Lindsey Alexander is the author of Rodeo in Reverse, a New Southern Voices Poetry Prize winner. For more, visit
George David Clark’s Reveille (Arkansas, 2015) won the Miller Williams Prize and his more recent poems can be found in Agni, The Believer, The Georgia Review, The Gettysburg Review, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. He is the editor of 32 Poems and an associate professor at Washington & Jefferson College.
Janice N. Harrington’s latest book of poetry is Primitive: The Art and Life of Horace H. Pippin. Earlier books include Even the Hollow My Body Made Is Gone and The Hands of Strangers. She teaches at the University of Illinois.
Marlin M. Jenkins was born and raised in Detroit and currently lives in Minnesota. The author of the poetry chapbook Capable Monsters (Bull City Press, 2020) and a graduate of University of Michigan's MFA program, his work has found homes with Indiana Review, The Rumpus, Waxwing, and Kenyon Review Online, among others. You can find him online at
Francisco Márquez is a poet from Maracaibo, Venezuela, born in Miami, Florida. A graduate of the MFA program at NYU, his work appears in the Brooklyn Rail, The Yale Review, and the Best American Poetry anthology, among other publications. He has received support from Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, Tin House, and The Poetry Project, as well as Letras Latinas and The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. He is an Assistant Web Editor at Poets & Writers and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
John Mann has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions at venues such as Daniel Cooney Fine Art (NYC), PDX Contemporary (Portland), Aperture (NYC), Light Work (Syracuse, NY), Hyeres Festival of Photography (FR), Phillips de Pury (London), Newspace Center for Photography (Portland), The Print Center (Philadelphia), Jen Bekman Projects (NYC), Privateer Gallery (Brooklyn), DITCH Projects (OR), and the Houston Center for Photography (TX). He has taught and lectured extensively at institutions including Florida State University, Penland School of Craft, SUNY Purchase, The School of the Art Institute, and the University of Oregon. He has had artist residencies at Light Work (NY), The Visual Studies Workshop (NY), Virginia Center for Creative Arts (VA) and was a Research Fellow at the Lacoste School of the Arts (FR). John is a member of the Cake Collective international photography network.
Beth McDermott is the author of How to Leave a Farmhouse, a chapbook published by Porkbelly Press. Her poetry appears in journals such as Tupelo Quarterly,, and Southern Humanities Review. Reviews appear in American Book Review, After the Art, Kenyon Review Online, and elsewhere. She’s an Assistant Professor of English at the University of St. Francis and recipient of a Distinguished Teaching Award, an Illinois Speaks Micro-Grant, and first place in the Regional Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest.
Claire McQuerry's poems have appeared in Tin House, Fugue, Waxwing, Gettysburg Review, Poetry Northwest, and other journals, and her poetry collection Lacemakers won the Crab Orchard First Book Prize. She is an Assistant Professor at Bradley University.
Jenny Molberg is the author of the collections Marvels of the Invisible (winner of the Berkshire Prize, Tupelo Press, 2017), Refusal (LSU Press, 2020) and The Court of No Record (forthcoming from LSU Press, 2023). She has received support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Sewanee Writers Conference, Vermont Studio Center, and the Longleaf Writers Conference. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Ploughshares, West Branch, The Missouri Review, The Rumpus, The Adroit Journal, Oprah Quarterly, and other publications. She is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Central Missouri, where she directs Pleiades Press and co-edits Pleiades magazine. Find her online at or on Twitter at @jennymolberg.
Barbara Jane Reyes is the author of Letters to a Young Brown Girl (BOA Editions, 2020), Invocation to Daughters (City Lights, 2017) and others. She is an adjunct professor in the Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program at University of San Francisco.
David Roderick is the Director of Content at The Adroit Journal and was recently named an NEA Creative Writing Fellow for 2021-2022. He has written two books, Blue Colonial and The Americans. In Berkeley, California, where he lives, he co-directs Left Margin LIT, a creative writing center and work space for writers.
Leslie Sainz is a first generation Cuban-American, born and raised in Miami, Florida. The recipient of a 2021 National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship, she received her MFA in poetry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from New England Review, Kenyon Review Online, AGNI, jubilat, Narrative, Black Warrior Review, and others. A 2019 National Poetry Series finalist, she's received scholarships, fellowships, and honors from CantoMundo, The Miami Writers Institute, The Adroit Journal, and The Stadler Center for Poetry & Literary Arts at Bucknell University. For more on her writing, and editing services, visit:
Lisa Russ Spaar is the author and editor of over ten books, most recently Orexia: Poems (2017), More Truly & More Strange: 100 Contemporary American Self-Portrait Poems (2020), and the forthcoming Madrigalia: New & Selected Poems(2021). A novel, Paradise Close, will appear in 2022. Spaar’s poems have appeared in the Best American Poetry and Pushcart Prize Anthology series and recently her work has appeared in Poetry, Boston Review, IMAGE, Virginia Quarterly Review, Yale Review, and the Harvard Review. Her honors include a Rona Jaffe Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, and an NEH Distinguished Professorship. Her “Second Acts” column on second books of poetry is a regular feature at the Los Angeles Review of Books. She is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Virginia, where for many years she has served as Director of Creative Writing.
Marcus Wicker is the author of Silencer (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017)—winner of the Society of Midland Authors Award—and Maybe the Saddest Thing (Harper Perennial, 2012), a National Poetry Series selection. He is the recipient of a 2021 National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, 2011 Ruth Lilly Fellowship, as well as fellowships from The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and Cave Canem. Wicker’s poems have appeared in The Nation, The New Republic, The Atlantic, Oxford American, and POETRY. He is Poetry Editor of Southern Indiana Review, and an Associate Professor of English at the University of Memphis where he teaches in the MFA program.
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