Chris Arp is a graduate of NYU’s MFA program in Fiction, where he was a finalist for the Axinn Foundation / E.L. Doctorow Fellowship. His work has been published in Storgy Magazine and the Cumberland River Review. One of his stories was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
M. Soledad Caballero is associate professor of English at Allegheny College. Her published scholarship focuses on British Romanticism and British women’s travel writing about South America. More recently, and with a colleague in cognitive psychology, her scholarly work has focused on interdisciplinary approaches to the study of emotion and affect. Her poetry has appeared in The Missouri Review, The Mississippi Review, The Pittsburgh Poetry Review and other venues.
Andrea Cohen’s poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The Threepenny Review, and elsewhere. Her fifth poetry collection, Unfathoming, is forthcoming from Four Way Books. Recent books include Furs Not Mine and Kentucky Derby. She directs the Blacksmith House Poetry Series in Cambridge, MA and the Writers House at Merrimack College.
Bryce Emley received his MFA in poetry from NC State in 2016. His poetry and nonfiction can be found in Boston Review, Best American Experimental Writing 2015, The Normal School, Mid-American Review, Prairie Schooner, etc., and he serves as Poetry Editor of Raleigh Review.
Jason Gray is the author of Photographing Eden (Ohio UP, 2009), winner of the Hollis Summers Prize, and two chapbooks, How to Paint the Savior Dead (Kent State UP, 2007) and Adam & Eve Go to the Zoo (Dream Horse, 2003). His poems and reviews have been featured in Poetry, The Kenyon Review, American Poetry Review, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. He is the associate editor for AWP and coedits the online journal, Unsplendid.
Becky Hagenston’s first collection of stories, A Gram of Mars, won Sarabande Books’ Mary McCarthy Prize. Her second collection, Strange Weather, won the Spokane Prize and was published by Press 53. Her third collection, Scavengers, won the Permafrost Prize and was published in March 2016 by University of Alaska Press. Twice the recipient of the O. Henry award, she is an associate professor of English at Mississippi State University.
Derrick Harriell resides, with his wife and son, in Oxford, MS and teaches in the English and African American Studies programs at the University of Mississippi. His first two collections of poems are Cotton (Aquarius Press–Willow Books 2010), and Ropes (Aquarius Press–Willow Books 2013), winner of the 2014 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Poetry Book Award. His forthcoming collection, Stripper in Wonderland, will be published by LSU Press in spring 2017.
David Hernandez’s most recent collection of poetry is Dear, Sincerely (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016). His other books include Hoodwinked (Sarabande Books, 2011), winner of the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry, Always Danger (SIU Press, 2006), winner of the Crab Orchard Series, and A House Waiting for Music (Tupelo Press, 2003). David has been awarded an NEA Literature Fellowship and a Pushcart Prize. His poems have appeared in Field, The Southern Review, Poetry, Ploughshares, The Threepenny Review, and The Best American Poetry. He is also the author of two YA novels, No More Us for You and Suckerpunch, both published by HarperCollins. David teaches creative writing at California State University, Long Beach and is married to writer Lisa Glatt.
Daphne Kalotay is the author, most recently, of the novels Sight Reading and Russian Winter (Harper), which won the 2014 New England Society Book Award and the 2011 Writers’ League of Texas Fiction Prize, respectively, and have together been published in 21 languages. Her fiction collection, Calamity and Other Stories (Doubleday), includes work first published in the Literary Review, AGNI, Michigan Quarterly Review, Missouri Review, Good Housekeeping, and Prairie Schooner, and was short-listed for the 2005 Story Prize. Other awards for her writing include fellowships from the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, Yaddo, and the MacDowell Colony.
Kien Lam received his MFA from Indiana University. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Ploughshares, Day One, The Margins, and The Southern Indiana Review. He lives in Los Angeles.
Joseph O. Legaspi, a 2015 Fulbright fellow, is the author of the forthcoming collection Threshold (CavanKerry Press) and Imago (University of Santo Tomas Press (Philippines); CavanKerry Press (U.S.) and two chapbooks: Aviary, Bestiary (Organic Weapon Arts), winner of the David Blair Memorial Prize, and Subways (Thrush Press). Recent works appeared in Poets.org, jubilat, Orion, Painted Bride Quarterly, and Salt Hill. He co-founded Kundiman, a non-profit organization serving Asian American literature.
