Carrie Olivia Adams is a Chicago-based poet and poetry-filmmaker. She works as a book publicist and is the poetry editor for the small press Black Ocean. She is the author of Intervening Absence (Ahsahta Press 2009) and the forthcoming 41 Jane Doe’s, which will be published with a companion DVD of poem-films in 2013. Her poems and films have appeared in such journals as Cannibal, DIAGRAM, the Laurel Review, Horse Less Review, Slope, and Dear Camera.
Bryan Beck lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. His poems have appeared in such places as Portland Review, Spork and the Everyman’s Library anthology The Art of Angling: Poems About Fishing.
Erica Bernheim’s work has appeared recently or is forthcoming in The Iowa Review, Laurel Review, and Court Green. Her chapbook, Between the Room and the City is available from H_NGM_N BKS, and her first full-length collection, The Mimic Sea, will be published by 42 Miles Press in Fall 2012. She directs the Creative Writing Program at Florida Southern College.
Jackie Clark is the series editor of Poets off Poetry and Song of the Week on Coldfront. (http://coldfrontmag.com/). Her third chapbook I Live Here Now is due out from Lame House Press (http://lamehouse.blogspot.com/) in December. She lives in Jersey City and can be found online at nohelpforthat.com.
Kate Colby is author of four books of poetry, including Beauport (Litmus Press) and The Return of the Native (Ugly Duckling Press). She serves on the board and hosts a quarterly poetry series at the Gloucester Writers Center in Massachusetts, and lives with her family in Providence, RI, where she works as a copywriter and editor.
Ryan Collins is the author of a chapbook, Complicated Weather. Some of his recent work has appeared in, or is forthcoming from, Leveler, Spittoon, Ping Pong, Knock, Handsome and Diagram. He lives in the Illinois Quad Cities. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christy Crutchfield’s work has appeared in Mississippi Review online, PANK, Everyday Genius, Softblow, Juked, and others. She is Fiction Editor for Dark Sky Magazine
Jennifer H. Fortin’s first book of poems, Mined Muzzle Velocity, is just out from Lowbrow Press. To find out more, visit www.jenniferhfortin.com.
Matt Hart is the author three books of poems, Who’s Who Vivid (Slope Editions, 2006), Wolf Face (H_NGM_N BKS, 2010), and Light-Headed (BlazeVOX, 2011). A fourth collection Sermons and Lectures Both Blank and Relentless will be published by Typecast in 2012. A co-founder and the editor-in-chief of Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking, & Light Industrial Safety, he lives in Cincinnati and teaches at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.
Anne Cecelia Holmes is the managing editor of jubilat. Her chapbook, Junk Parade, is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press. With Lily Ladewig, she is co-author of the chapbook I Am A Natural Wonder (Blue Hour Press 2011). She lives in Northampton, MA.
P.J. Horoszko is a person living in Brooklyn. He has a B.A. in Poetry from Hunter College. He is an intern at the Poets House and a tutor for the Princeton Review.
Gina Keicher is an MFA candidate at Syracuse University where she was a Creative Writing Fellow, the Lou Reed/Delmore Schwartz Scholar, and won the Joyce Carol Oates Prize in Poetry. Her poems have appeared in Night Train, Poets and Artists, and Slice, and are forthcoming in Ninth Letter.
Ben Kopel currently lives in New Orleans, Louisiana where he teaches English Lit and Creative Writing to high school students and curates the monthly Left Of The Dial Reading Series. His first collection of poems, VICTORY, will be released by H_NGM_N Books in the Spring of 2011, and recent poems have appeared in La Petite Zine, inter|rupture, and Everyday Genius.
Ava Koohbor was born in Tehran. She happens to live in San Francisco and hang out with American poets. Short to say, she appreciates whatever art offers to her in any and all forms. She believes that each artist is a medium to transfer the world of possibilities to what is.
