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  • About the Contributors

Erica Berry is a 2018 creative nonfiction graduate of the University of Minnesota's MFA program. Her essays can be found or are forthcoming in the New York Times Magazine, Literary Hub, Colorado Review, Guernica, The Atlantic, and others. She is also the recent recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board Grant, an AWP Intro Journals Prize, the Kurt Brown Prize in Creative Nonfiction, the Southeast Review's Narrative Nonfiction Prize, and a scholarship from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.

Emily W. Blacker's writing has appeared in Assay and Under the Gum Tree; she received honorable mention from Glimmer Train, was a finalist in Fourth Genre's Steinberg essay contest, and was nominated for the AWP Intro Journals Project. In 2018, she graduated from the MFA in Writing program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in New York City where she works as an English tutor/learning specialist and runs the Figure Eight Writer's Workshop. She is currently working on an essay collection.

Sarah Capdeville received her MFA in Creative Writing from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Raised in Montana, she has traveled and worked odd jobs throughout the United States and Europe. She currently lives in Missoula, Montana, where she works seasonally in conservation and recreation, preferably in the Rattlesnake Wilderness, her home of homes. Her writing has been published in Camas Magazine, Montana Naturalist, Raven Chronicles, and Bright Bones, an anthology of contemporary Montana writing.

Daniel Allen Cox is the author of four novels, including Shuck and Krakow Melt, which were both Lambda Literary Award and ReLit Award finalists. His essays and short fiction have appeared in the anthologies Second Person Queer and The First Time I Heard Joy Division / New Order, as well as in The Advocate, New York Waste, Xtra!, Maisonneuve, and filling Station. He has spoken on CBC Radio One and on, as well as at Northeastern Illinois University, Columbia College Chicago, California College of the Arts, and McGill University. Daniel is past president of the Quebec Writers' Federation as well as a former sex worker and Jehovah's Witness.

Willow Naomi Curry is an essayist and hybrid genre writer based in her native Houston, Texas. Her writings, which have appeared in the literary journal Octopus Ink and the anthologies From All Corners and Mosaics 2, are investigations that meditate on the significance of history, place, and memory. In addition to her print work, Curry is a contributing writer for the Ottawa-based online magazine

E. A. Giorgi is a poet and nonfiction writer whose work explores—among other topics—science, identity, and human landscapes: natural, built, and internal. A former newspaper reporter, she received her MFA in creative writing & environment at Iowa State University and is pursuing a PhD at the University of Utah, where she studies science communication. She is currently at work on an essay collection.

Vince Granata lives in Washington, DC. His essays have appeared in the Massachusetts Review and the Chattahoochee Review, where he won the 2017 Lamar York Prize for Nonfiction. He is currently working on a memoir about his family's experience of serious mental illness. He teaches composition at American University.

Suzanne Fernandez Gray ( lives in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. Her work has appeared in several publications including McSweeney's Internet Tendency and Solstice Literary Magazine, where her essay "Bridge of Cards" won the 2017 Nonfiction Award. She is at work on her first book.

Timothy J. Hillegonds earned a Master of Arts in Writing and Publishing from DePaul University in Chicago. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Assay, The Rumpus, River Teeth, Baltimore Review, Brevity, and others. He currently serves as a contributing editor for Slag Glass City, a digital journal of the urban essay arts.

Tony Hoagland's seventh book of poems is Priest Turned Therapist Treats Fear of God (Graywolf, 2018). His craft book The Art of Voice: Poetic Principles and Practices will be published by W.W. Norton in March 2019. He died in October 2018.

Sonya Huber is the author of five books, including the essay collection Pain Woman Takes Your Keys...


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