Erin Adair-Hodges is the winner of the 2014 Loraine Williams Prize from Georgia Review and the recipient of the 2015 Sara Patton Poetry Stipend from the Writer’s Hotel. Her poetry and prose can be seen in journals such as Boulevard, Green Mountains Review, Pinch, Radar, Superstition Review, and more. She teaches writing in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

David Baker’s latest books are Scavenger Loop (poems, Norton, 2015) and Show Me Your Environment (essays, Michigan, 2014). He is poetry editor of this magazine.

Joshua Bennett is a doctoral candidate in the English Department at Princeton University and has received fellowships from the Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust, the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, and the Ford Foundation. His work has been published in Beloit Poetry Journal, Blackbird, Callaloo, New England Review, and elsewhere. Joshua is also the founding editor of Kinfolks, a journal of black expression.

Andrés Cerpa was raised in Staten Island, New York. He holds a BA in English literature from the University of Delaware and an MFA from Rutgers University–Newark. He is a recipient of a fellowship from the MacDowell Colony, and his poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Cider Press Review, Foundling Review, and Hayden’s Ferry Review.

Dorothy Gallagher was born, raised, and educated in New York City. She has worked as a magazine editor and as a freelance writer for various magazines and journals. Her books include several biographies, most recently of Lillian Hellman, and she has written two volumes of memoir: How I Came Into My Inheritance and Strangers in the House. She continues to live in New York.

Charity Ann Gingerich is from Uniontown, Ohio, though she taught in West Virginia for five years, where she also obtained her MFA. Her work has appeared in journals such as Moon City Review, Laurel Review, Ruminate, and Quiddity, and is forthcoming in Windhover, Puritan: Frontiers in New English, and Tahoma Literary Review. In spring 2015, Arts & Letters nominated her poem “Mountains, Sunset, Redbird, River” for Best New Poets. She has been invited to read her work at the University of Mary Hardin–Baylor’s Writers Festival in February 2016. She currently teaches creative writing at the University of Mount Union.

Eve Gleichman is a graduate of Brooklyn College’s MFA program. She is the associate fiction editor at Guernica magazine and is currently working on her first book of stories. She lives in Brooklyn.

Mikko Harvey lives in Columbus, Ohio. His work can be found in Colorado Review, New Ohio Review, Pleiades, Sixth Finch, Best New Poets, and other publications.

Kimberly Johnson’s most recent publications include the poetry collection Uncommon Prayer (Persea, 2014) and Before the Door of God: An Anthology of Devotional Poetry, coedited with Jay Hopler. Recipient of fellowships and awards from the Guggenheim Foundation and the NEA, among others, she lives in Utah.

Marina Della Putta Johnston is the assistant director of the Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, where her scholarly work focuses on medieval and renaissance texts.

Shara Lessley, a former Stegner Fellow at Stanford, is the author of Two-Headed Nightingale (New Issues, 2012). Her awards include the Mary Wood Fellowship from Washington College, the Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellowship from the University of Wisconsin, and Colgate University’s Olive B. O’Connor Fellowship, among others. A recent resident of the Middle East, Shara was awarded a 2015 Poetry Fellowship from the NEA and is currently editing an anthology of essays on poetry and place with the poet Bruce Snider.

Rosalie Moffett is a former Wallace Stegner Fellow and has received support from the Tin House and Bread Loaf Writer’s Conferences. She is the winner of a “Discovery”/Boston Review Prize and a Ploughshares Emerging Writer Prize. Her work has appeared in journals such as Agni, Believer, FIELD, and Tin House. She lives in Athens, Georgia.

D. Nurkse’s tenth poetry collection, A Night in Brooklyn, was reissued in paperback by Knopf in 2016. He is the recipient of a literature award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Giovanni Pascoli is a founder of modern Italian verse. He lived an initially idyllic and then tragic childhood in the rural region of Romagna and went on to become professor of Italian literature at the University of Bologna. He died in 1912.

Kevin Prufer’s newest books are Churches (Four Way Books, 2014) and In a Beautiful Country (Four Way Books, 2011). His next book, How He Loved Them, is forthcoming.

Dan Reiter lives on a dissolving barrier island in Florida. His experiments with short-form fiction have been published in print or online at Tin House, Shenandoah, Florida Review, and elsewhere. He is working on longer things. Or surfing.

Mary Ann Samyn’s most recent collection of poetry is My Life in Heaven, winner of the 2012 FIELD Prize. She is professor of English and director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at West Virginia University.

Taije Silverman’s book of poetry, Houses Are Fields, was published by LSU Press in 2009. She was a 2011 Fulbright Fellow in Italy and teaches at the University of Pennsylvania. Her translations of Pascoli have most recently been in New England Review, Agni, Nation, and Crazyhorse.

Adam Soto lives and works in Austin, Texas. He earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and was the recipient of a Michener-Copernicus Fellowship. His work appears in Glimmer Train, fields, and Versal. He keeps a multimedia serial at and is currently working on a novel.

David St. John’s The Last Troubadour: New and Selected Poems is forthcoming from Ecco in April. He is University Professor and Chair of English at the University of Southern California.

Mary Terrier is from Austin, Texas. She is an MFA candidate at Johns Hopkins University.

Marcus Wicker is the author of Maybe the Saddest Thing (Harper Perennial), selected by D. A. Powell for the National Poetry Series. Wicker’s awards include a Ruth Lilly Fellowship, Pushcart Prize, as well as fellowships from Cave Canem, and the Fine Arts Work Center. His work has appeared in Poetry, American Poetry Review, Oxford American, and many other magazines.

David Winner’s most recent novel, Tyler’s Last, a darkly comic homage to Patricia Highsmith, came out in October of 2015. His first novel, The Cannibal of Guadalajara, won the 2015 Gival Novel Prize and was nominated for the National Book Award. His short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in the Village Voice, Iowa Review, Fiction, Chicago Quarterly Review, and several other publications in the US and UK. He is fiction editor of the American, an international web magazine based in Rome.

Katherine Zlabek is a native of Wisconsin. Her work has appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, Literary Review, and Bayou, among others. In 2012, she won an AWP Intro Journals Award. Her novel-in-stories Love Me, and the World is Mine has been a finalist in a number of competitions, including the Flannery O’Connor Short Fiction Award. Ricochet Editions published her chapbook, Let the Rivers Clap Their Hands, in 2015. She earned her MFA from Western Michigan University and her PhD from the University of Cincinnati, where she was a Taft Dissertation Fellow. Find her at

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