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Erin Belieu is the author of five poetry collections, all published by Copper Canyon Press, including her forthcoming Come-Hither Honeycomb. Belieu is on the faculty of the University of Houston's creative writing program.

Destiny O. Birdsong is a poet, fiction writer, and essayist whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in African American Review, Best New Poets 2018, The Cambridge Companion to Transnational American Literature, storySouth, and elsewhere. Birdsong has received support from Cave Canem, Jack Jones Literary Arts, the Ragdale Foundation, MacDowell Colony, and Tin House. Learn more at

Cortney Lamar Charleston is a Pushcart Prize–winning poet and the author of Telepathologies (Saturnalia Books, 2017). He was awarded a 2017 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, as well as fellowships from Cave Canem, the Conversation Literary Festival, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Heid E. Erdrich is author of eight books of poetry, including Curator of Ephemera at the New Museum for Archaic Media, winner of the 2018 Minnesota Book Awards, and is editor of New Poets of Native Nations, Graywolf Press. Her awards and fellowships include a Native Arts and Cultures Fund National Fellowship in Literature. Heid is Ojibwe enrolled at Turtle Mountain. She teaches in the Augsburg University low-residency MFA program.

Benjamin Garcia's first collection, Thrown in the Throat, was selected by Kazim Ali for the 2019 National Poetry Series and will be published by Milkweed Editions in August of 2020. He works as a sexual health and harm reduction educator throughout the Finger Lakes region of New York. He had the honor of being the 2017 Latinx Scholar at the Frost Place, the 2018 CantoMundo Fellow at the Palm Beach Poetry Festival, and a 2019 Lambda Literary Fellow. His work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Missouri Review, American Poetry Review, New England Review, Foglifter, Crazyhorse, Best New Poets 2018, and The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNEXT. Follow him on Twitter: @bengarciapoet.

Linda Gregerson is the author of six books of poetry, most recently Prodigal: New and Selected Poems. She is a current chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and teaches in the Helen Zell Writers' Program at the University of Michigan.

Anna Hartford is a writer and researcher based in Cape Town. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Philosophy Department at the University of Stellenbosch.

Lars Horn, initially specializing in body theory, phenomenology, and visual arts scholarship, holds MAs from the University of Edinburgh, the École normale supérieure, Paris, and Concordia University, Montreal. Lars's writing explores the body as experiential site and considers how the plastic arts might be brought to bear upon narrative form, causality, and content. In 2016, Lars translated the publication "Ateliers & Studios" for the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. A poetry finalist in the Summer Literary Seminar Contest (2018) and the Malahat Review's Open Season Contest (2017), their work has appeared in New Writing Scotland, Gutter Magazine, and elsewhere.

Ted Kooser's most recent book of poems is Kindest Regards, Copper Canyon Press, 2018. His fourth children's book, Mr. Posey's New Glasses, was published by Candlewick Press in early 2019. He lives and writes in rural Nebraska.

Gabriel Louis grew up in Washington, DC. He is the 2019–20 Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellow at the University of Wisconsin. His work has previously appeared in Subtropics, and he is a fiction editor at Fence.

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.

Michael McGriff's most recent books include the poetry collection Early Hour (Copper Canyon Press, 2017) and the linked story collection Our Secret Life in the Movies (A Strange Object, 2014), which he coauthored with J. M. Tryree.

Rebecca Nison is the author and illustrator of a graphic poetry collection, If We'd Never Seen the Sea, and her work has appeared in Catapult, F(r)iction, Pank, Weave, Bushwick Review, and others. She teaches writing...


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