Hadara Bar-Nadav is the recipient of fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Society of America. Her newest book of poetry, The New Nudity, is forthcoming from Saturnalia Books in 2017. She is the author of Lullaby (with Exit Sign) (Saturnalia Books, 2013), awarded the Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize; The Frame Called Ruin (New Issues, 2012), Runner Up for the Green Rose Prize; and A Glass of Milk to Kiss Goodnight (Margie/Intuit House, 2007), awarded the Margie Book Prize. She is also author of two chapbooks, Fountain and Furnace (Tupelo Press, 2015), awarded the Sunken Garden Poetry Prize, and Show Me Yours (Laurel Review/Green Tower Press 2010), awarded the Midwest Poets Series Prize. In addition, she is co-author with Michelle Boisseau of the best-selling textbook Writing Poems, 8th ed. (Pearson/Longman, 2011). Her poetry has recently appeared in American Poetry Review, Iowa Review, Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. She is a Professor of English at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
German writer Johannes Bobrowski was born in 1917, was a Soviet prisoner of war in 1945, and lived most of his adult life in Berlin, where he worked as an editor. Bobrowski wrote four books of poetry, two novels, and two books of short stories, some of which were published after his death in 1965, the same year he received the Heinrich Mann prize for his novel Levins Mühle.
Laura Carter is a graduate student in Atlanta. She has published poems in can we have our ball back?, Branches Quarterly, Rattle, Ellipsis Magazine, and GSU Review, and has work forthcoming in HazMat, International Poetry Review, and Mantis.
Celia Gilbert is the author of three books of poetry, An Ark of Sorts, winner of the first Jane Kenyon Chapbook Award, Bonfire and Queen of Darkness. Her poetry has appeared in, among other places, Poetry, The New Yorker, Southwest Review, Tin House, and Grand Street and has been frequently anthologized. She is also an artist who works as a printmaker and painter.
Rebecca Givens completed her M.A. in English literature at Boston University and currently lives in New York City. She recently won an Academy of American Poets’ Award and she has poems published or forthcoming in the Georgia Review, Gettysburg Review, Cortland Review, Seattle Review, 32 Poems, and Puerto del Sol.
Douglas Haynes is a poet, essayist and translator, and he is the Director of Writing Studies at Sterling College in Craftsbury Common, Vermont. His work has appeared in the North American Review, Orion Online, Poetry Ireland Review, Lyric and many other journals.
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.
Eleanor Jones graduated from Alfred University with a concentration in painting. She is currently living and working in Portland, Oregon. Her recent work deals with the relationship between viewer, artist and model.
Sarah Kirsch is a writer and translator living in the north German province of Schleswig-Holstein. Born in 1935 in what became East Germany, she emigrated to West Berlin in 1977. She has received many awards for her more than twenty books of poetry and stories, including the 1984 Friedrich Hoelderlin Prize and the 1996 Georg Buechner Prize.
Justin Lacour‘s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Texas Review, Conjunctions, and Bombay Gin. His chapbook Mr. Gravity‘s Blue Holiday was selected by John Ashbery for the 2004 Philbrick Poetry Prize. He works in a children‘s bookstore in Manhattan.
Sean Singer’s first book Discography won the 2001 Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, selected by W.S. Merwin, and the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. He has also published two chapbooks, Passport and Keep Right On Playing Through the Mirror Over the Water, and is the recipient of a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He is a doctoral student in American Studies at Rutgers-Newark.
Leah Souffrant earned an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars in poetry and a BA from Vassar College in Russian literature. Her poetry and book reviews appear in Poet Lore, Four Corners, Mudfish, can we have our ball back?, the Sarajevan journal Album, and the critical essay “Poetry: The Voice of Silence” has been published in Poets & Writers Magazine online edition. Souffrant currently coedits the literary journal Four Corners, and her poetry is forthcoming in an anthology of artists working in Switzerland, where she was Artist-in-Residence at Altes Spital in 2000. Souffrant teaches English at Baruch College of the City University of New York and conducts community poetry workshops in Brooklyn, where she lives.
August Tarrier is a writer, editor and publisher. She is the Editor in Chief of New City Press and Professional Writer in Residence at the University of Baltimore. She has recently completed a short story collection and a memoir.