Zsófia Bán was born in Rio de Janeiro and grew up in Brazil and Hungary. She is a writer, literary historian, art and literature critic. Her short stories have been widely anthologized, including “When There Were Only Animals” that appeared in Best European Fiction 2012 (Dalkey). Her book (Esti iskola, 2007) was recently published in German (Abendschule. Fibel für Erwachsene, Suhrkamp Verlag, Berlin, translated by Terezia Mora, afterword by Péter Nádas). She lives and works in Budapest, where she is associate professor at Eötvös Loránd University, Department of American Studies.

Dan Beachy-Quick is author of the book of poems, Circle’s Apprentice, which won the 2012 Colorado Book Award in Poetry. He is also the author of Wonderful Investigations: Essays, Meditations, Tales, a collaborative collection of poetry and prose on Marcel Proust. Written with the essayist and performance artist Matthew Goulish, Work from Memory has just been published by Ahsahta Press. He teaches in the MFA program at Colorado State University.

Joelle Biele is the author of White Summer (Southern Illinois University Press, 2002) and the editor of Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker: The Complete Correspondence (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011). She was the 2008-09 Fulbright Professor in American Literature at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland.

Traci Brimhall is the author of Our Lady of the Ruins (forthcoming from W. W. Norton), selected by Carolyn Forché for the 2011 Barnard Women Poets Prize, and Rookery (Southern Illinois University Press), winner of the 2009 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award. Her poems have appeared in Slate, Virginia Quarterly Review, New England Review, Missouri Review, and elsewhere. She was the 2008-09 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing and currently teaches at Western Michigan University, where she is a doctoral associate and King/Chávez/Parks Fellow.

Cynthia Cruz is the author of Ruin, published in 2006 by Alice James Books, and The Glimmering Room, published by Four Way Books in fall of 2012. Her work has been published in the New Yorker, the Paris Review, American Poetry Review, Field, and others. She has received fellowships from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and she was the 2010-11 Hodder Fellow in Poetry at Princeton University.

Andrea Dulanto is a Latina lesbian writer from Miami. Publications include BlazeVox, Popmatters, Sinister Wisdom, Gertrude Journal, and Court Green. Other writing can be found at

Carolina Ebeid, a CantoMundo Fellow, grew up in New Jersey. She holds a degree from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas. Her work has appeared in Poetry, 32 Poems, Gulf Coast, H_NGM_N, Copper Nickel, and many other journals. She is currently living in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, where she is the 2012-13 Stadler Fellow at Bucknell University.

Adam Giannelli’s poetry has appeared in New England Review, Field, Colorado Review, Quarterly West, and other journals. Diadem, his translation of prose poems by Marosa di Giorgio was published by BOA Editions in the fall of 2012. He is currently a doctoral student at the University of Utah.

Cassie Gonzales is the winner of the 2012 Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest and Granta’s One Sentence Story Competition (2012). Cassie has published one play, REX (Heuer, 2005) and is working on her first novel. Originally from Tucson, Arizona, Cassie currently lives in London with her husband.

Eamon Grennan’s latest volume of poems is Out of Sight: New & Selected Poems (Graywolf Press). Having taught for many years at Vassar College, he currently teaches in the graduate writing program of Columbia University. He divides his time between Poughkeepsie and the west of Ireland.

Robert Hollander, professor emeritus at Princeton University, has published many books and articles about Dante and Boccaccio, as well as recent articles about Chaucer, Milton, and Shakespeare. He was awarded the Gold Medal of Florence (1988), was made an honorary citizen of Certaldo (1997), and was elected honorary president of the Società Dantesca Italiana (2012).

Andrew Hudgins teaches at Ohio State University. His most recent book is American Rendering: New and Selected Poems. In June, Simon and Schuster will publish The Joker: A Memoir and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will publish A Clown at Midnight.

Amy McCann lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she teaches creative writing at Northwestern College. She has an MFA in Poetry from Eastern Washington University. Her work has appeared in New Letters, Third Coast, Hotel Amerika, Laurel Review, Puerto del Sol, and others.

