Susan Aizenberg is the author of three poetry collections: Quiet City (BkMk Press 2015); Muse (Crab Orchard Poetry Series 2002); and Peru in Take Three: 2/AGNI New Poets Series (Graywolf Press 1997) and co-editor with Erin Belieu of The Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry by American Women (Columbia University Press 2001). She lives and writes in Iowa City, where she also teaches in the Iowa Summer Writing Festival.

Matthew W. Baker received an MFA in Poetry from the University of Nevada, Reno. Some of his work has appeared in The Matador Review, Booth Journal, Sundog Lit, Sierra Nevada Review, Yemassee Journal, The Meadow, and Swamp Ape Review, among others. He lives in Reno and teaches middle and high school English. Follow him on Twitter @mmbakes.

Geraldine Connolly is the author of four poetry collections, Aileron, Hand of the Wind, Food for the Winter, and Province of Fire, and a chapbook, The Red Room. Her work has appeared in many anthologies and journals, including Poetry, Shenandoah, and The Gettysburg Review. She has won two NEA fellowships, a Maryland Arts Council fellowship, and the Yeats Society of New York Poetry Prize. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.

Charlotte Covey received her MFA in Poetry from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in Spring 2018. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Normal School, Salamander Review, CALYX Journal, Minnesota Review, and Potomac Review, among others. In 2015, she was nominated for an AWP Intro Journal Award. She is managing editor for WomenArts Quarterly Journal.

Diane DeCillis' debut poetry collection, Strings Attached (Wayne State Univ. Press, 2014) has been honored as a Michigan Notable Book for 2015, won the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Award for poetry, and was a finalist for the Forward Indie Fab Book Award for poetry. Her poems, stories and essays have appeared recently in Adirondack Review, Columbia Journal, Cumberland River Review, Minnesota Review, Mizna and other journals.

Pat Hanahoe-Dosch earned an MFA from the University of Arizona. Her poems have been published in The Paterson Literary Review, Rattle, The Atticus Review, Panoplyzine, Confrontation, Conjunctions, Rust + Moth, American Literary Review, Apple Valley Review, The Red River Review, San Pedro River Review, Apt, and elsewhere. She is the author of two books of poems: The Wrack Line and Fleeing Back (FutureCycle Press).

Kenneth Pobo has a new book out of prose poetry from Clare Songbirds Publishing House called The Antlantis Hit Parade. His work has appeared in Atlanta Review, Nimrod, Mudfish, Hawaii Review, and elsewhere. He teaches creative writing and English at Widener University.

Marcus Spiegel has been a waiter, a mall cop, an herbalist, a tutor, a knife salesman, and a private investigator. He has recently completed the manuscript of a novel about a troubled Shakespearian actor and would-be film star that is set in Korea. This is his first publication in a national magazine. He will be having other short fiction published shortly in Clarion.

Pablo Piñero Stillmann's work has appeared in Ninth Letter, Electric Literature's Recommended Reading, The Normal School, Washington Square Review, and other journals. His novel, Temblador, was published in Mexico by Tierra Adentro.

Nancy Wick worked for many years as a writer and editor at the University of Washington in Seattle. During that time she won numerous regional and national writing awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. Now retired, she writes personal essays and other nonfiction and has also worked as a developmental editor. Her work has appeared in Minerva Rising, Persimmon Tree, Oasis Journal and the anthology Triumphs Large and Small, among others.

Michael L. Woodruff was born in Los Angeles, CA. He is a graduate from the Writer's Workshop at the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. He was a recipient of the Reikes Scholarship for Writing while attending the university. He presently lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. When he is not writing, he leads hikes in the desert. Michael is also an organizer of a writing workshop in Albuquerque. This is his first publication.