Don Bartell was born, raised and graduated college in southern California, and moved to north Idaho in 1989. Among other things, he enjoys officiating high school basketball, which keeps him attuned to "constructive criticism." His first published fiction will appear in the Winter 2018 edition of Avalon Literary Review.

Robin Rosen Chang's poetry has appeared in Paterson Literary Review, Yemassee, Vinyl, WomenArts Quarterly, Juked, and The Stillwater Review, among others. She has been anthologized in Paulinskill Voices From Here, Volume II and 50 Over 50: A Celebration of Established and Emerging Women Writers. Robin has an MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson College's Program for Writers. A resident of New Jersey, she has lived in many parts of the U.S. and overseas.

Wendy Mitman Clarke's poetry has been published in Rattle, Little Patuxent Review, The Delmarva Review, Blue River Review, and MUSE/A Journal. She won the Pat Nielsen Poetry Prize in 2015 and 2017. Her nonfiction has been published in River Teeth and Smithsonian. Her novel Still Water Bending was released in October 2017.

Adam Durso received his M.F.A. in Fiction from Temple University, in Philadelphia, but insists on writing verse anyway. Like Donald Hall before him, he was born in Hamden, Connecticut. Like Thornton Wilder, he spends most of his time in New Haven. Unlike Hayden Carruth, he couldn't manage to stay away from the Nutmeg State. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in The Common Ground Review, Chiron Review, Bird's Thumb, Stoneboat, Gravel, The Comstock Review and elsewhere.

Peter Grandbois is the author of eight previous books, the most recent of which is This House That (Brighthorse Books, 2017). His poems, stories, and essays have appeared in over one hundred journals. His plays have been performed in St. Louis, Columbus, Los Angeles, and New York. He is a senior editor at Boulevard magazine and teaches at Denison University in Ohio.

Christine Holmstrom's work has been published in Bernie Siegel's book, Faith, Hope, and Healing. Several of her essays and nonfiction stories have been published or are forthcoming in Gulf Stream, The Penmen Review, Jet Fuel Review, Switchback, and others. After surviving riots, an armed escape and a death threat while working at San Quentin prison, she finally had the good sense to retire. Christine is now working on a memoir about her prison years.

Jory Mickelson's work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Rumpus, Ninth Letter, Vinyl Poetry, The Florida Review, Superstition Review, The Collagist, The Los Angeles Review, and other journals. He is the recipient of an Academy of American Poet's Prize and a Lambda Literary Fellowship in Poetry. His most recent chapbook Slow Depth was published by Argus House Press.

Matt Piotrowski has an MA in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins University and currently lives in Washington, DC, where he works as an editor and a teacher. His work has appeared in Bluestem, Cottonwood, Lullwater Review, Pangolin Papers, Crack the Spine, and Red Wheelbarrow Literary Magazine. He is currently working on a novel.

Jessamine Price is a poet and essayist with an Oxford M.Phil. in economic and social history and an MFA in creative writing from American University. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in a variety of publications, including Hunger Mountain, Lascaux Review, Rust + Moth and Rattle Poets Respond. She was born and raised in Virginia and currently teaches in South Korea.

Andy Stallings lives with his family in Deerfield, Massachusetts, where he teaches English and coaches distance running at Deerfield Academy. These poems are from Paradise, published by Rescue Press in 2018. You can visit Rescue here: