Jericho Brown is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Brown’s first book, Please (New Issues 2008), won the American Book Award. His second book, The New Testament (Copper Canyon 2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. His most recent collection is The Tradition (Copper Canyon in 2019). His poems have appeared in Buzzfeed, The New Republic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, TIME magazine, Tin House, and several volumes of The Best American Poetry. He is an associate professor and the director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University.
Jennifer Clarvoe is the author of Invisible Tender (Fordham, 2000) and Counter-Amores (University of Chicago, 2011). A recipient of the Poets Out Loud Prize, the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and the Rome Prize in Literature, she recently held a residency at the James Merrill House in Stonington, Connecticut. She retired this year from teaching poetry at Kenyon College.
Rebecca Dunham is the author five books of poetry, including Cold Pastoral (Milkweed Editions, 2017) and Strike (forthcoming in 2019 from New Issues). Her work has appeared in FIELD, The Antioch Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and others. She is Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Augusta Funk lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and attends the Helen Zell Writers' Program. She has been supported by the Vermont Studio Center and her work has appeared in Tinderbox, Passages North, Meridian, and BODY.
Roberto Jamora (b. 1987 in Annapolis, MD) lives and works in Richmond, VA and Brooklyn, NY. He holds a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and an MFA in Visual Arts from Purchase College, State University of New York (SUNY). He is working on two series of abstract paintings: one that investigates systems in sports, and the other dealing with color and memory. He is currently an Adjunct Instructor at VCU. He taught previously at Purchase College, SUNY and as an Emerging Artist-Teacher Fellow at Joan Mitchell Foundation. He was awarded a 2018 Artist Community Engagement Grant from the Rema Hort Mann Foundation. He has participated in artist residencies at Joan Mitchell Center, Ragdale, and Sambalikhaan. His work has been included in exhibitions at Contemporary Art Center New Orleans, Page Bond Gallery, ADA Gallery, Topaz Arts, JuiceBox Art Space, Norte Maar, Shockoe Artspace, Good Enough Projects, Quality Gallery, Scott Charmin Gallery, Fouladi Projects, The Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelly Foundation, Open Space, Outlet Fine Art, and ArtHelix.
Virginia Konchan is the author of the poetry collection The End of Spectacle (Carnegie Mellon, 2018); a collection of short stories, Anatomical Gift (Noctuary Press, 2017); and two chapbooks, including That Tree is Mine (dancing girl press, 2018). Her poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, Boston Review, and elsewhere.
Lori Lamothe is the author of three poetry collections, Trace Elements, Happily, and Kirlian Effect. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Hayden's Ferry Review, The Journal, The Literary Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Verse Daily, and elsewhere.
Jeanne Larsen teaches in the MFA and BA programs at Hollins University’s Jackson Center for Creative Writing. She has published two books of poetry—Why We Make Gardens [& other Poems], and James Cook in Search of Terra Incognita—as well as two of translated poems by medieval Chinese women—Brocade River Poems and Willow, Wine, Mirror, Moon—and four novels. Her new book of poems, What Penelope Chooses, is a sequence of lyrical smarty-pants backtalk to Homer’s Odyssey. It won the Cider Press Review Book Award and will be out early in 2019.
Karin Lin-Greenberg’s story collection, Faulty Predictions, won the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction and won gold in Foreword Reviews’ INDIE Award in the Short Story category. Recently, her stories have been published in Colorado Review, Crazyhorse, Shenandoah, and the Chicago Tribune, where she was a finalist for the Nelson Algren Award.
Jennie Malboeuf is a native of Kentucky. Her poems are found in the Virginia Quarterly Review, FIELD, The Hollins Critic, AGNI, Epoch, The Collagist, Image, Prairie Schooner, ZYZZYVA, and Best New Poets. She teaches writing at Guilford College in North Carolina.
Kristina Martino is a poet and visual artist. Her poems have appeared in Third Coast, Bennington Review, Best New Poets, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships from The Iowa Writers' Workshop, The Fairhope Center for the Writing Arts, and The Corporation of Yaddo. Some of her drawings can be viewed here: www.kristinamartino.com.
Gail Mazur, the founding director of the Blacksmith House Poetry Series in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is author of seven books of poems, including Forbidden City (University of Chicago Press 2016) Figures in a Landscape (University of Chicago 2011); Zeppo’s First Wife: New and Selected Poems (Chicago 2005), winner of the 2006 Massachusetts Book Award, a finalist for the 2005 Los Angeles Times Book Prize and for the 2006 Paterson Poetry Prize; and They Can’t Take That Away from Me (2001), a finalist for the National Book Award. Mazur was a 2009 Fellow in Poetry at the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Studies, a 1996 Fellow at the Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College, and the 2005 recipient of the St. Botolph Club Foundation’s Distinguished Artist Award. For many years Distinguished Writer in Residence in Emerson College’s MFA program, Mazur’s also been visiting faculty at Boston University, University of Houton, and University of California, Irvine, and continues to teach poetry workshops in the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown’s summer program. Land’s End: New and Selected Poems is forthcoming from University of Chicago Press in 2019.
Peter Mishler is the author of Fludde (Sarabande Books) selected as winner of the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry. As an editor, he curates a contemporary poetry feature for Lit Hub.
Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers is the author of two poetry collections: Chord Box (University of Arkansas Press, 2013), a Lambda Literary Award finalist; and The Tilt Torn Away from the Seasons(Acre Books-Cincinnati Review, forthcoming, 2020). Her creative nonfiction can be found in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017, Best American Travel Writing 2017, The Missouri Review, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. A former Kenyon Review Fellow, she is currently the Murphy Visiting Fellow at Hendrix College, an editor at the Kenyon Review, and a volunteer for the Veterans' Writing Project.
Mira Rosenthal, a past fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and Stanford University’s Stegner Program, publishes work regularly in such journals as Ploughshares, Threepenny Review, Harvard Review, New England Review, A Public Space, and Oxford American. Her first book of poems, The Local World, received the Wick Poetry Prize. Her second book of translations, Polish poet Tomasz Różycki’s Colonies, won the Northern California Book Award and was shortlisted for numerous other prizes, including the International Griffin Poetry Prize. Her honors include the PEN Translation Fund Award, a Fulbright Fellowship, and a grant from the American Council of Learned Societies. She teaches in Cal Poly’s creative writing program.
Courtney Sender’s fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in The Kenyon Review, AGNI, American Short Fiction, Glimmer Train, Tin House, and others. A fellow of The MacDowell Colony and the Corporation of Yaddo, she holds an MFA in fiction from the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars and an MTS from the Harvard Divinity School. She is currently working on a novel.
Sean Singer is the author of Discography (Yale University Press, 2002), winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, and the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America and a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts; and Honey & Smoke (Eyewear Publishing, 2015). He drives a taxi in New York City.
Mairead Small Staid’s essays and poems have appeared in AGNI, The Believer, The Georgia Review, Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. A graduate of the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan, she lives in Minnesota.