Chad Abushanab’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in 32 Poems, The Hopkins Review, Measure: A Review of Formal Verse, Unsplendid, The Raintown Review, and others. He is a doctoral student in literature and creative writing at Texas Tech University, and the poetry editor of Arcadia.
Scott Bear Don’t Walk is a member of the Apsáalooke and Bitterroot Salish tribes. He lives and writes in Lawrence, Kansas.
Holly Brown lives in Akron, Ohio where she writes poems but also a food column for The Devil Strip. Her work can be found in decomP, Jellyfish, and is forthcoming in The New Old Stock and H_NGM_N.
Most recently a finalist for the Four Way Books Intro Prize, as well as the University of Wisconsin Press’s Brittingham and Pollack Book Prizes, Melissa Cundieff-Pexa received an MFA from Vanderbilt. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in places such as Best of the Net, Ninth Letter, Linebreak, Mid-American, Bat City, and Iron Horse Literary Review. She lives with her family in Minneapolis.
Brenna Dixon is a native Floridian whose work has been published in Terrain.org, Drunken Boat, Burrow Press Review, and other journals, as well as on the Ploughshares blog. Her story collection manuscript was a semi-finalist for the St. Lawrence Book Award for Fiction and, in 2014, she was Artist-in-Residence at Everglades National Park.
Cassie Donish’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Cincinnati Review, Best New Poets 2015, Colorado Review, Sugar House Review, and elsewhere. A managing and poetry editor for The Spectacle, she is the 2016-2017 Junior Writer in Residence in poetry at Washington University in St. Louis.
Kim Henderson’s collection of flash fiction, The Kind of Girl, won the Rose Metal Press Short-Short Fiction Chapbook Contest and was published in 2013. Her stories have appeared in The Kenyon Review, Tin House Open Bar, Flash Fiction Online, Cutbank, and elsewhere.
Marcus Jackson earned a BA from the University of Toledo and continued his poetry studies at NYU and as a Cave Canem fellow. His poems have appeared in such publications as The American Poetry Review, Harvard Review, and The New Yorker. His first collection of poetry, Neighborhood Register, was released in 2011. His second book, Pardon My Heart, will be out next year. He lives with his wife and son in Columbus, where he teaches in the creative writing program at the Ohio State University.
Donika Kelly is the author of Bestiary, winner of the 2015 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, forthcoming from Graywolf Press in November 2016. She lives in Northern California with her wife, two dogs, and two cats.
Marc McKee is the author of What Apocalypse? (New Michigan Press, 2008), Fuse (Black Lawrence Press, 2011), and Bewilderness (Black Lawrence Press, 2014). He teaches at the University of Missouri in Columbia, where he lives with his wife Camellia Cosgray and their son, Harold.
Andy Stallings lives in Western Massachusetts, where he teaches English and coaches cross country at Deerfield Academy. His first book of poems, To the Heart of the World, came out with Rescue Press in 2014, and recent poems can be found in many publications, including Forklift, Ohio, Night Block, The McNeese Review, Hardly Doughnuts, and The Stockholm Review of Literature. His four young children give him plenty of opportunity to consider the experience of childhood.
Julia Story is the author of Post Moxie (Sarabande Books, 2010) and a chapbook, The Trapdoor (dancing girl press, 2013). She is from Indiana and now lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.