Kaveh Akbar founded and edits Divedapper. His poems appear recently or soon in Poetry, The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, PBS NewsHour, and elsewhere. He is the author of Calling a Wolf a Wolf (Alice James 2017) and a chapbook, Portrait of the Alcoholic (Sibling Rivalry). The recipient of a 2016 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation and the Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, Kaveh was born in Tehran, Iran, and currently lives and teaches in Florida.
Anuradha Bhowmik is a Bangladeshi-American poet and an MFA candidate at Virginia Tech. She is a Pushcart nominee and has received scholarships from the New York State Summer Writers Institute, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Frost Place, the Indiana University Writers’ Conference, and the Juniper Summer Writing Institute. Her poetry and prose are forthcoming or have appeared in Indiana Review, Bayou Magazine, Crab Orchard Review, Slice Magazine, Zone 3, The Normal School, Copper Nickel, Ninth Letter Online, and elsewhere. Anuradha can be found at www.anuradhabhowmik.com.
Conor Bracken‘s work has been nominated for the Best of the Net, and appears or is forthcoming in the Adroit Journal, cream city review, Forklift OH, and THRUSH, among others. A former poetry editor at Gulf Coast, he lives with his wife in Houston.
Liz Breazeale holds an MFA in fiction from Bowling Green State University. She currently lives in Kansas City, where she works as a technical writer. Her work has been nominated for Pushcart prizes, featured in the Best of the Net anthology, and selected as runner-up for the Wabash Prize. Her fiction is forthcoming in the Arroyo Review and has appeared in Fence, The Sycamore Review, Passages North, Booth, Flyway, and others.
Molly McCully Brown is the author of The Virginia State Colony For Epileptics and Feebleminded (Persea Books, 2017), which won the 2016 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize. Her poems and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Gulf Coast, Pleiades, Image, TriQuarterly Online, Kenyon Review, The Adroit Journal, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Raised in rural Virginia, she holds degrees from Bard College at Simon’s Rock and Stanford University. Currently, she is a John and Renée Grisham Fellow at the University of Mississippi.
Kate Lister Campbell lives in Brooklyn, NY, but grew up in Kansas City, MO. When not writing, she works with nonprofits on job-training programs for youth and adults with barriers to employment. She is currently a student in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. Her work has appeared in Juked Online, The Baltimore Review, Corium, and Bluestem Online.
Will Cordeiro has work appearing or forthcoming in Best New Poets 2016, The Boiler Journal, DIAGRAM, [PANK], Painted Bride Quarterly, Territory, Whiskey Island, and elsewhere. He also has two chapbooks, “Reveries and Opinions of Mr. Figure” (RDP, 2016) and “Utopia, Inc.” (White Knuckle, forthcoming 2017). He is grateful for an Individual Artist Research and Development Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Will received his MFA and Ph.D. from Cornell University; he lives in Flagstaff, where he teaches in the Honors College at Northern Arizona University.
Kerri French’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Washington Square Review, Copper Nickel, The Journal, Mid-American Review, Barrow Street, Painted Bride Quarterly, DIAGRAM, PANK, Best New Poets, and The Southern Poetry Anthology, among others. A North Carolina native, she has lived in Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, and England and holds degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Greensboro, and Boston University. Instruments of Summer, her chapbook of poems about Amy Winehouse, is available from Dancing Girl Press. She lives and writes outside of Nashville, TN.
Charlotte Gross recently graduated from Dartmouth College with a very useful English/Creative Writing degree. She explores intersections– between modes of storytelling both visual and verbal, as well as between natural and human worlds. A recent project, “Sagefire,” is a graphic novel about a young female fire lookout. When she’s not scribbling, Charlotte can be found roaming the woods and mountains. Her work has appeared in the Stonefence Review, and is forthcoming in Pinball.
