john blair’s story collection, American Standard, was the winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize. He has also published two books of poetry, The Occasions of Paradise and The Green Girls. His poems and stories have appeared in Poetry, The Sewanee Review, and The Antioch Review.
matthew blumenthal served as an Infantry Officer in the United States Marine Corps and is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom. He commanded a rifle platoon in Marjah, Afghanistan, in 2011, with First Battalion, Twenty-Fifth Marines. He currently attends Yale Law School.
david bottoms is the author of seven books of poetry, most recently We Almost Disappear; two novels; and the essay collection The Onion’s Dark Core: A Little Book of Poetry Talk. He lives with his wife and daughter in Atlanta, where he holds the Amos Distinguished Chair in English Letters at Georgia State University and served as Georgia’s poet laureate from 2000 to 2012.
olivia clare’s stories are published or forthcoming in The O. Henry Prize Stories 2014, The Yale Review, and Ecotone. Her poems have appeared in Poetry and The London Magazine. She has received the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship and The Olive B. O’Connor Fellowship, as well as fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Vermont Studio Center. Her book of poems, The 26-Hour Day, is forthcoming from New Issues Press.
josé-maría cundín was born in 1938 in the Basque region of Spain. He first came to the United States in 1958 and established himself in New Orleans in 1964. He has exhibited on three continents and has works in public, corporate, and private collections around the globe. He presently lives and works in Folsom, Louisiana, and is working on various projects, two of which are scheduled for a show at the end of the year in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The first consists of twelve paintings and is titled Novisimo Pastelario Vasco, NPV (La Nouvelle Pâtisserie Basque). The second, PISCIS (A Marine Bestiary), is a group of twelve sculptures [End Page v] in polychromatic epoxy, which continues a previous series exhibited in 1988, at Galeria Vanguardia in Bilbao, Spain.
carol ann davis is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. Her poetry collections are Psalm and Atlas Hour. Recent work appears in VOLT, AGNI, and The American Poetry Review. In 2012, after editing Crazyhorse and directing the undergraduate program in creative writing at the College of Charleston for a number of years, she joined the faculty of Fairfield University and began teaching in their MFA program.
jen edwards’s poetry has previously appeared or is forthcoming in The Normal School, The Pinch, and American Literary Review. She is a PhD candidate in English at Oklahoma State University. Currently, she is an associate editor of Cimarron Review.
miciah bay gault is the editor of Hunger Mountain at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her fiction and essays have appeared in Tin House, AGNI, and The Sun. She lives in Montpelier, Vermont, with her husband and children.
frank giampietro is the interim director of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center and an assistant professor of English at Cleveland State University and the Northeast Ohio MFA program. He is the author of Begin Anywhere and coauthor of Spandrel with Denise Bookwalter and Book O’ Tondos with Megan Marlatt. He created the Web poetry journal La Fovea, and his writing has appeared in Copper Nickel, FENCE, and Ploughshares. He lives in Farmington, Maine.
becky hagenston’s poems have appeared in Poetry East. Her first collection of stories, A Gram of Mars, won Sarabande Books’ Mary McCarthy Prize. Her second collection, Strange Weather, won the Spokane Prize. Her fiction has appeared in Subtropics, Indiana Review, and Iron Horse Literary Review, as well as in the PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories. She is an associate professor of English at Mississippi State University.
david hernandez’s latest collection, Hoodwinked, won the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry. [End Page vi]
bob hicok’s most recent book, Elegy Owed, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.
luke johnson is the author of After the Ark. His poems have appeared in Poetry...