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Contributors

Alexis Almeida’s poems, translations, and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in TYPO, Prelude, Oversound, Heavy Feather Review, Matter Monthly, Action Yes, and elsewhere. Her chapbook of poems, Half-Shine, is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Pressand her translation of Florencia Castellano’s Propiedades vigiladas is forthcoming from Ugly Duckling Presse. She is an assistant editor at Asymptote, and with Oren Silverman she edits Poem Not Born. A recent recipient of a Fulbright grant, she currently lives in Buenos Aires.

C Dylan Bassett is a post-graduate teaching fellow at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He is the author of The Invention of Monsters / Plays for the Theater (Plays Inverse, 2015), and four additional chapbooks. His recent poems are published or forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, DIAGRAM, Gulf Coast, Ninth Letter, Washington Square and elsewhere.

Andrea Blancas Beltran is from El Paso, Texas. Her poems have been selected for publication in RHINO PoetryRadarPilgrimageRedactionsQuiddity, and Luna Luna. She’s the associate editor for MIEL, a micropress.

‚ÄčErin M. Bertram‚Äč is the author of twelve chapbooks, including from The Vanishing of Camille Claudel, forthcoming from Seven Kitchens Press in 2016.  She’s a PhD student and Teaching Assistant in Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where her manuscript “It Is Not a Lonely World” won the 2016 Karen Dunning Scholarly Paper/Creative Activity Award from the Women’s & Gender Studies Department.


Emily Bludworth de Barrios is the author of one book of poems, Splendor (H_NGM_N 2015), and two chapbooks, Women, Money, Children, Ghosts (Sixth Finch 2016) and Extraordinary Power (Factory Hollow Press 2014). Her poems have most recently appeared in the Columbia Journal Online, The Nervous Breakdown, and B O D Y. She was raised in Houston, Cairo, and Caracas and currently lives in Houston with her husband and son. Her website is www.emilybludworthdebarrios.com.

Holly Brown is currently pursuing her MFA in poetry at the NEOMFA. Her work can be found in decomP, Jellyfish, and is forthcoming in The New Old Stock. She lives in Akron, Ohio where she writes poems but also a food column for The Devil Strip.

Jenna Cardinale writes poems. Some of them appear in Verse Daily, Pine Hills Review, Luna Luna Magazine, and the HIV Here + Now Project. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, where she co-curates the mostly-monthly poetry series Readings in Color and drinks all the whiskey.

Stephanie Cawley is from southern New Jersey and currently lives in Pittsburgh. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Birdfeast, The Adroit Journal, Prelude, Phantom Books, and The Collagist, among others

Ebony E. Chinn was born and raised in New Jersey. She studied Anthropology and African American Studies at Temple University, where she became a McNair scholar. She has participated in the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop held at Brown University. She is currently an Assistant Editor for BrickHouse Books and recently became an Assistant Poetry Editor for Drunken Boat.

Jack Christian is the author of the poetry collection Family System, which won the 2012 Colorado Poetry Prize. His second collection, Domestic Yoga, is forthcoming from Groundhog Poetry Press.

Sam Corfman is a poet who writes plays living in Pittsburgh, by way of Chicago and Southern California. A 2016 Lambda Literary Fellow, other poems (will) appear in Phantom, Prelude, OmniVerse, Deluge, and Red Paint Hill, among other places.

Carina Finn is the author of several collection of poetry, including LEMONWORLD & Other Poems (Co.Im.Press), Invisible Reveille (Coconut Books), and The Grey Bird: Thirteen Emoji Poems In Translation (Coconut Books). Her first full-length play, Two Genius Husbands, has been workshopped at Dixon Place and Howl! Happening in NYC. You can learn more about her @carinafinn on Instagram and carinafinn.com

Liza Flum lives in Ithaca, New York, where she is a lecturer at Cornell University. Her poems have recently appeared in The Collagist.

Katie Foster’s poems have appeared in potluck mag, The Quietus, and The Chapess. She is a recent graduate of Bennington College living in Denver, Colorado. 

Jules Gibbs is the author of the book of poems, Bliss Crisis, and the chapbook, The Bulk of the Mailable Universe. Her poems, stories, and essays have appeared in Forklift Ohio, Better Magazine, The Equalizer, Juked, The American Poetry Review, The Antioch Review, and Best New Poets. She teaches literature and creative writing at Syracuse University, and is the poetry editor at The Progressive Magazine.

