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Elizabeth M. Dalton's fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction have appeared in a number of literary journals, including r.kv.ry a literary quarterly, Adanna, Clockhouse Review, River City, and Glassworks. In 2018 her creative nonfiction essay "Ripe" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Glassworks. She teaches humanities at Ball State University and lives in rural Indiana with screenwriter husband John O. Dalton.

Danielle Cadena Deulen is a poet, essayist, and podcast host. She is the author of a memoir, The Riots, which won the AWP Prize in Creative Nonfiction and the GLCA New Writers Award. She has also published two collections of poetry: Our Emotions Get Carried Away Beyond Us, winner of the Barrow Street Book Prize, and Lovely Asunder, winner of the Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize and the Utah Book Award. She served as the 2007–2008 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has been the recipient of an Oregon Literary Fellowship, and Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award. She is co-creator and host of "Lit from the Basement," a literary podcast and radio show at KMUZ 100.7 FM. She lives in Atlanta, where she is an Assistant Professor for Georgia State University's graduate program in creative writing. Find out more at

Jordi Doce (Gijón, 1967) holds a BA in English literature and wrote an M.Phil thesis on the work of English poet Peter Redgrove. He worked as Language Assistant at the University of Sheffield (1993–1996) and the University of Oxford (1997–2000). He has translated the poetry of W. H. Auden, John Burnside, Anne Carson, T. S. Eliot, Charles Simic, and Charles Tomlinson, among others, and has published six volumes of his own poetry: La anatomía del miedo (1994), Diálogo en la sombra (1997), Lección de permanencia (2000), Otras lunas (2002), Gran angular (2005), and most recently, No estábamos allí (Pre-Textos, 2016). He is the author of two books of aphorisms (Hormigas blancas, 2005, and Perros en la playa, 2011) and three book-length essays on the influence of English Romanticism on Spanish modern poetry (Imán y desafío, 2005), the work of T. S. Eliot and W. H. Auden (La ciudad consciente, Vaso Roto, 2010), and contemporary English and American poetry (La puerta verde, Saltadera, 2019). He currently lives in Madrid, where he works as a translator and teacher of creative writing. He is also poetry editor at Galaxia Gutenberg Publishers.

Jacqueline Doyle has creative nonfiction in the Gettysburg Review, Passages North, The Collagist, and Catamaran, and a flash chapbook, The Missing Girl, available from Black Lawrence Press. Her work has earned numerous awards, including five Notable Essay citations in Best American Essays. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she teaches at California State University East Bay. Find her online at

A. Kendra Greene became an essayist during a Fulbright in South Korea, studied nonfiction and book arts at the University of Iowa, convinced the Dallas Museum of Art they needed a Writer in Residence, and lately, with the help of a Harvard Library Innovation Lab fellowship, is bewitched by arsenical wallpaper. She serves as Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Dallas, associate editor at the Southwest Review, and guest artist at the Nasher Sculpture Center. She has forthcoming work in The Common, Atlas Obscura, and Zyzzyva. The Museum of Whales You Will Never See is her debut book of essays and drawings.

Gail Griffin's most recent book is Grief's Country: A Memoir in Pieces (2020). She is the author of three other nonfiction books, including "The Events of October:" Murder-Suicide on a Small Campus. Her poetry, essays, and brief nonfiction have appeared widely. She lives and writes in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Laura Johnsrude practiced as a general pediatrician in Cincinnati, Houston, Little Rock, and Chicago, before settling in Louisville, Kentucky, where she began writing creative nonfiction. Her pieces have been published in Hippocampus Magazine, The Spectacle, Please See Me, and in a recent anthology, The Boom Project. Laura's essay "Drawing Blood" was published in the spring...


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