Kristin Abraham is the author of The Disappearing Cowboy Trick (poetry, forthcoming from Horse Less Press) and two chapbooks:  Little Red Riding Hood Missed the Bus (Subito Press, 2008) and Orange Reminds You of Listening (Elixir Press, 2006).  Her poetry and lyric essays have appeared in numerous publications, including Best New Poets 2005, Columbia Poetry Review, LIT, and American Letters & Commentary. She teaches at a community college in Wyoming, and lives in Colorado, where she serves as editor-in-chief and poetry editor of the literary magazine Spittoon.


Nin Andrews is the editor of a book of translations of the Belgian poet, Henri Michaux, entitled Someone Wants to Steal My Name, published by Cleveland State University Press. She is also the author of 5 chapbooks and 5 full-length books of poetry. Her collection Southern Comfort was published by CavanKerry Press in 2010.


Kate Angus's work has most recently appeared or is forthcoming in Court Green, Indiana Review, Gulf Coast, Barrow Street, Subtropics, Poet Lore, Verse Daily, and The Awl. She lives in New York and is an editor at Augury Books.


Robyn Art is the author of The Stunt Double In Winter (Dusie) and the forthcoming Dear American Love Child, Yours, The Beautiful Undead (dancing girl.)  Her recent work has appeared in La Petite Zine, Word For/Word, The Denver Quarterly, 42opus, and The Burnside Review. Currently she resides in Matawan, New Jersey, home of the original shark attack which inspired the "Jaws" series.


Molly Brodak is the author of A Little Middle of the Night (University of Iowa Press, 2010) and three chapbooks of poetry, including The Flood (Coconut, 2012). She teaches at Emory University and edits the journal Aesthetix.


Melissa Broder is the author of two collections of poems, most recently Meat Heart. Poems appear in Guernica, Redivider, Court Green, The Missouri Review, et al.


Kory Calico lives and writes in Atlanta, GA, where he hosts the Kill Your Darlings Writers Workshop, and co-curates The ALEF performance arts series with Puma Navarro. He's working hard at being a good person.


Stephen Caratzas is a writer, musician and visual artist currently living in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.


Tom Clark's most recent books include The New World (poems, from Libellum) and a set of four poetry volumes from BlazeVOX: Feeling for the Ground, At the Fair, Canyonesque, and Distance (the full set available here). Pataphysics Books has issued his compilation of Carl Mydans' documentary photos of Washington, D.C., in the Depression years, In the Shadow of the Capitol. He keeps a daily blog of poems and images at Tom Clark / Beyond the Pale.


Sandra Doller's books are Oriflamme (Ahsahta, 2005), Chora (Ahsahta, 2010), and Man Years (Subito, 2011). Selections from her new manuscript, Memory of the Prose Machine, will appear as a chapbook from CutBank in 2013. New projects include a translation of Eric Suchere's Mysterieuse, winner of the 2012 Anomalous Press Translation Prize. Founder & editrice of 1913 Press/1913 a journal of forms, Doller lives in San Diego with man & dogs.


John Gallaher's most recent book of poetry is, with the poet G.C. Waldrep, Your Father on the Train of Ghosts, BOA, 2011. He's currently editing, with the poet Laura Boss, a selected poems of Michael Benedikt. His next book will be the book-length essay-poem In a Landscape, coming out in 2015 from BOA. Other than that, he's co-editor of The Laurel Review and GreenTower Press.


Eryn Green in pursuing his PhD at the University of Denver, where he is currently the Evan Frankel Fellow. His work has appeared in Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, and Jubilat.


Mikko Harvey is a student at Vassar College. His poems appear in PANK, Juked, decomP, and Word Riot. He can't remember the last time he ate coconut.


