Toby Altman lives in Chicago with his dog and friends. His poems have recently appeared in The Adirondack Review, Apiary, and other journals. He is cofounder of Damask Press and a member of the Next Objectivists. His chapbook Asides is forthcoming from Furniture Press. Matthew Burnside likes tutles.
Nick Sturm is the author of the chapbooks WHAT A TREMENDOUS TIME WE'RE HAVING! (iO Books, 2012) and A Basic Guide (Bateau, 2012). His poems have appeared in Aesthetix, Forklift, Ohio, Jellyfish, jubilat, Sixth Finch, TYPO, and elsewhere. He is a PhD candidate at Florida State University. Wendy Xu is the author of the chapbook THE HERO POEMS (H_NGM_N BKS). Her poems have appeared, or are forthcoming in The American Poetry Journal, CutBank, MAKE, Diagram, Columbia Poetry Review, Forklift Ohio, Third Coast, and elsewhere. She lives in Northampton where she is the co-editor and publisher of iO: A Journal of New American Poetry / iO Books, and a co-curator of the jubilat / Jones Reading Series.
Jon Boisvert grew up in southeastern Wisconsin and currently lives in Portland, Oregon. His poems are featured many fine places, in print and online, including Bluestem, Citron Review and Menacing Hedge. Mark DeCarteret's work has appeared in the anthologies American Poetry: The Next Generation (Carnegie Mellon Press), Thus Spake the Corpse: An Exquisite Corpse Reader 1988-1998 (Black Sparrow Press) and Under the Legislature of Stars: 62 New Hampshire Poets (Oyster River Press) which he also co-edited. From 2009-2011 he was the Poet Laureate of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. You can check out his Postcard Project at pplp.org.
Daniel D'Angelo's poems have appeared recently in NO Journal, H-ngm-n, Jellyfish, Dark Sky Magazine, Phantom Limb and elsewhere. He is former Poetry Editor for Phoebe: A Journal of Literature and Art. Hes from eastern Iowa and lives in northern Virginia. Martin Cockroft's writing appears in recent issues of Anon, Beloit Poetry Journal, Connotation Press, and Prairie Schooner. A recipient of a fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Cockroft teaches at Waynesburg University in Western Pennsylvania, where he lives with his wife, the writer Kimberly Long Cockroft, and their three daughters.
Alyse Knorr earned her MFA in poetry from George Mason University. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in RHINO, Sentence, Puerto Del Sol, Salamander, Cold Mountain Review, and The Minnesota Review, among others. In the summer of 2012, she will complete a residency at the Vermont Studio Center and read in the Joaquin Miller Poetry Series. Donora Hillard is the author of the poetry collections Theology of the Body (2010) and Covenant (with Zachary C. Bush, 2012), both from Gold Wake Press, as well as several chapbooks. Her work appears in diode, FRiGG, Hint Fiction (W.W. Norton), Monkeybicycle, Pedagogy, and elsewhere. She teaches composition at Lawrence Technological University while completing a PhD emphasizing poetics and postpedagogy at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.