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THESE ARE OUR CONTRIBUTORS TO ISSUE [17.1]. ENJOY THE AWESOME. IF YOU DO NOT ENJOY THE AWESOME SUFFICIENTLY, PLEASE CONTACT MANAGEMENT VIA THE [MASTHEAD].

* We believe in the serial comma.

* 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.

Kaveh Akbar founded and edits Divedapper. His poems are forthcoming in PoetryTin House, Ploughshares, The New Yorker, and elsewhere. His debut full-length, Calling a Wolf a Wolf, will be published by Alice James Books in September. [email]

Nat Baldwin is a writer and musician living in Portland, Maine. His fiction has appeared in Fanzine, PANKSleepingfishAlice Blue, Timber, Deluge, and The Spectacle. He has released several solo albums and plays bass in Dirty Projectors. He is currently pursuing a BA in English at the University of Southern Maine. His first collection of short fiction, The Red Barn, is due out from Calamari Archive in spring 2017. [email]

C Dylan Bassett is the author of The Invention of Monsters / Plays for the Theater (Plays Inverse, 2015), and four additional chapbooks. His recent poems are published or forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, Ninth Letter, Sonora Review, Washington Square, and elsewhere. [email]

Jake Bauer is an MFA candidate at The Ohio State University. [email]

Caylin Capra-Thomas's second chapbook, Inside My Electric City, is due out from YesYes Books in September, 2016. Her poems have appeared recently or will soon in Ninth Letter, Salt Hill, Quarterly West, The Journal, Willow Springs, and elsewhere. She lives in Missoula, Montana, but is always interested in relocation suggestions. [website] [twitter]

Carrie Chappell is a poet living in 18 square meters on the 6th floor of a Haussmann building in the middle of the 17th arrondissement of Paris, France. It is often here where she writes and whines of winter. Currently, she serves as Poetry Editor for Sundog Lit and facilitates the annual Verse of April project. [website]

Daniel Coudriet lives with his wife and son in Richmond, Virginia, and in Carcarañá, Argentina. He is the author of Say Sand (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2010) and a chapbook, Parade (Blue Hour Press, 2012), which can be read here. These poems come from his current manuscript-in-progress, Museum People. His translation of Argentinean poet Lila Zemborain's Rasgado was awarded an NEA Fellowship, and his poems and translations have made recent appearances in Colorado Review, Court Green, Denver Quarterly, Green Mountains Review, jubilat, OmniVerse, Transom, Washington Square, and elsewhere. [email]

Benjamin Goldberg's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Best New Poets 2014, TriQuarterly, West Branch, Ninth Letter, Blackbird, Verse Daily, and elsewhere. [website] [email]

Dana Green teaches in a classroom without windows at The Early College of Arvada. She has a fear of being chased and thinks the fetal position is the safest curl. Her first book can be found here. She loves reading words sent to her [email].

Kathleen Heil's recent work appears in The New Yorker, FENCE, The Guardian, and elsewhere. [website]

Edward Helfers lives with his wife and two sons near the capital. You can find some of his work online at Booth, The Nashville Review, and Web Conjunctions. He currently teaches writing at American University. [email]

Rochelle Hurt is the author of two poetry collections: In Which I Play the Runaway (2016), winner of the Barrow Street Prize, and The Rusted City (White Pine, 2014). Poetry and nonfiction appear in recent issues of Black Warrior Review, Bat City Review, and New South. She is a PhD student at the University of Cincinnati. [website] [email]

Charles Jensen is the author of The Nanopedia Quick-Reference Pocket Lexicon of Contemporary American Culture (2012 MiPOESIAS Chapbook Series) and The First Risk, which was published in 2009 by Lethe Press and was a finalist for the 2010 Lambda Literary Award. His previous chapbooks include Living Things, which won the 2006 Frank O’Hara Chapbook Award, and The Strange Case of Maribel Dixon (New Michigan Press, 2007). His poetry has appeared in American Poetry Review, Bloom, Columbia Poetry Review, Copper Nickel, Field, The Journal, New England Review, and Prairie Schooner. He lives in Los Angeles. [email]

Ruth Joffre writes fiction, poetry, and criticism. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Hayden's Ferry Review, Mid-American Review, Nashville Review, Copper Nickel, and Juked, among others. Ruth lives in Seattle, where she carries a broken umbrella. [email]

Michele Finn Johnson is embarrassed to tell her engineer friends that she is a writer and her writer friends that she's an engineer. It’s a geeky conundrum. Her writing has appeared in or is forthcoming from The Colorado Review, Mid-American Review, SmokeLong Quarterly, Necessary Fiction, Wigleaf, Flyway: Journal of Writing & Environment, The Conium Review, and others. [email] [website] [twitter]

Laura Kolbe is a resident physician in Boston, Massachusetts. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in AGNI, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Awl, Blackbird, The Cincinnati Review, The Colorado Review, The Kenyon Review, Shenandoah, The Yale Review, and elsewhere. Her fiction, essays, and criticism have appeared or are forthcoming in Bookforum,The Literary Review, The New Yorker, Poetry Foundation, Vice, VQR, and elsewhere. [email]

