Tony Hoagland

Tony Hoagland’s books include What Narcissism Means to Me and Donkey Gospel. He teaches at the University of Houston and in the Warren Wilson Program. An excerpt from his essay “Idiom, Our Funny Valentine: Its Cunning, Its Romance, Its Power”…

Ayşe Papatya Bucak

Ayşe Papatya Bucak teaches in the MFA program at Florida Atlantic University. Her work has been selected for the 2013 PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories and published in a variety of journals, including Witness, Iowa Review, Normal School, and Prairie Schooner.…

Ted Kooser

Ted Kooser served two terms as U.S. poet laureate and during his second term was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. He lives in rural Nebraska and teaches part-time at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. His poem “Sundial” appears in the…

Kimiko Hahn

Kimiko Hahn is the author of nine collections of poetry, most recently Toxic Flora: Poems, and her honors include the 2008 PEN/Voelcker Award. She teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation at Queens College–CUNY. Her poem…

Clarke Clayton

Clarke Clayton studied writing at Barnard College, where she received the Peter S. Prescott Prize and the Howard M. Teichmann Prize. Her stories appear in Storychord, Knee-Jerk, and Foundling Review. In 2013, she was the recipient of a residency grant…

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