JENNIFER ARCUNI’s work has appeared recently in Beecher’s and Bone Bouquet. She is a poetry editor with the journal Versal, and lives in Northern California.
ERICH BRUMBACK lives and writes near Washington D.C. where the sound of traffic becomes comforting after a while. He is an editor of Trash Talk Press.
DENNIS CASWELL is the author of the poetry collection Phlogiston (Floating Bridge Press, 2012). His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Rattle, Raven Chronicles, Floating Bridge Review, Crab Creek Review, and assorted other journals and anthologies, and he received a residency in the Jack Straw Writers Program in 2013. He lives outside Woodinville, Washington and works as a software engineer in the aviation industry.
JESSICA COGAR is an almost-done undergrad at Ohio Northern University, where she currently serves as poetry editor of Polaris Literary Magazine. She likes list-making, vining houseplants, and breakfast food. Her poetry is featured in Cactus Heart, Skin to Skin, The Boiler, and elsewhere.
IVAN FAUTE lives in southeast Virginia where he teaches at Christopher Newport University. As a graduate of the Program for Writers at the University of Illinois at Chicago, he writes prose and drama, occasionally combining the two. Most recent prose appears in Harpur Palate, Bellingham Review and Flash and most recent plays performed in New York and Virginia.
MICHAEL FLATT is a Ph.D. student in the SUNY Buffalo poetics program. He is the author of Absent Receiver (SpringGun Press, 2013) and, with Derrick Mund, Chlorosis (Bon Aire Projects, forthcoming).
Originally from Iowa City, JOSH FOMON lives in Seattle and edits the art journal Depaser. His poems appear in Caketrain, jubilat, alice blue review, pallaksch. pallaksch., DREGINALD, Deluge, Yalobusha Review, and others. His book THOUGH WE BLED METICULOUSLY is forthcoming from Black Ocean in spring 2016.
SONYA GROVES is an English teacher in San Antonio. She has poetry publications in over 20 journals, the latest including La Noria, The Voices Project, Aries, and FLARE: The Flagler Review. Currently she is pursuing her Master’s degree in English at Our Lady of the Lake University.
WAILANA KALAMA currently attends the MFA Nonfiction program at Portland State University. She is at work on her first book about liminality in landscapes and travel.
GENEVIEVE KAPLAN is the author of settings for these scenes (Convulsive Editions, 2013), a chapbook of continual erasures, and In the ice house (Red Hen Press, 2011), winner of the A Room of Her Own foundation’s poetry publication prize. Her poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in numerous print and online journals, including recent work in Fact-Simile, Post45 Contemporaries, and Tinderbox Poetry. She lives in southern California where she edits the Toad Press International chapbook series, publishing contemporary translations of poetry and prose.
PHILIP KOBYLARZ is a teacher and writer of fiction, poetry, book reviews, and essays. He has worked as a journalist and film critic for newspapers in Memphis, TN. His work appears in such publications as Paris Review, Poetry, and The Best American Poetry series. The author of a book of poems concerning life in the south of France, he has recently published a short story collection titled Now Leaving Nowheresville.
DYLAN W. KRIEGER is currently teaching poetry at Louisiana State University, where she has also written her first book (Giving Godhead) and co-directed the annual Delta Mouth Literary Festival for two years in a row. Her cats and warm jackets, however, still reside in the Catholic stronghold of South Bend, Indiana, where she was born, baptized thrice, and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame. Her writing can be found online in Smoking Glue Gun, Foothill, Deluge, So and So, Crab Fat, and Re:Visions.
JILL MAGI is an artist, critic, and educator who works in text, image, and textile. She is currently at work on Labor Poetic Labor!, an e-chapbook for Essay Press, featuring conversations with poets, an historian, and a librarian. Beginning in February 2015, Jill will comment regularly for Jacket2 on “a textile poetics.” Her books include LABOR (Nightboat, 2014), SLOT (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2011), Cadastral Map (Shearsman, 2011), Torchwood (Shearsman, 2008), and Threads (Futurepoem, 2007). Pageviews/Innervisions, a monograph on textimage hybridity was recently published by Moving Furniture Press/Rattapallax. She teaches poetry and writing through textiles at New York University Abu Dhabi.
KEVIN MCLELLAN is the author of Tributary (Barrow Street, 2015), and the chapbooks Shoes on a wire (Split Oak, 2015) runner-up for the 2012 Stephen Dunn Prize in Poetry and Round Trip (Seven Kitchens, 2010), a collaborative series of poems with numerous women poets. He has poems in journals including: American Letters & Commentary, Barrow Street, Colorado Review, Kenyon Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Western Humanities Review, Witness, and numerous others. Kevin lives in Cambridge MA.
