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Diana Arterian was born and raised in Arizona. She currently resides in Los Angeles where she is pursuing her PhD in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Southern California. Diana is the creator and Managing Editor of Ricochet, a publisher of non-traditional poetry and prose chapbooks. Her chapbook Death Centos was recently published by Ugly Duckling Presse, and her poetry has appeared in H_NGM_N, Two Serious Ladies and The Volta, among others. [website]

Brian Barker is the author of The Animal Gospels (Tupelo Press, 2006) and The Black Ocean (SIU Press, 2011), winner of the Crab Orchard Open Competition. He teaches at the University of Colorado-Denver where he co-edits Copper Nickel.

Amy Bergen has been published in InDigest, Drunken Boat, elimae, Fiction at Work, and other publications. David Foster Wallace wrote her a letter once. She enjoys bicycles, coffee and anything Miranda July is up to. She also founded and edits 13magazine. [email]

Kathleen Blackburn lives and writes in a yellow farmhouse in West Texas with her dog, Jonah. A train runs a quarter-mile up from the house. Her work has appeared in Iron Horse Literary Review and River Teeth. [email]

Charlie Clark's work has appeared in Best New Poets 2011, Blackbird, The Laurel Review, The Missouri Review, Smartish Pace, West Branch, and other journals. He lives in Austin, Texas. [email]

Adam Clay is the author of A Hotel Lobby at the Edge of the World (Milkweed Editions, 2012) and The Wash (Parlor Press, 2006). A third book of poems, Stranger, is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Boston Review, Ploughshares, Denver Quarterly, Iowa Review, New Orleans Review, and elsewhere. He co-edits TYPO Magazine and lives in Kentucky. [email]

Gina Franco's collection of poems, The Keepsake Storm, was published by the University of Arizona Press. She has work forthcoming in Drunken Boat and Image: Art, Faith, Mystery, and anthologized in A Best of Fence: the First Nine Years, The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry, Camino del Sol: Fifteen Years of Latina and Latino Writing, and The Other Latin@: Writing Against a Singular Identity. She teaches at Knox College in Galesburg, IL. [email] [website]

Patrick Gaughan's poems and writings have been featured in BOMB, The Brooklyn Rail, MOMA, PEN America, Coldfront, Blunderbuss, The Atlas Review, and others. He is a member of PeopleHerd and works for jubilat. [tumblr] [twitter]

Nathan Goldman's creative and critical work appears in Word RiotMetazenFull StopHTMLGIANT, and elsewhere. He is a student at St. John's College in Annapolis, MD, where he works as a writing assistant and co-edits the Gadfly, the student newspaper, and Energeia, the student literary magazine. [website] [email] [twitter]

Joshua Harmon's The Annotated Mix-Tape will be published by Dzanc Books next year. Other essays from the book appear in Best Music Writing 2012, The Believer, Black Warrior Review, Cincinnati Review, New England Review, The Normal School, Open Letters Monthly, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. He is also the author of two books of poems, Le Spleen de Poughkeepsie and Scape; a novel, Quinnehtukqut; and a collection of short fiction, History of Cold Seasons, also forthcoming from Dzanc. [email] [blog]

Karrie Higgins lives in downtown Salt Lake City and is currently at work on a collection of essays about living as a gentile among the Mormons and adopting a "magical worldview," including an environmental theodicy of the air pollution in SLC, forgeries in Deseret Alphabet, and a psychogeography of Mark Hofmann. Her writing has appeared in Black Clock, Quarter After Eight, the Los Angeles Review, and the Los Angeles Times. [website] [email]

H L Hix lives in the mountain west with his partner, the poet Kate Northrop. His most recent poetry collection is a "selected poems" called First Fire, Then Birds  It looks like he'll never get to say "H L Hix divides his time between ___________ and Paris," but for a year or two now he has been able to refer to his "writing studio," which is a renovated barn. [email]

