Nathaniel Bellows is the author of the novel On This Day (Harper Collins/Harmon Blunt) and a collection of poems, Why Speak? (Norton). His short fiction has appeared in The Paris Review and The Best American Short Stories 2005, and other linked stories from the Nan sequence can be found in Guernica, Narrative, Redivider, Post Road, and Cousin Corrine’s Reminder. He is currently working on a new novel, The Unwelcome, a ghost story set on a coastal island in Maine.
Nickole Brown’s books include her debut, Sister, a novel-in-poems, and the anthology Air Fare, which she co-edited with Judith Taylor. The title poem from her forthcoming collection of poetry, A Book of Birds, recently won AROHO’s Orlando Poetry Prize in 2010. She graduated from The Vermont College of Fine Arts and was the editorial assistant for the late Hunter S. Thompson. She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Kentucky Foundation for Women, and the Kentucky Arts Council. She worked at the independent literary press, Sarabande Books, for ten years. Currently, she is the Editor for the Marie Alexander Series in Prose Poetry and works as the National Publicity Consultant for Arktoi Books. She lives in Louisville, KY, where she is lecturer at the University of Louisville and Bellarmine University and teaches at the low-residency MFA Program in Creative Writing at Murray State.
Eamon Grennan’s most recent poetry collections are The Quick of It and Matter of Fact, as well as a co-translation (with Rachel Kitzinger) of Oedipus at Colonus, published by Oxford University Press. He taught for many years in the English Department of Vassar College, and now teaches in the graduate writing programs of Columbia University and NYU. His latest collection (Out of Sight: New & Selected Poems) is just out from Graywolf Press.
Bradley Harrison grew up in Colfax, Iowa and is a graduate of Truman State University. He is currently a Michener Fellow at the University of Texas in Austin where he studies both poetry and fiction and works for Bat City Review. His work has appeared in or is forthcoming from CutBank, Devil’s Lake, Gulf Stream, Precipitate, Nano Fiction, and Owen Wister Review.
Timothy Liu is the author of eight books of poems, most recently Bending the Mind Around the Dream’s Blown Fuse. He lives in Manhattan.
Margaret Luongo’s story collection, If the Heart is Lean, was published by LSU press in 2008. Her stories have appeared in Tin House, The Cincinnati Review, Jane magazine, GRANTA on-line and other journals. Recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Grant, a Pushcart Prize, and the Walter E. Dakin fellowship at the Sewanee Writers Conference, she teaches creative writing at Miami University in Ohio.
Robert Murdock’s poems have appeared in The Boston Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Antioch Review, Cincinnati Review, and elsewhere. A recipient of a 2009 Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council, he teaches writing at the University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash.
Bill Neumire’s poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Waccamaw, Sugar House Review, Hawk & Whippoorwill, and Guernica. He writes and teaches in upstate New York, and his first full-length manuscript is entitled Dog Songs.
Eric Pankey’s twelfth collection of poetry, Augury, is due out from Milkweed Editions. His visual art can be found at https://www.artfinder.com/eric-pankey.
Cecily Parks’s first book of poems, Field Folly Snow (University of Georgia Press 2008), was a finalist for the Norma Farber First Book Award and the Glasgow/Shenandoah Prize for Emerging Writers. Her poems and reviews appear or are forthcoming in American Letters & Commentary, Boston Review, Gulf Coast, Kenyon Review, Orion, Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. A PhD candidate in English at the CUNY Graduate Center, she teaches creative writing at Columbia University.
Joyce Peseroff's fifth book of poems, Know Thyself, was named a “must-read” by the 2016 Massachusetts Book Awards. New poems are recent or forthcoming in Consequence, New Ohio Review, and Plume. She blogs on the pleasures of reading and writing poetry at joycepeseroff.com.
Nancy Reddy is an MFA candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she is also the reviews and interviews editor of Devil’s Lake. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in New Orleans Review, Linebreak, Anti-, Cream City Review, and elsewhere.
Elisabeth Schmirl is a founding member of periscope:project:space. She has held residencies at Studio Stipend (Germany and France), Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris), the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (US), and Artspace (UK), and she has received such grants and awards as the Starting Grant for Visual Arts of the Austrian Government and the Slavi-Soucek Grant for Graphics and Printmaking, as well as fellowships for working in the lithographic studios at Traklhaus Salzburg, and for the International Summer Academy for Visual Art. You can see more of her work at www.schmirl.org.
Kent Shaw's first book was published in 2008. His work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in PEN America, Hobart, Guernica and Salt Hill. He is an Assistant Professor at West Virginia State University.
Ralph Sneeden’s work has appeared in The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, POETRY, The New Republic, Ploughshares, Slate, The Southern Review, TriQuarterly, and other magazines. The title poem of his first book, Evidence of the Journey (Harmon Blunt, 2007), received the Friends of Literature Prize from Poetry Magazine/Poetry Foundation. Recently, he was the Chubb/LifeAmerica Fellow at the MacDowell Colony and the Bergeron Fellow at the American School in London. He teaches English and directs the Writer-in-Residence/George Bennett Fellowship at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire.
Laurie Stone is the author of three works of fiction and non-fiction. A longtime writer for the Village Voice, she has been theater critic for The Nation and critic-at-large on Fresh Air. Her stories and essays have appeared in such publications as Open City, Ms., nthWord, TriQuarterly, The Literary Review, Threepenny Review, Speakeasy, Exquisite Corpse, Stone Canoe, American Theatre Magazine, and Creative Nonfiction. Her work has also appeared in such anthologies as In the Fullness of Time, The Face in the Mirror, Writers at Work, The Other Woman, Best New Writing of 2007, and Full Frontal Fiction. In 2005, she participated in “Novel: An Installation,” working on a book and living in a house designed by architects Salazar/Davis in Flux Factory’s gallery space. She has recently completed My Life as an Animal, a Memoir and is at work on The Pain of Language, a collection of essays.
Matthew Thorburn is the author of six collections of poetry, including the long poem Dear Almost (LSU Press, 2016) and the chapbook A Green River in Spring (Autumn House Press, 2015). He lives in New York City.
Caki Wilkinson is the author of the poetry collection Circles Where the Head Should Be, which won the 2010 Vassar Miller Prize and was published by the University of North Texas Press. She is the recipient of a 2008 Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, and her poems have appeared in The Atlantic, Poetry, Southwest Review, Yale Review and other journals.