DEREK POLLARD is co-author with Derek Henderson of the book Inconsequentia (BlazeVOX). His poems, creative non-fiction, and reviews have appeared in American Book Review, Colorado Review, Diagram III, Drunken Boat, H_ngm_n, Pleiades, and Six-Word Memoirs on Love & Heartbreak, among numerous other anthologies and journals. He is Assistant Editor at Barrow Street Press, Managing Editor at Interim, and is currently a Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute Fellow at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. More information can be found at http://www.twodereks.com.
COLIN POST currently lives in Durham, NC, where he is training to become an archivist. He received his MFA in poetry from the University of Montana. Previously, he has lived in Pittsburgh, PA and Grand Rapids, MI. Other work has appeared in Deluge and textsound.
ALEJANDRA SALINAS & AERON BERGMAN are an artist duo. They have lived in Toronto, New York, Detroit, London, Barcelona, Gothenburg, Oslo, Berlin and currently live in Seattle. Their work is interdisciplinary and logo-less. They like cats and the internet. They have shown their work internationally such as: 4th Athens Biennale; 1st Bergen Assembly; Turku Biennial; Steirischer Herbst, Graz; Eastside Projects, Birmingham; Serralves Museum, Porto; ICC Tokyo; Taipei Fine Art Museum; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Lincoln Center, New York; IASPIS, Stockholm; e-flux Berlin; MUDAM Luxembourg: Centre George Pompidou and Palais de Tokyo in Paris; IMO, Overgaden Institute for Contemporary Art and Nikolaj Kunsthal in Copenhagen; Henie Onstad Art Center, Kunstnernes Hus and 0047 in Oslo, among others. In experimental sound they won an award of distinction in digital music at the Prix Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria. They have been commissioned to produce sound works by institutions such as WDR West German radio and Swedish National Radio.In 2011 they founded INCA, an artist-run space and artist in residency in Detroit, and in 2013 they founded INCA Seattle. They are both currently faculty at the University of Washington, Bothell.
LORA STRAUB, born in New Hampshire, living in Cambridge, MA, has been focusing on completing her first book of prose poetry, Language’s Body, of which these poems are a selection. Her work can be found in Brown Alumni Magazine, BlazeVox, Wild Quarterly, and Wave Composition. Another selection from Language’s Body is forthcoming in Pretty Owl Poetry. She is an editor for Clarion Magazine. In her spare time, she does not altogether not enjoy bartending, and she altogether loves craft beer and her beautiful niece, Sloane.
JEREMY SCHMIDT is a writer and PhD candidate living in Los Angeles. His work has appeared in the Boston Review, Lana Turner, The Believer and the Los Angeles Review of Books.
MATT TREASE is a digital artist and poet currently living in Seattle, WA. His poetry has appeared in a handful of publications like Burdock, Requited, Cordite Poetry Review, and forthcoming in Filling Statiom. He is the author of the chapbook Later Heaven: Production Cycles (Busylittle1way Designs, 2013). He is currently at work on a google translation of The Poetry of Robert Frost.
NICO VASSILAKIS co-edited an international collection, The Last Vispo Anthology: Visual Poetry 1998-2008 (Fantagraphics Books, 2012). Nico’s recent books are MOMENTS NOTICE (Luna Bisonte Prods) and ALL-PURPOSE VISPO He maintains a website about Staring Poetics.
RANDI WARD is a writer, translator, lyricist, and photographer from West Virginia. She earned her MA in Cultural Studies from the University of the Faroe Islands and is a recipient of The American-Scandinavian Foundation’s Nadia Christensen Prize. Ward is a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee whose work has appeared in the Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Asymptote, Beloit Poetry Journal, Cimarron Review, Thrush Poetry Journal, Vencil: Anthology of Contemporary Faroese Literature, World Literature Today, and other publications. For more information, visit: www.randiward.com/about
VALERIE WERNET is a poet from Portland, Oregon. She currently lives and works in Chicago, where she is an MFA candidate at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. She holds an interdisciplinary BA from The Evergreen State College. She finds useful recordings of rain.
THEODORE WOROZBYT‘s first book, The Dauber Wings (Dream Horse Press, 2006), won the American Poetry Journal Book Prize, and his second, Letters of Transit, won the 2007 Juniper Prize and was published by UMass Press. Scar Letters, a chapbook, is online at Beard of Bees Press. Objectless Fragments appears in the premier issue of The Chapbook. The City of Leaving and Forgetting, a new chapbook, is just out in Country Music. His third full-length collection, Tuesday Marriage Death, is forthcoming from FutureCycle Press.