Kristin Marie Kostick is a poet and medical anthropologist working in the area of HIV prevention and mental health research in India, Africa and Hartford, CT. Her work has appeared in the Open Letters, Muzzle, and Catalogue and is forthcoming in Drunken Boat. She co-curates (with poet Andrea Henchey) a monthly reading series in Hartford that has recently featured notable poets including James Tate, Nate Pritts, Alexis Orgera, and Iain Haley Pollock.
Travis Kurowski teaches creative writing at York College of Pennsylvania and is founding editor of Luna Park. His writing has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Knee-Jerk, Paper Darts, Wigleaf, The Rumpus, Ham Lit, and Everyday Genius. The first poem in this series appeared in The Lumberyard #8.
Travis Macdonald’s recent books include: BAR/kōans (Erg Arts 2011), Hoop Cores (Knives, Forks and Spoons Press 2011), Sight & Sigh (Beard of Bees 2011), N7ostradamus (BlazeVox Books 2010), Basho’s Phonebook (E-ratio 2009) and The O Mission Repo (Fact-Simile Editions 2008). Other poetry and prose has appeared in print, online and elsewhere. He currently lives, works and writes in the Philadelphia area.
Josh Milberg was born in Miami, Florida on October 10th, 1984.
Joe Milazzo is cofounder of the interdisciplinary arts organization Strophe (http://schoolofstrophe.com/), co-editor of the online journal [out of nothing] (http://www.outofnothing.org/), and proprietor of Imipolex Press (http://www.slowstudies.net/imipolex-press/). His writings have appeared in Electronic Book Review, Art Lies, the anthology Chronometry, Antennae, Drunken Boat, Everyday Genius, Super Arrow, Black Clock and elsewhere, and are forthcoming in HTMLGiant and the anthology The Dirty Fabulous (Jaded Ibis). Joe lives and works in Dallas, TX.
Trent Miller grew up in Indiana, earned an MFA in painting at Boston University, and currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin. His work has been exhibited in many solo and group shows throughout the United States. Miller’s recent shows include Rockford College (Rockford, Ill) and Edenfred (Madison, Wi).
Gina Myers is the author of A Model Year (Coconut Books, 2009) and several chapbooks, including False Spring (forthcoming from Spooky Girlfriend). She lives in Atlanta, GA, where she makes books for Lame House Press.
Andy Nicholson received his PhD from University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he was a Schaeffer Fellow in Poetry. His poems have previously been published in magazines and journals including The Colorado Review, Tarpaulin Sky’s Chronic Content, Interim, and The Offending Adam.
JoAnna Novak is the author of Something Real (dancing girl press 2011). Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Aesthetix, La Petite Zine, and Spinning Jenny. She lives in Northampton, MA.
Alexis Orgera is the author of two chapbooks and a full-length poetry collection, How Like Foreign Objects (H_ngm_n Bks). Poems, reviews, and essays have appeared in places like Bat City Review, DIAGRAM, Folio, Forklift Ohio, Fou, Green Mountains Review, Gulf Coast, H_NGM_N, The Journal, jubilat, No Tell Motel, Parthenon West, The Rumpus, and storySouth, among others. She is a regular HTMLGiant contributor.
Kiki Petrosino is the author of Fort Red Border (Sarabande, 2009) and the chapbook, The Dark is Here (Forklift, Ink, 2011). She teaches creative writing at the University of Louisville. Currently, she’s at work on her latest book, which will be released from Sarabande in 2013.
Eléna Rivera’s most recent books are The Perforated Map (Shearsman Books, 2011) and Remembrance of Things Plastic (LRL-e Editions, 2010). She won the 2010 Robert Fagles prize in translation for The Rest of the Voyage by Bernard Noël, published by Graywolf Press (2011). She is the recipient of a 2010 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Translation.