Mikko Harvey‘s poems appear in places such as Colorado Review, FIELD, Gulf Coast, Kenyon Review, Pleiades, Sixth Finch, West Branch, and Best New Poets 2013. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Kamden Hilliard goes by Kam and is an editor at Jellyfish Magazine. They got good vibes from The Ucross Foundation, The NFAA, The Davidson Institute, VSC, and Callaloo. The author of two chapbooks: DISTRESS TOLERANCE (Magic Helicopter Press, 2016) and PERCEIVED DISTANCE FROM IMPACT (Black Lawrence Press, 2017), Kam stays busy. Find their work in The Black Warrior Review, Lambda Literary Review, Redivider, and other sunspots. Catch ’em tweetering @KamdenHilliard.
Chloe Honum is the author of The Tulip-Flame (2014), which was selected by Tracy K. Smith for the Cleveland State University Poetry Center First Book Prize and named a finalist for the PEN Center Literary Award. Her poems have appeared in Orion, The Paris Review, and Pushcart Prize XL, among other anthologies and journals. She was raised in Auckland, New Zealand, and is currently an assistant professor of creative writing at Baylor University.
Sean Ironman is a PhD candidate in Creative Nonfiction at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He earned his MFA in Creative Nonfiction at the University of Central Florida. His art has appeared online at River Teeth, and his writing can be found in The Writer’s Chronicle, Redivider, Superstition Review, and Breakers: An Anthology of Comics, among others.
Rachel Mennies is the author of The Glad Hand of God Points Backwards, winner of the 2013 Walt McDonald First-Book Prize in Poetry and finalist for a National Jewish Book Award, and the chapbook No Silence in the Fields. Recent poems of hers have appeared in Crazyhorse, Black Warrior Review, Drunken Boat, The Adroit Journal, and elsewhere. She teaches writing at Carnegie Mellon University and is a member of AGNI’s editorial staff.
Xandria Phillips is the author of Reasons For Smoking, (forthcoming from The Seattle Review) a chapbook selected by Claudia Rankine. She hails from rural Ohio where she was raised on corn, and inherited her grandmother’s fear of open water. Xandria received her BA from Oberlin College, and her MFA from Virginia Tech. Xandria is Winter Tangerine’s associate poetry editor, and the curator of Love Letters to Spooks, a literary space for Black people. She has received fellowships from Cave Canem and Callaloo. Xandria’s poetry is present or forthcoming in Callaloo, Beloit Poetry Journal, West Branch, Transition, Nepantla, Gigantic Sequins, Powder Keg and elsewhere.
Justin Phillip Reed’s first collection of poetry, Indecency, is forthcoming from Coffee House Press in 2018. His work is forthcoming in The Iowa Review and Best American Essays.
Jess X Snow (b. 1992) is a queer Asian-American artist, filmmaker and poet. After the Cultural Revolution, her parents immigrated from rural Nanchang, China to Canada. She is a member of the Justseeds Artists Co-operative and a teaching artist who has worked with previously incarcerated families, & migrant and indigenous youth communities to produce art and poetry that speak their truth. She holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and her artwork has appeared in the The LA Times, The Huffington Post, The UN Human Rights Council, and on indoor and outdoor walls throughout the U.S. Her films have screened at the Asian Cinevision Diversity Screening at The New York Times. Her poems have appeared in The Offing, Nepantla, The Blueshift Journal and on stages, TEDx conferences, backyards, and rooftops nationwide. Find her at www.jessxchen.com / instagram.
An Oregon native, Jan Verberkmoes currently lives in Oxford, Mississippi, where she is a John and Renée Grisham Fellow at the University of Mississippi and an MFA candidate in poetry. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Lana Turner: a Journal of Poetry and Opinion, and The Adroit Journal. She is the recipient of a Fulbright grant and a scholarship to the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.
Ursula Villarreal-Moura was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. Her writing has appeared in New South, Washington Square, Bennington Review, Sundog Lit, and elsewhere.
Marcus Wicker is the recipient of a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, a Pushcart Prize, The Missouri Review’s Miller Audio Prize, as well as fellowships from Cave Canem and The Fine Arts Work Center. His collection Maybe the Saddest Thing, a National Poetry Series winner, was a finalist for an NAACP Image Award. His second book, Silencer, is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2017. He is a visiting assistant professor of English at Michigan State University.