Aaron Baker’s first collection of poems, Mission Work (Houghton Mifflin), won the Bakeless Prize in Poetry and the Glasgow/Shenandoah Prize for Emerging Writers. He is an Assistant Professor in the Creative Writing program at Loyola University Chicago.
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.
Michele Battiste is the author of Uprising (2014) and Ink for an Odd Cartography (2009), both published by Black Lawrence Press. She is also the author of five chapbooks, the most recent of which is Left: Letters to Strangers (Grey Book Press, 2014). She is proud to say that this is her second appearance in Memorious, and other poems have appeared in American Poetry ReviewWomen’s Studies Quarterly, Rattle, and Mid-American Review, among othersShe lives in Colorado.
Nicky Beer is the author of The Octopus Game (Carnegie Mellon 2015) and The Diminishing House (Carnegie Mellon 2010), both winners of the Colorado Book Award for Poetry. Her awards include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, and a Mary Wood Fellowship from Washington College. She is an associate professor at the University of Colorado-Denver, where she serves as a poetry editor for Copper Nickel.
Paula Bohince is the author of three poetry collections from Sarabande, most recently Swallows and Waves (2016).
Danielle Cadena Deulen is the author of three books: The Riots (U. of Georgia Press 2011), which won the AWP Prize in Creative Nonfiction and the GLCA New Writers AwardLovely Asunder (U. of Arkansas Press 2011), which won the Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize and the Utah Book Award; and Our Emotions Get Carried Away Beyond Us (Barrow Street  2015), which won the Barrow Street Book Contest. She has been the recipient of a U. of Wisconsin Creative Writing Fellowship, three Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Awards and an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award. Her poems and essays have appeared in many journals, including the Iowa Review, the Kenyon Review, the Utne Reader, and the Missouri Review, as well as several anthologies, including Best New Poets, and After Montaigne: Contemporary Essayists Cover the Essays. She is the poetry editor of Acre Books and lives in Salem, Oregon where she teaches for Willamette University.
Nandini Dhar is the author of the book Historians of Redundant Moments (Agape Editions, 2017). Her poems have been published or forthcoming at New England ReviewBone BouquetSouth Dakota Review and elsewhere. Nandini hails from Kolkata, India and divides her time between Miami, Florida and Kolkata, India. She co-edits the online journal Elsewhere and the bi-lingual micro-press Aainanagar.

Norman Dubie's most recent collection of poems, The Quotations of Bone, is published by Copper Canyon Press and just won the 2016 Griffin International Poetry Prize. He lives and teaches in Tempe, Arizona. 

Peter Grimes has published fiction in journals such as NarrativeCream City ReviewMid-American ReviewSycamore Review, and Mississippi Review. Originally from Asheville, North Carolina, he lives with his wife in North Dakota, where he directs the creative writing emphasis at Dickinson State University.
Abby Horowitz's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, Bellevue Literary Review, and Slice, among others. She is a graduate of the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers and lives in Decatur, GA.
Elizabeth Kelly is an American/British composer currently based in the UK. Her compositions have been performed throughout the United States and Europe at venues including Carnegie Hall in New York, the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado, the Tanglewood Music Festival in Massachusetts, the Huddersfield Festival in the UK and the Gaudeamus Festival in the Netherlands. Her music has been commissioned and performed by diverse ensembles including the Ann Arbor Symphony (US), the Albany Symphony Dogs of Desire (US), the ASKO Schoenberg Ensemble (Netherlands), Alarm Will Sound (US), the Curious Chamber Players (Sweden), the Janacek Philharmonic (Czech Republic), the Liverpool Philharmonic’s Ensemble 10/10 (UK), and the New York and Netherlands NJO Youth Symphonies. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards including two Morton Gould awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and a First Music Prize from the New York Youth Symphony. She won 2nd prize at the 2009 Apeldoorn YCM Competition and 1st prize at the 2011 Young Masters XXI competition in the Netherlands. Her work has been supported by funded residencies at MacDowell, Yaddo, I-Park, Ucross, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her compositions have been published by Donemus (Netherlands) and released by Centaur Records (US) and Huddersfield Contemporary Records (UK). She has received favorable reviews in the New York Times and the Guardian.

