Hillary Berg (Missoula, Livingston, .22, The Shade Of Lupine, Buck, Ranch Elite) is a writer and photographer located in Montana's Paradise Valley. Through her words and images, she navigates the people and the land of the Absaroka Range, pausing at the grit and the knots which bind the two forces together in an often unforgiving contemporary West. Berg holds a BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
Kate Click (Wagner, With Heartburn, Of The Major Arcana..., Birthright, On My Birthday..., Postpartum) holds an MFA in Poetry from Oklahoma State University, and she is the winner of an Academy of American Poets prize, a 2016 Best of the Net nomination, and a 2017 Best New Poets nomination. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in PANK, Meridian, River Styx, and Up the Staircase Quarterly, among others.
Erin Malone's (Investigation, Archive, I Was Told, Ark, My Father Wasn't A Hunter, Origins) two poetry collections are Hover, and a chapbook, What Sound Does It Make. Her work has appeared in journals such as FIELD, Beloit Poetry Journal, West Branch, Radar Poetry, Verse Daily, and elsewhere, and she has received fellowships from Kimmel-Harding Nelson, The Anderson Center, and Ucross Foundation. She is Editor of Poetry Northwest. Learn more at www.erinmalone.net.
Michelle Meier (Veterinary Notes... 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) is a writer and artist. She is the author of Famous Geranium (Nauset Press, 2015), a full-length collection of poems. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee, a recipient of a fellowship at The Saltonstall Foundation and her written work has appeared in The Rumpus, Pool Poetry, Dialogist, and elsewhere. She is the art editor and associate poetry editor of Foundry Journal. Michelle teaches in the art department of a public high school and lives in New York.
Jennifer Moore (The Fog, Easy Does It, After The Fact) was born and raised in Seattle. She is the author of The Veronica Maneuver (University of Akron Press, 2015), and her poems have appeared in Crazyhorse, DIAGRAM, The Cincinnati Review, and elsewhere. An associate professor of creative writing at Ohio Northern University, she lives in Bowling Green, Ohio.
Sarah Wolfson’s (The Subtle Animal, The Propagule, The Landing, The Metro Pole, Of All The Words) poems have appeared in Canadian and American journals including jubilat, The Fiddlehead, Triquarterly, PRISM international, AGNI, Gulf Coast, and West Branch. She is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee who earned an MFA from the University of Michigan. Originally from Vermont, she now lives in Montreal.
Emily Chase (Slow Growth (Rend), Relative Bearing, 1,855 Miles, 1,855 Miles (Detail), Shelter (Detail), Saturniidae Clutch) grew up on the move. She was born in New York, but has since lived in New Mexico, Oklahoma, and, most recently, Arkansas. Chase received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting from the University of Arkansas in 2013, graduating Summa Cum Laude. In April 2013, she was chosen as a recipient of the Windgate Fellowship Award, a $15,000 grant for graduating seniors working in a craft medium or process, as well as an award to study at Penland School of Craft. She has studied and traveled extensively in Europe, the United States, and Japan. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Maryland, and Tennessee, including a solo show of her work at Living Arts Tulsa in 2015. She attended a 10-week residency at St. Mary’s College of Maryland in early 2016, and in January moved to Tulsa as an incoming member of the Tulsa Artist Fellowship, a competitive one- to three-year residency program for 2017-2018. She currently works out of a studio in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her recent work focuses on paper as a sculptural media, using it to explore her continuing interest in narrative, ideas about home, and the relationships between clothing and identity. Learn more at emilychaseart.com.
Ellie Davies (Cover Art, The Dwellings 13, Smoke and Mirrors Heathland 3, Fire 4), born 1976, lives in Dorset and works in the forests of Southern England. She gained her MA in Photography from London College of Communication in 2008. In 2018 Davies held solo exhibitions at A.galerie Brussels and Patricia Armocida Gallery in Milan. Her work was exhibited for the first time in India at Gallery 1AQ in New Delhi as part of India Arch Dialogue 2018: Moments in Architecture in early 2018. Recent solo exhibitions also include Into the Woods at Roe Valley Arts in Northern Ireland in 2017 and at Crane Kalman Gallery in London in 2016. Stars 8 was selected Fine Art Single Image Winner in the Magnum Photography Awards in 2017. Davies was also a Selected Winner in AI-AP’s American Photography 33 (2017), The Celeste Prize 2017, and Landscape Winner in PDN’s Curator Awards 2016. Interviews and photo features include BBC Radio 3, National Geographic, Lens Culture, The Guardian, and Gardens Illustrated. Recent publications include Le Magiciennes de la Terre: L’art et la Nature au Feminin by Virginie Luc (Les Editions Ulmer, Paris, 2017) and Matter and Desire (Chelsea Green, Vermont, USA, 2017). Davies' work is held in private collections in the UK, the US, Central and Eastern Europe, South Korea, Hong Kong, Russia, and The United Arab Emirates. Learn more at elliedavies.co.uk.
Bénédicte Gelé (Nu Equin 13A, 1P, 2A, Regard XIX, Alerte 4T) was born in 1975 and brought up in the Parisian suburbs. After obtaining a baccalaureate in Applied Arts and a further certificate in Visual Communication, she became a graphic designer and then artistic director before falling in love with a lively, clever little mare. She started drawing horses with quiet obsession. Gelé’s work has been exhibited in the United States and Europe, and she is represented by Equis Art Gallery in Red Hook, NY (USA) and “Atelier du Vivier” Gallery in Moret sur Loing (France). To learn more, visit her website or Etsy shop.
Joseph Haeberle (Bears’ Ears, Thunderstorm, Sunset, Steam, Strength, Feeding Time) grew up racing horses across Wyoming and surrounding states. When he was 16 he picked up a camera and by the time he was 18 he was running a full time media business. Photography was the catalyst for adventure between a creative kid and and a world full of mystery. He continues to check moments off his bucket list that inspire him to live his most full life. Going with Joe means you’re betting on the jockey, not on the horse. He has worked for Wrangler, Stetson, Dinner, Filson, and the New York Times. Learn more at haeberlephotography.com.
David Lafrance (The Subtle Animal, The Propagule, The Landing, The Metro Pole, Of All The Words), born in 1976 in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University in Montréal (2001), during which time he was awarded the Guido Molinari Prize. Over the past fifteen years, Lafrance has participated in important exhibitions in Canada and in Europe. In 2012, the Musée Regional de Rimouski mounted a solo exhibition of his work, Ouvert la nuit, which won the prize for “best exhibition outside of Montréal” at the AGAC’s Gala des Arts Visuels. Based in Montréal, Lafrance’s work is represented in several public and private collections such as the Bibliothèque Nationale du Québec, the CPOA of the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, the Cirque du Soleil, and Lotto Québec. He is represented by Galerie Hugues Charbonneau. Learn more at davidlafrance.net.
Kate Puxley (Rapture, Untitled, Cambré, Untitled, Untitled) was born in Edmonton, Alberta and has since lived in Toronto, Ottawa, Rome, and Montreal. After completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Concordia University in 2005, she extended her practice beyond the palette and became a certified taxidermist. She specializes in large charcoal drawings, sculpture, and ethical taxidermy (found animals, predominantly roadkill). Puxley has apprenticed with taxidermists in Canada, the UK, Austria, and Italy. In 2011, she was invited to create a diorama at The Museum of Zoology in Rome, Italy, and in 2016 presented her on-going installation ‘Trans-Canada’ at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Ontario. She recently completed her MFA in Sculpture at Concordia University, Montreal.