Paul David Adkins grew up in South Florida and lives in New York. His poetry has appeared once before in this magazine (Fall 2010).

Erin Anderson was among the 100-plus Peace Corps volunteers to be evacuated from Kazakhstan in November 2011. She still has plans to teach English overseas. She has appeared once before in this magazine (Spring 2005).

Jay Carson teaches creative writing, literature, and rhetoric at Robert Morris University, where he is also faculty advisor to the student literary journal, Rune. Jay has published more than sixty poems and has just finished a poetry manuscript, entitled The Cinnamon of Desire.

Colin Clancy is an Adjunct English Instructor at Northern Michigan University where he also works as Assistant Editor at Passages North. His work has appeared in The Blotter Magazine, Word Riot, Kippis!, The Lounge Companion, and CellStories.

Born in 1971, Scott B. Davis completed a BFA in Photography from the University of New Mexico in 2000. A photographer, Davis explores spaces that are quiet, complex, and generally overlooked. Working largely at night, often in unremarkable wilderness corridors, his images broaden the language of landscape photography. In 2001, he began photographing California's urban landscape at night, challenging ideas of an iconic sun-drenched landscape, and finding personal truths in a state filled with preconceptions. His prints are made from 8x10-inch negatives, contact printed in a 19th century process using metallic platinum. His website contains current exhibition and project information.

Suzanne Marie Hopcroft's poetry recently appeared or is forthcoming in SOFTBLOW, The Catalonian Review, White Whale Review, PANK, Spork, The Literary Bohemian, and other places. She is a PhD student in Comparative Literature at Yale University and writes from New York City, where she also teaches composition at Hostos Community College. The image accompanying her poem was provided by her.

Dennis James is a retired attorney living and writing in Brooklyn, N.Y. He previously practiced employment law on behalf of employees, in Detroit, Michigan. He has had short fiction published in The Griffin, The MacGuffin, Struggle Magazine, and in the Spring, Summer and Fall, 2011 issues of Mobius Magazine.

Thomas Larson is the author of The Saddest Music Ever Written: The Story of Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings" and The Memoir and the Memoirist: Reading and Writing Personal Narrative. For twelve years, he has been a staff writer with the San Diego Reader. He holds workshops on memoir writing and delivers multimedia presentations on music, the craft of writing, and the "social author" in the digital age throughout the United States.

Jed Myers lives, writes, and makes music in Seattle. His poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Nimrod International Journal, Atlanta Review, JAMA, the Rose Alley Press anthology Many Trails to the Summit, and elsewhere. He is a psychiatrist with a therapy practice and teaches at the University of Washington.

Danny Earl Simmons is an Oregonian and a proud graduate of Corvallis High School. He has loved living in the Mid-Willamette Valley for over thirty years. He is a friend of the Linn-Benton Community College Poetry Club and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Albany Civic Theater.