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Amy Elizabeth Bishop is a senior creative writing major studying at the State University of New York at Geneseo. Her poetry has or will appear in Gandy Dancer, The Susquehanna Review, and Dialogist. She is currently a fiction reader for Wyvern Lit and managing editor of Gandy Dancer. You can find her on Twitter at @givealittlelove.




Meredith Blankinship is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from Heavy Feather Review, Similar:Peaks::, GlitterMob, Sink Review, Finery, and Petri Press, among others. She is a recent transplant to Atlanta, GA.




Alexander Booth’s translations of German poet Lutz Seiler’s in field latin will be published by Seagull Books in 2016. Other poems & translations have most recently appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, PEN America Journal, Poems in Which, & Poetry Wales. A more complete list of work may be found at Wordkunst. After many years in Rome, he now lives in Berlin. 




Ryan Collins is the author of several chapbooks, most recently Where the Wind Bends Backwards (with Erin M. Bertram, 918studio). His poems have appeared in American Letters & Commentary, PEN Poetry Series, Handsome, DIAGRAM, Another Chicago Magazine, Forklift , Ohio, and many other places. He curates the SPECTRA Poetry Reading Series in Rock Island, IL where he lives. A New American Field Guide & Song Book, from H_NGM_N Books, is his first poetry collection.




Katie Condon has received fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and Inprint. She graduated with an MFA from the University of Houston where she served as a poetry editor for Gulf Coast. Some of Katie’s recent poems appear in the anthology Hallelujah for 50ft Women (Bloodaxe Books, 2015). For more information and other poems visit



Juliet Cook’s poetry has appeared in a small multitude of literary publications, recently including Arsenic Lobster, Diode, ILK, Menacing Hedge, and Tarpaulin Sky Press.  She is the author of more than thirteen published poetry chapbooks, most recently including POISONOUS BEAUTYSKULL LOLLIPOP (Grey Book Press, 2013), RED DEMOLITION (Shirt Pocket Press, 2014) and a collaborative chapbook with Robert Cole, MUTANT NEURON CODEX SWARM (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2015). Another new collaborative chapbook by Juliet Cook and j/j hastain, Dive Back Down, is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press later in 2015. Cook’s first full-length poetry book, “Horrific Confection”, was published by BlazeVOX. You can find out more at




Ryan Downum grew up and currently resides in Lake Zurich, Illinois. In fall of 2015, Ryan will be attending Columbia College Chicago to pursue his BA in Creative Writing-Poetry.



Sean Thomas Dougherty is the author or editor of 13 books including All You Ask for Is Longing: Poems 1994- 2014 (2014 BOA Editions) and Scything Grace (2013 Etruscan Press). His awards include two Pennsylvania Arts Council Fellowships in Poetry, a US Fulbright Lectureship to the Balkans, and an appearance in Best American Poetry 2014. He works in a pool hall in Erie, PA.




Molly Felth studied writing at the City University of New York and is a graduate of UMass Amherst. She currently works in the archives at historical museum in Connecticut. This is her first published work.



Brianna Flavin is from the Twin Cities in Minnesota. She recently received her MFA in Poetry from the University of Virginia and moved back home to write amid the lakes and snow.



Sarah Jean Grimm works at Penguin Random House and, with Zoe Dzunko, edits the online journal, Powder Keg. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Barrow Street, Coconut, Jellyfish Magazine, The Lifted Brow, Painted Bride Quarterly, Similar:Peaks::, & elsewhere. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.



Matt Hart is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Debacle Debacle (H_NGM_N Books, 2013). A co-founder and the editor-in-chief of Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking & Light Industrial Safety, he lives in Cincinnati where he teaches at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and plays in the band TRAVEL.



Sophia Holtz is a writer, performer, and sometimes-illustrator. She has performed her poetry in bars, colleges, and the occasional basement throughout the United States. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in RHINO, decomP, Consequence, and Muzzle, among others. Her website is



M.J.Iuppa lives on a small farm near the shores of Lake Ontario.  Between Worlds is her most recent chapbook, featuring lyric essays, flash fiction and prose poems (Foothills Publishing, 2013). Recent poems, flash fictions, and essays in When Women Waken, Poppy Road Review, Wild: A Quarterly, Eunoia Review, Andrea Reads America, Canto, Grey Sparrow Journal, The Poetry Storehouse, Avocet, Right Hand Pointing, Tiny-lights, The Lake (U.K.), The Kentucky Review, and more.  She is the Writer-in-Residence and Director of the Visual and Performing Arts Minor Program at St. John Fisher College.  You can follow her musings on writing and creative sustainability on Red Rooster Farm on



Esteban Ismael lives in San Diego. He currently teaches creative writing as an Adjunct Instructor with the San Diego Community College District and moonlights as a library assistant on his off days. His poems are forthcoming or have recently appeared in Ruminate Magazine, RHINO, Crab Orchard Review, and Verse Wisconsin Online, among others.



