- Contributors' Notes
Eloisa Amezcua is an Arizona native. Her debut collection, From the Inside Quietly, is the inaugural winner of the Shelterbelt Poetry Prize, selected by Ada Limón. She is the author of three chapbooks and is the founder and editor of The Shallow Ends: A Journal of Poetry.
Brandon Amico lives in North Carolina. He is the winner of the Southern Humanities Review Hoepfner Literary Award for Poetry, and his poems have appeared in the Adroit Journal, the Awl, Booth, Cincinnati Review, New Ohio Review, and Verse Daily, among other publications.
Jeanne Bonner teaches Italian at the University of Connecticut. Her creative writing has been published by the New York Times, CNN, Literary Hub, Catapult, Cleaver, and Consequence. She studied Italian literature at Wesleyan University and has an MFA in creative writing from Bennington College.
Ryan C. K. Choi is a writer, translator, composer, and musician. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and educated at the University of Pennsylvania. His work appears or is forthcoming in Harvard Review, Kyoto Journal, New York Tyrant, Brooklyn Rail, and River Styx.
Tia Clark's fiction has appeared in American Short Fiction, Offing, Day One, Fourteen Hills, and elsewhere. She was a 2015–16 Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and the 2017–18 Carol Houck Smith Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. She is from New York.
Tiana Clark is currently the 2017–18 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute of Creative Writing. She is the author of Equilibrium, selected by Afaa Michael Weaver for the 2016 Frost Place Chapbook Competition. Her forthcoming full-length collection won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize from University of Pittsburgh Press (December, 2018). She is the winner of the 2017 Furious Flower's Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial Poetry Prize and 2015 Rattle Poetry Prize. Her writing has appeared in or is forthcoming from the New Yorker, American Poetry Review, Best New Poets 2015, Crab Orchard Review, the Journal, and elsewhere. [End Page 113]
Andrea Cohen's most recent poetry collection is Unfathoming. Her sixth collection, Nightshade, will be published by Four Way Books in 2019. Cohen's poems have appeared in the New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Threepenny Review, and elsewhere. She directs the Blacksmith House Poetry Series in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the Writers House at Merrimack College.
Nicole Hebdon's fiction has been published in F(r)iction Magazine (December 2017), Grain Magazine (Summer 2017), Southampton Review (Winter/Spring 2017), and Smokelong Quarterly (June 2016). She received her MFA from Stony Brook University, where she also taught undergraduate writing courses. She is currently writing a young adult novel.
Bob Hicok's ninth book, Hold, will be published by Copper Canyon Press in 2018.
Edward Hirsch's most recent book is Gabriel: A Poem.
Garrett Hongo was born in Volcano, Hawaii, and grew up on the North Shore of Oahu and in Los Angeles. His latest book is The Mirror Diary: Selected Essays. Currently, he's at work on The Ocean of Clouds (poems) and Soundtrack: An Autobiography in Stereo (nonfiction). He teaches at the University of Oregon, where he is Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences.
Ishion Hutchinson was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica. He is the author of Far District and House of Lords and Commons.
Amaud Jamaul Johnson is the author of Darktown Follies (Tupelo, 2013) and Red Summer (2006). A former Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford and Cave Canem Fellow, his honors include a Pushcart Prize, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, and the Dorset Prize. He directs the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Audrey Kim attends Conestoga High School in Berwyn, Pennsylvania. Her work has been recognized by the National YoungArts Foundation and the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
Katy Lederer is the author of the poetry collections Winter Sex (Verse/Wave Books), The Heaven-Sent Leaf (BOA Editions), and The bright red horse—and the blue—(Atelos), as well as the memoir Poker Face: A Girlhood Among Gamblers (Crown). Her chapbook, The Children, was recently published by above/ground press. She lives in Brooklyn.
Jenny Li attends Harvard-Westlake School in Los...