tupelo Quarterly. He earned his Ph.D. in English from Georgia State University and lives in Atlanta.

Gregory Euclide

is an artist and teacher living in the Minnesota River Valley. His work has been featured in The Nature of Nature at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (2014-2015), Badlands: New Horizons in Landscape at MASS MoCA (2008-2009), Otherworldly at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York (2011), Small Worlds at the Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio (2011), and elsewhere. His website is GregoryEuclide.com.

Gretchen Marquette

has contributed to The Paris Review, Poetry, Tin House, Harper's, and other journals. Her first book, May Day, was released through Graywolf Press in 2016. She lives in Minneapolis.

Gwen Wong

is a fourth-generation Chinese American born in Augusta, Georgia. She graduated from the University of Georgia, Athens, with a B.F.A. in Scientific Illustration and completed the Illustration Program at Portfolio Center, Atlanta. She is represented by Lovetts Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Thomas Deans Fine Art in Atlanta, Georgia. Her website is www.GwenWongArt.com.

Gwenn A. Nusbaum

has contributed to Confrontation, Diverse Voices Quarterly, Louisville ReviewRattle, and many other journals and is the author of the chapbook Normal War. She is a licensed clinical social worker and is based in Manhattan, New York.

Haleigh Yaspan

has contributed to Litbreak, Palette Poetry, California Quarterly, and Stoneboat Literary Journal. She is the recipient of a 2022-23 short-term research fellowship from the New York Public Library.

Hannah Dow

is a PhD student at the University of Southern Mississippi's Center for Writers. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Harpur Palate, Soundings East, and Armchair/Shotgun, among other publications. She received an honorable mention in the 2015 AWP Intro Journals Project.

Harold Whit Williams

is guitarist for the critically acclaimed rock band Cotton Mather. His newest collection of poems, Backmasking, won the 2013 Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize and is forthcoming from Texas Review Press in early 2014. His first collection, Waiting For The Fire To Go Out, is available from Finishing Line Press, and his poems have appeared in numerous literary journals. He lives in Austin, Texas.

Hashim Akib

has worked as an illustrator in the U.K. for over fifteen years and has contributed to The New Yorker, the Daily Express, the Daily Mail, and Time. His first book, Vibrant Acrylics, was published by Search Press in 2012 and has been translated into French, German, Italian, and Dutch. His other books include Painting Urban and Cityscapes and Painting Portraits in Acrylics. He has exhibited with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, the New English Art Club, the Society of Wildlife Artists, and others and is in the U.K.'s National Art collection. His website is HashimAkib.co.uk.

Hedy Habra

has authored two poetry collections: Under Brushstrokes, finalist for the 2015 USA Best Book Award, and Tea in Heliopolis, winner of the 2014 USA Best Book Award and finalist for the International Poetry Book Award. Her story collection, Flying Carpets, won the Arab American National Book Award's Honorable Mention. She is a recipient of the Nazim Hikmet Poetry Award, and her work has appeared in Cimarron Review, Bitter Oleander, Blue Fifth Review, Cider Press Review, Drunken Boat, Gargoyle, Nimrod, Poet Lore, Verse Daily, World Literature Today, and other journals. Her website is HedyHabra.com

Helen Durant

has contributed to exhibitions at Thomas Deans Fine Art (Atlanta) and the Diehl Gallery (Jackson Hole). She lives in Savannah, Georgia, where she is represented by the Roots Up Gallery. Her website is HelenDurantArt.com.

Helen Steenhuis

lives in Aix en Provence, France, and works as an English-language teacher. She has contributed to The French Literary Review, Equinox: A Poetry Journal, and The Poetry Library in Southbank Centre, London.

Helga Kidder

lives in the Tennessee hills with her husband. Her poems have recently been published in Orbis, Dragonfly, Gyroscope, and elsewhere. She has five collections of poetry: Learning Curve; Loving the Dead, which won the Blue Light Press Book Award (2020); Blackberry Winter; Luckier than the Stars; and Wild Plums.

Hollie Dugas

has contributed to Barrow Street, Redivider, Salamander, Poet Lore, and many other journals. She is on the editorial board of Off the Coast and lives in New Mexico.

Holly Sears

is a recent recipient of the Basil H. Alkazzi Award For Excellence in Painting and a commission from MTA, Arts for Transit and Urban Design. Her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions in the U.S., including solo exhibitions at the Hudson River Museum (Yonkers, New York), Kenise Barnes Fine Art (Larchmont, New York), Metaphor Contemporary Art (Brooklyn, New York), and elsewhere. Her website is www.HollySears.com. 

Ira Hatfield

is a native of southern Indiana, where he received his BA in creative writing at the University of Southern Indiana. He is currently finishing his MFA at the University of Southern Illinois in Carbondale. His poetry has appeared in the Apeiron Review.

J. R. Solonche

is a four-time Pushcart Prize nominee and has been publishing poems in magazines, journals, and anthologies since the early 70s. He is coauthor of Peach Girl: Poems for a Chinese Daughter (Grayson Books) and teaches at SUNY Orange in New York's Hudson Valley.

Jackie Branson

holds a BFA from the University of New Hampshire, where she studied printmaking and drawing, and an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied printmaking, digital media, and sculpture. She has held artists’ scholarships at the Chautauqua Institute and the Vermont Studio Center and a fellowship at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and she has recently received invitations to be a fellow at the Millay Colony and Sculpture Space. Her work has been exhibited at galleries in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania. She lives and works in Pawling, New York.

Jacqueline Guidry

has work forthcoming in China Grove, Compose, and Still Point Arts Quarterly. Other work has appeared in Arkansas Review, Crab Orchard Review, Nimrod, Southampton Review, and elsewhere. She has received four Pushcart nominations and in 2015 was a finalist in The Saturday Evening Post competition. Her agent is searching for a publisher for her second novel.

Jae Dyche

earned an MFA in creative writing from the University of Maryland and is a PhD student in rhetorics, communication, and information design at Clemson University. Her poetry has most recently appeared in Poet Lore, Atlanta Review, Jabberwock Review, and Reunion: The Dallas Review. Her first collection, The Potomac Elegies, is forthcoming.

Jake Crist

lives in Columbus, Ohio, where he works for an affordable-housing nonprofit. His poems have appeared recently in Poetry, Plume, Threepenny Review, and Yale Review.

James Owens

is the author, most recently, of Family Portrait with Scythe (Bottom Dog Press, 2020). His poems and translations appear widely in literary journals, including recent or upcoming publications in Channel, Arc, Dalhousie Review, Clerestory, and The Honest Ulsterman. He earned an MFA at the University of Alabama and lives in a small town in northern Ontario.

James Swansbrough

runs a restaurant repair company in Chattanooga, Tennessee. His work has appeared in West Branch, Free State Review, Cagibi, Freshwater Review, and other journals. His poetry has been awarded "honorable mention" twice: for the 2019 Yeats Poetry Award by the W.B. Yeats Society of New York and for the 2022 New Millennium Writing Awards in Nashville. He lives in Signal Mountain, Tennessee, with his wife and daughters.

James Valvis

is the author of a full-length poetry collection and two chapbooks. He has contributed to Ploughshares, River StyxArts and Letters, Barrow Street, The Sun, and other journals and has been included in Best American Poetry and Best of the Net. A former U.S. Army soldier, he lives in the Seattle area.

Jane Hammond

has been featured in solo exhibitions at Galerie Lelong (New York and Paris), Sims Reed Gallery (London), Galeria Senda (Barcelona), and numerous other venues and has contributed work to public collections at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, and elsewhere. Her website is JaneHammondArtist.com. 

Jane O. Wayne

has published four poetry collections: Looking Both Ways (University of Missouri Press), which received the Devins Award for Poetry; A Strange Heart, which received the Marianne Moore Prize and the Society of Midland Authors Award; From the Night Album (Pecan Grove); and The Other Place You Live (Mayapple Press).

Jane Zwart

teaches English at Calvin University, where she also co-directs the Calvin Center for Faith & Writing. Her poems have previously appeared in Poetry, Rattle, and TriQuarterly, as well as in other journals and magazines.

Janet Fredericks

is a Vermont Council on the Arts and New England Foundation for the Arts fellowship recipient. She exhibits internationally and has contributed to many corporate and private collections. A Vermont artist for over twenty years, Janet has her home and studio in Lincoln, Vermont. Her website is JanetFredericksStudio.com.

Jason Jones

lives in Roanoke, Virginia, where he works as a bartender. His poems are forthcoming in Saw Palm: Florida Literature and Art and Artemis Journal.

Jay Rogoff

has published five books of poems, most recently Venera (2014), The Art of Gravity (2011), and The Long Fault (2008), all published by LSU Press. His work appears in many journals, including The Hudson Review, Literary Imagination, The Southern Review, Salmagundi, and The Hopkins Review, where he serves as dance critic. He lives in Saratoga Springs, New York, where he teaches at Skidmore College.

Jay Udall

has recently contributed poetry to Prairie Schooner, Cincinnati Review, Spillway, North American Review, and Bayou. His latest volume, The Welcome Table (University of New Mexico Press), won the 2009 New Mexico Book Award. He teaches at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, where he also serves as chief editor of the online journal Gris-Gris.

