Hadara Bar-Nadav is the recipient of fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Society of America. Her newest book of poetry, The New Nudity, is forthcoming from Saturnalia Books in 2017. She is the author of Lullaby (with Exit Sign) (Saturnalia Books, 2013), awarded the Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize; The Frame Called Ruin (New Issues, 2012), Runner Up for the Green Rose Prize; and A Glass of Milk to Kiss Goodnight (Margie/Intuit House, 2007), awarded the Margie Book Prize. She is also author of two chapbooks, Fountain and Furnace (Tupelo Press, 2015), awarded the Sunken Garden Poetry Prize, and Show Me Yours (Laurel Review/Green Tower Press 2010), awarded the Midwest Poets Series Prize. In addition, she is co-author with Michelle Boisseau of the best-selling textbook Writing Poems, 8th ed. (Pearson/Longman, 2011). Her poetry has recently appeared in American Poetry Review, Iowa Review, Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. She is a Professor of English at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Brian Barker is the author of two books of poetry, The Animal Gospels (Tupelo Press, 2006) and The Black Ocean (Southern Illinois University Press, 2011), winner of the Crab Orchard Open Competition. His poems have appeared in such journals as Poetry, Gettysburg Review, American Poetry Review, TriQuarterly, The Washington Post, Indiana Review, The Cincinnati Review, Blackbird, and Pleiades. He teaches at the University of Colorado Denver, where he is a poetry editor of Copper Nickel.
Jeffrey Bean currently lives in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, where he is an assistant professor of English at Central Michigan University. From 2006-2008 he was the Axton Fellow in Poetry at the University of Louisville. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Field, Slate.com, Subtropics, Salt Hill, Willow Springs, Quarterly West, and elsewhere. His first collection, Diminished Fifth, was published in September 2009 by David Robert Books.
Aaron Belz lives in Upland, California. His poetry has appeared in Boston Review, Fence, Painted Bride Quarterly, Eleven Eleven, and other places. His first full-length book, The Bird Hoverer, was published by BlazeVOX in 2007. His second, Lovely, Raspberry, will be published by Persea Books next April.
Jennifer Chang, author of The History of Anonymity, has poems appearing or forthcoming in A Public Space, Kenyon Review, New England Review, The New Republic, Northwest Review, and Poetry Daily. Her book reviews have appeared in The Believer, Boston Review, and Virginia Quarterly Review, and she has received recent fellowships from The MacDowell Colony and Yaddo.
Brian Culhane’s first book The King’s Question (Graywolf), was awarded the Poetry Foundation’s Emily Dickinson Prize. His work has appeared in such places as The Hudson Review, The New Republic, and The Paris Review. His poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in PN Review (UK), Sewanee Review, Literary Imagination, American Literary Review, Able Muse, Lucid Rhythms, Massachusetts Review, Southwest Review, and Parnassus. He is the recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Artist Trust of Washington Humanities. He teaches at an independent school in Seattle.
Adam Day’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Kenyon Review, American Poetry Review, Antioch Review, Salmagundi, and elsewhere. He helps coordinate the Sarabande Reading Series and the Baltic Writing Residency in Latvia. He has received a grant from the Kentucky Arts Council, and he won the 2008 Madison Review’s Phyllis Smart Young poetry prize and the 2008 St. Louis Poetry Center prize.
Jaydn DeWald is a writer, musician, and teacher. Recent work has appeared in or is forthcoming from The Collagist, The Carolina Quarterly, december, Fourteen Hills, and Best New Poets 2015, among others. He lives in Athens, Georgia, where he’s a doctoral candidate in English/Creative Writing at the University of Georgia.
Abby Frucht’s first collection of stories, Fruit of the Month, won the Iowa Short Fiction Prize nearly two decades ago. Since then, she has published five novels, and for fifteen years has served as mentor and advisor at Vermont College of Fine Arts. “McGuffy’s Third Eclectic Reader” is one of a trio of “Saint Veronica Stories,” and other of her stories can be seen at Narrative, Gargoyle, New Letters, and other magazines. You may visit her at www.abbyfrucht.net.
