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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.

Riley Bingham is from New Orleans. He lives and works in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. [email]

Karen Donovan is the author of Fugitive Red (University of Massachusetts Press, 1999). Her new book of poems, Your Enzymes Are Calling the Ancients, is forthcoming from Persea Books. Recent poems appear in Blackbird, Conjunctions, and Mudlark. For 20 years she co-edited and published a journal of short prose called ¶: A Magazine of Paragraphs. She works for a nonprofit in Providence. [email]

Erica Ehrenberg’s poems have appeared in Slate, The New Republic, CURA, Harvard Review Online, The St. Ann’s Review, Octopus, jubilat, Everyman’s Library Pocket Poet Series, Guernica, Mississippi Review, and the New England Review Digital. She currently teaches poetry, creative nonfiction, and the graphic novel at Fordham University and for the Stanford Online Writer's Studio. She has given talks at the Storm King Sculpture Center on poetry and sculpture, and her photo/text project At night I dreamt of trees, is [online] at the artist project Parallelograms.

Shannon Elward’s first chapbook, Third Lung Breathing (Finishing Line Press), will be released in 2015. Her poems have previously appeared in Calibanonline and Confluence, and she is the co-editor of Map Points poetry journal. She lives and writes in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Michele Herman is a New York based writer of fiction and nonfiction as well as an editor and writing teacher. More than 40 of her columns about Greenwich Village life have run in The Villager newspaper; her personal essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Sun, and other publications; and her short fiction in a variety of literary magazines. She teaches in the online program of The Writers Studio. [website] [email]

Blair Johnson currently teaches at Washington University in St. Louis. Until moving to the Midwest she lived next to the mountains in Utah. Other work has appeared in Boston Review. [email]

Ariana-Sophia Kartsonis lives in an atomic ranch home where deer, raccoons, rabbits, and skunks zip through her days. Her poems sometimes hang out in Southern Review, Poetlore, Thrush, and are forthcoming in a really cool anthology called After Coetzee. Her book, The Rub, was just published by Elixir Press. She is the faculty advisor at Botticelli Magazine, the literary/art journal of Columbus College of Art & Design. [website] [email]

Sean Lovelace lives in Indiana, where he directs the creative writing program at Ball State University. His latest collection is about Velveeta and published by Bateau Press. He likes to run, far.

Joseph Massey is the author of Illocality (Wave Books) and At the Point (Omnidawn), as well as many other books and chapbooks. He lives and writes in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts. 

Sarah McElwain is a writer and graphic designer who lives and works in New York City. [email]

Michael Meyerhofer’s fourth book of poems, What To Do If You’re Buried Alive, is forthcoming in 2015. His third, Damnatio Memoriae (lit. "damned memory"), won the Brick Road Poetry Book Contest. He is also the author of a fantasy trilogy and serves as Poetry Editor of Atticus Review. For more information, plus at least one embarrassing childhood photo, please visit [his website]

Sarah Minor writes and makes images. She curates a series on visual writing at Essay Daily. Her recent work appears in Hotel Amerika and [PANK] ([RIP]).

JoAnna Novak is a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. She lives in Massachusetts.

Angela Palm is the author of Riverine, recipient of the 2014 Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize. She owns Ink + Lead Literary Services and is the editor of an anthology of Vermont writers, Please Do Not Remove. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming in Paper Darts, Brevity, Midwestern Gothic, Tampa Review, and elsewhere. She lives in Burlington, Vermont, and teaches creative writing at Champlain College. [email]

Vincent Poturica's writing has recently appeared or is forthcoming in New England ReviewBirkensnake, alice blue, and New Ohio Review. He lives with his wife in Long Beach, CA, where he teaches at Cerritos College and Chadwick School. [email]

Ben Purkert's poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Agni, Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, Boston Review and elsewhere. A former New York Times fellow at NYU, he currently teaches creative writing at Rutgers. [twitter] [website]

Stephanie Rogers grew up in Middletown, Ohio, one of America’s top ten fastest dying towns according to Forbes Magazine. She is the cofounder and managing editor of the feminist media site, Bitch Flicks, and you can find her poems in places such as Pleiades, Southern Review, The Journal, and Best New Poets, among others. Her first collection of poetry, Plucking the Stinger, is forthcoming from Saturnalia Books. [website] [email]

Kathryn Scanlan’s work has appeared in NOON, Fence, Tin House, and The Iowa Review, and a chapbook of stories is forthcoming from Caketrain Press. [email]

Glenn Shaheen is the author of the poetry collection Predatory (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011) and the flash fiction collection Unchecked Savagery (Ricochet Editions, 2013). His poetry collection Energy Corridor is forthcoming in 2016, also from the University of Pittsburgh Press. [email]

Jennifer Wheelock’s poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including The Inflectionist Review, River Styx, North Atlantic Review, Atlanta Review, New Millennium Writings, The Peralta Press, Comstock Review, The Emily Dickinson Award Anthology, Blaze, and Garbanzo. She has a poem forthcoming in an anthology to be published by Negative Capability Press. She lives in Los Angeles and works at UCLA. [email]

Emma Winsor Wood is a 2015 Teaching-Writing Fellow at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming The Journal, Salamander, The Seattle Review, Prelude, and The Potomac Review. Her prose can be found at The Rumpus, The Millions, the Hairpin, and The Morning News, where she is also an editor. [email]