Dina Hardy—recipient of a Stegner Poetry Fellowship from Stanford University, an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and a Pushcart Prize nomination—is the author of the chapbook Selections from The World Book (Convulsive Editions). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous journals, such as Agni, Black Warrior Review, Gulf Coast, Prelude, and Transom. She currently lives in Dubai, UAE.

Nathan Hoks has published two books of poetry, Reveilles and The Narrow Circle, which was selected by Dean Young as a winner of the 2012 National Poetry Series and published by Penguin. He currently works as an editor and printer for the micro-press Convulsive Editions, and he teaches in the University of Chicago’s Committee on Creative Writing.

Rachel Hyman is the co-editor of Banango Street and author of Dear S (Big Lucks, 2015). Other poetry has recently appeared in Dusie, Noö Weekly, and the Scrambler. She lives in Chicago.

Hanae Jonas’ poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Birdfeast, Dusie, The Volta, Sixth Finch, DIAGRAM, and other journals. She is a Kundiman fellow and a current MFA candidate at the University of Michigan.

Genevieve Kaplan is the author of In the ice house (Red Hen Press), winner of the A Room of Her Own Foundation’s poetry publication prize, and settings for these scenes (Convulsive Editions), a chapbook of continual erasures. She lives in southern California and edits the Toad Press International chapbook series, publishing contemporary translations of poetry and prose.

Gina Keicher is the author of the poetry collection Wilderness Champion (Gold Wake Press, 2014) and the chapbook Here is My Adventure I Call it Alone (Dancing Girl Press, 2015). Her poetry has recently appeared in The Adroit Journal, Pinwheel, and Whiskey Island. She is an associate editor for Black Lawrence Press. She lives in Ithaca, New York.

Seth Landman is the author of Confidence (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2015) and Sign You Were Mistaken (Factory Hollow Press, 2013). His work can be found in Boston Review, iO, Jellyfish, Lit, and elsewhere. He received his PhD in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Denver (2013) and an MFA from the University of Massachusetts (2008) where he is currently an Academic Advisor. He writes about basketball at thepeachbasket.tumblr.com. You can find him @sethlandman.

Tanya Larkin is the author of two collections of poems, MY SCARLET WAYS, winner of Saturnalia’s book prize (2012) and HOTHOUSE ORPHAN, a chapbook out with Convulsive Editions (2012).

Brooke Lightfoot, a University of Houston alum, is a local poet and photographer. She currently serves as the Business Manager for Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts. Her photography has been published in Houstonia Magazine and 365thingsinhouston.com.

Shane McCrae is the author of In the Language of My Captor, forthcoming in 2017 from Wesleyan University Press, as well as four previous full-length books of poems. He is a recipient of a Whiting Writer’s Award, a fellowship from the NEA, and a Pushcart Prize, and teaches at Oberlin College and in the low-residency MFA program at Spalding University.

Marc McKee is the author of What Apocalypse?, which won the New Michigan Press/DIAGRAM 2008 Chapbook Contest, Fuse (Black Lawrence Press, 2011), and Bewilderness (Black Lawrence Press, 2014). His work has appeared in journals such as Barn Owl Review, Boston Review, Cimarron Review, Conduit, Copper Nickel, Crazyhorse, DIAGRAM, Forklift, Ohio, LIT, and Pleiades, among others. He teaches at the University of Missouri at Columbia, where he lives with his wife, Camellia Cosgray.

Erin L. Miller earned her MFA at Bowling Green State University. Her poetry and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in Best New Poets, Whiskey Island, Bluestem, Black Warrior Review, Linebreak, and others. She was a finalist for Sonora Review’s 2015 Poetry Prize and the recipient of a Devine Fellowship in 2013. She lives in North Carolina.

Luke Muyskens was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, though he now resides in St. Paul, Minnesota. His fiction has appeared in Superstition Review and Digital Americana. His poetry is forthcoming from New American Writing and Cutbank. He is pursuing an MFA through Queen’s University of Charlotte, and earned a bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University.