Jean A. Kingsley

earned an MFA in creative writing from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University and lives in Rochester, New York. She is the recipient of the 1995 Academy of American Poets Prize and a finalist for "Discovery"/The Nation and The Constance Saltonstall Foundation of the Arts Fellowship. She won a poetry book award for Traceries from ABZ Press in 2014 (selected by C. D. Wright) and is a recent reviewer for the Antioch Review.

Jeanne Marie Beaumont

is the author of Burning of the Three Fires (BOA Editions, 2010), Curious Conduct (BOA Editions, 2004), Placebo Effects (Norton, 1997), and the forthcoming Letters from Limbo (CavanKerry Press, 2016). She teaches in the Stonecoast low-residency MFA program and at the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y. She lives in Manhattan.

Jeanne Murray Walker

has published eight collections of poetry, including, most recently, Helping the Morning: New and Selected Poems (Word Farm Press, 2014). Her award-winning plays have been produced around the U.S. and in London. Her memoir, The Geography of Memory: A Pilgrimage through Alzheimer's, was published in 2013 by Hachette Press, and in 2015 she co-edited with Luci Shaw Ambition: Essays by Members of The Chrysostom Society. She teaches at the University of Delaware, where she heads the creative writing faculty, and she is a mentor in the Seattle Pacific University low-residency MFA program.

Jeanne Wagner

has contributed to Cincinnati Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Florida Review, North American Review, and Southern Review. She has four chapbooks and three full-length collections: The Zen Piano-Mover, winner of the Stevens Manuscript Prize; In the Body of Our Lives from Sixteen Rivers Press; and Everything Turns Into Something Else, published in 2020 as runner-up for the Grayson Book Prize.

Jeff Cohen

is represented by the Julie Nester Gallery (Park City, UT); the Wit Gallery (Lenox, MA); and the Claire Carino Contemporary (Boston, MA). He lives and works in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Jeff Hardin

is the author of seven collections of poetry, most recently Watermark, A Clearing Space in the Middle of Being, No Other Kind of World, and Small Revolution. His work has been honored with the Nicholas Roerich Prize, the Donald Justice Prize, and the X.J. Kennedy Prize from Texas Review Press. Recent and forthcoming poems appear in Appalachian Review, Literary Matters, Southern Poetry Review, Laurel Review, Braided Way, and many other journals. He lives and teaches in Tennessee.

Jeff Newberry

is the author, most recently, of Cross Country (WordTech Editions), a collaboration of epistolary verse written with Justin Evans. His newest work appears in Brevity, North American Review, and The Journal of American Poetry.

Jeffrey C. Alfier

is the winner of the 2014 Kithara Book Prize for his poetry collection Idyll for a Vanishing River (Glass Lyre Press, 2013). He is also the author of The Wolf Yearling (Silver Birch Press) and The Storm Petrel: Poems of Ireland (Grayson Books, forthcoming). His recent work has appeared in Spoon River Poetry Review, Poetry Ireland Review, and Tulane Review.

Jeffrey Ihlenfeldt

lives, writes, and teaches in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. His short stories have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Ascent, Story Quarterly, Southern Humanities Review, Adirondack Review, Columbia Review, Quiddity, and Louisville Review. He is a two-time finalist for the Fulton Prize in Short Fiction and has been nominated for Best of the Net. He holds an MFA from Goddard College.

Jen McClanaghan

was educated at Antioch College, Columbia University, and Florida State University. After earning her Ph.D., she completed a two-year postdoc as resident scholar at The Southern Review, where she edited a special issue on Americana. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Best American Poetry, Iowa Review, The Southern Review, and New England Review.

Jennifer Bullis

is the author of Impossible Lessons (MoonPath Press) and of poems and essays appearing in Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, Rhino Poetry, Terrain.org, and Water~Stone Review. An Artsmith Residency Fellow, she holds a Ph.D. from the University of California-Davis and lives in Bellingham, Washington, where she writes about long-distance foot travel, faith trouble, horse-keeping, motherhood, deforestation, and women in the courtroom.

Jennifer Davis Michael

is Professor and Chair of English at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Mezzo Cammin, 3 Elements Review, Switchgrass Review, and Literary Mama, among others. She is also the author of a book of criticism, Blake and the City (2006).

Jennifer Newhouse

is an assistant professor of creative writing at Chowan University. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in SAND, Nimrod, Salamander, Triquarterly, Blue Lyra, Canary and other journals.

Jennifer Peterson

is an MFA student at Albertus Magnus College. She lives in New Haven, CT, with her husband, Joe, and eighteen-month-old daughter, Helen.

Jeremy Griffin

is the author of two collections of short fiction: A Last Resort for Desperate People (SFASU Press) and Oceanography (forthcoming from Orison Books). His work has appeared in such journals as Indiana Review, Mid-American Review, and Shenandoah, and he has received support from the South Carolina Arts Commission. He teaches at Coastal Carolina University, where he serves as advisory fiction editor of Waccamaw: A Journal of Contemporary Literature.

Jeremy Michael Reed

is a Ph.D. candidate in creative writing at the University of Tennessee. His poems have been published in Still: The Journal, Stirring: A Literary Collection, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and elsewhere, including the anthology Bright Bones: Contemporary Montana Writing. He lives in Knoxville, where he is the editor-in-chief of Grist: A Journal of the Literary Arts, associate editor of Sundress Publications, co-director of The Only Tenn-I-See Reading Series, and assistant to Joy Harjo.

Jess Williard

has contributed to The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, North American Review, New Orleans Review, Southern Humanities Review, Third Coast, Oxford Poetry, and other journals. He is from Wisconsin.

Jessica Barksdale

is the author of sixteen novels, including, most recently, What the Moon Did (Flexible Press). Her short story collection, Trick of the Porch Light, is forthcoming in 2023. She has published two poetry collections, When We Almost Drowned (2019) and Grim Honey (2021). She taught at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, California, and continues to teach for UCLA Extension and in the online MFA program for Southern New Hampshire University. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband.

Jessica Goodfellow

is the author of Whiteout (University of Alaska Press, 2017), Mendeleev’s Mandala (2015), and The Insomniac’s Weather Report (2014). Her work has appeared in Best American Poetry 2018, Scientific American, The Southern Review, and Verse Daily. A former writer-in-residence at Denali National Park and Preserve, she lives in Japan.

Jill White

is a former educational administrator and professor of communication and currently works as an award-winning jewelry artist. Her poetry has appeared in numerous literary journals, including The Kentucky Review, U.S. 1 Worksheets, The Poetry Quarterly, Olentangy Review, and Rust+Moth.

Jim Richards

has recently contributed to Poetry Northwest, Prairie Schooner, Southern Poetry Review, South Carolina Review, Juked, Comstock Review, and Poet Lore and has had poems nominated for Best New Poets and the Pushcart Prize. He lives in eastern Idaho’s Snake River valley and has received a fellowship from the Idaho Commission on the Arts.

Joanne Diaz

has contributed poems to AGNI, The American Poetry Review, DIAGRAM, Prairie Schooner, Quarterly West, and Third Coast. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her book, The Lessons, won the Gerald Cable first book award and was published in 2011 by Silverfish Review Press.

Joanne Furio

holds an MFA from Saint Mary's College of California and has spent decades in print journalism as a writer and editor. Her literary interviews and essays have been published in The Believer, Evening Street Review, and Mary: A Journal of New Writing, as well as on the websites Juked and Panoply.

Joannie Stangeland

is the author of several collections, most recently The Scene You See (Ravenna Press). Her poems have appeared in the Worcester Review, Meridian, Pedestal Magazine, Whale Road Review, The MacGuffin, and other journals. She holds an MFA from the Rainier Writing Workshop.

Joe Bueter

lives and writes in central Pennsylvania. His poetry has been published in Confrontation, Southern Humanities Review, Nashville Review, Vassar Review, Cave Wall, and other journals.

John A. Nieves

has poems forthcoming or recently published in Hopkins Review, Iowa Review, American Poetry Review, 32 Poems, Southern Review, and other journals. He won the Indiana Review poetry contest, and his first book, Curio, won the Elixir Press annual poetry award "Judge's Prize." He is associate professor of English at Salisbury University and an editor of The Shore Poetry.

John Baldessari

has been featured in more than two hundred solo exhibitions and in over one thousand group exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe. His projects include artist books, videos, films, billboards and public works. His awards and honors include memberships in the American Academy of Arts and Letters and in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; the Americans for the Arts Lifetime Achievement Award; the BACA International 2008; and the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, awarded by La Biennale di Venezia and the City of Goslar Kaiserring in 2012. He has received honorary degrees from the National University of Ireland, San Diego State University, Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design, and California College of the Arts.

John Middlebrook

lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where he manages a consulting firm focused on non-profit organizations. As a graduate student at the University of Chicago, he served on the staff of Chicago Review. His poetry has appeared in numerous publications, including Tidal Basin Review, Cleaver Magazine, and Wilderness House Literary Review.

