J. Scott Brownlee is a poet and poetry critic from Llano, Texas. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Hayden’s Ferry Review, RATTLE, Tar River Poetry, Front Porch, and elsewhere. Involved with several literary journal start-ups, he was the managing editor and co-founder of both Hothouse and The Raleigh Review. His current writing project, County Lines: The Llano Poems, explores small-town life in the Texas Hill Country. In the fall of 2012, he will be a Writers in the Public Schools Fellow at NYU.

Anhvu Buchanan is the recipient of the 2010 James D. Phelan Award for his poetry manuscript “The Disorder Index, which also was a finalist for Cleveland State University 2011 First Book Award. He also received an Individual Artists Grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission. His poems have also appeared or are forthcoming in 580 Split, Columbia Poetry Review, Cream City Review, Heavy Feather Review, kill author, word for/ word, and ZYZZYVA. He received an MFA in creative writing from San Francisco State University and blogs for the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network. He currently is a Teaching Artist for WritersCorps.
David Greenspan is the author of the chapbook i tried to bear the elephants and lost (forthcoming NAP 2012), and the e-chap A COLLECTION OF MY GREATEST HITS (forthcoming Panguar Ban Party 2012). Find him online at davidgreenspan.blogspot.com.

Eszter Takacs lives in Los Angeles. She holds a BA in English from Loyola Marymount University and hopes to begin her studies as an MFA candidate in the near future. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in L.A. Miscellany, The Dirty Napkin, Mixed Fruit, elimae, Otoliths, and others. Between poems, she lives quietly and photographs trees.

Andrew Terhune is the author of the chapbooks Helen Mirren Picks Out My Clothes (greying ghost, 2010) and Handle This Bludgeon and Run Me Through (Tilt, 2008) and his poems have recently appeared in Bateau, Rabbit Catastrophe Review, West Wind Review, Court Green, Meridian, and DIAGRAM. He lives in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Nathan Blake's writing has appeared or is forthcoming in PANK Magazine, Monkeybicycle, Word Riot, and Bluestem, among others. He is currently a fiction editor at Mixed Fruit Magazine and a proud member of the 3-4-5 writing community.

Sarah J. Sloat grew up in New Jersey, but now lives in Germany, where she works for a news agency. Her favorite poets include Vasko Popa and Ryan Murphy. She has freed the birds from her poems, which have appeared in Linebreak, Hayden's Ferry Review and Literary Bohemian. Sarah blogs at The Rain in My Purse (http://theraininmypurse.blogspot.com).

Doug Paul Case is an MFA candidate at Indiana University. His poems are published or forthcoming in PANK, Columbia Poetry Review, Stirring, and others. He's probably wearing a cardigan.

Shannon Hozinec lives in Pittsburgh, PA and has pet names for her favorite alcoholic beverages. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Adroit Journal and Word Riot.