Jack Bedell (Course Correction) is currently a Professor of English and Coordinator of Creative Writing at Southeastern Louisiana University, where he also edits Louisiana Literature and directs the Louisiana Literature Press. His latest collections are Bone-Hollow, True: New & Selected Poems, Call & Response, Come Rain, Come Shine, What Passes for Love, and At the Bonehouse, all published by Texas Review Press. His work has appeared in Southern Review, Hudson Review, River Teeth, The Fourth River, Souvenir, and Southern Quarterly, and will appear at Terrain.org very soon.
Elly Bookman's (The Listenings) poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, The Florida Review, Passages North, The Journal, and elsewhere. She was the recipient of the first annual Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize from APR, and was featured in Rattle's Poets Respond series. She writes and teaches in downtown Atlanta.
Kayleb Rae Candrilli (Someday I'll Love..., Poem In Which...) is author of What Runs Over, forthcoming with YesYes Books and winner of the 2016 Pamet River Prize. They are published or forthcoming in BOAAT Press, Puerto del Sol, Booth, Vinyl, Muzzle, Cream City Review, and others. Candrilli is a Best of the Net winner and a Pushcart Prize nominee. They serve as an assistant poetry editor for BOAAT Press and they hold an MFA and an MLIS from the University of Alabama. Candrilli now lives in Philadelphia with their partner. You can read more of their work here.
Flower Conroy (Dead Girl Astray...) is the author of three chapbooks: Facts About Snakes & Hearts, winner of Heavy Feather Press’ Chapbook Contest; The Awful Suicidal Swans; and Escape to Nowhere. She is the winner of Radar Poetry’s first annual Coniston Prize and the Tennessee Williams Exhibit Poetry Contest, as well as a scholarship recipient of Bread Loaf, Squaw Valley, Napa Valley and the Key West Literary Seminar. She served as poetry editor at sourland mountain review. Her poetry has appeared/is forthcoming in American Literary Review, Prairie Schooner, Gargoyle, and others.
Kara Dorris (Against The Rubble...) earned a PhD in literature and poetry at the University of North Texas where she teaches writing. Her poetry has appeared in Prairie Schooner, Glint, Southword, Hayden Ferry Review, The Tusculum Review, Harpur Palate, Cutbank, Tinderbox, The Tulane Review, and Crazyhorse, among others literary journals, as well as the anthology Beauty is a Verb (Cinco Puntos Press, 2011). Her stories have appeared in Wordgathering and the anthology The Right Way to be Crippled and Naked (Cinco Puntos Press, 2016). She has published two chapbooks: Elective Affinities (Dancing Girl Press, 2011) and Night Ride Home (Finishing Line Press, 2012). She is also the editor of Lingerpost, an online poetry journal.
Jess Feldman’s (I Summered...) poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Sixth Finch, Bennington Review, diode, and Vinyl. Her manuscript Call It A Premonition was chosen by Zachary Schomburg as winner of the 2015 BOAAT Winter Chapbook Competition. In 2016, her chapbook Old Miracles was chosen as a finalist in Salt Hill Journal’s Dead Lake Chapbook Contest. Jess lives in Brooklyn, NY.
M.K. Foster's (Forgive Me Less...) poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in The Columbia Review, Gulf Coast, The Offing, Rattle, The Adroit Journal, Sixth Finch, B O D Y, Nashville Review, Ninth Letter, and elsewhere, and her work has been recognized with a Gulf Coast Poetry Prize, an Academy of American Poets Prize, and two Pushcart Prize nominations. She holds an MFA from the University of Maryland and currently pursues a PhD in Renaissance Literature at the University of Alabama. Additional notes can be found through her website: www.marykatherinefoster.com.
Benjamin Gucciardi's (Tejon Ranch Sonata: 2032) poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Orion Magazine, Forklift, Ohio, Chautauqua, upstreet, Terrain.org, Poetry East, and other journals. A winner of a Dorothy Rosenberg Memorial prize, his work has been nominated for Best New Poets, and U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera chose his poem "Border Angels" as a finalist for the Santa Ana River Review poetry contest. In addition to writing, he works with refugee and immigrant youth in Oakland, CA.
Natalie Homer (Interview) is an MFA candidate at West Virginia University. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in The Pinch, The Lascaux Review, Ruminate, Salamander, Bellevue Literary Review,Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and others. She received an honorable mention for poetry in the 2017 AWP Intro Awards.
Erin Malone (Biography, Swing The Statue) is the author of Hover (Tebot Bach Press, 2015) and a chapbook, What Sound Does It Make (Concrete Wolf Press, 2008). Recent work has or will appear soon in Field, Cimarron Review, and Okey-Panky, among others, and has been supported by fellowships from The Jack Straw Foundation, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and The Anderson Center. She lives in Seattle and is editor of Poetry Northwest.
