T. C. Boyle is the author of twenty-two books of fiction, including, most recently, After the Plague (2001), Drop City (2003), The Inner Circle (2004), Tooth and Claw (2005), The Human Fly (2005), Talk Talk (2006), The Women (2009), Wild Child (2010), When the Killing’s Done (2011), and San Miguel (2012). He currently lives near Santa Barbara with his wife and three children.

Karen Brown is the author of Pins and Needles: Stories, which received the Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction, and Little Sinners and Other Stories, winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize. Her novel, The Lost Girl, will be published by Atria/Simon & Schuster.

Ian Burnette attends the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities and is the third-place recipient of Princeton University’s Leonard L. Milberg ’53 Secondary School Poetry Prize. His work has appeared in the Blue Pencil and Vademecum Magazine.

Jeremiah Childers is a former editorial assistant to Ninth Letter and the recipient of a work-study scholarship from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. He is currently a Zell Fellow at the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor.

Gaëlle Cogan received her MA in Literature at the École Normale Supérieure, Sorbonne University. She currently lives in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Jeffrey Condran is author of the story collection A Fingerprint Repeated and the forthcoming novel, Prague Summer. He teaches writing at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

Robert Coover has published fourteen novels, three short story collections, and a collection of plays since The Origin of the Brunists received the William Faulkner Foundation First Novel Award in 1966. He taught at Brown University for over thirty years, establishing their International Writers Project. His next novel, The Brunist Day of Wrath, a sequel to his debut, will be published this fall.

Roger Desy: restoring a community one-room schoolhouse / ever finishing a forty-year-project cabin / counting birds / finding time to make ends meet. Poems are in a few journals, including Blue Unicorn, Cider Press Review, The Kenyon Review, Mid-American Review, Pinch, and Poet Lore. He taught literature and creative writing, edited technical matter — but love is family, friends, and lyrics.

John Gallaher’s forthcoming book of poetry is the book-length poem In a Landscape (BOA, 2015). He is coeditor of Laurel Review and the Akron Series in Poetics.

Ted Genoways is the author of two collections of poems, most recently Anna, Washing (Georgia, 2008), and the critical book Walt Whitman and the Civil War (California, 2009). His nonfiction book about Hormel Foods and the Great American Recession is forthcoming from HarperCollins.

Jackie Gorman’s collection of stories, The Viewing Room, based on her hospital chaplaincy experiences, will be published this fall by University of Georgia Press as the winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. Her memoir, The Seeing Glass, was published in 1997 by Riverhead Books. She has an MFA in Fiction from Spalding University and lives in Los Angeles.

Mark Gustafson’s essays have been in Antioch Review, Rain Taxi, Great River Review, Classical Antiquity, Harvard Theological Review, and elsewhere. Author of The Odin House Harvest and The New Imagination (forthcoming), he is now writing Robert Bly’s biography.

Gail Hanlon’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Cincinnati Review, Ploughshares, Stand, Iowa Review, Best American Poetry, Sift (Finishing Line, 2010), and other journals and anthologies. She also received first prize in the National Writers Union’s tenth annual poetry contest.

Janice N. Harrington’s Even the Hollow My Body Made Is Gone won the A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Her latest book is The Hands of Strangers: Poems from the Nursing Home (BOA, 2011).

Brenda Hillman has published chapbooks with Penumbra Press, a+bend press, and EmPress; she is the author of eight full-length collections from Wesleyan University Press, the most recent of which are Pieces of Air in the Epic (2005) and Practical Water (2009). With Patricia Dienstfrey, she edited The Grand Permission: New Writings on Poetics and Motherhood (Wesleyan, 2003). Hillman teaches at St. Mary’s College of California where she is the Olivia C. Filippi Professor of Poetry; she is an activist for social and environmental justice and lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

Anne Hucks attends the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. She has been elected a 2013 Young Arts Finalist and received three Scholastic awards. Hucks likes travel and classic rock music.

Melissa Kwasny is the author of four books of poetry, most recently The Nine Senses (Milkweed Editions, 2011). Her prose collection, Earth Recitals: Essays on Image and Vision, was recently published by Lynx House Press (2013). She lives in western Montana.