Andrea Luttrell received her MFA from NYU in 2004 where she was awarded the Spring Fellowship and served as co-editor-in-chief for Washington Square. She has been awarded a Tin House fellowship to attend the Summer Literary Seminars in Russia and recently received a SAFTA residency fellowship through Sundress Publications. Her work has been published in Painted Bride Quarterly, S/tick, Stirring, Mead, and Tinderbox. Her poem “Housekeeping” was published as a limited-edition broadside by Saucebox Book Arts.
Pam Matz lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and works as a reference librarian. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in the chapbook anthology Selfies: Real or Imagined, Shadowgraph Quarterly, Shadowgraph Magazine, and Bloodroot Literary Magazine. She has an MFA from Bennington and is in the midst of translating works by the Medieval Latin poet Baudri of Bourgueil.
Adam McGee is a Pushcart nominee whose poems have appeared in Cimarron Review, RHINO, Assaracus, The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review, Bayou Magazine, The Delmarva Review, and elsewhere. He lives in Boston with his partner and is managing editor of Boston Review. Learn more about his work at his website.
Leslie Adrienne Miller’s collections of poetry include Y, The Resurrection Trade, and Eat Quite Everything You See from Graywolf Press as well as Yesterday Had a Man In It, Ungodliness, and Staying Up For Love from CMU Press. Miller’s poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, American Poetry Review, Antioch Review, Kenyon Review, Harvard Review, Georgia Review, Ploughshares, and Crazyhorse. Professor of English at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, she holds degrees in creative writing and English from Stephens College, the University of Missouri, the Iowa Writers Workshop, and the University of Houston. Learn more about her work at her website.
Joanna Pearson’s short stories have appeared recently in Blackbird, New Madrid, Tupelo Quarterly, and Big Big Wednesday. She is also the author of a book of poetry, Oldest Mortal Myth (Story Line Press, 2012), winner of the 2012 Donald Justice Prize and the 2014 Towson University Prize for Literature, and a young adult novel, The Rites and Wrongs of Janice Wills (Arthur A. Levine Books, 2011).
Jacques J. Rancourt is the author of Novena, winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd prize (forthcoming from Pleiades / LSU Press in March 2017). He has received a Wallace Stegner fellowship from Stanford University, the Halls Emerging Artist Fellowship from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and a residency from the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, France. His poems have appeared in the Kenyon Review, jubilat, New England Review, Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Best New Poets 2014, among others. A founding editor, he manages the literary journal, Devil's Lake.
Jane Satterfield is the recipient of awards in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts, Maryland Arts Council, Bellingham Review, Ledbury Poetry Festival, Mslexia, and more. Her essays have received awards from the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society, Massachusetts Review, Florida Review, and the Heekin Foundation, among others. Her books of poetry are Her Familiars, Assignation at Vanishing Point, and Shepherdess with an Automatic. She is also the author of Daughters of Empire: A Memoir of a Year in Britain and Beyond (Demeter Press). Born in England, she teaches creative writing at Loyola University Maryland.
Beth Shipley received an MFA from Pratt Institute and a BS in Studio Art from Skidmore College. Her work has been exhibited in national and international galleries including recent shows at the Ridderhoff Martin Gallery, University of Mary Washington; Steuben Gallery, Pratt Institute; Soho20; Central Features; Islip Art Museum; the Painting Center; the Riggs and Leidy Galleries, Maryland Institute College of Art; Andrea Meislin Gallery; Geoffrey Young Gallery and the Solar Grandjean Montigny in Brazil. She has received grants from the City University of New York and Change, Inc. and residency fellowships from the Jentel Foundation; Helene Wurlitzer Foundation; Virginia Center of the Creative Arts; the Klots International Foundation, France; Fundacion Valparaiso, Spain and the Vermont Studio Center. Beth Shipley is based in New York City, where she teaches as an assistant professor in the Art and Art History Department at Marymount Manhattan College.
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.