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.

Adam Tavel

is the author of Plash & Levitation (University of Alaska Press, 2015), winner of the Permafrost Book Prize, and The Fawn Abyss (Salmon Poetry, 2016). He is the reviews editor for Plume, and his website is AdamTavel.com.

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 The Next Place, which will be published in spring 2017, and of six other full-length collections. He has recent poems in Mount Hope, Beyu, and other journals. His interview with poet Christopher Buckley will appear in Asheville Poetry Review in the spring of 2017. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, and teaches at Wake Technical Community 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.

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.

Anemone Beaulier

lives in Alabama with her husband and two daughters and writes about motherhood on the blog Bloom, Baby. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming on Poetry Daily and in The Southern Review, Cimarron Review, Crab Orchard Review, Cream City Review, Poet Lore, and Cave Wall.

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

holds the Joan Alden Speidel Chair in English at Shorter University in Rome, Georgia, where she lives with her two daughters. Her poems have recently appeared in San Pedro River Review and Kentucky Review.

Angie Macri

is the author of Underwater Panther (Southeast Missouri State University), winner of the Cowles Poetry Book Prize, and Fear Nothing of the Future or the Past (Finishing Line). Her recent work appears online at Arkana, Terrain.org, and Waccamaw. An Arkansas Arts Council fellow, she lives in Hot Springs.

Ann Lauinger

has written two books of poetry: Persuasions of Fall (University of Utah Press, 2004), winner of the Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry, and Against Butterflies (Little Red Tree Publishing, 2013). Her poems have appeared in The Georgia Review, The Southern Poetry Review, and other journals and have been anthologized or featured in The Bedford Introduction to Literature, Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and Martha Stewart Living Radio. A member of the literature faculty at Sarah Lawrence College, she serves on the Advisory Committee of Slapering Hol Press and lives in Ossining, New York.

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 a native Alabaman and teaches poetry in north-central Wisconsin. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri, where he studied Puritans, among other things, and was poetry editor of The Missouri Review. His poems can be found in Threepenny Review, Yale Review, Blackbird, Ploughshares, Image, and Harvard Review. He currently reviews poetry for Southern Humanities Review.

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.

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.

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).

Bobby C. Rogers

is Professor of English and Writer-in-Residence at Union University. His first book, Paper Anniversary, won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize. In 2015, he was named a Witter Bynner Fellow at the Library of Congress by Poet Laureate Charles Wright. His new book, Social History, has just been released by LSU Press in their Southern Messenger Poets series.

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 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 collection Dogs on the Roof (MadHat Press).

Brooke Grasberger

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

Bruce Bond

is the author of fifteen books, including, most recently, For the Lost Cathedral (LSU, 2015), The Other Sky (Etruscan, 2015), and Immanent Distance: Poetry and the Metaphysics of the Near at Hand (University of Michigan Press, 2015). Four of his books are forthcoming: Black Anthem (Tampa Review Prize, University of Tampa Press), Gold Bee (Crab Orchard Open Competition Award, Southern Illinois University Press), Sacrum (Four Way Books), and Blackout Starlight: New and Selected Poems (LSU). He is Regents Professor at University of North Texas.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Cindy King

has contributed to CallalooNorth American Review, River Styx, American Literary Review, and other journals. She  has received a Tennessee Williams scholarship from the Sewanee Writers' Conference and the Agha Shahid Ali scholarship in poetry from the Fine Arts Work Center in  Provincetown. She is an assistant professor of creative writing at Dixie State University and the faculty editor of Route 7 Review.

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.

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 a full-length collection, Household Inventory, from Brick Road Poetry Press.

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.

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. His newer poems can be found in Mud Season Review, Sewanee Review, Blackbird, and Clementine. His fiction has appeared in The Pinch, The Legendary, and Passages North.

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 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 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 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.

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 four poetry collections. His most recent book, Mechanical Fireflies (2011), received the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize. His first book, Black Tupelo Country (2008), received the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry. His poems have appeared in Slate, The Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, The Georgia Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, AGNI, and Prairie Schooner.

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.

 

Elisabeth Murawski

is the author of Zorba's Daughter, which won the May Swenson Poetry Award; Moon and Mercury; and two chapbooks. She has contributed to The Yale Review, The Southern Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and other magazines. Originally from Chicago, she currently resides 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.

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.

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.
 
 

Gail Thomas

of Northampton, Massachusetts, has published three books of poetry: Waving Back, which received Honorable Mention at the New England Book Festival; Finding the Bear; and No Simple Wilderness. Her work has appeared in many journals and anthologies, including The Beloit Poetry Journal, Calyx, Hanging Loose, and The North American 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.

Grant Clauser

is the author of two poetry books: Necessary Myths (Broadkill River Press 2013) and The Trouble with Rivers (Foothills Publishing 2012). His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, The Good Men Project, Painted Bride Quarterly, Southern Poetry Review, and other journals.

