James Eidson is an MFA Candidate at Columbia College, an editor/reviewer for the Columbia Poetry Review, and native Texan. His work has or will appear in H_NGM_N, Forklift Ohio, Whiskey Island Review, Leveler, and Columbia Poetry Review, among others. He lives in Chicago.
Kristen Evans is a graduate of the MFA Program for Poets & Writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her poetry and criticism have been published in Dark Sky Magazine, Denver Quarterly, h_ngm_n, iO: A Journal of New American Poetry, Kenyon Review Online, and other journals.
Sarah Jean Grimm‘s poems have recently appeared in The Washington Square Review, NAP, Sixth Finch, Birdfeast, and Banango Street. She works at Penguin Random House. Hailing from New Jersey, she lives in Brooklyn with her cat, Theodore, who is orange.
Amorak Huey, a longtime newspaper editor and reporter, now teaches writing at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. His poems appear in The Best American Poetry 2012, The Cincinnati Review, Rattle, Gargoyle, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and other journals.
Tony Mancus is the author of four chapbooks, most recently Bye Sea (Tree Light Books) and Again(st) Membering (forthcoming from Horse Less Press). He is co-founder of Flying Guillotine Press. Currently he works as a tech writer and lives in Rosslyn, VA with his wife Shannon and their two yappy cats.
Kathleen Maris‘s poems have appeared in alice blue review, Thrush Poetry Journal, InDigest, Sugar Mule Literary Magazine, Sun’s Skeleton, and Poems by Sunday. She recently completed her MFA at the University of New Hampshire where she now teaches. In herMatchstick Poem series, some of the poems include borrowed language. The poems published here borrow from Gerald Stern and Adrienne Rich.
Paula Mendoza‘s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Drunken Boat, PANK, The Awl, and elsewhere. She’s an assistant poetry editor for Newfound Journal, and blogs for the Michigan Quarterly Review. She lives and writes in Austin, Texas.
Sean F. Munro lives, listens, writes, and teaches in New Orleans. Other recent poems appear in Lo-Ball & Spork.
Nick Narbutas has spent his life moving east from San Francisco to Chicago to New York, where he now studies poetry as an MFA candidate at Columbia University. His poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Gulf Coast, Court Green, The Journal, and phantom limb.
Emily O’Neill set up a twisted house of horrors in the New Mexico desert, and the few survivors escaped with only vague, nightmarish memories. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Weave, Whiskey Island, Gigantic Sequins, and Muzzle Magazine, among others. You can pick her brain at http://emily-oneill.com.
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 two chapbooks, Vine River Hermitage (Cooper Dillon Books, 2011), and Cloud Tablets (Kent State University Press, 2006). A chapbook of prose poems, Nag Champa in the Rain, will appear from Orange Monkey Publishing in 2014. Also coeditor (with Gary L. McDowell) of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry: Contemporary Poets in Discussion and Practice (Rose Metal Press, 2010), Rzicznek teaches writing at Bowling Green State University.
Jessica Lynn Smith lives in Lakewood, Ohio where she is a poetry candidate in the NEOMFA, fiction editor of Whiskey Island, and assistant editor at the Cleveland State University Poetry Center. Her work has appeared in H_NGM_N.
Rachel Springer Dunbar lives and works in Portland, OR. Her chapbook, Hive Mind, is forthcoming from Poor Claudia this spring.
Alison Strub received her M.F.A. at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, in 2011, where she was the Heritage Fellow. Alison Strub lives in Arlington, VA, and spends her 9-5 weekdays masterminding internet marketing. Her poems have appeared in Handsome, Shampoo, Denver Quarterly, and most recently in Alice Blue Review.
Carleen Tibbetts lives in Iowa City. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Coconut, H_NGM_N, Sink Review, dusie, decomP, interrupture, Jellyfish, Thrush, The Laurel Review, and other journals.