Caleb Kaiser is an 18 year old poet and artist from Kentucky/Cincinnati currently living in Chicago. He is a staff member of Able Projects and the Adroit Journal. Most recently, his work has appeared in PANK. He has a thing for storms, and he takes flowers very seriously. [email]

Thomas Kane was born in Nashville, Tennessee and is currently finishing up a PhD in English & Creative Writing at the University of Missouri. Other poems have appeared in Sou'Wester and Bat City Review, and he edited and co-translated Tomaz Salamun's There's the Hand and There's the Arid Chair (Counterpath Press). [email]

Nathan Kemp is a graduate student at the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts (NEOMFA). His work appears or is forthcoming in Housefire, Weave Magazine, NAP, and Puerto del Sol. He is a poetry editor for Barn Owl Review and Rubbertop Review. [website]

L S Klatt has published poems recently in Columbia Poetry Review, Denver QuarterlyIndiana Review, and New Orleans Review. New work will appear in The CommonThe Iowa ReviewEleven Eleven, Mississippi Review, Drunken Boat, and Crazyhorse. His second collection, Cloud of Ink, won the Iowa Poetry Prize. 

Brandon Krieg is the author of Invasives (New Rivers Press, forthcoming) and Source to Mouth (New Michigan Press).

Peter LaBerge is a high school student from Connecticut, and a recent nominee for the 2013 United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts distinction. His work has recently appeared in The Louisville Review, The Newport Review, and Gargoyle, among other publications, and he is the Editor-in-Chief of The Adroit Journal, a charitable literary magazine he founded two years ago. In the fall, he will be a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania.[email]

Elizabeth O'Brien writes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Her work has appeared in The New England Review, decomP, PANK, Swink, The Pinch, Versal, The Leveler, A capella Zoo, Everyday Genius, The Emerson Review, Flashquake, and elsewhere. She is presently a graduate student at the University of Minnesota. [website] Matt Reeck is the co-editor of Staging Ground. [email]

Gabriel Antonio Ramos-Rocchio is a writer & gardener living in New York City. [email]

F. Daniel Rzicznek's collections and chapbooks of poetry include Vine River Hermitage (Cooper Dillon Books 2011), Divination Machine (Free Verse Editions/Parlor Press 2009), Neck of the World (Utah State University Press 2007), and Cloud Tablets (Kent State University Press 2006). His poems have appeared in Boston Review, The New Republic, Orion, Mississippi Review, Hotel Amerika, Shenandoah, and Notre Dame Review. Also coeditor (with Gary L. McDowell) of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry: Contemporary Poets in Discussion and Practice (Rose Metal Press 2010), Rzicznek teaches writing at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. [goodreads]

Ratty St. John is a barely legal navel-gazer hailing from SF Bay. She is the winner of the 2012 Norman Mailer Prize for Fiction and most recently her short story "Fetish" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Publishing credentials include Sparkle + Blink, Metazen, Dog Eat Crow, Out of Our, and a five-time spree in Polyphony HS. She is currently a rising sophomore at Stanford University, where she continues to haunt the SF Bay in pursuit of a concrete definition of hyphy.[email] [tumblr]

Catherine Theis is the author of The Fraud of Good Sleep (Salt Modern Poets, 2011). She is a Provost Fellow at the University of Southern California, and lives in Los Angeles. [email]

Michael Joseph Walsh lives in Fairfax, VA and is the poetry editor for Phoebe: A Journal of Literature and Art. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Fence, PANK, and RealPoetik. He will be relocating very shortly to Denver. [email]

PJ Williams is an MFA candidate at The University of Alabama. He was born and raised in North Carolina, where he taught high school English for three years before moving to Tuscaloosa. His poems appear or are forthcoming in PANK, burntdistrict, Salamander, Crab Creek Review, Nashville Review, Four Way Review, and others. He is co-founder and lead editor of Utter. [email]