Lauren Albin received her MFA from Arizona State University. Her work has appeared in Mead, Appalachian Heritage, and B O D Y. She now lives in Atlanta, Georgia where she teaches English Composition and builds telescopes.

E. Kristin Anderson is a multi-Pushcart-nominated poet and author who grew up in Westbrook, Maine and is a graduate of Connecticut College. She has a fancy diploma that says “B.A. in Classics,” which makes her sound smart but has not helped her get any jobs in Ancient Rome. Kristin is the co-editor of Dear Teen Me, an anthology based on the popular website and is the editor of Hysteria: Writing the female body. She is currently curating Come as You Are, an anthology of writing on 90s pop culture for ELJ Publications. Her poetry has been published worldwide in many magazines and anthologies and she is the author of eight chapbooks including A Guide for the Practical Abductee (Red Bird Chapbooks), Pray Pray Pray: Poems I wrote to Prince in the middle of the night (Porkbelly Press), Fire in the Sky (Grey Book Press), She Witnesses (dancing girl press), and We’re Doing Witchcraft (Hermeneutic Chaos Press). Kristin recently took a position as Special Projects Manager for ELJ and is a poetry editor at Found Poetry Review. Once upon a time she worked at The New Yorker. She now lives in Austin, TX where she works as a freelance editor and is trying to trick someone into publishing her full-length collection of erasure poems based on women’s and teen magazines. She blogs at and tweets at @ek_anderson.

Nicky Arscott is an artist and nihilist from rural Wales in the UK.

Ruth Awad is the author of Set to Music a Wildfire (Southern Indiana Review Press, 2017), which won the 2016 Michael Waters Poetry Prize. She is the recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, and her work has appeared in The New Republic, The Missouri Review, Sixth Finch, Crab Orchard Review, CALYX, Diode, Rattle, The Adroit Journal, Vinyl Poetry, Drunken Boat, and elsewhere. She won the 2012 and 2013 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize, and she was a finalist for the 2013 Ruth Lilly Fellowship. Learn more about her work at

Erin Kathleen Bahl is a PhD candidate in the Ohio State English Department studying digital media, composition, and folklore. Her work has appeared in Shadows Literary Magazine, Composition Studies, Computers and Composition Online, Showcasing the Best of CIWIC/DMAC, Harlot of the Arts, and Humanities Journal, with forthcoming pieces in Signs and Media and Computers and Composition Digital Press. Her research explores new intersections between academic and creative work via digital media composing.

Garrett Biggs grew up in the San Francisco bay area. He is managing editor of The Adroit Journal.

William Brewer is the author Oxyana, winner of the 2017 Poetry Society of America’s 30 and Under Chapbook Fellowship. His poetry has appeared in Boston Review, Kenyon Review Online, A Public Space, and other journals. Starting in September he will be a 2016-18 Wallace Stegner Poetry Fellow at Stanford University.

Jamie Cattanach (happily) dropped out of her creative writing MA program to return to her native Florida, where she writes full-time for a popular web publication. Her work has also appeared in Word Riot, DMQ Review and elsewhere. Wave hello to @jamiecattanach on Twitter.

Cortney Lamar Charleston is a Cave Canem fellow, finalist for the 2015 Auburn Witness Poetry Prize and semi-finalist for the 2016 Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared, or are forthcoming, in Beloit Poetry Journal, Gulf Coast, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Iowa Review, The Journal, New England Review, Pleiades, River Styx, Spillway, TriQuarterly and elsewhere.

Leila Chatti is a Tunisian-American poet. She is the recipient of a fellowship from the Fine Arts Work Center, a scholarship from the Tin House Writers’ Workshop, and prizes from Narrative Magazine’s 30 Below Contest and the Academy of American Poets, and her poems appear in Best New Poets, Narrative, Boston Review, North American Review, The Missouri Review, TriQuarterly, Gulf Coast, and elsewhere. Learn more about her work at

Margaret Cipriano is from Chicago, IL and currently lives in Columbus, OH where she is an MFA candidate at The Ohio State University. Her work has previously appeared in The Boiler and Quarterly West and she serves as the Managing Editor of The Journal.

Jeremy Michael Clark is from Louisville, Kentucky. His work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Callaloo, Forklift, Ohio, Horsethief, Prelude, The Rumpus, & Vinyl. He has received support from the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, Cave Canem, The Conversation Literary Festival, Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, & Squaw Valley. Currently, he lives in New York & is an MFA candidate at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey.

Katie Condon has received fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and Inprint. Her recent poems appear in or are forthcoming from Four Way Review, Indiana Review, The Adroit Journal, and elsewhere, as well as the anthology Hallelujah for 50ft Women. Katie received her MFA from the University of Houston, and is currently a PhD candidate in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Tennessee, where she serves as a Poetry Editor for Grist Journal.

Ashley Davidson’s stories have appeared in Shenandoah, Copper Nickel, Day One, and other journals. She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her story “In the Lava Tubes” appeared in Nashville Review #9.

Geffrey Davis is the author of Revising the Storm (BOA Editions 2014), winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize and a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Finalist. He also co-authored, with poet F. Douglas Brown, Begotten (Upper Rubber Boots Books 2016), a chapbook forthcoming in URB’s Floodgate Poetry Series. His honors include fellowships from the Cave Canem Foundation and the Vermont Studio Center, the Anne Halley Poetry Prize, the Dogwood Prize in Poetry, the Wabash Prize for Poetry, the Leonard Steinberg Memorial/Academy of American Poets Prize, and nominations for the Pushcart Prize. Davis teaches in the MFA Program at the University of Arkansas.