John Moessner

is the author of Harmonia (Stephen F. Austin State University Press, 2023), a finalist for the Richard Wilbur Award in Poetry. He received his MFA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and has contributed to CommonwealNew LettersNorth American Review, and Poet Lore. He is part of the editorial team of a medical journal in Kansas City and an editorial board member for Nimrod International Journal.

John Poch

is the author of Texases, due out in early 2019, as well as four other collections of poetry. His most recent book, Fix Quiet, won the 2014 New Criterion Poetry Prize.

Jonathan Adams

is an artist from Bristol, Virginia / Tennessee. He earned his BFA in drawing from East Tennessee State University and his MFA in interdisciplinary studio art from Rutgers University. His work has recently been exhibited solo at Atlanta Contemporary and Smallbany Gallery and in group shows in Belgrade, New York, and Johnson City. His website is www.TheJonathanAdams.com.

Joseph Dziedziak

is a creative nonfiction writer who specializes in travel and memoir writing. He is the author of France and the World Out There, the bilingual (French and English) autobiographical account of a year studying and rambling about Europe. He currently lives in Reunion Island, France, where he teaches English.

Josh Luckenbach

has recently contributed to The Southern Review, Shenandoah, Nimrod, Birmingham Poetry Review, New Ohio Review, and other magazines. He received his MFA from the University of Arkansas, and he currently serves as managing editor for Iron Horse Literary Review.

Joshua Bienko

received his MFA from the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia and his BFA from the University of Buffalo. He has exhibited throughout the country, at venues such as the Dallas Contemporary (TX), Artpace (TX), Vox Populi (PA), Big Medium (TX), and the Guggenheim Museum (in collaboration with YouTube Play Biennial). He is one of the founding members of Ortega y Gasset Projects in Queens and has been a Tanne Foundation recipient and a Hambidge Residency Fellow. He lives and works in Knoxville, where he teaches drawing in the School of Art at the University of Tennessee.

Joshua Martin

is a Ph.D. student in poetry at Georgia State University and the author of the chapbook Passing Through Meat Camp (Flutter Press). He was a finalist in the 2015 Jacar Press Chapbook Competition, and his recent poems appear, or will soon appear, in Soundings Review, San Pedro River Review, Concho River Review, Kentucky Review, I-70 Review, Iodine Poetry Journal, Kakalak 2015, and other magazines.

Joy Gaines-Friedler

teaches poetry and creative writing for non-profits in the Detroit area, including the PCAP (Prisoners Creative Arts Project), through the University of Michigan and Springfed Arts. She is the author of Like Vapor (Mayapple Press) and Dutiful Heart (Broadkill River Review Press), as well as the forthcoming Control Theory.

Judith H. Montgomery

has contributed to Bellingham Review, Tahoma Literary Review, and Poet Lore, among other journals. Her first collection, Passion, received the Oregon Book Award for Poetry. Her fourth book, Litany for Wound and Bloom, was a finalist for the Marsh Hawk Prize and appeared in August 2018 from Uttered Chaos Press. Her prize-winning narrative medicine chapbook, Mercy, was published by Wolf Ridge Press in March 2019.

Judith Sornberger

is the author of I Call to You from Time (Wipf & Stock), Practicing the World (CavanKerry), and Open Heart (Calyx Books), as well as the prose memoir The Accidental Pilgrim (Shanti Arts Press). Her poems and essays have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Calyx, Image, Cimarron Review, and numerous other journals.

Julia B. Levine

is the author of Small Disasters Seen in Sunlight (LSU Press), winner of the Northern California Book Award in poetry; Ask, winner of the Tampa Review Prize; and Practicing for Heaven, winner of the Anhinga Poetry Prize. The recipient of a Discovery/The Nation award, she lives and works in Davis, California.

Julia Wendell

is the author of six poetry collections, including, most recently, The Art of Falling (FutureCycle Press, 2022). Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Missouri Review, Prairie Schooner, Nimrod, and other journals. She is the founding editor of Galileo Press and lives in Aiken, South Carolina.

Julian Koslow

was formerly a professor of English Renaissance literature at Virginia Tech but left academia to take care of a child with special needs. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Spoon River Poetry Review, New Ohio Review, Atlanta Review, Cider Press Review, Journal of New Jersey Poets, and The Broadkill Review. He lives with his spouse and two boys in Fair Lawn, New Jersey.

Julie L. Moore

is the author of four poetry collections, including, most recently, Full Worm Moon, which won one of five 2018 Woodrow Hall Top Shelf Awards and received honorable mention for the Conference on Christianity and Literature's 2018 Book of the Year award. A Best of the Net and five-time Pushcart Prize nominee, she has also contributed to Alaska Quarterly Review, Image, New Ohio Review, Poetry Daily, Prairie Schooner, The Southern Review, and Verse Daily. She is an associate professor of English and the writing center director at Taylor University, where she is the poetry editor for Relief Journal.

Karen J. Weyant

has contributed poetry and prose to The Barn Owl Review, Caesura, Cold Mountain Review, Poetry East, Storm Cellar, River Styx, Waccamaw, and Whiskey Island. Her most recent collection of poetry, Wearing Heels in the Rust Belt, won Main Street Rag’s 2011 chapbook contest and was published in 2012. She teaches at Jamestown Community College in Jamestown, New York.

Karina Borowicz

is the author of two poetry collections: Proof (Codhill Press, 2014) and The Bees Are Waiting (Marick Press, 2012), which won the Eric Hoffer Award for Poetry and was named a "must-read" by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. She lives in the Connecticut River Valley of Western Massachusetts.

Karissa Knox Sorrell

is a poet and ESOL teacher from Nashville, Tennessee. She is the author of the chapbook Evening Body, published by Finishing Line Press in 2016, and a graduate of the Murray State University MFA program.

Kate Fox

has contributed to Great River Review, New Ohio Review, Green Mountains Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Mount Hope, and West Branch. Her chapbook The Lazarus Method was published by Kent State University Press as part of the Wick Poetry Chapbook Series. Her most recent chapbook, a series of persona poems entitled Walking Off the Map, was published by Seven Kitchens Press in 2015. 

Kate Kern

holds an MFA in drawing from the University of Cincinnati and a BFA in fine Art from the University of Dayton. Her recent solo exhibitions include "Small World" at the Aisle Gallery (Cincinnati, OH), "Always and Everywhere" at the Springfield Museum of Art (Springfield, OH), and "Attract Year Round Beauty" at the Aronoff Center for the Arts (Cincinnati, OH). She was a finalist in the Cincinnati Art Museum’s inaugural 4th Floor Biennial Award for contemporary art and has received artists’ fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council and Arts Midwest. Her website is www.katekern.com.

Katherine Sinback

has contributed to The Rumpus, Hobart, Bayou Magazine, and Taco Bell Quarterly, among other publications. Born and raised in Virginia, she lives in Portland, Oregon, with her family.

Katherine Smith

has contributed to Poetry, Cincinnati Review, Missouri Review, Ploughshares, Southern Review, and many other journals. Her short fiction has appeared in Fiction International and Gargoyle. Her first book, Argument by Design (Washington Writers’ Publishing House), appeared in 2003, and her second, Woman Alone on the Mountain (Iris Press), was published in 2014. She teaches at Montgomery College in Maryland.

Kelli Scott Kelley

is Professor of Painting at LSU. She has exhibited and lectured throughout the United States. Her work is featured in the permanent collections of the LSU Museum of Art, Tyler Museum of Art, the Hall Art Foundation, and the Eugenia Summer Gallery. Her website is KelliScottKelley.com.

Kelly R. Tillson

is a founding member of Typebox, an interactive literary project working to bring the act of writing to life in real time. She recently participated in The Regenerates: Ten Southern Writers Through the Eyes of Ten Southern Artists, a cooperative art and writing exhibit. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

Kelsey D. Mahaffey

has published work in Eunoia Review, The Keeping Room, and the anthology Each Phrase a Step. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

Ken Autrey

is the author of three chapbooks: Pilgrims (Main Street Rag), Rope Lesson (Longleaf Press), and The Wake of the Year (Solomon and George). A resident of Auburn, Alabama, he has contributed poetry to Chattahoochee Review, Poetry Northwest, Southern Poetry Review, and other journals and anthologies.

Kerry James Evans

is the author of Bangalore (Copper Canyon Press). He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.

Kerry Trautman

writes at dawn in small-town Ohio. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in various print and online journals, including Toledo Review, Alimentum, Coe Review, Third Wednesday, and Think Journal; as well as in anthologies, including Tuesday Night at Sam and Andy’s Uptown Café (Westron Press, 2001), Mourning Sickness (Omniarts, 2008), and Roll (Telling Our Stories Press, 2012).

Kevin Casey

has contributed poems to recent editions of Green Hills Literary Lantern, Kentucky Review, Rust + Moth, decomP, and other publications. His new chapbook, The Wind Considers Everything, was recently published by Flutter Press, and another, from Red Dashboard, is due out later this year.

