Jenni B. Baker is the editor in chief of The Found Poetry Review. Her own poems—both found and not—have been published in more than three dozen journals; her chapbook, “Comings/Goings,” will be published by Dancing Girl Press in 2015. In her current project, Erasing Infinite (http://www.erasinginfinite), she creates found poetry from David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest, one page at a time.
Taneum Bambrick is a poetry MFA candidate at the University of Arizona. She’s an assistant editor for Narrative Magazine, and recently served as an editorial assistant for Copper Canyon Press. Her work has appeared in Jeopardy Magazine.
B.J. Best is the author of three books of poetry: But Our Princess Is in Another Castle (Rose Metal Press, 2013), Birds of Wisconsin (New Rivers Press, 2010), and State Sonnets (sunnyoutside, 2009). I got off the train at Ash Lake, a verse novella, is forthcoming from sunnyoutside in 2015. He lives in Wisconsin.
Jeff Bowles was born and raised in high country Colorado. He’s written and published everything from Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror to Creative Nonfiction and Poetry. Jeff is currently earning his Creative Writing MFA at Western State Colorado University. He lives with his wife out on the vast, wide open eastern plains of Colorado.
Jos Demme studies art and creative writing at Oberlin College, in Ohio. They are most often dancing to disco music, painting, and coloring. (cargocollective.com/josdemme)
Allegra Hyde’sshort stories and essays have appeared, or are forthcoming, in the Missouri Review, New England Review, The Chattahoochee Review, North American Review, and elsewhere. She curates similes at www.allegrahyde.com.
Jomo Fray’s cinematographic work has been featured on CNN, CBS, and in The New York Times. By utilizing a strong background in cinematography, philosophy, and photography, he aims to create innovative and evocative visual stories. Jomo builds upon a long tradition of experiential storytelling–films that seek to have the viewer not only see the story, but feel it as well. He attended Brown University for his undergraduate education and is currently an MFA candidate at the Tisch School of the Arts.
Peter Kahn is a founding member of the London poetry collective—Malika’s Kitchen. His poems have been published internationally in various journals including the Bellingham Review, The Roanoke Review, Lumina, DASH, and The Fourth River. He is a commended poet in the Poetry Society’s National Poetry Competition (UK) and was a finalist in the Fugue Poetry Contest, among other competitions. Along with Patricia Smith and Ravi Shankar, he is the co-editor of the Golden Shovel Anthology honoring Gwendolyn Brooks. A high school teacher since 1994, Peter was a Featured Speaker at the National Council for the Teachers of English annual convention.
Tanya Muzumdar is a freelance magazine editor and travel writer living in northern Michigan.
She is also an MFA candidate in poetry at Pacific University and the managing editor of Dunes Review. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Gigantic Sequins, Prairie Schooner, DMQ Review, Cherry Tree, Bayou, Salamander, and elsewhere.
The Novel Ideas are a country folk quintet of friends from the great state of Massachusetts. Featuring the voices of three different songwriters, The Novel Ideas create a blend of pastoral, harmony driven, and plaintive Americana. They spent the past year touring nationally in support of their 10″ single “Lost on the Road”, featuring two new songs and marking the band’s first effort as a five piece. In 2014, The Novel Ideas headed to Los Angeles to record a new full length album, with producer Rick Parker (Lord Huron, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club), with a release to be announced. They’ve shared the stage with acts such as Lord Huron, The Oh Hellos, Augustines, Little Green Cars, and are currently touring nationally.
Peaks is a group of young folk-pop balladeers whose musical roots are as diverse as the sundry American landscapes from which they hail. Members of the band span the country in origin, from Chesapeake Bay and New England to the Great Lakes and the Pacific Northwest, but the five of them congregate in the flatlands of Ohio to make truly collaborative music. Their disparate foundations are musical as well as geographic—the musicians in Peaks bring backgrounds in jazz, folk, rock, and electronic together in their sun-drenched, dynamic sound. While working within pop song forms, Peaks carves out their own unique style with gorgeous vocal melodies and harmonies, lush string and wind arrangements, deep grooves, and poetic lyrics.
