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* 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.

C. Dylan Bassett co-edits likewise folio. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Columbia, Copper Nickel, CutBank, Memorious, Subtropics, Verse Daily, and elsewhere. He's moving to Iowa City this summer. [email]

Monica Berlin will drive out of her way to find the river and even more out of her way to cross a bridge over that river. Her recent work appears or is forthcoming in TriQuarterly Online, Ninth Letter, Witness, The Southeast Review, Rhino, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Cincinnati Review, Crazyhorse, and Passages North, among others. She is the creative nonfiction editor for Fifth Wednesday Journal and the project director for The Knox Writers' House, an audio archive of contemporary literature.

A. M. Brant’s poems have appeared in Rhino, Ninth Letter, Harpur Palate, Bellevue Literary Review, and elsewhere. She currently lives in Pittsburgh. [email]

Callista Buchen's poetry, prose, and reviews have appeared in Pear Noir!, Blue Mesa Review, The Literary Review, and other publications. She writes and teaches in Kansas. [email]

Adam Day is the recipient of a 2010 PSA Chapbook Fellowship for Badger, Apocrypha, and of a 2011 PEN Emerging Writers Award. His work has appeared in the Boston Review, Lana Turner, APR, Poetry London, AGNI, The Iowa Review, Poetry Ireland Review, Guernica,and elsewhere. He coordinates The Baltic Writing Residency in Latvia and Scotland. [email]

Meryl DePasquale is a writer and letterpress printer in Minneapolis, MN. She participates in a collaborative mail art project called Four-Letter Press. Her chapbook Dream of a Perfect Interface is forthcoming with Dancing Girl Press. Recent work can be found in Handsome Journal and Interim Magazine. [email] [website]

P. R. Griffis is a semi-recent transplant to the Northeast, where he resides in a defunct mill town that is just this perfect incarnate metaphor and embodiment of Springsteen’s US of A, and where he enjoys seasons, snow-shoveling, and the company of his wife, the writer Mika Taylor. He is currently at work on a novel that takes as its themes Death, Family, Punk Rock, The Recovery Industrial Complex, Suburban Sprawl, Cultural-Homogenization (and -Devolution-As-Therapy), and Texas High School Football. A contributing editor to [The Murky Fringe], his work has previously appeared in Defunct, Devil’s Lake, The Dictionary Project, and Sonora Review.

Kathleen Heil is a writer and translator. Her stories, poems, and essays have appeared, in English and Spanish, in publications such as Gigantic, Pear Noir!, Hermano Cerdo, PANK, The Rumpus, and The Barcelona Review, among others. [email] [website]

Nora Hickey hails from Milwaukee, WI, and is now enjoying the burger joints and mountains of Albuquerque. She currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Blue Mesa Review and her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Mid-American Review, Court Green, and Puerto del Sol. [email]

Adam Kullberg is a nonfiction candidate in the Creative Writing MFA Program at the University of Arizona, where he teaches and works as a nonfiction editor at Sonora Review.

Tony Mancus is the author of three chapbooks: Bye Land (Greying Ghost), Bye Sea (Tree Light Books), and Diplomancy (Horse Less Press). In 2008, he co-founded Flying Guillotine Press with Sommer Browning—they make small books. He works as a QA specialist and a writing instructor and lives in northern Virginia with his wife Shannon and their two yappy cats.

Beth Marzoni lives by the confluence of three rivers. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Hayden’s Ferry Review, American Literary Review, Cimarron Review, Crazyhorse, Cream City Review, and New Ohio Review among others. She is co-editor of Pilot Light, a journal of 21st century poetics and criticism.

Rosalie Moffett lives in Indiana where she is finishing her MFA at Purdue. She has poems out in Boston Review, The Believer, Salt Hill, and 32 Poems. She has a dog and cat, who are in. [email]

Andy Mozina's fiction has appeared in Tin House, McSweeney's: The Small Chair, Fence, Southern Review, Ecotone, etc. His collection of stories, The Women Were Leaving the Men, won the GLCA New Writers Award for Fiction. He teaches lit and creative writing at Kalamazoo College. [email]

Judith Nichols has been living and teaching in Poughkeepsie, New York for twenty years. She teaches writing at Vassar College. She recently completed her first collection of poems, The Bus Driver's Party. Some poems from this collection have been published in Seattle Review, Poet Lore, Prairie Schooner, and Friends Journal.

Colleen O’Brien’s poems and short stories have appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, The Antioch Review, North American Review, West Branch, and other magazines. She lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with her husband, Brandon Krieg.

John Proctor lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, two daughters, and Chihuahua. He’s written memoir, poetry, criticism, and just about everything in the space between them, which he tends to call by the generic term "essay." His work has been published in Superstition Review, Underwater New York, Defunct, New Madrid, Numero Cinq, McSweeney’s, Trouser Press, New York Cool, and the Gotham Gazette. He also serves as Online Editor for Hunger Mountain Journal of the Arts and teaches academic writing, media studies, and communication theory at Manhattanville College. [email]

Levi Rubeck is a poet and critic from Wyoming via New York now working at MIT Press in Cambridge. He co-edits the online journal paperbagazine.com and would love to start a band with you. [email] [website]

Xenia Schiller is pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing and studying humor theory and narrative non-fiction at the University of Glasgow. She is currently working on her first book, a memoir about growing up as an identical triplet to an unstable single mother in 1970’s Los Angeles and the 1980’s Deep South. [email]

Born and bred in Brooklyn, living in Rhode Island, Susan Tacent still sometimes struggles to pronounce the a’s in phrases like ‘father’s daughter’. Her writing has appeared in literary journals including The MacGuffin, Ontario Review, and Blackbird. She loves typing the all-caps in DIAGRAM and is proud that a story of hers calls it home. [email]

Eszter Takacs is an MFA candidate at the University of Arkansas. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Word Riot, Phoebe Journal, Barn Owl Review, Thrush, Cloud Rodeo, and ILK Poetry. She is an expert in the field of wheel and tire maintenance, [blogs photos], and plays the flute. [email]

Leia Penina Wilson is not an astronomer nor is she an astrophysicist despite her love for constellations. She'll never be the pilot of an Enterprise, she has a fear of heights. She's in love with an engineer, he's tall. Her book i built a boat with all the towels in your closet (and will let you drown) is forthcoming from Red Hen Press. She doesn't blog. She does own a facebook.

Monika Zobel’s poems and translations have appeared in Redivider, The Cincinnati Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Drunken Boat, Mid-American Review, Guernica Magazine, West Branch, Best New Poets 2010, and elsewhere. A senior editor at The California Journal of Poetics and a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, Monika currently lives in Vienna, Austria.