Kaveh Akbar founded and edits Divedapper. His poems are forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Narrative, Pleiades, and elsewhere.
Hadara Bar-Nadav’s newest book of poetry, The New Nudity, is forthcoming from Saturnalia Books in 2017. She is the author of Lullaby (with Exit Sign) (Saturnalia Books, 2013), awarded the Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize; The Frame Called Ruin (New Issues, 2012), runner-up for the Green Rose Prize; and A Glass of Milk to Kiss Goodnight (MARGIE/IntuiT House, 2007), awarded the Margie Book Prize. Hadara is an associate professor of English at the University of Missouri–Kansas City.
Bree Barton has published short fiction in PANK, Mid-American Review, McSweeney’s, and Literary Orphans and has received fellowships from OSU and Djerassi. She was a finalist for the 2014 Calvino Prize and the 2015 American Short Fiction Contest. Bree’s debut novel, Black Rose, comes out from HarperCollins in 2017. Find her online at breebarton.com or on Twitter @BreeBartonYA.
Wick Beavers is an award-winning photographer who has had creative pictures featured in many magazines ranging from Newsweek to Forbes, from New York magazine to Architectural Digest, and the list keeps plummeting. Or getting cooler.From New York City, he has since bailed and is living in Taos, NM, where he’s focusing on fine art photography.Recent work can be seen at wickbeavers.com.
Erica Bernheim is Associate Professor of English at Florida Southern College, where she also directs the creative writing program. She is the author of The Mimic Sea and Between the Room and the City. Her work has appeared recently in DIAGRAM, Denver Quarterly, Backlash, and Forklift, Ohio.
Tanya Bomsta’s essays have appeared in the Gettysburg Review, Pleiades, the Florida Review, and elsewhere, and she had an essay listed as a Notable in Best American Essays 2015. She is an MFA candidate at The Ohio State University and is currently at work on a memoir.
Jennifer Colville is the founding editor of PromptPress, a journal for visual art inspired by writing and writing inspired by visual art. She holds an MFA from Syracuse University and a PhD in English and creative writing from the University of Utah. Her first collection of short stories, Elegies for Uncanny Girls, is forthcoming from Indiana University Press’sBreak Away Books. She lives in Iowa City with her husband and two children.
Ariel Dorfman, a Chilean-American writer, is the author of Death and the Maiden and, more recently, the memoir Feeding on Dreams. He lives with his wife, Angélica, in Chile and in Durham, North Carolina, where he teaches at Duke University.
Patrick James Errington is a poet and translator from the prairies of Alberta, Canada. His work can or will shortly be found in magazines and anthologies such as West Branch, the Adroit Journal, DIAGRAM, the Flambard Poetry Prize Prizewinners’ Anthology, and others. A graduate of Columbia University’s MFA program, Patrick currently lives in Scotland, where he is a doctoral researcher at the University of St Andrews.
Harris Feinsod is an assistant professor of English and comparative literature at Northwestern University. He is completing a book entitled “The Poetry of the Americas from Good Neighbors to Countercultures,” and his recent work appears in American Literary History, American Quarterly, Centro, Chicago Review,and MAKE Magazine.
Lauren Haldeman is the author of the poetry collection Calenday (Rescue Press, 2014, finalist for the 2014 Julie Suk Award) and the artists’ book The Eccentricity is Zero (Digraph Press, 2014). Her work has appeared in Fence, jubilat, Fourteen Hills,and The Rumpus. A comic book artist, illustrator, puppeteer, and poet, she has taught in the U.S. as well as internationally. You can find her on twitter @laurenhaldeman or online at laurenhaldeman.com.
Rachel Michelle Hanson’s essays have appeared in Creative Nonfiction, South Dakota Review, So to Speak, and other journals. She recently completed the PhD program in literature and creative writing at the University of Missouri.
L.A. Johnson’s poetry has recently appeared in or is forthcoming from the Antioch Review,the Southern Review, Indiana Review, Meridian, Phoebe, Nimrod,and other journals. She received an MFA from Columbia University and is currently pursuing a PhD in creative writing and literature at the University of Southern California, where she is a Provost’s Fellow. She lives in Los Angeles.
Laura Kasischke’s most recent collection, The Infinitesimals, was published in 2015 by Copper Canyon Press. She lives in Chelsea, Michigan.
John Kinsella’s new book of poetry is Firebreaks (W.W. Norton, 2016). He is a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge University, and Professor of Literature and Sustainability at Curtin University, Western Australia.
Vladislava Kolosova was born in 1987 in St. Petersburg and grew up in unruly Perestroika Russia. At the age of twelve she moved to Germany with her family. In 2014 she received an MFA in creative writing from New York University, where she studied with Jonathan Safran Foer and Zadie Smith, among others. She works as a journalist in Germany.
Rebecca Lehmann is the author of Between the Crackups (Salt, 2011). Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in Ploughshares, Fence, Boston Review, and other journals. She teaches creative writing at SUNY–Potsdam.
Chen Li was born in Hualien, Taiwan, in 1954 and graduated from the English Department of National Taiwan Normal University. Regarded as one of the most innovative and exciting poets writing in Chinese today, he is a prolific essayist and translator as well as the author of fourteen books of poetry. In 2014 he was invited to participate in the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa.
