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Stephanie Adams-Santos is a Guatemalan-American writer from Portland, OR. She is the author of the forthcoming book Swarm Queen’s Crown (Fathom Books, 2016) and several chapbooks: Little Fugues (Sola Books, 2014) and The Sundering (Poetry Society of America, 2009)—selected by Linda Gregg for a New York Chapbook Fellowship.
 
Jordi Alonso studied English at Kenyon College and is the Turner Fellow in Poetry at Stony Brook Southampton. He’s been published in BookRiot, New Letters, The Lyric, and other journals. Honeyvoiced, his first book of poems, was published by XOXOX Press in 2014 and his chapbook, The Lovers’ Phrasebook, is forthcoming from Red Flag Poetry Service. He is the Poetry and Translation Editor of The Whale.
 
Matthew Baldwin is a freelance writer, photographer, and journalist from San Diego, CA. His multi-disciplinary work can be found in multiple places in print and online.
 
Charles Bane, Jr. is the American author of three collections of poetry including the recent “The Ends Of The Earth: Collected Poems” (Transcendent Zero Press, 2015) as well as “I Meet Geronimo And Other Stories” (Avignon Press, 2015) and “Three Seasons: Writing Donald Hall (Collection of the Houghton Library, Harvard University). He created and contributes to The Meaning Of Poetry series for The Gutenberg Project. His most recent publication is “The Ascent Of Feminist Poetry” (Transcendent Zero Press, 2015). Visit his site at: http://charlesbanejr.com
 
Katharine Diehl has been published in journals including Menacing Hedge, Passages North, and burntdistrict. She works in education research and lives in Queens.
 
Julie Feng is a writer and educator. She is from Taiwan, based in Seattle, and currently teaching in Morocco. You can reach her at juliefeng.com.
 
Jennifer Hanks is the author of the forthcoming chapbooks Prophet Fever (Hyacinth Girl Press), gar child (Tree Light Books), and Ghost Skin (Porkbelly Press). They were a finalist for Heavy Feather Review’s Double Take Poetry Prize, judged by Dorothea Lasky. Their recent work can be found in Arcadia, Bone Bouquet, Hermeneutic Chaos, and The Boiler, among other journals. An associate editor for Sundress Publications, they live in New Orleans and tweet at @corsetofscales.
 
Kirsty Logan (@kirstylogan) is the author of two story collections, A Portable Shelter and The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales, and a novel, The Gracekeepers. She lives in Glasgow and has a semicolon tattooed on her toe. Say hello at kirstylogan.com.
 
Chrissy Montelli is a current MFA candidate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she also works in Student Affairs. Her poems have been published in The Adirondack Review, Atrocity Exhibition, Gandy Dancer, and elsewhere. She is originally from Long Island, NY, and was once bullied by The Washington Post for blogging about poetry not being dead.
 

 
 
 
 
Todd Osborne lives and writes in Hattiesburg, MS, where he is pursuing a PhD in poetry from the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi. His poetry has previously appeared in Epigraph Magazine, Cargo Literary, Slipstream Quarterly, and elsewhere.
 
D.J. Parris has had recent work in American Chordata, Abridged, HOUND and The Nomadic Journal among others. He lives in Aldie, VA with his wife and son.
 
Megan Stolz is a California expat living in suburban Washington, DC, with a copyediting day job, a minor tea addiction, and a reoccurring case of wanderlust. She has an MFA from the University of Baltimore and a BA from Hollins University. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming from The Fourth River, Cumberland River Review, and HOOT. She tweets occasionally @megan_stolz.
 
Josie Turner lives in a small town outside London, and works for the National Health Service. She has had fiction and poetry published in a range of journals including The North, Emrys Journal, The Fractured Nuance and Magma. In 2013 she was placed third in the annual Mslexia short story competition, and in 2015 she was a joint winner of the Plough short story competition.
 
Jessica Van de Kemp (BA, B.Ed, MA) is the author of the poetry chapbook Spirit Light (The Steel Chisel, 2015). Her poem, “Slant of the Girl,” was shortlisted for the 2015 Montreal International Poetry Prize. The recipient of a BlackBerry Graduate Scholarship in English Language and Literature and the winner of a TA Award for Excellence in Teaching, Jessica is currently pursuing a PhD in English at the University of Waterloo. Twitter: @jess_vdk | Website: jessvdk.wordpress.com
 
Patrick Williams is a poet and academic librarian living in Central New York. His recent work appears in publications including Reality Beach, Third Point Press, Prelude, and Heavy Feather Review. His chapbook Hygiene in Reading is forthcoming from Publishing Genius Press. He edits Really System, a journal of poetry and extensible poetics. Find him at patrickwilliamsintext.com and on Twitter @activitystory.
 
Bill Wolak is a poet, photographer, and collage artist. His collages have been published in The Annual, Peculiar Mormyrid, Danse Macabre, Dirty Chai, Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal, Lost Coast Review, Yellow Chair Review, Otis Nebula, and Horror Sleaze Trash. He has just published his twelfth book of poetry entitled Love Opens the Hands with Nirala Press. Recently, he was a featured poet at The Hyderabad Literary Festival. Mr. Wolak teaches Creative Writing at William Paterson University in New Jersey.