Currently pursuing a degree in English at NYU, Anna Kreienberg’s intersectional feminist poetics explores the representation of genders and sexualities in contemporary culture. She actively performs and writes in both New York and her hometown, Albany, where she is an editor for Anchorite Press. Her work has most recently appeared in Really System.




Ashleigh Lambert is the author of the chapbook Ambivalent Amphibians (Dancing Girl Press, 2013). Her poems and other writing can be found in Ampersand Review, Bone Bouquet, Coldfront, Diagram, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Rumpus, and Sink Review, among other places. She is half-heartedly plotting her escape from New York.




Gregory Lawless is the winner of the 2013 Orphic Prize for Poetry and the 2014 Red Mountain Poetry Prize, and he is the author of I Thought I Was New Here (BlazVOX Books, 2009), Dreamburgh, Pennsylvania (Dream Horse Press, forthcoming), Far Away (Red Mountain Press, forthcoming) and the chapbook Foreclosure (Back Pages Publishers, 2013). He is the poetry editor for Pangyrus.


Grace Shuyi Liew’s work can be found or is forthcoming in West Branch, cream city review, Twelfth House, Puerto del Sol, Madison Review, H_ngm_n, TYPO, Winter Tangerine Review, PANK, and others. She reads for Waxwing magazine. She is from Malaysia.


Domenic Maltempi is a writer, and performance artist. He lives in New York State. Please visit 



Sarah Mangold is the author of the recently released Electrical Theories of Femininity (Black Radish Books) and Household Mechanics (New Issues). She is the recipient of a 2013 NEA Poetry Fellowship and lives near Seattle. Poems from this series are forthcoming in Conjunctions and the Kenyon Review.



Matt Mauch is the author of If You’re Lucky Is a Theory of Mine, Prayer Book, and the chapbook The Brilliance of the Sparrow. He edits Poetry City, USA, an annual collection of poetry and prose on poetry, and lives in Minneapolis, where he teaches in the AFA program at Normandale Community College.



Sam A. McCormick studied at the Art Academy of Cincinnati where she graduated with a BFA in painting. She currently lives in Cincinnati where she runs Trigger - a poetry journal founded in 2012, hosts a poetry reading series from her home known as TheGreenhouse, and frequently joins forces with her friends and heroes to partake in Poems While You Wait around the city.



James Meetze is the author of I Have Designed This for You and Dayglo, which was selected by Terrance Hayes as winner of the 2010 Sawtooth Poetry Prize and published by Ahsahta Press. He is also the editor, with Simon Pettet, of Other Flowers: Uncollected Poems by James Schuyler (FSG, 2010). A new chapbook, Dark Art 1-12, was published in 2013 and his next book, Phantom Hour, will be out from Ahsahta Press in March, 2016. He spends his time between San Diego and Los Angeles.




Tanya Olson lives in Silver Spring, Maryland and is a Lecturer in English at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Her first book, Boyishly, was published by YesYes Books in 2013 and was awarded a 2014 American Book Award. She has also won the Discovery/Boston Review prize and was named a Lambda Emerging Writers Fellow by the Lambda Literary Foundation.



Amy Orazio’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Curator, Revolution John, Bitterzoet and Crate.  Amy received her MFA from Otis College of Art and Design; she currently lives in Portland, Oregon and writes with the poetry collective Partial Tongues (




Morgan Parker is the author of Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night (Switchback Books 2015) and There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé (Coconut Books 2016). She lives in Brooklyn and at




Jean-Paul Pecqueur’s first book was titled The Case Against Happiness. A chapbook To Embrace Sea Monsters was recently published by Greying Ghost Press. He currently teaches creative writing to fine arts students at the Pratt Institute and lives in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.   



Abi Pollokoff is pursuing her MFA in poetry at the University of Washington. Her work has appeared in 14 Hills and is forthcoming in Bayou Magazine. A former editor in chief of the Tulane Review, she won the 2012 Anselle M. Larson/Academy of American Poets Prize for Tulane University and was a finalist for the 2013 Fellowship to the Writing by Writers Workshop.



