Pierre Schmidt is an illustrator and digital artist living and working in Berlin. He creates his art under the name Drømsjel.
Scott Hightower is the award-winning author of four books of poetry and Hontanares, a bi-lingual (Spanish-English) collection (Devenir, Madrid, 2012). In 2008, Hightower's work garnered a prestigious Barnstone Translation Prize. Besides reviewing poetry for Fogged Clarity, he is a contributing editor to The Journal and the editor of the bi-lingual anthology Women Rowing: Mujeres A Los Remos (Mantis Editores, 2102). He is adjunct faculty at NYU. Hightower, a native of central Texas, lives and works in New York and sojourns in Spain.
Afaa Michael Weaver is the author of 14 collections of poetry, including The Government of Nature, which won the 2014 Kingsley Tufts award. A former Fulbright Scholar and the recipient of fellowships from both the NEA and Pew Charitable Trusts, he serves as Alumnae Professor of English at Simmons College in Boston.
Martha Silano has authored four books of poetry, including The Little Office of the Immaculate Conception, winner of the 2010 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize, and Reckless Lovely (Saturnalia Books 2014). She also co-edited, with Kelli Russell Agodon, The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice (Two Sylvias Press 2013). In 2015, Two Sylvias Press will release a second edition of her award-winning first book, What the Truth Tastes Like. Her work has appeared widely, including in Paris Review, Poetry, American Poetry Review, and North American Review, where she received the 2014 James Hearst Poetry Prize, as well as in many anthologies, including American Poetry: The Next Generation and The Best American Poetry 2009. Martha edits Crab Creek Review and teaches at Bellevue College.
Paul Pickering grew up in Selma, Alabama. He earned an M.A. in English from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and an M.F.A in Poetry from the University of Oregon. He currently lives in Tunbridge, Vermont.
David Axelrod's most recent collections of poems are Folly and What Next, Old Knife, both from Lost Horse Press. Individual poems and essays have appeared recently or are forthcoming in High Desert Journal, Miramar, Serving House Journal, Stringtown, Talking River Review, Terrain, and Western Humanities Review, among others.
Dennis Hinrichsen’s most recent works are Skin Music, co-winner of the 2014 Michael Waters Poetry Prize from Southern Indiana Review Press, and Electrocution, A Partial History, winner of the Rachel Wetzsteon Chapbook Prize from Map Literary: A Journal of Contemporary Writing and Art. Both will appear in 2015. His previous books include Rip-tooth (2010 Tampa Poetry Prize) and Kurosawa’s Dog (2008 FIELD Poetry Prize). An earlier work, Detail from The Garden of Earthly Delights, received the 1999 Akron Poetry Prize.
Molly Sullivan is a songwriter based in Cincinnati. She has released two albums: Winter '13 and Bad Weather (Musings).
Catharine Lucas' creative work has appeared in Digital Paper, Magazine, and Asilomar Poets, 1974-1980 (Equinox Press). Her academic writing is published under the name Catharine Lucas Keech. She is a professor of English, emeritus, at SFSU.
Van Lente is a folk musician and fashion model from Michigan now living in New York.
Jessica Farquhar learned how to write her name at the counter of Fanelli’s, an ice cream parlor owned by her grandparents, which was regulared also by Muhammad Ali. You can find her work in recent or future issues of Interrupture, Diagram, and Sycamore Review. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from Purdue, where she was the assistant director of Creative Writing.
Michael T. Young’s fourth collection, The Beautiful Moment of Being Lost, can be purchased from the publisher: Poets Wear Prada. His chapbook, Living in the Counterpoint (Finishing Line Press), received the 2014 Jean Pedrick Chapbook Award. He received a fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the Chaffin Poetry Award. His work has appeared in numerous print and online journals including Edison Poetry Review, Fogged Clarity, Off the Coast, The Potomac Review, and The Raintown Review. His work also appears in the anthologies Phoenix Rising, Chance of a Ghost, In the Black/In the Red and is forthcoming in Rabbit Ears: TV Poems. He lives with his wife and children in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Martha Serpas is the author of three collections of poetry: Côte Blanche (New Issues), The Dirty Side of the Storm (W.W. Norton), and 2015's, The Diener (LSU). Her poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, Southwest Review, and elsewhere. Active in efforts to restore Louisiana's wetlands, she co-produced Veins in the Gulf, a documentary about coastal erosion. She teaches at the University of Houston and serves as a hospital trauma chaplain.
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.