Dr. Kelly is Director of Composition and Assistant Professor of Music Composition at the University of Nottingham in the UK. She earned a Ph.D. in Music Composition from Eastman School of Music in New York with support from a prestigious Jacob Javits Fellowship from the United States Department of Education and a Robert Sproull Fellowship awarded to the top incoming doctoral students at the University of Rochester. She also holds degrees in music from the University of Michigan, The Hague Royal Conservatory (Netherlands) and Yale (summa cum laude). She won a grant from the Frank Beebe Fund to support her studies in the Netherlands. For more information, please visit
Dutch pianist Daniël Kramer studied with Ton Hartsuiker and Håkon Austbø in Amsterdam and with Claude Helffer in Paris. Daniël has participated in master classes with leading pianists including Pierre-Laurent Aimard, György Sándor and Murray Perahia. He won first prizes at the Prinses Christina Concours (1994) in the Netherlands and, as an accompanist, at the EMCY competition in Luxembourg (1995) and the Canto Seghizzi competition in Italy (2008). He was honored with a special mention in the prestigious Concours Olivier Messiaen in Paris (2007). Daniël has appeared at top music festivals around the world including the Delft Chamber Festival in the Netherlands and the Takefu Festival in Japan. He regularly performs with leading artists such as Nobuko Imai, Stephan Picard and Charles Neidich. He has collaborated with numerous composers including George Benjamin, Louis Andriessen, Toshio Hosokawa, and Sofia Gubaidulina, giving many world premieres. As a soloist, he has performed with The Hague Philharmonic (Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor), the National Youth Orchestra (Reinbert de Leeuw, conductor) and the Dutch Radio Chamber (Peter Eötvös, conductor).
Keetje Kuipers has been a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, the Emerging Writer Lecturer at Gettysburg College, and a Bread Loaf fellow. A recipient of the Pushcart Prize, her poems, essays, and short stories have appeared in such publications as American Poetry Review, Orion, and Best American Poetry. In 2007 Keetje completed her tenure as the Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Resident, which provided her with seven months of solitude in Oregon's Rogue River Valley. She used her time there to complete work on her first book, Beautiful in the Mouth, which was awarded the 2009 A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize and was published by BOA Editions. Her second book, The Keys to the Jail, was published in 2014 (BOA). Previously a tenured Associate Professor at Auburn University, she now lives and writes in Seattle, where she teaches at Hugo House and is an associate editor at Poetry Northwest.
Sound engineer Simon Paterson is the Director of Music Technology and Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Nottingham. He is a songwriter and performer with ‘Angels In The Architecture’ and ‘ed lamps’, and composes bespoke music for events, films and promos. He is also an esteemed double bassist in the contemporary UK jazz scene. Since 2006, he has been an Apple Certified Pro Trainer. As an engineer & producer, Mr. Paterson has worked in many studios around the UK including Yellow Arch in Sheffield, The Gatehouse, Confetti, and Sirkus in Nottingham.
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
Catherine Pierce's most recent book of poems is The Tornado Is the World (Saturnalia 2016); she is also the author of The Girls of Peculiar (2012) and Famous Last Words (2008). Her work has appeared in The Best American PoetryPloughsharesBoston ReviewSlateFIELD, and elsewhere. She co-directs the creative writing program at Mississippi State University.
Trenton Pollard has work forthcoming in Denver QuarterlyLambda LiteraryThe Journal, Tinderbox Poetry and elsewhere. He lives in New York City and is currently the nonfiction editor of Columbia Journal Online.
Joshua Rivkin's poems and essays have appeared in the New YorkerVirginia Quarterly ReviewSlateBest New Poets, and elsewhere. He has received a winter fellowship from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, a Stegner Fellowship in poetry from Stanford, and a Fulbright Fellowship to Italy.
