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Amanda Auerbach is a PhD candidate at Harvard, where she is writing about the experience of getting lost in the novel. Her poems have appeared in an earlier issue of Colorado Review and in the online version of Conjunctions.

Monica Berlin’s No Shape Bends the River So Long, a collaboration with Beth Marzoni, was published in 2015 (Free Verse Editions/Parlor Press). Her solo work has appeared in many journals. Berlin is associate director of the program in creative writing and chair of English at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois.

Don Bogen is the author of four books of poetry and the translator of Europa: Selected Poems of Julio Martínez Mesanza. His fifth book of poetry, Immediate Song, is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions. He is the Nathaniel Ropes Professor Emeritus at the University of Cincinnati.

Bruce Bond is the author of sixteen books, including For the Lost Cathedral (Louisiana State University Press, 2015), Immanent Distance: Poetry and the Metaphysics of the Near at Hand (University of Michigan Press, 2015), Gold Bee (Crab Orchard Award, Southern Illinois University Press, 2016), and Black Anthem (Tampa Review Prize, University of Tampa Press, 2016).

Michael Byers is the author of The Coast of Good Intentions (stories, Houghton Mifflin) and two novels, Long for This World (Houghton Mifflin) and Percival’s Planet (Holt). His stories have been anthologized in Best American Short Stories and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards. He teaches at the University of Michigan.

A citizen of the United States, France, and Spain, Hélène Cardona’s most recent books include Life in Suspension and Dreaming My Animal Selves (both from Salmon Poetry), and the translations Beyond Elsewhere (winner of a Hemingway Grant), Ceque nous portons (Dorianne Laux), and Walt Whitman’s Civil War Writings for WhitmanWeb. [End Page 174]

Jeanette Clough’s collection Flourish was a finalist in the Otis College of Art and Design and Eastern Washington University’s annual book competitions. She has edited and reviewed for journals, and served as artist in residence for the National Parks. Recent poetry appears in the Laurel Review and Comstock Review.

Peter Covino, associate professor of English at the University of Rhode Island, is the author of The Right Place to Jump (2012) and Cut Off the Ears of Winter (2005), both from New Issues. His prizes include the 2007 pen American Osterweil Award and the Paterson Prize for Literary Excellence (2013).

Kathryn Cowles’s first book, Eleanor, Eleanor, not your real name, won the Brunsman Poetry Prize. She has recent poems and poem-photograph hybrids in the Georgia Review, Verse, Witness, Best American Experimental Writing, Diagram, Word For/Word, and the Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day. She teaches at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

Mark Cox’s most recent book is Natural Causes, published in the Pitt Poetry Series. He teaches at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Vermont College.

Kerry James Evans is the author of Bangalore (Copper Canyon). He is the recipient of an nea grant for poetry and a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship from Sewanee Writers Conference. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.

Kevin Goodan is associate professor of English at Lewis-Clark State College.

Eryn Green is the author of Eruv, selected by Carl Phillips as winner of the 2014 Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize. He holds a PhD from the University of Denver and an mfa from the University of Utah. Eryn lives in the desert, near the mountains, with his wife, the poet Hanna Andrews, and their daughter, Aya; he is an assistant professor of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Zoë Hitzig is a graduate student at the University of Cambridge. Her poems have recently been published in the Boston Review, New Statesman, Lana Turner and Denver Quarterly. [End Page 175]

Michele Finn Johnson’s work has appeared in Mid-American Review, Puerto del Sol, Necessary Fiction, SmokeLong Quarterly, Flyway: Journal of Writing & Environment, and elsewhere. Her work previously won an awp Intro Journals Project. Michele lives in Tucson with her husband, Karl, and is working on a creative nonfiction collection.

Charlotte Lieberman is a Brooklyn-based essayist...


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