Francine Conley is a writer and performing artist. She has a chapbook of poems, How Dumb the Stars (Parallel Press, 2001), and other published pieces can be found in: New England Review American Literary Review, Tinderbox, Green Mountains Review, Juked, Paris-Atlantic, and Shadowgraph Magazine, among others. She earned an MFA from Warren Wilson. For more on her writing and performance art: http://francineconley.com
P.K. Harmon's collection What Island won the Serving House Books First Book Prize in Poetry. He has poems forthcoming in the Gesture Literary Review and Colorado Review. Recent poems have appeared in the Southeast Review and The Marshall Islands Journal. He and his two children live in Pagat Mangilao, Guam.
Alyssa Ogi writes and teaches in Portland, OR. She received her MFA from the University of Oregon, and her recent poetry can be found in Best New Poets 2017, Crab Orchard Review, and other journals.
Mehrnoosh Torbatnejad’s poetry has appeared in The Missing Slate, Passages North, HEArt Journal Online, Pinch Journal, and is forthcoming in Painted Bride Quarterly and Silk Road Review. She is the poetry editor for Noble / Gas Qtrly, and a Best of the Net, Pushchart Prize, and Best New Poets nominee. She currently lives in New York where she practices matrimonial law.
Adam Vines teaches at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and edits Birmingham Poetry Review. He is the author of two collections of poetry, The Coal Life (University of Arkansas Press, 2012) and Out of Speech (LSU Press, 2018) and is coauthor of two collections, According to Discretion (Unicorn Press, 2015) and Day Kink (Unicorn Press, 2018). His recent poems have appeared in The Hopkins Review, Five Points, Green Mountains Review, The Greensboro Review, and Tupelo Quarterly.
Andrew Zawacki was a 2016 Howard Foundation fellow in poetry. His most recent poetry book is Videotape (Counterpath). His new translation of Sébastien Smirou, See About (La Presse), earned grants from the NEA and the Centre National du Livre.
Charles Baxter is the author of numerous novels and short-story collections, including The Feast of Love, which was nominated for a National Book Award, Gryphon: New and Selected Stories, a New York Times Notable Book, and, most recently, There’s Something I Want You to Do, which includes two stories anthologized in Best American Short Stories. He is also the author of the essay collections Burning Down the House: Essays on Fiction (1997) and The Art of Subtext: Beyond Plot (2007), winner of the 2008 Minnesota Book Award for General Non-fiction. His novel, The Sun Collective, from which “The Anns” is excerpted, is forthcoming. He is a recipient of the Rea Award for the Short Story, an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a Guggenheim Fellowship, among others. He teaches at the University of Minnesota and in the MFA Program at Warren Wilson College.
Cheryl Cashin is an experimental photographer from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. She has been taking pictures as long as she can remember. She uses a variety of analog and digital cameras and employs post processing techniques of both types to convey a dream inspired view of the world around her. Cheryl does freelance work in St. John's, where she lives with her husband and daughter. Her work can be found on Instagram and Flickr.
Ian Rummell(b. 1985) is an artist from Johnstown, Pennsylvania.