Alicia Lai is the founder of the Postscript Journal, as well as the recipient of Acclivity’s Laurel Awards and first-place winner of the Penn State International Writing Contest. Publications include National Poetry Quarterly, Acclivity, and Adroit Journal. She currently attends State College Area High School in Pennsylvania.

Alex Lemon is the author of Happy: A Memoir and three collections of poetry: Mosquito, Hallelujah Blackout, and Fancy Beasts. A fourth collection is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions. He lives in Fort Worth, Texas, and teaches at TCU.

Alex Miller is the author of ten novels. He is twice winner of Australia’s premier literary prize, the Miles Franklin Literary Award, and is an overall winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize. His work is published internationally and widely in translation. Miller’s most recent novel, Autumn Laing, was published by Allen and Unwin in October 2011.

A’Dora Phillips teaches writing in the College of Natural Sciences at UMass–Amherst, from which she received her MFA in Fiction Writing in 2011. She is currently working on a novel and translations of French women’s writing from Morocco.

Clare Rossini is at work on a book of poems about the human relationship with the natural world. She has published three books, the most recent of which is Lingo (University of Akron Press, 2006). She is artist-in-residence at Trinity College in Hartford.

Tomaž Šalamun lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He taught spring semester 2011 at Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas. His recent books translated into English are Woods and Chalices, Poker, There’s the Hand and There’s the Arid Chair, The Blue Tower, and On the Tracks of Wild Game.

Lee Sharkey is the author of Calendars of Fire (Tupelo Press, 2013) and three other full-length collections. Her poems have appeared in Crazyhorse, Field, Nimrod, Prairie Schooner, and Seattle Review. She is the coeditor of the Beloit Poetry Journal.

Austin Smith is currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Fiction at Stanford. He has had poems published in the New Yorker, Sewanee Review, Yale Review, Pleiades, Poetry East, and others. His first collection of poems, Almanac, was chosen by Paul Muldoon for the Princeton Contemporary Poets Series and will be published by Princeton University Press.

Michael Thomas Taren was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. His poems have been included in HTMLGIANT, Claudius App, and Fence and are forthcoming in Bestoned. He spent nine months in Slovenia on a Fulbright Scholarship (2010–11). His manuscripts, Puberty and Where Is Michael, were finalists for the Fence Modern Poets Series in 2009 and 2010, respectively.

A former NEA Fellow, Brian Teare is the recipient of poetry fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Headlands Center for the Arts, and the American Antiquarian Society. He is the author, most recently, of Sight Map (University of California Press, 2009), the Lambda Award–winning Pleasure (Ahsahta, 2010), and Companion Grasses (Omnidawn, 2013). An assistant professor at Temple University, he lives in Philadelphia, where he makes books by hand for his micropress, Albion Books.

Brian Tierney is an MFA candidate at Bennington College, where he is working on a manuscript of poems titled Waking in the Year of the Boar. His poetry has appeared in Caliban Online, Poetry Quarterly, Moonshot, and others.

Marina Tsvetaeva (1892–1941) is considered one of Russia’s greatest twentieth-century writers. A poet, essayist, and translator, she was exiled in 1922, living with her family in Paris, Berlin, and Prague before returning to Moscow in 1939.

Lindsay Turner’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Lana Turner Journal, FIELD, Web Conjunctions, Denver Quarterly, Drunken Boat, and elsewhere. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she is a PhD student at the University of Virginia.

Corey Van Landingham’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in AGNI, Best New Poets 2012, Crazyhorse, Southern Review, and elsewhere. She received her MFA from Purdue University, where she was a poetry editor for Sycamore Review.

Ruvanee Pietersz Vilhauer was born in Sri Lanka and now lives in the U.S. She won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize in 2004. Her stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Stand, Notre Dame Review, Quiddity, Summerset Review, Literary Mama, and elsewhere. She is chair of the Psychology Department at Felician College in New Jersey. Her Web site is

Meaghan Winter holds a BA from Kenyon College and an MFA from Columbia University. She lives in New York City and is at work on a novel based on “Shame Story.”

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