Ruth Madievsky is the author of a poetry collection, Emergency Brake (Tavern Books, 2016), winner of the 2015 Wrolstad Contemporary Poetry Series. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Gulf Coast, Prairie Schooner, Rattle, ZYZZYVA, and elsewhere. She is originally from Moldova and lives in Los Angeles, where she is a doctoral student at USC’s School of Pharmacy. You can find her at ruthmadievsky.com.
Anthony Madrid lives in Chicago. His poems have appeared in Best American Poetry 2013, Boston Review, Fence, Harvard Review, Lana Turner, LIT, and Poetry. His first book is I Am Your Slave Now Do What I Say (Canarium Books, 2012).
Amy Margolis received her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Since 2001, she has directed the Iowa Summer Writing Festival at the University of Iowa. She lives in Iowa City.
Olga Matveeva is a Moscow-based photographer and visual artist. She can be found at olmatveeva.com.
Judson Merrill grew up in Maine. His work has appeared in the Southampton Review, Unstuck, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and other publications.
Elizabeth Metzger is a graduate of the MFA program at Columbia University, where she was a University Writing teaching fellow. She is the poetry editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly Journal. In 2013, she won the Narrative Poetry Contest, and her poems have recently appeared in the New Yorker, Kenyon Review Online, the Yale Review, Guernica, and the Common, among other places. She was selected by Tracy K. Smith for the anthology Best New Poets 2015, which will be published in November.
Jennifer Militello is the author of, most recently, A Camouflage of Specimens and Garments (Tupelo Press, 2016) and Body Thesaurus (Tupelo Press, 2013), named one of 2013’s best books of poetry by Best American Poetry. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, the Kenyon Review, the New Republic, the Paris Review, and Best New Poets. She teaches in the MFA program at New England College.
Steve Mueske is an electronic musician and author of a chapbook and two books of poetry. His poems have appeared in the Massachusetts Review, Crazyhorse, Crab Orchard Review, Court Green, Hotel Amerika, CURA, Third Coast, Linebreak, Water~Stone Review,and anthologies such as Best New Poets and Verse Daily. His latest EP is Eventual (http://split-notes.com/muesk-eventual/).
A native of California,Diana Khoi Nguyen was recently a Roth Resident in poetry at Bucknell University and a Bread Loaf Bakeless Camargo Fellow. Her poems appear in Poetry, Denver Quarterly, Gulf Coast, Kenyon Review Online, West Branch, PEN America, and elsewhere. Currently, she is a PhD candidate in creative writing at the University of Denver. You can find her at www.dianakhoinguyen.com.
Matthew Nye’s fiction has appeared in Chicago Review; 1913: A Journal of Forms, Fiction International; and elsewhere. His first novel, Pike and Bloom, is forthcoming from &NOW Books/Lake Forest College Press.
Max Ritvo's debut collection, Four Reincarnations, is slated to appear in October 2016 with Milkweed Editions. He was awarded a 2014 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship for his chapbook AEONS. His poetry has also appeared or is forthcoming in the New Yorker, POETRY, and as a Poem-a-Day for Poets.org. Ritvo’s eight-poem sampler in Boston Review, introduced by Lucie Brock-Broido, was named as one of their top 20 poetry selections published in 2015.
Arra Lynn Ross is the author of Seedlip and Sweet Apple (Milkweed Editions, 2010). Her work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Alimentum, Tupelo Quarterly, Spoon River Poetry Review, and elsewhere. An associate professor, she teaches creative writing in Michigan.
Claire Schwartz is a PhD candidate in African American Studies, American Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale. Her poetry has appeared in journals including Cream City Review, PMS poemmemoirstory, Prairie Schooner, and Tupelo Quarterly.
Sarah V. Schweig’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in BOMB, Boston Review, Slice, Tin House, the Volta, West Branch, and elsewhere.
Safiya Sinclairwas born and raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Her first full-length collection, Cannibal, won the 2015 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry (University of Nebraska Press, 2016). Her poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from Poetry, Kenyon Review, Boston Review, Gulf Coast, Gettysburg Review, Prairie Schooner, Cincinnati Review, Ecotone, and elsewhere.
Corey Van Landingham is the author of Antidote, winner of the 2012 Ohio State University Press/The Journal Award in Poetry. A recipient of a Pushcart Prize and a former Wallace Stegner Poetry Fellow at Stanford University, her poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry 2014, Boston Review, Kenyon Review, the Southern Review, and elsewhere. She is currently the 2015-2016 Emerging Writer Lecturer at Gettysburg College.
Ting Wang discovered her passion for literary translation while studying American and British literature in mainland China. Her translations have appeared in Asymptote, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Brooklyn Rail InTranslation, Washington Square Review, and Your Impossible Voice. A native speaker of Mandarin, she holds a PhD from the School of Communication at Northwestern University. She lives and works in the Washington metropolitan area.
Joshua Wheeler is from Alamogordo, New Mexico. His essays and features can be found online at BuzzFeed, Harper’s, [PANK], Wag’s Revue, and others. He’s a graduate of New Mexico State University, the University of Southern California, and the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa. He’s currently an Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University. His first book, Acid West, will be out in 2017 from Farrar, Straus & Giroux (FSG Originals).