Kevin L. Cole

has contributed poems to The Briar Cliff Review, Paddlefish, and Poetry East, among other places. His first manuscript of poetry, €”currently unpublished, €”is When Snow Turns Blue. In addition to poetry, he writes plays and is at work on a collection of essays about poets and painters. He has received two South Dakota Arts Council/NEA grants: one for short fiction and one for poetry. He lives in and works in and around Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Kota Ezawa

uses animation and drawing processes to create abstractions of existing films, videos, and photographs. His work has been presented in solo exhibitions at the Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia (2015); the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York (2013); the Hayward Gallery Projects Space in London (2007); the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art (2005); and other venues. His work can be viewed at www.ubu.com/film/ezawa.html, http://murrayguy.com/kota-ezawa/selected-works/, and http://hainesgallery.com/kota-ezawa

Kyler Campbell

is a professor of writing at Charleston Southern University. His creative work has appeared in Longshot Island, Sheepshead Review, Driftwood Press, Hawaii Pacific Review, and elsewhere. His critical work on John Steinbeck's The Pearl was recently featured in the Critical Insights anthology series. He lives in Charleston, South Carolina, with his wife and two girls.

Laura Reece Hogan

is the author of Litany of Flights (Paraclete Press), which won the 2020 Paraclete Poetry Prize; the chapbook O Garden-Dweller (Finishing Line Press, 2017); and the spiritual theology book I Live, No Longer I (Wipf & Stock, 2017). She has contributed to America, First Things, The Cresset, Dappled Things, Whale Road Review, and other publications.

Laura Young

has received fellowships and grants from the Pollock Krasner Foundation, the Iowa Arts Council, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and numerous artists’ colonies and has shown across the United States, as well as internationally in Denmark and Nigeria. She recently retired from a lecturer position in the School of Art and Art History at the University of Iowa. Her website is LauraYoungArt.com.

Lauren Camp

is the author of three books, most recently One Hundred Hungers (Tupelo Press, 2016), which won the Dorset Prize. Her poems have appeared in New England Review, Poetry International, Slice, The Seattle Review, World Literature Today, Beloit Poetry Journal, and other magazines. Her other literary honors include the Margaret Randall Poetry Prize, an Anna Davidson Rosenberg Award, and a Black Earth Institute Fellowship. She is the producer and host of Santa Fe Public Radio's Audio Saucepan, which interweaves music with contemporary poetry. Her website is LaurenCamp.com.

Lauren Claus

is a medical student at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Her research interests include physician-family communication and the medical humanities within the field of pediatrics. Her poems have recently appeared in Hawaii Pacific ReviewTipton Poetry ReviewBriar Cliff Review, and other journals.

Lauren Davis

is the author of Home Beneath the Church (Fernwood Press) and the chapbooks Each Wild Thing’s Consent (Poetry Wolf Press) and The Missing Ones (Winter Texts). She holds an MFA from the Bennington College Writing Seminars and teaches at The Writers’ Workshoppe. Her work has appeared in such publications as Prairie Schooner, Poet Lore, and Ninth Letter.

Lee Peterson

is the author of two full-length poetry collections, Rooms and Fields: Dramatic Monologues from the War in Bosnia (Kent State University Press) and In the Hall of North American Mammals (winner of the Cider Press Review Book Award), as well as a chapbook, The Needles Road (forthcoming from Seven Kitchens Press). She teaches writing and works with international students at Penn State University's Altoona campus.

Leonore Hildebrandt

is the author of the poetry collections Where You Happen to Be, The Work at Hand, and The Next Unknown. Her poems and translations have appeared in Cimarron Review, The Fiddlehead, Harpur Palate, and other journals. She has received fellowships from the Elizabeth George Foundation, the Maine Community Foundation, and the Maine Arts Commission. She teaches writing at the University of Maine and serves on the editorial board of the Beloit Poetry Journal.

Leslie D. Bohn

has work in the Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume VI: Tennessee. Other poems have appeared or are forthcoming in print and online journals including 32 Poems, Poems & Plays, and Boxcar Poetry Review. She teaches writing at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee, where she leads a chapter of a national running club for women. "Dear Astrolabe" is one of a series of poems about the seduction of Héloïse d'Argenteuil, the twelfth century abbess and writer, by Peter Abélard.

Lia Greenwell

has contributed poems to Painted Bride Quarterly, Poecology, Flyway, and Witness. She is a graduate of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College and has received scholarships from the Rona Jaffe Foundation and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. Originally from Michigan, she lived in New York City before joining Warren Wilson College as the 2015-16 Joan Beebe Teaching Fellow.

Linda Parsons

is the poetry editor for Madville Publishing and the copy editor for Chapter 16, the literary website of Humanities Tennessee. She is published in such journals as The Georgia Review, Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, Southern Poetry Review, Terrain, The Chattahoochee Review, Baltimore Review, and Shenandoah. Her sixth poetry collection, Valediction, is forthcoming from Madville in 2023. Five of her plays have been produced by Flying Anvil Theatre in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Lindsay Wilson

is an English professor at Truckee Meadows Community College and edits the literary magazine The Meadow. His fifth chapbook, Black-Footed Country, will be released in the summer of 2014, and his poetry has appeared in The Minnesota Review, Verse Daily, The Portland Review, Salamander, and The South Dakota Review, among other journals.

Lisa Compo

is an MFA candidate and teaching assistant at UNC Greensboro. She is a 2022 Pushcart nominee and has recently published in Zone 3, The Journal, Rhino, Crab Creek Review, Sugar House Review, and elsewhere.

Lisa Dominguez Abraham

teaches at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento, California. Her work has appeared in many journals, including Prairie Schooner, North American Review and The Southern Review, and her chapbook Low Notes was published by Red Wing Press.

Lisa Higgs

is the author of three chapbooks, including Alone in Memory of Windows (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2018). Her poem "Wild Honey Has the Scent of Freedom" was awarded 2nd Prize in the 2017 Basil Bunting International Poetry Prize from the Newcastle Center for the Literary Arts, and her work has been published in numerous literary journals. She is the poetry editor for Quiddity.

Liz Marlow

lives in Memphis, Tennessee, with her husband and two children. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Bitter Oleander, B O D Y, The Carolina Quarterly, Tipton Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. 

Liza Katz

teaches English as a second language in New Jersey. Her poems and essays have appeared in Poet Lore, Omniverse, The Critical Flame, and other journals.

Lori Horvitz

has contributed to Chattahoochee Review, South Dakota Review, Southeast Review, Epiphany, Hotel Amerika, and many other journals and anthologies. Her book of memoir-essays, The Girls of Usually, was published in 2015 by Truman State University Press. She is a professor of English at UNC Asheville.

Lucas Gardner

is a screenwriter and fiction writer originally from upstate New York. He lives in Southern California with his wife.

Lucinda Bliss

is based in New England and has shown widely around the United States. Her exhibition venues include the University of Arizona, the Tucson Museum of Art, The Brattleboro Museum, The Ogunquit Museum of Art, The University of New England, Bates College Museum of Art, and the Boston Center for the Arts. She recently received a SPACE Gallery Kindling Grant in support of her project Tracking the Border, in which she explored the 611 miles of the Maine-Canada border. She is Dean of Graduate Studies at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. Her website is LucindaBliss.com.

Luke Johnson

is the author of the poetry collection After the Ark (New York Quarterly Books, 2011). His poems have appeared in New England Review, Poetry Northwest, The Southern Review, The Threepenny Review, and elsewhere. He is Director of the Tinker Mountain Writers' Workshop Online, an Associate Poetry Editor at storySouth, and an adjunct instructor at the University of Mary Washington. He lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Lyn Lifshin

is the author of many books, most recently Knife Edge & Absinthe: the Tango Poems; For the Roses: Poems Inspired by Joni Mitchell; All The Poets Who Have Touched Me; A Girl Goes Into The WoodsMalala; Tangled as the Alphabet: The Turkey Poems; Secretariat: The Red Freak, The Miracle; and Moving Through Stained Glass: The Maple Poems. Her web site is LynLifshin.com.

M. P. Jones IV

is a graduate research fellow at the University of Florida and the editor-in-chief of Kudzu House Quarterly, a journal of ecological thought. Reflections on the Dark Water, his second poetry collection, is forthcoming from Solomon & George, and his poems are forthcoming in ISLE, Southern Humanities Review, and The Fourth River. He is the co-editor of Writing the Environment in Nineteenth-Century American Literature: The Ecological Awareness of Early Scribes of Nature and has contributed to Canary, Tampa Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Greensboro Review, and other journals. His website is Ecopoiesis.com.

M. S. Rooney

lives in Sonoma, California, with her husband, the poet Dan Noreen. Her work has appeared in a number of journals, including Bluestem, The Cortland Review, Earth's Daughters, Main Street Rag, Theodate, and 3:AM Magazine, as well as several anthologies, including American Society: What Poets See, edited by David Chorlton and Robert S. King (FutureCycle Press), and Journey to Crone, edited by S. Philipp (Chuffed Buff Books).

Madeleine Dodge

is represented by the Space Gallery in Denver and is a member of the Spark Gallery. Her work has shown throughout the Rocky Mountain region in both group and single-artist exhibitions and is held in corporate and private collections throughout the United States, Europe, Africa, and New Zealand. Her website is MadeleineDodge.com.

Maggie Colvett

is the 2014 editor of The Mockingbird, the arts and literature magazine of East Tennessee State University. Her poems have been published by, or are forthcoming from, Hayden's Ferry Review and Architrave Press.

