J.K Daniels holds an M.A. and M.F.A. from George Mason University. She teaches creative writing and American literature at Northern Virginia Community College and reads for The Northern Virginia Review. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Best New Poets, 2011; NewOrleansReview.org; 1913: a journal of forms; &etc.
Portia Elan lives with her Gemini cat on the West Coast. Her work has appeared in Birdfeast, Ninth Letter, elimae, and other journals.
Kat Finch is a poetry editor for Mixed Fruit Magazine and will begin attending the University of Michigan’s MFA program this fall. Her work has appeared or is upcoming in The New Megaphone, Birdfeast, Sugar House Review, The Doctor J.T. Eckelburg Review, and others. Also, she has a little orange cat.
Leora Fridman is a writer, translator and educator living in Massachusetts. She is an MFA candidate at the UMass Amherst Program for Poets and Writers where she is Assistant Director of the Juniper Institute and co-curates the Jubilat/Jones Reading Series.
Rachael Katz completed an MFA at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her work appeared this winter in NOÖ Journal and Bat City Review. Her interests include the expanded genre, marginalia, radical pedagogy, polymathic jellyfish, and the book as an art object.
Meg McKeon is a recent graduate of the New Writers Project MFA program at The University of Texas at Austin. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in: LEVELER; smoking glue gun; Forklift Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking & Light Industrial Safety; Spork Press; H_NGM_N; Ghost Town; and Blackbird.
Carrie Murphy‘s first collection of poems, PRETTY TILT, was released by Keyhole Press in 2012. Her chapbook, MEET THE LAVENDERS, appeared in 2011 from Birds of Lace. She received an MFA from New Mexico State University and works as a teacher, freelance writer, and doula.
Allyson Paty is the author of The Further Away, a chapbook published by [sic] Press in 2012. Her poems can be found in Tin House, Best New Poets 2012, Harpur Palate, Handsome, and elsewhere. She is from New York, where she is co-founding editor of Singing Saw Press.
Nathalia Perozo received her MFA from The New School, where she served as Co-Chair of the Feminist Writer’s Organization. Her current project is a collection of poems inspired by Marilyn Monroe entitled Divinity. Nathalia lives and works in New York City.
Brenda Sieczkowski’s poems and lyric essays have appeared widely in print and on-line journals. Her chapbook, Wonder Girl in Monster Land, was published in 2012 by dancing girl press, and a full-length collection, Like Oysters Observing the Sun, is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press this fall. Currently, she lives, works, and writes in Omaha, Nebraska.
Bronwyn Valentine will be entering the University of Alabama’s MFA program this fall. She is currently an assistant editor for the Cleveland State University Poetry Center. Ohio will always be her home.
Lindsey Webb lives and studies at Brigham Young University. Her poetry can be found (or soon be found) at Inscape: A Journal of Literature and Art, Ishaan Literary Review, and SOFTBLOW. She has often been told that her neighborhood smells like bubblegum, and remains unsure if she should take it as a compliment.
Lesley Wheeler is a poet who lives in Kansas City and teaches at the Kansas City Art Institute. She is graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop (2012) and co-editor of STRANGE CAGE.
Chelsea Whitton‘s poems appear or are forthcoming in Bateau, Rougarou, Cimarron Review, Metabolism and The Meadowland Review, among others. She received her MFA from The New School this spring and currently lives in Manhattan.
Abigail Zimmer is an MFA Poetry candidate at Columbia College Chicago where she is an editor for Columbia Poetry Review. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Spork, Ghost Town, The New Megaphone, and A Bad Penny Review, among others.