Frank Giampietro's first book, Begin Anywhere, was published by Alice James Books in September of 2008. Giampietro is the creator of La Fovea (www.lafovea.org) and a contributing editor for Hunger Mountain, Southeast Review, and Anhinga Press. Awards for his poetry include a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship from Sewanee Writers' Conference, a Kingsbury Fellowship from Florida State University, and a Florida Book Award. His poetry, nonfiction, short-short fiction, and book reviews have appeared recently or are forthcoming in journals including 32 Poems, American Book Review, Barrow Street, Black Warrior, Cimarron Review, CutBank, FENCE, Hayden’s Ferry, Ploughshares, Poetry Daily, Poetry International, Rain Taxi, and Subtropics.
Linda Gregerson’s books of poetry include the 2007 National Book Award-nominated, Magnetic North; Waterborne, winner of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award; The Woman Who Died in Her Sleep; and Fire in the Conservatory. She is also the author of literary criticism, including Negative Capability: Contemporary American Poetry and The Reformation of the Subject: Spenser, Milton, and the English Protestant Epic. Her many awards and honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, three Pushcart Prizes, and a Kingsley Tufts Award. She is Caroline Walker Bynum Distinguished University Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where she teaches creative writing and Renaissance literature.
David Roderick was the Amy Lowell Travelling Scholar in 2007-2008, and his first book, Blue Colonial, was published jointly by The American Poetry Review and Copper Canyon Press. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Jason Schneiderman is the author of Sublimation Point, a Stahlecker Selection from Four Way Books. His poetry and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry, Poetry London, Grand Street, The Penguin Book of the Sonnet, Story Quarterly, and Tin House. He has received fellowships from Yaddo, The Fine Arts Work Center, and The Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. He was the recipient of the Emily Dickinson Award from the Poetry Society of America in 2004. A graduate of the MFA program at NYU, he is currently completing his doctorate at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
Anna Schuleit is a painter and installation artist who studied painting at the Rhode Island School of Design, and creative writing/book arts at Dartmouth College. She has been a frequent artist-in-residence and guest lecturer at institutions such as MIT, Harvard, Smith, Brown, and Bowdoin. Schuleit has also been the recipient of many awards, including a fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies and a fellowship from the MacArthur Foundation. A solo-show of her paintings and works on paper will be on exhibit at Coleman Burke Gallery in New York this Fall. You can visit her website at www.anna-schuleit.com.
James Scott’s fiction has appeared in One Story, American Short Fiction, Quick Fiction, and elsewhere. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best New American Voices. His work has received awards from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Wesleyan Writers’ Conference, and the New York State Summer Writers’ Institute. He earned his MFA from Emerson College, where he was the fiction editor of Redivider. He teaches fiction workshops at the Grub Street writing center. He is at work on a novel.
Sean Singer’s first book Discography won the 2001 Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, selected by W.S. Merwin, and the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. He has also published two chapbooks, Passport and Keep Right On Playing Through the Mirror Over the Water, and is the recipient of a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He is a doctoral student in American Studies at Rutgers-Newark.
Katrina Vandenberg’s first book, Atlas (Milkweed Editions), was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award. With poet Todd Boss, she is co-author of a fine-arts chapbook from Red Dragonfly Press, On Marriage. Her poems and essays have appeared in The American Scholar, The Iowa Review, Orion, Post Road, Poetry Northwest, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a Fulbright fellowship, a Bush Artist Fellowship in Literature, a Loft-McKnight Award in Poetry, and a Tennessee Williams Scholarship to the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Most recently, she was the resident fellow at the Amy Clampitt House in Lenox, MA. She lives in Saint Paul, MN, where she teaches in the MFA program at Hamline University.
Kathleen Winter is the author of Nostalgia for the Criminal Past (Elixir Press), winner of the Antivenom Poetry Prize and the Bob Bush Memorial Award for a first book. She will be the fall 2015 Dobie Paisano Fellow in Austin, TX. Her poems have appeared in Tin House, AGNI, Gulf Coast and Poetry London.