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Barrett Bowlin teaches ESL and creative writing classes at Binghamton University, where he recently received his PhD. His most recent fiction can be found in places like Meridian, Salt Hill, and [PANK].

Victoria Chang’s second book of poems, Salvinia Molesta (2008), was published by University of Georgia Press. Her first book, Circle (2005), was published by Southern Illinois University Press. Her poems have appeared in various publications. She lives in Southern California and works as a business writer and consultant.

Susanna Childress’s second volume of poems, Entering the House of Awe (New Issues Press, 2011), was selected for the 2012 Society of Midland Authors Poetry Award. Her first book, Jagged with Love (University of Wisconsin Press, 2005), won the Brittingham Prize in Poetry. Childress lives, teaches, parents, gardens, founders, and glows in Holland, Michigan.

Robert Cording teaches English and creative writing at College of the Holy Cross, where he is the Barrett Professor of Creative Writing. He has published six collections of poems. His latest is Walking with Ruskin, which came out in October 2010 from CavanKerry.

Sarah Johnson received her MFA from Columbia University in 2011. She is currently a PhD student and Creative Writing Fellow at the University of Missouri.

W. Todd Kaneko lives and writes in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His stories and poems can be seen in Los Angeles Review, Crab Creek Review, Fairy Tale Review, Portland Review, Southeast Review, Blackbird, and elsewhere. He has received fellowships from Kundiman and the Kenyon Review Writer’s Workshop. He teaches in the Department of Writing at Grand Valley State University.

Keith Leonard is an MFA candidate at Indiana University. He is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets prize and a finalist for the Washington Square poetry prize, and his poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Best New Poets, DIAGRAM, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Journal, Laurel Review, Meridian, and Toad. [End Page 159]

Maxim Loskutoff grew up in Missoula, Montana. He received his MFA from NYU, where he was a Veteran’s Writing Fellow. He is currently a Global Writing Fellow at NYU Abu Dhabi. His stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Slice, NANO Fiction, and Reflection’s Edge. His favorite animal is the mountain goat.

Jamaal May is the author of Hum (Alice James Books, 2013), winner of the 2012 Beatrice Hawley Award, as well as two poetry chapbooks (The God Engine, 2009, and The Whetting of Teeth, 2012). His work has appeared or is forthcoming in New England Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Callaloo, Indiana Review, and Blackbird, among other journals, anthologies, films, and broadcasts. Honors include scholarships and fellowships from Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Cave Canem, and Callaloo. Jamaal is a graduate of Warren Wilson’s MFA program for writers and the 2011–2013 Stadler Fellow at Bucknell University.

Dzvinia Orlowsky is a Pushcart Prize recipient, founding editor of Four Way Books, and author of four poetry collections published by Carnegie Mellon University Press, including her most recent, Convertible Night, Flurry of Stones (2008), cowinner of the 2010 Sheila Motton Book Award. Her fifth poetry collection, Silvertone, is forthcoming from CMUP in 2013. She currently teaches at the Solstice Low-Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing of Pine Manor College in Boston, and at Providence College, Rhode Island.

Paisley Rekdal has two books out in 2012, Animal Eye (University of Pittsburgh Press) and Intimate (Tupelo Press).

Christa Romanosky is a Pittsburgh native. She received her MFA from the University of Virginia in 2011. She has been published in Mid-American Review, Colorado Review, Kenyon Review Online, and elsewhere. She taught the course Gaga for Gaga: Sex, Identity, and Gender and undergraduate poetry at the University of Virginia. She currently lives on a ranch in South Dakota.

Austen Rosenfeld is originally from Los Angeles but currently lives in New York City. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Gulf Coast, Antioch Review, and AGNI. She received her BA degree from Stanford and is currently finishing her MFA at Columbia. She works as a Latin tutor. [End Page 160]

Natasha Sajé is the author of two books of poems, Red Under the Skin (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1994), Bend...


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