A. Anupama is a U.S.-born, Indian-American poet and translator whose work has appeared in The Bitter Oleander, Monkeybicycle, The Alembic, Numéro Cinq Magazine, and other publications. She received her MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2012. She lives in Nyack, New York. anuamaran@mac.com
Stacey Clemence lives with her husband in Cleveland, where she works as a software tester. This is her first published work. sclemence927@gmail.com
Robin Wyatt Dunn lives in The Town of the Queen of the Angels, El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles, in Echo Park. He is thirty-three years old. settdigger@gmail.com
John G. Gorman's work has appeared in Monkeybicycle, Hunger Mountain, Boston Literary Magazine, The Rose & Thorn, and elsewhere. His debut novel, Shades of Luz, is published by All Things That Matter Press. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific University. jgorm22@hotmail.com
Wendy Elizabeth Ingersoll is a retired piano teacher. Publications include River, Farm; Grace Only Follows (first prize, 2010 National Federation of Press Women Contest; finalist, Drake University 2012 Emerging Writer); and Tales of Silver Hill: My Father’s Voice. She's won numerous local poetry contests. wendyei7@verizon.net
Jason Martinez has published fiction in The Harvard Review. He is working on his debut novel, The Charles Dickens After School Commiseration Club, and his first Kickstarter project. martjdigital@gmail.com
Simon Perchik is an attorney whose poems have appeared in Partisan Review, The Nation, The New Yorker, and elsewhere. For more information, including free e-books, his essay titled Magic, Illusion and Other Realities and a complete bibliography, please visit his website. www.simonperchik.com
Donna Pucciani, has published poetry in the U.S., Europe, Australia and Asia in journals such as International Poetry Review, The Pedestal, Shi Chao Poetry, Spoon River Poetry, Journal of the American Medical Association, and Christianity and Literature. Her work has been translated into Italian, Chinese and Japanese. Her books include The Other Side of Thunder, Jumping Off the Train, Chasing the Saints, and To Sip Darjeeling at Dawn. She has won awards from the Illinois Arts Council and other places. dpucciani@yahoo.com
Nahid Rachlin's publications include a memoir, Persian Girls (Penguin), four novels, and a collection of short stories, Veils (City Lights). Her individual short stories have appeared in more than fifty magazines, including The Virginia Quarterly Review, Prairie Schooner, Redbook, and Shenandoah. One of her stories was adopted by Symphony Space and was aired on NPR. Her work has been translated into Portuguese, Polish, Dutch, Arabic, and Persian. Awards and grants she has received include the Bennet Cerf Award, PEN Syndicated Fiction Project Award, and a National Endowment for the Arts grant. www.nahidrachlin.com
Tim Suermondt is the author of two full-length collections: Trying to Help the Elephant Man Dance (The Backwaters Press, 2007 ) and Just Beautiful from New York Quarterly Books, 2010. He has published poems in Poetry, The Georgia Review, Blackbird, Able Muse, Prairie Schooner, PANK, Bellevue Literary Review and Stand Magazine (U.K.) and has poems forthcoming in Gargoyle, Lunch Ticket and Zymbol, among others. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, the poet Pui Ying Wong. allampoet@earthlink.net