Andrew Bomback is a physician and writer in New York. His essays have recently appeared in Ohio Edit, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Essay Daily, Hobart, Harlequin, Full Grown People, BULL, and Human Parts. He is the author of You’re Too Wonderful to Die (a novel) and Chronic Kidney Disease and Hypertension Essentials (a textbook).
Bruce Bond is the author of fifteen books, including, most recently, For the Lost Cathedral (LSU Press, 2015), The Other Sky (Etruscan Press, 2015), and Immanent Distance: Poetry and the Metaphysics of the Near at Hand (University of Michigan Press, 2015). Three of his books are forthcoming: Black Anthem (Tampa Review Prize, University of Tampa Press), Gold Bee (Crab Orchard Open Competition Award, Southern Illinois University Press), and Sacrum (Four Way Books). Presently he is Regents Professor at the University of North Texas.
Rafael Campo teaches and practices general internal medicine at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. His awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, Lambda Literary Awards (for poetry and nonfiction), and the Hippocrates Open International Poetry Prize. His sixth book of poetry, Alternative Medicine (Duke University Press, 2013), was the subject of stories on the PBS NewsHour and the CBC “Sunday Edition” radio show. Other new work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in American Poetry Review, CURA, Hudson Review, and elsewhere.
Kelly Cherry is the author of twenty-four books, ten chapbooks, and two translations of classical drama, most recently, Twelve Women in a Country Called America: Stories.
Jesse De Angelis lives in Boston. His poems have also appeared in Bird’s Thumb, Glacial Erratic, and Storm Cellar.
Leah Falk’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in FIELD, Blackbird, and elsewhere. Also a librettist, she most recently collaborated on “Book of Questions” with composer Joshua Morris. She is the program coordinator for the Writers House at Rutgers University–Camden.
John James is the author of Chthonic, winner of the 2014 CutBank Chapbook Award. His work appears or is forthcoming in Boston Review, Colorado Review, Gulf Coast, Massachusetts Review, Best New Poets 2013, and elsewhere. He lives in Washington, DC, where he serves as graduate associate to the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice at Georgetown University.
Hilda Johnston is a community college English teacher who enjoys reading popular science. She has been published in Redwood Coast Review, New California Writing, and ZYZZYVA.
Andrew Ladd’s debut novel, What Ends (New Issues, 2014), won the 2012 AWP Prize for the Novel, was longlisted for the Center for Fiction’s 2014 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Award, and was a finalist for the 2015 New York Public Library Young Lions Award. Andrew is currently at work on a second novel, as well as a collection of short fiction based on his former work as an immigration paralegal, stories from which have already appeared in Cimarron Review, Isthmus, and Yemassee. He currently lives in London with his wife.
Alice Major has published ten poetry collections, most recently Standard candles (University of Alberta Press, 2015). She is also the author of Intersecting Sets: A Poet Looks at Science (University of Alberta Press, 2011). She served as the first poet laureate for her home city of Edmonton, Alberta. Her many awards include a National Magazine Award Gold Medal for the essay “The Ultraviolet Catastrophe.”
Diane K. Martin’s work has appeared in Field, ZYZZYVA, New England Review, Harvard Review, Narrative, and many other journals and anthologies, including Best New Poets. She has received a Pushcart special mention and won the 2009 poetry prize from Smartish Pace. Her collection Conjugated Visits was published in 2010 by Dream Horse Press.
Jill Sisson Quinn’s essays have appeared in Orion, Ecotone, OnEarth, Natural History, and many other journals. She has received the Annie Dillard Award in Creative Nonfiction, a John Burroughs Essay Award, and a Rona Jaffe Writers’ Award. Her essay chapbook, Deranged, was published by Apprentice House of Loyola University Maryland in 2010.
Clare Rossini’s most recent book, Lingo, was published by the University of Akron Press. She is currently completing a collection that includes poems about science, technology, and climate change. She is artist-in-residence at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, where she directs a program placing Trinity students in a public school arts classroom.
Helen Betya Rubinstein’s essays have appeared in Seneca Review, Paris Review Daily, Witness, and the New York Times, and her fiction in the Collagist, Ninth Letter, and Salt Hill. She is the Provost’s Postgraduate Visiting Writer in nonfiction at the University of Iowa and the Dana Emerging Writer Fellow at Cornell College. “On Not Eating the Marshmallow” is from her current project investigating womanhood, hysteria, and self-control.
Hannah Baker Saltmarsh is an assistant professor of English at Dillard University and lives with her family in New Orleans. She has published in Yale Review, American Poetry Review, Times Literary Supplement, New Republic, and others. She is at work on a book of literary criticism dealing with confessional and post-confessional male poets contemplating their own mothers and a manuscript of poems titled Clockless, Lovelorn Mariners, of which “Discoveries” is a central piece.
Bruce Snider is the author of two collections of poetry, Paradise, Indiana and The Year We Studied Women. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Best American Poetry, American Poetry Review, Poetry, Threepenny Review, and VQR. He is currently an assistant professor at the University of San Francisco.
Mairead Small Staid is from Massachusetts. She received her MFA at the University of Michigan, where she was a Helen Zell Postgraduate Fellow and Hopwood Award winner in nonfiction and poetry. Recent work can be found in AGNI, the Believer, Georgia Review, Narrative, Ninth Letter, and Ploughshares.
Sara Talpos is a science writer and poet living in Ann Arbor. She received her MFA from the University of Michigan, where she taught writing classes for ten years. Her poems have been published in RHINO, Crab Orchard Review, and Verse Daily, among others. She is currently working on two articles related to public health.
Anne Valente is the author of the novel Our Heart Will Burn Us Down (William Morrow / HarperCollins, 2016) and the short story collection By Light We Knew Our Names (Dzanc Books, 2014). Her fiction has appeared in One Story, Southern Review, Ninth Letter, and the Chicago Tribune, and her essays have appeared in the Believer and the Washington Post. Originally from Saint Louis, she teaches creative writing at Santa Fe University of Art and Design.
Justin Wymer, a native of West Virginia, holds degrees from Harvard University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He has received fellowships from the Harvard Office for the Arts, the Radcliffe Institute, and the University of Iowa, as well as a Rockefeller International Experience grant. His poems and translations have appeared in Atlantean Poets, Beecher’s, Boston Review, Conjunctions, Harvard Divinity Bulletin, Lana Turner, Nat. Brut, Souvenir, THRUSH, and elsewhere.