Glen Armstrong (he/him) holds an MFA in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and edits the poetry journal Cruel Garters. His latest book is Night School: Selected Early Poems (Cyberwit, 2022). www.facebook.com/glen.armstrong.5

Jen Ashburn is the author of The Light on the Wall (Main Street Rag, 2016) and has published her work in The Fiddlehead, The Writer's Almanac, Pedestal Magazine, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from Chatham University and lives in Pittsburgh, Pa. www.jashburn.com

Barbara Crooker is author of ten full-length books of poetry, including Slow Wreckage (forthcoming in 2024 from Grayson Books). Some Glad Morning (Pitt Poetry Series) was longlisted for the Julie Suk award, and The Book of Kells (Cascade Books) won the Best Poetry Book of 2019 Award from Poetry by the Sea. bcrooker@ptd.net

Laine Derr holds an MFA from Northern Arizona University and has published interviews with Carl Phillips, Ross Gay, Ted Kooser, and Robert Pinsky. Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in J Journal, Full Bleed + The Phillips Collection, ZYZZYVA, Portland Review, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. lainederr@gmail.com

Joseph E. Fleckenstein, a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and an electrical engineer, has published over forty items. The list includes technical papers, online courses, three books, and literary short stories in a variety of online and print magazines. As a lieutenant in the U.S. Army, he was commander of a platoon of soldiers in the Corp of Engineers. These days, he spends part of the year in Maryland and the remainder in Florida. WriterJEF.com

Susan Goslee's poems have appeared in Volt, Crab Creek Review, The Southampton Review, West Branch, Permafrost: Online, Juked: Online, and other journals. She teaches at Idaho State University and is poetry editor at Prompt Press. sgoslee@isu.edu

Sharon Kennedy-Nolle holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a doctoral degree in nineteenth-century American literature from the University of Iowa. Her chapbook Black Wick: Selected Elegies (2021) was selected as an Editor's Pick by Variant Literature Press. Appointed the Poet Laureate of Sullivan County, NY, for 2022-2024, she is the recipient of a Laureate Fellowship for 2023-2024 from the Academy of American Poets. sknolle2002@yahoo.com

Alain Kerfs' fiction has appeared in One Teen Story, Reed, Flash Fiction and elsewhere. He attended the MFA Creative Writing program at San Francisco State. Born in Brussels, Belgium, he lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. kerfsa@gmail.com

Jake Rinloan is a native Californian who has lived much of his life in Washington State, with stints in Finland and Canada. He is a University of Washington graduate who is passionate about reading, writing and outdoor recreation. Most recently, Jake worked as a senior project director for the California chapter of The Nature Conservancy. This is his first fiction publication. jakerinloan.com

Karen Regen Tuero's stories have appeared in Glimmer Train, North American Review, Lunch Ticket, New World Writing, The Potomac Review, and elsewhere. She works in long-form TV in New York. karen.regen1@gmail