Contributors
Sarah Audsley lives and works in New Hampshire's White Mountains region. She has received support for her work from the Rona Jaffe Foundation and residencies from the Vermont Studio Center and the Banff Centre Writing Studio. She holds a degree in poetry from the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.
Angela Ball divides her time between Hattiesburg, Mississippi and Covington, Louisiana. She directs the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi. Her latest book of poems is Talking Pillow (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017).
Janet Ballweg’s studio practice explores constructions of memory and experience through the use of integrated digital and traditional printmaking technologies. Her work has been exhibited in over 400 exhibitions across the U.S. and abroad. Recent exhibitions include the 11th Biennale Internationale destampe Contemporaine de Trois Rivieres in Quebec, Canada and the Douro Print Biennial in Douro, Portugal. She has received numerous awards, including an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award as well as awarded residencies in Provincetown (MA), Saratoga (WY), Florence (Italy), and Guanlan (China). She has been a faculty member at Bowling Green State University since 1990.

Molly McCully Brown is the author of The Virginia State Colony For Epileptics and Feebleminded (Persea Books, 2017), which won the 2016 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize and was named a New York Times Critics’ Top Book of 2017. A collection of essays and a collaborative collection of poems titled In The Field Between Usco-authored with Susannah Nevison, are both forthcoming from Persea Books in 2020. Brown has been the recipient of fellowships from United States Artists, The Civitella Ranieri Foundation, and the Oxford American. Her poems and essays have appeared in Tin House, The New York Times, Crazyhorse, Pleiades, Blackbird, and elsewhere. The recipient of the 2018-2019 Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship, she teaches at Kenyon College where she is a Kenyon Review Fellow. 

Sumita Chakraborty’s first collection of poetry, Arrow, is forthcoming with Alice James Books in the U.S. and Carcanet Press in the U.K. in September 2020. Her poetry, essays, and scholarship have appeared or will soon appear in Cultural Critique, the Los Angeles Review of BooksModernism/modernityPOETRYBest American Poetry 2019, the American Poetry Review, and other venues. She was a 2017 recipient of the Poetry Foundation’s Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship and, in 2018, was shortlisted for a Forward Prize for Best Single Poem. Formerly poetry editor of AGNI, art editor of At Length, and Visiting Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Emory University (where she received her doctorate), she will begin the position of Helen Zell Visiting Professor in Poetry at the University of Michigan in Fall 2019.
Jos Charles is author of feeld (Milkweed Editions), a winner of the 2017 National Poetry Series selected by Fady Joudah and a finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize, and Safe Space (Ahsahta Press). Charles has poetry published with PoetryPoem-a-Day, PEN, Washington Square Review, Denver Quarterly, jubilat, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. In 2016 she received the Ruth Lilly & Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship through the Poetry Foundation. Jos Charles has an MFA from the University of Arizona and is a PhD student at UC Irvine. She currently resides in Long Beach, CA.
Laura Eve Engel is the author of Things That Go (Octopus Books). The recipient of fellowships from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, her work can be found in The Awl, Best American Poetry, Boston Review, The Nation, PEN AmericaTin House and elsewhere. She is in a band called The Old Year.
Amy Gerstler has published thirteen books of poems. Her work has appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies, including The New Yorker, Paris Review, American Poetry Review, Poetry, several volumes of Best American Poetry and The Norton Anthology of Postmodern American Poetry. She currently teaches in the MFA Creative Writing Program at the University of California at Irvine.
T.J. Jarrett is a writer and software developer in Nashville, Tennessee. Her recent work has been published in Poetry, Boston Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Callaloo, VQR and others. She has earned scholarships from Colrain Manuscript Conference; fellowships from Sewanee Writer’s Conference; winner of VQR’s Emily Clark Balch Prize for Poetry; a runner up for New Issues Poetry Prize. She has been anthologized in Language Lessons by Third Man Books and Best American Non-Required Reading 2015 from Houghton-Mifflin and others. In 2017, she was awarded the George Garrett New Writing Award by the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Her debut collection Ain’t No Grave was published with New Issues Press (2012). Her second collection Zion, winner of the Crab Orchard Open Competition 2013, was published by Southern Illinois University Press.
Shara Lessley is the author of The Explosive Expert’s Wife and Two-Headed Nightingale, and coeditor of The Poem’s Country: Place & Poetic Practice, an anthology of essays. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford, her awards include an NEA fellowship, Washington College's Mary Wood Fellowship, the Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellowship from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, Colgate University's Olive B. O’Connor Fellowship, and a “Discovery”/The Nation prize, among others. Her poems have appeared in Ploughshares, The Kenyon ReviewNew England Review, 32 PoemsCherry Tree, and The Southern Review. She currently serves as Assistant Poetry Editor for Acre Books.
Gerardo Pacheco Matus, a Mayan Native, is the recipient of the Joseph Henry Jackson Award and fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, CantoMundo, The Frost Place, and Macondo. Pacheco’s poems and essays have appeared and are forthcoming from the Grant Makers in the Arts, Black Lawrence Press, Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, West Branch Wired, The Cortland Review, Nashville Review, Pilgrimage Magazine, Tin House Magazine, among others. Pacheco is a happy tenure-track ESL professor at Cañada College.
Kate McQuade is the author of the story collection Tell Me Who We Were (William Morrow, 2019). Her work has appeared in Black Warrior ReviewHarvard ReviewThe Lily/Washington Post, Shenandoah, and Verse Daily, and her recent honors include scholarships and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and Yaddo. Originally from Minnesota, she lives and teaches at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.
Wayne Miller's fourth poetry collection, Post- (Milkweed, 2016), won the UNT Rilke Prize and the Colorado Book Award. His fifth collection, We the Jury, is forthcoming from Milkweed in 2021. He has co-translated two books by Moikom Zeqo—most recently Zodiac (Zephyr, 2015), which was a finalist for the PEN Center USA Award in Translation—and he has co-edited three books, most recently Literary Publishing in the Twenty-first Century (Milkweed, 2016). He teaches at the University of Colorado Denver and serves as editor/managing editor of Copper Nickel.
Jacob Saenz is the author of Throwing the Crown, winner of the 2018 APR/Honickman First Book Prize, selected by Gregory Pardlo. His work has appeared in PANKPoetryTammy and other journals. A CantoMundo fellow, he's been the recipient of a Letras Latinas Residency and a Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship. He serves as an associate editor for RHINO.
Natalie Shapero is the author of the poetry collections Hard Child and No Object. She teaches at Tufts University.
Valerie Vogrin is the author of the novel Shebang. Her collection Things We’ll Need for the Coming Difficulties was awarded the Spokane Prize for Short Fiction and is forthcoming from Willow Springs Press. Her short stories have appeared in journals such as Ploughshares, AGNI, Hobart, and The Los Angeles Review, and in The Best Small Fictions 2015. She teaches creative writing at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
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