* We still believe in the serial comma, though we've started to feel jaded in recent weeks.

* Here's our feeling on the bios. We prefer them to be entertaining, but above all they should be useful. Hence we include email addresses and website where you can find the writers, if the writers agree to this. We don't like to list awards or graduate degrees unless they are useful for readers. (We suspect these are not useful for readers.) However, we are happy to list other places you might find these writers' work, and where they teach or work, if you want to find them and send them cash or love or creepy or dirty or just plain sweet photos.

Ann Beman is nonfiction editor for The Los Angeles Review, and her work has appeared in The Literary Review, Stone's Throw, Bombay Gin, and Canoe Journal, among others. Beman often catches herself singing pop songs off-key in her mother's voice to her two whatchamaterriers, replacing lyrics with rhyming phrases that describe the dogs' latest antics. It's pathetic. [website]

Steven Matthew Brown is from Michigan and lives since 2006 in Germany, where his essays and stories appear in the magazines DUMMY and hEFt and the prize anthology Frühstück mit Axt. His writing in English appears or is forthcoming in publications like Black Warrior Review, Witness, The Tusculum Review, Public Art Dialogue, and elsewhere. Verlag Haffmans & Tolkemitt will release his still-untitled essay collection in Germany in early 2014. [email]

Allison Carter is the author of two books, A Fixed, Formal Arrangement (Les Figues Press) and Here Versus Elsewhere (forthcoming from Insert Blanc Press), and three chapbooks: Shadows Are Weather (Horse Less Press), All Bodies Are The Same and They Have The Same Reactions (Insert Press) and Sum Total (Eohippus Labs: n°5). Her work has otherwise been included in Conjunctions, Joyland, P-Queue, 5_Trope, Fence, Best of Fence, H_NGM_N, 3rd Bed, and other journals. [email]

Joel Chace has published poetry and prose poetry in print and electronic magazines such as 6ix, The Tip of the Knife, Counterexample Poetics, OR, Country Music, and Jacket. He has published more than a dozen print and electronic collections. BlazeVox Books published his Cleaning the Mirror: New and Selected Poems, and from Paper Kite Press is matter no matter, another full-length collection. Recently out from Country Valley Press is scaffold, the first part of an ongoing poetic sequence, (b)its from Meritage Press, A Script, from Otoliths Books, Sharpsburg, from Cy Gist Press, and Blake's Tree, from Blue & Yellow Dog Press. [email]

Jessica Chrastil lives in New York for now. [email] [blog]

J. J. Cromer's artwork is held by numerous private and public collections, including the American Visionary Art Museum, the Intuit Center of Outsider Art, the High Museum of Art, and the Taubman Museum of Art. The Fall 2010 issue of Raw Vision featured his work. He currently has several drawings in the exhibit at the American Visionary Art Museum, "All Things Round: Galaxies, Eyeballs & Karma." The show will be up until September 2012. He and his partner Mary live on a farm in central Appalachia. [email] [website]

Alex Crowley reads science blogs, cultivates noise and supports Newcastle United FC. He recently received the first annual Paul Violi Poetry Prize from The New School and, with Mark Gurarie, curates Brooklyn's MENTAL MARGINALIA Reading Series. His work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Handsome, SHAMPOO, Short Fast & Deadly, and the Argos Books anthology Why I Am Not A Painter. [blog]

Dennis Etzel Jr. lives with his wife and two sons in Topeka, Kansas, where he teaches at Washburn University. Work has appeared or is forthcoming in Denver Quarterly, Indiana Review, 3:AM, BlazeVOX, and others.

