- Contributors' Notes
Edwin Alanís-García is the author of the chapbook Galería (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2019). His poetry has appeared in Acentos Review, Periphery, SOMOS, and Tupelo Quarterly. He received an MFA in creative writing from New York University and is currently a graduate student in philosophy of religion at Harvard Divinity School.
Stephanie Chang is a high school student from Richmond, BC, Canada. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Adroit Journal, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Cosmonauts Avenue, and others. She writes for Her Culture.
Robert Coover is the author of twenty-some iconoclastic books of fiction and plays, his most recent being Noir, The Brunist Day of Wrath, Huck Out West, and Going for a Beer. His books take on religious, social, and nationalist myths, as well as folk and fairy tales, sports, popular media, and the movies. At Brown University, he taught writing workshops in immersive virtual reality and in other electronic and mixed media, and founded International Writers Project for writers in trouble in their own countries for what they have written. His plays have been produced in New York, London, Paris, and elsewhere, and his short fiction appears regularly in the New Yorker, Vice, Granta, Harpers, and Conjunctions, among others.
Tongo Eisen-Martin, originally from San Francisco, is a poet, movement worker, and educator. His book, titled Someone's Dead Already, was nominated for a California Book Award. His latest book, Heaven Is All Goodbyes, was published by the City Lights Pocket Poets series, was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize, and won a California Book Award and an American Book Award.
Jameson Fitzpatrick is the author of the chapbooks Morrisroe: Erasures (89plus/LUMA Publications, 2014) and Mr. & (Indolent Books, 2018). He teaches writing at New York University.
Naoko Fujimoto's forthcoming books are Where I Was Born, winner of the editor's choice by Willow Books (Spring, 2019) and Glyph: Graphic Poetry=Trans. Sensory by Tupelo Press (Winter, 2019). She is currently an associate editor at RHINO Poetry in Chicago.
Jennifer L. Knox is the author of four books of poems. The New York Times Book Review said her latest book, Days of Shame and Failure, "hits, with deceptive ease, all the poetic marks a reader could want: intellectual curiosity, emotional impact, beautiful language, surprising revelation and arresting imagery." Her nonfiction writing has recently appeared in the Washington Post and the American Poetry Review. Her next book of poems, Crushing It, will be published by Copper Canyon.
Margot Livesey is the author of a collection of stories, eight novels, and a book of essays about writing: The Hidden Machinery. She grew up on the edge of the Scottish Highlands and teaches at the Iowa Writers' Workshop.
Sally Wen Mao is the author of the poetry collections Oculus (Graywolf Press, 2019) and Mad Honey Symposium (Alice James Books, 2014). She was a 2016–17 New York Public Library Cullman Fellow and a 2017–18 George Washington University Jenny McKean Writer-in-Washington.
Jay Martin is a student at the South Carolina Governor's School of Arts and Humanities in Greenville, studying creative writing. Martin has attended the summer camp for creative writing for two consecutive years at the Governor's School. Martin lives in Summerville, South Carolina, with family and enjoys good coffee and Marvel movies.
Martha Shaffer is a student at the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities. She is from Columbia, South Carolina.
Emily Spencer's poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in the Kenyon Review and Pleiades. She is the recipient of a Kenyon Review Writers Workshop Peter Taylor Fellowship and Boston University Global Travel Fellowship. She studied at the Iowa Writers' Workshop and received the MFA in poetry from Boston University.
Brian Trapp teaches creative writing and disability studies at the University of Oregon, where he directs the Kidd Creative Writing Workshops. His fiction and essays have been published in the Gettysburg Review, Narrative, Ninth Letter, Black Warrior Review, and Brevity, among other places. His nonfiction has been selected as Notable in Best American Essays 2013 and has won an Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship. He is at work on a novel and a...