Steve Mueske (Triptych) is an electronic musician and the author of a chapbook and two books of poetry. His poems have appeared recently in The Iowa Review, Water~Stone Reivew, Thrush, Redactions, The American Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. His two albums include Hello Cruel World and Eventual.
Alicia Wright (Moon Children, Benediction...) is originally from Georgia and has received fellowships from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Ecotone, Southern Humanities Review, Flag + Void, Poetry Northwest, and The Literary Review, among others. The recipient of the 2016 Poetry Prize from Indiana Review and the winner of New South's 2015 New Writing Contest, she lives in Denver, Colorado, where she is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Denver.
Paul Bilger (Five) is an experimental photographer and philosopher. His work has been featured in literary journals Brevity, SmokeLong Quarterly, quarrtsiluni, Hot Metal Bridge, and Blue Mesa Review and as cover art for the musical collectives Dead Voices on Air, Autistici, and Brian. More album art can be viewed at Discogs. In 2012, he was a featured artist for Kompresja, a Polish journal of art and science. He teaches Philosophy for Penn State University and Chatham University. He lives in Pittsburgh. Learn more here.
Erin Case (Feebie, To Be Absolved) is an award-winning collage artist from Midland, Michigan. She has exhibited extensively throughout the US and Canada, as well as in Rome, Norwich, Sydney, and London. She is a die-hard supporter of the arts, regularly organizing events throughout Michigan and serving as the chief gallery curator for Counter Culture Arts Collective in Saginaw. Follow her on Instagram @PaperErin and visit her website: erincase.weebly.com.
Lise Latreille (Untitled) is a photographer who was born in Shawville, Quebec, Canada, in 1984. She is based in Montreal, where she's currently completing an MFA at Concordia University. Her work looks at the poetic potential of everyday spaces. See more at liselatreille.com and liselatreille.tumblr.com.
Amalia Mayita Mendez (Puedo Volar, Herstory) was born in El Salvador and has lived in New York most of her life. She received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and has worked as a photojournalist for publications such as Newsday, The Daily News, and The New York Times. Aside from photography, she also dedicates herself to her family coffee growing business and works with Irving Farm Coffee Roasters in New York City. Learn more about Amalia's work at mayita.com and visit her on Instagram @iseeyouiloveyou.
K. Lee Mock (The Deepening Part, Skim) is a teaching artist in Boston, Massachusetts, and the surrounding North Shore area. She earned her B.F.A. in Drawing and Painting at the University of New Hampshire (2008), where she received two fellowships in museum studies and visual art. She later completed her Masters in Education with teaching licensure from Lesley University (2011). She has been published in the If Picasso series three subsequent years, in addition to designing the cover for a BOAAT Press chapbook by Jess Feldman, titled Call it a Premonition (2015). Her illustrative watercolors have been chosen for selection at the Danforth Museum of Art Picture This! exhibition (2015), and her oil paintings have been shown across the US. Her mentors include Edward Gorey, Jean Duffy, Charlotte Salomon, Hyman Bloom, and J. M. W. Turner. See more at kleemock.com.
Jack Papanier (Race you to the door, I think you deserve...) is a filmmaker and photographer living in Philadelphia with their partner. Their most recent short film, "Regular" has been screened across the US in festivals such as FirstGlance Film Festival, Indie Wise Convention and The Philly Film Showcase. You can see more of their work at jackiepapanierphotodiary.tumblr.com and vimeo.com/user59661405.
Tema Stauffer (Reindeer, Indiana, 2003) is a photographer whose work examines the social, economic, and psychological landscape of American spaces. Her work has been exhibited at Sasha Wolf, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, and Jen Bekman galleries in New York City, as well as galleries and institutions internationally, including the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. In 2010, she was awarded an AOL 25 for 25 Grant for innovation in the arts for her combined work as an artist, curator, and writer. She was a finalist for the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2013; she was also the recipient of the 2012 Women in Photography – LTI/Lightside Individual Project Grant and a 2014 Workspace Residency for her documentary portrait series, Paterson, depicting residents of Paterson, New Jersey during the years following the American economic crisis. She received her BA from Oberlin College and her Master’s degree in photography from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Stauffer is currently an Assistant Professor of Photography (LTA) at Concordia University in Montreal. Learn more at temastauffer.com.
Ashley Valmere (Untitled, Cabin Near Old Copper Town) grew up in various locations and cultures, learning to use the camera as a way to explore undiscovered places or to build her own. Inspired by the outdoors and science fiction novels, Ashley seeks to portray the world around us in a way that questions our belief in the physical truth of things as they appear to be. Learn more at ashleyvalmere.com.
Brooke Vertin (Swan of Culcreuch, Flood Stains) is a printmaker and art professor. Her work explores issues of interior metamorphosis, our ability to change yet remain the same. The imagery in her work is greatly inspired by nature, poetry, fairytales, and medieval art. Although originally from the Midwest, Brooke is currently adjusting to life on the East Coast. You can view more of her artwork at www.krop.com/brookevertin/#/.