Nina Puro’s work is forthcoming or recently appeared in Indiana Review, the PEN America Poetry Series, Washington Square Review, and other places.  She is a member of the Belladonna* Collaborative and the author of a chapbook, Two Truths and a Lie (dancing girl press, 2015). The recipient of a fellowship to the MacDowell Colony, an MFA from Syracuse University, and a semi-finalist for the “Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Prize, she lives and works in Brooklyn.



Christopher Rizzo is a writer, scholar, and editor whose investigative poetics writes across cultural issues of ethnicity, gender, and class to explore the diversity of their lived relationships. His most recent collection, Of Love & Capital, was selected to receive the Bob Kaufman Prize for Poetry by judge Bernadette Mayer. His next book of poetry, Near Point Balance, is forthcoming from Skysill Press. His critical work on contemporary innovative poetry has appeared most recently in Reconfigurations: A Journal for Poetics & Poetry / Literature & Culture, Pierre Joris – Cartographies of the In-between, and Jacket. The founding editor of Anchorite Press, Rizzo currently lives in Albany, NY.




Nicole Rollender is assistant poetry editor at Minerva Rising Literary Journal and editor of Stitches. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, Best New Poets, The Journal, Radar Poetry, Salt Hill Journal, THRUSH Poetry Journal, and others. Her first full-length poetry collection, Louder Than Everything You Love, is forthcoming from ELJ Publications. She is the author of the chapbooks Absence of Stars (dancing girl press & studio), Arrangement of Desire (Pudding House Publications) and Bone of My Bone, a winner in Blood Pudding Press’s 2015 Chapbook Contest, forthcoming this year. She’s the recipient of poetry prizes from CALYX Journal, Ruminate Magazine and Princemere Journal. Find her online at




Philip Schaefer is the author of two collaborative chapbooks with the poet Jeff Whitney. Smoke Tones is available from Phantom Limb (2015), and Radio Silence was selected by Black Lawrence Press as the Fall 2014 Black River Competition winner (2016). Individual poems are out or forthcoming in Forklift Ohio, DIAGRAM, Sonora Review, Fourteen Hills, cream city review, RHINO, Columbia Poetry Review, Spork, BOAAT, and Whiskey Island among others. He tends bar at a craft distillery in Missoula, where he received his MFA from the University of Montana.




Alison Stagner resides in Seattle, where she is pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Washington. She is on the prose board for the Seattle Review and teaches undergraduate courses in poetry.




Lizz Thabet is a multimedia artist originally from Raleigh, North Carolina. In 2010, she moved to New York to pursue her BFA at Rochester Institute of Technology, where she studied photography and visual culture. Lizz’s work addresses the intersection between language, experience, and images.  Incorporating ideas from trauma studies, cyborg theory, and visual culture, her work is often driven by questions and a desire to make accessible what has felt inaccessible to her own understanding. Lately, she’s also been experimenting with presenting her awkward, stream-of-consciousness sketches. Check out more of her work online at




Halie Theoharides lives in Western Massachusetts and is the managing editor of jubilat. A chapbook of her poems will be released by Factory Hollow Press this summer. Find some of her poems online here.



Matt Tompkins lives in upstate New York with his wife, daughter, and cat. His stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Post Road, the Ostrich Review, and a handful of other places. You can find links to more of Matt’s writing at his website:



Ellen Welcker has poems collected in the chapbooks “Mouth That Tastes of Gasoline” (alice blue, 2014) and “The Urban Lightwing Professionals” (H_NGM_N, 2011), and a book called The Botanical Garden (winner of the 2009 Astrophil Press Poetry Prize, judged by Eleni Sikelianos) to her name. She lives in Spokane, WA.




Chelsea Werner-Jatzke is a writer from NYC living in Seattle. She is a fiction editor at Pacifica Literary Review, editorial director at Conium Review, and is co-founder of Till, an annual writing retreat. She is, or will be, published by Sonora Review, Monkeybicycle, Everyday Genius, SpringGun Press, Beecher’s Magazine, and Tupelo Quarterly, among others.




Benjamin Winkler lives and writes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in RHINO, LIES/ISLE, and Makeout Creek. Find him online at, or on Twitter at @winkler_b.



Josh Wood received his Master’s Degree in Creative Writing from the University of North Texas. He is currently living in South Carolina, and is enrolled in the Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design Ph.D. program at Clemson University. His work has previously appeared in the North Texas Review. 

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