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Karen Leona Anderson is the author of Punish Honey. Her work has most recently appeared in The Best American Poetry 2012. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and Cornell University, she is currently an assistant professor at St. Mary's College of Maryland.

Miki Arndt is a freelance writer, editor, and a book reviewer for Publishers Weekly. Originally from Kobe, Japan, she received her BA in writing from Johns Hopkins University and her MFA in fiction from Columbia University. She lives in New York and is currently working on her first novel.

Corey Campbell's fiction has appeared, or is forthcoming, in the Gettysburg Review, the Rattling Wall, Necessary Fiction, Conte, Anderbo, and the Coachella Review, among other publications. A graduate of Warren Wilson's MFA Program for Writers, she lives in Phoenix, Arizona, where she's completing her first collection of short stories.

Mario Chard is a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University and winner of the 2012 "Discovery"/Boston Review Poetry Prize. He is the former poetry editor of Sycamore Review and a graduate of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Purdue University. He lives in San Jose with his wife and two sons.

Mark Conway has written two books of poetry, Dreaming Man, Face Down, and Any Holy City. These poems are from a new manuscript with the working title "Fuse."

Robert Dannenberg lives and works in Chicago. [End Page 156]

Edward Hamlin is a Colorado-based writer whose work has appeared in the Bellevue Literary Review, In Digest, New Dog, and Cobalt, and has been produced theatrically in Chicago and Denver. His story "The Release" was named runner-up for the 2013 Nelson Algren Award. He has recently completed a novel, "Sleeping with Her," which explores dream life and the unconscious in the wake of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

K. A. Hays's books of poetry are Early Creatures, Native Gods (Carnegie Mellon, 2012) and Dear Apocalypse (Carnegie Mellon, 2009). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Best American Poetry, American Poetry Review, Gray's Sporting Journal, Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. She teaches at Bucknell.

Michael Heller has published over twenty volumes of poetry, essays, memoir, and fiction. His newest book is This Constellation Is a Name: Collected Poems 1965-2010 (Nightboat Books, 2012). Among his recent books are Escbaton, Beckmann Variations & Other Poems, Exigent Futures, and Living Root: A Memoir. His many awards include the NEH Poet/Scholar Grant, the Di Castagnola Prize, the Fund for Poetry, and New York Foundation on the Arts Fellowships. He lives in New York City.

Jen Hirt's memoir, Under Glass: The Girl with a Thousand Christmas Trees, won the Drake University Emerging Writer Award. She has received a Pushcart Prize and a notable essay mention in Best American Essays. Recent work has appeared in Confrontation and Triquarterly. She is an assistant professor at Penn State Harrisburg.

Nabil Kashyap lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His poems and essays have appeared in Seneca Review, Versal, Actually People and elsewhere. "Graze" owes something to the John Cutler Papers recently released by the National Archives and to an extraordinary and very long lecture on Keats given in McCarthy, Alaska. [End Page 157]

Jesse Lee Kercheval is the author of twelve books of poetry and prose, including Cinema Muto, winner of the Crab Orchard Award, and The Alice Stories, winner of the Prairie Schooner Fiction Book Prize. Her most recent book is the novel My Life as a Silent Movie (Indiana University Press). She is also translator and the editor of América Invertida: A Bilingual Anthology of Younger Uruguayan Poets, forthcoming from the University of New Mexico Press.

Daniel Khalastchi is the author of Manoleria (Tupelo Press, 2011). A former fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, his poems have recently appeared in Iowa Review, H_NGM_N, and Columbia Poetry Review. He lives in Iowa City and is the managing editor of Rescue Press.

Christopher Kondrich is the author of Contrapuntal (Parlor Press, 2013). New poems also appear or are forthcoming in American Letters & Commentary, Boston Review, Guernica, Jerry, the Paris-American, and Washington Square. A recent winner of the Paris-American Reading Series...


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