Maggie Taylor

holds degrees from Yale University and the University of Florida, and her work has been exhibited in such museums as the Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas; The Art Museum, Princeton University; The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland; and The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University. Her website is MaggieTaylor.com.

Marci Rae Johnson

is a freelance writer and editor and the poetry editor for The Cresset and WordFarm Press. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in Image, The Christian Century, Main Street Rag, The Collagist, 32 Poems, and many other journals. Her most recent book, Basic Disaster Supplies Kit, was published by Steel Toe Books in 2016.

Margaret Emma Brandl

is a Ph.D. candidate in English specializing in creative writing (fiction) at Texas Tech University, where she teaches English classes and serves as an associate editor for Iron Horse Literary Review. Her writing has appeared in Gulf CoastThe Cincinnati ReviewPithead ChapelHobart, and other journals.

Margaret Mackinnon

has contributed to Alaska Quarterly ReviewBlackbird, Los Angeles Review, and many other journals. Her first book, The Invented Child, received the Gerald Cable Book Award and the Literary Award in Poetry from the Library of Virginia. A new collection, Afternoon in Cartago, won the Richard Snyder Memorial Prize and will be published in 2022.

Margarita Meklina

is the winner of the 2003 Andrei Bely Prize, Russia’s first independent literary prize, which enjoys a special reputation for honoring dissident and nonconformist writing, and the 2009 Russian Prize, which was awarded by the Yeltsin Center Foundation for her manuscript My Criminal Connection to Art. Originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, she now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Marjorie Stelmach

is the author of Walking the Mist (Ashland Poetry Press, 2021), as well as five other collections of poetry. Her work has appeared in Boulevard, Cincinnati Review, Gettysburg Review, Image, Iowa Review, New Letters, and other journals.

Mark Lewandowski

is an English professor at Indiana State University and the author of the story collection Halibut Rodeo. His essays and stories have appeared in many journals and have been listed as "notable" in The Best American Nonrequired Reading, The Best American Travel Writing, and The Best American Essays. He's been a Peace Corps volunteer In Poland and a Fulbright scholar in Lithuania.

Mark Simpson

lives on Whidbey Island in Washington. His recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Sleet (Pushcart Prize nominee), Broad River Review (Rash Award finalist), Columbia Journal (Online), Third Wednesday, Backchannels Review, Flyway, and Cold Mountain Review. He is the author of the chapbook Fat Chance (Finishing Line Press) and the forthcoming The Quieting from Pine Row Press.

Mary Crow

has contributed poems to American Poetry Review, New Madrid, and Hotel Amerika, and her work is forthcoming in Notre Dame Review, Saranac Review, and West Texas Review. She is working on a book of poems based on the spring uprising in Egypt.

Mary Elizabeth Birnbaum

was born, raised, and educated in New York City. She has studied poetry at the Joiner Institute at UMass in Boston. Her translations of the Haitian poet Felix Morisseau-Leroy have been published in Massachusetts Review, the anthology Into English (Graywolf Press), and And There Will Be Singing: An Anthology of International Writing. Her work is forthcoming or has appeared in Tipton Poetry Journal, Soundings East, I-70 Review, Ibbetson Street, Spoon River Poetry Review, and other journals.

Mary Fister

teaches at the University of Hartford. Her poems have appeared in Massachusetts Review, Ploughshares, Tar River Poetry, and Volt, among other journals. Her chapbook, Provenance of the Lost, was published by Finishing Line Press. She lives on a farm in Florence, Massachusetts.

Mary Makofske

is the author of Traction, which won the Richard Snyder Prize and was published by Ashland Poetry Press (2011). Her other books are Eating Nasturtiums, winner of a Flume Press chapbook competition, and The Disappearance of Gargoyles. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, Mississippi Review, Poetry East, Louisville Review, Asheville Poetry Review, North American Review, Calyx, and other journals and anthologies. She lives in Warwick, New York.

Matthew Minicucci

is the author of two collections of poetry: Translation (Kent State University Press, 2015), chosen by Jane Hirshfield for the 2014 Wick Poetry Prize, and Small Gods, forthcoming from New Issues Press in 2017. His work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Best New Poets 2014, Poetry Daily, and Verse Daily, among others. He currently teaches writing at the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign.

Matthew Thorburn

is the author of five collections of poems, including the chapbook A Green River in Spring, which will be published in April by Autumn House Press and which begins with "First Light."

Meg Freitag

was born in Maine and currently lives in Austin, Texas, where she is a James A. Michener Fellow. Her poems have appeared in Tin House, Narrative, and Smoking Glue Gun.

Megan Stolz

has contributed to Welter, The Barefoot Review, and HOOT. She earned her MFA from the University of Baltimore and her BA from Hollins University. She currently lives in Washington, D.C.

Meghann Plunkett

is the recipient of the 2017 Missouri Review Editors' Prize, as well as the 2017 Third Coast Poetry Prize. She was a finalist for Narrative Magazine's 30 Below Contest, The North American Review's Hearst Poetry Prize, and Nimrod's Pablo Neruda Prize and has twice been recognized by the Academy of American Poets. Her work can be found, or is forthcoming, in Narrative, Pleiades, Rattle, Muzzle, Washington Square Review, Poets.org, and elsewhere.

Melanie McCabe

is the author of three collections of poems, most recently The Night Divers, as well as a memoir, His Other Life: Searching For My Father, His First Wife, and Tennessee Williams. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, Georgia Review, Threepenny Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and many other journals.

Melissa Dickson

is a poet and mother of four. Her work has recently appeared in Shenandoah, North American Review, Southern Humanities Review, Literary Mama, Fickle Muses, and Southern Women's Review. Her debut collection, Cameo, is available at NewPlainsPress.com. Her Medusa-themed poems, collected under the title Sweet Aegis, are available at Amazon.com. She holds an MFA in Visual Arts from SVA and an MFA in poetry from Converse College.

Melissa Range

is the author of Scriptorium, a winner of the 2015 National Poetry Series (Beacon Press, 2016), and Horse and Rider (Texas Tech University Press, 2010). Her recent poems have appeared in Ecotone, Iowa Review, The Nation, and Ploughshares. She teaches creative writing and American literature at Lawrence University in Wisconsin.

Merrill Oliver Douglas

is the author of the chapbook Parking Meters into Mermaids (Finishing Line Press). Her poems have appeared in Baltimore Review, Barrow Street, Tar River Poetry, Stone Canoe, Cimarron Review, and Comstock Review, among other journals. She lives near Binghamton, New York, where she runs a freelance writing business.

Michael Azgour

has had paintings exhibited in galleries and museums in the United States and Europe. His work has been featured in solo shows at the Art Museum of Los Gatos, California, and Hohmann Fine Art in Palm Desert, California, as well as in art fairs such as SCOPE NYC, Art Market San Francisco, and the Los Angeles Art Show. He teaches drawing and painting courses at Stanford University.

Michael Carrino

is a retired English lecturer at the State University College at Plattsburgh, New York, where he was co-founder and poetry editor of the Saranac Review. His publications include Some Rescues, (New Poets Series, Inc.) Under This Combustible Sky, (Mellen Poetry Press), Café Sonata, (Brown Pepper Press), Autumn's Return to the Maple Pavilion (Conestoga Press), By Available Light (Guernica Editions), Always Close, Forever Careless (Kelsay Books), Until I've Forgotten, Until I'm Stunned (Kelsay Books), and In No Hurry (Kelsay Books).

Michael Cohen

has been publishing personal essays (Kenyon ReviewMissouri Review, Birding, The Humanist, and elsewhere) since his retirement from teaching. He lives on the Blood River in Kentucky and in the Tucson Mountains. His latest book is A Place to Read (Interactive Press, 2014).

Michael Dechane

is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University’s MFA program and a former carpenter, videographer, and speechwriter. His poems have appeared in Image and Saint Katherine Review. A native of Odessa, Florida, he currently lives in Zürich, Switzerland.

Michael Hettich

has published a dozen books of poetry, most recently The Distant Waterfall, winner of the 2020 Lena Shull Book Award from the North
Carolina Poetry Society. A "new and selected" volume is forthcoming in 2023. His work has appeared widely in journals, as well as in a number of anthologies.

Michael Lauchlan

has contributed to many publications, including New England Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, The North American Review, Harpur Palate, and Poetry Ireland. His most recent collection is Trumbull Ave., from WSU Press.

Michael Mark

is the author of Visiting Her in Queens is More Enlightening than a Month in a Monastery in Tibet, which won the 2022 Rattle Chapbook Prize. His recent poems appear in Copper Nickel, Ploughshares, Poetry Northwest, Sixth Finch, Southern Review, The Sun, and 32 Poems.

Michael Mingo

received his MFA in poetry from the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Spillway, Tar River Poetry, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and The McNeese Review, among other journals. He currently works as a proofreader and resides in northwest New Jersey.

Michael Phillips

has published poems and short stories in many literary journals, both in print and online. He works as a medical editor for a nonprofit healthcare institute and lives with his wife, daughter, and puppy in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Michael Sandler

has contributed poems to scores of journals, including Arts & Letters, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and Zone 3. His first collection, The Lamps of History, was published in 2021 by FutureCycle Press. He lives near Seattle.

