Anna Lena Phillips Bell’s first book, Ornament, received the Vassar Miller Poetry Prize and was published in 2017. Her artist’s books and broadsides, including the poetry guide A Pocket Book of Forms, have appeared in exhibitions at Abecedarian Gallery and Asheville Bookworks. The recipient of a North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship in literature, she teaches at UNC Wilmington, where she is editor of Ecotone and Lookout Books. She lives with her family near the Cape Fear River, and calls Appalachian square dances in North Carolina and beyond. Find more about her work here.
Holli Carrell is a writer originally from Utah, now based in Queens. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Bennington Review, Blackbird, The Florida Review, Poet Lore, Grist, Fugue, and other places. She has received support from the NY State Summer Writers Institute and is a graduate of the MFA program in poetry at Hunter College, where she was a recipient of the Colie Hoffman Poetry Prize and a Norma Lubetsky Friedman Scholarship.
Grady Chambers is the author of North American Stadiums (Milkweed, 2018) selected by Henri Cole as the winner of the inaugural Max Ritvo Poetry Prize. His poems and stories are forthcoming from Ploughshares and Joyland, and his writing has recently appeared in The Paris Review, The Iowa Review, Nashville Review, Diode Poetry, Adroit Journal, Birdfeast, The Chicago Reader, and elsewhere. Grady was born and raised in Chicago. He was a 2015-2017 Wallace Stegner Fellow, and lives in Philadelphia.
Jeremy Packert Burke is an MFA candidate at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. He has previously had work in Day One, The Nashville Review, and SmokeLong Quarterly, among other places, and has work forthcoming in the Indiana Review, New South, Split Lip, Third Coast, and Puerto del Sol.
Meg Eden's work is published or forthcoming in magazines including Prairie Schooner, Poetry Northwest, Crab Orchard Review, RHINO, and CV2. She teaches creative writing at Anne Arundel Community College. She has five poetry chapbooks, and her novel Post-High School Reality Quest is published with California Coldblood, an imprint of Rare Bird Books. Find her online at www.megedenbooks.com or on Twitter at @ConfusedNarwhal.
Rebecca Fishow’s work has appeared in Tin House Online, Joyland, The Believer Online, Juked, Smokelong Quarterly, MonkeyBicycle, and other publications. Her chapbook, The Opposite of Entropy, was published in November 2018 by Proper Tales Press. She received an MFA from Syracuse University and teaches creative writing at Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, in Maryland. Find more of her work here.
Gina Franco's book, The Accidental, won the 2019 CantoMundo Poetry Prize and is forthcoming with the University of Arkansas Press. She is the author of The Keepsake Storm (University of Arizona Press). Her recent work appears or is forthcoming in 32 Poems, Beloit Poetry Journal, Image, Los Angeles Review, Narrative, and West Branch. She teaches at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois.
Dan Hodgson is a writer and teacher, living in Connecticut. His work can be found in The Southampton Review Online and Cease, Cows.
Jess E. Jelsma is a doctoral student in creative writing at the University of Cincinnati, where she works as an Assistant Editor for the Cincinnati Review. Her previous work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Arkansas International, Catapult, Flyway, Indiana Review, The Normal School, The Rumpus, the Southern Review, and various other publications. Her short stories have also been nominated for the Pushcart Prize anthology and selected as finalists for the Colorado Review 2018 Nelligan Short Fiction Prize and SmokeLong Quarterly's 15th-Anniversary Flash Fiction Prize.
Charles Nutter Peck is from Omaha, Nebraska. He currently lives in Lafayette, Indiana where he is a candidate in Purdue's MFA Program and serves on the masthead of Sycamore Review.
Kyle Adam Kalev Peets is an artist educator currently teaching Printmaking at Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. He makes prints, books, sculpture, and occasionally writes poetry. His visual work has been shown internationally and his poetry has been published in journals like Noö and Interrupture. He loves basketball and had major hoop dreams as a kid and still has dreams that he can dunk a basketball, like really easily, just floating gracefully through the air. See more of his work here: http://www.kylepeets.com.
Kevin Phan is a Vietnamese-American graduate of the University of Michigan with an MFA in Creative Writing in 2013 and of the University of Iowa with a BA in English Literature in 2005. His work has been featured (or is forthcoming) in Columbia Review, Poetry Northwest, Black Warrior Review, Georgia Review, Conjunctions (online), Crab Orchard Review, Fence, Pleiades, Gulf Coast, Colorado Review, SubTropics, Crazyhorse, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and elsewhere. He’s a Capricorn.