Aaron Crippen is a writer and a translator of Chinese. His awards include a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and the PEN Texas Literary Award for Poetry. He wrote "Eve" one lovely summer in Krakow. Erin Dorney grew up in upstate New York and currently lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Cossack Review, Curio Poetry, Rattle, and elsewhere. There’s more about her at erindorney.com. “January 26, 2011” is dedicated to Marilyn Elliott, 1953-2011.
Portia Elan lives on an island in the Pacific Northwest, where she writes poems - when she's not watching her cat sleep. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Mississippi Review, Dirty Napkin, and The Journal. An Ohio native, Logan Fry lives in Austin, where he is an MFA candidate at the University of Texas. He is associate poetry editor of Bat City Review and co-editor of Flag & Void. His poetry has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Columbia Poetry Review, DIAGRAM, Caketrain, elimae, and elsewhere.
Becca Shaw Glaser loves her rescued geraniums and spider plants. Chapbooks include In Defense of the Erotic, Ambassadors of Joy, and, with Laura Anderson, Learning Gravity. Recently published in Spoon River Poetry Review, Alimentum, and Promethean. Editor and collaborator of Mindful Occupation: Rising Up Without Burning Out, www.mindfuloccupation.org. Current MFA student in poetry at Syracuse University. Art and more at www.bexa.org. Ken Meisel is a poet & psychotherapist from the Detroit area with publication credits that include Spillway, Cream City Review, Concho River Review, Free Lunch, Sulphur River Literary Review, Rattle, River Oak Review, Byrant Literary Review, Main Street Rag, Soundings East, The Chaffin Journal and Lake Effect. He is the author of five poetry collections. They are Beautiful Rust [Bottom Dog Press, 2009], Just Listening [Pure Heart Press, 2007], Before Exiting [Pure Heart Press, 2006] and Sometimes the Wind [March Street Press, 2002].
Emma Ramey is co-poetry editor of DIAGRAM and her poetry has appeared recently or is forthcoming from Fourteen Hills, Pleiades, Barrow Street, 1110, and Rabbit Catastrophe. She lives in Michigan. Gale Marie Thompson's first collection of poems, Soldier On, is forthcoming from Tupelo Press. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Best New Poets 2012, Denver Quarterly, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, Volt, Salt Hill, inter|rupture, diode, H_NGM_N, and others. Originally from South Carolina, she is a recent graduate of the University of Massachusetts MFA Program and a PhD candidate at the University of Georgia. She is also creator and editor of Jellyfish Magazine (jellyfishmagazine.org), and works at the Georgia Review.
Sara Tracey is a poet and teacher in Chicago, Illinois. Her chapbook, Flood Year, was released by dancing girl press in September 2009. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Vinyl, The Collagist, Harpur Palate, and Passages North. She is a regular performer in The Chicago Poetry Bordello and a teaching artist in The Rooster Moans Poetry Cooperative. Matthew Wimberley grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. His work has appeared in various journals including Windhover, Literary Laundry, Monongahela Review (forthcoming) and Connotation Press where his poems were introduced by Dorianne Laux. He is currently studying poetry in New York University's MFA program. Whenever he can, he likes to be outside.
Matthew Zingg's work has appeared in The Madison Review, Opium Magazine, The Awl, Cider Press Review and The Rumpus among others. He received his MFA from Adelphi University and is a founding member of the Brooklyn-based writers collective, 1441.