Jim Cole is a writer in Northern California with a Rhetoric degree from UC-Berkeley and an MFA from the University of San Francisco, where his work was nominated for the AWP Intro Journals Project. He lives in the town of Duncans Mills, on the Russian River, and works full-time for a San Francisco-based company as a senior writer. This is his first publication in a national literary magazine. jcole2001@gmail.com

Chelsea Dingman continues her MFA and teaches in the University of South Florida graduate program. In 2016, her work can be found in Washington Square, The Normal School, Phoebe, American Literary Review, The Adroit Journal, Sou'wester, and Sugar House Review, among others. She also won the Southeast Review's Gearhart Poetry Contest (2016) and her first book, Thaw, has been a finalist in several contests. She is originally from Western Canada. www.chelseadingman.com

Denise Low, 2007-9 Kansas Poet Laureate, is award-winning author of twenty-five books, including Jackalope (fiction) and Mélange Block (poetry). Her memoir, The Turtle's Beating Heart, is from the University of Nebraska Press's American Indian Lives Series (January 2017). Low is past board president of AWP, the national organization for academic writing programs and independent writers. She teaches in the Baker University School of Graduate and Professional Studies in addition to professional workshops across the country. www.deniselow.net

Erin Murphy is the author of six books of poetry, most recently Ancilla (Lamar University Press, 2014), and is co-editor of two anthologies from SUNY Press: Making Poems: Forty Poems with Commentary by the Poets and Creating Nonfiction: Twenty Essays and Interviews with the Writers. Her works have been published in numerous journals and anthologies and featured on Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac. She is Professor of English at Penn State Altoona. The poems included here are from a manuscript-in-progress focusing on labor and employment. www.erin-murphy.com

Donna Pucciani's poetry has been published on four continents and translated into Italian, German, Chinese and Japanese. Her sixth and most recent book of poetry is A Light Dusting of Breath (Purple Flag Press, Chicago, 2015). dpucciani@yahoo.com

Michael Salcman chaired neurosurgery at the University of Maryland. Poems appear in Alaska Quarterly Review, Hopkins Review, The Hudson Review, New Letters, and Ontario Review. Collections include The Clock Made of Confetti and The Enemy of Good Is Better (Orchises); Poetry in Medicine, his anthology of poems about doctors and diseases, was recently published (Persea Books, 2015). His forthcoming collection, A Prague Spring, Before & After, received the 2015 Sinclair Poetry Prize from Evening Street Press. msalcman@gmail.com

Born in Pennsylvania, David Anthony Sam now lives in Locust Grove, Virginia with his wife and life partner, Linda, and serves as president of Germanna Community College. He has published three collections: Dark Land, White Light (1974, 2014), Memories in Clay, Dreams of Wolves (2014) and Early in the Day (2015). Sam as had poems accepted by over fifty journals and was featured poet in the April 2016 Hurricane Review. www.davidanthonysam.com

Alex Tronson has studied fiction writing at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, and fiction of his has appeared in NOTA, Red Cedar Review, and Volume One Magazine. This is his first publication of nonfiction in a national magazine. atronson@gmail.com

Verleen Tucker is descended from one of Colorado's earliest pioneer families. Her great-great grandfather, Marshal Cook, was one of Denver's founders. She lives in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Since her retirement from UPS in 2014, she cannot stop writing. She has one completed novel, Colorado. Her work has been published in local fare. This is her first publication in a national literary magazine. verleen.tucker@yahoo.com

Gabriel Welsch writes fiction and poetry, and is the author of four collections of poems, the latest being The Four Horsepersons of a Disappointing Apocalypse. His work appeared in here previously, and recently in Adroit Journal, Gulf Coast, Chautauqua, Pembroke Review, Tahoma Literary Review, and Mid-American Review. He lives in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, with his family, works as vice president of advancement and marketing at Juniata College, and teaches occasionally at the Chautauqua Writer's Center. welschg@juniata.edu