Tiana Nobile lives in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a student in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, and her poetry has appeared in The Collagist, PHANTOM, Bone Bouquet and Antenna::Signals. She is a Kundiman Fellow.

Alexis Orgera is the author of the poetry collections How Like Foreign Objects (H_NGM_N Books) and Dust Jacket. She recently launched Penny Candy Books, a children’s book publisher, with poet Chad Reynolds. She can be found online at alexisorgera.com and pennycandybooks.com.

Jennifer Pruiett-Selby, winner of SMARTISH PACE’S 2015 Beullah Rose Poetry Prize, lives in rural Iowa with her husband, poet Jason Selby, and five children. Her work has found homes with PRAIRIE SCHOONER, HOBART, CALYX, CRAB CREEK REVIEW, COLUMBIA REVIEW, LUNCH TICKET, RUST + MOTH, EMBER, and RED RIVER REVIEW, and her column, “Awkward in the Midwest,” appears monthly with EASY STREET MAGAZINE.

Caroline Rayner is a poet based in Western Mass. She is an MFA candidate at UMass-Amherst as well as assistant poetry editor for Cosmonauts Avenue and distributions editor for Slope Editions. Her work can be found in Voicemail Poems, Big Lucks, Shabby Doll House, and Witch Craft Magazine.

Tom Snarsky is a Noyce Teaching Fellow at Tufts University in Medford, MA. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Fur-Lined Ghettos, aglimpseof, M58, Third Point Press, and elsewhere. He tweets @TomSnarsky and posts work occasionally at http://quarrellary.wordpress.com. He lives in Braintree, MA.

Jennifer Soong is a New Jersey and New York-based poet. She received her B.A. from Harvard University and is currently an English doctoral candidate at Princeton University, where she studies modern and contemporary poetry and poetics, with additional interests in guilt/shame, aesthetics, and Marxist theory. Her most recent poems have been published or are forthcoming in DIAGRAMQueen Mob’s Teahouse, Prelude Magazine, and GlitterMOB. She is also the poetry editor at Nat. Brut. 

Julia Story is the author of Post Moxie (Sarabande Books), winner of the Ploughshares 2010 John C. Zacharis First Book Award and a chapbook, The Trapdoor (dancing girl press). Her recent work can be read at Sixth Finch, Salamander, and Pangyrus. She is from Indiana and now lives in Somerville, Massachusetts and Dorset, England.

Caroline Sulzer has had work published in TriQuarterly, American Letters & Commentary, Atticus Review, The Hollins Critic, and elsewhere. A novel, In the Disappearing Water, was published in 2009.

Carleen Tibbetts is the author of the chapbooks a starving music will come to eat the body, (Five Quarterly, 2014), and to exosk(elle), the last sugar, (Zoo Cake Press, 2015). Recent work appears or will appear in Fact-Simile, The Journal Petra, Forklift Ohio, Cloud Rodeo, Powder Keg, TYPO, Datableed, Flag + Void, DREGINALD, e-ratio, among others. She reviews poetry for American Microreviews and lives with her husband, the poet Russell Jaffe, whom she met via Dr. Nate Pritts in issue 15 of H_NGM_N, and their daughter.

Julia Clare Tillinghast is from Michigan. She studied poetry at Sarah Lawrence College and Virginia Tech, where she received her MFA. She has spent a number of years, on and off, living in Istanbul, Turkey, and is Co-Translator, along with Richard Tillinghast, of Dirty August, a Selected Poems of the experimental 20th-century Turkish poet Edip Cansever. In addition to translations in Agni, Guernica, Arts & Letters, Poetry Daily, The Boston Review & others, she has original poems in Leveler, Pleiades, Tin House, 3:AM Magazine, Passages North, Sou’Wester, Pank, and The Bakery. She lives in Portland with her son, Hamza.

Audrey Walls’ poetry has recently found homes in Meridian, Mississippi Review, and Quarterly West. Her chapbook, Cyanosis, is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press in 2016. She lives in Richmond, Virginia, where she serves as poetry editor of failbetter.

Evan White holds an MFA in poetry from UMass Amherst. His work has appeared in Strange Machine, Jellyfish, Ilk, iO, decomP, and elsewhere. He lives in Chicago and works in book acquisitions at the University of Chicago Press.

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