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  • Contributer Notes

Rennie Ament is finishing up her mfa in poetry at Hunter College, where she has taught creative writing. She lives in Astoria, Queens.

Brennan Bestwick reads and writes in the Flint Hills of Kansas. He received his ma in poetry from Kansas State University. His work has appeared in Winter Tangerine, Word Riot, Hobart, and elsewhere.

Ryan Bollenbach is a candidate in the University of Alabama’s mfa program and the reviews editor for Black Warrior Review. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in the Sonora Review, Puerto Del Sol, Booth: A Journal, and elsewhere.

Molly McCully Brown is the author of The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded, which won the 2016 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize and will be published in 2017 by Persea Books. Currently, she is a John and Renée Grisham Fellow at the University of Mississippi.

Daniel Coudriet lives with his wife and son in Richmond, Virginia, and in Carcarañá, Argentina. He is the author of Say Sand (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2010) and Parade (Blue Hour Press, 2012). His poems and translations of Argentinean poetry have appeared in many journals, and his work was recently supported by an nea Fellowship.

Christina Davis is the author of An Ethic (Nightboat Books, 2013), selected and introduced by Forrest Gander, Forth a Raven (Alice James Books, 2006), and a manuscript-in-progress, Mankindness. Her poems and essays have appeared in numerous journals, including the American Poetry Review, Boston Review and Poetry Magazine. She is the curator of the Woodberry Poetry Room, Harvard University.

Jenny Drai is the author of Wine Dark, The New Sorrow Is Less Than the Old Sorrow (both from Black Lawrence Press), [the door] (Trembling Pillow Press), and Letters to Quince (a novella, Artistically Declined Press). She lives in Bonn, Germany, and is at work on a novel.

Tim Earley is the author of four collections of poems, including Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery (Horse Less Press, 2014) and the forthcoming Linthead Stomp (Horse Less Press, 2017). He lives in Denver and teaches online courses in literature and creative writing for the University of Mississippi. [End Page 172]

Noah Falck is the author of Snowmen Losing Weight. Recent work has appeared in Boston Review, Conduit, Crazyhorse, Denver Quarterly, and He lives in Buffalo, New York, where he works as education director at Just Buffalo Literary Center.

Afsheen Farhadi’s fiction and essays have appeared in the Rumpus, Witness, Shadowgraph, and Sou’wester. He has an mfa from Oregon State University and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he is working on a novel.

Sammi Gale currently lives in Brighton, United Kingdom, and is writing a novel about synchronized swimmers. His poems and short stories have been featured in various places, including Lighthouse, the Literateur, New Linear Perspectives, and Quick Fictions.

Benjamin Goldberg’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Best New Poets 2014, TriQuarterly, West Branch, Ninth Letter, Blackbird, Verse Daily, and elsewhere. Find him online at

Edward Hamlin is the author of Night in Erg Chebbi and Other Stories, winner of the 2015 Iowa Short Fiction Prize. The title story won Colorado Review’s 2013 Nelligan Prize. A New York native, Hamlin spent his formative years in Chicago and now lives outside Boulder, Colorado.

Stephanie Harrison’s fiction and nonfiction have appeared in dozens of journals, and she is the editor of the anthology Adaptations: From Short Story to Big Screen (Three Rivers Press, 2005). She has received grants from the Ohio Arts Council (twice), the Florida Arts Council, and the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

Laura Kolbe’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, the Awl, Blackbird, the Cincinnati Review, the Kenyon Review, Shenandoah, and elsewhere. Her criticism and fiction have appeared in the New Yorker, the Literary Review, Bookforum, and elsewhere. She will begin work as a resident physician this summer.

Nancy Kuhl is the author of Pine to Sound, Suspend, and The Wife of the Left Hand. She is Curator of Poetry of the Yale Collection of American Literature at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University. http://www.phylumpress...


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