Michael Bazzett’s poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Massachusetts Review, Pleiades, Oxford Poetry, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and Best New Poets. He was the winner of the Lindquist & Vennum Prize for his first full-length collection, You Must Remember This (Milkweed Editions, 2014).
Craig Bernardini's fiction and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Zone 3, Washington Square, South Loop Review, and Cimarron Review. He teaches English at Hostos Community College, CUNY.
Lauren Camp is the author of two collections, most recently The Dailiness, winner of the National Federation of Press Women 2014 Poetry Book Prize and a World Literature Today “Editor’s Pick.” Her third book, One Hundred Hungers, was selected by David Wojahn for the Dorset Prize, and is forthcoming from Tupelo Press. She won The Más Tequila Review Margaret Randall Poetry Prize and the 2012 Anna Davidson Rosenberg Poetry Award. Her poems have appeared in Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Linebreak, Redivider, The Laurel Review, Nimrod and other journals. She hosts “Audio Saucepan,” a global music/poetry program on Santa Fe Public Radio.
Cathy Linh Che is the author of the poetry collection, Split (Alice James Books), winner of the Kundiman Poetry Prize. She has received awards from Poets & Writers, Hedgebrook, Poets House, The Asian American Literary Review, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the Jerome Foundation.
Catherine Breese Davis (1924-2002) published poems in such places as Poetry, The Southern Review, The New Yorker, The Paris Review and New Poets of England & America between 1950 and 1998. A collection of her poems, accompanied by essays about her life and work, is being edited by Martha Collins, Kevin Prufer, and Martin Rock, and will be published in the Unsung Masters series in June 2015.
Jessica Garratt is the author of Fire Pond, winner of the Agha Shahid Prize in Poetry and published by the University of Utah Press in 2009. She earned her PhD from the University of Missouri, and has also held fellowships at the MacDowell Colony, VCCA, Hambidge, the Carson McCullers Center, and the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned her MFA. Jessica currently lives in Washington, DC, where she teaches creative writing courses at George Washington University and The Writer’s Center. Her poems have appeared in Southwest Review, Crazyhorse, Shenandoah, The Missouri Review, Western Humanities Review, and other journals.
Jessica Goodfellow’s book The Insomniac’s Weather Report, winner of the Three Candles Press First Book Prize, was recently reissued by Isobar Press (2014). Mayapple Press will publish Mendeleev’s Mandala in 2015. Her work has appeared in the anthology Best New Poets and on Verse Daily and The Writer’s Almanac. A recipient of the Chad Walsh Poetry Prize from the Beloit Poetry Journal, she lives in Japan.
Dave Harrity's work has appeared in or is forthcoming in Copper Nickel, The L.A. Review, Softblow, Revolver, Confrontation, The Portland Review, Existere, and The Cresset. For more information about him, visit his website.
Matthew Hittinger is the author of two poetry collections, The Erotic Postulate (2014) and Skin Shift (2012) both from Sibling Rivalry Press, and three chapbooks. His work has appeared in many journals and anthologies, has been adapted into art songs, and in 2012 Poets & Writers Magazine named him a Debut Poet on their 8th annual list. Matthew lives and works in New York City.
Virginia Konchan is the author of Vox Populi (forthcoming from Finishing Line Press), and her poems, stories, and criticism have appeared in The New Yorker, Best New Poets, The Believer, The New Republic, and Boston Review, among other places. Co-founder of Matter, a journal of poetry and political commentary, she lives in Montreal.
Alex McElroy’s fiction appears or is forthcoming in Passages North, Southwest Review, Indiana Review, Tin House, Gulf Coast, Diagram, and more work can be found here. He currently lives in Arizona, where he is the International Editor for Hayden’s Ferry Review
Jennifer Moore has poetry published in American Letters & Commentary, Best New Poets, Columbia Poetry Review, Barrow Street and elsewhere, and criticism in Jacket2 and The Offending Adam. An assistant professor at Ohio Northern University, she teaches courses in literature, composition and creative writing.
