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Oscar Cruz (Santiago de Cuba, 1979) has published five books of poetry, the latest being La Maestranza (2014). He holds a degree in history from the Universidad de Oriente. He is the coeditor of the prestigious literary journal La Noria. He lives in Santiago de Cuba.

T. S. Dillon lives on a small cattle farm in north Alabama with his wife and two daughters where he works to provide transitional housing for homeless people in rural areas. He completed his MFA in creative writing at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky, and is finishing a novel. His work has recently appeared in Nashville Review, Winter 2015.

Sergio García Zamora (Esperanza, 1986) is a poet, literary critic, and editor. He graduated from the Central University of Las Villas in philology. He has published eleven books of prize-winning poetry. Most recently, the Fundación Loewe awarded him their prestigious Young Poet's Prize (2016).

David Greendonner is from Bridgman, Michigan, and is a graduate of Western Michigan University's MFA program in fiction. From 2015 to 2017 he was the managing editor of the literary magazine Third Coast.

Katherine M. Hedeen's latest book-length translations include night badly written and tasks by Cuban poet Víctor Rodríguez Núñez, and Nothing Out of This World, an anthology of contemporary Cuban poetry. A two-time recipient of a NEA Translation Project Grant, she is a professor of Spanish at Kenyon College.

Liuvan Herrera Carpio (Fomento, 1981) is a poet, literary scholar, critic, and editor. He received a degree in literature from the Central University in Las Villas and in Latin American culture from the University for the Arts. He is currently a professor at the National University of Chimborazo. He has published four books of poetry and two books of essays. He lives in Riobamba, Ecuador. [End Page 115]

Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar is the Syrian American author of the forthcoming debut novel The Map of Salt and Stars (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, 2018). She is a member of the Radius of Arab American Writers (RAWI), and her short stories have appeared in Saturday Evening Post, Gulf Stream Literary Magazine, Normal School, and elsewhere. She currently resides in south central Pennsylvania, where she is at work on her second novel.

Hannah H. Kim was born in Los Angeles. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the University of Southern California. Her recent publications include Vice Magazine and the Korea Daily. She has taught at the University of Iowa, the International Writing Program, Antioch College, Madison College, and in South Korea. She is currently freelance writing and working on her first novel. Readers may visit her website at

Javier Marimón Miyares (Matanzas, 1975) is a poet and playwright. He has published four books of poetry. A collection of short prose pieces and a play will appear in 2017. His work has been translated into English, German, and Italian. He currently lives in Puerto Rico.

Moisés Mayán Fernández (Holguín, 1983) is a poet, prose writer, and editor. He has a degree in history from the University of Holguín and is a graduate of the Onelio Jorge Cardoso Center for Literary Education. He has published three books of poetry and has received numerous prizes for his work. He lives in Holguín.

Jamila Medina Ríos (Holguin, 1981) is a poet, prose writer, essayist, and editor. She won the coveted David Prize in 2009 with her first book of poetry, and a collection of her essays received the prestigious Alejo Carpentier Prize in 2012. A book of short stories as well as another of poetry, has appeared in Mexico. A former poetry editor for Unión Publishers, she lives in Havana.

Marcelo Morales Cintero (Havana, 1977) is a poet and prose writer. He received a degree in history from the University of Havana and graduated from the Univercità per Stranieri di Perugia, Italia, with a degree in Italian language and culture. He has published three books of poetry—all prize-winning—and a novella. A collection of his work, The World as Presence, recently appeared in English. He lives...


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