Andrew Brenza is the author of three chapbooks, 21 Skies (Shirt Pocket Press, 2015), And Then (forthcoming from Grey Book Press), and 8 Skies (forthcoming from Beard of Bees Press). His first full-length collection, Gossamer Lid, was recently published by Trembling Pillow Press. Most days, he works as the director of a small public library in southern New Jersey.
Luisa Caycedo-Kimura was the 2014 John K. Walsh Residency Fellow at the Anderson Center at Tower View, the 2014 Adrienne Reiner Hochstadt Fellow at Ragdale, and in 2013 she travelled to Spain as a Robert Pinsky Global Fellow in Poetry. Luisa holds an MFA from Boston University. Born in Colombia and raised in New York City, Luisa left the legal profession to pursue her passion for writing. She has received numerous awards for her poetry and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in Mid-American Review, Nashville Review, Sunken Garden Poetry 1992-2011, Jelly Bucket, PALABRA, FRIGG Magazine, Pilgrimage, and elsewhere.
Robert C.L. Crawford’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Nat. Brut, Flag+Void, Foundry Journal, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Reality Beach, ’Pider, Ladowich, Powder Keg, and more. A founding editor of the poetry journal Prelude (2016 Pushcart Prize), his writing was among Flavorwire’s Best Literary Criticism of 2014.
Gillian Devereux received her MFA in Poetry from Old Dominion University and directs the Writing Center at Wheelock College in Boston, where she also teaches creative writing. She is the author of Focus on Grammar (dancing girl press, 2012) and They Used to Dance on Saturday Nights (Aforementioned Productions, 2011), and her poems have appeared in numerous publications, including Delirious Hem, The Midwest Quarterly, The Rain, Party, and Disaster Society, Sundog Lit, Boog City, and Printer’s Devil Review. Follow her on Twitter (@fromthistles) or Tumblr (http://neomodernmix.tumblr.
Derek Henderson is the author of Songs (Center for Literary Publishing, 2014), Thus & (if p then q, 2011) and co-author, with Derek Pollard, of Inconsequentia (BlazeVOX, 2010). He teaches English at the Walden School for the Liberal Arts in Provo, Utah.
Jessie Janeshek‘s second full-length book of poems, The Shaky Phase, is forthcoming from Stalking Horse Press. Her chapbooks are Spanish Donkey/Pear of Anguish (Grey Book Press, 2016), Rah-Rah Nostalgia, (dancing girl press, 2016), and Hardscape (Reality Beach, forthcoming, 2017). Invisible Mink (Iris Press, 2010) is her first full-length collection. An Assistant Professor of English and the Director of Writing at Bethany College, she holds a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and an M.F.A. from Emerson College. She co-edited the literary anthology Outscape: Writings on Fences and Frontiers (KWG Press, 2008). You can read more of her poetry at jessiejaneshek.net.
Laura Kochman is originally from New Jersey, but currently lives, writes, and feeds her cat in Philadelphia. She is the author of Future Skirt (dancing girl press, 2013) and The Bone and the Body (BatCat Press, 2015), and received her MFA from the University of Alabama, where she was the poetry editor for Black Warrior Review. Her work is found or forthcoming in inter|rupture, Gigantic Sequins, Quarterly West, The Atlas Review, TYPO, Tarpaulin Sky Magazine, and others.
Laurie Kolp, author of Upon the Blue Couch (Winter Goose Publishing) and Hello, It’s Your Mother (Finishing Line Press), has poems appearing in Gargoyle, Yellow Chair Review, Crack the Spine, Scissors & Spackle, Pirene’s Fountain, and more. She lives in Southeast Texas with her husband, three children, and two dogs.
Ariel Kusby is a poet based in Portland, Oregon. She graduated from UCLA in 2015, where she studied Creative Writing and Fine Art. Her writing has previously appeared or is forthcoming in Bone Bouquet, Luna Luna Magazine, The Culture Trip, Chaparral, Pith, Umbrella Factory, Spires, FEM, Eunioa Review, East Jasmine Review, Westwind, Devilfish Review, and elsewhere. She is the founder of the experimental literary-arts zine Nothing New, which was released every full moon from 2014-2015. To find out more, visit http://www.arielkusby.com.
Derek Pollard is co-author with Derek Henderson of the book Inconsequentia (BlazeVOX). His poems, creative non-fiction, translations, and reviews have appeared in American Book Review, Colorado Review, Diagram III, H_ngm_n, Pleiades, and Six-Word Memoirs on Love & Heartbreak, among numerous other anthologies and journals. He is Assistant Editor at Interim: A Journal of Poetry & Poetics. More information can be found at http://dpollard.squarespace.com.
F. Daniel Rzicznek is the author of two poetry collections, Divination Machine (Free Verse Editions/Parlor Press, 2009) and Neck of the World (Utah State University Press, 2007), as well as four chapbooks, most recently Live Feeds (Epiphany Editions, 2015). His recent poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Volt, Kenyon Review, Massachusetts Review, The Pinch, Natural Bridge, and elsewhere. Also coeditor of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry: Contemporary Poets in Discussion and Practice (Rose Metal Press, 2010), Rzicznek teaches writing at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.
Candice Wuehle is the author of the chapbooks curse words: a guide in 19 steps for aspiring transmographs (Dancing Girl Press, 2014) and EARTH*AIR*FIRE*WATER*ÆTHER (Grey Books Press, 2015). Her work can be found in Tarpaulin Sky, The Volta, The Colorado Review, The New Orleans Review, among others. She is originally from Iowa City, Iowa and is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Candice currently resides in Lawrence, Kansas where she is a Chancellor’s Fellow at The University of Kansas.