Dan Beachy-Quick is the author of five collections of poetry and a volume of interwoven essays on Moby Dick entitled A Whaler’s Dictionary. His third book of poems, Mulberry (2006), was a finalist for the prestigious Los Angeles Times Book Award. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado where he teaches in the Colorado State University MFA program.

Campbell McGrath is the recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Grant, the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Academy of American Poets Prize and a Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress, among many other awards. He has authored ten collections of poetry, including, most recently, In the Kingdom of the Sea Monkeys (Ecco Press, 2012).

Matthew Cooperman is the author of the text + image collaboration Imago for the Fallen World, w/Marius Lehene (Jaded Ibis Press, 2013), Still: of the Earth as the Ark which Does Not Move (Counterpath Press, 2011), DaZE (Salt Publishing Ltd, 2006) and A Sacrificial Zinc (Pleiades/LSU, 2001), winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize, as well as three chapbooks. A founding editor of Quarter After Eight, and co-poetry editor of Colorado Review, he teaches in the Creative Writing program at Colorado State University. He lives in Fort Collins with his wife, the poet Aby Kaupang, and their two children.

Keetje Kuipers is the author of two collections of poetry, Beautiful in the Mouth (BOA Editions, 2010) and The Keys to the Jail (BOA, 2014). Her work has appeared in American Poetry Review, AGNI, Prairie Schooner, West Branch and Painted Bride Quarterly, among many other journals. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow, she is currently an Assistant Professor at Auburn University.

Lewis & Clarke is a band founded and fronted by songwriter Lou Rogai. Triumvirate is their latest full-length album.

Mara Jebsen is a performer, poet and Senior Language Lecturer for NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Her poems can be found in jubilat, earlier issues of Fogged Clarity, Boxcar Poetry Review, and Hanging Loose Press. A New York Foundation of the Arts fellow and essayist for the Arts & Literature column of 3quarksdaily, Mara has been working at the intersection of poetry and drama for 16 years, and hails from Philadelphia, and Togo, West Africa.

Morgan Hughes is a third-year graduate MFA student at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN.

Joan Hill lives and works in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Her fiction has appeared in Prick of the Spindle Online and in the anthologies Chester County Fiction and Unclaimed Baggage: Voices of the Main Line Writers Group.

Mark Yakich‘s most recent poetry collection is The Importance of Peeling Potatoes in Ukraine (Penguin Poets, 2008). He lives in New Orleans.

Michael Sandler writes and works as an arbitrator in Seattle. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Forge, Fourteen Hills, Willow Review, Caveat Lector, Poetica, Off the Coast, The Puritan, and Peregrine.