Sara Biggs Chaney (On Justice, On Shame) received her PhD in English in 2008 and currently teaches first-year and upper-level writing in Dartmouth's Institute for Writing and Rhetoric. Her most recent chapbook, Ann Coulter's Letter to the Young Poets, was released from dancing girl press in November, 2014. Sara's poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Hotel Amerika, The Normal School, Whiskey Island, Sugar House Review, Thrush Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. You can catch up with Sara at her website: www.sarabiggschaney.com.
Christopher Citro (Beehive Soaked...) is the author of The Maintenance of the Shimmy-Shammy (Steel Toe Books, 2015), and his poems appear or are forthcoming in Ploughshares, Best New Poets 2014, and Prairie Schooner.
Dante Di Stefano's (The Porcupine...) first collection of poetry, Love Is a Stone Endlessly In Flight, is forthcoming from Brighthorse Books. His poetry and essays have appeared recently in The Writer's Chronicle, Obsidian, Shenandoah, Brilliant Corners, The Southern California Review, and elsewhere. He was the winner of the Thayer Fellowship in the Arts, the Crab Orchard Review's Special Issue Feature Award in Poetry, the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award, The Ruth Stone Poetry Prize,The Phyllis Smart-Young Prize in Poetry, The Bea González Prize in Poetry, and an Academy of American Poets College Prize. He earned his Ph.D. in Poetry from Binghamton University and he makes his living as a high school English teacher in Endicott, New York.
Jenny Grassl (Ye Weigh...) was raised in Collegeville, Pennsylvania and now lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She received her MFA in poetry from Bennington Writing Seminars, and her BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design. She has published poems in various journals including Clarion, LIT, Pierogi, Critiphoria, and Euphony. She was a runnerup for the Grolier Prize in 1998 and a finalist for the National Poetry Series book contest in 2003. Recently, she attended a Colrain conference. She currently works in retail.
Ginna Luck's (I Can Arrive For You) work can be read or is forthcoming in Juked, Typehouse Literary Magazine, Gravel, Pif, Thrice Fiction, Menacing Hedge and Cultural Weekly. The Writing Disorder nominated her story "The Bag" for a Pushcart Prize. She has an MFA from Goddard College.
Dustin Nightingale (Beehive Soaked...) lives in West Hartford, Connecticut. His poetry has been or will be published in journals such as new ohio review, Margie, Cimarron Review, Portland Review, and decomP.
Michelle Meier (Recounting With Green) is the author of the full-length collection of poems Famous Geranium (Nauset Press, 2015). Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in POOL Poetry, The Dialogist, The 2River View, and elsewhere. Visit her at www.michellemeier.com
Clare Paniccia (Poem for the Horse...) was born and raised in upstate New York and is currently a PhD student in poetry at Oklahoma State University. In 2015, she was a finalist for both the Janet McCabe and Slippery Elm poetry prizes, and her chapbook manuscript, Threaded Daughter / Threaded Child, was a finalist in the 2016 Wells Press Chapbook Contest. Her work has been published in or is forthcoming from Puerto del Sol, The Indianola Review, Best New Poets 2015, and elsewhere.
Daniel Eduardo Ruiz (Stitches After...) was born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, but is currently living in Valparaíso, Chile on a Fulbright Scholarship. His poems can or will be found in The Journal, Harpur Palate, minnesota review, The Adroit Journal, New Delta Review, and elsewhere.
Jessica Lynn Suchon (Foothills) is an MFA candidate at Southern Illinois University. Formerly an associate stylist in Los Angeles, her work has been featured or is forthcoming in Flaunt, Schön, Hunger, Femsplain, and Rust + Moth.
Henry Wise's (Biggest Buck) poems have appeared in Shenandoah, Eunoia Review, Studies in American Culture, and Tau Creative Journal. A native Virginian, he is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and the University of Mississippi, where he received his MFA in poetry. He lives in Mississippi.
Williamson Brasfield received his MFA from Yale School of Art, and his BFA from Penn State University. His work has been included in the 9th Nicaraguan Biennial of Contemporary Art, curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud; Come Together: Surviving Sandy, curated by Phong Bui; Jungle Ass-teria at Beverly’s NYC; and as a member of the collective Jugo Del Cuerpo at Harbor Gallery and the BAVNIC X Biennial in Nicaragua. His work will be featured in the upcoming Re-Juvination: Urban Perspectives, in association with Columbia University's Urban Design Program (MSAUD). He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Learn more at williamsonbrasfield.com.
Meg Cowen is an artist and writer from New Hampshire. She curates experimental poetry and prose as a founding editor of Pith and Kin Press. Learn more at megcowen.com.
Deanna Dorangrichia studied at the Art Institute of Boston and Binghamton University where she graduated with a BA in Studio Art. She is a visual artist whose work focuses on the exploration and sentiment towards her subject matter. The generative process is intimate and personal and the artist hopes that the finished result evokes this emotive process. There is importance and weight in the viewer not only seeing the work, but feeling something from it as well.
Julie Farstad is an artist and Associate Professor of Painting at the Kansas City Art Institute. Born and raised in Elmira, New York, Farstad earned a BFA in Painting from the University of Notre Dame and an MFA in Painting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has shown her work nationally and is represented by Byron Cohen Gallery in Kansas City and Zg Gallery in Chicago. Learn more about Julie's work at juliefarstad.com.
Andrew Freiman received his MFA in poetry at the University of Mississippi in 2016 and is currently an incoming PhD candidate there as well. He paints on repurposed material often found in dumpsters or road side trash, focussing on scenes that elide time and space, and seek to re-represent the natural world to the human eye in a way that is both familiar and foreign. He is self-taught.
Camille Gladney Schmoutz is a creative dilettante with a BA in French from Louisiana State University Shreveport, an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College, and a passion for art in all forms. She currently resides in Shreveport, Louisiana with her husband and two cats and can be found by day painting faces, hair, and canvases and by night painting the town red with her groovy rock music. Camille's work has been featured in The Pitkin Review and Modern Salon.
Tema Stauffer 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.