Michael Silverman

lives and writes in New York and Vermont.

Michelle Bonczek Evory

is the author of The Art of the Nipple (Orange Monkey Publishing), Before Fort Clatsop (Finishing Line Press), and the Open SUNY Textbook Naming the Unnamable: An Approach to Poetry for New Generations. She teaches writing and literature in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and mentors poets at The Poet’s Billow.

Monica Aiello

has contributed to galleries, museums, and corporate collections nationwide and was a US2020 STEM Mentoring Awards finalist in 2015. She collaborates closely with NASA and the science community to create paintings inspired by astro-geology and to design education and pubic engagement programs. She has mentored thousands of students and teachers through her STEAM & Maker Education initiative, Eurekus. Her website is www.studioaiello.net/monica-aiello.

Nancy Bass

has had paintings selected for inclusion in national juried exhibitions and solo exhibitions, and her work has been acknowledged for excellence by such curators and museum professionals as Peter Schjeldahl (Art Critic, New Yorker) and Cole Hendrix (curator at Asheville Art Museum). She has been an artist in residence at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, in Amherst, Virginia. Her paintings are held by major public collections including the Emily Couric Cancer Center (Charlottesville, VA) and the Capital One Corporation (Richmond, VA). She has been a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine International Competition for the past three years and will be included in the 2013 Society of Animal Artist exhibition at The Bennington, in Bennington, Vermont. Her website is http://nancybassartist.com.

Natalie Homer

has recently contributed to Ruminate, Puerto del Sol, American Literary Review, Sou'wester, Four Way Review, and other journals. She received an MFA from West Virginia University and lives in southwestern Pennsylvania. Her first collection, Under the Broom Tree, is forthcoming from Autumn House Press.

Natalie Mesnard

lives and writes in Ossining, New York. Her fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared online and in print in journals such as Gettysburg Review, Green Mountains Review, The Journal, Kenyon Review Online, and Tampa Review.

Natasha Oladokun

lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. Her poetry, essays, and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in Image, The Hollins Critic, The RS 500, Indie Film Minute, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from Hollins University, and she currently works at The Virginia Quarterly Review.

Nathan Manley

is a poet, translator, and contracts attorney from Windsor, Colorado. He is the author of two chapbooks: Numina Loci (Mighty Rogue Press, 2018) and Ecology of the Afterlife (Split Rock Press, 2021). His recent poems and Latin translations have appeared or are forthcoming in Tahoma Literary Review, Spillway, Image, Portland Review, The Classical Outlook, and other journals. His work has been nominated for Best of the Net and a Pushcart prize.

Nick Bertelson

is from southwestern Iowa. His work is forthcoming in Arkansas Review and Prairie Schooner.

Nicole Finger

paints from her studio in Telluride, Colorado. Her work regularly shows both locally and nationally in juried and solo exhibitions and can be seen in many private and corporate collections as well as national publications.

Noah Davis

is the author of Of This River, selected for the 2019 Wheelbarrow Emerging Poet Book Prize from Michigan State University’s Center for Poetry. He earned his MFA in poetry at Indiana University and has published in The Sun, Best New Poets, Orion, North American Review, Atlanta Review, and other journals. He has been a Katharine Bakeless Nason Fellow at the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference and the recipient of the 2018 Jean Ritchie Appalachian Literature Fellowship from Lincoln Memorial University.

Pamela Davis

is the author of Lunette, which won the ABZ Poetry Award. A 2019 Pushcart nominee, she has contributed poetry widely, to such journals as New Ohio Review, Streetlight, Cimarron Review, Prairie Schooner, and Asheville Poetry Review

Patricia Aaron

is a contemporary abstract painter living and working in Denver, Colorado. She holds an MFA from the University of Denver. Her gallery representation includes Space Gallery (Denver, Colorado), William and Joseph Gallery (Santa Fe, New Mexico), and Water Street Gallery (Douglas, Michigan). She has held residencies at Ucross Foundation (Ucross, Wyoming), Hui No’eau (Maui, Hawaii), Santa Fe Art Institute (Santa Fe, New Mexico), and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (Amherst, Virginia). Her website is www.PatriciaAaron.com.

Patricia Bellan-Gillen

lives and works in rural Western Pennsylvania and recently retired from the Carnegie Mellon University School of Art, where she held the Dorothy L. Stubnitz Endowed Chair. Her paintings, prints, and drawings have been the focus of over fifty solo exhibitions and have been included in numerous group shows in museums, commercial galleries, university galleries, and alternative spaces. Her website is patriciabellangillen.com.

Patricia Belote

is the author of the poetry chapbook Traveling Light (Finishing Line Press). Her recent poems have appeared in The Healing Muse, U.S. 1 Worksheets, Saw Palm: Florida Literature and ArtMeridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, and elsewhere.

Patricia L. Hamilton

is a professor of English at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. Her first volume of poetry, The Distance to Nightfall, was published in 2014 by Main Street Rag Press. Her most recent work has appeared in Broad River Review, Third Wednesday, Red River Review, and Plainsongs. She won the 2015 Rash Award for Poetry and has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize.

Paul Hamill

is a retired professor and college administrator and the author of four poetry collections and a recent prose book on the theme of fraternity, And Crown Thy Good with Brotherhood. He has six children and ten grandchildren.

Pete Mackey

has contributed to Connotation Press, Innisfree Poetry Journal, and other magazines and was recently among the top ten finalists in a national poetry competition for the inaugural issue of Sweet. His communications consulting business, Mackey Strategies, serves colleges, universities, and nonprofit foundations.

Peter Grandbois

is the author of fourteen books. His plays have been performed in St. Louis, Columbus, Los Angeles, and New York. He is poetry editor at Boulevard and teaches at Denison University in Ohio.

Peter Longofono

received his MFA from NYU, where he edited international content for Washington Square Review and served as a Goldwater Fellow. He was recently a co-host of the Graduate Poets Series at Cornelia St. Cafe in Manhattan.

Peter Makuck

is a two-time winner of the annual Brockman-Campbell Award for best book by a North Carolinian and is the author of Long Lens: New & Selected Poems (BOA Editions). His poems have previously appeared in Southern Poetry Review as well as The Hudson Review, Poetry, and The Sewanee Review, among others. His sixth collection of poems, Mandatory Evacuation, is forthcoming in 2016. He founded and edited Tar River Poetry from 1978 to 2006, when he retired from East Carolina University as Distinguished Professor Emeritus.

Peter Serchuk

has contributed poetry to Boulevard, Poetry, Denver Quarterly, North American Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and other magazines and has been featured on on Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac. His collections include Waiting for Poppa at the Smithtown Diner (University of Illinois Press), All That Remains (WordTech Editions), and, most recently, The Purpose of Things (Regal House Publishing).

Philip Walford

lives in London. More of his published work can be found at PhilipWalford.com.

Phyllis Ewen

lives in Massachusetts and has a studio at the Brickbottom Artists Building in Somerville. Her sculptural drawings concern rising seas and drying rivers, and her work is in numerous collections, including those of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the DeCordova Museum, the Boston Public Library, and Harvard University. Ewen’s work has been shown widely, recently at the A.I.R. Gallery in New York, the DeCordova Museum, and the Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs in Long Island City. Her writings include a recent photography review in the journal Visual Studies. Her website is PhyllisEwen.com.

Pia Taavila-Borsheim

lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and teaches literature and creative writing at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. She is author of Moon on the Meadow: Collected Poems 1977-2007 (Gallaudet University Press), Two Winters (Finishing Line Press), and the forthcoming Mother Mail (Hermeneutic Chaos Press).

Pinkney Herbert

is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and USIA-Arts America. His art is in the permanent collections of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Memphis Brooks Museum, and the Arkansas Arts Center. His website is PinkneyHerbert.com.

Rachel Jamison Webster

is the author of the full-length collection of poetry September (TriQuarterly Press 2013) and the cross-genre book The Endless Unbegun (Twelve Winters 2015). Her essays and poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Tin House, Poetry, The Southern Review, The Paris Review, and Narrative. She lives with her daughter, Adele, in Evanston, Illinois, where she teaches poetry and directs the Creative Writing Program at Northwestern University.

Rachel Marie Patterson

is the co-founder and editor of Radar Poetry. She holds an MFA from UNC Greensboro and has contributed to Cimarron Review, Harpur Palate, New Plains Review, Smartish Pace, and other journals. The winner of an Academy of American Poets Prize, she has been nominated for Best New Poets and Best of the Net. She is the author of Tall Grass With Violence (FutureCycle Press).

Randel McCraw Helms

is retired from Arizona State University’s English department, where he taught classes on the Bible as literature and the Romantic poets. He is the author of five books of literary criticism and has recently contributed to Dappled Things, Whale Road Review, Blood & Bourbon, and other journals.

Rebecca Givens Rolland

is a winner of the Dana Award in Short Fiction and has contributed to Witness, Kenyon Review, Cincinnati Review, Gettysburg Review, Georgia Review, and other journals. Her first book, The Wreck of Birds, won the 2011 May Sarton New Hampshire First Book Prize and was published by Bauhan Publishing. Her debut nonfiction is forthcoming from HarperOne.