Laura Stott is the author of the book of poems, In the Museum of Coming and Going (New Issues Poetry & Prose 2014). Her poems can be found in publications such as Copper Nickel, Bellingham Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Cutbank, Sugarhouse Review, Rock and Sling, and All We Can Hold: Poems of Motherhood. She is an Instructor of English at Weber State University and is on the board for Writers@Work.
Sarah Anne Strickley is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing fellowship, an Ohio Arts grant, a Glenn Schaeffer Award from the International Institute of Modern Letters, and other honors. Her stories and essays have appeared in Oxford American, A Public Space, Witness, Harvard Review, Gulf Coast, The Southeast Review, The Normal School, The John Updike Review, and elsewhere. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and earned her PhD from the University of Cincinnati. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with her husband, the writer Ian Stansel, and their daughters.
Jennifer Tseng is the author of two award-winning poetry books, The Man With My Face (AAWW 2005) and Red Flower, White Flower (Marick Press 2013). Her chapbook, Not so dear Jenny, featuring poems made with her Chinese father’s English letters, won the Bateau Press Boom Chapbook Contest and is forthcoming in 2017. Tseng’s debut novel, Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness (Europa Editions 2015) was a finalist for the New England Book Award, shortlisted for the PEN Robert Bingham Award for Debut Fiction, and has been featured in the Boston Globe, LA Times, Huffington Post, Elle, Financial Times, and elsewhere. She currently teaches for the Fine Arts Work Center’s summer program, FAWC’s online writing program 24PearlSt, and for the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing.
Felicia van Bork creates collages by piecing together torn and cut pieces of her own monotype prints. There are over 100 works in the How To series, which allegorizes a journey through our complicated social environment. Felicia van Bork’s collages are represented by Jerald Melberg Gallery in Charlotte, NC and are regularly shown at international fairs such as Art Miami, Art Miami NYC, Art Houston and the Dallas Art Fair. Felicia’s collage, How to Mine the Past was recently acquired for the permanent collection of the Mint Museum of Art. Felicia’s paintings and collages are widely collected and the artist has been the recipient of numerous residency fellowships, including at McColl Center for Art + Innovation and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. In addition to teaching drawing and painting at Charlotte’s venerable Central Piedmont Community College, she manages the printmaking facility at McColl Center for Art + Innovation. Felicia earned her MFA at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and completed her undergraduate studies at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto, Canada.
Swiss soprano Sabine Wüthrich studied at the Conservatory of Berne with Elisabeth Glauser and with Udo Reinemann and Margreet Honig at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and Dutch New Opera Academy. In 2007, Sabine won the Jo Bollekamp prize for the most promising young vocalist in the Netherlands. In 2008, she won the first prize at the Concorso Internazionale di Canto Solistico in Gorizia, Italy for best Lied performance with her accompanist Daniël Kramer. As a soloist Sabine has worked with leading conductors including Paul McCreesh, Lucas Vis, Arie van Beek, Etienne Siebens, Patrick Flynn and Reinbert de Leeuw. She has performed with the Berne Symphony Orchestra in Switzerland, and the Holland Symfonia and Doelen Ensemble in the Netherlands. She has been invited to sing at festivals including the Norwich & Norfolk Festival (UK), the Tallinn Autumn Festival for Contempory Music (Estonia), the Thuner Schlosskonzerte (Switzerland) and the Cambridge Early Music Series (UK). Sabine is passionate about the music of our time. Composers Daan Manneke, Willem Wander van Nieuwkerk and Jan van de Putte have written pieces especially for her, and she has worked extensively with world famous composers Sofia Gubaidulina and Kaija Saariaho.
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
Elaine Wang has been published in SpirescahoodaloodalingAnalectaHot HouseZero Ducats, the Lantern Review, FreezeRay, and Front Porch. Recently, she was part of 92y’s #wordswelivein project. She is a Kundiman Fellow and 2014 Pushcart Prize Nominee.
David Welch is the author of a chapbook from GreenTower Press, It Is Such a Good Thing to Be In Love with You, and has other poems recently published or forthcoming in Boston Review, RHINO, and Third Coast. He lives in Chicago.
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