Michael Brokos lives in Baltimore, where he teaches writing at Johns Hopkins University and is an assistant poetry editor for the Baltimore Review. He is the recipient of a Bread Loaf Camargo Fellowship in Cassis, France, and a work-study scholarship to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in Vermont. His poems have appeared in Cimarron Review, Poet Lore, Bodega magazine, Hobart, and elsewhere.
Dale Brumfield is an Adjunct English Professor and the author of seven books. His last two, “Richmond Independent Press” (2013) and “Independent Press in D.C and Virginia: An Underground History” (2015) were both nominated for Library of Virginia Literary Awards in nonfiction. Dale is a weekly history columnist for the Staunton News Leader, and is a frequent contributor to Richmond Magazine, Style Weekly, and North of the James magazines. His work has also appeared in the Richmond Free Press, Richmond Times-Dispatch, and USA Today. His next book, a history of the Virginia Penitentiary, will be published fall, 2017.
Grant Clauser is the author of the books Necessary Myths (2013) and The Trouble with Rivers (2012). Poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Cortland Review, The Literary Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Southern Poetry Review, and others. By day he writes about electronics and daydreams about fishing. He blogs occasionally at www.unIambic.com. Twitter: @uniambic
Rochelle L. Harris is from Northwest Georgia where she currently teaches writing, rhetoric, and literature at Kennesaw State University. Her essays and poetry have appeared in such journals as Pedagogy, symplokē, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Writing on the Edge, Crab Orchard Review, and Fourth Genre. She lives on a smallish mountain in the foothills of the Appalachians with four cats, a big garden, and a fledgling vineyard.
Kathryn Hunt makes her home on the coast of the Salish Sea. Her poems have appeared in The Sun, Orion, Rattle, Crab Orchard Review, Radar, The Writer’s Almanac, The Missouri Review, and Narrative. Her collection of poems, Long Way Through Ruin, was published by Blue Begonia Press, and she has recently completed a second collection of poems, You Won’t Find It on a Map. She is the recipient of residencies and awards from Artists Trust, Ucross, and Hedgebrook. She’s worked as a waitress, shipscaler, short-order cook, bookseller, printer, food bank coordinator, filmmaker, and freelance writer.
Anna Kelley is pursuing an MFA in poetry at Syracuse University. She is a reader for Salt Hill and moonlights as a skater for Assault City Roller Derby. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Literary Orphans, Cherry Tree, Chagrin River Review, CICADA, and Fourth & Sycamore.
Kelly Lenox is the author of The Brightest Rock (May 2017). Her poems and translations appear in Still: The Journal, Raven Chronicles, Faultline, The Wide Shore, RHINO, Summerset Review, Switched-on Gutenberg, and elsewhere. Translations also appear in Voice in the Body (Ljubljana: Litterae Slovenicae, 2006) and Six Slovenian Poets (Lancaster, U.K.: Arc Publications, 2006). She holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and works as a science writer and editor for the National Institutes of Health. (www.kellylenox.com).
Kristan Uhlenbrock is a writer, photographer, and explorer searching for life’s interesting people, places, and peculiarities. She is a recent graduate from Johns Hopkins University, where she received an M.A. in science writing. Her work has appeared in Undark, Motherboard, and Blue Ridge Outdoors, among others. She resides in Washington, DC.
Cathy Ulrich is a writer from Montana. Her work has been published in a variety of journals, including Citron Review, Lunch Ticket, and Superstition Review. She was recently named a finalist for The Best Small Fictions 2017.
Tara Isabel Zambrano lives in Texas with her husband and two kids. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Moon City Review, Lunch Ticket, Storm Cellar, Parcel, Gargoyle, and others. She moved from India to The United States two decades ago and is an Electrical Engineer by profession.