Jace Brittain is a non-fiction editor at Quarterly West, a member of the Halophyte Collective in Salt Lake City, and a PhD candidate at the University of Utah. Their writing and translations have appeared in Deluge, Sleepingfish, Destroyer, the Fanzine, and elsewhere.
Jordan Durham holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Idaho. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Blackbird, Rattle, Harpur Palate, and Indiana Review, among others. She is a Senior Poetry Editor forNarrative Magazine and lives in Columbia, Missouri.
Michael Estes teaches English at Jefferson Community and Technical College in Louisville, Kentucky. His poems have appeared in Boulevard, jubilat, Rattle, RHINO, and elsewhere.
Liza Flum grew up in California. She holds an MFA in poetry from Cornell, and her poems appear in journals including The Southeast Review, Lambda Literary, The Collagist, and PRISM international. She has recently received fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center, the Saltonstall Foundation, and Tent: Creative Writing. She is currently a PhD candidate in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Utah, and she works as a poetry editor for Omnidawn.
Tessa Fontaine’s book THE ELECTRIC WOMAN is forthcoming from FSG in May, 2018. Her writing has appeared in PANK, Seneca Review, The Rumpus, and elsewhere, and she is the winner of AWP's Intro Journals Award in nonfiction. She holds an MFA from the University of Alabama and is working on a PhD in creative writing at the University of Utah. More info here: www.TessaFontaine.com
Jeri Griffith lives and works in Brattleboro, Vermont, after stints in Boston and Austin, Texas, but her childhood was spent in Wisconsin. These disparate places each feel like separate countries to her, with landscapes, seasons, and ways of being that influence both her art and her identity. Jeri has published stories and essays in literary quarterlies. She is currently working on a memoir and a collection of short stories, as well as a series of books that combine images and stories.
James Harms is the author of nine books of poetry including Rowing with Wings, published in 2017 by Carnegie Mellon University Press. He has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, three Pushcart Prizes, and the PEN/Revson Fellowship, among other distinctions.
Eric Howerton is an author and professor currently teaching at the Oklahoma State University. His work has been previously published in Hobart, Juked, PANK online, The Masters Review, Revolver, and others. He holds a PhD in Fiction and Literature from the University of Houston's Creative Writing Program and an MFA in Fiction from Penn State. Whenever possible, he disappears into mountains.
Meghan Lamb is the recipient of an MFA in Fiction from Washington University and the 2018 Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing. She is the author of the novel Silk Flowers (Birds of Lace, 2017), the poetry chapbook Letter to Theresa (dancing girl press, 2016), and the novella Sacramento (Solar Luxuriance, 2014). Her work has been featured in DIAGRAM, Passages North, Redivider, The Collagist, Nat. Brut, Black Sun Lit, and elsewhere.
Lawrence Lenhart holds an MFA from The University of Arizona. His first essay collection is The Well-Stocked and Gilded Cage (Outpost19). His prose appears in Creative Nonfiction, Fourth Genre, Greensboro Review, Gulf Coast, Passages North, Prairie Schooner, and Western Humanities Review. He is a professor of fiction and nonfiction at Northern Arizona University and a reviews editor and assistant fiction editor of DIAGRAM.
Sara London is the author of The Tyranny of Milk and a forthcoming collection of poetry, Upkeep (both from Four Way Books). Her poems have appeared in such venues as The Hudson Review, Poetry East, The Iowa Review, the Poetry Daily anthology, The Common, and elsewhere. She teaches at Smith College.
D.M. Macormic's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Smartish Pace, Redivider, RHINO, Mid-American Review, The Journal, The Literary Review, CutBank and others. He is the recipient of an AWP Intro Journals Award for poetry, and his work has been nominated for Best New Poets 2017. He lives in Oklahoma City with his partner, Samantha, and their two dogs.
Rajiv Mohabir is the author of The Cowherdís Son (Tupelo Press 2017, winner of the 2015 Kundiman Prize) and The Taxidermistís Cut (Four Way Books 2016, winner of the Four Way Books Intro to Poetry Prize, Finalist for the 2017 Lambda Literary Award in Gay Poetry). In 2015 he was a winner of the AWP Intro Journals Award as well as a PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant for his translation of Lalbihari Sharmaís Holi Songs of Demerara. His poems, translations, and essays appear or in Poetry, Quarterly West, Gulf Coast, Prairie Schooner, Guernica, The Offing, Jacket2, and Asymptote. He received his MFA in Poetry and Translation from at Queens College, CUNY and his PhD in English from the University of Hawai`i. Read more about him at www.rajivmohabir.com
Kelly A. Mueller is originally from Chicago, having moved to Jackson, MS after receiving her MFA at Northern Illinois University and on to Baton Rouge, LA only two weeks before Katrina. She is currently a member of The Front Gallery in New Orleans and Baton Rouge Gallery, LA, and has also exhibited with New Context/Kasia Kay Gallery in Chicago, in Scope Miami and New York. Her work has been published in New American Paintings and Studio Visit Magazine. Outside of teaching art at Lusher Charter School, she has attended residencies at Hambidge, GA; Stone House, CA; Wilson College, PA; Philadelphia Art Hotel, Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, CA; and a Surdna Fellowship in Brazil’s Amazon Rainforest.
Meghann Plunkett is a poet, coder, and lover of dogs. She is the 2017 winner of the Third Coast Poetry Prize judged by Natalie Diaz. She was a finalist for the 2017 North American Review’s Hearst Poetry Prize as well as the 2016 Narrative Magazine's 30 Below Contest. Meghann has been recognized by the Academy of American Poets in both 2016 and 2017. Her poems can be found or are forthcoming in Narrative Magazine, Rattle, The North American Review, Washington Square Review, Adroit Journal, The Paris-American, Muzzle Magazine, Winter Tangerine, decomP Magazine, storySouth among others. She was recently added to the masthead as a poetry reader at the Adroit Journal. And works as an editor and web master for the Crab Orchard Review. (visit her at meghannplunkett.com)
Kascha Semonovitch holds a doctorate in philosophy from Boston College and an MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson College. Her work has or will appear in journals including The Bellingham Review, Zyzzyva, The Colorado Review, The Southern Review, The Kenyon Review, The Crab Creek Review, and in the chapbook Genesis by Dancing Girl Press. She received fellowships at the MacDowell Colony and the Ucross Foundation. She has taught philosophy at Seattle University and Boston College, edited two collections of philosophical essays, and published numerous essays on early twentieth century thought, most recently “Attention and Expression,” in Simone Weil and Continental Philosophy. Currently, she runs a non-profit art gallery in Seattle.
James A.H. White is the author of the chapbook hiku [pull] (Porkbelly Press, 2016). Winner of an AWP Intro Journals Project award for poetry, his work is published in Colorado Review, Black Warrior Review, Passages North, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, and DIAGRAM, among other journals. Raised in England and New Zealand, James is a first-generation Japanese-American immigrant currently teaching at Florida Atlantic University, where he was a Lawrence A. Sanders poet fellow. He lives with his partner in West Palm Beach, FL. Twitter: @jamesahwhite