Brandon Courtney is a veteran of the United States Navy (OEF), and the author of The Grief Muscles (The Sheep Meadow Press, 2014) and Rooms for Rent in the Burning City (Spark Wheel Press, 2015). He is also the author of the chapbook, Inadequate Grave, which won the Eric Hoffer Prize (YesYes Bøøks, 2017) as well as a full-length, This Sisyphus, forthcoming from YesYes Bøøks in 2019. His work appears or is forthcoming in Tin House, Boston Review, Guernica, The Progressive, and elsewhere.
Paul Cunningham lives in Athens, Georgia. He has translated two chapbooks by Sara Tuss Efrik: Automanias: Selected Poems (Goodmorning Menagerie, 2016) and The Night's Belly (Toad Press, 2016). Excerpts from his translation of Helena Österlund's full-length collection Words and Colors have appeared or are forthcoming in Halophyte, EuropeNow, Interim, Asymptote, and Sink Review. He is the managing editor of Deluge and, with Jake Syersak, he co-manages a micro-press called Radioactive Cloud. His own original poetry has most recently appeared in SleazeMag, OmniVerse, Bullets into Bells, Yalobusha Review, Gigantic Sequins, and others. One of his poems was recently featured in Sarah E. Brook’s “Viewfinding,” a public art sculpture featuring work by 26 queer-identified poets.
Cookie Dutch is a junior at Interlochen Arts Academy in northern Michigan.
Emily Flouton's writing has appeared in Hobart, Flyway, and SmokeLong Quarterly, and is forthcoming from Subtropics. She has an MFA from Portland State University.
Jason Graff has authored one novella, In the Service of the Boyar (Vagabondage Press, '16). He has two novels slated for publication in 2019, heckler (Unsolicited Press) and Stray Our Pieces (Waldorf Publishing). His short stories, poems and essays have been published in numerous publications. He lives in Richardson, TX with his wife, son, and cat.
John James is the author of Chthonic, winner of the 2014 CutBank Chapbook Award. His poems appear or are forthcoming in Boston Review, Kenyon Review, West Branch, Crazyhorse, Best New Poets 2016, Best American Poetry 2017, and many other publications. His first full-length collection, The Milk Hours, is currently in circulation and has been named a finalist for the National Poetry Series, Four Way Books’ Levis Prize, the Crab Orchard First Book Award, and other honors. In collaboration with the photographer Carrie Burr, he has authored a limited edition art book, The Field Is a Good Place to Die.
James A. Jordan is pursuing his PhD at Georgia State. His work has appeared in The Bitter Southerner, Greensboro Review, New South, and The Saturday Evening Post Online, among others. A recipient of the Paul Bowles Fellowship and member of the Peauxdunque Literary Alliance, he serves as a Festival Associate for the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival and Saints and Sinners LGBT Festival. He received his MFA from the University of New Orleans.
Mingpei Li was born in China and lives in New York City. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, The Journal, The Massachusetts Review, Puerto del Sol, Third Coast, Vinyl, and elsewhere.
Cameron Quan Louie is from Tucson, Arizona. He received his MFA from the University of Washington. He has interned at Wave Books and was a Multiplying Mediums Fellow in 2016. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and he received the McLeod-Grobe Prize for Poetry in 2017. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Inter|rupture, Duende, The Gravity of the Thing, Sonora Review, Hobart, and jubilat among others.
Maya Pindyck is the author of Emoticoncert (Four Way Books, 2016) and Friend Among Stones (New Rivers Press, 2009). Her poems have appeared in The Massachusetts Review, The Los Angeles Review, Prairie Schooner, Painted Bride Quarterly, Waxwing, and other journals. She earned her PhD in English education from Columbia University's Teachers College and her MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College. She is an Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts and Director of the Writing Program at Moore College of Art & Design.
Amy Roa’s poetry has been published or forthcoming in North American Review, The Antioch Review, The Yale Review, Fugue, Guernica, and Poetry Northwest. She lives and writes in Brooklyn, NY.
Joe Sacksteder is Managing Editor of Quarterly West. His forthcoming books are Make/Shift (Sarabande Books) and Driftless Quintet (Schaffner Press). Check out his album of audio collages, Fugitive Traces, here.
Carey Salerno is the executive editor & director of Alice James Books and author of Shelter (2009). She is also coeditor of Lit From Inside: 40 Years of Poetry from Alice James Books (2013) and teaches poetry writing for the University of Maine at Farmington. You may find her poems—and articles and interviews regarding her other professional work—in print and online. To learn more, visit her website here.
Katherine E. Standefer's debut book Lightning Flowers (forthcoming 2020) was shortlisted for the 2018 J. Anthony Lukas Works-in-Progress Prize from Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and the Nieman Foundation at Harvard. Her work appeared in The Best American Essays 2016 and won the 2015 Iowa Review Award in Nonfiction. She is a Fall 2018 Logan Nonfiction Fellow at the Carey Institute for Global Good. A graduate of the University of Arizona's MFA, she recently joined the nonfiction faculty at Ashland University's up-and-coming low-residency MFA Program.
Cheyenne Taylor is an MFA student in poetry at the University of Florida. She received her BA and MA in English from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and has also worked as a freelancer writer, tutor, and public librarian. Her poetry has previously appeared or is forthcoming in Barrow Street, The Cincinnati Review, Waccamaw, and others, and her reviews have appeared in the Birmingham Poetry Review.