Rebecca McClanahan’s tenth book, The Tribal Knot: A Memoir of Family, Community, and a Century of Change, a multigenerational memoir, is forthcoming from Indiana University Press in 2013. She has also published five books of poetry and a suite of essays, The Riddle Song and Other Rememberings, winner of the Glasgow Prize in Nonfiction. Her three books of writing instruction include Word Painting: A Guide to Writing More Descriptively, which is used as a text in numerous writing programs.

Lo Kwa Mei-en’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Guernica, New Orleans Review, West Branch, and other journals. She won the Crazyhorse 2012 Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize and the Gulf Coast Poetry Prize. She lives in Austin, Texas, where she is a line cook.

Jacob Newberry is pursuing a PhD in Creative Writing at Florida State University, where he is the recipient of the University Fellowship. He has also been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in Creative Writing and spent last year in Jerusalem as a result. He is the winner of the 2012 Ploughshares Emerging Writers’ Contest in Nonfiction, as well as the recipient of a nonfiction scholarship to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. His nonfiction, fiction, and poetry have been published or are forthcoming in Granta, Ploughshares, Iowa Review, TriQuarterly, Southwest Review, and Best New Poets 2011, among others. He is the former poetry editor of Southeast Review. Originally from south Mississippi, he received his MA in French Language and Literature in 2009.

Emilia Phillips received her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2012. Her poetry has appeared in or is forthcoming from AGNI, Ecotone, Green Mountains Review, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, Sycamore Review, Third Coast, and elsewhere.

Jamie Quatro’s debut story collection, I Want To Show You More, is forthcoming in March 2013 from Grove/Atlantic. Her work is anthologized in the PEN/O’Henry Prize Stories 2013 (forthcoming) and in Forty Stories: New Writing from Harper Perennial. Work has appeared or is forthcoming in Tin House, Ploughshares, Southern Review, American Short Fiction, McSweeney’s, Oxford American, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of fellowships from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and lives with her husband and children in Lookout Mountain, Georgia.

Atsuro Riley is the author of Romey’s Order (University of Chicago Press, 2010), winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, the Believer Poetry Award, and the Witter Bynner Award from the Library of Congress. He received a Lannan Literary Fellowship last fall.

Rebecca Givens Rolland is the author of The Wreck of Birds (Bauhan Publishing, 2012), which won the May Sarton New Hampshire First Book Prize, and the winner of the 2011 Dana Award in Short Fiction. Currently she is a doctoral student in education at Harvard.

Madiha Sattar is a Pakistani journalist based in Karachi where she currently writes editorials at Dawn, the country’s most widely read English daily. Her journalism has also appeared in several Indian and international publications and her fiction in the Pakistani journal The Life’s Too Short Review. She studied history and literature at Harvard University and worked in New York before returning to Karachi.

Grace Schulman’s latest poetry collection is The Broken String (Houghton Mifflin, 2007), and her recent book of essays is First Loves and Other Adventures (University of Michigan Press, 2011). She is Distinguished Professor at Baruch College–CUNY.

Asali Solomon is the author of Get Down: Stories. Her work has been featured in the anthologies Philadelphia Noir and Heavy Rotation: Twenty Writers on the Albums That Changed Their Lives. She received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award and was selected as one of the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35.” She is currently at work on a novel.

Jim Tucker began his professional life as a classicist but has since morphed into a translator of Hungarian, German, French, and Italian into English. He lives in Budapest.

Patricia Vigderman is the author of The Memory Palace of Isabella Stewart Gardner (Sarabande Books, 2007). A collection of her essays, Possibility: Twenty-Two Lyric Essays Against Despair, is forthcoming from Sarabande in April. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Gambier, Ohio, where she teaches in the English Department at Kenyon College.

Eli Waldron (1916-1980) first gained recognition in the 1940s and ’50s for short stories, which appeared in The Kenyon Review and other literary journals. He moved to New York City from his native Wisconsin in 1947 and continued to write stories and nonfiction pieces published in Collier’s, Saturday Evening Post, Holiday, Rolling Stone, and the New Yorker. “Do Birds Like Television?” of 1969 is among some unpublished work that reflects his engagement with Greenwich Village. During the last fifteen years of his life, he created drawings, a few shown here for the first time.

Alexander Yates’s first novel, Moondogs, was published by Doubleday in 2011. Other work has appeared or is forthcoming in Salon, American Fiction, and This Land. He lives in Kigali, Rwanda.

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