Nathan Hauke was born and raised in rural Michigan. His first book, In the Marble of Your Animal Eyes, is forthcoming from Publication Studio. He is also the author of chapbooks Honeybabe, Don't Leave Me Now (forthcoming from Horse Less Press), S E W N (Horse Less Press 2011), and In the Living Room (Lame House Press 2010). His poetry has been published in American Letters & Commentary, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Dusie, E-Ratio, Interim, Momoware, New American Writing, Peaches & Bats, Real Poetik, Spork, Twenty Six, TYPO, and We Are So Happy To Know Something among others. Two of his poems were recently selected to be a part of The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral anthology that GC Waldrep and Joshua Corey edited for Ahsahta Press (2012). A talk about poetics and getting a small press off the ground in a rural community written in collaboration with his Ark Press co-editor Kirsten Jorgenson, entitled Country Music, is forthcoming as a chapbook from DoubleCross Press (2012).


Paul Legault is the co-founder of the translation press Telephone Books and the author of three books of poetry: The Madeleine Poems (Omnidawn, 2010), The Other Poems (Fence, 2011), and The Emily Dickinson Reader (McSweeney's, 2012). He's here:


Karen Lepri holds an M.F.A. from Brown University. Her poems, translations, & reviews have appeared in Boston Review, Chicago Review, Lana Turner, Mandorla, and Shearsman, among others. She is the author of the chapbook Fig. I (Horse Less Press, 2012) and the recipient the 2012 Noemi Poetry Prize for her first full-length collection of poetry which will appear in 2013.


Amber Nelson is the co-founder and poetry editor of alice blue review. She also runs alice blue books and shotgun wedding. Her chapbook, Dutch Baby Combo, is forthcoming from dancing girl press in 2013. Her first full-length books, In Anima: Urgency is forthcoming from Coconut Books in early 2013.


Ron Padgett's books include How to Be Perfect, You Never Know, and Great Balls of Fire. His most recent translation (with Wang Ping) is Flash Cards by Yu Jian. Padgett edited The Collected Writings of Joe Brainard for the Library of America. He is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. His How Long was a 2012 Pultizer Prize finalist in poetry. In the fall of 2013 Coffee House Press will publish his Collected Poems. For more information, go to


Karl Parker is the author of Personationskin (No Tell Books, 2009) and three chapbooks, the most recent of which is Harmstorm (Lame House, 2007). His poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Fence, MIPOesias, Seneca Review, No Tell Motel, Spoon River, The Tiny, canwehaveourballback, and Stone Canoe.


Simona Schneider is a poet living in northern California. These poems were written in 2009.


Mike Sikkema is one co-editor of Horse Less Press, the author of Futuring, and the author or co-author of seven chapbooks, most recently May Apple Deep and THE SKY THE.


Sampson Starkweather is the author of 5 chapbooks, most recently Like Clouds Never Render from O’clock Press. His city-destroying mechabook The First Four Books of Sampson Starkweather is forthcoming from Birds, LLC in 2013. He lives in Brooklyn and is a founding editor of Birds, LLC.


Gale Marie Thompson is the author of Soldier On (Tupelo Press, forthcoming) and the chapbooks If You're a Bear, I'm a Bear (H_NGM_N, 2013) and Expeditions to the Polar Seas (Sixth Finch, 2013). Her work can be seen in the Best New Poets 2012, Denver Quarterly, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, Volt, Salt Hill, inter|rupture, diode, H_NGM_N, and others. She received her MFA at the University of Massachusetts and is a PhD candidate at the University of Georgia in Athens. She is creator and editor of Jellyfish Magazine (, and works at the Georgia Review.


Gabriella Torres has had her poems appear in H_NGM_N, Dorado, Bateau Press and MiPoesias. Her chapbook, Sister, was published on Lame House Press in 2005. She currently teaches, writes, and studies in South Korea.


Megan Volpert is a poet and critic living in Atlanta. She teaches high school English. The poems printed here are forthcoming in her fifth book, Only Ride (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014). Predictably, is her website.


Corey Zeller is the author of Man vs. Sky (YesYes Books).  He has had work accepted in The Colorado Review, The Kenyon Review, The Literary Review, Mid-American Review, Diagram, West Branch, Puerto del Sol, Salt Hill, MAKE: A Chicago Literary Magazine, New York Tyrant, Caketrain, and many others.


Jenny Zhang is the author of the poetry collection Dear Jenny, We Are All Find (Octopus Books, 2012). She writes for teenage girls at Rookie magazine and teaches high school students in the Bronx. You can find her at




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