Scott Abels is the author of Rambo Goes to Idaho (BlazeVOX) and Nebraska Fantastic (Beard of Bees). More of his work can be found in EOAGH, Best New Poets, Sink Review, FIELD, H_NGM_N, Anti-, RealPoetik, The New Megaphone, and others. He lives on the homestead in rural Nebraska, where he edits the online poetry journal Country Music.
Hugh Behm–Steinberg is the author of The Opposite of Work (JackLeg Press) and Shy Green Fields (No Tell Books). He teaches writing at California College of the Arts, where he edits the journal Eleven Eleven.
Tara Boswell is a New Jersey native who lives and writes in Chicago, where she is a founding curator of The Swell, an art cooperative and performance series. She also serves as an Assistant Editor for Phantom Limb Press, and the online literary journal Ghost Proposal. Her work is published or forthcoming in Pinwheel, Third Coast, Columbia Poetry Review, PANK, Salt Hill, Parcel, ILK, Heavy Feather Review, and elsewhere.
Emily Brandt has two chapbooks due out in the summer of 2014: Behind Teeth from Full Court Books and ManWorld from dancing girl press. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in H_NGM_N, Tammy, The Atlas Review, ep;phany, Berkeley Poetry Review, Bodega, and Lyre Lyre. She earned her MFA from New York University where she facilitated the Veterans Writing Workshop. Emily is a co-founding editor of No, Dear magazine and teaches in Brooklyn.
Caroline Cabrera is the author of Flood Bloom (H_NGM_N BKS) and the chapbook Dear Sensitive Beard (dancing girl press). Her second full-length collection is forthcoming this winter.
Caroline Crew edits ILK journal. Her poems have appeared in Bat City Review, PANK, Cream City Review, and Salt Hill Journal, among others. She is the author of several chapbooks, including CAROLINE, WHO WILL YOU PRAY TO NOW THAT YOU ARE DEAD (Coconut Books, forthcoming 2015) and, with Chris Emslie, Your Stupid Fortune Gives Me Stupid Hope (Furniture Press Books, forthcoming 2015). Her full-length collection, PLASTIC SONNETS, will be out from Big Lucks in 2015. Currently, she lives between Old England and New England.
Stephen Danos is author of the poetry chapbooks Playhouse State (H_NGM_N Books, 2012) and Gravitational (The New Megaphone, forthcoming 2014). He earned a BA in English from the University of Iowa and an MFA in Creative Writing-Poetry from Columbia College Chicago. His poems have appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Anti-, Barn Owl Review, Cream City Review, The Laurel Review, Sixth Finch, Transom, and other places. He is co-founder and editor-in-chief of the online poetry journal Pinwheel.
Tracy Dimond co-curates Ink Press Productions. She is the author of Grind My Bones Into Glitter, Then Swim Through The Shimmer (NAP 2014) and Sorry I Wrote So Many Sad Poems Today (Ink Press 2013). Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Big Lucks, glitterMOB, apt, Everyday Genius, and other places.
Denise Duhamel's most recent collection, Blowout (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013), was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her other books include Ka-Ching! (Pittsburgh, 2009), Two and Two (Pittsburgh, 2005), and Queen for a Day: Selected and New Poems (Pittsburgh, 2001). She is a professor at Florida International University in Miami.
Brooke Ellsworth is author of the chapbook Thrown (The New Megaphone). She has poems in or forthcoming in Artifice, DIAGRAM, Spork, The Volta, and elsewhere. She currently lives in Queens, NY, and teaches at Parsons.
Poet, translator, and essayist Lyn Hejinian is the author of more than two dozen collections of poetry, including, most recently and notably, The Book of a Thousand Eyes (2012), Saga/Circus (2008), The Fatalist (2003), and My Life (1980). The Language of Inquiry, a collection of essays, was published in 2000. Hejinian was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets in 2006 and edited the 2004 edition of Best American Poetry. She is Professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley, and co-directs Atelos, a literary project devoted to publishing cross-genre work by poets.
Rachael Katz works as a teaching artist at the Just Buffalo Literary Center. Her work recently appeared in Lemon Hound and was featured on Palaver Press's "Adrift on the Sound." She is the author of Any Berry You Like (iO Books, 2014).
Eunsong Kim's work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Minnesota Review, Iowa Review, Seattle Review, Tinfish Journal, Denver Quarterly, DIAGRAM, Interim Magazine, and others.
Jennifer L. Knox's new book of poems, Days of Shame and Failure, will be published by Bloof Books in 2015. Her other books, The Mystery of the Hidden Driveway, Drunk by Noon, and A Gringo Like Me, are also available on Bloof. Her poems have appeared four times in the Best American Poetry series (1997, 2003, 2006, and 2011) as well as the anthologies Great American Prose Poems, From Poet to Present and Best American Erotic Poems.
Seth Landman lives in Northampton, MA. He is the author of Sign You Were Mistaken (Factory Hollow, 2013) and Confidence (Brooklyn Arts Press, forthcoming).
