Deborah Allbritain is a poet living in San Diego. Her poem, “Sorrow I Will Lead You Out Somewhere,” was chosen for the Patricia Dobler Poetry Prize in 2017. Her poems have been nominated for both the Pushcart Prize and the Best of The Net and have regularly appeared in many journals, reviews and anthologies. Her book manuscripts have been semi-finalists and individual poems have been chosen as finalists for the Wabash Poetry Prize, Bellingham Prize for Poetry, Florida Review Editors’ Award and the Comstock Review Poetry Contest.
Julie Phillips Brown is a poet, painter, critic, and book artist. After earning an MFA and a PhD at Cornell University, she served as the NEH Postdoctoral Fellow in Poetics at Emory University’s Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry. Her poems and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Contemporary Women’s Writing, Crab Orchard Review, Denver Quarterly, The Fight & The Fiddle, Harbor Review, interim, Jacket2, The Oakland Review, Plume, Posit, Rappahannock Review, Tahoma Literary Review, Talisman, Vinyl, Yemassee, and elsewhere. She currently lives in Lexington, Virginia, where she teaches creative writing, studio art, and American literature.
Andrew Collard currently lives in Kalamazoo, MI, where he is a PhD student and writing instructor. His poems can be found in Ploughshares, Crazyhorse, and Crab Orchard Review, among other journals.
Corey Cummings grew up in Tucson, Arizona, where he self-published his first book at the age of 16. Since then he has lived in Chicago, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, and Indiana. He’s currently an M.F.A. candidate at Georgia College & State University.
Ryler Dustin is the author of the poetry collection Heavy Lead Birdsong from Write Bloody Publishing. His poems appear in outlets like American Life in Poetry, Gulf Coast, and The Best of Iron Horse. A native of the Pacific Northwest, he has represented Seattle on the final stage of the Individual World Poetry Slam. You can reach him via his website, rylerdustin.com.
Bryce Emley is the author of the prose chapbooks A Brief Family History of Drowning (winner of the 2018 Sonder Press Chapbook Prize, forthcoming) and Smoke and Glass (Folded Word, 2018). He works in marketing at the University of New Mexico Press and is Poetry Editor of Raleigh Review. Read more at bryceemley.com.
Lupita Eyde-Tucker writes and translates poetry in English and Spanish, has studied poetry at Bread Loaf, is a Fellow at The Watering Hole, and was selected as a 2018 AWP Writer to Writer Mentee. Her poems and translations have appeared in Baltimore Review, SWWIM, Muse/A Journal, Nashville Review, Small Orange, Aquifer, The Acentos Review, The Florida Review, Contrapuntos VI, Digo.Palabra.Txt, Asymptote, and has work forthcoming in The Arkansas International. She is currently translating two poetry collections by Venezuelan poet Oriette D’Angelo. Lupita’s poems and translations can be found on her website: www.NotEnoughPoetry.com
Robert Fillman is the author of the chapbook November Weather Spell (Main Street Rag, 2019). He has been a finalist for the Gerald Cable Book Award, the Rash Award in Poetry, and the Keystone Chapbook Contest. His poems have appeared in The Hollins Critic, Ninth Letter, Poet Lore, Sugar House Review, Tar River Poetry, and others. An Assistant Professor at Kutztown University, he lives in eastern Pennsylvania with his wife and their two children. Explore his other work at www.robertfillman.com.
George Franklin‘s most recent collection, Traveling for No Good Reason, won the Sheila-Na-Gig Editions competition and was published in 2018. A bilingual collection, Among the Ruins / Entre las ruinas, translated by Ximena Gómez, was also published in 2018 by Katakana Editores, and individual poems have appeared in various journals, including The Threepenny Review, Salamander, Pedestal Magazine, Into the Void, and Cagibi. He also practices law in Miami and teaches poetry workshops in Florida state prisons.
Ximena Gómez is a Colombian poet, psychologist, and translator, who now lives in Miami where she translates asylum applications for refugees. Her poems have appeared in numerous Spanish-language journals, and bilingually in Sheila-Na-Gig, Cigar City Journal, and Cagibi, and a poem is forthcoming in The Laurel Review. Ms. Gómez’s poem “Ultima Dia / Last Day” was a finalist for this year’s Best of the Net competition. A collection of her poems, Habitación con moscas, was published by Editorial Torremozas (Madrid 2016). Her fiction has appeared in the New Anthology of Hispano-American Poetry and Narrative (Lord Byron Ediciones, Madrid, 2017), and she is the translator of George Franklin’s bilingual collection Among the Ruins / Entre las ruinas from Katakana Editores (Miami, 2018).
Chilean writer Vicente Huidobro (1893–1948) was a major figure of 20th century avant-garde poetry. Founder of the literary movement known as Creacionismo, he was a multilingual poet, playwright, novelist, war correspondent, screenwriter, and candidate for the presidency of Chile.
Molly Johnsen is an MFA candidate in poetry at Syracuse University, where she is Nonfiction Editor for Salt Hill. Along with her poetry, Molly is working on a memoir.
A.D. Lauren-Abunassar is an Arab-American writer who resides in Pennsylvania. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Moth, Zone 3, Cincinnati Review, Diode, Comstock Review, Berkeley Poetry Review, and elsewhere. She was a 2019 Frost Chapbook Prize semi-finalist, a 2019 Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize finalist, and was a nominee for the 2018 Best New Poets Anthology. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.
Quinn Mason’s writing has appeared in Lemon Hound, Cosmonaut’s Avenue, Maisonneuve magazine, and Michelin guidebooks. Before writing about and for technology startups, she planted trees in Ontario, Alberta, and BC, and crossed the Northwest Passage working as a superyacht stewardess for a British lord.
Marianna Nash is a writer from Queens. Her work has appeared in ENTROPY, Cosmonauts Avenue, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and other places in print and online. She is currently working on a collection of short fiction.
James Kelly Quigley is an M.F.A. candidate at New York University whose poetry has recently been published or is upcoming in Puerto del Sol, The American Journal of Poetry, Booth, Palaver, and other literary journals. He currently serves as Assistant Web Editor for Washington Square Review. James was born and raised in New York, and lives in Brooklyn. Find him at jameskellyquigley.com.
Jackie Reitzes has stories published in Iron Horse Literary Review and the Madison Review. Her writing has also appeared in The Huffington Post, ESPN: The Magazine, The Minneapolis Star Tribune, and elsewhere. She holds an M.F.A. from Cornell University and a B.A. from the University of Michigan. She currently teaches in the Expository Writing Program at New York University and lives in Manhattan.
C. R. Resetarits is a writer and collagist. Her writing has appeared recently in Southern Humanities Review and Native Voices: Indigenous American Poetry, Craft and Conversations (Tupelo Press). Her collages have appeared in Midway Journal, The New Southern Fugitive, and The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts and will soon be featured in GASHER, Pretty Owl Poetry, and Empty Mirror. She lives in Faulkner-riddled Oxford, Mississippi.
Jonathan Simkins is the translator of El Creacionismo by Vicente Huidobro (The Lune, forthcoming); the translator of The Treasure of the Llanganates (PUMAEDITORES, 2017), a play by Paúl Puma; and the author of the chapbooks This Is The Crucible (The Lune, 2017) and—in collaboration with artist Justin Ankenbauer—Translucent Winds (Helikon Gallery & Studios, 2016). His translations have appeared in The Chattahoochee Review, Ghost Town, Gulf Coast, PANK, Vestiges, Vinyl, and others.