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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.

D M Aderibigbe is from Nigeria. His chapbook, In Praise of Our Absent Father, is an APBF New Generation African Poets Chapbook Series selection. His poems appear in Alaska Quarterly Review, Colorado Review, cream city review, Hawai’I Review, Normal School, Poet Lore, RATTLE, Spillway, and featured on Verse Daily. His first manuscript received a special mention in 2015 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets. He’s an MFA candidate at Boston University. [email]

Emma Bolden is the author of Maleficae, a book-length series of poems about the witch trials in early modern Europe, and medi(t)ations, forthcoming from Noctuary Press. She lives in the Deep South with a cat named Gertrude Stein. [website] [email]

Chris Campanioni teaches literature and creative writing at Baruch College and Pace University, and interdisciplinary studies at John Jay. His "Billboards" poem that responded to Latino stereotypes and mutable—and often muted—identity in the fashion world was awarded the 2013 Academy of American Poets Prize, and his novel Going Down was selected as Best First Book at the 2014 International Latino Book Awards. He edits PANK and lives in Brooklyn, where he wrote his new book, Death of Art. [website] [email]

Lightsey Darst is a writer and arts organizer based in Durham, NC. She has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts for both literature and dance criticism, as well as a Minnesota Book Award. Her books of poetry are Find the Girl and DANCE (2010 and 2013, both from Coffee House Press). Her criticism is online at mnartists.org, walkerart.org, The Huffington Post, and Bookslut. [email]

Zachary Doss is a fiction editor for Banango Street. His work has appeared in, or is forthcoming from, Puerto del Sol, Sonora Review, Fairy Tale Review, Caketrain, Paper Darts, and others. [website] [email]

Patrick Dundon is an MFA candidate at Syracuse University where he serves as a poetry editor for Salt Hill. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Adroit Journal, Birdfeast, Word Riot, Smoking Glue Gun, Poor Claudia, and elsewhere. [email]

Kristen Gleason has lived in California, Montana, Norway, and Georgia. Her writing has appeared in a number of online and print publications, most recently in Fence and The Gettysburg Review. [email]

Catherine Gonick's poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Boston Review, Jewish Women’s Literary Review, Notre Dame Review, Sukoon, Forge, Caveat Lector, Crack the Spine Spring 2015 Anthology, and elsewhere. As part of a startup company that turns organic waste into clean, sustainable energy she divides her time between New York and California. [email]

Eve Jones's poetry has been published in such journals as AGNI, Blackbird, Hotel Amerika, Natural Bridge, Poet Lore, Vinyl, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is the author of the collection of poems, Bird in the Machine (Turning Point, 2010). She teaches in the Lindenwood University MFA in Writing program, and currently lives in rural England. [website] [tumblr] [email]

Miriam W Karraker is a poet at the University of Minnesota's MFA in creative writing. Her writing can be found at 3:AM MagazineBOAATTAGVVERK, and Full Stop. She is in a tenuous relationship with the internet. [email] [twitter]

Sean Lovelace teaches in the creative writing program at Ball State University. He likes flash fiction, nachos, and to run, far.

Kim Lozano teaches creative writing in St. Louis to adults 50 and older. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Poetry Daily, The Iowa Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Journal, Denver Quarterly, New Poetry from the Midwest, and elsewhere. [email]

Michael Lupi currently studies and works at the English Department at the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he is earning an MFA. 

Jack Martin teaches high school in Colorado. Recently, one of his students was pictured on the cover of The New York Times holding up a sign that said, "Civil Disobedience Is Patriotic!" He does not and should not take any credit for that, but he is proud of her. Across the years and some recently, his poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Matter, Georgia Review, DIAGRAM, Tupelo Quarterly, and other journals. [email]

Anna Meister is the author of the chapbook Nothing Granted (forthcoming, dancing girl press). Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in The Offing, Public Pool, The Kenyon Review, & elsewhere. A recipient of fellowships from NYU & the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Anna lives in Des Moines, Iowa. [website]

Philip Metres is the author of Pictures at an Exhibition (2016), Sand Opera (2015), I Burned at the Feast: Selected Poems of Arseny Tarkovsky (2015), To See the Earth (2008), and others. His work has garnered a Lannan fellowship, two NEAs, the Hunt Prize for Excellence in Journalism, Arts & Letters, two Arab American Book Awards, the Cleveland Arts Prize, six Ohio Arts Council grants, and a PEN/Heim Translation Fund grant. He is professor of English at John Carroll University in Cleveland. [website] [email]

Mark Neely is the author of Beasts of the Hill and Dirty Bomb, both from Oberlin College Press, and Nice Things By James Franco, coauthored with Sean Lovelace, from New Michigan Press. [website] [email]

Ali Rachel Pearl lives, teaches, and takes instagram photos in a city that's probably gonna melt in the sun one of these days. Her work is forthcoming from or has appeared in Hobart, Redivider, The New York Times, and elsewhere. [website] [email]

Tatiana Ryckman is the author of two chapbooks of prose: Twenty-Something, and VHS and Why it's Hard to Live. She is Assistant Editor at sunnyoutside press and her work has been published with Tin House, Entropy, Barrelhouse, Hobart, and others. [website]

Sam Sax is a 2015 NEA Fellow and finalist for The Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. He’s a poetry Fellow at The Michener Center for Writers where he serves as the Editor-in-chief of Bat City Review. He's the two time Bay Area Grand Slam Champion & author of the chapbooks, A Guide to Undressing Your Monsters (Button Poetry, 2014) + sad boy / detective (Black Lawrence Press, 2015) + All The Rage (SRP, 2016). His poems are forthcoming in The Beloit Poetry Journal, Best New Poets, Boston Review, Indiana Review, Pleiades, Poetry Magazine, and other journals. [email]

Jennifer Soong divides her time between New Jersey and New York and is an English doctoral candidate at Princeton. She is also the poetry editor of Nat. Brut.

Claire Wahmanholm's poems most recently appear in Parcel, The Journal, The Blueshift Journal, 32 Poems, The Boiler, and Waxwing, and are forthcoming from A Poetry Congeries, Best New Poets 2015, Handsome, Tinderbox, The Kenyon Review Online, BOAAT, Sugared Water, and Third Coast. She is a PhD student at the University of Utah, where she co-edits Quarterly West. She lives in the Twin Cities. [website] [email]

Melissa Wiley is the author of Antlers in Space and Other Common Phenomena, an essay collection forthcoming from Split Lip Press. Her creative nonfiction has appeared in places likes PANK, Atlas and Alice, Tin House Open Bar, Drunken Boat, The James Franco Review, Stirring: A Literary Collection, Gravel, Pinball, Eclectica Magazine, Gone Lawn, Menacing Hedge, Specter, Lowestoft Chronicle, Souvenir Lit Journal, Pithead Chapel, Great Lakes Review, and pioneertown. Her travels in Lapland are also anthologized in Whereabouts: Stepping out of Place.

Mike Yim is a student attending Santa Margarita Catholic High School in California. He's a romantic. [email]