Joseph Campana is a poet, arts critic, and scholar of Renaissance literature. He is the author of The Pain of Reformation (Fordham UP, 2012) and two collections of poetry, The Book of Faces (Graywolf, 2005) and Natural Selections (2012), which received the Iowa Poetry Prize. He teaches Renaissance literature and creative writing at Rice University.
Lynn Domina is the author of two collections of poetry, Corporal Works and Framed in Silence, and the editor of a collection of essays, Poets on the Psalms. She currently serves as Head of the English Department at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, MI.
Heid E. Erdrich is the author of four books of poems, most recently Cell Traffic: New and Selected Poems. She is Ojibwe enrolled at Turtle Mountain.
Allison Adelle Hedge Coke is the author of Streaming, Burn, Blood Run, Off-Season City Pipe, Dog Road Woman, and Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer, as well as the editor of Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas and Effigies I/II. The 2016 Library of Congress Witter Bynner Fellow, she teaches for the University of California, Riverside.
Honorée Fanonne Jeffers is the author of four books of poetry, most recently The Glory Gets (2015). She has won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Witter Bynner Foundation through the Library of Congress. A native southerner, she now lives on the prairie where she teaches at University of Oklahoma.
Olivia Lott is a doctoral student in Hispanic Language and Literature at Washington University in St. Louis, specializing in contemporary Spanish American poetry and literary translation.
Janet McAdams’s most recent poetry collection is the chapbook, Seven Boxes for the Country After. She serves as general editor of KROnline’s Micro-Reviews.
Rajiv Mohabir’s debut poetry collection The Taxidermist’s Cut (Four Way Books, 2016) won the Intro Prize for Poetry and his second collection, The Cowherd’s Son (forthcoming in 2017 from Tupelo Press) was awarded the 2015 Kundiman Prize. You can read more about him at www.rajivmohabir.com.
Shauna Osborn is an award-winning mestiza artist, researcher, community organizer, and wordsmith living in New Mexico. She was the 2015 Artist in Residence Fellow for A Room of Her Own Foundation’s Waves Writing Retreat, a New York Public Library National Poetry Award winner, and received the Native Writer Award from Taos Summer Writers’ Conference in 2013. Her debut poetry collection Arachnid Verve is forthcoming from Mongrel Empire Press. You can find her work online at shaunamosborn.wordpress.com
Dean Rader’s debut collection, Works & Days, won the 2010 T. S. Eliot Poetry Prize. Landscape Portrait Figure Form (Omnidawn 2013) was named by the Barnes & Noble Review as one of the Best Poetry Books of the year. He is a professor of English at the University of San Francisco and is the editor of 2014 anthology 99 Poems for the 99 Percent. His forthcoming book, Self-Portrait as Wikipedia Entry, will appear in 2016 from Copper Canyon.
Natalie Shapero is the Professor of the Practice of Poetry at Tufts and an editor at large of the Kenyon Review. Her second poetry collection, Hard Child, will be published in 2017.
Lesley Wheeler‘s fourth collection, Radioland, was published in 2015 by Barrow Street Press. Her poems and essays appear in Crazyhorse, Ecotone, Poetry, and other journals. She is the Henry S. Fox Professor of English at Washington and Lee University in Virginia and blogs about poetry at http://lesleywheeler.org/.
Karenne Wood, a member of the Monacan Indian Nation, directs Virginia Indian Programs at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. She has published two poetry collections, Markings on Earth and Weaving the Boundary. Her long poem, “The Naming,” appeared previously in the Kenyon Review.