Pedro Poitevin lives in Salem, Massachusetts. He is a collaborator at Letras Libres and has had poems published by Everyday Genius, the Mathematical Intelligencer, and Boston Literary Magazine, among other venues. His first book of poems, Perplejidades, is set to appear in México shortly.
Maureen Seaton has authored numerous poetry collections, solo and collaborative—most
recently, Fibonacci Batman: New & Selected Poems (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2013) Her awards include the Iowa Poetry Prize, Audre Lorde Award, Lambda Literary Awards for both poetry and memoir, an NEA fellowship, and the Pushcart. She is Professor of English/Creative Writing at the University of Miami.
Jake Shane grew up in Springfield, Illinois where he started collecting vinyl records with his father at age twelve—Hendrix led him to Dylan and Dylan led him to the recesses of the early blues and folk traditions. Jake received his B.A. in Philosophy from Belmont University in Nashville, releasing his Karamazov-inspired album, Ancient Fire (2012), to fulfill his Honors thesis requirement. After working at Oh Boy Records, he moved to Madrid, Spain. Jake lived there two years, in which time he taught English, studied flamenco guitar and translated a book on the subject from Spanish. While in Spain he also wrote the songs to his forthcoming album, “Evening Sounds,” which he recorded upon moving back to Nashville in September 2014 to pursue music full-time. Two songs from this album are featured in the Nashville Review. His strong, image-driven lyrics explore the eternal questions through American roots music with Spanish overtones, forming a sound entirely his own. http://www.jakeshane.com
Gregory Sherl is the author of the novel The Future for Curious People. His second collection of poetry, The Oregon Trail is the Oregon Trail, was shortlisted for the Believer Poetry Award. He can be found online at www.gregorysherl.net.
Kaedo Sky, emerging from a garage in the Minnesota snowscape, plans to score future virtual reality cities and is hoarding cryptocurrency for the coming apocalypse. Website: imaginarymap.com
Ty Stumpf lives in Sanford, NC and is the Chair of the Humanities Department at Central Carolina Community College. Ty received his BA in English from Catawba College and his MA in English and creative writing from North Carolina State University. Ty and his wife, Bianka, have a son named Jude and a daughter named Cora.
Meg Wade is the 2014-2015 Diane Middlebook Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin’s Creative Writing Instiute. Born and raised in the hills of East Tennessee, she has been the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize, is a former Poetry Editor for Sonora Review, and is currently Assistant Editor for an anthology of contemporary, rural American poetry titled, Hick Poetics, forthcoming from Lost Roads Press in early 2015. Her recent poems have appeared in CutBank, The Feminist Wire, Phantom Limb, and The Dictionary Project. She also has both interviews and poems in two separate anthologies released from Locked Horn Press this year.
Meg Weeks is a dancer and choreographer based in New York City. A native of New Hampshire, she holds a BA in history from Brown University and has performed with Shen Wei Dance Arts, The Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Summation Dance, and Helen Simoneau Danse. She has presented her choreography at various venues in New York City and most recently, as a guest artist at Brown University in Providence, RI. She writes about contemporary performance for Culturebot, Gibney Dance, and Critical Correspondence.
Jess Williard is an MFA candidate in poetry at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. His poems and stories and be found in Utopia Parkway, WhiskeyPaper and East Jasmine Review. He is from Wisconsin.
Dawn Wing is a cartoonist, educator and librarian originally from Queens, NY. Her comic, “The Visit,” is part of a collection of stories she began drawing while studying under Lynda Barry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 2012-2013. She is indebted to Ms. Barry for her incredible insights and generosity as a mentor and teacher. More of her work can be found at http://dwingcomics.tumblr.com.
Gregory Wolos Gregory J. Wolos’s short fiction has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Post Road, A-Minor Magazine, JMWW, Yemassee, The Baltimore Review, The Madison Review, The Los Angeles Review,PANK, A cappella Zoo, Jersey Devil Press, and many other journals and anthologies. His stories have earned two Pushcart Prize nominations,and his latest collection was named a finalist for the 2012 Flannery O’Connor Short Fiction Award. He lives and writes in upstate New York on the northern bank of the Mohawk River. For lists of his publications and commendations, visit www.gregorywolos.com.
Miden Wood is a water-based artist and writer working out of Chicago, Illinois.