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Tara Bray is the author of Small Mothers of Fright (lsu Press, 2015) and Mistaken for Song (Persea Books, 2009). Her recent poems have appeared in Poetry, Crazyhorse, Agni, the Southern Review, Shenandoah, New England Review, and the Hudson Review.

Rebecca Brill is a writer based in Minneapolis, where she recently received her mfa in creative nonfiction. Her work has appeared in the Paris Review Daily, Literary Hub, Vice, and elsewhere. She runs the Susan Sontag's Diary Twitter account.

Jack Christian is the author of the poetry collections Family System (winner of the 2012 Colorado Prize for Poetry, Center for Literary Publishing) and Domestic Yoga (Groundhog Poetry Press, 2016). Recent poems have appeared in Tupelo Quarterly and Yalobusha Review.

Emily Cinquemani's poetry has most recently appeared or is forthcoming in Southern Indiana Review, Indiana Review, 32 Poems, Meridian, Nashville Review, and Cherry Tree. She teaches at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Elizabeth J. Coleman is editor of Here: Poems for the Planet (Copper Canyon Press, 2019) and author of two poetry collections, The Fifth Generation and Proof (both from Spuyten Duyvil Press), and two poetry chapbooks. She is co-author of Pythagoras in Love (Folded Word Press, 2015), a bilingual sonnet collection.

M. A. Cowgill, a graduate of the University of Virginia's mfa program, has been awarded an Academy of American Poets University Prize, a scholarship from Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and a James Merrill Poetry Fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center. She lives in New Hampshire.

Jose Hernandez Diaz is an nea Fellow. His work appears in the Acentos Review, Bennington Review, the Cincinnati Review, Huizache, the Iowa Review, The Nation, Poet Lore, Poetry, The Progressive, Witness, and in The Best American Nonrequired Reading. His chapbook The Fire Eater is forthcoming in spring 2020 with Texas Review Press. [End Page 153]

Carol Dines lives in Minneapolis. Her new collection of short stories, This Distance We Call Love, is forthcoming from Orison Books in 2021. Her stories and poems have been published in numerous journals and anthologies. Previous books include the ya novels Best Friends Tell the Best Lies and The Queen's Soprano, as well as a short-story collection, Talk to Me.

Ryler Dustin is the author of Heavy Lead Birdsong from Write Bloody Publishing. His recent poems appear in American Life in Poetry, Gulf Coast, and The Best of Iron Horse, and he has competed on the final stage of the Individual World Poetry Slam. Reach him at

William Fargason is the author of Love Song to the Demon-Possessed Pigs of Gadara (University of Iowa Press, 2020), winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize. His poetry has appeared in the Threepenny Review, Prairie Schooner, New England Review, and elsewhere. He earned a PhD in poetry from Florida State University.

Stefani Farris was a finalist for the 2016 Iowa Award for Short Fiction and a semifinalist for Ohio State University Press's Non/Fiction Collection Award in 2018 and 2019. Her work appears in Zyzzyva, Epiphany, Passages North, and elsewhere. Originally from Maine, Stefani lives and writes in Lander, Wyoming.

Matthew Gavin Frank is the author of the nonfiction books The Mad Feast, Preparing the Ghost, Pot Farm, and Barolo and the poetry books The Morrow Plots, Warranty in Zulu, and Sagittarius Agitprop. His forthcoming nonfiction book, A Brief Atmospheric Future, is due out in 2021 from W. W. Norton: Liveright.

Gaby Garcia is a Pushcart Prize–nominated poet whose work has appeared in North American Review, the Iowa Review, and elsewhere. She is a James Hearst Poetry Prize finalist, host of the podcast On Poetry, and served as a Lucie Brock-Broido Teaching Fellow at Columbia University, where she received her mfa in poetry.

Matthew Gellman holds an mfa from Columbia University and currently teaches at Hunter College and the Fashion Institute of Technology. A recipient of a Brooklyn Poets fellowship, his poems appear in Poetry Northwest, Narrative, The Common, Ninth Letter, the Missouri Review, and elsewhere. [End Page 154]

Jennifer Genest grew up riding horses and playing in the woods of Sanford, a mill town in southern Maine. She now lives near Los Angeles. Her fiction has...


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