Muriel Leung is a multimedia poet and former teaching artist from Queens, NY. Her poetry and essays have appeared in TENDE RLOIN, Bone Bouquet, Dark Phrases, and RE/VISIONIST. She is a recipient of a Kundiman fellowship. Currently, she is a MFA candidate in poetry at Louisiana State University where she also serves as the Assistant Editor of New Delta Review.
Wendy Lotterman is a poet and deputy editor for a law journal. Her work has appeared in Imperial Matters, The Claudius App, H_NGM_N, and Hypocrite Reader. She is currently working on a book and series of cine-poems with Jonty Tiplady.
BJ Love produces "Pretty Lit," a podcast featuring literature...with a little stank on it. Find it here: www.prettylit.org.
Sharon Mesmer is a Sagittarius with Aries rising, Mercury in Scorpio, and North Node in Virgo (conjunct Pluto) / South Node in Pisces. Her eighth house Sun tells pretty much the whole story. She's not happy with having Venus in Capricorn, but perhaps that's why she's so organized. She is the author of the poetry collections Annoying Diabetic Bitch (Combo 2008), The Virgin Formica (Hanging Loose 2008) and Half Angel, Half Lunch (Hard Press 1998). A chapbook, Vertigo Seeks Affinities, was published by Belladonna in 2006. She is also the author of three fiction collections, one of which (Ma Vie a Yonago) was translated into French and published by Hachette in 2005. She teaches literature and creative writing at NYU and the New School. She was an early member of the flarf collective.
Amanda Montei holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts, and is a PhD student at SUNY at Buffalo. She coedits the collaborative press Bon Aire Projects, and also edits the literary journal P-QUEUE. Her poetry and fiction has recently appeared in Everyday Genius, Gigantic,Pinwheel, Joyland, Explosion Proof Magazine, Delirious Hem, and others. Her critical writing has appeared in American Book Review, Performing Ethos, Harriet: The Blog, PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, and Ms. Magazine. She is the author of the chapbook The Failure Age (Bloof Books, 2014) and co-author, with Jon Rutzmoser, of Dinner Poems (Bon Aire Projects, 2013). Her autobiographical novel Two Memoirs is forthcoming from Jaded Ibis Press this fall.
Roberto Montes is the author of I Don't Know Do You and "How to Be Sincere In Your Poetry" Workshop, now available in full at NAP University Online. His poetry and critical work have appeared in Sink Review, Interrupture, Alice Blue Review, & elsewhere.
jillian mukavetz is a poet photographer musician founder and editor of womens quarterly conversation. she received her mfa from new england college. her poems and photography have appeared in verse, delirious hem, barnstorm, otoliths, ditch, poets and artists, among other publications. she plays the fiddle with the band lovers eyes. her chapbook, say kitty, kitty, is out from Dancing Girl Press. jillian currently lives and teaches as a english professor in bangkok, thailand.
Nathan Parker's poems have appeared in AL&C, Colorado Review, Conduit, DIAGRAM, Field, and other places. His book The Locust Diagrams is forthcoming from Noemi. He lives with his wife and three children in Alabama.
kathryn l. pringle is the author of Temper & Felicity are Lovers (Lost Roads Press, 2014), FAULT TREE (Omnidawn, 2011), RIGHT NEW BIOLOGY (Factory School, 2009), & The Stills (Duration Press, 2006). A new book, Obscenity for the Advancement of Poetry, is forthcoming from Omnidawn in 2017. In 2013, she was a Lambda Award finalist & the grateful recipient of a gift from the Fund for Poetry. she lives in Durham, NC.
Michael Robins is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently Ladies & Gentlemen (Saturnalia Books, 2011) and In Memory of Brilliance & Value (Saturnalia Books, 2015). He teaches literature and creative writing at Columbia College Chicago. For more information, visit www.michaelrobins.org.
Maureen Seaton has authored many poetry collections, most recently Fibonacci Batman New & Selected Poems (1991-2011) and Cave of the Yellow Volkswagen (both from Carnegie Mellon). She is co-editor, with Denise Duhamel and David Trinidad, of the anthology Saints of Hysteria, A Half-Century of Collaborative American Poetry. She teaches at University of Miami.
Dawn Sueoka's work appears or is forthcoming in West Wind Review, Shampoo, smoking glue gun, and Pinwheel, among others. An essay on John Cage appears in Jacket2. Her chapbook, Little Uglies, will be published by Bloof Books in 2014. She lives and works in Honolulu, Hawai'i.
Eszter Takacs is the author of the chapbooks Together We Will Talk Right Down to Earth (The New Megaphone, 2014) and The Spectacular Crash (H_NGM_N Books, 2013). Her first full-length poetry collection, The Miraculous Hysterical, is forthcoming from Coconut Books and was awarded the Joanna Cargill Prize for first books. Additionally, her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Sink Review, Smoking Glue Gun, Interrupture, Softblow, Birdfeast, Salt Hill, Yalobusha Review, Forklift Ohio, Diagram, Word Riot, Thrush, Cannibal, ILK, Cloud Rodeo, and elsewhere.
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