Rebecca Macijeski

holds a PhD from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has worked for Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry newspaper column and as an assistant editor for the literary journals Prairie Schooner and Hunger Mountain. The recipient of a 2012 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize, she has contributed to The Missouri Review, Poet Lore, Barrow Street, Nimrod, and many other journals. She is Creative Writing Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor at Northwestern State University.

Rebecca Reynolds

lives outside of Boston with her husband and three boys. She holds an MFA from Emerson College, and her short stories have appeared in such journals as Copper Nickel, The Boiler, and The MacGuffin. She works in a group home with adults who have intellectual disabilities and is currently working on a short story collection. 

Regina Scully

received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from University of New Orleans. In 2018, she had a solo exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art, and her works have been exhibited at C24 Gallery, New York; Octavia Art Gallery, New Orleans and Houston; Opera Gallery, Geneva; Prospect 1.5, New Orleans; Prospect 2, Lafayette; and elsewhere. Her work is included in the Microsoft Art Collection, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Capital One Art Collection, the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation Collection, and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She has attended the Hermitage Artist Retreat Residency Program in Manasota Beach, Florida, since 2015 and was a recipient of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant Award in 2017.

Renee Emerson

is a homeschooling mom of seven and the author of Church Ladies (forthcoming from Fernwood Press, 2022); Threshing Floor (Jacar Press, 2016); and Keeping Me Still (Winter Goose Publishing, 2014). Her poetry has been published in Windhover, Poetry South, and other journals. She adjunct teaches online for Indiana Wesleyan University and blogs about poetry, grief, and motherhood at ReneeEmerson.Wordpress.com. 

Ricardo Pau-Llosa

is the author of seven books of poetry; the latest, Man, published in 2014 by Carnegie Mellon U. Press, is his fifth title with the Press. He has new and forthcoming appearances in Hudson Review, december, American Poetry Review, Stand, Plume, and other literary magazines. He is also an art critic and curator.

Richard Brostoff

is the author of two collections: Momentum (La Vita Poetica), and A Few Forms Of Love (Finishing Line Press). His poems and essays have appeared in Rattle, North American Review, Atlanta Review, Poetry East, Verse Daily, and many other journals.

Richard Luftig

is the author of three published chapbooks, a recipient of the Cincinnati Post-Corbett Foundation Award for Literature, and a semi-finalist for the Emily Dickinson Society Award. His poems have appeared in numerous national and international journals and have been translated into Japanese, Polish, German, and Finnish.

Richard Spilman

is the author of In the Night Speaking and the chapbook Suspension. His poems have appeared in many journals, including Poetry, The Southern Review, Poetry East, The Gettysburg Review, and Image.

Robert Fillman

won the poetry contest at the 2016 Pennsylvania Writers Conference. His poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Cider Press ReviewHollins CriticPoet LoreSalamanderTar River Poetry, and other journals. A Senior Teaching Fellow at Lehigh University, he lives in eastern Pennsylvania with his wife, Melissa, and their two children, Emma and Robbie.   

Robert McGuill

is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee whose short fiction has appeared in more than forty literary journals, including Southwest Review, Bryant Literary Review, South Dakota Review, Santa Clara Review, and other literary publications. He lives and writes in Colorado.

Robert Thomas

is the author of Bridge (BOA Editions), winner of the 2015 PEN Center USA Literary Award for Fiction, and of two poetry collections: Dragging the Lake (Carnegie Mellon) and Door to Door (Fordham), selected by Yusef Komunyakaa for the Poets Out Loud Prize. He has received a poetry fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Pushcart Prize, and his poems have appeared in Field, The Iowa Review, New England Review, The Southern Review, The Yale Review, and many other journals.

Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

is the author of Miriam the Medium (Simon & Schuster, 2004) and the Indie Finalist Kaylee's Ghost (2012). She has published essays in The New York Times, Newsweek, and many anthologies, and her poetry and short stories have appeared in such publications as Moment, Permafrost, Cimarron Review, The Iowa Review, and Trajectory. She teaches writing at UCLA Extension.

Ronda Piszk Broatch

is a poet and photographer and the author of Lake of Fallen Constellations (MoonPath Press, 2015), Shedding Our Skins (Finishing Line Press, 2008), and Some Other Eden (Finishing Line Press, 2005).

Roselyn Elliott

is the author of three poetry chapbooks: The Separation of Kin (Blueline-SUNY Potsdam, 2006 ), At the Center (Finishing Line Press, 2008), and Animals Usher Us to Grace (Finishing Line Press, 2011). Her essays and poems have appeared in The Florida Review, New Letters, and other publications, and she has taught at Virginia Commonwealth University, Piedmont Virginia Community College, The Visual Art Center of Richmond and WriterHouse. She lives in Richmond, Virginia.

Roy Bentley

was a finalist for the Miller Williams prize for Walking with Eve in the Loved City and has published seven books, including, most recently, American Loneliness (Lost Horse Press). His poems have appeared in Common Ground Review, New Letters, Shenandoah, Crazyhorse, Blackbird, The Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, and Rattle, among other journals.

Ruth Williams

is the author of Conveyance (Dancing Girl Press, 2012). Her poetry has appeared in Jubilat, Cutbank, Third Coast, Fourteen Hills, and Faultline, among other journals. She is an Assistant Professor of English at William Jewell College.

Sally Zakariya

has placed poems in more than sixty print and online journals and has won prizes from Poetry Virginia and the Virginia Writers Club. She is the author of When You Escape (Five Oaks Press, 2016), Insectomania (2013), and Arithmetic and Other Verses (2011) and the editor of the poetry anthology Joys of the Table (2015). She blogs at ButDoesItRhyme.com.

Sara Moore Wagner

lives in West Chester, Ohio, with her husband and three small children. She is a recipient of a 2019 Sustainable Arts Foundation award and is the author of the chapbooks Tumbling After (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2021) and Hooked Through (2017). Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in many journals, including Cimarron, Third Coast, Poet Lore, Waxwing, The Cincinnati Review, and Nimrod, among others.

Sarah Anne Johnson

was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and completed her MFA at the Yale School of Art. Her work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally. She is represented by Julie Saul Gallery in New York, Stephen Bulger in Toronto, and Division Gallery in Montreal. Her website is SarahAnneJohnson.ca.

Sarah Carey

is a graduate of the Florida State University creative writing program. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks, including Accommodations, winner of the Concrete Wolf Poetry Prize. She lives and works in Gainesville, Florida.

Sarah E. N. Kohrs

is a potter, photographer, and writer, with poetry most recently in Crosswinds Poetry Journal, Flyway, Rattle’s “Poets Respond,” and Watershed Review. She directs Corhaven Graveyard, a historic burial ground for formerly enslaved Americans, and is the managing editor of The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review.

Scott T. Hutchison

has contributed to Chattahoochee Review, Georgia Review, and Southern Review. His new work is forthcoming in Atlanta Review, Fourth River, Aethlon, Carolina Quarterly, and Tar River Poetry.

Sem Megson

is a Toronto-based poet whose work has been published in literary journals in Canada, England, and the United States.

Shane Seely

is the author of two books of poems: The Surface of the Lit World, winner of the 2014 Hollis Summers Prize from Ohio University Press, and The Snowbound House, winner of the 2008 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry. His chapbook of poems, History Here Requires Balboa, was published by Slash Pine Press in 2012. He is an associate professor of English at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where he teaches in the MFA program in creative writing.

Shannon K. Winston

has contributed to Dialogist, Up the Staircase Quarterly, and The Los Angeles Review, among other journals. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart prize and for inclusion in the Best of the Net anthology. She earned her MFA at Warren Wilson College and currently teaches in Princeton University’s writing program.

Shara McCallum

is a Jamaican-American writer and the author of five books of poetry, most recently Madwoman (2017). Her work has been widely published in the U.S., the Caribbean, and Europe; has been translated into several languages; and has received such recognition as a Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress and an NEA Poetry Fellowship. She lives in Pennsylvania and teaches creative writing and literature at Penn State University.

Sharon Ackerman

holds an M.Ed. from the University of Virginia and is the poetry editor of Streetlight Magazine. Her poems have appeared in Northern Virginia Review, Atlanta Review, Heartwood Literary Magazine, and other journals. Her collection Revised Light is available from Main Street Rag Publishing.

Sheila Black

is the author, most recently, of Radium Dream (Salmon Poetry, 2022). Her poems have appeared in Poetry, The Nation, the New York Times, and elsewhere. She is a co-editor of Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability (Cinco Puntos Press, 2011) and a co-founder of Zoeglossia, a non-profit to build community for poets with disabilities. She is the assistant director of the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University (ASU).

Simon Hughes

holds a BFA from the University of Manitoba and an MFA from the University of California Irvine. He has contributed to exhibitions at the National Gallery of Canada, the Confederation Centre for the Arts (Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island), the Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art (Winnipeg, Manitoba), and the Winnipeg Art Gallery. His website is SimonHughes.ca. 

SoHyun Bae

is an American painter living and working in New York. She is the recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship in fine arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in the field of painting, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, a fellowship at the Montalvo Art Center, a fellowship at The Corporation of Yaddo, the National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in conjunction with the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and a full scholarship to the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Her website is www.SoHyunBae.com.

