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Rashaun J. Allen ( holds an MFA in creative writing and literature from SUNY Stony Brook and is the first Fulbright scholar in the program’s history. He has independently published poetry chapbooks: A Walk through Brooklyn and In the Moment. He has been published in TSR: The Southampton Review, the Tishman Review, Rigorous, and Auburn Avenue. When not writing or thinking about writing, he runs to scream at the top of his lungs the moment he crosses the finish line.

Barrie Jean Borich is the author of Apocalypse, Darling (Ohio State University Press: Mad Creek Books/Machete Series in Literary Nonfiction, 2018). Her memoir Body Geographic (UNP/American Lives Series, 2013) won a Lambda Literary Award in memoir, and her previous book, My Lesbian Husband (Graywolf, 1999), won the ALA Stonewall Book Award. Borich is an associate professor in the Department of English and MA in Writing and Publishing Program at DePaul University in Chicago, where she edits Slag Glass City, a journal of the urban essay arts.

Renée E. D’Aoust’s Body of a Dancer (Etruscan Press, 2011) was a Foreword Reviews “Book of the Year” finalist. Recent anthology publications include Flash Nonfiction Funny (Woodhall Press, 2018) and Rooted: The Best New Arboreal Nonfiction (Outpost19, 2017). Her website is at

Quinn Eades is a researcher, writer, and award-winning poet whose work lies at the nexus of feminist, queer, and trans theories of the body, autobiography, [End Page 237] and philosophy. Eades is the author of all the beginnings: a queer autobiography of the body and Rallying. He is a lecturer in gender, sexuality, and diversity studies at La Trobe University, as well as the founding editor of Australia’s only interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, gender, sexuality, and diversity studies journal, Writing from Below. He is currently working on a collection of fragments written from the transitioning body, titled Transpositions.

Tom Montgomery Fate is currently a scholar-in-residence at the Collegeville Institute at St. John’s University in Minnesota. A professor of English at the College of DuPage in suburban Chicago, he’s the author of five books of nonfiction. The most recent is Cabin Fever: A Suburban Father’s Search for the Wild (Beacon Press, 2011). His essays have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe, Orion, Fourth Genre, and the Iowa Review, among others, and they have often aired on NPR and PRI.

Maribeth Fischer is the author of two novels, The Language of Goodbye (Dutton, 2001) and The Life You Longed For (Simon & Schuster, 2007). Since 2009, Fischer has received three Delaware Division of the Arts Fellowships for fiction and nonfiction. Most recently she was awarded a fellowship as an established writer in creative nonfiction for 2018. She has published essays in such journals as the Iowa Review, the Yale Review, and Creative Nonfiction and has received two Pushcart Prizes for her essays “Stillborn,” in 1994, and “The Fiction Writer,” in 2014. Maribeth founded the Rehoboth Beach Writers’ Guild in 2005, where she currently serves as executive director. She teaches classes for the guild in both novel writing and creative nonfiction.

A Milwaukee, Wisconsin, native, Sheree L. Greer is a writer and educator living in Tampa, Florida. She founded the Kitchen Table Literary Arts Center to showcase and support the work of black women and women of color writers and is the author of two novels, Let the Lover Be and A Return to Arms; a short story collection, Once and Future Lovers; and a student writing guide, Stop Writing Wack Essays. Sheree is a VONA/Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation alum, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice grantee, and Ragdale Foundation Rubin Fellow. Sheree teaches composition, creative writing, and African American literature at St. Petersburg College in Florida. [End Page 238]

Alice Hatcher’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, Beloit Fiction Journal, Notre Dame Review, Fiction International, Lascaux Review, Contrary, Chautauqua, and Gargoyle, among other journals. Her novel The Wonder That Was Ours won Dzanc Books’s 2017 Fiction Prize and will be published in fall of 2018. Hatcher lives in Tucson, AZ. Her work can be found...


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