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.

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.

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

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. 

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.

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. 

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

is the winner of the 2014 Sow's Ear Poetry Prize and the 2015 Arts & Letters Award, judged by Stephen Dunn. Her poems have appeared in The Cincinnati Review, Hayden's Ferry, Alaska Quarterly Review, and Shenandoah. She is the author of five collections. The latest, In the Body of Our Lives, was published by Sixteen Rivers Press in 2011. She is on the editorial board of California Quarterly.

Jeff Hardin

is the author of four books: Fall Sanctuary, Notes for a Praise Book, Restoring the Narrative, and Small Revolution. His work has received the Nicholas Roerich Prize, the Jacar Press Book Award, and the Donald Justice Poetry Prize. His fifth collection, No Other Kind of World, recently received the X. J. Kennedy Prize and will be published in 2017.

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, and Louisville Review. He was named finalist for the 2012 Fulton Prize in Short Fiction and holds an MFA from Goddard College.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Joannie Stangeland

is the author of In Both Hands and Into the Rumored Spring from Ravenna Press, as well as three chapbooks. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, Cimarron Review, The Southern Review, and other journals.

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 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.

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.

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 poems to Ars Medica, Cimarron Review, Measure, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Hunger Mountain, and Cave Wall, among other journals and anthologies. Her first collection, Passion, received the Oregon Book Award for poetry. Her second collection, Red Jess, and her third, Pulse & Constellation, followed. She has been awarded fellowships in poetry from Literary Arts and the Oregon Arts Commission to work on a new manuscript.

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.

Julie L. Moore

is the author of Particular Scandals, published in the Poiema Poetry Series by Cascade Books. Her other books include Slipping Out of Bloom (WordTech Editions), and Election Day (Finishing Line Press). She has contributed poetry to Alaska Quarterly Review, Image, Nimrod, Poetry Daily, Prairie Schooner, Southern Review, Verse Daily, and other journals and anthologies. Her website is JulieLMoore.com. 

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 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.

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.

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

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.

Leonore Hildebrandt

is the author of The Work at Hand and The Next Unknown, as well as the forthcoming Where You Happen to Be. 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 a poet and playwright and an editor at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She is the reviews editor at Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel and has contributed to Georgia Review, Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, Southern Poetry Review, Shenandoah, Ted Kooser’s syndicated column American Life in Poetry, and other journals and anthologies. Her most recent poetry collection is This Shaky Earth.

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 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.

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.

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).

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.

Margaret Mackinnon

has contributed to Poetry, Image, New England Review, Crab Orchard Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and other journals and is the author of The Invented Child (Silverfish Review Press), winner of the 2011 Gerald Cable Book Award and the 2014 Literary Award in Poetry given by the Library of Virginia. She lives with her husband and daughter in Falls Church.

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 Falter (Cascade Books, 2017), as well as four other collections of poetry. Her work has recently 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.

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.

Melanie McCabe

is a high school English and creative writing teacher in Arlington, Virginia. Her latest poetry collection, What the Neighbors Know (FutureCycle Press), was awarded Honorable Mention in the Library of Virginia Awards. Her first book, History of the Body, was published by David Robert Books. She has been a finalist for the Graybeal-Gowan Award, the Wabash Poetry Prize, the Pablo Neruda Prize, the May Swenson Award, and the Philip Levine Prize.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Rebecca Macijeski

received her MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2011 and is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Nebraska, where she serves as an assistant editor in poetry for Hunger Mountain and Prairie Schooner. A recipient of a 2012 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize, she has contributed to Poet Lore, Fairy Tale Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, and numerous other journals.

Renee Emerson

is the author of Keeping Me Still (Winter Goose Publishing, 2014), a finalist for the Jacar Press Julie Suk Award for Best Poetry Book Published by an Independent Press in 2014. She currently resides in Arkansas with her husband and three daughters.

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 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.

Robert McGuill

is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee and Glimmertrain Stories finalist 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

Shara McCallum

lives in Pennsylvania where she teaches and directs the Stadler Center for Poetry at Bucknell University. Her fifth book, Madwoman, is forthcoming from Alice James Books in the U.S. and Peepal Tree Press in the U.K.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

William Doreski

teaches at Keene State College in New Hampshire and is the author, most recently, of City of Palms (2012). He has published three critical studies, including Robert Lowell’s Shifting Colors, and his essays, poetry, fiction, and reviews have appeared in many journals, including Massachusetts Review, Atlanta Review, Notre Dame Review, The Alembic, New England Quarterly, Worcester Review, Harvard Review, Modern Philology, Antioch Review, and Natural Bridge. He is the winner of the 2010 Aesthetica poetry award.

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.