Kit Frick lives in central NY by way of Brooklyn by way of Pittsburgh. Some of her closest neighbors are cows, in the literal sense. Her poems have recently or will soon appear in places like CutBank, PANK, Conduit, H_NGM_N, Jellyfish, and Barn Owl Review, among others. She is Poetry Editor for Salt Hill Journal and is an Associate Editor for Black Lawrence Press, where she edits the small press newsletter Sapling. [email]

Tyler Gobble is lead editor of Stoked Journal and a contributor with Vouched Books. His poems have appeared recently or are forthcoming from PANK, Country Music Poetry Journal, Specter, and Forklift, Ohio, among other places. [website]

Julia Guez is a Fulbright Fellow, currently living and working full-time in Montezuma, Costa Rica. Poetry and prose have appeared in BOMBLog, The Brooklyn Rail, Court Green, and Washington Square. [email]

Carolyn Hembree has poems out or forthcoming in Colorado Review, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, Jubilat, and Witness, among other journals and anthologies. Kore Press just published her debut poetry collection, Skinny. Carolyn lives in New Orleans. [email] [website]

Gina Keicher is an MFA candidate at Syracuse University, where she edits Salt Hill Journal. Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Foothill, Harpur Palate, H_NGM_N, Nano Fiction, Night Train, Ninth Letter, Poets/Artists, Slice, and Stone Canoe. [email]

Mike Lala is the author of two chapbooks: Under the Westward Night (Knickerbocker Circus, 2010) and [fire!] ([sic] Press Detroit, 2011). Work appears or is forthcoming in Fence; Rhino; La Petite Zine; Sink Review; Paperbag; Explosion-Proof; No, Dear; and others. He curates Fireside Follies and works with Recession Art in New York. [email] [website].

Allie Leach's work has appeared in South Loop Review, Hot Metal Bridge, and Tucson Weekly. She lives in Tucson and works at The University of Arizona Poetry Center. [email]

David Dodd Lee is the author of six previous full-length books of poems, most recently The Coldest Winter on Earth (Marick Press, 2012). [email]

Thomas Macfie lives in Missoula, MT, a town comprised entirely of back alleys, of the inutile remainders of a grid. In this way, his situation inside of the periphery is absolute. [email] [blog]

Sally Wen Mao teaches writing at Cornell University. She has work published or forthcoming in Cream City Review, Fourteen Hills, Gulf Coast, Post Road, Sycamore Review and West Branch, among others. In the winter, she wears a red wool hat, knitted by her grandmother who once lived in the small town of Xianning. She likes persimmons, indigo buntings (even though she has never seen one), and giant Ferris wheels that overlook multiple cities.

Alexandra Mattraw’s chapbook, Projection, is available through Achiote Press. A former Vermont Studio Center resident, her poems and reviews have also appeared or are forthcoming in journals including Denver Quarterly, Verse, Word For/Word, VOLT, American Letters and Commentary, and RealPoetik. She runs a reading and art salon series in San Francisco called Lone Glen. [email] [blog]

Adam Pellegrini's poems have appeared in Harpur Palate, Pebble Lake Review, and the anthology Full Moon on K Street: Poems About Washington, DC, among other publications. He currently teaches and tutors in NYC and is poetry editor for [Sakura Review].

Ben Purkert's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Denver Quarterly, New Orleans Review, Spoon River, epiphany, Barn Owl, and The Southampton Review. He currently teaches creative writing at NYU where he's completing his MFA. He's Poetry Co-Editor of Washington Square and writes book reviews for Harvard Review Online. [email]

Sternus Vulgaris would like to inform you that { untitled: under the auspices } is a book forthcoming from Calamari Press.

G.C. Waldrep's most recent collection is Your Father on the Train of Ghosts (in collaboration with John Gallaher). He lives in Lewisburg, PA, where he teaches at Bucknell University, edits the journal West Branch, and serves as Editor-at-Large for The Kenyon Review.

Joshua Ware is the author of Homage to Homage to Homage to Creeley (Furniture Press Books, 2011). He has three chapbooks recently published or forthcoming: How We Remake the World (Slope Editions), co-written with Trey Moody; SDVIG (alice blue books), co-written with Natasha Kessler; and Imaginary Portraits (Greying Ghost Press). [email]

Jon Wilkins is a theoretical evolutionary biologist and founder of the Ronin Institute in Montclair, NJ. [email]

Wendy Xu is the author of the chapbooks The Hero Poems (H_NGM_N), and with Nick Sturm, I Was Not Even Born (Coconut, 2013). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Columbia Poetry Review; La Petite Zine; Third Coast; Forklift, Ohio; Jellyfish; CutBank; and elsewhere. She lives in Northampton, and is the co-editor and publisher of iO: A Journal of New American Poetry / iO Books. [email] [website]