M. Bartley Seigel’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Lumberyard Magazine, Michigan Quarterly Review, Forklift Ohio, Cell Poems, Bateau, Monkeybicycle, DIAGRAM, and elsewhere. He’s founding editor at [PANK].
Natalie Shapero’s poetry has appeared recently in The Believer, FIELD, Iron Horse Literary Review and elsewhere, and her book of poems, No Object, is forthcoming from Saturnalia Books. She lives and works in Washington, DC.
Katie Jean Shinkle writes in Denver where she pursues a PhD in fiction at the University of Denver. Her chapbook, The Sadness of July, is forthcoming from dancing girl press (2012) and other work is forthcoming or can be found in Gertrude, Puerto del Sol and South Loop Review, among others.
Amanda Smeltz plans to perfect the following skills: how to pilot planes, how speak Swahili, how to poach eggs, how to stop ruining holidays. Her poems can be found or are forthcoming in Barrow Street and the Argos anthology Why I Am Not a Painter. She recently joined the righteous crew at Forklift, OH, as assistant poetry editor. Brooklyn is her stomping grounds and bourbon is her spirit animal.
Jake Snider acts the part of the delinquent son of Louisville. He manages to stumble through the literary world with a prowess for misadventure and catastrophe. Jake eagerly maintains a fascination with the courting of disaster.
Nick Sturm is a graduate student in the NEOMFA: Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Aesthetix, Dark Sky, Dinosaur Bees, Forklift, Ohio, Hayden’s Ferry, Inknode, iO: A Journal of New American Poetry, and Red Lightbulbs. He is associate editor of YesYes Books and curator of THE BIG BIG MESS READING SERIES.
Aaron Tieger’s books include February (Fewer & Further), Secret Donut (Pressed Wafer), The Collected Typos of Aaron Tieger (Editions Louis Wain), and Chaos Flowers (Skysill). He is also the editor of the first American edition of Richard Caddel’s Uncertain Time (Pressed Wafer. His poems have appeared in 6x6, Fulcrum, Litter, Drill, For the Time Being: The Bootstrap Book of Poetic Journals (Bootstrap Productions), string of small machines, Hassle, BPM, and elsewhere. He lives in Cambridge, MA, where he is studying to be a licensed mental health counselor.
Gale Marie Thompson’s first collection of poems, Soldier On, is forthcoming from Tupelo Press. Originally from South Carolina, she lives and writes in Northampton, MA, and has works published or forthcoming in the Denver Quarterly, Los Angeles Review, Sixth Finch, Bateau, and Glitterpony. She is assistant editor at jubilat.
M. Thompson was born in northern Michigan and now lives in Seattle. His fiction, book reviews, and interviews have appeared in Unsaid, Everyday Genius, Used Furniture Review, The Collagist, elimae, Hobart, jmww, and Spork, among others. He is concerned primarily with fiction writing and running long distances. www.m-thompson.net
Andrew James Weatherhead splits his time between New York City and Chicago. He maintains a personal blog at andrew-vs-books.blogspot.com.
Steven Wingate’s short story collection Wifeshopping won the Bakeless Prize in fiction from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and was published by Houghton Mifflin in 2008. His work has appeared in Gulf Coast, Mississippi Review, Colorado Review, Witness, and elsewhere. He is a contributing editor at Fiction Writers Review and an assistant professor at South Dakota State University.
Laurie Saurborn Young is a poet, writer and photographer. She holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College and studied in the Program for Writers at UMASS-Amherst. Poems have appeared in Bat City Review, Crazyhorse, Narrative Magazine, and elsewhere. A book of poems, Carnavoria, is forthcoming from H_NGM_N BKS. She lives in Austin, TX.
Mike Young is the author of We Are All Good If They Try Hard Enough, a book of poems, and Look! Look! Feathers, a book of stories. He edits NOÖ Journal, runs Magic Helicopter Press, and writes for HTMLGIANT. He lives in Baltimore, MD. Visit him online at http://mikeayoung.blogspot.com.