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Samuel Arcara is an interdisciplinary artist working in Boulder, Colorado. His work explores the visual vernacular of human interaction with natural and cultural landscapes, drawing heavily from experience doing field-based research. Themes of power structures and human behaviour are seen throughout his practice, often grounded in site/regional specificity and narrative.

Jack Avani has spent the last couple years coaxing fabulous structure out of rubble and thereby bottling city moans; out by the train station become one of the vagrant; one of the few left ready to defer to close-quarters shit in any pinch or attempt to compartmentalize his style.

Along with two books of travel essays Guatemalan Journey (U. Texas Press, 1996) and Green Dreams (Lonely Planet, 1998) Stephen Benz has published essays in Creative Nonfiction, River Teeth, Permafrost, and other journals. Two of his essays have been selected for The Best American Travel Writing (2003, 2015). He teaches professional writing at the University of New Mexico.

Bianca Brandolino is a multidisciplinary visual artist and designer, with a BFA in Design & Visual communications and a BFA in Studio Art with a focus on Drawing and Painting, in addition to a Fine Arts Minor in Art History from the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Kayleb Rae Candrilli is author of What Runs Over, forthcoming from YesYes Books and winner of the Pamet River Prize. They are published or forthcoming in Rattle, Puerto del Sol, Boaat, Booth, Muzzle, Rhino, and others. They hold an MFA from the University of Alabama and now live in Philadelphia with their partner.

Cindy Carlson wrote her first poem on a birch tree. She now lives, teaches, sings, and writes in Madison, WI. Her work has appeared in Sentence, Shampoo, Bloom, The Madison Review, Transom, among other fine literary journals. She received her BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. [End Page 146]

Genève/Geneva Chao’s books include one of us is wave one of us is shore (Otis, 2016) and Hillary is Dreaming (Make Now, 2016). Chao’s work is also forthcoming in The Best American Experimental Writing 2018 anthology. Chao's next collection, émigré, is coming from Tinfish Press in 2018.

John Chavers enjoys working as an artist and photographer. His work has been accepted for publication at 3Elements Review, JuxtaProse Literary Magazine, Camas Magazine, Stonecoast Review, The Ear, Permafrost Magazine, and The William and Mary Review, among others. This April he will be an artist in residence at Korpúlfsstaðir in Reykjavík, Iceland.

When not writing poetry, Monica Joy Claesson spends her free time backpacking, climbing, and otherwise enjoying the outdoors. Current and forthcoming publications include journals such as Tampa Review, Ascent, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, fields, New Bile, and Alalitcom.

Emily Clement is a painter and printmaker currently practicing in Milwaukee WI, and 2016 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts with a BFA in Painting and Drawing. Her work focuses on themes of reworking craft material into contemporary fine art, feminine identity, and experimenting with methods of representing the painted mark.

Jon Davis has published five books of poetry, including Improbable Creatures (Grid Books, 2017), Heteronymy: An Anthology (LaNana Creek, 2015), and Preliminary Report (Copper Canyon, 2010), and five chapbooks. He also co-translated Naseer Hassan’s Dayplaces (Tebot Bach, 2017). Davis directs the Institute of American Indian Arts’ MFA in Creative Writing.

Oliver de la Pazʼs most recent collection is Post Subject: A Fable (U. Akron Press). He also co-edited A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry. He teaches at the College of the Holy Cross and in the low-residency MFA program at Pacific Lutheran University.

Alexandria Delcourt received her MFA from the Stonecoast MFA Program in 2014. She teaches Creative Writing and English at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Her work has appeared in Written River, Poetry Quarterly, As/Us: A Space for Women of the World, Kalyani Magazine, Aster(ix), Profane, and other publications. [End Page 147]

Maia Dolphin-Krute is a writer and artist based in Boston. Her books included...


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