David Thacker is a PhD candidate in poetry at Florida State University and holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Idaho. A recipient of the Fredrick Manfred Award from the Western Literature Association, his poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Subtropics, The Cortland Review, and elsewhere.
Yvonne Higgins Leach's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Cimarron Review, Reed Magazine, South Carolina Review, South Dakota Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Windfall, and Wisconsin Review, among others. Her first collection of poems, Another Autumn, was recently published by WordTech Editions.
Mark Belair's poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Alabama Literary Review, Atlanta Review, Harvard Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Poetry East, and The South Carolina Review. His books include the collection, While We’re Waiting, (Aldrich Press, 2013) and two chapbooks: Night Watch (Finishing Line Press, 2013) and Walk With Me (Parallel Press of the University of Wisconsin at Madison, 2012). His new collection, Breathing Room, is to be published by Aldrich Press this year.
Jeffrey Schultz is the author of What Ridiculous Things We Could Ask of Each Other which was selected for The National Poetry Series in 2013. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, Indiana Review, Missouri Review, Prairie Schooner, Poetry, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of a "Discovery"/ Boston Review prize and a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation.
Darren C. Demaree's poems have appeared, or are forthcoming in The South Dakota Review, Meridian, The Louisville Review, Diagram, and The Colorado Review. He is the author of As We Refer To Our Bodies (2013, 8th House), Temporary Champions (2014, Main Street Rag), The Pony Governor (2015, After the Pause Press), and Not For Art Nor Prayer (2015, 8th House). He is the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology.
Mia Leonin is the author of two poetry collections, Braid and Unraveling the Bed, (Anhinga Press), and a memoir, Havana and Other Missing Fathers (University of Arizona Press). In 2016, BkMk Press will publish Leonin’s novella, The Fable of the Paddle Sack Child. A third book of poems, Chance Born, will be published by Anhinga Press. Leonin has published poetry and creative nonfiction in New Letters, Prairie Schooner, Alaska Quarterly Review, Indiana Review, Witness, North American Review, River Styx, Chelsea, and others.
John Estes directs the Creative Writing Program at Malone University in Canton, Ohio. Recent work has appeared in Tin House, Gettysburg Review, Southern Review, Crazyhorse, AGNI and other places. He is author of two books, Kingdom Come (C&R Press, 2011) and Stop Motion Still Life (Wordfarm, forthcoming), and two chapbooks: Breakfast with Blake at the Laocoön (Finishing Line Press, 2007) and Swerve, which won a National Chapbook Fellowship from the Poetry Society of America.
Jeffrey Schultz is the author of What Ridiculous Things We Could Ask of Each Other which was selected for The National Poetry Series in 2013. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, Indiana Review, Missouri Review, Prairie Schooner, Poetry, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of a "Discovery"/ Boston Review prize and a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation.
Ciara Shuttleworth's work has been published in journals and anthologies, including Alaska Quarterly Review, The New Yorker, The Norton Introduction to Literature 11e, Ploughshares, and The Southern Review. Shuttleworth received an MFA in poetry from University of Idaho, a BFA in painting/drawing from San Francisco Art Institute, and a BA in studio art from Gustavus Adolphus College. She was a 2014 Jerome Foundation Fellow and The Jack Kerouac Project of Orlando’s spring 2015 resident at the Jack Kerouac House.
Andrew Trovato is a composer living and studying in Boston.