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Brent Armendinger is the author of two chapbooks, Archipelago (Noemi Press, 2009) and Undetectable (New Michigan Press, 2009). His work has recently appeared in Bateau, Court Green, Denver Quarterly, Lit, Puerto del Sol, Volt, and Web Conjunctions. He teaches creative writing at Pitzer College and lives in Los Angeles.

Monica Berlin’s recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in New Orleans Review, Crazyhorse, Hayden’s Ferry Review, the Cincinnati Review, TriQuarterly, Ninth Letter, Witness, Diagram, Rhino, the Southeast Review, Third Coast, the Missouri Review, Fourteen Hills, Typo, Quarterly West, Ellipsis, Vela, and Passages North, among others.

Heather Christle is the author of What Is Amazing, The Difficult Farm, and The Trees The Trees, which won the 2012 Believer Poetry Award. She is the web editor for Jubilat and teaches poetry at Sarah Lawrence College.

Darin Ciccotelli has published poems in Fence, Hayden’s Ferry Review, the Kenyon Review, Volt, and Zyzzyva. He received his mfa from the Michener Center for Writers and his PhD from the University of Houston, where he was the managing editor of Gulf Coast. He currently teaches at Soka University of America.

Kelley Clink’s nonfiction has most recently appeared in Cadillac Cicatrix, the Prose~Poem Project, and Shambhala Sun. She is the nonfiction editor of Ray’s Road Review. She’s currently at work on a memoir about her brother’s suicide and her own experience with mental illness. Find out more at

Jesse DeLong lives in Tuscaloosa. “[Pit]” is from “Screel,” a manuscript he recently finished. Other work can be found at Best New Poets 2011, Mid-American Review, American Letters and Commentary, Indiana Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, and elsewhere. Tearings, and Other Poems, a chapbook, was released by Curly Head Press. [End Page 166]

Nathan Hoks is the author of Reveilles and The Narrow Circle. He lives with his family in Chicago where he runs Convulsive Editions.

Jessamyn Hope’s stories have appeared in Ploughshares, Five Points, and Green Mountains Review, among others. She was the Susannah McCorkle Scholar in Fiction at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She has an mfa from Sarah Lawrence College and lives in New York City.

Courtney Kampa is from Virginia and holds an mfa from Columbia University. Her work has received awards and distinctions from the Atlantic, Poets & Writers Magazine, North American Review, and elsewhere.

Ashley Seitz Kramer, winner of the Ruth Stone Prize, Schiff Prize, and most recently the Utah Writers’ Award, has work recently published or forthcoming in Western Humanities Review, Parcel, Cimarron Review, Quarterly West, Anti-, and the Burnside Review, among others. She is an assistant dean at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Karen Maner holds an mfa in creative nonfiction from Eastern Washington University, where she worked as the assistant coordinator for their annual literary festival, Get Lit! Originally from Dayton, Ohio, she received bachelor’s degrees in both creative writing and French from Wright State University.

Beth Marzoni’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Hayden’s Ferry Review, American Literary Review, Cimarron Review, Crazy-horse, Cream City Review, and New Ohio Review, among others. She is coeditor of Pilot Light, a journal of twenty-first-century poetics and criticism, and teaches creative writing and literature at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Edward Mayes has published poems in the Southern Review, Poetry, the New Yorker, the American Poetry Review, and The Best American Poetry, with recent poems in the Kenyon Review, the Gettysburg Review, Blackbird, and Crazyhorse. His books include First Language (Juniper Prize, University of Massachusetts Press) and Works & Days (awp Prize in Poetry, University of Pittsburgh Press). He lives in Hills-borough, North Carolina, and Cortona, Italy, with his wife, the writer Frances Mayes. [End Page 167]

Shane McCrae is the author of Mule, Blood, and three chapbooks—most recently, Nonfiction, which won the Black Lawrence Press Black River Chapbook Competition. His work has appeared in the American Poetry Review, Fence, Gulf Coast, and elsewhere, and he has received a Whiting Writer’s Award and an nea fellowship.

Jena Osman’s most recent books of poetry include Public Figures (Wesleyan, 2012) and...


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