Meghan Lamb currently lives in St. Louis, where she teaches at Washington University. Her recent publications include a novel (Silk Flowers, Birds of Lace), a novella (Sacramento, Solar Luxuriance), and a chapbook (Dear Theresa, Dancing Girl Press). Her work can also be found in The Collagist, The Account, PANK, wigleaf, the Alice Blue Review, and Spork. [website] [email]

Jacob Little is the Managing Editor of Brevity, and is a PhD candidate in creative nonfiction at Ohio University. His recent poetry and creative nonfiction is published or forthcoming in Split Lip Magazine, Pithead Chapel, Gigantic Sequins, and Yemassee, where he won the 2015 Creative Nonfiction Award. [website] [email]

Jack Martin lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, and works in Arvada, Colorado. He's been teaching high school in the same place for almost twenty years. [email]

Raymond McDaniel is from Florida. He wrote Murder, Saltwater Empire, Special Powers and Abilities, and the forthcoming The Cataracts, all from Coffee House Press. [email]

Dave Mondy's literary sports writing can be found in The Iowa Review, The Cincinnati Review, Slate, and in the new Essay Daily anthology from Coffee House Press, How We Speak to One Another. His food writing appears in the pages of Best Food Writing anthologies and Edible Baja Arizona. His travel writing has been published by Travelers' Tales along with inclusion in The Best Travel Writing awards/anthologies; his memoir and humor writing has appeared in literary magazines, public radio programs (including Prairie Home Companion), and onstage as part of nationally toured solo shows. He currently teaches Creative Writing and Composition at the University of Arizona, and generally enjoys speaking of himself in the third person.

Jed Myers lives in Seattle. His poetry collections include Watching the Perseids (Sacramento Poetry Center Book Award), the chapbook The Nameless (Finishing Line Press), and a chapbook forthcoming from Egress Studio Press. His poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Nimrod, Harpur Palate, Crab Orchard Review, Cider Press Review, Cultural Weekly, Crab Creek Review, Atlanta Review, Quiddity, and elsewhere. [website] [email]

Sarah Rose Nordgren is the author of the poetry collections Best Bones (2014) and Darwin's Mother (forthcoming Fall 2017), both from University of Pittsburgh Press. She is currently a doctoral student in Poetry and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Cincinnati and Associate Editor at 32 Poems. [website] [email]

Susan M Parr is the author of the poetry collection Pacific Shooter (Pleiades Press, 2009) and a contributor to the anthology Alive at the Center (Ooligan Press, 2013). Her work has appeared in PageBoy, Filter, Alaska Quarterly Review, the Best American Poetry series, and in barcode format at installations around Seattle for the local arts festival, NEPO 5k Don't Run. [website] [email]

Jim Redmond is currently a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at the University of North Texas. Some of his other poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Blackbird, BOAAT, Redivider, PANK, and TYPO, among others. His chapbook, Shirts or Skins, won one of Heavy Feather Review's chapbook prizes and was published as an insert in Heavy Feather Review 3.2.

Jayme Russell spent last year cleaning and organizing an elementary school library. She is basically an archeologist now. She found many interesting outdated materials among the decaying rubber bands. Her favorite finds included a series of books with Art Deco covers, floppy disks that weren't so floppy, laminated pictures of kittens, photocopies of barcodes, bird transparencies, and a package of strawberry JELL-O which expired in 1996. [email]

Justin St. Germain grew up in Tombstone, Arizona, and is the author of Son of a Gun. [email]

Connor McNamara Stratton is an MFA candidate in poetry at the University of Minnesota. His poetry and reviews have been published or are forthcoming in Oneirocritica, Rogue Agent, Full Stop, Everyday Genius, and Artichoke Haircut. He received Oberlin College's Academy of American Poets prize in 2013. Raised just outside Chicago, he most recently lived in lower Manhattan and worked as a paralegal. [email]

Ira Sukrungruang is the author of two nonfiction titles, Southside Buddhist and Talk Thai: the Adventures of Buddhist Boy; the short story collection, The Melting Season; and the poetry collection, In Thailand It Is Night. He teaches at the University of South Florida. [website] [email]

Jenniey Tallman grew up in Virginia, but moved to Minnesota with her husband and their 3 sons in a hopeless attempt to find Lake Wobegon. Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Nashville Review, Slice Magazine, Electric Literature's Recommended Reading, and Gargoyle, among others. Wednesdays, she posts a new erasure/collage and prompt on her [website]. On the other days, she teaches, writes, and edits many things. [email]

Naima Yael Tokunow is an educator, writer and editor, currently living in the New Mexico. Her work (and life) focus around interrogating black femme identity & privilege, social justice and black futurity. She is the author of the chapbook, MAKE WITNESS, published in 2016 by Zoo Cake Press. She proudly edits the Black Voice Series for Puerto del Sol. New work is published or forthcoming from Bayou, Winter Tangerine, Nat. Brut, jubilat, Apogee and elsewhere. She is blessed to be black and alive. [twitter] [website] [email]

Paul Vega is a managing editor for Pacifica Review. His work appears in Witness, The Rumpus, The Pinch, CutBank, The Collagist, NANO Fiction, and elsewhere. [twitter] [email]