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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.

M J Bender is a poet and reviewer. Beginning with being featured in Origin when Cid Corman was editor, her work has appeared in Barrow Street, the Center for Book Arts broadsides, Salamander, Mantis, Cimarron Review, and Four Way Review, among others.

Elisabeth (Lily) Lloyd Burkhalter was born in Amiens, France. She sews and alters garments for a living. [email]

Kayleb Rae Candrilli is a 2019 Whiting Award Winner in Poetry and the author of Water I Won't Touch, Copper Canyon Press 2021, All the Gay Saints, Saturnalia 2020, and What Runs Over, YesYes Books 2017. [website] [instagram]

Nancy Naomi Carlson has authored 10 titles (6 translated). An associate editor for Tupelo Press, her work has appeared in such journals as APR, The Georgia Review, The Paris Review, and Poetry. She is a professor of graduate counseling at Walden University. [website]

Katharine Coles has published seven collections of poems, most recently Wayward (Red Hen Press, 2019). Her memoir, Look Both Ways, was released in 2018 by Turtle Point Press, which will also publish The Stranger I Become: essays in reckless poetics in Summer 2021. She teaches in the creative writing program sat the University of Utah. [email]

Tarik Dobbs is an Arab American, queer writer born in Dearborn, MI. Dobbs's poems appear soon/now in AGNI Magazine, American Poetry Review, & American Journal of Poetry. Dobbs's poetry chapbook, DANCING ON THE TARMAC, selected by G. Calvocoressi, is forthcoming from Yemassee Journal at UofSC. [website]

Henry Goldkamp lives in New Orleans, where he is a first-year MFA student at the city university. Recent work appears or is forthcoming in TimberSouth Carolina ReviewNat. BrutBear Review, Denver Quarterly, Notre Dame Review, Indiana Review, Barrow Street, and CutBank, among others. He serves as a poetry reader for The Adroit Journal. His public art projects have been covered by Time and NPR. Saint Louis is his patron city. [instagram] [email]

Audrey Gradzewicz was born in Buffalo, New York. Her poems have been published in such journals as Southern Indiana ReviewSmartish Pace, Mid-American Review, Muzzle, Lockjaw, The Puritan, and Ninth Letter. [email]

Miah Jeffra is the author of The First Church of What's Happening (Nomadic), the forthcoming collections The Fabulous Ekphrastic Fantastic! (Sibling Rivalry), The Violence Almanac (Black Lawrence), and co-editor, with Arisa White and Monique Mero, of the anthology Home is Where You Queer Your Heart. Miah is Founding Editor and Production Designer of queer literary collaborative, Foglifter Press. Their favorite color is fried chicken. [instagram] [twitter]

Mimi Kawahara's fiction has appeared in StoryQuarterly, Washington Square Review, and elsewhere. She is working on a novel, a memoir, and a collection of stories about her hospice patients. [website] [email]

Angie Lee was raised on the top of a water tower in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Now she lives in Los Angeles, which sounds the same but isn't. Her writings have appeared in Witness, the Cleaver Quarterly, Cosmonauts Avenue, Entropy, and others, and her artwork pops up in various films and cookbooks. She roasts coffee beans, bakes her own sourdough, and is working on a novel about a GMO tea conspiracy. [website] [twitter] [instagram] [email]

Kristen Renee Miller's poetry and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in POETRY, The Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast, and Best New Poets. She is the translator of Spawn (Book*hug, 2020) by Ilnu Nation poet Marie-Andrée Gill. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where she is the managing editor for Sarabande. [twitter] [website]

A Prevett (they/them) is a trans & non-binary human from Atlanta. Their recent poems have been featured in Sixth Finch, Cherry Tree, Puerto del Sol, and others. They are pursuing an MFA in poetry from Georgia State University. [website] [twitter]

Sarah Terez Rosenblum's work has appeared in literary magazines such as Brevity, Third Coast, Underground Voices, Carve, Prairie Schooner, and The Boiler. She has written for sites including Salon, The Chicago Sun Times, The Satirist, and Pop Matters. Sarah is a Creative Coach, and teaches creative writing at The University of Chicago Writer's Studio. Her novel, Herself When She's Missing, was called “poetic and heartrending" by Booklist. [email]

Sarah E Ruhlen's fiction and poetry have appeared in Waccamaw, Guesthouse, Boiler Journal, Slipstream, and Rhino, and she has received multiple Pushcart nominations.  Her creative nonfiction recently appeared in Hobart and was anthologized in Essay Daily's June 21, 2018 project. She lives and writes in Camillus, NY. [twitter] [email]

Glenn Shaheen is the Arab-Canadian author of four books, most recently the fiction collection Carnivalia (Gold Wake Press 2018). [website]

Martha Silano's most recent collections are Gravity Assist and Reckless Lovely, both fromSaturnalia Books. She is also co-author, with Kelli Russell Agodon, of The Daily Poet: Day-by-Day Prompts for Your Writing Practice. Martha teaches at Bellevue College, near her home in Seattle, WA. [email]

A proud alumnus of Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, Shriram Sivaramakrishnan is a second-year MFA student at Boise State University. His poems have recently appeared in Hobart and Switchback among others. His debut pamphlet, Let the Light In, was published by Ghost City Press in June 2018. [twitter] [email]

Khal Torabully is a prize-winning poet, essayist, film director, and semiologist from Mauritius—an African island nation located in the Indian Ocean, 1200 miles from the continent's southeastern coast—writing in French and Mauritian Creole. He has authored some twenty-five books. Similar to the way in which Aimé Césaire coined the term "négritude," Torabully has revisioned, reimagined, and redefined the derogatory word "coolie" to coin the term "coolitude," imbuing it with dignity and pride. His work is almost completely unknown in the United States.

Scarlett Eliza Wardrop is a poet from Michigan. She is currently working on a manuscript of poems that spin together flora, technology, and ritual, along with a computer program that generates poetry.

Sharon White's book Vanished Gardens: Finding Nature in Philadelphia won the Association of Writers and Writing Programs award in creative nonfiction. Boiling Lake (On Voyage), a collection of very short fiction, is her most recent work. [website]

Chris Winfield is a writer from Virginia who has poems in Silent Auctions, Really System, and other places. [website] [email]

Scott Withiam's second book of poetry, Door Out of the Underworld, was released by MadHat Press in October 2019. His poems have most recently appeared in On the Seawall, Plume, Poet Lore, and Indiana Review. [email]

Rachel Zavecz is a founding editor of Carrion Bloom Books, an independent press interested in the intersection of artist books, translation, and experimental writing. She is a PhD student in Creative Writing at the University of Utah. You can find some of her written work in Sporklet, Fairy Tale Review, smoking glue gun magazine, and others. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her delightfully dapper dog named Armani Houdini. [email]