Jessica Murray is a poet and educator living in Denton, TX. Poems of hers have appeared or are forthcoming in 32 Poems, Birmingham Poetry Review, Barrow Street, Like Starlings, and Shenandoah. Her website, if-you-want-to.com, features linked interviews with contemporary women poets.
Michael Pearce’s fiction has appeared in Epoch, Shenandoah, Witness, The Gettysburg Review, Conjunctions, Folio, Ascent, and elsewhere.
Kate Petersen’s work appears in Kenyon Review, New England Review, The Iowa Review, The Collagist, and elsewhere. She is currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, and lives in San Francisco.
Betty Press currently teaches photography at University of Southern Mississippi. She grew up in rural Nebraska on a farm. She is best known for her photographs taken in Africa when she lived and worked in Kenya from 1987 to 1995. Now living in Hattiesburg, Mississippi she photographs the South as well as Africa. Her photographs have been widely exhibited and collected around the world as well as being selected for many juried competitions. In 2011 she published her first award winning photobook I Am Because We Are: African Wisdom in Image and Proverb. She captured a stunning, life-affirming portrait of the African people and culture. In 2012 she received the statewide award in photography, from the Mississippi Institute of Arts & Letters and in 2013 a Mississippi Visual Artist Fellowship Grant. She is represented by Panos Pictures, London; Photographic Image Group, Portland, Oregon; International Visions Gallery, Washington, DC; Fischers Galleries, Jackson, Mississippi; Oddfellows Gallery, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and One Off Contemporary Art Gallery, Nairobi, Kenya. Her current project deals with living in Mississippi and trying to come to terms with the “place” where she now lives.
David Rivard’s books include Otherwise Elsewhere, Sugartown, and Wise Poison, winner of the James Laughlin Prize from the Academy of American Poets and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award. The poems included here are from Standoff, forthcoming from Graywolf in 2016. Among his awards are fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Civitella Ranieri, and the NEA, as well as the 2006 O. B. Hardison Jr. Poetry Prize from the Folger Shakespeare Library, in recognition of both his writing and teaching. He directs the MFA in Writing program at the University of New Hampshire.
Austin Segrest’s poetry has appeared in TriQuarterly, The Threepenny Review, The Yale Review, Ploughshares, and New England Review. He teaches English at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI.
Nomi Stone is the author of the poetry collection Stranger’s Notebook (TriQuarterly, 2008) and a PhD Candidate in Cultural Anthropology at Columbia University. She earned a Masters in Modern Middle Eastern Studies from Oxford and was a Creative Writing Fulbright scholar in Tunisia. Her poems have been published in The Painted Bride Quarterly, The Jet Fuel Review, The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish Poetry, at The Poetry Foundation, and elsewhere. She is currently researching and writing a book of poetry as well as a book of non-fiction about combat simulations in mock Middle Eastern villages erected by the US military across America.
Claire Wahmanholm’s poems have most recently appeared in Newfound, Fog Machine, Bateau, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, DIAGRAM, and Best New Poets 2015, and have been featured on Verse Daily. She lives in the Twin Cities and teaches at the Loft Literary Center. Visit her at clairewahmanholm.com.
Cori A. Winrock’s first book, This Coalition of Bones, debuted from Kore Press in April. Her poems have appeared in (or are waiting in the wings of) Anti-, the Best New Poets anthology, Black Warrior Review, Crazyhorse, Colorado Review, From the Fishouse, and elsewhere. She won the 2012 Summer Literary Seminars’ St. Petersburg Review Award and is a recipient of a Barbara Deming Individual Artist Grant. She just finished a three-year term as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Poetry at SUNY Geneseo.
Robert Wrigley has published ten books of poems, including most recently Anatomy of Melancholy & Other Poems (Penguin, 2013), and in the United Kingdom, The Church of Omnivorous Light: Selected Poems (Bloodaxe Books, 2013). He teaches at the University of Idaho and lives in the woods, near Moscow, with his wife, the writer Kim Barnes.