Tyree Daye is a poet enrolled in the MFA program at North Carolina State University, and a longtime member of the editorial staff at Raleigh Review. Daye’s work has been published in Prairie Schooner, San Pedro River Review, Sugared Water, HEArt and is forthcoming in Four Way Review. His chapbook, entitled Sea Island Blues, was published by Backbone Press in 2014. Tyree recently released a new chapbook entitled What You and The Devil Do to Stay Warm with Blue Horse Press in 2015, won the Amy Clampitt Residency for 2018 and The Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award for his poems in the Fall 2015 issue. He is a Cave Canem fellow.

Stevie Edwards is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Muzzle Magazine and Senior Editor in Book Development at YesYes Books. Her first book, GOOD GRIEF (Write Bloody 2012), received the Independent Publisher Book Awards Bronze in Poetry and the Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Her second book, HUMANLY, was released in 2015 by Small Doggies Press. She holds an MFA in poetry from Cornell University, and is an incoming PhD candidate in the English Department at the University of North Texas. Her poems have appeared in Indiana Review, The Offing, Salt Hill, Baltimore Review, The Journal, Rattle, Verse Daily, PANK, and elsewhere.

Jennifer Garza-Cuen is a photographer from the Pacific Northwest. She received her MFA in photography and MA in the History of Art and Visual Culture from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her BA in comparative literature was completed at the American University in Cairo. During both years of her attendance at RISD, she received the prestigious RISD GS competitive grant. She was also awarded the Daniel Clarke Johnson, the Henry Wolf, and the Patricia Smith Scholarships. Additionally, she has received fellowships to attended residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Oxbow, Brush Creek, Ucross, and Hambidge. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, published in contemporary photography journals such as Blink, The Photo Review, and Conveyor Magazine as well as on-line journals such as Conscientious, Feature Shoot, Aint-Bad, Fubiz, iGNANT, Dazed, and Juxtapoz.

Kate Gaskin’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Cimarron Review, Guernica, Bellevue Literary Review, Radar Poetry, Raleigh Review, Sugar House Review, and The Fourth River among others. She grew up in Alabama and now lives in Colorado Springs with her husband and son.

Jeff Hardin is the author of four collections, most recently Notes for a Praise Book, Restoring the Narrative, and Small Revolution. His poems have appeared in The Hudson Review, North American Review, Southwest Review, Gettysburg Review, Southern Review, The Laurel Review,Measure, and others. He teaches at Columbia State Community College in Columbia, TN, and serves as an editor for the journal One. Visit his website at

Samuel Hovda was born and raised in rural Minnesota. He now attends the MA program in Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. His poems have appeared in Red Paint Hill, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and Word Riot, among others. You can find him at and on Twitter @SamuelHovda.

Ruth Joffre is a writer and a critic whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in Kenyon Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Mid-American Review, Copper Nickel, DIAGRAM, The Millions, and Colorado Review. She’s a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and she lives in Seattle, where she teaches at the Hugo House.

Greg Koehler is a poet, ethicist, and agricultural worker from Austin, Texas.

Victoria Kornick is a writer living in Brooklyn. She received her MFA from New York University, where she held Rona Jaffe and Goldwater fellowships. She is the recipient of a residency from the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, and her work appears in At Length Magazine, No Tokens Journal, Rattle, and elsewhere.

Gary McDowell is the author of a collection of lyric essays, Caesura: Essays (Otis Books/Seismicity Editions, 2017) and five collections of poetry, including, most recently, Mysteries in a World that Thinks There Are None (Burnside Review Press, 2016) and Weeping at a Stranger’s Funeral (Dream Horse Press, 2014). He’s also the co-editor of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry (Rose Metal Press, 2010). His poems and essays have appeared in journals such as American Poetry Review, The Southern Review, The Nation, and Gulf Coast. He lives in Nashville, TN with his family where he’s an assistant professor of English at Belmont University.

Hieu Minh Nguyen is the author of This Way to the Sugar (Write Bloody Press, 2014). Hieu is a Kundiman fellow and a poetry editor for Muzzle Magazine. His work has also appeared or is forthcoming in the Southern Indiana Review, Guernica, Ninth Letter, the Adroit Journal, Bat City Review, Indiana Review, and elsewhere. His second collection of poetry is forthcoming on Coffee House Press in 2018. He lives in Minneapolis.

Philip Schaefer is the author of three chapbooks. [Hideous] Miraculous is available from BOAAT Press, while Radio Silence (2015 Black Lawrence Black River Competition Winner) and Smokes Tones (Phantom Books) were co-written with poet Jeff Whitney. He won the 2016 Meridian Editor’s Prize in poetry and has individual work out or due out in Thrush, Guernica, The Cincinnati Review, Birdfeast, Salt Hill, Sonora Review, Adroit, and Hayden’s Ferry among others. He tends bar in Missoula, MT.

Maggie Smith is the author of Weep Up (Tupelo Press, forthcoming 2018); The Well Speaks of Its Own Poison (Tupelo Press 2015); Lamp of the Body (Red Hen Press 2005); and three prizewinning chapbooks. Her poems appear regularly in journals such as The Paris Review, The Southern Review, The Gettysburg Review, Guernica, and Virginia Quarterly Review. The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, and the Sustainable Arts Foundation, Smith is a freelance writer and editor, and she serves as a consulting editor to the Kenyon Review.

Brad Trumpfheller is a writer from the South. His work can be found in Lambda Literary, Word Riot, Red Paint Hill, decomP, and elsewhere. He is an undergraduate literature student at Emerson College, and in what free time he has, he reads poetry for Winter Tangerine & writes about music.

T.V. Yurevitch is a writer, editor and writing instructor. He currently teaches at Florida State University where he is also an MFA candidate.