- Contributor Notes
Marilyn Abildskov is the author of The Men in My Country. Her recent essays and short stories have appeared in Witness, Brevity, and New Ohio Review. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and teaches at Saint Mary's College of California.
Derek Annis is a graduate of the mfa at ewo. During his time at Eastern Washington University, he was the assistant poetry editor for Willow Springs. He was a finalist for the 2017 mbf emerging writers contest, and his work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Gettysburg Review, Missouri Review: Poem of the Week, the Account, Crab Creek Review, and Fugue, among others.
Shannon Austin is a writer and editor from Baltimore who is currently completing her mfa in poetry at unlv. Her poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from Profane, Calamus Journal, Burlesque Press, apt, the Harpoon Review, and Amethyst Arsenic.
Sherah Bloor is a South African doctoral candidate in religion at Harvard University, where she studies continental philosophy, medieval mysticism, and poetry.
Emma Bolden is the author of medi(t)ations (Noctuary Press, 2016) and Maleficae (GenPop Books, 2013). A 2017 nea Fellow in Poetry, her work has appeared in The Best American Poetry and such journals as Prairie Schooner, Conduit, the Pinch, and Gulf Coast. She serves as senior reviews editor for Tupelo Quarterly.
Christopher Bolin's book Ascension Theory was a Foreword Reviews "Book of the Year Award" finalist, and his next book is forthcoming from the University of Iowa Press in 2018. He has held fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the James A. Michener Foundation, and the University of Iowa.
Greta Byrum reimagines the way we design, build, control, and distribute communications systems. She works with community leaders in disaster-struck and vulnerable areas to develop resilient, community-owned diy network infrastructure from low-power fm to mesh WiFi, supporting data sovereignty, technological self-determination, and digital equity. [End Page 178]
Sarah Beth Childers is the author of Shake Terribly the Earth: Stories from an Appalachian Family (Ohio University Press, 2013). Her essays have also appeared in Brevity, Pank, Guernica, and Quiddity. A West Virginia native, Sarah Beth lives in Stillwater, Oklahoma, where she teaches creative nonfiction at Oklahoma State University.
Ansley Clark received her mfa from the University of Colorado Boulder, where she currently teaches undergraduate creative writing classes. Her poems have appeared in the Columbia Poetry Review, the Feminist Wire, Typo, Sixth Finch, Black Warrior Review, Diagram, Jellyfish, inter|rupture, Denver Quarterly, and elsewhere.
Cassandra Cleghorn's Four Weathercocks was published in 2016 by Marick Press. Her poems and reviews have appeared in journals including Paris Review, Yale Review, New Orleans Review, Poetry International, Boston Review, and Tin House. She lives in Vermont, teaches at Williams College, and serves as poetry editor of Tupelo Press.
Dana Curtis is the author of Wave Particle Duality (Blazevox Books), Camera Stellata (CW Books), and The Body's Response to Famine (Pavement Saw Press). She is the editor-in-chief of Elixir Press.
Born in Paris on July 4, 1900, Robert Desnos was a French poet, journalist, and major figure in the Surrealist movement during the 1920s. During World War II, Desnos worked for the French Resistance and published several articles criticizing the Nazi occupation, leading to his arrest in 1944. He died of typhoid in the Terezín concentration camp.
Dennis Finnell's most recent book is Ruins Assembling, winner of the 2014 Things to Come Poetry Prize from Shape&Nature Press. He was born and raised in St. Louis, on the banks of the "Father of Waters."
Caitlin Fitzpatrick holds an mfa from uva. Previous work of hers has appeared in the Kenyon Review Online, Denver Quarterly, West Branch, and Green Mountains Review. She is the recipient of the 2015 Driftless Prize from Devil's Lake and a Peter Taylor Fellowship from the Kenyon Review. She is currently at work on a novel.
Luiza Flynn-Goodlett is the author of the chapbook Congress of Mud (Finishing Line Press). She has been a finalist for the 49th Parallel Award for Poetry and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous literary journals, including Granta, Indiana Review, New...