Steven Winn

has contributed poetry and fiction to Antioch Review, Colorado Review, Poet Lore, Southern Humanities Review, 32 Poems, Verse Daily, and many other journals. A San Francisco arts critic, he conducts interviews for City Arts & Lectures, heard on over 130 public radio stations.

Susan Blackwell Ramsey

is the author of A Mind Like This, winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize. Her work has recently appeared in The Southern Review, 32 Poems, and Waxwing.

Susan Jamison

paints in egg tempera and creates sculptural forms and installations that focus on the feminine. She holds an MFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries nationwide, and she has been featured in three volumes of New American Paintings. In 2014, she was a recipient of the Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation grant. She makes her home in Roanoke, Virginia.

Susan Sonde

has contributed to North American Review, Barrow Street, Boulevard, Southern Humanities Review, Mississippi Review, Epoch, New Letters, and other journals. Her poetry collection, In the Longboats with Others (New Rivers), won the Capricorn Book Award, and her most recent chapbook, Drumming on Water, was published by Finishing Line Press.

Susan Terris

is the author, most recently, of Take Two: Film Studies (Omnidawn), Memos (Omnidawn), and Ghost of Yesterday: New & Selected Poems (Marsh Hawk Press). Her work has appeared in The Southern Review, Denver Quarterly, The Georgia Review, Ploughshares, Pushcart Prize XXXI, and Best American Poetry 2015. She was editor of Spillway Magazine and is a poetry editor of Pedestal Magazine.

Susanna Brougham

has contributed to Gettysburg Review, Massachusetts Review, Denver Quarterly, Tampa Review, Greensboro Review, Cincinnati Review, and other journals. Her work has appeared on Poetry Daily and American Life in Poetry and has been nominated for a Pushcart prize and inclusion in the Best New Poets anthology. She works as an editor for book publishers and art museums.

Tara A. Elliott

has contributed to Cimarron Review, 32 Poems, Ninth Letter, and other journals. An award-winning educator, she also serves as executive director of the Eastern Shore Writers Association and chair of the Bay to Ocean Writers Conference. A student of Lucille Clifton, she is a recent winner of the Maryland Arts Council’s independent artist award for literature.

Ted Mc Carthy

is a poet and translator living in Clones, Ireland. His work has appeared in magazines in Ireland, the UK, Germany, the USA, Canada, and Australia. He has had two collections published: November Wedding and Beverly Downs.

Ted McLoof

teaches creative writing at the University of Arizona. His work has appeared in Ninth Letter, Kenyon Review, DIAGRAM, Los Angeles Review, Monkeybicycle, Hobart, and elsewhere. His debut collection, ANHEDONIA, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2022.

Terry Savoie

has contributed to more than four hundred literary journals over the past four decades, including APR, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, The Sonora Review, Commonweal, American Journal of Poetry, and The Iowa Review.

Thaddeus Radell

is represented by Thomas Deans Fine Art in Atlanta, Georgia, and is currently a member of the Bowery Gallery in New York City. He has exhibited at John Davis Gallery (Hudson, New York), Moira Walsh Gallery (Kittery, Maine), Next Gallery (Metropolitan College of New York), and elsewhere. He holds an MFA from Parsons School of Design and teaches painting at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. His website is www.thaddeusradell.com.

Therese Gleason

is the author of two chapbooks: Libation (co-winner, 2006 South Carolina Poetry Initiative Competition) and Matrilineal (Honorable Mention, 2022 Jean Pedrick Chapbook Prize). Her poems have appeared in 32 Poems, Indiana Review, New Ohio Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Rattle, and elsewhere.

Thomas Belton

has extensive publications in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, magazine feature writing, science writing, and journalism. His professional memoir, Protecting New Jersey's Environment: From Cancer Alley to the New Garden State (Rutgers University Press), was awarded "Best Book in Science Writing for the General Public" by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

Tim Miller

has contributed poetry to Londongrip, Poethead, The High Window, The Journal (Wales), The Basil O'Flaherty, Cider Press Review, and other journals. His most recent book is the long poem To the House of the Sun (S4N Books). He writes about poetry, history and religion at WordAndSilence.com and edits the new poetry blog Underfoot Poetry.

Todd Davis

is a fellow in the Black Earth Institute and teaches environmental studies at Penn State University's Altoona College. He is the author of five books of poems, most recently Winterkill and In the Kingdom of the Ditch, both published by Michigan State University Press. He is the editor of Fast Break to Line Break: Poets on the Art of Basketball (MSU Press, 2012) and Making Poems: Forty Poems with Commentary by the Poets (SUNY Press, 2010).  His poems have won the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize, the Chautauqua Editors Prize, and the ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Bronze Award and have been nominated several times for the Pushcart Prize. New poems are forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, Gettysburg Review, Artful Dodge, Louisville Review, and Poet Lore.

Tracy Youngblom

is the author of Growing Big: Poems, which was published in 2013. She was a 2014 finalist for the Loft-McKnight Awards in Poetry and a former Pushcart nominee. Her poems and stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Wallace Stevens Journal, New York Quarterly, neat mag, Dogwood, Great River Review, Naugatuck River Review, Animal, and other magazines. She lives in the Minneapolis area with her husband, son, and a very spoiled dog named Maisie.

Travis Mossotti

is the author, most recently, of Narcissus Americana (University of Arkansas Press, 2018), winner of the Miller Williams Poetry Prize. He teaches at Webster University and works for Washington University in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.

Travis Truax

grew up in Virginia and Oklahoma and spent most of his twenties working in various national parks out west. A graduate of Southeastern Oklahoma State University, he has contributed to Salamander, Quarterly West, Bird's Thumb, The Pinch, Colorado Review, and Phoebe. He lives in Bozeman, Montana.

Victor Basta

was born in Cairo, Egypt, and immigrated to the United States with his parents at the age of eight. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in the Grub Street Annual Review, Spoon River Poetry, and The Midwest Quarterly. He is an incoming MFA student at Warren Wilson College in 2021.

Virginia Boudreau

lives in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, where she works as a learning disabilities specialist. Her poems and prose have appeared in a number of Canadian literary magazines.

Virginia Ottley Craighill

lives in Sewanee, Tennessee, and teaches American literature at the University of the South. Her most recent nonfiction has appeared in Sport Literate and The Sewanee Review, and her poems have been published in Gulf Coast, North Carolina Literary Review, The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, Slant, Kalliope, and Atlanta Review.

Wendy Barker

is the author, most recently, of Gloss (Saint Julian Press, 2020.) Her penultimate collection, One Blackbird at a Time (BkMk Press, 2015), won the John Ciardi Prize. In addition to seven full-length collections, she has published five chapbooks, and her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Best American Poetry 2013. She teaches at UT San Antonio.

Wendy Dunmeyer

was a finalist for the Morton Marr Poetry Prize (2011) and received an honorable mention in NDSU's Poetry of the Plains and Prairies Chapbook Contest (2022). She has been published in Measure, Natural Bridge, The Oklahoma Review, and elsewhere. Her full-length collection, My Grandmother's Last Letter, is forthcoming from Lamar University Literary Press.

Will Cordeiro

has contributed to Copper Nickel, Cortland Review, Crab Orchard Review, Drunken Boat, Phoebe, and other journals. He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona, where he is a faculty member in the Honors Program at Northern Arizona University.

Will Wells

is the author, most recently, of Odd Lots, Scraps & Second-Hand, Like New (Grayson Books, 2017), winner of the 2016 Grayson Poetry Prize, and Unsettled Accounts (Ohio Univ./Swallow Press, 2010), winner of the Hollis Summers Prize. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Tar River Poetry, Alabama Literary Review, Notre Dame Review, Comstock Review, Image, and River Styx.

William Doreski

lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire, and has taught at several colleges and universities. His most recent book of poetry is Dogs Don’t Care (2022). His essays, poetry, fiction, and reviews have appeared in various journals.

William Kelly Woolfitt

teaches creative writing and literature at Lee University and is the author of The Salvager's Arts, co-winner of the 2011 Keystone Chapbook Prize. His writings have appeared or are forthcoming in Threepenny Review, Cincinnati Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Ninth Letter, Shenandoah, Los Angeles Review, Sycamore Review, Southern Humanities Review, and Hayden’s Ferry Review.

William Logan

is the author of The Undiscovered Country: Poetry in the Age of Tin, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism. His new book of poems, Madame X, was published by Penguin last fall. He received the Aiken Taylor Award in Modern American Poetry in the spring. His next book of criticism, Guilty Knowledge, Guilty Pleasure, will be published by Columbia University Press later this year.

William Miller

is the author, most recently, of the poetry collection Lee Circle, published by Shanti Arts Press in June 2019. His poems have appeared in Flint Hills Review, The Anglican Theological Review, Crossways (Ireland), and Dappled Things, among other journals. He lives and writes in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

Wren Donovan

lives among the trees in Tennessee and is currently working on her third chapbook. Her poetry appears or is upcoming in Poetry South, Orca, Yellow Arrow, and online at WrenDonovan.Weebly.com.